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RHEE-diculous education reform blood money leaves many local politicians in TN with fat pockets

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2013 at 7:22 AM

RHEE-diculous education reform blood money leaves many local politicians in TN with fat pockets

It’s time for the parents, teachers and school administrators to stand up to the bullies in our government and take back our schools. 

They, people like Rhee and Huffman, are not interested in making sure that our children are getting a good education in our public schools or even creating education reform that will truly make a difference. 

They are all about the money and what it will do for them and their political careers. 

We need to kick them out of Tennessee, too, and they can take Haslam with them. He is no friend to the public school system and needs to be replaced! Submitted as a comment by By: kellyfretz on 1/16/13 at 10:23, Nashville City Paper.

Letter to the editor submission by Karen Bracken,
http://www.tnacc.net/

Many months ago I researched the campaign contributions from Students First received by TN legislators (all of them).  

What I found convinced me that we have special interest groups influencing the decisions made in Nashville.   

At the time I had no idea that SF had targeted TN to push their progressive agenda.  This explains why the push to increase Charters in TN.   

Kevin Huffman (xhubby to Rhee-both from Teach For America) Chris Barbic – Director Achievement School District  (Broad Academy graduate and Teach For America) is a dangerous combination in Tennessee that must be ended.   

I have only shared my information with a few activists in TN.  I had also found and shared the information about Student’s First and their 990’s.  I was waiting for the appropriate time to share my research with everyone.
 
Well an article was just released and it exposes some of our legislators (my spreadsheet reveals many more than the article) and the fact they cannot and will not ever support our efforts to repeal Common Core.  WE MUST GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE. 

 Dolores Gresham and Sen. Dickerson need to be at the top of the list. Dickerson is a doctor. First term in office he gets a prime committee appointment and is given the position of 2nd Vice Chair????   It is time for committee reform. 

We have people making decisions about our children’s education that know nothing about education. Even to this day most remain clueless about Common Core.  

We need to ensure that people assigned to committees have experience in the field and they are not taking contributions from people or companies that can influence the decisions of the committee. Anyone that would like to see my spreadsheet can do so upon request.
 
PLEASE read the article below and share it with everyone.  It is time to pay the piper.  Read all the way through.  The end is the shocker and this author is NOT from Tennessee.

So why so much included in her article about Tennessee?  Could it be corruption abounds in Tennessee legislature?
 
 Karen
 
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How About Some Rhee-lated Information from Tax Documents?
by deustch29

I have been reading tax forms. 990s– the form of the nonprofit organization (no 1040s for them).
It might sound boring, but I guess that all depends upon whose tax forms they are.

Two 990s are the subject of this post. The first is the 2011 (August 2011 to July 2012) 990 for Michelle Rhee’s reform lobbying organization, StudentsFirst (SF). The second is the 2011 990 from the lesser-known SF sister organization, StudentsFirst Institute (SFI).  Both forms were signed by Michelle Rhee on June 13, 2013 and filed with the IRS in Ogden UT on June 18, 2013.

The Best of Both Worlds: 501(c)3 and 501(c)4
Both SF and SFI are nonprofits. However, SF is a 501(c)4, and SFI, a 501(c)3. A 501(c)3 is limited in the percent of its budget that it can devote to lobbying. (Violation of this restriction is the reason that Common Cause filed its whistleblower complaint with the IRS against the American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC] in April 2012.) However, a 501(c)4 does not have such a restriction. Therefore, SFI needs SF in order to unleash as much lobbying as it likes in statehouses around the country. 

Here is the 501(c)4 freedom that causes reformer faces to light up:
501(c)(4) organizations can engage in unlimited lobbying so long as it pertains to the organization’s mission. 

501(c)(3) organizations are not permitted to engage in political activity, endorse or oppose political candidates, or donate money or time to political campaigns, but 501(c)(4) organizations can do all of the above. [Emphasis added.]

One might wonder why Rhee is operating both 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations. After all, why not just operate SF, the 501(c)4, if the goal is unregulated lobbying?

Tax deductions.  As a 501(c)3, SFI allows for deductions not allowed to the SF 501(c)4:

In regards to supporting these organizations, donations made to 501(c)(3) organizations are deductible to the full extent of the law as charitable contributions. Donations made to 501(c)(4) organizations are not deductible, though some businesses who make these contributions often write them off as advertising or business expenses. …

If you want the best of both worlds, you can have two separate but affiliated organizations – one a charitable 501(c)(3) and the other a 501(c)(4) lobbying arm. 

Many trade organizations lobby extensively on behalf of their members, but have an affiliated 501(c)(3) foundation for charitable giving and educational purposes. [Emphasis added.]
Rhee wants “the best of both worlds.”

(Rhee has a second 501(c)4, the Hartford, CT-based Great New England Public Schools Alliance (GNEPSA). GNEPSA portrays itself as “grass roots.” However, it contributors include NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed “most trusted educator” Steve Perry, and, of course, SF.)

Rhee Is on a Mission
Each of Rhee’s two tax forms requires the respective organization to state its mission. Here’s the SF mission as stated on its 2011 990:
Our mission is to build a movement  to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform so that America has the best education system in the world.

And the SFI mission, as noted on its 2011 990:
Our mission is to research and develop model policies that defend the interest of children in public education and pursue transformative reform, so that America has the best education system in the world.

One should realize that StudentsFirst was founded by the same Michelle Rhee who made children’s mouths bleed (taping her students mouths in class) and spoke casually (and fondly) of the incident years later to an audience of new teachers. 

This is the same Michelle Rhee seriously implicated in cheating during her time as DC chancellor and who was never thoroughly and competently investigated.  

I note as much in my post on the highly-questionable DC IMPACT study. (Whistleblower and former DC principal Adell Cotherne discusses the shoddy nature of DC teacher evaluation in this interview.)

In order to gain a better sense of the SF “mission,” consider this excerpt from Reuters reporter Stephanie Simon:
Schools don’t need more money, Rhee says; they need to be held accountable for how they spend it.
Rhee wants all teachers to be evaluated in large measure by how much they can boost their students’ scores on standardized tests. 

Scores are fed into a formula that rates how much “value” a teacher has added to each student over the year. 

Rhee says teachers who consistently don’t add value “SHOULD BE FIRED;” those who do well should be rewarded with six-figure salaries.

She has also successfully pushed legislation in several states, including Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Tennessee, to abolish seniority systems that protect veteran teachers and put rookies first in line for layoffs without regard to job performance.

Also high on Rhee’s agenda: giving parents more choices. She calls for expanding charter schools, which are publicly funded but often run by private companies. 

She wants to let parents seize control of failing public schools and push out most of the staff. (Parent trigger?, added for emphasis)

She also supports tax-funded vouchers, which can be used to pay private and parochial school tuition, for families living in neighborhoods with poor public schools. [Emphasis added.]

