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Monday, January 16, 2006

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Parents Have No Rights

The infamous Ninth Circuit Court - the ones who ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional - has recently ruled that parents have no rights when it comes to what a school district can teach their children or how the district can administer them.

Palmdale school district in California distributed a survey for 1st, 3rd & 5th graders to complete. Consent letters were sent to parents to sign. However, the district failed to tell the parents that this psychological survey included sex questions. Instead, they cloaked it in bureaucratic gobblety-gook language - the notice merely stating that two psychologists would conduct an "assessment" to "establish a community baseline" for "internal behaviors such as anxiety and depression and external behaviors such as aggression and verbal abuse." The district was deceptive & deceiving. The Palmdale survey consisted of 54 questions. The two psychologists asked children to rate the following activities, among others, on a scale from "never" to "almost all the time". Remember - these are 1st, 3rd & 5th graders.:

"8. Touching my private parts too much
17. Thinking about having sex
22. Thinking about touching other people's private parts
23. Thinking about sex when I don't want to
26. Washing myself because I feel dirty on the inside
34. Not trusting people because they might want sex
40. Getting scared or upset when I think about sex
44. Having sex feelings in my body
47. Can't stop thinking about sex
54. Getting upset when people talk about sex"

The district eventually pulled the survey. Irate parents sued the district. And this is where the 9th Circuit comes into play. The suing parents were not even given the chance to state their case to the court. Instead, on a motion to dismiss the case, the court did just that. The court in their ruling stated that, "In summary, we hold that there is no free-standing fundamental right of parents to control the upbringing of their children by introducing them to matters of and relating to sex in accordance with their personal and religious values and beliefs and that the asserted right is not encompassed by any other fundamental right."

"... We conclude only that the parents are possessed of no constitutional right to prevent the public schools from providing information on that subject to their students in any forum or manner they select," the court added. "We further hold that a psychological survey is a reasonable state action pursuant to legitimate educational as well as health and welfare interests of the state." (no matter the content or young age, presumably - ed.)

The three-judge panel said "once parents make the choice as to which school their children will attend, their fundamental right to control the education of their children is, at the least, substantially diminished."

In response, the Constitution does not enumerate all rights. The court erred in this. Secondly, the ruling in effect tells parents "tough luck- the government will teach what it wants to your children & parents can go suck wind." They have given court sanction for school districts under their jurisdiction to teach what they please to whoever they please, no matter how outrageous or offensive to parents.

The courts are getting further out of control & the rights of citizens are further eroded. The recent disasterous emminent domain Kelso ruling, whereby the Supreme Court ruled that local & state government can take your property & give it to another private person, immediately reduced citizens to vassles of the state. And some states are quickly jumping on this ruling to take your property away.

Likewise, the smugness of school districts has just gone up a notch & some districts will jump on the 9th Circuit ruling to advance whatever agenda they please now, no matter how outrageous to parents.

Your rights as a citizen, & parent, are slowly being taken away - one ruling at a time. We pray there's a special hell for jackass judges of the likes of the 9th Circuit & Supreme Court.


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