HOW TO SEND THE ACLU PACKING

In the little town of King, North Carolina recently, the AMERICAN COMMUNIST LIBERTIES UNION and the AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE intimidated this small town into taking down the Christian flag that was displayed along with ten other flags at the Veterans Memorial in Central Park by their usual tactic in bypassing the will of the people and the legislative process: threatening to file a lawsuit.  It seems that someONE in King complained about it.  That’s right, ONE.

It seems that the majority has come out and is publicly opposing these leftists. There are now Christian flags flying everywhere around town: in front of businesses, homes, bumper stickers, on t-shirts, and including very prominently in town in front of Divine Catering on a thirty-five foot flag pole, right across the street from the Veterans Memorial.

http://www.myfox8.com/videobeta/a7343987-3a91-48a6-9729-3d8fb640d7de/News/Christian-Flag-Controversy


But that’s not all.  An retired Air Force Vietnam veteran, Ray Martini, has put a Christian flag back at the memorial, and has organized a twenty-four hour a day guard to make sure it stays there.  He has also threatened to tie himself to a statue of a soldier bowing before a cross if there is any move to get it removed as well.  Interestingly enough, the anonymous complainant apparently had no problem with the statue, just the flag.


Lynn Hey/The Associate Press

And that’s still not all.  Support for Mr. Martini and the citizenry of King is not limited to townspeople.  Not by a long shot.  Home cooked meals by local supporters are being delivered, but offers of support have come in from all over the Eastern seaboard.  A West Virginia man has donated sleeping bags and blankets.  There is also a Facebook GROUP that since October 3, 2010 has grown from 1,600 to over 3,600 (if you want to join, you better join it fast – it’s quickly approaching Facebook’s limit of 5,000 friends).
We’re getting to a really good part here.  The ACLU has heard the message loud and clear.  According to the ARTICLE, Katy Parker, legal director for the North Carolina chapter of the ACLU made the following statement: “We were concerned when the city was sponsoring the Christian flag, but we don’t have any concern with veterans groups displaying the flag.  We think it’s great the city is offering citizens a chance to express their opinions.”

That is a “back-down” and “save face” statement.  How many lawsuits has the ACLU filed across the country and over how many years about the display of any Christian symbols on public land, whether by governmental entities, private groups, or individuals? Can we even begin to count them?

The difference is the ACLU did not expect this large a reaction. And the firestorm is far from over.  There is a protest RALLY scheduled for this weekend in King.

The city is considering several options for the flag to return to the memorial, one of which is turning the memorial over to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  If they do so, there should not be any problem as the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of SALAZAR vs. BUONO had approved of such a transfer of land involving the Mojave Desert cross on April 28, 2010.

Over 500 people from a city of 6,000 attended the October 12, 2010 city council meeting concerning the flag.  The was no opposition from the citizens to the flying of the flag at the memorial.

The citizens of King, North Carolina did the right thing.  I applaud them and Mr. Martini for taking a stand.
This is the way to handle the ACLU’s attempts at forcing their left-wingnut agenda on the majority should they come to your town.  Don’t just take it for granted there is nothing you can do.  Stand up to them. In the words of John Walsh, “You CAN make a difference.”

VETS STAND GUARD OVER CHRISTIAN FLAG IN N. C. TOWN

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KEEPING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Here is a video by G-SKI ROCKS, a black American, responding to the NAACP’s recent REPORT on racism within the TEA PARTY.
G-Ski Rocks’ challenge to a debate or conversation with NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will never be accepted.  The left very seldom accepts such challenges in the face of facts.

Here is a video I decided to include after following a link to the Tea Party Tracker website referenced on the NAACP’s site.  The purpose is supposedly to expose the racism and “other forms of extremism” in the Tea Party.



Notice something?  Out of over thirteen minutes of video, the only racist thing they could come up with at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally is one t-shirt.  That’s it.  Traditionally, people found to be displaying or representing anything racist are asked to leave when discovered.  The references made by the attendees in this video are all non-acceptance of racism as being OK.  

Then the interviews turn towards the building of the mosque at Ground Zero.  How is this racist?  Since when did Muslims become an ethnic group?  Islam is a religion, not a race.  FAIL again.  

The left is snatching at straws here as always.  Just I have posted about earlier when a video by Think Progress was exposed for the fraud that it was, the left uses a lot of erroneous material to try to prove the Tea Party is a racist movement.  If you missed my post about this, click HERE for the details.  I expose the fraud that Think Progress’s heavily edited video is, and shows that many of the racist signs at Tea Party rallies are really leftists there for photo-ops in an effort to produce “evidence” of Tea Party racism.

