The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they’re here, they probably do.
Let’s just jump right in here to the crux of the Common Core “State” Standards with an excerpt from the paper, “History of Education in Communist Countries,” by Hae Yoon Jeong, 2009,Korean Minjok Leadership Academy:
The communist revolutions in the 20th century had their goal at creating total revolutions and establishing a new society different from the capitalist society. This new society required people with new loyalties, new motivations, and new concepts of individual and group life. Education was acknowledged to have a strategic role in achieving this revolution and development. Specifically, education was used to produce ardent revolutionaries ready to rebel against the old society and establish a new order and also to bring up a new generation of dexterous laborers to take up the various tasks of development and modernization.
… Marxist-Leninist philosophy was the basis of the Communist education system. It emphasized the role of schools and youth organizations in educating students by indoctrination. For this the Communist societies paid a lot of attention to schooling. There had been great confidence that schools would be a major instrument for building the “New Communist Man”. Such a person would work diligently, would have a clear insight into the dynamics of social change, would understand and be skilled in modern technology, and follow the tenets of Marxism-Leninism.
According to Communist educational philosophy, a good, modern education is one that is polytechnic. Central to such an education is teaching about production and providing labor training and work experience to youngsters while they are in secondary and higher education. Marxist interpretations of the duty of the school include the job of teaching young people the leading role of material conditions of production in shaping social and political events (2). Young people should be given an understanding and some experience of the way production processes are organized; the social consequences of different ways of organizing production; and the importance of technological change.
Marxism-Leninism also stresses atheist education and anti-religious propaganda in the schools. The main approach taken is to emphasize the superior quality of the answers which science, as opposed to religion, can give to the basic questions of human existence.
All authoritarian regimes must necessarily commandeer their country’s education system. They must own and mold the minds of the children to make the kids into pliable, group-thinking serfs of the state—“good citizens.” Freedom of thought and wealth of real knowledge are anathema to communist leaders.
For those who are paying attention, it is quite clear that the United States of America has been taken over by hardcore communists, which is the culmination of a hundred years of communist termites chewing away at the foundations of our once-free Republic. Naturally, they don’t call themselves communists, but they are doing the very things communists do. I need not give you, educated reader, the laundry list of anti-freedom, anti-American lawlessness that has poured forth from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), his administration and Congress, all of which has dragged America toward tyrannical, centralized control of our nation, which is the definition of communism.
Centralized control of America’s education system is of paramount importance to these lawless degenerates. The problem they face here in the United Statesis that our nation, from its founding, has forbidden the federal government from dictating education standards and curriculum to the states. The communist central planners have found a way around this. It’s called the Common Core “State” Standards. As with all communist programs, the name is misleading. In fact, it’s a damnable lie. The Common Core is not a set of state-created standards. To the contrary, they were developed by a leftist, Washington-based think tank, Achieve, endorsed by two Washington-based trade groups, and funded, in part, with millions of dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others, like the Sandler Foundation (of Herb and Marion Sandler, hard Left allies of George Soros, ACORN, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for American Progress, MoveOn.org, and of course, so many more).
Pushers of the Common Core have been very careful to create the illusion that this is a state-led effort. To this end, they partnered with Washington’s National Governors Association (which does not represent all the states) and Washington’s Council of Chief State School Officers. Neither of these groups was tasked by any state or state board of education to create the new standards. In fact, state legislators, teachers and parents were left out of their development.
Common Core proponents also claim that the standards are voluntary, which is also misleading. In 2009, the Obama administration created a funding carrot for the states, Race to the Top grants, as well as waivers for provisions of No Child Left Behind. States could applie for these, but in order to qualify for the grants and waivers, states were required to adopt the Common Core standards and related national tests, sight unseen, because the standards were not even presented until 2010. Currently 45 states and the District of Columbia have taken the bribes and adopted Common Core, but a number of them are now working to get rid of it.
At present, the standards, which you can read online, only cover math and English language “arts.” Naturally, the communists were not going to go overboard by initially including history, science and social studies in their standards, subjects that would reveal the leftist ideological agenda behind the standards. But science standards are on the way, and the rest will follow (as will nationalized curriculum based on the Common Core).
Proponents claim that the Common Core standards are “rigorous,” “evidenced-based,” and will make students “college-ready.” (8) However, curriculum experts believe the Common Core standards are below average and only prepare students for a community college rather than a four-year university. (9)
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas served on the Common Core Validation Committee and refused to sign off on the English language arts standards. She cited poor quality, empty skill sets, the de-emphasis on literature and low reading levels. She is concerned that the reading level that will assume students “college ready” will be seventh grade level. (10)
Equally disturbing is the prominence of nonfiction “informational texts” such as technical manuals, government documents, brochures and menus rather than highly regarded classic literature.
Dr. James Milgram of Stanford University, the only mathematician on the Common Core Validation Committee, refused to sign off on the math standards. Dr. Milgram maintains that the math standards will, by eighth grade, leave American students two years behind their peers in high performing countries. (11) [Endnotes available at source link]
But the quality of the standards is not really the point, is it? No. This is about central command and control of our nation’s education system, about ripping the authority from states, local communities and most importantly parents, none of whom have any say whatsoever in what the standards entail, nor can they change them at all.
It is also about tracking and data-mining our kids from cradle to career to grave (Obamacare tracking also covers cradle to kindergarten and beyond, of course). Oh, yes! Tied to the adoption of the standards, states are required—in violation of privacy laws—to collect information on all students—detailed, invasive information—to be shared with the federal government and other “interested” third parties.
From the Concerned Women pamphlet:
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a June 8, 2009, speech, “Hopefully, someday, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high school to college and college to career.” (5) This should send a chill down the spine of every parent.
