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Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians Who Take the Bible Literally’

Posted April 10, 2013

This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism.

At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents.

In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version that has been published is entirely accurate to what he experienced at the training session. Here are the first two paragraphs of his note, which summarizes the problematic training in its entirety:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/09/colo-sheriff-describes-shock-training-to-theblaze-dhs-bound-official-warned-against-christians-who-take-the-bible-literally/


White House Admits Obama Budget Has Middle Class Tax Hike

Posted April 10, 2013

Last Friday, April 5, White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed at a press briefing that Barack Obama’s budget would raise taxes on middle class Americans. The confession arose from an exchange between Carney and Major Garrett of CBS News, in which Garrett noted that the implementation of chained CPI as the method of measuring the consumer price index would hurt middle-class Americans:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/09/White-House-Admits-Obama-Budget-Has-Middle-Class-Tax-Hike


Currency Wars: Jim Rickards

Posted April 10, 2013


Reid determined to have vote on gun control measures, even if Republicans filibuster

Posted April 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised Tuesday to make sure the various gun control provisions come to a vote regardless of Republican opposition.

At least 14 Republicans have promised to filibuster gun control measures. Reid said he planned to file cloture Tuesday evening on the bill, and if he fails to get the 60 votes necessary to overcome the filibuster, he told reporters, “we’re gonna vote on these things anyway.”

Reid said he would place each individual measure directly on the calendar and bring each to a vote, something he says he has the authority to do under Senate Rule XIV “and other measures.”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/09/reid-to-have-vote-on-gun-control-measures-despite-filibuster/


Conn. Father’s Stunning Claim: Son’s School Is Teaching That Americans Don’t Have the Right to Bear Arms

Posted April 10, 2013

A Connecticut father is accusing his son’s school district of teaching children that Americans do not have a constitutional right to bear arms. Steven Boibeaux of Bristol, Connecticut, is claiming that his child, an eighth-grader at Northeast Middle School, was given a social studies worksheet that is anti-Second Amendment in nature — or, at the least, opposed to the conservative view of the provision.

In an interview with Fox News’ Todd Starnes, Boibeaux said that he’s “appalled” and that the school seems to be “trying to indoctrinate our kids.” The worksheet in question, published by Instructional Fair, is entitled, “The Second Amendment Today,” and it allegedly proclaims that American citizens do not have the right to guns.

“The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms,” it purportedly reads. “The courts have never found a law regulating the private ownership of weapons unconstitutional.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/09/conn-fathers-stunning-claim-sons-school-is-teaching-that-americans-dont-have-the-right-to-bear-arms/


Police Poll: Armed Citizens, not Gun Control, Will Lower Violent Crime

Posted April 10, 2013

In a poll conducted by PoliceOne, a majority of law enforcement personnel said universal background checks, "assault weapons" bans, and "high capacity" magazine bans do not make police safer and will not lower violent crime. Armed citizens, on the other hand, do make a positive difference.

In the poll of 15,000 law enforcement professionals, 71% of respondents said an "assault weapons" ban would have zero impact on violent crime. Of those surveyed, 95.7% said the same of a "high capacity" magazine ban, and 79.7% said the same in response to a question on universal background checks.

Over 90% of these law enforcement professionals said "mandatory sentences with no plea bargains" for those who use a gun in perpetrating a crime would reduce violent crime. 

When asked if they supported concealed carry laws for citizens without a felony in their past, 91.3% of respondents answered "yes" on "without question and without further restrictions."

Additionally, 80% of these law enforcement professionals also agreed that casualties at Sandy Hook Elementary would "have likely been reduced" if "legally-armed citizens" had been in the school.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/09/Law-Enforcement-Poll-Obama-s-Gun-Control-Won-t-Lower-Violent-Crime-Armed-Citizens-Will


Sebelius: ObamaCare rollout tougher than White House expected

Posted April 10, 2013

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that she did not anticipate how complicated implementing the president's signature healthcare law would be.