In short, Rhee is full speed ahead for “reforms” that in no way touch her life. She has millions. She has not been held accountable for cheating in DC. 

Via her TFA experience, Rhee exited the classroom before she faced any evaluation– and she was never held accountable for taping her students’ mouths. 

She has been politically elevated by philanthropic reform money– no seniority issues for her. 

And she is for charters, vouchers, and “parent trigger”– the consequences of which do not touch her privileged children.

Rhee is also connected to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which SF endorses.

And now for those 990s.
The 990s: Overall Revenue and Top Three Program Services

In 2010, SF reported $4.6 million in revenue. The amount rose to $15.6 million in 2011.

In 2010, SFI reported $3 million in revenue, which rose to $13 million in 2011.

In 2012, SF reported the following as its first of its “three largest program services”:

StudentsFirst has an active presence in state legislatures where they work to address legislative policies that promote transformative reform concerning teacher quality, parental empowerment, and fiscal responsibility. 

The team works to ensure proposed legislation meets the goal of transformative education reform. 

StudentsFirst conducts research, prepares policy briefings, hosts forums for the public and meets with legislators and members of their staff to discuss specific education strategies.  Expenses: $4,116,572 [Emphasis added.]

In the second “program service,” SF dares to write that its goal is to “empower teachers,” among others, to “create awareness about education issues and policies.” The expense: $3,300,635.

Finally, its third “service” is “to engage in electoral activity through direct support… and paid media campaigns including independent expenditures in support of candidates to further education reform.” [Emphasis added.]  The expense: $3,289,994.

In other words, SF is purchasing its will in public education.

SF is a lobbying machine.

As for SFI, its top three program expenses do not include the language of lobbying; however, SFI does report on “public policy development methods and analyses”; “oped articles,” and “meetings, events, and workshops.” The total top three expense: $6,987,719.

Let’s talk about “the” board.
SF and SFI: 

Two Organizations; One Board

Both SF and SFI share the same 23-member board. 

Listed below are the paid board members, including their titles and combined compensation. 

The combined SF and SFI hours for all listed below total 40 per week.

Michelle Rhee, Founder, CEO, and Director   $306,063

Dmitri Mehlhorn, Chief Operating Officer   $230,019

Enoch Woodhouse, VP of Operations   $89,027

Talya Stein, VP of Development   $187,221

Eric Lerum, VP of National Policy  $120,566

Maynappan Sevugan, VP of Communications   $115,893

Timothy Melton, VP of Legislative Affairs  $59,829

Ximena Hartsock, Director of Outreach   $163,249

Kathleen Delaski, Senior Advisor  $166,906

Katherine Gottfredson, National Policy/Legislation Manager   $134,476

Dana Peterson, State Director,   $126,295

Mafara Hobson, Manager, National Marketing   $123,835

Bridget Davis, State and Issue Manager   $119,178.

Do not confuse “nonprofit” with “volunteer.” There is money to be made as a compensated nonprofit board member.

Amid public questioning regarding Rhee’s “Democrat” status, in 2013, three Democrat board members– Stein, Sevugan, and Hartsock– resigned from SF.

Some additional noteworthy information on SF/SFI compensated board members: 

Melhorn is the chief operating officer of Bloomberg Law; 

Woodhouse is a former DC Public Schools Office of Data and Accountability employee.

Eric Lerum, author of the SF position article on CCSS, is VP of National Policy for the Fordham Institute.

As for the non-compensated SF/SFI board members, a number are celebrities: Connie Chung, Bill Cosby, Jennifer Johnson, Jalen Rose. 

Blair Taylor is chief community officer for Starbuck’s Coffee and a member of the National Assessment Governing Board (as in the Nation’s Report Card). 

Joel Klein, the Bloomberg-appointed, former NY schools chancellor, is on the SF/FI board. It is only fitting since Klein influenced former DC Mayor Adrien Fenty to hire Rhee as chancellor.

Three non-compensated SF/SFI board members remain:  David Coleman, Jason Zimba, and Ann-Margaret Michael.

Both the SF and SFI FY2011 990s allude to three board members “sharing a common employer” and that such “did not impact the organization’s decision to choose them as members of the board of directors.”
I’ll bet.

The “common employer” is not named in either tax document.
Student Achievement Partners.

For a detailed account of the highly nondemocratic choreography that is CCSS, see the post in which I examine the CCSS Memorandum of Understanding.

Student Achievement Partners is at the center of CCSS. They even refer to themselves as “lead architects” of CCSS on their website.

All three Student Achievement Partners “employees” left the SF/SFI boards effective June 30, 2012.

I think they were there in the first place in order to lobby for their product– CCSS.
Mission accomplished.

SF 2011 Campaign Contributions;
SF inserts itself in local political races by sending cash to reform-friendly candidates. As such, SF is doing its best to purchase democracy.

Below is a partial list of individuals/ organizations receiving SF campaign contributions and the amounts given. 

I have restricted my list to the first 15 SF campaign contributions on the list. 

However, the full list includes of 170 contributions ranging from $300 to $2 million. (See pages 41 thru 53 of the SF 2011 990 for the full list.)

Parents and Teachers for Putting Students First (San Rafael, CA)   $2 million

Better Education for NJ Kids, Inc.  (New Brunswick, NJ)  $200,000

MI Republican Admin Account (Lansing, MI)  $40,000

Ferrell Haile for Senate (Gallatin, TN)   $10,000

House Republican Caucus (Nashville, TN)   $10,000

Senate Republican Caucus (Nashville, TN)   $10,000

State Representative Kevin Brooks, (Cleveland TN), $5,000 dollars. (added for emphasis)

Steve Dickerson for State Senate (Nashville, TN)   $10,000

Friends of Dolores Gresham (Somerville, TN)   $8500

Friends of Joey Hensely (Hohenwald, TN)   $8500

Aspire Michigan (China, MI)   $7500

Principle Centered Leadership Committee (Miami, FL)   $7000

Citizens to Elect Jamilah Nasheed (St. Louis, MO)   $6700

Barry Doss for State Representative (Covington, TN)  $6500

Bill Spivey for State Representative (Lewisburg, TN)   $6500

Committee to Elect Richard Montgomery (Sevierville, TN)   $6500

A quick read of the full list shows that SF focused its 2011 contributions to political races in Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Georgia.

How Much to Buy America?

In reading these tax documents, I cannot help but wonder if our democracy is such a farce that it will crumble beneath the weight of the wallets of the wealthy removed. I wonder what it will take for them to realize that they are foolishly destroying the foundation upon which they themselves stand. In their arrogant fiscal elevation they forget that even they require the foundational institutions that form our democracy– public education being one such institution.