States that chose to take federal money via the 2009 Stimulus bill had to agree to build expensive high-tech systems to track student performance and other personal data.
Further, in January 2012, the United States Department of Education, without Congressional approval, changed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to allow the transmission of students’ personally identifiable information “to any governmental or private entity designated by the Department and others as an ‘authorized representative,’ for the purpose of evaluating an education program.” (6)
This National Education Data Model recommends collecting data such as academic performance, disciplinary history, family income, religious affiliation, health history, etc. – over 400 data points in all (7)—without parental consent!
There is much more that can be said about the Common Core, like the ghastly price tag of it, which we can only guess at this point—a massively high price that will be borne by the states. There is also a whole book that could be written on the leftist revolutionaries who are behind the creation of the Common Core, and the billions, even trillions, of dollars that companies stand to make off of it—companies involved in its funding and development and the public relations push for it.
I have only touched on the surface of the communist education endgame of Common Core. Thankfully, millions of Americans are learning about this poison pill and are fighting back against it. It is essential that we learn all we can about the Common Core and that we tell our friends and family and let our state representatives and governors know that we want no part of this illegal federal takeover of our children’s education.
You will find a wealth of informational resources on the Internet to help you understand and combat the Common Core. I also highly recommend an excellent video series by Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project. The video is in five short parts that will give you a clear overview of the treacherous Common Core. Learn it, and fight it.
The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they’re here, they probably do.
When a true constitutional conservative is on the ballot—who is a fearless Christian, to boot—you know the forces of the Left will come out in a fever trying to destroy him. Such is the case in the Republican primary runoff for US Congress in southern Alabama’s 1st District. A little over a month ago, I wrote about this race (a special election to replace a quitting congressman) which has received national attention because candidate Dean Young created a pledge to fight for real marriage and asked his fellow Republican primary candidates to sign it. Not one of the others signed it, just a simple pledge to voters to defend the institution of marriage against the radical homosexual movement’s aggressive assault on it. Young’s pledge earned him leftist hit-pieces in national publications as well as vicious e-mails and derisive letters to the editor in local papers.
Despite the Left’s attempts to derail his campaign, Real estate developer Dean Young came in second behind former Alabama State Senator Bradley Byrne in the September 24th Republican primary election. A runoff between the two will be held November 5th. The winner of the Republican primary will likely win the House seat against Democrat candidate Burton LeFlore, since Democrats don’t tend to do very well in that largely conservative district nowadays. That fact makes it more interesting that Bradley Byrne used to be a Democrat, but he decided to switch sides back in 1997 when he was about 42 years old. It seems to me that Byrne came to the Republican Party awfully late in life.
Nevertheless, Bradley Byrne is considered the Republican “establishment” candidate. As reported in the leftist Politico:
The runoff is likely to be cast as a battle between the establishment and insurgent wings of the Republican Party.
Byrne, who waged an unsuccessful 2010 campaign for governor, is regarded as a favorite of the business community; Young, an outspoken social conservative, has won the backing of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, best known for refusing to implement a federal judge’s orders to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the state Supreme Court building.
Chief Justice Roy Moore is a hero to conservatives, and he is a friend of Dean Young. Young also has the enthusiastic support of the Common Sense Campaign TEA Party in Alabama’s 1st District. Bradley Byrne, on the other hand, has the endorsement of the “mainstream” newspaper, the Mobile Press-Register, as well as Quin Hillyer, senior editor at the American Spectator and fellow Republican primary candidate in the first election. Back in March, I wrote a piece about Quin Hillyer’s baseless attack on Cliff Kincaid for a column in which Kincaid simply told the truth about the militant homosexual movement, its Marxist roots and its attempts to infiltrate the political Right.
In response to the Mobile Press-Register’s endorsement of Byrne, the paper published an opposing view from Jim Zeigler, who stated, in part:
The Press-Register editorial staff and Byrne stand for the same things – go along to get along; business as usual; don’t rock the boat; serve the elite leaders of Mobile rather than our taxpaying public.
Yes, Byrne fits that bill. And that’s just exactly what we do not need.
Dean Young is a bold fighter for turning our country back toward the Constitution and our American heritage. Young will boldly apply a constitutional test to all actions. Young will hold the line on the $17 trillion national debt and push his plan to start paying it down over a specific time period. Young will defund ObamaCare now and repeal it as soon as he has the votes.
Then, we have Dean Young’s marriage pledge. Byrne claims to believe the Bible is true, yet he refused to sign Dean Young’s pledge to defend marriage as God designed it. If Byrne believes the Bible is true, then he must believe, as the Bible states, that God created marriage to be between one man and one woman, yet he won’t pledge to stand for that truth. Maybe Byrne doesn’t consider it to be a worthy issue for which to fight, or perhaps it’s because he is a member of the Episcopal church, which now embraces homosexual “marriage” and homosexual priests. Dean Young is a straightforward, Bible-believing Christian, a Baptist, who does not fear standing for the truth of God’s Word and His design for marriage.
The last thing America needs is another “moderate” Republican like Bradley Byrne in Congress, and the last thing the Left wants is a Godly, constitutional conservative like Dean Young in Congress. Because the Left is trying desperately to tear Dean Young down, we know he is a threat to them with his firm commitment to morality and returning our nation to the constitutional Republic it was designed to be. After all, the Left doesn’t come unhinged for “moderates.”
Please pray for Dean Young, his family and his candidacy, and if possible, consider contributing to his campaign. If we are to have any hope of stopping the communist machine that is taking America down into the abyss, we need Dean Young, and many more like him, to make it to Washington and work to defeat the enemies within our government and clean up the gruesome mess they have made of our once-free Republic.
The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they’re here, they probably do.
