Home School: World Class Education

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homeschoolgirlHer class room, the world

by Stacy Long

American Family Association Journal

keyYou’ve made the big decision – you want to homeschool. But looking ahead, across the alarmingly short span of months until the new school year begins in August, there are still questions. What will it be like to have school in your home? How do you even begin to prepare?

Determine direction

The first step is to discover the legal requirements for homeschooling in your state. While homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, each state has different laws. The Home School Legal Defense Association (hslda.com) groups states in four categories based on the stringency of their homeschooling laws. (See map below.)

homeschoollaws“Some states have deadlines for when to comply with a law, such as filing paperwork near the beginning of the school year,” cautioned Darren Jones, HSLDA attorney and homeschool dad. “For legal challenges or questions about laws, HSLDA can provide answers and assistance.”

Once legalities are determined, consider education methods. Many families are accustomed to the formal approach they have been raised in or have seen in culture around them. Often, homeschoolers begin by trying to drag that approach out of the classroom and into their living rooms.

Diana Waring (dianawaring.com) told AFA Journal how she and her school teacher husband, Bill, tried to do just that when they began homeschooling in the 1980s.

“People have a model in their heads where you sit down, you’re quiet, you open the book, the teacher lectures, and you take a test,” she said. “But the formal approach with a desk and a flag and an apple belongs in a classroom of 30 kids who are strangers.”

After struggling for the first few years, the Warings began to realize opportunities in homeschooling that do not exist when teaching many children in a classroom at one time.

“We left the desk, the one size fits all model, behind,” she explained. “We looked at how each of our kids was wired to learn, and approached education in a way that invited each one, that excited a love of learning.”

An initially rocky experience like that of the Warings is not uncommon, as Jones pointed out.

“Especially if you’ve had children in school and withdraw them, things are going to change,” he told AFAJ. “To some extent homeschooling is going to include a bit of trial and error. As your family homeschools, find out what’s best for your family.”

Set course

compass-mapOnce a philosophy of education has been formulated, it will guide the selection of curriculum and instructional materials. Other considerations also come into play. Where is the student in skill level, interests, and learning style? What goals need to be set for the student? It may take time and experience to fully answer those questions but much can be evaluated at the onset with placement tests available from local schools, homeschool groups, curriculum providers, or online. Also, parents can determine much simply from close interaction with and knowledge of their child.

“Look at your children and see what engages them,” Waring said. “Some students love to sit down and fill out a textbook or workbook. Other kids hate that. The answer is not to say, ‘I don’t care, do it anyway,’ but to say, ‘What is it that you don’t like?’”

The model Waring recommends incorporates theories on learning styles and multiple intelligences with teaching strategies that capitalize on the strengths of each student. She shares this approach in writing and publishing homeschool curriculum such as her History Revealed series sold by Answers in Genesis. In this curriculum, every chapter cycles through four learning styles based on the Myers-Briggs model, an assessment questionnaire that helps identify a child’s most effective learning methods.

“My curriculum focuses on ways to engage every child, so children can relate in the way they are actually designed to learn,” she explained. “Maybe they need to go outside, maybe they learn through music, maybe they need to manipulate with their hands, maybe they need to read. Understanding that children learn in different ways will help when you run into a problem.”

Another issue for Christian parents is building a biblical foundation into academics so that their child is equipped to address any issue in any field from the perspective of a solid Christian worldview. While a traditional approach to education views much of the academic realm as outside the reach of religious influence, Waring pointed out the Bible teaches that all the earth is under God’s dominion.

“When we consider the works of the Lord, we’re not just talking about church history or redemption, but almost everything studied academically, whether it’s biology, astronomy, literature, history,” she said.

Put into practice

homeschoolOnce legal requirements have been met, educational needs and approaches decided, and curriculum selected, the stage is set to start cracking open the books. This can be the most uncertain stage for the first-time homeschool parent. However, Waring suggested that parents will find teaching their children is not at all a new or foreign experience.

“Pretty soon you’ll discover that teaching your children history or math or science is just an extension of everything else you’ve been teaching your kids,” she said. “You taught your kids to use a fork, to tie their shoes, and teaching them math is going to feel much the same.”

This is not to say that difficulties, confusion, and setbacks will not occur. But homeschooling parents may find the role of home educator is not far removed from the role of parent.

“Parenting and passing on the faith, as described in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, is to happen not just in formal situations, but is to happen in real life, in real time,” Waring added. “In traveling around the world speaking to homeschoolers, I’ve discovered that moms and dads who are invested in their children will work really hard to find answers.”

As in other matters of home education, the actual experience of homeschooling may look different for every family, and even every student. Some students may gain confidence or discipline from being assigned a designated study area, others may benefit from the relational environment of working together around the kitchen table, the diversity of pursuing many extracurricular activities with other families, or the structure of enrolling in courses at a local school, college, or homeschool co-op group. Without the limitations of space, time, and schedule that belong to a formal classroom, homeschool students have the ability to pursue the learning experience that has the greatest value for them.

“Learning is not a dead thing,” Waring reiterated. “It’s not a static thing, a fact lying on a page to be memorized. It’s vibrant. There’s a lot of creativity, a lot of questions, a lot of possibility.”

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Homeschool families enjoy wealth of resources

Wading into the abundant pool of homeschool materials, it may not take long to get mired down in curriculum confusion. It is true that the wrong curricula can leave home education stuck in the mud, but good choices give it wings to soar.

A little advance planning can reduce personal headaches and blows to the budget. The first step is to review options. Countless free or inexpensive resources can direct the decision process.

Longtime homeschooling pioneer Cathy Duffy has compiled extensive reviews in 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. Many of those reviews are also published online at cathyduffyreviews.com. Custom-homeschool-curriculum.com and thecurriculumchoice.com are similar review sites.

Packaged or custom

A prepackaged book set covering all major academic fields provides a complete curriculum or a solid core for handpicked supplements. Sonlight curriculum is highly praised, and time-tested publications include Abeka and BJU Press Homeschool.

Picking books individually for each subject builds a curriculum customized for a student. Several options stand out as favorites among homeschoolers.

Mother_Reading_to_SonTeach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Explode the Code curriculum, and Bob Books are popular for teaching phonics and beginning reading. In addition, The Three R’s, by Ruth Beechick, is a great teacher’s resource on reading, writing, and arithmetic for young students.

For language arts, Five in a Row has engaging literature-based studies for elementary students. Learning Language Arts through Literature is a similar program for middle and high school grades. While those unit studies include writing assignments, Easy Grammar and Editor in Chief reinforce grammar concepts.

Unit studies bring a comprehensive and relevant approach to history. Top choices, applicable for all but the youngest, include series such as Diana Waring’s History Revealed, Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men, and Mystery of History.

