College Students Erect Memorial for Jihadi Terrorists

Students at Oberlin College in Ohio erected a memorial for jihadi terrorists on school grounds.

The terrorists the students were memorializing were members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a violent Islamist group and Iranian proxy in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. in 2001. Other countries, including Canada, Japan and the entire European Union, have also designed the group as a terrorist organization.

The PIJ terrorists were killed after the group launched an onslaught against Israeli civilians, shooting 450 rockets and mortars into Israel and injuring 60 over the course of a few days in November.

The barrage was a response to the targeted killing of senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta on November 12 by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after Israel learned that Atta was planning an imminent attack.

According to Palestinians sources, 34 people were killed in the IDF’s response to the firing of rockets and mortars on Israeli citizens. By the end of the episode, the IDF said 25 of those killed were members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The student group at Oberlin – Students for a Free Palestine –which erected the memorial for the jihad terrorists wrote in a sign next to the memorial that stated, “Last week, Israel unleashed violent airstrikes on the Gaza Strip to assassinate Bahaa Abu al-Atta and his wife on Tuesday, November 12th. In the process, killing 34 unarmed Palestinian civilians, including 8 children.”

In fact, the killing of Atta was a precision strike that only damaged his third-floor apartment.

Although the students are demanding a “free Palestine,” Palestinian Islamic Jihad is based in the Gaza Strip, an area Israel fully withdrew from in 2005.

By 2007, the terror group Hamas became the elected government of the Gaza Strip. Since that time, Islamist terror groups have used the territory to launch attacks on Israel.

A recent report on harassment of Jewish students on U.S. college campuses due to anti-Zionist fervor stated,

“While acts of classical anti-Semitism in the US reached near-historic levels in 2018 and included the deadliest attack against Jews in American history, the nation’s colleges and universities revealed a somewhat different but nonetheless troubling story.

On US campuses across the country, harassment motivated by classical anti-Semitism actually decreased, and significantly so. At the same time, however, the number of Israel-related acts of harassment increased significantly.”

A recent event at York University in Toronto featuring the group Reservists on Duty (comprised of IDF soldiers) was violently disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters. Students reported hearing the protesters shout, “Go back to the ovens, go back to Europe!”

At the University of Toronto, the Graduate Student Union recently proposed that kosher food be banned on campus since it was “pro-Israel.”

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University of Florida Prof Hails Caliphate as ‘Historic Institution’ That ISIS Is ‘Hijacking’

My latest in PJ Media:

University of Florida professor Ken Chitwood wrote Wednesday in the Associated Press’ commentary section, “The Conversation,” that “the Islamic State tries to boost its legitimacy by hijacking a historic institution.” He then provided a drive-by overview of the history of various Islamic caliphates, so whitewashed as to rival the Washington Post’s famous characterization of Islamic State (ISIS) caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in misleading duplicity. Even worse, Chitwood tells us that “as a scholar of global Islam, every time I teach my ‘Introduction to Islam’ class,” he teaches this nonsense to his hapless University of Florida students. No surprise there, given the fact that most universities today are little more than Antifa recruitment centers.

“Under Umar,” Chitwood writes blandly, “the caliphate expanded to include many regions of the world such as the lands of the former Byzantine and Sassanian empires in Asia Minor, Persia and Central Asia.”

Yeah, uh, Professor Chitwood, how exactly did that “expansion” occur? In reality, beyond the pseudo-academic whitewash and fantasy that Chitwood purveys, the caliphates always behaved much like the Islamic State, because they were all working from the same playbook. The true, bloody history of the caliphates can be found, detailed from Islamic sources, in the only complete history of 1,400 years of jihad violence, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS.

The word khalifa means “successor”; the caliph in Sunni Islamic theology is the successor of Muhammad as the military, political, and spiritual leader of the Muslims. The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS demonstrates that the great caliphates of history, from the immediate post-Muhammad period of the “Rightly Guided Caliphs” to the Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans, as well as other Islamic states, all waged relentless jihad warfare against non-Muslims, subjugating them under the rule of Islamic law and denying them basic rights.

These weren’t the actions of a “tiny minority of extremists,” abhorred by the vast majority of peaceful Muslims for “hijacking” their religion, as Ken Chitwood would have you believe. This was, for fourteen centuries, mainstream, normative Islam, carried forth by the primary authorities in the Islamic world at the time. The accounts of eyewitnesses and contemporary chroniclers through the ages show that in every age and in every place where there were Muslims, some of them believed that they had a responsibility given to them by Allah to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers under the rule of Islamic law.

And so it is today: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi enunciated that responsibility more clearly and directly than most Muslim spokesmen do these days, but he is by no means the only one who believes that it exists.

There is much more. Read the rest here.

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PODCAST: New Program Aims to Help Young Adults Grow in Faith, Maturity Before College

Should students go straight to college after high school? Tommy Nelson, senior pastor of Denton Bible Church, would argue no. “If they are Christian kids [in college], they are ganged up upon by their seniors and they’re now in a survival mode. I mean, you lose your faith, you lose your virginity, you lose your liver in time, and then you can lose your life,” Nelson says. To combat this problem, the Texas pastor created the GAP Program, a nine-month leadership course where high school graduates can learn theology, life skills, job skills, and more before attending a university.

On today’s podcast, Nelson discusses why he started the leadership program, how it operates, and how we can prepare young people to stand against the rise of secularism on college campuses. Read the lightly edited transcript below or listen to the podcast:

Virginia Allen: I am joined by Tommy Nelson, senior pastor of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas, just about 40 miles north of Dallas. Tommy, thank you so much for joining me.

Tommy Nelson: Thank you. Delighted to be with you.

Allen: All right. So, Tommy, you are telling young people not to go to college—or at least not right away.

In fact, your church has created a program called GAP that is specifically for young men who have just graduated from high school. And the GAP Program, as I’ve seen kind of described on your website, is essentially a nine-month leadership training program to teach theology, life skills, job skills, and so forth.

So why do you think that it’s so important for young people to not go straight to college after high school and maybe to consider a program like GAP?

Nelson: Well, I’m now 69 years old and when I was young, college was the ticket. You had to go to college. That was how you were going to rise. Well, college is a lot different now than what it was then. I can never recall in college, I went to North Texas State University, and I can never recall God, my faith, the Bible being attacked. It was considered rude. Maybe they did it at [University of California,] Berkeley, but nobody did it there.

And yet, I have worked with college students for almost 50 years now, and now when a kid goes to college, you have the secular worldview that has set up shop, and secularism says there is no final truth. It is found subjectively within you and how you feel to make you happy and no one can judge you. That’s secularism.

And so, when somebody comes with an uplifted Bible, the response is like Nebuchadnezzar to people who will not bow to his image. And so scientifically, psychologically, morally, that faith is attacked and you just see kids, Virginia, that go to college and if they’re not set up yet, which a lot of 18 [year olds] aren’t, they are swept away.

If they are Christian kids, they are ganged up upon by their seniors and they’re now in a survival mode. I mean, you lose your faith, you lose your virginity, you lose your liver in time, and then you can lose your life.

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Colleges now are not simply trying to make you a living but not a life, they’re trying to get you a living and destroy what you thought was life, and the fear of God, the image of God and man, the absoluteness of moral absolutes that they’re out for you.

We don’t try to keep kids out of college, but we say, “Before you go to college, let us take you in a GAP, God’s Alternative Plan, and let’s take you and we’ll teach you Bible. We’ll teach you apologetics. We’ll teach you about where secularism came from.”

America’s gone from Calvinism to Arminianism to liberalism to secularism. Secularism was where nobody cares if there’s a God. Agnosticism doesn’t believe that you can know. Secularism just doesn’t care. And man is now exalted in humanistic secularism.