It’s hard to keep up with the mind-numbing flood of putrid malfeasance gushing from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), the communist Democrats and the detestable “RINO” Republicans in Congress. And while we try to monitor the constant barrage of lies, anti-Americanism and criminal behavior of these people, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s going on at the state and local levels. Who has time to chronicle everything?
So, it’s no surprise that living down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I missed news of the June mayoral election up in our state capital, Jackson. While I can easily understand how people across the nation who don’t live in Mississippi might ignore this story, it is nevertheless something you should note and watch. The election is quite remarkable, because the people of Jackson, apparently aiming to become a junior Detroit of the South, have chosen as their mayor a radical black supremacist Democrat, Chokwe Lumumba (pronounced: Sho-quay Luh-MOOM-buh). The 66-year-old Lumumba was born Edwin Taliaferro in Detroit but later changed his name.
Here in Mississippi, we have a conservative majority among residents; however, the population of Jackson is roughly 80 percent black and 20 percent white, and we know that a stupefying majority of black people blindly support Democrats, regardless of the Democrats’ evil, destructive policies.
Of his election, WorldNetDaily’s (WND) Scott Greer wrote:
Voters in Jackson, Miss., a mid-sized city in the heart of the Deep South, have picked a Democrat as their mayor. What’s different about this individual is that he is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika, a group dedicated to creating an independent black nation out of five southern states.
Now leading the city of about 175,000 is Chokwe Lumumba – who has a long history of radical activism and whose plans for the largest city in Mississippi could be called “revolutionary.”
A co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which promotes black “self-determination,” Lumumba was sworn in on July 1, after winning 86 percent of the vote in the general election.
This guy is part of a racist movement that intends to commandeer five southeastern states and turn them into an independent nation, a little Africa—excuse me—a little Afrika. Do the residents of Jackson think this is okay? With all the people to this day criticizing and deriding the secessionist South of the Civil War, I find it rather silly that the Democrats in Jackson apparently don’t see the irony of this man’s revolutionary goal of an independent “black nation” in the South, which, last time I checked, would mean seceding from the United States of America.
But, wait! There’s more! Lumumba, a lawyer, has the praise of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam satellite publication The Final Call, which carried a glowing piece on Lumumba. WND’s Scott Greer cites the column:
During his career as an attorney, Final Call reported, he represented members of the Black Liberation Army, and he was vice president of the “Republic of New Afrika,” which claimed Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina to be the home of a new “black nation.”
His plans include summer youth programs such as what he calls “African Scouts.”
Blogger Trevor Loudon, of the New Zeal, “Shining the Torch for Liberty,” said anyone who doubts Lumumba’s dedication to being a Marxist revolutionary should watch him in action in 1998 in Washington.
There he demanded freedom for black “political prisoners” in the U.S.
He cited convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as one of those needing “liberation,” Loudon reports.
Lumumba also listed another convicted cop murderer, Assata Shakur, of the Black Liberation Army, and Loudon noted that Lumumba was Shakur’s lawyer.
“We’re here in the governmental center of the citadel of imperialism,” Lumumba said about Washington, where the buildings were built “off the blood of our people” and using the “wealth they have stolen not only from colonies all over the world, but the African colony.”
“This is a corrupt system,” he shouted. “There can be no bargain with this system … there can be no compromise. … We are New Africans. We come here because we are colonized.”
Lumumba also claims he is not a racist. This would make me laugh, except I’m too busy being sick to my stomach that 86 percent of the people of Jackson are stupid enough to have elected this radical, whom they had already elected to their city council before they made him mayor. A guy who says he wants to import large numbers of black people into Mississippi, so he can create a permanent, black Democrat voting majority in order to usher in a new, black separatist nation within the United States and who gave a raised, clenched-fist “black power” salute at his swearing-in, says he’s not racist? Go on and pull my other leg, mister.
Chokwe Lumumba’s “reign” as mayor has only just begun. No doubt he will be watched very closely by people all over the country, and even beyond, as he undertakes what looks to be a fundamental transformation of Jackson,Mississippi. Hmmmm… Where have I heard something like that before?
Yes, it’s horribly frustrating, listening to the steady flow of Democrat lies about the House vote, and conservative Republicans’ stance, on defunding Obamacare, as well as the potential “government shutdown.” Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and the Democrats are so viciously desperate to keep the awful Obamacare law in place that they will say or do anything, no matter how vile or illegal, to prevent the Republicans from doing away with it.
The Democrats—and more than a few “RINO” Republicans—are power-mad lunatics. There is no other conclusion, except that they are perhaps evil, power-mad lunatics. These truths are on display daily, and especially now that the House has voted to pass a continuing resolution (since the Democrats lawlessly refuse to present a budget) that funds the federal government’s operations but defunds the disastrous Obamacare legislation.
The reaction of Obama and the Democrats to Republican opposition and the House vote has been unrelenting absurdity, from Obama fantasizing that this is only about hurting him, to Harry Reid calling TEA Party opposition “anarchists,” to the deranged Nancy Pelosi labeling opposition a “wolf in wolf’s clothing,” “legislative arsonists” and oh-so-puking-much more. And naturally, these outrageous falsehoods are kept aloft by the detestable “mainstream” media.
The big talking point lie from the Left is that Republicans are trying to cause a “government shutdown,” which is profoundly untrue. As anyone with one eye half-open knows, Republicans in the House have voted to fund all operations of the federal government except the implementation of the monster Obamacare law. So, if the government “shuts down,” it will be because the Democrats cause a stalemate on the continuing resolution or Obama vetoes an Obamacare-less continuing resolution—in the event one makes it to his foot-scuffed desk.
