New Report Shatters Media Lie That CRT Isn’t Taught In Virginia Schools

(The Federalist) A newly released investigative report from the state superintendent of Virginia has found numerous “critical race theory [CRT]-based materials” and teachings that have been distributed throughout the state’s education system. The report’s findings dispel the narrative continually pushed by legacy media that CRT is not taught in Virginia schools.

Issued by Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, the interim investigation’s findings include a page taken from the “EdEquityVA” program on the Virginia Department of Education’s website, which provides a list of the “Basic Tenants of Anti-racist Education” sourced directly from Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” and the Urban Institute’s “Structural Racism in America.” Included in the list are statements claiming that “[a]ll members of society have been socialized to participate in racist systems” and “[w]hite people benefit from racism, regardless of intentions.”  (Read More)

Republicans Are Opposing School Choice – They Should Be Held Accountable

(RedState) Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t only left-wing authoritarians who oppose parents’ right to decide how to educate their children. In far too many cases, politicians who proclaim the virtues of school choice when there is a camera in their faces suddenly lose their fervor when it comes time to put their words to action.

Unfortunately, these squishy Republican types tend to fly under the radar as conservatives lock horns with progressives who believe children belong to the state and not to their parents. These battles distract from the fact that many opponents of school choice govern in the same states as rank-and-file Americans who believe parents should be able to make decisions regarding their children’s education.

Last week, Georgia’s state House killed a bill that would have significantly expanded school choice because of actions taken by an organization that advocates for school choice. But the reason they were willing to deny more parents the right to choose how their children are educated demonstrates how serious they were about the issue in the first place.  (Read More)

Pastor Prays Blessing on Abortion Clinic

(Breakpoint) With the Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization expected this summer, alarm has risen in the pro-abortion ranks. 

There is real possibility that the Court could overturn, or at least severely gut Roe v. Wade, which would curtail abortion rights, and throw the issue back to the states. Because advocates see any abortion restriction as a denial of basic women’s rights, their arguments have increasingly shifted from legal to moral grounds. Instead of relying on abortion as a constitutional right, some even argue that it is a “theological right,” even calling the grisly practice “sacred.”    

In 1939, Margaret Sanger recruited ministers for her “Negro Project,” which sought to promote birth control and sanitized eugenics ideas to African Americans. Today, in an attempt to sanctify the killing of the unborn, which is rooted in eugenics, progressive clergy are recruited to promote abortion rights. This has been going on for years, for instance, mainline Protestant pastors hold “prayer services” outside of abortion clinics in order to bless the “work” going on inside.  (Read More)

Pro-Life Groups Oppose Joe Biden’s Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

(Life News) Leading pro-life groups quickly responded to Joe Biden’s pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, who he is expected to nominate soon.

Biden will nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court to replace retiring pro-abortion Justice Stephen G. Breyer. The nomination fulfills Biden’s much-criticized pledge to only nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court without considering more qualified candidates who are men or of some other race.

Top pro-life advocates say the nation’s highest court doesn’t need another justice who incorrectly thinks there is a right to abortion in the Constitution.

Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List told LifeNews: “Joe Biden is fulfilling his promise to only appoint justices who support the Roe v. Wade regime of abortion on demand up to birth – a policy so extreme only a handful of countries in the world hold it, including North Korea and China.”  (Read More)

Is Confrontation Christian?

(Bob Shillingstad) “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” -Romans 1:16

Our nation, and the world, has been focused on the protests by the Canadian truckers and their willingness to sacrifice their time, livelihood  and freedom for the principles of liberty.  They have been joined by thousands of other Canadians who also want an end to the mandates.  This caught many of us by surprise because we assumed that Canada was asleep and willing to let the Trudeau government rule their lives.  Even more surprising was seeing who was leading this protest — it was truck drivers!  We didn’t even know that they had been so abused that they would rise up.  We had seen the videos, images and stories of churches shuttered, services disrupted and pastors jailed for attempting to hold services and speak out.

Where was the leadership in the Canadian church when it came time to protest the crackdown of religious freedom and the gatherings together?  Against rules of assembly that made no sense medically or scientifically?  Did they assign this role to truckers?  Was this some paid logistics operation?  God bless the truckers and people of Canada for standing up.

