The Refugee Resettlement Hustle

Aug 7, 2017 – Last night at the St. Cloud City Council meeting, residents spoke out on the issue of the sustainability of St. Cloud, MN due to the massive refugee resettlement that has taken place since 2003.

This is about economics and the bottom line is the city council, the federal government & the county commissioners aren’t meeting their obligations of providing transparency.and working for the people of St. Cloud.  People must understand that it isn’t the function of the U.S. Government at any level to secure the freedom and we’ll-being of the world. That duty is owed only to the legal citizens of the United States.


THIS is all about LOCAL…

local people affected
local taxes being paid
local schools
local crime rates,
local IMPACT…

Below is a summary from a St. Cloud patriot

Tonight the St. Cloud City Council members made a step forward to an open conversation. Granted a 3-4 vote was not a victory but one more council member decided to vote yes. This is a positive step forward.

We should all understand that we have authority to halt the Refugee Resettlement program in St. Cloud MN, by understanding law and educating those in authority.

8 U.S.C. § 1522(a)(2)(A)  gives city officials the authority to halt or at least have significant influence in the resettlement process. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) understands this authority and limits the city officials from invites, or by not inviting them at all to the quarterly abstract meetings.

Please read the link below and understand your elected city officials have a voice in the Refugee Resettlement process. yet, city officials may have their own views of understanding Federal, state or local laws.  Educate them.  As a team we must educate these officials. E-mail all city Council members. Show them how much you know about this process. City Council member are elected officials, yet, they may be naive to State and Federal codes.

Jeff Johnson and George Hontos and one other stood tall tonight giving voice to their constituents…Imagine a group of citizens with more education, more passion, and more patriotism giving voice from the bow.  Francis Scott Key was and is that example of Patriotism.

Give thanks to those who spoke and will speak.  Great Job! If we cannot connect with the City officials by educating the law and the urgency of conversation, then we must create a campaign to remove them from their elected positions. We have the final word.    

We urge the no voters to read the Federal Law specifications…”Federal Law permits local governments to seek a moratorium on new refugee resettlement activities in their community  if adversely impacting current residents, local government can be permitted to apply to temporarily suspend the additional settlement of refugees. ” 

The Role of States in the Refugee Resettlement Process

Residents Sound Off On Refugee Resettlement

Transcript from a speaker at the open forum:

Mayor.  City Council Members.

The taxpayers and citizens of St Cloud and surrounding area, are here to request that you place on your next meeting agenda, a discussion and approval of a St Cloud Area “Economic impact study and analysis” of the refugee resettlement program and increasing 2nd wave migration from other states.

We are not simply asking for an analysis of the costs—but to be fair—we are asking for a thorough and transparent impact study which includes both costs and benefits of the resettlement of refugees and 2nd wave migration.

As it is estimated that the refugee-immigrant population is currently reaching a quarter of the area population… An honest open discussion of just how many immigrants and refugees that the area can “reasonably absorb”—and  support—is a fair, reasonable, and responsible request.

We request that you work with Stearns county, the school district, state and local government agencies, local medical service providers, police and emergency services, as well as, the agencies which relocate refugees to the area.

While the public-private partnerships between the Federal government and nonprofit agencies, such as, Catholic Charities and Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services work together in resettling individuals from 3rd world countries—the taxpayers and local citizens are blocked from meetings held by these agencies—hindering transparency and accountability—as we, the local citizens, are not recognized as “Stake Holders.”

Catholic Charities and Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services receive millions in taxpayer dollars annually and many Minnesota business benefit from cheap labor—while local taxpaying citizens are left in the dark but, are expected to silently foot the bill on increased social and welfare services, medical, educational special needs of English Language Learners, and higher demands of police and emergency services…  Simultaneously observing—declining real estate values, a sharp increase in rental housing, negative impacts to local school districts, rising poverty and increasing crime rates.

SCSU’s School of Public Affairs Research Institute provide a Land Use Study for the City of Waite Park titled, “An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats.”  The analysis cited a higher crime rate and higher number of police officers per 1,000 residents than the Minnesota average and identified an increasingly high ratio of rental/ownership of housing units, perhaps explaining lower average home sales than the state average.

A City of St Cloud study provided the same observations of an increase of over 66% in rental properties, in addition to rising poverty.

Gentleman, if there is nothing to hide—if the impact of the increasing numbers of immigrants and refugees are not straining the demand on local taxpayers but, are in fact a positive on our historically safe and vibrant community—then there should be no objection to a current, transparent, and accountable economic impact study and analysis so that we may reasonably and responsibly understand the costs and number of additional individuals we may be able to absorb and support in the St Cloud area.

As A Tool To Divide And Conquer
The Layman’s Primer

by Louis Beam

Excerpts: In modern times multiculturalism is instituted from the top down as an elitist ruling class tool used to play one or more racial or ethnic groups against another. The ensuing cultural melee serves the political designs, economic goals and power needs of elitist rulers and their sponsors. This technique was developed by Marxist ideologues who used multiculturalism in Russia to divide and conquer resistance to the institution of a communist state.

Those who sponsor multiculturalism are properly called multiculturalists and generally will be found to be those people with the least amount of personal culture appertaining to them. As a dying tree drops its leaves and is attacked by fungus and worms of decay, so to is a nation set upon by multiculturalists. The dominate culture is attacked from all sides. This is not so much a product of maliciousness as necessity. By vilifying, leveling, and weakening the dominant culture, an environment is created for social, political, and economic turmoil which produces change that will benefit the sponsors of a multiculturalist state. If the government and news media relentlessly pursue issues of race, gender, and diversity in preference to the real issues that need to be addressed, there will be an increasing division of society along the same lines. Which is exactly what the sponsors of multiculturalism want.

