Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage Sponsors The First Amendment Right of Citizens to Petition Their Government | Eastern North Carolina Now

Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage attempts to understand the heart of the matter: Above.    Screenshot

    On Monday, May 6, 2024, at the Beaufort County Commissioners' general meeting, Commissioner Stan Deatherage sponsored the Constitutional right of a Beaufort County citizen "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." In this particular instance, Beaufort County Citizen Jessica Jones did request her First Amendment guaranteed right to address the Beaufort County Commissioners at their monthly general meeting. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees all United States of America citizen's the right to seek "redress" as to where and when it can be sufficiently provided by agents sworn to defend that paramount document.

    Beaufort County Citizen Jones is a not only a citizen of this County, but moreover, she is a citizen of our Constitutional Republic, and, therefore, deserves that guaranteed right to speak before her elected local governing body providing that an elected member of that supreme body politic sponsors that constitutional right, and Commissioner Deatherage did choose to sponsor Citizen Jones in her endeavor to seek "a redress of grievances."

    At the heart of this matter levied before the County Commissioners is Ms Jones sincere desire to have her 3 birth children returned to her by the Beaufort County Department of Social Services (BC DSS), who are alleged to have been taken from her because of an issue of truancy as decided by the Beaufort County Schools then turned over to BC DSS.

    Commissioner Deatherage stated: "Irrespective of who is right or wrong within the substance of this issue of The System wresting control of children from their birth mother, in this instance Jessica Jones, I will always follow the dictates of the Constitution of United States of America, a document I am sworn defend many times over, and I will move 'political heaven and earth' to avail all of these guaranteed rights to those citizens of Beaufort County that I have long represented as is my charge to do so."
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( May 19th, 2024 @ 9:02 am )
The letters "SS" seems to be pivotal in the way the DSS child protective services works, just like the old Nazi SS. It is not just North Carolina where these storm troopers are a threat to family and liberty. Take this case out of Georgia:

They don't get proper, fair, objective oversight in our judicial system now, and that is badly needed.
Big Bob said:
( May 13th, 2024 @ 2:24 pm )
Pretty sure it's wealth.
( May 13th, 2024 @ 2:13 pm )
The two tier justice system these days is based on politics, not wealth, and that is a huge threat to democracy.

When DSS snatches three children on this piddling little excuse, they are a threat to our liberty and need to be chopped down to size.

It is my understanding that in these type cases, if parents do not have the money for an attorney, they can get a court appointed attorney. This young lady should try to get one if she cannot afford her own.
Big Bob said:
( May 13th, 2024 @ 12:34 pm )
Ah - now that describes the 2 tiered judicial system to a tee. A billionaire and a poor BC woman. Thank you for admitting to what I have said all along. Trumps as every advantage in court. If he loses, its no him.
( May 13th, 2024 @ 11:58 am )
Van Zant: The truth of the matter is if one cannot afford an attorney, then one is a slave to the system, and "The System" has a great propensity to be corrupt.

I know that to be true. I see corruption often, with a first hand view at this local level here in Beaufort County, and until the citizens of Beaufort County can find the core values to elect enough wise, intelligent, honest and uncorruptible fellow local leaders, I will be powerless to lead that change to the political light of honest government from top to bottom.
Big Bob said:
( May 13th, 2024 @ 10:22 am )
DSS is an important safety net. As usual, MAGA attempts to destroy it too.

MAGA - unfit to govern
( May 12th, 2024 @ 6:01 pm )
This sad saga that this young woman faces reminds me of President Reagan's comment that the scariest words in the English language are "I am from the government and I am here to help you." Government's power to take our children should be very, very restricted, and this case seems like a major abuse by government of this family's rights. It appears the Beaufort County Schools colluded with DSS on this overreach.
Van Zant said:
( May 12th, 2024 @ 8:40 am )
I agree this young lady needs an attorney.
Big Bob said:
( May 10th, 2024 @ 11:49 pm )
( May 10th, 2024 @ 10:45 am )
Somebody who went through this nightmare resulting from malicious complaints from a neighbor who was feuding with them, commented to me that is was far more scary to have the DSS gestapo at the door than even having the IRS goons at your door.

This Jones case does not make sense and clearly shows government overrach. If children were being beaten or otherwise abused, it would make sense to get them out of the home temporarily so a quick hearing could be held to look into the facts. But nothing even close to that happened in this case. Two children had very good school attendance, so why were they taken out of the home at all? Since the problem, which was not that bad in itself, only applied to one child, why were not some approriate questions asked then before taking this drastic action which I am sure would be as stressful on the children as physical abuse, but here was inflicted by DSS on these children.

Our DSS and our school system BOTH have some 'splainin' to do.
( May 10th, 2024 @ 6:48 am )
It sounds like Ms. Jones is having her rights trampled by DSS. Why did they not provide paperwork when they took the children? Why has there apparently not been a court hearing set? Why did the schools and DSS take this drastic action without apparently much investigation? Why did they take the two children who were not truant? Somebody needs to investigate Beaufort County DSS, and it sounds like they will throw up "confidentiality" to keep the commissioners from doing so. Can Ms. Jones, as the aggrieved party waive confidentiality? I wonder if state DSS could be called in? But then one social worker is probably going to whitewash things for another social worker. However it is done, it appears Beaufort County DSS needs a very thorough investigation as they pose a clear and present danger to the liberty of our citizens as long as they are allowed to run amok like this.

This is way too much power for DSS to have over our families, and there needs to be some neutral group which can investigate tham when they get out of hand like this. The sanctity of our familites is a cornerstone of American liberty.
Big Bob said:
( May 9th, 2024 @ 6:17 pm )
Just passing along some good advice.
As the saying goes: fools rush in.....

Peace out
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