Catholic bishops call for ‘complete decarbonization’ by 2050, silent on Muslim slaughter of Christians

Complete decarbonization? You first, fellas. No more jetting to Rome to cause trouble for everyone by canonizing hard-Left Democratic Party policies. And let’s see you portly prelates start bicycling from parish to parish — no more driving for you, McManus. That wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.

While the bishops call for this destruction of the global economy, they continue to ignore a genuine and growing threat from the global jihad.  Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Younan recently appealed to the West “not to forget the Christians in the Middle East.” And he is not the only one. “Why, we ask the western world, why not raise one’s voice over so much ferocity and injustice?” asked Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI). The Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III has also said: “I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality.”

I do. It’s because the bishops in the West believe that the spurious and self-defeating “dialogue” they’re conducting requires them to be silent about Muslim persecution of Christians: “Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013

That’s why bishops such as McManus, Kevin Farrell of Dallas, Jaime Soto of Sacramento and others move actively to silence and demonize voices that tell the truth about this persecution. Meanwhile, their “dialogue” hasn’t persuaded a single jihadi to lay down his arms. Nor has it prevented a single Christian from being murdered by Muslims in pursuit of that jihad. Nor has it kept a single church from destruction at the hands of those jihadis.

The Church could have and should have been a voice for a genuinely charitable response to the jihad threat, and a robust defense of the value of Judeo-Christian civilization. Instead, it parrots Leftist talking points about climate change.

“Global bishops call for ‘complete decarbonisation’ by 2050,” AFP, October 26, 2015:

Bishops launched a global appeal Monday for a break-through at upcoming Paris climate talks, including a “complete decarbonisation” of the world’s economy and more help for poor countries battling the effects of climate change.

The bishops said any agreement “should limit global temperature increases to avoid catastrophic climatic impacts, especially on the most vulnerable communities”.

From across five continents they called “not only for ‘drastic reduction in the emission of carbon dioxide and other toxic gasses’, but also for ending the fossil fuel era”.

The goal should be “complete decarbonisation by mid-century, in order to protect frontline communities suffering from the impacts of climate change, such as those in the Pacific Islands and in coastal regions”.

The November 30-December 11 conference in Paris will be the culmination of six years of work since the ill-fated 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, which failed to lock down significant agreements.

The bishops urged those taking part to “keep in mind not only the technical but particularly the ethical and moral dimensions of climate change” as laid out in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“Those responsible for climate change have responsibilities to assist the most vulnerable in adapting and managing loss and damage and to share the necessary technology and knowhow,” they said in a statement….


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Analysis: Iranian human rights situation following Iran deal by Rachel Avraham

A recent report by the Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group has documented that in spite of Iranian promises in the wake of the Iran deal, the rate of executions remains high, the jailing of journalists and human rights activists continues unabated, and the lack of freedom of expression and discrimination against women continues to be widespread: “The five main reasons for death penalties in Iran are heresy, rape, murder, drug smuggling and armed struggle.  Capital punishment has spiked under Rouhani.   More than 2000 executions were carried in Iran during President Rouhani’s period since October 3, 2013.   The human rights situation has not improved since Rouhani became President two years ago.”

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Public execution in Iran. Photo Credit: Channel 2.

The Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group noted that the rate of executions in Iran has risen by 16% since the last year of Ahmadinejad’s presidency, despite the perception in the West that Rouhani is a moderate and Ahmadinejad was a hard core extremist: “Furthermore, Iran has the horrible status of being the world’s last official executioner of child offenders, people convicted of crimes when they were under the age of 18.”

The report noted that the UN confirmed that the Bahais are still persecuted in Iran despite claims by the Iranian government to the contrary: “Bahai citizens continue to face discrimination, arrest and arbitrary detention in connection with their religion.  Bahais have been systematically persecuted since 1979; extremist Islamic groups close to the regime have confiscated their property and assets.”   The report also noted that Bahais are not given work permits, are deprived of the right to attend university, and don’t have any representative in parliament, a privilege that is given to other religious groups within the country.   They stressed that Bahais aren’t even permitted to bury their loved ones in public cemeteries: “Since 2005, more than 800 Bahais have been arrested.   Over the years, thousands of pieces of anti-Bahai propaganda have been disseminated in the Iranian media.”

According to the report, Iran treats the Baloch nation living with her borders like second class citizens: “Balochistan has the lowest economic participation in the country, the highest illiteracy rate, the highest unemployment rate, the highest percentage of poverty, the highest rate of executions, the highest mortality rates for mothers and children, and the highest percentage of malnutrition.   Living in the poor region of Balochistan is a torture in itself but the people of this region go through different types of tortures and persecutions. The medieval tortures are a bitter memorial of what Iran’s officials have been using against Baloch dissidents in the regimes detention centers.”   According to the report, the methods of torture employed against Baloch dissidents include waterboarding, pulling out fingernails, cutting off fingers, hanging the dissidents from the ceiling, lashings, high voltage shocks, shoving sharp objects into sensitive organs, burning sensitive organs, rape, roast chicken torture, mock executions, sexual harassment, hanging objects from the testicles, and lethal injection.

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Wake Up America: Democrats at War with We The People

Please forgive me for sounding like a doting dad, but I was blessed to watch my adult daughter play softball in the world series. I beamed with pride as the out fielders backed up when she came to bat. However, what I am about to report will further entrench me as a traitor in the minds of other blacks in my family.

My wife Mary alerted me to the latest horrific incident of the Knockout Game that was ignored by the mainstream media. In New Jersey, a black thug knocked out an unsuspecting defenseless white woman. In Baltimore, 50 black teens almost beat a 61 year old white man to death which was again hidden from most Americans. My former employer WJZ-TV Baltimore refused to mention that the attackers were black in their coverage. And yet, race is the first thing out of reporters’ mouths in those rare incidences in which whites assault blacks. Stats show that blacks assault whites far more that vice versa.

I am the first to say everyone is solely responsible for their behavior. However, I see these black assaults on whites as the fist of the Democratic Party punching out innocent whites; the hand of the Democratic Party pulling the trigger assassinating police officers across America.

Democrats with MSM assistance have successfully convinced many black youths to believe white America is racist, murderers and responsible for all of black America’s woes. This Democrat insidious lie has caused black youths to feel morally justified in punishing their white Nemesis.

Few people realize the Democratic Party is at war with America. Yes, I am unequivocally saying everything the Democratic Party does is an attack on traditional morals and values. The Party leadership is repulsed by our God given freedom and rights written in the Constitution. Due to his radical education and perverted view of morality Obama believes the world has too little because America has too much. He is using his presidency to dethrone America as the world power.

From the Oval Office to numerous corrupted liberalism-infected government agencies, Democrats arrogantly bully and govern with an iron fist against the will of a majority of Americans. In essence, the Obama regime gives the American people the finger, daily.

From their perch of superiority, Democrats and liberal celebrity elitists believe only they should be permitted to bear arms, rather than us hayseed commoners. These elitists live in massive mansions, drive gas guzzlers and use massive amounts of fuel flying their private planes. Meanwhile, they lobby to force us peons to drive tiny tin cans, use public transportation and “lower our carbon footprint” to “save the planet”.

Here are just a few examples of the Dems hidden war against Americans.

The nationwide epidemic of blacks attacking innocent whites is due to a clarion call to attack by Democrat inspired and supported Black Lives Matter. What is so frustrating and crazy is the BLM movement was founded on the lie that white cops and white civilians routinely murder blacks. Furthering this hate-generating lie, legitimizing and empowering the vile hate group, the Democrat National Committee has given BLM its blessing to host a presidential town hall – to discuss “racial justice.” Give me a break. Why not invite the KKK as well?

Then there is Kate’s Law which was voted down in the Senate by 44 Democrats. 

Thirty-two year old Kate Steinle while enjoying a leisurely stroll with her dad on a San Francisco pier was shot by an illegal who was convicted and deported numerous times. And yet, he kept coming back to the US.

Kate’s Law is a mandatory five years in jail for felony illegals who keep coming back. To protect our families, a majority of Americans want Kate’s Law. Democrats said screw you America. We want to continue rolling out the welcome mat to illegals because we are working on giving them the right to vote. With all the government handouts we offer, we are pretty confident the illegals will become loyal Democrat voters. So, screw Kate, her family and you America!

Another reason why Obama and the Democrats ignore federal law encouraging the invasion of illegals is they believe America has been too white for too long. I have to endure a rant from my wife every time she has to “press one for English”.

Despite national protest rallies and massive intense opposition from the American people Obama officially signed his insane Iran Nuke deal giving the world’s largest sponsors of terrorism $150 billion. Iranians boldly chant, “Death to America”. Obama lied claiming there are ballistic missile restrictions in his Iran Nuke deal. There are not. And where will those missiles be pointed? The answer is America. Ponder that folks.

By the way, a majority of American voters still oppose Obamacare. Obamacare is another example of the Democrats saying screw you, we’re taking over your health care, deciding who lives or dies whether you like it or not.

Average American Joe knows very little regarding what happened at our U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya. In a nutshell, Ambassador Stevens begged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for more security, saying they were sitting ducks for Al Qaeda terrorists. Stevens’ request was denied. Nothing, including Stevens and his staff’s lives, would be allowed to contradict the Obama Administration’s lie that Al Qaeda was no longer a threat. Ambassador Stevens and other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on our consulate. Stevens’ body was abused and dragged through the street.

