Quick recap of the latest family power news:
- A Toronto-area casket manufacturer has seen a dramatic rise in orders for smaller-sized coffins since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Children are dying in record numbers. But there is a silver lining: you can buy life insurance on your kids. You can probably make more kids, and the life insurance on the old vaccinated ones can pay for a lot of college. Another option is to get your kids out of the schools pushing this nonsense, homeschool them, move to a free state, if necessary. Proper estate planning can ensure a good and SAFE education for your kids, grandkids, and later generations.
- A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that people vaccinated against COVID-19 remained contagious with the virus for a longer period of time than their unvaccinated counterparts.
- After years of incorporating the terms “assault rifle” and “assault weapons” into news reports involving firearms, especially when used in crimes, journalists are now advised by the Associated Press to avoid “highly politicized terms.” According to an AP Style Tip, “The preferred term for a rifle that fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled, and automatically reloads for a subsequent shot, is a semi-automatic rifle. An automatic rifle continuously fires rounds if the trigger is depressed and until its ammunition is exhausted. “Avoid assault rifle and assault weapon,” the AP adds, “which are highly politicized terms that generally refer to AR- or AK-style rifles designed for the civilian market, but convey little meaning about the actual functions of the weapon.” Is the Disassociated Depressed suddenly sensible? Why the change? Most likely, because Congress is pushing to ban ALL semiautomatics — clearly unconstitutional, but they will try to pack the Supreme Court. This is how Leftism works. They keep demanding more and more power, to solve the problems they create.
- For example, a 77-minute video was released showing inaction by dozens of law enforcement officers in Uvalde, TX, while kids bled out. Yet another mass shooting in a so-called gun free zone.
- What made Uvalde so embarrassing for the Left is the systemic failure of law enforcement described in an investigative report on the Uvalde shooting by the Texas House; a total of 376 law enforcement officers responded, yet many of the 19 kids who died could have been saved if the officers hadn’t waited an hour and 14 minutes to take out the shooter. Cops who wanted to help sooner were blocked by other cops, and so were private citizens. Gunshots do not usually kill right away. It takes awhile for someone to bleed out and die. Chances are you are going to survive with first aid, and maybe an airlift to a trauma center. But not with 400 cops outside blocking assistance, maximizing the death toll so the next gun control package can sail through Congress. The only way out of this cycle of carnage is to train your family and spread gun culture so people won’t fall for gun-free zones and other gun control nonsense. I speak and write often about how you can do that with good estate planning. Despite the good court decisions lately, don’t rely on politics and courts. Courts can be packed. But you can save the country with an estate plan transmitting important values, including of course firearm training.
- There is some good news out there. More Churches, Synagogues Taking Active Measures to Guard Against Attack: One church member commented: “Are there ways an active shooter could get on our campus again? Yes. But we have to be willing to have this happen again. Otherwise, we would all have to go through metal detectors. It would no longer be a church.” Again, engaging in values-based estate planning can help in this direction, to incentivize firearm training and religious values not only after your death but also during your life, as part of the family mission you communicate and assign as responsibility. Will your kids even care about attending, let alone defending, a church without metal detectors? Ensure they do by synchronizing your postmortem estate plan with your intervivos estate plan, or as I like to call it, simply…your family mission. As the saying goes, “Do your givin’ while you’re livin’, so you’re knowin’ where you’re goin’. That applies to charity, and the first charity is your family.
- More good news: A San Jose City Council memo shows their concern over several lawsuits filed over their new ordinance requiring gun owners to obtain insurance has caused them to suspend the insurance requirement indefinitely. Here’s an idea: how about incentive trust planning to encourage civil rights litigation? We need more Second Amendment lawyers. First Amendment law is still developing after hundreds of years, and we are at an exciting early stage of Second Amendment jurisprudence. It literally took its first steps outside your front door, just a few weeks ago.
- One more bit of good news on guns: There is no clear evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin levels, research suggests. The new review, which analysed existing studies, suggests the condition is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls into question what antidepressants do. Most antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and were originally said to work by correcting abnormally low serotonin levels. There is no other accepted way by which antidepressants affect the symptoms of depression. Doctors have apparently known this for years, but Big Pharma pushes the drugs relentlessly. So why are these drugs still prescribed, when it’s clear that almost all mass shooters are on them? Is it too much to ask of science, that it be reasonable, sensible, logical? This is another issue that can be addressed by your estate plan. While estate planning commonly deals with the issues of drug and alcohol dependence, and this can include incentive planning, you may want to put these antidepressants on your own ban list and try various incentives to keep your kids and grandkids etc. off these particular drugs. Some court may rule the provision void against public policy but your family is in charge of the trust, not that court. The court can rip up your trust, and your family will still know what your plan was, especially if it was communicated as family mission during life. You don’t want any kid or grandkid of yours becoming a mass shooter. If they take antidepressants, they don’t get to use your guns. Period. And maybe they lose other stuff, too. You want your kids and grandkids to be like the Greenwood Indiana mall hero, who was clear-headed and reacted perfectly, even though he was young and only trained by his grandfather.
- When compared with people who did not use marijuana, cannabis users were 22% more likely to visit an emergency department or be hospitalized, a new study reveals.
- California’s legalization of cannabis has led to spiralling addiction, psychotic illnesses and hospitals facing a deluge of poisonings.
- This is also an issue for leaving a legacy of firearm training and gun culture, as under federal law marijuana use still makes you a prohibited person when it comes to firearms and ammo. Guns aside, based on these serious health concerns you should consider using incentive trusts to keep your descendants off this evil gateway drug, which is itself harmful enough to cause concern.
- Woman Awakens From Two-Year Coma After Hatchet Attack, Stuns Cops By Naming Her Assailant: When I was blogging more actively I would see stories like this every few months. I even had a client once who had a sister in a long-term coma for years, throughout most of her twenties, but recovered almost fully, could dance again, and was in her seventies when we spoke. Decisions about pulling the plug are routinely covered in drafting of advance health care directives, but have you considered making your values on this subject part of your incentive trust planning?
- Meet the 47 Republicans Who Joined Democrats to Protect Same-Sex Marriage: We all have friends who are homosexuals. I have clients in same sex marriages, and I try my best to help them with their concerns. But homosexuals are not safe in societies that are not free, and free societies require strong families. Ditching marriage is insanity, and you can use incentive trust language to deal with this issue in your family. It may be challenged, but so what?
- One in five adults don’t want to have kids, new study finds. Kids good. Kids grow family. Kids grow Family Power. How about simply incentivizing having kids? Or maybe staying at home to have kids? Use your imagination on this one.
- Postmortem Sperm Retrieval Is Turning Dead Men Into Fathers: I used to get a lot of pushback when I suggested extending a hand from the grave, in planning. In this case, it would be absolutely necessary for fatherhood. The essence of fatherhood is teaching, and incentive trust planning is the only way to teach after you are gone.