December 15, 2017 Radio Commentary

Telemedicine and Nurses

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 15, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Most of us know a lot’s going on in healthcare on the national front, but things are happening here, too.  For example, a nine-member study committee authorized by S.R. 188 that passed March 28th recommends ways to remove barriers between patients and adequate health care in Georgia.

After the legislature adjourned, that committee met several times to hear from private practice health professionals, as well as two Georgia officials – one from the Department of Community Health and another from the Department of Public Health.

The committee’s goal is to improve Georgia’s overall health care rank, which is currently 41st in the nation.  To do that, they want to expand the authority of nurse practitioners and advanced practice registered nurses.  Many nurse practitioners are in private practice, maybe with their own office or under supervision of a family physician.  But, commonly, they work in community clinics, where they may see the same families for many years.

Advanced practice registered nurses have at least a Master’s Degree in Nursing, but may specialize as a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist. Knowing the difference between the advanced practice nurse and the nurse practitioner is important, because legislation that may be introduced in 2018 could authorize them to write prescriptions for medication. Continue reading

December 1, 2017 Radio Commentary

Visas and Terrorism

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 1, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Last year, when Governor Nathan Deal asked for an immediate halt to the sending of refugees into Georgia, a U.N. official rejected his request, increased the allotment, and sent even more refugees to Georgia, and they’re in no danger of being sent back.  Often, they are sent in the dead of night without local notification.  So, communities don’t know when they’re coming or where they’ll be placed, but they’re here to stay and thrive on generous welfare benefits – from cash to job training and everything in between.

The terrorist who rented a pick-up truck to mow down New York pedestrians and bicyclists was the contact for 23 others to come from Uzbekistan to join him here.  But he was not a refugee.  He got a visa in 2010 through the 1990 Diversity Visa Program that annually brings in 50,000 nationals from six different regions.  To qualify for the program, refugees must have a high school education or two years of work experience.  Once a refugee enters the U.S. under the that program, an unlimited number of relatives can come, too, but that may change soon.

On February 13th U.S. Senators Cotton of Arkansas and Perdue of Georgia introduced, S.354, the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, also known as the RAISE Act.  It was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee of eleven Republicans and nine Democrats.  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is chairman. Continue reading

November 24, 2017 Radio Commentary

Thank you, Heroes of Faith!

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 24, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Sometimes Thanksgiving comes and goes with not much thought about the wonderful gift of salvation provided by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died on the cross.  But let’s not let that happen this year. 

As I thank Him for paying for my sins with His blood, I am, also, thankful that so many Christians are standing in the gap for nation-wide religious liberty.  These heroes of faith include men and women whose refusal to compromise their faith resulted in untold personal hardship, economic loss, and undeserved repercussions in the workplace.

Most of you have heard of Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop, where he told two men he could provide other products for their wedding reception, but he could not do a wedding cake for them.  So, they sued him and two courts ruled against him.  Despite that, Mr. Phillips is still standing on his Christian beliefs, and Alliance Defending Freedom will represent him before the U.S. Supreme Court in early December.  The Trump administration filed a brief, urging the Supreme Court to rule in Mr. Phillips’ favor on free speech grounds.  Continue reading

November 17, 2017 Radio Commentary

Mainstreaming Alternate Lifestyles

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 17, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

It took 39 years, but the education establishment has reached its 1978 goal to transform culture.  1978 was the year the president of the National Education Association, boldly, “spilled the beans” in a magazine interview with this statement, “We will need to recognize that the so-called ‘basic skills,’ which currently represent nearly the total effort in elementary schools, will be taught in one quarter of the present school day … the teacher will be a conveyer of values, a philosopher .… Teachers no longer will be victims of change; we will be agents of change.”

In 1982, the Georgia Department of Education published and implemented a three-volume Middle School Seminar Series for teachers.  The first volume was Psychological Education; second, Personal Education; third, Achievement Education.  On page 9 of Psychological Education is the “Group Contract” for each student to sign, pledging to keep the class work confidential, even from parents.

Fast-forward another ten years to 1992 when the Georgia Department of Education revealed Georgia’s Sexuality Education Training guidelines based on “universally held values.”  Note the change from sex education, concerning undisputed biological facts, to sexuality education, about variant sexual behavior. Continue reading