We just take you and we train you in life skills. We show kids how to dress, how to have etiquette. We show them how to work on their car, how to do blacksmithing. We show you how to do carpentry, we show you how to garden. And you take a college nine months and we bring in people, excellent men from all over, and we just teach it. We’re doing it with men now.

In a couple of years we hope to go to women. We’re kind of building the airplane as we fly it. You know what I’m saying? No one’s ever really done this that I know of, and so we’re kind of building it as we go.

Allen: Oh, it’s so practical to take both that theology side and then just those life skills, those jobs skills.

Nelson: Right, yeah. And a kid today, Virginia, can live in a room with a smartphone and never get out of it. I mean, he’s got access to the Library of Congress. And so a lot of life skills, a lot of people skills, social skills, moral skills, domestic skills, workplace skills. Kids have just so much today that have them removed.

There’s a verse in Proverbs, it says, “An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning will not be blessed in the end.” Meaning, when you give a kid too much too quick, it’ll ruin him. It’s not giving him a chance to struggle.

So we’ll take boys, Virginia, we want them to be able to do 50 push-ups, 10 pull-ups, and be able to run a 10K. My son who is in a home, what do they call it? Secret Service, home—

Allen: Homeland Security.

Nelson: Homeland Security. He told me that they’re getting guys now that their femurs give way, their hips give way. Their bones just are not hard because they hadn’t been stressed, they’ve sat around so long.

It’s been found that kids, something like 70% of the kids in the United States, couldn’t get into the military because of their lack of physical fitness. And so, we make them physically fit, socially adept.

… [It’s] like in the South. They would take a kid and put him down, make him eat in the basement until he was instructed by a servant on how to conduct himself and how to be apropos in public. Then they’d let him come up to the adults.

And kids now just don’t have any life skills. As I talk with a lot of them, young guys now, they’re not really interested that much in college, but they are just about learning how to live, how to [develop] life skills.

I think men in our country have been so condescended upon that a man is just afraid to assert himself in a home. They’re all desperately looking for a male figure with authority and love to set up shop and say, “This is the way it is.” It’s kind of like in the Bible when you read the Book of Proverbs.

Solomon will say, “My son,” and he’ll say, “Don’t do that. Be aware of this, do this.” And he’ll give you little two-line sermons over and over and over just to help you make it through life. That’s what we try to do in the GAP Program.

I had more response to it than anything we’ve ever had in 40-some odd years, 47 years of Denton Bible Church. More response by the adults saying, “We want to get behind this and do whatever we can.” I’ve never seen that big a response from kids and from adults saying, “Yes, that’s what we’ve got to have.”

Allen: Wow.

Nelson: We’re going with six [boys], as kind of a trial run. Then next year, we’re going to go to 20. Then we’re going to open it up to girls and go 40. I would like some day, Virginia, to see churches, everywhere there’s an evangelical church, to have part of their staff … do the GAP Program.

I mean, it’s a blinding flash of the obvious. I mean, you, Virginia Allen, you could do it. You could take a bunch of girls that are 18 years oldand you take them and start talking to them about morality, about God, about how to be a daughter, about parents, about authority, about being skilled, and the person you select to look at for your life partner. You can make a whole lot of difference in a young girl’s life.

Well, you just have to get a guy that knows his Bible and that knows how we got from the Puritans to same-sex gender assignment, and how we got from inalienable truths that are self-evident through nature’s God to where a judge can be censored by the ACLU for handing a Bible to a convicted murderer and show him John 3:16, which is what we had just recently in Texas.

How did we get here?

So somebody has to be able to show him [the] Bible, and history, and the devolution of Western philosophy, and get the kid ready for the chipper that he’s about to back into. You know what I mean?

Allen: Yeah, absolutely.

Nelson: When he graduates, he’s backing into a chipper and it’s going to grind him up if he’s not ready.

Allen: And you say that you roughly modeled the program after the L’Abri Fellowship, which was started by Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

Nelson: Yeah, there’s been a lot of places that did this. Princeton University was begun by what was called the Log College of a fellow named William Tennent and it became Princeton, where he took about 18 young guys and just tutored them as young men because he didn’t want to send them to Harvard or Yale that had gone liberal, and so he trained them.

L’Abri means “the shelter” in French, and Francis Schaeffer would take young men and women from Europe that had been devastated through secular humanism that reached Europe ahead of us. He would take them and walk them through it.

In Colorado Springs, the Summit Ministry by David Noble, the same thing. He looked up in ’62 and he says, “We’re sending kids to college to get threshed.” He would take them and train them. So there has been things like this all around the country starting to pop up.

It’s kind of like whenever America pressed to the West in the late 1800s, mid- to late 1800s, and gosh, I guess before because it was realized that we were going to the West, but we had no churches. So we would try to have a courthouse, a school, but there weren’t any churches.

We started what was called the Sunday School Alliance, to where the men and women would go out and on Sunday they would take the children in an hour and they would begin to train them in the Bible because they recognized that there was such a big gap, a big dearth of knowledge.

It got so well-known that pretty soon the Sunday School Association disappeared and local churches took it upon themselves to say, “We can do this.” … All of us grew up in Sunday school to some degree. That’s where it started, was just a bunch of adults said, “We got a problem here. We got kids growing up with no moral guidance.”

And when America was urbanized and industrialized, you had all kids. Daddy would now go to the factory and kids were loose, and you had gangs beginning. And out of that came YMCA, Boys Club, Boy Scouts, things like this, sports, baseball, football, to try to get kids under coaches to try to give them some guidance before the system ground them up.

And so this is an old, old idea. For that matter, heck, Virginia, the synagogue in Israel, when they were surrounded by the pagans, when they were dispersed, they would come together in a common place of instruction, [the] synagogue. They would instruct the kids on how to be Jews in the midst of Rome, and in midst of Greece, in the midst of Persia.

So that’s kind of what this is, it’s an old, old idea that kind of needs to be reborn. Every church can take some guys, some girls, some couple, and take kids and parent them, and get them ready to step into the chipper that has become the American worldview now.

Allen: And you started with six young men in September, correct?

Nelson: Right.

Allen: How’s it going?

Nelson: Like I say, we’re building the plane as we fly.

Allen: OK, great. [Do] those young men seem to be enjoying the program so far?

Nelson: They have said, “I am changed,” and we’ve only been doing it now for two months.

Allen: Wow.

Nelson: They are saying, “My life has changed,” because they were taken from a theological, philosophical, intellectual, physical two and confronted with an eight. …

The guy that I have is called Drew Anderson. He’s a former Midland, Texas, all-state Linebacker and 185 pounds, so you better be tough. A Texas A&M Aggie, a guy who did the stock market and real estate before he went into the ministry. He’s just a man’s man. He loves his wife. He loves his daughters. And he takes these young men four hours a day and he orchestrates people coming in and him instructing them.

So they’re at school, there four hours a day in our own life college. And they’re absolutely loving it because we’re exposing them to financial planners, to bankers, to master gardeners, to military men, to surgeons who are Christians that are showing them the way the big boys do it.

Allen: Yeah.

Nelson: And their lives are being changed.

Allen: Have you received any pushback from parents saying, “No, my child needs to go straight to college after they graduate high school”? And if you do have parents saying that to you, what are you saying to them?

Nelson: I say there’s maybe a few kids that could go straight to college today. There’s maybe a few. I’ve seen a couple that are so grounded by their parents, Bible theology, life, and social skills that they can do it, but very few. And so we have had zero pushback from parents.

We had one kid come in the program because his mother filled out the entrance form unknown to him just to get him in.

All that we ask from a kid, a young man, and [in] two years from a young woman, is that they have a motor, they have to be self-motivated. It’s not a recovery program. We’re not taking drug addicts and trying to rehab them. We’re taking kids. If you’ve been a drug addict, that’s OK, but we’re taking kids that want desperately to be successful in life and are not quite sure how to do it.

