Backstage at the “Man in the Moon”

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Lisa's Personal Insights, National News, Utah State Headlines | 2 comments

A week prior to the “Man in the Moon” event, my name was forwarded to Kristina Ribali, Social Media Director for FreedomWorks. It was because of my local blogging about National and Utah politics, that she invited me to be backstage at the “Free the People” Speaker Series, to blog, tweet, facebook, what I saw. I didn’t know what to expect, I had never been given such an opportunity to an event as big as this was. But I gladly accepted. Kristina also invited me to be part of the pre-show to “Free the People,” which was to air over the internet. Again I didn’t know what to expect, I’d never been interviewed before! I was given permission as well, to bring my video camera, to take pictures and talk with anyone. I had complete access! Wow! I was excited!

Glenn Beck and Kristina Ribali with bloggers from around the country prior to Freedom Works "Free the People" event July 5, 2013

Glenn Beck and Kristina Ribali with bloggers from around the country prior to Freedom Works “Free the People” event July 5, 2013

Arriving with a friend of mine, we were ushered through the gates, to the backrooms where we would set up. I was introduced to other bloggers as they came in, fully expecting to see other known bloggers in Utah. I was the only one. The diversity of bloggers there was great! Brenden Loy, a self proclaimed Left centrist was there, as was Michelle Ray who was our Libertarian. I found them to be really good people and it was a privilege to meet them!

We set up our equipment and set out! I tried to stay out of everyone’s way as they were planning for the show. Speakers were showing up. So was the wind and rain! The Man in the Moon had set backs and the crew was concerned with the props. The fact that my hair went completely uncurled and started to frizz was such a minor thing I didn’t dare ask if someone had a curling iron! So alas my 2 minutes off camera time was met with wind blown hair! A great first impression! You can see my portion of the pre-show below.

It was the atmosphere and the people that mattered though. It was calm, orderly, genuine! I’m sure nerves were being rattled just a bit, but I never saw it. These people were professional and they (and decidedly me) wouldn’t panic unless we had to. But how could panic ensue, with such faith promoting people? It couldn’t, nor did it. The only set back that I knew of was that the pre-show was stopped because the winds were just too much and the connection to the internet was at a minimal. But it was OK!

Opening the door to where I was set up, I came face to face with Glenn Beck, already speaking with the rest of the bloggers. I tried to come in as causal as possible! Mr. Beck has a gravitational pull about him. Like him or not, his presence commands respect. He was kind and soft spoken like he gets at times when he talks about topic he cares about. He was gracious with his time, as short as it was, and was genuinely interested in our conversation. He appreciated our efforts to be involved at the grassroots level, and asked to keep doing it, as we could make a difference together. He took a few pictures with us and then left to finish preparing for the Speaker’s series.

Glenn Beck - July 5, 2013

Glenn Beck – July 5, 2013

At that point the “Free the People” event had started. Kristina was incredible, asking various speakers to come and interview with us. She was going non-stop! One by one, as time permitted she brought them back to our room. In walked Saratoga Springs Mayor, Mia Love, who is running for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Following her was Freedom Works’ Deneen Borelli, and then Arizona Congressman David Schweikert, ending with Utah Senator Mike Lee. (All of those interviews can be seen in up coming posts)

The night went extremely fast with never a dull moment. As Glenn Beck was on stage, I was backstage right behind the producers. Watching Glenn on the screen I heard him hinting to the audience of the Man in the Moon2, now in production for next year. The cues were right on, the choir and Glenn’s story was in sync. Not a sound could be heard from the audience, and if I’m not mistaken the light rain had stopped. It was an amazing moment. I looked around me and I was standing next to Rafael Cruz, Senator Ted Cruz’s father, and Matt Kibbe, President of Freedom Works, was on the other side. Even in the back we could feel the power behind the story. The host of the evening, (forgive me as I don’t remember her name) leaned over to me and she said, “you could hear a pin drop, its so quiet.” I replied, “That’s what happens when the Spirit moves.”

After the show I was again offered to come backstage and see the goings on before the “Man in the Moon” production. I was excited for the chance to come yet again.

Double rainbow over "Man in the Moon" - July 6, 2013

Double rainbow over “Man in the Moon” – July 6, 2013

The next evening at the Man in the Moon, I had ran through torrential rain. There goes my done up hair again. Oh C’est la vie! That’s life! Umbrellas weren’t allowed in the USANA Amphitheater, and I wasn’t the only one getting soaked. At least this time I wasn’t going on camera. But I did take pictures! I was able to meet Raj Nair, host of Liberty Treehouse. I saw Buck Sexton but didn’t approach him as he was speaking on the Blaze Radio. Talking about the crisis in Egypt I imagined. On stage I was able to meet David Barton of Wallbuilders.com and thank him for his books that taught historical truth!

