My Four Grandchildren


Agenda Item Before East Newton School Board to Fire Teacher -- Oct. 14, 2002


Oct. 14, 2002

Superintendent Jim Roe
East Newton School District
22808 East Highway 86
Granby, Missouri 64844

Re: Request to be on Agenda

To the East Newton School Board:

On September 27, 2002, I asked of Jim Roe, East Newton Superintendent, permission to come before the East Newton School Board, to address the matter of a teacher, one Janice Arnall, being responsible for informing the Newton County Division of Family Services (DFS) on my stepdaughter regarding my oldest grandson, Malachi Adam Deines, with the end result that under color of Revised Missouri Statutes (RSMo) 210.125, Granby Police Chief Jason Burns, falsely and maliciously declared that a state of `emergency' existed, and under threat of loss of life and limb that all of my four grandchildren, ages 6, 4, 2, and 18 months, had to be removed from school and their home.

This lie has been revealed as a deliberate lie, as it was merely a pretext to punish and `reform' my stepdaughter and her husband for their laziness and indolence while on welfare and food stamps, in not getting out of bed and seeing the oldest children onto the school bus, and for my son-in-law for not having constant employment in the private sector.

Because of your `early-learning' speech-therapist employee, Janice Arnall, four small children are in foster care at horrendous public expense and much needless pain and anguish not only for the parents and their children, but for myself and my common-law wife as well.

The matter I wish to touch upon is whether the East Newton School Board thinks it is right and decent for its employees and teachers to act as collaborators with the Division of Family Services in disrupting families, to aid in the legalized kidnapping by making nonsensical and what turned out to be groundless complaints (as tacitly admitted to by DFS in its refusal to get a physician's evaluation for ANY children, much less the child with a cut inner lip four days the legalized kidnapping). There are a lot of parents and grandparents questioning the validity of what is being taught to children and grandchildren, but when it comes to a matter such as whether our children are subject to exploitation and kidnapping by the state under color or law, these matters must be evaluated. Firing a teacher, one Janice Arnall, who has been instrumental in having children kidnapped under a pretext so that a state law drafted for the physical safety of subject children can be abused is, I think, something that this East Newton School Board must address, and its policy decision must be weathered politically, as such a policy is of dire importance.

I, of course, support the firing of this teacher.

I am informed that the DFS is considering returning all four children to their home across the street from my house before Halloween. My stepdaughter has cleaned up her house, re-arranged furniture, and perhaps she will even become a reformed `welfare-mom' and get up at 7:00 a.m. with all the children, school-age and infants, and become the model welfare-mom that the Newton County DFS thinks appropriate. However, looking under the Revised Statutes of Missouri, being an indolent welfare mom is not against the law, and it certainly does not justify the kidnapping of children under color of a law designed to guard against a genuine hazard to life and limb of minor children. Your teacher's behavior, Janice Arnall's misconduct, has impacted my family's life adversely, brought unnecessary pain and heartache to us, and whether or not this school board finds that the whims of the state are a 'compelling' state interest, such a political decision should be made and accounted for by this school board.

I am informed that this matter shall be in closed executive session. I have no problem with that, although I think that it should be an open matter, and I intend on my part to let be known my position publicly, via the Internet and media.

On a different matter, I also wish to address the matter that a two-story stone building, the former Chester Clinic, is up for sale, and my opinion that such a building should be purchased and re-modeled, without the need for forced eminent domain. I myself have ran for school board, and lost, but it has always been my contention that remodeling buildings close to the school is preferable to new, far more expensive construction.

I shall see you on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss before the school board, in open or closed session, your choice, these matters. I am,

Most Sincerely Yours,

Martin ‘Mad Dog’ Lindstedt
Libertarian Candidate for Presiding Commissioner, Newton County

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Martin 'Mad Dog' Lindstedt
Libertarian Candidate for Presiding Commissioner of Newton County