Film Combats Common Core

Last night I attended Campaign for Liberty’s screening of “Common Core: Dangers and Threats” put out by the Freedom Project Education.

It’s a good encapsulation of all the problems that a Common Core curriculum will bring to our democracy. One of the narrators calls it a Trojan horse because Common Core brings with it an army of regulations, spying and psychological tools to change the way Americans think about the United States.

Interestingly, the movie notes the synchronicity to Obamacare. Many of us don’t realize how much there is about schools embedded in the Affordable Care Act. The narrators also talk about how the push for pre-K programs and the emphasis on anti bullying issues tie into Common Core.

Lastly, Common Core is like entitlement programs. The government gives and takes away funds from states, depending on how they comply. It becomes a necessity to depend on it. As they ask, when does an entitlement program, once started, every go away?

The movie is below and runs 70 minutes.

Fundraiser a Success

Dan Michael
Dan Michael, center, was surrounded by supporters at Wednesday’s Meet and Greet.

Last night’s Meet and Greet for Juvenile Court Special Judge Dan Michael had a packed house. Republicans and friends of the judge turned out to contribute to his upcoming campaign in a big way.

A side room at El Toro Loco on Poplar held the crowd who snacked on nachos, guacamole and chips, spilling into the hall as the noise level elevated.

Judge Michael thanked all who came. Since this year will have a jumbo ballet with most judges, probate clerk, juvenile court clerk, district attorney and a raft of others, Republicans are particularly concerned that our voters know who are candidates are, then go out and vote.

As Michael explained, it is particularly difficult for judges. They are not appointed, but elected like other politicians, but they cannot campaign like politicians. They have severe restrictions on what they can do. That makes it tough.

Coincidentally, Judge Michael was featured in an article on page one of the Commercial Appeal this morning. He had a youth of 14 in front of him in court allegedly involved in rapes, attacks and thefts. It’s got to be tough to deal with that every day.

Luckily, Judge Michael is up to the task. We want to keep him in that post for the next four years.

Can’t Touch This

Hard to believe, but in the United States many innocuous items have become verboten.