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March 7, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Baby steps.

As more and more cracks begin to show in the Common Core initiative, Americans are pushing back, insisting that parents—not bureaucrats in Washington—should “be in charge” of their children’s education. This assertion, delivered by the Friedman Foundation’s Robert Enlow at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), was met with rousing applause, signaling attendees’ determination to keep the federal government from intruding further into another facet of American life.

Enlow, along with veteran conservative author-activist Phyllis Schlafly and the Pioneer Institute’s Jim Stergios, spoke Thursday on a CPAC panel that addressed Common Core and the broader need for school choice in America. Moderated by The Heritage Foundation’s Will Skillman Fellow in Education, Lindsey Burke, the panel proved to be one of the day’s most exciting events.

I have been harping on this for a while, and was encouraged to hear that Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Tim Scott all brought up school choice on Thursday as well.

The GOP has had a bad habit for years now of getting distracted by defending whatever nothingburger garbage the Democrats and the media throw at them to keep them away from real issues. School choice is one that hits the progressive left hard, which is why the new commie in charge of New York City has already gone to war with charter schools.

Maybe, just maybe, the higher-ups in the party are hitting the Ritalin and focusing for once.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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"I hope we don't have to sit out another election...."

Let me remind you that much more can be done to guide our politicians in the right direction when they are in the majority & can actually exert themselves as instruments of change. They cannot do much of anything as the minority, so all the shouting & screaming at them at that point does absolutely no good.

So, it makes little sense to sit at home, allowing the Democrats to prevail at the ballot box. It's literally self defeating.
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And who's a big proponent of Common Core? Jeb Bush. Heh.
GOP should run on abolishing the federal Department of Education. And cut taxes by its budget. Leave those dollars in the states and if a state wants to raise taxes to fund education, fine. But it is a state issue, not a federal issue.
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Breaking news:
GOP looks at election calender, begins bi-annual "we're conservative" charade. Hunting season on Tea Party suspended until early November.
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This is a series of mantras Progressive New Left Activists in America have developed into a fine tuned messaging and BRAND;
1) Message vs. Messenger = destroy the messenger, away goes the message.
2)Defend, Deflect and Disinform= used with great results by Joseph Goebbels.
3)Divide and conquer (or as Roberto Unger says, "segmentation") of America's electorate.
From this base philosophy emerges a host of new "Marxian Worm" philosophies for example: Top Down/ Bottom Up and Inside Out (from Van Jones' "Storm Manifesto)," and Francis Fox Pivens' work on Social Justice, Civil Rights and community organizing (ACLU leading the way).
There's much, much more...this is just the tip of this planned usurpation of All of America's US Constitution (see, the Constitution is like a chicken bone stuck in a PNLA's throat), Declaration of Independence (Independence has to be defined according to a Progressives point of view) and lastly Bill of Rights (PNLA's will say, "I have more Rights than you").
Do you see where all of this is leading? "THE COLLECTIVE!" Wake-up America.
Register to vote for conservatives into office who will obey the "Rule of Law" already on the books. John McCain is all over MSM touting his world views when he has not even supported his own State of Arizona...sold the State down the River along with several of his crony lawmakers with their own States, too.. Vote this 2014, urgently for conservatives. Join a Tea Party and support a local Article V committee for:1)term limits, 2)balanced budget and 3) Return of States Rights. Pray. Amen. God Bless America.
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I, too, feel that the GOP should be leading on this issue and bringing it up ALL OF THE TIME in DC and around the nation in every state and local community and ESPECIALLY in urban areas which would be the PERFECT way for the party to reintroduce itself to the mostly minority communities in those areas, but I just don't see it. I just don't see a concerted and unified effort to on it.

You know what's going to happen? The Dems are going to eventually realize that they can't keep going against the will of the people on this and will wind up making school choice, charters, etc. THEIR baby, THEIR argument, THEIR crusade (see Gov. Cuomo) and it'll wind up seeming like the GOP never said boo about it, much like the Dems have successfully portrayed themselves as the ones who were always about civil rights and the KKK was a branch of the GOP. THE GOP (and the Tea Party) should have had GOP and TEA PARTY banners saying "We Stand With Charters" when those 7,000 parents and kids went to Albany to hear Cuomo give his speech in favor of charters. Heck, the GOP and Tea Party should have their own demonstrations shouting, "We want charters, and we want them now!"