To protect the Administration’s terrorism-is-not-a-problem lie, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Obama appeared on numerous TV shows insisting that the attack was a spontaneous protest sparked by an anti-Muslim video. Emails revealed that Hillary knew the attack had nothing to do with a video and was a planned Al Qaeda terrorist attack

Displaying the self-serving callousness of a sociopath, Hillary looked Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, in the eye and promised to punish the producer of the video that caused the death of her son. 

It is extremely chilling that a major political party places its liberal agenda above the lives and best interest of Americans. This is how their party rolls folks; Democrats verses We The People.

In softball, my daughter is a “natural”. She hit a blast into the stadium lights, exploding them. Okay, I am exaggerating a bit. She did hit a ground ball single that drove in the winning run. That’s my girl!

Soviet Fascism in the 21st Century: The Enemies Within

Though misleading stories and facts were flying in the air, when Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before a special House committee Oct. 22.15 about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on 9.11. 12, she survived. The discussed events were not interpreted correctly and as usually, the main culprits were left behind the scene. We were watching a theater playing a game of lies as a routine protocol of the Democrat Party was covering up the truth of subversion in the expense of our national security, for the sake of the Obama’s reelection. We did not find people responsible for the crime committed. And that is again what obliges me to present my vision of a predicament in the world, as the GOP is following the old tradition: It never misses the opportunity to miss the opportunity and subversive actions continue harming America.


When I asked google for a list of subversive activities, I got an answer that did not satisfy me. Ready to write about sabotage, I was surprised by the definition, excluding sabotage from the list. I don’t agree with this definition:  All willful acts that are intended to be detrimental to the best interests of the government and that do not fall into the categories of treason, sedition, sabotage, or espionage will be placed in the category of subversive activity.” Hence, I’d like to give you my understanding of sabotage as it is one of the major tools used by Soviet Fascism against Western civilization.

Sabotage has many different forms, but it has always aimed at the destruction or bringing a harm to a target. It can be an intellectual sabotage, when the socialist professors inculcate the wrong ideology, indoctrinating the young minds. Stalin’s Political Correctness (PC), manipulating human mind is a form of intellectual sabotage. One vivid example is “climate change” by PC crowed—a method to destroy our capitalist economy. All forms of sabotage are aimed at destruction of capitalism and its cultural conservative values. Many examples of sabotages against America, shown in my books, continues today.  Look at this one:

 Update on the Muslim Holy War Against Americans

Syria Betrayal: U.S. trained Muslims immediately gave their weapons to al-Qaeda

The Obama Administration repeatedly assured us that they were working with “vetted moderates” in Syria. Obviously they have no idea how actually to do such vetting, or were never sincere about attempting to do so in the first place.

“US-trained Division 30 rebels ‘betrayed US and hand weapons over to al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria,’” by Nabih Bulos, Telegraph, September 22, 2015:

Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering the country. Fighters with Division 30, the “moderate” rebel division favored by the United States, surrendered to the al-Qaeda-affiliated. They handed over a very large amount of ammunition and medium weaponry and a number of pick-ups.” Jabhat al-Nusra, a raft of sources claimed on Monday night Division 30 was the first faction whose fighters graduated from a US-led training program in Turkey which aims to forge a force on the ground in Syria to fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

“They handed over a very large amount of ammunition and medium weaponry and a number of pick-ups.”

 I identify the event as the usual Soviet method of sabotage. To achieve success, there has to be commitment from both sides. It is not the first time it has happened and it won’t be the last time either. Obama sent 20.300 Hamdy’s to Iraq, at the cost of millions. They all have been handed over to ISIS. Sabotage has become a system. I have an impression that the Bergdahl case was orchestrated by Obama’s people to release five Taliban’s-criminals—also a kind of sabotage. It seems like Obama takes Putin’s orders seriously; and again Russia is up and we are down. As a result 75 percent of Americans believe that our Federal Government is corrupt. I know it is true. Drones from Russia are fighting for a Syrian army. This is a beginning of the second Afghanistan or Vietnam for us, yet, Putin’s strategic design can play a Russian roulette for Putin as well.

The two weeks at the end of September and a beginning of October were crucial to the world: a General Assembly of the UN and Russia’s aggressive actions in Syria both were extremely important– they have drastically changed the world. In the preceding column, I had shown you that current migration has been caused by infiltration of Soviet Fascism into the countries of the world. It can be called an invasion, carefully organized by Russia and the Turkish mafia (an appendix of the Soviet Mafia)—a sabotage against Western civilization in Europe. You will know it soon and be ready for the rise of terrorism in Africa with the same tragic consequences. South America did not escape either the Russian criminal involvement—A Marxist Brazil is in crisis. And have you seen the line of the thousands people for food in Venezuela?  My intention is to show you that knowledge of the ideology of Soviet Fascism is a must and I am not alone focusing you attention on Russia.

I found in my emails a message: A Fresh Look at Kremlinology from Stratfor Global Intelligence:

“The parallels between the old USSR and today’s Russia are many, and not without reason.  As a scholar of history and a former KGB operative, Putin has a shrewd grasp of Russia’s geographic, economic and political challenges, and how best to maintain his own policymaking power.

Recently, another parallel has emerged. Indications of a possible behind-the-scenes power struggle have prompted analysts to dust off the old art known as Kremlinology – a way of studying minute details in news reports and other information in order to get a better grasp of the big picture within Russia.”

I agree with the reminder, but reading my three books, you will get more information. The predicament in Russia has changed dramatically since the collapse of the S.U.—we are dealing with the Russian KGB’s government, which is running global terrorism. It is a coalition of the rouge states: Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and China united by the ideology of Soviet Fascism. Read my definition of Soviet Fascism, p.159, What is Happening to America?

Here is a recent example to destroy Western civilization, an attempt to disable a machinist steering the train near Philadelphia. The attempt was “successfully accomplished,” producing an awful crush of the train with killings innocents and hundreds of injures. If you read my books, you know the variety of sabotages, provocations, and other vicious actions committed by Russians operatives. The train disaster is one example. The army of Russian snipers, trained by the KGB is “working” in America. We can expect a continuation of analogous actions and a lot of copycats produced by our own young idiots as well.

Another recent example is the killings in Oregon. Look at the paragraph written by me in 2003, The Russian Factor, p.220

“The attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II by using surrogate Bulgarian and a mentally sick Turkish man remind me of another Stalin technique or device: using mentally ill and unstable individuals in assassinations.  Hasn’t history repeated itself not only in Russia, but on our soil as well?  Do you remember killings in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other places committed by mentally ill people?  Isn’t it a strange coincidence again?  No, the tragedy of our lives is unawareness.  We are at war, in WWIII for many decades now.  We have been systematically targeted on different fronts and locations. Alas, my beloved America has not recognized it yet, the prior knowledge of Stalinism is lacking in the American society.”

In my opinion, the tragedy in Oregon was set up by our enemies inside the country and abroad. I suspect that the information of Obama’s visit to the West Coast was used to revive and boost the policy of gun control to disarm the patriotic Americans, like Stalin had done in Russia. The county where it took place was known as a very conservative one: I have heard that a hero, who stopped a terror act in Paris lives there. A thought has flashed through my mind—maybe it is a usual Soviet revenge?  I disregarded the thought.

The rest of the dynamics of the events are known to you. What you don’t know is how it was organized and accomplished, unfortunately not the first time dealing with the mentally unstable people. I suspected sabotage after the Columbine shooting and wrote about it in the Russian Factor. The investigation of the crime in the Columbine School was a very superficial one without knowledge of the enemy. At the time, I had predicted that for this reason shootings will continue in America, because mental illness was a cause, used by the enemy. To find out how the actions were organized, I would prefer you to ask Bill Clinton, he knows the nitty gritty of many kinds of sabotages.

I am deliberately mentioning Clinton. I have expressed my opinion on him many times. I don’t trust him and I have been following his career since 1991. The current Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal and Benghazi killings are very important issues. Benghazi is Libya. Do you remember my story about Libya, Putin, Obama, Sarkozy, and Organized Crime? We are dealing with the Clinton Gang, intertwined politically with Obama. The means of communication can tell us a lot about the three. When Benghazi killings occurred, I had reported the cause of it– the Russian connection in the arms transferring to ISIS. Do you know the role of Sandy Blumenthal, he was involved in both Clinton’s activities in Libya? Maybe he was a conduit with Russia, too?

To know Clinton’s means of communication with Russia is the crux of the matter today, but some in the FBI can be members of the Clinton Gang. Hence, we will not have the answer. Bill Clinton is the boss and a person to investigate, Hillary is a walking PC political machine an obedient shadow of her husband. Her testimony at Benghazi Hearing has confirmed her allegiance to the Democrat Party by all cost.

In my opinion the video had been produced by the Russian operatives to deflect attention from Benghazi. I recognized the handwriting. All Obama’s people used it overwhelmingly, which demonstrates the Obama/Putin joint venture in action. It was time when Putin “worked out” on the establishment of ISIS and needed arms for the criminals.  Do you remember Bill Clinton’s trip to Moscow before the announcement of his candidacy for the U.S. presidency? Nobody talks about the event, yet, time is blood and money. It was in1991, today WWIII is marching across the world. Don’t you see the connection? Let me give you my vision of the events in Russia, because the crime in Benghazi, investigated without knowledge of Soviet Fascism, will stay as a problem, which will never be solved.