For mathematics, Miquon Math publishes elementary exercise books, grouped according to mathematic function, with books teaching fundamental principles such as addition and subtraction designed for younger learners than those on multiplication or geometry. The Key to sets are also grouped by function, rather than grade or age, and are perfect for students struggling with a particular area of math. Saxon Math offers a concrete and thorough, if somewhat repetitive, textbook for each grade.

For Creation-based science, Considering God’s Creation is an interactive introduction for elementary students. For middle school students, God’s Design for Science is an excellent series from Answers in Genesis. Apologia textbooks progress subject-by-subject through elementary and high school.

Once materials are selected, whether following recommendations or personally researching products, the final step is deciding where to shop. While books may be quickly and conveniently found at a local homeschool supply store or homeschool curriculum fair, online shopping often stretches dollars further and provides a greater array of choices.

Christianbook.com and Rainbow Resource Center (rainbowresource.com) typically have the lowest prices and may offer free shipping with a minimal purchase amount. In addition, Rainbow Resource continually adds helpful product reviews. Unique items from Christian publishers can be found at answersingenesis.org/store or afastore.net.

Homeschool helps

 Beyond Survival by Diana Waring

 You Can Teach Your Child Successfully, by Ruth Beechick

 Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling by Mary Pride

▶ homeschooltoday.com

▶ practicalhomeschooling.com

▶ theoldschoolhouse.com

▶ youcanhomeschool.org

▶ homeschoolchannel.net

http://www.afajournal.org/recent-issues/2015/march/her-classroom-the-world/

Barack Obama, Liberals are Blind to Truth about ISIS, Political Islam

Barack Obama and Liberal Political Correctness turn a Blind Eye to Truth about ISIS, Political Islam

Truth-Detectors

None so blind

Tim Wildmon

keyThere is none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.” 

blind-headnsandAccording to what I could find during my two-minute Internet research session, the above saying is an old English proverb first attributed to Sir John Hayward (c.1560-1627). But the sentiment expressed can easily be applied to President Barack Obama and many other political leaders as well as media commentators when it comes to what some refer to as “radical Islam,” which is an extremely oppressive and violent version of one of the world’s largest religions.

Enough Muslims subscribe to it that they are wreaking havoc around the world. What happened in Paris recently was yet another example with the murder of 12 people who worked at Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly magazine noted for its satirical shots at religion and religious figures, including Islam. About the same time, a group called Boko Haram (which means People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad) targeted Christians in Nigeria, killing over 2,000.

PC-islamSimilar assaults in New York City on 9/11, in Boston, at Fort Hood, and in recent weeks in Canada, Australia, and France are part of what is called jihad. It is a teaching within Islam that says Muslims are commanded by Allah to engage in violence against the “infidel.” It is very plain in the Koran. The jihadists, as in the case in Paris, are proud of their actions. They will tell the world straight-up why they are doing what they are doing, and yet political leaders and many in the media who subscribe to political correctness continue to “ignore what they already know.”

It would be like a judge asking a bank robber why he robbed the bank and the bank robber answering, “I robbed the bank for money.”

And then the judge looks back at him and says: “No, seriously. Did you have a bad childhood? Tell me the real reason you robbed the bank. How are you the victim here?”

Now if you are going to engage in mocking Islam publicly, as Charlie Hebdo did, you need to be prepared to live in fear of those who believe it pleases Allah to defend their religion by killing you.

PC-TruthMost major media outlets around the world have conceded this reality and decided to stick with mocking Jesus Christ and Christianity instead. Much, much safer physically and certainly more acceptable within Western intellectual circles.

Christians write letters and make phone calls when they are offended. At worst, they might boycott your publication. On the other hand, Muslims like those in Paris bomb your building or cut your head off. Yes, literally.

One of the largest news agencies in the world, the BBC, has admitted it intentionally practices a double standard when it comes to Islam and Christianity. At BBC, director-general Mark Thompson said Christianity is treated with far less sensitivity than other religions because it is “pretty broad shouldered.”

Translated: Christians can take it. Muslims can’t, so we leave them alone.

There are many verses in the Koran that instruct Muslims to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims in order to please Allah. This is why these terrorists do what they do. They are not “crazy” in the sense that they have a mental illness. They are perfectly functional, intelligent individuals. They just believe the Koran when it says that Muslims who fight for Allah here on earth will be rewarded by Allah in the next life.

Why the politically correct crowd will not acknowledge the obvious is really bizarre, especially since most PC subscribers are highly educated people. And everyone knows that all Muslims are not terrorists. But everyone also knows that almost all acts of terrorism today are committed by practicing Muslims. Pretending you don’t know (or perhaps do not want to know) where these jihadists get their motivation and ideology is really quite foolish. For those who “will not see,” it may also be fatal.

http://www.afajournal.org/recent-issues/2015/march/none-so-blind/

 

Who or What is “Allah”?

  • God
  • Satan
  • Nothing/Nobody

who-is-allah_largeWho (or what) is Allah? VOTE HERE

 

Study the Bible, Revelation: Jesus’ Simple Plan vs. the First Con Man

Dinner Topics for Monday

Satan’s Rebellion

By Mark A. Mathews

If we understand Satan’s character and history, it would be more appropriate to view him as the first con man trying to sell us a product that he knew he could never provide.

 

Satan’s Plan was to force people

sheep-and-wolfWhen I was a young man, I began noticing a curious tendency among some Church members. When they saw a situation where rules were agreed upon and consequences for disobedience were applied (for example, in Church discipline, parental discipline, or enforcing mission rules or standards of conduct at Church schools), they would often say, “But isn’t that like Satan’s approach? Aren’t they forcing people to be righteous?”

This response was surprising to me at first—how could someone think that practices approved of by the Lord and His Church could be part of “Satan’s plan”? I have since come to realize that misunderstandings like this about Satan’s rebellion and the War in Heaven are actually quite common, as are hasty accusations of what looks like that plan today. Unfortunately, these doctrinal misunderstandings can lead to damaging results.

If we encourage our children to attend church, are we violating their free will?

For example, these misunderstandings could lead some parents to think they cannot encourage their children to attend church. They can lead Church members to support the legalization of serious moral sin. And these misunderstandings can even lead some Church members to think that making and keeping covenants and commitments of obedience is somehow contrary to God’s plan when, ironically, such covenant obedience is central to God’s true plan of salvation.

What the Scriptures Say

Temptation of Christ by Carl Bloch

Temptation of Christ by Carl Bloch

Some ideas about what Satan proposed in the premortal world appear to come more from tradition than from actual revelation on the subject. As a result, it is helpful to return to the scriptures themselves to find out what the Lord has actually revealed on this important matter. In the scriptures, the primary source on what Satan proposed is in the first verses of the fourth chapter of Moses:

“And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.

“But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me—Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.

“Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;

“And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice” (Moses 4:1–4).