Handing millions over to the likes of Michelle Rhee is idiocy. Rhee is nothing more than some Frankenstein creation of bored philanthropy.  

Be careful, mainstream America. In promoting Rhee, you are confusing cash flow for substance.

Here’s a hint: When you hear that a candidate in a local election is being outspent by 10- or 20-to-1, vote for that candidate.
 
BCN Note:
We also could benefit from Legislators that are not on the dole with huge special interests and lobbyist. 

We need a return to a system where our teachers are paid to teach, our students are there to learn, parents have a say so, citizens are seeing accountability with their tax dollars and elected officials are not so self serving with palms outstretched taking any “blood” money a vested groups lays out.

I apologize for the length of this blog but details and researching the truth gets lengthy on occasion.

http://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/how-about-some-rhee-lated-information-from-tax-documents/

Local State Representatives receive  pocket money, bribes for radical education reform.

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/michelle-rhee-tn-pac-aids-three-metro-school-board-candidates

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/reforms-table-rhees-studentsfirst-gives-generously-legislative-campaigns

Obama regime silencing insurance executives from reporting Obamacare issues

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Obama regime silencing insurance executives from reporting Obamacare issues

CNN reports today that the Obama regime is attempting to silence critics inside the private insurance industry from speaking out about the unsuccessful Obamacare rollout and plan issues.

Many media outlets are reporting that the Obama regime is telling “healthcare experts” to shut up and remain silent. 

“White House public relations experts from DC have no idea how to run health care.” Many are fearing a backlash from the White House” an insurance expert reiterated!

Robert Laszewzki, of the Insurance Trade Association says, the Obama administration does not trust the Heathcare industry experts, they think they are smarter than us!

Drew Griffin, a CNN investigative reporter says insurance executive are growing fearful of a backlash from the White House PR team that is basically their biggest customer. The US Government currently provides 48 percent of the total revenue for private insurance companies. That number is expected to grow as the US government takes over more of the insurance industry. 

The government with the Obama administrations obvious attempts to squash the fact that many people will not be able to keep their current private healthcare plans or doctors because the demands and changes of Obamacare cannot be met is the flash point. This is causing many to lose their current healthcare plans, a contradictory statement made earlier by the president.

Media sources are reporting that possibly, this week up to 75 percent of those privately covered will lose their current plans and will receive letters of that confirmation in the coming days.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Obama administration is out of control. We, who have been fighting this for years knew a government sponsored takeover would not be good for you. We knew it would be expensive and many would not be able to pay for it. We knew the IRS enforcing this enormous mandated tax on the citizens of this country would be devastating. But, I dare say many expected it to be as bad as it is. 

We must put pressure on our elected officials and encourage these insurance executives to continue to speak out and against this takeover. 

Perhaps the insurance executives were silent for many years prior to the rollout and were greatly participatory in it’s rollout and I think they are now paying for that silence.

The fact is they were misguided by the Obama administration and clearly the people of this country was misled when they were told that you can keep you Doctor and your current healthcare plan. I don’t believe even those inside the insurance Industry saw this coming. 

Many attempted to forewarn but few listened. Now, we must pay for a way overreaching federal government takeover and answer to a dictator that is dead set on doing exactly as he wishes despite the calls now from the left and the right to stop and turn direction.

Please watch this video of live CNN Coverage below and pass this info around. 

It’s the information that Obama regime does not want to get out!  Hiding the message hides the truth and the truth will stop his encompassing plan of plunging our country into the abyss.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Tea Party destroys the nation, shuts down government but remains an irrelevant minority? 

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Tea Party destroys the nation, shuts down government but remains an irrelevant minority? 

The political pundits in DC have finally tired of blaming everything on George Bush and have shifted all the blame for everything wrong with Washington on the Tea Party.

Hearing the left and some on the right speak of the Tea Party stating they are a terribly disorganized bunch of malevolents, racists, terrorists, jihadist and anarchist with barely the membership to exist, irrelevant is humorous.

Everything from bad policy to Obamacare,to shutting down government is being blamed on one “small irrelevant” group. Doesn’t it leave the impression that this is a pretty formidable group capable of changing the state of our country with great force and might and no credit is given, only blame?

The attacks are coming on the hills of a very effective movement by the Tea Party in the last few weeks. This group seemingly has matured beyond rallies and rah rah moments to a well oiled and increasingly influential political group with devout and passionate members. The Tea Party is starting to organize, to put structure to a fluid movement, to scare the left and the not so right in DC! 

An example of the bigotry coming from the beltway is when Harry Reid on September 23rd, 2013 stated “We’re not going to bow to tea party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law.” “We will not bow to tea party anarchists who refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional,” Reid said in a blistering opening speech. “The simple fact remains: Obamacare is the law of the land and will remain the law of the land as long as Barack Obama is president of the United States and as long as I’m Senate majority leader.”

Seems to me Harry is pretty worried and concerned that he is losing strength and power and that perhaps Obamacare could be dead in the water come mid term elections in 2014!

The recent attacks or flak being fired at Tea Party members all over the nation tells me that the Tea Party is over the intended target and is obviously rattling their chains.

The mere statement that pundits are saying the Tea Party  is non existent and incapable of doing anything constructive is inaccurate at best. 

The Tea Party is getting blamed for a boat load of things yet the left will never admit that the Tea Party is anything more than bumbling idiots with nothing better to do than stop the daily tyranny by the Obama regime? These actions speak volumes about a “small” but effective group.

Getting blame or credit for “ruining” every thing good in the country on the Tea party means we must be providing the bee in their bonnets, causing the left to squirm spurring vicious attacks on every day Americans on a daily basis. Meaning, the movement is doing exactly what it was intended to do! 

What you are seeing is an awakening of the people and a strengthening of a movement that is resilient and unbendable in the face of controversy, rhetoric and hate speech. 

The strength of the Tea Party and what you perhaps do not understand is that they are everyday Americans, not jihadist, anarchists, obstructionist or racist, they love their country to the core!

We wait on your tables, serve your coffee, fill your cars with gas, save your life in an emergency, sell your home, cash your checks, bag your groceries and even fix your plumbing and overflowing septic tanks. We are not freaks of nature, we are you. And the left is attacking you!

We are also a huge voting block and the left knows it. This is frightening to them who have a separate, differing agenda. 

A diamond is forged under extreme pressure and maturation, a Tea Partier is formed in much the same way. You apply dictatorial tyrannical pressure and that forms a bond stronger than steel. 

I am glad folks like the main stream media, liberals and RINOS have chosen this fight. Because of you the Tea Party is solidifying and regrouping amidst the attacks on everyday Americans working hard to provide a roof over their family’s heads. 

 The continuous spewing of rhetoric has an unintended outcome and by applying “pressure” it’s secures our country and the movement in ways you have yet to see and will probably never understand. 

The American spirit is inbred and like red blood cells and bone marrow it will always be a part of the Tea Party well into the next century. 

My parting advice is don’t apply excessive pressure on these lumps of coal unless you want to increase it’s worth and purpose.   

Republicans had best rethink the policy of distancing themselves from  perhaps its strongest and most passionate members. That’s a dangerous game with deleterious consequences.

We are not going away, we are no longer needing a marketing plan to recruit, Americans are flocking to the Tea Party for answers in droves.

Like it or not this little bitty group of irrelevant racists and jihadists are here to stay.

Sources of information:

New York Times calls it Tea Party war on America! Jihadist!
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/opinion/the-tea-partys-war-on-america.html?_r=0

Harry Reid calls Tea Party Anarchist.
http://m.townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2013/09/23/reid-were-not-going-to-bow-to-tea-party-anarchists-n1707688

Morgan Freeman calls Tea Party racist!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/morgan-freeman-tea-party-racist_n_978123.html

Tea Party is dead!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/06/tea-party-is-dead-how-the-movement-fizzled-in-2012-s-gop-primaries.html

GOP throwing away the Tea Party!
http://www.bing.com/fd/ls/GLinkPing.aspx?IG=c22f6ff7db0344b2a4c45556a366c48b&&ID=SERP,5112.1&SUIH=ffBz6Y0O4uBy6HEWQV-iQQ&redir=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tc25iYy5jb20vdGhlLWxhc3Qtd29yZC9saW1iYXVnaC1yZXB1YmxpY2FuLXBhcnR5LWlycmVsZXZhbnQ

Tea Party irrelevant!
http://thedailypamphlet.com/is-the-tea-party-becoming-irrelevant-3505.html

Common Core: Student not allowed to write about her hero….God

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Common Core: Student not allowed to write about her hero….God

Shelby County Tennessee, near Memphis in Millington, at Lucy Elementary school, 10 year old, Erin Shead was told she had to stop writing about her hero “God” in a class project. (See finished project in the links below)

She was told to change the subject for fear that it may offend someone.  She was even told she had to take her project home where it could not be displayed along side the other children’s heroes.

Speaking from the heart of a 10 year old inside a repressive environment she spoke softly in great detail about her project,  “God is my idol, I will never hate him. He will always be the number one person I look up to.” First of all, why would a child express that she will never hate him? This is not a natural relaxed response while speaking of her hero “God!” This is more of a conditioned response made after perhaps a scathing debate.

When the child was pressed for another hero, she was either prompted or simply chose the deceased pop singer Michael Jackson. The choice possibly made because it would not draw the ire of her teacher and would somehow seem less controversial.

Are our children being forced or directed to steer away from Christianity and more toward pop stars because it is more appealing to a greater base and remains politically correct.

It seems the Common Core standards and the lesson plans accompanied and applied have left teachers with the option to direct the conversation to a certain agenda, reflecting their own beliefs on a child.

Each unique teacher is either teaching to a personal belief or a perceived implied  belief within an ideology that somehow promotes forming a differing and limiting view within the minds of our children with a certain agenda, called Common Core!

Are we steadily seeing indoctrination of our children within a closed biased system that is more concerned about developing “global citizens” than with teaching the ABCs?

Christian Ross, a Shelby County school district’s spokesperson, told Fox News last week that the “incident has been addressed at the school-level, and the principal has contacted parents of the student regarding their concerns.”

“This was a regrettable misunderstanding, and we as educators must learn from it.” “The principal and teacher have had a positive and productive conversation with the family, and we are pleased this matter is being addressed at the school level.” “The district will not be discussing this matter further in the media,” the statement added.

Ironically, the same schools in Tennessee that are demanding that we as Christians not be allowed to express our first amendment rights are allowing visits to mosques, gifting of Korans to school children,  offering of prayer mats praying to Allah while facing the east, visitation of Buddhist temples and explaining to young folks that the 10  Commandments cannot be displayed and the 5 pillars of Islam are proudly displayed where the 10 Commandments once stood. They have allowed the 6th pillar, a  lesser known  pillar called Jihad (Holy War against Christians and non believers  that usually ends with death) to be mounted to a wall for all to see.

The obvious push to strive for greater understanding of other religions while separating and isolating another religion is truly a case against the school  system and other leftist establishments that strip everyday Americans of the ability to worship a god of their choice.

The Freedom from religion foundation and the ACLU are not beating down doors to stop this type of repression of religion, thus making these organizations seem biased and singular in their approach to all religions.

This leads me to the conclusion that it’s not about keeping religion out of our schools as much as it is about restraining the expression of christianity from our vernacular. 

Allowing the suppression of one religion while allowing another is not a balanced approach and speaks of a higher appointment to lessen the impact of a Christian influence.

We have stepped into a time period where the table is changing and the ball is now in the other court. 

Christians are now being forced to demand the same protection being afforded Muslims, Hindus, Atheist,Jewish or whomever. 

No longer are Christians allowed to practice what we believe but instead left with the option to litigate to limit the expression of several religious expressions upon the majority fighting for the ability to express their religion. Unfair and unbalanced beliefs are now being forced upon christians seeking the same censure given to other religions.

Why must it be that a child wishing to express God as their hero have a negative impact on all those in striking distance. 

And if the truth be known, had this child chosen to speak about Allah, Mohammed or Buddah as their hero we would not be having this conversation today.

Sources of info:

http://m.christianpost.com/news/10-year-old-banned-from-writing-about-god-in-school-memphis-officials-say-issue-a-regrettable-misunderstanding–104846/

Article with child’s poster in it.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/oct/18/tn-student-banned-writing-about-god-hero/

Breaking News: Veterans tear down Obama barricades and dropping at White House steps, riot police deployed

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Breaking News: Veterans tear down Obama barricades and dropping at White House steps, riot police deployed

This news is quickly developing and more detail will follow.

Boots on the ground in Washington DC are reporting that veterans from all over the nation are tearing down Lincoln Memorial “barrycades” and others as riot police are deployed to stop the invasion.

Phone conversations from a documentary film crew on the scene state “it is definitely tense around here” , “near 50 thousands vets getting pushed around and pushing back as riot police surround them and the vets shouting tear down these walls” 

Initial reports away from that scene are saying tear gas was used although I have no definite confirmation of that.

“The riot police were using batons on some protesters believed to be 3 women initial reports confirm.” states another reporter on the scene in a conversation with BCN staffers.

No shots have been fired but guns, assault rifles and full riot gear has been deployed against our veterans and our truckers many of which are veterans.

What we are seeing folks is the beginnings of a revolution. Americans have had their fill! No mas is the message being sent clearly as vets and coincidentally truckers emerged this weekend in DC.