But, is a “government shutdown” the horrific, world-ending thing the Left would have us believe? Of course not. In the column, “Beyond the scary headlines: three key facts about the defund Obamacare battle,” the Heritage Foundation sets the record straight:
“Government shutdown” = government shutdown? No.
“Government shutdown” is the phrase the media has been peddling to describe what will happen if no funding bill is passed by October 1, but it’s not at all an accurate description. Yes, the government will have to stop doing certain things if Congress fails to appropriate money for them. Many of the most important government functions will continue. Air traffic control will still keep airplanes from colliding, the military will still defend the country, and Social Security and Medicare benefits will still be paid.
As Hans von Spakovsky explains in a recent Heritage Foundation paper, the federal Anti-Deficiency Act, which governs what happens when the government has no appropriated funds for its operations, says government functions that are necessary to protect the safety of human life or protect property will continue. Benefit payments would also continue because they are already authorized by law and do not rely on appropriations bills. In past “shutdowns,” very few federal employees were actually furloughed because so many were deemed necessary to provide essential services.
… So when you hear “government shutdown,” recent history says you should understand this to mean a mild government slowdown.
Regardless, any government slowdown will be squarely on the heads of Obama and the Democrats, even though the media will be screeching and wailing that it’s the fault of Republicans. But, guess what! The overwhelming majority of Americans could not care less about a “government shutdown,” because their chief concern is stopping the evil Obamacare law. No one wants this, except a small minority of uninformed, deceived, and entitlement-minded sheep, and of course, the communists in power who seek complete control over the people of the United States, which is what Obamacare is truly all about.
On a related note… Ironically—or, more accurately, stupidly—attendees at a conference of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), being the useful idiots they are, blame “ignorance” and “racism” for the massive opposition to Obamacare. In a short, six-minute video, the Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph is shown interviewing a number of these people at the CBC conference, asking them why they believe Obamacare is so deeply unpopular with the American people, and it just makes you shake your head at their willful blindness, as they stubbornly cling to the lies they are fed by their Marxist leaders. Their main answer was that most Americans hate Obamacare because they “don’t understand it,” and others believe that aversion to socialized medicine stems from racism against a half-black president. How wearisome these foolish Democrat tools are!
It does not matter what the loud-mouthed Left proclaims. America wants nothing to do with Obamacare, and the Democrats know it. It’s a terrible piece of mammoth legislation that, if not stopped, will have dire, destructive consequences—that are already being seen—for the American economy, jobs, businesses and the people of this nation. We must not let up in demanding that our representatives in Washington stand firmly against funding the implementation of this hellish law.
Let them hear from you. In stopping this, it’s now or never.
As you know, a truly free press can be a mortal enemy to tyranny. Dictators and oligarchies throughout modern history have commandeered the press to kill its power to inform the people of their evil schemes. America is no exception to this. The radical leftists currently in power in Washington are not content to have only the “mainstream,” corporate media under their control, because the new media that have arisen in recent years have become influential enough to cause problems for them. An informed citizenry is the last thing Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his fellow travelers want in America.
So, it comes as no surprise that we see the communist Democrats (and a few “Republicans”) proposing a new bill in the Senate, S.987, euphemistically titled, “Free Flow of Information Act of 2013.” Knowing how duplicitous these people are, a huge red flag should be waving simply at the nickname of the bill. No, it’s not about enabling or encouraging the free flow of information to the American people. If that were truly what it was about, then no bill would be proposed.
You can also get a clue about the bill by noting that it was originally created by Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein, and the latest version was sponsored by Democrat Senator Charles Schumer and cosponsored by sixteen other Democrats and four Republicans. The Senate Republicans are Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, Roy Blunt and Johnny Isakson (not necessarily to be confused with Senator Johnny Iselin, a devilish character in Condon’s novel, The Manchurian Candidate).
Although the bill is ostensibly about protecting journalists from having to unduly reveal their confidential sources, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines of legalese and see that this bill is just a step toward federal power to stop voices that the ruling communists in Washington want silenced. The bill presumes to define who will be considered a “covered person,” in other words, who the federal government will regard as a “legitimate” journalist or news and information gatherer/reporter worthy of legal protection. Basically, you would have to be officially employed as a “journalist” to qualify. Citizen journalists and bloggers would not be covered.
Under some of the exception clauses, you will not be considered a “covered person” if you are “reasonably likely to be” a “specially designated terrorist,” “committing or attempting to commit the crime of terrorism,” or “aiding, abetting, or conspiring in illegal activity with a person or organization” in the exception clauses. That sounds entirely reasonable, right? After all, who could possibly want “terrorist journalists” being shielded from discovery of their sources? Well, it sounds reasonable until you consider that the current leftist administration under Obama regards American patriots, returning war veterans, TEA Partiers and other liberty lovers as “potential terrorists.”
From a story carried at The Blaze in July of last year:
The definition of “terrorism” seems to be expanding at an alarming rate as the federal government and other left-leaning scholarly institutions are increasingly classifying seemingly harmless actions such as cherishing personal liberty and opposing abortion as potential terrorist activity.
This isn’t the first time taxpayers have funded these types of terrorism “studies.”
For example, the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program recently classified things such as the bulk purchase of food and paying with cash at a coffee shop as indicators for potential terrorist activity.
It appears that anyone could be considered a terrorist these days, depending on who controls the interpretation of the information.
Yes, most anyone who strongly opposes the lawless policies of the communist Obama administration is painted with the “potential terrorist” brush, but that’s not the point that’s causing uproar over this bill. The fact that the federal government is trying to establish who is and who isn’t a “legitimate” journalist has many people rightly outraged. This is a clear infringement on freedom of the press. The federal government does not get to define the press—we’re not a complete communist dictatorship, yet.
