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The Top Ten Political Fictions of 2014
American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2015 | By Marguerite Creel

Posted on 01/01/2015 10:30:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The challenge facing any political institution based on artifice lies in selling its delusions to the voting public. A glance at the record demonstrates that the American left has an outstanding record in bringing this off. Events of recent months show that it has not lost its touch.

In 2014, a virtual avalanche of nonstop high-level governmental propaganda cascaded throughout the national media intended to snow-blind the average American voter.  Here is a compilation of the most outrageous claims of a 21st Century statist government:

1. The border is less porous than it’s been any time since the 1970s. -- President Barack Obama, Business Roundtable, December 3, 2014

According to Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times, illegal immigration on the southwestern American border actually rose 14 percent over the prior year, marking the third straight annual increase. In response, Medicare budgets, along with local medical services budgets, have been bankrupted. K-12 resources were stretched and food bank stores were depleted as states attempted to somehow address the monthly incursions of thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border.    

2. The Common Core State Standards are not a curriculum or set of lesson plans. -- U.S. Department of Education Website

The majority of states, many without any prior understanding of its ultimate goal, adopted Common Core standards at the behest of the federal government in exchange for millions of dollars in educational funding. It’s no surprise that identical books, assignments, and tests surfaced in multiple states. In 2014, Persepolis, a book-length Iranian cartoon promoting Iran’s culture at the expense of America’s, was assigned Honors English reading in Raleigh, AP English reading in Chicago, and was also made available in Oregon public schools.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014; politicalfictions; topten

1 posted on 01/01/2015 10:30:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Number 1 should be “Elect us and we’ll stop Obama’s lawlessness.”

2 posted on 01/01/2015 10:35:24 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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