Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Theocracy versus Democracy - an opinion

Theocracy – the Wrong road for America - [An Opinion]

I read an interesting survey the other day – it was called the Public Policy Polling PPP] survey on whether or not we should make Christianity the official religion of the USA. This poll was conducted due to recent campaigning by politicians injecting religion into their rhetoric. This action was all based on religious fear mongering that this country is experiencing from the inside, not the outside of our borders.

In this survey, it was revealed that approximately 44 per cent of bipartisan citizens prefer making Christianity the official religion. Realizing that related to these facts, that leave a large majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents not in favor of making Christianity our preferred belief.

This opposition to such a theocracy is interesting as it impacts the First Amendment in varies ways. Those opposed should not lose ground in their resistance to prevent a theocracy from forming and impact the public policy making of our government. For a US based poll, it was revealed shockingly that our First Amendment is under attack.

What is encouraging is the fact that the majority of people still favor the right to choose; while others are clamoring for the elimination of the freedom of religion clause that was placed there by our founding fathers for a reason. This was the basic principle of our creation, our staple of life and our main beliefs that man should be free to choose their own belief or religion without hindrance. We cannot afford to lose this right by any means.

There is a movement to destroy the right to choose a religion as groups have gathered into a powerful lobbyist force and use their personal beliefs as a motivational tool to attack our liberties or so it seems. This ‘faith-deranged’ support has been seen in women’s rights, abortion issues, social and economic support for programs, and eventually, support for wars in foreign countries, etc. and has shown to be led by a group of tax exempt religious based organization, who are pandering religious feelings for support and sympathy.

Using faith to manipulate mindsets and other feelings, this is a dangerous practice and should not be supported by our government or their leaders. One could even see the Pope Francis engaged in this practice to pander as he suggested political moves rather than theological ideas but well within the beliefs of the church he represents.

One main reason for such threat is the means of injecting religious beliefs into our legal system and convert the law into parables of religious privileges and demands. This would give the system leverage on our quality of life and ability to choose what we belief in. Religion should never be included in public policy hence the term ‘separation of church and state’ is critically imposed within our own Constitution.

We have seen what secular inferences and interferences have done to governments elsewhere especially in the countries such as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia etc. There is no religious freedom to practice their individual choice of faith without penalties from the religion police. Thus they lose their mere existence, voice and rights to uphold the government’s power to control the people through religion.

The United States should remain a democracy and not turn to theocracy as it would signal the end of our freedoms we have today. People should oppose such movements to embrace a single religion for government direction or policies. It invites oppression, persecution and destruction to our manner of law and rule if we roll over and let secularist run this country.