I recently brought up some very crazy events at some schools which were a part of Obama’s educational diktats, known as Common Core. This is very nutty stuff, it’s beyond merely “irrational.”
And now, as Activist Post reports, a meeting with Maryland school teachers and administrators on Common Core included a Q&A session for parents and PTA members. However, the questions were to be submitted to the controllers in advance, much like the Presidential debate controllers do when they take questions from audience members. Alas, just as with the political party debate controllers, the school meeting controllers went on to pick and choose which questions to read or answer and which to omit. The Activist Post article links to this Examiner article for more info.
One problem had been with the Maryland schools’ administrators intentionally not informing parents of the Common Core curriculum for three whole years since they decided to implement it. Many parents had legitimate questions, including how information about students will be collected and where it will be stored, and whether there is a way for parents to opt out.
The question as to whether parents can opt out was not answered. What a shocking development.
Of course you can’t opt out! This is public schools, after all! (In case you didn’t know, in modern Amerikan dialect, “public” really means “fascist.”)
And at that meeting which consisted of about 160 people including the Baltimore County Superintendent who censored out the tough questions, another parent with a question (which was not answered) decided to stand up and ask his question anyway. He was cordially escorted out by a government-employed police thug, no big surprise there.
According to Activist Post,
One parent, Robert Small, very respectfully tried to voice his concerns and was shut out from participating when a policeman forcefully removed him from the auditorium.
“I want to know how many parents here are aware that the goal of the Common Core standards isn’t to prepare kids for full-fledged universities, it’s to prepare them for community college,” explained Small before he was approached by security.
Small went on to warn the residents that they have a right to a proper debate on what’s best for their own community and they shouldn’t be dictated to by bureaucrats.
“Parents, take control. We’re sick of this. This is not a CNN political game. This is a public town hall … Listen, don’t stand for this. You’re sitting here like cattle. You have questions. Confront them. They don’t want to do it in public … Parents, you need to question these people…Do the research, it’s online.”
Mr. Small went on to ask about Common Core’s apparent goal of “lowering educational standards.” While he was being made to leave by a goon with “Security” on his shirt, a lady in the audience pointed out that the controllers were reading only the “softball” questions, which they obviously were.
Here via Activist Post is the video of that:
You see, the bureaucrats who rule over us do not like it when their diktats are challenged, and when their precious little fiefdoms are disturbed in any way. They do not like it when the emperor is revealed to have no clothes or when Toto pulls the curtain away from the “Wizard.” Especially when we have a One-Party State ruled by Emperor Obama with all his little minions and flunkies carrying out his Soviet-like orders. In this case of Common Core, the orders are to “lower educational standards,” to make 3 x 4 = 11, and to teach the kids that “Obama is good,” but liberty is bad.
With the above video, I was reminded of another video of the Internet-famous lady at the Quartzsite, Arizona City Council meeting who was attempting to bring up the questionable rules that were made but never voted on by the Council, and a questionable tax as well, before she was cordially escorted out of the meeting room by police goons.
And here is that video:
I think these sorts of things will be happening more and more now, particularly involving meetings which will discuss the collapsing of Supreme Court rubber-stamped ObamaCareless. In contrast, many town hall meetings back in 2009 and 2010 seemed to be cordial and polite (except for this one, though), with the people being allowed to exercise their right to peacefully assemble, their right to speak and their right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” as the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly states.
But, as Amerika continues its descent into chaos and turmoil, under the increasing tyranny of dictators and all the little wannabe dictators of local school committees and city councils, we will see less and less civility, mainly on the part of those who are employed by the government, while the civilians who want to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” will have themselves forcibly removed from meetings and protests.
As Arthur Silber noted just recently, most people go along with the group, no matter how wrong the group is morally or practically, because they were raised to go along as a means of getting approval from others. The ones who merely go along with the group even when the group is wrong are cowards, obviously.
So, as Amerika descends, the majority who love the Rulers and who depend on the Rulers for handouts, from the welfare and food stamp people to the military contractors and their defenders in the government media, will stifle those who defend themselves from government’s intrusions, from police abuse, and who believe in freedom of choice in health care and who believe in the rule of law.
I will not get into the other areas in which we have seen police acting unlawfully and criminally. However, the most recent example was a September 17th protest of Gen David Petraeus, the schmoozing Presidential wannabe, at CUNY in New York City, the city that never thinks. Police charged protesters from the sidewalk onto the street so police could have the excuse to unlawfully arrest at least 6 protesters. In this video provided by the U.K. Guardian, one protester who was already on the ground and totally restrained (and obviously not a threat) was repeatedly punched in the ribs by a cowardly cop. Naturally, the coward here will not be arrested and probably not even fired or disciplined in any serious way.
I have addressed the issue of why civilians should be armed and the government should not be armed here, and more recently here (although I may not have put it in such a way in those two posts). And Judge Andrew Napolitano has addressed related issues here.
Now for those police or otherwise government-employed armed security out there, when things get bad especially when there is economic collapse, and Emperor Obama orders some kind of overt martial law (on top of the already existing unofficial martial law we have now), whose side will you be on? Will you take the defense of the people and their freedom? Or will you obey Obama’s (and governors’) unlawful orders to arrest or detain innocent people who are merely exercising their rights to freedom of speech and self-defense? Will you unlawfully and unconstitutionally confiscate guns? Computers? Laptops? Hmmm?
However, you “LEOs” out there have sworn an oath to obey the Constitution which is the law of the land. It is certainly imperfect, but an important part of it is the Bill of Rights. And morally, ethically, and legally you are more obligated to obey the law than you are obligated to obey commanding officers including the President, especially when they give unlawful orders. I addressed that issue here in my article on martial law.
For instance, regarding the security goon there in the first video of the Common Core meeting, government-employed (and taxpayer-funded) security should have protected the parent’s right to speak and his right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” and to get his questions answered by the panel there. Instead, in the name of “order” or “following the rules of the event” (i.e. only allowing softball questions to be answered), the government-employed and taxpayer-funded security employee enforced the bureaucrats’ censorship of parents who have major issues with this Common Core Crapola.
The purpose of Common Core is not only to lower educational standards, but to continue and further strengthen the 150-year-old tradition of government schools indoctrinating the kids to be obedient serfs and to not question the Rulers. When you dumb the people down, you also are discouraging them to think critically. Anyone who actually thinks critically would probably not approve of a government-controlled education scheme, a government-controlled medical care scheme, or a government-monopolized police system which have all become self-serving bureaucracies of incompetents, power-grabbers, and Nazi-wannabes. I realize some people disagree with me on that, but that has been my conclusion for some time now.
Ron Paul’s book on homeschooling, The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System couldn’t have come at a better time. And it is informative even for those who do not homeschool their kids.
To close, here are some uplifting videos, certainly more uplifting than those posted above. The first one is attorney KrisAnne Hall of the Tenth Amendment Center (I think the discussion was on gun control.):
And this other video includes KrisAnne Hall, with further remarks by Stephani Scruggs: