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US History vs. College Board

Free countries like our own have an even more powerful claim on the patriotism of their citizens than do other kinds of countries. But it seems to be our country has even greater need of it than most.

Every country requires a high degree of cooperation and unity among its citizens if it is to achieve the internal harmony that any good society requires … Most countries have relied on the common ancestry and the traditions of their people as the basis of their unity. But the United States of America can rely on no such commonality; we are an enormously diverse and varied people; almost all immigrants or the descendants of immigrants … we are always vulnerable to divisions among us, which can be exploited to set one group against another and to destroy the unity and harmony that has allowed us to flourish. We live in a time when civil demotion has been undermined and national unity is under attack constantly.

That’s it in a nutshell. If you think our country is in a mess, look no further than academia to see why. All societies are not created equal. We are an exceptional country and, our history is astounding, warts and all. Is it any wonder why people from all over the world clamor to come to the US for a better, more rewarding, life. Our public schools were established not just to end illiteracy but, to promote civic virtues and ‘socialize’ all, citizen and immigrant, into our culture of “Liberty and Justice for all”. Is it a big surprise to anyone that people are running to get their kids out of the public school system, run by Progressives and Unions, into schools that actually teach their kids how to be useful citizens and literate? Charters and private schools have long waiting lists for a reason. To base “our history” on class, gender, ethnicity and race is the crudest form of higher education and dumbs down history to benefit Progressive divisiveness.


Executive amnesty by any other name is still amnesty. Trade in Services Act and,  TiSA: A Secret Trade Agreement That Will Usurp America’s Authority to Make Immigration Policy

If you read these statements closely, you’ll see that most of them concern only the TPP and its lack of impact on immigration policy. But the Trade in Services Agreement, or “TiSA”—another trade deal being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration—is another story; there is little doubt that it will constrain the future ability of the United States Congress to regulate U.S. immigration policy. In fact, deregulating the U.S. work visa system, and therefore opening it up to foreign corporations that provide services (as opposed to goods) is the explicit purpose of an entire annex (section) in TiSA, entitled “Movement of Natural Persons.”

Read the list of “service based industries” in the second article of those professional areas included.  Nothing has been left out!

“The leaked TiSA text makes it clear that contrary to the claims by proponents of fast-track trade promotion authority, the reality is that those voting for fast track are ceding key powers to make immigration law and policy to an unelected group of corporations and foreign governments.

Dems got all wee wee over Obama being Obama. Fun stuff… you see, it was all about him and his legacy…

By making a rare, last-ditch visit to Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama’s message to House Democrats was clear and simple: The trade deal they’re in danger of voting down is about him.

and this

“TAA has always been an absolute admission to me that there is going to be lots of lost jobs,” Rep. Louise Slaughter, a top House Democrat from New York, said before the vote. Multiple Democrats echoed that sentiment on the House floor.

There was also palpable anger at the president leading up to the vote. Rep. Peter DeFazio said he thought Obama “tried to guilt people and impugn their integrity.”

“There was a number of us who were insulted,” DeFazio (D-Ore.) said in an interview after the meeting with Obama.

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He’s been insulting all of us for years now…the Dems are just starting to notice?





  1. Thief-in-Chief at it again…Tax refund money funding Obamacare program…..60 million to MN in one month, totally illegal.

  2. The Nation is not your extended family……

    47% takers think they are …Romney was right about that one

  3. Politico has 5 takeaways on the Clinton speech….populism wins the day and, of course, “social justice”….

    Much of it was the expected proto-State of the Union stuff — the entire last half was a policy agenda full of vague specifics (“I will rewrite the tax code so it rewards hard work and investments here at home, not quick trades or stashing profits overseas”) and wonked-out data points geared to justify government investment (“eighty percent of the brain is developed by age three”).

    But much of the address — which was obsessively written, marked up and rewritten by the candidate herself over the last week with speechwriter Dan Schwerin — had the discursive and intimate quality of a Facebook stream, as if Clinton were sending a friend request to the entire Democratic Party and hoping for the best.

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  4. LOL…someone on the left finally gets it about free range kids….like mine.

    We treat our kids like rare and precious botanical specimens and provide a deliberate, measured amount of care and feeding while running interference on all that might toughen and weather them. But humans need some degree of weathering in order to survive the larger challenges life will throw our way. Without experiencing the rougher spots of life, our kids become exquisite, like orchids, yet are incapable, sometimes terribly incapable, of thriving in the real world on their own. Why did parenting change from preparing our kids for life to protecting them from life, which means they’re not prepared to live life on their own? And why do these problems I’m writing about seem rooted in the middle and upper middle classes? After all, parents care deeply about doing a good job and if we’re fortunate enough to be middle- or upper-middle-class, we have the means — the time and disposable income — on our side to help us parent well. So, have we lost our sense of what parenting well actually entails?

    And what of our own lives as parents? (“What life?” is a reasonable response.) We’re frazzled. Worried. Empty. Our neighborhoods are photo-worthy, our food and wine are carefully paired, but with childhood feeling more and more like an achievement arms race, can we call what we and our children are living a “good life”? I think not.

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