McClintock vs. Schwarzenegger: What's a Girl to Do?

by: Randall Terry, President
Society for Truth and Justice

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The upcoming election in California has resurrected a reoccurring debate in the Republican Party – one that has threatened to rend the party in two. That debate, to use the kindest language of each side, boils down to this: Should voters remain true to "principle," and support Tom McClintock? Or should they vote for Arnold Schwarzenegger, because he alone can defeat Cruz Bustamante, and it would be better for the party, California, and the nation to have a Republican governor?

As the contest draws to a close, various "field generals" – conservative talk show hosts and pundits – are lining up behind Schwarzenegger and trying to bring their troops with them. Party leaders in DC and California are supporting Schwarzenegger, and even one major religious right figure has endorsed Schwarzenegger. What should we do?

The question plagued me until I remembered a critical political contest that occurred not too long ago. On one side was the underdog; a man of clear principles. At every step of the process, he never polled more than 30%. With him were the dedicated, sacrificial, energetic ideologues. A few people of stature supported him, but most of the press thought his campaign a long shot at best, and sided with the clear front-runner.

The front-runner in that race had deep pockets, greater resources in manpower, better name recognition, and about 70% grass roots support. He had ideological problems, and some bad press for past errors in judgment, but he was clearly the front-runner; not to mention his family had been key political players for three generations.

Then I considered the "field generals" and insiders in that contest. One man especially stuck out. He was a fairly significant player in the campaign of the underdog. He knew him personally, knew campaign details and strategies, had access to donors, and even led some of the troops. He believed in the principles of the underdog. But after countless missteps, poor strategies, bad press, floundering fundraising, and the glaring polling data, he felt it was his duty to the country to back the winner.

And as any good field general would do, he sought to bring his base of operations and troops with him for the good of the party and the nation. As I pondered this race, and especially this "field general," I knew what my duty to my party and our country was.

For the underdog, you will remember, was George Washington. The front-runner was George III, and the field general was Benedict Arnold – who history holds as a traitor.

Benedict Arnold betrayed his principles, the innocent victims of tyranny he had vowed to defend, his faith in God, and the troops he led who had trusted his judgment.

Let the obvious comparison sink in. The front runner – Schwarzenegger – supports the brutal murder of children by abortion. Schwarzenegger denies the Second Amendment right of Americans to own the firearm of their choice. Schwarzenegger supports "domestic partnerships" simply "homosexual marriage" by another name.

If we are heartless enough to betray the innocent victims of murder (pre-born babies) by supporting Schwarzenegger; if we are foolish enough to vote for a man who would steal (on the installment plan) our right to self-defense; if we calloused enough to support a man who would destroy the definition of family, we should not be surprised if we wake up ten or twenty years from now to find that the Republican Party is a moral cesspool.

We could have Republicans running the government while murder flourishes, self-defense languishes, the family is trampled, and "Big Brother" is crushing our liberties. Will you feel better because it’s done by those who have an (R) after their name?

Now I address my fellow field generals – if we are so eager to back a winner that we would betray our most sacred principles, are we any better than Benedict Arnold?

Support of Schwarzenegger is doubly offensive when a man of the character and stature of Tom McClintock is in the race. He is devoted to the principles of justice and liberty. He is 100% pro-life; he is pro Second Amendment; he is against homosexual domestic partnerships; he is fiscally conservative; he’s a State Senator who has been elected many times; and he is close enough in the polls that he can actually win.

Backing Schwarzenegger is a betrayal of all we hold dear. To deliver our troops to him is treachery. Face it; if Schwarzenegger had a (D) after his name we’d say he was a Hillary Clinton clone, the first cousin of Beelzebub.

Don’t betray your conscience and insult Heaven with vain excuses. Schwarzenegger will allow children to be burned to death in the womb; he defends the dismembering of children by suction abortion; he will make it a crime for you and me to stand against "homosexual rights;" and rob us of our right to self-defense. And don’t exclaim that he is against "partial birth abortion." That only ensures that late term babies will be murdered in some other barbaric manner – with Conan the barbarian defending the death camps.

This brings me to the real issue; duty to our party, and duty to our nation. Only our allegiance to principle will save our party from self-destruction. Our duty to our children and America’s future require that we not assist unethical tyrants in their pursuit of power.

We have a duty to resist, obstruct, and defeat those in our party who seek to remake it into the party of murder, tyranny, and sodomy. Anything less than fidelity to moral principle is inexcusable, especially in a race that offers a leader like McClintock.

I end with this picture. If you are in a dysfunctional family, and your father has a history of domestic violence, are you helping your family to hide his crimes and abuse? Are you an enabler; or the one seeking to break the cycle? The GOP family needs healing. We must stop pretending that violence and treachery against liberty are OK in our "big tent."

