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 spread throughout the schools. Children and adults have for a long time been taught to hate America.
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. His enthusiasm is contagious.
You can access here the list and content of the 11 lessons in the Hillsdale “Introduction to the Constitution” class …or link to each one of them below:Continue reading →
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.
Donna Jack NOTE: Common Core was firmly established as federal law through ESSA December 10, 2015. ESSA is the federal law that proponents, and those who voted for it, claimed brought local control to education. See links to ESSA summary, law, and audio of summary at bottom of this blog piece. “Search” other blogs on this site about ESSA, Betsy DeVos; Jeb Bush; FEE (Jeb’s Foundation for Excellence in Education); Sandra Stotsky; Common Core; No Child Left Behind (NTLB); etc.
Massachusetts was a model for the nation. In the 1990s the state’s standards were raised above the other states, followed by dramatic improvement in their academic accomplishments. They had better academic education than all the other states. Then Massachusetts’ education began to fail even more dramatically than it had improved.
Read Donna Garner’s commentary below and link to the article by Shane Vander Hart that she references. His article is about the dramatic decline in Massachusetts’ education, and Bill Bennett’s apparent ignorance of why Massachusetts “has begun watering down some of its rigorous standards and that performance is starting to backslide.“
Outline of “Doc’s” articles below: Part 1: How Health Care Became So Expensive in America Part 2: Medicaid, and Why Single Payer Won’t Work Part 3: Comparing the Costs of “Billed Through Insurance” to “Self Pay” Part 4: Pre-Existing Conditions and More Free Market Solutions
Articles by “Doc” posted July 4, 2017.
An introduction by “Doc” and links to all four of his articles about
American Healthcare in Crisis.
“It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication, somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication, and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” – Thomas Sowell
We are truly at a crossroads in American healthcare. The seemingly endless layers of regulations and requirements, as well as the overhead for the bureaucracy itself, are crushing it.
Our healthcare system has become rife with corruption and inefficiency. Special interests lobby politicians to force you to buy their services and pay for subsidies, while politicians leverage their influence to garner votes and enrich themselves and their friends.
Doctors and patients have been reduced to being mere commodities.
When Obamacare was being pushed through Congress, we were told premiums would go down; that we would get to keep our doctor; and that visits to the ER would decrease. Exactly the opposite happened. The government has exacerbated, if not created, this crisis.
From: Donna Garner <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:40 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: REPUBLICANS AND THE LOST PROMISE OF LOCAL CONTROL IN EDUCATION – BY EMMETT MC GROARTY AND JANE ROBBINS
But warning signs on the horizon indicate these promises are waning. First came news that the Department of Education may deny Alabama’s request to replace a …
“Republicans and the lost promise of local control in education”
BY EMMETT MCGROARTY AND JANE ROBBINS, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS
When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted in 2015 to replace the hated No Child Left Behind law, the new legislation’s supporters trumpeted that, henceforth, control over education would reside with the states.
“With this bill,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) promised, “we are sending power back to the people.”
MEDIA ADVISORY June 27, 2017
Contact: Ross Izard, 303-570-4675 or Ross@i2i.org
Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program to be Reconsidered by CO Supreme Court in Light of Trinity Lutheran Ruling
We are so excited about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Trinity Lutheran case, and what that could mean for the students in Douglas County and throughout the nation.
As you can tell from today’s Wall Street Journal editorial, the decision could signal the beginning of the end for bigoted “Blaine” language in some 38 state constitutions. But it doesn’t guarantee it.
A quick explanation here. Blaine language says that the government can’t give money to “sectarian” schools. Our Ross Izard explains how these hateful laws came to be and how this post-civil war representative hoped his anti-Catholic crusade would propel him into the White House. (Spoiler…it didn’t.)
HUD — the Department of Housing and Urban Developmet
AFFH — Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Contents in this blog:
1. Jeffco Commissioners vote this month whether to accept HUD/AFFH Grant money
HUD is the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Introduction to short YouTube about AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)
2. Short YouTube — AFFH in 5 Minutes – great introduction to AFFH taking more control.
3. Transcript of the AFFH in 5 Minutes YouTube linked above
4. Some believe it is kind for the government to give HUD/AFFH grant money
5. History of HUD and AFFH, and the e-book Agency-Tyranny-How to STOP HUD’s Devastating Attack on Property Rights-ebook — you can download the book.
THIS MONTH OUR COLORADO JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL VOTE WHETHER TO ACCEPT HUD/AFFH GRANT MONEY
— Let them know why they should not accept the HUD/AFFH money.
“Senior fellow at American Principles Project Emmett McGroarty tells Breitbart News:
“The fact that Alabama can’t freely choose its assessments confirms that ESSA failed to return control over K-12 education back to state and local government. No person, no administration has come up with a way for the federal government to exercise such power without it being an unaccountable political bully. It is time to stop this farce and to truly return education policymaking to state and local government, where it would be closest to parents and other citizens.”
From: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:03 AM To: Donna Garner Subject: ALABAMA TEST CASE OF TRUMP ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION – BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 6.14.17
6.14.17 – Breitbart
“Alabama ‘Test Case’ of Trump Administration’s Commitment to Local Control of Education”
The Trump Department of Education’s rejection of a request by Alabama to drop the ACT Aspire test for its students in favor of different tests is spurring sentiment that the state may well be a “test case” to see how committed President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are to “local control” of education.
“Trump’s smart cuts to education” – By Williamson M. Evers & Vicki E. Alger
Excerpts from this article:
It’s the end of the world as we know it – at least that’s what some people would have us believe about President Trump’s education budget.
It’s “a devastating blow to the country’s public education system,” according to National School Boards Assn. CEO Thomas Gentzel. More like a “wrecking ball,” says Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Assn. teachers’ union. No, it’s a veritable “assault on the American Dream,” insists John B. King Jr., former Obama administration secretary of education.
Such hyperbole is reminiscent of the early 1980s, when President Reagan’s opponents battled his administration’s education cuts, and it’s about as inaccurate today as it was back then.
The Hyde Amendment has long been the single most important pro-life legislation at the federal level, originally enacted in 1976 and upheld on a 5-4 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980. The amendment, which is an annual rider to the federal budget, prohibits the use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.