Dave Hodges

December 12, 2013

The Common Sense Show


Who owns your children? Who determines your child’s fate? Who decides what your child will wear, eat and what they will believe? It costs hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to raise a child. Parents make unbelievable financial sacrifices to raise a child as they plan for their future. Parents go through unbelievable heartache in their role as a parent as we rise and fall with our children’s accomplishments and setbacks. Parents rejoice when their child takes their first step or speaks their first word. Parents are forced to forsake the follies of their young adulthood in order to provide for their child. Parents agonize when their child is sad. And God forbid, a parent’s life effectively ends when they lose a child.

With all the tribulations it takes to raise a child, there should be no question that the final authority to raise a child rests with the parents. The ultimate authority over a child, resides with the parents. The Bible clearly tells the parents that they are in charge of your children with the following admonishment:

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”.

Ephesians 6:1-2

Please note that the Ephesians verse does not command children to honor thy President, or honor thy TSA, nor do the scriptures command children to honor the CPS, DHS and FEMA. When one examines the natural order of things, it is clear parents are to be clearly in control of their children.

Our Twisted Society Has Usurped Parental Authority

It feels as if every element of our society is conspiring to undermine the authority that parents have over their children. Melissa Harris-Perry speaks clearly to this fact with the following statements made on MSNBC.


Harris-Perry’s despicable comments should have been a wake-up call to America as to the character and the intentions underlying our elite ruling class.

Where Is the Outrage?

Less than 10% of Americans stand up to tyranny on a daily basis. I estimate that about half of the country is acting like they are dumber than a box of rocks and are content to simply live in ignorant bliss for as long as it is possible to do so. No issue is too big to fight for. It doesn’t matter is if it’s voter fraud, the CIA trafficking in drugs, the obliteration of individual liberties, the fact that cops kill 8 times more people than terrorists, the US has the most expensive and corrupt healthcare system in the world which leads the US to having the 51st longest life span. Most Americans are not even outraged that an agency such as the TSA can fondle their wives and essentially commit second degree sexual assault against their children. And still, nothing is done. Even NFL fans accept being groped in the name of saving us from the imaginary terrorists. It appears that the majority of America exist in a prolonged state of learned helplessness and cognitive dissonance.

I feel compelled to ask, won’t anything move the sheep of this country to stand up for their rights? If the sheep will not fight for themselves, wouldn’t they at least fight for their children?

Many Children See the World More Clearly Than Their Sheeply Parents

Children often see today’s adults as sell-outs to a world that offers no hope.  My son sees things that he thinks are evil and he questions me on what I am doing to stop it.  My son’s questions center around his curiosity as to whether his dad is fighting against bad people that will do bad things to children when they are grown up. One day, I expect my adult son to ask me what I did in the war against tyranny? What will you tell your children when they ask you the same question?

Children Want Nothing To Do With the New World Order

People have a number of avenues from which they can express their displeasure with something. Our children are telling us that in no uncertain terms, that they do not like being raised by the forces associated with the NWO. They want their parents to lead, they want their parents to assert their authority over their ch lives. And when parents don’t perform their parental duties, some of our children are coping in very self-destructive ways.

Increasingly for our young people, the world is not a safe place. In many areas of the country, suicide has replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death.


There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for each suicide death. Therefore, the suicide rate is only a small representation of the hopelessness being experienced by the younger generation.

Since 1968, suicides for people aged 15-24 have risen over 300% Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. In Canada, Australia, New Zealand, as well as many countries of Western Europe. Russia, Vietnam and India are experiencing similar increases.

Many Schools Are Training Your Children to Bow Down to Illegitimate Authority

Whether it be a colleague, a boss, a teacher or a police officer, bowing down to authority should never be deemed to be normal, appropriate or required inside of the territorial boundaries of the United States. However, this is precisely what school children in San Bernadino, CA., are being forced to do when a teacher blows their whistle, the children are to immediately kneel in their presence.

When challenged by the media, the spokespersons from the school district stated that the policy was “to maintain order and to keep the children safe”.

This is just another policy being justified under the guise of protecting the children. School officials refer to this practice as “positive behavioral intervention“, I call it slave training.

Schools Tell Parents What They Can Feed Their Children

Children and their parents can face disciplinary action for packing unapproved food items in a child’s lunch.

In Richmond, VA., school officials have notified parents that they must turn in a doctor’s note if they want the right to send a brown bag lunch to school with their child.

Subsequently, if a parent does not want their child to eat the GMO’s that are all too frequently in the served lunches at school, they must pay to get the support of their doctor.

Meanwhile, many schools are failing in the primary mission which is to educate, not raise, the children. The end product of our schools consists of producing  grossly substandard reading scores. SAT reading scores have declined to 40 year lows and there is no sign of a rebound. Since reading is the key to all knowledge, we are sending our children to a gunfight with a butter knife. Before the defenders of the public school system raise their voices in opposition, everyone needs to realize that our school children have been under attack for decades. Even the best educators have referred to our public education system as “the deliberate dumbing down of America”.

The Government Decides What Goes Into Children’s Bodies

On October 9th, 2011, California governor Brown signed AB 499 into law which provides that the Merck manufactured, Gardasil, designed to prevent cervical cancer, can be administered to children 12 years old and up without parental consent.

First of all, government should not be in the business of mandating personal choices and government should never be allowed to legislate choices which should be reserved for parents with regard to their children’s health and welfare.

Gardasil has resulted in needless tragedy for over 40,000 children who have been vaccinated by well-intentioned doctors who are ignorant of the side effects.

Then of course, there are the omnipresent vaccines complete with their mercury cocktails. And on and on it goes.

