Sunday, May 1, 2016


Kansas Defies Obama on Syrian Refugees
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Led by Governor Sam Brownback (shown), the state of Kansas informed the Obama administration this week that it is defying its dictates for Kansas to cooperate in the resettlement of refugees from Syria. In a letter to Robert Carey, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Brownback wrote, “The State of Kansas hereby withdraws its Refugee Resettlement Program State Plan and terminates its participation in all federal refugee resettlement grants and programs, effective at the earliest possible date.”
Brownback added that he was taking his action to “protect the safety and security interests of the State of Kansas.”
Beginning in November 2015, Brownback attempted to work with the federal government to address security concerns related to resettlement of some refugees in Kansas. “We made a reasonable request of the Obama Administration to provide us with information we need to help protect the safety and security of Kansas,” Brownback said. “Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas, we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal resettlement program.”
Brownback and several other governors asked the White House in November of last year to share vetting information as President Obama pledged to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. The administration refused to do so, citing the privacy rights of the refugees!
More than 30 states have expressed some resistance to the plan of importing Syrian refugees, mostly for security concerns. At least two of the Paris terrorists made their way into Europe, claiming to be “refugees” from Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war. The two terrorists entered Greece posing as Syrian refugees in September, made their way to France, where they joined in the preparation, arming, and execution of a massive terrorist attack three months later. A Syrian informant has revealed that over 4,000 ISIS fighters have already been smuggled into Western nations, hiding among “innocent refugees.”
Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has admitted, “We don’t know a whole lot” about Syrian refugees now entering America, and that DHS lacks an “active protocol” for properly screening them.
While the 1980 Refugee Act, passed at the urging of President Jimmy Carter, handed over to the federal government great powers in the importation of refugees, the states are considered an essential element in the settlement process. If the states simply refuse to cooperate, it is unlikely that many, if any refugees are likely to be moved to uncooperative states.
Obama is demanding that the states “step up” and do their part in the resettlement of the refugees from Syria.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, “seeks to halt” resettlement in his state. Democrat Governor Steve Bullock of Montana insists that refugees requesting settlement in Montana will be denied if there are safety concerns. Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming, a Republican, rejects a “lackluster system that allows terrorists to slip through the cracks.”
After Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said his state will not accept any Syrian refugees, Robert Carey, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) responded, “States may not deny ORR-funded benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee’s country of origin or religious affiliation. Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees." He added that states that persist in their refusal are violating the law and “could be subject to enforcement action.”
Texas, like Kansas, was defiant. “The Health and Human Services Commission [of Texas] will continue to follow the directive of Gov. Abbott, which calls for the State of Texas to not participate in the resettlement of Syrian refugees,” responded a spokesman for the commission, Bryan Black.
It is not like Texas has not already admitted refugees in the past. More than 200 Syrian refugees had been resettled in Texas by the end of last August. Overall, 70,000 refugees from 78 countries are living in Houston alone!
Brownback initially attempted to cooperate with the Obama administration, asking more than once for Homeland Security to provide documentation and files on individual refugees, but the Obama administration flatly refused to comply. Brownback explained why he has decided to cease any cooperation with Obama’s plans. “As governor, my priority has been and will continue to be the safety and security of Kansans. Kansas remains a state that has always been welcoming to refugees, but we must take prudent and responsible actions to protect our communities.”
In February, Brownback issued an executive order, directing state agencies to use the official list of the U.S. Department of State of countries identified as state sponsors of terrorism in identifying whether a particular refugee should be deemed to present a safety and security risk. Those nations are Iran, Sudan, and Syria.
The executive order noted “federal charges” were filed in Texas and California against terrorist operatives that entered the United States as refugees, and that such admission of some refugees into Kansas “presents an unacceptable risk to the safety and security of the State of Kansas, and thus State government must take action to ensure that it does not assist in the relocation of such refugees to Kansas from anywhere in the world.”
Because of such concerns, Brownback's order states, “No department, commission, board, or agency of the government of the State of Kansas shall aid, cooperate with, or assist in any way the relocation of refugees that present a safety and security risk to the State of Kansas, until such time as an adequate vetting process is in place with adequate assurances to the State.”
Brownback explained why he had to resort to defiance. “The State of Kansas has specifically requested, from multiple agencies and levels of the federal government, access to all documentation and files concerning any individual refugee relocated or proposed to be relocated from Syria to Kansas. There has been no response to these requests, which were made directly to the White House, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.”
