Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Macon R-1 School Board Candidate Forum - 3/29

Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Macon R-1 School District -- Do you know who's running for your local school board? Do you know if any of the candidates support your values and your vision for the best education for your children and the children in your school district? Have you heard that one of the most powerful positions in this country is at the local level, our local public school boards? These are the people who make the decisions on how our children are taught, what is acceptable to be taught in our schools and who determines what "acceptable" is. 

Wake up. Get involved. 

From Macon Chronicle-Herald:

Superintendent Debbie Livingston has reported that seven people have filed for the Macon R-I Board of Education. The filing period closed Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Listed in the order of filing are: John P. Walker, Joe Claypoole, Toni K. Riekeberg, James (Jimmie) Wilt, Todd S. Phillips, Kevin Linear and Jenae Young.
The seven candidates will vie for three open positions on the board in the April election.

A Macon R-1 School Board Candidate Forum will be held Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. It's being sponsored by Macon NEA and MSTA. The forum is open to the public. After answering preselected questions, additional questions will be taken from those submitted by the audience that evening, according to Marta Gall, NEA co-president.

A few questions you should consider asking the candidates:

- Do you support a history curriculum that teaches American exceptionalism?

- Do you support curriculum and teaching methods that explore the path and dangers of fascism, communism, totalitarianism and other forms of governments?

- How aware are you of these issues impacting education in our state and nationwide?
  • Common Core Standards
  • Longitudinal Student Database
  • P20 Initiative
  • Race to the Top
  • UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Education
  • Goals 2000

From "Anngie" with Missouri Education Watchdog:
"...these people are the ones who write the policy for your district... The school board can decide which topics will be discussed behind closed doors, away from public input and scrutiny. If you have a child in school you owe it to them to know who you are putting on the school board that will have direct impact on their daily lives."
Wake up. Get involved.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

God Bless America! Really?

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Psalm 33:12)

"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
(Proverbs 14:34)

"If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable."
(Proverbs 28:9)

An Abbreviated History of the Rise and Fall of the United States of America

1620: The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and, before coming ashore, they compose and sign the Mayflower Compact which begins, "In the name of God. Amen".
1776: The Declaration of Independence is signed declaring our "firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence".
1787: The American experiment begins in earnest when the Constitution of the United States is ratified and put into practice. John Adams summed up what would prove whether the experiment was successful or not with these words;
"This constitution is intended for a moral and religious people and is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." (John Adams)

1787 to 1947: America prospered and grew as no nation in history by relying on God and our Founding Principles.
1947: In Everson v Board of Education, The United States Supreme Court departed from all precedent by ruling not according to the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution but according to the feelings of the justices. In this ruling they effectively declared that the Constitution was not authoritative; judges were. In keeping with this new approach:
1962: Prayer is banned in the schools.
1963: The Bible is removed from the schools.
1973: Abortion is legalized through the infamous Roe v Wade decision.
1980: The Ten Commandments are banned from the schools.
2011: Homosexual marriage is soon to be legalized; In God We Trust stricken from the pledge and our currency, etc...etc...

Almost every day we hear someone invoke God's blessing on our country, but the new approach to the American Experiment described above means that we have kicked God out of our country. Have you noticed as I have that this is not turning out well for America? So, in light of all this, how can God bless bless America today? Is it too late for America? Is it over?

That depends on where we turn for deliverance. If we think the solution will come through political action, then it is over. (That is not to say we should disengage from politics, but that we must keep things in proper perspective.)

But, if we will repent and return to a "firm reliance on Divine Providence." it is not too late because, "...with God all things are possible." But this won't come from Washington. It will have to be a personal thing. A grassroots, bottom-up movement whereby we the people, one by one, choose to do so.
"...if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
(1 John 1:9)

I confess that, for the greater part of my life, I have been part of the problem. But I have resolved that, with God's help, I will be so no more. At MCP there are like-minded people who are committed to being part of the solution. I think it is a blessing from God to be engaged in this struggle along side such people, and I look forward to seeing what God can and will do in, for and through us. And maybe, just maybe, we'll live to see God bless America again!!

Richard Cochran, President
Macon County Patriots
March 29, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Family Preparedness Course: Security

Continuing our Family Preparedness courses, Macon County Patriots 
invites you to a workshop offering tools and suggestions to prepare your family
for emergency situations. 

This month's workshop:

Saturday, March 26th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Church of the Open Door
32310 Hwy 63 South
Macon, MO 63552
(Fellowship Hall behind the Church)
Workshop for security, includes security in the home, when traveling, 
when things unravel, security myths and mental preparedness. 
First hour will be a special guest to share knowledge on 
recent events.

Lunch will be provided
You're welcome to bring a dish to pass.

Macon County Patriot workshops are non-partisan, 
free and open to the public.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Who's Tapping Into Missouri's Youth?

Just recently a friend's teenage daughter showed her a letter and survey that was sent to directly to her. After seeing who sent out this survey the parents were shocked, to say the least. After reading the questions on the survey they were absolutely livid. To begin with the survey was sent directly to the child even though it implies that it was sent to the parent and requested it be passed on to the child.

Instead of going into lengthy opinions about what I think of all this, I'm going to post the letter, envelope and survey which will speak for itself. The progressives are getting away with these tactics right here in at home. 

Just a few obvious questions:
Where are they getting the mailing lists of the adolescent, 14-19 year olds?
What exactly do they intend to do with this information that includes a child's name and address attached to it?
How would you feel if you found out ANYone was asking your children these questions?

(If you click on each image you will see it in full size. If you right click & Open Link in New Tab the image will open in a new window so you won't leave this page.)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Note of Appreciation

There are those people that we all know who have been a part of our lives that has effected us in positive ways this is just an expression gratefulness to Aaron Baker. 

Recently, due to many priorities and responsibilities in Aaron's life and the increased commitments of Macon County Patriots, he has stepped down as secretary, but remains a part of us as an advisory base.

So to Aaron Baker a Patriot mentor and encourager, Thank You.

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