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0208_An article written by John Newkirk about our Jefferson County school board members: “It’s Only OK When We Do It”__and links to Geri Zahner’s site and blogs on this site that support John’s article

Donna Jack
May 13, 2017

John Newkirk has published an article that you can read below.  You can also read it on his Facebook page.

Links to Geri Zahner’s website and to several supporting blog pieces on this site, are listed at the end of this blog.

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2017-05-11_Bigger-Picture of 5 Jefferson County School Board members_for John's Article

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“It’s Only OK When We Do It”
John J. Newkirk·Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My latest Opinion column for the Courier newspapers talks about hypocrisy in our public servants. Complete quotes (condensed here for brevity) can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks:

Selective outrage is all the rage these days. That is, what one group calls outrageous becomes perfectly acceptable behavior — so long as they’re the ones doing it.

Examples of selective outrage abound in places like Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, but we really don’t need to go that far. We can see it right in our own backyard.

Three years ago, Jeffco Public Schools found itself searching for a new leader after the superintendent resigned (and as Secretary of the Board of Education, I had a front-row seat). We hired a national search firm that specializes in public school leaders and, with their assistance, evaluated applicants until there were about half a dozen semifinalists, the identities of whom were contractually confidential. After interviewing each semifinalist, we rated them on a scoresheet provided by the executive search firm. Ultimately, the list of contenders was narrowed down to a single finalist — and that’s when the outrage began. Continue reading

0133_My heart grieves at our loss of Phyllis Schlafly_she always stood up strong for God, family and our country_Audio and Visual Links_ YouTubes _ by Donna Jack

Donna Jack
September 6, 2016

Dear Friends,

Yesterday one of my all-time heroes Phyllis Schlafly, left us, and is now in heaven.  She has been a great inspiration to me almost all my adult life.

Many years ago I used to listen to her radio broadcasts, and just learned today that she has been speaking regularly on the radio ever since 1983 – and was still broadcasting up until she died.

In 1972 the “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) was passed in both houses of Congress, and was then sent to the states for ratification.  The deadline for ratification was March 22, 1979.  Phyllis mobilized conservative women and men across the country, showing them how the ERA would actually hurt housewives and families.  I attended a debate at Denver University during that time.  She was extraordinary in the debate, as she made her case against “the Equal Rights Amendment.”  Thanks to her brilliant unceasing efforts, combined the efforts of others standing up across the country, that destructive amendment was stopped.  Typically, the Left didn’t quit — and they have continued their destructive agenda. Continue reading