John and Jane Does’ Gather for “We Will Not Conform”

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Education, Featured | 0 comments


“Hello, I am John Doe, and I will not conform!” “Hello, I am Lisa Cummins, and I will not conform!”

If you have ever seen Frank Capra’s movie, Meet John Doe, you most likely caught a glimpse of the power one individual has. On Tuesday, July 22nd, Glenn Beck brought together various individuals from many different backgrounds to make the statement: “We Will Not Conform.” The issue is Common Core, an agenda of taking our children and using them for the benefit of the government and private entities.

When I started fighting back against Common Core in 2010, I was a lone mom, or so I thought. I was putting in attorney-like hours researching and following leads concerning anyone and anything Common Core related. Months later, I teamed up with Christel Swasey, Alisa Ellis, and Renee Braddy, as well as a handful of other moms. Together we combined our research, traveled the state sharing presentations, meeting with legislators, school board members, teachers, and anyone who would listen and take us seriously.

Walking into the studio I felt extremely small, and yet an important part of huge fight to protect our children. Washington D.C., massive corporations, and big names with obscenely deep pockets were coming after our children. However the “Bureau-edu-crats,” (as Michelle Malkin called them), made a huge and vital mistake. They severely underestimated the power of Moms and Dads, and the ability of one dad to bring them all together under the roofs of 700 theaters across the nation.

Five sections of the studio were set to cover different areas of importance: Michelle Malkin took the lead in Resources and Research, Dana Loesch lead the “Grassroots”, David Barton focused on “Politics”, Pat Gray discussed “Alternatives”, and Brian Glicklich emphasized “Messaging.”

To briefly summarize:
◾At the Resource and Research table: self –education of the issues is needed. Parents and citizens must know what is at issue and the risks involved.
◾At the “Grassroots” table: sharing that information through the right channels (i.e. social media, face-to face discussion, etc…) is vital. Twitter was voted as the most useful tool.
◾At the “Politics” table: we must be organized and show up at various school board and legislative meetings in numbers! Numbers DO matter! Understand the 10th Amendment and make sure your elected officials do to.
◾At the “Alternative” table: through a poll conducted, homeschooling came off as the winning alternative to public school. It was emphasized that parents should not disengage from the discussion of public education. Everyone needs to be involved.
◾The fifth table was Messaging. Brian Glicklich made it clear that we need to “Think first, listen second, and talk last.” We are to disengage from arguments, you can be “angry and effective, but rarely can you do both at the same time,” “what you say and how you say it can be just as effective as the words themselves”.

So how did Utahans respond to the event?

Jim Wilson shared:

“We were at the Provo Mall theaters. The place was packed. There was a petition being passed around. The audience was very engaged and often showed their support through applause. There was a great deal of discussion afterwards. It was a great event!”

From Vincent Bellon:

“Draper was sold out! The crowd was engaged and applauded throughout, especially when the subject of home schooling came up. We met in the lobby afterwards to sign the petition and many were exchanging e-mails. I was very motivated afterwards by the instruction we received!”

Glenn Beck was exactly right when he said

“The day when we are willing to go to jail like Martin Luther King did for his kids, we win!”

Numbers DO matter. Look what a handful of moms have done in Utah! Look what one dad did in bringing a nation together. It all starts with 1. It starts with you! Spread the word: a citizen movement has begun! WE WILL NOT CONFORM!

*For more information to get started with an action plan go to
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Government vs Parents: The Tug-of-War over our Children

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Education, Family, Featured, Lisa's Personal Insights, National News, Religion, Utah State Headlines | 0 comments

Parents your children are in immediate danger! Stranger danger is prevalent! Local, State, and Federal agencies are coming after your children, sighting “experts” and “studies,” to demoralize the role of a parent in a child’s life.

Victorian Parents Educating ChildrenThe evidence is mounting and it’s past time that parents stand up as the leading experts and protectors of our children.

On March 3, 2013 published a story about the Obama Administration submitting a legal brief to the United State Supreme Court in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry, which is disputing the Constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8.

