Did the Democrats and liberal media call for extreme gun control in the aftermath of this incident? No, instead they attributed Hodgkinson’s brutal armed attacks on Republican lawmakers to President Donald Trump.
What do we know about ALL mass murderers? They were and are all Democrats.
Question: Do we need gun control or Democrat control? Actually, neither. We need a public education campaign to apprise Democrat voters of our common history and the reason we have inalienable rights that are protected by the Bill of Rights.
2018 elections are pivotal to the future of our nation. When you go to vote, and please do, any Republican will be better for you and your family than any Democrat.
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North Tonawanda, a town located in western New York, instated a new rule on Oct. 1 that allows parents to be fined $250 or be sentenced to 15 days in jail if their child violates city laws two or more times within a 90-day span.
Lock up the parents for a kids misbehavior? Is this good policy?
Christine Morgan, a teacher of 31 years says: “‘Bullying’ is now used to cover anything and everything from actual assault to mild unwelcome comments: and nearly all the ‘bullies’ I encountered in 31 years of teaching were children who had their own issues. Some parents need to get off their phones and do some parenting. Jail is not the answer: doesn’t address the victim’s problems and doesn’t produce ‘better’ people when the culprits return to society.”
The use of generalizations – in this case, ‘bullies’ – sets a broad spectrum of people into a group which is then easily the target of a politically-correct government.
“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.” – John Philpot Curran, July 10, 1790
How can you and I exercise Eternal Vigilance when we have children, businesses, and all manner of social activities?
We do so when we choose to do so. What can we do? We can vote, learn the issues of the hour, debate ideas and solutions among ourselves, and communicate with our elected representatives.
Along the way to recovery, let’s prohibit the grouping of our students under the banner of ‘bullying’.
On the left side of the political spectrum, Democrats boast they are “pro-choice”. The pro-choice claim suggests freedom, as in freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of religious expression. Such is not the case.
Atheism has taken root in the Democrat Party. Atheists strive to silence all religious expression, a natural right (formerly) protected by the First Amendment.
That First Amendment stipulates there will be no “no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech”.
The Gallup Poll tracks many things, including religious trends. In December of 2015, Gallup reported a decline in the number of U.S. residents who call themselves Christianfrom 80.1% in 2008 to 75.2% in 2015. The decline was in the under-forty population. That’s bad news.
Why the decline? Scholarship. Plain and simple. Contemporary young Christians know little to nothing about the Bible. Even fewer Americans know our history.
A Biblical worldview defines abortion as murder and homosexuality as an abomination, but religious groups, pseudo-Christians, ignore the Bible and teach a false history.
President Ronald Reagan wisely said, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
In Canada, the LGBT activists have taken full control of public education, to the point of actually indoctrinating young children toward the LGBT lifestyles. View the CBN News news story below.
In nearby Arkansas, atheists successfully forced a public school system to remove all references to God.
The challenge for Bible-believing, born-again Christians is two-fold. In the short term, we must be diligent to vote for candidates who agree with the Right to Life and parental authority. In the long-term, Christians must boldly tell their stories, their personal testimonies on what God has done and is doing in their lives.
I encourage believers to pray for God to supernaturally intervene in the political affairs of this state and our nation.
Senator Hall’s understanding of the School Choice issue aligns with the aforementioned Item 147 which states:
We believe that all children should have access to quality education. We support the right to choose public, private, charter, or home education. We support the distribution of educational funds in a manner that they follow the student to any school, whether public, private, charter, or home school through means of tax exemptions and/or credits.
Representative Burkett stridently opposes School Choice, as described in the GOP Platform. The Garland ISD is her preferred model for school choice. What form of school choice do the students in the Garland school district have? She boasts how any child can choose any public school in the Garland ISD.
Do you see the difference? She doesn’t get it.
Let’s do some school shopping.
Overall, Texas public schools rank 47th, fourth from the bottom of all 50 states. Is this acceptable to you, Ms. Burkett? Why would we not want our state to rank a little higher, like say Number One? Homeschool and private school graduates add value to the overall education of Texas students.
Here in Rockwall County, we have two school districts, Rockwall and Royse City. How do they compare to Garland ISD? For a fair comparison, I include the Greenville ISD ranking.
Both districts with Rockwall County rank very high, Rockwall ISD at 104, Royse City ISD at 201. Sadly, the district Ms. Burkett holds up as her gold standard ranks miserably down at 473.
We moved to Rockwall from Garland in 1987. The differences between Garland ISD and Rockwall ISD were to us like night and day. By the way, all four of our children graduated from Rockwall High School. My wife and I served as RHS Band Boosters and loved every minute of it. I am pleased to report that Rockwall High School remains a very good school and parents continue to move here for this reason.
Senator Bob Hall’s understanding of the School Choice issue precisely aligns with the GOP Platform that was approved by thousands of Texas delegates from 254 Texas counties.
Referring back to Item 147, “the right to choose” distills down to academic freedom.
Six of my grandchildren residing here in Rockwall County enjoy the freedom of homeschool. Not all families can homeschool because mom and dad both work outside the home.