We can’t spend our time trying to parent a disobedient child, and so we’ll send them home. If they don’t show up to class, if they can’t show up on time, if they can’t get along with people in it, we’ll have to send them home. It costs like $2,500 a year to do it, which would be the lowest junior college education you could get, and so it’s not a great fee, but we want them to make a commitment and to stay with us.

We have had no pushback. What we have had is we’ll have up to 150 parents come together in a meeting with their particular life skill to say, “I want to be able to be used. If you can use me in any way, use me.”

We’ve had guys that are recovering drug addicts that came to us and said, “Can you can use me?” We said, “Yes we can,” and we get you in there.

We have people that will come and teach them about STDs and say, “This is what you’re looking at if you become immoral, this is going to happen.”

So we have had huge response from the parents.

Allen: And is the program at Denton Bible Church, is it only for your students in your congregation? Or could a young person in Florida apply, for example?

Nelson: Anybody, anybody. Now, if you’re in there, you got to go to Denton Bible Church.

Allen: OK.

Nelson: You go to the first service and you don’t just get to sit, you become a greeter, or you become a usher, or you become someone that serves communion, or you become someone that sits in and helps with the infants and plays with the squalling kids.

We’re not going to let you just sit. You’re going to be in the commons group at our church, and you’re going to be a servant in that group. So it’s not a time that you’re going to sit and vegetate for a year. You’re going to be busy and you’re going to serve within the church.

Allen: Now, if churches want to find out more about duplicating your model, or if students want to apply, how can they find out more?

Nelson: I’m not an expert on a computer machine, but they can just go to Denton Bible on the computer and then look at Denton Bible, and then look for the GAP. … We’ve made a video because we would get a huge number of calls saying, “What are you doing?” And so, we’re having people call and we show them.

And, Virginia, in time, if it works, we got to wait and see if it works—it’s great on paper and it looks great after two months, but we’re waiting to see—we would like in time to write on it and to say, “Here’s how you do it.” Because any church can do this and it’s a blinding flash of the obvious. It’s falling off a log. Young guys are all looking for old guys. Old guys are longing to invest in the next generation.

Psalm 71, “Do not forsake me, O God, until I make thy name known to the generation to come.” All you got to have is an intelligent, loving, communicable person that can be funded by a church to say this is your position, is to develop the GAP Program.

We would like to have, in time, I’d like to have 500 kids a year coming and going in this, to where it becomes something that every evangelical church in our country does—taking the kids in the church and around the church because they’re not just kids in our church. We got a kid from Chicago, we got kids from all over that have come to do this, so we’re thinking any church can do it and every church ought to do it.

Allen: Well, Tommy, thank you so much for your time. We really appreciate it and learning more about the GAP Program. So exciting to hear.

Nelson: Thank you, Virginia.

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The film ‘JoJo’ Rabbit’ and the Brainwashing of Children Today

“For that reason we must insist that all organs of education which may be useful for the instruction and training of the people have to fulfill their duty towards the community. Such organs or organizations are: Education of the Youth, Young Peoples Organization, Hitler Youth, Labor Front, Party and Army–all these are institutions for the education and higher training of our people.” – Adolf Hitler, Speech before the Reichstag on January 30, 1937.

“The book press and the newspaper press, lectures and art, the theatre and the cinema, they are all organs of popular education.”Adolf Hitler, Speech before the Reichstag on January 30, 1937.


Today in America children are being brainwashed to “fulfill their duty towards the community [collective]” from kindergarten to the 12th grade. From the Community College to the Colleges and Universities education has become an “organ” of the state. If you don’t believe me then just ask any student what they know about Fascism, Socialism, Communism, or Marxism. Then ask them what they know about America and her role in stopping each of these ideologies.

To understand how a brainwashed 10-year old boy can create his own fantasy world go see the satirical film JoJo Rabbit by Fox – Searchlight. Watch the trailer:

JoJo Rabbit is about the life of a 10-year old boy named JoJo who lives in a small town in Nazi Germany during WWII. The little boys and girls in the film are brainwashed to believe that they must do what the state wants them to do. For the little girls their purpose is to bear children for the Motherland. For the boys it is to die for Der Fuehrer.

The film begins with JoJo and his fellow Hitler Youth attending a training camp where they learn how to think, fight and be faithful to the Fuehrer. This leads, in the end, to these children being used as Nazi soldiers to fight and die as the onslaught of the American and Russian forces entering their town, a stark symbol of the collapse of Nazi Germany.

JoJo Rabbit shows the dark side of socialism, its ultimate brutality and bloody end.

JoJo and his mother, who apparently is part of the underground, walk past people who have been hanged in the town square as a warning to others. There are tense moments like when the Gestapo enters JoJo’s home in search of enemies of the Nazi state. There is a tragic moment when JoJo is walking through the town square and finds his mother hanged by the Nazis.

JoJo has been indoctrinated to believe that all Jews are evil. He even has a notebook with graphic drawings showing his contempt for all Jews.

Then the film throws JoJo a curve ball. JoJo accidentally learns that his mother has been sheltering a Jewish girl, who is hiding from the Gestapo, in a secret room in their home.

This reminded me of people today who are persecuted because of their beliefs. The Jews continue to be persecuted, as are Christians.

Certain ideas and beliefs are forbidden by the intelligentsia.

Today the the intelligentsia promote: homosexuality, are the followers of Mohammed, promote the myth that blacks are still in slavery, and are most likely Communists, Socialists, or Democratic Socialists. The Democrat Party has become the new Fascists. These protected classes have infiltrated our school system to further their agendas. For example: if you are white you are labeled a racist, if you are straight you are homophobic, and if you support the U.S. Constitution you are an imperialist. Get the picture?

In a January 30, 1939 speech to the Reichstag Adolf Hitler stated,

It is nonsensical to think that obedience and discipline are necessary only for soldiers, but have little useful meaning in the rest of the peoples’ lives. On the contrary, the disciplined and obediently popular community is capable of mobilizing forces that facilitate an easier assertion of the peoples’ existence and thus serve the successful representation of the interests of all. However, such a community is primarily not created by the compulsion of violence, but only by the compelling power of an idea and thus by the efforts of a continuous education.

Conclusion

Our children are being indoctrinated to be obedient and submissive to the state. Our children have become, via a continuous indoctrination process, the new socialists who hate America because they haven’t been taught about America. America has always been great. Understanding America’s greatness requires understanding American history.

Today America is filled with “disciplined and obedient” children of the state.

Obedience to the state is the primary lesson being taught in our schools, colleges and universities. Safe spaces, microaggressions, and any thought not considered proper (the First Amendment be dammed) trigger immediate and devastating responses from students, faculty and administrators in our schools.

Our children are being taught what to think, not how to think.

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When Justice Isn’t

A letter written by a local elementary school teacher, I’ll call “Mrs. Krieg,” was brought to my attention by a mutual acquaintance.  In light of the notice that honor classes will be discontinued, she thoughtfully agreed that equity (defined as fairness and impartiality) in the schools should benefit all students.  Regrettably, she has been influenced by terminology that has been devalued and redefined to become a tool for social engineering among students.  Such revisionism has been applied to Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, and comes at the expense of freedom and true justice.

Honors classes were designed to challenge students academically.  The advanced work, faster pace, and higher course-credit weight have provided for smarter, happier, well-rounded children who had the opportunity to flourish according to their capabilities and not misbehave out of boredom.  But now, the authorities have determined it best to cancel the honor courses across the country because of a “lack of diversity” – that is, more Caucasian and Asian students were engaged than Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans.  Instead of also providing honors classes that meet the interests of the low-energy students – perhaps music, theater, artisanal handicrafts – the Department of Education has decided to close the achievement gap by lowering the bar and expectations and discontinuing all incentives.  Mrs. Krieg did not foresee that by eliminating the incentives and opportunities, the resulting “equity” would be mediocrity and the loss of exceptional achievement.