Initial reports are Senator Ted Cruz and Ex Governor Sarah Palin are near the action and are standing with Americas vets and truckers.

More details to be reported as the video becomes available.

Much of that video and info is coming from the crack staff of Tin Ship Productions who cover the nation with documentary evidence of the left gone wild.

Go to the you tube channel tinshipproductions and watch for new video being shot and downloaded right now from the steps of the White House.

It is a shame at this point that the Main Stream Media is failing to report this in any measure. Perhaps a black out has been established.

Stay tuned for more as sources report to BCN, the news often left of the front pages!

Great day!

Common Core: Dumbing down our children one dollar at a time

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Common Core: Dumbing down our children one dollar at a time

Bradley County as well as many other states participating in Common Core are starting to see money trickle in to their systems for education reform.

A hundred thousand here and eighty thousand there and we have a system bribed by the federal government to implement socialistic education reform changes! Who knew it would take so relatively little to coax radical change?

Race to the Top, locally in Tennessee it’s called First to the Top. This delivery of radical reform uses the Common Core standard spearheading the nation and it’s educational system toward socialism, much in the way the government has taken over the healthcare apparatus.

Many questions remain unanswered about Common Core. One particular concern to many parents and teachers is the deliberate dumbing down or teaching to the lowest denominator and is it really necessary?

With the top down governmental approach to education reform as the  catalyst to reform it’s leaves few with little doubt that this will be the end result and the intended consequence.

The focus on readying our kids for the workforce and to survive a two year stent in college while the American dream of working hard to get ahead eludes us. 

This leads many to believe that the least effort, with the least grey matter exercised will yield the same result as a parent expecting their child to succeed at a very high level. This dualistic exchange speaks volumes of the intent of RTTT and Common Core.

Just the name “Common Core” says we are teaching to the least in the class and expecting the high achievers to come to the middle so there will be no social disparity shown delineating natural selection and tapping into the reserves of the fertile mind.

Common Core means “Common,” 
as Webster defines common as 
basic, simple, rudimentary, having no rank, not of the upper class!
http://www.yourdictionary.com/common

With the recent move of the Bradley County Schools to integrate  special education into classrooms for
80 percent of the day it clearly shows that the intent is to teach to
the lesser of students while exceptional children halt their heightened learning. To literally step back and grasp rehashed information perhaps from prior grades and experiences is unfair and does not serve the population fairly. No longer does advanced learning or teaching up to those with a gift seem a priority.

The end result is gifted students will be forced to dumb down to the least common denominator taking away drive and enthusiasm to excel. Think it doesn’t happen? Observe your gifted student as I have melt into obscurity where a system that used to revolve around them achieving at a high level now wants them to be equal to all others. Gifted kids are often rendered the role of a tudor or a classroom assistant to bring lesser students to the middle where socialism ferments! Totally missing the opportunity to fertilize a growing mind in need of nurturing. This deliberate shake down of greater intelligence should be condemned instead it is embraced by School Supervisors all over the nation. Because to speak out would mean a shortened career.

This is  leaving many bored and unchallenged by a system that is no longer allowing the cream to float to the top.  Natural God given ability to rise to the top is now a foreign substance sinking to the bottom of the education food chain. Our children are being asked or shamed by a system to not be as smart as you can be because a socialistic set of reformers somehow deem it unfair to others to simply attain heights within their ability without
propping them up. It’s the “let’s give everyone a trophy” syndrome that has locked us into a politically correct environment looking for equality of the masses. This is surely the greatest form if injustice.

The comment below shows the intent of the reformers. The lopsided opinion that because your child has a gift he or she must share with all for the “common good” of a society is unjust and steals autonomy from a creative spirit  Stifling those with the ability to contribute to society unfairly shrinks the abilities of high achievers while diminishing their full impact or fingerprint on the global scene.

An excerpt and quote from the Cleveland Daily Banner this week sheds a new light on the goal of Common Core and reflects the dumbing down of our children so everyone can attain mediocrity. The article quotes this supervisor shortly after announcing the acceptance of funds from RTTT and Common Core. “Supervisor of Student Services Dr. Joy Hudson has been working with teachers throughout the system to move more of the special education students into the general education classrooms for up to 80 percent of the day.”  “The model currently being pursued is co-teaching by placing a general education teacher and a special needs educator in the same classroom.” “A component being added by CCS is feedback provided by students.” 

When Common Core was first implemented the thought that dumbing down to the lowest common denominator was a theory based on an observation of the material presented. Now that theory has been proven and is no longer a conspiracy as evidence based research is being revealed as reformers are taking the radical steps to implement the changes.

Now before you jump on the liberal bandwagon and accuse those informing to become vilified allow me to make this statement. I believe we are all Gods children and all our children are special and loved by all parents. 

This should not be so much about a child but about all children and the system that is pulling them down together. When the finger is pointed to one child another child becomes disadvantaged. In this case, both parties are in a situation that is less than optimal because the bar is being set at mediocre or common! 

As you desire a special needs child to become functional inside a classroom there is a parent that wants their child to reach beyond the stars and not be held captive by a system that will only allow them to be common or mediocre, a far less expectation of their God given ability.

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/23773815/article-Local-schools-given-Race-to-Top-funds

Obamacare: Forced home inspections for “high risk” patients ie;  veterans, smokers and young mothers.

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Obamacare: Forced home inspections for “high risk” patients ie;  veterans, smokers and young mothers.

With the Obamacare Healthcare Law going into effect October 1st, 2013, the Health and Human services agency has recently revealed that you may be subject to rigorous home  and safety inspections if you fall into these  “high-risk” categories below:

Families where mom is not yet 21.

Families where someone is a tobacco user.

Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.

Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.

There is no reference to Medicaid being the determinant for a family to be “eligible.”

Freedom Outpost reports, “In 2011, HHS, Health and Human Services announced a $224 million grant will be given to support evidence-based home visiting programs to “help parents and children.” 

Individuals from the state will implement these leveraging strategies to “enhance program sustainability.”

Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown states,

“This is not a “voluntary” program. The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks. 

A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to “intervention” in “school readiness” and “social-emotional developmental indicators.” 

A farm family may be subject to “intervention” in order to “prevent child injuries.” The sky is the limit.

Although the Obama administration would claim the provision applies only to Medicaid families, the new statute, by its own definition, has no such limitation. Intervention may be with any family for any reason. 

It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited – or no – interaction with parents. 

The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.”

Part of the program will require massive data collecting of private information including all sources of income and the amount gathered from each source.

A manual called Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention includes firearms as potential safety hazard  and will require inspectors to verify safety compliance and record each inspection into a database.

