Wormhoudt’s Words of Wisdom: It All Begins and Ends with Education

The late scholar Gerrit H. Wormhoudt’s book “Opting Out” says Americans must choose alternatives to government-managed schools for their children.

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The evolution of the control of educational institutions from entirely private sources to local government schools and then to control by state departments has culminated with the creation of our federal Department of Education. At all levels, government has increasingly exercised bureaucratic power over education in America, from kindergarten through college, and without genuine accountability for results. The consequence has been the growth of an immense educational establishment with an insatiable appetite for political power, for tax dollars, and for control over the shaping of American institutions and the minds and character of its citizens. ~ Gerrit H. Wormhoudt in Opting Out: It All Begins and Ends with Education, pp. 27-28. Continue reading

Dancing In A Pool of Gasoline ~ America’s Twilight Zone

Traitors to America, one and all, the perpetrators of the Russian collusion hoax are dancing in a pool of gasoline, highlighted by the past two years of Democrat and RINO subversion of every branch of the U.S. government to effect a coup against a duly elected president. This plot required high officials of the CIA, FBI, and Obama’s Department of Justice to commit felonies, and most of America knows who committed them. And, in the certain knowledge that Special Counsel Robert Mueller set out from the start to frame President Trump with either collusion or obstruction, battle lines are being drawn ahead of Mueller’s July 24th testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

Nothing could reveal the sham investigation Mueller pursued more than his team that was filled with obvious Clinton insiders such as Andrew Weissman, an attendee at Hillary’s aborted “victory party” on election night 2016, who just happened to run the DOJ’s Fraud Section for Obama during Hillary Clinton’s “Uranium One Scandal, at the same time Mueller was FBI Director and Uranium One was being investigated by Rod Rosenstein. Jeannie Rhee, a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation, and several other former Obama era DOJ staffers were also assisting Mueller’s attack on President Trump. Continue reading

THE HEART OF DARKNESS: The Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite

As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensating to increase. And the dictator (unless he needs cannon fodder and families with which to colonize empty or conquered territories) will do well to encourage that freedom.” ~ Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Power corrupts.

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September 12, 1683: The Battle of Vienna

Jesus and the garden prophesized talk about prophets and false prophets stating he will soon come that will fool many, letting many a righteous people astray you lost and the path will be wide, approximately 7 biblical lifetimes of a righteous man one of the reasons they won’t get exactly the birth of Muhammad Muhammad came on scene many were given the choice Islam or the sword! The way they pray the path is wide! ~ William Swan
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Harris and Gabbard not constitutionally qualified to be president

NOT “Natural Born Citizens

Senator Kamala Devi Harris (D-California) cannot become president unless she is a “natural born Citizen.” The U.S. Constitution contains few eligibility criteria for our nation’s highest post. But being born to the country is one of them. Since a vice president must be able to succeed to the presidency, Harris could not run as vice president, either.

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 requires that only a natural born citizen can serve as president. The Constitution clearly distinguishes between a citizen and a “natural born Citizen.” There is a special case of citizen who is also natural born. An interesting but often-ignored requirement is that one must also have “been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” Continue reading

CHILD GROOMING: One Brave Father’s True Story to Help Protect Our Kids

Child grooming and resulting abduction by pedophiles is not a topic I ever thought I’d have on my blog, but it is so important for parents to know about, I felt I must. When I emailed Mr. Prince to ask permission, he kindly wrote back, “Yes, please do. I figure I can’t be the only naive Dad in the world. I changed the names in the story to protect my daughter. She’s getting happier by the day. She had a friend over yesterday, and their laughter was so lovely to hear.” What a loving father and brave man!

