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Concluding paragraphs...And, the one main point no one talks about is that the common core is a sly, concerted effort to alter and eventually erase, the white Anglo-Saxon and European immigrants contributions to Americas exceptionalism; to deny its gift of western culture and civilization, including the rule of law, and create instead an America acceptable to third worlders overfilled with tribal bozos, disrespectful of human life and private property so as to create instead a society of grievance mongers that will forever vote democrat. To them, it is to be taught that our founding fathers are dead old white men who owned slaves, stole from the native American’s, stole from the Mexican’s, and stole from labor, all to create a greedy empire erected on the shoulders of the poor, the halt and the lame. Oh, woe is me! The basic fact is, Common Core is not to be trusted but to be viewed for what it is, the first step of the progressive - Marxist program to completely capture the minds of children and render them obedient servants of the state. Obama himself, has poisoned the well of government trust by his dishonesty. When every word uttered by the ‘leader’ is proven false, not mere slips of the tongue but outright provable lies, than everything he touches becomes suspect and should be avoided like the plague. Progressivism is the slow motion highjacking of America. We’re in the middle of it. Obamacare, aka: the unaffordable, no care act, is designed not to provide affordable health care to all American’s but to control our lives. Common Core is the blueprint to control children’s minds.
Much has been said and written recently about the Common Core agenda for America’s schools. Everybody has an opinion; here’s my take: A common core in education is not a new idea. I recall one of my male, elementary school teachers, a WWII combat veteran telling our class once that all us little children were expected to meet different goals by different grade levels. For example, children should know how to read and write by third grade, become familiar with arithmetic and know how to compute fractions by the forth grade and spell words correctly and compose sentences by the fifth grade, and so on. I got all that and it worked for me. Clearly there was a common core program somewhere. American history and civics were included too. The core standards then, were never mentioned as such, but were visible everywhere. Everybody I knew and met as I grew up, knew how to do the same things I could do. If one experienced difficulty in a school subject then remedial training was available. A parent was notified, the error corrected, and we moved on. Actual dumbkoff’s quickly revealed themselves and were eventually set apart. Sometimes they came around and sometimes they didn’t. Shame was a great motivator for us then. That was how life was in my early days. The Common Core, as it is now being presented, excites immediate suspicion by all clear thinking Americans, i.e.: those who escaped from government schools and learned under different auspices. So, why is Common Core drawing so much negativity today? Because it is covered with the fingerprints of federal government bureaucrats who reek with the stink of progressive liberalism. That’s why! No longer are educational goals simply to be achieved, they must be achieved according to the direction of some unknown bureaucrats, Obama acolytes, in the Department of Education, who hate America and are determined to change it. Worse, the Liberal/Marxist bureaucrats don’t like America’s history or how it developed, so they set about rewriting it and teaching it to suit their notions of fairness and commonality.
Concluding paragraphs... Also, pollution has absolutely nothing to do with black children’s inferiority, study skills or lack of drive, but random 9mm bullets do! Ms. Coates claims that black neighborhood dysfunction and criminality is because black communities have so long lived in “America’s crosshairs.” Well, how stupid is that? If any community just sits around waiting for government to help it, it’s going to have a long wait. The people in the neighborhood know what’s going on; they need to motivate themselves to make the repairs, adjustments and changes needed to rise out of poverty. Blacks complain they have no police protection. When police do enter those neighborhood’s to do their job, the are met with rocks, riots and anarchy. Even black policemen are considered the enemy. Finally, No where, ever, in any state, district or polling center has a Republican tried to stop blacks from voting. It is, and has alway’s been, the Democrat party that does that. There are no Republican laws that prevent blacks from voting. Photo voter ID is an attempt to prevent fraud. Just try to drive a car, buy liquor or pass through a TSA search without photo ID. That’s a stupid argument too! If any black reader has gotten this far I suggest you research the Frederick Douglas Republican web site. I am a Frederick Douglas Republican and there you will find the solution to all the problems Ms. Coates thinks blacks have. Ferguson, Mo. is a prime example of community dysfunction, not police dysfunction. You want better police, become a better community!