So I ask you, will you side with an abusive (R) and turn your back on the innocent? Will you betray your conscience by aiding someone who despises what you stand for? Or will you side with a proven champion of Truth, Freedom and Justice?

If the field generals in our midst would stop aiding the enemy by pulling their troops towards the barbarians, we could shortly see Governor Tom McClintock. I’m sure the other principled underdog – President George Washington – would concur.

Randall Terry
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Missing Children

In recent years we’ve heard a great deal about missing and exploited children. As any parent can testify our heart goes out to that family, when ever a child is missing. It’s your worst nightmare come true.

What if the state removes a child from their home without just cause? Without following proper investigative procedures? What if the state then takes further unfair advantage of a family by publicly charging a parent with kidnapping?

If you think it can’t happen. Think again.

As a previous foster child, who has witnessed first-hand the games social workers play with the emotions of children and their parents, I wish I could tell you it’s a rare occasion, but that would be a lie.

A quick glance on the Child Abduction Section of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s website will show the truth.

Child abduction is a serious and traumatic crime. While everyone has become aware of  frightening “stranger kidnappings,” abductions are most often carried out by people who  know the child. The District Attorney’s Office is committed to combating both types of  abductions and to protecting the custody rights of parents and legal guardians throughout  Los Angeles County.

While I certainly can sympathize with any parent who’s child is missing. One parents rights do not take precedence over the others’. This is why divorce is such a terrible thing. A child can not be split in half. In most cases, the non-custodial parent is not a threat to the well-being of the child.

Let’s focus on those cases where the child has been “kidnapped” from the state. The child has been ripped from their mothers arms, the only security he/she has ever known and  placed into foster care.

A reasonable person would argue, that the parents must have done something wrong. The state doesn’t just come in a steal a child for no apparent reason.

You are right, of course.

Government Supported Kidnapping

The state doesn’t just take a child for no reason, they take them for a much more sinister reason. Money! We aren’t talking just a few bucks here and there. We are talking about a billion dollar industry, compliments of our Federal Government.

Warehousing children has become big business over the past twenty years.

For fiscal year 1998,  Federal expenditures to States for major child welfare programs  exceeded $4.5 billion. This figure includes child welfare services, foster care,  adoption assistance, and family preservation and support, but excludes Medicaid dollars, an important source of treatment funding for children and families.

Parental Abduction

Every last child on display has been abducted by a parent, not a stranger.

It’s a perfect racket, really. Children are abducted by “caseworkers”  on a flimsy excuse such as having a “dirty house” or “educational  neglect,” then placed in foster care. The state receives money for each child  placed into the system, they are paid again when the child is moved and yet again, when that child is adopted.

The worst part is that low or modest income families are most often targeted, in courts  set-up to prevent justice from taking place. Parents are gag-ordered by the judge and  prevented from talking about their case — to “protect the  child’s  privacy.”

The parents are often forced to submit to psychological evaluations, at their own  expense — which they most likely can not afford, by psychologists who are on the  courts payroll and find in the courts favor every time.

If a family is provided legal council the attorney is often ill prepared at best,  in the courts debt at worst, and at times refuses to do even the least bit of  research on the families behalf.

Financial Ruin

A family who was barely making ends meet before the children were abducted, now finds themselves  in dire straights, putting everything on the line for that chance the court will find mercy  and return their children.

If the parents are lucky enough to have the children returned, the family is often totally destroyed. The children, traumatized by their ordeal, are unable to sleep, revert to bed-wetting  if they were potty trained, are terrified of being removed again. They often lash-out at anyone  and everyone.

Their trust in their parent has been destroyed. Their secure little world has been ruptured. They now know their parent is powerless to protect them. Most will require many years of therapy and life will never again be the same for them.

I have purposely avoided using specific case histories here. Not because they don’t exist, because they do, in the hundreds of thousands, each and every year. However, the individual stories are in many cases so outlandish as to be considered fantasy. I can assure you this is far from fantasy and is in fact, a parents worst nightmare.

You are probably wondering what you can do. You can start by questioning every story you see in the media. Ask yourself…What details have they left out? What aren’t they telling us? The media puts a slant on every story they report, often omitting vital facts of the case.

If you know someone who has lost their children to the state, be there for them. Lend them moral support. Offer to go to court with them, be a character witness and write letters.

Parents are not perfect and often make mistakes in their parenting. The vast majority are not monsters and want the same things you want for your children.

It is not a crime to be poor. Support parents rights.

Jensen Family Speaks Out

The state’s decision to drop charges is not the end to this families long ordeal with justice. The controversy continues.

