Joann Bashinsky was well-known for her selfless generosity and philanthropy. She was heiress to the sizable Golden Flake potato chips fortune. She had fame, fortune, friends, and a good heart. Yet, none of that was enough to protect her from becoming still another victim of elder abuse via the manipulation of guardianship and conservatorship laws. Sadly, she spent her final year and a half on earth fighting a fierce battle for the simplest thing — control over her own life. Continue reading Joann Bashinsky Golden Flake Heiress – Her Legacy: Stop Guardianship Abuse
History books will record January 6, 2021, as a day unlike any other before or since. I was there, in Washington DC. I heard President Donald J. Trump’s speech, and I walked to the Capitol with throngs of people. At the time, many of us were unaware that this was any more than another march or patriotic rally. Like the rest of the world, I was horrified later at the news that there was violence at the Capitol resulting in injuries and death. That was not why I went to DC. Nor was it the reason that any other person that I personally know went. This is not who we are. Continue reading Violence At the Capitol – This Is Not Who We Are
In this summer of riots and lockdowns, President Donald Trump has yet again kept his inaugural promise of remembering “the forgotten man.” While the media has kept the world’s focus on dividing and isolating us, President Donald J. Trump has issued an executive order which will have a huge impact on people that have been forced into shadows and ignored by the mainstream media – families who are involved with the child welfare system.
Without fanfare, President Trump issued an “Executive Order on Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children” on June 24, 2020. Family Rights Advocate and attorney Connie Reguli joined host Sallie Elkordy and I last week to discuss the far-reaching ramifications of the historic order for families and children. Continue reading Trump Signs Executive Order on Child Welfare – Huge News for Families
Families Matter. Children deserve to have a relationship with both parents. American families are being separated, by family courts and Child Protective Services. Defund ASFA and Title IV-D. Stop medical kidnapping. Stop destroying families. Our children are not for sale.
These are just a few of the messages that numerous family rights groups brought to Washington DC last week in a concert, rally, and many meetings with legislators and legislative aides. They are many groups, representing millions of Americans, but the basic message is the same – our children matter, and they need their families. Continue reading “Our Children Are Not For Sale” – Groups Advocate for Families in Washington, DC
The numbers do not add up. There are more children adopted out of foster care to non-family members than there are “substantiated” allegations of abuse or neglect against the parents. The data calls into question the entire rationale that has been given for funding adoptions from foster care. Continue reading Adoption From Foster Care – Is it More About the Money Than the Kids?
“She’s gone.” The call came in Monday from Nancy Scott regarding her mother, Marian Leonard, who had been taken from her family and placed onto hospice care against her will. Nancy was in tears when she told me that her mother died on Saturday, August 24, but nobody bothered to notify her until Monday.
She died alone.
When Nancy called to tell me of her mother’s death, she made this chilling statement:
“They’ve gotten by so far with literally committing murder.” Continue reading “They’ve Killed Her” – Retired Alabama Schoolteacher Dies under State Guardianship
The admission sounded like something out of “Logan’s Run” or other dystopian sci-fi movie, not an explanation one would expect to hear from legal associates. Nancy Scott and others who joined her in a peaceful prayer vigil for her mother’s life on Tuesday, August 20, were stunned when representatives from the court-appointed guardian’s office explained that the reason that retired Alabama schoolteacher Marian Leonard was on hospice was because she was old.
103. Is that the age where it is considered “too old” to live on one’s own terms? Is that the age that Constitutional and human rights cease to exist? Continue reading Old Age Seen as Justification for Forcing Woman onto Hospice
All that Nancy Scott has wanted was for her mother, retired Alabama schoolteacher Marian Leonard, to be able to live out her final years surrounded by the love and support of her family. Nancy never dreamed that such a simple wish could be thwarted by lawyers and judges and doctors. Now, it appears that time has run out for her to get her mother closer to her home in the Wiregrass area of southern Alabama. Continue reading Daughter of Retired Alabama Schoolteacher: “They’re Killing My Mother”
UPDATE: Connie Reguli has been released on her own recognizance. We are waiting for the mother to be released; she had to pay $1000 bond. See livestreams on the Real News Spark Facebook page – internet was spotty, so the … Continue reading Family Rights Attorney and Mother Arrested in Tennessee – Video
Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights
Attorney Connie Reguli of Brentwood, Tennessee, is known for being an outspoken warrior who fights legally on behalf of families who are dealing with Child Protective Services. Now, she is being arrested after trying to help a parent secure due process.
She will be turning herself in to the Brentwood Police Department on Wednesday morning. Continue reading Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights