0348_Why the 3/5th Compromise Was Anti-Slavery_PragerU Video – Fireside Chat with Dennis Prager Ep.44

Donna Jack
July 27, 2018

From Prager U Website:

Why the 3/5ths Compromise Was Anti-Slavery | PragerU

 https://www.prageru.com/videos/why-35ths-compromise-was-anti-slavery

[Following is a transcript from the Prager U Website, of the video above.  It can be found on the PragerU website:] Continue reading

0347_ Will Congress Heed Evidence That Government Preschool is Worthless? – by Karen Effrem, Jane Robbins – The American Spectator 7-24-18

Donna Jack
July 27, 2017

Excerpts from below:

“(1) ‘fade out’ and even reversal of positive achievement effects by grades 2-3, so that pre-K non-participants were outperforming participants; (2) more disciplinary infractions and special-education placements for pre-K participants by grade 3 than for non-participants; … ” [etc. – see below]

“This dismal report is hardly surprising. The author of the Tennessee study, Dr. Dale Farran, had said in a 2016 Brookings paper that despite 50 years of experience, research does not support the proposition that expanding pre-K will improve later achievement for low-income children.

“…parents, keep your kids out of government preschool.

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
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To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: WILL CONGRESS HEED EVIDENCE THAT GOVERNMENT PRESCHOOL IS WORTHLESS? — BY KAREN EFFREM, JANE ROBBINS – THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR – 7.24.18

7.24.18 – American Spectator

 https://spectator.org/will-congress-heed-evidence-that-government-preschool-is-worthless/

 “Will Congress Heed Evidence That Government Preschool Is Worthless?”

By Karen Effrem, Jane Robbins

Jane Robbins is a senior fellow at American Principles Project. Dr. Karen Effrem is trained as a pediatrician and serves as president of Education Liberty Watch.

Government pre-K won’t help participants do better in school — and it will even cause emotional harm.

 On the theory that more government programs can solve any public-education problem, bipartisan policymakers have embraced government-funded pre-K programs as the current fix. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act dangles multiple incentives, including new Preschool Development Grants, to coax states into taking more young children from their families and enrolling them in government preschool. Advocates claim the $7.6 billion spent on state pre-K programs will result in improved academic achievement and a multitude of societal benefits. Continue reading

0346_No [Union] Dues Without Political Representation_by Larry Sand_July 10, 2018_US Supreme Court has made the US a Right-To-Work country

Donna Jack
July 18, 2018

This month Larry Sand wrote an article, published by the California Policy Center.  It is in reference to the Supreme Court decision that the United States is now a Right-To-Work country.   Unions can no longer force people to be automatically members of their unions.  People have the option to stay out or sign up.  No automatic membership!!

Below are some excerpts from Larry Sand’s article.  You can see the rest of the article here:   … https://californiapolicycenter.org/no-dues-without-political-representation/

“All this leads to Janus v AFSCME, the lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. becoming a right-to-work country. And it puts conservative and libertarian teachers in California and 21 other states in a powerful position. Prior to the ruling, teachers who didn’t like their unions’ political spending could opt out of paying the political portion of their union dues – usually about 35 percent of the total. A teacher would have to resign from the union, but still have to pay an “agency fee” of about $700 to their local union, and its state and national affiliates (usually CTA/NEA). But now no teacher has to pay a penny to a union as a condition of employment.”

“Conservative and libertarian teachers should start playing hardball and demand that the union change its political spending habits before they agree to join or maintain their membership.” Continue reading

0345b_ March 25, 2018_ Feds/Big Tech Join to Push Addiction in Schools_ by Carole Horsby Haynes, Ph.D._ World Net Daily

Donna Jack
July 10, 2018

Forces are continuing to join together to control education, labor, etc.

Read in the article below:

“In violation of the Tenth Amendment, the Departments of Education and Defense in 2011 created the Federal Learning Registry as an open source infrastructure where resources are aggregated and shared.”

” repository of millions of data points for each student and publicly available to registered users.”

“Parents can control their children’s exposure to addictive technology by demanding an opt out of screen learning including online programs that collect and share their private data.”