Has the church become so afraid of the secular left that their fear of being misquoted by the press and vilified by special interest groups that will call us racist, hateful, bigoted, homophobic, or accused of imposing our religious and political views on others? Evangelicals are expected to stay in our cubicles and keep out of issues that pertain to the partisan culture.  Transgender counseling in the schools?  “Rainbow Squads” for 11-17 year old children in the libraries to continue their education? Don’t move beyond the leftist approved boundaries they have set.

Francis Schaeffer warned us back in the ’70’s that this is where America was going and the church should wake up.  Who would have guessed in 2008 when Barack Obama was running that he would state in his campaign that marriage “was between one man and one woman”.  Yet just a few years later the White House would be lit in the rainbow colors celebrating the Supreme Court decision affirming homosexual marriage.  Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of Moody Church in Chicago, has been a voice attempting to wake the church up.  Lutzer in one of his books made this statement:

“We have neither the will nor the clout to reverse same-sex marriage laws to halt cultures obsession with destroying sexual norms and erasing our shared history.  It’s highly unlikely we will ever reverse the law that restrict religious freedom in the military or return public education back to control of the parents rather than school boards that proudly adopt the most recent “sexually liberalized” curriculum. We have crossed too many fault lines; too many barriers have proven too weak to withstand media-driven cultural streams that have flooded our nation. The radicals know how to make themselves look good and make Christians look bad. I write not so much to reclaim the culture as to reclaim the church.”

Have we lost our love of truth in God’s word and courage to speak out against evil?   We serve a sovereign God who knows all things and plans for all things and He has prepared us for this moment. We don’t always know what to do but our eyes are on Him. We become more ready when we see the fragmenting culture before us.  Let us hear the words of the Lord to Joshua: “Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) This is not a time for us to hide behind our church walls, but rather to prepare ourselves and our families to stand against the times that are already upon us. We cannot afford to stay apart but act together with groups and individuals giving a reason “for the hope” that is within us, and doing it with gentleness and respect but also the courage to speak truth.

We have seen one local church protest the “Rainbow Squad” meetings sponsored by the local libraries.  These are, in the words of the library, “ we don’t hold a stance on how people live their lives but instead provides information and space for people to find that out themselves.”   In other words those “people” are children aged 11-18 who need to decide if they are ready for puberty blockers or surgery! This is LGBTQ+, “T” stands for transgender.  This past week we had some women who showed up at the meeting of the  Coeur d’Alene library trustees to object to a number of books in the library and one in particular was “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish” (highlighted on PBS and approved for 3 year olds!)  and another was a book highlighting homosexuality entitled “Prince and Knight”.  After some clear and pointed objections to these books in the children’s section the board unanimously rejected the request to remove these books.

We had Pastor Steven Hemming of Family Worship Center and some from his congregation picket the “Rainbow Squad” meeting in November.  There have been no allies or support since then.  I doubt if there will be any voices coming supporting the women who spoke up at the recent trustee meeting.  Here are my questions:  Where are the churches?  More specifically, Where are the men in our community?  Where is the outcry?  Is decadence replacing decency?  If we don’t confront evil is that in itself evil?  Where are the men?  Where is the church?

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”  -Isaiah 5:20

Wars and Rumors of Wars

(Breakpoint) The top headline of the past few weeks has been the saber rattling out of Moscow. This week, Russian leader Vladimir Putin stepped even closer to war. On Monday, Russian troops entered Ukraine, and Moscow formally recognized the pro-Russian breakaway parts of Ukraine as independent states (independent of Ukraine, that is). 

There will likely be further developments by the time this is posted. In addition to a build-up of forces, Russia has ratcheted up the rhetoric against America, NATO, and Ukraine. In his speech Monday, Putin declared that Ukraine has no real right to exist, and only lives as a colony of the West. Cross-border cannon fire has increased, along with accusations of Ukrainian terrorist activity. Russian authorities have forced ethnic Russians living in separatist regions of Ukraine to leave their homes, supposedly for their own safety, but also to provide an excuse to fight a war of “liberation.” 

