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Alex Newman: Democrats Propose Keeping Kids at School Until 6pm 0 (0)

by Alex Newman

Parents should be able to hand the government even more responsibility for raising their children, Democrat U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California believes. To help make that a reality, she introduced an unconstitutional bill that would keep school doors open until 6 PM or later, as well as during the summer months.

Dubbed the “Family Friendly Schools Act,” Harris’ bill would help further obliterate the family, replacing parents with government school officials for almost the entire life of a child. Under the plan, American taxpayers would be forced to provide even more tax money to government “education” so that parents could spend even less time with their children.

If approved, the legislation would start by bribing 500 government schools across America into creating “activities” for children from 8 AM or before until 6 PM or later. The schools, part of a pilot program, would be required to provide “high-quality, culturally relevant, linguistically accessible, developmentally appropriate academic, athletic, or enrichment opportunities” during that time.

That means millions of children would be eating three government-provided meals per day at their government schools, further cementing the government’s role as provider in the child’s mind. Next up: Bed-time stories and goodnight hugs for children from government bureaucrats, so that parents do not have to worry about those parental duties, either.

The Orwellian scheme would also plow over $1 billion — to start with — into creating “21st Century Community Learning Centers” at public schools across America. These institutions would subject some 2 million American children to what Harris’ press release described as “summer programming,” thereby eliminating summer vacation.

While parents typically spend an hour or two with their children on an average day, government has them captive for about eight hours per day, five days a week, for at least 14 years. In total, children who start school in Kindergarten will spend over 20,000 waking hours in government care, compared to around one fourth that much time with their parents.

Harris pointed to her mother working “long hours” as a reason why America needs children to be in government schools for more hours. Apparently “juggling” school schedules and work is a “common cause of stress and financial hardship,” said Harris, who is descended from slave owners and whose own father has lambasted her disgusting “identity politics.”

“But, this does not have to be the case,” Harris continued, because apparently Uncle Sam is going to make it all better by taking even more money from people to somehow help them deal with their “financial hardship.” Proving that she would destroy a proper understanding of justice if elected in her long-shot bid for the presidency, Harris added: “Justice for students and working families is on the ballot.”

Of course, totalitarians have long believed that government ought to play a much larger role in the raising of children. Indeed, Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Castro, and countless other socialist and communist tyrants throughout the 20th century sought to usurp the role of parents in raising the next generation, always with horrific results.

In America, Big Government mongers have similar dreams. Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan, for instance, openly called for government boarding schools that would have some children 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Hillary Clinton argued two decades ago that it takes a (government) “village” to raise a child. And the Obama administration released a policy document seeking home visits that referred to parents as “equal partners” in the raising of children.

THE TAKEAWAY

As American children get dumber and dumber — not to mention more immoral — with each passing year in public school, it is incredible that somebody could seriously propose increasing  the amount of time spent there. What U.S. children need is more time with their parents and less time as inmates in the government’s indoctrination centers. Harris should be ashamed of herself.


Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. He can be reached at anewman@thenewamerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU or on Facebook

Almost Amerika 0 (0)

Almost Amerika- “Why the unified leftist rage over the election of Donald Trump? Because Obama did not put the ball across the finish line.”

by Bill Lockwood

Even Lefty Liberals are confessing they have never seen anything like the current hateful, lawless, and unprincipled rage boiling out of halls of academia, the Main Stream Media, Hollywood and from the Democratic Party. As reported by Liberty Counsel, Former White House Secretary Ari Fleischer told a recent audience he had never before witnessed such hostility toward an incoming president. “I’ve never seen the left go so nuts, so early, so hard …” What is the explanation of this concerted left-wing fury over Donald Trump’s election? How are we to make sense of all of this turmoil?

Contradictory to television analysis, it cannot be that the Lefties in America are simply acting like spoiled children, though they are certainly doing that. Neither is it to be explained on the basis that they actually believe that Russia had something to do with our election, or loved Hillary so fervently. Common sense tells us that the reactions we are witnessing demand a fuller accounting than this. Exploding emotions across the map demands another interpretation. It is buried in that C-word that the liberal gate-keepers of culture thought they had banned from American discourse. Communism.

Collectivists have been laboring since the days of Woodrow Wilson to turn America into a socialistic state. Media and government progressives of all stripes have been swooning over the wonderful experiments in the former Soviet Union, even traveling to Moscow to learn under the tutelage of the Lenin’s and Stalin’s how to do it better. They praised Adolph Hitler’s Nazism of government-partnership with businesses—before his purge of the Jews made that unpopular. Mussolini’s fascism was the man of the hour to the press.