"The politics has been relentless and that continues," Sebelius said, according to Reuters. "There was some hope that once the Supreme Court ruled in July, and then once an election occurred there would be a sense that, 'This is the law of the land, let's get on board, let's make this work.' And yet we will find ourselves having state-by-state political battles."

Speaking to students at the Harvard School of Public Health, Sebelius said implementation had been hampered both by the law's slow roll out and red-state governors and legislators who have rejected state-run insurance exchanges. 

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/292531-sebelius-obamacare-rollout-more-complicated-than-anticipated#ixzz2Q3Zm335d


Examiner Editorial: Feds waste $95 billion on duplicative programs

Posted April 10, 2013

How many federal agencies does it take to do catfish safety inspections? At least three, according to the Government Accountability Office, which on Tuesday released its 2013 report on fragmentation and duplication of federal programs. This year's report -- there were two previous editions of the report first requested by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. -- documents an estimated $95 billion in duplicative programs that waste precious tax dollars. That brings the three-year total of potential savings documented by GAO to $295 billion.

Having three agencies doing catfish safety inspections may strike some as funny, but there is nothing to laugh about in the Department of Homeland Security having $568 million worth of overlapping research and development programs. Or that Department of Defense foreign language training services are provided by 159 separate contracting groups at a cost of $200 million. And why should taxpayers have to foot $15 billion worth of duplicative renewable energy programs?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-feds-waste-95-billion-on-duplicative-programs/article/2526699


Safe from Sequester: $704,198 for Gardening at NATO Ambassador’s Home

Posted April 10, 2013

(CNSNews.com) - Just over a week after sequestration took effect, the State Department allotted more than $700,000 for gardening at a U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Brussels, Belgium.

On March 11, State awarded a contract to provide gardening services at an “official residence” of the U.S. Mission in Belgium.

A State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNSNews.com that the contract is for Truman Hall, a historic property that serves at the residence of the Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The current U.S. ambassador to NATO is Ivo H. Daalder, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in May 2009.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/safe-sequester-704198-gardening-nato-ambassador-s-home


Col. Dick Brauer, USAF (Ret.) on Fox and Friends to discuss Benghazi

Posted April 9, 2013


MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry » All Your Kids Belong To Us

Posted April 9, 2013


Mitch McConnell Joins Filibuster Against Gun Control

Posted April 9, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he will join GOP Senators to filibuster a bill expanding gun control regulations if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) brings it up for a vote this week.

This puts McConnell shoulder-to-shoulder with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and eight other Senators who have said they will block a push for gun control in the Senate.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/08/Sen-McConnell-Joins-Conservative-Filibuster-Against-Gun-Control


Assassination survivor: Why hide the truth on Benghazi? Americans should ask [VIDEO]

Posted April 9, 2013

Lars Hedegaard, the editor of Swedish weekly newspaper Dispatch International who survived an assassination attempt in February, told The Daily Caller that Americans should not forget the lessons of Benghazi.

The Dispatch International is well-known for publicly condemning political correctness and Islamic radicalism.

“It makes a difference if you believe what your government tells you, or if you do not believe what your government tells you,” Hedegaard said. “If you have a government that will lie to you, that’s not very good for any society, is it?”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/07/assassination-survivor-why-hide-the-truth-on-benghazi-americans-should-ask-video/


 
   

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Benghazi Revisited with Special Operations Speaks

Posted April 10, 2013

What a wonderful show we had Tuesday Night with two great men with  long careers in Special Ops, Capt. Larry Baily USN Seal Ret. and Col. Dick Brauer USAF TAL Special Ops Ret.. We made a promise at the end of the show, we would ask our members and vets everywhere to pass this show on email, facebook, twitter. Please contact your Congressman and ask for a select congressional investigative committee. Demand Redress! Demand Accountability! Do it for our troops, Do it for your country.


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CSCOPE review panel apps available, oversight bill moves forward, talking points miss ‘big picture’

Posted April 10, 2013

Curriculum brings numerous taxpayer concerns

CSCOPE, the curriculum management system used by more than 800 Texas public school districts and private schools, is making news on numerous fronts.

