In 1641, the colonists of Massachusets Bay Colony adopted the Massachusets Body of Liberties. It included aspects of biblical law and English common law. However, it was different from English common law in respect to feudal dues. The Massachusets Body of Liberties prohibited the payment of feudal dues, making sure that this European medieval practice would not continue in America.
The Body of Liberties stated its intent as follows: “To guarantee the free fruition of such liberties, immunities, and privileges as humanity, civility, and Christianity call for as due to every man”.
It also spelled out the limits placed on the government of the colony. “No man’s goods or estate shall be taken away from him, nor any way damaged under color of law (that is, the mere appearance of law) or countenance of authority (the mere appearance of authority).
“No man’s life shall be taken away, no man’s honor or good name shall be stained, no man’s person shall be arrested, restrained, banished, dismembered, nor any ways punished, no man shall be deprived of his wife or children.”
One of the men who contributed to this document was Boston preacher John Cotton. The one who formally drafted it and prepared it for deliberation, was another preacher, Nathaniel Ward.
That document provided some of the basics for the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, which came later.
If we look at how the federal government and governmental agencies behave toward Americans today, we would be shocked to see how far we drifted away from those basic principles that guarantee our freedom and protection from the abusive use of power by the government.
One of the most intrusive and least known threats to the liberties of Americans, is a government bureaucracy known as “child protections services”.
In 1999, James and Donna Navarro had their four year-old son diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Surgery left the little boy speechless and blind. The doctors then insisted that he must undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The parents instead turned to alternative natural treatments. They took their son to the Stanislaw R. Burzynsky Institute in Houston, Texas. The FDA got involved and told Dr. Burzynsky that he can’t accept the boy as a patient and treat him with an alternative cancer treatment unless he first undergoes chemotherapy and radiation. When the parents refused, an oncologist from the hospital where they first took their child, called them and threatened to file a lawsuit against them at state level. The Navarros still refused, and the doctor went to the “child protection” agency and filed child abuse charges.
There were and still are instances of social workers sometimes accompanied by police, knocking on the doors of families, demanding to “interview” their children without the parents being present. They sometimes ask the parents questions regarding “special needs” of their children, the nutrition of their children or if the child has been diagnosed with cancer, the social worker questions the parents as to why they refuse to let their child undergo chemotherapy, and use natural remedies instead. There are parents who don’t want their children going through the hell of chemotherapy so they try alternative treatments. For that, the state or federal government punishes parents with lawsuits and threatens to take their children away, using “child abuse” as a legal excuse to do that.
This is done just as the Massachusets Body of Liberties warned, under the cloak or the appearance of “law and authority”. The government socialists and tyrants make it appear as if their actions against law-abiding American families are justified and legitimate.
This is happening because the federal government and the pharmaceutical cartel don’t like competition. They don’t want their monopoly being threatened by practitioners who give natural remedies as alternative cancer treatments. The rise of the medical police state is very important to the collectivist elites. This is what Obama’s healthcare legislation is all about. It’s giving more power to the federal government and the FDA, and it makes people totally dependent and helpless when it comes to health decisions imposed on them.
The elites are forcing parents to take their children to chemotherapy, no matter how destructive the side effects are. You are not allowed as a parent, to refuse chemotherapy for your children, if they have cancer and if they are under 18. The social workers from “child protection services” even force parents in some cases to give antidepressants and other medication to their kids. There were even instances of mandatory vaccines.
All this is ignored by MSNBC, CNN and major newspapers and publications. If they do mention it, they always justify it by saying that it was in the children’s best interest.
The false accusations against parents and excuses used by government bureaucrats range from medical decisions taken by the parents, to decisions that have moral implications.
- In several states, any accident involving a child that requires emergency room care will automatically trigger a social services investigation.
- A surprising number of referrals come because of a child's weight/growth and from differences over eating or other concerns relating to nutrition. The first action taken by CPS upon gaining access to a home is to inspect the pantry and refrigerator. This is the reason behind Michelle Obama’s campaign against obesity.
- Even light corporal punishment by parents is viewed by most social services agencies as abuse and a reason for which children are to be taken from their parents.
- Social workers may question the parents as to why they opted their children out of a “sex education” class where they were being indoctrinated about homosexuality.
- Homeschool families are sometimes targeted by the evil bureaucrats from child protection services.
Because homeschooling is legal in every state, the left wing social workers invoke other reasons as excuses for their intrusion.
There is “mandatory reporting” and families come in regular contact with individuals who have been ordered to act as social informants on behalf of the state — reporting on anything “suspicious” which they observe in any family. These may include doctors, nurses, dentists, child care providers, teachers, law enforcement, church staff, day care and nursery workers, and a host of others (perhaps even your own priest, pastor or rabbi) who risk losing their licenses and their livelihood — and even face fines and imprisonment — if they fail to divulge personal details about their fellow citizens. Because of the fear this generates, unfounded reports are rampant — well over 75%.  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/p...9/cwo06-09.pdf
In the American legal system, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution must prove their guilt, the defendant doesn’t have to prove their innocence. In cases involving parents investigated by child services, it’s the other way around! The parents have to prove their innocence. Child services agencies approach the whole thing in a corrupt and twisted way. They have corrupted the legal system.
The whole politics of destroying families under the excuse of child protection, started in 1977 or 1978 with legislation proposed by Walter Mondale, the Senator who ran as the Democrat candidate against President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It continued with Hillary Clinton’s It takes a village, the book that promotes the statist totalitarian diabolical idea that parents are not enough to raise a child. It takes the government with its social workers and the “global village community” to raise children. Since Hillary Rodham Clinton is an extreme feminist, she views the traditional family as something bad and “oppressive”. A mom, a dad, and kids form a traditional family and that is the terrible product of patriarchal societies, that’s what leftist feminists will tell you. That’s why they encourage gay “families” and don’t have a problem with them. They only attack traditional families.
The legislation passed in the 1970s took the testimony of kids in a court of law, at face value. However, it was discovered since then that in many cases, kids either lied, exaggerated or had false recollections of abuse, induced by psychiatrists and social workers. While it is true that there are monstrous people who abuse their children, it is also true that there are monstrous people who give child protection services false anonymous tips on presumed child abuse, without any evidence. The parents who are accused of child abuse are not even allowed to know who is the person accusing them. It’s like the Inquisition and the Roman empire. The accused were not allowed to know and confront their accusers.
I don’t expect either Obama or Romney to repeal such legislation and to put child protection services in their place.
Freedom is under attack in many ways and many areas.
What does it mean to be free? Does it mean to have a good job, a nice house and modern appliances? Many people in Russia during Communism had those things too. Does it mean to go shopping to some mega mall? People in China go to shopping malls.
Someone asked this question once: If you’re a veteran soldier who served overseas, what’s the use of risking your life on foreign shores if you’re not defending freedom here at home? What I mean by that, soldiers and officers should speak up against the tyrannical attitude of some governmental agencies. An obsessive surveillance society is not a free society.
If we can’t be secure and comfortable in our own homes, without fear of a knock on the door by government bureaucrats, then we’re not really free.