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Dear Friends and Citizens,
Whether or not you have children in school, the attached pieces expose the Common Core for what it is – a program to strip the great and formative stories, the quest for truth, and America’s founding ideas from schools, and to replace them with a patchwork of standards developed by far-off bureaucrats that insidiously promote leftist ideology and disparage conservative ideas.
If you think it even plausible that the Common Core is really about rigorous standards to create college-ready students, then you should drop what you are doing and immediately read and listen below. You are in for a surprise.
The media articles (only found at honest media outlets like The Blaze, Breitbart, and Daily Caller) and a mom’s speech linked below provide important facts and background information.
But if you really want to understand how destructive Common Core is and how it has fooled so many educators and parents (even conservative ones), take the time to listen to Hillsdale College Professor Terrance Moore, who explains Common Core in detail. Click “Watch this Video” in the big box at the bottom – it is worth every minute, and you will not find this clear and detailed explanation elsewhere.
Without children educated in classic stories of good and evil and in American exceptionalism, and taught to defend their correct point of view, there will be even fewer to stand against the ongoing loss of freedom.
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Dear Friends and Citizens,
Did you know that ESPN rejected an ad by a Catholic Hospital because it found the mention of Jesus was problematic?
Or that an ESPN analyst stated that we should not play the national anthem at football games?
Or that ESPN asked a question attacking devout Catholic Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ large family?
While we let our children watch exciting, “non-political” sports, the leftist media pushes its agenda every day in ways that are not noticed by many.
But the good news is that there is an honest media fighting back. In fact, after Breitbart News published a story about ESPN rejecting the Catholic Hospital ad, ESPN reversed its decision. The Catholic Hospital spokesman actually thanked Breitbart News by name. You can see all of these stories and more by searching for “ESPN” on the Breitbart site linked below.
Did you know that the Democratic National Committee and Soros Funded Media Matters are actively working to silence conservative media like the Daily Caller and Rush Limbaugh, and called for a boycott against them?
Or that an elected Democrat in NC says that vouchers for private schools will lead to terrorist kids (to defend the teachers union)?
There is a media and culture war raging and you can only find the truth about it through great sites like the Daily Caller, which is linked below.
By consuming the conservative media, we build the power of that media every day and that not only gets the truth heard, but it shapes events like the way ESPN changed its mind under pressure. The media is quietly tearing down our country because people are too distracted to pay attention.
But when the harm they are doing is presented clearly, the left must back down because they want their ad revenue from Christians and Patriots, while they tear down God and Country.
Web sites essential for liberty – bookmark these sites, like them on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and sign up for emails to share key stories and share with friends and young people:
www.breitbart.com – original content that highlights the dishonesty of the media and provides a wide range of honest news.
www.dailycaller.com – original content of honest news that complements Breitbart
www.drudgereport.com – content aggregator that brings to light important stories ignored by much of the media
www.foxnews.com – the most powerful name in news.
www.theblaze.com – Glenn Beck’s web site that is part of his growing media company challenging the leftist media
Radio – Mark Levin is essential daily listening 6-9pm WABC radio
TV – Fox News – Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly are the best for turning on new viewers
Movies – “Hating Breitbart” http://www.hatingbreitbart.com/
Occupy Unmaked – http://www.amazon.com/Occupy-Unmasked/dp/B009GEONGI
Support Conservative and Patriotic Hollywood: Comedian Adam Corolla and Actor Vince Vaughn doing a benefit for wounded U.S. troops.
For those who want to do more, you can actively engage to call out the leftist media for their lies and hypocrisy through Truth Revolt. It is a
new organization made up of Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro and Freedom Center founder David Horowitz and is already achieving success by bringing sharp attention to the double standard in the media. Consider signing up for email alerts and signing petitions as the issues arise.
Dear Friends and Citizens,
Our role in the Freedom Movement reaches every aspect of our lives and is a life-long and multi-generational effort. It took many generations for the left to methodically take over academia, media, Hollywood, charitable foundations and eventually politics, in order to undermine traditional American values.
And so, in addition to our political efforts, we can use our buying power and gift giving to teach our children (and all children that we know) the traditional stories learned by past generations. Every dollar spent promotes the creation of more of these products that preserve American culture and values.
