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School Board Elections
electing a teacher to their
School Board, or even a professor at the local college, is a good
decision. One recent candidate obviously
thought coming from a long family line of teachers some how better
qualified him for the Board. He proudly claimed both his wife's
qualified him. He claimed his wife, his mother and father, his
his uncle, grandfather and mother-in-law. WOW -- What
BS! You can bet your money, and -- well --
you are betting your money,
that this kind of candidate is going to
But WHO are school board members suppose to
Should board members be elected to represent teachers? NO! Teachers
have plenty of representation from their shear numbers, from
administration, from unions, from the media, from public support and
from a majority of
politicians as they
But WHO are school board members suppose to
Some voters think that since the school is suppose to be "all about the
students," that every aspect
of the school is about the kids.
This misguided belief also causes them to reject candidates
who don't have children currently enrolled. Have you noticed how
members leave office after their own
kids are out of school? Are
they cowering to this social prejudice or are they just that selfish?
But WHO are school board members
Should board members be elected to represent students? Yes, but
only to a degree. Students are
represented by their parents and board members should represent
students only as
surrogates of the students' parents. Unfortunately, many board
members and their policies regularly undermine parents, but that is an
issue for another time.
But WHO are school board
members suppose to represent?
School Board members should represent constituents
... all of
them!!! This is their legal and moral obligation. But who
is a constituent? First and foremost, they must live in the
school district! And live means to reside -- not just have a
residence that can then be used to Brazenly
Steal tuition . They must be legally able to vote, whether they
not. This includes parents and
non-parents, big land owners and
owners, the popular "talking heads" and
quiet citizen. EVERY CITIZEN WITHIN THE DISTRICT 18 and over,
is that board members constituent. Citizens have NO OTHER real
within this system.
Much of what is wrong in the district
is a direct result of school Board
who fraudulently represent every
group except those who
empowered them -- their constituents.
When these schemers are not advancing their own family and friends,
are ignorantly Beguiled by the Superintendent.
One example of this lack of proper representation is seen in the fact
by and large, this district is still socially
and economically conservative, but you would not know that by
the Boards policy and actions.
Elect someone who PROMISES to represent YOU --
then DEMAND they do!
NEO-NAZI Behaving Schools?
Mudville Public Schools
is all too common among government schools who ignore the law, the
Education Code, and use Bullying, Strong-arm
parents and students when it suits them. Mudvilles checkered
past will continue to be chronicled here, but since "misery like
company," the miserable behavior of Mudvilles neighbors will not be
The Texas Home School Coalition
Association legally defends families who are threatened
or attacked by the overwhelming force of the Government School.
THSC know the law and the
Education Code and are fearless in facing down
Bullying School districts.
Contact them at http://www.thsc.org or call (806) 744-4441
The THSC Association
Letter to Seguin ISD
February 24, 2006
Mr. Steve Hudson
F.C. Weinert Elementary School
1111 N. Bruns
Seguin, Texas 78155
Dear Mr. Hudson,
I am writing on behalf of Mr. T___ U________, a
member of our Association. Mr. and Mrs. U________ gave written
notice of the withdrawal of their child via certified mail on
February18, and your office signed for that letter on February 21,
2006. According to the Mr. U________, you contacted him on his
cell phone on Monday February 20, at which time you told him that the
law required him to make a personal appearance at the school and sign
withdrawal papers. According to Mr. U________, you also called
him again the next day and angrily insisted, once more, that he must
come to your office and sign the forms, in spite of the fact that he
told you they had sent a certified letter noting the withdrawal and
your office signed for it that day. You threatened to send a
truant officer to his home and take legal action; in fact, Ms. Teresa
Cuevas did go to their home and left a warning for truancy of their
Mr. Hudson, you are mistaken; the law does not
require a parent to make an appearance or sign district withdrawal
forms. According to the Commissioner of Education, it is not
necessary for a parent to complete school forms if they have given
written notice of withdrawal, nor is it required by law. Mr.
U________ has given written notice of the withdrawal of his child and
has cooperated with your requests as recommended by the Texas Education
Agency. Please remove his child from the rolls of your school
immediately. Failure to do so or any further action by you or the
school district against Mr. and Mrs. U________ or their child, will
expose you and Seguin ISD to legal liability.
Enclosure: Commissioner Letter
cc: Mr. T___ U________; Ms. Teresa Cuevas;
Dr. Irene Garza, Superintendent, Seguin ISD; Dr. Shirley J. Neeley,
Commissioner of Education; Mr. Robert Scott, Chief Deputy Commissioner
of Education; State Senator Jeff Wentworth; State Representative Edmund
Kuempel; Texas home schoolers
By John Stossel
John Stossel is co-anchor of ABC News
"20/20" and author of "Give Me a Break."
[we suspect "Give me a break" is the New York equivalent of Don't BS
One exciting thing about the free market is that you can't predict what
the market will create. Big-government advocates tell you exactly what
will happen when their plans work (as if they actually would work!),
but we who trust the free market can only say that people will compete
and good ideas will win. We don't set out to make all your choices for
you, and, not being psychic, we can't predict what decisions you'll
Take education. Bureaucrats like to say, you will go to this school,
because we said so, and you will be taught according to this program,
because we said so and we know best. Those of us with confidence in
markets think you could do better deciding for yourself. Neither the
bureaucrats nor the freedom lovers can judge what's in your interest
better than you can. One big difference is, we know what we don't know,
while they think they know everything.
We do know that competition works. It works because it gives people the
chance to be creative. Educational experts, freed from the massive
regulations that snarl the public schools, can come up with new and
better ideas for teaching. Competition works because it gives people
incentives to produce -- it inspires them to work constantly at trying
to find better ways to please their customers. The bad producers lose
their jobs -- but the best ones gain new customers. Bad schools will
close and better schools will open.
And the better schools won't all be the same.
I can't tell you about all the wonderful schools that would appear if
students were able to bring their public funding to any school, public,
private, or religious. No one individual can begin to imagine what
competition would create. But because a few experiments in school
choice have been allowed, I can tell you about a few of the
Some schools now focus on technology, foreign languages, or music;
there are charter schools that operate as boarding schools. At the KIPP
charter schools, teachers must give kids their cell phone numbers, and
in the evening, every teacher is available to answer questions until 9
p.m. The students call "constantly," say teachers. KIPP kids are in
school until 5 p.m., some Saturdays and for weeks in the summer.
So many students want to get into charter schools like those, many have
to hold lotteries. The winners get a shot at a better future; the
losers are generally stuck with whatever the bureaucrats deign to give
them. Why should kids have to win their future possibilities in a
lottery? If school money were attached to individual students in the
form of vouchers, every parent could take their child to new schools.
This winter's Florida court ruling against school choice came after
former teacher Ruth Holmes Cameron brought a suit. "To say that
competition is going to improve education -- it's just not going to
work," she said. "You know, competition is not for children. It's not
for human beings, it's not for public education."
Why not? Would you keep going back to a restaurant that served you a
bad meal? Or a barber that gave you a bad haircut? Competition makes
everything better. Why would schools be different? In the few places
where vouchers have been allowed, like Milwaukee, the kids who used
vouchers did better, and those who stayed in the public schools were
not left behind.
How can that be? In 2001, Harvard economist Caroline Hoxby found that
Milwaukee's private school vouchers made the nearby public schools
(which were competing for the same students) change. "[Public] school
principals were allowed to have a lot more autonomy," she said, "They
counseled teachers out of teaching altogether who really weren't
performing or showing up on the job -- they put in new back to basics
curricula in some primary schools that really needed that so that
reading skills and math skills would go up." Test results at those
public schools went up by 7.1 percent in math, 8.4 percent in science,
and 3.0 percent in language. Scores went up in voucher schools, too.
Competition worked -- for human beings, and for public education.
