Category Archives: Perspectives…

A holdover title from the previous variation of the Federal Observer. This is where you will find a range of Editorial postings and comments by a select group of writers, many of who have had long term relations with Kettle Moraine Publications.

Destruction of a Child’s Mind: November 14, 2019

…The insanity will not end

As more countries ban iPads and mobile phones from the classroom, could WiFi be giving our children cancer?
Plenty of children these days are so obsessed with having internet access that they will virtually refuse to go on holiday unless the hotel or villa has wifi. They’re certainly used to being fully ‘connected’ at school, where millions of youngsters who were once taught with chalk on a blackboard now sit in circles on the floor surfing the web on their tablets or phones.

The trouble is that though smartphones are used as educational tools in some lessons, they can also be a dangerous distraction during the day for pupils… (Continue to full article)

Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks… (Continue to full article)

Price: Why so much depression in our public schools?
Maybe some politicians want to exploit this sadness and depression. The kids are so lost and adrift, they can be persuaded to believe anything.

Someone asked this question on Quora: Is there a flaw to the American school system? Why do so many teens have depression? Why don’t people do anything about it?… (Continue to full article)

First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years
This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment.

For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report… (Continue to full article)

A Crisis As Millions Of Students Abused By Teachers
For a parent, the headline couldn’t be more alarming: “Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies.” It’s a story that, tragically, is all too common — and all too underreported. Why?

We’ve all heard of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal that’s still regularly covered, 20 to 40 years after much of the abuse took place. It too was tragic, and acknowledged as such by the church, which has taken action to prevent its ever happening again.

The same can’t be said of unionized public education — where child abuse appears to be rampant, often with little done about it and with teachers unions largely silent. It gets little national media attention — certainly not on the scale that the church scandal did… (Continue to full article)

Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing
I have experienced this miseducation first-hand. Long story short, while teaching U.S. History, World History, Economics, and American Government for five (long) years to high school students in the Chicago suburbs and in Bluffton, South Carolina, I was absolutely shocked and dismayed… (Continue to full article)

Student: What White Privilege Lessons Did to My High School
During my last year in high school, all seniors were required to write a speech about the topic of their choice and present this speech to the student body and faculty. My essay, titled “Division”, dealt with how identity politics ruined the last few years at the high school that I attended. It was summarized well here.

In the weeks following the presentation of my speech, I remember being asked what led me to choose the topic, a topic of which could very likely lead to ridicule and even hostility from those listening… (Continue to full article)

Haille’s Comet
Tonight I learned a valuable lesson of what I have long suspected about the failure of education in this nation, both within the Government system – and at home…

Haille is a young student in College and she was sharing with me tonight the insanity of her “English” class. The instructor has assigned a series of topics to individual students having little to do with the education of “the language.” Haille was assigned “race relations,” while another student was assigned the topic of “global warming.” (Continue to full article)

Who Betrayed the Black Race?
No organization of people has done more to betray the Black Race than those who claim to have killed almost a million people in order to set them free! The great Reverend Robert Lewis Dabney foresaw the inevitable and warned against it… (Continue to full article)

Mike Rowe Says Death of Shop Class Is Why Country Has $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt
The removal of shop classes from public schools forces people to rely on the government.

“They also canceled shop classes about 30 years ago,” he said at the time. “Just wiped them out. And, who knows, maybe it was political because if you don’t give people skills they have to rely on the government. But if you give them skills, they don’t need the government…” (Continue to full article)

Why ‘Uncomfortable’ Books Like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Are Precisely the Ones Kids Should be Reading
The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi decided to pull To Kill a Mockingbird from the eighth grade reading curriculum this year because, district officials said, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.”

If the language in To Kill a Mockingbird makes thirteen-year-olds “uncomfortable,” then I assume the school district is also insisting they stay off Twitter and never listen to rap music… (Continue to full article)

37 Years After His Death, John Wayne’s Family Makes Announcement That Changes Everything

John Wayne was a character that personified American values, he was a man’s man and 37 years after his death his family makes a relevant announcement.

John Wayne was a Hollywood heartthrob in his time. He was the image of what a man should be back when chivalry wasn’t dead. This was all in the mid 1900’s when the limits of what’s normal weren’t being pushed.

The actor who played John Wayne was Marion Robert Morrison who was later known as “Duke”. Duke was a star athlete who received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California. Though, his true love was acting.

