The Anonymous Patriot

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Around the World, Education, Lisa's Personal Insights | 0 comments

The Anonymous Patriot by Steven Jaynes www.theanonymouspatriot.com

The Anonymous Patriot by Steven Jaynes
www.theanonymouspatriot.com

What does it mean to be a patriot? Citizens around the country have over used that term and have simplified it to mean just studying the Constitution or attending meetings. It is much more than that. It is also an action word!

Certainly education is the key! But know that you have that knowledge what are you going to do with it?
In the new book “The Anonymous Patriot,” international author Steven Jaynes shows you what two men do with that knowledge?

The first character your introduced to is Salih. Salih is from Khazestan, his family struggling to survive the harsh conditions of the Arabian Dessert and the chaos that surrounds them. And yet he is taught that somewhere there is peace and freedom by his father.

On the other side of the world a young man named Dean makes decisions that steers him to become a contractor for the Military. The obstacles he faces are supported by knowledge he obtain about his forefathers and their service, most of which were never known to the general populace, or written in history books.

In a speech Dean gives: “Real patriots have not necessarily been popular at the time of their most enduring achievements.” … “there has been a long line of patriots that have sacrificed dearly in terms of their own resources and their very lives. The efforts by the previous generations for establishing liberty for all of us is an enduring priceless gift not only to millions of Americans but also continues to provide the hope and realization of individual freedoms for billions of humans all over the world.”
The Anonymous Patriot shows us what the average person can become. It helps us identify patriots when we see their acts.

In past American history we used to speak of the military with pride and honor. The sacrifice of life in protecting our country was reverenced. Our troops in this generation desperately need that! They need to know that they are not forgotten, that their lives are not given in vain. This book brings that feeling back!

As civilians we can do more than just go to meetings and study the Constitution. We have obligation to stand up for our freedoms at home. We have to let our troops know that while they are away, we have their backs and that we are fighting in a more civil manner for our freedoms. Our troops need to see that contrast. This book teaches that!

The lives of Salih and Dean do end up intertwined and both have to make decisions that will affect their own lives and the lives of many. Their decisions will capture your attention, be thought provoking, and instill a compassion for freedom! I encourage you to read “The Anonymous Patriot.”

You can meet the author, Steven Jaynes at the Barnes and Noble in Murray, UT between 12 pm – 6pm. He will also be interviewed on KSTAR (KSRR 1400 AM Radio) on Monday July 15th at 9:30 am!

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An Undocumented Goal: Global Citizenship

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Agenda 21, Around the World, Education, Lisa's Personal Insights, National News, U.S History, Utah State Headlines | 0 comments

globalcitizenshipHidden deep within the Common Core State Standards is a goal to teach children that there is no such thing as a boarder defining a country. We are global citizens that accept each other, our cultures, beliefs, educational goals and economic prosperity for the benefit of the world we live in.

In the news, we have seen reports of parents finding assignments that require students to denounce rights provided by the Constitution, to step on Christian leadership, and to write essays about why Jews are evil. Teachers are being fired for being religious or conservative. Censorship is now public enemy number one against anyone or any ideology that is against this new reform of education known as Common Core.

Socialism is being heralded as the way to make things equal, so that no poverty exists. A redistribution of wealth! The phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has evolved into a collective movement where children now belong to the community, or even to the world as a whole. President Obama’s own Department of Justice has declared that children do not need a mother or a father, helping to further the mentality of collective possession!

I was asked by Utah State Board of Education member Tami Pyfer “where exactly does it say in the standardsTamiPyfer that global citizenship was the goal?” I didn’t respond right away as I had several questions for her 1) Haven’t you read the standards and the resources that you send to your teachers? 2) If Utah is claiming that “-Utah Common Core Standards-” are not national standards, why does she get jumpy when I talk about the National Common Core Standards?

Also I wanted to give a her clear answer for all to read!

Let me begin with a personal story. My oldest daughter was planning out her courses out for winter semester last fall. Together we spoke with a U.S. History teacher and I asked him directly how he would be teaching this class. He told me that he would provide documents and he would engage the students in discussions about these documents. You can imagine my eyebrows going up “Oh, really?”

I asked him how the students and my child were supposed to know the history or the story of those documents? He said the students would have to do the research on their own. That was part of the standards which would required students to come to their own conclusion about the documents and history. I was polite in thanking him for his time, but was screaming inside my head, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” And that was the end of that class for us!