Read more…. http://watchdogwire.com/texas/2013/04/09/cscope-review-panel-apps-available-sboe-oversight-bill-moves-forward-media-talking-points-miss-big-picture/


Mass Stabbing On Texas Campus With Weapons Ban

Posted April 10, 2013

Reports indicate up to 14 people were stabbed by an individual armed with a knife at the Houston-area LoneStar College on the morning of April 9.

Reports also indicate that one of those stabbed is in critical condition.

There were allegedly two men armed with knives, one of whom has been captured. The school sent out an alert to students, warning them to lock their doors and stay inside until the second individual is apprehended as well.

The campus was also the site of a shooting in January

Students who witnessed the stabbings have told stories of trying to run away and watching their friends get stabbed as they ran.

Long Star College is a Gun Free Zone that also bans the possession of many types of knives. This attack comes on heels of shooting at Long Star College in January.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/09/Knife-Attack-On-Texas-Campus-With-Weapons-Ban


As Educrats Scramble to Stop the Hemorrhaging…CSCOPE Controversy Continues

Posted April 9, 2013

A public trust betrayal in 'selling' CSCOPE?

Discussions surrounding CSCOPE, the controversial Texas school curriculum, continue although too often with a limited perspective. Americans for Prosperity-Texas State Director Peggy Venable offers this overview of the issue, the responses, what’s really at stake and the need for accountability.

CSCOPE is the hottest topic across the state. And many Texans have never heard of it, though most of the school districts in Texas use it.

What is CSCOPE? It is a set of lesson plans K-12 written under the direction of the Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs). It is then not sold, but rented to the very schools which provided funding for its creation. It costs ISDs $7-8.50 per student per year.

The authors have some problematic credentials…one of them is closely linked to Weather Underground, a self-proclaimed Communist revolutionary group founder and Obama ally Bill Ayers.

What’s wrong with CSCOPE? Simply put, there are four major areas of concern.

Read more… http://watchdogwire.com/texas/2013/04/08/as-educrats-scramble-to-stop-the-hemoragingcscope-controversy-continues/


HB 2187 Named after Slain Teen: The Joshua Wilkerson Bill

Posted April 9, 2013

Austin, TX - Last month, Representive Matt Krause - District 93 filed House Bill 2187, or the "Joshua Wilkerson Bill." The Joshua Wilkerson Bill relates to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding the immigration status of an arrested person and the enforcement of an immigration detainer.

Joshua's father, George Wilkerson, remains convinced his son would still be alive had the Sheriff’s Department identified Moralez as an illegal immigrant and deported him.  Moralez, was arrested twice prior to torturing and murdering Joshua.

"Many Texas families, like the family of Joshua Wilkerson, are suffering unnecessarily.  We need, at the very least, for our laws to be upheld," said Maria Espinoza, President of Houston Eagle Forum.

Espinoza went on to say, "The Joshua Wilkerson Bill supports laws already in place, and will protect Americans from the devastation of being permanently separated from their families."

The family of Joshua Wilkerson pleads for your support.  And asks you to contact your representatives in support of the Joshua Wilkerson Bill  (HB 2187) in order to keep our families together and safe. 

"Moralez’ third offense was the murder of my son,”
Wilkerson told lawmakers last year.


CSCOPE

C-Scope Needs Oversight!!! - Your help is needed!