Even if you take the left’s accusations that the Tea Party is racist as always 100% fact, consider this.  Out of all the thousands, possibly tens of thousands of Tea Party rallies across the country, look at how very little the left is able to produce in the way of “proof”.  The NAACP’s New Tea Party report is only nine short paragraphs long, three of which consist of one sentence each that explains what the report is and asking for people to sign up for e-mail updates.  The video from Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor above is just over thirteen minutes long.  References to anything at all racial are much less than that.  So, if racism is so widespread in the Tea Party movement, why can’t the left come up with HOURS and HOURS of video rather than MINUTES, and THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of photos instead of SO FEW?  The reason is it isn’t there. 

What all of this really shows is the left’s desperation to stay in control.  They know their days are numbered. Rasmussen predicts the Republican party will gain fifty-five seats in the House November 2nd which is far more than the thirty-nine needed to gain a House majority.  

This isn’t about one party or the other.  There is a much bigger message here.  We The People are sending a message that we are adamantly opposed to even bigger government, continued deficit spending (which both parties are guilty of over many decades), higher taxes, and business as usual in Washington after the elections are over.  If the Republican party is smart, once elected, they will stand for what is right, stick to their party platform, and not compromise (the Democrats never compromise on furthering their extreme leftist agenda).  If they don’t, they may not stay in office.  Anytime a large number of incumbents are voted out and party majority changes, it’s never about the party.  It’s a message.  A message that so far has not been heard in Washington.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, NOT OUR CHILDREN

Several public school districts in Georgia have filed a lawsuit that is now before the Georgia Supreme Court in an attempt to do away with independent charter schools.  The lawsuit was filed based on funding for independent charter schools.  The GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT was the originator of the suit with the ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, the GRIFFIN-SPALDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, BULLOCH COUNTY SCHOOLS, the CANDLER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, the DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, and HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS joining Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett County filed the lawsuit alleging the IVY PREPARATORY ACADEMY, an independent charter school in Norcross, Georgia, receives $850,000 from a state allocation to the Gwinnett County School System. However, Gwinnett public schools receive about $39,000,000 annually in state “equalization” funding since Gwinnett has a lower TAX DIGEST than many other school districts. The Gwinnett County School district maintains that the Georgia Charter School Commission is not acting legally in approving state funding of independent charter schools, and questions whether or not local school systems have sole authority to establish charter schools.

The Georgia Constitution allows funding for “special schools”.  These school systems are contending the Constitution did not refer to charter schools since they did not exist at the time.  An interesting point here.  The liberal left has gone far afield over the past fifty or so years to promote their agenda through the court system to bypass the will of the people, Congress, and the President, in other words, the Constitutional legislative process.  The left contends the Constitution is “fluid” and a “living” document subject to interpretation according to the current times.  Why don’t they apply that here? If the U. S. Constitution is “fluid” and “living”, then “special schools” should be defined according to today, not according to when the Georgia Constitution was written.  But it’s not convenient for them right now.

If the court rules against charter schools, more than 6,000 children could lose their schools according to an ARTICLE in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  That right there is the idea.  These public school systems are attempting to force these children out of their schools and into the government school system.  Why? Part of the funding for public schools is based on a daily enrollment and attendance count known as the FULL TIME EQUIVALENCY or FTE count.  More students = more money.  Do you think it’s any coincidence this suit was filed now, during a depressed economy when tax collections are down?  Another reason is that private schools, charter schools, and home schooled children are a continual embarrassment to the public school system in general.  Children educated in these schools consistently test far ahead of their government school colleagues and are far better prepared for college and employment.  The public school system is generally hostile to alternative education.  The government school system should be in favor of students succeeding, regardless of  whether or not  a child gets their education in their system or an alternative.  The child and the child’s success should be the focus, but it’s obviously not.

This entire lawsuit has no merit whatsoever and is a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars. School systems are claiming to be broke, poorly funded, and come to taxpayers with their hand out  nearly every year, yet they have the tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars to spare for this type of  litigation.

ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1, PARAGRAPH 1 of the Georgia Constitution states that the State of Georgia is primarily responsible for the education of its citizens, not the local school boards.  No local funds are used for charter schools.  Thomas Cox, who is representing the Atlanta and Dekalb County schools, made the statement to the Georgia Supreme Court justices yesterday that, “Local money may not follow the child to a Georgia state special school.”  Bad move.  Justice David Nahmias then asked Cox, “So do any of the local tax dollars directly flow to charter schools?”  Cox replied, “There is no direct flow.” Checkmate.

(Late note:  Near the end of my research for  this post, I found a blog post on Maureen Downey’s “Get Schooled” blog on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website.  It was an op-ed by Tony Roberts, CEO of the GEORGIA CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION.  It’s an excellent article.  Click HERE to read.)