--A Florida man alleges that the teacher of his fourth-grade son told students to express, in writing (using crayons), their wish to trade constitutional rights for feeling more secure.
--The Common Core State Standards Initiative, a push to create national curriculum standards for K-12, which has been adopted by all but five states, reportedly abandons core academic classics in favor of reading executive orders from President Obama. According to the Legal Defense Association's Will Estrada, Common Core is teaching that "the United Nations is better than our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence."
--A U.S. Army officer dispatched to dozens of his subordinates an email missive labeling Christian groups such as the American Family Association and the Family Research Council as "domestic hate groups" because of their opposition to same-sex marriage.
--Democratic California state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill that would disqualify the Boy Scouts of America and other youth groups from some state tax exemptions for refusing to accept gay, transgender and atheist members and leaders.
--A Colorado State Patrol training exercise allegedly warned law enforcement officials to be wary of groups whose members believe -- horrors -- that America was founded on godly principles, Christians who take the Bible literally and Christian "fundamentalists."
--Some of us warned you: A writer for the liberal magazine Slate is outright advocating that we "legalize polygamy," which is, in the writer's words, "the constitutional, feminist, and sex-positive choice. More importantly, it would actually help protect, empower, and strengthen women, children, and families."
--A New Jersey judge has ruled that a Christian facility cannot ban same-sex civil union ceremonies on its own premises, because the Constitution allows -- get this -- "some intrusion into religious freedom to balance other important societal goals."
--The Washington attorney general has filed suit against a florist for allegedly refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her religious beliefs.
--Self-congratulating MSNBC host Krystal Ball used her own 5-year-old daughter as a prop on her national television show to ask her, "What if you were in love with a girl? Would you marry a girl?"
--Mark Zandi, who could become Obama's director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, reportedly supports the use of principal reduction (a government-ordered partial extinguishment of debt) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to assist some of America's 6 million to 7 million "underwater" borrowers in refinancing their mortgages.
I'm sorry; I've run out of space.
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