Informational texts without the story will not provide the vision that our Founders’ had of freedom! Informational texts will not tell the stories of emotional hardship, triumphs, sacrifice, service, bravery, and torture that countless individuals endured for us to have the freedom of choice, voice, and pursuit of happiness! Informational text was a goal of Karl Marx. Eliminate emotion, passion, and conviction, and there is nothing for which to fight. Words are just words.

In Education Week, a column was entitled, “Common Core: Preparing Globally Competent Citizens.” This statement says it all. “The Common Core State Standards for English language arts include a series of statements that, while not directly standards themselves, offer a portrait of the capacities of literate students who meet the Standards. One of these seven statements directly addresses the importance of college and career ready students coming ‘to understand other perspectives and cultures’.” The statement continues, “Students appreciate that the twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are settings in which people from often widely divergent cultures and who represent diverse experiences and perspectives must learn and work together. Students actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening, and they are able to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds.”

Is that not the end goal for the government? To provide citizens who know nothing about borders, who accept everyone’s values and cultures, who accept no one culture as superior to another? There is are already fears of a collapsing dollar leading to a global currency. Education would be the means to teach the future residents of this new governance!

On another website, New Global Citizens, it states, “Teaching global competency falls in line quite seamlessly with the Common Core State Standards.” How can that statement be dismissed so casually by those in leadership? People who believe in global citizenship can see it in the writings! I can see it in the writings, why can’t leadership?

And if those two links still don’t show the intent of Common Core to lead our children away from American values and citizenship, then perhaps the International Baccalaureate official documents will persuade:

The IB prepares students to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

• More than a set of rigorous academic standards,
• Emphasizes an education for global engagement,
• Provides a Balance between the skills required to succeed in a competitive, global economy and the values that define responsible, global citizenship.

“The IB applauds the efforts of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of
Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to improve the quality of education across the United States through the Common Core State Standards initiative (CCSS).

“The IB shares with the U.S. Department of Education and its state agencies the important goals of developing internationally benchmarked standards and the ambition to better prepare all students for success in college and career development.”

The IB is pleased to have been selected in 2011 as one of 5 sets of standards against which the Common Core was measured by education experts to determine its success in meeting its goals.”

Make no mistake, IB standards are aligned with Common Core State Standards by design! Global citizenry and governance is the goal. American values will no longer be taught as goals for the future, but as theories of the past.

For more evidence :
National Association of Secondary School Principles

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Unions, Government help to bring down the Capitalist System

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Around the World, Economy, Education, Lisa's Personal Insights, National News | 0 comments

Unions and Governments at all levels have all played a huge role in bringing down the Capitalist system as we know it. Union teamsters came out yesterday fictionally surprised about the high costs that the Obamacare legislation would impose on companies providing healthcare insurance. Can you see the outrageous satire of the Union bosses holding their hands up to their chins, eyes wide “saying oh no, how did this happen? All those promises made to our workers!” Its a bad scene from a British comedy! And while the sarcasm is just oozing forth, those union members, most of whom are either liberal leaning or very weak moderates, walking around oblivious to the situation.

Earlier this week reports came out that Union membership is down to 1930 levels. That’s a major hit to the Democrat party pocketbooks! Last week unemployment claims rose to 368,000. How many of those newly unemployed are/were union employed? www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-31/jobless-claims-in-u-s-increased-38-000-last-week-to-368-000.html

With less money out there to pay for the rising health insurance costs, companies are either a) dumping the worker or b) dumping the health coverage. Both of these actions result in forcing the average worker to become a ward of the state, putting even more pressure on a single payer system! This is right out of the Progressive play book! Play concerned, than dumb, then the “I have no choice” hand. Its a piece of work right out of Hollywood and Americans fall into the stupidity as recently as the healthcare debate back in 2009-10 and during the 2012 election and their doing it again with gun control.

Guess what’s next! Teachers! Our teachers are so underpaid that its now become a crisis, and yet its been a crisis in Utah for what seems like forever! Its a never ending issue. And healthcare coverage will not lesson that urgency. Yes, teachers do take on a load of burden by unreasonable proportions! They have parents, students and administrators all telling them what to do, how to act and what to teach. There are good teachers out there, even great teachers. But the individual teachers is being raked through the coals. Now their pay will become an even bigger crisis should the State find out how much more their health insurance is going to cost. Our taxes will necessarily have to go up to cover our teacher’s healthcare!

