“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith which will replace the rotting corpse of Christianity.” -John J. Dunphy, Humanist Magazine, January-February 1983
And you wonder why so many public officials hate the Ten Commandments and want any reference to Christ eliminated from Christmas? I don’t. They are the product of government brainwashing in public schools and further reinforcement of communitarianism in colleges and universities.
Back in 2004, I wrote a column, Department of Education must be abolished. It was one of Ronnie Reagan’s campaign promises; one of many he never kept. Tragically for America’s children, that vile operation still exists while Americans continue to shove massive amounts of money into a failed, unconstitutional government program.
No where in Art. 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution does it give the Outlaw Congress the authority to take over education in this country. If the framers of the Constitution meant for the GENERAL government to legislate education, it would have been specifically enumerated in the clauses under Art. 1, Sec. 8. It is not because education is the domain of the states of the Union – an internal operation:
“Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the state.” –Joseph Story, associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
The bloated, corrupt “Federal” Department of Education became a cabinet under one of the biggest buffoons this country ever elected, Jimmy Caaa-ter. That sealed and doomed the finest educational system on this planet.
It’s also a massive hole in the universe the American people are fleeced to fund — including the illegal grants and loans made by the Dept of Education. None of it is constitutional. It’s not my responsibility to pay for your child’s college education anymore than it’s your responsibility to for your neighbor’s child to attend college. No, it’s not for the “collective good.” In a free, constitutional republic, it’s called personal responsibility. If you want a ‘higher’ education, you pay for it, not your neighbor with a gun to his/her head. Collectivism is a poison consuming this republic.
The Federal Department of Education is a monstrous, corrupt entity sucking down more than $66 BILLION BORROWED “dollars” just this past year alone for nothing. Students are coming out of college under educated and drowning in student loans. Doesn’t anyone ever wonder why college tuition shot through the roof after that cabinet came into being? Why, it’s simple: colleges and universities suddenly discovered they had YOUR blank checkbook at their disposal courtesy of the prostitutes in Congress. More money for education! Every child deserves a college education paid for by YOU!
If there were no longer all those loans, America’s young folks would not graduate buried in so much debt. They would attend a college they could afford. All those graduates have to look forward to is despair trying to pay off huge school loans while working at McDonald’s. Make it go away. Without your checkbook, colleges and universities would have to compete in the market place to attract qualified students. Let the free market work and you will see a huge adjustment in tuition.
Let’s not forget the millions of illegal aliens who attend the government’s indoctrination centers, stealing the resources of school districts short changing your child(ren). Illegal minors need to be deported right along with their parents and if they don’t like it, blame their parents, not we the people or naturalized citizens who entered our country according to our laws. The drop out rates for illegals is so far into the atmosphere, it’s pathetic. If you think it’s bad with all the illegals stealing from school districts nationwide, if the abomination called the DREAM ACT passes, it will be another major bomb destroying this country.
Dedicated Americans like Charlotte Iserbyt have spent decades trying to bring the truth to the American people about the real agenda behind “public” schools. Yet, parents across this country seem blind to the truth about who controls education in this country and what the ultimate goal is: creating the new Soviet man and global citizen:
“Teach those attitudes which will result ultimately in the creation of a world citizenship and world government. We can and should teach those skills and attitudes which will help to create a society in which world citizenship is possible.” William Carr, NEA (National Education Association) leader, secretary of of the Educational Policies Commission
Know what? I’ve read a thousand columns on education. Dozens of books by excellent writers. But, hear me: No matter how many zillions of borrowed dollars are poured into the Federal Department of Education, it will not educate America’s children. They will continue to be short changed because of massive corruption from the teacher’s unions protecting bad, unqualified teachers and subjected to social and political indoctrination. Time has shown this to be true.
Speaking of money, here in Texas, we the taxpayers fund state education to the tune of $47 BILLION dollars a year. Now, Americans pay state taxes to fund education in their state whether by a direct personal income tax or as here in Texas, through state sales taxes, gasoline taxes and local property taxes [as in most states]. On top of those taxes, we the people are then forced with a gun to our heads to pay twice for education: federal income taxes to fund the Federal Department of Education. Of course, we know not a penny in the taxes extorted by the IRS funds a single penny of public education.
The Outlaw Congress goes into its new session next month. While the House is now controlled by Republicans, it’s also controlled by the “old guard” who had 14 years to get rid of unconstitutional cabinets and agencies. Fourteen years of a Republican controlled Congress and education only got worse. Eight of those years were under a Republican president, Bush, Jr. Nothing was done except more BS fed to we the people while astronomical budgets (more money for education!!!) continued to be signed off by the controlling GOP. The illegal senate is still controlled by progressive Demorats (socialists and communists) and RINOS who support federally run education. And, of course, we still have an illegal president camped in the White House who would veto any bill to get rid of that unconstitutional agency.
