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Ohio State Reps. Goodman-Brenner Propose Bill on Free Speech

From The Daily Signal, Jonathan Butcher writes about state Reps. Wesley Goodman, R-Cardington, and Andrew Brenner, R-Powell who proposed a bill that prohibits state-funded schools from disinviting campus lecturers based on the content of their expression. For the full article, click here

Heroin and Opioid Awareness Events

The Miami County Recovery Council, Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Troy-Miami County Public Library, and the Miami County Public Health Department are sponsoring a multi-day event at the Troy Public Library on September 18-20 to support the fight against Heroin and Opioid addiction that has hit our community so hard.

Monday: Prevention and education night, 6-8pm (community official panel)
Tuesday: Friends and family night, 6-8pm (Narcan training and guest speaker)
Wednesday: Recovery treatment services night, 6-8pm

Interactive display – Hidden in Plain Sight – 5:30-8pm nightly


OP ED: Why I can not support Jim Renacci

Please note the opinions written below are not the opinion of Miami County Liberty but are solely those of Kelly Kohls and rewritten to promote discussion and provoke thought. Kelly is president of the Ohio School Board Leadership Council. Jim Renacci (R) represents OH16 in the US House of Representatives and is running for Governor.

1. Let’s look at federal control of education.
 2015-2016: Congress voted to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, most recently called ESSA.
 After being put in place in 2001, this act took federal controls over states rights to educate children. This was done to start the track to Common Core. I believe once Common Core
 became more and more despised congress had to act fast to reauthorize its controls before states took back control. Common Core is NCLB and is now called ESSA.
 Heritage Action feels this vote significantly altered states’ rights and places control of educating children firmly in the hands of the federal government and reduces opportunities for children. In addition, it
 decreases choices for parents.

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MCL speaker returns to educate students

Guest Speaker from Institute on the Constitution

This past week a few Miami and Shelby County school’s social studies classes had the opportunity to hear a dynamic speaker named Jake MacAulay. The students enjoyed hearing Jake’s Christian testimony and his passion for teaching the biblical foundations that our country’s law is based upon. He kept the students engaged with many opportunities for interaction and application of his teachings.  According to his website, the mission of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) is to restore our American Founding Fathers’ Biblical, Constitutional, American View of law and government. This American View can be summed up in these words: “There is a God, our rights come from him and the purpose of civil government is to protect our God-given rights.”  Jake travels around the country engaging audiences of students, churches, and other organizations that see the importance of teaching our nation’s constitutional heritage.

One of the teachers continued with the following comments:

“I really enjoyed having Jake speak to my classes. He is a dynamic speaker and the students were actively engaged in listening to everything that he had to say. He clearly has a passion for Christ and teaching from a biblical worldview about the true foundations of our nation. He had very practical, clear illustrations/examples of the dangers when government oversteps its proper role in society. I would love to use his materials in my classroom in the future. I wish he could speak every year! Jake taught such an important history lesson for our young people that is lacking in many curriculums that remove our Christian heritage and foundation for law.”

A second teacher stated this:
“I had him speak in my classes at our high school – about citizenship responsibilities, the job of government, and of course, he brought in God given rights.  My students absolutely loved him and in 45 short minutes I think they learned a lot.”

Alliance Defending Freedom on Transgender Bathroom Use

School reading and studies

Letter explains that no law requires letting members of the opposite sex into public school restrooms
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Attorney sound bite:  Matt Sharp

HILLSBORO, Mo. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to the Hillsboro R-3 School District Board of Education Monday that asks it to reverse a recent decision by district staff to allow students to use locker rooms and restrooms of the opposite sex. The letter provides a suggested policy that addresses the school district’s concerns about discrimination without allowing the sharing of restrooms.
The ADF letter explains that no law requires public schools to allow boys into girls’ restrooms or girls into boys’ restrooms. In fact, the district could be exposing itself to legal liability for violating students’ right to bodily privacy. Read more…