Brownback made public a letter he had received from Secretary of State John F. Kerry, assuring the Kansas governor that refugees are undergoing a “rigorous security vetting process,” which is “extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive.” According to Kerry, the process is “the most robust screening process for any category of individuals seeking admission into the United States,” and is “multi-layered and intensive.”
In an attempt to persuade Brownback to accept refugees, he cited “the new government of our neighbor to the north, Canada,” which has pledged to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. Of course, the new Trudeau government is known as a very liberal one, much like the one in that Kerry serves. Kerry told Brownback that the “at least 10,000" the Obama administration intends to bring in “this fiscal year” is a “modest commitment.”
And according to Kerry, “The overwhelming majority of Syrian refugees we have accepted and will accept are families, victims of torture, and children.” Whenever they are challenged, liberals often pull out the “children” card, as in “it’s for the children.” Any adult males admitted, Kerry reassured Brownback, will be “especially vulnerable individuals,” such as lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals. It is supposed to reassure Brownback — Syrian men who think they are women will now be making their way into women’s restrooms?
Kerry then explained the vetting process. First, the refugee candidates are “interviewed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees; second, a refugee applicant is referred by the UN to the U.S. “along with a packet of information.” Then, the State Department takes over, and they interview the candidate again, providing the U.S. government a “very useful tool for gathering information.” Third, the refugee applicants are then referred to the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), where they are subjected to “rigorous status interviews.” The USCIS collects biometric information, including fingerprints for all refugees over the age of 14, or under 79 years of age.
“The burden of proof is on the applicant,” Kerry told Brownback.
Kerry concluded his letter by telling Brownback, “We have tremendous faith in this system’s ability to detect, investigate, and disrupt terrorist plotting in this country, as it has done repeatedly. With these measures in place, we believe that we are able to both protect the American people and maintain this Nation’s long standing position as the world’s beacon of hope and freedom.”
Once the refugees pass this supposedly “rigorous” series of fingerprinting and multiple interviews, Robert Carey of ORR has warned “states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees.” He cited the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race and national origin in all programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. “Thus it is not permissible to deny federally funded benefits such as Medicaid or TANF to refugees who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements.” So, the refugees will quickly become recipients of the vast cornucopia of government benefits paid for by American taxpayers. According to Carey, this is “vital to achieving their potential in the United States and becoming self-sufficient, integrated members of our communities.” And, no doubt, eventually good voting Democrats?
Despite these soothing words that Brownback had nothing to worry about from these Syrian refugees, and if he did not submit there could be “enforcement action,” the Kansas governor persisted in his demand for information on individual refugees being placed in the Sunflower State.
Writing to Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, on December 31, 2015, Brownback said, “Accordingly, I hereby request on behalf of the State of Kansas a copy of all such documentation and files concerning any individual refugee relocated or proposed to be relocated from Syria to Kansas since November 16, 2015. The state is prepared to enter into an appropriate agreement to maintain the confidentiality and security of these documents.” He sent a nearly identical request to Secretary Kerry on the same day, but both letters were to no avail.
A letter from the State Department again told Brownback that “individual refugee records are considered confidential.”
Finally, on February 24 of this year, Sandra Kimmons of the Kansas Department for Children and Families informed one Syrian refugee that his application for refugee cash assistance had been denied, “as the [Brownback] Administration has requested from multiple agencies of the federal government, access to all documentation and files on any refugees relocated to Kansas from countries listed on the United States Department of State official list of countries determined to be state sponsors of terrorism.”
This precipitated a response from the Administration for Children and Families that Kansas had committed “two apparent violations of federal law.” The letter added that Kansas was not permitted to condition a refugee’s receipt of cash assistance simply because the U.S. government would not provide the information Brownback was demanding. The letter then concluded with the threat that Kansas may have “violated federal civil rights statutes.”
Brownback then made another attempt on March 22 to obtain the information he had previously requested, which he considered “necessary to assure the safety and security of Kansans in connection with refugee resettlement.”
When the federal government followed that up with more threats and denials of the information Brownback desired, the governor wrote to Carey (the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement), “The State of Kansas hereby withdraws its Refugee Resettlement Program State Plan and terminates its participation in all federal refugee resettlement grants and programs.... As we have informed you previously, this action is being taken to protect the safety and security interests of the State of Kansas.”
Brownback expressed his exasperation at the federal government’s refusal to provide the requested information. “We have been reasonable and incredibly patient in attempting to work with the federal government on this issue. As governor, I must have confidence that the refugee relocation program, and particularly the vetting process, is sufficient to protect our citizens. If I have to choose between the safety and security of Kansans and the relocation of refugees, I will take action to protect Kansans.”
Hopefully, other governors will take the same position as taken by Governor Brownback of Kansas.