The law under Obamacare was initially believed to be geared toward child and parents of high risk youths. But you can see where the added oversight and safety portions of the law could be interpreted any number of ways and the overreach necessary in the eyes of a federal agent, perhaps an IRS agent that will now be given enforcement powers under Obamacare.

Once the doors start opening and the forced inspections begin you can see where smokers, vets and gun owners could be targeted and the law expanded/interpreted to meet many agendas under the banner of safety and efficiency.

In South Carolina, Representative Bill Chumley introduced a bill, H.3101 that would nullify certain provisions of Obamacare. 

The bill would give the state attorney general the authority to authorize law enforcement to arrest federal agents for trespassing. 

It would make forced home inspections under Obamacare illegal in South Carolina. It passed in the House but died in the senate.

Recently and a prime example of a law written for one purpose and it gets used for a variety of reasons. A mother of a child requested a second opinion regarding a diagnosis given to her child. Instead of granting the request they sent federal agents and police to her home.

World Net Daily, WND, has reported on one such case, which soon could be typical.

It’s the case of Baby Samuel Nikolayev, who was removed by police from his mother’s arms because his parents sought to obtain a second medical opinion about a health matter.

The mother, Anna Nikolayev, is one who does not trust the system.

Crying, she said: “You can’t break into my house and take my child. They ripped my child out of my arms.”

She told WND that she still worries CPS, Child Protective Services workers will find other reasons to take her child or other children wrongly.

Unless we speak up and out and demand that our elected representatives stop this onslaught and overreach by our federal government, we will continue to see this type of abuse and tyranny. 

We will regretfully begin to acknowledge this as the norm and we will just lay in wait for the next abuse of power and the treadmarks on the backside of our freedoms will be all the more familiar and accepted. 

We are in the midst of Socialist/Marxist turnover of our state and nation. Grab your seats! It’s fixing to get very interesting!

Excerpts and quotes from these powerful news outlets. All kudos to them for assisting in breaking this story. Please visit their sites frequently and share with your friends.

http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/08/obamacare-troops-planning-home-visits/

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/08/obamacare-provision-forced-home-inspections/

The Obamacare forced home visit link:
https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=9E7EA909-4562-4FBE-86DA-D5F383C3ACFB&ViewMode=EU&GoBack=&PrintMode=&OnlineAvailabilityFlag=True&pageNumber=1

Bill Haslam partners with terrorist groups giving an assist to Muslims in connecting all schools

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Bill Haslam partners with terrorist groups giving an assist to Muslims in connecting all schools

“The efforts of the Connect All Schools consortium and like-minded programs……..have vastly increased the diversity and number of students gaining global awareness and empathy beyond what would be possible through study abroad alone” states an excerpt from connect all schools blog

Sounds benign enough till you get to digging and find out who is invested in this program and the purveyors who are directing and funding this program.

Below in an article from WND, World Net Daily, you easily see as many things brought to our public schools by “architects” of new wave education have a pretty package but once you open it and look at what is inside it is very disturbing.
http://www.wnd.com/

Research is fairly simple in light of high speed Internet and search engines with hundreds of millions of searchable items, a little time at the keyboard will reveal much.

Take a look at the connections to Connect All Schools and you will understand why they desire the minds of our children. You will even find a local connection to Bradley County and even Tennessee Governor Bill Haslams attempts to hide the truth.

JERUSALEM – A Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education and the State Department to facilitate an online program aiming to connect all U.S. schools with classrooms abroad by 2016.

Vartan Gregorian, a board member of the organization, the Qatar Foundation International, was appointed in 2009 to President Obama’s White House Fellowships Commission.

WND previously exposed that Gregorian served as a point man in granting $49.2 million in startup capital to an education-reform project founded by former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and chaired by Obama.

Documentation shows Gregorian was central in Ayers’ recruitment of Obama to serve as the first chairman of the project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge – a job in which Obama worked closely on a regular basis with Ayers.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of Washington is exposed in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”

Obama also later said his job at the project qualified him to run for public office, as WND previously reported.

The Qatar Foundation International, or QFI, in 2011 partnered with the Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate matchmaking between classrooms in the U.S. and international schools through something called the “Connect All Schools” project.

QFI, funded by the Qatari government, explains on its website the initiative was founded in response to Obama’s call in his June 2009 speech to the Arab world in Cairo, Egypt, to “create a new online network, so a young person in Kansas can communicate instantly with a young person in Cairo.”

QFI relates how more than 100 U.S. schools and organizations have already connected on the interactive website. (10 percent of those are in Bradley County TN!)

The stated goal of the initiative is to “connect every school in the U.S. with the world by 2016.”

10 Bradley County Schools listed as part of Connect All Schools program:
http://www.connectallschools.org/institution/search?city=Cleveland&state=Tennessee&postal_code=37312

This is not the QFI’s first foray into the U.S. education system.

WND reported last May the Qatar-based foundation awarded “Curriculum Grants” to seven U.S. schools and language organizations to “develop comprehensive and innovative curricula and teaching materials to be used in any Arabic language classroom.”

QFI, based in Washington, D.C., is the U.S. branch of the Qatar Foundation, founded in 1995 by Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Thani is still the group’s vice-chairman, while one of his three wives, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairs the organization’s board.

Thani also launched Al Jazeera in 1996 and served as the television network’s chairman.

The Qatar foundation is close to the Muslim Brotherhood.

In January 2012, it launched the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics under the guidance of Tariq Ramadan, who serves as the center’s director.

Ramadan is the grandson of the notorious founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al Banna. Ramadan was banned from the U.S. until 2010 when the Obama administration issued him a visa to give a lecture at a New York school.

QFI, meanwhile, named several institutions after Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. Many regard Qaradawi as the de facto spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

The foundation instituted the Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi Scholarships and in 2009 established a research center named the Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal.

Qaradawi has personally attended scores of foundation events, including conferences at which he served as a keynote speaker.

Qaradawi achieved star status because of his regular sermons and interviews on Al Jazeera.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism documents Qardawi openly permitted the killing of American troops in Iraq and praised the “heroic deeds” of “Hamas, Jihad, Al-Aqsa Brigades and others.”

Obama, Ayers connection

Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corp. charitable foundation, was appointed by Obama in 2009 as a White House fellow. Born in Tabriz, Iran, Gregorian served for eight years as president of the New York Public Library and was also president of Brown University.

As Brown president, Gregorian served on the selection committee of the Annenberg Foundation, which funded Ayers’ Chicago Annenberg Challenge with a $49.2 million, 2-to-1 matching challenge grant over five years. Ayers was one of five founding members of the Annenberg Challenge who wrote to the Annenberg Foundation for the initial funding.

Steve Diamond, a political-science and law professor and a blogger who has posted on Obama, previously posted a letter from Nov. 18, 1994, in which Gregorian, serving as the point man on Annenberg’s selection committee, asked Ayers to “compose the governing board” of the Challenge’s collaborative project with “people who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of Chicago.”