Social instability, caused by a steady erosion of standards and values, coupled with a scramble over dwindling economic opportunities by conflicting ethnic groups, produces precisely the alienation and conflict needed to implement a multicultural state. Further, the lack of common standards and values leads to personal disorganization, resulting in unsociable behavior. This is the life support system of a multicultural state. In a word: anomie.

Within the deleterious milieu of multiculturalism exists the propaganda opportunity for re-education of the people into a more malleable entity. A targeted population will be shaped mentally by new forms of public education in the schools, media indoctrination, and by elitist pronouncements. Thus placed in a crucible of economic necessity and social pressure, once free citizens become despondent masses, adjusting to and accepting fundamentally changing national circumstances as a matter of expedient survival. For the reticent, conformity by force will ensue in the form of legal penalties disguised as ant-drug, anti-terrorism, or anti-hate laws. All of this leading toward what George Orwell so aptly predicted in his book 1984:

“Almost certainly we are moving into an age of totalitarian dictatorships. An age in which freedom of thought will be at first a deadly sin and later on a meaningless abstraction.”

A necessary first step toward recovery is to look at politics, social policy, and government emanating from Washington D.C. with new eyes, unclouded by a lifetime of false information and deception propagated by elitist sponsors. Pretending any longer that the bought and paid for political prostitutes in Washington D.C. represent you or anyone you know is tantamount to cutting your own wrist with a razor blade. Self-destructive behavior may qualify one for government “protected class status” under diversity laws–but it will not save you, your family, or your nation.

America, Canada, and most of Europe are ruled by politicians about whom the best that can be said is that they are men of ill repute, each out to loot the state. One thing is clear, the American ruling elite of today are far closer in ideological viewpoint to world government ruled by a privileged few than it is to the world of the American Revolution or the Constitutional Convention of 1789. Yet still, the spirit of 1776 lives on in this land. For once again rebellion to tyrants in obedience to God is afoot. Listen closely and in the distance you can hear the ring of  liberty’s bell calling gallant sons and noble daughters to her aid. They know no left, nor right, only treason. And they will not fear to answer. Let tyrants tremble. And though the heavens fall, let there be justice.

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The man who once flew 8,000 miles to pick up an “environmental award” is not happy

Leonardo DiCaprio waving

Leonardo DiCaprio – the man who once flew 8,000 miles on a private jet to pick up an “environmental award,” is bashing Donald Trump over his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.

Yes, really.

Shortly after Trump made his announcement in the Rose Garden yesterday, DiCaprio tweeted, “Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action. #ParisAgreement.”

It’s unlikely that DiCaprio himself will be taking any action if that means curbing his own carbon-belching luxury celebrity lifestyle.

Last year, the Oscar winner took a round trip of 8,000 miles on a private jet from Cannes to New York and back again to collect an honor from a clean-water advocacy group.

After flying on another private jet to attend the soccer World Cup in Brazil in 2014, DiCaprio stayed on a 470-foot yacht owned by oil billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The yacht uses fuel equal to 83 American household’s annual worth of CO2 emissions.

After being entertained by the oil billionaire, DiCaprio attended a People’s Climate March in New York where he protested against – you guessed it – the oil industry.

During his Oscar winning speech, DiCaprio decried global warming as “the most urgent threat facing our entire species”.

This was after the actor had taken no less than six private jet trips from New York to LA in the space of six weeks.

He also took a private jet from L.A. to Las Vegas and stayed in Vegas for just eight hours to attend a party before flying all the way back again.

Leo was so worried about global warming that just months after his Oscar speech, he got his celebrity friends to fly 6,000 miles from LA to St Tropez so they could listen to his speech on, you guessed it, global warming.

And I’m not done.

Leo’s 2000 movie The Beach was made at the cost of a precious eco-system in Thailand being completely ruined.

As part of his environmental activist re-brand, DiCaprio also complains about over-fishing, a passion that didn’t prevent him from serving his guests whole sea bass, having flown them all in on CO2 belching helicopters, at an event where a film was screened about – you guessed it – over-fishing.

DiCaprio has even been lambasted by environmentalists like Robert Rapier, who accused the actor of living a lifestyle that, “diminishes his moral authority to lecture others on reducing their own carbon emissions.”

Really? Ya think?

DiCaprio represents everything that’s wrong with today’s virtue signaling Hollywood elite.

They lecture ordinary Americans about their lifestyle to earn entertainment industry brownie points, while living extravagant, luxury, carbon-spewing lifestyles themselves.

MN has been very involved in pushing this climate monarchy to impose draconian restrictions on its residents. After Trump withdrew from the agreement, MN announced that they will proceed with their own climate change strategy. That’s so shocking!

Star TribuneInstead of following the lead of the federal government, Minnesota will look to local communities to tackle climate change, state officials said.
With a plan adopted in 2007, the state has been a national leader in pursuing an aggressive plan to reduce emissions of the chemicals that cause climate change.
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The 2016 Climate Adaptation Conference: Transforming Awareness into Action, was held January 28, at the Minneapolis DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Over 250 participants attended the conference which through panel discussions and breakout sessions, explored a variety of critical issues affected by climate change, such as water quantity and quality, energy grid resiliency, impacts on tribal communities and effective communication strategies.

The day opened with presentations by panelists representing Minnesota corporations 3M, General Mills and Best Buy. Climate change can potentially cause disruption in production of goods and these companies are creating and implementing strategies to both overcome the challenges of a changing climate and reduce their corporate carbon footprint.

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Coleman and other Mississippi River mayors to attend Paris climate conference

Seven mayors from national cities along the Mississippi River — including St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis — will attend the December U.N. conference on climate change in Paris.

Coleman said of the conference:

The Mississippi mayors have direct experience with climate disruption, surviving floods, droughts, and hurricanes. That’s why we must be part of the global discussion on climate change. Together, we will be a voice for the Mississippi and other river basins at the U.N. meeting this fall and beyond to help secure the world’s food supply.

