Let's get these kids home, and then all kids unjustly taken! ALL children belong under the protective umbrella of loving parents. PLEASE remember to like and follow us on Facebook — A MIRACLE FOR TWO SISTERS
Nicholas George Winton rescued 669 children, (mostly Jewish), from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War, in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. [The most heart-rendering video of him can be seen here. IT. IS. AMAZING. ] He not only arranged for their safe passage to Britain in the most precarious of times and circumstances, but he found homes for them as well.
Governor Brewer runs the state of Arizona, and it would be a lot easier for her to save 669 kids, OR MORE! Implored for months to save the lives of, and release, the Diegel sisters, the Governor remains silent on a case that should shake her to the core both as a Governor, and as a MOTHER. The abuse and neglect of children and families in the tens of thousands by the agency for which she has unilateral control, right down to who runs it, is renowned for being so bad that she claimed it needed to be abolished. Yet little to nothing was done about the agency beyond a name change, and a new person in charge. What went on before continues uninterrupted, and she has had six years where the lives and safety of the children and families should have been paramount to someone who just this past Christmas posts this to her Facebook page:
Governor Jan Brewer December 24 at 12:30pm Merry Christmas everyone! May your Christmas be filled with family, friends, faith and freedom. (Activists proceeded to respond accordingly: Governor Jan Brewer, how can you wish for people’s Christmas to be filled with family and freedom when you refuse to grant freedom, and release all of the children in Arizona that you are holding hostage in DCS? How … just how? Do you not have children? Do you not know the love of a mother for her child? Do you not know the pain of a parent separated from their children? Do you not know the anguish of not knowing where your children are? Do you not know the terror of worrying about a child who has special medical needs which might not be met? The torture inflicted on these parents is worse than the death of a child. It is a pain and suffering that I would not wish on an enemy. .
Gov. Brewer leaves office on January 5th, and freeing the sisters would, and could be done with a 10-minute phone call, leaving a lasting legacy and faith that she was serious about changing CPS from their old, deplorable ways, and show that she actually cares about the children of Arizona. What a gesture that would be, and it could pave the way for all children, UNJUSTLY TAKEN, to go home to their loving families by giving a nod to the fact that she knows something is horribly wrong, and investigations are necessary. THAT is the only RIGHT thing to do, and there is no justifiable reason to put these children and families through the grueling torture, abuse and danger that the state of Arizona is knowingly subjecting them to! Enough evidence is already out there to validate Brewer doing this, and there is plenty more should she so much as care to LOOK.
(For those unfamiliar with Justina’s story, SEE here, or here: http://www.redstate.com/2014/04/21/justina-pelletier-rule-little-eichmanns Justina Pelletier has been taken from the custody of her parents and placed in a psychiatric facility. Somebody is nuts and it isn’t her. or here: First, Do No Harm: How We Failed Justina Pelletier … http://www.huffingtonpost.com or here: Justina Pelletier placed in permanent custody of DCF… or here: http://www.theblaze.com/news/justina-pelletier “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents… or here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2510404 or here: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/28/justina–pelletiers-law-would-stop… or here: canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/64621 Justina Pelletier Tells Her Story on Capital Hill,…Justina received a standing ovation, …) or here:
Summary: The respective states for both Justina, and the Diegel Sisters took over all medical care and decisions for these children, and as is allowed under Federal Law, children in state custody may be used for research and drug trials without their, or their parents’ consent. In both cases the parents were not allowed any input, or medical records during their children’s captivity. In both cases, the parents and children were restricted to once a week, supervised visits, which were tightly controlled as to what they were allowed to discuss, or do in those one-hour visits. In both cases, the children were abruptly pulled off medical treatments that were previously prescribed as vital to their health, including critical vitamins and/or nutrition. Justina would spend the next 16 months under state custody, and the Diegel Sisters were taken during that time, and are still in captivity. Ironically, this was when the real abuse, in state custody, began in both cases.
Through Boston Children’s, DCF would charge the Pelletiers with “medical abuse” for following the diagnosis and treatment prescribed by Tufts Medical experts. Through Phoenix Children’s, DCS would charge the Diegels with “medical abuse” for following diagnosis and treatment prescribed by the very doctor who claimed the medical abuse against them!
Lou Pelletier “It’s David against Goliath. I am fighting the DCF and Harvard University – and their pockets are deeper than mine.”
Both the Justina and Diegel Sisters cases were similar in that BOTH were medically kidnapped from children’s hospitals. Both had parents accused of medical abuse, (which is basically the go to accusation to kidnap children over medical disputes). Both have rare genetic diseases, and serious GI issues. Both have been labeled with mitochondrial disease. Both required alternative methods to obtain proper nourishment. Both had Cecostemies. Both are suspected of being involved in research studies. Both had/have visible signs and documented proof of abuse under the states’ care. Both had/have failing health under state care. Both had/have UNCONSTITUTIONAL gag orders on them. Both parents violated those gag orders to save their children. Both had/have Governors that remained silent while serious, likely permanent abuses occurred, and both Governors had announced their intentions not to run for Governor another term.
And so the similarities continue between the two cases though the Governors of the states involved have staggering differences. Gov. Patrick is from one of the bluest states in the country, and the state-run by Gov. Brewer is very red. The Arizona Governor has a reputation of standing up to the President, and the Massachusetts Governor has the reputation of being “mini me”, (a phrase coined for being a miniature of, or President Obama “wanna be”).
No one expects child abuse, or kidnapping to be partisan, and yet, those who railed against Justina’s captivity and demanded her freedom were almost exclusively from the right side of the aisle. MA Reps Lyons and Lombardo were the two most outspoken legislators, (Republicans in a sea of Democrats), that did everything from filing a bi-partisan Resolution to free Justina, (Pelletier Resolution As Filed), to attending vigils, rallies, and, in fact, were the ones who spearheaded the event at the Massachusetts State House when Justina’s father spoke at a hearing the entire legislature was invited to attend. (LEFT: The lonely, outnumbered Republicans, Lombardo, Lyons, O’Connell, Diehl – from left to right – speaking out for Justina at a rally in front of the statehouse).
There is a certain irony that such a similar cause, so championed by the Right in one of the bluest states, would be so ignored in a state with so many Republicans, but partisanship should play no role what-so-ever when it comes to the concern and safety for our most vulnerable. In this video, Lyons makes a powerful speech on the floor of the house for Justina/parental and human rights that no parent/freedom loving/Constitution respecting person, all of which Brewer claims to be, should not embrace.
Until Patrick was cornered (see below) he maintained “it is in the courts”, and that he had no jurisdiction over “judges’ decisions”. Brewer, on the other hand, remained silent on anything to do with this state sanctioned kidnapping of young, medically fragile girls known to be in danger, and being abused in state custody. It is well-known, however, the corner office oversees the agencies that promulgate the false accusations and misinformation that take children into state custody, and advance these cases in the court. And those agencies are under the Executive Branch. The public needs a more acute awareness that it is the embattled child protection agencies across the country that drag these cases through the courts, not the other way around. Therefore, “it’s in the courts”, just doesn’t fly. The ultimate control of such is from the Executive Branch, i.e., the Governor’s Office, that has the complete ability to fix what’s broken, and send innocent children home that are being treated worse than prisoners who have actually committed crimes. It was ultimately, and long months of resisting the mounting public pressure, that the Massachusetts Governor finally did say the words that Justina should be sent home, and then took the action that lead to her being set free. (Unfortunately it was long after Justina’s health had deteriorated to where she may never recover, and nothing will ever compensate for the holidays, birthdays, and time missed!)
In but another similarity in the Diegel and Justina cases, one month before JUSTINA’s kidnapping by the state by the State of Massachusetts, John Polanowicz was sworn in as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) by Governor Deval Patrick, (January 22, 2013). His predecessor, also a Patrick appointee, stepped down in the wake of some high-profile crises. Similarly, Charles Flanagan was appointed by Governor Brewer to take over Arizona’s failing agency, and the sisters were kidnapped just prior to that. Polanowicz committed to empower and support all children, and families across the Commonwealth. Flanagan claimed to have implemented an “open door/open phone/open e-mail policy” without fear of retaliation or retribution, welcome ideas, suggestions and concerns, and collaborate on efforts to create the best possible child safety system.” So far we have seen no indication that anything has changed in either agency, though at least Justina was sent home.
Both Flanagan and Polanowisz are part of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of Government, and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. It is inexcusable, and unacceptable for any Governor to claim they cannot help. Very much damage, emotionally, physically, medically, and financially, was suffered by the Pelletiers, and prayers are still needed as Justina just barely made it home this Christmas, being hospitalized for several months this year due to what is very likely the severe mistreatment, and lack thereof, in her 16-month captivity in state care in Massachusetts. She was imprisoned and denied her family last Christmas, just as the Diegel sisters were this past Christmas. There is no lack of evidence that the Diegel children are in danger, and suffering greatly under the state’s care, not to mention the barbaric practice of denying not just these families unbridled visits with their sick children when they most want their families love and comfort to get through their literal and physical fears and pain, but to outright steel and deprive these children and families of Christmas.
There is no chance of this happening as the mother has not seen her daughters since last August, and their sibling has not seen them since they were taken in April! PLEASE WATCH: In new video, Justina Pelletier begs to go home by WCVB Channel 5 Boston
and then – Justina Pelletier Finally Gets to Go Home – AOL On Justina Pelletier returned home after a bitter custody battle between her family, doctors and the state of MA…
No human beings in the United States of America can stand by idle while these atrocities are committed against families, especially when a 10 minute phone call can get these girls home where they belong, just as Patrick’s intervention finally did with Justina.
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