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MISGUIDED PHILANTHROPY
August 13th 2014 @ 1:47 pm

OR… INTENTIONAL DECEIT?
Camille Giglio
August 12, 2014

Over the years that I have been researching legislation I have become more keenly aware of the change and one might say, deliberate manipulation, of words and their meaning in the bills submitted to the California legislature.

Lewis Carroll expressed this manipulation of words indirectly in his Tales of Alice in Wonderland and, now present day commentators are saying it boldly in magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Arthur Hippler, writing for the Bellarmine Forum discusses the Loss of Moral Language (Bellarmine forum, Sumer 2014, Vol. IV No. 2). He declares that “The bigger problem is not that this language has been lost by some great cataclysm…Our moral language has been intentionally destroyed.”

Thomas Sowell states it more bluntly. He declares in a commentary published in the Contra Costa Times for August 8, 2014, that “Our nation seems to be entering the post-thinking era.” He makes note that “in an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.”

There is one more week left before the end of the 2014 session of the California legislature. Both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees are swamped with bills that must either be moved on to the Governor or fail passage. Several of the bills that we have been watching are in this category, including ones that just boggle the mind for their display of totally misguided compassion for the plight of California citizens or are being deliberately deceptive in order to continue to undermine the family, religion and education. Even more surprising, at times, are the groups supporting these bills.

Lifenews.com published an article first reported in the California Catholic Daily, commenting on the dire state of the California fiscal crisis affecting water and agricultural output. The article reminds us that Governor Brown has signed a budget bill that, while reducing over all MediCal reimbursements to doctors, has actually increased by 40% the amount of reimbursement for abortions.

So, doctors saving lives will be paid less, but doctors and other health care workers destroying babies lives will get an increased reimbursement

Page 346 of the budget states that “These sensitive (abortion/contraception) services must be immediately accessible statewide and provided in a very timely manner.”

The values expressed here are timeliness, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It is value over virtue. It’s mechanics versus morals

AB 1516, Lorena Gonzales, (D), CalWorks: Child Special Needs: Supportive Services (originally named Public social services: diapers) will authorize a monthly increase of $80.00 per MediCal enrolled parents of children aged two and under, presumably for the purchase of diapers.

The state and the legislators are declaring a health crisis of wet baby bottoms in California because certain members of the intelligentsia have determined that their parents can’t afford diapers and every baby deserves a “healthy bottom.”

Section 1 (e) of the bill states: Lack of sufficient diapers can lead to multiple problems for families in need, including unhappy babies, unhealthy communities, undereducated toddlers, and underemployed adults.”

I can see the future headline now…I became a serial killer because my mother didn’t have enough diapers for me.

The bill’s author, Gonzales, cites an article in “Pediatrics,” July 29, 2013, entitled: Diaper Need and its Impact on Child Health. The bill’s supporters are the Ca. Immigrant Policy Center, Children Now and the National Diaper Bank network.

The above mentioned article draws a conclusion that “this study supports the premise that an adequate supply of diapers may prove a tangible way of reducing parenting stress, a critical factor influencing child health and development. There is potential for pediatric providers to inquire about diaper need and refer families to a local diaper distribution service as 1 method to reduce parenting stress.

(Smith, Megan, et al. “Diaper Need and Its Impact on Child Health,” Pediatrics, July 29, 2013.)

Apparently government provided diapers is now a critical tool in relieving mental health issues. Guess we really don’t need psychologists and social workers in elementary schools now, just diaper service companies. The California government departments of health, employment and education are about to become the largest purchaser of abortion pills (AB 1053, Holly Mitchell) and diapers.

The use of “special needs” in the title is also interesting. Disabled, blind, handicapped infants have special needs. Wet bottomed babies does not constitute a special need piece of legislation.

The bill makes continual mention of special needs which are being met for families signed up with an “assistance” unit. This apparently refers to the federal TANF assistance program which identifies diapers along with alcohol and cigarettes as disallowed reimbursement items. (TANF: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)

The legislators have to find another way to channel funds to so-called needy families so they come up with this ridiculous claim of soiled bottoms resulting in mentally stressed infants and adults.

The bill has created numerous other channels for providing new sources and amounts of funds and services to “assistance unit” families depending upon whether there is a child age two or under in the family or not; whether the “family” is homeless, or not, whether any member of the family is in a job-training program and on and on. All of this make signing up with the government so seductive and appealing for financial and social service amenities, thereby creating further lifelong dependence upon the almighty government bureaucracy a necessity.

SB593, Ted Lieu, Social Impact Partnerships: Pilot Program. This bill will, basically, cede sensitive areas of the legislature’s authority and oversight in regard to development of community based social development programs to the Executive branch of state government. This is comparable to Barack Obama and the Executive branch of the federal government assuming more and more authority unto itself further establishing a solid wall of separation of the government from the citizens.

It is another financial pass through of tax dollars to special interest groups in the Los Angeles/Watts area.The sponsor of this legislation is listed on the bill as GRACE: gather, respect, advocate, change, engage. The mission statement for GRACE is “Preparing the children of Watts-Willowbrook, Compton and South Los Angeles to succeed and thereby strengthen our community’s future.

But after searching all over the internet I became aware that GRACE is not an official organization. GRACE was the name of a conference held in Los Angeles attended by 200 people including several legislators and a man named Dr. Mike Jackson, CEO of an organization referred to as DREW-CDC.

One Catholic Charities office and several Catholic affiliated hospitals support this bill. One photo on the website for the conference seems to indicate that the conference was held in a Catholic Facility.

DREW Child Development Corporation. DREW is in partnership with First Five LA which is in cahoots with the Special Needs Network mentioned above as a sponsor of the wet bottoms bills. www.drewcdc.org.

DREW like the phoenix, has arisen from the ashes of a very expensive but failed state/Watts Community Project called the King-Drew Hospital of sad memory. I wrote about the sad deterioration of this much touted attempt to create a teaching hospital in Watts for underprivileged residents and foreigners who wanted to be doctors.

King-Drew hospital was a promise given by the state to the people of Watts following the riots of the late 1960 and 70’s. Some observers of the bleeding heart humanitarian organizations, claimed that this was just an attempt to silence the Watts residents. It was always a hungry consumer of tax dollars.

At least six legislators, Mervyn Dymally, Diane Watson, Maxine Waters, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Karen Bass and now Holly Mitchell and Ted Lieu have made their political fortune off of promises to the residents of Watts to make life better for them.
http://www.drewcdc.org/news-and-events/protecting-californias-youth-grace-conference/.

Could this mean that this bill SB 593 will make it appear that Governor Brown in forging a partnership with an as yet to be activated community organization creating this latest con game on the people of Watts and the citizens of California?

These are but two of a myriad of deceptive bills awaiting the Governor’s signature. These bills can be viewed by going to www.leginfo.ca.gov typing in the number of the bill and reading the bill online.

-Camille
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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904