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I had the honor of attending one of Tom DeWeese’s speaking events on climate change and the unelected government in Minneapolis in 2015. He has written an excellent article that connects the dots on this scam that is robbing us of our freedoms. Excerpts below:

The Principles of Freedom vs. Agenda 21 

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Global Warming/Climate Change. It has been so discredited in the true scientific community that proponents have become almost silly in their continued attempts to push it. So, why don’t they stop? Why is it so vitally important that they continue to promote something that clearly is unproven, to say the least?

It’s because all of Agenda 21 policy is built on the premise that man is destroying the Earth. Climate Change is their “Proof.” To eliminate that premise is to remove all credibility and purpose for their entire agenda. They are willing to go to any length, even lies, to keep the climate change foot on our throats.

But don’t take my word for it. I’ll let them speak for themselves:

Christine Stewart (Former Canadian Minister of the Environment) said:
“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” 

Timothy Wirth (President, UN Foundation) and former official of the Clinton Administration said,
“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”

Paul Watson (Co-Founder of Green Peace) said,
“It doesn’t matter what is true. It only matters what people believe is true.”

Cheap Energy is the enemy of the Earth. To the average person, the drive to stop any ability to obtain cheap energy makes no sense. People are hurting economically. Jobs are lost. Energy costs are skyrocketing. Any attempt to drill oil, fracking of shale gas, and mining coal are all vigorously blocked by government and green policy. Yet the government spends billions of dollars on “alternative energy” such as wind and solar, which provides less than 3% of our energy needs. Why? What is the motivation to put such shackles on the US economic engine?

The excuse is that energy use drives up CO2 emissions and accelerates global warming – the excuse necessary to “harmonize” the US into the socialist, Sustainable global noose.

But, according to some anti-energy advocates, the fear of cheap energy goes beyond environmental protection. Energy availability, they say, helps build wealth for individuals and removes them from the rolls of the dependent. And you see, dependency on government is a little- mentioned, but major goal of sustainable policy.

Prof. Paul Ehrlich (Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University)said: “Giving society cheap, abundant energy is the worst thing that could ever happen to the planet.”

Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute), said:
“Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”

Jeremy Rifkin (Greenhouse Crisis Foundation),
“The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.”

There is a great uprising beginning to take place around the world. The Internet has become an incredible tool to spread the word of freedom. And oppressed people are reading our founding documents and dreaming of freedom for themselves.

Truth is on our side. Right is on our side. And I believe time is on our side. Call me Pollyanna if you will, but I see signs of change. The immigration battle; the battle against Obamacare; the entire Tea Party movement – all show that people are alert. The sleeping giant is awakening.

The truth is, in our lifetime we are probably not going to see America become what we might envision to be the perfect world. Frankly, many of us would disagree among ourselves about what that perfect world should be.

But, in the face of the forces of tyranny which we now fight every day, if we can preserve our nation’s sovereignty and independence and keep the Bill of Rights alive – a document based on the three principles of freedom – then frankly that will be an incredible victory.

And for our children and grandchildren to have a hope of living in Freedom – that will be enough.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book and blame is the name of the game!  By pitting everyone against each other, we will never look at the criminal enterprise creating this or rally the masses against this family destruction machine!


NFI logoCreating a National Movement to End Father Absence and Connect Fathers to their Children, Heart to Heart              

Pre-founding: Early 1990s

By the early 1990s, a growing body of social science research was emerging that showed, a) there were record numbers of children living in father-absent homes in the United States, and b) these children were more likely than their peers in two-parent homes to suffer a number of negative outcomes across every imaginable measure of child well being.

But despite this growing, alarming evidence, the issue of “father absence” was largely “flying under the radar”; very few people and organizations were doing anything about it. For example, public policy was still largely focused on alleviating poverty for mothers and children. Additionally, social service agencies and civic organizations focused on families were almost exclusively set up to serve mothers and children. Finally, much of popular culture was marching on with the message of the “doofus dad” who often did more harm than good to his family.

Founding: 1993-1994

Don Eberly

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Wade Horn

In the spring of 1993, Don Eberly, a prominent civil society scholar, organized a team of 20 of the nation’s leading social experts to meet in Aspen, Colorado to discuss strategies to build a society-wide movement to reverse father absence. Within a year of that pivotal meeting, National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) was formed with Wade Horn as its first president, David Blankenhorn as its first board chairman, a board of directors including leaders such as Dr. Louis Sullivan and George Gallup, and an advisory board made up of luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Willard Scott, and Bill Bennett.   

(All of these individuals are opportunists and could care less about fathers, mothers, children or justice!)

The Early Years: 1994-2002
NFI’s first decade was largely focused on two areas:

  • Public Education: Raising awareness in the government, entertainment, and social services sectors that fatherhood was an issue they needed to care about and take action on. For example, in 1997 in partnership with the Ad Council, NFI started the first national Public Service Advertising Campaign focused on fatherhood. Additionally, in that same year, NFI formed the first bi-partisan Congressional Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood.
  • Research: Knowing that solid social science research would be critical to “making the case” that fatherhood deserved the attention NFI was focusing on it, NFI began conducting and compiling research on the causes and consequences of father absence. This was exemplified by the creation of Father Facts, the first edition of which was published in 1995, and in its 6th Edition today. Father Facts was a comprehensive compilation of the social science research showing why children need good dads, and why so many children were without them.

Recent History: 2001-2012

While public education was critical to NFI’s beginnings (and remains so today), there was a growing sense that the “next phase” of NFI’s work would be to provide solutions “on the ground” to organizations at the nexus of children and families who were often dealing with the “consequences of father absence” (such as poverty and crime) in their neighborhoods.

Therefore, starting in the late 1990s, and taking off with the naming of Roland C. Warren as president in 2001, National Fatherhood Initiative® began to create a portfolio of high quality fatherhood skill-building materials to ensure that organizations around the country had the resources, knowledge, and training they needed to provide programs to help men be the best dads they could be. During this time, flagship NFI programs such as 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, and Doctor Dad® were created, and NFI emerged as the #1 provider of fatherhood resources and the #1 trainer of fatherhood practitioners in the nation.

