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We can restore our Republic, beginning at the local level.  First, learn all you can about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.  Study the Founders themselves, and the Founders’ Principles that guided them in creating those documents.  Go to the experts for this information:  Shane Krauser, the National Center for Constitutional Studies, and The Thomas Jefferson Center.   Also, learn how to exert your Civic Authority.  Go to the Center for Self-Governance to find out when the 5 classes are available near you.   "Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead.

The National Common Core Standards System

This heavily referenced, 48-page document is the result of three months of research effort on the part of members of Arizona's Mommy Lobby, with the help of Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project.   It has been distributed to Arizona's House and Senate Education Committees, Governor Ducey's office, most of Arizona's leadership, as well as the Arizona State Board of Education.  If you have questions about Common Core in Arizona (aka Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards) most of the answers are contained in this document titled the National Common Core Standards System.  

Chapter headings include:  1) History of Common Core: America and Arizona; 2) The Common Core are Inferior, Defective, and do Not Lead to Readiness for Authentic College Work; 3) High Stakes Testing; 4) Data Collection and Personally Identifiable Information; and 5) Teacher Accountability.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, High Stakes Testing
May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Tribute | Mansions of the Lord | Hillsdale College

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Tags: American Values, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Religious Freedom, Bill of Rights
May 30, 2016
Memorial day 2016 | Why Americans need to celebrate Memorial day 2016 with full devotion

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Tags: American Values, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Religious Freedom, Bill of Rights
May 14, 2016
Donald Trump: One-Man-Wrecking Ball Suited for our Times

I didn't vote for Trump.  But I agree with former Senate President Russell PearceTreasurer Jeff DeWitconservative activist Sandi Bartlett, and a host of others that we must rally behind Trump as our next President.  His detractors say he's flip-flopped on issues.  He isn't a "true" conservative.  He's uncouth, narcissistic, and unrefined.  All of that may be true.  They say he's racist.  He's sexist.  I don't believe that.  But why is he so popular with the American people?  This article addresses that question, and explores another one:  Is it possible, as asked by Australian Pastor Steve Cioccolanti , that the Hand of God is on Donald Trump, "for such a time as this"?  If so, it won't be the first time that God has used the most unlikely of men for His Purpose.

As to Donald Trump's popularity, Scott S. Powell believes that Trump possesses "qualities that are among those most vital to rebuilding relations with America’s allies and restoring respect -- even fear -- from adversaries. Mr. Trump’s directness also suggests he is the best-suited presidential candidate to take on America’s insolvency. He could be the president who corrects the nation’s out-of-control spending, deficits and unsustainable debt. Trump’s toughness may be the key virtue needed to rule in a divided country and to successfully downsize and restructure federal agencies and get Washington out of the way of the American economy and its people."

America: The Unprotected and the Suicidal  

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Tags: American Values, Christianity, Election, Islam, Media Malpractice
May 14, 2016
WE MUST UNIFY IF YOU LOVE THIS REPUBLIC, by Russell Pearce

Russell Pearce has taken a stand to support Donald Trump, and I agree with him.  Please read what he has to say: 

As former President of the Arizona Senate, as former Chief Deputy to Sheriff Joe, as former 1st Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican Party and as a consistent Constitutional defender of our Founders Constitution, as Tea Party Patriot, I stand with the majority of Arizona Republicans and America in standing with Donald Trump.

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Tags: American Values, Christianity, Constitution, Election, Illegal Aliens, Islam, Media Malpractice
May 9, 2016
California Teacher: "Get out of my way, I have some laws to change, and no one's stopping me."

This post appeared in Stop Common Core in California Facebook on May 6, 2016.  It was shared by California teacher, Dawn Nikisher Kelly, with her permission:  

(GW NOTE:  It may be of interest to know that, unlike Arizona, California law allows a parent or guardian to excuse a child from all or parts of the statewide assessment.  Not many parents do, however.  See 60615 of EDUCATION CODE SECTION 60604-60618.)  

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, High Stakes Testing, Schools
May 9, 2016
SILENT NO MORE: Why this Former Teacher Opted Out of the AzMerit

Those of us in the anti-Common Core/AzMerit/High Stakes testing movement have long explained why teachers don't speak out against the insane nationalization of our K-12 Education System.  Mostly, it's because they don't want to risk losing their jobs.  Even former teachers don't speak out, for fear they will never work again in the public school system.  Ms. Debra Jo Borden, a former Arizona teacher, bravely went public in late April 2016 .  She is silent no more about the gagging of teachers, AzMerit, the data mining and psychoanalysis of our children, and much more.   Please read what she has to say: 

1) I disagree with the contracts teachers are required to sign that force them to remain silent.

2) I can be brave and I will speak up.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, High Stakes Testing, Schools
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