Replace some of the plastic products from China or the filler gifts with gifts that will bring children on the same journey that past generations of Americans have travelled. Children are in desperate need of real heroes, due to the complete removal of God and the removal of 90% of information about George Washington from what was common in textbooks 50 years ago.
Below are some suggestions:
1. The Books of William Bennett. Our former Education Secretary under Ronald Reagan is a prolific author of wonderful books that teach our children the virtues that made America great and the story of our extraordinary country from the perspective of the rare academic who loves and admires our country. 3 books are highlighted below, but Bennett has books for children of all ages that provide a wide variety of important teachings.
The Patriots Almanac Inspiring half-page entries related to American history for all 365 days of the year, plus a listing of All-American movies and much more. We read this each night before dinner and it entertains the whole family. An enduring favorite.
The Children’s Book of Heroes Short Stories of heroes that young children should know and will love reading.
The Book of Man For boys starting around 12 and into adulthood, the short stories in this book show the way in a positive, uplifting manner. Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book of Man defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more. “Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles,” says Bennett, “we must always do it like the men we are called to be.” The Book of Man shows how.
[Note on Amazon – I have purchased multiple copies
of these books on Amazon and appreciate its e-commerce prowess. However, currently Amazon is not carrying
several of these items in stock and so that caused me to find alternatives,
while also attempting to follow the advice of supporting what we want to
2. The Children’s Books of Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire. Their classic book on Greek Mythology is probably the most famous, but these immigrants from Europe produced many excellent children’s books about America including books on Ben Franklin, Columbus, Buffalo Bill, and George Washington. All are good gifts for elementary school children. Their 1940 book about Abraham Lincoln celebrates one of America’s most beloved Presidents.
3. The short videos of Drive Thru history with Dave Stotts. I just recently learned about these videos from a friend and they have proven to be entertaining for children and adults as well. At about a half hour each, set in the locations of the history lesson, not shying away from religious aspects of history, and with a young and funny narrator, you will feel a lot better about popping in a video to keep the kids quiet. There is a large catalog of Drive Thru History videos, I have just linked to one:
4. The Constitution Quest Board Game. Your family can enjoy this board game and learn about the Constitution at the same time. Play as teams and help your children in school for years to come. Made in America. It’s actually cheaper on the manufacturer site than on Amazon.
5. American Foundations Puzzles from Wallbuilders. There are 3 puzzles of different levels depicting our founding from Wallbuilders, which is run by the great historian David Barton. Check out the Wallbuilders site for an incredible variety of books and videos that teach about the religious aspects of our founding from his personal collection of over 100,000 original source documents from the founding era.
For those parents concerned about the negative effects of our decaying society, here is a short article by the wise Dennis Prager: If You Want a Conservative Child
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Friends and Citizens,
Every seat in the N.J. State House is up for grabs (and other County, municipal and school board seats) on Tuesday November 5, 2013. With a popular Republican Governor at the top of the ticket, we have an opportunity for a change in the balance of power in Trenton.
Voting is essential, but not enough to counter the forces determined to impose big government control over every aspect of our lives. The left uses every power of government to undermine God, Family and American exceptionalism:
Dear Friends and Citizens,
“I rise today in opposition to Obamacare. I intend to speak in opposition to Obamacare. I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand.”
I hope you enjoyed watching the articulate and fearless Senator Cruz stand up for freedom from the disaster of Obamacare on the Senate floor.
History is made by great people, not nameless, faceless social trends. We are now witnessing a major shift that has the potential to reshape American politics if enough of us get behind these new leaders. The Republican Party is being dragged kicking and screaming to become a real opposition party that stands on principle and fights with every ounce of energy. Once this happens, we can begin to take back our country and roll back big government under young principled leaders like Senator Cruz.
Below is a very short clip about Ted Cruz’ 21 hour Senate speech against Obamacare. VIDEO: Watch Ted Cruz’s Epic Stand
Lonegan Election – WEDNESDAY, October 16, 2013.
Mayor Lonegan would be a great force for freedom along with Senators Cruz, Lee, and Paul, and he CAN win this election! The gap is closing.
See this short video where Mayor Lonegan tells his incredible personal story, and get involved right away.
Talk it up and connect with with Republican and independent friends and neighbors to get out the vote, including through social media.
Lonegan Needs YOUR Help Saturday 9/28