Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, August 09, 2008

You Can't Do That! You're Not Qualified!

You Can't Do That! You're Not Qualified!

Another one of those government overreach incidents.
The youngest of the children, 3-year-old twins Erin and Eric, were born a few days before Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. The babies, along with their three siblings and their young mother, all got bused to the Astrodome in Houston.

Rhonda Tavey was passing by the Astrodome on her way to the doctor when she decided to stop and volunteer.

"I was recovering from a bout of breast cancer and surgery, and God turned my car around that day," she told WFAA.

She could not resist the need she saw in the Alphonse family.

"This mom needed my help, she was very young, and she had all these babies," Tavey said.

So she took the whole family home with her. She has taken care of the children ever since, and in the process became very attached to them.
That's from ABC News.

Interesting human-interest story, no? Here's Neal Boortz's expansion of what has happened here:
Rhonda Tavey lives in Houston, Texas. After Hurricane Katrina, she was passing by the Astrodome in Houston where many of the Katrina refugees had evacuated. Rhonda stopped to volunteer. That's where she met Erica Alphonse, the 22-year-old mother of the five children, ages 3 to 8. She's 22. She has five children. Do the math. No mention of a baby daddy. (Keep in mind that we only have one side of the story, so far.) So Rhonda took the family into her home. She cared for the children and apparently opened up bank accounts for them. The mother, Erica Alphonse, was described by Rhonda as a "neglectful mother who often went for weeks without seeing her children."

Something happened recently that caused Rhonda to take the kids and run away. Rhonda's daughter said the incident had to do with money. She says that Erica knew the children had bank accounts ... she had been stealing bank statements ... and demanded her right to the money. When Rhonda refused, Erica apparently pulled a knife on her. Then Erica said that her boyfriend would be coming to "take care of us." This is when Rhonda packed up the kids and left.

Now Rhonda has been arrested and charged with five counts of kidnapping. The children have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Ah, yes. Child Abductive Services! Those paragons of virtue who tend to miss incidents of actual, you know, abuse, and sometimes (far too often) place at-risk children with people who (oopsie!) kill them.

But only the STATE is qualified to handle these situations, don'tcha know!

Ms. Tavey is now charged with five counts of kidnapping. And we're supposed to believe this is justice.

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