Friday, October 11, 2013


An excellent source for information about Common Core and its impact on homeschooling can be found at Home School Legal Defense, namely their special website at:

Other important articles from HSLDA on Common Core and student privacy concerns:

National Databases: Collecting Student-Specific Data is unnecessary and Orwellian:
Common Core State Standards Initiative: National Education Standards 2.0:
Common Core State Standards Initiative Update: Over 30 States Adopt National Education Standards: 
Common Core State Standards Initiative: Too Close to a National Curriculum:


Multiple sources are saying that veterans and taxpaying citizens with homes and businesses are being abused by the Park Service and its rangers, while illegal immigrants are being honored and supported on the Washington Mall.

Illegals on National Mall 'major double standard':


Excerpt: "All across the country, business owners and residents on “federal property” — in other words, land that taxpayers are supposed to own — are reportedly being ordered by armed bureaucrats to get out until the supposed “shutdown” ends."
Excerpt: "Others being forcibly removed weren't so compliant, and it cost them. Bruce O’Connell was informed that he had to shut down his North Carolina inn and restaurant because it is on public land on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When he defied the order and attempted to remain open, a “swarm of armed” government agents showed up and forcibly evicted him from his property. O’Connell wrote this on his Facebook page: 'We have ceased operations. I am furious all over again. [Park] rangers are guarding our parking lot 24/7 keeping visitors out. It is downright scary.'"
Excerpt: "“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
Excerpt: "The National Park Service has closed privately run marinas, restaurants and inns throughout the country and in some cases even posted guards to keep people from using them during the government shutdown, arguing that it doesn’t have the money, manpower or authority to let them operate."

Excerpt: "It’s another thing entirely for a civil bureaucracy entrusted with the privilege of caring for our national heritage to wage war against the citizenry on behalf of a political party."

Excerpt: "From closing down parts of the ocean around Florida to booting elderly citizens from their private homes on Lake Mead to shutting down private restaurants and farms that just happen to sit on federal land, the Democrats’ overreach has finally backfired."

From American Family Association:
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Obama to National Park Service - Make life as difficult for people as we can.

October 8, 2013

Dear John,According to one national park ranger, "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It's disgusting." Read the full story here.
The National Park Service, under the direction of the White House, has gone out of its way to make sure regular Americans suffer during the government shutdown.
Without rhyme or reason, the National Park Service (NPS) is closing open-air, public areas that normally do not involve the need for ranger presence.  For example, prior to the shutdown:
-  The WWII Memorial in Washington was open 24/7 to anyone at any time.  Now it has barricades and guards to prevent visitors.
-  The parking lot to Mount Vernon, privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, was closed by the NPS.
-  Roadside pull-offs to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota now have orange cones, preventing visitors from stopping to take pictures of the monument.
-  NPS rangers blocked the entrance to the privately run Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina because access to the inn leases property along the parkway.
Ironically, it's costing taxpayers more to close these places than to simply leave them open!
But that’s not all. 
Under the shutdown, the Amber Alert website was taken down, while Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" website remained active.  Oh, and those golf courses that the president plays every weekend…they’re still open too.
Furloughed Catholic priests in the military face disciplinary action if they hold Sunday Mass on bases.  And…Harry Reid defended his rejection of a mini-spending bill that would help children with cancer, asking, "Why would we want to do that?"
Many would be surprised to learn that 83% of the Federal Government is still operating.  And it could be more if it weren’t for the Obama administration trying to inflict "pain" on the American people.
Friends, we have an Obama administration that is vindictive, petty and small-minded.  And your elected officials need to know you want them fighting for you!
We have prepared a letter for you to send to your representative and senators, asking them to take a clear and straightforward message to the president - Stop playing games with the American people!
The letter is editable, so feel free to add your personalized message to your elected officials.
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