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WASHINGTON — While it is not known if the move was done due to the request of homosexual and transgender advocacy groups, the U.S. Department of Education has released a list of Christian identifying colleges and universities who have requested exemptions from a federal law that has recently been interpreted to pertain to homosexuality and transgenderism.
As previously reported, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) had released a statement earlier this year calling for the government to post the names of Christian colleges and universities nationwide that have requested an exemption from Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against a person based on their gender.
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance,” it reads.
Although the law has been most known as being applied to discrimination against women and in situations related to girls who desire to participate in sports programs, the Department of Education recently told various schools that it interprets Title IX to also apply to transgender students.
Schools who do not seek an exemption may be required to allow male students who identify as female to use the girls’ restroom and vice versa, or may be mandated to permit male students who identify as female to share dorm space with the girls and vice versa.
But Title IX also contains a provision allowing religious schools to request an exemption from the law if “application of the law would conflict with specific tenets of the religion.”
HRC noted in its report earlier this year that nearly 60 Christian schools nationwide have requested an exemption, especially in recent years, with 23 seeking an exemption surrounding their convictions about homosexuality and 33 seeking an exemption surrounding transgender issues.
Only 12 schools had applied for an exemption before the Obama presidency. The list has quickly grown in recent years considering the government’s broadened interpretation of the law.
HRC believes that it is discrimination for religious schools to refuse to allow transgender students to use the restroom or dorm of their choice, or to prohibit students from engaging in homosexual behavior.
“Prospective students and their parents deserve greater transparency, and we urge the Department of Education to take action by helping to increase accountability and to ensure that no student unknowingly enrolls in a school that intends to discriminate against them,” HRC President Chad Griffin in a statement. “We believe that religious liberty is a bedrock principle of our nation, however faith should never be used as a guise for discrimination.”
Those included on the list posted to the U.S. Department of Education website as of April 26 include Oklahoma Christian University, William Carey University in Mississippi (named after the renowned missionary), Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania, Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Wisconsin, Colorado Christian University, East Texas Baptist University, Indiana Wesleyan University and Northpoint Bible College in Massachusetts.
The full list may be viewed here.


Cameron Bure-compressed
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WASHINGTON — Pat Robertson’s CBN News is defending its selection of talk show host and actress Candace Cameron Bure, who identifies herself as a “sexual woman,” as their guest at Saturday’s White House correspondents dinner, despite concerns over her involvement in sexually provocative broadcasts and postings of sensual photos to her social media pages. The outlet praised Cameron Bure as a role model in its press release about the invite, and its news director called Christians who express concern over her behavior “bullies” and stated that he doesn’t believe it’s anyone’s place to “judge.”
As previously reported, Cameron Bure has continued to raise concerns among Christians in recent weeks over her immodest attire and risque’ photographs, as well as her appearance on the sitcom “Fuller House,” which features immodesty, lesbian kissing, sexual and alcoholic references and other controversial content. Some mothers have expressed their disappointment to Cameron Bure that they cannot allow their daughters to view her appearances as they do not find the material to be appropriate.
First organized in 1921, the White House correspondents dinner is an annual event attended by journalists nationwide, and features an often humor-filled speech by the president, as well as other American celebrities. By the 1980’s, it became a custom for news outlets to invite celebrities to appear at the dinner as their guest.
CBN, which has no affiliation with Christian News Network, was founded by broadcaster Pat Robertson in 1960, who also hosts the internationally-viewed daily television broadcast “The 700 Club.” Robertson has been a controversial figure at times in the media, advising a man that it would be permissible to divorce his wife over Alzheimer’s since Robertson considers the disease “a kind of death,” and telling a woman who struggled with her husband’s infidelity, “Well, he’s a man.”
CBN says that it considers a list of professing Christians who they would consider to be role models in deciding who to invite as their guest. American Idol contestants Colton Dixon and Ruben Studdard, “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson, comedienne and former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepard, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and his third wife Callista were all past guests of CBN.
This year, the outlet selected Cameron Bure and her husband Mark to be their guest at the White House dinner. Christian News Network asked Rob Allman, who has served as CBN’s news director for the past 12 years, about the vetting process for guests. Allman stated that he and others considered Cameron Bure’s work as a whole in making the selection, citing her role on “The View” and her 2014 appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“We believe based on her body of work that Candace Cameron Bure has been an ambassador for the Christian community within the entertainment industry,” he said. “What I considered, and what we considered, as we discussed her work, her books, her stance, how she presents herself as she was asked to be on The View, how she presented herself all through her time on Dancing With the Stars—we felt it was a good idea.”
Cameron Bure’s 10-week appearance on “Dancing With the Stars” featured dances to songs such as Janet Jackson’s “Nasty,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and “I Love It” by Icona Pop.
The actress, who often wore dresses that cut high up her thigh, and in one dance wore a fabric clam shell top for a mermaid costume, acknowledged that some of her moves were sensual and sexual in nature. She told co-host Erin Andrews when asked how she balances her faith with performing a sensual dance, “I am a sexual woman. But, you know, I want to reserve certain things for my husband.”
“This rumba is not a sexual dance; it’s a sensual emotional dance,” Cameron Bure also contended of her dance to “Say Something” by Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. “Sensual is more sexy than raunchy sexy, so I think this is going to be a beautiful dance.”
Allman said that he found Cameron Bure’s appearance on “Dancing With the Stars” to be “quite inspirational” because she mentioned her Christian faith on the show and because he believed she “definitely took a more modest approach than anyone on the program.”
When asked if Allman was aware of the concerns surrounding “Fuller House,” he advised that he had heard some information about the matter but did not look into any of the show’s content. He also seemed not to be aware that Cameron Bure deleted from her social media pages a photograph of herself wearing a short, low-cut black lingerie-type dress on “Fuller House” after many Christians expressed concern over her immodesty and how it would reflect on being a role model to their daughters.
Allman, however, referred to Christians as “bullies” and pointed to another instance weeks later where some Christians expressed concern over a photo of a bikini that Bure had posted on her social media pages.
“Personally, I thought she was putting it out there to let Christians see how much of bullies they were,” he said. “But I don’t know.”
“Once these folks can somehow think that they are above others, in many cases they are really as good as the Pharisees and others who complained against Christ,” Allman stated.
He repeatedly asserted that Christians are not supposed to judge, stating that Jesus said not to do so and that Christians “sin every day in some shape, form or fashion.”
“It’s not our role to [judge],” Allman said. “We’re not judges of what others do.”
He would not comment when it was noted that Pat Robertson regularly makes judgments about right and wrong on “The 700 Club”—although at times controversial.
As previously reported, in the episode entitled “Funner House,” Cameron Bure, who plays D.J. Tanner, spends the evening drinking and dancing at a night club with her best friend Kimmy Gibbler and sister Stephanie Tanner.
As the women are preparing to leave the house, Tanner comments about her low-cut, short black dress, “I don’t know if I should be tugging this thing down or pulling it up.”
The women, who refer to themselves as the “She-Wolf Pack,” go to a night club called “Euphoria,” where they decide to order tequila shots. While at the club, Tanner tells Gibbler about her idea to do the “Dirty Dancing” routine together, and sister Stephanie Tanner speaks to M.C. Macy Gray about performing the song to get back at Gibbler’s “two-timing ex.”
During the dance-off, which also includes two men dancing suggestively, Tanner concocts a means to win by “bust[ing] out our big Dirty Dancing lift.”
“Sure that’s not the tequila talking?” Gibbler asks.
“Well, yeah, it totally is,” Tanner replies.
As the women win the dance-off, they are announced by Macy Gray as “luscious lesbians,” at which neither Tanner or her friend bat an eye.
“And the winners are these two luscious lesbians!” Gray declares. “Get up here you sexy people!”
“We’re the sexy people!” Tanner proclaims as she hurries to the stage and grabs the microphone. “I was just gonna stay in tonight, but my friends insisted that I go out and have some adult fun. They knew I needed to take care of me. Oh, I love you guys so d*rn much! Thank you, Euphoria! And the wait staff and the bartenders!”
“Shots for everybody! She-Wolf Pack is buying!” she announces.
The 12th episode of “Fuller House,” entitled “Save the Dates,” shows Kimmy Gibbler and Stephanie Tanner locking lips for several seconds until Gibbler’s ex-husband pulls them apart, and another contains a scene with heavy sexual references.
Fans of Cameron Bure posted remarks on Cameron Bure’s social media pages in expressing concern about her role in “Fuller House,” but she soon told them to take the debate elsewhere.
“I’m a little disappointed with the show,” one commenter wrote. “There are sexual references, immodest clothing, and you even said a curse word. It makes me sad.”
“I quit watching the show after the fourth one. There is too much crude humor and half nakedness and body flinging,” another stated. “For somebody who’s supposed to be a Christian is trying to please both worlds—it’s sad it had to come to this. It’s not something today’s kids should watch either.”
Allman stated that he would look into the Fuller House concerns, but defended CBN’s selection of Cameron Bure and asserted firmly, “I’m not going to put myself as some great judge over Candace or anyone else. … We are happy to be inviting Candace to be our guest at the White House correspondents dinner.”
Candace Cameron Bure’s church, Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades in California, did not return calls for comment on previous attempts. Ray Comfort of Living Waters Ministries, whom Cameron Bure cites as an influence in her personal testimony, also did not return calls for comment.


