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Nullification
« Reply #903 on: March 03, 2021, 05:08:06 AM »

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Re: The Way Forward for the American Creed
« Reply #905 on: March 19, 2021, 05:13:05 AM »
I'm good with that  8-)

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Idea Pathogens
« Reply #907 on: April 25, 2021, 07:52:16 PM »
I LOVE this term!
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“The Parasitic Mind” is not the first book to rail against postmodernism and its negative cultural fallout, but the book’s animating metaphor is original and compelling. Saad argues that the ideological forces governing the progressive mindset that have undermined our Enlightenment-inspired attachment to empiricism, reason and the scientific method are “idea pathogens.” These cognitive pathogens mimic brain parasites in animals that, for example, can cause mice to stop fearing cats, or moose to turn in endless circles, robbing them of their survival instincts.

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America Needs Civics Education
« Reply #908 on: May 08, 2021, 06:03:54 PM »
America Needs History and Civics Education to Promote Unity
A plan to help teachers instill an understanding that is complete and honest but not cynical.



Editor’s note: This article is signed by six former U.S. education secretaries: Lamar Alexander, Arne Duncan, John King, Rod Paige, Richard Riley and Margaret Spellings.


Following years of polarization and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the world’s oldest constitutional democracy is in grave danger. We stand at a crossroads, called to protect this democracy and to work toward unity. Current and future generations will look back to examine how we chose to act, and why.

A key part of our task is to reinvigorate teaching and learning of American history and civics in our nation’s schools. A constitutional democracy requires a citizenry that has a desire to participate, and an understanding of how to do so constructively, as well as the knowledge and skills to act for the common good. Yet a history and civics education for the 21st century must also grapple with the difficult and often painful parts of our history—including enslavement, segregation and racism, indigenous removals, Japanese-American internment, denials of religious liberty and free speech, and other injustices.


We need teaching and learning that pursues an account of U.S. constitutional democracy that is honest about the wrongs of the past without falling into cynicism, and appreciative of the American founding without tipping into adulation. To turn pluribus into unum, we need curriculums that achieve a more plural and complete story of U.S. history, while also forging a common story, the shared inheritance of all Americans.

Regrettably, civics, which teaches skills of participation and the knowledge that sustains it, and history, which provides a frame of reference for the present, have been sorely neglected over the past half-century in U.S. schools. This cannot continue to be the case.

Right now, we collectively spend about 1,000 times more per student on science, technology, engineering, and math education than we do on history and civics. Where civics education is taught, it is often hampered by a lack of consensus about what to teach and how.

But there is a way forward that will let us rebuild civics and history alongside STEM education.


Despite our differences on policy and priorities, we believe that the Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy provides a promising path. The project is the result of a 19-month collaboration among more than 300 scholars, educators, practitioners and students from diverse backgrounds. The ambition of this plan is to re-establish civics and American history as essential components of education.

The Roadmap aims to renew the study of history and to rebuild civic education from the ground up, by providing guiding principles for states, local school districts and educators across the U.S. They, in turn, can establish their own standards and tailor curricular materials to their local communities. For example, using the plan, Texas may choose to devote more attention to the war between the U.S. and Mexico in the 1840s, while Massachusetts may choose to look more closely than others at the early phases of the colonial conflict with Great Britain, in which Boston played a dominant role. The plan recommends key content and instructional strategies for history and civics at every grade level. And it does so with an eye toward meeting the wide-ranging needs of today’s students.

The Educating for American Democracy Initiative offers a new vision for history and civics that supports educators in dealing effectively with fundamental tensions inherent in civic learning, integrates a diversity of experiences and perspectives throughout, and cultivates civil disagreement and reflective patriotism. As an example, the Roadmap can help teachers guide conversations among students about how we can integrate the perspectives of Americans from all backgrounds when analyzing the content of the philosophical foundations of American constitutional democracy. The recommendations of the Roadmap weave history and civics together and inspire students to learn by asking difficult questions, such as “What does our history reveal about the aspirations and tensions captured by the motto E pluribus unum?” then seeking answers in the classroom through facts and discussion.

