Friday, March 09, 2018

Brave man speaking out against laws ruining men's lives

An email from Bettina Arndt (

I want to introduce you all to a good friend, Augusto Zimmermann. Some of you may know him from his speech at the International Men’s Issues Conference last year (ICMI 2017

Augusto is a former Law Reform Commissioner for Western Australia. He’s a professor, an academic lawyer who has won many awards for his research and teaching. He spent ten years at Murdoch University, including a period as Associate Dean of the law school.

For the last few years this brave man has been speaking out against changes to the domestic violence laws in his state and also the role of AVO’s in family law battles.

Late last year he left Murdoch after finding himself increasingly uncomfortable about the feminist agenda being promoted in the law school. The new goal of the school is to promote social justice and particularly to support the role and legal standing of women. What a crazy way to train new lawyers.

My new video is a skyped chat with Augusto about all this. Here it is:

Please help me circulate this.

For those watching the video who want to learn more about the courageous stance he is taking on these issues, I will include a few links to articles he has written on domestic violence laws and family law:

Reform the Family Law Act to Protect the Innocent, Quadrant Magazine, Volume LXI, Number 11, No 541, October 2017.

The Menace of Family Violence Order, Quadrant Magazine, Volume LX, Number 10, November 2016,

Sweden finds Trump was right on immigration, gang violence

Sweden’s prime minister, who criticized President Trump last year for blaming Swedish violence on Muslim refugees, said Tuesday that he’s cracking down on immigration and gang violence to make Sweden great again.

At a White House news conference with Mr. Trump at his side, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke of his own Trump-like agenda of implementing tougher laws on immigration and crime, and of spending more money on law enforcement.

“We have our share of domestic challenges, no doubt about that,” Mr. Lofven said. “We are dealing with it every day, allocating more resources to the police, more resources to the security police, tougher laws on crime, tougher laws on terrorism.”

Not only that, he said Sweden’s crackdown on immigration and gangs is working.

“We can see some results now in our three major cities, decrease in shootings because we’re attacking the organized crime very tough,” the prime minister said. “And we’ll keep on doing that. There is no space in Sweden for organized crime. They decrease freedom for ordinary people.”

It sounded very much like Mr. Trump’s rhetoric against the MS-13 gang members that he seeks to deport in larger numbers, and his policies to limit migration from certain Muslim-majority countries until better screening is in place to weed out potential terrorists.


Court Ruling Could Banish Memorial Crosses From Arlington Cemetery
There is a very real possibility that war memorial crosses at Arlington National Cemetery could be in jeopardy, a federal judge warned in a chilling dissent to a court case involving the fate of a 90-year-old monument honoring soldiers in Bladensburg, Maryland.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revisit an October decision that declared the 90-year-old “Peace Cross” was unconstitutional because it rests on public property.

The monument is a memorial to the 49 men from Prince George’s County, Maryland, who died fighting for liberty in World War I.

The memorial, paid for by the American Legion and local citizens, consists of a large Celtic cross on a pedestal inscribed with the words “Valor,” “Endurance,” “Courage,” and “Devotion.”

The American Humanist Association, which represents a vicious gang of humanist and atheist thugs, was responsible for filing the original lawsuit.

“Government war memorials should respect all veterans, not just those from one religious group,” AHA attorney Monica Miller said. “The cross unconstitutionally endorses Christianity and favors Christian soldiers to exclusion of all others.”

That, of course, is an outright lie perpetrated by some very bad people.

The Establishment Clause actually allows monuments that include religious symbols and text to stand on public land, according to Van Orden v. Perry.

You need to understand the American Humanist Association’s ultimate goal — it wants to eradicate any public mention of Christianity. It wants to destroy the Judeo-Christian values and teachings that flavor every one of our founding documents.

It has declared war on Christians in America and it will not stop until God and Jesus and the Bible are scrubbed from the public marketplace.

Federal Judge Paul Niemeyer warned people of faith that the Bladensburg ruling could lead to the unthinkable — the removal of memorial crosses at Arlington National Cemetery.

“It … puts at risk hundreds of monuments with similar symbols standing on public grounds across the country, such as those in nearby Arlington National Cemetery, where crosses of comparable size stand in commemoration of fallen soldiers,” Judge Niemeyer wrote in his chilling dissent.

First Liberty Institute and Jones Day, the law firms representing the American Legion, vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court. And they should.

Otherwise, the atheists will be free to commandeer bulldozers and turn our war memorial across the nation into piles of rubble.


Kansas Republicans Are Standing Up to Transgender Lies, Protecting Kids From Harm

In 1856, a new political party held its convention in Philadelphia. They called themselves “Republicans.”

As violent skirmishes in “bleeding Kansas” foreshadowed civil war, the delegates took their stand, resolving that “it is both the right and the imperative duty of Congress to prohibit in the territories those twin relics of barbarism—polygamy, and slavery.”

This legacy of moral clarity and courage is the inheritance of every Republican. It was in that spirit that the delegates at this year’s State Convention of the Kansas Republican Party passed a resolution regarding human sexual identity.

The delegates at the convention affirmed “God’s design for gender as determined by biological sex and not by self-perception,” and resolved to “oppose efforts to validate transgender identity.” They declared that “public schools should not undermine the values of parents who do not agree with transgenderism; and that students have a reasonable expectation of privacy and safety at school.”

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A media frenzy then ensued, from local papers and LGBT blogs to a shamefully inaccurate editorial in The New York Times.

For the majority of Kansans, it is stunning that basic biology is now debatable, much less that to defend it is considered “undignified,” “crass,” and “hateful anti-science,” in the words of opponents of the resolution.

Just the opposite is true. In fact, the resolution affirms “the dignity of every human being, including those who identify as LGBT.” Compassion and concern for the well-being of others is what motivated the statement. There is no love in a lie.

Fellow Kansans are suffering and dying because of the lie that one’s sex is whatever a person believes it to be. The rate of attempted suicide for those who experience “gender dysphoria” is 41 percent—10 times the national average. Those who undergo “gender reassignment surgery” are 19 times more likely to commit suicide.

Children are now receiving chemical therapies that include experimental puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, despite the fact that 80 to 95 percent of children would otherwise reconcile their dysphoria with their biological sex. Men and women who have “de-transitioned” often reflect with sadness and frustration that their doctors and therapists failed to help them explore other options.

Facts like these are the reason doctors like Paul McHugh, university distinguished professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, put a stop to sex-reassignment surgeries. It’s not about bigotry or fear or “being anti-science.” Transgenderism is sexual ideology spread through shame and intimidation.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking this isn’t your problem.

Literature promoting homosexuality and transgenderism has been developed for children as young as kindergarten. (One book, “George,” received a William Allen White Children’s Book Award from Emporia State University in 2017.) Teachers and coaches are being instructed to affirm transgender identities and coerced to use a student’s “preferred pronouns.”

In 2016, parents in Derby, Kansas, were shocked to learn that their high school’s locker rooms, bathrooms, and other private facilities were to be open to students on the basis of “gender identity,” thanks to a “guidance” document issued by the Obama administration.

And just last month, a judge in Ohio revoked the parental rights of a couple who wouldn’t allow their minor child to begin sex-reassignment procedures.

We didn’t ask for this fight, but it’s here.

The rapid and widespread attention received by the Kansas GOP resolution indicates just how entrenched the lie about human sexual identity has become in a short amount of time. But it also tells of the thirst that good citizens still have for truth.

Let’s be people who have the courage and compassion to tell it.



Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

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