In August, the Jensen’s were accused by the state Division of Child and Family Services of kidnapping their 12-year-old son Parker to keep him from getting chemotherapy.

It’s doubtful we have heard the last word on this case, the Utah Legislature may consider taking up this issue in January, in the form of proposals restricting the state’s child protection agency. Something parental rights advocates have been demanding for several years.

During a rally on behalf of the Jensen family, Representative’s LaVar Christensen (R-Sandy) and Michael J.S. Thompson (R-Orem), urged those attending to get involved and help change the child welfare system when the Legislature reconvenes in January.

Spreading their message of parents’ rights and responsibilities, Daren and Barbara Jensen spoke at the Dixie Republican Forum on Tuesday at the Fairway Grill in St. George.

The Jensens have received hundreds of calls and e-mails from people with similar stories. Cases like theirs occur every day but many people don’t have the resources to fight the various state agencies involved.

Mr. & Mrs. Jensen’s best advice for those fighting similar battles: “don’t get an attorney who lives or works in the district where you’re going to court” and “get a woman.”

Citation issued

Once again the Jensen’s are being targeted by the State of Utah. This time by the Division of Consumer Protection, they have cited the Parker Jensen’s family members for setting up a medical-care donation fund but failing to file proper paperwork making it legal, in violation of the state’s Charitable Solicitations Act.

The citation was issued Monday after several attempts to reach Tracy Jensen, the family member in charge of the account, were unsuccessful, division director Francine Giani said. If the matter is not settled in the next 10 days, the citation could result in fines of between $500 and $10,000 for the Jensen’s who spent the summer locked in a custody battle for their son with the state.

On Wednesday, Parker’s family members called her office to say the fund, which they said contained some $6,400, had been closed. Giani said she had not verified the amount with Zions Bank as of Wednesday afternoon.

More details on the Jensen’s can be located in the sidebar of this article. It’s apparent, at least to this author that officials in the State of Utah, have too much time on their hands. Hasn’t this family been through enough?

Please take a few moments to contact Utah Legislators and request an investigation and that parental rights protections be made part of the legislative agenda.


Jensen Family Under Attack

Updated: September 27, 2003
By Annette M. Hall

©2003 ReliableAnswers.com

The Jensen’s find themselves back in court October 2, for a status hearing in the 3rd District Court in answer to kidnapping charges filed by the state Utah.

The family remains steadfast in their fight for their son despite being threatened with a lengthy jail sentence.

In a recent statement Mollie McDonald, Guardian Ad Litem said, “If you believed that someone else’s child was going to die without your intervention, how many of you would feel okay about walking away and doing nothing?”

Doctors continue to push for chemotherapy despite the fact that 12-year-old Parker shows no signs of cancer and his parents have chosen other, less invasive, treatment for their weary son.

In defense of her position that chemo is required for Parker, the Guardian Ad Litem, who’s job it is to advocate in the child’s best interest, has reduced the child to a statistic in which she states, “Prior to the time that chemotherapy was used to treat Ewing sarcoma and the tumor was just surgically removed 90 percent of those children died within five years.”

These parents have a child whom they love and has been terribly ill. Any parent who has ever spent a single night caring for a sick child knows the heart break and pain that comes with administrating treatment. It can be torture for the parent and the child.

Chemotherapy Controversy

According to A Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, “All chemotherapy drugs are potent. Their side effects are numerous. All drugs, poisons, radiation and trauma (such as surgery) inevitably damage and debilitate too many normal cells and organs. They undermine and destroy our immunity and our abilities to resist disease, our health and natural healing abilities.” It’s certain that the Jensen family understands this and has chosen other less controversial treatment for their beloved son.

This case could have far reaching impact on families nationwide. Now is the time for parents to speak out against overzealous state workers bent on destroying parental authority.

The sacred trust between a parent and child must not be broken, it is a vital component in any loving family.

The state of Utah would have us believe that they, and a handful of well-meaning doctors, know best; That they have the right and the power to decide this child, in fact, every child’s fate. We must take this opportunity to send a clear message that parents have the God given authority and responsibility for the care and control of our children.


Utah Family on the Run

Updated: September 6, 2003
By Annette M. Hall

©2003 ReliableAnswers.com

Daren and Barbara Jensen agreed Friday to get treatment for Parker if a new physician assigned to diagnose their son recommends it.

The agreement was reached during a juvenile court hearing, offering only partial resolution of Daren and Barbara Jensen’s fierce custody battle with Utah child-welfare authorities regarding their 12-year-old son, Parker.

The parents still face kidnapping charges for attempting to obtain alternative treatment for their son in defiance of a Utah court order demanding the start of controversial chemotherapy sessions on Aug. 8.

Hundreds of supporters rallied Thursday at the Utah Capitol for the family fighting the state over chemotherapy for a 12-year-old boy as negotiations resumed to bring the family out of exile in Idaho.

Capitol lobbyist Gayle Ruzicka, the head of Utah’s Eagle Forum, had this to say, “Real child abuse is when the state takes children away from loving mothers and fathers.”

State Rep. LaVar Christensen, has pledged to reassess Utah child-welfare laws and assailed the power of government and “state-endorsed science.”

Rep. Mike Thompson, has also pledged his support for much needed legal reform in the area of child-welfare laws.

Two legislators will not turn the tidal wave that has swept across this nation, destroying families in it’s wake.

As parental rights organizations are gearing up for conflict across the country, it’s anyone’s guess what the outcome will be. One thing is for certain parents have had enough of our “nanny government” and are fighting back. From Maine to Oregon the battle rages on.

Those who have been harmed by overzealous “Child Protection” workers and governmental interference are urged to speak up.

Write a letter or send a fax

State groups are being formed and united in this fight against intrusive state policies, with billions of federal dollars on the line. You are urged to join forces with your state organization, then contact your representatives and demand that these illegal and immoral practices end.

While the Jensen’s case is played out in the media, hundreds of thousands of families are waging similar battles against an entrenched system bent on destruction of the family unit. Children are being harmed in record numbers as parents are financially ruined, in a seemingly endless battle to save their children.

Annette M. Hall

Where does the state end and the family begin?

Posted: August 25, 2003
By Annette M. Hall

©2003 ReliableAnswers.com

In yet another case recently reported by The Salt Lake Tribune, parents are pitted against the state.

A manhunt is underway for the parents of a 12-year-old diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a potentially fatal form of bone cancer. Authorities are following up leads in Utah, Idaho and Texas.

The crime, “Refusal of treatment.”

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the prosecutors claim the Jensen’s had refused to have their son undergo chemotherapy because it can cause growth problems and infertility.

Judge Robert S. Yeates issued a gag order in the case preventing the truth from being reported, while authorities pursue the parents who could be spending this time caring for their ill child.

The Jensen’s and their five children first sought refuge at the home of Barbara Jensen’s father, Henry West, in Pocatello, Idaho, in violation of an August 8th court order giving the state custody of the child. Dr. West is a chiropractor and alternative medicine practitioner.

The Jensens had planned to take the boy to Houston for a clinical trial for antineoplaston therapy, an alternative cancer treatment.

Utah authorities filed one count of child kidnapping on August 15th against both parents, Daren and Barbara Jensen. The charge is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to life in prison.

James Hollingsworth, a chiropractor from Boise, Idaho, described Henry West as “an expert in alternative medicine.”

“He knows a lot about homeopathy,” he said. “And he probably is one of the most brilliant chiropractors in the Western United States.”

Parents Targeted

Parents are increasingly being targeted by overzealous prosecutors and those who claim to know best how to raise and care for children.

The problem with them is their focus and outright pandering to government services and businesses at the expense of the parents themselves, which effectively prevents a parent from doing what they feel is best for their child.

Until you are a parent, it’s impossible to know how it feels to be rendered helpless. To watch your child suffer in pain and not be able to “fix it”.

Given the choice shouldn’t parents give priority to making a child’s last days happy and comfortable, instead of enduring more tests, and painful “therapies” in a cold uncaring environment of a hospital?

Does the state have to face that child who asks why? Does the state walk the floors at night in anguish? Does the state have a compelling interest in these cases?

More and more parents today don’t think so.

This is not an isolated case by far. Families are under attack and had better wake up and soon.

In everything from education to medicine, citizens are waking up to realize that they are being sold a bill a goods. Just as public education has been found wanting in quality and substance, leading many families to choose homeschooling alternatives.

Most families now realize that practicing physicians are doing just that “practicing” medicine. Alternative medical treatment is once again mainstream, to all but the most religious supporters of allopathic medicine. Alternative treatments are recognized as being simple, inexpensive, therapies.

Prominent Dr. Seeks Alternative

Dr. Lorraine Day rejected standard therapies of her breast cancer because of their destructive side effects and because those therapies often lead to death. She chose instead to rebuild her immune system using the natural, simple inexpensive therapies designed by God and available to everyone, so her body could heal itself.

Do judges have the right to play God?

The judge in this case, Robert S. Yeates, has a master’s degree in social work and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Yeates worked as a prosecutor with the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office and served as a Division Chief with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. Judge Yeates presently serves as a member of the Utah State Sentencing Commission.

We have to ask ourselves why a judge with his background would sit on a Juvenile Court bench?

Judge Robert S. Yeates can be reached at (801) 238-7755