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

The National Common Core Standards System

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

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

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, High Stakes Testing
October 12, 2015
Feds Admit U.S. Education Department "Forced" States to Accept Common Core From its Start

Did you know that on January 5, 2010, 5 months before the Common Core Standards were written, Arizona's former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and former Governor Jan Brewer both agreed to the Federal government's demand to "adopt" Common Core? Click HERE to see the signed MOU on page 63 of the "Race to the Top" Appendices.  

In August 2009, a month after U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition, Arizona State board member Jaime Molera advised that Gov. Brewer had asked Dr. Deb Duval, former Superintendent of Mesa Public Schools, to lead Arizona’s efforts in grubbing for Race to the Top money.  In its 345-page application  and appendices,  Arizona agreed to adopt Common Core and meet every federal demand...for the "chance" at winning $250 million (which it didn't win).

There was never a "field test" of the Common Core standards.  Horne, Brewer, and the entire Arizona State Board of Education allowed the federal government to use our children as guinea pigs, testing common standards and subjecting them to long hours of "high stakes testing."  Every one of Arizona's "educational professionals" stood mute while federal laws (FERPA) were changed that would allow the taking and sharing of our children's personal data with educational business executives who were giddy about making billions of dollars off them.  See the Education Datapalooza at the White House, October 2012.     

Money.  That's why Arizona's top "educational experts" agreed to Common Core.   All of the so-called teacher input and state involvement was nothing more than "suggestion-box” busywork.    

Now the former director of Race to the Top (RttT) has inadvertently revealed how the federal government pulled it off.   Dr. Susan Berry writes:   

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Tags: Common Core, AzMERIT, Schools
October 10, 2015
The Fortress Stone

Music and Lyrics by Jason Barney in collaboration with Bill Norton, Jared Taylor, and Barb Stowell.


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Tags: Christianity
October 10, 2015
Religious Convictions of America's Founders: Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Three months older than co-signer Edward Rutledge, Thomas Lynch, Jr., at age 26 was the second youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence.  However, when Thomas Lynch, Jr.’s life tragically ended at age 30, he was the youngest of the signers at their deaths.

The story of Thomas Lynch, Jr.an Episcopalian, is really the story of father and son, for it was Thomas Lynch, Sr. who, had he not suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in early 1776, from which he never sufficiently recovered, would have signed the Declaration of Independence, along with his son.  He is the only Founding father whose son was elected to replace his father.  Lynch, Sr. was a prominent politician who played a pivotal role in events leading up to the American Revolution

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Tags: Christianity, Declaration of Independence, Founders
October 4, 2015
The Lord's Prayer
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Tags: Christianity
October 3, 2015
Religious Convictions of America's Founders: Thomas Heyward, Jr.

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."  Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 

Thomas Heyward, Jr.:  South Carolina

An Episcopalian, The eldest son of a wealthy planter, Thomas Heyward, Jr., was born in Old House, in St. Luke’s Parish (now Jasper County) in the Province of South Carolina, about 25 miles north of Savannah, Georgia, on July 28, 1746. His father was Colonel Daniel Heyward, his mother, Mary Butler Heyward.  They were among those to grow rice, the “golden seed from Madagascar” which became the big money crop of “low country” South Carolina. Thomas used the “junior” suffix to differ him from his father’s younger brother of that name.


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Tags: Christianity, Declaration of Independence, Founders
October 2, 2015
Gilbert Unified School District Teacher Raises
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Tags: School Board, Schools, Taxes
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