Stop Experimenting on Our Children: Common Core

A true threat is under way which many citizens are unaware of, yet the impact will have dire results for all children.  A nationalized set of educational standards is being pushed through many state legislatures with no concrete knowledge of what these standards mean for our children.

Instead of higher educational goals which encourage the development of critical thinking skills, the new curriculum becomes a race to the middle not to the top for our children.

Common Core, the name of the nationalized standards program, currently only covers two subject areas: math and english.  However it sets in motion the framework for total inclusion of all pre-K through 12 education.  Eventually these nationalized standards will be included curriculum for both home school and charter students.  In fact the publisher of the ACT has already agreed to adapt the test to be in-line with the nationalized standards.

Understand that Common Core is not just different measures of learning through tests but entirely different methods of teaching.  In Indiana, for example, the current standards in math are higher then what will be expected with the new material.  We are dumbing down our kids.  Currently educators are allowed to adapt material to individual student needs in learning, this no longer will this be allowed.  Curriculum in Common Core is only allowed to be taught in one manner.  Huge corporations such as Microsoft are pushing Common Core because of the future windfall of dollars they will receive with its implementation in creating programs for testing.  Local communities will have no say in what is taught or how it is taught, never mind that a vast majority of dollars which fund education come from the state not the federal government.  And who does not believe that local school districts and the community know better what their students need and how it should be taught?


True the Vote Comes to Indiana

One of the cornerstones of our republic are elections were only eligible voters cast ballots which determine their representation. In 2008, the Lake County Board of Elections found the first 2,100 of 5,000 submitted new voter registration forms from the group ACORN “fraudulent.”

The non-partisan organization, True the Vote, is a citizen-led effort to restore truth, faith, and integrity to our elections. 

From True the Vote: Our government was built upon the belief that election results represent the true will of the people and our election processes were always intended to be supported by citizen volunteers. We are helping stop corruption where it can start – at the polls.

To volunteer towards this campaign please sign-up at True the Vote.

Also of interest at the True the Vote web site is the law suit filed by Judicial Watch and True the Vote against the state of Indiana elections officials.

We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.
John Adams, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1797

Indiana 5th State to Pass Health Care Compact

Congratulations Patriots Indiana has become the 5th state to pass the Health Care Compact.  Thank you all who called, wrote and emailed our elected officials in Indy urging support of this legislation.

Governor Daniels signed the legislation into law on March 19th.

Health Care Compact Response to Scare Tactics

The Health Care Compact, if passed by Indiana and other states and then passed by the U.S. Congress, will allow Indiana to assume responsibility for health care for Hoosiers. It will allow us to provide better, more affordable care – free of federal mandates and free of the more than 2,600 pages of federal rules and regulations that help to drive up health care costs, complicate coverage and restrict innovative ideas from being implemented in Indiana.

The Health Care Compact will:


URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Health Care Compact Options

Indiana Health Care Compact (HB1269) has already passed in the House.  This important legislation which allows Hoosiers better choices and a stronger voice in their health care options is currently stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Thursday morning, Feb. 23rd, we have a VERY IMPORTANT committee vote on self-governance in Indiana!

Members of the Appropriations Committee need to know that Hoosiers want self-governance in health care options, not layers of  bureaucratic control. This legislation needs to move out of committee and be allowed a vote in the Senate.

Please take a moment to contact as many members of the committee as possible, making sure to place something similar to , “Vote YES on Indiana Health Care Compact as a subject line.

Committee information is below:


Health Care Compact Moves Forward

Representative Tim Neese (R-Elkhart)  introduced the Health Care Compact in the Indiana Statehouse. The legislation has now  passed out of the Public Health Committee in the House Chambers by a 7-3 vote and now goes to the House floor for a vote.

From an op-ed  authored by Representative Neese in the Indy Star online:

“The Health Care Compact is an interstate agreement that restores authority and funding for health-care regulations to states, making it more of a “local issue.” The compact has the potential to cut the federal deficit by nearly $3 trillion by 2021, if implemented in all 50 states. The Health Care Compact has already been introduced in 13 states since February 2011 and has been adopted in four states. It is being considered by state legislatures in more than 13 states, including Indiana.”  Read the entire piece at the link above.

There is no reason why 300 million Americans need a single health care program.  And there is certainly no reason why care for our health needs to be administered by Washington insiders. 

Bureaucratic cronyism has filtered into the massive layers of the Affordable Health Care Act.

To provide citizens better choices and a stronger voice, decisions should be made at the state level.

Call your state Representatives and urge their support of this bill.  The House call center is experiencing high call volume but do not allow this to prevent you from making the call.  Hoosiers this is the first step in allowing us to regain control of our health care options.  Use the Find My Representative tab at the top of this website for contact information.

For additional information on the Health Care Compact view the You Tube clip created by Tea Party Patriots here.

The main site for the Health Care Compact.

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