|Charles Gill, former Litchfield District Superior Court Judge|
The influence of Charles Gill in Connecticut law and politics was briefly described in an analysis titled "Parents Beware: The United Nations Looking To Give Children of Connecticut Special "Rights". In the analysis it was discussed how Judge Gill was attempting to make United States law consistent with United Nations resolutions, more specifically The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC would drastically reduce the rights of parents over their children, by increasing government involvement into the lives of children, in the name of "protecting" them. Judge Gill has been quoted as admitting that the UNCRC makes the state directly responsible for the child:
"The (UN) convention makes a total break from previous approaches to children's rights. Previous 'rights' were paternalistic, whereas the convention makes the state directly responsible to the child."Gill wrote an article for the The School Superintendents Association (AASA) where he promoted the UNCRC, as well as discussing, among other things, a trip he took in 1972 to the Soviet Union as part of a "special education tour" with American and Soviet educators. In the article Gill shows admiration for the way the Soviet Union viewed children as "national treasures", and bemoans his belief that Americans don't share the same view of their children. Gill also displays an, in my opinion, radical view of the purpose of "public school leaders", suggesting that they should put "dangerous" knowledge into the minds of children to effect political change:
"Because of your experience, position, and leadership, you have the capacity to become "armed and dangerous" on behalf of our national treasure—our children. You are "armed" with knowledge and "dangerous" because you can put that knowledge to work in the political arena."One excerpt from the article seemingly shows Gill's true feelings towards the parent/child relationship, implying that parents are detrimental in the development of children. Writing about the need to "develop children", Gill says:
"An outstanding elementary school principal from Butte, Mont., Kate Stetzner, makes the point with perhaps more clarity. She subscribes to something she calls "the bathtub theory." Children come to school each day as empty bathtubs. Caring teachers and administrators dutifully fill that tub with nurturing, values, inspiration, and information, then the children go home ... and somebody pulls out the plug."Ford Foundation
There is one association with the Ford Foundation that deserves further exploration. In an article written in 1998 by Gill in the Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty, Gill reveals that his first job was in a law office in New Haven, CT. He states that this law office was funded into existence by the Ford Foundation. It is important that this connection with the Ford Foundation is pointed out.
The Ford Foundation has been instrumental in helping to facilitate the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21. Tracking the spread of UN Agenda 21 inspired policies across the state of Connecticut constantly leads to connections with the Ford Foundation. To gain a greater understanding of the programs, and policies, associated with the Ford Foundation, in the state of Connecticut, and their connections to Agenda 21, read the report Connecting the Ford Foundation to the Implementation of Agenda 21 in Connecticut.
Another important connection to make is to that first law office that Judge Gill was operating out of in New Haven, and former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg. Gill says that Arthur Goldberg "went to New Haven, Connecticut, to open the first war on poverty neighborhood law office in an inner-city." Arthur Goldberg is a man with such a vast number of dubious connections that he deserves his own in-depth analysis, but for the sake of brevity I will just discuss a few of those connections.
Goldberg was one of the founders of the Fund for the Republic, an offshoot of the Ford Foundation. The Fund for the Republic, as described in the previously mentioned analysis regarding the Ford Foundation and Agenda 21, has had questionable ties to Communists, and Communism. These ties fit well into the connection with Arthur Goldberg as his name was listed as a communist spy in decoded telegraphic cables between Soviet intelligence agencies in Moscow and their American stations. Also interesting to note, in 1965, the party newspaper of former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Salazar, once referred to Goldberg as "a repented Marxist Jew who today only confesses Socialist sympathies", accusing Goldberg of "possessing one of the most expressive records of service to international subversion."
More on Gill
Other articles published online associated with Gill are helpful in understanding his philosophical outlook. In an opinion piece written for the Hartford Courant, Gill was discussing his support for a salary increase for state judges, and one of the arguments he used to support his position was the massive amount of money taken from people, through fines, fees, and costs, by judges in court:
"...perhaps not considered by those opposed to judges' raises, is something called "the avails of court." The "avails" constitute the amount of fees, fines and costs that our courts bring to the state coffers each year. These average $65 million a year."Some may look at this $65 million dollar revenue generation scheme as a problem with the court system, but Gill apparently sees this as a great thing, worthy of a salary increase for the those carrying out this thievery.
The last notable mention of Judge Gill is his condescending criticism of an Op-Ed in the New York Times by Law Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer on the Shaken Baby Syndrome. Tuerkheimer's editorial questioned the scientific basis for shaken baby syndrome. Judge Gill, for a reason I have yet to discover, felt the need to write a scathing response to her editorial. An interested reader can follow the links provided to read the exchange and draw their own conclusion.
This is just one analysis that attempts to track the propagation and implementation of Agenda 21 in Connecticut down to specific people and organizations. A reader should follow the highlighted links provided throughout this analysis, and stay updated with the work published at TheGoodmanChronicle.com, to gain a greater understanding of Agenda 21, and its implementation in Connecticut.
- Connecting the Ford Foundation to the Implementation of Agenda 21 in Connecticut - May 6, 2015 (link)
- A Critical Examination of the Book and Concept of "Licensing Parents" - March 23, 2015 (link)
- Go To Work and Give The Government Your Children: The Feminist UN Agenda 21 Plan To "Empower" Women - August 22, 2014 (link)
- Parents Beware: The United Nations Looking To Give Children of Connecticut Special "Rights" - December 28, 2013 (link)
- A Critical Analysis of Agenda 21 - United Nations Program of Action - November 01, 2013 (link)
- Forced Mental Health Assessments Being Proposed For All Children In Connecticut - March 15, 2013 (link)