Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year!... The Fat Lady Sings

THE CONSTITUTION'S BETRAYAL
Stick this on your fridge and read it the next time you go to the polls.

Obama Administration Reveals GOP Leaders' Betrayal on Common Core in Ed Bill

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (photo credit: Center for American Progress via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
 
Excerpt (All emphasis added in this post by ed.):
 
"In Duncan’s own words, speaking of Alexander and Kline:
 
'We had many, many conversations behind the scenes . . . . And I said for us to support it, they’d have to shed their far, far right [i.e., constituents who support the Constitution and oppose Common Core] . . . . I honestly didn’t know if they’d have the political courage to do that. But they both said they would and they did. I give them tremendous credit for that.'
 
And here he recounts his interaction with Ryan:

'About a month before [final Senate passage of the bill], I ran into Speaker [Paul] Ryan and we just talked briefly. I asked if he was going to back this, whether he’s willing to take on the far right. I just asked him straight up. And he said, “Absolutely. We’re going to back this.” And, he did. That’s when I thought it had a real shot.'

Here is where Duncan describes the tactics of the Republican betrayal:

'We were intentionally quiet on the bill – they asked us specifically not to praise it – and to let it get through. And so we went into radio silence and then talked about it after the fact. . . . Our goal was to get this bill passed – intentionally silent on the many, many good aspects of the bill . . . [W]e were very strategically quiet on good stuff . . . .' "

Ed Note:

Had McGroarty's and all the other neoconservative groups focusing single-mindedly on killing Common Core (diversion from effort to kill tax-funded school choice)  joined with grassroots abcsofdumbdown.com opposition, which focused exclusively on killing tax-funded school choice proposals, this USA freedom-killing catastrophe would NOT have happened.

abcsofdumbdown knew that all schools receiving tax money (including charters, private, religious and homeschool) would have to conform their curriculum and assessment to Communist Core standards and all the other values/freedom-destroying requirements now found in publicly-funded education.

Neocons should be pleased they at least got their tax-funded school choice agenda (necessary for Soviet workforce training) included in the bill they claim to detest.

On Communist Core they may appear to have won their battle to defeat it, but it is hidden away in the 1000 plus-pages... if they care to look.

Read this for neoconservative position on ESEA/ESSA 3 Conservative Victories From K-12 Education Overhaul - The Conservative Reform Network.  Click on following link within ABCS post for the truth:


 
Obama Administration Reveals GOP Leaders’ Betrayal on Common Core in Ed Bill

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"We had many, many conversations behind the scenes . . . . And I said for us to support it, they’d have to shed their far, far right [i.e., constituents who support the Constitution and oppose Common Core] . . . . I honestly didn’t know if they’d have the political courage to do that. But they both said they would and they did. I give them tremendous credit for that."

And here he recounts his interaction with Ryan:

"About a month before [final Senate passage of the bill], I ran into Speaker [Paul] Ryan and we just talked briefly. I asked if he was going to back this, whether he’s willing to take on the far right. I just asked him straight up. And he said, “Absolutely. We’re going to back this.” And, he did. That’s when I thought it had a real shot."

Here is where Duncan describes the tactics of the Republican betrayal:

"We were intentionally quiet on the bill – they asked us specifically not to praise it – and to let it get through. And so we went into radio silence and then talked about it after the fact. . . . Our goal was to get this bill passed – intentionally silent on the many, many good aspects of the bill . . . [W]e were very strategically quiet on good stuff . . . ."

And then Duncan took a victory lap:

"The final thing is we have every ability to implement, to regulate the law . . . it’s just a Washington typical storyline. . . .  And candidly, our lawyers are much smarter than many of the folks who were working on this bill. There are some face-saving things you give up, some talking points you give up, which we always do because we’re focused on substance.  And we have every ability to implement.  That’s all I’ve ever wanted.

Ever the savvy bureaucrat, Duncan realizes that implementation is often more important than statutory language — and he’s been given language that he can run with, all the way to progressive Utopia.

Duncan brags that his people outsmarted the Republicans working on the bill, which is certainly easy to believe. But maybe it was more than stupidity on their part — maybe the card-carrying members of the education establishment such as Lamar Alexander really agree with the leftists and have really bought into their dangerous philosophies.

But either way, these revelations should end the pathetic charade that Congress just restored states’ autonomy in education. Members of Congress can stop sending out mendacious press statements bragging about how they wrenched back power from Obama and Duncan. The only acceptable statements from them should be along the lines of, “I’m sorry, and I choose not to run for re-election.”

And as for Alexander, Kline, and Ryan — they have simply betrayed their constituents, especially the last few who actually believed any integrity remained in the Republican establishment. Remind us again why we need a Republican Party. Has it not gone the way of the Whigs?
 