The Father of All Lies

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-150x150From these verses it is clear that our Heavenly Father did not ask for volunteers to invent and present different and competing plans of salvation, as some have assumed. Rather, it was our Heavenly Father’s plan, and He presented it to His spirit children who were gathered in the Grand Council in Heaven. Jesus Christ, who was “chosen from the beginning” to be the Savior in that plan, humbly proposed that Heavenly Father’s plan be sustained, saying, “Father, thy will [i.e., plan] be done.” It was in this setting that Satan made an unwelcome and arrogant proposal to change Heavenly Father’s plan so that it provided universal salvation for everyone (see Moses 4:1). Before we discuss how he claimed to accomplish this, it is important to note that Satan is referred to in these verses as “the father of all lies” (Moses 4:4). On another occasion he is called “a liar from the beginning” (D&C 93:25). We would be absurdly naïve to assume that Satan was telling the truth when he made this exaggerated claim of universal salvation.

If we understand Satan’s character and history, it would be more appropriate to view him as the first con man trying to sell us a product that he knew he could never provide. He alleged that he could give us all salvation if we would follow him rather than the plan our Heavenly Father had created for our salvation and which was upheld by our Savior Jesus Christ.

What Satan proposed was a lie. It would not have worked. It was not a viable alternative to Heavenly Father’s already perfect plan, but rather it was a trap set to ensnare and deceive people into following Satan. It was, in the end, a plan of damnation, not a plan of salvation.

Destroying Agency [Free Will]

Importantly, these verses of scripture do not clearly state how Satan proposed to carry out this lie. All that the scriptures state is that it would “destroy the agency of man” (Moses 4:3). President J. Reuben Clark (1871–1961), First Counselor in the First Presidency, suggested two main possibilities for what Satan proposed to do and reminded us that neither would have worked. He explained: “As I read the scriptures, Satan’s plan required one of two things: Either the compulsion of … man, or else saving men in sin. I question whether the intelligence of man can be compelled. Certainly men cannot be saved in sin” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1949, 193; quoted in Doctrines of the Gospel Student Manual [2010], 15).

Although neither of these possibilities would have worked, we see elements of each in Satan’s efforts and tactics today. For example, compulsion and force are used today by tyrants seeking power over nations and by political activists who seek to limit religious freedom and compel society to accept sinful behavior. The Lord has specifically condemned the exercise of “control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness” (D&C 121:37).

Honoring Free Will does not mean embracing Anarchy

However, the Lord also explained that power and influence can be used to encourage righteousness by loving persuasion, righteous reproof, and appropriate consequences (see D&C 121:41–43). This important clarification shows that carrying out proper Church and parental discipline, enforcing rules and standards in missions and Church schools, and establishing righteous laws in society are all practices approved of the Lord and not part of “Satan’s plan.” Honoring agency does not mean embracing anarchy.

The second possibility for how Satan proposed to save everyone is described in the Bible Dictionary: “Lucifer and his followers wanted salvation to come automatically to all who passed through mortality, without regard to individual preference, agency, or voluntary dedication” (“War in Heaven”). In other words, another interpretation is that Satan proposed to save us all, no matter what we did. This would destroy agency by rendering it useless. If consequences of our choices were all removed and everyone received the same reward, our choices become meaningless and our agency is destroyed.

This interpretation of how Satan proposed to save us is also seen in many of his efforts and tactics that we are familiar with today. Satan is constantly promising people that they can live a life of sin and still be saved or that they can find happiness in wickedness. This seductive message of easy salvation and a lifestyle of sin is very popular today, as was Satan’s proposal in the War in Heaven, when “many followed after him” (Abraham 3:28).

We can see by these examples that Satan’s approach has not changed much since premortality. Satan continues to lie to people by promising them that if they follow him they will be saved or be happy or whatever else they want to hear. He also continues to use compulsion to try to force his unrighteous views and practices on others. Thus, “the warfare is continued in mortality. … The same issues are doing battle, and the same salvation is at stake” (Bible Dictionary, “War in Heaven”).

A Plan of Rebellion

wolfPerhaps the simplest way to describe Satan’s plan is not based on speculative theories about what Satan proposed to do but on what his plan led him and his followers to actually do—that is, rebel. The scriptures repeatedly state that Satan openly rebelled against God. For example, the Lord declared that “Satan rebelled against me” (Moses 4:3); “an angel of God who was in authority in the presence of God … rebelled against the Only Begotten Son” (D&C 76:25); and “he rebelled against me, saying, Give me thine honor, which is my power” (D&C 29:36).

From these verses it is clear that Satan’s proposal was not an innocent suggestion to amend God’s plan. It was a rebellion, a revolt, an attempted mutiny to dethrone God and take over heaven. Those who followed Satan declared war in heaven and made themselves enemies to God. Their agency was destroyed because they refused to choose “liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator,” and instead chose “captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself” (2 Nephi 2:27). As a result, “a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from [God] because of their agency” (D&C 29:36).

In other words, the simplest way to view Satan’s plan is as a plan of rebellion and disobedience to God. In contrast, God summarized His plan in these words: “And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them” (Abraham 3:25). In addition, “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel” (Articles of Faith 1:3). Thus, God’s plan is a plan of obedience and righteousness, while Satan’s plan is one of disobedience and rebellion.

Recognizing the Simple Plan of Jesus Christ

christs-outstreched-hand-lindsleyProperly understanding the difference between God’s plan and Satan’s goals will help us more clearly discern who is and who is not really following Satan. It will help us avoid accusing those who encourage righteousness and advocate obedience of following Satan’s plan when they are actually following God’s plan. It will also expose the true followers of Satan’s plan today.

Those who protest and rebel against God and His prophets, those who seek to change God’s plan, those who demand a lowering of the standards of righteousness and seek to compel others to accept immoral behavior, and those who seek to deceive people into believing that wickedness is happiness and that we can find salvation in sin all support different elements of Satan’s rebellious strategy.

May we follow Heavenly Father’s true plan, a plan of salvation “through the Atonement of Christ” and by “obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel” (Articles of Faith 1:3).

 

Government Education plus Millennials equals Disaster

Government Education + Millennials = Disaster

“It’s uncanny, the inability for critical thought . . .

My point is the liberal education establishment has had hold of these kids for 15 or 20 years, and what do they have to show for it?  Zilch, zero, nada. ~Rush Limbaugh

When and why did this educational failure begin?

Rush Limbaugh

millennialsRUSH: I haven’t commented on what happened at the University of Oklahoma and that fraternity that has been banned and closed down on campus, the racist rants and so forth.  You know, it’s fascinating.  There’s another story that I think is relevant to this in its own way, and it’s going to be my job to link them. A story from Fortune magazine, here’s the headline:  “American Millennials Are Among the World’s Least Skilled.” 

Let me read the opening paragraph.  “We hear about the superior tech savvy of people born after 1980 so often that we tend to assume it must be true.”  And how many people do?  I think this is true.  A lot of people think that the Millennials, because they understand tech, are light years ahead of where we were when we were their age. They’re bright and they’re smart and they’re fast and they’re quick.

