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When critising the public schools system I should at least use correct grammer. The excerpt from my first comment should read: "Parents turn their children’s “education” over to a government devoid of morals, integrity or the competence to even run its own cafeteria."
Common core is not about improving education. It is about the government’s goal of collectivism. Prior to the Progressive/statist takeover of the school system in the 19th Century, education was about literacy, knowledge and teaching critical thinking. Standards and testing were established locally. It is the system that is dumbing down the students not the standards. Students are taught what to think, not how to think. Several generations of teachers, being captive of the system themselves, have innocently contributed to the state’s collectivist goals. Having passed through the public school system parents have abrogated their responsibility, accepting the idea that the state is responsible for educating their children. Parents turn their children’s “education” over to a government devoid of morals, integrity or the competence to even run their own cafeteria.
Where in the Constitution is the government authorized to socialize the Nation’s school system?
Sen. Michael Bennet’s voting record is the poster child for dysfunction in DC hurting rural Colorado and the American people. Just a few out of dozens of examples: He voted Yes on amnesty for illegal aliens, Yes on gun control, Yes on increasing the federal government debt, No on defunding Obamacare and No on Auditing the unconstitutional Federal Reserve System that secretly plunders the people, redistributing the loot to the ruling elite. Repealing the 17th Amendment would return the appointment of DC senators to the states so that they actually represent their respective states, rather than outside political and corporate interests. That ship sailed 100 years ago with the “Progressive” takeover of what used to be our Constitutional Republic. The criminal organization that controls Washington DC isn’t about to help restore the Constitution by giving power back to the states where it belongs. The states are too addicted to federal government handouts to have the courage to take back what is rightfully theirs. It may take the inevitable collapse of this corrupt system to get rid of political hacks like Senator Bennet.
Your comparison of Senator Lindsey Graham to a gelding’s ass in an insult to the gelding.
The most interesting part of the Snowden whistle blowing case is that this is old news. The unconstitutional federal government spying on Americans has been reported many times over the years. This includes a segment by 60 Minutes 13 years ago:
Now, after more than a decade, the controlled corporate media “discovers” the story?
Does the owner of a small business in an inner city have a choice when organized crime demands that the business owner pay for protection? This is extortion, made “legal” in the case of government. No matter which criminal organization confiscates the loot, legal or illegal, it is theft. It is an unlawful attack on property rights.
Providing “affordable” housing requires that wealth be confiscated from some people for the benefit of others. Free people can voluntarily decide to help subsidize other people’s housing, but to be forced to do so by government fiat is theft.
Thank you for your response. I now look forward to learning more about Confederation Helvatica.
Slavery was forced on the Colonies by Great Britain. The founders inherited a system that had been in place for more than 200 years. Many were outright abolitionists and the subject of slavery was hotly debated when this new counrty was being formed. These great men put a system into place that led to the end of slavery.
When Sheriff Wiggins’ announced that he will not enforce the new Colorado gun laws, this decision was not made in a vacuum. Constitutional and law enforcement experts were consulted. Experts concluded that the laws were unconstitutional and effectively impossible to enforce.
Dozens of sheriffs and legal experts testified, or tried to, at hearings that were “supposed” to address the merits of the gun control legislation. Testimony not supporting the bills was severely curtailed. Some legislators were disrespectful to those not supporting the legislation. Senator Hudak would get up from her chair, turn her back and walk out of the room during testimony, while thousands of Colorado residents surrounded the capital in support of the 2nd Amendment. The hearings were a sham and the outcome of the vote predetermined.
County sheriffs are the last line of defense, short of the individual, in upholding the Constitution. The sheriff is obligated to protect the citizen’s constitutional rights. This includes the right to free speech, the right to assemble and the right to bear arms. Sheriff Wiggins took a sacred oath to uphold and defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. County Sheriffs must view law enforcement through the prism of the Constitution. The county sheriff is elected by and answers to the individual. He does not answer to the president, not state legislators not “DHS”. He is obligated to defend the Constitutional rights within his jurisdiction.
Some don’t like the individual freedom, and strict limits placed on government guaranteed in the Constitution. They prefer to dismantle the Constitution through gradualism, and remake our country into their vision of a collectivist utopia.
I am thankful that we have a sheriff with the integrity and courage to honor his oath of office. I applaud Sheriff Wiggins for joining in the lawsuit to protect the 2nd Amendment, and therefore the Constitution.
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