The nontheistic religion of
secular evolutionary humanism is promoted
in every public
school. Contributing writer, Linda Kimball, provides the
following overview of this "theology of demons" that is essential reading for every
The Real Evil of
Friday, November 11, 2005
1920, Winston Churchill spoke of a group of Enlightenment conspirators
who had produced a system of morals and philosophy “as
malevolent as Christianity was benevolent, which, if not arrested would
shatter irretrievably all that Christianity has rendered possible.” He observed that this malignant worldview “has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during
the 19th century. This
worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and the
reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of
envious malevolence, and impossible equality has been steadily growing” (Zionism versus Bolshevism).
malevolent system of warped morals and anti-human philosophy entered
into the world during the Enlightenment, where it seems as if another
Garden of Eden seduction occurred. It
though certain Enlightenment thinkers—Darwin, Marx, Hegel, Saint-Simon,
and Rousseau among others, ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
Evil, and each man received certain ideas which, when combined with the
others, produced a malignancy-filled system of philosophy comparable to
a grimoire of goetia (black magic) which, like Sauron’s One Ring, holds
out for the bearer a seductive illusion of power, wealth, and glory. The
key to the power, according to the grimoire, is through the reversal of
human norms, natural law, and the social institutions so necessary for
the continuance of mankind. In his book, The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton described the
reversal process as the ''theology of demons'' and
said it is sadistically anti-human and anti-childhood.
is intrinsically evil.
its guise as communism, it unleashed a sadistic anti-human holocaust of
planetary dimensions. From
Hitler’s ovens to the killing fields of Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedung, Pol
Pot, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, and Fidel Castro, there runs
interconnecting rivers of human blood. One
hundred million lives were consumed in the demonic quest for the
creation of a New Man.
as rivers of blood still flowed from the earthly Hells created by
communists, communism itself began to shape-shift into something
seemingly innocuous in order to slither into and infect Christendom and
the very fortress of Christianity, the United States.
disguised itself as progressivism, liberalism, secular humanism, and
then later as environmentalism, feminism, and a plethora of other
social justice causes.
subversive stealth campaigns were launched. One
was for the purpose of perverting our language and to insert the word
''social'' into every conceivable area. This
was in order to plant the thought that ''social'' infuses everything
with a positive content.
was for the purpose of instilling a sense of guilt within Americans. Americans
found themselves being frequently reminded of both their individual
failures and of the evil perpetrated by their culture and nation. A
constantly expanding range of ''victims'' who had been ''unfairly''
treated and thus deserving of ''special'' treatment were paraded before
Americans to ensure that the conscience of Americans remained troubled.
rights and sexual liberation movements, which were social justice
(communism) agendas in disguise, were launched. They
served two purposes: they
bulldozed our Rule of Law and individual rights in an effort to
supplant them with ''group rights.'' This has worked as a kind of
dynamite upon human norms and social institutions.
effort were also, not incidentally, insidiously disguised attacks
against childhood and childhood innocence.
in unison with the other campaigns was one whose purpose was the
perversion of transcendent natural law and more specifically, the
all-important ''first principle'' articulated in our Declaration of
Independence: the inalienable right to life. By
the use of what J. Budziszewski (What We Can’t Not Know)
termed ''black magic spells of imposture and unraveling'' (a reversal
process); shock troops of evil perverted the foundational principles of
right and wrong. Because the new morals
created had an air of plausibility, Americans accepted them. Thus
they’ve successfully supplanted the sanctity of life principle with an
ever-expanding range of ''new morals'' such as the ''sanctity of
choice'' (who wants a woman to die while giving birth?) and the
''sanctity of the environment'' (who doesn’t want clean air and water?)
the same process of reversal, they began to supplant human norms
(traditional marriage, for instance) and man’s created condition (fixed
gender as either male or female) with perverted ''new morals'' based in
notions of sexual orientation, consent, choice, and privacy. These
new morals, like the civil rights and sexual liberation movements, are
also disguised attacks upon children and childhood innocence.
infiltration and infestation was a success. The
minds of Western Europeans and Americans had become sufficiently
darkened and disordered. Mankind
had been successfully conditioned to accept that his new place in the
scheme of life was no longer transcendent to the creation as taught by
Christianity, but below and in submission to it.
would henceforth be found guilty of existing, and through his
existence, be found guilty of causing hurricanes, tsunamis,
earthquakes, global warming, and other natural phenomenon.
intrinsically evil worldview had finally stepped out of the shadows and
revealed an appalling goggle-eyed face of neo-paganism.
stage had been set for the next phase of their plan to redeem the world
from the evil of humankind. The campaigns
debase humanity, to destroy social and human norms, and to eliminate
the human plague organisms began apace.
Humans As Nonpersons and Plague Species
“Saying homo sapiens are a ‘plague species,’ the
London Zoo opened a new exhibit featuring--eight humans.
have set up this exhibit to highlight the spread of man as a plague
species and to communicate the importance of man’s place in the
planet’s ecosystem.” (Human Beings:
Species; WorldNet Daily, 2005)
“Human beings, as a species, have no more value than
slugs.” (Earth First! Journal editor
“To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world
population problem.” (Yale professor Lamont Cole)
“The only hope for the world is to make sure there
is not another United States.” (Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental
“Until such time as homo sapiens decide to rejoin
nature, (we) can only hope for the right virus to come along.” (David Graber, research biologist with the
“Nonpersons or potential persons cannot be
wronged…because death does not deprive them of something they value.” (John Harris, Sir David Alliance professor of
bioethics, University of Manchester, England)
On the Elimination of Human Weeds and Other Schemes
searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that
pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine, and
the like would fill the bill. All these
are caused by human intervention…the real enemy…is humanity itself.” (The First Global Revolution, published by the
The Club of Rome bills itself as a global think tank.
comprised of scientists, economists, businessmen, international high
civil servants, university presidents, members of parliament, heads of
state, and former heads of state from all five continents.
They describe themselves as people “who believe that
the future of humankind is not determined once and for all.” This is code for evolutionary humanism.
Guyana, within 2 years, it (DDT) had almost eliminated malaria…my chief
quarrel with DDT…is that it has greatly added to the population problem.” (Alexander King, former president of the Club
the 60’s, a group of depopulation environmentalists conspired to have
DDT banned from being used to control mosquitoes and malaria. The subsequent banning of DDT resulted in
of deaths. One source estimated the death
as 500 million.
“I do not pretend that birth control is the only way
in which population can be kept from increasing. There
are others…If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once
in every generation survivors could procreate…without making the world
too full…the state of affairs might be unpleasant but what of it? Really high-minded people are indifferent to
suffering, especially that of others.” (Bertrand
Russell, The Impact of Science on Society)
Note: Although they’ve not managed to spread a Black
Death, they have managed to ignite a worldwide conflagration of STDS
and AIDS. Keep
in mind that it’s progressives, liberals and their international
cohorts who have been preaching their gospel of ''salvation and
redemption by sex'' (safe sex). What they
want you to know is that it’s the environment (Gaia) that they are
trying to save from the human plague. Causing
human weeds to become diseased, sterile, psychologically damaged, or to
die is part of their scheme to redeem the world.
yourselves why there has been no logical response to this plague. Why, for instance, has there been no call to
quarantine the infected? And
in the face of mounting death totals (468,000 dead from AIDs since
1981), why do they continue to teach your children to engage in the
very behaviors which they know to be the cause of death?
CDC (2002) reports that 16,000 deaths from AIDs occur annually. Another
40,000 new cases of infection occur within the same time frame. There
are 1 million cases of HIV, 31-50 million of herpes simplex, 24 million
of HPV, and 1 million cases of chronic hepatitis B.
connect the dots between the Aids and STDs devastations and the
486,000,000 surgically and chemically induced abortions between
1965-1996 (www.rockforlife.org). It would appear that America is on a
to committing demographic suicide.
How Many Should We Allow to Exist?