From the silver screen to the New York Times they have continued through the years to honor such bloody dictators as Ho Chi Minh, Chairman Mao, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevera. The outcome was predictable. Radicals of the 1960’s began pouring into our streets to support communist control across the globe and protest our involvement in the Viet Nam War where our brave soldiers were to defend tiny South Viet Nam from the Red Army. Jane Fonda became the “progressive” poster-girl as she was photographed with the big NVA guns that were blowing our pilots out of the sky. Hollywood lionized her. The media still loves her.

Finally, with Barack Obama, the Left began their end game. God-given liberty would be curtailed as the Constitution would be stood on its head. We would become Amerika: the USSA. United Socialist States of America. A cog in the Socialist International wheel.

Obama’s rap sheet showed that he was the man to complete the job.

Hope and change was to be revolutionary after the order of Vladimir Lenin. Obama’s entire life has been dedicated to communism. Bill Ayers, in whose house Obama began his campaign, is a self-described communist of the Weather Underground. After being recruited by communists, Obama’s lead in community organizing was in the main a Saul Alinsky project. Alinsky was a dedicated communist.

According to Obama himself, his main mentor during his youth was Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party (Party #47544). Later, at Occidental College, our future president traveled with Dr. John Drew who later wrote that Obama “was a Marxist-Leninist” who supported a violent communist revolution in America. It is little wonder that this is exactly what we began to see all across the nation as blacks from Ferguson, MO to Baltimore, MD exploded with rage and the Oval Office goaded them on by endorsing the violent-mongers.

Obama is hard-wired to the Marxist-driven Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a well-known communist organization. According to Western Journalism DSA members served in Obama’s campaigns and many were appointed to posts within his administration. Van Jones is a perfect illustration of another official communist.

Judicial Watch recently obtained FBI files which reveal that Valerie Jarrett’s entire family has been hard-core communists, some of whom have even warranted investigation by the U.S. government in years past. Sam Webb, president of the U.S. Communist Party, announced in 2009 that “We now have not simply a friend, but a people’s advocate in the White House” (Western Journalism).  Not surprising since Obama was an actual member of a Chicago-based socialist organization called the New Party as well as another socialist organization called “Progressive Chicago.” These notes only touch the hem of Obama’s communist garment.

This is why Obama’s legacy includes a nation racially divided; a bloated debt; homosexuality enshrined as “marriage” for the first time in world history; dramatic expansion of a government surveillance state; social engineering via the HUD program; the complete entrenchment of Islamists in government; an open border with the executive office ordering our own Border Patrol to disobey the law; a gigantic expansion of unconstitutional Government Education with Common Core; and his single legislative “achievement” (ObamaCare) gained solely upon his flat-footed lie that we all might “keep our doctors.” A legacy encased in subversive immorality.

Back to the original question: Why the unified leftist rage over the election of Donald Trump? Because Obama did not put the ball across the finish line. In one massive effort, the sleeping giant of American middle-class aroused itself from its lethargy to elect a business-man who has promised to reverse the immoral collectivist trend. The final stage of Marxist society in which economic goods are distributed equally and outcomes are based on egalitarian concepts will have to wait. Lefties are furious. This is why, on Inauguration Day, there is War in America. Obama almost changed the spelling to “Amerika.” And the Left will not be peaceable until they do.

 

Castro’s Communism 0 (0)

Castro’s Communism- “This is Fidel Castro. This is a communist revolution.”

by Bill Lockwood

Fidel Castro, the brutal communist dictator of Cuba, responsible for the assassinations and political imprisoning of between 70,000 to 80,000 innocents, has died at the age of 90. Liberty-lovers are celebrating, such as the residents of Little Havana in South Miami, many of whom escaped the gulag state. We are reminded of the reason for their celebration by the writer Frank de Varona (Bear Witness Central) who accurately explains that “From the very beginning of Fidel Castro’s coming to power revolutionary violence and intimidation became the order of the day.” This included “summary executions” that astounded the world.

Predictably, not all world leaders are relieved with the passing of Castro. Foremost among them is Marxist Barack Obama who stated: “At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and the world around him.” Towing the same line, the Main Stream Media eulogizes the dictator by simply referring to Castro as the “leader” of Cuba. The affinity for Marxism needs no cover in today’s brainwashed society.