Yes, I am aware there are 111 individuals (candidates and incumbents) who declared during the campaign cycle they want the Federal Department of Education eliminated (list below). However, it isn’t going to happen because you still have 80% of the same political animals who got reelected. “Vote out all incumbents” died because of too many Americans with their hands out to mommy government.
Too many reelected incumbents are socialists and too many are Republicans who owe their financial backers who have a vested interest in making sure that cabinet continues to exist. No, abolishing the Federal Department of Education will not come from Congress, it has to come from the states of the Union. Think not? Here in Texas, the seed has been planted:
November 18, 2010. Dunbar seeks to nullify federal education laws
“Outgoing State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar offered a “parting gift” to her fellow board members in the form of a resolution declaring the U.S. Department of Education an unconstitutional bureaucracy with no authority to impose restrictions upon Texas or its school districts.
“No action was taken Thursday on Dunbar’s resolution, which states that education policy is outside the purview of the federal government granted by the U.S. Constitution so federal legislation addressing education is for naught.
“Therefore, the Education Department “shall be put on notice that any such unconstitutional directives given by it to the Texas State Board of Education will be met with the principle of nullification and the clear admonition of ‘Don’t Mess with Texas!’”
“Nullification is the legal theory that a state may deem invalid any federal law that the state finds unacceptable or unconstitutional. Most legal scholars maintain that nullification is unconstitutional.
“But Dunbar, who decided not to seek re-election to a second term, is an assistant professor of law at Liberty University School of Law and has more than once used her own knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to make a point through board policy.
“The resolution could be considered in January, when the 15-member board, including its five new members, next meets.
“Read a copy of the SBOE resolution (PDF).”
The problem — a big one — states reliance over the decades on federal money for education. But, wait — we already pay at the state level. Why should the fruits of your labor be stolen in Bison, Kansas, to pay for education in Louisville, Kentucky? You have no control over how those taxes are spent for one thing. Second, your state legislature makes the laws for public education overall which are adhered to and added on at the local level. There is no need for a federal cabinet except to advance the agenda of the global elite.
We know that state pension obligations are literally killing the states causing them to beg for more money from Washington, DC. Always the money, honey. Because of gross mismanagement of state budgets, state legislatures want that federal money. They’re lined up at the feeding trough stealing us blind – penalizing you and me for their failures – even when we don’t live in a state taking federal bail out money (also illegal). Money, not to educate your children, but to feed pension funds and support school districts drained by heavy bureaucracy and classrooms crowed with illegal aliens – an estimated some 5 MILLION of them.
The question is this: Are you ready to restore state sovereignty?
“It is a question all those supporting states’ rights initiatives need to ask themselves. Once answered affirmatively the struggle for educating others truly begins. It is easy to claim we support our sovereignty, to lend our voice to state resolutions, perhaps even support legislation with some teeth, yet how will we withstand the opponents who simply point to the dollars we are willingly cutting off?
“Glen Warchol ran what is perhaps the shortest piece seen in the Salt Lake Tribune in recent history. In 10th Amendment cold turkey he quickly leaves us with the truth about what we are asking for and how we must accomplish it. He describes a very brief conversation between U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Rep. Chaffetz asked what it would take for the federal government to recognize the 10th Amendment rights of the states, a fair question asked to someone who could truly articulate the answer. “Stop taking their money,” is the answer Warchol reports and it is an answer known to be the true, root challenge. We must stop taking the money and mimicking the income tax system as a start to reclaiming sovereignty.”
I have a new state rep, Jim Landtroop. As soon as he’s sworn in next month, I’ll be politely hammering on him about many issues and education is in the top ten. If the states withdraw their support for that rancid cabinet, it will be a fiscal challenge, but one that must be undertaken. Either the states reject federal money or they will become nothing more than occupied territories under regional, world government. America’s children will continue to suffer while the corrupt teacher’s unions run rough shod over good, well meaning, qualified teachers kissed and blessed by buzzards in the state houses.
The states MUST do this no matter how painful because it is the right thing to do. If enough states refuse federal education dollars, the Outlaw Congress will have no choice but to continue to defund it until that beast withers and dies. Ask yourself some questions like: before the Federal Department of Education became a cabinet (1979), how come schools around the country were able to turn out highly educated students on very few dollars? How did America become so finely educated prior to the Federal Department of Education, but has sadly and tragically turned out two generations of young Americans who are so under educated, they graduate high school at third or fourth grade reading levels?