Ayers and other founding Challenge members then recruited Obama to serve as the project chairman.

WND was first to expose that Obama and Ayers used the project grant money to fund organizations run by radicals tied to Ayers, including Mike Klonsky, a former top communist activist who was a senior leader in the Students for a Democratic Society group, a major leftist student organization in the 1960s from which the Weathermen terror group later splintered.

National Review Online writer Stanley Kurtz examined the project archives housed at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago, finding Obama and Ayers worked closely at the project.

The documents obtained by Kurtz showed Ayers served as an ex-officio member of the board that Obama chaired through the project’s first year. Ayers also served on the board’s governance committee with Obama and worked with him to craft project bylaws, according to the documents.

Ayers made presentations to board meetings chaired by Obama. Ayers also spoke for the Chicago School Reform Collaborative before Obama’s board, while Obama periodically spoke for the board at meetings of the collaborative, the project documents reviewed by Kurtz show.

WND reported Obama and Ayers also served together on the board of the Woods Fund, a liberal Chicago nonprofit that granted money to far-left causes.

One of the groups funded by the Woods Fund was the Midwest Academy, an activist organization modeled after Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky described as teaching tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation.

WND reported Jackie Kendall, executive director of the Midwest Academy, was on the team that developed and delivered the first Camp Obama training for volunteers aiding Obama’s campaign through the 2008 Iowa Caucuses.

Camp Obama was a two- to four-day intensive course run in conjunction with Obama’s campaign aimed at training volunteers to become activists to help Obama win the presidential election.

Obama scholar linked to ‘Ground Zero’ imam

Meanwhile, WND reported Gregorian is closely tied to the Muslim leaders behind the controversial Islamic cultural center to be built near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Gregorian also serves on the board of the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. The museum is reportedly working with the American Society for Muslim Advancement, whose leaders are behind the mosque, to ensure the future museum will represent the voices of American Muslims.

“[The Sept. 11 museum will represent the] voices of American Muslims in particular, and it will honor members of other communities who came together in support and collaboration with the Muslim community on September 11 and its aftermath,” stated Daisy Khan, executive director of the society.

The Sept. 11 museum’s oral historian, Jenny Pachucki, is collaborating with the society to ensure the perspective of American Muslims is woven into the overall experience of the museum, according to the museum’s blog.

Khan’s husband, Feisal Abdul Rauf, is the founder of the society as well as chairman of Cordoba Initiative, which is behind the proposed mosque to be built about two blocks from the area referred to as Ground Zero.

With Gregorian at its helm, Carnegie Corp. is at the top of the list of society supporters on the Islamic group’s website.

Carnegie is also listed as a funder of both of the society’s partner organizations, Search for Common Ground and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Gregorian was a participant in the U.N. body’s first forum, as was Rauf.

Rauf is vice chairman on the board of the Interfaith Center of New York, which honored Gregorian at an awards dinner in 2008.

Gregorian is the author of “Islam: A Mosaic, Not A Monolith.” According to a book review by the Middle East Forum, his book “establishes the Islamist goal of world domination.”

A chapter of the book, “Islamism: Liberation Politics,” quotes Ayatollah Khomeini: “Islam does not conquer. Islam wants all countries to become Muslim, of themselves.” Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is quoted stating it “is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its laws on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

Gregorian himself recommends for Muslims a system he calls “theo-democracy,” which he defines as “a divine democratic government” that, according to the book review, “would have a limited popular sovereignty under the suzerainty of Allah.”

Source of info, read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/muslim-brotherhood-group-to-connect-all-u-s-schools/#XPyrwzeQtiMwr3Z3.9

Muslim Brotherhood, Ayers and Obama connection to “Connect All School!”

http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/01/muslim-brotherhood-group-to-connect-all-u-s-schools/#itdvUjUxQtkXSCp7.99

View the Global partners associated:  Observe that the Gregorians Qatar Foundation is a contributor.
http://www.connectallschools.org/about/partners

http://educationviews.org/muslim-brotherhood-group-to-connect-all-u-s-schools/

http://counterjihadreport.com/2012/06/01/muslim-brotherhood-infiltrates-u-s-public-schools/

Of course Bill Haslam has his hands in it. See this supporting timeline and his corrupt bill to secretly channel money to different organizations without detection.
http://tncampaignforliberty.org/wordpress/2012/02/stop-gov-haslams-corruption-vote-today/

Vartan Gregorian Bio-Source Watch
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Vartan_Gregorian

Excerpt from the FB site for Connect All Schools:
 “The real value of a real education, has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness.”
http://connectallschools.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/the-real-value-of-connecting-all-schools/

Gregorian, Obama and Ayers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2095052/posts

Common Core: 6th grade Arkansas class asked to revise and edit the outdated Bill of Rights

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Common Core: 6th grade Arkansas class asked to revise and edit the outdated Bill of Rights

A 6th grade in Arkansas has been asked to complete a task.

The task is to form a special committee and bring the “outdated” Bill of Rights up to the 21st century.

The class was asked to form an ad hoc committee to change the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, into a shell of what it used to be, dismantling it at your convenience, to update the outdated piece of paper.

To study the document and tell us what needs to come out, what needs to stay and add a few if you choose.

It is bone chilling at the casual leisurely pace and rhythm the standards lull our children into thinking that this could be the best way in the near future to make changes.

It completely undermines the constitution and its attached rights as Americans and weakens our republic. 

It reinforces to me that there are people and forces out there dead set on destroying the backbone of our country and will utilize your/our children to attain that goal.

Below in parentheses is the lesson plan using the Common Core standards as it’s guide….the scenario.

“The government of the United States is currently revisiting the Bill of Rights. They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in it’s current form any longer.”

“Their aim is to ensure that our personal civil liberties and the pursuit of happiness remains guarded into the 21st Century.”
The government has asked for input from experts on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”

“You have been selected to work on a National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force. You have been charged with the task of revising and  editing the Bill of Rights.”

“More specifically you will need to prioritize, prune, and add amendments and turn your ideas into a revised Bill of Rights.”

“Your teams proposal will be submitted in it’s final form as a persuasive presentation to Mrs Knight and Associates.”

What you just read is not a speech made at the United Nations. It was not a speech written by Hitler,  it was not a Muslim Brotherhood cohort plotting to destroy the US from the inside. Nor was it a Bill Ayers mantra  in Chicago directing his weather underground clones to blow up another building.

What you just read was a “lesson plan” to a 6th grade Arkansas elementary school inside the Bryant School District.