Today: 2013-Present

In 2013, Christopher Brown, who played a leading role in developing most of NFI’s flagship fatherhood programs throughout the 2000s, was named president. Under Chris’ leadership, NFI continues to be focused on providing the very best fatherhood resources and training to community-based, military, and corrections organizations across the country. NFI also continues to be a leading voice for responsible fatherhood, with a new emphasis on using social media and blogging to educate the public about the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood.

So what’s missing, let’s see, what could it be? Oh yeah, mothers!

In 1995, former President Clinton issued executive orders that directed federal agencies to review and “modify” all family programs and initiatives serving primarily mothers and children, to include fathers and “strengthen their involvement” with children.They took the so-called problem of absent fathers and instead of adding services and including fathers, flipped the narrative to remove mothers from the picture. Do we need the government to be involved in teaching fathers how to become “good dads”? Um, I don’t think so. But it did open up a new market for trainers to teach these skills to fathers, judges, attorneys, GAL’s etc. Here’s the problem. If you’re not a good father or mother, government isn’t going to change that!

By vilifying, leveling, and weakening people, an environment is created for social, political, and economic turmoil which produces change that will benefit the sponsors of this turmoil (Increasing the outreach and social work staffing, providing resource development, training and mentoring, and networking with other community agencies serving these families). If the government and news media relentlessly pursue issues of gender, race and diversity in preference to the real issues that need to be addressed, there will be an increasing division of society along the same lines. The attention is taken off the government entities that are robbing us blind through taxation.  Millions of dollars in funds are handed over to the States by the Department of Health and Human Services to family court connected nonprofits and GRANT DOLLARS = TAXPAYER DOLLARS

William J. Clinton

Statement on Efforts To Promote Responsible Fatherhood
January 19, 2001

At the same time the National Fatherhood Initiative was forming, welfare reform also took place.

The Commission supports federal policies (the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRA) and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997(BBA)) that have given states the opportunity to promote responsible fatherhood in several ways. Under the new welfare law, states can increase family income by:

1) providing employment and training to fathers;

2) increase child support collections; and

3) increase the distribution of child support collected on behalf of families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy families (TANF). Funds allocated to the States from H.B. 3314 should be linked to and coordinated with State welfare reform initiatives to ensure maximization of funds and to eliminate duplicative programs.

Don’t think for a minute there wasn’t backroom planning and deals made before the dog and pony performance at the public hearing.    ↓

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Eugene Clay Shaw Jr. (April 19, 1939 – September 10, 2013) Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until 2007.

Welfare Reform Act Champion Clay Shaw Dies
A former mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Shaw was elected to Congress in 1980, and is remembered for his pragmatism in helping guide the GOP through the historic Welfare Reform Act of 1996 as chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources.

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Family Court Corruption, Part 2: Fathers’ Rights and Conciliation Court Law: Federally funded misogyny and pedophile protection by Cindy Ross © 2/19/03

Excerpts: Numerous reports have identified bias against women and corruption in family courts across the country. In bizarre and illegal rulings, family court judges ignore or deliberately suppress evidence of male perpetrated family violence and child molest. Fathers who are batterers and sex offenders are routinely granted visitation and custody, while mothers and children trying to escape abuse are punished through financial sanctions, loss of custody, supervised visitation, jail and institutionalization. [1]

Very occasionally, men reporting abuse of their children have also been targeted for retaliation through family court. [2] However, the systematic mishandling of domestic violence and child molest cases as “custody disputes” is based in a financial corruption scheme that calls for diverting grant program funding through “high conflict” cases, in the guise of promoting “fatherhood” and “shared parenting” post-divorce. [3]Rather than assisting men become responsible parents, “Responsible Fatherhood”, “Access to Visitation Enforcement” (supervised visitation for noncustodial parents), “Child Support Enforcement” and similar federal programs perpetuate abuse of women and children through the legal system. [4]

In the guise of reducing poverty and promoting child welfare, women are forced to stay married and mothers are punished for seeking divorces. In the guise of amicable custody resolution, federal programs enforce the systematic abuse of women and children. The pretense is that government programs produce responsible fathers and healthy families. The reality is that federally funded misogyny and pedophile protection programs are lining the pockets of corrupted court officials and appointees.

For further information, visit the website of the National Alliance for Family Court Justice at

Cindy Ross
California Director National Alliance for Family Court Justice

Image result for office of family assistanceThe Office of Family Assistance (OFA) competitively awards HMRF grants to states, local governments, and community-based organizations (both for profit and not-for-profit, including faith-based). These grantees work to help participants build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages, and to strengthen positive father-child interaction.

About Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood

Our Mission 
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) programs promote strong, healthy family formation and maintenance, responsible fatherhood and parenting, and reentry opportunities for fathers returning from incarceration.

Our Grantees
HMRF programs are funded under a 5-year project period (2015 – 2020). There are 47 Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grantees (including a National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education); 39 New Pathways for Fathers and Families grantees, and 5 ReFORM grantees.  FY 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood

Below are just some of the programs developed for fathers.

Many federal departments have initiatives and programs supporting responsible fatherhood and fathers in the community.

  • Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood 
  • Federal Programs and Resources 
  • Responsible Fatherhood | Office of Family Assistance | ACF
  • Dad Stats | National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
  • Education Department Roundtable highlights importance of fathers involvement in Education
  • The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children
  • Why Kids Need Their Dads | Parenting
  • Engaging Fathers in Programs for Families – Best Start Resource Centre
  • New Pathways for Fathers and Families
  • Importance of father involvement
  • The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network
  • The Good Dad Project
  • The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation, 2011-2016
  • Engaging Men & Dads at WIC
  • Dads –
  • | Faith & Family
  • DadTalk Blog: Grants and Resources
  • Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding
  • National Center for Fathering | How to be a Good Loving Dad
  • National At-Home Dad Network
  • Transitioning Dads into Family Sustaining Careers
  • Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 
  • father's day Current statistics show that children suffer when their fathers are absent. This in no way suggests that HUD does not recognize the critical importance of mothers. The majority of public housing households with children are headed by single women who earn less than $9,000 annually, and they do a tremendous job of raising their children. However, according to statistics drawn from communities across the country, children raised in absent father families are more at-risk for a host of negative factors, including dropping out of school. The focus on Father’s Day is meant to be a starting point; either a celebration of existing relationships or a reason to form first connections.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable housing for all Americans. As a part of creating strong communities, HUD is actively engaging families in a way that involves all family members—including fathers.

    The Department’s strategy utilizes housing as a platform for improving quality of life and engages HUD assisted tenants, including fathers, who are in need of quality affordable housing. Individuals are then able to access a broad array of services necessary for them to have meaningful access to opportunity and economic self-sufficiency, including education, healthcare, and job-training. HUD also works with local non-profits and NGO’s to strengthen the capacity of fathers to engage with their families, and of newly entering non-profits to work effectively with intermediary organizations and with fathers themselves, by offering them capacity building training and networking opportunities.

    Feds Spending $800,000 to Teach Responsible Fatherhood                          
    June 12, 2013 – 8:17 AM By Penny Star

    Stuart Chaifetz plays with his son Akian Chaifetz, 10, in the backyard of their home in Cherry Hill, N.J., in April 2012. (AP Photo) – The Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (AFC) is providing $800,000 in funding to create a Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.

    The initiative is described in the grant abstract as a “multi-year plan” designed “to disseminate information about good fatherhood parenting practices by building research and practice knowledge and capacity” and to “increase positive father involvement in the lives of their children.”

    The grant, announced on June 7 and open to applicants until Aug. 2, stated that the network, once established, “will be expected to have a primary focus on economically disadvantaged fathers and families and other under studied population groups.”

    In the grant announcement posted on the website, the category of the funding was listed as “income security and social services.” The ACF website stated that the agency “administers more than 60 programs with a budget of more than $49 billion, making it the second largest agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.” asked press officials at ACF a series of questions about the grant, but no response to the inquiry was received at press time.
    The questions asked were:

  • Why is it government’s role to improve parenting skills for fathers of low-income or at-risk children?
  • How is ACF going to measure and track the success of the network?
  • How many fathers and children will benefit from this project?
  • Will the recipients of this grant be private or public sector entities? –

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    When calls are made for support of  slogans such as “There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse, Stop Child Abuse & Neglect, Remember the Children, It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child”, etc. what is really meant is we need to educate the judges, attorneys and other court players as well as fathers, mothers and children on child abuse and domestic violence. Why? So they can get a piece of the federal funding pie. 

    Gender wars (both sides) have been exploited by “carpet-bagging” interests as if these interests were neutral, when they’re not.  

    Documentary Exposes Our $50 Billion a Year Divorce Industry

    No mention of the federal funding of course!

    The court cartel is no different than any other cartel, they are tyrants who seek more power, more wealth and more control over people.  By keeping everyone at each other’s throats, they have effectively redirected the true root of the problem to everything but this fact – the same people that have created the problem have also created the solution! 

    The traditional nuclear family unit containing a father, mother and child(ren), now a minority in America, has also come under national assault, forced to taking a disfavored backseat to the statist propaganda and oppressive policies. Parents’ rights to teach their children their own individual values, their sense of morality and spiritual/religious convictions have increasingly been undermined and usurped by rigid statist PC dogma. As a licensed therapist for many years in Los Angeles, I can personally attest to the notorious abuses of overzealous authoritarian child protection services overstepping its rightful bounds by destroying families, unjustifiably yanking kids out of their family homes, inflicting children in their care and custody with lifelong trauma and abuse, misplacing children in unsafe home environments (be they with biological family, foster care, group home or residential care). A thoroughly overburdened, broken system that’s been set up to protect children is too often only abusing and re-victimizing them as part of a national assault on the American family. (Minus the broken system, it’s a good overview).

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Before they slip us all into their shackles, it’s time to come together as one formidable unified force to take action, arming ourselves with the truth and then spreading the power of that truth as far as it’ll take us. In the end evil will not defeat truth, honesty and justice. Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. 

    People have to think in terms of accounting and commerce, or it’s a lost cause. This situation is heading towards slavery which is possibly why people like Judge David Knutson are in positions of power.  Something needs to wake us up out of the brainwashed condition we are currently living  in.

    The basic concept is that the government OWNS (by investment, collectively) majority shares  in all major businesses  is a fundamental truth that should alter how we think and approach any arm of government including our courts.


Funding Fraud in the Courts

Image result for mn state flagThe MN state court system is once again begging for more funding. The judicial branch is seeking a $51.4 million increase over its current funding levels. The bulk of the request ($42 million) would pay salary and benefits for judges and staff.

Chief Justice Gildea stated that “Public safety is jeopardized when we do not have a fully-funded, functioning judiciary.”  No, I think public safety is jeopardized anytime anyone sets foot in a courtroom! Throwing money at a corrupt institution just creates more corruption.

In 2008, a report was written by a committee of judges to show how the judicial branch costs could be reduced by $50 million or more annually-while also increasing judicial efficiency. There were 51 recommended reforms however, few are being implemented.

Minnesota Courts Waste Tens of Millions of Dollars Every Year

Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea MNCCOURTS.GOV


MPR News Reporting on state politics and government

Chief Justice makes funding plea for MN courts

Tim PugmireTim Pugmire April 20, 2017

The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court is urging state lawmakers to provide adequate funding for the state court system.