 


Friday, December 18, 2015

An Important Message From Charlotte Iserbyt


https://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/charlotte-iserbyt-americas-road-to-ruin.pdf

Please add the following links to your Traitors List:

International Democrat Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3 Conservative Victories From K-12 Education Overhaul - The Conservative Reform Network

ESEA/ESSA, AND THE OMNIBUS BILL JUST PASSED, REPRESENT THE CLOSING OF THE TOTALITARIAN CIRCLE (THE NOOSE AROUND OUR NECKS) FOR THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF UN COMMUNIST AGENDA 2030. INTERESTING ENOUGH (?) OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO INFORM THEIR CONSTITUENTS REGARDING THE  FULL CONTENT OF THIS BILL. THEY HAVE SUBSTITUTED THE WORD OMNIBUS FOR A BILL NUMBER. RESEARCHERS, AT PRESENT, ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE CONTENT OF THE BILL ON THE INTERNET.

Update:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00339

Note the title of the bill:

H.R. 2029 (Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 )

A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.

Here is just one of the other purposes:

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/263464-planned-parenthood-praises-spending-bill-for-avoiding-cuts

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SPECULATION: Are we perhaps looking at the beginning of the implementation of (by sleight of hand) international parliamentary form of government as a substitute for our representative form of government?

http://abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com/2015/12/hud-communist-neighborhood-for-you.html

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/263447-spending-bill-wont-stop-funds-for-obama-climate-deal

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/263529-funding-deal-hits-backlash-over-increase-in-worker-visas

http://freebeacon.com/politics/congress-provides-1-6b-to-resettle-illegal-immigrants-arriving-at-border-through-2018/

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/263700-house-approves-11t-funding-bill-striking-at-obamacare

http://freebeacon.com/politics/congress-provides-1-6b-to-resettle-illegal-immigrants-arriving-at-border-through-2018/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/17/paul-ryans-omnibus-confirms-fears-alien-crime-victims-funds-sanctuary-cities/

http://abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com/2015/09/welcome-to-communist-america.html

Today, December 18, 2015, is abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com's last day for posts.

The blog's Archives will remain on line for historical/educational purposes.

I want  especially to thank those who have contributed to the blog's success, making it such a newsworthy and historical education/political treasure chest here in the USA and abroad.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to readers of my blog.

 


God bless all of you and your families... and our Constitutional Republic.

Pray hard for the United States of America.

Charlotte


P.S. This is turning into a Bounty paper towel roll. Let me politely suggest that concerned Americans start doing their own research and take immediate action. First at the local level stopping UN Agenda 2030.


 



 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The King of Kings Reigns Now and Forever…

    by Dawn Hoagland, public school teacher and regular contributor to ABCSOFDUMBDOWN.BLOGSPOT.COM                                          

Experience tells us that ‘would-be kings’ have utopian dreams that become nightmares...

Everything about control and uniformity flies in the face of God’s intentions. He created a diversity of flora and fauna on this earth, unique and beautiful and endlessly inspiring to mankind, who He endowed with free will. The new education law squashes everyone’s free will.

It is becoming obvious that decisions being made in Washington, D.C. are not in the best interests of the people of the United States. Why is that?

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law by President Obama this week. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is now defunct but something much more nefarious has been cemented into place until 2020.

It doesn’t take over 1,000 pages to undo the disastrous policies of NCLB so we know the primary purpose of this law was not that. What does this law do?

It insists on federal control of education even though it was advertised to give control back to the states. Both Cuomo and the federal government are very adept at using “foundation money” as well as taxpayer dollars to create grants.

Grants are used to circumvent local control. The grants go to organizations that implement whatever the federal government and Cuomo want to achieve. They want uniform teachers in uniform schools mind controlling uniform students – under constant surveillance with data collection to make sure we all comply.

“Pay for Success” in this law means Goldman Sachs stands to make money when districts deny special education services to students who should be receiving them. Under Title I, Part D (ii) pay-for-success initiatives, keeping special education students under 1% is now incentivized. That’s just plain evil.

But what is the agenda that drove this law into being? Charlotte Iserbyt discovered a document that was brought to the attention of congress in 1961 by the late John M. Ashbrook. He delivered a speech entitled, “The Myth of Federal Aid to Education without Control.” (Congressional Record: pp. 11868-11880)

In this speech, Ashbrook reveals a Health, Education, and Welfare publication, titled, “A Federal Education Agency for the Future,” which is a 1961 report of the Office of Education. He states that the report is a blueprint for complete domination of our schools from Washington.

The report calls for more federal participation in formulating educational policies such as teacher preparation, curriculum and textbooks as well as recommending implementation of international projects in cooperation with UNESCO. Keep in mind this was before there was a federal Department of Education.

The most damning quote from the report is this:  “The tradition of local control should no longer be permitted to inhibit Office of Education leadership.”

