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Letter from a State School Board Member

By Nancy Matthis  |  Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Obama usurped the Constitutional role of state and local school boards by addressing principals and issuing lesson plans. Alert citizens throughout the country responded with a deluge of emails and phone calls to local school personnel and to school board members.

In protecting the education of our nation’s children, our state and local school boards are the first line of defense. We are privileged to share a letter sent by a member of the Alabama State School Board to Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, Dr. Joseph B. Morton, Alabama State Superintendent of Education, and her fellow board members.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I don’t know about other board members but I have been receiving emails and phone calls from constituents expressing concern about the President’s plans to address American schoolchildren and provide related classroom activities on Sept. 8. You can click onto www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html to see the original proposed lesson plans included for both age groups of students.

According to Dr. Morton’s memo to city and county school superintendents today, some aspects of the lesson plans have just been changed. I find it very disconcerting that the discussion over the President’s lesson plans has been carried out in the media with state and local school board members and state departments of education being left out of the loop. And it appears that it’s only because the media have been discussing the President’s September 8 event that the controversial lesson plans are being changed.

If the President had limited his endeavor to offering a pep talk of 3-5 minutes concerning studying hard, doing homework, and staying in school, that would be one thing. However, when he through the US Dept. of Education starts issuing lesson plans, he is setting a precedent which usurps the traditional, Constitutional role of the state and local school boards, state departments of education, and state legislatures regarding education. [emphasis mine]

Neither parents nor elected officials such as state school board members know with certainty what will be presented to the students in the classrooms of our state. Therefore, I can understand parental concerns, which may result in some of them keeping their children at home next Tuesday.

I don’t know if there is any policy to allow concerned parents to send their children to school with an opt out form, for instance, so that students will not miss a day of school. I certainly hope opt-out requests will be honored and students not ostracized or parents retaliated against for not allowing students to participate in listening to the speech and/or performing related classroom activities.

I hope that, if local school systems allow for any of the activities recommended by the US Department of Education to be implemented, no indoctrination or invasion of student privacy will occur.

I believe what may well have started as a good intention by the President is still a potentially dangerous precedent for American education.

Betty Peters
State School Board, District 2
Dothan, Alabama

Betty Peters has a website, Eye on Education.

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Amerika by Early November

by Nancy Matthis and Austin Davis at American Daughter

Our free system of government will collapse by early November. So says Russian Professor Igor Panarin, Doctor of Political Sciences, and Professor of the Russian Diplomatic “Academy Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” The Russians should know. They are the ones that, some fifty years ago, outlined the strategy for gradual communist takeover of the United States. Check the list and see if you notice anything familiar.

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS:

  1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
  5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushehev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free election under supervision of the U.N.
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  10. Allow all soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
  11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
  16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
  17. Get control of schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers, associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
  20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness,repulsive, meaningless art.”
  24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
  26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity, as “normal, natural, healthy.”
  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace repealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
  29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
  31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
  32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture-education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
  33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
  34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
  37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
  38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.
  39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
  40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
  42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition: that students and special interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political or social problems.
  43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

It took American subversives a long time to accomplish the gradual changes they needed to have in place, following Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and The Cloward-Piven Strategy. As they neared the moment of readiness, Barack Hussein Obama was groomed by his mentor, the American communist Frank Marshall Davis, to be “The One.” One clue: how many men do we know who write their memoirs when they are still young and haven’t yet accomplished much?

When Obama campaigned for president, he knew what the big shadow machine backing him expected. Hear him speak at the University of Missouri in Columbia on Thursday, October 30th, five days before the election:

Consider what has happened in just the last seven months.

  • Obama quickly removed the census from the Department of Commerce and placed it under Rahm Emanuel in the White House. He appropriated millions to the socialist advocacy group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to man the operation.
  • He has appointed 45 czars to date (two have already departed), most unvetted and unconfirmed by Congress. These authoritarians parallel the cabinet functions, which must be vetted by Congress.
  • He frightened Congress into passing a ridiculous spending bill, aka stimulus bill, that has plunged the United States into a downward spiral of debt and made us beholden to communist China.
  • He nationalized financial institutions.
  • He took over automobile companies, restructured their financial operations, and replaced their executives at will.
  • The Democrats in Congress introduced legislation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to begin developing central internment centers within the continental United States.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an official publication profiling returning vets and politcal conservatives, among others, as “terrorists.”
  • The military began training a unit for civilian population control.
  • The Democrats in Congress moved to control all the water in the United States, every drop of it.
  • The Democrats in Congress moved to control all the food in the United States, not only mandating what every farmer may or may not do, but also controlling the seeds.
  • Obama is seeking control of the Internet, including the authority to shut it down in time of crisis.
  • The Democrats in Congress are currently seeking federal control for delivery of health care in the United States, including creation of a panel of bureaucrats who will decide who gets treated.
  • Obama is encouraging American citizens to inform on their friends and neighbors who criticize his health care program to the White House.
  • Obama has arrogantly used taxpayer money to pursue partisan objectives.
  • The Democrats in Congress are trying to legislate mandatory national service for all young people, which would exclude Christian expression for the duration.
  • Obama’s Federal Communications Commission operative, Mark Lloyd, is currently seeking to seize control of radio broadcasts in the United States, with an eye to shutting down conservative talk radio. Lloyd has openly expressed his admiration for Hugo Chavez, who shut down radio stations in Venezuela that expressed dissent about his socialist programs.
  • Most recently, Obama bypassed elected school boards and school district superintendents to schedule a speech to all of the country’s school children, and issued lesson plans. This action is a violation of existing law, but if allowed to go unchallenged it establishes a precedent for direct federal control of education content.

Now take a look at what George Potts Thompson of the Canada Free Press has to say, and decide whether you think his dire predictions are hyperbole!

Obama is Monetizing the US Debt (printing money and devalueing the dollar). The FDIC is BROKE and cannot cover a large number of bank failures, and 400 banks are set to fail. Commercial real estate loans are the next shoe to drop…

The US Treasury is broke and cannot “Bail Out” anymore US banks.

Obama has appointed dozens of unvetted and unaccountable “czars”, most with openly Totalitarian and Marxist worldviews—and ambitions….

These people are tyrants. These people are totalitarians. They plan the destruction of American liberty and its replacement with a Totalitarian Marxist / Fascist State like China. The execution of this is already underway, and fairly far along in its destruction….

…Half of American’s savings evaporated in eight short months, and THAT was no accident. The “U6” unemployment number is 16% not that phoney 9.5% Obama is shoveling. In some states closer to 25%.

In Nazi Germany they nationalized the banks, the auto manufacturers, and the Health Care System was then overseen by ardent Nazi Eugenicists. Any of this template sound familiar? Obama is now going after not only CIA Case Officers via his AG Eric Holder, but Congressman Gerald Nadler (D-NY) wants Cheney and Bush personally investigated now for possible “War Crimes.”

Obama’s czars are a Government alongside the existing one. A Commissariate like in Soviet Russia. After some “Crisis” the old system will be eradicated under THE PATRIOT ACT, Martial law will be declared, and Obama’s CHANGE will now be upon us….

God save America, land that I love…

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