Now the Department of Education will generate equity in boredom, discontent, resentment, truancy and delinquency.  Academia is not unaware of these inevitabilities.  Their purpose is not an improved education but the decline of achievement and the elimination of the exceptional. Former President Obama expressed a similar derogatory outlook when he denounced high-achieving Americans with, “You didn’t build that.”

Diversity in the schools no longer describes a richness of ideas, course studies, or specialty careers, but defines and categorizes the students themselves, by race, religion, ethnicity, financial status, sexual orientation, and however else the students choose to differentiate themselves.  As with the term “equity,” the meaning of “diversity” has been corrupted, as it now implies division, divisiveness, and discord, the opposite of E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, One.  These differences have led to a totalitarian-style monitoring and bullying – called Speech Control, necessitating “Diversity Officers” with doctoral degrees, credentials in counseling and inclusion techniques, and six-figure salaries reflected in higher tuition costs.  The officers’ mere presence confirms the growing disharmony, isolation, discrimination, harassment, and violence that characterize the socialist strategy.  These points are significant:

  • Many schools have implemented a policy of discouraging the bonding between classmates, beginning with Kindergarten, alleging that “best friends” keep the students from mingling with others.  This is false and destructive.  Best friends are a mutual support system, as they learn to agree, compromise, comfort, accommodate, and be reliable, traits needed throughout their adult lives.
  • Schools now place students at their computers for hours, removing eye contact and discussion opportunities with others, disallowing autonomy over time scheduling, reducing writing and penmanship with its inherent creativity. Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris said she would increase daily school time by three hours, thereby seriously reducing home and family activities, personal growth, and individual achievement.
  • Academia has introduced “intersectionality” to diminish the self and encourage victimhood by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, family class; the more the classifications, the higher their status.  Instead of a unitedness with school and pride of citizenship in their own country, they are now tribalistic, divisive, and intolerant.
  • Bigotry against Jewish students and staff (antisemitism) is on the rise and spreading.  History has shown that Jews are always the first, but never the only ones, to be attacked.  There is growing hostility directed towards whites (white supremacy), extending to our founding and history, particularly by the socialists and Sharia-compliant; and towards boys (toxic masculinity), which works to diminish their self-worth and ambitions, and damage their God-given purpose of contributing to our nation’s growth and defense.  Boys must become men: marry and support their families, be strong fathers and teach morality to the next generation.
  • The removal of God from the schools and population’s psyche has produced a plethora of new definitions that facilitate a ruling class, convince the public to tolerate lawlessness over sovereign borders, and to submit to the measured demands of sharia made by the Muslim Brotherhood and affiliates on campus and in the media.
  • The Common Core standards introduced new courses: intentionally convoluted math that prohibits parental participation; dystopian and uninspiring literature that offers limited creative vocabulary and replaces inspiration with fatalism; inaccurate and indoctrinating history lessons that misinform students about our growth and successes and secretes the truths about Islam; and social studies that support a political agenda.
  • With individuality stifled, the children are indoctrinated to think alike, falter alike, and expect equal return for widespread mediocrity.  This equity in communist countries has produced  stagnation in education, the economy and real income; slow improvement in everyday services and medical care; shortages of goods; rising criminality and corruption, along with an increase in alcoholism, particularly in Russia.  Socialism kills the spirit of personal endeavor.
  • The introduction of transgenderism is ruining the lives of many children, psychologically and physically, wrecking all opportunities for happiness in marriage and family, leading some to suicide.
  • The threat of climate change, perhaps the greatest hoax, is the extensive control over all life, which would bring a scarcity of energy, failing manufacturing firms and  retail operations, vilified consumerism, diminishing food supplies, curbed transportation for people and food distribution.  The environmentalists purposely falsify the data about climatic conditions in order to throttle human activity – which they hate – to produce their worshipped green planet.
  • In short, the goal of the left is to crush the human spirit.  Pride in accomplishment must be stifled, progress discouraged, and the dispirited population reminted into the globalists’ compliant working class.

Contrary to Mrs. Krieg’s understanding, the term “diversity” was invented to con the populace into accepting all incoming non-citizens.  Regardless of criminality, disease, or hatred for the American flag, they must be housed, fed, clothed, educated and medicated.  Multiculturalism is already the downfall of several European countries due to cultures that are too disparate for assimilation.  Muslims come to replace their hosts’ laws with their sharia and establish yet another oppressive totalitarian Islamic state.

Justice becomes injustice when the word needs a modifier.  “Social justice” means a revision of laws to accommodate a socialist agenda.  True justice is served only when the interests of Americans are considered, when Americans can, of their own volition and in their own time, partake of the promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  The authoritarian government seeks total/totalitarian control over the masses to forcibly produce identical workers, taught and indoctrinated to comply with the needs of the regime.

The final outcome is not unknown to mankind.  We have seen countries fall to socialism, fascism, and Islam, and the vulnerable children are always the first to feel the effects of the increasing control.

Now is the time to act if we are to avoid Orwell’s dire warning: If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

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Banned Practice: YouTube Takes Censorship to Trans Debate

“Talk with teens about possible regret.” That’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics says about tattoos and body piercings. But when it comes to giving a girl who thinks she’s a boy a double mastectomy, the same organization thinks parents should “respect” their kids’ wishes.

That’s just part of the hypocrisy Dr. Michelle Cretella was trying to point out about the liberal medical community in a popular video for the Daily Signal. I say “trying,” because after two years, the flaggers at YouTube decided to pull down the 2017 content and ban it. The truth about transgenderism, they said, “violates YouTube’s hate speech policy.” According to liberal flaggers, the offensive part was just one sentence — but, as Daily Signal editor Katrina Trinko explained on Thursday’s “Washington Watch,” it was an important one.

“If I walk into my doctor’s office today and say, ‘Hi, I’m Margaret Thatcher,’ my physician will say I am delusional and give me an anti-psychotic,” Dr. Cretella explained. But, “if instead, I walked in and said, ‘I’m a man,’ he would say, ‘Congratulations, you’re transgender.’ If I were to say, ‘Doc, I’m suicidal because I’m an amputee trapped in a normal body, please cut off my leg,’ I will be diagnosed with body identity integrity disorder. But if I walk into that doctor’s office and say, ‘I am a man, sign me up for a double mastectomy,’ my physician will.” Then came the part that really set YouTube off: “See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender.”

Nothing that Dr. Cretella said is medically inaccurate. “And yet [it’s] so ‘offensive,'” Katrina argued, that “YouTube cannot even let it be said.” And what’s even more incredible is that this video has been online for a whole two years! It already has 70 million views. If YouTube wanted to keep the lid on these facts, they sure took their time doing it. But even now, after months of back-and-forth with the Daily Signal, it’s obvious the company isn’t concerned about truth or fairness. “We said, ‘Hey, we understand you’re a private company. We respect that you have the right to have your own rules. But we really think that this is a targeting of conservatives. Can we come to some sort of understanding?”

YouTube’s answer? No. “Ultimately, we were told the only way we could get the video back on YouTube was to delete the sentence [about cutting off healthy body parts]. In other words, we had two choices: censor the doctor’s words or have no video on the world’s biggest video platform.” That, Katrina said, “should horrify every YouTube user — and anyone who values the importance of a public square featuring a variety of perspectives.”

At a time when children are being legitimately and irreparably hurt by this ideology, the last thing any social media company should be doing is silencing experts. Dr. Cretella is a pediatrician with decades of professional experience. She understands the consequences of this because she’s seen them. If families reinforce and support their kids’ biological gender through puberty, “the vast majority of gender-confused children [as many as 98 percent!] get better.” But here we are, she warns, rushing to “chemically castrate gender-confused children with puberty blockers. Then we permanently sterilize many of them by adding cross-sex hormones, which also put them at risk for heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancers, and even the very emotional problems that the gender experts claim to be treating.”