The conclusions drawn in the article by Ta-Nehisi Coates, referenced in this piece by Steve Chapman, are racist in and of themselves, and racism is a two way street. She makes no case for “Reparations” because not one American black living today was ever a slave as many of their grandparents once were. The pervasive mistreatment Ms. Coates refers to comes about because of contending and very opposite cultures. Mostly, white European cultures that made up the fabric of America, and into which black American’s need’s entry, see no value in accepting what is visible in today’s news as black culture, i.e.: riots, looting, apathy, crime and especially murder of their own. Whenever a prominent black politician, entertainer or Pastor tries to uplift the consciousness of black American’s, he or she is shot down by black grifters whose lively hoods depends on the friction created by separation of the races. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are primary. It is no wonder that mistreatment and discrimination is considered an entrenched practice that contributes to private prejudice. That very synopsis is why real estate is considered such a contentious problem. Whites, until Obama at least, made up the vast majority of America’s work force. So did many black, until Obama. They could buy homes, live in a safe, similar cultural environment, enjoy the fruits of their labor and prosper. Forced enter, by government edict, a totally opposite culture, one that demands respect although none is earned, demands tax payer support, whether it’s available or not, and enters into a life style of predatory criminality, drives the white cultures away and the once prominent neighborhoods quickly become crime ridden and gang infested slums. Blacks eschew the education available to them claiming they don’t want to be “white”. They are saying, therefore, they have no interest in their personal achievement. Now, we know this is not true. Many rising black business people, who speak English as it should be spoken, are having no difficulty rising in the ranks of any organization they work for. The evidence of their success is everywhere. They have accepted becoming “American’s”. Why are black school considered inferior? Because liberal governments keep them that way. Black parents in Washington DC wept when their child was not selected, on a raffle drawing, for acceptance into a Charter School. Why? Do they know that black schools are inferior? Seems that many do.
You are almost right. George III did have the legitmacy to rule, he just abused it and that's what inflamed a small minority of British Colonists to take the deepest possible exception. The remaineder of your comment is basically correct however. Good post.
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By George2 Wrote: Jul 04, 2014 8:38 AM
Continued... Suddenly, any voice from our side will be lost in the screaming cacophony of the hysterical “Left”, especially NOW women, who have been taught that sex is a choice available without consequences but, if consequences should arise, then it is the duty of private enterprise (somebody else) to pay for it. The good thing about all this is that the “Left” is still going hysterical, and stupid, in their pronouncements and, in proving Newton’s Law of Gravity, a object in motion tends to stay in motion, they will roll on until they either hit a wall or run out of steam due to friction. One hopes the truth of this law of physics applies as well to Obama’s presidency which, like Newton’s apple, appears to be in free fall. Oh, the humanity of it! The SCOTUS ruling is really only a storm in a tea cup. What it presages however, is the inevitable collapse of Obamacare by outside forces, regardless of Obamacare’s apparent collapsing of its own infirmities. The problem for us is, will it actually collapse before or after Obama has forcibly changed America into the economic, socialistic, third world basket case he has always intended it to be? There is simply not enough money in the world to make universal health care work but Obama is going to try, the consequences for America be damned.
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By George2 Wrote: Jul 04, 2014 8:37 AM
The Hobby Lobby Hysteria Well, how mistaken can one be? I foolishly thought I might write a soothing piece to help assuage the tormented conservatives out there by demonstrating that there are some in the Federal Court system who recognizes the primacy of the Constitution and religious freedom. I had an idea the two recent Supreme Court decisions, Hobby Lobby and Harris, might signal a commonsense return to Constitutional Law, but no, in an instant the left turned it into another loud, gratuitous assault in their war on women making Republicans look like the aggressors. Well, duh? What was I thinking? The better question is why wasn’t our side ready to roll out the propaganda machine instantly on any decision which the Court came out with? Naw! Stupid thinking! It ain’t gonna happen. Once again we were caught flat footed and unprepared, like “Chicken Little”, with the leftist propaganda sky falling on our heads like hail in a thunderstorm. We can’t win for losing and when we do win we still lose. Immediately, Hillary Clinton, in a prima facia case of stunning, simplistic stupidity, set the stage for all future discussion on the subject by framing the Leftist/Progressive argument in their terms when, announcing to a crowd at a conference in Colorado, that the SCOTUS decision was “deeply troubling” for a woman’s right of choice. Everybody applauded! Nothing is mentioned about the constitutional rule of law, or the negative social issues that come with wealth redistribution by Obamacare mandates or that no rights were actually lost, or that the decision effected a law Bill Clintons signed into law in one of his terms. Go figure. Then come that complete moron, Harry Reid, from his bully bull pit as Senate majority leader, also attacking the decision. The commentariat is going right along with them. Harry said “If the Supreme Court will not protect women’s access to health care, then the Democrats will.” Notice how Harry reframes the argument from ‘contraception’, that induces abortion, to a sweeping reduces “women’s access to health care.” Not to be outdone, Obama’s WH clique states: “The executive Branch will also consider whether the president can act on his own to mitigate the effect of the Supreme Court ruling.” Mitigate what?