Russia’s wars in different fronts

When Russia launched a Crouse missiles to Syria, our government was in panic, despite the Obama’s meeting with Putin the day before. Let’s analyze Putin’s activity during the last seven years of the Obama presidency, which our Intel has missed. Here is my vision.

Somewhere in 2008-2009 Putin gave an assignment to the General Staff to work out and elaborate the procedure of the war in several fronts. The fronts were indicated—Ukraine, Syria, Iran, and possible the USA. The program should have been carried out in both military actions and in an incorporated diplomatic ettort. Iran was totally subordinated to Russia. As you know the Revolutionary Guard built by the KGB has already had a special Quds Force. The United States has declared the Quds Force a terrorist organization since 2007. Quds commander was Major General Qasem Soleimani. I believe the General speaks Russian, as he was trained there. I also think that Nuclear Deal with Iran is illegal due to the above mentioned law in 2007.

Russia’s activities started with diplomacy to achieve a Nuclear Deal between Iran and the U.S. somewhere in 2010-2011. As a catalyst in the deal and having both parties under control, Russia went further. Yes, Russia has both parties under control today as well. Don’t be confused, I have described the Obama/Putin joint venture many times, starting in 2008. Obama is not delusional or incompetent—the truth will horrify you. Just read Chapters 13-14, What is Happening to America?  .Xlibris, 2012.

So, the first task, a Nuclear Deal with Iran has been almost accomplished. Yet, even before the first diplomatic victory, Russia had applied military force and began war against Ukraine in February 2014.You know the rest of the story. But what you don’t know and our Intel doesn’t know is that despite losing the war in Ukraine, Russia had started the shipment of 4-6 air-defense missiles S-300 to Syria in April 2014, two months later. By launching Crouse missiles attack, Russia had begun the second war in another part of the world. This was the first Russia’s application of the military beyond the Soviet territory in the 21st century. It was a violation of the international global order established at the end of WWII.

Those events are obligating me to bring you two years back. Do you remember Obama’s Red Line and assurance that Assad’s days are counted? It was a moment in history Putin had usurped—he was offering to disarm Assad of chemical WMD.  I heard lately that Putin had a chat with Obama before Putin’s trick to save Assad. Putin’s offer has completely changed the predicament: the Red Line has disappeared and Assad was saved. In my opinion it was Putin’s shah-mat to Western civilization. I believe that by that time the General Staff had presented a strategic long-term plan to Putin and he acted in accordance with the strategy. Putin needed the time to create a vacuum in the territory of Iraq and Syria to be able better organize the establishment of ISIS there.

Putin had several yes-men at his disposal in the Middle East. Assad was Putin’s man and so el-Maliki of Iraq, recruited when he lived in Iran. So, Putin needed Obama to accomplish the vacuuming. He got all three as you know the recent history of events. Moreover, the number of ISIS was about 10.000 two years ago and their destruction was pretty accomplishable. Obama gave Putin time to complete the leadership of ISIS with the battlefield commanders from Chechnya and other former Muslim Soviet republics, let alone the Sunnis from former Saddam’s security, trained by the KGB. Due to Putin’s supervision of the actors in the Middle East, we have today a balkanized region, destabilizing the world. Stalin’s design is coming true. Did you see Putin speaking before the General Assembly on the UN? The aggressor established himself as the king of the Universe and a president of the world. Regrettably, he is a power broker in the Middle East now. Obama has created this opportunity for Putin.

The news made me suspicious again—another hero, who stopped terror in Paris was attacked and severely injured in America. Maybe my suspicious were correct at the first time? Even more dangerous news reporting about attempts of the KGB member from Russia to smuggle nuclear material to Europe and sell it to ISIS. The blasts in Turkey killed 95 people. Bombing hospital in Afghanistan killed and injured several dozens. The two killings coincided with the Palestinian waves of terror multi attacks on Israelis–a coordinated actions around the globe. Pay attention to the time span—all the events have happened just after the Russian invasion of Syria and all actors have the same agenda. This is an active Stalinist strategy to cover-up the crime committed and divert people’s attention from the main actor. During this entire series, I have been focusing your attention on that exact strategy.

Do you remember a disappearance of a Malaysian plan after Russia invaded Ukraine? Just wait. Time will prove my suspicions. The information I have conveyed on this series is an attempt to educate the audience in terms of the ideology, I called Soviet Fascism. Russia is killing Syria’s rebels, trained and funded by the CIA, while America retreats. To fight ISIS is not in Russia’s plans, Russia will try to make a peace with ISIS. As I have already reported, Russia had Chechens and other Muslims from the former Soviet Republics within ISIS. Russia had established all known to you terrorists groups, regardless of their names—their activities are coordinated by Russia and Iran. Watch Iran, it will test its military muscles very soon and watch ISIS using recruitment, infiltration, drugs, and assassinations—all Soviet methods of the 1950-1980s described in my books and articles.

As a result of Obama’s retreat during the seven years of his foreign policy, the military of Russia, Cuba, and Iranian Revolutionary Guard are on the border of Israel—being an extreme anti-Semite, Stalin is smiling in his grave. It is imperative to be well informed and aware of the enemies to survive. The crux of the matter and the main cause of all our troubles is that the leadership of the Democrats represents an appendix of Soviet Fascism on the American soil. Don’t be shocked by my statement, here is a confirmation of my words:

The NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED by U.S. Presidents in the last 100 years is approximately 4-6 in four years, Obama issued more than 1000 for 6 years.

Look at the EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 — allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S.  Financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when the President declares a state of emergency, Congress cannot review the action for six months. Don’t you think that Obama has been practicing Stalin’s dictatorship in America for the last seven years?

The Republican House Divided

I purposely made the preceding sections of this article big enough to contain a lot of information about Soviet Fscism, without this knowledge Western civilization can’t survive or win. The chaos in the Republican Party is the reflection of that. I supported Trump and the people who committed to him for this particular reason. When Trump offered to talk with Putin, I sent him a letter on August 25, 2015, warning him that a conversation with Putin can only be productive, speaking from a position of knowledge. Reading this article, Donald Trump will understand what I meant. The people supporting him perhaps don’t know yet Soviet Fascism, but they definitely feel that America is on a wrong track—there are 72 per cent of them, including me.

Therefore, the chaos in the House is a positive sign. Time is blood and money and the task of the opposition has always been the fighting for its own ideas. The leadership of the Republican Party has been guilty of dereliction of its duties, allowing Obama to begin a radical transformation of the system left to us by our Founding Fathers. The Republican leadership is contributing to the passiveness that allows our problems to expand. The blindness and failure of the Republican Establishment, Boehme, and McCarthy to bring the historical knowledge and particularly the existence of Soviet Fascism to the surface of discussion have allowed Obama to proceed freely and create all the current problems around the globe. Sean Hannity interviewed dozens of the Republican members of the House—none of them even once mentioned the word Russia, let alone Soviet Fascism.

Lately we found out that old Soviet “brothers at arms” are emerging again in Syria—Cuba has joined them.  The Soviet history of intervention 1950-1970s repeats itself. Do you remember Stalin’s plan to involve the U.S.A, into the sectarian war between Sunni and Shiite? Look at the contemporary world—Alas, Stalin is winning…

I hope Bill O’Reilly is getting my explanation. What is left to me is to repeat again: Knowledge is Power and Compromise is not a dirty word, but compromise with Soviet Fascism constitutes Treason.

To be continued

Crying in the Wilderness

My friends sometimes jokingly refer to me as the John the Baptist of the Republican Party.

John the Baptist, who was an itinerant preacher in the days of Jesus Christ, is one of the most historic religious figures the world has ever known.  He constantly warned his people to repent of their sins because the Messiah’s, Jesus Christ, appearance was imminent.

People thought he was crazy because he kept preaching and preaching and preaching about the coming messiah until Jesus finally appeared on the scene; and John the Baptist’s prophecy was quickly forgotten.

Likewise, I have been preaching and preaching and preaching about the need for the Republican Party to become serious about getting more Blacks involved in the party.

But instead of imploring my party to get ready for the coming “messiah,” I have been preaching about the coming diversity of the American population; thus the necessity of not relying only on the White vote to win elections, especially during presidential cycles.

Many of my followers think I have simply been wasting my time for decades and that the Republican Party will never get serious about the Black community.

As with John the Baptist, many also think I am a madman and have lost my mind; but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Giving up would have been the easy thing to do; but I have always been reminded that dreamers possess great powers untold; they build worlds that others cannot see.

For the first time in decades, deep down inside, I see that a change is gonna come.

I am currently in the midst of travelling across the country meeting with Black entrepreneurs, Hollywood actors, and major music artists about a major project that I will announce next month.

Many Black entrepreneurs feel simply left out of the political game all together.  The Democratic Party is anathema to many of these businessmen on issues like government regulations, minimum wage, Obamacare, access to capital; many in Black Hollywood are becoming increasingly concerned with the extreme left-leaning turn of the images coming out of Hollywood regarding “values;” there is also an increasingly vocal movement against the lyrics being promoted within Hip-Hop/R&B.

