Category Archives: Government Control – too much

0343_Jack Phillips Story Video_ A November 7, 2017 rally at CCU was held to support Jack Phillips- by showing up, contributing money for his case and his business, and praying for him_ (The U.S. Supreme Court was expected to rule in December 2017 – didn’t rule until June 2018

Donna Jack
June 21, 2018

Jack’s Story – video above:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=NMn3WycWJsg

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Rally for Jack Phillips – November 8, 2017
http://www.ccu.edu/centennial/event/religious-freedom-rally-jack-phillips/

November last year I attended a rally for Jack Phillips, whose case was going to come before the U.S. Supreme Court.  We all were expecting Jack’s case to be decided in December of last year.

Last November, the atmosphere was electric in the packed auditorium at Colorado Christian University (CCU).  We heard speaker after speaker talking in defense of our Constitutional rights to freedom of religion/conscience/thought/and speech.

A man from Alliance Defending Freedom spoke.  Alliance Defending Freedom is the group that has been providing necessary legal support for Jack (pro bono — without cost to Jack).  On their website they say, “… the ensuing lawsuit became the first time the government ever tried to force him to violate his conscience.” Continue reading

0341_Report on June 8, 2018 threatened Flash Mob at Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop (that never happened)- by Donna Jack

Donna Jack
June 20, 2018

 Find the Court’s full opinion  about Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf

Here is a link to a donate page to help out Jack and his business.

MasterpieceCakes_HPQuad

Photographs from http://masterpiececakes.com/

WHAT HAPPENED ON JUNE 8, 2018 AT
MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP?

During the morning and through the afternoon on June 8th, there were from 75 to 200 people at a time at Masterpiece Cakeshop, supporting Jack.  Everyone was very pleasant.

A man was there all day from the legal group that had supported Jack (at no cost).  I asked if they needed any more financial support, and he told me that people had been very generous over the 6 years.  Now it was the time give full support to Jack.

Present was the attorney who defended Jack’s case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Other people who came to support Jack were:  people from several organizations, individuals from his church and other churches, and friends and people who had heard about the potential flash mob.  They all came to support Jack with their presence in the face of threats.

All morning and afternoon, there was a continuous line of people purchasing baked goods and other things that were for sale in the cakeshop.  Jack said with a smile that people were purchasing anything that was not nailed down. Continue reading

0337_Contact our County Commissioners & ask them to vote against creation of ELID (Evergreen Local Improvement District) on May 22, 2018. ELID’s FIRST sales tax would be a 22% increase. Don’t make Evergreen another Denver

Donna Jack
May 7, 2018

Most people in Evergreen are Happy Living Here

Most people in Evergreen are happy with Evergreen — they don’t want the proposed  ELID changes.

A local Evergreen group (No2ELID) is trying to help us stop the creation of a new Improvement District in the Evergreen area.  The latest No2ELID flier: is attached.

We can get services without the expense and tax burden
of ELID — and without their deciding for us what we need.

As is pointed out by No2ELID, many of the changes that ELID proposed to make, are things that Jefferson County or Denver can cover using our current tax level.  Many of the “needs” that ELID supporters’ originally said they had to provide for us, were already completed last year, or have since been completed under our current level of taxation.

Linked is a flier with information showing we do not need a local improvement district (LID) in Evergreen:  No2ELID flier_2018-05-06  [printer friendly]  Also linked is a chart with proposed expenses.

The people pushing ELID have not been seeking what
the community wants — they are pushing their agenda.

The proponents of ELID (Evergreen Local Improvement District) want it placed on the ballot this November.  Their presentations are slick, and they keep adjusting them as they go along.  Public input has NOT been sought by them.  They use the Delphi method.   They showed their true colors by eliminating any “public” questions or input.  See Blog 0234 on this website to learn about one of their “community input” meetings last year.

Blog 0234  reports on how unwilling Dean Dalvit was to engage the community to find out what people really wanted and didn’t want.   He silenced everyone, saying they could ask questions after his presentation.  Then when he ended the presentation, he immediately went off stage.  People could only talk with him outside the view of the audience.

He and his group are railroading this Evergreen Local Improvement District through our community. Continue reading

0317_Robert LaVoy Finicum & Jeanette Finicum — Greetings from Jeanette & family — she and her family are suing for the wrongful death of her husband LaVoy — Eastern Oregon _ sign up to help them

Donna Jack
March 19, 2018

Jeanette Finicum is the wife of LaVoy, who was killed in Eastern Oregon by the Oregon State Police and other officials.