What’s happened here is that researchers at Princeton-based Educational Testing Service thought that would be the case “when they administered a test called the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Sponsored by the OECD, the test was designed to measure the job skills of adults, aged 16 to 65, in 23 countries. When the results were analyzed by age group and nationality, ETS got a shock. It turns out, says a new report, that Millennials in the US fall short when it comes to the skills employers want most: literacy (including the ability to follow simple instructions), practical math, and — hold on to your hat — a category called ‘problem-solving in technology-rich environments.’

“Not only do Gen Y Americans lag far behind their overseas peers by every measure, but they even score lower than other age groups of Americans. Take literacy, for instance. American Millennials scored lower than their counterparts in every country that participated except Spain and Italy. (Japan is No. 1.) In numeracy, meaning the ability to apply basic math to everyday situations, Gen Yers in the US ranked dead last.

millennial-ego“Okay, but what about making smart use of technology, where Millennials are said to shine? Again, America scored at the bottom of the heap, in a four-way tie for last place with the Slovak Republic, Ireland, and Poland.  Even the best-educated Millennials stateside couldn’t compete with their counterparts in Japan, Finland, South Korea, Belgium, Sweden, or elsewhere.”  (interruption) Well, no, they probably are setting up home servers.  That’s the point.  The broadcast engineer snidely said to me, “Guess they won’t be setting up any home servers.”  No, they probably are.

At any rate: “With a master’s degree, for example, Americans scored higher in numeracy than peers in just three countries: Ireland, Poland, and Spain. Altogether, the top US Gen Yers, in the 90th percentile, ‘scored lower than their counterparts in 15 countries.'” The ETS researcher who worked on the study said, “We really thought [US] Millennials would do better than the general adult population, either compared to older coworkers in the US or to the same age group in other countries.  But they didn’t. In fact, their scores were abysmal.”

Now, what does this mean for US employers hiring people born since 1980?  “Goodman notes that hiring managers shouldn’t overestimate the practical value of a four-year degree.” ‘Cause all these people are going to college and they don’t have anything to show for it.  “US Millennials with college credentials did score higher on the PIAAC than Americans with only a high school diploma,” but not measurably. 

“‘But a degree may not be enough,’ Goodman says, to prove that someone is adept with basic English, can do what she calls ‘workaday math,’ or has the ability to use technology in a job.”  And what are people spending for this, 200 grand?  Your average student loan debt bill now is 200 grand to come out of there and not be able to do day to day math?

On the one hand, Obama’s the greatest guy, compassionate, he loves everybody, is the smartest guy! Over here, he’s trying to crack their iPhone, and they say, “You know, history’s not gonna treat him well on this.”  They do not have the ability to conceive, “Well, if he’s trying to crack my iPhone, what might he be doing with the health care server, and what might he be trying to do with any other program?”  They just

It’s uncanny, the inability for critical thought, and it’s right in front of your face.

millennials-twitterRUSH:  All right.  I have learned that Twitter is blowing up.  Twitter should be blown up, if you ask me.  I think some of the most repulsive hate and disgust in this country is on Twitter countless thousands, millions of times a day.  But, beyond that, Twitter is blowing up, angry as hell at Mika Brzezinski for daring to say that frat boys at OU were simply mimicking a rap song.  (interruption)  You don’t think they were?  Okay, here’s the thing. Here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter.

But I’m telling you, this stuff gets awards, and the people that sing it are portrayed as American royalty in terms of celebrity.  You can’t deny that.  Again, I want to go back to education.  Look at what Millennial kids are subjected to under the guise of being educated in the classroom.  It’s just the left-wing liberal agenda.  They have been taught — and I want to give this a little bit different perspective.  I want to talk about what happened at the OU fraternity as a total failure of the education agenda.

PC-liberal-logic-school-shirtsIt’s an embarrassing, total failure of the education agenda.

Look what happened.  These kids in this fraternity went to high school before they got to OU.  When they were in high school, when they were in junior high school, probably when they were in K school they were taught not to hate. They were taught everybody’s special. They were taught everybody gets a prize. They were taught that white people are bad because it’s unfair there are more of them than anybody else.  They were taught about white guilt.

They were taught about white rage.

They’ve been taught that white Europeans brought all the poison that affects this country today.  They have been taught that African-Americans are deserving.  They have been taught that homosexuals are as normal and free and clear and loved as anything else is.  They’ve been taught to accept it.  They’ve been taught to promote it.  They have been taught all of the minority status that feels victimized. They have been taught to accept and promote it all.

They have been taught not to bully.

They may have been bullied themselves, but they have been taught that bullying is bad.  There have been movies made about bullies.  They have been forced to watch those movies in school.  They have been told not to play rough.  They have been taught not to point your finger like a gun.  They have been taught to eat a bunch of rotgut vegetable garbage that’s considered to be health food as defined by Michelle (My Belle) Obama.  They have been treated to Black History Month every February for their entire lives.

schoolindoctrinationThey have been taught about gender, wealth, race, orientation, and equality from the first step they ever took inside a school, and… (interruption)  Oh, and social justice! Exactly right.  They have had social justice ladled out to them as part of every class.  Even mathematics is presented as social justice.  And yet, despite this indoctrination, despite the best efforts of the liberal education elite, despite this liberal indoctrination, these frat boys at the University of Oklahoma are singing a racist song at the top of their lungs? 

My point is the liberal education establishment has had hold of these kids for 15 or 20 years, and what do they have to show for it?  Zilch, zero, nada. 

When and why did this educational failure begin?

YouTube Music: Classic Haydn

Dinner Topics for Friday

keyAbility may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

YouTube Music: “The Heavens Are Telling”; Haydn Creation Oratorio

YouTube Music: Haydn Symphony No. 94, 2nd Movement: Surprise!

From Wikipedia

haydnFranz Joseph Haydn 31 March[1] 1732 – 31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn,[2] was an Austrian[3] composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period. He is often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form.[4][5]

A lifelong resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, “forced to become original”.[6] At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.

Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, himself a highly regarded composer, and Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor. He was also a close friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Early life

Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria, a village near the border with Hungary. His father was Mathias Haydn, a wheelwright who also served as “Marktrichter”, an office akin to village mayor. Haydn’s mother Maria, née Koller, had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Harrach, the presiding aristocrat of Rohrau. Neither parent could read music;[7] however, Mathias was an enthusiastic folk musician, who during the journeyman period of his career had taught himself to play the harp. According to Haydn’s later reminiscences, his childhood family was extremely musical, and frequently sang together and with their neighbours.[8]

Haydn’s parents had noticed that their son was musically gifted and knew that in Rohrau he would have no chance to obtain any serious musical training. It was for this reason that they accepted a proposal from their relative Johann Matthias Frankh, the schoolmaster and choirmaster in Hainburg, that Haydn be apprenticed to Frankh in his home to train as a musician. Haydn therefore went off with Frankh to Hainburg 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away and never again lived with his parents. He was about six years old.