“The total world population should be no more than 2
billion rather than the current 5.6 billion.” (Cornell
University professor David Pimentel, speaking before the American
Assoc. for the Advancement of Science)
damage people cause is a function of demographics…One American burdens
the earth much more than 20 Bangladeshes…In order to stabilize world
population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”
(Jacques Cousteau, the UNESCO Courier, Nov. 1991)
“Cut the population by 90%”
Sam Keen, Gorbachev Conference in San Francisco)
speaking before the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Sept. 15,
2003, Michael Crichton told his audience, “certain human
social structures…can’t be eliminated from society.
of those…is religion. Today it is said we
in a secular society in which…the best people, the most enlightened…do
not believe in any religion. But…you
eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind…suppress it in one form;
it…re-emerges in another form. Today, one
the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism.”
(worshipping the creation) in conjunction with social Darwinism (the
scientism that validates this lethal brew) and Chesterton’s ''theology
of the demons''—these are the elements that comprise the most
intrinsically evil religion ever known to mankind.
religious worldview which Stephane Courtois (The Black
Book of Communism)
condemned as a criminal ideology that attracts narcissists, diabolical
narcissists, and megalomaniac psychopaths such as Stalin.
And unless we can arrest it, as Churchill declared, it will “shatter irretrievably all that Christianity has rendered
Sources the Population Control Agenda, Stanley K.
Intellectual Morons, Daniel J. Flynn
America’s Thirty Years War, Balint Vazsonyi
What We Can’t Not Know, J. Budziszewski
The Everlasting Man, GK Chesterton
About the Writer:
Linda Kimball is a writer and author of numerous articles and essays on
culture, politics, and world view. Linda receives e-mail at LindyKimball@msn.com.
We Have Ourselves to Blame for
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Posted Dec 6, 2005
In his Inaugural Address in 1965, Lyndon
Johnson, coming off one of the
great landslides, spread out the plans for his Great Society. It was
the heyday of liberalism, and those were days of hope. After civil
rights, education topped the agenda.
On April 11, at the grammar school he attended, LBJ signed the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the first federal education law
in U.S. history, focused on disadvantaged children.
And after 40 years and trillions of tax dollars plunged into public
education at all levels, how stands public education?
Well, it depends. Sam Dillon reports in Sunday's New York Times: "After
Tennessee tested its eighth-grade students in math this year, state
officials at a jubilant news conference called the results 'a cause for
celebration.' Eighty-seven percent of students performed at or above
the proficiency level."
Mississippi's fourth-graders did
even better at math, with 89 percent performing at or above proficiency
levels. Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Alaska reported equally
Fly in the ointment: These were the
results of tests designed by state officials. On the national test
mandated by No Child Left Behind, only 22 percent of Tennessee's
eighth-graders passed, and only 18 percent of fourth-graders in
Mississippi could do fourth-grade arithmetic. By national standards,
four of every five kids in the Tennessee and Mississippi public schools
Inescapable conclusion: State official are
dumbing-down tests so even the slowest kids can pass, to keep the
federal dollars flowing in and federal sanctions from being imposed.
Put crudely, state officials are colluding in a fraud to deceive
parents, kids and themselves about the progress, or lack of it, being
made by the public schools. They are like baseball officials who,
unhappy with the paltry production of home runs, lower the mound,
narrow the strike zone, create a new rabbit ball, bring in the left-
and right-field fences and look the other way at steroid use -- then
celebrate all the great hitters who beat Babe Ruth's record.
In four states -- Missouri, Wyoming, Maine and South Carolina -- state
test scores closely tracked federal scores. In South Carolina, which
sets world-class standards, 30 percent of the kids passed the feds'
eighth-grade math test, but only 23 percent passed the state test.
Apparently, educators in South Carolina don't believe in lying to
The ultimate test is how American kids stack up
in a world where leadership in math and science eventually translates
into military power and global dominance. In all recent world tests
where they have competed, the Chinese on the mainland, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Japan and Korea come in at or near the top, as Americans
bring up the rear. We may lie to ourselves about how well we are doing,
but the world will one day find us out.
The lying has been
going on a long time now. Between the mid-1960s and mid-1990s,
Americans wrung their hands at falling SAT scores of high school
seniors in math and English. Some educators wailed that the tests were
cruel, unfair and culturally biased. So, testing criteria were made
less rigorous and altered to make comparisons with earlier years more
difficult. Now, the SAT scores are no longer cause for concern.
"Humankind cannot stand too much reality," said T.S. Eliot. The reality
is that a vast acreage of U.S. public education is a wasteland.
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?" said George
Bush pungently in Florence, S.C., in the 2000 election. As we now know
-- and, in truth, have known for decades -- American children are not
learning as once they did. And the ethnic gaps in achievement that
existed 40 years ago persist up to today. Nothing has changed.
Why? Classrooms are far smaller. Teacher salaries are far higher.
School budgets are far larger. Where it cost $250 a year to educate a
child in Washington, D.C., in 1950, which probably translates into
$2,500 today, the per-capita cost of educating kids in Washington
schools is over $10,000. While that is among the highest in the nation,
Washington test scores remain among the lowest. We have Head Start and
school lunches, and every demand the reformers have made has been met.
The I.Q. tests have been thrown out, and the track system abolished.
Explanations for the failure are many. The collapse of the family. Kids
coming to school unmotivated and unprepared. Disruptions in the
classroom. Violence and drugs in the schoolyard. The lure of TV,
videogames and the street pulling kids away from desks, where
generations spent hours doing homework. But are these the explanation,
or excuses? Does it make any difference?
At the turn of the
millennium, pundits were saying that not only had the 20th century been
"the American Century," the 21st would be, as well. Brits were probably
saying the same thing back in 1900.
Great, indeed, is our capacity for self-deception.
Mr. Buchanan is a nationally
syndicated columnist and author of The Death of the West, The
Great Betrayal, and A
Republic, Not an Empire
from the Past: Could 8th Graders Pass?
By Dr. John A.
The most recent results of the National
Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are available. NAEP is a test
administered nationwide to eighth graders among other grade levels.
Disputes have already erupted about what the scores mean. On thing is
certain, current eighth-graders would probably flunk the county
eighth-grade exam given in Kansas at the
turn of the century. That tells us something about what has happened to
public elementary education over the last 100 years, modest NAEP gains
You be the judge. The following are just a few
of the questions from two different tests out of the past. In her
memoir, Small World Long Gone: A Family Record of an Era,
Avis Carlson records questions as they appeared on a public school
eighth grade diploma exam in Kansas in 1907. The second source is the
Saline County, Kansas eighth-grade graduation exam of April 13, 1895.
If a student wanted a Kansas eighth-grade
sheepskin, he or she had to pass these or similar tests of over 50
questions, essay in style, intended to take several hours to complete.
Ms. Carlson points out that one of the opening
sections began with words pronounced by the administrator which the
students were expected to spell correctly. Among them were:abbreviated,
obscene, elucidation, assassination, and animosity. No creative
spelling here. In the same category students were told to divide
certain words into syllables and mark them diacritically. The words
were:profuse, retrieve, rigidity, defiance, priority, remittance, and
propagate. Furthermore, test-takers were instructed to indicate the
pronunciation and give the meaning of the following words:zenith,
deviated, coliseum, misconception, panegyric, Spartan, talisman, eerie,
triton and crypt. On the Saline, Kansas test candidates had to define
prefixes—bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, super—and use
them in connection with a word. It continued with the demand for
definitions of: alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, and
syllabication. How would typical modern eighth graders have handled
these so far?
Ms. Carlson says that there were also questions
about geography concerning the location of rivers in the U.S.
and on other continents. There were questions about products produced
abroad and about the meaning and duties of Boards of Health. The Saline
test asked students to address essay questions like:What is
climate?What are the functions of the liver and kidneys?
