Aspie with Attitude

Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Government-Mandated Profits

Apparently, it's not enough for pharmaceutical companies to own every other television commercial these days. No, somehow that manuever doesn't quite provide enough profits for the giant companies. What they must do instead is to mandate vaccines, making it very difficult for children to avoid them. Then the government provides money for those who can't afford the vaccines, money that we provide as taxpayers. In most states, religious or medical exemptions are required. But in a free country, shouldn't parents be the judge? Shouldn't every parent read as much information as necessary and then decide what's best for the family involved? Ah, but when have we lived in a free country?,0,2725203.story?coll=bal-mdpolitics-headlines

From Fascism to Freedom?

Aaron Russo's new film talks about this very issue. It's good to know that people are on to the government's taking our income without due cause. Dan fills us in:

This is an excellent video of a juror who sat on a criminal income tax case. She tells how the jury went through an enlightenment process as the trial proceeded. The prosecution refused to answer the defendent's simple question: "Where is the law that requires me to file a tax return?" The judge was so obviously impartial that the jury was shocked. He also refused to give the jury the law that the defendent allegedly had broken (because there isn't one!). The jury finally figured out what was going on and acquited the defendent on all charges. This video could help other wrongly accused Americans if seen by enough people. Please share!


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hooray for Mom and Dad!

Well, it seems as though the real parents won in this case, after eight long years:
As a reunited adoptee, I can say that yes, it would have been a bit jarring had I been yanked from the people who raised me and given back to my natural mom and dad, but in the end, I think it would have been beneficial. God and nature intend families to stay together!
It's interesting that in this particular case, it became an interest of the Chinese community. Yes, it was, and often is, a racial issue when children are separated from their parents via adoption. But it's more than that--even if the ethnicity is the same, the child is severed from the people who created him or her. All adoptees look at our adopters, no matter how wonderful they may be, and realize that we do not come from them.

The positive thing about this family is that, at least this little girl, thanks to a good judge, will not have to continue growing up with a family who is not her own. The supposed Christians who were supposedly helping the Chinese family initially took the child as their own. But why? Why wouldn't everyone rejoice and gladly give the child back to her natural family? Here's where, as is often the case, the adopters want the child no matter what. The adopters in this case weren't saving an orphan; they seemed to be trying to take possession of a child who wasn't theirs. Now, why?