Life in the Frankh household was not easy for Haydn, who later remembered being frequently hungry[9] as well as constantly humiliated by the filthy state of his clothing.[10] However, he did begin his musical training there, and soon was able to play both harpsichord and violin. The people of Hainburg heard him sing treble parts in the church choir.

There is reason to think that Haydn’s singing impressed those who heard him, because in 1739[11] he was brought to the attention of Georg von Reutter, the director of music in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, who happened to be visiting Hainburg. Haydn passed his audition with Reutter, and in 1740 moved to Vienna, where he worked for the next nine years as a chorister, after 1745 in the company of his younger brother Michael.

Haydn lived in the Kapellhaus next to the cathedral, along with Reutter, Reutter’s family, and the other four choirboys.[12] He was instructed in Latin and other school subjects as well as voice, violin, and keyboard.[13] Reutter was of little help to Haydn in the areas of music theory and composition, giving him only two lessons in his entire time as chorister.[14] However, since St. Stephen’s was one of the leading musical centers in Europe, Haydn was able to learn a great deal simply by serving as a professional musician there.[15]

Struggles as a freelancer

By 1749, Haydn had matured physically to the point that he was no longer able to sing high choral parts—the Empress herself complained to Reutter about his singing, calling it “crowing”.[17] One day, Haydn carried out a prank, snipping off the pigtail of a fellow chorister.[17] This was enough for Reutter: Haydn was first caned, then summarily dismissed and sent into the streets with no home to go to.[18] He had the good fortune to be taken in by a friend, Johann Michael Spangler, who shared his family’s crowded garret room with Haydn for a few months. Haydn immediately began his pursuit of a career as a freelance musician.

During this arduous time, Haydn worked at many different jobs: as a music teacher, as a street serenader, and eventually, in 1752, as valet–accompanist for the Italian composer Nicola Porpora, from whom he later said he learned “the true fundamentals of composition”.[19] He also was briefly in Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Haugwitz‘s employ, playing the organ in the Bohemian Chancellery chapel at the Judenplatz.[20]

When he was a chorister, Haydn had not received serious training in music theory and composition, which he perceived as a serious gap. To fill it, he worked his way through the counterpoint exercises in the text Gradus ad Parnassum by Johann Joseph Fux, and carefully studied the work of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whom he later acknowledged as an important influence.[21]

musicnotesAs his skills increased, Haydn began to acquire a public reputation, first as the composer of an opera, Der krumme Teufel “The Limping Devil”, written for the comic actor Johann Joseph Felix Kurz, whose stage name was “Bernardon”. The work was premiered successfully in 1753, but was soon closed down by the censors.[22] Haydn also noticed, apparently without annoyance, that works he had simply given away were being published and sold in local music shops.[23] Between 1754 and 1756 Haydn also worked freelance for the court in Vienna. He was among several musicians who were paid for services as supplementary musicians at balls given for the imperial children during carnival season, and as supplementary singers in the imperial chapel (the Hofkapelle) in Lent and Holy Week.[24]

With the increase in his reputation, Haydn eventually obtained aristocratic patronage, crucial for the career of a composer in his day. Countess Thun,[25] having seen one of Haydn’s compositions, summoned him and engaged him as her singing and keyboard teacher.[26] In 1756, Baron Carl Josef Fürnberg employed Haydn at his country estate, Weinzierl, where the composer wrote his first string quartets. Fürnberg later recommended Haydn to Count Morzin, who, in 1757,[27] became his first full-time employer.[28]

The return to Vienna in 1795 marked the last turning point in Haydn’s career. Although his musical style evolved little, his intentions as a composer changed. While he had been a servant, and later a busy entrepreneur, Haydn wrote his works quickly and in profusion, with frequent deadlines. As a rich man, Haydn now felt that he had the privilege of taking his time and writing for posterity. This is reflected in the subject matter of The Creation (1798) and The Seasons (1801), which address such weighty topics as the meaning of life and the purpose of humankind, and represent an attempt to render the sublime in music. Haydn’s new intentions also meant that he was willing to spend much time on a single work: both oratorios took him over a year to complete. Haydn once remarked that he had worked on The Creation so long because he wanted it to last.[70]

The change in Haydn’s approach was important in the history of classical music, as other composers were soon following his lead. Notably, Beethoven adopted the practice of taking his time and aiming high.[71]

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Character Education: Study Bible Proverbs 4

Character Education: Study Bible Proverbs 4

The Proverbs

Chapter 4

keyoldKeep the commandments and live—With all your getting, get understanding—Go not in the way of evil men.

family5prayingdinner 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

KJV Bible 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

14 ¶Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

 boyandsunriseT18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

20 ¶My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23 ¶Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

 garden-path26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Political Repair: Health Insurance Plans; Simple Plan for Victory

1. Simple Plan for Victory

Quotes by Scott Walker from interview in the March 2015 Limbaugh Letter

key“I Simply Lead with the Truth” ~Scott Walker

 

Pushing Back

push-backNEA, AFL-CIO, and AFSCME all said I was their No. 1 target in America. They poured more money in against me per capita than against anybody else in the country.

One of my favorite tweets somebody posted recently was, “Scott Walker wins without caving.”

 

Iowa Freedom Summit

The protestors forced people to know about [the summit} because of all the attention. So many people thought we’d cave. So many people thought we’d back down. After we didn’t so many people thought we would lose. Time magazine had a headline calling me “DEAD MAN WALKER” four years ago. They all thought I was toast. They were all writing my obituary, and in the end we kept winning.

Once I came and actually spoke to them, I purposely set aside the podium. I didn’t want a teleprompter. I took my jacket off, rolled up my sleeves, because I wanted to talk to people and show them that the fighter they had heard about was for real.

There were very few “red meat” lines, if you will. There weren’t a lot of bumper sticker headlines in my speech. It was me just telling our story, why we did what we did, and how thought it transfers to Washington: that if you go big and bold, not only will you win the day in terms of the policy, you actually can win the vote, because people want more than anything people who are willing to lead. I think voters heard that and said, “Man, this guy can win.”

 

Challenge to Walker’s Education

Time magazine found Walker’s high school teacher, who told him, to “man up” about evolution.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel actually interviewed my third grade teacher. You know what that says to me? It says the left is afraid of us. Because they can see that we won, without caving, and we won in a way that reaches out to everyday people, not just the conservatives, not just the Republicans. So I think they’re desperately going to be looking for ways to try and undermine, and criticize, and bring us down, because in the end they can’t win on issues.