Lela Spears, 6th grader mother of the child involved said “the lesson plan” asked the students to revise, omit two, and add two amendments to the outdated Bill of Rights. And when her daughter came home and didn’t exactly feel right about what was being taught, the attentive caring mother alerted the press to these happenings but still has many questions.

Why would any public school be questioning whether the Bill of Rights is a viable part of the Constitution or not. 

Why would they have to do this to a bunch of 6th graders, who may not even know fully what the Bill of Rights stands for?  It’s called conditioning! Influencing tiny minds a little at a time till they are conditioned to think this way and make future decisions as adults on the input they learned as a youth. 

The Constitution is the law of the land and is solely the document that has kept us free and on the course of liberty for 250 plus years. Of what value does presenting anything other that the aforementioned statement have on the education of an American child?

This is the foundation of our country that is being whittled away a little at a time. This is a covert diversion from the path intended to continued greatness for our country, a far cry from the direction our forefathers intended.

 Why is there no discussion of the way to change or amend the Constitution via Congressional action with perhaps a constitutional convention, a majority vote of lawmakers after a lengthy debate? 

Nope, all we have to do is form a committee, empowered by the government because we tire of the way we have done things or because it doesn’t fit into a certain political agenda.

Outdated and may not remain in it’s current form? Really? This is planting the seed of our country’s demise.

This is enabling the thought that tyranny and a monarchy can rule a country and if you can form a governmental committee then you change the structure of what made our country great in one fatal swoop.

It promotes disloyalty and sets up a pattern of thought that if this country and it’s inalienable rights do not fit into your social calendar you can simply form a committee and you can change it.

We are playing a very dangerous game in our country by allowing Common Core into our schools.

Our children, without parent uproar will unknowingly be shifted into the world of “globalists” and “Socialists” where every opportunity to negatively influence our infrastructure will be done with hardly a blink because of the indoctrination throughout out children’s formidable years.

One day our children will be called upon to replace us and take the reigns of leading this country. The country will be saturated with those willing and able to manipulate and destroy the precious documents their forefathers held dearly trivializing it to an outdated document needing a revision.

Our countries demise is being mapped out and the training ground and the tools to accomplish such a task is happening as we speak….in our schools…..by some very sinister individuals….with a definitive plan…….Common Core!

Speak up now and speak up loudly. The doors are closing to never open again as our countries greatness and those born to lead are being softened into politically correct marshmallows, spineless and in much  need  of a teet on which to suckle!

God bless us. 

Lesson plans used by Bryant School district: Achieve the core, Student Achievement, author David Coleman
http://achievethecore.org/about-us

Who is David Coleman?
http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/top-ten-scariest-people-in-education-reform-9-david-coleman/

Amending the Bill of Rights:
http://www.antiochne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/billofrights.doc

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/07/arkansas-sixth-graders-reportedly-asked-to-revise-omit-two-and-add-two-amendments-to-the-outdated-bill-of-rights/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons

Local “political activist” for Obamacare apparently has glitches of his own

In Uncategorized on October 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Local “political activist” for Obamacare apparently has glitches of his own

The truth is surfacing about a recent article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press just released.

Many news outlets in just a few hours are reporting on the successes of a young Flintstone Georgia boy Chad Henderson and him overcoming many glitches to become the poster boy for Obamacare and the reasons we all should sign up for it immediately.

Initially, the story reported that Mr Henderson after many attempts had overcome many “glitches” and “obstacles” to finally sign up for 
Obamacare, becoming the only one to do so successfully in the area.

His hard fought battle has a few glitches of it’s own, many sources are revealing.

It appears and the sources are literally minutes old but seem to be credible that this story may not be what it seems.

News of this story is trending on multi media websites and as personal affirmations and investigations are revealing that this story has many holes.

It appears this young man has been duped and made a poster boy by the main stream media and the left to satisfy their desire to advance the healthcare reform message.

 The media seemed to be dead set in being the first to get a story out about the successes of signing up for Obamacare and have fallen short of their own expectations.

According to the sources below and on social media, Chad Henderson was a volunteer for Organized for America, later renamed Organized for Action, a big corporate lobbying group for Obamacare Healthcare implementation.

It is also being reported that in spite how the story is being reported his father, Bill Henderson,states that to his knowledge, his son has not signed up for Obamacare and the only thing he signed up for was Organized for Action.

He has been quoted as saying he has  not signed up for Obamacare but has filled out a questionnaire, but intends to get coverage soon.

My first contact with this story left me thinking, why would a college student, political activist, political analyst of 21 years old be happy about surrendering up to 25 percent of his income to the Obamacare forced mandate in the form of another tax, referring to a 200 dollar a month premium for healthcare coverage. 

A quick glimpse of his social media sites showed this young man has been set up to be a pawn for a while. His appointments by Bob Corker, his voting debut for Obama, his activity with Lead America, Organized for America and his trip to China as a local ambassador to China has set him up for this debacle being played out in the media today.

I find it peculiar and sad that the MSM has apparently used this young man as a poster boy for the argument for and against healthcare implementation. 

The portrayal of this young man as the way we should do things says volumes about the ethics within solid reporting and the responsibility that goes with it.

This boy seems vulnerable and naive to the great big world of media manipulation and the gain they surely hoped to receive from it in the form of selling the news and advancing the message of the left.

I genuinely feel for this young man as he discovers that the people who choose to spotlight him for a news story do not consider the ramifications and downside of a news story perhaps placed in haste fail to see the downside of errant reporting or inaccurate reporting. In the same sense, I feel he has failed to realize that making a political statement without the supporting actions is a dangerous game to play.

I sincerely consider the welfare of this boy and hope he has a supportive and engaging family as his world may change forever as the “big stage” media gets ahold of this an exploits him as a vile person.

Hopefully, the lesson learned for this boy is never step into the spotlight and not realize that the reason you are there is to be a sacrificial lamb of the media to advance a political agenda.

God Bless you Chad, I believe the next few weeks will be tough for you as you step from a political healthcare hero to an unaware, perhaps a somewhat willing participant shill for the Obama Regime.

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/oct/04/obamacare-or-bust-chattanooga-area-man-perseveres/?news

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/63094483333/father-of-obamacare-success-story-says-his-son-hasnt

http://m.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fstories%2F2013%2F10%2F04%2Fnews-outlets-flocking-to-new-obamacare-enrollee-whos-so-freakin-excited-but-theres-a-catch%2F&h=eAQHaIUCS&s=1

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BCN side note:

I am really sorry that this lad has been manipulated in this way. I hope him the best and he truly seems like a great kid. I only wish he had not gotten drawn into this drama.

The article above is only my opinion based on facts reported from other media sites. I have not been able to to contact Mr Henderson as yet but certainly hope too and hear us story directly.

My information is based solely on my skills of observation, personal research and my reliance of the main stream media to form my opinion.

Have a blessed day.

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