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A Valuable Lesson

First aid

by Shorty Dawkins

A valuable lesson can be learned from a law that was recently enacted in Turkey. The following is a brief article from PressTV that is very telling. First the article, then the lesson.

From PressTV.

A controversial medical aid law has come into force in Turkey, criminalizing the provision of emergency first aid without government authorization.

The law took effect on Saturday, one day after the bill was signed into law by President Abdullah Gul.

Under the law, those convicted could face a three-year jail term or a fine of up to nearly USD 1 million.

The move has sparked an outcry from human rights activities fearing that the law could be used by police to intimidate medics treating protesters injured in anti-government demonstrations — like those that rocked Turkey in 2013.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has described the law as another attempt by the government of Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan to silent dissent.

“Passing a bill that criminalizes emergency care and punishes those who care for injured protesters is part of the Turkish government’s relentless effort to silence any opposing voices,” said PHR senior medical advisor, Vincent Iacopino, who added, “This kind of targeting of the medical community is not only repugnant, but puts everyone’s health at risk.”

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Anand Grover, said days before the law came into effect that if adopted, “it will have a chilling effect on the availability and accessibility of emergency medical care in a country prone to natural disasters and a democracy that is not immune from demonstrations.”

During the nationwide protests of 2013, the Turkish doctors’ association repeatedly accused government forces of preventing medics from treating injured people.

Six people died and some 8,000 others were injured in clashes between police and anti-government protesters last year. {end of PressTV article.}

Now the lesson.

Turkey has been rocked by massive demonstrations. Thousands have been injured and six have died in the sometimes violent demonstrations. The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Erdogan. What is his response? He has stated he will not resign. He will stay in power.

The law concerning not giving first aid unless authorized by the government, and the severity of the punishment, can have no purpose other than to stifle dissent. It certainly makes no sense from a humanitarian position. This is an extreme example of those in power doing anything to remain in power. This is what politicians, Parties, dictators, and thugs do. Their goal is to attain enough power to keep them in place, regardless of the will of the people. Turkey is presumed to be a democratic nation, however, just as Obama is busy ruling by decree, with his Executive Orders, Erdogan, and those holding power in Turkey, are putting the squeeze on dissent.

For those who still hold the belief that government is good and cares for the general populace, what has happened in Turkey should be an eye-opener. I say should be because many will still blindly believe in government’s benevolence, though experience always, in the end, shows otherwise.

Our founders wrote a Constitution that was an attempt to limit the power of the General Government, (Federal government), because they recognized the abuse of power that would ensue, if left unchecked. Throughout the late nineteenth and the whole of the twentieth centuries, there has been a concerted effort to undermine the Constitution. Those who proclaim the Constitution is out-dated, are the ones seeking to undermine it and make it irrelevant. If government is to be kept in control, the separation of powers must be upheld. It is not just the separation of powers within the Federal Government that must be upheld, it is also the separation of powers delineated in the Constitution between the States and the Federal government. The powers granted to the Federal Government in the compact of the States which formed it must be adhered to.

Tyranny comes in many guises. It is up to us to recognize it, and to deal with it.

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2 comments

  1. “Our founders wrote a Constitution that was an attempt to limit the power of the General Government, (Federal government), because they recognized the abuse of power that would ensue, if left unchecked.”

    It is OUR fault that we let them – disagreeing with the word “attempt”. We allowed those who were under a LAWFULLY required oath, under a lawful contract that they agreed to before occupying a position within our federal (or even within our state governments) government to not keep the oath. WE DID NOT ENFORCE THE US CONSTITUTION AS IS OUR LAWFUL DUTY. We still are not enforcing it. THAT is the problem here now. Like telling a child “no, no, no, no, no; yet letting them get by with being disobedient is exactly how those treasonous, criminal, power-hungry “representatives” have gotten away with, and are STILL getting away with destroying our nation, our lives, even our livelihood – YES it was, and still is, deliberate.

    It is still NOT being kept by many who say they support it, too many.

    How many judges have been removed because they are using FOREIGN LAW and PRECEDENT with no basis in the US Constitution? This says that they are “bound” to support the US Constitution, that it and all that is IN PURSUANCE THEREOF it is the supreme LAW of this land. Everything else is just “color of law”, PRETEND LAWS created by those in official places without any basis of lawfulness to them.

    Article. VI, This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

    We have a person sitting in the white house pretending to be a US president when he never was even a LAWFUL presidential candidate:

    The 2008 Democratic Nominating Committee (DNC) document did not include language stating that Obama was qualified to be a candidate. The 2008 Republican Nominating Committee (RNC) document did, as is normal. This shows that the DNC knew that Obama was not qualified, or why change the form? REALLY, why else change the form?

    Plus a jury in South Bend, Indiana found that election fraud put BOTH President Obama and Hillary Clinton running as presidential candidates on the primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.

    Election fraud has happened in all the states – dump all machine voting.

    Obama was NOT from the USA and Tammy Duckworth (cannot remember what state she “represented”) knew it and kept quiet. It was in MULTIPLE newspapers when he was first running for office and many of us had copies. He is a criminal with stolen ID, a felony. Yes, “LAW ENFORCEMENT” know about it, they did the proving of the “documents”, yet what has been done.

    It is hard to believe in anyone today who declares that they stand for the republic when they do NOT keep their oath. Judges can be removed by the people as trained militia who are charged with defending and implementing the US Constitution and the Constitution’s of each state. True, there are not as many “organized Militia” but that can be fixed, NEEDS to be fixed. Cops and military all assisted in destroying our nation, MOST unknowingly because they did not bother to read the highest laws of our land the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution. Now is the time to make amends for your unwilling assistance in that evil endeavor. Start pressing charges, start making arrests, train each state’s lawful Militia. Don’t make it worse by ignoring your lawful duty, the oath did not stop when you retired, left or were discharged.

    Who am I? I was your boss, now I am just another American who is fighting until they murder me for this nation, MY LEGITIMATE government, our country in every way I can. I will not say I am sorry if I offended anyone. I am not because every time you did an unwarranted search, a no knock, spied without a LAWFUL warrant, did not turn in a “dirty” cop, did not turn in a “dirty” judge because it made it easier for you to do an UNLAWFUL job, every time an unlawful order was obeyed, a “dirty” soldier got by with unlawful acts, a “dirty” officer got by with giving unlawful orders, a LAWFUL whistle blower was unlawfully arraigned in a military of civil court and unlawfully jailed for telling the people about CRIMES committed by the government – both federal and civil, by the military YOU assisted in this what is going on today, assisted in the destruction of our nation.

    Every time we let a judge get by with unlawful and bad behaviour while on the bench, TSA get by with all of their unlawful and treasonous acts against the US people, etc WE ASSIST IN OUR OWN DESTRUCTION.

    Charge, arrest, prosecute under judges who use “Good Behaviour”.

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