WorldNetDaily reported that Matt Drudge, creator of The Drudge Report, had strong words for Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein, regarding her statements about who, in her opinion, constitutes a journalist:
New-media pioneer Matt Drudge called Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a “fascist” after she suggested only “real reporters” deserved protection under a new media-shield law.
“Comments from Sen. Feinstein yesterday on who’s a reporter were disgusting,” Drudge tweeted, adding that a “17-year old ‘blogger’ is as important as Wolf Blitzer.”
“Fascist!” he declared.
Drudge, the owner and operator of the most successful news site on the Internet, took to Twitter to defend bloggers and to hammer the senator.
… “Gov’t declaring who qualifies for freedom of press in digital age is ridiculous!” Drudge added. “It belongs to anyone for any reason. No amendment necessary.”
Republican Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz also criticized the bill, as reported at Breitbart’s Big Government:
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) launched into the proposed bill, which he said could “have the effect of excluding certain persons from enjoying the added First Amendment protections the bill would provide.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) agreed, stating, “Essentially as I understand this amendment, it protects what I would characterize as the ‘corporate media.’…But it leaves out citizen bloggers….I don’t think any protection should treat citizen bloggers who are meeting the underlying test of being primarily engaged in gathering news to report it I don’t think they should be excluded because they don’t happen to work for a media corporation.” He continued:
It strikes me that we are on dangerous territory if we are drawing distinctions that are treating some engaged in the process of reporting and journalism better than others. If we are advantaging those who happen to receive a paycheck from a corporate media entity over those who happen to be citizens….I for one would have deep troubles with legislation from Congress saying ‘we will grant special privileges if you happen to work for a corporate media interest’….It seems to me the First Amendment protects the activity, not the employment status of the person engaging in it.
Regardless of what its supporters claim, this bill is clearly just one step in our tyrannical federal government moving toward shutting down those who speak against its tyranny.
Thanks to the reporting of Brian Camenker and his pro-family organization, MassResistance, Russian authorities have been warned that radical American and Canadian homosexual activists intend to disrupt the winter Olympics in Russia. MassResistance attended the national homosexual journalists’ meeting in Boston late last month and recorded an activist announcing plans, with specifics omitted in order to avoid tipping off the Russians.
Homosexual activists in the U.S. are working with media groups, “out LGBT athletes,” and both the US and Canadian Olympic hockey teams in a secret plan to smuggle rainbow flags, homosexual propaganda, etc. into Russia. Their intent is to disrupt the 2014 Winter Olympics with homosexual symbolism, according to a presenter at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Convention in Boston on August 24. The planned disruption is a retaliation by the homosexual movement to Russia’s recent ban on the public promotion of homosexuality.
They are also talking about “utilizing diplomatic channels” to help smuggle the homosexual flags and other materials into Russia.
[Homosexual activist] Patrick Burke … also referred to plans for athletes to wave rainbow flags on awards podiums and at the closing ceremonies. Burke told the group that “we can’t talk about that publicly” but “there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.”
Luckily, MassResistance was present and recorded the presentation.
What a detestable, utterly disrespectful thing these self-centered, sin-pushers want to do! This is the Olympics—a place of excellence—not some scummy gutter in a seedy part of San Francisco! These people would be guests of Russia, only to spit in Russia’s face by broadcasting their perverse behavior. They would give the United States and Canada an ugly black eye if they succeeded in pulling off this despicable scheme.
MassResistance concurred on the atrocious nature of the plan:
The Russian government’s bold efforts to protect children and society has attracted applause and support from pro-family organizations around the world, and also from countries such as Nigeria and Uganda who are also dealing with these issues.
If this outrageous stunt is successful, it will be an embarrassment not only to the Russian government — which is working hard to have a clean, wholesome atmosphere for its Olympic games — but certainly to many Americans, given that American corporations, American athletes, and possibly even our government would be involved in this.
The pro-homosexual Obama Administration has already complained loudly about Russia’s new law. And Obama himself, while visiting Russia this past week, in a purposeful affront to the Russian government met with Russian homosexual activists in St. Petersburg, along with his national security advisor and the US Ambassador to Russia. So it would not be surprising [if] Obama had the US diplomatic corps involved with this, too.
The international fallout from this, given the wide range of those involved, would surely be considerable.
Hopefully, our publicizing this will help severely dampen their plans.
While morally crippled leaders in America’s government, military, corporate world, schools and media are insanely bowing before the altar of homofascism, Russian authorities have wisely recognized the danger inherent in homosexual behavior, and they want no part of homosexual propaganda aimed at the country’s children; so they outlawed it, along with homosexual “pride” parades and paraphernalia like rainbow flags, which these American and Canadian homosexual activists plan to smuggle into Russia during the Olympics.
MassResistance recorded and transcribed part of the speech of Patrick Burke, who told those present at the homosexual journalists’ convention about their plans to disrupt the winter Olympics. In part, Burke stated:
We’re going to have three weeks of sustained media presence there. We are going to have out LGBT athletes there. We are going to have very vocal and visible allies there.
We’ve spoken with the Canadian and U.S. hockey teams. We’re going to be doing work with both of those teams.
The frustrating part right now is we can’t talk about that publicly because if you talk about it publicly, the Russians don’t let you in the country. So when everyone keeps asking us “What are you going to do when you get there? What are you going to do when you get there?” and we keep having to say “We can’t tell you.”
The Russians have said they’ll confiscate rainbow flags if you try and bring them in your regular luggage. They’ve said they’ll confiscate pins. We are talking about utilizing diplomatic channels to get things into the country.
