Category Archives: Constitutional Republic

0235_Hillsdale College 2017 Introduction to the Constitution course (free) – taught by Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College_ links to classes _ information about Larry Arnn, and his books_blogs 0069, 0061, 0015 and 0013 about false AP US History

Donna Jack
July 21, 2017/July 22, 2017 update

My husband is taking online, the Hillsdale College class “Introduction to the Constitution.”  It is free. It is one of a number of classes Hillsdale College offers free online.

In light of the gross ignorance of the Constitution in our country — and the frightening results of that ignorance that we are seeing around us — it is important that people become aware of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.  We need knowledge in order to be able to stand up to protect and preserve our nation.

For decades, our public schools have been omitting this knowledge from being available to students.  In fact, grossly false information about our country, our founding, and our freedom, continues to be taught throughout the schools.  Children and adults have for a long time been taught to hate America,not understanding the unique blessing it is on us and on the world.

At the end of this article, see four previous blogs on this site that deal with the lies in AP U.S.  History.

Dr. Larry Arnn – teaches “Introduction to the Constitution”

Dr. Larry Arnn is the teacher for the 11 lessons of an “Introduction to the Constitution” class.  He has been president of Hillsdale College since 2000.  He is the kind of person that you gladly listen to — because of his extensive knowledge, and his enthusiasm for whatever subject he speaks about.

In this series he serves as more of a moderator that  one giving a lecture.  He is working with freshmen and sophomores at Hillsdale College.  The information is a very good review, or foundation if you have little knowledge of the Constitution.

In the second class on the Constitution, a number of people take turns leading the sessions, using a lecture format.

You can access here the list and content of the 11 lessons in the
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0231_July 14, 2017 – Celebrating the Property Rights Legacy of Dr. Michael Coffman – Eagle Forum

Donna Jack
July 15, 2017

Our right to own property and be able to make decisions about our own property, is shrinking at an alarming rate.  When property rights are destroyed, also destroyed are “free enterprise, the American way of life, and ultimately Freedom itself.”

June 21, 2017, Dr. Michael Coffman died.  His passing was a great loss to the battle for our freedom as a nation.

Published on Jul 14, 2017

Dr. Michael Coffman speaks about his new book “Rescuing a Broken America” at Phyllis Schlafly’s 17th annual Eagle Collegians Summit in Washington, D.C.

Filmed July 16, 2010 at the Heritage Foundation

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0221_Part 8 HUD/AFFH–June 27, 2017_letter to County Commissioners before their vote

Donna Jack
June 28, 2017

This is a letter to the Jeffco County Commissioners June 27, 2017 — given them yesterday, before I testified:

Commissioners – I appreciate the opportunity to speak.

Commissioner Szabo asked me to sort through colliding opinions about whether or not to accept HOME and CDBG money.

People on both sides are convinced they are looking out for people in this county – both sides are aware of a shortage of housing for seniors, low income working people, etc.

After weeks of interviews and study, I recommend voting against accepting HOME and CDBG money.

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The people I talked with in our county government are working well over 8-hour days, to bring people out of poverty.  They are providing personal counseling, and schooling to train people to become literate and competent, so they can qualify for better jobs.  Some is financed with the help of HUD money.

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People who don’t want us to accept the funding, are also working tirelessly.  They research and inform, and find money to replace HOME and CDBG money. They believe that the federal government should get out of the housing business, so we can have a voice in where and how we live.

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0220_Part 7 HUD/AFFH–June 27, 2017 Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners voted unanimously to accept HUD CDBG/HOME money for another year_and begin phasing out of relying on the funding in 2020

Donna Jack
June 28, 2017

For other blogs on this issue, search “HUD/AFFH”

Yesterday the Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the HUD CDBG/HOME money for another year.

The “new rule for AFFH” will be implemented for Jefferson County in 2020.  The Commissioners passed an amendment which says they will by 2020 begin phasing out of accepting AFFH CDBG/HOME money.

The Commissioners are:

Casey Tighe – democrat
Libby Szabo – republican
Don Rosier – republican

The hearing was from about 6 hours long, with just two or three breaks.

Contact Information
Board of County Commissioners
You can contact them at:
http://jeffco.us/bcc/contact/

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0088_Analysis of a recent WSJ piece by Piereson and Riley_to have SAT be the only measure of college readiness_Bad Idea!