The truth may be uncomfortable. The science might be “offensive.” But what people don’t know about this fad of self-expression is destroying our children’s futures. The Left can’t debate Dr. Cretella — they can’t argue against the facts — so they call it “hate speech.” It’s time for the rest of us to rise up and speak out — while we still can! Conservatives may not be as loud and noisy and quick to complain as liberals, Katrina says, “but we exist.” And we should be allowed to speak freely. If you agree, weigh in. Tweet at them: @YouTube and @google. Or leave a message on Google’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Google/) or YouTube’s (https://www.facebook.com/youtube/).


Tony Perkins’s Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.


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Kamala Harris Proposes Dropping Kids Off At School When They Turn 5 And Picking Them Back Up When They Turn 30

U.S.—Kamala Harris has unveiled her latest amazing policy proposal: having parents drop their kids off at government schools when they turn 5 and not picking them up until they turn 30.

The proposal would have parents bid goodbye to their children when they drop them off at kindergarten and not see them again until they graduate with a postgraduate degree or at least have backpacked in Europe for a few years after high school.

“Trust us—we’ll take great care of your kids for those 25 years,” she said at a campaign stop Wednesday. “When has the government teaching your children ever gone wrong?”

One person tried to answer but was arrested. “Nobody has any objections? That’s what I thought,” Harris said.

Harris believes the proposal will help working mothers not have to worry about their kids for several decades, during their most formative years when their “malleable little minds” can be influenced. Harris believes the system would help kids get indoctrinated at a much faster rate than today’s school system.

“Today, we only get, like, 6 or 7 hours with your kids,” he said. “It’s far too little time to really turn them into good communists. We need at least 24 hours a day to get the desired results.”

Harris says the proposal is optional, though if you choose not to participate, your home may be subject to a no-knock raid in which you will likely get shot in the face.


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In photos: First Lady Melania Trump visits children at Boston Medical Center

First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Boston yesterday morning, where she highlighted a treatment program for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The trip comes as part of her signature Be Best initiative for child well-being.

Photos: See the First Lady promote Be Best in Boston

“As you may know, this is an issue I am very focused on,” Mrs. Trump said from the medical center. “I hope today’s visit helps shine a light on programs like yours.”

During the visit, the hospital’s staff and leadership gave her a firsthand look at their innovative lineup of programs. First up was one called Project RESPECT, which provides medically assisted treatment to almost 200 women annually. Its mission is to create a more stable environment for mothers and their babies.

Another important program at the center is called CALM, which stands for “Cuddling Assists in Lowering Maternal and Infant Stress.” The initiative brings in volunteers from across the community to hold babies with NAS, offering them comfort while also decreasing withdrawal symptoms when a child’s parents aren’t available.

The final initiative the First Lady observed is called the Supporting Our Families Through Addiction and Recovery (SOFAR) Clinic.  The SOFAR Clinic, launched in 2017, focuses on the wellness of families as a whole during the lengthy addiction recovery process.

Mrs. Trump had the chance to meet firsthand with children and families currently enrolled in the SOFAR program“Be Best is dedicated to shining a light on programs similar to the ones I learned about today,” she said. “The programs implemented supply the necessary services and education to patients and families struggling with addiction.”

Learn more about the First Lady’s Be Best initiative.


Tonight, 9/11 hero posthumously honored by President

On September 11, 2001, Colonel Richard Rescorla saved nearly 2,700 lives at the World Trade Center in New York at the cost of his own.

During the attack on the Twin Towers, Rescorla—a commissioned officer in the Vietnam War—ignored a P.A. system announcement that urged people inside the building to shelter in place. Instead, he assisted in evacuating employees, directing them to stairwells and keeping everyone calm amid the growing chaos.

Then, rather than saving himself, Rick stayed behind to keep helping others. He said he would leave “as soon as I make sure everyone else is out.” He died when the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. ET.

Tonight, President Trump is proud to honor this American hero posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal.

Watch live: President Trump presents the Citizens Medal at 6 p.m. ET

CHANGED: Former gays against the Democrat’s ‘Equality Act’ — ‘Sexual behavior should not be a protected right.’

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.


NBC News’ Gwen Aviles in an article titled Ex-gays descend upon D.C. to lobby against LGBTQ rights quotes Kathy Grace Duncan, a member of Changed who formerly identified as a transgender man,

They’re [the Democrats] asking for certain rights in this legislation [the Equality Act – H.R. 3570/the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act], but these are rights that they [the LGBTQ+ community] already have.

Aviles goes on to quote Jim Domen, founder of Church United, who identifies as formerly gay,

“Sexual behavior should not be a protected right.”

Aviles noted,

Domen and Duncan claim that sexual orientation and gender identity are choices, and individuals displeased with their current status can “overcome” it through therapy and religious support.

I was cleaning out some old research materials and pamphlets about homosexuality from the Family Research Institute founded by Dr. Paul Cameron, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Family Research Institute also created the Empirical Journal of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior website.

Replacing ‘sex’ with ‘gender identity’

The idea of same-sex attraction is an issue that is coming to the forefront. The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in two cases involving LGBTQ rights. In an October 6, 2019 article Ryan T. Anderson wrote:

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that ask whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans employment discrimination on the basis of sex, extends to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status.

It’s an odd legal argument, given that the public meaning of the word “sex” in 1964—and today, for that matter—refers to our status as male or female, not our sexual attractions, desires, actions, or identity.

That’s why progressive activists have been trying for the past forty years to get Congress to pass laws that would add “sexual orientation” as a protected class, and it’s why they’ve been doing the same for “gender identity” for the past dozen years.

What does past research tell us about sexual orientation?

In the Family Research Institute 2007 Year End Report we find a reference to an article by Paul Cameron, Ph.D titled Teacher-Pupil Sexual Interaction: How Much is Homosexual? Dr. Cameron found:

In news stories in English across the world for 1980-2006, 902 teachers engaged in sex with 3,457 pupils. Teachers engaging in same-sex sex constituted 63% of perpetrators in Ireland, 62% in New Zealand, 60% in Canada, 54% in Scotland, 48% in Australia, 47% in England, and 35% in the U.S.; in smaller samples, homosexuals accounted for 71% of perpetrators in mainland Europe, 26% in Africa, and 13% in Asia. 

Proportionately more same-sex sexual activity with pupils occurred in the West as compared to Asia and Africa. Most (54% of 810 male, 83% of 92 female) teachers violated only opposite sex pupils; 43% of perpetrators engaged in homosexuality; and 55% of victims were boys. Findings for each country or set of countries were consistent with U.S. studies based on superintendent report, principal report, self-report, and convictions indicating that a male homosexual is the most and a female heterosexual the least apt to have sex with pupils.

In a second 2007 report by Dr. Cameron titled Do Those Who Engage In Homosexual Sex More Frequently Rape and Murder The Underage? A Test Of Traditional Morality noted:

Traditionalists regard those who engage in same-sex sex (e.g., ‘homosexuals’) as immoral; psychiatric professional associations consider morality unrelated to participation in homosexuality. Frequency of committing a heinous crime – rape and murder of children — was examined as one empirical test of this disagreement. For 1980-2005, 668 stories about the rape and murder of children (<18 yr.) in 50+ major newspapers in the USA, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, etc. indexed by Lexus-Nexus were found: 202 (30%) involved perpetrators who engaged in homosexual sex (35% of
the 206 stories from 1980-1994; 28% of the 462 from 1995-2005).

Males constituted 96% and boys (<18 yr.) 6% of the 714 perpetrators. The 209 perpetrators who engaged in homosexual sex accounted for 364 (40%) of the 914 victims – 53.5 (9%) of the 600 girls,
and 310.5 (99%) of the 314 boys. About three-quarters of children victimized were <13 yr. In Britain, 30 (51%) of 59 stories involved homosexuality.

Fast forward to 2019

Today we find the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America and public schools in the United States and abroad are immersed in homosexual scandals.

Church Militant has been in the forefront in reporting on the “gay mafia” that now runs the Catholic Church. Watch: Sodomitic Filth.

Florida, the state in which I live, has seen a steady rise in the number of HIV/AIDs cases between 2013 to 2018. The Florida Department of Health HIV Data Center reports that the number of Floridians diagnosed with HIV has gone from 4,360 in 2013 to 4,906 in 2018. Florida currently has 119,661 individuals with HIV/AIDs living in the sunshine state. Health statistics for HIV, AIDS and HIV-related deaths in Florida can be found at this web link.

According to a December 12, 2018 report in the Wall Street Journal, the Boy Scouts of America may be filing for bankruptcy in the near future due to escalating legal costs related to lawsuits over how it handled reports of child sexual abuse allegations and child molester Scout leaders.

Public schools across America are now hosting “drag queen” reading hours for young children in libraries, much to the chagrin of parents who can’t opt-out.

Conclusion

The Family Research Institute in a 1992 pamphlet titled What Causes Homosexual Desire: Can It Be Changed concludes with:

Can homosexuality be changed?

Certainly. As noted above, many people have turned away from homosexuality — almost as many people as call themselves “gay.”

Clearly the easier problem to eliminate is homosexual behavior. Even as many heterosexuals control their desires to engage in premarital or extramarital sex, so some with homosexual desires discipline themselves to abstain from homosexual contact.

One thing seems to stand out: associations are all-important. Anyone who wants to abstain from homosexual behavior should avoid the company of practicing homosexuals. There are organizations including “ex-gay ministries,” designed to help those who wish to reform their conduct. Psychotherapy claims about a 30% cure rate, and religious commitment seems to be the most helpful factor in avoiding homosexual habits. [Emphasis added]

Today groups like Changed are making a difference in turning men and women away from homosexuality. The best way is to keep homosexuals away from our our youngest and most vulnerable – our children.

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POLL: Majority of students want PUNISHMENT for ‘offensive’ costumes

  • A recent survey found that 51 percent of American university students support punishing others who wear “highly offensive” costumes.
  • The number is even higher among Ivy League students.

More than half of American university students support punishment for their peers who wear “highly offensive” Halloween costumes.

A recent poll by The College Pulse found that more than half of students do not believe that dressing in “offensive” costumes is protected free expression and support the notion that those who partake in such costumes should “be punished.”

The survey was conducted by asking 1,501 university students several questions regarding current events and societal norms, including “Are highly offensive Halloween costumes (such as blackface) a protected form of free speech on campus, or should students who wear them be punished?”

A majority of students — 51 percent — indicated that students who wore such costumes should “be punished,” while 49 percent said that “highly offensive” costumes are “a protected form of free speech.”

The number of students saying others should be punished for “offensive” Halloween costumes is even higher at elite universities, with 58 percent of Ivy League students saying that wearing “offensive” costumes should have consequences.

California students are on high alert when it comes to insensitive Halloween costumes, with three out of five students within the California State University system in favor of punishment for “offensive” costumes.

The radical left will stop at nothing to intimidate conservative students on college campuses. You can help expose them. Find out more »

The poll comes just days after a separate poll found that a majority of U.S. young adults believe that “hate speech” should not be protected under the First Amendment, with 47 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 saying that jail time would be an appropriate punishment for those who use such speech.

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FLORIDA: The Real Fate of Childhood Sexual Abuse Whistle Blowers

If you doubt for a moment that whistleblowers on childhood sexual abuse, like Sarasota’s school resource officer Kimberly Whyley, are not retaliated against, you severely underestimate the indifference to predators by school administrators, clergy, law enforcement, judges, medical professionals, and others in positions of authority. You severely underestimate the appalling epidemic numbers of predators and their enablers in our midst.

What really happens when a conscientious adult reports childhood sexual abuse? I know and am still living the aftermath of my reports made in Indiana, with tentacles here in Florida.

The immediate repercussions of my eyewitness reports about a 350-pound adult male counselor lying on top of a child pinned beneath him on the floor against a wall were for me to be put under surveillance by the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center, where the attack occurred. My husband’s boss, attorney Robert W. York, later issued an ultimatum that my husband would be fired if he did not silence my reports.

After firing my husband, Robert York was appointed as a hearing officer for the Indiana Supreme Court, paid scores of thousands of dollars, and worked directly under Indiana Justice Steve David. As a trial court judge, Steve David had fined me $60,000 for attempting to have the mother of a convicted violent childhood sexual predator answer questions under oath about her son, who was one of many predators frequenting the Indy JCC, including Subway’s infamous Jared Fogle, finally imprisoned for his sexual crimes against children around the world.

When I repeatedly gave proof of Robert W. York’s frequent commission of the unlicensed practice of law in Florida to numerous Sarasota and Manatee County judges and to Florida’s Attorney Generals, their indifference was stark. The simple lesson is that crimes against children are met with indifference, and crimes of intimidation and retaliation (and unlicensed practice of law) by predators and their enablers meet the same fate.

We must all strongly support the courage it takes to blow the whistle on predators, whose fate is protected; while child-victims are abandoned and betrayed by those entrusted and empowered to shelter them from irreparable harm inflicted upon them in classrooms, churches, and community centers.

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PODCAST: This Student Stood Up for Mike Pence Amid Leftist Protests

“I Like Mike” was the campaign that Taylor University freshman David Muselman created when a few progressive students tried to keep Vice President Mike Pence from visiting campus.

The vice president had been invited to deliver the 2019 commencement address at the Christian college in Upland, Indiana. When the leftist students tried to block his visit, Muselman rallied the student body in support of Pence with the I Like Mike campaign, which spread like wildfire across campus.

In this episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, Muselman sits down to discuss how the campaign was created and why he chose to stand up for the vice president. Read the lightly edited transcript, posted below, or listen on the podcast.

Virginia Allen: I am joined by David Muselman, a student and proud conservative voice on his college campus at Taylor University in Indiana. David, thanks so much for joining me.

David Muselman: Thanks for having me, Virginia.

Allen: Earlier this year, Taylor University announced that Vice President Mike Pence would be their graduation speaker in May of 2019, and there was such a backlash from the students that it made national headlines.

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Now, in response to this, you launched the “I Like Mike” campaign. This was a very bold move on your part as you were willing to stand up on campus and express your support for the vice president. Why did you decide to launch the I Like Mike campaign?

Muselman: Absolutely, and thanks for that question. That’s a great question.

But first and foremost, the day our president of the university announced Vice President Pence would be speaking at commencement, everybody was thrilled. I got text messages, I got phone calls, and everybody could not believe that the vice president would be coming to speak at our university in the middle of corn fields. It’s in Upland, Indiana, it’s in the middle of nowhere, and it’s an honor to have the vice president. So that was first and foremost, everybody was thrilled.

A day or two later, the very loud, outspoken minority on the campus freaked out a little bit. There was a girl who said she was actually shaking in fear, and there was another girl who said she was terrified at the fact that Mike Pence was coming to speak on our campus.

Then after those two instances, the, what I like to call, fake media took ahold of the story and really put articles out and put other stuff out in the media saying how much Taylor doesn’t want the vice president to come speak, does not appreciate what he does, and not value his commitment and service to our country.

So that’s from the outside looking in, that’s what everybody thought. Everybody thought Taylor was a place that did not want the vice president to come. From the inside looking out, that wasn’t the case at all. It was a loud, loud, loud minority of students who were not in favor, and in fact, a ton of people on campus really, really were excited for it.

So then that launched me into the idea of making these T-shirts. I made these T-shirts, they’re called “I Like Mike T-shirts.”

They had the vice president’s face in the middle of them, and it was so cool because … I went door to door and sold these T-shirts and a lot of people didn’t buy them at first. Then once our initial group of the people who bought them wore them around campus and got a picture, everybody wanted them.

