Parents Muzzled - Letter to Editor
I read with disbelief the decision by the Texas Supreme Court to allow supervised contact between Katie Wernecke and her father with the provision he not attempt to discourage her from taking the prescribed treatments for Hodgkin's disease.
In other words, "Don't express any opinions that are contrary to the revolution, or you will be sent to the gulag and not be allowed to see your daughter."
I would encourage the justices to go down to the nearest library, and check out a book on the U.S. government containing a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.
In the section titles "Amendments," find Number One, and read it. Number One is commonly referred to as freedom of speech.
It is time to turn out the lights and close the door on America if the goverment can tell you what you can and cannot say to your children.
I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to Katie and her family for the injustice, cruelty, and complete lack of compassion the court system and Child Protective Services has shown in this matter.
There is no greater crime against humanity than that of cruelty to a child.
Jimmy L. Laurence