There’s a lot going on behind the scenes that will frustrate people because it won’t be made public until you see an athlete on a medal stand or at closing ceremonies…
These people are conspiring to break the laws of Russia in order to declare to the world that they despise anything that stands opposed to their unnatural, unhealthy, immoral behavior. They’re trying to hijack the winter Olympics, to make it about them. It’s not about them, and it never will be. It’s about all the young athletes who have worked hard for many years in their chosen sports to be the best of the best, and a few homosexual degenerates trying to steal the show will only end up looking foolish and shameful in front of the world.
Hopefully, with this advance knowledge, Russia will be able to keep this wicked plan from happening.
The following was written by Gina Miller:
As the screeching against morality, the wailing against truth and the outrageous bully tactics of the militant homosexual Left continue to escalate, we are seeing more and more conservatives buckle under fear of maniacal, homosexual wrath. So, it is quite refreshing to find a man who is unafraid to stand and tell the truth about the homosexual movement’s anti-freedom campaign and its push for an unnatural, impossible definition of “marriage” between members of the same sex. That man is Dean Young, candidate for U.S. Congress in Alabama’s 1st District.
Mr. Young is running for Congress in a fairly large field of eight other Republican primary candidates, with the primary election to be held September 24th. He decided to create a pledge to stand for true marriage against the homosexual movement’s same-sex “marriage” agenda, which he asked his fellow Republican primary candidates to sign. So far, none of the other “conservative” candidates have stepped up to sign the pledge.
Our faith teaches us that marriage is defined as one man and one woman joining together in holy matrimony. The Defense of Marriage Act passed Congress and became law in hopes of protecting traditional marriage and against an activist homosexual marriage agenda. In June of this year the U.S. Supreme Court declared the protections of DOMA unconstitutional.
The national Republican Party platform has a clear plank opposing gay marriage. The Alabama State Republican Executive Committee has on its agenda for its August 24 meeting a by-law change to expel any member who supports gay marriage, thereby contradicting the Republican position.
It is time for men and women of faith to stand for the founding Christian values and morals that made our nation great, to defend our families and the sacred holiness of marriage.
NOW THEREFORE THESE CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS IN ALABAMA’S FIRST DISTRICT PLEDGE AS FOLLOWS:
1. I believe that the only marriage is between one man and one woman.
2. I believe the Biblical condemnation of homosexuality and thereby gay marriage.
3. The tenants [sic] of my church oppose gay marriage.
4. I oppose gay marriage.
5. As a member of Congress, I shall take active steps to oppose gay marriage.
6. I support the by-law change to expel any member of the Republican Executive Committee who opposes the party position by supporting gay marriage.
This simple pledge for morality sent the Left into hysterics. Mr. Young has received vicious e-mails, caustic comments, letters to the editor and national attention with hit pieces at the Huffington Post and Think Progress. Both columns try to make the case that Mr. Young’s pledge amounts to a “religious test” for office. That is not the case. His pledge is a voluntary statement—not a legal mandate—that candidates can make to assure Alabama voters that they will stand for morality and true marriage. But, oh, the horror to the Left! Dean Young clearly scares these Godless reprobates who despise truth and demand society’s approval for their degenerate behavior.
Regarding the uproar over his pledge, WorldNetDaily’s Michael Carl quoted Mr. Young as saying:
“We’re very close to being at the end of our nation. If we don’t support the godly principles that made this nation great, then we’re going to lose this nation,” he said.
“This shouldn’t even be a political question. I thought it would be a very simple thing to have the candidates come together and support marriage as being one man and one woman,” Young said.
… Young admits to being taken aback by the amount of attention his call for a pro-family pledge has received.
“I had no idea that this would turn into a national onslaught and that the Huffington Post and other liberal papers would think that’s such a bizarre thing that I did,” he said.
He said it is important for lawmakers to have solid moral principles.
“We need to send to Washington [those who] will stand up for what made this country great. If we can’t stand up for the family unit, beginning with what makes a marriage, then I don’t think a person needs to go to Washington,” Young said.
I could not agree more! And, I’m certain the majority of Americans—still the majority—fully concurs and wants no part of the advancement of the radical homosexual’s freedom-robbing, soul-destroying agenda.
Dean Young is the real deal. I’ve had the honor of being invited to speak at TEA Party rallies in Mobile,Alabama, and he has also been a guest speaker at a couple of them. I have met him and have heard his clear, unflinching dedication to the truth of God’s Word and the terrible state of our nation, with our desperate need to return to the solid, moral principles that gave our nation such a blessed history.
While we lament the lack of quality, truly conservative candidates for public office, when we do find one, we must back him till his belly’s blue! We need Dean Young in Congress. Let’s pray for the Lord’s protection for him and his family as they endure the wicked wrath of Hell’s minions, because Mr. Young is a Godly man who stands firmly for the truth, and you know the Godless Left cannot abide the thought that such a man might actually make it to Washington. And, of course, we can greatly help by donating the money he needs to get his message out to the voters of Alabama.
The criminal fraud Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) continues to dismantle our formerly free and sovereign Republic with his illegal, unilateral edicts, his insane infatuation with America’s Muslim enemies at the expense of our national security, his contemptuous disregard of our nation’s laws and borders and a devilish host of other malicious acts.
Last Friday he issued yet another illegal decree when he ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to implement the “Parental Interest Directive,” which essentially grants amnesty to illegal aliens who have minor children, by ordering ICE to use “prosecutorial discretion” when considering whether or not to deport such illegal alien parents.
Stephen Dinan, reporting for the Washington Times, wrote of the directive:
The move won praise from immigrant rights groups who said it’s a step toward a kinder detention policy. But a top Republican blasted the memo as another effort by the Obama administration to circumvent the law.
“President Obama has once again abused his authority and unilaterally refused to enforce our current immigration laws by directing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to stop removing broad categories of unlawful immigrants,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican.