These things … are all personality driven. They’re about personal attacks. They’re not at all about whether they agree or disagree with our reforms. They can’t undermine the fact that not only has our state cut taxes, and the economy is better, but heck, our schools are better. They can’t undermine those reforms, so what do they do? They’re going to try and do it on a personal level. And we’ve got to be prepared to fight back.

On Evolution

creationhandsThe media tried to get him to answer the question on evolution to trip him up and have him tied to the notion of being anti-science.

I just flat-out say, “Hey, both science and faith dictate to me that God created us.” We were created by God. I don’t think that’s incompatible.

 

 

Press Conference

“I Simply Lead with the Truth”

ScottWalker2In March 2011, every night, I was doing a press conference at 5 p.m. Central Time. Because I realized if I talked at 5 o’clock, all the local TV stations in Wisconsin—and it eventually got picked up on cable, Fox and others would show it—about ten minutes of their news a t the top of the hour would be me talking and taking some questions.

There was no filter, so the people would hear me directly. The protestors started to realize this, and so they would start yelling a couple minutes before 5, even louder than before. There were 100,000 protestors there.

My conference room has windows, and the first question I took was from I think NBC. The reporter said, “Well, Governor, what do you think about all those voices? You can hear those voices out there yelling right now. Don’t you think they have a right to be heard?”

I looked out at the crowd and said, “They have every right to be heard. That’s what’s great about America. in America you can speak out against your government no matter who’s in charge, and you have every right to be heard.” I said, “But there are about 100,000 protestors out there right now, and I’m in a state of 5.7 million people, and the majority of the people in this state elected me to do exactly what I’m doing right now, and I’m not going to let their voices be drowned out by a bunch of protestors around my Capitol. I’m going to do what they elected me to do.”

 

illegal_alien_borderAmnesty

I am a hundred percent opposed to amnesty. I’ve talked about us being a land of immigrants, but being a land of rules. I was one or the first states to join with Greg Abbott, the new governor of Texas, in the lawsuit challenging the president after his actions this past November.

I think we have to secure our borders, not just because of immigration, but because it’s a national security threat. We spent all this money trying to secure our water ports, and our airports, and our customs, and yet we have our Southern border, in particular, wide open. We need to put major resources and bodies along our physical land borders, because with ISIS and these radical Islamic terrorists that are causing havoc around the world, it’s only a matter of time—it’s not if, it’s when they attempt to penetrate into the United states. So we’ve got to secure the border, and I don’t mane just talk about it.

 

Foreign Policy

ISIS

swordpirateThese are radical Islamic terrorists with ISIL and others affiliated with them. We just saw it again with another round of beheadings. We’ve seen it in other places around the world. These are people who aren’t just disagreeing with us. They want to eradicate our way of life and our freedom-loving allies around the world.

We need to be prepared to take action with our allies, which would be, obviously, Israel, the United kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, others. I think there’s a growing ability, with the right leadership, to bring I countries like Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and others to join us in these efforts to put down these radical Islamic terrorists. If we don’t do it now, if we don’t take the fight to them, they will bring it to us.

 

Why do you think the President is so reluctant to even identify ISIS as what it is? Why is the President so reluctant to even recognize the scope of the threat?

I think this is a larger fundamental flaw with this President and his Presidency: he makes decisions largely concentrated with his political team in the White House. It’s a fundamental flaw of electing someone, not just whose beliefs are wrong, which I believe they are, but who has never had executive experience. That’s why there are so many practical problems, not just philosophical problems, with things like Obamacare. In this case, the same thing holds true. Instead of relying on your Department of Defense, your Joint Chiefs, your National Security Advisor, your Secretary of State and others, decisions are driven more by politics than they are by strict policy determinations.

This is not a political circumstance. This is not something a couple good speeches can deal with. You have to have a concentrated effort. You can’t say, “I’m going to draw a red line in the sand,” and not be prepared to follow through on it. That’s the problem with this President. He keeps saying things, hoping if he says it, it will go away. Maybe he was driven to that by getting a Noble Peace Prize before taking any real actions as President.

 

Hillary Clinton

benghazihillaryIn one regard she is a third term of a failed President. I think to beat Hillary Clinton, and I believe we can, I would argue you need a fresh new face with big bold ideas from outside of Washington, and the courage and the track record to show the American people that you can actually do that.

Hillary Clinton represents Washington, Washington is outdated, it’s top-down, it’s government knows best, and that has failed.

The American people know that, not just Republicans or conservatives. The majority of Americans know and believe that. It’s what transformed the elections this past fall. People were tired of Washington, not just of Obama, but of Washington. And if you counter that with saying we’ve got new, fresh, dynamic, exciting ideas from the states, it’s precisely why we formed this initial committee called OurAmericanRevival.com.

You’ve got to take the power and the money out of Washington, and send it back to the states, and ultimately to the people, where you can have more effective, more efficient, more accountable government, the kind of government the people deserve.

 

2. Moral and Political Repair for Obamacare Health Insurance Plans

first-aidObamacare Solutions

Jane M. Orient, M.D.

It’s a long way to constitutionally limited government, fiscal solvency and an atmosphere of freedom in which all Americans can thrive and prosper. But we need to take these small steps to begin the journey now.

With every day that passes, Obamacare thus becomes more deeply rooted, like kudzu, and harder to extirpate.

Congress needs to start now and pass well-publicized bills to mitigate damages, pending repeal. Measures should include:

  • Grandfather all existing health insurance policies indefinitely.
  • Suspend all federal coverage mandates for new and renewing policies.
  • Provide that insurers may price policies fairly, based on actuarial risk.
  • Eliminate restrictions on health savings accounts and self-insured plans, especially re-insurance.
  • Make the individual mandate/tax “shared responsibility” payment truly voluntary, like the contribution for elections.
  • Delay the employer mandate indefinitely.
  • Suspend the medical device tax and other Obamacare taxes until and unless they are specifically re-enacted.
  • Clarify that the law really means what it says about subsidies being available only through state exchanges.
  • Abolish the Independent Advisory Board (IPAB) and deny any agency the power to constrain prices or spending in the private marketplace.

 

What these provisions have in common is six features Republicans should demand of all legislation:

 

  • They return control of medical spending and decisions to individual Americans, instead of forcing them to subsidize insurance companies and social engineering schemes. They stop the extortion of money from all Americans to funnel through devious pathways to people behind the curtain who do nothing to provide care.
  • They remove barriers to private enterprises instead of erecting new ones.
  • They impose no selective stealth taxes. If Congress is to tax people, it must do so through transparent, constitutional means.
  • They do not expand the reach of government into areas in which it has no constitutional authority.
  • They create no new agencies through which Congress can further abdicate its authority to the Executive.
  • They reduce the governmental footprint on the necks of Americans.

 

It’s a long way to constitutionally limited government, fiscal solvency and an atmosphere of freedom in which all Americans can thrive and prosper. But we need to take these small steps to begin the journey now.