Ms. Carlson says that those sitting for the
part of the test in American History were called upon to explain what
they knew about the writings of Thomas Jefferson, give accounts about
colleges, printing and religion in the colonies prior to the American
Revolution, name the main campaigns and military leaders of the Civil
War, and identify the principal political questions which had been
advocated since the Civil War and the political party which advocated
them. The Saline test asked similar wide-ranging historical questions.
Students were required to: relate the causes and results of the
American Revolution, give an account of the discovery of America by
Columbus, and identify Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn and Howe.
That was not the end. There were questions about geography, math and
grammar besides, all demanding specific analysis and assessment in the
form of essays. Keep in mind that these questions were only a small
part of a larger test.
Today, most public school districts would be
hesitant to administer this test to current eighth-graders and,
perhaps, even their high-schoolers for fear of embarrassing results.
Modern educators would likely complain that such tests were too
“content-oriented” and relied too heavily on “rote
memorization.”Excuses would abound.
The glaring fact is that twelve-year-old eighth
graders in Kansas 100 years ago were expected to take and pass these
tests. Public education then, costing much less per pupil than today,
gave students a mind well-provisioned with knowledge, vocabulary and
concepts. It provided the students with skills enabling them to compose
conceptual essays.It offered grammatical tools to help the students
analyze meaning. If such a K-8 education exists in the U.S. today,
cases of it are sadly rare.
Dr. John A. Sparks is Dean of
the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove
City College, Grove City,
Pennsylvania and a Fellow for
Educational Policy with The Center for Vision & Values at the
College. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hear much about "local control" these days, particularly relating to
school districts. However, only the pitifully naive and some Big
School "insiders" believe that most government
schools, including Mudville's, is locally controlled. The fact
is, such little respect exists for our democratic process that
prospective board members shouldn't dare think their election will put them in control of anything.
Even after campaigning on specific issues and receiving a mandate to
carry them out, newly elected board members find themselves
stonewalled, "trained," or run off if they don't "get in line."
This "Line" is not Bigger School
buildings, though that is one result, but just Big
School, sometimes known as Big Education--one of
three Socialistic power seeking groups along with Big Labor and Big
Government. This "Line" is implemented and promoted by federal
Departments of Education, institutes of higher learning, teachers
unions, and a myriad of other groups. This literal army deployes
Battlefield Sergeants [Beguiling
Superintendents] to keep the
local "rabble" in line. If board members should "get
out of line," as we saw here for example, by asking "wrong" questions,
they are attacked on all sides like from a pack of mad dogs. Now,
they are even being sent off to "obedience training," where they are
meant to become Barking Sheepdogs,
and join the rest of the pack. Beguiling
Supers themselves attend seminars to hone their
technique for wrenching effective control away from those who
are duly elected and legitimately have it. This pack mentality
infests board members
and most hirelings who "toe the Line" of these Beguiling
Supers and hides itself behind clichés
like "School Spirit," "Support our Teachers," and our favorite; "For
our Children." Any school Board Simpleton,
who "toes that Line" betrays our children by betraying the parents who
placed them there. Some hirelings regularly and shamelessly
exploit our children in the classroom by propagandizing them with the Big
School "Line," and have done so for years.
It is rare to impossible to find a student that hasn't also been
trained to "toe that Line."
attempt, by school officials, to turn children against their parents is
not only unprofessional, but immoral and despicable! Local
control?--don't you believe it for a second. Oh, there's an
elaborate theater production going on to give the appearance of local
control, but all the Monday evenings board meetings and occational
special meetings are but a
ruse. The most control any locals see these days in their local
government school is maybe . . . a
If control over your local school and over your childs' mind and future
by a heartless national conglomerate of self-serving powermongers isn't
bad enough, hold onto your hat. The United Nations wants control
too. It's amazing how a little ignorance, known as blind trust,
and apathy from parents can have such far reaching, even international,
results. We post todays
CATO Institute summit notice below--but first, our advice:
Take control of your own
children's education. They were given to you as a sacred trust
from God and you are compelled to do it and do it right, by His standard; "Train up a child in the way he should
go..." Proverbs 22:6.
This September's United Nations
summit in New York will assess progress
toward the goal of achieving universal basic education by 2015. Many
people argue that the only way for children in poor countries to
receive a basic education is through more international aid for public
schools. That view, however, ignores the crucial role that private
education can play, and is already playing, in serving the educational
needs of the poor. As surprising as it may be, private schools today
serve some of the poorest people on the planet. A CATO Institute
conference September 8th however, includes the screening of a
commissioned by BBC World exploring private schools in one of the
poorest slums in Africa—Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria. The film, based on
the research of Professor James Tooley, shows how 75 percent of the
poorest children attend private schools that are better and cheaper to
run than their public school counter-parts. Interviews with parents
show clearly why they prefer private schools. Footage shot in the
public schools and interviews with officials in charge reinforce the
reasons for that preference. Following the screening, Tooley will
present the findings of a two-year global study of private schools for
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Phone (202) 842-0200 Fax (202) 842-3490
SCHOOL OFFICIALS EXPOSED
Government school taxes are the
lion's share of all taxes
and those who have been entrusted with them here have proven themselves
unworthy at best and possibly criminals, if we had prosecutors with
backbone. Those who take by
threat of force want more and more without satisfaction. We now
have the highest tax rate in the area and they never stop talking and
planning more Borrowing and Spending.
They show little sense of
responsibility to hard working taxpayers they oppress by their
waste and misappropriation of tax revenue. Instead, they've long
made a habit of playing fast and loose with what
they quickly come to believe is "their" money. EASY COME -- EASY
GO! And Lately ... They expect us to pay our taxes AND part
of the taxes of other districts!
Naked truth Brings Shame
Being made to pay your taxes AND your neighbors?
He who oppresses the poor shows
contempt for his Maker - Proverbs 14.31
The prejudice of racism is common here, but more common may be the
prejudice of Social-Economic discrimination, i.e. prejudice AGAINST the
POOR. This type of prejudice may top the list here, as we have a
bumper crop. For years, many poor, Hispanic families with
multi-generations of graduates from this school were told to GET OUT
because they lived on the district's fringe,
even though the board made sure that those "chosen" [and personal
even outside the district, were allowed to stay and continue robbing
BUT ... THAT WAS THEN -- THIS IS
"Trust"ees and a succession of Beguiling
Supers have, for some time now, wanted this
district to grow and have actively worked to that end. While
their hypocritical "Chicken Little, Sky is Falling" charade of blaming
growth", they've covertly worked to encourage this growth.
have they worked to grow the school? Three reasons from three
groups we can identify:
three groups combined are a very small minority of the eligible voters,
but apathy among the majority has allowed these minority groups to
- The first group are those in
want more power, or money. The bigger a school district, the
bigger its' budget including salaries, and money also equals
power! This can explain the
promoting motives of employees, a Beguiling
Super and those he most beguiles with illusions of power, the Board
- Then you have a group of
newer residents, who move here leaving a Big School
behind. They often
Blindly Suppose a
school will solve their problems. Once here, they are disgruntled
with what we
have provided and
spurred on by their
sense of Entitlement, they set out to build this school into
some "Model of Wonderment". In reality, they want to build this
into the HELL they left behind. This group also brings with them
their Big Society
scruples -- that is to say; they have no scruples at all. Some
don't care what laws they break and have increased criminal activity in
our community. This group empowers and
motivates the first group and increasingly populates the first
- The last group doesn't reason
all, but only mimics the actions of the other groups in a "Me
Too", "keep up with the Joneses" mindset.