Chief Justice Lorie Gildea testified Thursday during a conference committee hearing, where House and Senate negotiators were working out the differences between their budget bills for judiciary and public safety. She said it was a rare appearance by a chief justice in such a gathering.

Gildea, who is the administrative head of the judicial branch, reminded committee members that the courts are a vital part of the government’s basic functions.

“The judiciary is not a mere state agency,” Gildea said. “The judiciary is a branch of government and it deserves to be funded as such.”

The judicial branch is seeking a $51.4 million increase over its current funding levels. The bulk of the request ($42 million) would pay salary and benefits for judges and staff.

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton included the full amount in his budget proposal. The House and Senate bills provided only partial increases.

Gildea said the judicial branch made a “modest, targeted” request that is needed to process cases in a timely manner and ensure access to justice.

“Public safety is jeopardized when we do not have a fully-funded, functioning judiciary,” she said.

Funding for the courts also came up earlier in the day during a private meeting that included Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka.

Dayton told reporters that he stressed the importance of funding the chief justice’s full request. He said he hears about the growing demands on the court system every time he interviews candidates for judicial vacancies.

“Every one of them talks about the increased case load in their particular judicial district,” Dayton said.

Daudt, R-Zimmerman, said he appreciates and respects the judicial branch. But Daudt also stressed that he’s trying to keep spending in check.

“We have to decide how to take those resources and spread them across all of state government,” Daudt said. “We have to make decisions and sometimes you have to prioritize. Sometimes it means that people get 75 percent of their request, not 100 percent.”

Gazleka, R-Nisswa, said he was trying to schedule a meeting with Gildea to listen to her concerns.

Instead of granting the chief justice’s request, we need to keep the pressure on to initiate an investigation of criminal acts, due process violations and corruption among judges and legislators in Minnesota.

Read how other states developed teams to crack down on public corruption.

Federal Funding Fraud Underlying the ‘Cottage Industries’

Excerpts Below:

Dr. Sheila Mannix is the Co-Founder of Illinois Family Court Accountability Advocates (IFCAA). She states, “After working these past six years to help stop the apparent State-court based crimes which literally exploit the nation’s children as “commodities” in judicial system “profit centers,” I’ve found that an essential factor is differentiating between, on the one hand, the behaviors of traumatized parents being forced to watch their children irreparably harmed while being retaliated against, defamed, and impoverished and, on the other hand, the irrefutable sociopathic behaviors observed in public officials who have fiduciary obligations to stop that which they are participating in and enabling. I believe Mr. Fitzgerald summed it up best on June 27, 2011 after the solid conviction of ex-governor Blagojevich on 17 counts of federal crimes; he said, “There is legitimate politics. There are gray areas. Selling a Senate seat, shaking down a children’s hospital and squeezing a person to give money before you sign a bill that benefits them is not a gray area. It’s a crime.” Likewise, the evidence indicates that what is going on in the venue provided by the nation’s State courts in which private assets and federal funds can be unlawfully accessed are not “legitimate judicial proceedings” but crime, specifically, apparent violations of Federal funding laws and other Federal civil and criminal laws including alleged racketeering activity among public officials and State court actors.”

In addition to helping provide evidence to state and federal authorities in pursuit of indictments of allegedly corrupt public officials including Mormon judges, Mannix has networked with Virginia citizens as well as Utah citizens, the latter of which have specifically called upon their Mormon GOP state legislators to launch an independent forensic audit of all Federal taxpayers’ dollars coming into the State’s family court-related programs.

“No one will be able to balance any government budget until the public corruption involving hundreds of billions of the nation’s taxpayers’ hard-earned income, which, in part, is literally being using to perpetrate that which the U.S. Congress voted it is to prevent, specifically, child and elder abuse, domestic violence, parental deprivation, and child support avoidance, is stopped once and for all by more criminal investigations, forensic audits, and tough new laws which result in the loss of pensions in entirety and deterrent-based, long-term prison sentences for involved officials acting in positions of public trust. Onward for the children.”

 Bribes and slush funds in the courts.

Let’s Get Honest! Blog

Absolutely Uncommon Analysis of Family –and “Conciliation” — Courts’ Operations, Practices, and History

Exposing and Prosecuting Judicial Corruption Through Common Law Discovery (1997)

Judicial Corruption

During 2016 blog “house-keeping” action, I re-read this 1997 Interview published in “” but found posted in “” (ads show it to be possibly a conservative/libertarian or perhaps even survivalist mag. So what, if the information in article stands on its own two feet?)  about Los Angeles County and a judges association, what happened to the proceeds from MCLE (Continuing Education) classes, and how to find out.  I added some quotes from it.

This interview has been HIGHLY underestimated and STILL valuable information.  If better understood, it would most likely end any questions about the vailidity of the “Broken Courts / Flawed Practices / (now more promoted as “Safe Child” loose coalitions of specific organizations and on-line followers.)

It would “Shine the Light” for real on the presumptions among these groups of the problem being “Judges, Mediators, GALs and Custody Evaluators  JUST don’t understand perps” or “They believe a psychologically unsound “parental alienation theory” and about any other excuse one might make up to exonerate the exceptionally bad custody and divorce (and visitation) decisions being made nationwide. That premise leads to a predictable solution of “we need more trainings.”  But the trainings is where the money is — and apparently, some of it — getting lost.

In my opinion (see this blog for why), it’s less “they just   don’t understand” and more “they just don’t CARE.” What’s more, think about how much any functional, ETHICAL judge already has invested in his or her career, social and professional life (and/or real estate).  If the core operations are corrupt, which this certainly indicates they ARE, to expose it is basically professional humiliation for having participated in the system, or feigned (?) ignorance, and financial destruction of the sort many parents are already familiar with.  I really think it’s up to the common people to, if possible, use “common law” to go get the financial facts and then compare them to the proper use and destination of public buildings (such as courthouses) and funds raised by private associations which may happen to have judicial memberships, or beneficiaries, regardless of WHAT buildings they are in, IF they violate certain laws.

