HERE COMES THE SPEECH POLICE..AND THEY ARE HOME GROWN

This piece by Bill Mick on HB 741 championed by Rep. Randy Fine, identifies the inevitable collision between the Speech Police and the First Amendment.

Bill’s earlier remarks concerning HB 741 brought the wrath of Mr. Fine in the form of a letter to iHeart Chairman and CEO demanding Bill’s firing. With Mr. Fine’s penchant for name calling, I think perhaps there is more here than just bad legislating.

Mr. Fine is in step with such notables as Pelosi, Biden, Cortez and other Liberals..with Mr. Fine calling Bill Mick and Randy Stackhouse “white nationalist”. Dems just love dividing people into groups. Damn, I’m white and I love my country too!

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JEB BUSH AND J. ALEX KELLY

As outlined in Executive Order 19-32, Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran is responsible for leading, among other things the task to eliminate Common Core from our schools. For a PDF copy of Executive Order 19-32, click HERE.

His new Chief of Staff (COS), J. Alex Kelly, is an interesting hire. For the last four years, Mr. Kelly was the VP of Advocacy, (a lobbyist), for Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE). The Jeb Bush founded FEE was one of two Jeb Bush foundations that crammed Common Core down our throats.

Here is the spiel on FEE’s website..The Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) is a non-profit group founded by former Florida governor Jeb Bush in 2008 and headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. The FEE describes themselves as, “working with decision makers on developing, adopting and implementing reform policies. We are a hands-on, how-to organization that provides model legislation, rule-making expertise, implementation strategies, and public outreach”.

Let’s keep an eye on the DOE and see how things progress. His hire might solely be due to connections and his talent for persuasion. or something else.

“Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism and every American public school is a school of humanism. What can the Theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour, once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?” 

John Dewey, father of progressive education. 

 

 

SO..YOU THINK THERE IS NOT A PROBLEM WITH FL SCHOOL BOARDS?

It is unbelievable what some Government school boards in Florida are pushing on our children, in many cases, without the parents knowledge. Materials that are antithetical to the parents values and wishes. Here in Brevard, we have our ongoing struggles with porn and inappropriate material that our school board deems to be ok.

Before I get to the news out of Pasco County; according to Brevard County School Board, please review a smidge of acceptable”teaching material” that “buttresses” the education of a child and builds character here in Brevard schools..

8th grade-KAFFIR BOY explicitly  explaining the preparations for gang rape young boys in a dormitory.

10th grade-BELOVED. .”.all in their twenties, rubbing their thighs..f_cking cows..”, or..”..the new girl they dreamed of at night and f_cked cows for..”, or..”..the jump, thought Paul D., from a calf to a girl, wasn’t all that mighty.”, and..”It was hard, hard, hard, sitting there, erect as dogs watching..”.Satellite HS principle thought it was appropriate.

11th grade-THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, rife with the F Bomb and other profane language but the principle of Cocoa Beach HS  felt was appropriate .

There are many more..CAUGHT OUR EYE-BOOK REVIEWS.pages 

I thought here in Brevard County, our school board had taken the proverbial cake by condoning “educational” material full of rape, incest, sodomy and infanticide,..but I was wrong.

Pasco County administrators have threatened and silenced two P.E. teachers who objected to allowing a gender-confused girl into the boys’ locker room and open showers. The female student had full access to disrobe and even shower alongside unsuspecting boys. Continue reading

GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold,Labels Conservative Groups “HATE GROUPS”

Patriots, 
It’s time to “vote with our feet”.
According to the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal,  Jacob Harold is using the guidance of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a radical, ultra left organization, to smear and label Conservative groups, of which many are Christian, as “Hate Groups”.
I will no longer donate nor use the services of Guidestar.
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 Pajama Boy, Jacob Harold with Code Pink at President Trump’s inauguration.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, one of the conservative groups tarred by GuideStar, speaks at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland last July. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

The nation’s leading source of information on U.S. charities faces mounting criticism for using a controversial “hate group” designation in listings for some well-known and broadly supported conservative nonprofits.

GuideStar, which calls itself a “neutral” aggregator of tax data on charities, recently incorporated “hate group” labels produced by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center.

The decision by the tracker of nonprofits prompted 41 conservative leaders to protest the move in a letter provided exclusively to The Daily Signal. The letter, dated June 21, asks the website to drop the “hate group” labels put on 46 organizations. (Read the full letter below.)

