I hope that you all had an okay Easter. As people know, I am Pagan so I don’t really celebrate it. We have Ostara in the middle of March and Beltane on 1st May. Although I am not religious, I was sad to hear of the Sri Lanka attacks today. I think that religion just causes trouble. I’m not an atheist but I just can’t believe there is such a thing as a God. I have seen too many things that has convinced me that there can’t be a God. I don’t want to upset anyone that does have religious beliefs but I only made my opinion based on what I have seen and experienced in my life. I’ve been told that I’ll go to hell if I don’t believe etc but that doesn’t scare me due to the fact that I have lived in hell like circumstances while alive. The miracles that I have wished for in my life never came to me. I was christened as a baby and a lot of my family do believe in a traditional religion. I just felt that what I grew up into wasn’t what I actually personally believed. I still believe in being a decent person but that’s not due to the fact that I fear being condemned to hell after I die. That is technically all that religion teaches.
I am enjoying the bank holiday heat. I tried to go for a walk it in today but it was just too hot after about an hour. I didn’t get up until late because I couldn’t sleep (see last blog entry). I also found out something really interesting that I didn’t know previously. It isn’t common knowledge because the system doesn’t want this legal avenue used due to the precedent that it could potentially create. Apparently, after 11 years post any conviction, a person can apply to have their record removed if they have not received any convictions or cautions since. I am going to apply to do that because I will have my law degree by then and be able to do the paperwork myself to cut costs of legal advice/assistance down. I’m hoping that it works because no one has been granted a removal of their records via this method yet. As I have previously stated, they do not let these things to be approved in our courts as a matter of routine because it would set a precedent and lead to a ruling in case law that could be used to remove the records of those that could be potentially dangerous. I can use the argument that I was young, very naïve and my PDA autism didn’t help the mix when I got myself into trouble. I also just wanted a friend as my principal main objective. I don’t agree that it should be used for those that broke the law on purpose and who have been convicted of the most violent crimes. I want to go ahead with it because I think our Criminal Justice System is a mess and it needs challenging.
I also want to try to get the law amended in regards to adoption. I want to try to get the two year adoption reversal ruling that they have in the USA introduced in the UK. Also, I heard something about changing your birth certificate to common law. Our birth certificates are owned by the government but if you apply to convert it into common law then they can no longer own your identity. More importantly, after registering the birth of your baby with the government you should apply to convert their birth certificate to common law as soon as possible. This prevents the government agencies being able to step in to take the children of disabled people so easily. I’m not sure about this legal avenue’s details yet but I’m doing some research.