Sociological Strip Search Bill Is Back Again

This bill is like herpes. It keeps coming back.  We’ve been fighting it since June of 2011.

The state legislature is once again looking to authorize public schools to interrogate your children about private family matters and your political views.  The IRS, NSA , TSA and Drones can’t catch everything.  The government needs school children to spy on their families too. If the schools can get the information from the kids, the federal government sends money.

Assembly Bill A2421 is up for a vote before the full Assembly this afternoon.  Call or email you legislators now, right now, and tell them to vote NO.  Call or email Governor Christie and ask that he veto the bill if it passes and gets to him.  It has already passed the Senate.

The original bill would have removed a requirement that parents provide written consent before schools can ask students questions like this:

(1) political affiliations;

(2) mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student or the student’s family;

(3) sexual behavior and attitudes;

(4) illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;

(5) critical appraisals of other individuals with whom a respondent has a close family relationship;

(6) legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;

(7) income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under a program; or

(8) social security number.

If this bill become law, schools will simply have to notify parents that the survey will take place.  No written consent for their children to participate “voluntarily” will be required.

In an effort to thwart opposition, the sponsors have proposed amending the bill to remove questions about political affiliation, sexual behavior/attitudes and social security number from authorized questions.  The amendment would also prohibit the intrusive information collected from being used for marketing or other commercial purposes “not related to education” (drive a truck through that loop hole).  The amendment makes the bill no less dangerous or objectionable.

GET WRITTEN PARENTAL CONSENT.  Educators get that consent for field trips, etc.  The argument that it is too difficult to get for intrusive survey is bull.’ Assuming” that parents are just not paying attention is as disingenuous the telemarketer assuming you will love that ginzu knife they’re giving you for a ‘free trial.’

The proponents of the bill want to allow schools to employ a scamming tactic referred to as “negative consent.”  That’s the technique that telemarketers use when they offer you a product or service for “free” for 30 days.  If you don’t take affirmative action to cancel the “free trial” your credit card is charged monthly until you catch up with the scammers and cancel.

Our ongoing thanks to Carolee Adams, President of the Eagle Forum of New Jersey, for fighting this government intrusion into our personal lives, and for keeping us informed.

 

Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Sociological Strip Search Bill Is Back Again”

  1. This is an said at 8:44 pm on June 21st, 2013:

    entirely Democrat sponsored bill. It’s trouble.

  2. Joe Foster said at 12:39 pm on June 23rd, 2013:

    Why should we be surprised!? Since this country embraced the Hegelian model of public education (same as espoused by Nazis Germany and Stalinist Russia) under then president Kennedy, education of our children has taken a backseat to indoctrination by the state and the soon to be realized complete disintegration of the family. Even now there are Democrat pundits that are saying that our children really belong to the state. Is there a correlation between those now populist statements and the bill being discussed here? I say, there is not.

    Now that Statists and their slavish followers are firmly entrenched and in control of just about every aspect of our lives, from the local, County, State and Federal levels, we are reaping what we have sewn that being the loss of control of our own families and destinies. Are we happy yet?

    Public education has become little more than an extension of an encroaching, tyrannical government, exercising its ever increasing oversight and effect on our lives.

    Historically, as happened in Soviet Russia and Nazis Germany, the school children were commissioned by the authorities using the schools structure, to spy on family and friends, turning those who did not support the government party line into the authorities for the good of the “State”. Sounds pretty Orwellian to me, what about you?

    Under the Obama administration along with multitudes of willing (knowledgeable or not) fellow travelers and public officials, elected or appointed, our freedoms are rapidly disappearing. Truth be told, they have not been stolen from us but rather because of our lack of attention and/or caring, we have willingly given them away without hardly a thought. Shame on us!

    Now, because of laziness on our part, we are finding ourselves sliding into a quagmire of serfdom where no rational person should want to go. Freedom once willingly given away can rarely be restored and yes, we are our own worst enemies.

    Our elected officials who keep “compromising” away our hard earned freedoms only represent we the people and our inherent lack of interest. We have had it easy for too long, now when discernment is desperately needed, it is no ware to be found generally speaking.

    So, if we are truly concerned about the liberties that our so-called “Crony Capitalist/Socialist” education system are taking with our children and families, we have only ourselves to blame because we tacitly accepted the judgement of the academic, government and corporate elites who have designed these freedom killing programs to start with. So we sacrifice our children for the “collective” good. How Fabian!!

    Now at this late hour and thanks to the scandals breaking out in Washington with this administration along with our paternalistic Nanny state government, we should truly be worried……

  3. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Sociological Strip Search Bill Passes Assembly, Scheduled For Senate Vote Today said at 9:15 am on June 24th, 2013:

    […] emails, they will have the questionnaires your children fill out in school to fall back on, if the Sociological Strip Search bill passes, as amended by the Assembly last week, and is signed into law by Governor […]