Donna Jack
April 13, 2016

Link to a March 30, 2016 article in the Wall Street Journal –
Here’s Why Tests Matter
by James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley

This is the first blog piece about the above-linked article that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  The title of the article is:  Here’s Why Tests Matter:  The SAT is especially important. With grade inflation, report cards are basically meaningless.”

I believe this  WSJ piece unintentionally recommends a solution that will further eliminate literacy in our country.  I suspect the authors of the article are trying to come up with a way to help overcome the fact that many of the grades of students in schools don’t reflect the incompetency and illiteracy of the students.  There are a number of reasons these grades are artificially high.

One reason for this false reporting is that teacher, counselor, administration, etc.  positions and salaries are directly related to the test scores of the students  under them.  Teachers and others don’t want to fail along with their students.  Also, failing teachers means failing schools – which may mean school closures or other unpleasant consequences.

Some lies about school achievement take place to protect jobs, or to placate parents.

False reporting of grades makes it challenging to figure out which grades accurately reflect the academic knowledge of students.  These false reports help hide the fact that education is diminishing across this country.

Very sad is the fact that too many people think it is alright to lie.

These inflated grades should not be used as a reason to discard all grades.  Thankfully some people are still honest (a virtue that is neither encouraged in most national curriculum nor encouraged within most schools anymore).   Still, some students have actually earned the grades they have (whether those grades are high, average or low). Continue reading

0071_Examples of votes that gave away more freedom_More information about Amendment 69

By Donna Jack, February 23, 2016

Here is a link to the entire 12-page proposed Amendment 69 Initiative measure

http://coloradocareyes.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ColoradoCare_Full_Initiative.pdf

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Some past examples in Colorado that dishonestly increased government power – Amendment 69 will be a repeat disaster, only on a larger scale.

1) Campaign Financing Laws – were designed to steal more power

Here in Colorado, Campaign Finance Laws were marketed as good for everyone.  I personally watched the first one pushed through at the capitol by a very far-left gentleman who was carving out more power for his interests, and taking away the voice of those he did not agree with.

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0068_Advancing Colorado_Flier_You can sign their petition against Amendment 69

Donna Jack, February 23, 2016

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Advancing Colorado_handout_full page_against Amendment 69_2016-02-23-light
— explaining some of what Amendment 69 will do.
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The following information is on the Advancing Colorado  website (http://care.advancingco.org/):

“Sign the petition to tell politicians to stay out of our health care and STOP ColoradoCare.

“ColoradoCare will require a $25 billion dollar annual income tax hike to create government health care exempt from the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).

“ColoradoCare will restrict choice and freedom in health care, hurt businesses, Millennials and our most vulnerable communities.

“The rationed care that would come as a result of ColoradoCare could lead to the loss of real human lives.

“Amendment 69, ColoradoCare,
will kill Colorado
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“Tell state Sen. Irene Aguilar ColoradoCare is wrong! 303-601-0955     ireneaguilar.md@gmail.com
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You may want to sign a petition to stand against the dangerous ColoradoCare.                   http://care.advancingco.org/

 

0064_Information on Dinesh D’Souza, Bill Ayers and Angela Davis_short YouTube American Exceptionalism debate

by Donna Jack – February 16, 2016

See the previous blog:  American Exceptionalism: Dinesh D’Souza vs. Bill Ayers (YouTube Recorded Live) published on YouTube Feb. 4, 2016, to see the full debate.

Below view the short 3 minutes 20 second clip from the debate:

Who is Dinesh D’Souza?

Dinesh D’Souza was born in India, and in 1983 graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College.

He is a conservative, a defender of Christianity, and says our prosperity and freedom are because of our Christian roots.  He wrote The Roots of Obama’s Rage, and then made the movie 2016: Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.   He debated Bill Ayers about American Exceptionalism.

[My Note:  Dinesh has paid greatly for speaking the truth.]

You can read the above and so much more on the following site. There you can read about the many books Dinesh has written, and watch trailers of his movies, and watch a short video he made.  The movies and books can be purchased at the site.     http://www.dineshdsouza.com/about/

Who is Bill Ayers?

Bill Ayers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Ayers – Founder  and former member of the Weather Underground – Urban educational reform

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