More taxes placed on us means less money for ourselves and our own healthcare, which will bring down the whole capitalist system. The burden will be so great, that in the end not even the government will be able to sustain the types of life styles that Americans have come to depend on to maintain a higher average of life expectancy! Who needs death panels when all they’d have to do is over whelm the system so much, that doctors quit, hospitals close, and we now depend on China for healthcare.

Seem outrageous? I don’t think so. Look at Europe, particularly France (who recently declared bankruptcy) and Greece, who’s citizens are begging for the stimulus money to stop coming in so that they can rebuild from scratch! Capitalism is being destroyed all around the world! Food is being with held; yesterday I read an article of Venezuela not having enough flour for bakeries throughout the country. A “Labor conflict” aka Union conflict and government standing in the way of commerce are the cause sited. Customers are being rationed to 2 50lb bags of flour a day, no more. Private bakeries are barely keeping their doors opened. www.washingtonpost.com/business/while-venezuela-tries-to-fight-shortages-lack-of-flour-leaving-some-bakeries-without-bread/2013/01/30/3783c0bc-6b28-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html

The elitists’ plan to destroying capitalism is working. We need to stop pretending that we’ve been out of the “greatest recession since the Great Depression”. What a bill of goods the government has sold us. Republicans are worse than the Democrats, I feel, in that they knowing lead a group of freedom loving, peaceful people to slaughter with their compromises. Although those people are not blameless, they did not get elected by the people to protect our rights, and thus a higher responsibility is placed on the elected official, so help them, God!

The only way I see that our communities are going to survive this is get together without the governments help and set up “what if” plans of action. We have to know who are neighbors and community neighbors are. With regret we can no longer help kids in Africa, or even the homeless here at home. We have to strengthen our own homes first before we can help others, or we will all be at the mercy of tyranny.

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United Nation Monitors and Utah!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Around the World, National News, Utah State Headlines | 0 comments

About a week and a half ago, a story that should have been front page news with bells ringing, was 2nd page news.  United Nations sends in members of The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor Presidential Elections around the United States.  According to the OSCE’s own website they state “Security touches on many aspects of the way we live and are governed. The OSCE’s comprehensive view of security covers three “dimensions”: the politico-military; the economic and environmental; and the human.”  www.osce.org/what

Upon further research I’ve found that it wasn’t our government that requested the OSCE to watch our election process, but that it was the American Civil Liberties Unions, the NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and seven other civil rights groups.  The request:  “Its mission will analyse the legislative framework and its implementation and will follow campaign activities, the work of the election administration and relevant government bodies, including voter registration, and the resolution of election disputes.”  www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/20/us-civil-rights-election-monitors

Why would we need outside watch dogs especially from the United Nations, the same group of people who want to undermine our Constitution and peruse treaties that violate our sovereignty as a separate nation, as well as our protected rights as United States citizens?  We have election watch dogs: BlackBoxVoting.org, and True the Vote.  However in an article published by The Hill, the collective civil right groups sent ‘a letter to Dan Everts, a senior official with OSCE,’ stating concerns that “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”

If the United Nations and American civil rights groups were truly concerned about American voting violations, where were they when ACORN and the Black Panthers intimidated voters, never mind the Department of Justice?  The hypocrisy from the left is astounding, but at the very least it’s consistent!

One leftist article stated that “It is appropriate that the United Nations monitor US elections, despite its small contingent.  After all, the Republican Party is conducting a war on democracy.“  If they were smart, the left would remember it was Karl Marx who declared, “Democracy is the road to Socialism”.   And that America is a Republic with a democratic process of letting our voices be heard through voting.   Part of being a citizen of the Republic is taking responsibility as a citizen, a legal citizen.   truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17586-un-to-monitor-gop-voter-suppression-at-polls

Conservatives have cried foul with the UN coming in to our country, as they should!  The United States of America has lasted for over 230+ years, without asking for help from the international community in establishing our values.  We don’t need their interference now.  Texas and Iowa have threatened arrest if the monitors violate their state laws.  President Obama has countered that they have diplomatic immunity.  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott “made it clear these U.N. “monitors” are not above the law and will be prosecuted if they come within 100 feet of a polling place. The good news is that other states are following the lead – Iowa and Georgia – planning to strictly enforce state voting laws.” aclj.org/us-constitution/jay-sekulow-opposition-growing-to-un-monitors-for-us-elections

That brings me to Utah.  Why haven’t Utah’s leaders spoken out about UN monitors coming here?  I have made contact with our own Attorney Generals’ office but haven’t received a response.  I can only guess that it’s because the elections are only a day away.