Duke started from the bottom working as a prop boy at Fox Studios while going to school. He received parts as an extra in the 1920’s and then tragedy struck. Duke got into a body surfing accident and wasn’t able to play football anymore, causing him to lose his scholarship. Continue reading

Living and Dying In Wars: One Life to Give

Honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Men have fought and died in countless wars throughout the ages, and nothing much changed in that respect with the modern world in the 20th century, that saw two world wars and countless conflicts waged by our men and women, alongside America’s allies. Towards the end of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the wars and conflicts remain just as hard fought, murderous, terrible and bloody and deadly, as we were drawn into new wars in the Middle East by the Islamic attack on America on September 11th 2001. As time continues on without many of us, it is unlikely that the fact of war as part of life will ever depart from our descendants or from this world, so long as evil men exist and wish to impose tyranny on the righteous, autonomous, self-determining free born men and women of the world. Continue reading

One Day You May Have To Pick Up A Sword

The handwriting is on the wall. The tea-leaves have all been read. There is no way to peacefully and amicably heal the irreconcilable differences between the left and the right and the liberal and the conservative. We are hopelessly divided by rich and poor, race, gender, class warfare, economics, immigration and health care. The gap is far too wide to close and divorce is imminent. What form that divorce will take will depend on which side has the greatest political power. As it stands right now the liberal side has the majority of the power and conservative side is whistling in Dixie if they think they can convince the majority of the long-term benefits of freedom and liberty. The left (the majority) has tasted the sweet fruits of socialism and they like the flavor, oblivious of the horror that socialism eventually inflicts upon its victims. Continue reading

America: Back in the Day of my Youth

Refurbished gigantic ‘Big Boy‘ locomotive fires up crowds in the West

A new voyage headed to Utah for Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, May 9, 2019 — It’s longer than two city buses, weighs more than a Boeing 747 fully loaded with passengers and can pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain.

The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut after five years of restoration. It then headed toward Utah as part of a yearlong tour to commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary.

Big Boys hauled freight between Wyoming and Utah in the 1940s and 1950s. Of the 25 built by the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady, New York, from 1941 to 1944, eight remain. Only No. 4014 will be operational. Continue reading

Think About The Children ~ Indeed

Normally my blood pressure runs somewhere around 115/70; not too bad for an old man. However there are times I’d be willing to bet it runs upwards of 185/110; those times typically occurring when I see or hear things that piss me off. Some of my best commentaries have come out of such instances of being extremely angry, as they are pure emotion and my brain doesn’t bungle things up by thinking too much about what I’m saying.

There are times, however, that I become so angry that I find it hard to think at all. When that happens every sentence I type is a struggle, as I have to pause and try to calm my mind down enough long enough to form a simple sentence. Luckily I don’t get THAT angry very often, and when I do it wears off relatively quick… Continue reading

Finding A Vaccine for the Impeachment Derangement Virus

Once intelligent people are talking about actual civil war in America. This began after Trump retweeted a pastor saying impeachment would cause a “civil war-like fracture in this Nation.” Never mind that it was a retweet, and never mind that the original statement used “like” to make a comparison. The next headline was set: Trump Threatens Civil War If He’s Impeached. Newsweek quoted a Harvard Law professor saying that the “threat” alone made Trump impeachable. Another headline asked: “If Trump’s Rage Brings Civil War, Where Will the Military Stand?” Continue reading

Trapped in our own Fairy Tales

Only common sense can save us from our own obliteration

We can’t escape the conditioning that has misled us throughout our lives to properly assess the damage we have done to ourselves by letting our societies go as far down the road to totalitarian chaos as they have. Not only are we at a loss as to how to correct the imbalance between haves and have nots, but the vast majority of the population should now worry about their planned elimination in this multifaceted social tsunami now being inflicted upon us by forces often described as “too big to fail”. Continue reading

Those Who Would Be King: We’ll Gladly Send Them to Their Maker

These Divided States of America

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ….. “ ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-4

In a deranged world turned upside down, in these divided states of America, it is America’s sane patriots who are labeled insane, while Her people suffer under the final stages of cultural Marxism. Society is being turned upside down through the Democratic Party’s attempts at enforcing their twisted morality on us all, and as they externalize conservatives, Christians and Trump supporters as their enemies they use anything they can to smite these people down in their bid for power, discovering satisfaction in destruction, as an end in itself, making their lives seem to have greater meaning by way of their bedlam and chaos. And thus, the stage is set for an epic war for the heart and soul of America, waged between the would be tyrants and liberty minded Americans, between evil and good, dark and light. Continue reading

Dwyer: Judicial Misinterpretation That May Facilitate Fall of the Republic

In the heat of contested debate between the advocates of President’s Trump impeachment and his defenders, an issue of much larger importance than the fate of Mr. Trump’s presidency has evaded everyone’s attention:

If the pro-impeachment House majority has its way and keeps investigating the President for possible “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” as it pleases then how he, and future Presidents, who happened to be disliked by the House’s majority, are supposed to carry on their executive power vested in them by the Constitution? Continue reading

541 military service members died by suicide in 2018, DOD report shows

…and one must blame much of this on the U.S. Congress, which is more concerned with superfluous issues. The U.S. Veterans continue to suffer, go without quality and much needed health care – for both physical and emotional strife. ~ Ed

The Defense Department’s latest report on the epidemic of active duty and reserve service members shows 541 took their own lives in 2018. The Defense Department says it’s taking further steps to address suicides, such as teaching service members ways to identify suicide “red flags.” Continue reading

Whistleblower‘ Unmasked?