Many in the West are being reminded that we’ve actually not evolved beyond this kind of thing. Wars are not only fought in other, “less-enlightened” parts of the world, and not only instigated by rogue agents of unstable nations.  (Read More)

Idaho School Boards Association to terminate National School Board membership

(KMVT-11) The Idaho School Boards Association passed a motion on Monday to end its membership in the National School Boards Association.

In a press release, the ISBA said its decision comes after it concluded the NSBA “currently lacks the vision necessary to bring about fundamental and critical change and to regain its important role as an advocate for excellence in public education through school board leadership.”

The ISBA says the decision comes after extensive discussion, research, and discussion of the NSBA’s shortcomings. They say they had hoped for improved coordination and consultation, but the NSBA has failed to deliver on any of their promised changes.

They also say despite attempting to address what it viewed as shortcomings within the NSBA, they have failed to address their concerns.  (Read More)

Is Canada Becoming North America’s Cuba?

(Dennis Prager) Canada is leaving the Western world.

In terms of all-encompassing government, suppression of dissent and the denial of fundamental human rights to many of its citizens, Canada is now more similar to Cuba than to any free country. Canada may eventually return to Western civilization, but as of this writing, the majority of Canadians appear to have no interest in it doing so. According to Maru Public Opinion, “two-thirds (66%) of Canadians support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bringing in the Emergencies Act … A majority (56%) of Canadians do not support the truckers who are protesting in any way, shape, or form … This is a majority view held in every province/region across the country.”

I suspect that most Americans — and certainly most people outside of America or Canada — do not know precisely what Canada’s Marxist prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is doing to his country.

So, allow me to review.  (Read More)

Why Homeschooling Is The Most Effective Political Resistance

(The Federalist) I grew up homeschooled in the 1980s when no one outside the Focus on the Family audience had heard of homeschooling. I remember the looks we’d get at the grocery store if we went during school hours.

It’s different now. These days when I take my crew, the checkout lady knows we’re homeschooled because I have polite and helpful children. She says, “Oh, I wish we could have homeschooled!”

Homeschooling has become more and more widespread over my own 13-year stint as a homeschooling mom, astronomically so in the last two years. Schools’ safety measures, such as inhumane mask requirements and risky vaccine mandates, are making parents fear for their children’s well-being.  (Read More)

Supreme Court Case Could Finally Define Religious Freedom Protections

(PJ Media) An important religious freedom case has landed in the lap of the Supreme Court and it may be one of the most consequential cases decided in many years.

The case involves an appeal by a website design company that refuses to perform design services for gay couples. The website design company called 303 Creative is owned by Lorie Smith and she ran afoul of the same Colorado law that ensnared cake-maker Jack Phillips. That case was eventually decided by the Supreme Court in favor of Phillips, but not on constitutional grounds. Phillips was granted relief by the high court because commission members had expressed enmity against Phillips’s religious beliefs, not because they had violated his religious freedom.

But Smith’s challenge is simple: does the state have a right to compel a certain kind of speech, even when that speech violates the closely held religious beliefs of any individual?

Smith has not been asked to design a website for a gay wedding, although she indicated that she wanted to do so. She teamed up with the law firm Alliance for Defending Freedom to challenge the Colorado law in anticipation of being sued eventually.  (Read More)

Public Library-Linked Program Paying Teens To Attend ‘Spring Break Sex-Ed Camp’

(Daily Wire) The Austin Public Library in Texas is advertising a “Spring Break Sex-Ed Camp” at multiple branches in the city and surrounding area, it announced on its Instagram page Saturday.

The camp will be available to high school students Monday, March 14 – Thursday, March 17, with free lunch included. And that’s not all. The sex-ed program also offers students up to $100 just for showing up.

“Get PAID to learn about sex ed!” the camp’s sign-up page, which has either been taken down or is experiencing technical difficulties, states. “Space is LIMITED so sign up now! You don’t want to miss it!”

It went on to highlight that the camp’s curriculum is “LGBTQIA+ friendly.”  (Read More)

Why Tech Totalitarianism Threatens To Turn America Into Canada Or China Unless We Stop It

(The Federalist) Last week, our Canadian neighbors mobilized their national security apparatus against working-class citizens protesting government overreach. The Biden administration is no doubt taking notes.

