Tag Archive for: Common Core

Coming: Government Mandates On Education

A reminder to grab SB514 and send it to your state representative and not just once but over and over again, just like lobbyist do. It’s our sovereign duty to the Constitution to repeatedly remind our representatives of their sovereign duty. It’s also our sovereign duty to expose political deception and deceivers which is exactly the situation with our new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

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The Texas Solution SB514

Contact details for Texas Senator Bob Hall – Call, email, or Tweet your support for Texas Senator Bob Hall and SB514. You can read the content of the legislation by clicking this link. 

  1. Phone: 512-463-0102
  2. Email: bob.hall@senate.texas.gov
  3. Twitter: @senbobhall

Lessons in Liberty from Young American Patriots

We old people are full of excuses; my job, my reputation, my income, my home, blah blah blah. We could learn a thing or two about standing for liberty from these Young American Patriots!

PS: If you want to watch the video with Jessi I reference in the podcast, just click here! He’s awesome.

Common Core and Cavemen

Our government engineered educations system has created the exact society of people they wanted…people ignorant of their power and ability to control government; a people that just accept with docility the will and the control of government. Its time to change all of that.

Alternatively you can listen to “Common Core and Cavemen” by KrisAnne Hall on YouTube

General Welfare Revisited; James Madison's Warning

james-madison-founding-fatherAccording to the father of the Constitution the powers delegated to the central government “are few and defined and those that remain in the States are numerous and indefinite.” Fed #45.

Madison also explained that those powers are “reserved to external objects” of “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” He also stated that the central government’s power to tax is intended to be limited to those powers. Fed #45

Madison clarified the meaning of the often abused “clauses” in 1792 during the Cod Fishery Bill debate. Specifically, that the General Welfare, Necessary and Proper, Commerce, and Tax and Spend clauses were not powers of their own but descriptions of the purposes of those limited and enumerated powers already mentioned. The General Welfare clause, he explains, was added to describe the purpose of the limited powers being delegated to the central government, i.e. so the central government could use those powers for the “general welfare” of the union, rather than for the benefit of one State over the other. The debates make it crystal clear, that this is not a blanket power to “do anything you can think of” to promote the so-called general welfare. It is in fact a limitation to direct that the power be wielded equitably.

In this debate Madison also warns of the consequences of interpreting this clause as a general boilerplate power, rather than a description of the intent that the limited powers be to the general benefit of the entire union. He said, ” for if the clause in question really authorizes Congress to do whatever they think fit, provided it be for the general welfare, of which they are to judge, and money can be applied to it, Congress must have power to create and support a judiciary establishment, with a jurisdiction extending to all cases favorable, in their opinion, to the general welfare, in the same manner as they have power to pass laws, and apply money providing in any other way for the general welfare…. If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their Own hands; they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish, and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision for the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress; for every object I have mentioned would admit of the application of money, and might be called, if Congress pleased, provisions for the general welfare.” James Madison, On The Cod Fishery Bill, Granting Bounties, 1792

It is relevant to note in this discussion that Madison is remarking that it is an obvious abuse of power for the central government to assume the role of education. He is speaking to his colleagues in extremes to show his point that interpreting the clauses in this way would result in an unlimited central government, a notion that would be highly offensive to the men involved in this debate.

Therefore, it is clear that the General Welfare clause does not give power or permission for federal involvement in school and much less for the Federal Department of Education. And to the contrary, according to “the Father of the Constitution,” once we have adopted this erroneous interpretation and application of the General Welfare clause, and perhaps see federal involvement in our schools, we will know we have a ridiculously out of control federal government.

As Madison himself said it, ” I venture to declare it as my opinion, that, were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America; and what inferences might be drawn, or what consequences ensue, from such a step, it is incumbent on us all to consider.”

Because we have turned Constitutional interpretation over to our own musings that we have indeed “transmuted” into something other than a representative republic. In our arrogance we have decided that the wisdom sown into our founding documents and that expressed in the profuse writings of its framers does not need to be consulted. The fact is this wisdom as you know is tied to over 700 years of lesson in history and 5 foundational Liberty Charters, not to mention the liberty philosophers and writers that our founders diligently consulted. The question is, Where is such negligence leading us? What kind of government are we creating? Into what are we transmuting?

Get Your Kids Out of Government Schools, NOW

I am very upset about the condition of our government schools. They no longer mask their Marxism. They no longer attempt to conceal their revision. They are absolutely blatant about their indoctrination. I think they are actually PROUD of it. Listen to this school board speak to their parents like tyrants over slaves..and THESE people are teaching your children.

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When is Your "Enough"?

As I watch the video of a parent in Maryland get manhandled and arrested for standing up to the lies of a school board, my heart fills with an overwhelming anger and disgust. First at the propaganda and lies perpetrated upon our children through government controlled schools upon unsuspecting parents. Secondly at the people who sat and watched this happen without intervening. Thirdly, at the clear violation of our First Amendment committed by the very institutions that are charged with educating our children and that should be teaching our children to defend their Liberty.

Finally, my heart drops to my stomach realizing that this is just the beginning. You see, in 2011 our federal government passed a bill known as HR347/S1794 The Federal Building and Grounds Improvement Act. I did what I could to educate America on the insidious nature of this bill. Read my analysis as published in 2011 in this article; “HR347/S1794: A Trespass on the First Amendment.”

But this bill was sponsored by Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida, a “conservative, constitutionally minded, republican” and my analysis was disregarded as something that would “never happen in America”.

This bill was passed into law with overwhelming support from our so-called “conservative, constitutionally minded, republican House.” HR347 makes what this concerned parent did, on the federal level, a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison. So if this parent had been at a Townhall meeting held by his Representative, Senator, or the President, he would have been “lawfully” arrested and sentenced. Lawfully, mind you, but NOT Constitutionally.

When we tamely allow something like this to happen to members of our community, we become cheerleaders to the very tyranny that will enslave us.

I am reminded by what Sam Adams said, “’if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.’ It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event.” (Essay, written under the pseudonym “Candidus,” in The Boston Gazette (14 October 1771))

Sam Adams says of our liberties:

“We have receiv’d them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas’d them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath’d to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. — Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance.”

Sam Adams, as cited above.

I will make you this promise, before I am charged with a crime that will put me in prison for 10 years…I will EARN my sentence. How about you? Fed up? Ready to pull your kids out of government schools? Or perhaps, the indoctrination of your child into a God-hating, government-loving, socialist-indoctrinating prison camp, is not bad enough….not yet. And if not now, then perhaps not ever. Perhaps slavery is most powerful when you don’t realize you’re a slave.