The following comes from a February 12 Prison Planet article by Paul Joseph Watson:
The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being.
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.
The paper describes how government employees will intervene to provide, “monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom,” and that if parents are failing to meet the standards set, “evidence-based parenting interventions” will be made to, “ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”
The program bears the hallmarks of a controversial scheme in Scotland, set to take effect later this year, under which a “shadow parent” appointed by the government would monitor the upbringing of every child until the age of 18.
The document also extends the understanding of the word “family,” to include, “all the people who play a role in the child’s life,” a definition that could include not only teachers but government monitors.
That notion was promoted in the video below from 2013 featuring MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, in which she asserted, “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.”
do agencies have the power to draft laws without congressional review, or does congress only have power to review and investigate policies that come forth? does anyone know where this fits in the scheme of checks and balances and citizen review?
Generally speaking, laws (acts of congress signed by the president) contain directives to the executive branch to translatethose laws into regulations and implementation policies. Those regulations are published in the Federal Register as proposals open for public comment for a certain period of comment. After that period of comment, the affected agency publishes the definitive regulation.
The President may propose via executive order or other executive action alternative interpretations of existing law, which are also dealt with in a similar way.
If Congress disagrees with the way the Executive Branch interprets the law, it can legislate accordingly. If citizens disagree, they can file suits in the Judicial Branch which forces…
If Congress disagrees with the way the Executive Branch interprets the law, it can legislate accordingly. If citizens disagree, they can file suits in the Judicial Branch which forces either a reinterpretation of the Executive Branch policy or against the Constitutionality of the Act as passed by the Legislative Branch. If anyone disagrees with the Judicial Branch in its judgement on the Constitutionality of an Act, it can propose Amendments to the Constitution. This is branch-by-branch checking on the will of the people is called the system of “checks and balances”.
YFC and his typically smug and superior like he is the only one with this knowledge of our system of government. Of course he sees nothing wrong with government taking children from their families and indoctrinated with the Left/Pro-Gay/Evil mindset. May this government crumble to dust and the bureaucrats strung up…
Dear Canisius, drewelow asked a straightforward question that has a straightforward answer, which I provided. If it makes you better somehow have to find malintent or go off on a tangent about a left or evil mindset – go for it. I want you to feel better about yourself. It’s just a pity that you have to beat up on other people to feel better about yourself.
“YFC”, why can’t you just say this is ridiculous? I mean really!
Hope and change boy and girls… I cannot write what I feel but you guys probably know…
the inexorable logic of the omniscient, benevolent state grinds onward.
solution lies far beyond politics now. ora pro nobis, Sancta Maria
Alex Jones?..really…does CCD want to dignify the most extreme conspiracy theorist on the internet by republishing his stuff?
And I bet you C&H thinks Mother Jones and Salon are nothing but reputable …..
C&H: I’m not one easily spooked, but ideas like this have been kicking around since Hillary’s “Village ” book, and have been implemented in some European countries. Swedish law makes clear that the state and not parents is the ultimate guardian of any minors. The Scottish Parliament recently passed the “named persons” act that has provisions similar to what is proposed here. These ideas have been field-tested and some among the current Democratic Party are no doubt entertaining them.
Tom..As a lesbian, the idea of taking children from parents without extreme cause scares the daylights out of me. In Russia there was a bill just to do that to LGBT parents. My point is that Jones is … to put it bluntly crazy and as far as I can tell, no mainstream conservative voice has raised this issue vis a vis this obscure draft document.
God Bless Mother Russia…. the new haven for Christianity …
I suppose that’s true if one’s vision of the Kingdom of God Here on Earth is a Kleptothugocracy where the government keeps the Catholic church under the thumb of the Sate religion.
Did you know C&H that the Russian Government has rebuilt every Church destroyed by Stalin….I will take Kleptothugocracy over a gay thugocracy that will soon be shutting down Church’s here in the US…Bet on it .
Alex Jones? https://www.alexjonesministries.com/
This is a different Alex Jones than the whackjob conspiracy theory guy. I like Deacon Alex Jones better. Thanks for introducing him.
It’s Hillary’s “It takes a village” to raise a child, and the state, and the federal government, and the Teachers’ Unions. Parents? Nah!
Does anyone really listen to women such as this. I did not even know who she was until I looked her up on line. It seems she now has a one-year-old little girl. I suggest she stay home and take care of that child herself instead of running around telling other people how to take care of their children. She had better watch out; she might hire some nanny who will try on her lipstick, and she will get some nasty disease.
In the case of Melissa Harris-Perry, it may be better that she work and stay away from her child as much as possible, Anne T. And, yes, there are a great many that follow this absurd non-think.