In fact, the contours of a similar strategy are already emerging in the United States. First, the FBI reportedly tagged parents opposed to critical race theory with a “terrorism” label under the direction of Biden’s Department of Justice. Then, the DOJ revealed plans to stand up a domestic terror unit fixated on “anti-government or anti-authority” ideologies.

Now, a new Department of Homeland Security terrorism bulletin classifies Americans as potential violent extremists if they question the administration’s Covid-19 policies or election integrity narrative by spreading “mis- dis- and mal-information” on social media. This should send a chill up Americans’ spines.  (Read More)

Secret Teacher Portals Reveal ‘Pronoun Surveys,’ ‘Black Lives Matter Curriculum.’ Here’s What I Found in the Leaked Content.

(Daily Signal) The school district of Loudoun County, Virginia, may have made the headlines for aggressively pushing far-left content onto students, including pornography and critical race theory, but other districts throughout the country are no better off.

At the Santa Barbara Unified School District in California, teachers are given a plethora of politically radical resources that they are expected to implement in the classroom, which are now coming to light.

Christy Lozano, a teacher at the Santa Barbara Unified School District, has revealed that teachers are expected to access a password-protected portal for teaching “culturally responsive material.” She has exposed the far-left content with Laura Ingraham, and she recently provided me with the materials as well.

The materials are laid out in numerous webpages, each encompassing a different progressive cause. Some of the category headings include “Black Lives Matter,” “Bilingual/Multilingual Advocacy Month,” and “LGBTQIA+ Month.” When I started to dig into the materials, it quickly became apparent that they were not simply educational tools.  (Read More)

Conservative Success: Locally Sourced in 2022

(Family Research Council) In the four million square miles known as America, it’s easy to forget that Washington, D.C. is just a sliver. While most of the attention is focused on the noisy rectangle that holds our nation’s capital, a lot of incredible things are happening outside the District — especially on the issues we care about. From life and election reform to sports and gender, the states are teed up for a record year. So while the president might not be pushing good policy, take heart. Your locally-elected leaders are more than making up for it!

Like a lot of conservatives, FRC’s Quena González knows the temptation is to be discouraged by what’s happening on the federal level. But as radical as Democrats in Washington have been, they’re only part of the story. Believe it or not, conservatives are having an enormous impact in the early days of the 2022 local legislative session. We’re talking about a record number of abortion-related ballot measures, quadruple the number of election reform bills, and a grassroots education uprising unlike any other. FRC’s team is tracking more than 1,000 bills in the states right now, and hundreds of them could stop the Left’s extremism in its tracks.  (Read More)

“The Married Will Soon Be the Minority”

(Faith & Freedom) Last October the New York Times published an op-ed based on a couple of surveys that noted marriage rates are falling—and have been for the last 50 years.

The op-ed directed its readers to a Pew Research Center report that found that in 2019, an analysis of census data showed that the share of American adults who were neither married nor living with a partner had risen to 38%, and all the growth in “unmarried” has come from a rise in the number who have never been married.

Why has marriage been weakened and is now being set aside when studies show there is significant value in marriage?

Be informed, not misled.  (Read More)

Voices of Warning

(Bob Shillingstad) In 1995 Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church Pastor for over 30 years, wrote a book entitled Hitler’s Cross which was an in-depth look into the tyrannical takeover of the church in Germany by Adolph Hitler.  Lutzer describes Germany in the 1930’s and what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and is an intriguing and convicting expose of modern America’s own hidden crosses. Most of us are familiar with Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his martyrdom by the Nazis during this period.  Many are not aware that over 800 other pastors and priests went to the camps instead of bowing to Hitler’s twisted cross.

In 2010 Pastor Lutzer wrote a sequel entitled When A Nation Forgets God; 7 Lessons We Must Learn From Nazi Germany.  This book clearly explains what the parallels are between Germany’s fall from grace and of our own fall. In 2018 Lutzer wrote The Church In Babylon and calls out the church in this dark and evil time and pulls no punches. Lutzer is telling us that we need to make a mid-course correction in this cultural climate that is so clearly anti-Christian.

