The National Education Association’s “mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world”.
Nothing about preparing the next generation of parents. Who’s responsible for making sure the human race continues in your community?
95% of of rural American communities are going extinct because our schools aren’t preparing our children with the basic skills to function effectively in rural America. All of the Great Society’s Model Cities are decaying and losing propulation because our children are not sufficiently prepared with the basic skills to function effectively in the Model Cities.
Graduates of our K-12 school system are impoverished and we have the growing ranks of citizens not in the work force to prove our children are impoverished.
 May 1, 2016 at 11:15am
If the power of government is determined by the order of creation, rather than the dealer/addict relationship, which level of government has the most power to deal with citizen welfare?
First We the People created local, than country, than state, than federal government. Notice that We the People are incapable of giving power that We the People do not possess therefore no level of government has more power than We the People.
We vote to have people represent our views in government. We the People are responsibile for the votes of those we elect. We the People are responsible to each other for our level knowledge and skills because its our knowledge and skills that is reflected in our representation.
We have the kind of government we have because we decided to have it. In some case we decided out of ignorance rather than after time consuming self education.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
 May 1, 2016 at 11:03am
“Vespucciland -Apr. 29, 2016 at 7:12pm
One kid was holding a sign that read “Make America Mexico Again.””
Did the kid say anything about recending the war ending treaty and giving back the money we paid Mexico for the land?
If we go back in time our Army is sitting in Mexco City should we take all the land north of there and forget about paying for what land we negotiated to buy?
 May 1, 2016 at 10:56am
“MindTheGOP -Apr. 29, 2016 at 7:10pm
“Ted Cruz always puts the Constitution first, even before party politics.”
Except when it comes to the eligibility requirements of president”
Perhaps you are confused between the laws of Kingdoms and Republics. We know that the citizenship of our children is determined by the citizenship of their parents, not where they are born in our Republic because children are not capable of making that decision. Parents, in the United States, rather than the ruler of a Kingdom, decided citizenship or not of their offsprings based on their citizenship.
Read the 14th Amendment, do take you interpretation from the often ill informed talking heads, read the amendment for yourself.
” All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Until you were sufficiently skilled and prepared your parents decided for you matters of education, safety, shelter as they prepared you to become the next generaton of parents to do the same for your offspring. No one else, no government has that Natural Right to take over those responsibilities for your offspring.
It’s unfortunate that you seem to be another victim of a K-12 public education in the United States, but you can do something about that, you can educated yourself and through off the propaganda of your K-12 education. Start by reading the Constitution and finding the original arguments .
 May 1, 2016 at 10:42am
Were the GOP conventions in Colorado held in secret, such that the general public was no aware and could not attend and vote?
How did the 6,500 people who attended the convention and voted get the information about a GOP comvention and no one else?
More people voted in Colorado than in some of the recent east coast primary states. Why is that?
 May 1, 2016 at 10:36am
“beckisgr8ist -Apr. 29, 2016 at 7:20pm
This whole right wing wacko world view is what is going to destroy America.”
“Created equal”, is that a right or left wing wacko view?
Where do you stand on “created equal”?
When someone refuses to act as if we are all created equal, what is your reaction?
When someone acts as if we are all created equal what is your reactions?
Seems reasonable that if we believe we are created equal we all have the right to speak our minds but no one has the right to silence the other or harm the other. Consider affirmative anything laws or regulations, is everyone being treated as equals?
Who decides for you what is equal?
Is someone else deciding for you an example of being equals?
What is your definition of good and evil?
April 29, 2016 at 10:41am
Greed a human condition as pervasive as Alzheimers or dementia, best controlled with character building.
 April 29, 2016 at 1:57am
I guess King missed these words when he chose to hate…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Hard for a reasonable person to judge someone who is their equal.
Said another way… toss the first stone.
[-2] April 29, 2016 at 1:29am
When a person is convicted of breaking a regulation, are they a law breaker?
No elected representative was involve in creating, administrating, judging or punishing. The person convicted of breaking a regulation is being taxed without representation. Does that sound like a problem to you?