More evidence the “whistleblower” complaint was a political hit job to take down Trump

Evidently within the Washington Beltway the identity of the anti-Trump “whistleblower” — the hack who submitted a complaint over President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine — has been an open secret for some time. However, due to House Democrat demands that the whistleblower remain anonymous in order to “protect” him from Trump, the mainstream media has dutifully complied. And House Republicans’ hands have largely been tied by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who has forbidden public comments on the specifics of the closed-door hearings. Continue reading

Ewart: You Can Hide From Government But Not For Long

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” ~ Montesquieu, French Judge and Political Philosopher, (1689 – 1755)

You think you are a law-abiding citizen, don’t you? Think again! You have been, you are now, and you will continue to break the law for the rest of your life, because there are too many laws, with millions more laws to follow. Many of these laws are totally unconstitutional but have never been challenged in the courts. Sometimes you break the law without any knowledge of it, even though ignorance of the law is not an excuse, if you are caught. But worse, millions are breaking the law because they are convinced the laws are illegal, or just plain stupid. With more people intentionally breaking the law, eventually the rule of law breaks down, as does our Republic. Continue reading

America Is Burning

Yes __ The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has largely been defeated physically and militarily, but its ideas burn hot still in the hearts of millions of Muslims this very moment. And as everybody and his brother seems so overjoyed that ISIS leader Al Baghdadi was just killed by U.S. Special Forces and they are giving back-slaps over defending America from Islamic terrorism in an overseas arena, these same fools have essentially sold America out to the Muslims for decades now. Continue reading

UPDATE: Judge Rules Against Mom Trying To Change 7-Year-Old Son’s Gender Against Dad’s Wishes

In the latest development in a family court case that has drawn national attention, Judge Kim Cooks of Texas’ 255th Family District Court ruled Thursday that a father whose son was being transitioned to female by his mother would have joint medical decision-making rights, according to The Texan.

Despite the fact that the struggle between Jeff Younger and his ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, has been a contentious cultural flashpoint, only a limited number of reporters were allowed in the courtroom to witness Cooks’ ruling.

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Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina.”

California is about to implement new abortion and homosexuality-promoting sex education lessons, and one school district has told parents they have no choice but to expose their children to them.

California enacted the California Healthy Youth Act in 2015, but only now are its controversial provisions starting to take effect in classrooms. Under the auspices of health, the law says it will equip students to develop “healthy attitudes” on “gender [and] sexual orientation,” among other things. It also says it will inform students about the “effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods,” and facilitate “objective discussion” about “parenting, adoption, and abortion.” (Continue…)

To take back America, we need to take back the schools

The fact that socialists are openly running for public office in America — that socialists actually hold public office in Congress — should serve as enough wakeup call that the nation’s moral and political compasses are skewed, in dire need of correcting.

That it doesn’t only screams this: America’s public school systems have become utter failures. (Continue…)

Are You ‘Fed Up’ Yet?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, multiple states began working to implement amendments to their state Constitutions to protect the sanctity of traditional marriage, that of one man and one woman, united in holy matrimony. I, along with many Christians were firmly on board with these measures, knowing that the foundation of a strong society DEPENDED on the natural family structure to survive and thrive… indeed “traditional” marriage was the “norm” for thousands of years. Homosexual relationships were rare, but we could see what was coming…. though we had NO idea just how INSANE things would eventually become. Continue reading

Re-Elected. These Five Powerful Members of Congress Have Figured It All Out

How is 97 percent of Congress able to get re-elected each year even though only 17 percent of the American people believe our representatives are doing a good job?

It’s called an incumbent protection system. Taxpayers have a right to know how it works.

Recently, our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com, mashed up the federal checkbook with the congressional campaign donor database (source: OpenSecrets.org). We found powerful members of Congress soliciting campaign donations from federal contractors based in their districts.

We followed the money and found a culture of conflict-of-interest. The confluence of federal money, campaign cash, private employment, investments, prestigious committee appointments, political power, nepotism, and other conflicts are a fact pattern. Continue reading

Finley: Wither California

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and loved not only the city but also the many state and national parks which my family used for summer vacations along with later backpacking in the Sierras. The California of my youth simply was a wonderful place to live and thrive.

So, how has my native state fared under the now several decades of authoritarian demonic Democrat Party Rule?

The reality facing contemporary Californians simply is this: Forest fires, mudslides, high taxes, unaffordable housing, sanctuary cities, rising crime rates, homeless encampments, filth, needles and most critically — the cutting off of the lifeblood of electricity. Continue reading