Ashbrook went on to point out, “the battle lines are now drawn between those who seek control and uniformity of our local schools and those who oppose this further bureaucratic centralization in Washington.”

Everything about control and uniformity flies in the face of God’s intentions. He created a diversity of flora and fauna on this earth, unique and beautiful and endlessly inspiring to mankind, who He endowed with free will. The new education law squashes everyone’s free will.

When we took prayer out of school in 1962, we took the idea of submission and gratitude to our Creator out as well. We are the result of random chance. Evolution has been presented as truth when it is only a theory which defies logic without evidence.

If mankind is constantly evolving… eventually man can become a god himself. If there is no Creator, no ten commandments, no absolute standard of right and wrong--any action can be justified.

The United Nations has drawn up an action plan, titled Agenda 2030, which contains 17 specific goals to be implemented by each country. The UN would like to be the centralized authority that will enforce uniformity on the world “for the good of the planet and future generations.” Our schools are presently infused with UN propaganda.

Centralization and uniformity for the purpose of total control has been the goal of many people. Stalin, Hitler, and Mao all had similar dreams of utopian control. Although these totalitarian ideas have been thoroughly repudiated, nobody reads history any more.

Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859), inspired totalitarian worldviews. The principle of ‘survival of the fittest’ has been used to justify genocide, abortion, and forced sterilization.

For Marx and Stalin it was class struggle; for Hitler it was racial struggle.  Darwin was Mao’s favorite author.  Hitler used evolution to justify eugenics in his aim to create a perfect society. That is Darwin’s legacy.

Darwin had doubts about his theory which we should revisit. He expected transitional forms to eventually be found in the fossil record. One hundred and fifty years later, none have been found. The Cambrian explosion defies his theory.

Where is the quest for truth about this? To raise a question about evolution sets one up to be mocked. How is being forbidden to ask questions science?

Education previously provided children with some basic academic skills, the ability to use logic to identify truth, and the opportunity to practice rhetoric in speaking and writing to argue from a point of view.

When we remove God from our frame of reference, we remove the concept of God’s calling for our children to use their unique talents and abilities to glorify Him. Remove God and our children end up worshipping idols like money or fame which are empty which is why they turn to drugs.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and knowledge of the Holy is prudence.  Proverbs 9:10

Darwinism has set us up for what is happening today. Random chemicals big banging us into existence is a deadly philosophy that allows an education law to be turned into a prescription for the New World Order. Our children are not seen as beautiful human beings created in the image of God with unique talents. They are drones to be trained by the state from age three.

Congress has no conscience. The agenda of the UN permeates our classrooms. One has only to enter the "Meditation Room" at the U.N. headquarters in New York to recognize the dark antichristian origins of the spiritual philosophy which has conceived and pervaded the United Nations.

Spiritual wickedness in high places must be exposed if we want to save our children and our nation. This is no longer a political battle.                  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Communism: Are We There Yet? Read This And YOU Decide

Ask Khrushchev and the National Governors Association!
 
                                                                www.azquotes.com
Communism: Are We There Yet?

Maybe our Governors could let us know if we "are there yet". Have they made "contributions" along the way?

"A full day's participation at the 1960 Governors' Conference during which there would be a joint discussion of common problems--housing, health, old age care, etc."

Has the National Governor Association (NGA) helped to move us "there" with their Communist Common  Core? They are the sole owners and developers of Common Core, along with the Council of Chief State School Officers. (CCSSO)
 
Haven't the Legislative and the Executive Branches of our government  been most helpful, too?  
 

SOVIET-STYLE ESSA SIGNED INTO LAW 12/10/2015
 
Let’s give a SHOUT-OUT for these Dear ESSA Leaders

Did the National Education Association (NEA) and the United States Council of Catholic Bishops give their support to and praise of  the dear leaders who passed ESSA?

The list of  other organizations supporting the passage of ESSA is quite extensive.

Who is missing from the list of those helping to "get us there"?  Could  it be the grassroots, the parents, the voters, the taxpayers, and the majority of  U.S.citizens who wish to keep their Constitutional rights... the backbone of this country?

And how helpful has HUD  been in "getting us there" by writing new laws for our soon to be Equalized Communes, er Communities? Will these communities perhaps use George Orwell's Communist Animal Farm as their model, where "all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others?"

On February 10, 1972 President Nixon signed  Executive Order 11647 entitled "Federal Regional Councils" which embarked this nation on a course of Regional Government. At that time our country was turned over to a Communist Regionalism form of government. The Hon. John R. Rarick of Louisiana made this entry into the congressional record on July 30, 1973.

Our  nation is deeply involved with the Communist United Nations, its Treaties. its  Global Education First Initiative, and its other controlling appendages.