Republicans constantly assert that they don’t know who these Blacks are and were not aware that they are already in synch with our values on a myriad of issues.  Well, they will no longer have that as an excuse.

I will deliver these individuals to the party to begin cultivating some type of relationship to explore the possibility of forming some basis of moving forward on issues of mutual concern.

Of all the decades I have been preaching the gospel of inclusion, I have never seen the Black community so ripe with a desire for engagement with the Republican Party.

One only need look at the pathologies in every Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member’s district to understand why.  Every conceivable economic or values index in these districts are well above the national average of worst indices:  unemployment, crime, drugs, murder, pregnancy, school dropouts, etc.

The Black community is already in sync with the party philosophically and politically; the question is does the Republican Party really want a relationship with the Black community or do they simply want to continue to use our community as a wedge issue?

One of the main reason Blacks constantly vote again their own interests is that the Republican Party does not make the Black community feel like they are welcomed within their party.

If the party wants a relationship with the Black community, they have to send a strong signal that the party is looking long term and are willing to indicate that with specific actions.

Our congressional leadership must invite these businessmen to sit at the table with them and their staffs to discuss issues like:  reducing or abolishing capital gains taxes as a means of stimulating small business growth, accelerated depreciation, access to capital, Obamacare, and foreign taxes; they must invite Blacks in Hollywood to discuss with them the role of negative, violent images and its impact on the culture of violence that is pronounced within the Black community; they must invite Hip-Hop/R&B artists to discuss copyright protection of their intellectual property (their music) and the need to end the raunchy lyrics in our pop culture.

Remember, the goal is not to make them Republicans; but rather to get them to work with us on specific issues that we all can agree on.

If we can do this, I will no longer be called the one who is crying in the wilderness; but rather the one who is now crying for joy.

Florida Sheriffs Continue to Speak Out in Support of Open Carry [VIDEOS]

Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smithspoke passionately about the Open Carry bill (SB-300 by Sen. Don Gaetz) in Senate Criminal Justice Committee on 10/20/15.  Watch his testimony:

Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel was represented at a press conference in support of the bill that was held in the Capitol 10/06/15.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been very outspoken and testified in support of the Open Carry bill in the House Criminal Justice Committee on 10/06/15.  Watch his testimony:

Additionally, Sheriff Ivey has recently written an OpEd article in support of Open Carry.  Read it below.

As more Sheriffs continue to speak out in support of the constitutional right to carry and the right of self-defense of their constituents, we will continue to make you aware of where your Sheriff stands.

You may thank these sheriffs for their support by email.  They are supporting you and your rights — and they deserve your support and your thanks.

Florida Sheriff: “My support of Open Carry goes even deeper”
Opinion by Sheriff Wayne Ivey

As each of us watches with astonishment at what is currently taking place across our country, we struggle to find solutions to reduce the potential for the next active shooter or violent crime that could take place in our own communities.  Shootings and mass killings at churches, movie theaters, schools, malls, military bases, and even colleges have forever changed the game and have left Law Enforcement and law abiding citizens scrambling for an answer to prevent the next critical incident.

While there are many opposing opinions, personal views and empirical data reflecting respective positions, there is only one undisputed fact: the best law enforcement agencies in the country have response times in minutes and bad people with evil intentions act in seconds.

Like each of you, I strongly support our Constitution and have unwavering support for the 2nd Amendment.  There is no doubt that historians and legal minds often disagree on the intentions and interpretations of the 2nd Amendment, however, most will agree that the true essence of the 2nd Amendment was to allow people the right to bear arms to protect themselves.

While the Constitution lays the foundation for “the right to bear arms,” my support of Open Carry goes even deeper.  Our jobs as Law Enforcement Officers is to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while doing everything we can to legally protect our citizens.  We stress to our citizens every day the importance of making themselves, their homes, and their businesses “hard” targets so that criminals will not target them or their families.  Violent criminals are opportunists, who look for an easy or “soft” target to victimize.

For decades Law Enforcement agencies have instructed citizens to put alarm signs out front of their homes and businesses to deter criminals. In fact, most agencies will even instruct citizens to prominently place an alarm sign at their location even if they don’t have an alarm.  Why? Because we are trying to make their homes and businesses hard targets and not soft targets.

The same theory applies to open carry when we are trying to protect our citizens.

I don’t want our citizens to have to defend an attack that could have easily been avoided had they been able to clearly demonstrate to a waiting criminal that they are a hard target and not a soft target.  To emphasize this point, I ask you to consider that each and every day across our country we investigate robberies at restaurants, banks, drug stores, gas stations, convenience stores and homes, but what we don’t see are armed robberies at pawn shops and gun stores.  The reason why is very simple—because criminals know what awaits them on the other side of the counter!

A historical survey performed by the University of Massachusetts and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice
  gives great credibility to the above philosophy and concept.  The survey involved the interviews of over 1,800 violent inmates from 10 different states including Florida who were asked questions concerning target selection and how they picked their victims.  To this day it is still considered to be one of the most comprehensive studies conducted with criminals who gave firsthand accounts of what criminals consider when committing crimes.  The study revealed the following:

  • 81% of interviewees agreed that a “smart criminal” will try to determine if a potential victim is armed.
  • 74% indicated that burglars avoided occupied dwellings because of fear of being shot.
  • 57% said that most criminals feared armed citizens more than the police.
  • 40% of the felons said that they have been deterred from committing a particular crime, because they believed that the potential victim was armed.
  • 57% of the felons who had used guns themselves said that they had encountered potential victims who were armed.
  • 34% of the criminal respondents said that they had been scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed citizen.

Based on this government-funded research, it would appear that known armed citizens do represent a direct deterrent effect on crime.  Our citizens deserve the right to demonstrate that they have the ability to protect themselves.  At the very least they deserve the choice to reveal themselves as a hard target and not a soft target.  I challenge you to find a single Law Enforcement Officer or Sheriff in our state that doesn’t believe that a criminal is less likely to target a victim whom they know is armed and prepared.  If you know in your heart this is a true statement, then how can we as law enforcement leaders deny a citizen the right to demonstrate that they have the ability to protect themselves?

Lastly, there are 45 other states in our country that have “some” form of open carry.  There is no question that “Open Carry” will eventually occur in Florida.  The overall design and intent of HB 163 and SB 300 is to mandate the same statutory requirements, regulations, qualifications and restrictions that currently apply to the Florida Concealed Carry Permit such as safety training, weapon handling proficiency, background check, permitted areas of carry, and psychological well being.

I personally believe it is imperative that we as law enforcement leaders express a clear and convincing voice in the design and potential impact of this bill.  By sitting at the table with the various groups that want to discuss this important issue, we can work together to draft legislation that is designed to protect our citizens, our protectors and our Constitutional Rights.

To simply stand idly by and say we either agree or disagree does absolutely no service for our employees and citizens. We as law enforcement leaders should be standing and proudly voicing our desire to ensure that all legislation meets the number one priority of government, to protect its citizens.  By not only having a voice, but exercising that voice in the drafting of this bill, we can make sure we create positive laws that are in the best interest of our citizens and our Law Enforcement members.

EDITORS NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the position of

Time to Do the Constitutional Thing

Nearly every American can sense that the U.S. Constitutional Republic is on the brink of total collapse. That they are living under a pre-WW Germany form of tyranny through mass propaganda and that the clock is ticking down on American sovereignty, security, freedom and liberty.

They may not know why, or how, or who is the blame for it, or even what to do about it… but more than 70% of Americans know that their country is headed in the wrong direction and that they are fast running out of time and opportunity to do something about it.

Yet, the answer is quite simple… The problem isn’t “them,” it’s “us.” The issue isn’t what “they” won’t do, but rather what “we” will do…

The more complicated and complex the problem, the more simple and basic the solution must be… And unless the American people are ready to deal with all of it in one swift constitutional move, they will never be able to deal with any of it, ever…

Everything Obama has done during his unconstitutional tenure must be erased as if it never happened and the people have but only ONE way to do that…

The Threat

There is no question anymore where the greatest threat to America is coming from… It is coming from within the halls of our government. All three branches of the Federal government have been compromised.

The Judicial Branch is no longer in the business of upholding or defending the Constitutionally protected Rights of all legal American citizens, or enforcing the constitutional laws of the United States as passed by Congress. They are in the unconstitutional business of “social justice” – making up national policy to suit global interests by way of totalitarian judicial fiat, often in direct violation of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. The judicial branch has gone completely rogue…

The Legislative Branch, the only branch of the Federal government with any law-making authority whatsoever, Congress, has abdicated all constitutional law-making and oversight authority of Congress to the unconstitutional Senate, Executive and Judicial branches… Congress has rendered itself, especially the House of Representatives, a vacant useless body no longer operating as “the people’s representatives” in Washington DC. The House is a reckless and feckless enemy of “the people” today, with no promise of self-correction anywhere in sight, no matter who the next Speaker may be.

The Executive Branch has been changed from an administrative branch obligated to uphold, enforce and administer the Laws of this Land, to a lawless tyrannical dictatorship actively aiding and abetting known enemies of the United States, violating the US Constitution and Bill of Rights on a daily basis, and ignoring all legitimate U.S. Laws while inventing new “laws” via unconstitutional Executive orders and memos, as if the White House is the Kremlin.