Because of past Boards' locally bred Social-Economic and Racial
discrimination, they used
to run some poor, usually Hispanic, families out of the school who
lived on the border fringe, but turned a collective blind eye to
actual out of district middle-class, usually White students. Many
these alleged to "live with
"cousin", or even their "step-mother from Hell" in order to steal an
education paid for NOT by their actual neighbors. Most local people
KNOW these facts as small communities have few secrets, and they would
have been easily provable, but those Boards weren't interested. Such
their fiscal and moral
THAT WAS THEN, but NOW, and
years, our Board
of Schemers fiscal irresponsibility has been
by several Beguiling
Supers who only wanted to boost their personal
resumes by growing this school. They have turned their collective
eye to nearly everyone. It's no wonder that the out of district
radio station and newspapers are
always FOR our bond
issues. It costs them nothing and they've
using our school to dump
troubled youth from their large
school district for a long time. It's
cheaper for them and improves their dismal statistics. Our Board
of Schemers are happy to have any head to count
in the morning. They further pumped up
student rolls, to give some sense of reality to their imagined "growth
crisis" and to justify their building programs, by telling all
employees, no matter where they pay their
school taxes, to; "bring your kids here". [Do they also extend
that same "free" bonus, equal to about $7,000.00 per year per
student, to employees of their Bus Service
and all the district's OTHER suppliers, like
air-conditioning, cafeteria food, accounting service, or even their
supply companies, and if not, WHY NOT? Is it legal to have
inconsistent policies? We're wondering when some greedy lawyer is
going to talk an employee into filing suit or worse, a class action
suit against such
policies? Take an actual employee who lived in and worked for the
district with half a dozen kids who attended all 13
This employee was denied the equivalent of $546,000.00 worth of "free"
tuition employment bonuses that would have been part of his employment
"package" if only the family lived
outside the district. The employees' only "crime" was living in
paying taxes to this district. If
court ordered this district to recompense this employee and expanded
that to include all similar employees, even going back just a few
years, THE SCHOOL WOULD BE BANKRUPT -- IT WOULD SHUT THE SCHOOL
Such is the continuing irresponsibility of these Blundering Simpletons.]
Emboldened by their success in
growing the school which is their true motive yet always
denied, they counted on public ignorance as usual. The board then
"secretly" played word games
with policy writing to codify the means for even further growth of the
district. They nuanced
the words "resident"
and "residence" in
order to give those who have a
little money a tool to further rob those who have not.
Under the Board's "Residence"
policy, you don't have to be a
to send your kids here. You only have to buy or
rent a Broken-down Shack
, i.e. a "Residence"!
This has the added "benefit" that will attract usually White, but at
least the economically middle class. The poor can't afford extra
expenses. This furthers the Board's
Social-Economic and Racially
discriminatory policies. There
have even been some enrolled whose family acquired a "Residence" in the district
but who are in reality
a "Resident" of a
different county. They have further compounded their evil by
commiting VOTER FRAUD by regularly voting in district elections.
Allegedly, this "issue" was addressed by "Trust"ees but, of
course, it was given the ole Admit Nothing-Deny
Everything "song and dance" so common from them. Only when
enough light is shown on this evil of constantly robbing taxpayers
through their greed, waste and indulgence, might they "remember" that
they work for us, and the Beguiling
Super works for them -- they don't work for
him. Assuming of course that one day the
Board does see this "light" and stops pumping up student
rolls, one simple solution is to commission someone to
report ALL students who do not actually LIVE in the
district. Short term savings alone, realized from removing the
district students, would more than cover costs. Furthermore,
we encourage a lucrative BOUNTY be payable to ANYONE [of any age]
first provides information that proves a student does not live in this
district. Echoes may not be heard in the halls, but this
alleged "overcrowding problem" would be seen as the Big
Story that it's always been. Of course this
should happen ONLY AFTER the Board quits
deceiving those who elected them to EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN. The Board
can begin to RESPONSIBLY CARRY OUT THE TRUST
THEM OVER OUR TAXES by re-writing this policy WITHOUT the word
We often get emails that unfortunately indicate a severe lack of
understanding and basic common sense so we're sure to get a few now who
will ask; "What's wrong with the Board giving a free education to
whoever they want to?" To this misguided soul let us inform
you one universal truth about Taxation. The citizens of the political district,
known as constituents, who pay the tax should
benefit! It's really quite simple to
understand; everyone lives and pays taxes in some district. GO
We understand apathy
but if you have now
learned of the abuse of
power and misappropriation of tax revenue, what will you do to set this
right? If you don't, Who has the greater
society of sheep must in time beget a government of
wolves." - Bertrand de
From: January 24, 2005
"TRUST" EES MEET TONIGHT
MUDVILLE -- "Trust"ees meet tonight in public hearing over the
the remainder of one property into this district that we're told sits
in three school districts. A Peek in the recent local propaganda
pages about this issue show how concerned some are about this
communities' history of discrimination, and for good reason. The
"ignorant" poor have been made to
believe that the "trust"tees and Beguiling
Super have wrung their hands to the bone over
this "complicated issue." Don't
BS us! Whether a part of their 89 pound written policy
"Bible" or not, the simple solution and what we understand was once the
standard procedure in these cases had been to determine which district
the master bedroom was in. That was the district where your
children could go. We really don't understand what all the fuss
about. If this family, or any family, really wants a Mudville
"education", they can NOW just rent a Broken-down
and STEAL IT from us!
The Board of "Trust"ees have made it very easy to do.
[see follow up story: GOVERNMENT
SCHOOL OFFICIALS EXPOSED]
Bigoted Souls run Mudville?
Every Autumn in Mudville is time for Brisket
at the annual Bar-B-Q Supper
and in Texas, BBQ Beef and Sausage
is no BS. Once again
though, beef is not the only "red" meat to be offered up in Mudville,
and that is BS!
Year after year, the same goofy "injun" has been served up to the
community as some kind of "de-facto" mascot, and we ask whether the use
of this image is the result of Blind Stupidity,
Bigoted Souls, or
both? Surely those responsible must know from the "old timers" or
even a local web site that
there is no "Injun" associated with the town name but rather the
Christian scholar St. Jerome. Or is this evidence of systemic
racism in our community? This unflattering clown like,
stereotypical depiction of a "Red" Man Brings Shame
on the community and should cause red faces on all whose conscience is
not seared and whose heart is not hardened. While only a couple
hundred miles west, "paleface" will find himself the minority among
Native Americans, we wonder if the belief that "there ain't no Indians
around here" has emboldened those responsible, much like gossiping
about someone after they leave the room? We also wonder if they
even know or care that last year the local government school had two
American children registered and this year has one? How has this
made them feel? Jesus said; 'Truly,
I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren,
you did it to me."
Furthermore, we ask which of the 562 federally recognized Native
American tribal governments did those responsible for this image obtain
the rights to use it AND the cultural symbols it contains, or do they
simply think they are entitled? Do they think they have a special
right to take and use anything from the Native
American culture they want? It has been suggested
by one Native American that; "such a
sense of entitlement to everything Native stems from the initial sense
of discovery the first Europeans felt. This entitlement assumes
right to just take what is indigenous, with complete disregard for
peoples, in a manner in which the perpetrators would not think of doing
so easily with other traditions. It is only when one romanticizes
objectifies Native people that such appropriation can occur." Let
us hope we've seen the last of "ole Injun Joe."
Another crop of students at Mudville's government school recently
walked the "graduation" stage having failed the most basic
subjects. Like too many previous classes, they fail in
fundamental areas like Good Citizenship anchored in American History;
and they fail because they are not taught. A student at the very
top of the class could not identify Spain or Italy, two countries that
loom large in America's history from Columbus to WWI and WWII.
The same student drew a complete blank about Valley Forge, which is
kind of understandable since, for decades now, textbooks have
increasingly been expunged of our Founding Fathers contributions.
All meaningful history of America's founding has been systematically
censored because our ancestors made many references to God and the
and the religion of Secular Humanism, promoted in all government
has no tolerance for any other. Now we are advised that some
History textbooks don't really begin until World War II ... but
are only half the problem. Mudville chooses, for example, to
hire a liberal, pony-tailed "professor" who seems less qualified to
teach American History than British History. Students' minds are
polluted there, and in many other classes, with trashy , rated "R"
Hollywood movies [without parental permission of course] masquerading
"teaching aids", from a video library collection that rivals Block
Buster. Besides killing time and passifying the class,
"Movie-Time" is also used to promote a leftist Hollywood view, that
attacks the beliefs held by most parents. Our students here and in
government schools across the
country are being nurtured to embrace a liberal, "Blame America First"
philosophy through revisionist history.
