This past week President Obama mockingly said that America is “not some banana republic.” As usual, he lied. A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question. Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district. “My question is, how does lowering America’s educational standards prepare kids for community college?” asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard — who was also an off-duty cop — and being dragged away from his seat. The
Is it just me, or have police become somewhat irrational in dealing with the public? Throwing elderly women to the ground, ordering a family including their 14 yo son to lay in the street, pushing and shoving, tasing children. Not to mention Capitol police SWAT teams being told to stand down? From the chief law enforcement officer of the USA (Obama) to the small town sheriff, something seems out of step.
Contrary to what might be thought, some police are your friends and protectors - like the majority of Colorado sheriffs. But the move seems to be that police, at all levels of gov´t, are becoming the oppressors.
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Fiesta del sol, 9/22/2013 11:15:19 AM (No. 9531729)
This guy merely questioned Common Core. What is happening to us? No other parents got up to support this guy?
This is happening all over. My neighborhood is in a fight with a power hungry fire captain of a suburb. In community meetings, he openly admits he didn´t follow the law, and he has made his mind up, so too bad little people. I have a politically liberal neighbor who is waking up to the tyranny, solely based on this tyrant´s actions. She can´t make the mental jump to Obama yet, but I think she will.
If you´ve been following Common Core, by now you know how dangerous it is. It´s far Left, one-world brownshirt indoctrination. It´s dressed up with high-sounding intellectualism but dig a little deeper and you won´t want your kids or grandkids in a Common Core or "Core Knowledge" program.
This is among the best kept secrets of the Left and conservative parents don´t even know about it unless they dig, like this Maryland father dug.
Victory after victory for socialism, beginning at the very beginning of childhood -- it´s all there to see. But I guess too many American parents are too busy or something.
A father/citizen can´t ask a question at a school board meeting without being manhandles and arrested, but an armed schizophrenic can walk onto [supposedly] one of the most secure military facilities in the nation and kill a dozen people.
And grandmothers in wheelchairs are still being strip searched at airports so Muslims won´t be offended.
Yeah. Something is so out of kilter in this nation that I´m not sure it can ever righted.
And yeah. For someone who has always been a huge supporter of Law Enforcement, I´m quickly becoming disenchanted with police authority --from sheriff´s deputies and city beat cops all the way to the FBI.
We, The People have allowed ourselves to PCed and brow beat into submission to the Left, and the only ones who can change things are We, The People. We´re going to have to take back our nation and our lives --including our health care decision.
Anybody can go out and buy a shirt that says "Security" on it. In reality, anyone wearing such a shirt has the same rights as an ordinary citizen. If he was a cop and displayed his badge, then he has the authority to remove the guy. If he didn´t display his badge, or declare that he was a police officer he´s way out of line.
Of course, this is Obamaworld, where reality is overridden by blatant racial partisanship.
This guy broke one of the many tedious rules of board meetings and that gave the board the opening to have him manhandled.
There is so much minutia in running a school board meeting it´s ridiculous. It´s inhibiting to those who want to speak out and it helps keep the rabble from asking uncomfortable questions.
These rules do exist and they have to be followed to the letter or someone from the school district and/or the state will drop the hammer on the board. It´s also a way they harass charter schools. Most people don´t go to school board meetings so they don´t know these things are happening, but this is how they go. It´s not actually "townhall" style, it´s something so structured that the powers-that-be will find an infraction if they want to and they will punish it to their own benefit.
This is a bit OT, but about the "dumbing down"...yesterday my husband and I were driving along listening to our favorite 70´s rock station. It struck me that the lyrics to the songs were far more educated than the garbage music put out by most (not all) of today´s musicians. And I commented to Mr Jloop that it could be a direct result of the education those 60s, 70s and early 80´s artists got, compared to what´s out there now. Even if you didn´t agree w their POV, they still had learned something about it. There are exceptions of course...but I think in general, it´s true.
There is a way to do this, and there is a way NOT to do it.
Again, just as in the other thread where we were disagreeing on handing out copies of the Constitution, we as Conservatives need to look at the total situation here.
I have no problem with someone standing up and asking a question out of order. That´s free speech. But the guy stood up and tried to take over the meeting, stumbled, didn´t have a clear question, and went on and on. That is when security got involved.
There were OTHER people there to hear what was going on.
So before you all swarm and call me wrong, what if someone had stood up and started a rant, but it was on a topic you DISAGREED with? What if they guy started saying to everyone "hey, how many of you parents think we should remove all instances of God from the school and textbooks? I think it´s a distraction. I don´t think it´s right. We are perverting our kids!" What if he had stood up and disrupted a meeting with that?
Would you all be here twisted up over him being taken away by security, or would you be applauding? Answer that question.
You want to be effective? When it´s YOUR TURN to ask a question, THEN you ask it, THEN you DEMAND a straight answer. That is when you mix it up. Not stand up and filibuster when someone else is talking.
See folks, this is what makes us Conservatives look bad. You can´t support filibustering and disruption ONLY when it´s a topic you believe in.
Kudos #25. I´m a cop, I detest Common Core, and a lot of what passes for "education" in our public schools. That said, this cop was just doing his job, extra-job or not (most of us work side jobs to have the standard of living of most teachers and "educators"). The Rent-a- insult is not necessary. Friends, you need to understand this: The rules of this meeting were established by the organizers of it. Whether it is a school board, commission, council or whatever, when they "hold" the meeting, they control it and make the rules. If you attend, they can make you follow them, or they can ask/require you to leave (using the police officer to provide the force necessary). The cop might be in total agreement with you and hate having to take the action on others´ behalf, but he/she does not make the rules. If you do not like the rules of the meeting, host your own, make your own rules, and let every dissenting opinion rant and rave all night if you wish. If your elected officials do not wish to hear from you in any attempt to communicate with them, either vote someone else in their place, or run for the office yourself. I will be the first to join in condemnation when an officer is out of line, but there is no indication of that here. The gentleman may have been right as rain in his argument, but he wasn´t right to press the incident to this point. Our society is moving toward lawlessness and anarchy. The police officers, by and large, are just trying to help hold it together. Please stop jumping so quickly to condemn all of us.
This is becoming quite the norm in local, lefty towns. I had a buddy beat the local town in a zoning dispute. They now call a police officer in off patrol to sit in on any public hearing he attends. They figure if he disagrees with the city elders, he must be crazy and a threat to public safety. The Left are the true fascists in this world.
Yeah #30, until it´s YOUR meeting, YOUR dollar, YOUR rules, and someone comes in and starts screaming about free birth control, war on women, the wonders of communism, etc. Then it will be YOU screaming for a "rent-a-cop".
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