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Feds/Big Tech Join To Push Addiction in Schools
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 25, 2018
World Net Daily

“The federal government, bent on collecting massive amounts of personal information on its citizens – a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment – and the tech industry, under fire for its digital products designed to addict, have joined forces in American classrooms.

“Through the unconstitutional Every Student Succeeds Act passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, digital devices with computer adaptive software for both lessons and testing are pushed into K-12 classrooms. Continue reading

0345a_ February 9, 2018_ Truth About Tech: Addiction by Design_ By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. _ World Net Daily

Donna Jack
July 10, 2018

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”-  Vladimir Lenin

Carole Haynes had this article published in the World Net Daily.

Portions from the article are below, and you can read the entire article here:  http://drcarolehhaynes.com/index.php/articles/digital-learning/252-truth-about-tech-addiction-by-design

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Truth About Tech: Addiction By Design

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 9, 2018 World Net Daily

“What many parents have suspected is now being exposed by former Silicon Valley employees: that tech companies have designed their digital products to be addictive.

“The Center for Humane Technology, which was recently founded by former Google and Facebook employees, has joined forces with media watchdog, Common Sense Media. In their first campaign – Truth About Tech – they will educate millions of consumers about the dangers of tech products and pressure tech companies to create less addictive and less intrusive products.

“Tech companies incorporate techniques within the digital products that result in user addiction. Continue reading

0344_The text of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776_Paul Harvey The Signers of the Declaration Of Independence mp4_reading of the Declaration mp4_outline of the Declaration mp4

Donna Jack
July 10, 2018

We had a wonderful Fourth of July (Independence Day).  Our family is grateful for all the brave people who have put their lives and fortunes on the line so that we could have the independent nation of the United States of America.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2018.

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Transcription of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 — From the National Archives  — https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.


In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

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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

0342_June 27, 2017 information and a letter from Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop website)_ Information from SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States blog)_ learn about the case and about Jack, who is standing up for everyone’s freedom of religion and freedom of conscience

Donna Jack
June 21, 2018

See blogs 0339, 0340, 0341, 0342, and 0343 for more information about Jack Phillips, the U.S. Supreme Court decision June 7, 2018, and previous information about Jack and his support.

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.

Below is the first part of an article called “Description” found on Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop Website (see it on the link to donate page link above):

Description:

“Thank you for your interest in standing with Jack through these difficult times!

“What started as a conversation – a polite decline to custom design a same-sex couple’s wedding cake because it violated Jack’s biblically-informed conscience – has turned into an almost 5 year legal battle. After all, the Constitution’s guarantee of free exercise of religion and freedom of speech remain a part of the American fabric. And every American should be free to live and work consistent with their faith, without fear of being punished by the government.

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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.

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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

0340_FLASH MOB AT MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP TOMORROW (June 8) Come early (2:30) to prepare, stay during flash mob, and remain to help clean up and encourage Jack_Contribute money to help him recoup expenses during the legal battles

Donna Jack
June 7, 2018

 Find the Court’s full opinion  about Jack and his Masterpiece Bakeshop: 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.

FLASH MOB AT MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP TOMORROW (June 8)
Come early (2:30) to prepare

Tomorrow afternoon people supporting Jack, the Masterpiece Cakeshop, and freedom of speech and conscience, will be meeting from 2:30 til 3:00 at the Cakeshop.  We will be given instructions how to be able to remain calm and represent Jack and Jesus during the flash mob.

At 4:00 there will be a flash mob (one that is carefully planned — as Jack said, we all know about it).  The opposition will be given a space to exercise their free speech and conscience.  During that time, those supporting Jack will remain, and afterwards will be there to clean up whatever is needed after the flash mob leaves.

DURING THE TIME THAT JACK WAS NOT PERMITTED TO CONTINUE
HIS WEDDING CAKE SERVICES, HE LOST A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF BUSINESS (money).

Here is a link to a donate page to help out Jack and his business.
https://www.continuetogive.com/supportjackphillips

Jack and Masterpiece Cakeshop lost a tremendous amount of money when he had to shut down his wedding bakery services.  The bills continued to mount while his income was shrinking.  Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has provided legal services, taken care of all legal fees and services.  But during these years, his business suffered because of imposed restrictions on him from the lawsuit. Continue reading