There is a video taken from within the vehicle LaVoy was driving – when he was murdered — showing the attempts by “law enforcement” (after they killed LaVoy) to kill the people who were in the vehicle with him.

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Greetings from Jeanette & family,

My family’s journey since the dreadful snowy day in Eastern Oregon when my husband was murdered has felt long and hard. We are still grieving and will be for a very long time. We miss LaVoy and wish he could be home with us.

We understand filing a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring LaVoy home but its process will uniquely contribute to the delicate journey of closure for each loved one of LaVoy.

Our motivation to continue this long, hard, and expensive journey is to preserve the American dream by ensuring that out of control agents who are delegated sacred controls within our governmental system are held accountable. Out of control agents must not become the norm in this nation.

The outcome of our case will have a powerful butterfly effect upon this nation. If we do not insist upon this accountability, this type of conduct will continue to take precedence and persist in destroying the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of many more Americans.

It is not American to deny citizens the right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and due process. We are Americans! Continue reading

0316_Part II – LaVoy – Dead Man Talking Trailer – Center for Self-Governance Movie to be released spring 2018

Donna Jack
March 21, 2018

See previous posts about the Federal government harassing, destroying property, and illegally incarcerating Cliven Bundy:

0301_Cliven Bundy cleared of federal charges and set free after 700 days of false imprisonment_ The whole story is now told by one of Bundy’s attorneys, Joel Hansen – sent out by Eagle Forum

From the story told by one of Bundy’s attorneys:  “Over a year later, Cliven was arrested when he got off a plane in Oregon on his way to visit his sons camped on the Malheur wildlife refuge who were defending the rights of some Oregon ranchers who had been unjustly imprisoned on trumped up charges.  That stand-off, in which one of the Bundy supporters, LaVoy Finicum, was killed in cold blood by an FBI agent, went before a jury.”

0315_Governed v Governing _ The Bundy Standoff _ Center for Self Governance (CSG) movie/YouTube released 2018  (1 hour 1 minute)_ Link to post 0301 on this site,  announcing Cliven Bundy cleared of Federal Charges and set free.

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This documentary series showcases the epic 4 year battle for control between the Bundy & Finicum family and Local, State, and Federal Governing. Part II: LaVoy – Dead Man Talking is coming March 2018!  — PART II: LaVoy – Dead Man Talking Trailer:

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Governed V Governing: LaVoy – Dead Man Talking – FULL LENGTH COMING SPRING 2018!

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0315_Governed v Governing _ Center for Self Governance (CSG) movie/YouTube released 2018 _ The Bundy Standoff _ Link to post 0301 on this site announcing Cliven Bundy cleared of all Federal Charges and set free

Donna Jack
March 20, 2018

Link to a previous post (0301) on this website,
that gives the history of the Bundy situation, and
that announced
Cliven Bundy was cleared of all Federal Charges (Dec. 20, 2017)

0301_Cliven Bundy cleared of federal charges and set free after 700 days of false imprisonment_ The whole story is now told by one of Bundy’s attorneys, Joel Hansen – sent out by Eagle Forum – 02/06/2008
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Mark Herr here shares a video history of the Bundy Standoff

Mark Herr, President and co-founder of Center for Self Governance (CSG), made a video history of a standoff between people and the government.  People gathered to support Cliven Bundy’s right to graze on the land that he and his ancestors have been grazing on for generations.

I had the privilege of being in some of Mark Herr’s CSG classes, during the time of the Bundy standoff.  Mark is one of the brave people in our country, who sacrifices most of his life in order to stand up for our liberty, and educate others how to stand up.

 

CSG YouTube movie
Governed v. Governing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=RqW8ZwiRN1E
This video (above) with footage from  April 11, 2014 — April 12, 2014 –
and presentation by Mark Herr.

The video above begins with a phone call (transcript of the call):

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0309_Little Pink House – Film exposing corrupt eminent domain actions_ In some Theatres April 20th, 2018 (Denver May 4-10) _ What one family can do against the corrupt government/ corporate machine _more showings can be arranged

Donna Jack
March 11, 2018

Fred Holden forwarded a letter from Scott G. Bullock, President and General Counsel for Institute for Justice.  An excerpt from that letter:

“The Institute for Justice is headed to the big screen this spring Little Pink House, the story of IJ client Susette Kelo’s historic battle to save her home from eminent domain abuse, will make its debut in multiple theaters across the country this April.  Starring two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn, and featuring cameos of several IJ staffers, this film captures the real-life drama of IJ’s work—and the courage all IJ clients share in fighting for their rights against seemingly insurmountable odds.”