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Our Arrogant President

By George2 Wrote: Jul 01, 2014 8:49 AM
Continued.... we are either publicly harassed, investigated for, or charged with, nuisance infractions to the point that in fear or frustration, we finally submit and give in, abandoning our principles and beliefs. The Progressives will do whatever it takes to force our voluntary submission to their dictates, even if the process takes a long time of which they have plenty. Our once highly rated system of public education stands as the best example of the slow Progressive rot in an American system. To enact their schemes, the Progressives will always shout about the necessity of doing something they want done, like climate change. William Pitt told us: “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument for tyrants, it is the creed of slaves”... The vision is becoming clear. Obama is not interested in America or Americanism, only in power. He embraces visions of total world power through a New World Order he hopes to lead. Forget his incompetence, it doesn’t matter. Ignore his violations of law, the law is what he say’s it is.
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Our Arrogant President

By George2 Wrote: Jul 01, 2014 8:47 AM
Multiple observers of the political scene, me included, are arriving at the inevitable conclusion that Barak Obama, ineffective leader of the free world, isn’t as incompetent as he appears but is in fact precisely following his announced agenda. Our eyes have been clouded to the true Obama because the liberal press has failed in their duty to report on this person, investigate his accomplishments and failures, and reveal his still latent history. The fact that his mother was white, which he has rejected, and his father, a black Islamic believer from Kenya, which he acknowledges, whether true or not, gives him a status away from the level of a descendent of black slaves from America’s recent past. It also, if one looks, removes him from any claim of being a real black American with any participation in the black American experience. Obama’s parents (both of them) and his mothers parents, were all dedicated Marxists. That much is known. The past six years have made it abundantly clear that Obama’s embrace of Marxist-Progressivism is all pervasive in the mindset of his administration. So, what is he and what are his objectives? The only time Obama has not lied to us was when he told us his objective was to “Fundamentally Change America” and we weren’t listening. Sadly, he’s doing it, even In the face of every daily disaster America is facing in its social, economic and foreign policies! Obama believes American’s do not need a Constitution; that individual rights to self-defense, limited government and choices of association are anathema to his goal of top down leadership. How can we, he reasons, as individual citizens, prosper as equals in a pluralistic society if not controlled (told what to do), by our betters, the political elites? Obama, except in staged photo-op circumstances, will not debate with Republicans or discuss opposing issues and possible solutions, or even work for the common good. Only Obama has the intellect to prescribe answers to problems, but only from his Progressive point of view. The paramount issue we face, as American’s, is the loss of our personal liberties. It seems voters no longer really have the ability to influence their elected politicians and it further seems that our elected politicians no longer have an interest in preserving our liberties. The “elites” have their own vision for us, one of conforming submission. They have changed the definitions of words and expect us to agree with their definitions. If we do not, we
In response to:

Our Arrogant President

By George2 Wrote: Jul 01, 2014 8:47 AM
Multiple observers of the political scene, me included, are arriving at the inevitable conclusion that Barak Obama, ineffective leader of the free world, isn’t as incompetent as he appears but is in fact precisely following his announced agenda. Our eyes have been clouded to the true Obama because the liberal press has failed in their duty to report on this person, investigate his accomplishments and failures, and reveal his still latent history. The fact that his mother was white, which he has rejected, and his father, a black Islamic believer from Kenya, which he acknowledges, whether true or not, gives him a status away from the level of a descendent of black slaves from America’s recent past. It also, if one looks, removes him from any claim of being a real black American with any participation in the black American experience. Obama’s parents (both of them) and his mothers parents, were all dedicated Marxists. That much is known. The past six years have made it abundantly clear that Obama’s embrace of Marxist-Progressivism is all pervasive in the mindset of his administration. So, what is he and what are his objectives? The only time Obama has not lied to us was when he told us his objective was to “Fundamentally Change America” and we weren’t listening. Sadly, he’s doing it, even In the face of every daily disaster America is facing in its social, economic and foreign policies! Obama believes American’s do not need a Constitution; that individual rights to self-defense, limited government and choices of association are anathema to his goal of top down leadership. How can we, he reasons, as individual citizens, prosper as equals in a pluralistic society if not controlled (told what to do), by our betters, the political elites? Obama, except in staged photo-op circumstances, will not debate with Republicans or discuss opposing issues and possible solutions, or even work for the common good. Only Obama has the intellect to prescribe answers to problems, but only from his Progressive point of view. The paramount issue we face, as American’s, is the loss of our personal liberties. It seems voters no longer really have the ability to influence their elected politicians and it further seems that our elected politicians no longer have an interest in preserving our liberties. The “elites” have their own vision for us, one of conforming submission. They have changed the definitions of words and expect us to agree with their definitions. If we do not, we
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