Another View — Diane Sekula: Why this teacher opposes Common Core

Communist Core is truly a fitting title:

The day last fall when I heard that administrators went around to math teachers’ classrooms at my school and took away their old texts, manipulatives and other materials, leaving them only with the new, Common Core-aligned math materials, my blood froze. What happened to differentiation, professional experience and judgment, and inspiring students with creative and fun lessons?

What about teaching moments? What if the students had their own questions they wanted to investigate and solve?

How to Determine Your Constitutional vs Socialistic Mindset

Take this fast and easy questionnaire created by deceased BYU Professor H. Verlan Andersen on the introduction page of his book, “The Moral Basis of a Free Society.”It will help determine how socialistic you think (how close you have aligned your thinking with the proposals contained in the Ten Points of the Communist Manifesto).

If you discover your thinking has been influenced by media propaganda and you’ve strayed from a correct understanding of constitutional government, read The 5000 Year Leap by Cleon Skousen and then The Law by Frederic Bastiat.

Chinese Immigrant Explains What Gun Control Means to Her

“Why do you limit our fire arms only have 15 round magazines? Do the criminals limit theirs? Does the government limit theirs? If we use our guns primarily for self defense, I need as many magazines as needed to defend my family and myself because I am a bad shot. It seems not fair at all to limit law abiding citizens’ ability for self defense.”

…I came to the U.S. for freedom, including the freedom granted by the 2nd amendment: the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. When I held my own gun for the first time in my life in this country, I felt empowered and for the first time, I felt free.

If the Communist government took my gun rights away, why are you limiting my gun rights in Colorado? Are you becoming communists? I hope not. I lived under tyranny for 24 years, I do not want to ever live under it again.

Richard Nixon: Homosexuality and immorality are the enemies of strong societies

In case you missed this, Nixon and his staff were discussing the new show “All in the Family” and then Nixon said, “…I do not think that you glorify on pubic television, homosexuality! You ever see what — you know what happen to the Greeks. Homosexuality destroyed them. Aristotle was a homo, we all know that. So was Socrates. But he never had the influence that television has. The last six Roman empires were fags. You see, homosexuality, immorality in general, these are the enemies of strong societies. That’s why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it. They’re trying to destroy us!”