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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  October 25, 2007
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Maine Is Going Insane!

School prayer in public schools has been replaced with drugs, guns and now birth-control pills and aborticides.

L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center: "[T]he King School in Portland, Maine voted Yes to secret contraceptives for 11-year-olds."

Once the slogan was, "As Maine goes, so goes the Nation."

Fortunately, after FDR carried 46 of the then 48 states, James Farley revised it to "As Maine goes, so goes Vermont."

A Portland, Maine middle school board recently voted, 7 to 2, to allow eleven year olds whose parents have enrolled them in the school and authorized medical care to receive birth-control pills (even aborticides) and the patch without their parents' knowledge.

So much for schools working with parents instead of against them!

Parents: your tax dollars at work AGAINST you!

Where is the media outrage?

ABC's Diane Sawyer hosted a Good Morning America debate on the topic and supported the policy: “You may want parents to go in and take care of their own children and make sure that they're not sexually active that young, but it's happening. It's happening."

Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Today: "“Now the nurse in this story, as a public health care advocate, knowing that kids are having sex, her job is to protect them then, to keep them from having unwanted pregnancies. So, I, I get that.”

Neil Steinberg of The Chicago Sun-Times: “It's up to parents to keep their kids from having sex when they're 12, but when they fail – and obviously they do – it's up to the schools to make sure those kids still go to school. Keeping them from getting pregnant is a valid academic policy.

The secular extremists are remaking America in THEIR image.

"Father Knows Best" used to be a popular television series.

Now that Portland school board knows best.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

School prayer in public schools has been replaced with drugs, guns and now birth-control pills and aborticides.


In 1947 the Supremes suddenly decided that government had to neutral between religion and irreligion and must not support religion generally, so school prayer was blocked.

By the tragic results, we really should be disgusted, and motivated, but hardly shocked.

An effort is underway to recall three of the seven who voted perversely.

Hopefully, it will succeed and the perverse policy will be rescinded.

But the genesis of such things--the United States Supreme Court decision know as Everson v. Board of Education--desperately needs to be modified, before "under God" is removed from "The Pledge of Allegiance" and "In God We Trust" from America's currency and coin.

Judicial Confirmation Network Legal Counsel Wendy E. Long explained a few years ago in a Washington Times oped : "A liberal minority needs federal judges to advance their agenda — allowing child pornography as free speech, mandating same-sex marriage, removing 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance, banning school prayer and preventing the death penalty for murderers and terrorists — because they can't win these issues at the ballot box."

Add to the list (in the words of Mr. Bozell): "encouraging sex between children" and "waging a war on anyone who suggests a limitation, anyone who wants to draw a line."

Rudy Giuliani says that if enough states allow so-called same-sex marriage, he's support a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage.

That like waiting to retaliate for a terrorist attack instead of preventing it!

What America needs is another president who will appoint justice and judges who will follow the law instead of make it up to suit the secular extremists.

Mrs. Long: "Our country faces a new generation of challenges, which has presented our courts with a new generation of legal issues. As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney witnessed firsthand the impact our courts can have when facing these new challenges. I believe that he, better than any other candidate for President, understands the need for our courts to respect democracy and the will of the people. I believe that he, better than any other candidate for President, would nominate judges and justices of the highest caliber, who would be faithful to the text, history, and principles of our Constitution."

That's the person America needs to elect, to keep its self-respect.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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