From maintenance man, from technicians, from faculty to alumni … my phone was blowing up because … it was a FOMO, in a way, it was a fear of missing out. They all wanted to be a part of this I Like Mike campaign, so it was a great opportunity. The vice president actually met with us at commencement then.

Allen: Yeah, and I wanted to ask you about that. What was that like sitting down with the vice president, having really played an integral part of standing up on your campus and saying, “No, we want the vice president to come.”

Muselman: It was an unbelievable experience. Just having the vice president on campus is one thing, but then him being willing to meet with us and my team and the group of people that we worked with, it was humbling. You know, it was humbling.

I learned the week before that the vice president, it was not in the schedule to shake every person’s hand at commencement. He saw that and he said, “Hey, I’m shaking every person’s hand.” He didn’t have to meet with us, and he saw our article on Fox News and he said, “Hey, find those guys. I want to meet with them.” That’s just the man he is, and … I’m so thankful for that type of vice president in our country.

Allen: So what did you all talk about?

Muselman: It was awesome. He came in the room and there was probably 20, maybe a little more students. It was hard to get people back because the seniors couldn’t contribute because they were walking on the stage and a lot of seniors bought shirts. A lot of people left and so it was more the local crowd. But we were all starstruck when he came in. I mean, the vice president walking into the room was pretty humbling.

We talked a lot, we talked about a lot of stuff. He mainly talked about how thankful he was for the support and for us backing him, and we just told him how thankful we were because, really, a lot of us listening to the show even, we believe in those basic, biblically sound conservative values. But sometimes we’re not willing to stand up for those values, and Vice President Pence is an unbelievable example for standing up for those values. But then as well, is not just standing up, being willing to take the heat. Obviously, he’s taken a lot of heat in the past few years, but that’s just the man he is. He’s an unbelievable man.

Allen: Did you receive any backlash on your campus from launching the I Like Mike campaign?

Muselman: I wouldn’t say backlash, no. I did get a couple of dirty looks, and some professors don’t talk to me as much as they did because they don’t agree with what I agree with. But at the end of the day, who cares? That’s my opinion. I mean, who cares?

We got to stand firm for what we believe in, and at the end of the day, if they’re not willing to talk to us, or hang out with us, or even have a friendly conversation with us, what’s the point, you know?

Allen: Did you have a group of friends that you were all kind of launching this together, or did you really come up with this idea and spearheaded it on your own?

Muselman: It was actually my good friend named [Jerice Broyer] from Indiana. He came into my room and he said, “Hey, I have an idea. We got to make T-shirts.” I said, “No way. All right, I’m in.” And so his girlfriend’s dad designs T-shirts and stuff, and so I helped them. I edited all the T-shirts and stuff, and then I sold them all.

It was Jerice’s idea, so I mean, without Jerice, none of this would’ve happened. But it was awesome, going door to door to sell them.

Allen: Yeah, sounds like you all were … quite the team. That’s great. So what did you learn from this experience that you would like to share with other young adults?

Muselman: Yeah, other young adults, I would say don’t be scared of the other side, always remember that half the country voted for Trump, half the country voted for Vice President Pence. Over half the country shares the beliefs that we have. It doesn’t feel like that watching the news, it doesn’t feel like that watching the media. A Bible verse, I think it was Galatians 1:10, and it says, let me read it, is that all right?

Allen: Yes, that’s fine.

Muselman: It’s Galatians 1:10 and it says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

So just bottom line, if the spirit is telling you to do something, or you feel that sense, or if you just have that gut feeling to do it, just do it. You know? Don’t think about the backlash.

We have it so easy in America and we are so blessed to live in the greatest country in the world, where in China and North Korea and other countries, it’s pretty hard. So we have it really easy and we got to remember that, and no matter what, you just got to do it.

Allen: Yeah, yeah. So David, you’re a finance major at Taylor and you have a few more years of school left, but has this experience led you to think that you might want to be more involved in policy or politics moving forward?

Muselman: I’ve got that question a lot in the last year, and as of now, I am going to stick with the business route. I’m trying to build a business, I want to do real estate with my brother. We’re best friends, we want to be real estate partners.

Allen: That’s awesome.

Muselman: But down the road, I mean, I would be interested if the situation would present itself. I’m not forcing anything, I’m going with the flow. But I’m going to start a business first and then we’ll see where the Lord takes me.

Allen: Yeah. Well, we certainly appreciate you standing up for freedom and for the vice president at Taylor, and we really appreciate your time here at The Daily Signal.

Muselman: Thank you so much, Virginia.

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Schools: A Beacon of Hate – or Schools: America’s Killing Field

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers and the disarming of the bourgeoisie (the middle class). “A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Let me first say that my prayers and thoughts for healing are sent to all families who have lost family members due to a horrific killing. Losing a family member unexpectedly is something we should never have to experience. It is a sad time in America.

Hate speech, racism, anger, are all emotional traits that must be learned. Yes that is right, Hate is an emotion that must be LEARNED.  You have to be taught to hate. Did you ever meet a baby right out of the womb who said I am a racist?  Were their first words, “I hate Jews, Christians, Blacks, Muslims, conservatives, environmentalists, etc.” I don’t think so.  Why is picking up a gun or knife and killing people done by some almost without thought? Because somewhere in their lives, they were taught to hate. Now they are acting out what they have been taught.  Mental illness for the most part has nothing to do with their actions. It is their programming. The biggest question is where is the programming coming from?

As a result of the latest mass murders, all the talking heads were spewing the same recycled trash. Blame Trump or the NRA, or the gun or gun type, or background checks, or magazine, when in reality none of which would have done anything to stop this despicable action.  It was already set in the queue.    Again we were told they killed people because: they hate, they have a mental illness, they are angry, the Presidents words, lack of family, lack of morality or they were bullied. These are symptoms but without knowing and attacking the cause nothing will change.

Over the past few years I have been writing on the damage the government schools have done to our children.  As we know that almost half of the students who graduate can not read, write or do simple math. But what does that have to do with guns?

The school curricula is now filled with hate, disrespect for life, for self and others.  Did this rhetoric lead white Americans to express more prejudiced views of African Americans or Hispanics, whether through the normalization of prejudice or other mechanisms?

The other day Tucker Carlson stated that white supremacy is a hoax. Technically he is right. For the most part America was on the road to assimilation UNTIL… until students in school read

  • about how awful America is
  • that their parents are stupid fools or evil
  • the American experiment was nothing more than a slavery train for the rich
  • American laws were designed for the rich to plunder the poor.
  • the kids learn there is no G-d
  • the truth is what you believe at that moment and no one has the right to invade your truth.
  • unborn life is nothing just a mass.

You are constantly told you are nothing special.  You are only good when you are part of a group and believe that any opposing thoughts and actions are EVIL.

In a recent study, the authors were surprised by their own conclusions which stated, “Our findings contradict both hypotheses, as we primarily found declining prejudice and racial resentment, and certainly no increases.” Hopkins wrote: “Measuring prejudice is notoriously difficult, but we were able to draw on a panel survey, which has posed questions about political issues to the same group of people 13 times since late 2007. Our panel asked the respondents — a representative sample of about 500 white Americans — to rate different racial groups’ work ethic and trustworthiness repeatedly. …

“On average, anti-black prejudice dropped sharply among whites, from … just before the 2016 election to … two years later. … That marked the lowest level of anti-black prejudice since we first conducted this study in late 2008. Prejudice against Hispanics also dropped. … In both instances, declines were larger among Democrats, but they appeared among Republicans, too.” (Is White Racism Really Increasing?)

Hate is an emotion which requires a lot of energy to reinforce. Once multi ethnic marriages were accepted Americans began to choose friends, business associates and acquaintances based on similar interests and abilities not ethnicity.  MLK’s speech began to take root as people judged others by merit not skin color. After 9/11 Americans started coming together.