“The Justice Department presented its conclusions about parenthood in rebutting an argument made by proponents of Proposition 8 that the traditional two-parent family, led by both a mother and a father, was the ideal place, determined even by nature itself, to raise a child.

“The Obama administration argues this is not true. It argues that children need neither a father nor a mother and that having two fathers or two mothers is just as good as having one of each.

“The [California] Voter Guide arguably offered a distinct but related child-rearing justification for Proposition 8: ‘the best situation for a child is to be raised by a married mother and father,’” said the administration’s brief submitted to the court by Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

“As an initial matter, no sound basis exists for concluding that same-sex couples who have committed to marriage are anything other than fully capable of responsible parenting and child-rearing,” the Department of Justice told the court.

“To the contrary, many leading medical, psychological, and social-welfare organizations have issued policy statements opposing restrictions on gay and lesbian parenting based on their conclusion, supported by numerous scientific studies, that children raised by gay and lesbian parents are as likely to be well adjusted as children raised by heterosexual parents.”

“The weight of the scientific literature strongly supports the view that same-sex parents are just as capable as opposite-sex parents,” says the administration.

My article is not about the constitutionality of gay marriage. It is about the fact that the current administration believes that children are items, “human capital” if you will, for the benefit of the people. The terms “mother” and “father” are no longer valid, as the lines are being erased for gender identification. And with the eradication of those terms, so is the identity of the family, individual rights, and humanity.
At the same time, the Obama Administration is denying the request of a German family seeking political asylum in the United States, under Freedom of Religion. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike have 6 children, and have chosen to homeschool, because they felt that their Evangelical Christian beliefs were not being taught in schools. The current law, making homeschool illegal, was created in 1938 under the Hitler regime. It is because of this law that the parents’ role have been undermined and they have been fined, put in jail, and now face the state taking their children away.

This case is now headed to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. It could set a precedent on the legitimate, unalienable right of the parent to decide what is best in the upbringing of their child!

The Obama Administration has made it unequivocally clear that parental rights are on the chopping block. In a statement concerning the Romeike Family, Eric Holder said, “There is no fundamental liberty to homeschool. So long as a government bans homeschooling broadly and equally, there is no violation of your rights.”

The government is clearly stepping on the toes of parents on how to teach their children. HSLDA lays out the argument on the dressing up of Totalitarianism, here:

It is time for parents to take a stand for our children! These are not the only two examples of parental rights infringement, look at the outrage over Common Core! Parents should be considered experts in what their children should learn, not the government. Consider what is being taught as normal today; creationism is considered a pseudo science at best, population control is considered necessary to save planet earth, and boys and girls have no gender roles anymore and can, therefore, walk into bathrooms/locker rooms ‘if’ they feel that they are different.

I had one of my local School District Board members say that parents have no right to determine what their kids need to learn. Too may people, in places of power, believe parents are no longer the experts.

I’ll tell you what: I have been an expert on my children for over 17 years. I became an expert the minute I found out I was pregnant with each of them. My husband and I are the ONLY ones with God given authority over our children. Laws and regulation that are set up to control my children’s locations, education, and health, are in violation of my unalienable rights! I am an expert on what my children’s needs are in every aspect; educational, physical, spiritual and temporal. I know their names, their individual likes and dislikes, their favorite colors, what their favorite foods are, their goals and dreams, and even their natural talents. I am the mother of 5 beautiful, talented, gifted, smart, well balanced children. I am the Aunt of 9 equally beautiful, talented, gifted, well balanced children. I am a friend with numerous mothers with multiple children. I am a M.O.M (Mother of Many) – EXPERT!

I will no longer allow the belittling of who I am and what role I play as an adult in my children’s lives.

We are the stewards of these children, by the authority of God, through our unalienable rights. As a mom, I will stand in front of these children, protecting them from the tyrants that are trying to take them away from us! Keep your hands off my children! The government has forced us into playing this silly tug-of-war. But make no mistake, this is a war for our children, and we, as parents need to stand up, and raise our voices loud and clear. Our children’s souls depend on it!

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