With “presidents” like Obama, who needs enemies? Between his granting de facto amnesty last year to young illegal aliens who were brought here as children, and now basically doing the same for their parents, he has pretty much covered most of the illegal alien population in the United States, and the rule of law, the authority of Congress and the will of the American people be damned!
This latest ICE directive treats illegal alien parents as if they had the rights and privileges American citizens. It makes provision for detained illegal alien parents to be housed near their minor children, to have visitation with them, to be transported or video conferenced to family court hearings, as well as various other accommodations that regular American citizen prisoners with young children don’t even get.
One section of the directive states:
ICE personnel should ensure that the agency’s immigration enforcement activities do not unnecessarily disrupt the parental rights of both alien parents or legal guardians of minor children. Particular attention should be paid to immigration enforcement activities involving: 1) parents or legal guardians who are primary caretakers; 2) parents or legal guardians who have a direct interest in family court or child welfare proceedings; 3) parents or legal guardians whose minor children are physically present in the United States and are [U.S. citizens] or [lawful permanent residents]. ICE will maintain a comprehensive process for identifying, placing, monitoring, accommodating, and removing alien parents or legal guardians of minor children while safeguarding their parental rights.
This is unbelievable. Parental rights? The only “right” illegal aliens have is the right to be ejected from our nation. Yet, here is more irony from this Obama administration of creeps: American citizen parents are increasingly being stripped of their own truly legitimate parental rights while Obama is, by lawless edict, granting illegal aliens imagined “parental rights.”
That’s right. American citizens’ parental rights are under assault everywhere you turn. Whether it’s vile abuses by Child “Protective” Services, mandatory homosexual indoctrination of children in public schools without parental consent, mandating children be exposed to displays of “transgenderism” in public schools against the wishes of parents, and even the denial of parental rights to seek the kind of counseling they choose for their own child who may be experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction—through these things and more, American parents are watching their rights to raise their children as they see fit steadily swirling down the drain.
Now, if you’re an illegal alien parent who crashed our borders with your kiddos—or dropped your little anchors on our soil—don’t worry, your good buddy Barry Obama’s got your back! He’s keeping that mean ol’, scary ICE man in check, so you’re good to go—er—good to stay, rather!
Who will stop Barack Obama? I keep asking this. Who will hold him accountable for his crimes against the United States? We will not stop demanding that this lawless enemy of America be impeached, convicted and thrown out of office (and preferably into prison). This latest amnesty by fiat is just another item on the seemingly interminable list of Obama’s putrid malfeasance while occupying our White House.
Saturday, August 17th was the perfect day for a protest. The normally hot, humid, South Mississippi August weather was made comfortable by the cloudy conditions of a low pressure system coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, and the rain kindly held off for us. My husband and I joined members of a couple of our local TEA Party groups to stand on an overpass in the city of D’Iberville with our flags and signs expressing our deep contempt for the lawless takeover of our federal government by a group of anti-American communists headed by Barack Obama (or whatever his name is).
“Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” is a growing, nationwide movement, an eruption of patriot outrage, that is getting larger and larger as our “representatives” in Washington continue to ignore our demands for a redress of grievances against the treasonous criminal Obama and his gang of fellow hoodlums in power who are systematically tearing down our once-free Republic.
At the peak of our Overpasses protest on Saturday, we had close to thirty people, but we were just one of many groups all across the nation that gathered on overpasses Saturday to call for the impeachment of Obama. It was an exhilarating two hours that we spent on that busy overpass. After these awful years we have watched malfeasance heaped upon malfeasance from the Obama administration, we were greatly uplifted by the overwhelming response of the steady sound of horns honking and drivers giving us thumbs-up, filming and photographing us and smiling. Of course, there were a few middle-finger salutes and ignorant shouts of “racists!” from those uninformed or like-minded with Obama’s communist-socialist agenda.
While the massive outpouring of support was marvelous, I was deeply disturbed by the hostile ones who clearly have no clue what is happening to our country and what is truly at stake here. It is certainly ignorance that fuels their mischaracterizations of us and our purpose. I would bet that very few of them, if they possessed any real understanding, would actually agree with the America-killing policies of Obama, the Democrats, and more than a few Republicans who are “fundamentally transforming” our nation into a tyrannical, bankrupt police state. Only the grossly uninformed or those fully in agreement with the diabolical schemes would support with them.
Besides being deeply disturbed by the ignorant ones (who, ironically, called us “ignorant”), I was quite saddened by the fact that we cannot reach them, although we will certainly continue to try. There are many of these people throughout America, many who will not listen to sound reason, whose shallow well of “political knowledge” extends no deeper than the occasional glancing blow of misinformation from Hell’s media or sound bites of Obama’s lying mouth. Then there are the “educated” supporters of the communist Left who are ever learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
But the reality is that we are not facing a truthful information deficit so much as a spiritual righteousness deficit in our nation. As more and more people have turned away from God and toward other false sources for “salvation” and “fulfillment,” we have seen a steady decay of morality, a darkening of men’s minds and spirits, which in turn has manifested itself in an erosion of our freedoms, societal decency and integrity, and ramped-up despotism in our leaders. And, it’s only going to get worse. We must push back against it, while we can.
It is to that end that we will continue to stand against the onslaught of tyranny in our local, state—and especially—federal governments. We know the federal government has become a terrible monster, completely untethered from its legal bonds, a monster with a lawless fraud “president” as its head. We have seen previous administrations nudging us toward tyranny, but we have seen nothing on the massive scale of lawlessness that Barack Obama and his administration have perpetrated.
The Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment movement will continue to grow, and we pray that one day—preferably on this side of eternity—the criminals in the current administration will be held accountable for their many treasonous acts, and other high crimes and misdemeanors against the United States of America.
