Saturday, December 17, 2011

IEPs, ASBOs, and Pedophobia, OH MY!

by Angela Smith

IEPs are Individualized Education Plans and are used by public schools in the United States to transfer innocent children to abusive behavior modification programs. Recently, a congressional aide told HEAL that to prevent the use of IEPs to ship children out of state would shut down the public school system. HEAL reminded the congressional aide that in 2009/2010, Senators Franken (D-MN) and Murray (D-WA) introduced S. 2800 and S. 2801 with language requiring school districts receiving federal funds to meet the needs of ALL children enrolled in those districts locally and to allow children and their families a local option whenever special needs/special education was at issue. Unfortunately, Senate Bills 2800 and 2801 did not reach the floor for a vote and did not become law.

IEPs appear to be the U.S. equivalent of the European/British ASBOs. ASBOs are Anti-Social Behavioral Orders that require no crime to be committed in order for the order to be issued by law enforcement and/or social services. If a youth "looks like trouble" and has a skateboard or punk hair-style, they can be written an ASBO. An ASBO requires them to enroll in a behavior modification program.

The problem with IEPs and ASBOs is that they violate human and civil rights. They hinder first amendment rights (US) by actively denying a child/teen their right to free speech and free expression. And, this type of oppression socializes youth to "follow orders" and "obey". This, of course, is not a value a free society can encourage nor support. And, this is why IEPs and ASBOs should be abolished as contrary to moral and humanitarian values.

Pedophobia is the fear of youth; specifically the fear of children. It is an irrational fear that has been encouraged since the civil rights and women's rights movements of the 20th century. And, the purpose is to turn family members against each other and dissolve the family unit in order to more effectively isolate and control individual citizens and members of our society. Children are the future. And, the children of today deserve for the adults of today to stand up and fight for human rights and human dignity worldwide, and in the U.S.

It is unacceptable and unnatural for parents to hate and fear their children. And, it is unacceptable that those in positions of "power" and "authority" find it "necessary" for their own sick need for control to turn family members against each other. We owe it to ourselves and to our predecessors to keep hope alive and fight for truth, justice, equality, and freedom. Our family members and friends who have served in the military and/or died in service to this country did so believing it was to preserve freedom and justice for all of us. Here's a reminder of what America Stands For:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!"

This is what we believe in and must live up to in the United States. If we do not, we will fail to achieve a "more perfect union" and may fall victim to slavery, servitude, and death. Many of our children are already victims of slavery, servitude, and death as a result of being enrolled in/transferred to behavior modification programs. Please take a stand against this for the children and for the future of the United States of America.

No comments: