It seems the Left, along with a few naive individuals on the Right, are making their perreniel push for yet another vehicle to normalize and protect homosexual behavior in the public schools. Homosexual activists have been very successful in using “anti-bullying” legislation to silence their opponents, and they seek to expand that success. The reality is that bullying has always occurred and always will occur. There is no reason to believe educators do not already have the tools necessary to protect all students from bullying for all reasons–without providing a tool that homosexual activists are already using to bully those who disagree with them into silence.
Leftists have long been very adept and ready to use children to promote their dark agenda. Now these Leftists are taking their children to the streets in celebration of a movement in pursuit of legal plunder, teaching them that the world owes them something they haven’t earned, that bullying others while calling others “bullies” is “what democracy looks like,” and that policemen who do their jobs are bad.
The American colonist’s believed it was necessary to build a moral culture in their communities if their experiment in self-government was to be successful. Their schools taught the moral values of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament. But some 50 years ago, secularism became the new religion in our schools–bringing with it the tragedy of Columbine and similar incidents repeated every year.
I think we can all agree that parents who willfullly do harm to their children should no longer be trusted with the welfare of those children. But what if it’s the state that means to do children harm? What are we to do then? Unfortunately, in a culture where government has little if any constitutional restraint anymore, where that government is filled with radicals who are hostile to families and parental rights, this is becoming more of the norm than the exception.
And we wonder why so many young people are growing up to be mindless drones of Marxist propaganda? It’s not surprising when we realize how much overt (and how much subtle) indoctrination they receive from elitists in the public education system. Watch this interview with the author of “Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism” to hear about some ongoing examples of how our children are being indoctrinated against our way of life.
It is a sad testament to the character of the Penn State organization and its students that the main concern expressed in the immediate aftermath of these revelations has been the fate of Coach Paterno’s football legacy. It has been said that America’s universities represent the future of our society. If that’s true, and if Penn State is representative of other universities, then may God help us all.
In an August column I wrote what were to be two initiated measures to be voted on in South Dakota’s November 2012 General Election. Now, a week after the deadline, one of them will not see the inside of the ballot box. The dead one was whether or not we wanted to join the winner-take-all movement for electing U.S. presidents. The other was whether or not South Dakotans wanted to raise the sales tax by one penny.
Have you ever taken note of the sad and pathetic herd instinct which leads otherwise educated and rational human beings to parrot support for some of the most morally bankrupt and sometimes asinine ideas ever to come along? We see it frequently in areas like the homosexual agenda, creation and evolution, the anthropogenic global warming hoax, abortion and more.Why do so many human beings succumb to that impulse, and what can be done to stop it?
Secretary of State Jason M. Gant just announced that officials from the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) and the South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations (SDAHO) appeared at his office today to turn in petitions for a measure to place a one percent sales tax increase on the ballot, with the purpose of the additional funds raised by the tax increase to go towards education and Medicaid.
America has provided more freedom for more people than any other country that has ever existed. It is also my opinion that powers of anti-freedom have sought to regain control since the Revolution, and if those who have been too busy working and raising families don’t spend enough time to learn what history teaches we will soon earn the reward for the failure to hold on to the past. We will lose the future.
Recently ABC News highlighted the story of Leeton, Missouri, a town so small — a population less than 700 — and hard-hit by the lackluster economy that it lost its only grocery store. Seeing a need, local school teachers Bonnie Seymour and Marijayne Manley decided it would be a good idea to have their agricultural business and entrepreneurship students start their very own grocery store.
A few weeks ago, Gina Miller wrote about a student in a Texas school who was sent to the principal’s office and placed on suspension for stating in class that homosexual behavior is wrong. The school district has now issued a letter of apology for having trampled the student’s First Amendment rights. But the war between our nation’s traditional values and the “new morality” of sexual license is far from over.
A couple of stories from last week serve to further illustrate who some of the real bullies in America are. The first incident was the outrageous behavior of a German class teacher inFort Worth,Texas, who lost his mind when a student dared to tell his buddy that homosexuality is wrong, and the second case was of the lunatic homosexual who launched a vicious verbal attack against Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, in a West Hollywood night club.
A 14-year-old student at Western Hills High School in a Fort Worth, Texas public school was immediately removed from class and issued a 2-day suspension for stating during a classroom discussion that homosexual behavior is wrong. “School” officials initially thought his reprehensible behavior was so heinous, they planned to suspend him for two days. As Christians have already been persecuted in the United States for refusing to adopt politically correct pro-homosexual propaganda, there is not room in America for two contradictory systems of morality.
We’d like to think that in a conservative, patriotic state like South Dakota, we shouldn’t have to worry too much about people and politicians who are eager to take away the freedom of those they ostensibly represent. Unfortunately, with human nature being what it is, we must ALWAYS be ready to defend our freedom. Now the people have a new tool in their arsenal: the South Dakota Freedom Index, from the South Dakota Freedom Coalition. The Index looks at several votes in key areas and measures the votes of state senators and representatives regarding the protection of freedom. Find out how your senator/rep did.
Constitutionally, the federal government has no role in setting education policy, and any extension of the federal government’s role in any aspect of K-12 education is at best problematic. Studies show federal government involvement in education does not help students academically. Educating America’s youth best belongs in the hands of parents, school districts and local governments.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the State will not seek to collect the court costs against the Plaintiff parents in the school funding litigation. On September 1, 2011, the South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously held that the Plaintiffs in Davis v. State failed to prove that the South Dakota School funding system is unconstitutional. Under South Dakota law, a prevailing party is legally entitled to receive costs necessarily incurred in gathering and procuring evidence for both trial and appeal, excluding expert and attorney fees.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has unanimously shot down the asinine lawsuit which has seen one area of government suing another area of government to force that second area of government to take more money from the citizens of South Dakota. About five years ago, a group of schools got together and filed a lawsuit against the legislature because they claimed the legislature was violating the South Dakota Constitution for the nebulous offense of failing to provide all children with “an adequate and quality education.”
America is in danger of surpassing the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah, if it has not already done so. If we continue to allow our nation to slide ever deeper into the abyss of sexual perversion, how can we expect it to go any better for us than it did for those evil cities of old? We can’t. That is what makes the work of groups like Mass Resistance so vital to our nation’s welfare. These people are fervently fighting to keep America on this side of the burn pile.
Fox News recently interviewed Washington Times columnist Marybeth Hicks, author of Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom. In a survey of children, only 37% favored capitalism over socialism. This is the product of decades of allowing Leftists to teach our children in public schools.
President Obama has stressed the need for more federal revenue. His No. 1 suggestion on how to do so is to raise taxes on the wealthy. So as the rich continue to come under fire for being rich, the least the president and his team can do is provide them with a free lunch, right? If you are rich and your children attend a public school in Detroit, then yes, they are part of a federal government pilot program giving free lunches to all students, regardless of income levels.
The latest report says the state is seeing some growth in its sales tax revenue. At the same time there is a group in South Dakota who want to raise the sales tax by one cent and plan to put the idea as a ballot measure in the 2012 November election. The revenue from that one penny would go just for public schools and health care providers. With increased sales tax revenue is that extra penny tax needed?
Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the world’s leading evangelistic ministries, is changing its name. Apparently the passage of time and changing cultural sensitivities have made its old name – in place since its founding on the campus of UCLA in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright – a liability. According to Steve Sellers, Cru’s U. S. Vice President, more people are willing to listen to their message about Christ if His name is not included in the ministry’s name.
This video from the Heritage Foundation shows what has happened to the education system in America where schools were once under local control and the federal government kept its nose constitutionally out of most educational decisions. The analogy is a community of 50 homes where everyone looks after their own interests. But then a guy named Steve comes along and more or less appoints himself the guardian of all their homes.