Castro

Fidel Castro was born into wealth in 1926. His father, a plantation owner, sent Fidel to the finest school in Cuba, the University at Havana. It was here, while studying social sciences, that young Castro read The Communist Manifesto and swiftly converted to the anti-god philosophy of Marxism/Communism. In a television interview in December of 1961 he boldly declared, “I am a Marxist-Leninist and will be until the day I die.”

At the age of 17, according to Fidel himself, young Castro was recruited into the hard-core communistic ranks by a Soviet NKVD agent named Bashirov, who had come to Cuba. That was 1943. Castro then traveled to Czechoslovakia to receive first-hand communistic revolutionary training. Here he was advised not to become an “official” Communist Party member as that membership might become a stumbling-block to the free world when he would be sent back to Cuba for bloody violence. Little did the Soviets realize that the official label “Communist” would not be such a black mark to the leaders of America who had already become completely sympathetic to the ideology of communism.

In 1948 Castro helped inspire the communist riots in Bogota, Columbia, even announcing publicly the following: “This is Fidel Castro. This is a communist revolution.” Later, the United States State Department official of the Caribbean Desk, William Arthur Wieland, testified that he was perfectly aware of Castro’s associations, ideology, and involvement in while in Columbia. This mattered little to our own government.

Castro later, along with his brother Raul, who later personally oversaw the ruthless executions of thousands of political dissidents in Cuba, finally conquered Havana, wresting it from the Batista regime. The date was January, 1959. This was accomplished with the assistance of Che Guevera, the Argentine Marxist who helped establish their reign of terror.

Two US Ambassadors to Cuba during Castro’s coup, Arthur Gardner and Earl Smith (1957-59) later testified before a US Senate Subcommittee that it was actually the United States government that “played a major role in brining Castro to power.” Besides publishing pro-Castro statements and memos, our government stopped assistance to the embattled Batista regime. The Eisenhower administration’s Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles for example, had undermined the Batista government by refusing to ship almost 2,000 rifles to Cuba. The United States had also persuaded other governments from around the world not to sell weapons to the Batista army.

The Media

In the end, it was primarily the Main Stream Media, the same one that promotes the notion that there is too much “fake news” on the internet, so much so that the ignorant public must have a “regulatory” board to vet information for consumption, that propped Communist Castro into power with its relentless stream of communist propaganda.

Though the facts were on the table for all to see, Edward Murrow produced a completely favorable TV special in behalf of Fidel Castro in 1959. Claiming the same thing that the State Department had said regarding Mao Tse Tung years earlier, that he is simply ‘an agrarian reformer’ who wants peace and liberty, Castro began to be catapulted to stardom.

Ed Sullivan, the host a TV variety show, endorsed young Castro to Americans with a slobbering favorable interview. Herbert Matthews of the New York Times wrote three glowing reports of Castro on the front page. Castro was hailed by Matthews as the “Abraham Lincoln” of Cuba! Matthew had earlier lionized other communist dictators around the world. William Atwood of Look magazine sang Castro’s praises, as did Dickey Chapelle in Reader’s Digest. Little wonder that Arthur Gardner and Earl Smith both credited not only our own United States government, but the press with bringing Castro to power.

The final insult to freedom came however, with John F. Kennedy’s “Bay of Pigs” debacle. When freedom fighters who had fled from the murderous Castro came to Florida, they planned an invasion back to their homeland of Cuba. The CIA actually put together the plan which promised air support to these 2,000 exiles who would land on the beaches of Cuba to retake their island home.

It was President John F. Kennedy himself who, after the freedom fighters had launched for Cuba, cancelled the air support. Kind history writers tell us it was due to the President’s “vacillation.” But the bloody massacre of these exiled fighters, composed of doctors, lawyers, and blue-collar workers, who had been promised United States support who were now on the beaches facing Castro’s seasoned revolutionary army, can only be called treasonous.

In the same treasonous spirit President Obama shakes hands with murderer Raul Castro and eulogizes his dead brother while explaining to the world that the cruel dictator Fidel Castro, will be judged by history as “a tremendous figure.” No judgment for mass murder from his lips! No condemnation for creating a communistic slave-state! No mention of treason and assassination! Just a tremendous figure. Judgments from our Marxist president are only reserved for Americans who wish to return to our lawful Constitutional system.