The next you know babies when born will be harvested of all their eggs and potential sperm, being rendered neuter so that they can pretend to be whatever androginous thing is most popular at the time. Offspring will be managed by the state in accordance with required numbers in required duty assignments.
Sounds like some freak horror sci-fi, but it’s coming to a state near you sooner, not later.
Anne Malley, after watching a few of her You Tube videos, I realize what you mean. Like some other actress/singers (some of whom are white) she should not be around any child. Also, she see racism in everything. If If I (or a white person) told her snow was fun to play in, she would consider you racist because it was white and say you should enjoy playing the mud because it was darker. She is one more reason I do not watch MSBN.
I have to claim the Anonymous post yesterday, Feb. 17, at 9:32 pm, which was not well written. For one thing I do not know the ethnicity of Anne Malley and, therefore, should not have used the word “you”, and she need not tell me. That is her business. Now I have said enough about this poor woman (Melissa Harris Perry). I need to pray for her and let it go. — Anne T.
Anne T. you have exactly the same impression of this woman that I have. If her child didn’t see anything racist in being with others, this kind of mother seems as if she would be sure to indoctrinate an otherwise happy child with hate. Just so that she could be certain to ‘see’ it everywhere.
The example you put forward was spot on. A very scary, disturbed woman. She once said the compliment ‘hard working’ was a racist slur because it implied slavery. No kidding. Divisive doesn’t begin to describe it….. and yet there are folks raised on that &^%$#.
Sorry, folks! could not help that last jab. It seems some women who work outside the home and do not take care of their own children want every other woman to have to do so, and many of these women who work outside the home have not a clue as to what is really going on in their own home when they are away. Kind of hilarious at times but sad.
If one watches the FOX video that comes on after the first video above, this same woman (perhaps I should call her a “thing” by her own thinking) refers to unborn children as “things” and not humans. This woman is so hypocritical as to be mindboggling. It is ALL about her job and her power over other people. Please someone bring out a butterfly net and take her away so she can do no further damage.
She is a ‘doctor’ who used to teach at Tulane down in NOLA. Power over people is another apt observation. Again, frightening. This individual needs to be kept away from people so as not to influence them, save for the purposes of diagnosing the psychosis she perpetuates.
I have read both the piece by Watson as well as the federal document he cites. There is nothing in the federal proposal that should cause any parent to fear “intervention” or “government appointed monitors”. It talks about ideal partnerships between families and professionals, not a mandate for intervention. The Right loves to make up horror stories, months out before Halloween. Read the original document, and see how reasonable it is, before you take to heart a fairy tale.
Anonymous, when the law against sodomy was lifted many of us agreed because we felt the police had better things to do then check in bedrooms. Most of us never even dreamed that it would lead to men fornicating in the streets, as has happened in some LGBT in the past, or did we give a thought that it would come to this — the advocacy of so-called same-sex marriage. Excuse me if we do not believe you now that this cannot get worse if some choose to go that direction, but as the saying goes, “Once burned, twice shy.”
There is not situation so bad that the government can’t make it worse!
Just another radical representing dysfunctional cultural marginals, and trying to call the shots for the mainstream, i.e., a diseased tail wagging an inherently wholesome dog. What else is new?
IT WONT FLY…. the Courts already ruled in Perman v. Nabraska that the decision of the parents is FIRST and that it can not be changed to some agency or officer of the state… Other cases have ruled that parebts control both thr decisiin and education of there child under there control… in order for this to be affective they woukd have to Appeal every parental right ruling within the courts…..
What is so desperately needed– is God’s Plan, to slowly build the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth– by teaching all in our Church the Catholic Faith, from childhood, and by making sure that all of our parishes, schools, universities, and seminaries, are truly places where our Faith is lovingly and correctly taught and lived! Traditional Catholic Marriage is the core of the family, and the parents must bring up their children in a devout, responsible Catholic home. This will result in excellent future citizens, both for secular nations– and for our Church, and God’s Kingdom! Christ is the Truth, to which we all must return!
wikipedia covers the issue of the authority of federal agencies to make law when extended a statutory grant from congress. it’s a matter of recognizing that the task of all the agencies is too big to expect congressional and senate approval of everything. so it amounts to permitting standing law through delegation, quite different from the review of checks and balances originally foreseen. so the next question, canisius, is where is this grounded , in what documents? just wondering.
see wikipedia, ‘united states administrative law’ for the explanation of law-making delegation extended to specialized areas. but this breakout from natural law based understanding of parents and family is clearly a revolution and an overturning on so many levels.