August 25, 2017 Radio Commentary

Anatomical ID Rejected

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 25, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Friends, we have another bizarre problem!  While Liberty Counsel attorneys wrote letters to the Fort Benning Army Base asking the commanding officer to exempt soldiers from the new “transgender training” program, 60 kids from four to twelve years old were attending Rainbow Day Camp for transgender and “gender fluid” children, where they choose which pronoun suits them.  Some choose he or she or a combination of she/he and some change pronouns daily “to see what feels right,” and they want to be addressed according to that day’s preferred identity.

Gender specialists say they are seeing more gender clinics nationwide as children “come out” and claim transgender ID younger and younger.  The mother who founded Rainbow Day Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area three years ago said her 9-year-old son knew he was a girl when he was only two years old.

Transgender for children is surfacing in Georgia through the American Library Association’s radically new programs for children age three to teen-age.  They are advertised under the guise of simple puppet shows or plays with LGBT actors or cross-dressers who, simply, read children’s books to children. Continue reading

August 18, 2017 Radio Commentary

Who Wants to be Microchipped?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 18, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Eighteen days ago a Wisconsin technology firm implanted tiny rice-sized microchips in 40 of its 50 employees, who then wore T-shirts saying, “I Got Chipped.”  The company said chipped workers can stop wearing badges and log onto computers or buy food in the cafeteria.  Reporters from USA TODAY and a local newspaper were in the company cafeteria to watch a local tattoo artist use a syringe to insert a microchip in one hand of each worker that volunteered to be implanted.  There is no word about the status of the ten workers that did not volunteer.

That reminded me of Georgia legislation that’s been introduced since 2008 to require prior personal consent before a microchip can be implanted.  You might be surprised to know that powerful legislators, repeatedly, refuse to allow such a bill to get to the House floor for a vote.  Therefore, without a law to prevent it, microchip implants could become a requirement in numerous situations, such as employment and healthcare.

Also, you might be surprised to know that prisoners are the only people in Georgia who are legally protected from forcible implants of microchips.  While the House has refused to pass a law preventing forced microchip implantation, the House did pass a 2009 electronic surveillance law that prohibits forced chipping of prisoners.

Microchip implants for medical reasons was mentioned during a hearing at the Capitol when a state Public Health official suggested microchips could have been used to curb the swine flu epidemic.  He referred to a device programmed to remotely track individuals and remotely identify infections they might have, an obvious reference to the microchip FDA classifies as a Class 2 medical device that can remotely track, locate, and identify an implanted individual.   Continue reading

August 11, 2017 Radio Commentary

Parent Power Resurfacing

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 11, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

It was over a year ago on January 14, 2016 when Representative Kevin Tanner and five other representatives introduced H.B. 739 that passed, overwhelmingly, with only three representatives and eight senators voting against it.  The governor signed it into law on May 3rd of last year, but nothing changed in 2016, because H.B. 739 allowed a year for educators to get ready to put it in place.  So, several things became effective July 1st of this year.

First: The State Board of Education is no longer required to appoint a committee to examine school curriculum, although board members may choose to do so.

With that change, the power to review and approve curriculum content and supplementary material shifted from the state to the local level, where local boards of education must provide an opportunity for public comment and parental input before any instructional material is adopted.

No. 2: The local school board must post in a prominent place on its website and make available for public review a list of proposed instructional material, complete with version or edition or ID number, plus any required State guidelines and the course number where the material will be used. Continue reading

August 4, 2017 Radio Commentary

Trump’s Georgia Appointees

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 4, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

President Donald Trump’s 16-member Executive Cabinet includes two men from Georgia. The first Georgian he tapped for cabinet service is Congressman Tom Price from Congressional District 6 that just elected his successor, Karen Handel.

Congressman Price was nominated Secretary of Health and Human Services on November 29th, and was confirmed by the Senate’s 52-47 straight party-line vote on February 10, 2017. As HHS Secretary, Mr. Price is working to repeal Obamacare.

After receiving his medical degree in Michigan, Dr. Price completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, where he ran an orthopedic clinic for 20 years, then returned to Emory as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and director of Grady Hospital’s orthopedic clinic.

On January 18, 2017 former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was nominated Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and was confirmed by the Senate in a sweeping 87-11 vote on April 24th.  On April 25th he was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from Georgia to become the 31st USDA Secretary.  He tweeted: “I was a farmer first.  When you’re in agriculture, you don’t often need a tie.  Rolling up my sleeves and getting to work at USDA.” Continue reading