Two years ago this Tuesday, on August 6th, 2011, Muslim animals ambushed and shot down an American Chinook helicopter, the Extortion 17, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. All 38 men and one military working dog on board were killed, including 25 special operations personnel, of which 15 were members of the elite Navy Seal Team 6.
As Pamela Geller wrote last month in a column published at the American Thinker:
The attack on Extortion 17 came just three months after the Osama bin Laden kill, and both Obama and Biden had identified the team that took OBL out. Retribution was inevitable.
The Vaughns [parents of fallen Navy Seal, Aaron Carson Vaughn, who was killed in the attack] were also one of the families that released the video that revealed the incredible fact that military brass invited a Muslim cleric to their children’s funeral in 2011 — an imam who “damned to hell” our fallen soldiers, in line with Islamic doctrine for infidels.
It is in the memory of our dear fallen warriors that the date of Tuesday, August 6th was chosen. On this day, Americans all across the nation will hold protest rallies on highway overpasses to demand the impeachment of the criminal-in-chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name is). America has not seen the likes of this lawless man and his administration in the nation’s history. Certainly there have been American presidents who have overstepped their constitutional bounds, but never on the magnitude of Obama.
Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment rallies have been happening at various times and places this summer, but the first big, national event is Tuesday, August 6th. Americans who are utterly outraged at the massive amount of criminal behavior from the commie-in-chief in the White House and his equally lawless administration are invited to join overpass protests at locations all across America. If there isn’t one in your area, make one!
We must continue to remind ourselves and spread the word of the atrocious high crimes and misdemeanors of the administration. At the Overpasses website is a list of some of the major impeachable offenses of Obama and his minions. Written by Michael Connelly, a retired constitutional lawyer and retired Army member, “Reasons for Impeachment” is a concentrated, sobering look at the awful actions of the man who occupies our presidency and the fellow travelers who hold power with him.
Hold your breath, we’re going in:
In his “Reasons for Impeachment,” Mr. Connelly cites Obama’s illegal appointments of cabinet members and “czars” without the consent of Congress; his illegal, non-recess, “recess” appointments without Senate approval; his unconstitutional healthcare legislation and the ensuing violations of our God-given, constitutionally protected freedom of religion resulting from the evil “Obamacare” law; his illegal use of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose energy-price-skyrocketing regulations on our energy suppliers—coal burning power plant-killing regulations that Congress had already rejected; his illegal use of the Department of the Interior to impose a moratorium on offshore oil drilling or exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific US coasts and parts of the Gulf of Mexico, while giving billions of dollars to Central and South American countries to drill their own oil; his refusal to allow the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, even though that decision belongs to Congress, not him; his lawless handling of the illegal alien invasion by keeping our southern border open and unsecured, not prosecuting deportations of illegals, and stopping illegal aliens from even being arrested, among other things; violating his oath of office “in lawsuits against the sovereign states of Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama to stop them from enforcing the federal immigration laws”; ordering his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to give the federal government control over the Internet and its contents, as well as giving him a “kill switch” over the Internet to use if he decides it’s “necessary”—this despite the fact that the Supreme Court has already ruled that the FCC has no constitutional authority to control the Internet; his illegal refusal to uphold federal law in the case of the Defense of Marriage Act, and his Justice Department’s refusal to apply federal voter intimidation law and federal law requiring state voter roll purging of dead or illegally registered voters; his Justice Department’s unwarranted and lawless blocking of state voter identification laws; the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme to arm Mexican drug cartels to create false data linking American guns to Mexican crime, all in order to infringe on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms; his illegally sending our troops to war in Libya, without the consent of Congress and in violation of the War Powers Act; his use of executive orders and “laws pushed through Congress in the dark of night… to nationalize and control automobile manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, and portions of the healthcare industry.”
Of course, there’s more than covered by this list, including the likelihood that Obama is not even eligible to hold the office of President of the United States, and thus, fraudulently obtained his position.
Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes, in his crucial piece, “‘A Bucket Brigade’: The most simple, feasible way to take back America!,” rightly declares that impeachment of Obama must be paramount in the 2014 elections. Dr. Keyes writes:
-Impeachment must be the centerpiece of the 2014 elections – and candidates for both houses must sign a pledge to impeach!
-Boehner must be dumped as Speaker and replaced with the next president of the United States, whoever that may be, chosen by the House – the ‘people’s chamber’!
Speaking of Obama’s crimes and drawing from our Declaration of Independence, Dr. Keyes states:
All these policies, and the malfeasant actions and activities to which they give rise, constitute high crimes and misdemeanors within the meaning of the constitutional language that specifies the terms on which the U.S. House and Senate, respectively, may move to impeach and remove civil officers of the United States. The people around the country calling for impeachment are therefore fully justified in their demand. Moreover, the number (and insolent willfulness) of ongoing offenses more than justifies the conclusion, being reached by an ever-growing number of Americans, that these high crimes and misdemeanors are part of a “long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object” which “evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism.”
This is true, and it is right that Americans demand Obama’s impeachment and the impeachment of those in his administration who have aided him in committing these many crimes against the United States of America.
We have an anti-American enemy regime in power in Washington, and while I realize it’s a very tall order to insist that the non-communist members of Congress QUIT BEING AFRAID OF THE PETULANT DICTATOR IN THE WHITE HOUSE and hold him accountable to the law, we still must continue to do it.
Therefore, on Tuesday, August 6th, let us gather together on the highway overpasses where we live, bringing large signs, banners, American flags and our deep love of this precious country, and with one, resounding voice, let our demand be heard: CONGRESS, IMPEACH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA NOW!