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Obama's stealthy education takeover
WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Barbara Simpson

Posted on 12/10/2012 8:21:28 AM PST by Perseverando

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1 posted on 12/10/2012 8:21:37 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

The leftist/communist takeover of education and the media have taken a toll on our population. We’re in big trouble.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:12 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: ryan71
It's the Nuremburg Rallies, the Cultural Revolution, and Fahrenheit 451 rolled into one radical, dystopian scheme to destroy America. And that is not overstating the facts.
3 posted on 12/10/2012 8:33:41 AM PST by twister881
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To: Perseverando

I coach baseball at a local CA high school. On Dec 7 I asked a bunch in the dugout if they knew what day this was. More than half piped in, “Pearl Harbor Day”, and they actually knew something about how America had been attacked by air on that Sunday morning in 1941.

All is not yet lost.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 8:48:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Perseverando

A member of my extended family who is attending Teachers College has been talking about this and little else for about a year and a half.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 8:52:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perseverando
It's a three part approach:

The govt comes up with the "common core" curriculum which homogenizes the message across all school districts. This includes a social agenda disguised as literature.

The teachers and administrators have been groomed for decades now to accept liberal bias not only as "correct" but as the only approaceh.

Parents and students have been groomed to accept teachers as a selfless benevolent group who are masters of their subject matter and have the students' best interests in mind, always.

Don't flame me, I am a retired teacher.

6 posted on 12/10/2012 9:01:38 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Perseverando
Chairman Obama's education 'reform' following in the footsteps of his predecessors.

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”~Stalin

7 posted on 12/10/2012 9:02:46 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Perseverando
"Dumbing down America" has been going on for nearly a century. So why make a big deal about it now? Wouldn't it be better to fix it?

It's not that hard.

8 posted on 12/10/2012 9:16:22 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: metmom

Ping worthy?


9 posted on 12/10/2012 9:17:00 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: All

yet another reason why we homeschool with a Classical style of education.....


10 posted on 12/10/2012 9:19:08 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: Perseverando

National program, courtesy of the Obama administration.

THE LITTLE RED BOOK


11 posted on 12/10/2012 9:19:54 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Perseverando
http://granitegrok.com/blog/2012/07/agenda-21s-evil-twin-meet-the-common-core-curriculum-and-the-planned-dumbing-down-of-our-kids Agenda 21′s Evil Twin: Meet the Common Core Curriculum, and the PLANNED Dumbing Down of Our Kids More recently, Granite State Patriot, Nancy Kindler has been investigating the Clinton era educational program, Goals 2000, and has managed to obtain a rare copy of a contemporaneous analysis, which explains the hidden agenda behind touchy-feely, feel-good, expressionist “Outcome Based Education”. What she found was shocking, so I did some searching to verify her findings: Sure enough, most of the “official” outlets are busy telling you how good these programs are for our kids, even as we fume about the results being precisely the opposite. THEN, I found this incredibly well written and researched blog…
12 posted on 12/10/2012 9:25:25 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: onedoug
I coach baseball at a local CA high school. On Dec 7 I asked a bunch in the dugout if they knew what day this was. More than half piped in, “Pearl Harbor Day”, and they actually knew something about how America had been attacked by air on that Sunday morning in 1941.

Would I be considered cynical if I suggested you probably coach an predominantly Asian team? ;-)

13 posted on 12/10/2012 9:38:06 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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Tearing Up the Fabric of a Free Society: The New College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework
Posted on November 25, 2012
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I did not say impair. I did not say damage. I said Tear Up. Why such a dramatic statement? Because the week AFTER Obama was reelected (Nov 12) and then quietly put out more publicly during a holiday week, the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers, the heads of State Departments of Ed which is funded by many of the same businesses who benefit from its edicts including many tech companies and the accreditor AdvancED) issued a Framework that appears designed to create Homo Sovieticus right here in the USA. Seriously. Taking the political theories developed in the USSR to change mindsets there and making them the required perceptual “lenses” for students to confront daily life here going forward. Treating long-held aspirational visions of collectivist decision-making as established “evidence-based” fact. Treating metaphors like BEST, Bronfenbrenner Ecological Systems Thinking, as factual descriptions of how the world works. Oh. My. Goodness. So yes, I stand by the words “Tear Up the Social Fabric.”

http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/category/common-core/


14 posted on 12/10/2012 9:38:38 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Perseverando

Jim DeMint wrote a fund raising letter about Obama’s plans for education this summer. It was a real eye opener, but no one seemed to be paying attention.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 9:43:08 AM PST by Eva
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To: Perseverando

This just terrifies me more and more. OMG what will my grandchildren face? We thankfully have gotten our 3 boys raised in a rural southern Indiana small school and they are well versed in the greatness of this country. I can only hope that they teach my yet to be thought of grandkids. My daughter in law is a teacher. She thinks like we do, so hopefully they all will.... just a worry.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 9:46:34 AM PST by southernindymom
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To: Perseverando

What they are doing is removing all creativity from the curriculum. Students can’t challenge manuals and fact sheets. It is training kids to be robots, reading nothing but tweets and doing absolutely no reasoning.