Liberal Left Political Bullying Action threatens Survival of Business Economy

 Liberal Political Correctness Bullying Action threatens Survival of Business Economy

Liberal activists are successfully using pressure campaigns and boycotts to pull corporate America to the left. From gun control to climate change to same-sex marriage, a number of Fortune 500 giants are falling in line with liberal priorities . . .that Democrats have been unable to move through Congress. ~The Hill

(Rush Limbaugh March 2015 Newsletter)

PC-criticizeRush Limbaugh: The fact is, they are a handful of malcontents who despise capitalism.

But most companies don’t seem to realize that these attention-grabbing “massive” email and Twitter campaigns to boycott businesses are from a tiny group of obsessives. These are hard-left operatives who have perfected spam and algorithm programs that amplify the number of people actually sending messages.

They use false images to intimidate

The fact is, they are a handful of malcontents who despise capitalism. I know this from experience: local advertisers on an EIB affiliate in, say, Oshkosh will get inundated with complaint emails and tweets from people: “We’re never going to shop at your store again unless you stop advertising on that station.” Our investigation discovered that it’s ten, maybe 12 people who make themselves appear to be 500,000 or more. We found out that in most cases, the complaint emails come from out of state, and not from legitimate customers.

Last month, militant left-wing activist and convicted felon Peter Young bragged about his strategies to manipulate the media—using fake names, creating fake blogs with fake histories, using burner accounts, targeting gullible journalists, and “carpet-bombing” the internet.

Targets

1. American Legislative Exchange Council

hoaxglobalwarmingLisa Nelson, the CEO of the free-market American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC], was asked about man-made global warming by National Journal. She replied, “I don’t know the science on that.”

The Left lashed out to this innocent statement by bullying big companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and eBay to ditch their memberships in ALEC.

George Soros campaigner Ryan Canney said, “Denying climate change has no place in the modern economy. With eBay out, we’re looking to AT&T, Verizon, FedEx, and UPS to follow suit and distance themselves from ALEC’s extreme climate change denial agenda.”

2. Mozilla CEO

In 2008, Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich donated &1,000 to support California’s Prop 8 in favor of traditional marriage. In 2014, after gay activists discovered Eich’s donation, they launched rage-filled attack tweets—also known as “Twitter bombing”—which ultimately forced him to step down as CEO just days after his appointment.

freedomofspeech3. Forever 21, for stamping the Bible verse John 3:16 on shopping bags

4. White Castle, for contributing to the GOP-supporting Congressional Leadership Fund.

5. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has been a target of protestors for comparing unions to herpes, and Obamacare to “fascism.”

6. McDonalds

White House chef Sam Kass, Michelle Obama’s nutrition advisor, crowed over their success in pressuring McDonalds to add water and salads to kids’ meals. Exactly one year later, McDonald’s dumped CEO Don Thompson due to plummeting profits.

McDonald’s has been targeted by militant vegans since the 1980s. McDonald’s caved, but gained no new customers. Vegans never eat at McDonald’s anyway, but they won’t be happy until their target businesses are destroyed.

PC-feelings7. Chick-fil-A

The Left called for massive boycotts of Chick-fil-A after learning of the company’s support of the pro-traditional marriage Family Research Council. CEO Dan Cathy halted funding, as he didn’t want the company to be “a symbol in the marriage debate,” but explained that his personal views on same-sex marriage hadn’t changed.

However, the Liberal boycott was not about “tolerance,” but about harassment and intimidation of those who don’t agree with them.

8. Nintendo

liberal-tolerantNintendo created a Life game in which avatars were allowed to marry each other. Liberal left burst into furious outrage upon learning that there was no option for same-sex avatars to marry each other. Nintendo caved, but ignores the many parents who aren’t interested in spending money on a same-sex marriage game for kids.

 

9. Starbucks

Starbucks supports leftist causes—gay marriage and gun control. However, attacks on Jewish CEO Howard Schultz resulted in the closing down of all Starbucks in Israel in 2004.

Rush: You can never assuage the fury of the left. You can never appease them. When companies cave, the boycotters squeeze them more, while customers go elsewhere. Capitulation to the left gets you worse than nothing. And it gets the left closer to its goal: to destroy you.

YouTube Video: Government Control, Health Insurance Plans, Disaster for Americans

Warnings against Government Control of Health Insurance Plans (Socialized Medicine)

Truth-Detectors

Ronald Reagan’s urgent warning

 

The Terrifying Reality of Socialized Medicine

Amir George

Amir George’s family is from the Assyrian Tiari Tribe from northern Iraq. He is the author of Liberating Iraq: The Story of the Assyrian Christians.

As one who grew up under socialized medicine overseas, I can identify one extremely important part of Obamacare almost all current discussions have missed.

 

ObamaDictatorshortThe real reason for government-run medicine has nothing to do with medicine, but with control.

When the government controls your health, it controls your life.

State-run healthcare stops literally all opposition to government and produces an obedient, non-dissenting populace, because all realize that at any time that same government can literally kill them by withholding treatment—and worse.

Political dissent is stifled as normal discussion of issues tone down, because everyone begins to realize that at a certain point, one’s very life is in danger.

 

Two examples make clear the degree to which government can interfere in the life and death of citizens once it is in charge of their healthcare.

 

Racially Motivated Termination of Births

 

obama-deathpanels-naziShigeru Kayano, an Ainu, one of the indigenous peoples of Japan, was puzzled that the Ainu women seemed to always have trouble giving birth and had an extremely high level of stillbirths.

When he became a member of Parliament, one of the first things he did was o demand records of the Ainu and their medical situation.

He was shocked to discover an unofficial program under which doctors were instructed to terminate the births of the full-blooded Ainu in order to reduce their numbers.

One of his first acts as a member of Parliament was to have the law rescinded.

 

Politically Motivated Limited treatment of Elderly

 

obama-deathpanelsOne day I received a call from the family of a dear friend.

Mr. Yamamoto was 75, in great health and had just returned from a trip overseas.

“Mr. Yamamoto is dying,” was the message. “He has asked to see you.”

Shocked, I immediately rushed to the hospital and was shocked to discover that my friend had malaria.

While malaria was once a much-dreaded disease, these days it is simply treated.

Relived, I told Mr. Yamamoto that he was going to be fine; all we had to do was get malaria medicine.

Talking to the doctor to inquire about the treatment, I was stunned when he told me: “We don’t have malaria medicine.”

“Where do they have it?” I inquired.

“Downtown at the University Hospital,” he replied coldly. “There isn’t enough time,” he glared.

Not quite understanding what was happening, I realized that minutes away was a U.S. military installation.

Calling there, I found that they of course had malaria medicine and could bring it over in a few minutes.

Relieved that my friend was going to be OK, I informed the doctor that we had found the urgently needed medicine.

I was not ready for the response.

“What do you think you are doing?”

The doctor immediately called the family together. “Who do you want to trust—this guy or me?” he inquired.

