On Saturday, June 10, 2017, ACT for America is sponsoring March Against Sharia events in cities across the nation. The events will be held in 19 states (and counting). This is a march against Sharia law and for human rights
Our nation is built on the freedom of religion — a pillar of our democracy — which we must always respect, protect, and honor. However many aspects of Sharia law run contrary to basic human rights and are completely incompatible with our laws and our democratic values.
We, at ACT for America, are committed to protecting women and children from Sharia Law and its impact on Muslim women and children including honor killing and Female Genital Mutilation. We must ensure that every woman and child enjoy the protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution.
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.
The post asked why if Linda Sasour, the darling of CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, can organize a Muslim demonstration outside of Trump Tower protesting Trump’s stance on immigration from 7 terrorist exporting countries,(which effects only ~ 15% of the world Muslim population), then; Continue reading
SEVEN KILLED IN LONDON TERROR ATTACK
June 6, 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan: “LONDONERS WILL SEE AN INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE TODAY AND OVER THE NEXT FEWS DAYS. THERE’S NO REASON TO BE ALARMED”
REALLY? Continue reading
Florida residents who view state-approved school textbooks as “too liberal” and some books in school libraries as inappropriate have persuaded state lawmakers to push legislation that would make it easier for them to object to classroom materials they don’t like.
“Today, parents are purposely blocked from being involved in their children’s education,” said Hamilton Boone, a Brevard County father who tried unsuccessfully to get the novel “Beloved,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning work, removed from his son’s high school library in 2015.
Under the proposed bills (HB 989 and SB 1210), residents could more easily object to books, textbooks and other classroom materials, review volumes in school libraries and, if needed, argue their views before an “unbiased and qualified hearing officer” who could deem the items unsuitable and require they not be used. Now, residents can protest materials, but they take their complaints only to the local school board.
Critics of the bills, however, view them as an attempt at censorship that will undermine educational quality.
Boone and his wife — who called Toni Morrison’s novel “pornographic material” — are among 25 people who have written affidavits contending that local school boards have ignored their pleas about objectionable books and assignments in public schools. Lawmakers have cited the affidavits to explain why a new law is needed.
The current process, Boone’s wife, Penny, wrote in her affidavit, is “geared 100% against the parent.”
The House version of the bill is ready for a vote by the full chamber. The Senate bill has one more committee stop.
The proposals have alarmed some science advocates, who fear the measures could lead to books that tackle controversial but required scientific topics, such as evolution, being removed or to those subjects being axed from class lessons.
In one of the affidavits, for example, a Martin County resident wrote about her objections to a textbook used in an Advanced Placement course. “Presentation of evolution as fact … The vast majority of Americans believe that the world and the beings living on it were created by God as revealed in the Bible,” wrote Lynda Daniel.
Several groups, including the National Coalition Against Censorship, have written a letter to lawmakers urging the bills’ defeat. Some also worry the legislation could force schools districts to hold several time-consuming hearings, even if the objections to a textbook come from one resident who may not have children in the public schools.
“If this bill becomes law, school boards will become inundated with demands that certain books be outright banned and that schools must discontinue using textbooks that don’t mesh with a vocal minority’s ideological views,” wrote Brandon Haught, a Volusia County high school science teacher and member of the group Florida Citizens for Science.
The bills are a “disaster” and would mean school boards would have to deal with “nonsense complaints” in a process that gives “protesters on a crusade nearly equal weight in the instructional materials selection processes as education and subject matter experts,” he said.
Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, the Senate sponsor, said the bills are an effort to close loopholes in a 2014 law and make sure residents have a way to challenge school books they view as inappropriate.
Most school textbooks purchased by Florida’s 67 school districts come from a list of state-approved instructional materials. And in most counties, residents likely won’t object, Lee said.
But, he added,“there are some counties where the constituents … believe that the instructional material being vetted by the state is too liberal and therefore some of the instructional material has inappropriate information by their community standards.”
The majority of the affidavits are from residents of Collier County in southwest Florida.The House bill is sponsored by a Collier resident, Rep. Bryron Donalds, R-Naples. Donalds’ wife, Erika, is on the Collier County School Board and a member of the Florida Coalition of School Board members, a 3-year-old group that espouses conservative principles.
Collier resident Yvonne Isecke wrote in her affidavit that when her oldest child began middle school, she noticed “very disturbing content” in the curriculum, including “sexual explicitness, Anti-Americanism, political and Islamic indoctrination.”
She said she complained “to no avail” to teachers, the school principal, the superintendent and school board members.
The affidavits were collected by the Florida Citizens’ Alliance, a group whose focus is to “stop federal overreach and restore our individual rights.”
Ruth Melton, director of advocacy services for the Florida School Boards Association, said her group believes residents should be able to voice their views about school books. But it has some concerns about the bills, such as whether they will mean residents could continue to file protests long after school boards have voted to adopt textbooks for use in upcoming classes.
“Have we created language here that just invites challenge and litigation?” she said. “How could this go sideways?”
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Parents ROCK Brevard, (Right Of Choice for Kids) is a volunteer group consisting of parents, grandparents, relatives and citizens. ROCK’s focus is having parent centered decisions once again key in all educational issues, especially teaching materials and policies.
Many parents and citizens are exasperated by many aspects of their school district leadership, as well as local educational mandates and policies and those that came down to us from Tallahassee. Paramount among the many problems is some material that children are exposed to, as well as lesson plans, both print or electronic.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Hamilton Boone, a parent and founding member of PRB, attended the Brevard County school board meeting. Mr.Boone gave a short (3 min) analysis of the K-6 textbooks and Weekly Readers that PRB had recently reviewed. The K-6 textbooks and Weekly Readers are being considered for use in the Brevard County School District.
PRB‘s, review, showed serious issues with the 5th grade TCI AMERICA’S PAST, TCI AMERICA’S PAST, GRADE 5 submitted copy and the 6th grade NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD HISTORY – ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, NG-AncientCivilizations Grade 6 word copy.
Tina Descovich, a co-founding member of PRB and newly elected District 3 School Board representative, provided some very gratifying news to Mr. Boone and PRB. Mrs. Descovich stated that due to the reviews submitted by PRB, the Brevard Elementary Leading and Learning Committee removed TCI AMERICAN’S PAST and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD HISTORY – ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, from consideration.
Mr. Boone said that Parents ROCK Brevard received help from Truth In Textbooks. TNT, founded by Lt Col.(Ret)Roy White, along with the cadre of TNT volunteers proved invaluable. Of interest, Mr. White, has developed a simple and concise way to efficiency and effectively review textbooks. His course is through a free interactive on-line course. The next on-line course will be given this July and will consist of 4-1 hour/week interactive online sessions.
Anyone interested in more information can contact Mr. Boone at email@example.com .
We are entering into a VERY SPECIAL and positive New Year. We have an incoming President that truly loves America and her people. 2017 will offer many challenges to Trump; least of which will be the unrelenting and baseless attacks from the usual suspects. You know who they are; the ones that are proven liars yet ask us to believe them.
We all have learned how to push back through social media and not to let any lie stand. This is our time to continue to fight for President Trump and America
In the face of relentless attacks, I thought it proper to revisit a subject I touched on 7 or 8 years ago and further uncover the foundational principles of the Obama Administration, and the principles that explain his favoritism to Iran, unions, Black Lives Matter, radical environmentalism, illegal immigrants, the slaughter of the police, and the degradation of America. Principles that ignite Obama’s far-reaching attempts to destroy American from within. Make no mistake..we are in the midst of a STORM…
Storm: “move angrily or forcefully in a specified direction..”