GuideStar’s use of the “hate group” designation for certain organizations, many of them Christian, unfairly and inaccurately adopts the “aggressive political agenda” of Southern Poverty Law Center, the leaders write.

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Among the organizations represented are the Family Research Council, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the American College of Pediatricians, the National Task Force for Therapy Equality, the American Family Association, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness.

In the letter to GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold, the conservative leaders write:

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, write to express our strong disagreement with GuideStar’s newly implemented policy that labels 46 American organizations as ‘hate groups.’ Your designations are based on determinations made by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hard-left activist organization. As such, SPLC’s aggressive political agenda pervades the construction of its ‘hate group’ listings.

A biography of Harold on GuideStar’s website describes him as a “social change strategist.” He is seen in this tweet participating in the Jan. 21 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., which opposed new President Donald Trump:

Prior to joining GuideStar, Harold worked for the Hewlett Foundation’s philanthropy program, as a “climate change campaigner” for Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace USA, and as an organizing director at Citizen Works.

Signers of the letter sound their concern that GuideStar, which calls itself a neutral public charity, is using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s much-contested language to flag “hate groups,” organizations that SPLC disagrees with.

“I think that what GuideStar is doing is another attack on conservative Christian organizations and individuals,” William G. “Jerry” Boykin, a retired Army general who is executive vice president of the Family Research Council, told The Daily Signal in an interview, adding:

We have seen the same thing from other places to include certain media outlets.  GuideStar says that they are neutral, but they are anything but neutral. In fact, they are, I would say at this point, they are becoming an arm of the ultra-left.

Mat Staver, who also signed the letter and is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a legal group focused on religious liberty, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview he detects purposeful motivation behind GuideStar’s flagging.

“The intent there obviously is to harm, I think, these organizations,” Staver said.

Foundations, corporations, and other institutions look at listings by such organizations as GuideStar when they determine where to make tax-exempt contributions. They are unlikely to donate money to any organization labeled as a hate group, the conservative leaders argue.

A GuideStar spokesperson told The Daily Signal in an email Wednesday that the website will change some of the language:

GuideStar draws information from thousands of distinct sources, each of them imperfect. In aggregate, those sources help us offer a multidimensional view of nonprofits. However, we recognize that the SPLC data is especially controversial. We are changing the text description of this data and reconsidering where and how we present it on our website.

The changes will appear within a few days, the spokesperson said.

Family Research Council’s Boykin said GuideStar has two options.

“I think their choices are either take this label [down] that you have put on these different organizations, all of which are conservative Christian organizations, or acknowledge that you are a politically active arm of the liberal progressive movement in America,” he said.

Staver said his organization, one of those flagged by GuideStar as a hate group, asked Harold to promptly remove that label.

“So, 41 organizations are joining together, we are asking GuideStar’s CEO to respond to me within a very quick turnaround time to reverse its course and cease this false and defamatory labeling that it is using on its website,” Staver told The Daily Signal, referring to the letter.

Among the signers is Edwin J. Feulner, founder and president of The Heritage Foundation, the parent organization of The Daily Signal. Two other fixtures of the conservative think tank, Heritage board member Edwin Meese III and Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham, also signed the letter. Heritage is not labeled a hate group by either SPLC or GuideStar.

Organizations such as the Family Research Council are well aware of the implications of the messaging that GuideStar is perpetrating, Staver said.

Floyd Corkins, the man convicted of a 2012 attempt to massacre employees at the Family Research Council, was inspired by SPLC’s description of the Christian pro-family research organization as a hate group, he noted.

In an interview with the FBI, Corkins said a list on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website motivated his attack. SPLC has acknowledged the connection.

The letter notes that James T. Hodgkinson, the man who police say tried to gun down Republican lawmakers last week, liked the Southern Poverty Law Center on Facebook.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was gravely wounded in the gunman’s attack June 14 during practice for a congressional baseball game just outside Washington in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Does it not concern you that within the past five years, the SPLC has been linked to gunmen who carried out two terrorist shootings in the D.C. area?” the letter to Harold says, adding:

With these points in mind, we respectfully request that GuideStar return to its prior, nonpolitical approach to evaluating nonprofit organizations. Please send your reply within one week of receipt of this letter.

Read the full letter from 41 conservative leaders to GuideStar:

 

THE TERRORIST HATER

Inadvertently, I have made a new “friend” by the name of Muhammad Aamir . He says he is an American born Muslim, and is/was a student at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Anyway, he has taken exception with a FB post I made.