And once again I met Glenn Beck. He was pacing it seemed a little nervous about the show being partly shut down to the projectors potentially being damaged by the rain. $600,000 and he’d have to pay for each one that was ruined because of water damage. Earlier a prayer, lead by David Barton, was given with specific request to let the rains pass by the amphitheater. It was amazing. Within 40-45 minutes the skies cleared with double rainbows behind the stage. Glenn was still nervous though, the crew even more so. What was the plan? I knew I had a maybe a minute, but I went up to him and wished him luck! He placed his hand on my arm and said in his quiet voice “Thank you.” Quickly he noticed that my jean jacket was still soaked from the rain. I said it was ok, that I would dry, and that everything would be ok. He smiled, asked where my family was sitting, I pointed off stage left to the grass. Again, he was genuine and as much as I wanted to sit down and have a conversation with him, I thanked him for the privilege to be backstage and left to be with my family.IMG_1555_20130706_215721

The Man in the Moon shared the story of the Gospel. Love one another, be kind to each other, serve and lift each other up. We are writers of our own stories and we decide if our characters are heroic or tyrannical. I was shown that by Glenn Beck and his “Man in the Moon.” I am so grateful to have been given such extraordinary memories. Thank you, Kristina Ribali, and a deep thank you to Glenn Beck for providing the opportunity.

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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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Utahans are being duped into Swallowing

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Lisa's Personal Insights, Utah State Headlines | 2 comments

How do you destroy a nation, a state, a cause, a home or a man?

The dirty little secret is that you don’t destroy in major blows, but rather by nit picking in small portions, just enough to hurt but not to cause immediate destruction. It’s the continuous torment that is the enjoyment of destroying, the watching of one to suffer, struggle, fighting fact from fiction think they may overcome the trial. The question is whose to gain by it all?
You only have to look at history, or to read fictional novels to find out such details. For some, their imaginations won’t go there, for others that is all they will to turn to. To destroy is an art that is carefully crafted, so well, that even the general public is fooled into believing the scandal that is before their eyes, unawares of the deliberate craftiness of the real destruction going on behind the scene.

Utah Attorney General John Swallow

Utah Attorney General John Swallow


Big things come in little packages you know.

Intrigued? I am.

As a citizen of Utah I am amazed but not surprised on the human response to scandal. “Bring him down,” they say! “Treason!” “ Criminal”! “Oh the embarrassment to Utah!” The story gets even more scandalous if it includes a politician. “Of course they are guilty.” We elect guilty men and women all the time and if tried in the public papers, its time to impeach. Surely he must be guilty. Look at all the evidence. Look at his associations. After all he is a lawyer, too!

In November of 2012, Utah citizens elected John Swallow to the Attorney General’s office, with 65% of the vote. It had been decades since the last “true” conservative was voted to that office. Mr. Swallow was riding the wave of having been the champion of bring Obamacare to the Supreme Court, in defending the citizen’s right to not be forced into paying for a product. He had taken a chance and lead with 6 other states from the beginning in that fight, when there wasn’t support. Mr. Swallow thought otherwise. But forget that, that’s history, and he was only Assistant Attorney General.

Mr. Swallow has fought for our Utah lands. But surely that doesn’t matter as we can get money from the Government and taxes from the people. Or watch as the Federal sells off our lands for back payment on interest.

Also “Attorney General John Swallow will defend a new state law that prohibits federal land management officers from acting as state and local law enforcement officers” Yet another story that Mr. Swallow will protect Utah citizens.

Now, here we are with polls calling for investigations and impeachment. Condemn without trial, because of course two reports from the Salt Lake Tribune are firm in the evidence they have against Swallow! Do not forget this is the same Salt Lake Tribune that endorsed the re-election of President Barak Obama. This is the same Tribune that likes to jump on any Republican and side with the left.

So let’s get him! He’s guilty! Time to make an example of him! Mess with the people and your career and life are over in this town!

But hold the presses. Let’s play the “what if” game.

IF it were a Democrat in office, would the Salt Lake Tribune try the fellow Democrat in the papers? And would the Republicans in office be willing to put their reputations on the line to investigate said Democrat?

IF we don’t believe politicians why in the world do we believe two criminals? One is already behind bars, the other is under multiple counts of fraud.

IF Traci Gundersen, former Director of the Utah Division of Consumer Protection and former Assistant Attorney General, was truly pressing charges with the Utah Bar Association, why would she announce it to the public, before the ruling of the findings? Protocol is that nothing is to be said until after the conclusion of the Bar’s. So why would she announce it to the public, and then resign the very next day? Hmm.

