September 2017 Newsletter

Act Now! Decatur City School Board to
Consider Transgender Policy

“This attempt at indoctrination and harm to our children must be stopped in its tracks. It’s a battle that we must all be engaged in – either through prayer or showing up to the school board meeting. If passed in Decatur, I can assure you it will be your school district one day.” – Tanya Ditty, Director, Concerned Women for America of Georgia

In a July 26, 2016 memo to his staff City Schools of Decatur Superintendent David Dude quietly began implementing radically new transgender guidelines. That memo, reprinted verbatim in bold font, is as follows: “To be clear, here are some examples of situations related to gender identity and how I expect them to be handled in compliance with this policy. For purpose of these examples, assume this student was assigned the sex of male at birth and now identifies as female.

  • This student should be treated the same as any other female student.
  • She should not be identified as anything other than female.
  • She should be allowed to use the female restroom.
  • She should be allowed to use the female locker room. · She should be allowed to try out for ‘female’ sports.
  • She should be allowed to room with other females on field trips.”

ACTION – Oppose. Attend CSD Bd. Meeting October 10, 6:30 p.m., 125 Electric Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. (b) Before the board meets at 6:30 October 10, call CSD Board members Mrs. Annie Caiola, Ch., 404 849-3919; Mr. Garrett Goebel, 678 561-0027; Mrs. Bernadette Seals, 404 377-8907; Mr. Lewis Jones, 404 862-3234. Email addresses are online.

A Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution is LONG Over-due!
Since 2008 Congress has rejected at least a dozen¹ proposed Parental Rights Amendments, but a new bill to restore parental rights was introduced on August 1, 2017 by Senators Graham, Blunt, Isakson, Risch, Grassley and Rubio. S.J. Res. 48 refers to six areas U.S. parental authority may be or is being restricted, minimized, threatened, or globally influenced. S.J. Res. 48 states:

Senate Joint Resolution, S.J. Res. 48
“SECTION 1. The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
“SECTION 2. The parental right to direct education includes the right to choose, as an alternative to public education, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one’s child.
“SECTION 3. Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe these rights without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
“SECTION 4. The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability.
“SECTION 5. This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.
“SECTION 6. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.”

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September 29, 2017 Radio Commentary

Distracted Driving and Barriers to Healthcare

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 29, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

When Representative John Carson’s H.R. 282 passed March 30th, it authorized a House Study Committee on Distracted Driving.  That ten-member committee appointed by Speaker Ralston met for the first time August 28th in the Coverdell Legislative Office building across from the Capitol and will meet at least four more times across the state – in Warner Robbins September 25th; in Savannah October 10th; in Alpharetta October 30th; and in Tifton November 7th.

Meetings are scheduled across the state to encourage the greatest number of residents to attend, publicly express their opinions about distracted driving, and recommend actions to improve the situation.

H.R. 282 says the increase in drivers over the past six years caused the number of accidents per 100 insured vehicles to increase, as well, but no mention was made of the number of accidents by uninsured vehicles.  Fatal auto accidents are rising in Georgia at almost three times the national average and deaths on Georgia highways are at their highest level since 2007. Continue reading

September 22, 2017 Radio Commentary

Meet Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, the New Healthcare Bill

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 22, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Three days ago, former Senator Rick Santorum reported that Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson had introduced a new healthcare bill, H.R. 1628.  Louisiana Senator Cassidy’s website outlines bare-bones specifics of the 140-page bill, which ends with this on the last page: Section 1402 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, beginning for plan years after December 31, 2019.

H.R. 1628 does not eliminate Obamacare, but proposes a repeal of the structure and architecture of Obamacare and replaces it with annual block grants to states.  The grants would be administered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is Medicaid for minors.

Senator Cassidy further explains that H.R. 1628 does repeal Obamacare’s Individual and Employer Mandates and the Medical Device Tax, and the distribution of equalized block grants to states allows states to provide equitable treatment to patients and waive Obamacare regulations whether or not the state expanded Medicaid.  Last but not least, patients with pre-existing medical conditions will be protected, as well. Continue reading

September 15, 2017 Radio Commentary

Needed: A No-Forced-Chipping Law

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

Since microchips are here to stay, here’s a little history.  In 1997 four inventors got a patent for a “personal tracking and recovery system” that was, actually, an implantable microchip that functioned for years without maintenance.  In 1998 Professor Kevin Warwick became the first human to have an under-skin microchip implant, which he used as a research project in “intelligent” buildings where he opened doors without a smart card and turned on lights by entering a room.  After having the implant in his hand for nine days, he decided future implants should be placed nearer the brain – into the spinal cord or onto the optic nerve, for more power to send and receive sensory signals.

In 2002 a Canadian artist implanted her hands with microchips from a veterinary clinic.  Two years later, a Minnesota corporation got an FDA approval and classification for a miniature, implantable microchip to be inserted in a human’s arm under the skin.  The VeriChip brand of microchips stores a patient’s unique ID number that medical personnel may use to locate the patient’s file.

So, VeriChip became a by-prescription-only Class II medical device for use in humans, as did generic devices that operate the same way.  That classification authorized immediate marketing of VeriChip and generic equivalents for under-skin implantation in humans. Continue reading