A Tale of Tyranny…A Father Speaks Out

Originally posted by Macey at Stop Common Core In Oregon

tyranny-alert2.gifLast Monday I had the pleasure of presenting a primer on Common Core to a group of concerned citizens in Lane County.
They learned a lot about the Core and I learned a lot about things going on in their school district. I was absolutely stunned by one father’s story.

This gentleman is a very involved father and has kept his finger on the pulse of everything going on with his children in school.

He has had many discussions, email messages, phone calls and meetings with the Board of Education and the superintendent.

One day he decided he wanted to see the files that the school district has for his children and himself. As everyone should be aware, these files are all kept by the district on your children and on any interaction you, as a parent, may have with the district. These are all considered “public” documents and you should be able to view this file anytime you wish.

He contacted the school and they explained to him that in order to get all of the documents together for him it would require time and also, by the way, around $200. Apparently gathering files is a spendy proposition.

He agreed, though, and gave them a couple weeks or so to get the information to him. When the time had passed and he still had not heard from them he contacted them again asking if the file was ready for him.

At this time they told him that gathering these documents turned out to be a little tougher than they thought and would require more money. Approximately $500 dollars, to be exact.

Five hundred dollars to view your very own children’s files. Public record files. What is this cabal the district has that it’s demanding an exorbitant amount of money from a concerned parent to view his own file?

Of course this gentleman did not have that much money so his hands were tied. Short of storming the district and knowing exactly where all files were located and being able to round them up himself, what choice did he have but to drop it?

This extortion by the school district was very daunting and, for sure, is a warning to all parents in that district, if not all districts, nationwide.

But this is not the end of the story. No, there’s more. And this might even be worse then the extortion outlined above.

This part of the story begins with the gentleman’s unhappiness with the “new math.” It was confusing and causing headaches, both literally and figuratively, for his son. He requested permission to teach his son the Saxon Math at home and he would be responsible for grading and everything involved. He just asked that his scores be reflected in his sons record at school so that it was clear that he was, in fact, doing math and doing well, although not using the “new math.”

One day as he was either coming or going from the school and was in the school parking lot he ran into another gentleman and they began discussing the “new math.”

He explained his frustration and that he had requested permission to home school math with the Saxon Math.

The man he was talking to happened to be the husband of one of the 3rd grade teachers at the school.

A few days later he received notice from the school that his conversation about math curriculum or school policy in the parking lot was inappropriate and the next time he is caught doing so the police will be called and he will be escorted off the property, charged with trespassing.

I wish I was kidding.

The message I am getting from these instances are very loud and very clear: Parents are not welcome in their children’s education. They do not have the right to see the files on their own children or themselves. They are not even allowed to discuss it.

What happened to the parents’ right to actually parent their child? This is the public education’s way of keeping us completely out of the process. And the public education system is a government entity.

Why does the government want to take your child’s education out of your hands? Your ability to protect your child’s rights and privacy, out of your hands? Your freedom afforded by the little document so integral to our way of life…the Constitution. The first amendment provides us all with the freedom of speech.

This parent has been abused, stripped of his Constitutional and parental rights. He has been victimized by extortion.

All of this at the hands of public school who is showing itself more and more to be a puppet for the government.

We have this gentleman’s testimony on tape and when we have it edited, we will share it with you, so you can see it and hear it for yourselves.

Learn more about how you can stop Common Core in Oregon here

Oregon Senator Ginny (Grab Our Guns) Burdick Skips Townhall Meeting to watch TV

Oregon  Sen. Ginny Burdick had scheduled a Town Hall meeting for March 4th at 7pm at PSU.  According to a press release and her own Facebook page she had to cancel due to “scheduling conflicts”.

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Well apparently, Senator Burdick is nothing more than a garden variety liar. As you will see on the video below, shot outside of her house on March 4th from around 5pm to 7:30pm, she was home the entire time.  Perhaps it was because Monday night TV was showing: “The Bachelor: the women tell all” and maybe she doesn’t have a DVR.

At least Ginny came out from under her desk long enough to skedaddle home to hide in her living room. It’s time for the voters in Senator Burdick’s district to let her know they don’t appreciate their representatives lying to them and then to send her packing!

H/T Bill Post Radio Show

…The Oregon Gun Grab Continues

With major thanks to the Oregon Firearms Federation, below you will find yet MORE insane gun legislation being introduced in Salem.

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The following are gun bills released so far. Bills with an “X” before them are anti-gun bills. Those with a “+” before them are pro-gun bills, and those with nothing before them are either neutral or simply make no sense.