IF Utah Legislators call for impeachment how many millions of dollars would be spent? Would it hinder the current FBI investigation? How much National attention would we get, and do we want the Obama Administration looking our way? I can just see it now “Possible collapse of the Republican domination in Utah.” Or “Bi-Partisan cooperation to bring Swallow down” Or here is another one: “Compromise was gained because of Main Stream Media.” Don’t you the citizens of Utah love it? Or are you embarrassed yet?

IF the opposition of John Swallow do turn out to be the same opposition that want to bring down Utah’s Caucus System, what does that make Utah citizens? A monkey’s uncle (half tongue in cheek)!
IF John Swallow isn’t found guilty of his accusations, being impeached would forever follow Mr. Swallow AND those legislators that called for the impeachment. Could their conscience handle it? Many good statesmen have left for fewer causes.

I have personally talked with John Swallow and have seen the receipts and bank statements. I do not, with firm conviction feel that John is guilty and worthy of impeachment. He is a man with faults, as we all are, but guilty by association is not a crime. Nor did any of the meetings take place while under ‘oath of office’ and that is important!

Mr. Swallow, whatever his early faults were do not warrant the trial by media, and lack of confidence from Utah citizens. Nothing has been done that has hindered any investigations or litigation that is currently being handled by the Utah Attorney General’s Office!

For the past 5 months John Swallow has lead the Utah Attorney’s office with due diligence that his oath requires of him. He is doing what our votes have asked him to do. IF you still demand his impeachment, you are throwing away the trust, research and questioning you did of him during the elections of 2012. You are throwing your vote away.

Legislators are not even sure as to who would replace Mr. Swallow! With the current land grabs, Common Core, and Federal police being deputized are you confident with whomever will take his place?

Are you confident enough in Swallow’s conviction to hand our State over to Progressives who are just panting at the chance to take the Holy Grail of the political arena, religious and conservative Utah!
I mean if the people are so willing to hand over our state because we tried and convicted our Attorney General based on what the media told us, than my fellow citizen’s deserve their fate.

I hope that we are sincere to our heritage and ancestry to not allow that to happen in our state. Utah deserves justice to be done. Allow the 5 current investigations to be finished. Ask the Legislators to wait until January of 2014, and support new laws of conduct becoming a Utah official. As we have seen in the recent past, jumping not allow a crisis go to waste is the demise of Freedom!

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Virtual Unintended Consequences

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Family, Lisa's Personal Insights, National News | 1 comment

For the first time in history, a generation’s thoughts, deeds, likes and dislikes, habits, triumphs and mistakes, and their relationships will all be documented from the minute they are born until the moment they die. The virtual world has become the mecca for corporations and governments to know everything about us.
However, it will be those children five years and younger who will be the most affected. The data that will be collected on these babies will follow, and in some cases, haunt them forever. This data that will be collected will be used against them in the future, or could help save them. That will depend on who is in charge of this data and who can access it.

nsa_eye1For the first time, this obsession with technology and innovation will reach a peak of intrusiveness, the likes of which our grandparents have never seen and have always been afraid of.

And yet we freely up load our babies’ pictures, document events, places, and people for everyone to see. Facebook, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google, and all other mass media outlets out there collect data which we freely give. Millions, if not billions of dollars are in virtual circulation just because you are typing, coping, uploading away. We have been a gold mine, and now our children and the generation following them will be even more so.

But that is not the greatest tragedy.

In an article that I read today, it was pointed out that our teens lives, as they get virtually documented will never be erased, including their mistakes.

Think of your past. Think of past relationships, experiments, your rebelling years. If your employers or current family members knew the kind of person you were when you were a teen, would you feel confident that all would be well going forward? Would past thoughts that were carelessly written as a teen be regrettable as an adult?

Are we ready to allow those types of consequences of having our teens be adults in an adult virtual world of responsibility? Can we count on the future relationships that our children will have, to be merciful and forgiving? Perhaps that would be if the nature of God and love is still an influence.
Imagine for a moment a future where your child doesn’t have a job interview, because companies have had access to social media records, as well as scholastic and medical records. There would never need to be an ‘in person’ interview.

Or, another scenario would be a prospective relationship. A father doesn’t like ateen-girls-computer-surprised new boy in his daughter’s life and he calls up the government for access to the boy’s history. (I can see all the current dads out there smiling, ‘hey, not a bad idea.’) What if that boy were you, and you had been convicted of a crime, only you were set up. Or, you had paid your debt to society, and you were turning your life around. Your confession of your past would no longer be on your terms, but it would be on the governments’ terms.
Is this what we want for our children’s future?

I would ask that you think twice of allowing your teen to be a part of our virtual world until they are old enough to understand the unintended consequences that may arise at any time. And that they are responsible to accept those consequences.