Put that together with the 8 point drop in IQ from heavy marijuana use and increased risk of schizophrenia and it won’t be long before the US produces a whole generation of cyborgs, that rely on their I-phones for everything and cannot survive without them.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 9:47:22 AM PST by Eva
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To: twister881
It's the Nuremburg Rallies, the Cultural Revolution, and Fahrenheit 451 rolled into one radical, dystopian scheme to destroy America. And that is not overstating the facts.

You have the right of it. It's is all that and more. The war that is being waged by the Left is not for our childrens' minds; it is a war waged on their minds. Robert Conquest had a term for it: mindslaughter.

Who is Robert Conquest? Go to Amazon and find out.

18 posted on 12/10/2012 9:47:32 AM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: Eva
What they are doing is removing all creativity from the curriculum. Students can’t challenge manuals and fact sheets. It is training kids to be robots, ... doing absolutely no reasoning.

Exactly like the Chinese culture. Creativity is exceedingly rare in their engineering graduates... but since their culture sees nothing wrong with "borrowing", it isn't much of a problem, as long as someone else is creative enough.

(Plagiarism is a very big problem with Chinese students.)

19 posted on 12/10/2012 9:50:50 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Perseverando

A few states have opted out of the “Common Core”

Texas and Virginia are two.

I **THINK** Alaska and Wisconsin have also


20 posted on 12/10/2012 9:51:04 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: Perseverando

Collect and save important books now.
Someday soon they will be almost unavailable.

People are willingly but unwittingly making it easier and easier for the government to curb freedoms and control information by embracing electronic conveniences.

When students and the general population are weaned off paper books and ‘trained’ to totally receive their information electronically, the government will have the power to control what everyone can read or not read.

Someday only approved books will be converted to digital form.

Libraries today are already stocking fewer and fewer books.
Old reference books are increasingly being replaced with electronic versions.
The book stacks in libraries are almost deserted while the growing ranks of computer workstations have people waiting for a turn.

We have already surpassed the limits of George Orwell’s most extreme warnings of totalitarian government information control and more is on the way.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 9:57:52 AM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: Perseverando; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

22 posted on 12/10/2012 9:59:19 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: ryan71

The left got smart when they saw they could not take over in the 60s. They went into the colleges and then into teaching and schools. Basically, they have won that war. They have dumbed down millions of kids by now and there is little chance of getting them back.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 10:00:12 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Perseverando; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

24 posted on 12/10/2012 10:00:12 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: twister881
It's the Nuremburg Rallies, the Cultural Revolution, and Fahrenheit 451 rolled into one radical, dystopian scheme to destroy America. And that is not overstating the facts.

Not familiar with the other books, but Bradbury was prophetic with Fahrenheit 451. Some authors can see what's coming more clearly than the rest of us.

25 posted on 12/10/2012 10:03:12 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Absolutely. Anytime you see something like this, let me know.


26 posted on 12/10/2012 10:05:37 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: ryan71

If you don’t graduate from high school you will learn how to make an “X” for your name. If you do graduate you will learn how to sign your name for yourself and next to those you know who didn’t graduate and made their “X”.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 10:13:56 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: metmom
Hi, metmom,

Since the cultural resources are fast vanishing and we need to encourage each other on, here are brief explanations of the Nuremberg Rallies (Nazi Party conventions in the 1930s), and the Cultural Revolution (Communist Chinese purge of Western influence).

28 posted on 12/10/2012 10:30:20 AM PST by InMemoriam
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To: Perseverando

Bill Ayres education reform at work...children are taught to become political activists.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 10:40:28 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perseverando

the communists are playing chess while we’re playing tiddleywinks


30 posted on 12/10/2012 10:54:06 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Perseverando; All

The problem with the Left’s takeover of public schools is arguably really the fault of hypocritical patriots who evidently don’t know the Constitution any better than the Left does.

More specifically, as a consequence of patriots not taking the responsibility to know the Constitution, patriots are clueless that, since the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific power to address public school issues, Congress cannot regulate, tax and spend in the name of public schools.

And since Congress cannot make legislation regulating public schools, neither can Obama make a constitutionally defensible executive order to manipulate public schools.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 10:58:43 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: I_Publius

the communists will use Core Curriculum to get their claws into the homeschoolers too


32 posted on 12/10/2012 11:05:42 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: RetiredArmy

Correct...Bill Ayers is one of those who chose to continue the revolution by doing exactly what you stated.

So...guess who’s been travelling around the country giving clinics on curriculum development?

Guess who is a HUGE supporter of Linda Darling-Hammond?

That’s right...our friend Bill


33 posted on 12/10/2012 11:10:02 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Perseverando

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34 posted on 12/10/2012 11:14:18 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: Scotswife

More like Wei Qi (Go).


35 posted on 12/10/2012 11:19:21 AM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Scotswife

Agree...i really believe they are going to try and do that....


