Gilbert Watch Blog
- November 3, 2016
- Sing a Little Louder
“Rescue those being led away to death.” Proverbs 24:11.
There are some things that time does not erase.
Years from now will we be like those who tried to explain their apathy while millions of unborn children were led away to slaughter? Will we just sing a little louder or will we raise our voices to defend those who have no voice?
"As the trial balloons and interviews for vice presidential nominations were underway in the summer, every name mentioned to partner with Clinton was devoutly pro-abortion. Every name under consideration by Trump had solid pro-life credentials." Charmaine Yoest in "A Life or Death Decision"
There are 3 things you can do right now: 1) email the movie to your church leader and friends; 2) share the movie on social media; 3) donate a few dollars a month to KingdomWorks.com, so they can make more movies like this one; 4) above all, show this movie in church. It’s free.Click here to read more
- October 26, 2016
- You never need a late term abortion to save a woman’s life
In the 3rd and final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was asked why she is against a ban on late-term partial birth abortions. In light of her longstanding association with Planned Parenthood and the abortion business, her answer reveals an astonishing ignorance about the actual process involved in a late term abortion, or she's outright lying.
In this brief segment Ms. Clinton states "I've met with women who at the end of their pregnancy get the worst news that one could get, that their health is in jeopardy if they continue to carry to term or that something terrible has happened or just been discovered about the pregnancy. So, you can regulate if you are doing so with the life and the health of the mother taken into account.”
Here’s the reality. A late term abortion procedure takes 24-72 hours, just to dilate the cervix enough to dismember and remove the baby. A woman whose life is at risk would be dead before the abortion could be completed.
On the other hand, a 1-hour emergency C-Section would most likely save the mother's and her baby's lives.
In the following video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, who has performed over 1200 abortions, explains why “You never need a late term abortion to save a woman’s life.” He is now Pro-Life.Click here to read more
- October 26, 2016
- Hillary Clinton: Ghoulish Abortion Queen
For years, Hillary Clinton has encouraged women to collude with and pay doctors to murder their own unborn children. In 2009, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion corporation, presented U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with the Margaret Sanger Award. In 2014, Planned Parenthood honored Clinton for her “commitment to womens health.”
The sick irony is that Margaret Sanger, a noted eugenicist and horrible racist, deplored abortion. She never would have called it “womens health.” She would be horrified to know that monsters like Hillary Clinton are presented with an award in her name. Planned Parenthood didn't begin providing abortions until after Margaret Sanger was dead. She would not have tolerated what Planned Parenthood has become: an abortion empire responsible for stopping the beating hearts of over 7 million innocent, helpless lives.
Sanger opened the first birth control center in 1916. She later founded the American Birth Control League, which evolved into today's Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger spoke out repeatedly on preventing pregnancy, not abortion.Click here to read more
- October 22, 2016
- Rigging the Election - Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
Go to 10:20 to hear Zulema Rodriguez brag about shutting down the highway leading to the FOUNTAIN HILLS, ARIZONA Trump rally. Luke Johnson was on his way to church nearby and within seconds, he was caught, unable to move his work truck and trailer. A huge group of people ran into the road, and he couldn’t get across. He had no idea what was going on. Then, he started getting dozens of calls threatening his life. “People saying they were going to hunt my business down and find me and come after me and destroy my business.” It turns out people had seen his work trailer live on CNN and assumed he was part of the protest even though he wasn’t.
Rodriguez also admits to inciting violence in Chicago, forcing Trump to cancel it for fear that people might get hurt. Thanks Project Veritas (James O'Keefe), doing the job the media refuses to do.Click here to read more
- October 14, 2016
- Please Reelect Jared Taylor for Gilbert Town Council
(Gilbert Watch welcomes this guest letter by Jared Taylor, who is currently serving as the Vice Mayor in Gilbert. He has lived in Gilbert since 1996 with his wife and three daughters.)
Over the last few years, Gilbert has been showered in recognitions. I’m running for re-election to build on our strengths, address our challenges, and keep Gilbert the best place to grow a family and build a business.