Posted April 9, 2013

The Texas Senate Education Committee heard SB 1406 last Tuesday April 2, 2013. Yesterday it was passed out of the Senate Education Committee on a 7-0 vote. Many of you have seen the news on C-Scope which is an online curriculum management system. It is currently used in 875 school districts in Texas.  C-Scope officials admitted under oath in a January 31 Senate Education hearing that they had prior lessons that called the Boston Tea Party an "act of terrorism", 9/11 terrorists were called "freedom fighters", and an Islamic world lesson that told teachers to hand out excerpts from the Qur'an that told children to SAY (yes, SAY), "Qur'an [45.26] 'Allah gives you life, then He makes you die, then will He gather you to the day of resurrection wherein is no doubt, but most people do not know.' Qur'an [45.28] 'and you shall see every nation kneeling down; every nation shall be called to its book: today you shall be rewarded for what you did.'" This is not a lesson on Islam; this is called indoctrination. These types of lessons cause confusion in children. We heard from a mother in Plano where her young daughter asked her, "Mom, is it God or Allah?" This should not be, and we should not risk what parents have worked so hard to teach their children all over a dollar. We need your help to call you state senator and ask him/her to support State Board of Education oversight. We are working against many superintendents who do not wish to have this oversight. We cannot trust the makers of C-Scope. The State Board of Education is our elected body. They are responsible ultimately to the tax payers of Texas. They are the safety net we as parents have between the schools our children attend and what curriculum is being taught in this State. They have been given oversight by the State Legislature on all printed materials. We urge you to call your state senator and state representative and ask them to continue to allow oversight on all online education materials considered to be curriculum. Urge them bring SB 1406 to the floor for a vote.


State board committee examines CSCOPE

Posted April 9, 2013

The writers of a controversial teacher lesson plan were the focus of a heated Legislative Hearing Tuesday at the Texas Capitol.

The Senate Education Committee considered legislation requiring more oversight for a program called CSCOPE.

The lesson plans are produced by the Texas Education Service Center Collaborative, which is a non-profit organization that's made up of 20 regional education service centers. The classroom guides are written without State School Board oversight and when questions were raised concerning content and factual errors, Senator Dan Patrick drafted SB1406.

"So I have a bill to put them permanently under the state Board of Education we may have to end their participation in lesson plans as we learn more information, I have a book this thick of mistakes we've found in the last two months, the Attorney General has announced he is looking into CSCOPE," said Sen. Patrick. Read more...


Texas Activists Given Hundreds of CCISD Election Ballots by Harris County Clerk - NO ID - Ballot integrity Alert

Posted April 9, 2013

Two activists, Lianne Russell and Tanya A. Robertson, walked into the Harris County Elections Division (Houston, TX) last week and are given ACTUAL ballots when they only asked for Mail In Ballot Applications. They were given these ballots without even being asked to show a photo id or proof of identity!

It gets worse, the hosting entity (Clear Creek ISD) is the School District that will benefit from their own election. They handle their own ballots, count their ballots, and police their election.

A simple mistake? Even if it was, it still goes to show the importance of having measures in place to prevent voter fraud and to protect ballot integrity. Heck, these two activists did not even want ballots and they walk right in and out of the Harris County Clerk’s office with hundreds of them! Read more...


THE GRASSROOTS TEXANS NETWORK
Stand up for liberty!

With the legislative session half over, we regret to inform our fellow Texans that the Texas State Legislature continues to be the place where solid, fiscally-responsible ideas go to die and awful ideas thrive like bad weeds.

Thankfully, vigilant watchdog groups have been keeping a close eye on the State Legislature and providing us with updates on our elected servants' malfeasance.

We've posted a digest of the most recent reports from Empower Texans on our blog.  In these updates:

How the Legislature is Soaking Taxpayers to Fund Hollywood Trash

Your Elected Servants are Still Cooking the Books and Playing Hide-and-Seek With the Budget Numbers

Why Did the Texas House Vote to Implement Obamacare in Texas?

The Legislature's Conservative Leadership Vacuum


CSCOPE Call to Action

Posted April 8, 2013

HB 760 Relating to State Board of Education oversight of regional education service center services and products concerning student curriculum.

  • Status: Assigned to committee. No scheduled hearing.
  • Recommendation: STRONGLY FOR
  • Research: CSCOPE or C-SCAM? 
  • Comment:  This legislation along with SB 1406, would shed the light of public scrutiny on the controversial CSCOPE curriculum.
  • Call to action: Contact committee members to voice your support. 

 
   

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