The poor family, no matter how I tried to explain, felt they had no choice but to trust the doctor.

My dear friend died.

Obamacare

death-panelsIn the discussions on Obamacare, it is critical to understand how the exact same government-run medical systems operate in other countries.

They all share one very basic principle: Because they are run by the government to contain costs, the elderly and terminally ill simply have to have their treatment limited.

What people do not realize until the practical effects of government medical care are upon them is that, for the first time in their lives, they literally become fearful of their government because they suddenly realize that it controls their very lives.

When normal political discussions on issues begin to take place, one begins to realize that if you speak up beyond a certain level, the government can “punish” you by interfering in your treatment.

Just like the Ainu were prevented from having children, and Mr. Yamamoto was denied simple lifesaving medicine for malaria, political discussion is immediately stifled as citizens begin to realize they cannot stand p to the government that controls their health—and by extension, their lives.

This is the true reason for government healthcare.

It is not for health coverage; it is to create obedient, subservient citizens who live in fear of a government that can take their lives at will.

World News: Barack Obama Blames United States of America on Iran TV

Barack Obama Addresses His People — on Iran TV—and Blames United States of America!

This world news is very disturbing—even heartbreaking. But we must face truth, no matter how ugly it is. As we have seen, ignoring it will not make it go away. C.D.

Truth-Detectors

Rush Limbaugh

RUSH:  You know, folks, that election in Israel, the victory, Benjamin Netanyahu, that has really confounded Obama.  Do you know what Obama did?  He recorded a video address to the people of Iran and blamed the hardliners in both of our countries, he’s telling the people of Iran, for all the mess that’s going on in the Middle East.  It’s unprecedented.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

ObamaBowsPresident Obama has used the Nowruz statement to speak directly to the people of Iran.  And what he did, he compared Iranian hardliners to Americans who are skeptical of his nuclear deal with Iran.  So here’s the president of the United States speaking to the people of Iran.  He is in the process of arranging and negotiating a nuclear deal with the mullahs of Iran, which will give them a nuclear weapon in ten years, if we are to believe what we’re being told about the deal.

Obama goes on television in Iran to complain about Americans.  And he equates the American people who disagree with him to hardliners in Iran who disagree with their government.  He compares Iranian hardliners to Americans who are skeptical of his deal.  We must have audio sound bites of this.  It’s unprecedented.  An American president addressing the Iranians.  Here.  Just listen.

muslimobamaOBAMA:  Hello.  To everyone celebrating Nowruz — across the United States and in countries around the world — Nowruz Mubarak.  This year we had the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries.  Just over a year ago we reached an initial understanding regarding Iran’s nuclear program.  I believe that our countries should be able to resolve this issue peacefully with diplomacy.  Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon.

RUSH:  Oh, my, folks, be still my beating brain.  What in the world is going on here?  So the president of the United States addresses his people, the Iranians.  To everyone celebrating Nowruz across the United States?  Did we let the kids out of school today for Nowruz?  (interruption)  Yeah, we didn’t, but we should have.  Nowruz is not a national holiday in America?  Well, the sacrilege of that.  Nowruz and in countries around the world, Nowruz Mubarak he said, Nowruz Mubarak.  What in the world is going on here?  “This year we have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries.”

He’s talking to the leaders, the people who are imprisoned by the state sponsors of terrorism, the biggest worldwide sponsors of terrorism.  “I believe that our country should be able to resolve this issue –” why are we even talking to Iran? Can somebody answer a question, why are we even talking to them?  We’re so far gone that we’ve lost sight of that basic question.  Why in the world are we talking to Iran?  Why are we negotiating the whole subject of nuclear weaponry with them?

Now here’s Obama on television siding with the mullahs and telling the people of Iran, hey, you know what?  I just got off the phone with the Ayatollah Khamenei, and he’s issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons.  Are you kidding me?  Does anybody really believe this?  That the Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons, and Obama’s on Iranian TV telling them this?  “I believe our countries should be able to resolve the issue.”  What issue?  What are we talking to them about?  What is the issue?

obama-hates-israelThis is absurd.  But it’s beyond absurd.  This is surreal.  So our ally, Israel, has a presidential election. Netanyahu wins in a landslide, and Obama is so ticked off, he decides that Israel’s not worthy of friendship anymore because this victory of Netanyahu is such a diss that he’s gonna sidle up to the Iranians?  Here’s another excerpt from the president’s speech to the people of Iran and all the other nations, including the United States, celebrating Nowruz Mubarak around the world.

OBAMA:  The days and weeks ahead will be critical.  Our negotiations have made progress, but gaps remain. And there are people, in both our countries and beyond, who oppose a diplomatic resolution.

RUSH:  To what?

OBAMA:  My message to you — the people of Iran — is that, together, we have to speak up for the future we seek. It’s up to all of us, Iranians and Americans, to seize this moment and the possibilities that can bloom in this new season. Thank you, and Noroozetan Pirooz.

treasonaidabetenemyRUSH:  What in the world, folks, is happening here.  Why, if there’s a fatwa in Iran against nuclear weapons, why in the world do we need a diplomatic resolution?  A diplomatic resolution to what?  “There are people in both our countries and beyond who oppose the diplomatic –”  What are we diplomacizing here, if there’s a fatwa against nukes?  What, are there some rogue elements in Iran developing a nuclear weapon despite the fatwa against it by the Ayatollah Khamenei?  “It’s all up to us, Iranians and Americans.”  We are allied?  We are now allied with the Iranians in that region?  Noroozetan Pirooz?  Really?

CALLER:  In the eighties, when I was in my thirties, the Iranians took our people hostage when the ayatollah took over, and they paraded them around for two years, blindfolded. Which I don’t know about you, but after about six months of it I was getting PO’d. A lot of people out there didn’t live through it but in this Iraq war we just had, the Iranians were smuggling in IEDs that blew up a lot of our soldiers.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  They were killed and maimed.

obama-stand-w-muslimsRUSH:  That’s right.

CALLER:  And I don’t see how we’re having any dealings with them at all.

RUSH:  My question, too.  I don’t know what we’re talking to ‘em about either.  What in the world…? The only reason to talk to these people is to talk them out of or to give them the lay of the land.  “You will not have a nuclear.”  But we’re not doing that.  But you’re exactly right.  Iran manufactures all those IEDs, the improvised explosive devices, that have ruined, wounded, killed American soldiers.  The American Hostage Crisis gave us Nightline.  That’s another thing.  It doesn’t make sense.  The world seems like it’s upside down.

Happy Nowruz!  Nowruz barakaba!

Yes, how about that.

But the people of Iran want out from under the oppressive government they have just as much as the oppressed people of any nation want out from underneath it.  And yet Obama is on TV basically telling the people of Iran that their leaders are hunky-dory, they’re just fine, and that the problem is hardliners in America.  So that’s why I have a problem with it.