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If you do not believe as they do, you cannot be moral

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 9:11am 0 Comments

If you lack the capacity to be moral, you cannot be allowed to participate in a democratic form of government. That is an inference reasonably drawn when one listens to or reads advocates of a theocracy in this country.

We just emerged from four years of rule by one who was backed by religious extremists. As I wrote yesterday, of our two major political parties, one (GOP) is controlled by a minority that believes this country was founded as, and should be restored to, a…


Theocracy that rejects evolution will kill many in a pandemic

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 12:10pm 0 Comments

One of the two major political parties is under the control of a minority who believe this country was founded as a theocracy - a government controlled by a religion - and should be restored to a theocracy. Their beliefs are false and their control of a party is a threat to us all.

The United States is billed as “the Land of the Free.” At the top of the list of freedoms is that of religion. The First Amendment provides for freedom of and from religion: “Congress shall make no law…


DCS: 3 letters that strike fear in some parents' hearts

Posted on January 21, 2021 at 7:57am 0 Comments

Parents lose any right to their relationship with a child or children nearly every day in Indiana, and this is via two procedures, a Child in Need of Services (“ChINS”) action, and, after six (6) months or 15 of the most recent 22 months, an action to terminate parental rights. (“TPR”).

Indiana’s Department of Child Services (“DCS”) “leads the state’s responses to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we…


Termination of parental rights

Posted on January 19, 2021 at 9:32am 0 Comments

Many people are unaware that States can take a child away from parents, despite SCOTUS holding a parent’s interest in upbringing of her child is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by the courts. Traxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000).

Indiana has two procedures, that work in tandem. First is to ask a juvenile court to find a Child in Need of Services (“ChINS”). Second, after a child has been out of a parent’s custody for 15 of the most recent 22…


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At 6:20am on February 24, 2012, Kurt Lorey said…

Any other guests I should be aware of?

At 6:08am on February 24, 2012, Kurt Lorey said…

I can give it a shot. It would be mainly "shoot from the hip", though.



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