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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Emmett McGroarty – Common Core and The American Child

Will the federal government take over education, or will American parents have the final say? A leader of the movement against Common Core explains what’s happening in American education, and what we can do about it.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Disenfranchising Citizens

In Colorado, votes are now cast entirely by mail, and there is little protection against voter fraud. A total of 3.6 million ballots were mailed to Coloradans based on addresses as old as 2008. One Colorado state senator said he has been to households that received as many as seven separate ballots, and the person now living there could vote all seven ballots without anyone noticing. Paid political activists, known as “harvesters,” can gather a dozen ballots of others and then dump them all in an unguarded drop box, and there is nothing that stops them from this fraud.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Illegal Voters Could Have Changed the Senate

Control of the U.S. Senate was up for grabs last November, and illegal voters thankfully did not tip the balance. Estimates show that more than 14 percent of non-citizens were registered to vote in the elections of 2008 and 2010. That could have easily exceeded the margin of victory in tight Senate races, and probably did in Virginia! Illegal votes produce a bonanza of additional votes for Democrats. Democrats typically win more than 80 percent of the votes cast by non-citizens. Al Franken won a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota by a margin of only 312 votes in 2008.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ten Commandments Victory in Oklahoma

There’s been an important victory for religious freedom in Oklahoma. An Oklahoma County judge ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol building does not violate the state constitution. Three years ago, state Representative Mike Ritze spent $10,000 of his own money to pay for the construction. The monument was approved by the legislature, but no public money was spent. It was part of a 100-acre complex that has more than 50 other monuments.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Prayer from Atheists?

Last fall, Huntsville, Alabama, invited an atheist to deliver the opening prayer at a City Council meeting. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had threatened to sue the city because mostly Christians delivered the Council’s meeting prayers. So the City Council prepared a new list of religious leaders that includes Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Christians, and those of other faiths. Somehow, it didn’t occur to the council that they should also invite atheists to pray.