“Everything else pales into insignificance compared to your health,” Carson said. “And that’s the reason that your health should be controlled by you and not by the government.”
Carson went on to compare Obamacare to a totalitarian regime.
“When [the government says] the people in the — in the executive branch and the legislative branch don’t have to participate in certain programs but everybody else has to, when they give businesses exemptions but the common people they say, no, you have to do it, you know, that’s not America.
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“That’s Russia. That’s someplace else. How did we allow that to happen in this nation?”
There has been a lot of attention brought to Common Core, but sadly, not by this website.
That’s changing. After attending a day long Common Core event in North Kansas City, I now understand the dangers of Common Core and intend to do my best to highlight them.
Here’s a great example.
EAGNews ordered the “Rights and Responsibilities Theme Package” from Zaner-Bloser. It’s designed for third grade classes.
One of the books is “Si Se Puede/Yes We Can!”
What’s the big deal?
Here’s the description from Amazon:
¡Sí, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! is a bilingual fictional story set against the backdrop of the successful janitors’ strike in Los Angeles in 2000. It tells about Carlitos, whose mother is a janitor. Every night, he sleeps while his mother cleans in one of the skyscrapers in downtown L.A. When she comes home, she waves Carlitos off to school before she goes to sleep. One night, his mamá explains that she can’t make enough money to support him and his abuelita the way they need unless she makes more money as a janitor. She and the other janitors have decided to go on strike.
How will Carlitos support his mother? Carlitos wants to help but he cannot think of a way until his teacher, Miss Lopez, explains in class how her own grandfather had fought for better wages for farmworkers when he first came to the United States. He and the other children in his class join the marchers with a very special sign for his mom!
That’s right. It’s a book about organized labor striking for better wages.
But not just any organized labor. This is the SEIU we’re talking about:
According to the Zaner-Bloser guide, the “central question” for students to grapple with is, “How can we work together as a community to stand up for our rights?”
You can already see where this is going.
“Si Se Puede” tells the story of a 1985 SEIU-led janitors strike in Los Angeles.
The acronym SEIU refers to the Service Employees International Union, one of the largest and most radical far-left labor unions in the country.
So that’s the kind of “community” Zaner-Bloser authors are referring to.
In the teachers’ guide, the authors say the janitors went on strike “for more money because their wages [were] too low to be fair.”
Keep in mind, this unit is geared for 8- and 9-year-olds who have no understanding of how the labor market works, let alone any knowledge of the economic principle of supply and demand.
And yet they’re being told that the janitors weren’t making a “fair” wage.
That’s not all they’re being taught. In the guide, teachers are told to introduce students to the vocabulary word of the week – “protest.”
The book instructs the teacher to “remind students that a protest is an event in which people publicly show their strong disapproval of something. Discuss protest throughout the week. Challenge students to use the word while speaking and writing.”
The curriculum then encourages the teacher to teach the students to protest rules they don’t agree with, like keeping the lunch room quiet.
Kyle Olson notes:
We have teachers – teachers! – who are showing 8- and 9-year-olds how to be defiant and unruly.
It’s worse than that. No one has to teach children to be defiant and unruly.
These teachers are showing 8 and 9-year-olds how to organize and become agitators.
The Daily Caller is reporting another fantastic success story from ObamaCare.
The central hub of the Healthcare Exchanges, Healthcare.gov, was originally expected to cost $93 million to create.
It was a bit more:
According to Digital Trends, CGI Federal received $634,320,919 to construct Healthcare.gov — or more than the amount spent building Linkedin ($200 million) and Spotify ($288 million) combined.
The site also cost more than it took to initially create Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to the report.
But it’s totally going to lower your health care premiums.
A week after the federal Web site opened, technical problems continued to plague the system, and on Tuesday people were locked out until 10 a.m., although some applicants were able to sign up as the day went on. Officials said they were working 24 hours a day to improve the system and that they were confident it would soon be able to meet the demand.
They’ve had three years to get this set up, but they’re confident they’re going to get this fixed soon.
You might want to start reading the ObamaCare exchange agreements:
Should you decide to apply for health coverage through Maryland Health Connection, the information you supply in your application will be used to determine whether you are eligible for health and dental coverage offered through Maryland Health Connection and for insurance affordability programs. It also may be used to assist you in making a payment for the insurance plan you select, and for related automated reminders or other activities permitted by law. We will preserve the privacy of personal records and protect confidential or privileged information in full accordance with federal and State law. We will not sell your information to others. Any information that you provide to us in your application will be used only to carry out the functions of Maryland Health Connection. The only exception to this policy is that we may share information provided in your application with the appropriate authorities for law enforcement and audit activities.