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In a half-baked effort to placate an outraged citizenry, Missouri officials claimed to be “replacing” Common Core with supposedly “new” standards allegedly developed with local input. In the real world, however, the dumbed-down, Obama-backed national “education” standards were preserved largely intact, just under a new name, following a process that participants denounced as a “farce.” The federally decreed testing regime and data-gathering schemes will continue, too. Critics and those involved in the process were outraged by the “un-American” scheming. They vowed to keep fighting, saying it was time to “clip the wings” of the state education bureaucracy.
Of course, as this magazine has documented extensively, the people of Missouri are hardly the first in America to be victimized by such a brazen fraud. The same deceitful process used to keep Common Core in Missouri has been used in an effort to dupe parents and taxpayers in multiple other states where outrage over the controversial nationalization scheme boiled over. Indiana was perhaps the first, but essentially, every state that allegedly “repealed and replaced” Common Core has fallen victim to the scam. Even in states where Common Core was never formally approved, the standards are creeping in. But the deception, lies, and manipulation have not passed unnoticed.
In Missouri, one mother and activist leader who was appointed by lawmakers to serve on a working group for the “new” standards called the process a fraud, a farce, a hoax, and an outrage. “It was beautiful to see the people of Missouri rise up and scare lawmakers into action on this,” said Stacy Shore, one of the moms and leaders behind Missouri Moms Against Common Core, referring to the 2014 legislation demanding new standards to replace Common Core. “But then to see how the Goliath of the state education department put on a show and did everything possible to stop the will of the people and keep Common Core, it's disgusting, it's a farce.”
In a phone interview with The New American, Shore, who worked on the English Language Arts standards for grades 6 through 12, described her outrage and the sham process used to keep Common Core. “I can tell you from the very start, the process was completely corrupted by the state department of education,” she explained. “This was an absolute fraud. They just re-named Common Core. It's not gone, it's here more than ever, and they think it's here to stay. All these politicians who act like we got rid of it, and they voted against it, no, they didn't. The state board of ed just re-adopted common core. It was all a hoax.”
The entire thing was a “farce from the very beginning,” continued Shore, a concerned mother who expressed frustration over the amount of time and energy she dedicated to what proved to be such a fraud. “And I know I speak for almost every single mom on this — it's unbelievable how much time and energy we put, and for nothing,” she said. “The bureaucrats have taken over, and nobody holds them accountable. They just thumb their nose and do what they want, and nothing ever changes. It's a huge disappointment. It's a lie. It was a giant farce.”
Shore has been involved from the start, even before she worked with hundreds of other mothers to pressure the legislature into overwhelmingly passing a law getting rid of Common Core. The process she participated in, though, was shocking, she said. For example, Shore's working group tried to bring in Dr. Sandra Stotsky, a leading national expert on English standards who, as the only subject-matter expert on the Common Core Validation Committee, refused to sign off on the standards. Among other concerns, the leading standards expert said Common Core would reduce the critical thinking skills of children and strip much of the great literature from education.
“They wouldn't even let her speak, we have it on video,” Shore explained, adding that Stotsky had referred to the allegedly “new” standards as “warmed-over Common Core.” “One of the most renowned experts on this in the country, and they wouldn't even let her speak. She came to Missouri to try to be a voice and help weigh in with her expertise, and they wouldn't even let her speak.... She was treated like a dog. It was awful, and it was embarrassing.” Eventually Stotsky was given a few minutes, but it seems somebody did not want a real expert weighing in and pointing out what was going on for the record.
Despite the law mandating public participation, Shore said, “we had no voice in this process.” “It was all a dog and pony show,” she added. “It was set up from the get-go, a process to work against the will of the people of Missouri.” Indeed, even after the working group submitted its product, the state education bureaucracy brought in another work group not composed of parents that simply changed what the original group had produced before presenting it to the state board of education for final approval. It will go into effect in the next school year.
The process was “weird,” too, Shore said. “There were cameras on us at all times. [The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education] DESE was watching the entire time via camera. It was creepy,” she said. “If the camera went down, the meeting stopped. They were watching us from another room. It was the creepiest, weirdest thing — suddenly you understand why education is broken, no wonder education is broken, when the state department of ed has gotten away with treating superintendents, principals, parents, and teachers like this.”
When the parents and concerned citizens found out what had happened, they submitted a sunshine request for e-mails from the education department about her working group, Shore said. They received a response from the bureaucracy's general counsel saying there were some 6,000 e-mails relating to the working group. “And by law, DESE was not supposed to be part of the process,” Shore said. Adding insult to injury, the education bureaucracy then demanded $5,000 from the parents to be able to access those documents, forcing them to reach out to lawmakers for assistance. 