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Marine General Maddis’ viral 2003 email on importance of reading circles again

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Lisa's Personal Insights, National News, U.S History | 0 comments

The virtual timing of the re-circulating of Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis’ November 2003 letter about reading, is a blessing. With the Common Core requiring more emphasis on information texts, the lack of understanding behind those documents is astounding.

Students who are only taught from only documents and manuals, will not know the why, the passion, behind those texts. That lack of information will severely hinder the ability to process, individually, for themselves how to reasonably solve a problem, or create anew.

Haman nature does not change and because of that history is destined to repeat. The only way to know how to solve problems of the future is to learn from the past. Passion, feelings, emotions are what drives men to achieve victory and over come battles and wars. We mustn’t lose sight of what our forefathers went through and the legacies they left behind, or we will be completely blind with the knowledge we could have seen the future.

General James "Mad Dog" Mattis Years of Service 1972-2013

General James “Mad Dog” Mattis
Years of Service 1972-2013

General Mattis has since retired, leaving his post as “head of Central Command, which oversaw wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was responsible for a region that includes Syria, Iran, Yemen.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis

Here is his letter:

“Message 1: from General James Mattis, on the matter of professional reading, 20 November
2003
“….The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s
experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a
better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of
incompetence are so final for young men.

“Thanks to my reading, I have never been caught flat-footed by any situation, never at a loss for
how any problem has been addressed (successfully or unsuccessfully) before. It doesn’t give
me all the answers, but it lights what is often a dark path ahead.

“With TF 58, I had w/ me Slim’s book, books about the Russian and British experiences in AFG,
and a couple others. Going into Iraq, “The Siege” (about the Brits’ defeat at Al Kut in WW I) was
req’d reading for field grade officers. I also had Slim’s book; reviewed T.E. Lawrence’s “Seven
Pillars of Wisdom”; a good book about the life of Gertrude Bell (the Brit archaeologist who
virtually founded the modern Iraq state in the aftermath of WW I and the fall of the Ottoman
empire); and “From Beirut to Jerusalem”. I also went deeply into Liddell Hart’s book on
Sherman, and Fuller’s book on Alexander the Great got a lot of my attention (although I never
imagined that my HQ would end up only 500 meters from where he lay in state in Babylon).

“Ultimately, a real understanding of history means that we face NOTHING new under the sun.
For all the “4th Generation of War” intellectuals running around today saying that the nature of
war has fundamentally changed, the tactics are wholly new, etc, I must respectfully say… “Not
really”: Alex the Great would not be in the least bit perplexed by the enemy that we face right
now in Iraq, and our leaders going into this fight do their troops a disservice by not studying
(studying, vice just reading) the men who have gone before us.

“We have been fighting on this planet for 5000 years and we should take advantage of their
experience. “Winging it” and filling body bags as we sort out what works reminds us of the
moral dictates and the cost of incompetence in our profession. As commanders and staff
officers, we are coaches and sentries for our units: how can we coach anything if we don’t
know a hell of a lot more than just the TTPs? What happens when you’re on a dynamic
battlefield and things are changing faster than higher HQ can stay abreast? Do you not
adapt because you cannot conceptualize faster than the enemy’s adaptation? (Darwin has
a pretty good theory about the outcome for those who cannot adapt to changing
circumstance — in the information age things can change rather abruptly and at warp
speed, especially the moral high ground which our regimented thinkers cede far too quickly
in our recent fights.) And how can you be a sentinel and not have your unit caught
flat-footed if you don’t know what the warning signs are — that your unit’s preps are not
sufficient for the specifics of a tasking that you have not anticipated?

“Perhaps if you are in support functions waiting on the warfighters to spell out the specifics of
what you are to do, you can avoid the consequences of not reading. Those who must adapt to
overcoming an independent enemy’s will are not allowed that luxury.

“This is not new to the USMC approach to warfighting — Going into Kuwait 12 years ago, I
read (and reread) Rommel’s Papers (remember “Kampstaffel”?), Montgomery’s book (“Eyes
Officers”…), “Grant Takes Command” (need for commanders to get along, “commanders’
relationships” being more important than “command relationships”), and some others. As a
result, the enemy has paid when I had the opportunity to go against them, and I believe that
many of my young guys lived because I didn’t waste their lives because I didn’t have the vision
in my mind of how to destroy the enemy at least cost to our guys and to the innocents on the
battlefields.

“Hope this answers your question…. I will cc my ADC in the event he can add to this. He is the
only officer I know who has read more than I.

“Semper Fi, Mattis

www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/10/the-viral-email-sent-by-a-marine-general-in-2003-on-the-importance-of-reading/

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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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