Do you know there are six private schools in Rockwall County serving 671 children? Reference: PRIVATE SCHOOL REVIEW
School Districts, to their detriment, are big government political entities that fear a loss of revenue. One of the school lobbyists, a Rockwall resident, runs to unseat Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick who also follows the GOP Platform.
Let’s do a reality check: The majority of families in our county will continue to send their children to one of the two school districts and this is not a bad choice. However, here and across the Great State of Texas, there are families who want to be more than fourth from the bottom. For this reason, they choose either homeschools or privates schools.
Now to the money, the lobbyist and his clients think all tax dollars for public education is their money. Wrong. It’s OUR money.
Homeschools and Private Schools bring to the community a higher standard of education and academic freedom that contributes to the quality of life for all residents.
I know the facts. I researched the numbers. I advocate for academic freedom and academic competition. Academic freedom is but one reason why I endorse and support the re-election of Texas State Senator Bob Hall.
In Rockwall County, early voting runs from February 20 through March 2. Here is a schedule of all EARLY VOTING locations. Election Day is March 6.
“All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth.”
History of Walgreens
Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. established his first store in Illinois in 1901. Today, there are 8,100 stores across the continental United States and in Puerto Rico.
My Personal Experience with Walgreens
As a young child, the Walgreen’s store feature that drew me in was the soda fountain. Do you know the Walgreen coporation invented the malted milkshake?
Mom would take us to visit Aunt Lucille in New Orleans. As early as age 5, my younger sister Ginger and I, on our own, would hop aboard a New Orleans city bus for a ride down to Canal Street to visit the local Walgreens for a Cherry Phosphate. Mom wasn’t the least worried about us doing this and nothing untoward ever happened.
Political Correctness in Action
The ACLU of California pressured Walgreen’s to adopt this LGBTQ policy that welcomes men into women’s restrooms.
Transgenderism is a mental disorder. The World Health Organization (WHO) and professional psychiatry long recognized this to be so. However, political pressure from the ACLU and other leftist political organizations associated with the Democrat Party compelled a redefinition of the disorder. This new politically-correct position is said to destigmatize the mental condition in order “to reduce barriers to care”. If there is no disorder, why is there a need for psychiatric care?
Professional psychiatrists will now say transgenderism isn’t a mental problem but still call it such for billing purposes. The redefinition will go into effect in May 2018.
It is astonishing that professional psychiatrists deem transgenderism not a mental illness while the suicide attempt rate is ten times the national rate of the rest of the population. Read more about this below.
First and foremost, if you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are obligatged to intercede for transgender victims. I have to say it’s not a mental disorder. It’s a spiritual disorder.
The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults who report ever attempting suicide. – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The risk to vulnerable women and children is probably minimal, with respect to transgender people. The real danger will be from sexual predators who now have a license to prey upon easy targets.
Contact your local Walgreen’s store manager to express your concern over the transgender policy.
Two Rockwall stores:
2007 N Goliad Street, (214) 771-3209
2911 Ridge Road, (972) 772-8418
It is permissible to print a copy of this voter guide and use it while marking your ballot.
Rockwall County will introduce the new voting system whereby we get the best of both electronic and paper voting.
There are no pre-printed ballots. Instead, you mark your own paper ballot using a touchscreen terminal which then prints your individual ballot. You then insert your printed ballot into the ballot reader.
If there is a recount, we will have a paper record to back up the votes. Rockwall County voters go to http://www.rockwallvotes.com for more information and to ascertain your eligibility to vote in the March Primary Election.
The Hunt County GOP held a debate for GOP Primary candidates on Feb. 1. I extracted two video segments featuring Sen. Bob Hall and Rep. Cindy Burkett debating the issues of School Choice and Pro-Life. View this portion of the debate between Bob Hall and Cindy Burkett below.
Ms. Burkett’s idea of school choice is to limit choices between schools within a school district and she points to the Garland ISD for her example. She conflates charter schools with private schools, church schools, and home schools. It’s helpful to understand that charter schools have nothing to do with the School Choice issue; charter schools are public schools.
School Choice is Item #147 on the Texas State GOP Platform A which states:
“We believe that all children should have access to quality education. We support the right to choose public, private, charter, or home education. We support the distribution of educational funds in a manner that they follow the student to any school, whether public, private, charter or home school through means of tax exemptions and/or credits.”
Thousands of Texas delegates (including me) from 254 counties approved the platform. The platform serves as a standard by which Republican voters can evaluate lawmakers.
Rep. Burkett repeatedly uses the word “accountability” in her arguments AGAINST School Choice.
Senator Bob Hall points out the obvious, with respect to accountability. Of the 50 of these United States, Texas public schools rank 43rd, nationally. Texas families deserve the freedom to choose what is best for their children.
On the pro-life issue, both are in this camp, but Senator Hall is rated 100% pro-life whereas Rep. Burkett is rated 73%. I ask: can a woman be 73% pregnant?
Rep. Burkett fought the Shaeffer Amendment that would have protected ALL baby Texans in the womb by prohibiting late-term abortions. You can hear for yourself her justification for defeating this truly pro-life legislation.