The Right of the People to Alter or Abolish

The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Thomas Jefferson’s most enduring monument. In it, our Founders set the foundations for freedom, liberty and self-governance via a Constitutional Republic.

It also establishes the fundamental Right of the people to alter or abolish their systems of government, if and when those systems become destructive towards the sole purpose of government, the protection of the Rights of the people to live in peace, freedom and liberty.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The Founders had plenty of experience with everything we face today. They knew that all governments, no matter how carefully designed, had the potential to eventually become destructive of the sole purpose of government. They fought a bloody battle to win our sovereignty, security, freedom and liberty. They knew the price of freedom all too well…

So, they made it possible for all future generations to avoid the need for mass bloodshed in order to free themselves from a government of, by and for the people, once that government had become destructive towards the people. They set Constitutional Solutions in place for the people to follow, in order to peacefully alter their government, before abolishing through bloodshed, would become the people’s only option.

Article I – House

Section I“All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

Which means, only statutes passed by Congress through legitimate constitutional legislative process, initiated in the House, approved by the Senate and signed into law by a legitimate President, all in pursuance of the foundations of freedom, are “laws.” Nothing else is “law,” according to the Constitution.

Section II“The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers; and shall have the sole power of impeachment.”

Despite rhetoric aimed at blaming the US Senate for not impeaching Obama, the most impeachable Oval Office occupant in U.S. history, the “sole power of impeachment” belongs to the House, not the Senate. As of today, the simple majority needed to impeach Obama in the House is 100% in the hands of the House Republican majority.

There is no one else to blame for why the most impeachable person in U.S. history is still running roughshod over our entire nation. The blame rests clearly with House Republicans who have simply refused to keep their oaths to the American people.

Article II

Section IV“The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

As very carefully established in the North American Law Center ( Articles of Impeachment, a mountain of evidence exists that Barack Hussein Obama is in fact guilty of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Specifically…

  1. Usurpation of the Oval Office via criminal identity fraud
  2. Malfeasance, misconduct and abuse of the Oval Office
  3. Aiding and Abetting known enemies of the United States

If Barack Hussein Obama is found guilty of the three impeachable offenses asserted by the law center above, including usurpation of office via fraud, then everything that happened during Obama’s tenure in the Oval Office, happened under “color of fraud.” Every act that happens under the “color of fraud” is also itself, an “act of fraud,” rendering those actions “null and void” upon conviction.

Nowhere does the constitution talk about suing, arresting, charging with crimes, dragging the occupant out of the White House in handcuffs or a military coup, to remedy a criminal in the Oval Office — although many angry Americans have indeed expressed interest in all of the above.

The Constitution says “we impeach.” Every document signed by Obama is an act of fraud… every Executive appointment, also an act of fraud, if he is proven to hold the office via criminal fraud.

Upon a simple majority vote in the House, Barack Hussein Obama will in fact have been impeached. Only House Republicans can make that happen.

Article I (Senate)

Section III“When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.”

It isn’t Sen. Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell who must preside over the impeachment trial in the US Senate, but rather the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. At present, that would be Chief Justice John Roberts… and in the event that Roberts were to recuse himself, as the individual who fraudulently administered the Oath of Office to Barack Hussein Obama, next in line would be Justice Anthony Scalia or maybe Justice Clarence Thomas, presiding.

“Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.”

After impeachment and removal from office, then those who want to see Barack Hussein Obama charged in criminal court, arrested, jailed and prosecuted, can have their day in court, according to the above quoted constitutional text.

The Role of the People

The future of impeachment, American sovereignty, security, freedom and liberty is not in the hands of our elected servants alone, unless the American people choose to leave everything in their hands…

It’s no secret that no branch of our Federal government has performed in a constitutional manner in decades. It’s also no secret that our elected and appointed servants of the people never do the right thing, unless the people force them to do the right thing…

At the end of the day, the buck stops with “the people.” At no time in history is our government of, by and for the people, any better or worse than “the people.” Of course, evil anti-American people will vote for anti-American servants and agendas… But only when good people do nothing, or nothing that matters, can evil prevail.

The constitutional role of “the people” is to force their elected and appointed servants to “do the right thing,” and in this case, at this point in American history, the only “right thing” that can turn this ship around is “the constitutional thing,” IMPEACHMENT!

Last week, Constitutional Attorney and Lead Counsel for North American Law Center Stephen Pidgeon was interviewed on One America News. The following evening, Pidgeon spoke for two hours and took caller questions regarding the facts about impeachment. The case Pidgeon lays out for Impeachment and the Role of the People in that process is unmistakable, and inescapable…

The message to Americans from TNALC is simple…

“Only people who expect someone else to do something, have something to worry about. People willing to take responsibility for what happens next, and act accordingly, are in control of their own destiny.”

Millions of well-meaning Americans have donated over $200 million in campaign funds for an election that is over a year away, despite the reality that no election has even the potential to ever reverse all of the damage done to our Republic over the past seven years of Obama’s tyrannical reign.

But it takes only ONE member of the House to introduce TNALC Articles of Impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow morning.

It takes only 20 of 23 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee to send Articles of Impeachment to the full House, and only 218 of 247 House Republicans to vote for these Articles of Impeachment, in order to Impeach Barack Hussein Obama for the following impeachable offenses.

  1. Usurpation of the Oval Office via criminal identity fraud
  2. Malfeasance, misconduct and abuse of the Oval Office
  3. Aiding and Abetting known enemies of the United States

The only open question is this… How many Americans will it take to force ONE House Republican to initiate the Constitutional Solution and how many Americans are ready and willing to take control of their own destiny?

If “the people” wait to see what happens next, they are not going to like what happens next, any more than they like what has been happening in America for the past seven years.

But if “the people” decide to stand together and force the Constitutional Solution to happen, there is a chance they can regain control of their runaway Federal government and reinstate the Rule of Constitutional Law, protecting and preserving the Constitutional Republic for our posterity.

Only in appropriate action is there any reason to be hopeful for a better tomorrow in America. It all comes down to what “we” do…

The people must accept their role in this mission today, or they have accepted the natural consequences of their failure to act.


The Legacy of Arne Duncan, Common Core and So Much More: College (Part 2)

As noted in my last post, outgoing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has done his part to transform America through K-12 education.  This has happened through Common Core and by expanding the Department’s reach into younger and older cohorts.  Duncan got the promise for an additional $1 billion for preschool education.  As the Chronicle of Higher Education noted, Duncan is also leaving a “big imprint” on higher education.  His legacy is one of “innovation and regulation.”  College is put into a seamless web of K-16, or P-20, with an unprecedented federal role in admissions, placement, assessment, and financing.

The Chronicle notes that Duncan has deviated from the standard practice of Democratic secretaries who have just doled out money.  He has been “personally upbraid[ing] colleges over rising prices and low graduation rates, their handling of cases of sexual assault, their lax academic standards for athletes . . . , and their resistance to greater oversight.” Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, has become disillusioned with Duncan’s “top-down approach.” Institutions, like Yale University, get nervous about the Department’s investigations of “sexually hostile environments.”

The nonprofits, like the Lumina Foundation, that have been funding Common Core, however, give a positive assessment. Jamie Merisotis, President and Chief Executive, praises Duncan’s “strong leadership” in putting our higher-education system “a step closer to reflecting the needs of today’s increasingly diverse college students — and the changing meaning of ‘college’ to include all types of postsecondary learning.”  Competency-based programs that “measure learning” through demonstration of a skill set are among his many “innovations.”  Inside Higher Education calls it “new delivery model with the potential to improve degree completion, reduce costs to students, and improve transparency and alignment of learning outcomes to the needs of employers and society.”

Currently, over 600 colleges are designing, creating, or already have competency-based education programs. This number has grown from 52 last year. As with Common Core, it is being funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with “guidance” from the U.S. Department of Education.

The notion of “competency” changes the fundamental notion of education, taking it from learning for its own sake, with a knowledgeable, independent citizenry as an outcome, to producing workers with skill sets.  Colleges that have agreed to align financial aid to such tests have ceded their own power.

Funny, Arne Duncan, when he spoke at the 2013 meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and promised a “sea-change” in assessments for K-12 students, included “competency-based education,” as well as “non-cognitive skills.”  Others at that AERA meeting of academics and researchers working at universities, federal and state agencies, school systems, test companies, and non-profit agencies were Linda Darling-Hammond, who oversaw the development of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) tests, one of the two Common Core tests, and her close colleague, Bill Ayers.

Many colleges are following the Department of Education in emphasizing non-cognitive, “social and emotional learning” skills.  Seventeen colleges have received funds from the Department’s “First in the World” grants to identify and help at-risk students through the aid of a tool called Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills to measure such emotional attributes as “grit.”

Colleges have been targeted strategically.  Jacqueline King, director of Higher Collaboration at SBAC, has been working to “create greater academic alignment between K-12 and higher education.”  Common Core tests are determining placement in college courses.  In 2014, college faculty in Tennessee attended workshops to learn how to “synch up with Common Core,” in effect to teach grade 13.