April 29, 2016 at 1:25am
Crime and punishment. The judge sentences the convicted. Terms are in the form of months and years. When the terms are met is the person still required to be punished for the rest of their life? Depends on which state you live in.
 April 29, 2016 at 1:18am
We the People voted to have the State replace parents in the preparation fo the children to become parents. Compulsory education laws in each state tasked the State with preparing children to be parents.
Thinking, reasoning, logic and character building were replaced with multiple choice tests so government agencies can “prove” to congress they are doing a good job and worthy of receiving more tax money. The fact that our students when tested against international competiton have declined from #1 to between 20th and 30th depending on the subject or that the government agency called the Department of Education is spending over twice as much per student compared compared to any other country s not relevant. What is relevant is that according to our standardized testing student test scores have not changed in over 40 years.
States are responsible for local public education, the fed & education dept are there for support, like the state developed Common Core which the edu dept can provide financial assist to states that make education a lower priority. The US spends much more on education, healthcare & its military than any other nation, there's nothing new there, sadly.
 April 29, 2016 at 12:58am
Russia sits on the largest area of fertile ground for raising crops in the world and cannot raise enough crops to feed itself. Why is that?
No government in world history has lasted as long as the continuously running government of the United States. Why is that?
For 5,000 years prior to the Declaration of Independence the world used an flame to see at night. 100 years after the Declaration of Independence in the United States the lightbulb replaced the candle and keosene lamp. Why is that?
For 100 years the United States sitting on 15% of the world’s land mass out produced the the rest of the world combined. Why is that?
The world first ownership of individual ownership of patents and copyrights happened in the United States. Why is that?
The first country to be established based on the principle that that all men are created equal happened in the United States. Why is that?
How is free enterprise, the principle of commerce in the United States, different from Capitalism, a term coined in the mid 1800s by Marx?
 April 28, 2016 at 11:55am
The people who started the problem are not the people who will be slapped.
The useful idiots will get slapped because the useful idiots are sons and daughters of those who started the problem. The previous generation who made their money with this giant lie taught their next generation of parents how be the parents they are today.
Ask any K-12 graduate how “created equal” is relevant today? Then ask how inflating the currency in circulation is honoring our nation’s core belief?
Yup it ain't ever the ones pulling the strings, soros, who get slapped.
April 28, 2016 at 10:16am
Is this a true statement?
To know and not to have done, is not know yet.
What have each of the candidate done?
Kasich (our national debt has not been paid down since the mid 1950s, please check this for youself) Can our national debt be increased while balancing the budget?
 April 27, 2016 at 12:11am
Think about it… We went there because our country said it was the right thing to do. We did our best and came home. I have two son’s one in his 50s and one in his 40s neither had to put their lives at risk. Pretty sink’n nice that their lives weren’t needed.
I went to Nam with WWII and Korea vets. Those guys were called on a lot to win those years our kids lived in peace.
I am not saying that every generation should be asked to die because our government asks them to. What I am saying is that the generation that went to Nam did it because it was their duty, and the vast majority of today’s generation doesn’t think that sacrifices are needed, that some how, some way, magically bad people will stay away from our home towns and homes. Our comfortable way of life is not going to continue, with an extreme Muslim insurgency that our government that is unwilling to truly willing to face or a border that Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t think it should exist, he wants a world without borders. Borders are a good thing as they are a way of securing the security of a population from others that for whatever their reasons might be don’t want those people to have that security. If you want to see stupidity today, just go to a campus of an American university and ask a historical question. The ignorance and selfishness of todays young people is astounding and it will only lead to a violent correction one of these days.
I think a lot of us went because our fathers fought in WWII and/or Korea. We wanted to be like the men we respected. We found out why our fathers only talked about the good times.
 April 27, 2016 at 12:04am
Went by fast didn’t it, these last few years” 61, 66-67
 April 26, 2016 at 7:57pm
My youngest son and his dog have traveled thousands of mile with me when my son was between the ages of 9,,.11 years old. Today my son teaches motorcycle safety classes.