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IT’S IN THE AFFIDAVIT…

 Another hard hitting and fact laden piece in the Orlando Slantinal..

Mr.Scott Maxwell evidently did not take the time to speak with any of the parents that submitted 33 sworn affidavits, nor testified before the Florida Senate Education Committee, as to why the Materials Review process, from our own personal experience, is broken. Go figure! After all, as Mr Maxwell states, we don’t want to worry about what our kids are exposed to, right?  What exactly is Mr Maxwell afraid of ? Is it presenting all sides of an issue equally and fairly? Is it having parents truly involved in the decision making?

-It is in the affidavit

We want a system that is transparent and parent centered when considering educational materials. That is the parent’s job. If Mr Maxwell had spoken with me or read my affidavit, he would have learned that we want a system set up so that parents can decide which materials are appropriate or not and guide their child’s education.

-It is in the affidavit

It is about having a system, that is easily accessible to the parents, offering full disclosure of school material content, with any previous/present objections and/or praises. That way, the parent can make informed decisions.Today, that does not exist.

-It is in the affidavit

Today, if a parent wishes to challenge material, (opening their child to ostracization), the 2 school committees are hand-picked by the principle. All members were Brevard Public School employees or have a relationship with the principle.

The same goes for the School Board committee. So the very same system that presently blocks any active and meaningful parent’s participation, is the same system to decide appropriateness of material.

-It is in the affidavit

Mr. Maxwell continues , “But now, in the age of fragile snowflakes — where people want to be shielded from any information that might test their assumptions…” . Really?

If the Theory of Evolution, which is not a fact,(therefore..a Theory) is taught as a fact, then so should Creation. If Science Deniers teach Man-made Global Warming as a scientific fact, which is not, then the converse, using the scientific method to disprove this false assertion should be taught and published. It never is, instead, we are called names because we contest the content; whether age inappropriate or against our values as parents, or just not the truth. So Mr Maxwell, who exactly is being “shielded from any information that might test their assumptions”? Seems like your liberal ideals promote censorship, rather than encouraging open learning and discourse. If all sides of a topic are not being taught (which they are not), then that is a disservice to all children, and is Censorship.

-It is in the affidavit

I can attest to the fact that today, educational material does not evenly and fairly delve into all sides of many topics. This came to light early on while reading some of my sons books and later while reviewing multiple K-12 textbooks over the last few years,

Critical thinking is not force feeding one line of thinking into a child’s mind full of mush. Critical thinking is taking ALL facts, assumptions and information, debating openly and fairly, weighting all details and then making an informed decision.

“Snowflakes”? Are they the ones too afraid to have conflicting ideas published and debated in the light of day? Are Snowflakes doing the “Chicken Little” impersonation, while frantically running around yelling book banners, pro-censorship, book banners, pro-censorship?

-It is in the affidavit

Speaking of banning books, I have not seen the best selling text in history in public schools and being openly studied and debated; that would be the Bible. Why not “fight” for that one?

Mr Maxwell, the statue you referenced with “1000s of words” does not contain the language to enforce what the statute says. That is why we have the present bill. I don’t understand how you missed that.

-It is in the affidavit

THE ELITES

State Rep.Mercado says she has;..” been able to handle any concerns regarding my children’s educational needs,” Mercado said, “with their teachers, school administration and, if necessary, the school board.” Do you think, just maybe, that being  a STATE REP. AND BEING CONNECTED might have something to do with that? Sorry, the vast majority of parents don’t have that luxury. Additionally, Rep. Smith says,“The existing process to object to school instructional materials isn’t broken.” Spoken like a man that has NOT gone through the process.

Once more; this is not about being book banners or pro-censorship. It is about empowering parents to have a meaningful and impactful influence in what their children are being taught and  exposed to in school. Presently, here in Brevard County, that process is null and void of any true parent involvement what so ever. To the contrary, parents are blocked.

-It is in the affidavit

The philosophy of the classroom for one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

Abe Lincoln

 

 

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MY EXPERIENCE IN THE MATERIALS CHALLENGE PROCESS AND THE ANTI-PARENT SUPERINTENDENT BLACKBURN

Patriots,

This is the followup  from the April 20,2017  Orlando Sentinel article. Here is my affidavit that will explain in detail what was written sparingly about.

The affidavit was given to the Florida Senate. I later testified before them. It will explain what has compelled me to speak out, write and protest the issue of parents not being allowed to have any meaningful and impactful role in their child’s education.

The philosophy of the classroom for one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

Abe Lincoln

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