I reported that the Department of Education had funded the 2013 working paper, “The Common Core State Standards: Implications for Community Colleges and Student Preparedness for College.”   It described the “Core to College” program in ten states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.  Core to College is funded by the Lumina, the William and Flora Hewlett, the Bill and Melinda Gates, and other foundations.  Their report, “Making Good on the College-Ready Promise and Higher Education Engagement Core to College Alignment Director Convening, August 1-2, 2012,” provides a record of discussions by “alignment directors” and guest speakers on teaching “a new type of student, more prepared for college-level, discipline-specific work.”  (As a former college instructor I am skeptical: having “more prepared” students meant an easier time in teaching them—not the need for special workshops.)

The ten states are to serve as “bellwethers and models for the rest of the country.”  Among the strategies, directors suggested more data, outreach to other “stakeholders” and private colleges, and more meetings.  They are also looking beyond “the English and Math Departments” that receive Common Core-certified students.  Speakers proposed “engaging faculty in other disciplines that could be touched by Common Core implementation, such as history or the social sciences.”

WestEd, a major Common Core funder, is evaluating the initiative.

The push for new assessments (especially at community colleges) has been quickly followed by calls for free community college.  In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama cited Tennessee’s still-developing program as a model.  The American Association of Community Colleges welcomed the proposal.  This year, on September 9, Obama announced that the “College Promise Campaign” would be chaired by Second Lady Jill Biden.  AACC President Walter Bumphus and Trustee President J. Noah Brown will serve on the National Advisory Board.

Democratic front-runners, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, pushed free college in their first presidential debate on October 13, 2015.

To top it off, the federal government is providing a college “scorecard.”  Of course, those who continue to refuse federal aid, like Grove City College and Hillsdale College, will continue to be left off.

Students at these colleges will also find themselves at an increasing financial disadvantage. One of Obama’s first orders of business was to make the federal government the bank for student loans.  This “bank” practices “loan forgiveness,” by graduating payment to income and providing complete forgiveness through work in government jobs, such as in public schools or at Americorps, the federal agency.  Indiana University law professor Sheila Seuss Kennedy and Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce manager Matt Impink enthused about such a “tour of duty” that sounds like the “civilian corps” Obama put forth at the beginning of his presidency.

We are well on our way.  With schools producing graduates with competencies “align[ed] to the needs of employers and society,” and with Common Core spitting out high school graduates “college and career ready,” we will no longer worry about higher learning.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research website. The featured image is of President Obama announcing free community college with Vice President Joe Biden and Second Lady Jill Biden.

Muslim spy pleads guilty to sending documents on U.S. jet fighters to Iran

“He not only minimizes his criminal conduct but genuinely fails to understand the significance of his actions, and that is especially troubling,” said U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant. How does she know he doesn’t understand the significance of his actions? Meanwhile, we can be sure that U.S. defense contractor Pratt & Whitney didn’t think twice about hiring a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and never thought of questioning him about his loyalties. That would have been “Islamophobic.”

“Man who sent details on U.S. jets to Iran sentenced to eight years,” by Richard Weizel, Reuters, October 23, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):

A dual U.S.-Iranian citizen apologized on Friday for exporting sensitive information about U.S. military jets to his native Iran, saying he was simply applying for a job, before a judge sentenced him to eight years and one month in prison.

Mozaffar Khazaee, who had worked as an engineer at U.S. defense contractor Pratt & Whitney, was arrested in January 2014 as he tried to leave the country with sensitive material about the engines for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft in his luggage.

Khazaee had also exchanged e-mails containing information about the programs with Iranian contacts, according to court papers. He said the e-mails were part of a job application.

“I never sold anything to anybody,” Khazaee, 61, told the court, standing hunched over and reading from notes. “Had I known that making a Powerpoint presentation to an Iranian university in my attempt to get a job was breaking the law, I never would have taken the documents at all.”

U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant said she was unimpressed with his assertions about e-mails relating to his previous employer, a unit of diversified manufacturer United Technologies Corp.. The company had laid him off in 2013.

“He not only minimizes his criminal conduct but genuinely fails to understand the significance of his actions, and that is especially troubling,” Bryant said.

The sentence she imposed, which included three years’ supervised release, was less than the 10 years prosecutors had sought.

The U.S. Arms Export Control Act limits the export of information related to weapons systems.

Federal prosecutors contended that Khazaee’s description of that exchange was inaccurate, saying he had e-mailed information on the jets well before being laid off and that he had told a contact in Iran in an e-mail the information he sent was “very controlled … I am taking [a] big risk.”

His 85-year-old mother, who spells her name Molok Khazaye, had asked in a letter to the court for leniency for her son.

“I have no protector other than (my son) and am depend on him financially and emotionally strongly so,” the defendant’s mother wrote. “I kindly request you to grant him a pardon due to his mistake.”…


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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Mozaffar Khazaee, left, pleading guilty in trying to send documents about the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, right, to Iran. (Left: Handout; Right: Associated Press)

U.S. Liberal Jews Continue to Support Obama, Abandon Israel

Barack Obama pledged on the campaign trail in 2008 “to fundamentally transform” the United States, and perhaps consistent with that promise his presidency has been marked by a transformative indifference to legal process and constitutional procedure.  He most recently showed his disregard for the system of checks and balances by cajoling Congress to endorse his Iran deal despite the American public’s overwhelming disapproval.  He did so by misrepresenting the goal of preventing a nuclear Iran, failing to disclose side deals that make substantive enforcement unlikely and effective monitoring impossible, and mustering his partisan lackeys in the Senate to block a Republican resolution disapproving the deal – even as many of them acknowledged that Iran would certainly violate it.

Though establishment Jewish organizations condemned it, the sad reality is that many American Jews – including the majority of Congressional Jewish Democrats – supported the deal, just as they have supported the most anti-Israel president ever to occupy the White House.  The truth is that unified Jewish opposition by itself could not have defeated the deal; Jews have neither the numbers nor power to sway Congress, despite what conspiracy theorists might say about pervasive Jewish influence.  However, the goal of opposing the deal was not simply to defeat it, but to avoid giving the Jewish stamp of approval to a foreign policy that contravenes US interests and poses a genocidal threat to Israel and her people.

Unfortunately, attempts to withhold Jewish imprimatur were dashed by liberals whose support was used to bless the deal and validate the administration’s ridiculous claims that it will somehow bolster Israeli security and regional stability.  Jewish proponents seemed unmoved by Iran’s continuing anti-American rhetoric and threats to annihilate Israel; and some of them even mocked Israel’s existential concerns as overreactions.

No matter how often Obama excuses Islamists, insults Israel, or spits in the face of Jewish history, progressive Jews continue to support him with Pavlovian devotion.  And in justifying his corrosive Mideast policies, they demean Jewish historical rights and national aspirations – often repeating anti-Semitic slanders that have been embraced by the political left.

When Obama’s minions besmirched the patriotism of the deal’s critics, insinuated that Netanyahu was orchestrating domestic opposition to it, and identified its opponents with those who “rushed to war with Iraq,” they cagily invoked traditional canards of undue Jewish influence and warmongering.  Many Jewish progressives sold their souls by rationalizing or agreeing with such comments, or simply failing to chastise the evocation of classical stereotypes while the president claimed with faux innocence to be hurt by accusations of anti-Semitism.

Progressives will never admit that their actions provide cover for anti-Semites who deny Israel’s right to exist and excuse Islamic terrorism.  They delude themselves into believing that the BDS movement is engaging in legitimate political speech, that Palestinian revisionism supersedes objective Jewish history, and that progressive anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitic.  And they remain devoted to a president whose policies have enabled Islamists, undercut Israel, and compromised American strategic interests.

The willingness of Jewish progressives to whitewash left-wing anti-Semitism reflects their estrangement from traditional values, ignorance of history, and failure of moral resolve.  It also connotes their attachment to a political ideology that excuses Jew-hatred and radical Islam with trite homilies about the evils of colonialism.  They falsely regard Israel as a colonial creation and western imperialism as the cause of Islamic radicalism, but ignore the long history of Islamic holy war, conquest and subjugation.  Likewise, they overlook the fact that civilizational friction between the Muslim and western worlds started not with the Crusades, but with the spread of jihad across Europe hundreds of years earlier.

Many progressives believe that anti-Semitism is simply a response to bad Jewish behavior.  In their view, the nadir of such behavior was the establishment of Israel at the putative expense of the Palestinians – a people whose apocryphal national identity was created for the purpose of repudiating Jewish history and the legal underpinnings of the modern Jewish State.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz claimed to be following her “Jewish heart” in supporting Obama’s Iran deal, under which the Iranians will achieve nuclear breakout by the end of the agreement if they comply and much sooner if they don’t.  Given that credible intelligence sources indicate the Iranians have numerous covert facilities and will continue to enrich uranium under cover of the agreement, nuclear breakout will likely occur sooner rather than later.  This should be troubling to all members of Congress, particularly in light of Iran’s continuing anti-American incitement and threats to destroy Israel.  It is difficult to see how the “Jewish heart” can be called upon to sanctify an unenforceable agreement with a bad actor who promises a new Holocaust.

The progressive identification with policies that threaten Jewish survival, however, may well run deeper than simple partisan politics.

The compulsion to rationalize the president’s treatment of Israel and progressive anti-Semitism may be rooted in a ghetto mentality or the same pathological impulse that triggers Jewish self-loathing.  Certainly, not all progressives are self-haters; many are just ignorant of tradition and history and, accordingly, have no frame of reference for evaluating their questionable political loyalties and jaundiced views on Israel.  Some hold as an article of faith that liberalism is synonymous with Jewish values and that criticism of Israel is in the spirit of Jewish self-reflection, even when that criticism portrays Israel as a colonial occupier or apartheid state.

However, Israel is neither of those things under any objective analysis, and to claim otherwise bespeaks either ignorance or malice.  The litmus test for whether criticism of Israel crosses the line is whether it ignores history, distorts facts, or adopts the tropes of anti-Semitic rhetoric and propaganda.

Lack of knowledge does not necessarily imply bad faith, but willful ignorance and knowing distortions do.  Those who advocate the revisionist Palestinian narrative, rationalize Islamism as a response to western provocation, or deny the Holocaust are not simply naïve or misguided.  Neither are those who mangle history, condone political anti-Semitism, or condemn Israel’s identity as a Jewish State without criticizing the religious or ethnic character of the twenty-two Arab-Muslim states in the Mideast.

The persistence in applying one standard to Israel, which respects individual rights and the rule of law, and another standard (or none at all) to Arab and Muslim nations that suppress minorities, women, and political dissent, is malicious and dishonest.

The belief that unbalanced criticism of Israel reflects Jewish values is fostered by a mainstream press that actively promotes the Palestinian cause and delegitimizes the Jewish State.  In this biased mediaenvironment, stories that cast Israel in a negative light are deemed newsworthy no matter how dubious their sources.  Similarly, Jews who reject Israel, support BDS, and eschew traditional values are presented as authoritative and often used to counterbalance charges of progressive anti-Semitism.

Evidence of Jew-hatred on the left abounds, and yet progressives deny its existence or rationalize it as a response to Jewish transgressions.  They often disparage Israel in the vilest of terms and support Islamists who preach genocide, but deflect accusations of prejudice by pointing to Jews who do the same.  They ask how they can be considered anti-Semitic when there are Jews who also condemn Israel, repudiate Jewish history and snub tradition; and this rhetorical deceit is abetted by those liberals who fail to expose its calculated dishonesty.

The real question, however, is not whether animosity towards Israel and the Jews is absolved of its hateful impetus by the complicity of certain segments of Jewish society, but whether Jews who engage in such odious conduct are themselves anti-Semitic.  There can be little doubt that self-hatred is a potent form of anti-Semitism, which for generations has motivated turncoats and apostates to emulate their aggressors, torment their own people, and degrade their own communities.

Not all Jewish liberals who support the president are self-haters, but they’ve become so detached from normative values and priorities that they are unable to recognize when political ideology threatens Jewish continuity and survival.  Moreover, their affinity for Mr. Obama as the apotheosis of the progressive agenda blinds them to the harsh realities his administration has created.  One need only consider how American retreat and weakness have empowered Russia, China and ISIS – and how Iran has been emboldened by the nuclear deal – to see that Obama’s policies have set the stage for geopolitical disaster on a global scale.

Russia is increasing its footprint in Europe and the Mideast, propping up the Assad regime, and attacking US-backed rebels in Syria, while Iran is testing long-range missiles, funneling arms to Hamas, sending troops into Lebanon to strengthen Hezbollah, and increasing its involvement in terrorism.  Meanwhile, Obama’s military and humanitarian failures have caused a tidal wave of Syrian refugees to swarm Europe with disastrous political, social and economic consequences.

Those who believe that “Jewish heart” mandates support for policies that threaten the US and Israel – or for a president who finds moral equivalence between knife-wielding terrorists and their Jewish victims – need to question their own purity of heart, clarity of vision, and soundness of priorities.

There is no legitimate Jewish interest in supporting an administration that undermines Israel, appeases Islamists, and facilitates the nuclearization of Iran.  Political chaos and dysfunction may coincide with the president’s agenda, but they are antithetical to real Jewish values.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Arutz Sheva. It is reprinted with permission from the author.

Is the Islamic Republic of Iran gaining ground in Canada?

Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراءʻĀshūrā’, colloquially: /ʕa(ː)ˈʃuːra/; Urdu: عاشورا‎; Persian:عاشورا‎‎ /ʕɒːʃuːˈɾɒ/; Azerbaijani: Aşure Günü or English: Day of Remembrance) is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram. 

Shiite commemorations of the Day of Ashura have traditionally included rituals which have been condemned by many religious authorities recently under the claim that such practices are wrong or un-Islamic.

It’s been reported that Ottawa had a large Iranian Ashoura demonstration organized by Iranians and Toronto’s was exceptional. No one has seen such a parade in the last 35 years in Canada.

Ashoura 4


Are these demonstrators the newly arrived trend of investor immigrants and international students from Iran? Why don’t these Iranians go to their own religious based mosques and Islamic associations to celebrate? Why would they put on such a show for the public, taking photos and recording videos with their mobile phones?

If these Iranians are truly practicing Muslims they would not hold such a demonstration in public in a non Islamic country.

Since the closure of the Iranian embassy in Ottawa and throwing out the terrorist Iran regime’s agents from Canada, we had not seen such a big event by Shiite Muslim Iranians during their religious month Ashoura (Remembrance) in Canada.

Has the Liberal Party’s victory given them the opportunity? Rouhani, Zarif and Larijani’s latest statements about Canada’s elections result shows that the Liberal government of Canada and Iran are in good terms.

Canada voted in the Liberal Party. The Liberal Party has promised to revoke Bills C51 and C24, which will also pave the path for future terrorist attacks and Islamification of Canada.

EDITORS NOTE: Photos are courtesy of Ali Mohammadi’s Facebook page.

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

I am so angry right now I can hardly think. I am not sure where to even start. This Senate bill would put them closer to the control of Home Schools – knew it was coming but I certainly never expected it from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Something in my gut is telling me not only did they not read the legislation to understand what this means for Home Schoolers and children in general, but whomever actually wrote it and I would guess it came from Michael Farris, went in on the evangelical side of their “hearts” in asking for their support.


Remember what happens when anyone gets involved with the federal government especially with money – they own you!

That this bill, S 306 addresses Private Schools and categorizes Home Schools as Private Schools – this is another step to control our children and we need to stop, each and everyone of us, dealing with Common Core since it is not going to go away, and go after every Senator who is supporting this bill. Drown their phone lines and mailboxes – use it in their re-election bids coming up – if we do not do this we might as well walk up to the courthouses and just hand over to them our children. Paints an interesting picture!

As you are aware more and more children are now being Home Schooled because of Common Core so they had to legislate to gain back their control.

The bill is actually to allow GRANT funds to (ONCE AGAIN income below the poverty level) children enrolled in the public schools and the state-accredited private schools/home schools. Mike Lee introduced the bill. You now have Home School Education NAMED in a Federal bill.

How much more money are we going to address to low-income/poverty children and we are getting the same results except now it is CHARTER schools full of these children that are failing?

I have written in the past about Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense League (HSLDL). He is the Executive Director of; founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Patrick Henry College. Home Schooler’s parents all over the country look to Farris almost as their protector and savior from the big bad wolves and he could be. But his total distortion in regards to the Parental Rights Act (PRA) is leading all parents down a path of parental rights destruction.

The Declaration of Independence tells us our Rights come from God not the government; they are unalienable. The very purpose of the government is to SECURE the rights God gave to us and when the government seeks to take away our rights it is time to throw them out with the “bath water.” The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights enumerates 30+ rights and states they come from “man” (constitution or laws). Not God but Man! Wrong!

Now to take a look at Michael Farris’ web site and see what he says about our Rights. If you take the time to go to the web site you will see that once again it is being stated parental rights are to come from the Constitution and not God. That will make them they are fundamental rights not unalienable rights. So now from what I read on the PR website – their mission is to protect children by empowering parents through adoption of the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Farris is telling parents that by adding this amendment to the constitution it will protect our children and prevent the U.S. ratification of the UN “The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.

Farris tells his parents and legislators:  “The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is approaching a possible ratification by the United States Senate. This treaty, as harmless as it may appear, is capable of attacking the very core of the child-parent relationship, removing parents from their central role in the growth and development of a child, and replacing them with the long arm of government supervision within the home.”  JUST DOES FARRIS THINK PLACING PARENTAL CONTROL UNDER THE CONSTITUTION WILL DO?  He knows exactly what it will do!

Farris is in fact stating parental rights come from the government not GOD. I wonder if some of the very religious Home School families realize this. From Publius Hildah Parental rights: God-given and Unalienable? Or Government-granted and Revocable? 7/2-/13) Farris uses Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Dissent in Troxel v. Granville (2000) using this to support his own theory that unless a right is enumerated in the federal Constitution, judges can’t enforce it, and the right can’t be protected.

But I will throw back to Farris and all the supporting legislators that if it is not in the Constitution the Judges have no business ruling on it anyway or even accepting any legal issues pertaining to parental rights. This is no different than Education. Education is NOT addressed in the Constitution, but the lawyers (as Farris is) added the legal part to address it into the Constitution and look where we are today?

Scalia’s stated in part:

parental rights are “unalienable and come from God and are from the 9th Amendment; the Declaration of Independence does NOT delegate power to the federal courts – only the federal constitution; It is for State Legislators and candidates for that office to argue that the State has no power to interfere with parents’ God-given authority over the rearing of their children, and to act accordingly. [The People need to elect State Legislators who understand that the State may not properly infringe God given parental rights]; the federal Constitution does not authorize judges to come up with their own lists of what “rights” people have; and the federal Constitution does not mention “parental rights” so the federal courts have no “judicial power” over these types of cases.