What Are We Teaching Our Kids?
by David Boaz
Can America's schools teach history? The question ought
to be ridiculous -- of course they can. What do we pay them for?
History is as essential as reading and writing to a republic of free
citizens. America's schools have always taught America's history.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of evidence that our schools are doing
a poor job of it. Results of the 2001 National Assessment of
Educational Progress showed that 57 percent of high school seniors
scored below the "basic" level of history achievement. And "basic"
isn't impressive. The test-makers believe that students should achieve
the "proficient" level, but only 11 percent of seniors did.
So the schools can't seem to teach the basics of American history.
But they can teach some things -- when they want to.
For instance, the Washington Post recently surveyed 76
teenagers in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It found
that only one-third could name a general from World War II, and only
half could name at least one battle. But two-thirds could describe how
the Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps.
Tiffany Charles was typical. She got a B in history at her high
school in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the nation's
highest-rated school systems. She wasn't able to name a single general
or battle. Nor did she know who was president during World War II, nor
what year the war ended. She did, however, remember many details about
the camps. "We talked a lot about those concentration camps," she told Post
reporter Jay Mathews.
The NAEP showed something similar. In its 1994 survey, it found that
only 39 percent of fourth-graders knew who said, "This government
cannot endure half slave and half free" (Abraham Lincoln). And only 41
percent knew that the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America for
religious freedom. But 69 percent knew that Susan B. Anthony was famous
for helping women win the right to vote.
Only 47 percent of high school seniors knew that containing
communism was the most important goal of U.S. foreign policy between
1945 and 1990. But nearly 70 percent knew that infectious diseases
brought by European settlers were the major cause of death among
American Indians in the 1600s. One might suspect that our teachers are
more determined to teach feminist history and the sins of America and
its founders than the basic facts of American history and American
The 2001 report avoided anything quite that controversial. It did
find, though, that only 36 percent of seniors could identify the
Progressive movement (which revolutionized American law and government
around 1900), while 68 percent could identify the Harlem Renaissance
(an African-American artistic and literary movement during the 1920s).
A republican form of government requires citizens who understand
their country's history and values. We can't decide where America is
going unless we know where it has come from. American voters need to
understand why people came to America and why they launched a
revolution. We need to know the values that our Founders proclaimed in
the Declaration of Independence and instituted in the Constitution.
Individual liberty and limited, constitutional government are the
fundamental values that have made our society prosperous and tolerant
and welcoming to people from all over the world.
Our government has not always lived up to those values. The United
States at its founding was marred by the cruel and tyrannical
institution of slavery. Women were not treated as full human beings
under the law. The government has fought unnecessary wars, kept blacks
in a state of subjugation even after the abolition of slavery, and
indeed put Japanese-Americans in internment camps after Pearl Harbor.
Students should learn about those things. But they need to learn
them in the context of a free and successful society. Do the students
who learn about the camps also study why millions of immigrants
continue to flock to our shores? Do the teachers who make sure their
students know how European diseases killed many Indians also teach them
about the Bill of Rights and the threats that freedom has faced?
Students learn about the robber barons -- ask any high school
graduate, and that's likely to be the only thing he or she remembers
about the 50 years between the Civil War and World War I. But they
should also learn about the dynamic American economy that has brought
an unprecedented standard of living to almost 300 million people, and
about how those "robber barons" drove down the prices of food, energy,
and clothing to make them affordable to more people. The era of the
robber barons was the era of the oil well, the railroad, the telephone,
the phonograph, the copier, and the skyscraper.
Most Americans want their children to learn about American freedom
and representative government. If the teachers in our public schools
don't want to teach those lessons, then parents should be free to put
their children into schools that reflect their values -- without having
to pay twice.
NO Oct 5
2 OUT OF 3
Some have questioned our use of roadside signs that are one or a few
words each, and must be read in succession to understand the
message. This method was made popular by Burma Shave many years
ago, before Interstates, when
drove the old 2-lane roads. Burma Shave signs would be posted
along those roads in farmers'
fields, about 100 feet
apart. They were entertaining and inspiration, including these
DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
DROVE TOO LONG
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING
GOOD MORNING NURSE
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
AND LOTS MORE STEER
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A WARMER
SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS HOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
AROUND THE CURVE
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CAR
WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE
MAY GET YOU A GLIMPSE
AROUND THE CORNER
THEY WENT WHIZZIN'
THE FAULT WAS HERS
THE FUNERAL HIS'N
NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN'
HE'S JUST HOPIN'
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT ITS HARD TO PLAY !
BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
DON'T PUT YOUR ARM
OUT THE WINDOW TOO FAR
OR IT'LL RIDE HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR
YOU CAN DO
A MILE A MINUTE
BUT THERE AINT
NO FUTURE IN IT
Will our newly re-elected "guardians of the law" prosecute?
"Facts are stubborn things; and what ever may be our wishes,
inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they can not alter the
state of facts, and evidence." President John Adams
The Sheriff says; "I believe you are a law-abiding citizen who has
worked hard for what you have. I also believe you are tired of
people who turn to crime as an easy way to make a living with little
responsibility to society." Does the Sheriff only have "beliefs"
or will he uphold the law?
The County Attorney says; "she has fought against unethical practices
and conflicts of interest by government agencies ... As your County
Attorney, she believes protecting the public trust is her number one
priority." Using tax payers funds against them to steal an
election that steals NINETEEN
MILLION DOLLARS [$19,000,000.00]
certainly qualifies for "unethical practices and conflicts of interest
by government agencies." The "public trust" of half the people of
this area, and really everyone, has been trampled, so we are glad to
know it is her "number one priority."
We shall expect charges filed in the near future!
Texas Public Law states:
§ 255.003. Unlawful Use of
Public Funds for Political Advertising
(a) An officer or employee of a
political subdivision may not spend
or authorize the spending of public funds for political advertising.
(b) This section does not apply to a
communication that factually describes
the purposes of a measure if the communication does not advocate
passage or defeat of the measure.
(c) A person who violates this
section commits an offense. An offense
under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 899, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Every point of the law above has
been violated by officers and employees during the campaign leading up
to the December 6 election and as such, charges and convictions should
follow, no matter how apparently small the crime looks, it is still a
crime and the guilty ARE CRIMINALS!
Taking section "(b) This section
does not apply to a communication that
the purposes of a measure," we submit the following evidence.
You will of course note the criminally altered enrollment for year
"02-'03 given at 1,343. The factual figure is 1,260 and no amount
of "oops we goofed" is believable. DON'T BS US! The Belligerent
Socialites running the
show have been spouting off about growth, growTH, GROWTH for many
years, and many bond elections. It has been the central "claimed"
issue for decades. THIS was NO goof! The Borrow
and Spend mindset
knew what they were doing. This "juiced up" criminal figure
appears only in this expensive, 2-color, slick glossy flyer, criminally
printed and mailed to all
at taxpayer expense in school envelopes. The factual 1,260
appears in all "Official" reports to the State of Texas including the Texas
Education Agency, and even in a curiously similar
looking chart on their website. [If you care enough to study
the facts, the T.E.A. link above provides a
wealth of information that the Bolshevik
don't want you to know.]
Of course, when a Beguiling
Super lies to the
and the T.E.A. it can get him in serious hot water... might even be a
career ending dip. But lying to the home folk? That's been
safe as stealing candy from a baby whose narcissistic parents have
abandoned it on the street corner.
Evidence of more criminal acts will be forthcoming,
as we promised, and will further prove the willingness of some local B.S.ers
to embrace evil. It is EVIL, as well as un-American,
un-Patriotic, immoral and un-Christian to stoop low enough to steal
elections and rob neighbors.
