Obama administration, Congress quietly let school security funds lapse

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Subject: Re: Obama administration, Congress quietly let school security funds laps

In California, please find below, some of the services for which we pay that are included within the county administrative responsibility.  The county boards of supervisors are accountable for this administration.  The county boards of supervisors are responsible for the safety and the security of the residents within the respective county.  And as the executive branch of county government, just as in the role of the president, the county supervisors are responsible to the people to ensure their Constitutional protections are provided and all laws within that jurisdiction are enforced.
I suspect a similar set of circumstances exists in all 3100 counties across this nation, where county administrations have not as yet been replaced by the regional corporate scenario many states are attempting to impose to rid themselves of control of the voter by eliminating elected officials.
As I see it, while the sovereign states are responsible for protecting their inhabitants from over reaching tyranny from a de facto government like the one under the control of the Obama administration,  it is the executive branch, the county supervisors, within the county administration who have the direct responsibility to protect lawful county residents.
The following series of video clips demonstrates to me how supervisors in Orange County, Ca. are desperately attempting to misinform the public with respect to their accountability.  The board of supervisors, as the executive branch of county government is totally accountable for enforcing all laws in the county.  To suggest they have no administrative authority over any other parts of the county administrative apparatus is a blatant distortion of fact.  By virtue of the balance of powers, each branch of government must exercise supervision over each other to insure proper Constitutionality of government.
Now watch them wiggle and squirm in their attempt to avoid culpability.
Before jumping to any conclusions though, people need to do their own investigating to make sure these matters are in effect within their own areas.
Thanks to:  “F.William Houraney” <fwh@gloog.us> for the heads up on following video.

Public Health and Welfare

Who provides medical services for indigent people (those who cannot pay)?
Pursuant to statutory mandate, counties provide medical services for medically indigent people. The system of indigent medical care varies from county to county and may involve county hospitals and clinics, contracts with private hospitals and clinics or a mixture of both public and private facilities. Some small counties contract with the state for provision of indigent medical care services in a system similar to Medi-Cal.
What is the function of a county public health department?
County public health departments provide an array of services for people of all ages, including emergency medical services, infectious disease control, immunizations, public health labs, drug and alcohol abuse prevention/intervention/treatment, tobacco education, child health screenings/treatment, dental services, home health services, family planning, perinatal services, special services for seniors, AIDS testing/ counseling/ education and vital statistics.
Environmental health, air pollution control and animal control are county responsibilities and may be included in the health department.
Who administers welfare programs mandated by state and federal law?
A major responsibility of the supervisors is the administration of welfare programs mandated by state and federal law. Before 1991, funding for these programs was largely provided by the state. In 1991, landmark legislation was passed by the legislature which shifted responsibility and funding for health, mental health and various social services programs from the state to counties. Each year, 40 percent of county expenditures is for public assistance. County welfare departments administer programs overseen by the state Health and Welfare Agency. These departments determine eligibility and benefits in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Medi-Cal and Food Stamp programs. County welfare departments also deliver social services to eligible persons in need of child care, family planning, health and homemaker services. They offer protective services to adults and children and are required to provide such services as foster care to children in danger of abuse and exploitation. Welfare departments also license care facilities and provide information and referral to anyone regardless of eligibility. In addition to mandated programs, some counties also provide emergency housing, legal assistance, sustenance programs and adoption services.
What is the general relief program for financial aid to needy individuals?
All counties are required to administer a general relief program that gives financial aid to needy individuals who are not served by established state and federal programs. Counties receive federal and state funds for support of many programs but each county must fund its own general relief program.

On Dec 16, 2012, at 5:06 AM, Steve  wrote:
“Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program, let school violence prevention programs lapse.

“UPDATED 23:43 PM EST, December 14, 2012 | By John Solomon and Kimberly Dvora”

“Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse.”

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“White House officials did not return repeated calls and emails Friday night seeking comment on the administration’s rationale for letting the programs lapse.”

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/washingtons-school-security-failure

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As always, there is disagreement, for instance:

“Seriously? Parents and school admins, who are responsible for their children in their schools in their communities, can’t figure out how to keep children safe in school without running to “daddy” for ‘money’? Give me a break. I recall a time in ancient history when the men in town protected the women and children. They didn’t sit around and wait for a government hundreds of miles away to protect them. Well, Americans everywhere better start learning to take care of their own without DEPENDING on some unqualified sociopath bureaucrat, who spent the country into $16 TRILLION in DEBT, to “do something!” –Katii Blood

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Why do we so often think in terms of extremes without exploring middle grounds?  Computers operate most fundamentally at the 0/1, on/off level; our brains may do the same, for all I know.  But computers are nonetheless capable of using fuzzy logic, as we do … whether or not we know it.

There is nothing wrong with defining extreme positions unless we refuse to examine those and to integrate them into rational syntheses that make good societal sense.   In this case it seems to me that we need both top-down and bottom-up – not “I’m right, you’re wrong” — thinking and cooperation.

But

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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

    • This was written by Franklin, within quotation marks but is generally accepted as his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, as published in Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin (1818). A variant of this was published as:
      • Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
        • This was used as a motto on the title page of An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania. (1759); the book was published by Franklin; its author was Richard Jackson, but Franklin did claim responsibility for some small excerpts that were used in it.
    • An earlier variant by Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanack (1738): “Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
    • Many paraphrased derivatives of this have often become attributed to Franklin:
      • They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
        They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
        Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
        He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
        He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
        People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.
        If we restrict liberty to attain security we will lose them both.
        Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
        He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.
        Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.
        Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.

     http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin
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beware the potential sacrifice of your liberty to exercise personal responsibilities, in favor of surrendering powers of personal authority to others who actually are incapable of acting effectively when the chips are down … no matter how well intentioned those others may be.

Thanks, Helen.

-Steve-


Teri