This unity is out of the question for communists.  They can not allow relationships to dominate. After all what if people talk to each other? They might come up with better answers; they might actually find solutions.  How can communists lie if people talk? So school programs and devices put an end to communication and relationships. What do these school programs offer students? Did it improve their reading, writing and math ability? There are hundreds of school programs that have nothing to do with learning. These programs are designed to play on emotions. Here is a timeline for the destruction of American education.

In America, protection of family was a high priority for men.   Communists knew that this bond must be broken.  War, Sex, Drugs, lack of Jobs and promotion of a poor self image would fill the bill. America’s men could be accused without evidence and called toxic, white supremacist, white nationalist or just plain evil.   A strong masculine image was out and an effeminate image was touted as the “new man”.  LGBTQ was pushed on Americans as though it was the majority when in reality less than 3% of population participates. But once you put these thoughts in vulnerable children the numbers will increase. This is just another idea to control population.  Rather than teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and real biology, they focus on gender.  Sorry but there are only 2.  A feeling of a way you want to practice your life is not the same as actual physical changes.

Biologically you are male or female. Using fancy made up words to describe how you feel at that moment is not a physical change. The communists play with your emotions so a new group can be formed for them to make into victims.  In reality, the LGBTQ community is fighting for rights they already have.   If they were taught history, they would find they are part of “All men are …and We the people…”  The Discrimination Laws already apply to them. It is easier to affect an emotional response than a factual one. So indoctrinate our children is the goal. (Gender Identity Explanation Handouts Pulled From California Middle School Classroom)

In America the feeling was, no one really cares what you do in the comfort of your home. Just don’t push it on the rest of us.  Sadly this attitude led to the majority not paying attention as these programs slid into schools. Now the minority has forced these programs on the majority. Wait a minute what happened to majority rules. I thought America was a democracy like they tell us over and over. Silly me.

What then is actually learned in school?

  • Anything goes
  • There are no consequences or accountability for your actions
  • No meaning to life, family is a burden, there are no heroes, no role models
  • No responsibility, do what you feel at the moment, you are G-d
  • Everyone is the same, no merit, no creativity, no ingenuity
  • No love, no affection, no closeness of another human or family
  • No skills– therefore you can’t reason or analyze your way out of a situation,
  • No trade, no work ethic – no thought is put into work as everything is acceptable.
  • Independent thought is unacceptable as you are told what to think.
  • No American history explaining the meaning of America and why America is exceptional.
  • No basis for comparison as all opposition is squashed.
  • HATE for America and its Judeo-Christian values

You learn you are alone. You have little or no support system as you lack real communication skills.  No one is there to bounce ideas off of; no one to share a memory, an idea, a life. But wait, you do have your hand held device and Alexa who never answers you back.  Not to worry, your sex bot will take care of you without question. With a sex bot you are always right.

No matter how much the communists push the individual down, suppress the individual, individuals still have urges. Urges to be different, to stand out, to make an impression, get notoriety will pop up continually.  That is the problem.  You can ignore them the best you can but the urges become overpowering.

When the trigger actions and trigger words are realized simultaneously we have a perfect storm.  There is no stopping the individual from acting. The individual is not crazy, just programmed that when the moon is in the seventh house and the stars align, they MUST act. Guns, knives, cars, bikes, bombs doesn’t matter, they are driven and must stop that urge. Once this process begins, since human contact is out, there is no sounding board. No one saying stop, this is a bad idea.  There is no hand held device that will stop them. The lust to dominate the narrative is overpowering. You just learned that anything opposing you is evil and evil must be exterminated. YOU become the exterminator.  You are good and you are ridding the earth of this evil blight.

Will ridding the schools of this communist programming be the answer?  Eventually but remember it has taken over 100 years to get this programming in the schools. Getting it out will not be easy. Are you up to the fight?

Is America Worth Saving?

I believe YES.  But no one said it will be easy. They are very powerful (Jeb Bush, Bill Gates to name a few) pushing this narrative even though it fails the kids. They don’t care as long as they have power, money and can control the masses.

Will you review the materials your child reads?

Will you correct the errors?

Will you homeschool?

Will you bring these programs to light at your school board and demand they get removed?

Will you alert your legislator to return America to our schools?

Will you run for office?

If not you, then who? If not now then when?

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Resolve Public Schools’ Double Standard in Promoting Islam while Disparaging Christianity

ANN ARBOR, MI—The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review the case of Caleigh Wood, a Christian eleventh-grade public high school student in Maryland who, despite threats of receiving a failing grade, refused to deny her faith by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the Shahada—“There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.

She was also forced to view a series of pro-Islamic PowerPoint slides, including one that stated, “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.” The high school’s content specialist, Jack Tuttle, testified that use of such comparative statement was inappropriate and that he would have advised the teacher not to use it.  Nevertheless, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals opined that the teaching did not violate the Establishment Clause.

The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represented Caleigh Wood in the federal lawsuit against LaPlata High School. Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center, commented on the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case:

“I’m not aware of any public school which has forced a Muslim student to write the Lord’s Prayer or John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’”

Thompson continued,

“Yet, under the pretext of teaching history or social studies, public schools across America are promoting the religion of Islam in ways that would never be tolerated for Christianity or any other religion. It’s disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity to clarify the test which lower courts should use when ruling on establishment clause and free speech challenges to public school classes on religion.”

The legal question at stake was whether La Plata High School violated the First Amendment’s Establishment and Free Speech Clauses when it gave Caleigh Wood an assignment she was unable to complete without violating her religious conscience as a Christian.

She believes it is a sin to profess the existence of any other god but the Christian God. She stood firm in her Christian beliefs and was punished for it. School officials refused her father’s request that she be allowed to opt-out or be given an alternative assignment. She refused to complete her anti-Christian assignment and consequently received a failing grade.

Thompson added:

“Many public schools have become hot beds of Islamic propaganda. Teaching Islam in schools has gone far beyond a basic history lesson. Prompted by zealous Islamic activism and emboldened by confusing court decisions, schools are now bending over backwards to promote Islam while at the same time denigrating Christianity.”

“Although the Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to provide clearer constitutional guidance on this important issue, there will be other chances as this issue isn’t going away anytime soon,” he said.

Many schools have become willing instruments of Islamic indoctrination. And in Caleigh Wood’s case, the weapon of choice was the PowerPoint presentation, which included the following statements:

  • “Most Muslim’s faith is stronger than the average Christian.”
  • “Islam at heart is a peaceful religion.”
  • Jihad is a “personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline.”
  • “To Muslims, Allah is the same God that is worshiped in Christianity and Judaism.”
  • “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.”

Read TMLC’s Petition for Certiorari here.

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Warren Wants Trans Child to Approve Education Secretary

During CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” on Thursday night, presidential contender and radical leftist Elizabeth Warren applauded a “transgender American” child and then suggested the child assist her in choosing an education secretary if she wins the White House.

“My name is Jacob, and I am a 9-year-old transgender American,” Jacob Lemay said. Warren and the crowd applauded this as if it were an achievement. “What will you do in your first week as president to make sure kids like me feel safer in schools, and what do you think schools need to do better to make sure that I don’t have to worry about anything but my homework?” said Lemay, who was obviously coached by adult activists.

“I want to make sure that the person I think is the right secretary of education meets you and hears your story, and then I want you to tell me if you think that’s the right person and then we’ll make the deal,” Warren said.

While bullying is never acceptable, the right Secretary of Education should focus on actual education, not indoctrination or safe spaces.


Elizabeth Warren

During a question-and-answer session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans, Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” In the course of her remarks, the senator cited such things as disproportionate arrests of blacks for petty drug possession; an overburdened public defender system; and state laws that sometimes bar convicted felons from voting in political elections for the rest of their lives.

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