The forceful confrontation of Evil is often what is needed to break
through to very prideful people. C.S. Lewis wrote; "...the utmost
evil, is Pride. ... it was through Pride that the devil became the
devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God
state of mind. ... As long as you are proud you can not know God. ...
For Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love,
or contentment, or even common sense. ... How is it that people
who are quite obviously eaten up with Pride can say they believe in God
... ? ...I am afraid it means they are worshiping an imaginary God. ...
I suppose it was of those people Christ was thinking when He said; 'I never knew you.' And any
of us may at any moment be in this death-trap." Lastly, it should
be reposted here: Evil deeds
are done by evil people. 1Sa 24:13. Once you are convicted of that
truth, there is hope. May we here at "DontBS.us" serve HIM to help
convict your spirit.
MORE CRIMINAL EVIDENCE TO COME . . . STAY TUNED.
Kuempel on BALLOT BOX STUFFING;
"I agree the possibility of abuse is
The following is a recent exchange of emails between our Texas
State Representative, Edmund Kuempel, and one of our citizens on
the ballot Box "Stuffing"
issue raised by this site.
The website, "www.DontBS.us" is reporting;
"For some years
school elections have been skewed by carrying the
around and setting them up at various "special"
you please inform me of, or direct me to,
where I can
find the law and history of the legislative
Thank you in
I took a look at
the website and would be curious to know in what school district this
is occurring. I have never witnessed or heard of such a practice. Texas
law is very specific in its requirements for polling times, dates and
locations. The law on local school board elections is identical to that
for all other state, county and local races. These requirements can all
be found in Title 4. Texas Election Code. The Code can be found on the
web at www.capitol.state.tx.us
searched out ... the Law on this subject. It appears to be in Title 7,
Chapter 85 of the Election Code [below]. It looks like
the website, "www.DontBS.us" nailed this one ... To answer your
question, my family is in the Navarro I.S.D., and I have heard of this
practice here for many years though I doubt, after reading the law,
that the same practice is not being used in every school district in
the state. I wonder if our State office holders foresaw how this would
be used to manipulate particularly public school bond elections? How
can it be considered fair and "above board" to give a group of voters
known to be highly pro-bond [that is parents of school age,
particularly younger, children] even MORE opportunities to vote when
most of them already frequent the school/voting area many times during
the early voting period?
I hope you
will have time to answer my questions and share your thoughts
Thank you in
§ 85.062. TEMPORARY BRANCH
(a) Except as provided by Subsection (d) or
(e), one or more early voting
polling places other than the main early voting polling place may be
(1) the commissioners court, for an election in which the county
clerk is the early voting clerk; or
(2) the governing body of the political subdivision served by the
authority ordering the election, for an election in which a person
other than the county clerk is the early voting clerk.
(b) A polling place established under this section may be
located, subject to Subsection (d), at
any place in the territory served by the early voting clerk and
may be located in any stationary structure as directed by the authority
establishing the branch office. The polling place may be located
in a movable structure in the general election for state and county
officers, general primary election, or runoff primary election.
Ropes or other suitable objects may be used at the polling place to
ensure compliance with Section 62.004. Persons who are not
expressly permitted by law to be in a polling place shall be excluded
from the polling place to the extent practicable.
69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts
1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, § 1.11, 1.12; Acts 1991, 72nd
Leg., ch. 554, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1997, 75th
Leg., ch. 1349, § 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th
Leg., ch. 1350, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th
Leg., ch. 1381, § 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
§ 85.065. DAYS AND HOURS FOR VOTING: TEMPORARY BRANCH
IN LESS POPULOUS COUNTY.
(a) This section applies only to an
election in which the territory served by the early voting clerk is
situated in a county with a population under 100,000. In an election in
which the territory served by the clerk is situated in more than one
county, this section applies if the sum of the populations of the
counties is under 100,000.
(b) Voting at a temporary branch polling place may be conducted
on any one or more days and during any hours of the period for early
voting by personal appearance, as determined by the authority
establishing the branch. The authority authorized under Section
85.006 to order early voting on a Saturday or Sunday may also order, in
the manner prescribed by that section, early voting to be conducted on
a Saturday or Sunday at any one or more of the temporary branch polling
(c) The schedules for conducting voting are not required to be
uniform among the temporary branch polling places.
You are correct.
That is the law on this issue, and I appreciate you calling it to my
attention. You are the first person that has contacted me about
additional voting places being a problem. After your last note, I
contacted a local election administrator to gauge the extent of the
problem. You are also correct that it
is used most often by school districts, especially for bond elections.
We hesitate to absolutely forbid additional locations because the
legislature is interested in giving as many people as possible the
opportunity to vote. When done correctly it can be a legitimate
practice, however, I agree the
possibility of abuse is dangerous. I look for additional changes
in the future to curb this practice.
appreciate you calling this to my attention. I will certainly keep this
on my radar screen.
says; The good people of Texas are very interested in "giving
as many people as possible the opportunity to vote". Maybe our
legislators should consider having the ballot boxes carried door to
door like the Fuller Brush salesman of old. Or maybe we could contract
with the Jehovah Witnesses, who never seem to miss anyone. It is
shamefully obvious that our school districts are NOT interested in
Justice. They are interested in "JUST US!" They want as many Borrow
and Spend people as possible to
vote! These Machiavellian Bandits
and Snakes are only interested
in "Kingdom Building," and to them, the "end justifies any means."
People - contact your Texas State Representative and Senator
and let them know this abuse of democracy must not
stand! For this area: e-mail:EDMUND.KUEMPEL@house.state.tx.us
SHAME ON YOU!
SHAME ON ALL OF US!
"...[M]uch to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the
means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so
plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass." --George
Does the saying, "Turning over in his grave come to mind"?
We have all had a hand in turning this great nation away from the clear
path this "Father of our Nation" and his brave countrymen set it upon.
Whether our hands are "on the wheel" of this mighty "ship" or we stand
with them in our pockets, we are guilty! An honest study
(which is not possible with the lying
textbooks pushed on our children) of these
mighty men, our forefathers, make the best of us look like Bad
What was President Washington saying by; "neglect the means?" At a
minimum, he was referring to the process
by which the people of this new nation would govern themselves
into the future . . . ELECTION PROCESS!
We have neglected the process for sure with a shameful average of
only 3% of the qualified voters actually deciding the outcome, and
thereby running the school.
This writer cringes every time,
regardless of the outcome, to see their
belief that 3% equals "support and confidence" from the community.
Though the recent numbers are rising, due largely to what we are
calling ballot Box "Stuffing,"
the percentage is still dismal.
BALLOT BOX STUFFING
Fact: For some years now, our school elections
have been skewed by carrying the ballot boxes around and setting them
up at various "special" events. This has resulted in the biggest
Borrow & Spend
bond-letting [blood-letting] by government schools in Texas state
history. Since the government school runs the election process, and
invariably wants every
& Spend, Big
School bond election to pass,
where do you think these boxes show up? The elementary school award
ceremonies and concerts are likely spots. The manipulation of our
treasured election process by these mere hirelings is SHAMEFUL! The
REAL majority will rarely vote themselves a tax increase, and
these hirelings know it, so they have been "stuffing" ballot boxes to
"steal" their victory. Shame
Already quite favorable to the idea of spending other people's money on
their own children, who will be reaping the benefits the longest, most
elementary school parents don't need convincing, JUST CONVENIENCE! And
these hirelings know just how to provide it. If there is even a shred
of conscience in the parent's mind, who could resist when little Johnny
after being pinned with a blue ribbon, or Mary from the applause after
her presentation? We will grant ignorance to some parents, though--as
the police officer will tell you--ignorance is no excuse. Some of these
parents are very young, and have lived with "convenience" elevated to
near deity for their entire life. Maybe some think that THIS
"convenience" is offered to every demographic group, but more
they just don't think!