Importantly, the Roadmap is not a set of national standards or a national curriculum. It is instead a call to action to invest in strengthening history and civic learning. It lays a foundation to deliver opportunities for excellence in civic learning equitably to all students.


The American K-12 education system has always worked to respond to the needs of the nation. The early republic emphasized history, reading and math. In the mid-20th century, the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik and the dawn of an era of global economic competition drove a turn toward investment in STEM education. And during the early part of this century, our attention has turned to preparing students from marginalized communities to succeed in high school and college.

Now the fragility of our democratic institutions is in plain sight. This is the time to give priority to history and civics education for American children.

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The Way Forward, New Woke Coke Ad: Busted. Nike, American Airlines
« Reply #909 on: May 21, 2021, 09:04:30 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmmnKdU2sok

Watch, share.

Also Nike:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDWLSAdf48o

And American Airlines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg89CSkoSuI

Short, hard hitting ads.

With new Biden Left rules such as banning 'stepped up basis' on inheritance where you can't leave your after tax nest egg to your children, why not spend it now and make an impact?  The Left controls every institution you can name except maybe Hillsdale college and Fire Hydrant of Freedom. It's time to ignore election cycle timing of political ads and start bringing these 'woke' people down a notch - every chance we get.

Credit:  consumersresearch.org 

I was going to say, donate, but looks like their website is under attack. 

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Re: The Way Forward, New Woke Coke Ad: Busted. Nike, American Airlines
« Reply #910 on: May 21, 2021, 11:31:06 AM »
You aren't voting, or donating your way out of this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmmnKdU2sok

Watch, share.

Also Nike:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDWLSAdf48o

And American Airlines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg89CSkoSuI

Short, hard hitting ads.

With new Biden Left rules such as banning 'stepped up basis' on inheritance where you can't leave your after tax nest egg to your children, why not spend it now and make an impact?  The Left controls every institution you can name except maybe Hillsdale college and Fire Hydrant of Freedom. It's time to ignore election cycle timing of political ads and start bringing these 'woke' people down a notch - every chance we get.

Credit:  consumersresearch.org 

I was going to say, donate, but looks like their website is under attack.

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Re: The Way Forward, New Woke Coke Ad: Busted. Nike, American Airlines
« Reply #911 on: May 22, 2021, 06:17:40 AM »
Coca Cola has been around 135 years without a backlash like this. The product IS poison. Pissing off the only people who might defend their right to make it and sell it was a bonehead move of historic proportion.

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Republican primary for governor in NJ
« Reply #912 on: June 09, 2021, 05:25:06 AM »
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/08/jack-ciattarelli-wins-republican-primary-for-new-jersey-governor/

gotta rid us of the Goldman Sachs multimillionaire leftist elitist
  ( looking out for the plebs) democrat Phil Murphy whose NJ was Last state to get rid of mask mandates outdoors and indoors I believe


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marjorie Greene
« Reply #913 on: June 09, 2021, 07:33:26 AM »

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Re: marjorie Greene
« Reply #914 on: June 09, 2021, 08:30:22 AM »
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/marjorie-taylor-greene-evolution-130522823.html

she is NOT the way forward
 overall

IMHO

Typical leftist smear job. She fights. Unlike 90% of republicans.

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Re: The Way Forward for the American Creed
« Reply #915 on: June 09, 2021, 09:37:42 AM »
"Typical leftist smear job. She fights. Unlike 90% of republicans."

yes I get it but why can't we have fighters who do not at times sound like idiots
Like Trump or Greene?

maybe think for 15 seconds before you open your big trap.

Like Desantis

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Re: The Way Forward for the American Creed
« Reply #916 on: June 14, 2021, 05:53:11 PM »
"Typical leftist smear job. She fights. Unlike 90% of republicans."

yes I get it but why can't we have fighters who do not at times sound like idiots
Like Trump or Greene?

maybe think for 15 seconds before you open your big trap.

Like Desantis

Most politicians on either side are idiots.

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Redraw the lines
« Reply #917 on: June 18, 2021, 08:20:08 PM »