“I'm just a parent, and a businesswoman, and I'm married to a teacher,” Shore concluded. “What I saw happening is un-American. What was happening to my children in the schools, and the way I was treated as a parent, are un-American. There are men and women fighting wars overseas, who have paid the ultimate price to protect our country, so I'm one of those moms that took it upon myself to do something. I didn't know what the Goliath was prepared to do to stop us.”
The original goal, Shore said, was to give back “freedom to local districts,” get rid of the copyrighted national standards, and restore proper education across Missouri. “Unfortunately, that did not happen,” she explained. Real solutions are needed. “Until we completely clip the wings of the state department of education, this will continue,” Shore concluded.  
The supposedly new standards were approved by the state Board of Education last week following almost two years of work by various working groups and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. According to media reports, thousands of people gave comments on the final product, which, in many ways, was largely Common Core under a new name, with a few minor improvements.   
In a presentation dealing with the alleged changes to the English standards, for example, state education authorities offered just a few examples of updates: “more emphasis on research” and “language expectations in writing,” whatever those mean. The addition of cursive writing, which education experts say is important, was also touted, though Missouri school officials said that cursive had never gone away anyway.
The “new” math standards also appear to have undergone a few cosmetic non-changes, mostly involving “re-organization” of some sections, and apparently the “coding system that organizes expectations” was modified. A more advanced track to enable students to do serious math if they wanted was also created as an option, though what happened to that remains unclear. In “science,” the bogus “new” standards are essentially the same as the radical “Next Generation Science Standards,” which critics call indoctrination that strongly emphasizes the evolution theory and the man-made global-warming theory throughout, at the expense of real science, critical thinking, and the scientific method.    
However, anti-Common Core education activists in the state were pleased with at least one development — the state now has a role and process in place for standards that potentially allows changes to be made as needed at the state level. Anne Gassel, with the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core, served on a math work group. While she acknowledged that the supposedly “new” standards were broadly similar to Common Core in math and English, and to the national Common Core-linked “science” standards in science, she said the fact that there was now a state process in place was a relief.
But she did not sound pleased with developments, either. “Our state department of education changed what we produced and made it look more like Common Core, and then got approval from the state board,” she said in a phone interview. “They ignored the statute and did what they wanted.” The DESE bureaucracy did something “even more egregious,” too, she said. They put the standards out, received comments, and then changed the standards in an opaque process, without even keeping the original working groups in the loop. None of that was authorized by the statute.
“Part of this is that they want to populate all the longitudinal databases with student information. And so they wanted the standards to all look the same,” Gassel explained, touching on a subject that has outraged parents and educators across America. The tests, meanwhile, most likely have questions from the national testing regimes backed by the Obama administration, despite a court ruling finding Missouri's participation in the national testing consortium unconstitutional. “The [national] tests were removed in name only,” Gassel said, adding that part of the reason the standards were kept so similar was so the tests could remain aligned.  
She also blasted federal involvement in education. “There is tremendous pressure to stay within the system,” she said. “They are building a system, and they want to force us in, and once we're in, we won't be able to get out easily. This will make it very difficult to ever re-gain local control again.” And while there are some improvements in the revised standards, the primary positive development was the fact that they can be “tweaked” at the state level going forward, regardless of what Common Core's copyright owners do.
The original legislation touted as scrapping Common Core, HB 1490, was passed in 2014 by overwhelming margins. It was widely celebrated as a step forward in restoring local control, largely because it mandated that local school boards be “responsible for the approval and adoption of curriculum used by the school district.” However, the law also called for new standards and an associated testing regime for the entire state. Crucial to the agenda is the worse-than-meaningless term “college and career ready,” which besides being an oxymoron — college and career require vastly different preparation — is a term used by the federal government to keep everyone within the same straitjacket.   
And therein lies the poison pill — regardless of whether local districts and states are “allowed” to choose their own curriculum, if the state dictates Common Core or Common Core-style standards and associated national tests in exchange for federal bribe money, the curriculum will inevitably have to match. As chief Common Core financier and population-control zealot Bill Gates put it in a speech to the National Conference of State Legislatures in 2009: “When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well.” The people of Missouri are learning that now.
For the sake of American children and the future of the nation, it is past time to step completely out of the dumbed-down “education” system being imposed from Washington, D.C., and instead pursue real educational reform. That begins with seeing through the massive educational fraud currently being perpetrated against an unwitting public in Missouri and beyond.  
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One Woman Initiative (SEE:

