February is a busy month! Valentines Day is on the 14th, of course, but there are many other reasons to celebrate in February.
Feb. 2nd is not only Groundhog Day – it is also World Play Your Ukelele Day. Feb. 3rd – the 15th and 16th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified (not in the same year).
Feb 7th is Wave ALL Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day and Feb 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Feb 28th saw the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 and we can’t forget Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday on the 12th and George Washington’s on the 22nd.
To top it off, February is National Hot Breakfast Month – so start each of your 28 days off right.
A few high profile Republican U.S. Senators introduced S. 182, Learning Opportunities Created at the Local (LOCAL) Level Act, on January 16th, which would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (EASA) to prohibit federal education mandates. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Sponsored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ohio’s Rob Portman, S. 182 […]
Matt Lynch wants you to know how the GOP blocked passage of bills on two important issues for conservatives.
His letter written on his website January 8, 2015 begins this way-
The few true conservative Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives fought hard in the last days of 2014 to protect both the born and the unborn. Sadly their efforts to pass the Hearbeat Bill (HB248) and the Repeal of Common Core (HB597) were stopped by the very Party that had just successfully campaigned as the “conservative” choice in the November elections.
Read more of Matt’s letter to find out which representatives stood firm in the conservative beliefs they campaigned on and how the law was manipulated to prevent passage of these two bills.
While Governor Kasich talks of renewing Medicaid expansion for abled bodied adults, his Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is quietly reducing Medicaid services for Ohio’s developmentally disabled population. The DODD released its Final Report of the Strategic Planning Leadership Group in late December which calls for a 50 percent reduction in beds for Intermediate Care Facility homes that provide skilled nursing and personal care as well as community access to school, day services, and recreation […]
The time is fast approaching when Governor Kasich will release his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. When he does, he is expected to include a two year renewal of Obamacare Medicaid expansion – the expansion you will remember which Kasich forced through the Controlling Board against the wishes of the state legislature. Kasich has been beating the drum for the renewal of expansion for some months talking again about his faith driving him to […]
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Governor Kasich plans to travel the country in 2016, not to get a jump on a presidential campaign, but to push for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Ohio is one of 24 states which has called for a constitutional convention. Ten more states are needed to convene the convention and 38 states are needed to ratify an amendment. The stops Kasich plans to make on his […]
Obamacare’s second annual open enrollment period has been underway for approximately two weeks, but even before it began, the Obama administration downplayed expectations by lowering its projected 2015 enrollment figure by 30%. The Congressional Budget Office orginally predicted there would be 13 million Obamacare customers in 2015, but that figure has now been lowered to between 9 and 9.9 million when taking into consideration returning customers and new enrollees. Fox News indicates that the administration […]
Read the PJ Media book review by J. Christian Adams on Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department by John Fund and Hans Von Spekovsky.
Investigate any number of scandals well researched by the authors.
- How Eric Holder accelerated Obama’s plan for transforming the Justice Department and therefore the county.
- How the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division cooperated with advocacy groups, changed laws and funneled money to those groups.
- The creation of more than 100 new Federal rules with steep financial costs through the “sue and settle” practice.
- How President Obama has embedded extremist lawyers in the DOJ resulting in incalculable damage to the rule of law.
- Fast and Furious
- The attack on Gibson Guitars
According to an article from the Ohio Liberty Coalition, HB597 is not progressing through the legislature as it should be allowed to. Contact information for Speaker Bill Batchelder is included in the article. Read more
How much more obfuscation and misinformation about Obamacare will Americans be subjected to? Bloomberg reports that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discovered that the Obama administration has been misreporting the number of people enrolled in Obamacare by approximately 380,000. The administration was double accounting for consumers who were enrolled in both a medical and dental plan through the federal and state health care marketplaces in order to get the enrollment numbers above 7 […]
“Literature without the context of history, is meaningless and history, without the context of Christianity, is incomprehensible.”
The above quote comes from an article written by the Frederick Douglass Foundation as part of the foundation’s response to the implementation of Common Core in many classrooms across the United States.
Before the 1920’s, American schools taught children to think critically and to interpret the present with knowledge of the past. In the 1920’s, the educational system started to slowly be transformed with a final goal being a global society and global government. The latest installment of this transformation, according to many conservative thinkers, is Common Core. Common Core is altering what aspects of history are being taught and changing the method of math and science instruction.
By cutting off connections to history, we will be raising a population completely detached from its culture. Common core has so convoluted math instruction that parents can’t even understand the methods their children are supposed to use. These changes put the parents on the sideline, and it can purposely create, in the child’s mind, the notion that their parents might not be so smart, thus making it less likely that they will later consider their parents’ wisdom useful in other subjects.
Use this link to Frederick Douglass Foundation article to become more informed on Common Core and to learn how the Frederick Douglass Foundation feels about it.