TONIGHT- Please join Glenn Beck and the best minds in the country for this Stop Common Core “interactive experience where theater goers will work with experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton and others in pursuit of real, tangible strategies to wake up our friends and neighbors and make our voices heard. This isn’t an evening about observing, it’s a chance to learn, share and engage with people as frustrated and motivated as you are.” The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition has been privileged to be involved in developing the action plan. Please click HERE for theater locations and to buy tickets.
One way to further influence our elected officials, especially Governor Scott, and to counter the deceptive, taxpayer funded use of campaign materials saying Florida is out of Common Core is take pictures of yourselves holding this sign filled in with the correct designation (PARENT, GRANDPARENT, TEACHER, STUDENT, BUSINESS OWNER):
Karen R. Effrem, MD
President – Education Liberty Watch
Executive Director of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition, Inc.
This should not come as any surprise. As with every other money that the Feds offer to States or Municipalities, there are always strings attached. Yes, all your ELECTED officials know this but choose the money.
The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And it’s the federal grants that could be used as a hook in the nose of these cities, forcing them to house illegal immigrants against their will.
Some are calling it the “Common Core of local zoning” that has flown under the radar for nearly a year. Instead of the U.S. Department of Education dictating education standards to local school districts, this rule change would allow HUD to influence zoning laws from the biggest cities down to the tiniest towns.
Click for the rest of article from WND.COM
As if it was not bad enough that the taxpayers are footing the bill for over 40 million food stamp recipients, now your food prices will go up even more when food stores have to pass on their INCREASED cost of doing business to YOU. All for the good of ensuring food stamp recipients are better educated on how to eat. Oh yeah, this will probably become a mandate as more ridiculous things have been mandated in the past.
From the Daily Mail- Free movie tickets and supermarket cooking classes are just a few of the latest recommendations the government is proposing to trim America’s waistband. The new proposals were detailed in an 80-page report released this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is focused on the 42 million Americans receiving food stamps. However, it’s uncertain if grocery stores will take up these new programs as First Lady Michele Obama is already coming under criticism for her health school lunches.
The new recommendations are designed to reward healthy eating and change supermarket layouts and programs to highlight more nutritional foods.
Click link for the article- www.dailymail.co.uk
So which of our two Senators has it right?
From Sunshine State News- The two U.S. senators representing Florida looked at the immigration crisis this week and pointed the blame at the Obama administration for why it’s continuing. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor on Thursday and said the Obama administration was failing to grasp why tens of thousands illegals — including more than 52,000 children who have been caught since October — are crossing the border. Nelson called for the Obama administration to ramp up operations and aid in Latin America to assist the war on drugs.
Click for rest of article- www.sunshinestatenews.com
Don’t forget to attend this presentation on Tuesday July 15th. You’ve heard about it all over the media, now it’s time to get educated and up to speed about the next BIG Federal grab.
Please read this interesting article by Ben Swann about Senator Rand Paul-
“Some have commented that Paul’s foreign policy approach is his greatest obstacle to the White House. However, by being an effective leader, Paul took this supposed ‘weakness’ and created his latest achievement. According to the latest polls, Paul has officially won the Republican party’s plurality of support on foreign policy.”
Click link for full article: http://benswann.com/lotfi-how-rand-paul-won-the-gops-war-on-foreign-policy/
I hate when most state that the President is an incompetent ineffective president. He is anything but that. He IS successfully transforming America. Same goes for the immigration battle-
Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of “ulterior motives” on the part of President Obama.
I’m all about winning but when is enough enough?
The GOP continues to ignore the grassroots wants and requests while taking their votes for granted. Heck, even right here in FL we had a very high ranking Republican Party of Florida member plainly say “the RPOF does not need or want to grow their organization as they know you will still vote for them.” In other words just shut up and sit down, we know what’s best.
In the event that McDaniels is unable to challenge the results from last week, the following sounds good to me!
The following from Gateway Pundit-
Tea Party leaders and activists urged Chris McDaniel to run as a write-in candidate against Senator Thad Cochran in November. Cochran won the primary on Tuesday thanks to Democrats who turned out to support the incumbent Mississippi senator.
TIME Mag reported:
Tea Party activists in Mississippi and beyond urged state Sen. Chris McDaniel to mount a write-in campaign against Republican Sen. Thad Cochran on Wednesday, following McDaniel’s stunning defeat in a primary runoff vote Tuesday.
“When the Republican Establishment acts like Democrats, what is the point of supporting them?” Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips wrote in an email to supporters Wednesday morning. “Every McDaniel supporter in Mississippi from DeSoto County in the North to Biloxi in the South should stand up today and tell Chris McDaniel that if he runs as a write-in candidate in November, they will support him.”
McDaniel lost in a runoff to the six-term incumbent Cochran by only about 6,000 votes, amounting to less than 2% of the total count. Many of those who pushed Cochran over the top were either Republicans who’d been unmoved to vote in the initial June 3 primary (which McDaniel narrowly won but failed to secure the 50% needed to prevent a runoff), or Democrats who were inspired to vote for Cochran to prevent a Tea Party victory for McDaniel.
Turnout in Tuesday’s runoff was higher than in Round One, with about 55,000 more ballots cast, many of them by Democrats for Cochran.
McDaniel also won thanks to a racist flier attacking McDaniel.
The time is now to stand against the reprehensible tactics employed by entrenched politicians and consultants. While doing so we must not be angry, we must not despair, we must be hopeful. Our demeanor and our message should expose the GOP Establishment by the stark contrast it provides in juxtaposition with the vengeful actions we have all experienced.
Tea Party and conservative activists need to make a choice, you can choose hope or despair. You can believe that our voice matters and our votes are not a given, or you can vote for the establishment candidate in November. If you choose the latter, then Carthage has already been destroyed and you’ve already been made a slave.
Most everything CAN be privatized but is not conducive to the continued growth of government. It is so foreign to most that the mere mention of such gives people chills.
Please read the following article for a REAL world example-
Sandy Springs, Georgia may look like any other town in America. It has parks, roads, and beautiful places to live. But there’s one thing that separates this town from every other town: Sandy Springs privatized almost everything.
In 2005, Sandy Springs outsourced almost all functions of the city government (with the exception of police and fire) to a single company, which runs the town. That company is in charge of running all the vital functions of government, from the running the parks, to paving the roads, and even 911 calls!
You can pretty much kiss goodbye any hopes that our elected officials in D.C. will shut the border and stop the influx of minors that has grown at an alarming rate this year. No one should be surprised that this is by design. As a matter of fact please read the article from our own Paula Helton (http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/63987 ) about this.
Now this whole thing is deemed a humanitarian crisis and as such we must welcome everyone with open arms. Heck, we have enough money to take care of the world don’t we?
This week Cornyn (R-TX) and Rubio (R-FL) introduced a resolution “expressing the sense of the Senate that President Obama should take immediate action to mitigate the humanitarian crisis along the international border between the United States and Mexico involving unaccompanied migrant children and to prevent future crises.”
GOP staffers, however, tell Breitbart News that the resolution is inadequate, as it is too weak and fails to address the idea that the the humanitarian crisis at the border is actually a crisis of “lawlessness.”
The pair’s resolution enumerates five steps they believe the president should take on the problem, including to publicly declare that Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will not apply to the new immigrants, publicly discourage people south of the border from sending their children to the U.S., “fully” enforce U.S. immigration law, provide resources to states dealing with the influx, and improve the security at Mexico’s southern border by working with Mexican and Central American officials.
We ENCOURAGE YOU to ATTEND the NEXT Alachua County Commission meeting and join the crowd of citizens who are committed to being there. Show your support for the right to vote on Tuesday, 6/24. Your attendance may make all the difference in getting two initiatives brought forth by the citizens of FixAlachua.com on to the November ballot for a vote in Alachua County.
Issue #1: Term Limits for County Commissioners. 2 consecutive terms of 4 years or 8 years total.
Issue #2: Single Member districts for the County Commission. The sole reason single member districts were created was to ensure minority voices are heard.
It is IMPORTANT to understand that the citizens are NOT asking to make a choice on these two initiatives, ONLY to have them put on the ballot for a vote. Citizens are asking county commissioners NOT TO SUPPRESS the vote or block access to voting because of self interest. Currently, the City of Gainesville, the State of Florida and the Federal Government have single member districts and term limits.
Even thought the organization that was tasked with getting the petitions needed to add these items to the ballot never really got off the ground, the county residents still had Bruce Nelson.
Mr. Nelson has shown the Commissioners that this is a very worth while and valid vote for the residents to have, and as such, the Commission will debate and vote on whether to add it to the ballot for YOU to vote on it.
Meeting starts at 5:30pm- (arrive early for a good seat)
Where: County Administration Building
Room 209, 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
We look forward to seeing you there. We encourage you to bring a friend and see how the process of local government works if you’ve never attended a commission meeting before!
Do you remember the Fire Assessment that the County wanted to institute several years ago? It was only due to the 200+ residents showing up to show their displeasure that it did not pass. You can have an effect on this too.
Join us as Concerned Veterans For America honors our area veterans. This is a wonderful time to spend with those who have stood in harm’s way to protect our freedoms. Bring your family and friends but, most importantly, bring a veteran!
Please click on each of these links and remember the heroes that have kept us FREE and never came home.
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While preparing for this holiday weekend I was surfing the net for an article about Memorial Day. I came across this great Guest Column in the Oak Ridge, TN newspaper. Please share with our young.
Memorial Day- The True Meaning Is Being Lost.
By Leon Jaquet/Guest Column
The day is sacred to all war veterans. They need no reminder of the reason why Memorial Day must be commemorated, but what about the general public and future generations? Do they know or recognize the importance of Memorial Day?
Abraham Lincoln said “…from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.”
Far too often, the nation as a whole takes for granted the freedoms we as Americans enjoy daily. Memorial Day is not just another day off, or a long weekend for barbecues and time with the family. It is time to reflect on who we are remembering. We take the day to remember the loss of Americans who died defending their country throughout the world since 1775. These men and women, who mostly remain anonymous except to their families who loved them. They came from all walks of life and regions, but they all had one thing in common — love of and loyalty to their country.
Memorial Day is exclusively for honoring those who died serving in uniform during wartime and peace. This remembrance is all inclusive, spanning 239 years and as many as 62 military actions that claim over 1.2 million lives. Most Americans are familiar with the major wars from the Revolutionary War to the War in Afghanistan, but what about those lost in lesser known actions, like the Franco-American Naval War (1798-1800) or the attack on the USS Cole (2000). No American death is insignificant and should be remembered. GI’s don’t choose where they serve or what policy the government has them enforce. The death of a sailor in the Persian Gulf is as important as one killed in the Pacific in World War II.
Whether done individually or collectively, we need to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect this nation’s interest. Public displays of patriotism are essential if the notion of remembering our war dead is to be instilled in the young. We need to get back to the roots of the true meaning of the day and ensure the torch is passed to the future generations.
Great article on the Young Americans For Liberty site by student Devon Downes-
The modern conception of liberalism is most often centered on one idea: The use—and typically expansion—of the state for the benefit of society as a whole. With its attendant focus on social welfare programs, “ humanitarian” wars, and a mixed economy, this modern liberal movement is often the epitome of C.S. Lewis’ “tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims,” unending because it finds hearty approval in the tyrants’ heart.
Click for the rest- http://www.yaliberty.org/yar/liberalism