Count on the GOP to blow this opportunity, unless we get innovative thinkers leading this party like Cruz, Lee, Paul, Rubio and Walker (that is, Tea Party legislators and leaders).
40 weeks ago
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We The People must persevere. Ben Carson, an American who loves his country and fellow Patriot....supports the "Rule of Law," supports Our US Constitution (without which all American's existence would come to naught), and Loves his fellow Americans (in thought, word, deed and prayers).
We The People live in vibrant, exciting times. We have a chance to make a difference for both present and future generations of Americans. Dr. Ben Carson is the epitome of this American trait. However, one man does NOT a Country make. We The People must hark back to our Heritage, our beginnings and most of all for Our gifted Founding Fathers. The 57, yes, 57 finalizers of our US Constitution are proof "thru the night, that our flag is still there.' We must add Edmund Burke(number 57) to this embryonic representation of human minds and humanity. Mr. Burke, is the father of modern day conservativism. Perseverance, careful analysis and studied votes will ensure Our America We The People so love and enjoy. The forces of evil, sodomy and vilification are aligned against us just as they were in a time gone past against another great adorer of humanity...Jesus Christ. We The People have two good examples (antiquity and 21st Century) from which to judge, select, support and elect frail humans, who knows, who can rise to 21st Century challenges...able to guide ALL Our Beloved Americans to a "safe harbor." Amen. Pray.
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The problem with conservatives is that they fail to offer radical solutions. Getting the federal government out of education leaves the states in control. It's the parents that need to be empowered. We need to abolish public education. Cut the funding and starve the beast. As standards fall, parents will turn in greater numbers to private schools. This whole debate about how to improve public schools is futile and only prolongs the pain. Let 'em fail and fail big.
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None of this really matters. Open Borders in perpetuity Mexican Invasion will be be legalized after the election.

Time to reconcile yourselves to alternative survival strategies.

I suggest White European Identity Politics. Time to regather the tribe for the purpose of Darwinian Survival on this planet.

If I am not for me, what am I....If not now, when?
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A lot of the so-called Common Core material is actually material that's been around for years. It's just being rebranded as Common Core because that's what the current standard is that has to be met to be able to sell the material. In many cases it's just a marketing gimmick, not new material.

Much of this has already been taught for years, but too many people only focus on national politics and don't pay attention to what's going on in their own backyard. Just stopping Common Core won't solve anything if people don't get involved locally and STAY involved!


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http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/03/iron-tent-curtain-falls/

Developments in the Gulf and Ukraine suggest that the alliances an upcoming conflict have hardened. On one side are the Qatari-backed Muslim Brotherhood, and their offshoot militia al Qaeda. Their historical ties to the Nazi Party of Germany are undeniable, and are only made most obvious in a cursory examination of the life and actions of the evil Haj Amin al Husseini, who was just about as inept and a backer of the losing side to be enough of a political disaster as can possibly be imagined.
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I have been following the Common Core debate, and have learned that different states apply it differently. But see this anyway: http://clarespark.com/2013/01/05/american-fascism-and-the-future-of-english-and-american-literature/. At bottom, many conservatives want complete control of their children and are loath to educate them outside of their preferences. But it is correct to focus on the curriculum and to defend what made America once great.
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"loath to educate them outside of their preferences" rather understates:

'Common Core Pornography - Are your schoolchildren being groomed for sexual exploitation?
“Grooming” is the process by which a predator desensitizes a young person to sexual contact. A predator who is in a position of authority, such as a coach, teacher or counselor, uses his position to befriend a child and eventually to abuse that child. One of the steps in grooming is to expose the young person to graphic sexual material such as pornographic photos, stories, and movies. When the child is used to the idea that “everyone does” these sexual acts, the predator has his victim prepared and ready for molestation.
The Common Core reading materials are filled with graphic pornography cloaked as literature. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, is what your teen will be forced to read if your school accepts Common Core. The story includes descriptions of child rape, incest, and molestation. The pedophile in the novel is portrayed with sympathy and Morrison reportedly wrote the story so the reader becomes a “co-conspirator” with the predator.'
http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/02/21/common-core-pornography/
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And who's a big proponent of Common Core? Jeb Bush. Heh.
GOP should run on abolishing the federal Department of Education. And cut taxes by its budget. Leave those dollars in the states and if a state wants to raise taxes to fund education, fine. But it is a state issue, not a federal issue.
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No, if you work to abolish the DoEd, people - sorry, I mean vile progs - will accuse you of being anti-education. And the LIV's will buy it. Instead, the goal should be that DoEd only sends money to states and districts with voucher programs in place. If there is no voucher program, the federal money is given directly to parents.

The system exists, let's use it to advance our goals while at the same time educating some of the brighter progs and LIV's on the dangers of big government.
41 weeks ago
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LIV's by their very nature, hate schools. So it would be a non-issue for them.
40 weeks ago
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Ronald Reagan had the support for abolishing the Education Department until he was blocked by then Senator Howard Baker, who wore an "R" on his party hat but supported big government most of the time. The leviathan has many tentacles and will not go away without committed Constitutionalists to fight it.
41 weeks ago
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Breaking news:
GOP looks at election calender, begins bi-annual "we're conservative" charade. Hunting season on Tea Party suspended until early November.
41 weeks ago
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RIGHT. ON. THE. MONEY.
40 weeks ago
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If you don't like it go to a meeting of your local Republican Party. How the hell do you think the "establishment" was established.

Here's a clue, votes trump money 100% of the time.
41 weeks ago
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Nope, you primary the bastards AND you go to the local party meetings. It won't be easy or pretty and they will treat you very poorly. BTDT.
40 weeks ago
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No argument about getting involved (I am). But money actually trumps votes. Elections come and go, but mansion mortgage payments are forever.
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Amen.
"So what’s the key for changing the outcome of elections? And, at the same time, transforming the Republican Party into a conservative election-winning powerhouse? The key is YOU. Where you live. With other conservatives."
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/03/Conservatives-Take-Back-the-GOP
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