We live in a society now that is trying to institutionalize a tyranny of ideological cliches that clearly go against Biblical truth. Rod Dreher is another author that is sounding the alarm in his excellent book written in2020,  Live Not By Lies and should be required reading by all Amercicans that love freedom.  The title is taken from a line that Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote in his last essay in the Soviet Union. The book resulted in a conversation Rod had with a prominent American physician about his mother, an elderly Czechoslovak immigrant to the United States who had spent six years of her youth as a political prisoner. Now living in the United States with her son she said that events in the U.S. reminded her of when communism first came to Czechoslovakia. What prompted her concern was the mob going after an Indiana pizzeria because he would not cater a same-sex wedding. The threats were so great they had to close for a time. The doctor asked Rod not to use his name because of the backlash to him.

Hist question became Rod’s question – “What if the old Czech woman sees something the rest of us do not.” During the next few years Rod spoke with many men and women who lived under communism and he asked them what they thought of the old woman’s declaration. They all said yes—often emphatically. They were usually surprised by his question because they consider Americans to be hopelessly naive on the subject.

We are being divided and encouraged to identify with groups—ethnic, sexual and otherwise. Rod describes it this way, “You can never be sure when those in power will come after you as a villain for having said or done something that was perfectly fine the day before. And the consequences for violating the new taboos are extreme, including having your livelihood and your reputation ruined forever.”  Sound familiar?

The third author that should have a place on your bookshelf is Os Guinness.  Os was a child of missionaries in China and lived through the Japanese occupation and later the Communist takeover of China before they escaped.  His family returned to England where Os received his education at Oxford and spent many months with Francis Schaeffer in Switzerland at L’Abri retreat center.  In 1968 Os spent a year in America at a time of the Hong Kong Flu, riots in over 80 American cities, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and of course the infamous Democratic convention in Chicago.  Oh, it was also the year of the Olympics in Mexico with protests.

When Os returned to Europe he spoke about all of these events and was encouraged to write a book, which he did called the Dust of Death.  With remarkable research and insight Os talked about the failure of this “revolution” by the Weathermen, Black Panthers and other leftist groups.  These groups decided that to be successful they needed a “long march” through the institutions.  That is, they needed to control, media, entertainment, education, journalism and the culture to be successful.  They have done that.  Os continues to sound the alarm with recent books such as A Free People’s Suicide, Last Call for Liberty  and others.  Os will challenge you to realize that it is not so much that freedom is to be won but it must be sustained.

Solzhenitsyn believed the core of the crisis that created and sustained totalitarianism was not political but spiritual.  He also believed we can stand against it because it is an ideology of lies. The system depends for its existence on a people’s fear of challenging the lies.   Never support lies.  I would also encourage you to get a copy of the publication “Critical Social Justice in Idaho K-12 Education” put out by the Idaho Freedom Foundation withs The Claremont Institute and Center for American Education.   Call IFF for a copy, it is eye opening and chilling as the same time of the lies being presented to our children.

Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill Hits Target: Gender Ideology Harms Kids

(Daily Signal) Lawmakers in the Sunshine State have introduced a new bill, Parental Rights in Education. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, that may be because big media have mislabeled it as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill.

The bill would not ban the word “gay.” Rather, it would protect children from teachers and other school officials who seek to sexualize and bombard them with gender ideology.

In particular, it would require schools to be transparent with and get permission from parents for any health services students receive. It would also prohibit elementary school teachers from pushing classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Liberal activists are claiming that the parental rights bill would harm kids. Nonsense. It would protect young kids from what is, in effect, sexual grooming—whether in the classroom or the nurse’s office.  (Read More)

Christians must engage in the spiritual battle over God’s design for marriage and family

(Standing For Freedom Center) In this day and age, where the body of Christ is engaged in a constant state of spiritual warfare against the forces of secularism, there is perhaps no institution that Christians must fight to defend for the sake of the next generation than the family. The cultural establishment has shifted the Overton window so far to the left that many today no longer see the family as essential or even important, to the point where it is considered an “act of rebellion to get married, start a family, and raise children in the way of the Lord,” according to Scott Roberts, a Christian author and podcast creator residing in Canada.