Originally published 1/24/2013. This Post is Sticky (one of 9 sticky posts) meaning, it stays near the top. Current posts show below all sticky posts. Also, I just moved the “Supervised Visitation” section to a separate post (and of course expanded that one) on 6/6/2013.

File this Article under “What a Difference One Person can Make, if that person: Has Guts, Will Obtain Evidence, Look at Evidence, Come to Logical Conclusion regarding Evidence Obtained AND Publicize It! Includes Marv Bryer’s discoveries, especially in the mid- to late 1990s.

Marvin Bryer’s discoveries began when his daughter was involved in a custody battle for her son. Apparently a judge received a bribe to rule against Mr. Bryer’s daughter, and as a result Mr. Bryer discovered a judicial slush fund bank account, and a common law discovery for overcoming judicial immunity.

Right away, we are in the financial category: Bribe, Slush Fund, Bank account, overcoming judicial immunity.   Also in this (fairly short) post:

Another question: What’s the difference between a “Family” court and a “Conciliation” court? And why are so many programs in the courts being pre-planned by membership of a private nonprofit association which (eventually — after people started pestering it to get its own EIN# and quit hiding and evading taxes under the County’s EIN#) called “Association of Family and ConciliationCourts,” which previously was a “Conference of Conciliation Courts”?

Also in this post:

Report From Judges Blasts California Court Bureaucracy By MARIA DINZEO SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – In a sweeping call for reform of the Administrative Office of the Courts, a report from a committee of judges found the agency has been operated as the director’s fiefdom, has strayed far from its original path and has been deceptive about finances and personnel. The judges also criticized the bureaucracy as top-heavy, overpaid and badly organized. Their long-awaited report proposes a drastic reorganization that includes cutting the staff by one-third and moving the agency from its lavish San Francisco headquarters to a cheaper space in Sacramento.

Exposing and Prosecuting Judicial Corruption Through Common Law Discovery

[in ANTISHYSTER 972-418-8993 Volume 7 No. 4, p. 51ff]

1997 interview with Marv Bryer.
[ I ASK READERS: ] Can you read 7 pages “for the cause”? And think about it?  If Yes, and If given a brief pop-quiz of about 10th grade level on what it’s talking about, how much of the vocabulary or ideas could you remember?

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REVELATION: Dawn of Global Government

New documentary film featuring Charlie Daniels: Exposes fall of American sovereignty


Looming world government, a world “elite”, The United Nations…loss of American sovereignty! The light of our “shining city on the hill” dims. Dissecting America under judgment, Lieutenant General William Boykin and Alex Jones join Charlie Daniels in a primer for the uninitiated on The New World Order with Biblical perspective. The global feudal police state unfolds…We were born for such a time as this!

Less Is More

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

“To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated, regimented, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, evaluated, censored, commanded; all by creatures that have neither the right, nor wisdom, nor virtue…. To be governed means that at every move, operation, or transaction one is noted, registered, entered in a census, taxed, stamped, priced, assessed, patented, licensed, authorized, recommended, admonished, prevented, reformed, set right, corrected. Government means to be subjected to tribute, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, pressured, mystified, robbed; all in the name of public utility and the general good. Then, at the first sign of resistance or word of complaint, one is repressed, fined, despised, vexed, pursued, hustled, beaten up, imprisoned, shot, machine-gunned, judged, sentenced, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to cap it all, ridiculed, mocked, outraged, and dishonored. That’s government, that’s its justice and its morality.” Daniel Guérin Anarchism: From Theory to Practice

Simmer down. . . I’m not an anarchist! I just happen to prefer a minimal government vs. a corrupt, abusive, inefficient and tyrannical government. Call me crazy but hey, that’s just me!

Northern Service Center West St. Paul

Anyhow, I had my first group probation meeting today in West St. Paul for case no. 19HA-CR-15-4227.

I don’t qualify for a transfer of my probation to Stearns Co. as I’m deemed to be low risk, and yet, I have six felony convictions!

I drove 1.5 hrs., to wait over an hour, to meet with a probation officer for 5 minutes.


Dakota County Community Corrections 2016-2017 Comprehensive Plan (Click on title to view)

Excerpts: Our integrated service delivery work for offenders will create an integrated infrastructure with consumer channels of access, common process functions, coordinated service delivery and ultimately, sustainable outcomes for our offenders.


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Remember, Grant Dollars=Taxpayer Dollars

Although placing someone on probation is cheaper than imprisonment, it is still a significant expense. A 2014 Pew Study of 34 American states found the government spent around $2.5 billion on probation and parole programs in 2008 compared to $18.65 billion spent on prisons. 

MN Dept. of Corrections – Dakota County Comprehensive Plan Budget 

As government policy, the probation system has never been about helping people move on with their lives after committing a crime. Instead, it has enabled the government to dig deeper into peoples’ private lives in search of punishable flaws. The case for eliminating criminal probation

The real goal is to keep the problems going to keep the money flowing. There are very few aspects of any public system that do NOT tie back into funding, grants and the setup of monopolies at all levels of government.

Blue Is The New Black

Since my incarceration, I frequently get the question, “have you seen Orange Is The New Black?”

I hadn’t seen it before my imprisonment, but have binge-watched 2 seasons since my release. Unlike other series, it didn’t take long to get burned out on the tedium of this show. Yes there are similarities with the show and real life incarceration, but keep in mind the series is about prison life and even though the terms are often used interchangeably, prisons and jails are different.