Return education to the state and local levels. Stop the social indoctrination programs and nonsense like “safe pink rooms” for sexual deviants brainwashed by activists passing themselves off as teachers. Get your groups and organizations together and hammer on your state legislature come January. I will be doing the same even though my daughter is long out of school and in fact is a teacher. I care about America’s children and want to see them get educated, not deliberately dumbed down, their minds washed clean and then propagandized by environmental greenies and other special interests. I am sick of being taxed to death at the federal level when I already pay a healthy amount here in my state for education.
As for illegal minors in state schools: The hell the state shouldn’t be able to determine citizenship status and deny access to our schools! Illegal minors are no different than their illegal parents. They have no right to even be on U.S. soil. They have absolutely no “right” to a free education paid for by the sweat of your labor. If the feds don’t like it, the states need to call their bluff. The time is over for tea and crumpets. The time is now for the state houses to either stand up or shut up. It’s up to all of us to make it happen within our states and forget the political animals in the Outlaw Congress.
1- Abolish Federal Department of Education
2- Illegals are breaking the bank
3- The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America Free on line
4- Your federal “income” taxes do not fund education – it’s funded by BORROWED fiat currency
I know time is in short supply for Americans who work or are trying desperately to find work, but it is important to get the facts. I do recommend these books (there are so many, really):
1 - The Teacher’s Union: How They Sabotage Educational Reform and Why by Myron Lieberman
2 - Kill Your Teacher – Corruption & Racism in Los Angeles City Schools by Rabbi Nachum Shifren
111 Republicans who favor eliminating the unconstitutional Federal Department of Education:
John McCain (AZ); Saxby Chambliss (GA); Mike Crapo (ID);
Sam Brownback (KS); Pat Roberts (KS); Jim Bunning (KY);
Roger Wicker (MS); Richard Burr (NC); John Ensign (NV);
George Voinovich (OH); Tom Coburn (OK); Lindsey Graham (SC)
House of Representatives (63)
Spencer Bachus (AL-06); Don Young (AK-AL); John Shaddegg (AZ-03); Jeff Flake (AZ-06); Wally Herger (CA-02); George Radanovich (CA-19); Elton Gallegly (CA-24); Buck McKeon (CA-25); David Dreier (CA-26); Ed Royce (CA-40); Jerry Lewis (CA-41); Ken Calvert (CA-44); Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46); Brian Bilbray (CA-50); Doug Lamborn (CO-05); Cliff Stearns (FL-06); John Mica (FL-07); Bill Young (FL-10); Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18); Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL-21); Jack Kingston (GA-01); John Linder (GA-07); Paul Broun (GA-10); Tom Latham (IA-04); Donald Manzullo (IL-16); Steve Buyer (IN-04); Dan Burton* (IN-05); Todd Tiahrt (KS-04); Ed Whitfield (KY-01); Hal Rogers (KY-05); Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06); Michele Bachmann (MN-06); Pete Hoekstra (MI-02); Vern Ehlers (MI-03); David Lee Camp (MI-04); Fred Upton (MI-06); Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02); Chris Smith (NJ-04); Scott Garrett (NJ-05); Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11); Walter Jones (NC-03); Howard Coble (NC-06); Sue Myrick (NC-09); Peter King (NY-03); John Boehner (OH-08); Pat Tiberi (OH-12); Steven LaTourette (OH-14); Frank Lucas (OK-03); Bob Inglis (SC-04); Sam Johnson (TX-03); Ralph Hall (TX-04); Joe Barton (TX-06); John Culberson (TX-07); Mac Thornberry (TX-13); Ron Paul (TX-14); Lamar Smith (TX-21); John Duncan (TN-02); Zach Wamp (TN-03); Bob Goodlatte (VA-06); Frank Wolf (VA-10); Doc Hastings (WA-04); Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05); Tom Petri (WI-06)
Senate candidates (9)
House of Representatives candidates (27)
Jesse Kelly (AZ-08); John Dennis (CA-08); Gary Clift (CA-10);
David Harmer (CA-11); Mark Reed (CA-27); Robert Vaughn (CA-38); Mike Yost (FL-03); Allen West (FL-22); Rob Woodall (GA-07); Austin Scott (GA-08); Ray McKinney (GA-12); Brad Zaun (IA-03); Andy Harris (MD-01); Robert Broadus (MD-04); Tim Walberg (MI-07); Joe Heck (NV-03); Frank Guinta (NH-01); Charlie Bass (NH-02); Anna Little (NJ-06); Chris Gibson (NY-20); Ashley Woolard (NC-01); Bill Randall (NC-13); Steve Chabot (OH-01); Bill Johnson (OH-06); James Lankford (OK-05); Bob Hurt (VA-05); Keith Fimian (VA-11)
Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn’t left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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