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Vietnam: a U.S. Tragedy

Editor’s NOTE: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America’s origins. When, exactly, were we “great”? ~ Editor, TruthDig

U.S. Marines move against the enemy in Vietnam in 1968. (U.S. Marine Corps)

It is the war that never dies. Vietnam, the very word shrouded with extraordinary meaning in the American lexicon. For some it represents failure; for others guilt; for still more, anger that the war could have and should have been won. Americans are still arguing about this war, once the nation’s longest. For those who lived through it—the last war the U.S. fought partly with draftees—it was almost impossible not to take sides; to be pro-war or anti-war became a social and political identity unto itself. This tribal split even reached into the ranks of military veterans, as some joined antiwar movements and others remained vociferously sure that the war needed to be fought through to victory. Indeed, today, even the active-duty U.S. military officer corps is rent over assessment of the Vietnam legacy. Continue reading

Three Things Wrong With “Atlas Shrugged

…that Have Nothing to Do With Objectivism!

Atlas Shrugged tells the story of Dagny Taggart, who, while technically only the vice president of Taggart Transcontinental Railway, is the true ruling power of the company. In the face of worldwide economic crises and nefarious politicians, she struggles to save her railway and revitalize the nation.

This novel has been a source of ongoing controversy since its first publication in 1957. Ayn Rand considered this to be her magnum opus. Through the interwoven narratives of the industrial elite, she offers a full realization of her own ideological creation, objectivism. This unique philosophy is often the most divisive element of the novel.

But I’m not here to talk politics. Instead, I’m here to present some purely literary problems I found within the pages of “Atlas Shrugged.” Continue reading

That ‘Green Thing

Yesterday after shopping in our local supermarket, I was in the queue at the Check Out, and heard when the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.

The woman apologized to the young girl and then sighed, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.” Continue reading

Ignoring The Guidelines Of Our Constitution Concerning Who We Have In Office Is A Constitutional Crisis

That “goddamned piece of paper” – again

~ Forewords ~
The TWISTING of what words mean is how we have reached this point of easy law breaking.

The use of the word GAY (original meaning was HAPPY and carefree) to cover the sinful acts of what God calls ABOMINATIONS (Sodomites and Lesbians) is just one of the many TWISTINGS we accept today. NATURAL BORN when used with citizenship has been totally twisted to allowing anyone from anywhere to live here and worse yet to serve in public office.

We need to return to the ORIGINAL and CORRECT meanings of words and not go along with the TWISTED versions.

WRONG is WRONG – RIGHT is RIGHT – Jackie Juntti
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The Difference Between Men and Women

I wanted to title the following, ‘The Difference between the Sexes,’ but there are too many different ones to choose from today… It’s too confusing! Let’s keep it simple – you know – the way it used to be… ~ Ed.

~ MONEY ~

* A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

* A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but it’s on sale. Continue reading

Finley: Today’s Democrats are tyrants

Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.

As a life-long registered Democrat and retired academic who grew up in California when it had the best public education system in the country and was a lovely place to live for the vast majority of the population, I watched with incredulity the recent Democratic presidential debates (“The noisy parade of the debutantes,” Web, June 27). Continue reading

San Francisco School Board Votes to Paint Over George Washington Mural

They’ve come for George…

Victor Arnautoff, “The Life of George Washington,” 1936, at George Washington High School in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Board of Education unanimously voted last month in favor of painting over a George Washington mural series on a school wall depicting Washington standing over a Native American’s corpse and another in the company of slaves on his Mount Vernon estate… Continue reading

Homeschoolers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

My eight-year-old daughter and I recently read about the Salem witch trials. She had heard about Salem from a friend who visited the nearby town during its popular Halloween festivities, and she was curious about the witches. We went to the library to get some books on the topic of how 20 innocent people were put to death for “witchcraft” in 1692, with scores more accused and jailed. Continue reading

Islam: America’s Trojan Horse

Islam must be recognized for what it is: a Trojan Horse…

Allegorically, a “Trojan Horse” has come to mean any trick or plot that causes a target to summon an enemy into a firmly enduring fortress or place. The Greeks tricked the people of Troy by pretending that they had abandoned the war. Meanwhile, the Greek army rolled a giant wooden horse outside the gates of Troy, and then sailed off to the island of Tenedos nearby. One unarmed Greek stayed behind to convince the Trojans that the horse was indeed a present. Exulted by the gift, Trojans hauled the wooden horse inside the city walls and locked the gates. Continue reading