"Fiorina served as Fund Chair of One Woman Initiative (OWI), a partnership between the private sector and government agencies including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State(DoS). OWI describes itself as "An International Women's Empowerment Fund" that seeks to "support existing initiatives in Muslim majority countries and countries with large Muslim populations" and "focus on key empowerment issues including entrepreneurship, political leadership, and the rule of law." OWI said it would raise funds in order to give grants to achieve these objectives, with contributions managed through a separate section 501(c)(3) designated organization.
In June 2009, USAID announced that OWI grants totaling over US$500,000 had been made to grassroots organizations in Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
During the 2010 United States Senate election in California, Fiorina was endorsed by GOProud, a gay conservative organization. In August 2010, Fiorina indicated on a Christian Coalition questionnaire that she opposed enforcing the 1993 law banning homosexuals in the militaryIn 2010, Fiorina stated that she supported the Defense of Marriage Act, but also supported civil unionsAccording to the financial disclosures filed by Fiorina's campaign in June 2015, she and her husband have a combined net worth of $59 million. Fiorina has released the income tax returns that she and her husband jointly filed in 2013 and 2012; in those years, the Fiorinas reported income of almost $2 million and $1.3 million, respectively.
Fiorina and her husband live in a home in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Mason Neck, Virginia, overlooking the Potomac River. The house and grounds were valued at $6.6 million in 2015. At the time of the 2010 Senate election, Fiorina and her husband lived in Los Altos Hills, California, a San Francisco Bay area suburb. Between 2005 and 2012, Fiorina and her husband also owned a condominium in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, where they lived for roughly half the year; they sold the condo for $5.3 million."
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“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” —Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli of England in his political book, “Coningsby,” 1844
What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil. —Christian Science Monitor Editorial, June 19, 1920
Leftist Thought Process
We have neighbors with whom we are friendly, who happen to be die hard Democratic socialists and Hillary supporters, and I’m always astounded with their total stupidity.
Let me give you a few examples. Recently the husband said to me, “Do you really think people care about Hillary’s email problems?” Unfortunately, there are two answers to that question. The dumbed down Americans who listen only to the MSM probably don’t care. However, those of us who do any research absolutely believe she is not only corrupt to the core, but the murderess of Benghazi. I answered him with the scandal of General Petraeus who got the axe for far less than Hillary.
Another time I was walking with the wife and she said to me, “What would we do without China making all our goods?” I was floored. I said to her, “Well, we would have American people with jobs, we wouldn’t have an over trillion-dollar debt to China, and we wouldn’t have much of our tax dollars going to families who had lost everything and now were counting on government funds to support them.”
Truly, there is no end to the idiocy. Just yesterday this neighbor told me that Donald Trump hates women. I asked her how she knew that…she said she’d done her homework. I asked her if she knew how many women were employed and promoted at Trump companies. She said very few. Again, I had to argue with her on that one.
From the Daily Caller:
Appearing on “CNN’s New Day” with Chris Cuomo, Michael Cohen, Trump’s general counsel and an executive vice president at Trump Organization, said that while the billionaire’s companies employ 57 percent men and 43 percent women, “there are more female executives at the Trump Organization than there are male.”
“And women who are similarly situated in positions similar to that of their male counterparts, are actually paid more,” Cohen said.
Of course she told me that was all lies.
But let’s get back to Cruz and Carly, two peas in a pod, and both far more globalist leftists than people understand.
Cruz and Carly
How absolutely bizarre is it that Ted Cruz has named Carly Fiorina as his vice-president. After Trump's Northeastern sweep on Tuesday night, it's mathematically impossible for Cruz to net enough delegates to win on the first ballot if Trump doesn't reach the requisite 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. I know, I know, Cruz and Kasich hope to keep Trump from gaining the delegates and resulting in a brokered convention where Cruz could win the nomination. 