Additionally, the lack of boldness and conviction missing from many church leaders hasn’t helped. A study from Barna showed that as many as half of the nation’s pastors are worried about speaking up about critically important issues to today’s culture, including those pertaining to God’s design for marriage and family.  (Read More)

Texas Abortion Ban Saved 3,200 Babies the First Month, Now Every State Should Follow Suit

(Life News) The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, today praised a report published by Texas Health and Human Services Commission showing that abortions in the Lonestar State dropped by 60% in the first month after the state’s Heartbeat Act went into effect. The law was championed by National Right to Life’s state affiliate, Texas Right to Life.

According to the Commission, in August 2021, there were more than 5,400 abortions statewide. In September, after the Texas Heartbeat Act was allowed to go into effect, the number of abortions dropped to just under 2,200.

“Nearly 3,200 children were saved in just one month following enactment of the Texas Heartbeat Act and more have been protected in the months since,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “We applaud Texas Right to Life for leading the charge to protect Texas mothers and their unborn children from the tragedy of abortion.”  (Read More)

Inside LGBTQ Picture Books for Young Children

(American Spectator) LGBTQ advocates, eager to evangelize kids into the ever-shifting world of gender ideology, are writing LGBTQ children’s books to bring the youth into the fold. So many LGBTQ children’s books have been written that it has emerged as a sub-genre in its own right.

While propaganda has always been around, what makes these books so dangerous is that teachers are working to incorporate them into young children’s curricula without any regard for the rights of parents. In Lou­doun County, Virginia, for instance, administrators installed “diverse classroom libraries” in elementary and high school classrooms in the fall of 2019 which included LGBTQ books.

“I really have a problem with people teaching children that it’s possible to be born in the wrong body,” Virginia parent Natassia Grover told the Washington Post about the installed libraries. “It is 100 percent a political agenda.”  (Read More)

After-school ‘Satan Club’ takes new aim at archenemy: Christian clubs for kids

(Fox News) The Satanic Temple recently opened an after-school “Satan Club” in a Moline, Illinois, elementary school, as part of its nationwide campaign to push back against the Christian Good News Clubs offered to schoolchildren after regular-hour classes.

Parents protested outside the Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline when the first after-school Satan Club met there last month.

Last Thursday, a few people came out to protest the club’s second meeting as well.

It’s why some say that spiritual warfare is now taking place in America’s public schools.

The Satanic Temple, which runs the program, said students would be offered activities such as science and crafts projects, puzzles and games — and that they would learn about benevolence, empathy, critical thinking, problem-solving and creative expression, too.  (Read More)

COVID-19 and the Failure of America’s Major Religions

(Dennis Prager) For two years, Americans have been partially or entirely deprived of fundamental freedoms — of assembly, speech, religious liberty, making a living, a child’s right to an education, access to early treatment for a potentially deadly virus, and more — for the first time in American history. That half of America, especially its elites, has either made peace with or supported these deprivations of freedom is why many of us worry about America’s future as a free society.

Even more concerning has been the reactions of America’s great religions — specifically, Catholics, Protestants, Mormons (Latter-day Saints) and Jews. The government issued irrational (as well as anti-religious and unethical) edicts and nearly every church and synagogue obeyed.

These churches and synagogues closed their schools to in-classroom instruction despite the fact that COVID-19 presented virtually no threat to young people. Exponentially more children have been hurt by closing religious and secular schools and, later, by making children wear masks — even outdoors — than by COVID-19. This has been made clear not only by relevant data in America but by Sweden, which never closed its schools for children under 16 — and not a single student or teacher died from COVID-19.  (Read More)

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Pay for More Failure

(Family Research Council) It’s one thing to assume a Leftist policy is bad — and another thing to know for sure it is. That’s the interesting situation the White House finds itself in now that another study has just blown an enormous hole in Biden’s government-run pre-K plan. The $390 billion dollar proposal is based on a failed model, experts keep saying. Now, after a study of 3,000 students, we’ll see if the Democrats are listening. If they don’t, it’s because they have one thing on their minds — and it’s not education. It’s indoctrination.

Psychology Today’s Hara Estroff Marano took one look at the paper from Vanderbilt and was convinced, “If President Biden’s plan for universal state-run preschool for three- and four-year-olds is approved, the results could be disastrous.” That’s not news to the education community, who had a front-row seat for the disastrous years of Head Start — an early education program that was such a failure even Barack Obama’s HHS admitted it.

