October 29, 2010

"Extreme" Failure


In this most recent election cycle we are often told that a candidate is just too 'extreme' to be allowed to serve in the United States Congress. Much is made about qualifications as if it is some really hard job to be a politician. As with many things associated with the statist propaganda arm pretending to be journalists, we have to look for ourselves to find the truth. Several Tea Party candidates have been accused of being just too extreme for our nation. What qualifies one for such a distinction? Well, just to name two cases; that of Sharron Angle from Nevada and Christine O'Donnell from Delaware, what makes them extreme in the eye of the liberal lap dog press, is that they favor abolishing the Department of Education. Ironically, the media's complete ignorance of the fact that the DoED is completely ineffective is a testament to the futility of the government running schools. It is now manifesting itself in the stupidity of those 'educated' in said schools, and are blindly trying to protect the failed system. Of course many believe that is the point, they want us dumbed down, we're easier to control that way. Pardon me for wandering off the point, however. The people calling Ms. Angle and Ms. O'Donnell extreme never call government extreme. Supporting a department that has failed miserably while spending Billions and Billions of taxpayer's hard earned money is not extreme. Putting thousands of people in offices all over the country, giving them above average salaries, union perks and golden retirement deals, while they lord over a system that is steadily failing to achieve the intended goal of educating our children; that's not extreme to these publicly educated media dolts. When is the last time you saw a so-called journalist give you even a few facts on the Department of Education? Well, I'm no journalist, and though I attended public school most of my education is self imposed or learned in the school of hard knocks. But I will give you some facts:

  • Department of Education was spun off of the Health Education and Welfare department by Jimmie Carter in 1980
  • The proposed budget for 2011 for the DoED is ~ 76 Billion dollars
  • The average salary of the Departments 5000+ employees is ~ $79,000
  • The graduation rate is declining. (we are told that the minority needs the government more than any of us) Minority graduation rates are abysmal. http://www.allbusiness.com/labor-employment/labor-sector-performance-labor-force/10562205-1.html Don't let them fool you. They have taken to including GED's as graduation to skew the graduation rates and make it look like they are doing a good job. But studies show that GED "graduate's" have the same unemployment percentages almost as other drop-outs. This is government; they have to lie because the facts make them look like idiots.
  • Laws are passed every year almost to 'invest' in our children through education, below is a list of those laws

    •1965: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    •1965: Higher Education Act (HEA) (Pub. L. No. 89-329)
    •1974: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    •1974: Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA)
    •1975: Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) (Pub. L. No. 94-142)
    •1978: Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
    •1980: Department of Education Organization Act (Pub. L. No. 96-88)
    •1984: Equal Access Act
    •1990: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)
    •1994: Improving America's Schools Act
    •2001: No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
    •2004: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    •2005: Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) (Pub. L. No. 109-171)
    •2006: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act
    •2007: America COMPETES Act
    •2008: Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (Pub. L. No. 110-315)
    •2009: Race to the Top
    •2009: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act
    •2010: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

All of this government law-making and expenditure and propaganda about educating our children and the United States performance against other nations is completely embarrassing. 25th in Math, 12th in Reading, 20th in Science. We rank behind the likes of Latvia, no disrespect intended but does anyone believe that we shouldn't be near the top?


This government intervention into education is a complete and abject failure, having zero positive impact whatsoever on education in America. Yet, we are told that those who would like to turn back the responsibility for educating our kids to local officials, closer to home where we have control, not some bureaucrat in Washington D.C. are extremist! Spending billions and billions of dollars and creating a mountain of red tape for our educators while completely failing our children, THAT is not extreme to these government apologist and propagandist!

The next time someone tells you that getting rid of the Department of Education is extreme, you look them square in the eye and say, "You lie! Keeping our children ignorant and unprepared for self reliance is extreme and despicable."

While we're at it, would you like to talk about the Department of Energy, which was created in 1977 with the expressed purpose to make America less dependent on foreign oil? It's FY2010 budget request was 26.4 Billion of your dollars, but this is coupled with the 38.7 Billion of your dollars from the 'stimulus' bill. That's a total of 65.1 Billion dollars of our hard earned money. I ask you my friends, are we less dependent on foreign oil? Have we adequately accessed our resources here in America? Once again, a complete and total failure for a government agency to carry out it's mandate. Yet, if one proposes to get rid of such wasteful incompetence, they are called extreme by the democrats and their propagandist arm, so called journalist. What a joke!

The Founding Fathers spoke with great clarity about the incompetence, corruption and tyranny that always accompanies a strong central government. They knew that no matter how society changed, one thing that never changed was the utter failure of large government organizations to deal with day to day problems of the American people. That is why they set this government up to leave those powers to the states and the people. You have a choice this coming Tuesday. You can vote for a Republican, and help attempt to restore this nation to it's previous greatness and Constitutional government. This will be a long battle as we must clean out the socialist within the Republican party as well while we move along to dismantle this government. OR; you can vote for anyone else, basically allowing democrats to continue to spend Billions and yes, now even Trillions of your hard earned dollars on historically proven failures of socialistic frivolity. What a pathetic bunch of inept characters we have allowed to infect our government. In any business in the world they would be the laughing stock, unceremoniously shown the door for their intellectual delinquency.

The choice is yours. The money is yours. The arrogance is theirs. The inexplicable stupidity is theirs. Research; Decide; Vote; Watch.

Vote, rinse, repeat!

by: Keith D. Rodebush

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