All the above only scratches the surface of what has been Inflicted upon our beloved country, while, in the  meantime. U. S. citizens have been appeased by  "Bread and Circuses"


 
Perhaps you know of even more dear comrades and organizations who have helped America in “getting there”.  Are those mentioned above just gullible, as Khrushchev suggests, or can we call them Traitors to our Constitutional Republic? Hasn't the grassroots warned our leaders over and over again?
 
 

Related links:

ABCs of DumbDown: REGIONALISM COMMUNISM GOBBLES UP ...







Monday, December 14, 2015

HUD: A Communist Neighborhood For You‏

HUD Will Choose Your Neighbors through a Massive Social Engineering Rule

CALL IT COMMUNISM
www.amazon.com

STACK 'EM & PACK 'EM

First ESSA (Communistic/Soviet work-force training) came for your children, and now HUD (Housing and Urban Development) is coming after your neighborhood.

Excerpt:

"Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, explained that the AFFH Rule 'will virtually erase the very concept of local rule by your locally elected representatives'."

"Massive demographic analyses will be undertaken on communities that apply for HUD grants 'to determine if there are enough low income and minority people living in every neighborhood. HUD will search the records of every person in each neighborhood for income levels, race, color, religion, national origin and much more.' Such data mining will take place every five years."

"According to Ken Blackwell and Rick Manning,  'AFFH rule seeks to radically reinvent local zoning laws in the United States – reengineering America's neighborhoods based on racial and ethnic quotas. Under the rule's assessment tool, local governments are required to 'identify neighborhoods or areas in the jurisdiction and region where racial/ethnic groups are segregated'."
 
Couple that fact with the just approved Paris Agreement on climate control and sustainability which calls for the end of fossil fuel. If this is to be the end of fossil fuel, will that mean crowded suburbs, and “stack ‘em and pack em” with high rises. Doesn’t HUD allow for radically reinventing local zoning laws?

Through this Agreement, nations have yet to provide an ambitious response to end a fossil-dependent era, despite the unstoppable transformation into an urban development model based on 100% renewables. ICLEI expects that nations urgently signal to industry and the private sector that the fossil fuel-dependent era is ending.
As the focal point of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency to the UNFCCC for 25 years and the facilitator of the Local Government Climate Roadmap since 2007, ICLEI has successfully advanced the recognition of local and subnational action and asks for further support for their contributions to implementing the Agreement.”


Transforming your neighborhood:

"For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed."
 
The HUD process calls for “community participation and decisions” which can by-pass our representative form of government.  (Participatory Democracy)

Is this why social planners wrote “Promise Neighborhoods” and “Community Learning Centers” into ESSA? Will the centers train the community for Orwellian Promise Neighborhoods?

Be aware that there are bills in both the House and Senate to attempt to stop this take-over of every local township which takes HUD money.  Will those who don’t take HUD money eventually be forced into the communistic net via political correctness? 

Check you local City Hall to see if they take HUD money.

Related links:

Speak Out!

 







 
 
 
 
 



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Is This Tomorrow? America Under Communism

ESSA-Wake up, America. See what "the planners" conceived of many years ago to change our country to Communist rule through "education".  ESSA is their crowning achievement.

en.wikipedia.org

A 1947 booklet published by the Catholic Catechetical Guild Educational Society raising the specter of a Communist takeover.

The plan was evident by 1949

Here's how it happened:

Senate Passes Communist Every Student Succeeds Act (85-12)

EXCERPTS FROM THIS REPORT IN BLUE:

They did it behind the backs of the American People:

"…What is meant when he [Sterling M. McMurrin, Commissioner of Education] says, “I anticipate that much of this activity will take place through normal administrative processes within the Office and the Department”?  (Emphasis added)

Fast forward to ESEAAdminstrative Staffers wrote ESSA and and Congress rubber-stamped it.

In the past, the planners were already calling for the  destruction of local control.  Now through Federal Control and the unmitigated expansion of Charter schools with no local school boards, and pooling of local taxes for portability, our representative government has sustained an incredible blow.  Conservatives drank the   "Charter school"   KOOL-AIDE.

 "Ashbrook continued to quote from Agency for the Future which he said “laid bare the real nemesis of the Federal bureaucrats—the tradition of local control.” The report stated, “The tradition of local control should no longer be permitted to inhibit Office of Education leadership.”

Now we are being gathered into Community Centers, Promise Neighborhoods and Charter Schools to be designated as varied "work-force training" stations for dumbed-down Common Core workers.  When the "school" controls not only students but the whole community as the "agent for society" (Community Education) you know you will be living under Communism.

"If the school as an agency of society is to justify itself for the period ahead of us, it must be accepted that its fundamental function is to serve the people of the entire community, the very young children, the children of middle years, early adolescent youth, older youth and the adults as well."

Read the rest of the report at the link above.  Read Georgia Senator William Ligon's  Letter.   We must be aware of what is now taking place in  our Country.  Do not become a  lemming like our Congressmen  who voted for ESSA. 

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