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Corey and Todd discuss the war on words including the University of New Hampshire’s call to cease using the term “American” as offensive and biased, calling for using the term “US Citizen” or “resident of the United States”, and Pediatrics journal’s proposal to cease calling breastfeeding “natural” to further protect “institutional authority” and vaccinations. The 1933 speech by former commissioner of the SEC Jerome Frank on “Experimental Jurisprudence” and the New Deal is further deconstructed, including its calling proponents of the customary “folkways” as barbarous and satanic. The CHP’s continued schizophrenic behavior is examined including an attempt to pass an unsigned “Code of Honor” off as oaths of office. And, the two-way street of federal agencies holding county sheriff’s accountable and vice-versa is examined around the Paul Tanaka corruption trial in Los Angeles County.
Term “American” is Problematic for Some Academia
The University of New Hampshire has issued a Bias-Free Language Guide which identifies the word “American” as a “problematic” term which should not be used. Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,” “healthy,” “homosexual,” “rich,” “poor” and “senior citizen,” notes Campus Reform.
No Agenda Deconstruction of the Bias Free Language Guide: http://naplay.it/812/6-26
Does it hurt to call breastfeeding “natural”?
Today, pregnant women and new mothers encounter the mantra ‘breast is best’ at every turn. Along with extolling the health benefits of breastfeeding, breastfeeding promotion regularly refers to breastfeeding as the ‘natural’ way to feed infants. Recent work has challenged the extent of breastfeeding’s benefits, and ethical criticism of breastfeeding promotion as overbearing, stigmatizing and shaming has also grown. Despite this growing critical perspective, there has been little said thus far about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the ‘natural’ way to feed infants.
Summary coverage: http://www.examiner.com/article/pediatrics-journal-says-to-stop-calling-breastfeeding-natural
Original article in Pediatrics: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/137/4/peds.2015-4154
1933: Government Devices Must Not Jibe with Inherited Principles
Jerome Frank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Frank
Additional Writings on Experimental Jurisprudence
Some Implications of Experimental Jurisprudence: https://books.google.com/books?id=ZUV0nQEACAAJ&dq=Some+Implications+of+Experimental+Jurisprudence&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTpuft4vDLAhUKLSYKHYtCDhUQ6AEIHTAA
The Jurisprudence of Experimental Law and Economics:
Relationship of Natural Law to Experimental Jurisprudence: http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/67702/OSLJ_V13N2_0167.pdf?sequence=1
Legal Theory Lexicon: Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, and the Philosophy of Law: http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2015/05/legal-theory-lexicon-legal-theory-jurisprudence-and-the-philosophy-of-law.html
California Highway Patrol Now Says Code of Honor is Their Filed Oaths of Office
Eib Reiterates Discovery Not Fulfilled and Includes the Courts in the CHP Tar Baby
Los Angeles County Corruption Trial Illustrates Need for Mutual Accountability Between Feds and County Government Actors