Utah code 20A-2-300.6.   Chief elections officer.
(1) The lieutenant governor is Utah’s chief elections officer.
(2) The lieutenant governor shall:
(a) oversee all of Utah’s:
(i) voter registration activities; and
(ii) other responsibilities established by:
(A) Public Law 103-31, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993; and
(B) Public Law 107-252, the Help America Vote Act of 2002; and
(b) coordinate with local, state, and federal officials to ensure compliance with state and federal election laws.

For poll watchers: Utah code 20A-3-201:

(3) Voting poll watchers may watch and observe the voting process, and may make a written memorandum, but they may not interfere in any way with the process of voting except to challenge a voter as provided in this part.
(4) The counting poll watcher shall remain in the counting room, except in the case of necessity, until the close of the polls and may not divulge the progress of the count until the count is completed.
(5) (a) It is unlawful for a counting poll watcher to communicate in any manner, directly or indirectly, by word or sign, the progress of the count, the result so far, or any other information about the count.
(b) Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a third degree felony.

I have not been able to find restrictions on being a poll watcher in the State of Utah.

The two individuals assigned to monitor Utah are Mashu Poulsen from Denmark and Fabrice Boule from Switzerland.  In searching for information on Mashu, I found that on her Linked in page, she lists her current work being “international affairs” and according to her facebook page she graduated from the University of Copenhagen Denmark in Anthropology.

Fabrice Boule is a journalist who works for Media21 Geneva, a network that “is designed to enhance broader public awareness of global issues through better coverage worldwide, but also more effective interaction between the media and important information resources such as donor governments, United Nations agencies, NGOs, the private sector, academics and other specialists.” www.media21geneva.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=47

How these two individuals come to be on a security watch dog group does not seem to be in their job descriptions, and they are clearly not diplomats representing their countries.

Mashu Poulsen Fabrice Boule

Too many questions surround these two coming to Utah.  Too many questions surround the Governor’s office as to why they let them come and why the secrecy of having them be here.

Utahans should be more than appalled that our leaders have put good faith in hosting United Nation messengers.  We should be outraged!  Our own local media has failed in being watch dogs for Utahans.   I have found out that not only have these to individuals come and gone, but that they have been here before, during the 2008 Presidential elections.  I haven’t been able to get answers if they will be here on the day of elections but as individual citizens we need to be keenly aware of who is monitoring the polls!

Don’t be fooled by NAACP members showing up to provide water.  Don’t be intimidated by ACORN or Black Panther supporters!  Know your rights, be safe and don’t engage!  Immediately notify the election volunteers and then call local police!  It’s time to stand up for our Nations’ sovereignty!

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Where does your treasure lie?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Around the World, Economy, Education, Family | 0 comments

Reading this article I cannot help the deep concern I have for the children and family in Sweden right now. In 2010, Sweden adopted a totalitarian view of education and are pressuring parents heavily, to put there children as young as 1 into government hands through day care and pre-school. Sweden may have turned the Socialism look at economics, does not mean that Sweden if a free country. All this article shows is that they know a Capitalist system works. Freedoms of speech, religion, healthcare, education are still heavily controlled by the government. And in fact it is illegal to homeschool children there. So what is the moral of this story? Your treasure is where your heart is!

“Sweden’s colorful, ponytail-sporting finance minister Anders Borg is one of the few economic thinkers in Europe who understands the problem with Keynesian stimulus measures is that, even if they provide a small temporary economic buzz, they leave you with a hangover of malinvestment, of resources placed where central planners want them rather than where the market says they belong. Hire an unemployed person to be a government form-filler or poet and you’re simply putting off the day when he’ll have a real job that meets real demands.”

www.forbes.com/sites/kylesmith/2012/10/11/no-matter-who-wins-on-116-disgruntled-americans-will-move-to-sweden/

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