Carly Fiorina, just months ago, called Ted Cruz a typical lying politician.
Now she’s joining with him and lauding his character and trustworthiness. In fact, she broke into song when it was announced that she would be his vice-president.

I really think these people have lost their minds, but then I knew what they were a long time ago, and have written about it over and over again. Crazy Glenn Beck who wants to knife Donald Trump, and Dominionist David Barton who believes Sharia Law and the Constitution are compatible, and all of them joining together to push a Constitutional Convention. These are Cruz’s closest friends and supporters.
And top it off with John Boehner calling Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” and a “crazy SOB.” [Link] Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, they’re really two of a kind, albeit Cruz is far creepier.
Then there’s the lesser known tale of Ted Cruz actually trying to uphold a ban on dildos. Does it get even more weird than this? You bet it does. His former Princeton roommate says that the women would continually ask him to keep creepy Cruz out of their hallway. [Link]
The Daily Bail is reporting that Cruz has lost his mind. They stated, “Last night in Indiana, Ted Cruz lashed out at the national media for favoring Trump. Cruz fails to consider that the majority of sane Americans, including members of his own family, correctly believe that he's an extremely creepy individual.”
And of course Ted has called the Council on Foreign Relations a “nest of vipers,” but his wife worked there for five years helping to write the North American Community. As well, his mentor at Princeton was none other than Robert George, CFR and UNESCO. Hmmm….if CFR is a “nest of vipers,” why has Cruz accepted George’s endorsement and his wife’s five year tenure at CFR?
Revisiting Carly Fiorina
Readers might want to revisit my two articles on Carly, her devastating destruction of Hewlett Packard, and how many in California still detest the woman. (Surely choosing Carly Fiorina for VP will help Donald Trump win big in California.) [Link], [Link]
Fiorina has openly admitted that she uses the Marxist Hegelian Dialectic every day, and lauds Islam as “the greatest civilization in the world.”
Cruz and Carly will get along famously. Both claim they will rid the country of Common Core, yet both are lying. Senator Cruz's EDUCATION Bill S 306 expands Common Core to private, religious, and home schoolers. [Link], [Link]
Craig Barrett, AZ's chief Common Core promoter and Chairman of the Board at Achieve Inc. (architects of the Common Core standards), hosted a private fundraiser for Carly Fiorina in AZ on 9/10/15, according to the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Briefs.
Carly on Abortion
During the CNN debate, Fiorina blasted Planned Parenthood and the horror of selling baby body parts for profit. However, she certainly hasn't put her money where her mouth is. The Daily Caller reported that Fiorina joined Revolution Health Group, (RHG) when it was founded in 2005, along with Colin Powell, as an investor and board member. RHG was a website which promoted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood, National Abortion Federation, and NARAL for more information. Women were urged to “think through” their “choices,” but a pro-life perspective was not offered.
While campaigning for John McCain, Fiorina assured pro-choice folks thatMcCain “has never signed on to efforts to overturn Roe vs. Wade.”Why would a pro-lifer regard this as a positive attribute to be touted? Why would a pro-lifer sign on as a surrogate for that sort of candidate?
And why…when Ted Cruz claims he’s a conservative would he join with someone like Carly Fiorina?
Destroying Hard Drives
Prior to Fiorina’s takeover of the board of Hewlett Packard, she had an employee take a hammer to five of her hard drives. One has to wonder what she wanted destroyed. Sure sounds a lot like Hillary Clinton antics. She and Cruz make a good pair.
Cruz and his infamous campaign manager, Jeff Roe, have run the dirtiest campaign I’ve seen in a long time. He lied about Carson in Iowa, Rubio in Hawaii, and now with Kasich, [Link], and add in all the lies he’s told about Trump. Even CNN corrected many of the lies Cruz spouted during the debates. Top all this off with the stealing of delegates, and the GOP helping Cruz to receive delegates in states where votes weren’t even cast.
Carly on Amnesty
Fiorina supports the DREAM Act. In her first debate with Sen. Boxer in 2010, she said: "I would support the DREAM Act because I do not believe that we can punish children who through no fault of their own are here trying to live the American dream."
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for undocumented immigrants in the United States that would first grant conditional residency, and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.
The bill was first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, S. 1291 by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch, and has since been reintroduced several times (see legislative history) but has failed to pass.
Last June, Fiorina appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and said she is against a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, but that a path to legal status is “a possibility." [Link] So, what is the difference? She also added she is open to immigration reforms that would give citizenship to children of illegal aliens. If that's the case, she might as well give every illegal alien citizenship. They are not "undocumented immigrants." They have broken the law and invaded our country.
Ted’s wife believes in building a North American Community with Canada and Mexico, and eliminating our borders, thus making us one big North American Union, just like the European Union. Needless to say, he and Carly have much more in common than most people understand.
Guess who is running all the negative ads in Indiana against Trump? None other than Club for Growth, who originally spent $3.3 million on negative ads against Trump and is now funding even more. Wonder why? Because Club for Growth is pro-amnesty, and they know Cruz and Fiorina are too, whereas Donald Trump will close the borders and build that wall!
Cruz and Fiorina have much in common, both are consummate globalists, and both have flip-flopped on so many issues, all of course, to fool the American electorate.
Remember too, it was Fiorina at Cruz’s side when the National Enquirer story broke the story about his affairs with five women. It was Fiorina who answered the questions from the press, not Cruz, and certainly not Heidi Cruz, who disappeared for several weeks. Funny too that Ted never did sue the National Enquirer.
Both of these globalists need to be strongly rejected by the voters. I’ve often said that today’s Christians have very little discernment, but maybe they’re finally waking up to the real Ted Cruz. Let’s hope so!


Carly Fiorina slams Cruz: "Everybody could see this train wreck coming"

Fiorina slams Cruz as inconsistent

Carly Fiorina: Ted Cruz Will Say Anything To Get Elected
Carly Fiorina's exact words on CNN were, "I would say that Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan. He says another thing in Iowa. He says whatever he needs to say to get elected, and then he's going to do as he pleases. I think the American people are tired of the political class that promises much and delivers much of the same."

Carly Fiorina blasts sexist tweet
from Cruz spokesman

Carly Fiorina in 2008: "I Have Such Great Admiration and Empathy for Hillary Clinton"

Fiorina: Hillary Clinton Must Be PROSECUTED!

Carly Fiorina destroys Hillary Clinton

Fiorina: KY Clerk refusing marriage licenses
to same-sex couples is inappropriate