Here are a few of the recognitions our wonderful residents and Town have earned: 22nd Best Place to Live (Money Magazine, 2014); 2nd Safest City in the US (Law Street Media, 2016); Best City for Raising a Family (Move.org, 2016); 7th Happiest City in America (Zippia, 2016), and Top 5 Safest Cities to Build Your Startup (Tech.Co, 2016).
We couldn’t live in a better place at a better time. Who would have thought that Gilbert would have grown from “The Hay Capitol of the World” to one of the most successful cities or towns in the US?
My appreciation goes to the many wonderful residents and Town leaders who have made Gilbert so great.
While we have had tremendous success, we continue to need strong leadership to address the challenges we face.
Over the last few decades, a large part of Gilbert’s budget has come from construction sales taxes.Click here to read more
- October 14, 2016
- Recommended Changes to 2016 AZ Draft English/Language Arts Standards K-5: Lisa Fink
The following recommendations were submitted by Ms. Lisa Fink to the Standards Review committee of the Arizona State Board of Education. Ms. Fink is the mother of six children. She also serves as Board president of Choice Academies, Inc. Ms. Fink has provided an explanation for every standard that she recommends be removed.Click here to read more
- October 14, 2016
- Recommended Modifications to 2016 AZ Draft English/Language Arts Standards: Richard W Hawkins
The following modifications were submitted by Richard W Hawkins, USAF, Lt Col (ret) to the Standards Review committee of the Arizona State Board of Education.
His recommendations included suggestions to modify: 1) Introduction of the 2016 Draft ELA Standards; 2) draft ELA Standards; and 3) Glossary of the 2016 Draft ELA Standards
He also included the following papers/articles: Develop the Skills for Finding Truth and Teach and Develop the Skills to use the Laws of Logic and Identify Logical Fallacies, in addition to a Religious Worldview Chart. (Click HERE to access it.)
(Please note that the Comment period closed on October 3, 2016.)Click here to read more
- September 24, 2016
- Developmentally Inappropriate Standards for K-3 Should be Removed
In spite of "over 200 teachers spending over 6,000 volunteer hours to complete a comprehensive revision on the standards," the 2016 Arizona Draft Standards have hardly been changed, especially for Kindergarten through Grade 3. They are still Common Core. They are still developmentally inappropriate. You have until Oct. 3 to make a difference in a child's education! Please click HERE to comment. Or send an email to the Arizona State Board inbox at email@example.com.
Grades K-3 are critically important, because whatever is learned in these grades affects a child's success in every grade that follows.
Why didn’t they ask this question? “Is the standard developmentally appropriate?Click here to read more
- September 24, 2016
- 2016 Draft of the Arizona Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics
The first draft of the "Arizona Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics" has been completed and is available for public comment on the Arizona State Board of Education website. Click HERE to read them.
We have until Oct. 3, 2016 to submit comments. Some improvements over Common Core include: 1) the removal of wording that directed teachers how to teach a standard in a specific way, 2) the over-emphasis on informational text has been lifted, and 3) cursive writing is back in.
Unfortunately, the standards you will see in Kindergarten through Grade 3 continue to be developmentally inappropriate. Young children are not little adults. Their brains haven't developed to where they can reflect on their own thinking. They cannot think abstractly. They cannot empathize or view the world as others do.
In Kindergarten especially, children are internally motivated to be independent and creative, and this is very important to them. They are learning to tie their shoes, erect a sand castle, pull up their pants, tie a bow. They are working on competence, mastery, and creativity.
This is not the time to encourage dependence and conformity. It is not appropriate to demand that they express opinions about an author's motives, or collaborate and seek others' suggestions and incorporate them into their writing. Some children will “get it.” However, many more won’t. Teachers will have to drill, drill, and drill the right responses into them. This time would be better spent teaching grade-appropriate materials. Children who cannot meet these standards will experience much stress and a loss of creativity. They will wrongly suffer disapproval from teachers and parents, and might be considered “delayed” and subjected to remedial classes they don’t need. See Dr. Megan Koschnick’s 9/9/2013 videotaped presentation, which she gave at a conference at the University of Notre Dame. The event was sponsored by American Principles Project.
If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, concerned citizen, or if you specialize in child development, please comment on some of these inappropriate standards. Please also copy me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so I can share your comments with members of our Mommy Lobby. We want to ensure that the State Board is made aware of these serious issues.Click here to read more