The United States has approximately 1.8 million people behind bars: about 100,000 in federal custody, 1.1 million in state custody, and 600,000 in local jails. Prisons hold inmates convicted of federal or state crimes; jails hold people awaiting trial or serving short sentences. The United States now imprisons more people than an
y other country in the world—perhaps half a million more than Communist China. The Prison-Industrial Complex


Once you arrive at RCCF, you are photographed, fingerprinted and charged a $20 booking fee. Once you’re booked and given inmate attire, you’re assigned to a housing unit. There are 3 different dorms for women. The main one has cells vs. bunk beds in an open room. I was assigned to the top bunk in Cell #7 and had 10 different “cellies” during my 4 months.(Oh and no pillows unless you have a medical reason to have one).

          “Blues & Shoes” Ramsey County Correctional Facility Female Inmate Uniforms

You can’t bring any hygiene items, electronic devices, or other personal items in, but you can purchase items from Inmate Canteen for outrageously exorbitant prices. RCCF inmates are given a hygiene bag after being admitted which includes a plastic cup, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb, an elastic hair tie and flip flops. No jewelry is allowed.

RCCF Toothpaste (also worked well as glue)

Pepsodent was the “real” toothpaste that you could order from Inmate Canteen and Suave products were like gold! Shampoo and conditioner was only 4 bucks a bottle. If you had it, you shared it with the dorm. Because I was on the lower tier, I constantly had people knocking on my cell door to “borrow” things, including water from my sink for their ramen noodles.

The 89¢ rubber pen     

  • No makeup is allowed but inmates do get creative with colored pencils. The pencils also have to be purchased through Inmate Canteen unless you win them as  a prize for attending the Learning Center. The Center provides adult basic education programs in reading, writing, math, and GED prep as well as classes on personal finance, job seeking and retention, career exploration, computer skills, and driver’s license preparation and testing.
  • Lights on at 6:30am and lights out at 10:30pm (the lights are never really off, just dimmed).
  • Inmates are required to stand for count at 11:05am, 5:05pm, and 10;00pm. That means that you are locked in your cell and you must stand by the window in your door to make sure everyone is in the dorm.
  • Inmates cannot enter others cells or loiter in front of cell doorways.
  • No food from meals can be brought into your cell.
  • No note passing or canteen items between dorms.
  • Razors can only be used after 6:30pm
  • Inmates are allowed 4 books, I bible, and 4 magazines (Perk for working in the library was getting newer magazines before pages were torn out for recipes, decorating ideas, etc.)
  • Inmates are only allowed one 20-minute video visit per week using a phone and video camera.
  • Inmates get one free, 60-second phone call after being admitted. Legal calls to lawyers and probation officers are free. A listing of free calls is provided to all inmates. Other calls may have a fee that is charged by the minute. Inmates are allowed to make collect calls. The Prison Policy Initiative found that families pay $1 billion annually to call relatives in prison, and until 2013, calls could cost $17 for a 15 minutes (the FCC cracked down on this and those calls now cost $3.75). What Incarceration Costs American Families
  • No volume on TV. Must purchase $30 headset to listen.
  • $5 to see the nurse
  • $15 to have a tooth pulled

Rule violations may result in loss of good time, time spent in security, administrative segregation  restitution and/or upward departure of established sanctions.

Cash or Credit? Paying for Your Time: How Charging Inmates Fees Behind Bars May Violate the Excessive Fines Clause

Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment The Eighth Amendment provides “[e]xcessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” I guess the majority of judges didn’t get the memo!

“Over the last 30 years, for-profit prison corporations, such as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut Corrections Corporation), have benefited from the dramatic rise in incarceration and detention in the United States. Since the advent of prison privatization in the early 1980’s, the number of people behind bars in the US has risen by more than 500 percent to more than 2.2 million people.   Image result for treatment industrial complex

The result is an emerging “Treatment Industrial Complex” (TIC) — the movement of the for-profit prison industry into correctional medical care, mental health treatment, and ‘community corrections.’ Community corrections include corrections programs outside of jail or prison walls: probation and parole services including halfway houses; day reporting centers; drug and alcohol treatment programs; home confinement; electronic monitoring; and an array of supportive services such as educational classes and job training. Community corrections is a huge business, with three times as many people under “community corrections” programs as currently incarcerated in prison facilities.

While the prison industrial complex was dependent on incarceration or detention in prisons, jails, and other correctional institutions, this emerging “treatment industrial complex” allows the same corporations (and many new ones) to profit from providing treatment-oriented programs and services.

As a result, this emerging Treatment Industrial Complex has the potential to ensnare more individuals, under increased levels of supervision and surveillance, for increasing lengths of time—in some cases, for the rest of a person’s life.  How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain

Law enforcement agencies can also get extra money from federal grants.

Community Corrections – Grants and Funding Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s justice system. BJA offers a Grant Writing and Management Academy and provides funding through a number of programs for corrections.

Federal grants are never free and they almost always come with strings attached. Federal “assistance” allows the feds to dictate state policies and even what the states do with large chunks of their own money.

The bottom line is whether it’s jail or prison, people are being incarcerated for non-violent and non-criminal offenses. It’s the money that drives this system and there is a lot of money to be made from criminalizing nonviolent activities and jailing people for nonviolent offenses.

The essence of nomocracy, the rule of law, is limitation of the discretion of officials, and providing a process by which errors or abuse of discretion can be corrected. Some discretion is unavoidable, because law cannot anticipate every eventuality or how to decide which law may apply to a given situation. What guidance the law cannot provide is supposed to be provided by standard principles of justice and due process, reason, and the facts of each case. Ideally, officials should be mutually consistent and interchangeable, making similar decisions in similar cases, so that no one can gain an undue advantage by choosing the official or exercising undue influence on the official or on the process he operates. We trust officials to exercise such discretion as they have with wisdom, justice, and competence, to avoid government that is arbitrary, insolent, discriminatory, prejudiced, intrusive and corrupt.     Abuse of Judicial Discretion~ Jon Roland 

We’re definitely past the point of avoiding government that is arbitrary, intrusive and corrupt. The good news is that people are waking up and wising up and starting to demand a governance  that will preserve, protect and promote truth, justice and liberty.