36 posted on 12/10/2012 11:25:34 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: I_Publius

I think the gist of it is...they will “reform” college entrance exams such as SAT to match their commie curriculum.

If you don’t teach your child how to be a proper Comrade - that SAT score will suffer.

I think they will try to force all kids to take these standardized tests too. Not sure how they’ll pull that off.

Like the author said...no one goes to board meetings.
Heck - most of the education professionals haven’t caught on yet what is going on right under their noses.


37 posted on 12/10/2012 11:35:07 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: SoftballMominVA
A few states have opted out of the “Common Core” Texas and Virginia are two.

I'm not so sure about Texas. I just got this in email yesterday:

"On Saturday morning I sent you the alerter below to Wayne Richard’s radio program dealing with a curriculum in many Texas schools called CSCOPE. (I can’t imagine that it – or something like it – is not in schools across the country!)

I listened to the program – and you MUST too! It will be archived on Wayne’s website by Monday noon. www.WayneRichardShow.com

FOR QUICK ACCESS TO WHAT WAS BEING TALKED ABOUT – go to www.CSCOPEreview.com and just click around, read articles, if you live in Texas see the huge list of schools where this is already in place!

The program is highly secret – no textbooks, online only in the schools … no one can look at it at home. Parents are not allowed access. Many teachers are disturbed because they must teach it and not talk about it.

The CSCOPE curriculum has a lot of Agenda 21 things in it – purposely “dumbing down” Americans, lots of groupthink vs individual initiative & concern. Incorrect instruction is rampant – Columbus was a terrorist, 2nd Amendment means only militias can have guns, Christianity is a cult, and on and on. (Lots of details on the website, including teachers’ horror stories!)

The woman interviewed by Wayne is Janice Van Cleave, a retired science teacher who has written many textbooks. She pointed out that the method of instruction used by CSCOPE is “vision learning” – not fact-based, but discussion groups getting kids to share how they feel about a topic at hand. The resulting consensus constitutes what they learn about the topic!

In Texas, the curriculum has been put together and implemented by the Educational Service Centers around the state – not seen at all by the State Board of Education! As a start, we can tell our legislators, as they begin the new session, to give the SBOE review & approval power over ALL curriculum!

Sorry I’m rambling, but I’m truly concerned after hearing this program. So – PLEASE do two things:

1- Go to www.CSCOPEreview.com and begin to learn about this

2- After Monday noon, listen to this interview with Janice VanCleave on www.WayneRichardShow.com

38 posted on 12/10/2012 11:48:07 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

the uneducated can’t argue with their betters....you peons and peasants better just go along now and shut up.....


39 posted on 12/10/2012 11:51:08 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Scotswife

I have a while before I have to worry with all of that. Hopefully we’ll have the Rapture before then and we won’t have to mess with college anyway! :)


40 posted on 12/10/2012 11:53:29 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: Lou L

Mainly whites, hispanics and one Armenian kid.


41 posted on 12/10/2012 11:53:53 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Windflier

The CSCOPE links didn’t work for me. I Googled, and came up with txscopereview.com.


42 posted on 12/10/2012 12:07:54 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: InMemoriam

Now that’s worth a ping to the homeschool list


43 posted on 12/10/2012 12:42:36 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: InMemoriam; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; adopt4Christ; Aggie Mama; ..

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

Ping to worthwhile information in post 28.

44 posted on 12/10/2012 12:44:38 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: InMemoriam; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; adopt4Christ; Aggie Mama; ..

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

Ping to worthwhile information in post 28.

45 posted on 12/10/2012 12:45:38 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Jane Long
The CSCOPE links didn’t work for me. I Googled, and came up with txscopereview.com.

Thanks, Jane. I hadn't tried any of the links before I posted them. I'll check out the other link you found.

The important thing is that people alert their friends and neighbors about this stealth indoctrination program posing as 'education'. Thanks.

46 posted on 12/10/2012 1:41:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Teacher317

Creativity often spurs competition and we cannot have competition because minorities are most often disadvantaged in academic areas.


47 posted on 12/10/2012 3:41:36 PM PST by Eva
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To: Windflier

I was thankful that our school district is not on the *naughty* list. That doesn’t mean we can relax or rest on our laurels...every parent, grandparent, family member and all teachers need to made aware of this. Thanks for your post with all the info.


48 posted on 12/10/2012 3:46:33 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Jane Long
...every parent, grandparent, family member and all teachers need to made aware of this. Thanks for your post with all the info.

You bet, Jane. Right now, I'm not worried about what this means for my own kids because we home school, and are (for now) effectively out of the reach of this Machiavellian crap.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of our folks have kids or grandkids who are right in the path of this malevolence. We need to get the word out to them as quickly as possible.

49 posted on 12/10/2012 4:46:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Iron Munro
the government will have the power to control what everyone can read or not read.

With the ability to instantly change any of it because everything will be stored in the cloud.

They let Ronald Reagan slip in, but even he could not end the Department of Education even tho he ran on that, then is when this Coup d'état really began in earnest.

Only our enemies can get a real education here.

50 posted on 12/10/2012 5:37:20 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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