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Next month (April 20, 2018) a movie (“Little Pink House”) will be released to some theaters.  In Denver it will be released May 4-10.  See other release dates near the end of this article.

You can see a preview of the movie at:  https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/little-pink-house/

Little Pink House (not rated)

In Theatres April 20th, 2018 |© 2018 Korchula Productions and Dada Films

 

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0303_WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING? (SEL) – BY J. R. WILSON (2/7/18) — possible federal ESSA funds for SEL

Donna Jack
February 11, 2018

A quotation from the article “What is so great about social-emotional learning” by J. R. Wilson (later in this blog piece):

Which comes first, feeling good about yourself so you can
accomplish something worthwhile,
or accomplishing something worthwhile
so you have something to feel good about?

Search online, and on the Table of Contents page of this site, for other information about SEL (Social Emotional Learning).  Social emotional learning (SEL) has been taking place in schools for decades, but SEL is now specifically named in the schools, and is touted as what education should be all about.

ESSA (federal education program) provides funding for SEL.  That is one result of ESSA being nationally implemented.  No, we have not gotten rid of Common Core and federal control of education.  You can find the following information online:

Funding for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act_Dec. 10, 2015)

http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/policy/ESSA-Resources_SEL-Funding.pdf
The list contains the specific programs (title and section number) for which ESSA funds may, potentially, be spent to support social-emotional learning (SEL) activities. 

For those programs in existence under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), funding levels are provided for FY 2016.
ESSA-Resources_SEL-Funding_downloaded June 11, 2018 w link

Also search this site for “ESSA”(Every Student Succeed Act) – the federal legislation that cemented Common Core into federal law.  Note:  people in Congress and the U.S. Department of Education deny what ESSA did — and instead they parrot words claiming ESSA eliminated Common Core — claiming that education is now decided on a local level.  That is not what happened.  People too often parrot what they are told, without finding out for themselves.  Search this site for “Betsy DeVos.”

Understanding what SEL actually is, will enlighten you about:
1) a main cause of the dumbing down of American education;
2)  the data-gathering on identified students and everyone that touches their lives;
3)  the collecting of personal data, and storing it with personal identifiers — then distributing that data at will;
4) and the mind and behavior control that is actively taking place in schools across the country.  [This is all Type #2 education, rather than Type #1 education – see Home Page of this site]

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From: Henry W. Burke [mailto:hwburke@cox.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 3:16 PM
To: Henry W. Burke <hwburke@cox.net>
Subject: WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING? – BY J. R. WILSON — TAE– 2.7.18

2.7.18 – Truth in American Education
https://truthinamericaneducation.com/social-emotional-learning/great-social-emotional-learning/

What Is So Great About Social-Emotional Learning?
by J. R. Wilson

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0301_ Cliven Bundy cleared of federal charges and set free after 700 days of false imprisonment_ The whole story is now told by one of Bundy’s attorneys, Joel Hansen.

Donna Jack
February 6, 2018

Other blogs on Cliven Bundy and LaVoy:  0315 and 0316.

“It proves that government, made up of “mortal men,” is prone to abuse if left unchecked by courageous citizens like the Bundys who peacefully stood firm on their Constitutional rights. ” … Eagle Forum, Eunie Smith President , February 5, 2018

200 W 3rd St., Ste. 502, Alton, IL 62002
phone: 618-433-8990, email: eagle@eagleforum.org

View the email in your browser: https://mailchi.mp/eagleforum/a-win-for-the-good-guys?e=11c5468dae

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From: Eagle Forum, Eunie Smith President [mailto:eagle=eagleforum.org@mail240.suw16.rsgsv.net] On Behalf Of Eagle Forum, Eunie Smith President
Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:05 AM
To:   Subject: 🚩 A Win for the Good Guys!

February 5, 2018

Bureau of Land Mismanagement

Many Eagle Forum members rejoiced when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was cleared of all federal charges on December 20, 2017, and walked free after 700 days of false imprisonment.  The whole story is now told by one of Bundy’s attorneys, Joel Hansen.  It proves that government, made up of “mortal men,” is prone to abuse if left unchecked by courageous citizens like the Bundys who peacefully stood firm on their Constitutional rights.

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Bundy and his family and to all those who supported them.  As the article concludes: “Cliven Bundy and his sons are modern American heroes, who fought against tyranny at the peaceful battle of Bunkerville, in memory of the bloody battle against tyranny at Bunker Hill.”

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THE BLM’S BUNDY BLUNDER — PATRIOTS VS. FASCISTS
By Joel F. Hansen, Chairman, Independent American Party of Nevada

Cliven Bundy’s ancestors on his mother’s side came, as pioneers, to the Gold Butte area of the southern Nevada desert in 1877 and began ranching from scratch. In doing this they established grazing rights and water rights — preemptive legal rights under Nevada law which gave them permanent rights to graze cattle on that land. Those legal rights were passed down through the years to Cliven Bundy and his family.  In 1934, the Taylor Grazing Act was passed by Congress, an act designed to assist ranchers, especially in the arid American West, to raise cattle for the benefit of Americans — by putting delicious and nutritious beef on their tables. The Bundy ranch is located about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, near the town of Bunkerville.

These pioneers conquered this hostile, arid land and made it into a productive ranch by making water and feed available to their cattle and learning how to manage the cows so that they could survive in such an arid place, an area mostly covered by sagebrush and creosote bushes.  Because of the water and increased food made available by the ranchers’ efforts, wildlife flourished. The most numerous animal wildlife in the area is the desert tortoise. The tortoises flourished because the cows eat woody bushes which are above the level the tortoises can reach, and then they leave a delicacy for the tortoises on the ground where they can reach it.  The tortoises’ main course and dessert is cow pies, which contain all of the nutrients and moisture the tortoises need for survival.

In 1946, the Bureau of Land Management was created by Congress with the mission of helping ranchers to succeed by helping them construct watering facilities, fences, and other things needed by cattle and by ranchers.  The partnership was a good one, and Cliven Bundy paid the grazing fees required by the BLM for many years.  The people who ran the BLM, in the beginning, were rancher friendly, having degrees in solid scientific areas like geology, range management, animal husbandry, and the like. But beginning in the 1970’s and growing in numbers at an ever-increasing rate each year was a new generation of BLM-ocrats, those with degrees in the “environmental sciences.”  This new generation saw ranchers not as fellow citizens cooperating in the effort to make the land productive, but as enemies who were destroying the environment.  They had signs on their walls — “no more moo by 92” and “cattle free by 93.” As a result, in an effort to eliminate ranching in Nevada, the BLM began raising the annual fee for each cow on the range (AUM’s) and shortening the grazing season. Thus, out of over 50 ranchers in Clark County, only Cliven Bundy survived, as one by one all of his fellow ranchers gave up and went out of business because they couldn’t make a profit under the BLM’s oppressive rules. Continue reading

0299_Jane Robbins testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce_ YouTube of the session_ transcript of her opening statement_ Jan. 30, 2018

Donna Jack
February 1, 2018

Jane Robbins testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  She shared her concern about the out-of-control sharing of the personal information of individual students.

You can watch her give her opening statement at:  [39:04 / 2:21:55] in the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ6nzz013OQ 

And you can read the transcript of her opening testimony later in this blog piece.   

Hearing on Protecting Privacy, Promoting Policy: 

Some of the locations on the video, where Jane Robbins speaks:

 Answer57:07 / 2:21:55;
Question: 1:06:39 / 2:21:55 – Answer by Jane:  1:07:42 / 2:21:55 (use aggregate data, and consent for personal data —  stop funding things that don’t work);
Question to Jane: 1:17:29 / 2:21:55; Answer: put parents back in charge of their children’s education — government not choose their education track;
Question to Jane: 1:19:45 / 2:21:55; Answer:1:21:11 / 2:21:55 education research over past years has been designed to reach a predetermined conclusion — needs to be unbiased — need more open broad-based research (even some that is out of favor)
Question: 1:28:07 / 2:21:55
Etc.

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From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
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Subject: JANE ROBBINS TESTIFIES TO HOUSE COMM. ON ED. & THE WORKFORCE — EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING & THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION — TAE – 1.30.18

1.30.18 – Truth in American Education

 [Please go to the following website to see the videos, transcripts, and embedded links in this TAE article. – Donna Garner]
https://truthinamericaneducation.com/privacy-issues-state-longitudinal-data-systems/jane-robbins-testifies-house-committee-education-workforce/ Continue reading