Now, a decade later, Joe Biden wants to reboot the idea under the American Families Plan, a “free” daycare system that would give radical Leftists an even earlier grip on our children.  (Read More)

Doctor Assisted Suicide is No Slippery Slope, It’s a Moral Cliff

(Breakpoint) Writing in The Washington Post last week, prominent columnist George Will described the heart-wrenching account of 29-year-old California man dying a slow and agonizing death from cancer. The man’s wife has documented his painful decline in photos. In his column, Will argues that it would have been better if this man had obtained a medical suicide. He praised states like Oregon that make this option available.  

In Will’s ideal world, so-called “medical aid in dying” would be available for all terminally ill patients, “not for truncating an unhappy life,” but for “preventing a hideous death.” He hopes to distinguish between a world in which doctors hand out suicides like candy, and one in which people already in their final days can obtain a swift and peaceful end.  

This modest-sounding proposal is obviously motivated by compassion. However, compassionate motives cannot make something morally right, nor can they prevent horrifying abuses of human dignity. If the ideas are bad, there will be victims.   (Read More)

The Pandemic is Not a Matter of Health

(Jim Hollingsworth) Anyone who believes that government actions to control the current pandemic are a matter of concerns about health has not given the matter very careful consideration.  These actions have little to do with health, and a great deal to do with control.

Remember that we were told to lockdown for two weeks “to flatten the curve” so the hospitals would not be overwhelmed.  In fact the rush never came and many hospitals ended up sending staff home as not needed.

All non-essential businesses were closed.  (All businesses are essential to someone.)  Churches were closed. Schools were closed.  Workers were told to stay home in lockdown.  Face masks were required, then vaccinations.  All surfaces were washed down with disinfectant. Hand washing stations sprang up almost everywhere.  Face shields became common on many faces and plastic barriers at customer counters.

Then doctors told us that this was a respiratory illness and hand washing and disinfectant were not needed.  Next doctors told us that masks did not prevent us from getting the disease, nor did they prevent the spread of the disease.  Everyone had to be tested.

Finally we were told to just wait for the vaccine and then, after we had all been vaccinated everything would go back to normal.  So, we got the vaccine and then the first booster, then the second, third and now the fourth, and still those fully vaccinated are getting sick.

This pandemic just gave the collectivist government officials the excuse to control our lives.  They wanted to make sure we all knew they were in charge and that they would tell us how to live.

It did not seem to matter that the public narrative changed almost daily, we were all going to be better off is we would just do as told.

Our doctors continue to be controlled by Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC with few taking the time to do their own research; research that has demonstrated the futility of all these “health” measures.

Hospitals, which have been short of staff because of staff sicknesses, have started firing anyone who did not have the required vaccinations.  This is pure madness.  These people were considered heroes last year, but now are considered domestic terrorists.

Fear: Paint a picture of people dying and bodies lying in the streets, like what happened with the Black Plague, and people will do anything they are asked.  There is now so much fear that masked people are assaulting unmasked people simply because they are not wearing masks.

And, go into any shop and notice the number of staff and customers wearing masks.  Very few of the masks cover the nose.  Not only that but all masks leak air and all viruses are many times smaller than the mesh on the mask such that they offer no protection.  They are worn to meet company policies but most know that they do little good.  One little girl passed out on the playground because she was wearing a mask.  One little boy is locked in a room because he had no mask.

Fortunately there are a few freedom lovers in the world who consider freedom more important than all these “so-called health measures”.  Our own Lieutenant Governor, when acting as governor, tried to stop this nonsense and protect our freedoms, but when the Governor returned he simply reversed these very sane measures.

America has to wake up and realize that we are not slaves.  We are a free people with a great Constitution and an even greater history.  This nonsense has gone on too long and it is time for each of us to take a stand.

The truckers in Canada have taken a stand against a tyrannical government.  Other countries are beginning to relax mandates.  It is time for each of us to determine to do our part to stand for freedom.  We are a free country and not a country of slaves.  Do we want to end up like other socialist countries?  They take our freedoms one at a time and we do nothing.  This has to stop.

This article was first published in American Free Network February 12, 2022