In his closing, Scalia warned against turning family law over to the federal government:

“…If we embrace this un-enumerated right … we will be ushering in a new regime of judicially prescribed, and federally prescribed, family law. I have no reason to believe that federal judges will be better at this than state legislatures; and state legislatures have the great advantages of doing harm in a more circumscribed area, of being able to correct their mistakes in a flash, and of being removable by the people.”

With all the funds paid to HSLDF) every year in case you need their legal advise, I personally would have done more good for the families if they had paid it into a college fund. Farris has gotten rich off the backs of these parents.

Might I remind you Farris is a full supporter of Mike Huckabee in politics and has been since 2008. The very same Huckabee who calls himself a minister, aligned with Jeb Bush in support of the Common Core, Dec 2013 told his TV audiences that he had changed his mind and no longer supported CC and then after the first of the year has lunch with the CCSSO telling them not to drop CC, but to re-brand it/re-name it and eventually parents would forget it was the same as CC.

RELATED ARTICLE: Parental Rights and Responsibilities: Knowing Your Rights and How to Best Provide for Your Child

When will ‘Christian compassion’ meet up with ‘Christian integrity?’

We received a disturbing anonymous comment from a reader with knowledge of the inner workings of one of the federal ‘religious’ refugee resettlement contracting offices in Florida.   But, before I tell you what the commenter reported, I want to remind long-time readers and alert new readers to my long-standing interest in food stamp fraud in the immigrant community.

Florida food stamp benefit card

Florida EBT card.

We previously wrote many posts on major food stamp fraud (called trafficking), but have had to give up the interest for lack of time.

However, I must say I am half tempted to take a break from writing RRW to begin addressing the many frauds being perpetrated on the taxpayer by those we have “welcomed” to America—food stamp fraud, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, housing fraud, daycare fraud, driver’s license fraud and the list goes on.

I simply can’t understand why mainstream investigative reports AND even the alternative media are largely ignoring the subject.

Americans are generous, but they don’t want to be cheated.

From a reader:

In order to receive food stamps in Florida, applicants must submit proof of employment (earnings statements) or proof of loss of employment (from former employer). Amount of food stamps received depends on number in household, income, expenses, etc.

So, a Florida refugee resettlement caseworker asks coworker how to reapply for food stamps for refugee client who is working and being paid $300 per week “under the table” and therefore has no income and employment documentation to submit with the benefit application.

Coworker says, “You have three options. 1. Reapply and don’t submit employment documentation and client will be turned down for benefits. 2. Reapply and provide the employer’s name, amount of cash being paid to worker, etc., and see the employer busted and the employee fired! 3. Follow the law, tell client to either work legally and receive income proof or don’t apply for benefits!

Next issue—same day!

Refugee resettlement caseworker asks coworker if there is any funding available to help a client pay $400+ for his driver’s license. Coworker says, “$400 dollars? It doesn’t cost $400 to get a driver’s license!” Caseworker says client must pay about $50 for the driver’s license but needs the other $350+ to pay the Arabic speaking “friend” who will interpret at the DMV and give the correct answers since the refugee client doesn’t know the answers!

(The request for extra funding for the “interpreter” was denied, but how many other agencies do risk your lives on the road when refugees fraudulently obtain drivers’s licenses.  We have heard plenty of stories over the years about those driver’s license fraud cases.—ed.)

Both cases involved Iraqi refugees we are told.

Our category ‘Comments worth noting/guest posts’ was designed for readers to get messages out that we find informative.  If you have first-hand knowledge of fraud in the refugee resettlement ‘industry,’ please send it our way.


U.S. State Department Presidential Determination report for FY2016 is available on-line

Pickens County, SC sends message: No refugees for us (thank you very much)

Martin O’Malley In Dearborn, Michigan: Bring in the Syrian Muslims! Michigan needs more!

German health care system strained with Muslim refugees

Netherlands: Gay men being harassed by Muslim refugees

‘Protest for Dignity’ at Amnesty International

We organized the Washington, D.C. protest against Amnesty International yesterday while dozens of other protests happened at their other offices around the world. Amnesty’s new policy teaches men and boys that it is ok to buy women for sex and teaches women that they are just commodities. This policy increases demand for prostitution and sex trafficking, sets womens’ rights back centuries, and will certainly increase sexual violence.

We already see that generations of boys growing up with instant and constant access to violent hardcore pornography are more likely to seek out prostituted women and they want to act out the very violent acts they’ve been watching in pornography. One study that is very soon to be published found that 1 out of 4 college young men at one of our top New England private universities has already been or plans to seek out a prostituted woman for sex. Now, Amnesty International is telling the world that these boys and men should be able to do just that.

Search #NoAmnesty4Pimps online to see more pictures from protests around the world.

As we gathered in front of their offices, a crowd started to look on in curiousity. We put on our masks and tried to bravely hold up these messages of truth. My courage soared though as the crowd moved closer and then I heard from 5 passers-by, “That is true!” and “Thank you.” One woman with her young grandson stopped kind of at a distance and looked on with clear pain in her eyes. I walked over to explain why we were there but she just thanked us with tears and explained that her daughter was prostituted for years starting as a teenager. She told me that everything we were saying was true and that her daughter is still hurting and trying to find hope and healing now years later. Another woman stopped by and told me about her homeless experience where she faced great abuse by a man who later became her pimp when he convinced her there was no other option but to prostitute. We talked for a long time and she told me more about the violence and abuses that these women face in the life — not at all glamorous or a desired form of work as Amnesty is pushing.

Watch a video of or read the remarks given by our Vice President of Education and Outreach, Lisa L. Thompson

See pictures & videos from our protest and some from around there world here on our website

Florida Minority Leader supports parents who opt-out of standardized tests

Representative Mark Pafford (D – FL District 86), Minority Leader in the Florida House, stated this week that he supports parents who tell their children to opt-out of standardized assessment testing.

Florida Parents Against Common Core (FPACC) states, “Mr. Pafford wisely recognizes the overuse of assessments and testing in the State of Florida. Such overuse has indeed created a toxic environment between education stakeholders – students, parents, principals, superintendents, school board members, and residents. The trust and  confidence necessary for mutual cooperation, in search of moving the conversation forward regarding best processes and practices for curriculum and standards, is missing.”

For parents, testing and assessments, particularly the non-validated and improperly implemented Florida Standards Assessment, institute an environment of punishment versus an environment nurturing learning. For teachers, unreasonable and out-of-balance accountability measures, focused almost exclusively on student assessment scores, encourage an already acknowledged faulty methodology of  “teaching to the test”.

On September 25, 62 out of 67 Florida county education superintendents agreed with the Florida Association of District School Superintendents’ statement stating that the superintendents had “lost confidence” in the current accountability system for students and schools, which were largely based on the controversial Florida Standards Assessment. In a decision of concern for  students and teachers, the superintendents asked for suspension of the accountability system and a review.

Luz González, FPACC State Coordinator says, “While Florida Parents Against Common Core applauds the unity and aggressiveness of the  superintendents on the issue of easing the unreasonable burden on the adults in the “education room”, i.e. the teachers and administrators, we are vastly disappointed in the lack of similar concern for the well-being of the students in the same classroom.  We ask that they follow Representative Pafford’s lead by placing children, entrusted into their care, as their top priority.

After several years of parents attending school board meetings complaining about standards, curriculum, textbooks, and testing, after numerous hearings on parental and teacher concerns across the state and in Tallahassee, after a contentious Governor’s race where Common Core Standards were a critical divide in the voting population, the Florida Department of Education and its Commissioner Pam Stewart have provided unacceptable mediocre solutions to the ongoing crisis in education, both in standards and assessments. It has been band-aid after band-aid of ineffective management on education reform intentionally ignoring the many voices of those most concerned and closest to the student – the parent.”

Thus, importantly, Florida Parents Against Common Core parents are committed to alleviating the source, the root, the insidious virus of the massively abusive accountability structure – Common Core Standards.  Federal coercion combined with state legislature collusion have destroyed meaningful and necessary local control by developing a structural system where co-dependency of mandates, data, funding, waivers, standards, curriculum, and assessments are currently inexplicably & irrevocably tied between local and federal governments.  At this time, FPACC will contact all presidential candidates before the 2016 Florida Primary for their pledge, should they become President, to on their first day stop the federal implementation of Common Core Standards.

Education is most often the best tool for creating opportunity, prosperity, and happiness.  Let’s    treat each child like an individual, not with a cookie-cutter one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Let’s listen to each child’s learning needs, not increase grossly invasive stressors by forcing  inappropriate developmental education requirements. Let’s encourage proven and successful education tools in cooperation with promoting creativity and innovation, recognizing the   constantly evolving information highway technology world of today and tomorrow – all the while knowing that an individual student’s inherent aptitudes and skills should have preemptive value in the classroom.

Every child should have an individualized education plan.  Not a common one.


Florida Parents Against Common Core was started by four mothers and grew into the State of Florida’s largest grassroots parent organization in opposition to the continued implementation of Common Core Standards. Laura Zorc, the organization’s former State and National Director from January 2013 to June 2015 is  currently serving on Governor Scott’s 11 member Keep Florida Learning State Committee.