We Won’t Even Protect Our Children’s Virtue

The Senate has passed ENDA which teaches children to glorify every historical sexual perversion which exists. On the surface, ENDA appears to protect a person’s right to self-determine their sexual preference, something that most people would not object to. However, the legislation demands complete acceptance and glorification for lifestyles which may be incompatible with certain religious teachings and family values.

ENDA comes to us at a time when the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) begins to figure prominently into this picture. In the past, one of their trademark phrases was “sex before eight, or it’s too late”. This is an obvious attempt to remove the last perverted prohibition from our legal code as well as our societal safeguards to protect our children. Words cannot describe how sick and perverted these people truly are. And before you think that this could never become a reality, please consider that globalist, George Soros, gives money to NAMBLA. If that is not concerning enough for you please realize that Kevin Jennings, an Obama Department of Education official, has involvement with this group as well. Where is the parental outrage against this abuse?

Parents Cannot Pick Up Their Children At School, but FEMA Can

“I’m not raising my voice, I’m not being confrontational, I want my kids,” said Jim Howe as evidenced in the video below.

The video was taken by Amanda Long, Howe’s fiancé. The officer is Deputy Aytes who refused to allow Mr. Howe to pick up his children. Aytes told Howe to get back into his car and wait for his children.

It seems that the school, under the very competent eye of the local Sheriff, made a traffic plan to pick up children after school and Howe was having none of it because he actually had something better to do with his time than wait more than an hour to pick up his children. An hour later, and with cars backed up over a mile and illegally spilling over onto a highway, parents were still waiting for their children as you can see in the video tape.

Aytes told Howe to get back into his car. Howe told Aytes, “We don’t need a reason to get our children, they are our children”. Obviously, Howe did not get the memo. Apparently officer Aytes is a devoted follower of Melissa Harris-Perry and MSNBC as this host, on behalf of the network, has repeatedly proclaimed that children do not belong to their parents, they are the property of the state. MSNBC and Perry would have been proud of this modern day version of Barney Fife as he protected the Howe’s children from their father.

Arrested for trying to pick up his kids. Yet, FEMA grants itself the authority to abduct, without parent permission, your children.

Nearly two years ago, on September 23, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA conducted a disaster drill in Denver, Colorado that they called Operation Mountain Guardian. The plan was all-inclusive and basically shut down the Denver metropolitan area including Denver international Airport, many malls, many schools and several other public venues including Sports Authority Field where the Denver Broncos play professional football. Why didn’t this event put people in the streets by the tens of thousands?

As a part of the drill, several busloads of school children were taken to Sports Authority Field along with their teachers. Surrogate parents were hired by FEMA to attempt to pick up their children at the stadium. The training was apparently a desensitization exercise for security personnel designed to refuse demands to pick up their children from these “pretend” parents. The real parents of these children were not properly notified that their children would be transported to the stadium and would be a part of this disaster drill. As a parent, I would have a major problem with the non-notification of the relocation of children.I find this ironic, because before a school child is allowed to go on a field trip, their parents and teachers are required to fill out a multiple list of permission forms that must be signed by parent or guardian of the child.

I have no quarrel with moving children in an emergency situation to a location of safety. However, I have a major issue when government officials refused to release children to their parents because the authority over a child belongs to the parent, not to a government agency.

In the latter part of the event, as parents discovered that some of their children were likely transported to the stadium, some parents attempted to go to the venue and secure their children.  When they did so, at least initially, the children were not released to the parents. Again, who is the sovereign, the government or the people?

The government is telling you that the state owns your kids as you have restrictions placed upon your kids that the state does not have to adhere to when it comes their own lives. When is the last time a Congressman had a visit from CPS because an anonymous neighbor turned them in?

The State Will Tell Parents How to Raise Their Children, Or Else…

There is presently a massive conspiracy designed to separate you from your children and give the government complete control over your children. To put it simply, Human, Health and Services (HHS) and their state level emissary, Children Protective services (CPS) are engaged in a conspiracy which will culminate in (1) the Agenda 21 designed breakdown of the family; (2) the eradication of any semblance of parental authority over children; and, (3) unbridled and unfettered access to seizing children from the home in unlimited quantities for whatever nefarious purposes which might dictate the volume of child seizures.

The Fourth Amendment be damned, after January 1, 2014, Federal officials may enter your home without a warrant in order to “intervene” for the purpose of saving “high risk” children.

According to Human Health Services, your family is eligible for this Soviet style for “intervention” in the following situations:

1. Families where mom is not yet 21.

2. Families where someone is a tobacco user.

3. Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.

4. Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.

5. Although this is not being widely reported, homeschoolers and their families will be targeted for “interventions” as will be families who object to having their children take vaccines.

HHS has also designed a detailed 110 page policy manual which focuses on the criteria constituting child neglect. This policy manual which is the guide created by HHS for CPS’ home intervention visits makes the above criteria, presently being reported in the alternative media, look tame by comparison.

How many of you were ever grounded by your parents and not permitted to play outside with your friends? This is now illegal under the HHS/CPS policy manual. They label the treatment as neglect by isolation. There are not time frames set forth which constitutes isolation and it is left to the field representative. This obviously erodes parental discipline.

If your child is judged to be underachieving in school, this is referred to as educational neglect and is worthy of governmental intervention. Further, if your child is absent for five days in any one month from school, the same allegation would be made against the parent.

If your child has ADD or ADHD, you could be accused of neglect because the document details how this can be somehow caused by poor nutrition, although the variables associated with the cause are not specified.

Parents who are gun owners and/or possess alcohol in the home is a trigger for an allegation of neglect and subsequent “intervention.”


A society which will not fight for their children isn’t worth saving. If parents will not stand up to protect their children, who is going to protect them? And if the state gains complete control over our children, then God help us.