Freedom Watch with Charles Payne
Fox Business Channel
August 30, 2011
Charles Payne: Charges for allegedly shooting at policemen when they came to take way her daughter. The department of human services issued an order because she took her daughter off an antipsychotic medication. Godbolbo denied ever firing a weapon. A judge dismissed the criminal charge yesterday saying there was no evidence to support them and agreeing with Godboldo’s lawyers that child services order was invalid.
Here to discuss this case from is the President of the Future of Freedom Foundation, Jacob Hornberger.
Jacob, I almost don’t know where to begin on this. You know first and foremost this kid is on an antipsychotic medication the mother obviously doesn’t want that to happen. Secondly the police come and try to forcibly take away the child. Help us understand this case.
Jacob Hornberger: Yeah, it’s an act… it’s a remarkable model of of how a parent will react when the state is trying to do something that the parent thinks is harmful to the children. This woman refused to defer to authority. It’s something that a lot of parents would never think about doing. The cops show up, they’ve got a court order commanding the woman to relinquish her 13-year-old little girl for the purpose of injecting mind-altering drugs into this child. The mother says “no I’m taking her of this junk, she’s not going to go on it and you’re not going to take her away,” and she barricades herself in her house and she says the cops aren’t going to do this. Well the cops ultimately charge this woman with resisting arrest, firing a weapon at them, barricading in her house, and refusing to obey this court order. The thing goes to court and it turns out the cops where there with an invalid court order, they didn’t even have the Judges signature on the court order. They’d gotten the clerk to just stamp the Judge’s signature on it. The Judge throws the charges out, he dismisses the gun charges, says she never fired a weapon at the police. But really it’s a model of how parents should not defer to authority under any circumstance. But especially when your child’s welfare is at stake.
Charles: Jacob it could also be a model of just how arrogant government at all levels has become and many case the police are just following a lock step with this, just thinking, “hey, I can get someone to just stamp this, this women probably doesn’t know her rights, she’ll probably hand over the kid and we’ll have, you know, all in a days work.”
Jacob: Absolutely. This is what goes on in totalitarian countries, this is what went on in the form soviet union, this is what went on in fascist Italy, this is what goes on in Burma. The police operate effectively as thugs and they are in there saying, “we don’t need to follow the law, we don’t need to follow the procedures that are established by the law, we’re gonna just come over here and seize this child because we’ve got the guns,” and this mother said “oh no you’re not gonna do that.” And the other thing, you notice Charles you know, that the Government has been waging this 30-year-old fail war on drugs and they won’t let it go, yet here they are the purveyors of drugs. They’re trying to inject these mind-altering substances in this little girl just like they do in many of the public schools, where they, where they, a kid resists authority [Charles: right] he’s bored with schools they put him on Adderall, Ritalin, they screw up his life for the rest of his life, because he did not defer to their authority in these government schools.
Charles: Jacob I say amen to that. We have over-medicated our kids and taken away all kinds of parental responsibilities. We’ve got a couple of seconds left. The ultimate message here for parents watching this show, is stand your ground, defend yourself, even when its against a big, big government that looks like you can’t beat, you know the old saying, you can’t beat city hall.
Jacob: Absolutely, and especially when they welfare of your children are concerned, that’s the for most importance not deferring to what you think the state knows about what’s best for your child or your family.
Charles: Jacob thanks very much, we appreciate it. That’s a message we needed to hear tonight. Appreciate it.
Jacob: Thank you.
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