The very FACT that this "convenience" is not made available and
logistically cannot be made available to every group equally may be the
"silver lining in this dark cloud" of shameful election tactics.
If you don't have a child in elementary school, just try to "crash the
in order to cast your vote in one of these floating ballot boxes.
Hopefully, brave patriots empowered by the
immorality of this injustice, and an army of angry voters will soon
confront this evil, and stop this abuse of our cherished democratic
process. If not, what could we see next, the return of the poll tax?
I wish I had captured a local man's face on film when he first heard
about this; a man who was born and raised in this district,
and graduated from this school, and said he; "votes in every
man who is normally quite reserved was visibly shocked and expressed
first disbelief, and then betrayal. And BETRAYAL is EXACTLY what
this is. This goes way beyond neglecting the process that President
Washington warned of; this is ballot Box Stuffing,
and this is wrong!
So how did this evil come upon us? Two words come to mind. We're Busy,
then Snoring. Shame on Us!
We think this BS also qualifies for
Voter Fraud, but unfortunately, there is more BS
to report in those categories. Stay tuned . . .
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be blocked. Knowing that many government schools and libraries refuse
to protect children with such software, and would rather sacrifice your
innocence on their altar of "twisted rights.", we continue our warning.
For the same reason people cannot vote until they are 18, we again
advise you to pass this web site up. Just like voting, this site will
with serious political, social and moral issues. You may not fully
understand the issues or find them simply boring. That's OK! Enjoy your
youth! This should be a special time in your life; a gift from God -
don't throw it away trying to "grow up" too fast. Many grown-ups spend
much of their life trying to recapture what you have right now. It was
the Lord Jesus who taught adults; "Unless
you change and become like little children, you will never enter the
Kingdom of Heaven."Mat. 18:3. He told them, in the
following sentence how to change; to humble themselves, to become
trusting, lowly, loving, and forgiving, as a child. Yes, this is
how you were created by your loving Heavenly Father.
Should you fail to heed our warning, please remember that no one here
and nothing posted here will ever be intended to harm you. Postings
here are directed at ADULT behavior, or rather the misbehavior.
Sometimes adults, like children, do bad things. Sometimes ignorance is
the reason, and like children, a lesson in truth and love is all that
is needed. Other times, an adult does something so bad, or makes such a
habit of bad things that public shame, the old-fashioned corrective, is
needed. Neighbors used to be brave enough to help each other in this
way, but now they just whisper and gossip and allow misbehavior to grow
into illegal behavior. This IS NOT loving your neighbor as yourself. It
will always be our highest purpose to help adults "change" so they may "enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
Lastly, please know our thoughts and heart for children. Should someone
tell you differently, they are ignorant or they lie. Love for children
begins for many with the love of their own children. We agree with J.R.
who wrote: "God has so constituted us that in loving and caring for our
own children the richest and best things in our own natures are drawn
out. We best understand the feelings and affections of God toward us
when we bend over our own child and see in our human parenthood a faint
image of the divine Fatherhood. Their innocence exerts over us a
purifying power. It is only when the children come that life becomes
real, that parents begin to learn to live."
"Ah! what would the world be to us
If the children were no more?
We should dread the desert behind us
Worse than the dark before
"What the leaves are to the forest,
With light and air for food,
Ere their sweet and tender juices
Have been hardened into wood.-
"That to the world are children;
Through them it feels the glow
Of a brighter and sunnier climate
Than reaches the trunks below."
Apologies are extended to the
good people who faithfully check this site for updates. Working people
volunteer their time, energy and dollars, and will continue to do so to
bring this Resource for
Responsible Behavior to all. We appreciate the response so
far, so keep up the good work all, and keep the faith. We may be having
some trouble with e-mail. We are not sure yet, but we are working on
it. Every e-mail will be answered, however short, unless it was vulgar.
One e-mail demanded immediate proof of the charges below, and as we
replied, proof will be posted. Utmost care must be taken to prevent
evil doers from silencing Dont BS us.
We do not have the multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded backing that
nurtures Mudville's B S propaganda mill, but we do have truth and time
on our side. In all fairness--something "they" know not, between
Mudville government school's multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded
backing of the Blood Sucking
Task Force and fourteen months to hatch the Brazen
Scheme--we could take a lifetime to
expose the Big Secrets
. . . but we won't.
Remember, patience is still a virtue!
Committee a disgrace to democracy
Lies, Deceit, Voter Fraud, Ballot box
acts make for a shallow victory
NOTICE: It will be a policy of "DontBS.us" to follow Scriptural
mandates for establishing facts, and most definitely for "outing"
someone by name. From Deuteronomy 19:15 we read; "A matter must be
established by two or three witnesses." And our Lord Jesus said
it again in Mat 18:16c; "every
matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."
This policy is still required under our laws to bring a conviction in
cases, and is it really any surprise where the press got their "two
sources" rule? Once again we see confirmation that our great nation,
our laws, and traditions were built on
Christian principles, and no amount of government school revisions or
denial can ever change that truth.
With that said, we close with asking this question. Is there someone on
the Board that shouldn't be there? Information has surfaced that would
indicate as such, but has not been "established" yet, hence no name and
only a question. If this is true, and it is not something that can be
hidden, we ask you to do the right thing and step down. Dont BS us or
the people with excuses, just do it. We really have no desire to cause
you harm, but be assured, that if and when the allegation is
"established," we will report it.
from December 25, 2003
MUDVILLE -- Recent actions of the B.S. committee, that was formed to
thwart the majority will of the local electorate, is the inspiration
behind "DontBS.us", a new website in the patriotic ".US" [pronounced;
"dot U S"] domain. As a result of a growing disrespect for democracy
and the democratic process, together with media that are complicit with
their silence, and worse, giving their ENDORSEMENT together with
thousands of dollars worth of free plugs to one side, "DontBS.us" is
born. The timing at CHRISTmas is no coincidence. This is a gift to our
community, and our country. The country that our Founding Fathers
intended, as they codified Scripture within our laws. We further
believe this site our duty to our Savior, who was never quiet or "kind"
The will to do evil exists in EVERY ONE of us. I repeat - EVERY ONE!
Christians are not exempt. It is our choice to do it or not. Edmund
Burke said; "Evil flourishes when good men and women stand by and do
nothing." Too much evil has been done for this very reason, and shall
be exposed to the light. Good men and women will speak out at
"DontBS.us" We encourage all who have evil to document and want a venue
to expose it to e-mail:Editor@DontBS.us.
Together, God willing, we will make a difference and improve life for
ourselves and our children.
This site will feature articles and opinions with viewpoints
decidedly Christian, pro small government, fiscal and social
conservatism . Facts and opinions will be posted, and every reasonable
effort will be employed to prevent libel, remembering truth is a strong
defense for libel. If we make an error in "fact", e-mail us the proof, and we will be
glad to post a retraction and an apology. If your skin is thin, get out
of the light and go to a dermatologist. If you get upset because your
evil deeds are exposed, stop doing them! King David said; Evil deeds
are done by evil people. 1Sa 24:13. Once you are convicted of that
truth, there is hope. May we here at "DontBS.us" serve HIM to help
convict your spirit.
"DontBS.us" will attempt to dispel BS wherever it is found,
beginning with the BS committee, a true Christmas grinch.
This is Bad Santa,
the local Christmas grinch. His coat, once red, is turning purple, but
no royalty flows in his blood line, though he acts the king for sure.
Rumor has it he replaced his reindeer with a herd of purple Fat Cats.
This Bad Santa may have
eaten the cookies, we can't tell, but we do know his hand's been in the
"cookie jar!" The evidence of that mischief is plain to see, and what
will he do with the loot now? Use your imagination. Continuing on the
subject of "plain to see", you will notice by the shadows, that this Bad Santa has NO shame, for
he dumps his load of "dirty tricks" at high noon!