X SB 346 Creates crime of unlawfully transferring large capacity magazine. Punishes by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both

X SB 347 Modifies crime applicable to possession of firearm, or instrument used as dangerous weapon, while in or on school grounds. Requires entity controlling school grounds to adopt written policy before concealed handgun licensees may assert affirmative defense to crime.

+SB 542 Removes Department of State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Requires gun dealer to obtain authorization to transfer firearm directly from system.

+SB 647 Removes Department of State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Requires gun dealer to obtain authorization to transfer firearm directly from system.

+SB 696 Modifies exemption from execution applicable to certain firearms.

X SB 699 Bans licensed carry in the Capitol.(Burdick’s Revenge)

X SB 700 “Universal” Background Checks

+SB 713 Permits firearms training facilities in exclusive farm use zones.

X SB 758 Requires person that owns firearm to obtain and maintain in effect liability insurance policy that covers firearm and complies with provisions specifying coverage and other requirements for li- ability insurance policy. (AND LOTS MORE…)

X SB 760 For purposes of invoking justification for use of physical force, requires person who uses phys- ical force in self-defense to make good faith effort to retreat.

X SB 796 Requires person applying for concealed handgun license to pass firing range test. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

+ HB 2365 Authorizes county sheriff to waive residency requirement for concealed handgun license if applicant resides in another state. (Allows residents of any state to apply for a CHL in Oregon)

+HB 2366 Removes Department of State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Criminal Background Check System

+ HB 2367 Provides nonresidents who are authorized to carry concealed handgun in another state with protections provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun license

+ HB 2368 Modifies circumstances under which public body may disclose concealed handgun license information.

+ HB 2369 Provides honorably retired law enforcement officers with protections provided to Oregon con- cealed handgun license holders

+ HB 2376 Modifies s authority of county sheriff related to issuance and revocation of concealed handgun license.

+ HB 2377 Authorizes issuance of concealed handgun license to person convicted or diverted for certain marijuana offenses in another jurisdiction, if conviction or diversion is equivalent to conviction or diversion that does not operate as bar to obtaining license under Oregon law.
Expands class of marijuana convictions that do not operate as bar to obtaining concealed handgun license to include misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana that was committed before possession of less than one ounce was made punishable solely by fine under Oregon law.

HB 2588 Directs Department of State Police to identify states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses and that impose eligibility requirements for issuing concealed handgun licenses that are substantially similar to Oregon requirements.
Provides nonresidents who are licensed to carry concealed handgun in state identified by Department of State Police with defenses provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun license. Prohibits arrest of nonresidents who possess valid concealed handgun license issued in state whose license is verifiable through use of national law enforcement data system.
Prohibits issuance of Oregon concealed handgun license to person convicted of, or found guilty except for insanity of, misdemeanor involving violence.

HB 2589 Eliminates requirement that concealed handgun licensee be resident of county in which license is issued.
Modifies fees related to issuance of concealed handgun license.

+ HB 2605 Modifies certain law enforcement defenses applicable to certain firearms-related crimes

+HB 2843 Allows off-duty law enforcement officers to possess firearms in public buildings.

+HB 2910 Allows corrections officer employed by Department of Corrections to lawfully possess weapon in locked box in officer’s personal vehicle parked in department parking lot while officer is present at department in official capacity.
+ HB 2911 Allows corrections officer employed by Department of Corrections to lawfully possess weapon in locked box in officer’s personal vehicle parked in department parking lot while officer is present at department in official capacity.

+HB 3006 Invalidates federal firearm laws in State of Oregon. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

+HB 3009 Provides certain persons with right to possess firearm on college or university grounds. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

X HB 3114 Authorizes public universities, Oregon Health and Science University and community college districts to prohibit possession of firearms on campus, including by persons with concealed handgun licenses. Eliminates exemption for crime of possession of firearm in public building for person with concealed handgun license if university or district has prohibited such possession.Declares emergency, effective on passage. (The gun ban is buried on page 65 of this 66 page bill.)

X HB 3200 Bans virtually all modern firearms and magazines, allows for warrantless searches of gun owners’ homes.

X HB 3261 Establishes refundable credit against personal income taxes for purchase of qualifying gun safes. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and before January 1, 2015. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die. (Well meaning, but a terrible idea. Identifies gun owners, sets the stage for mandatory storage requirements.)

X HB 3412 Establishes Task Force on Reducing Gun Violence. Sunsets task force on date of convening of 2015 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage. (Stupid waste of money. Another “emergency.)

X HB 3413 Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm. Punishes by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.Prohibits transfer of firearm to person convicted of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm for five-year period after conviction.Requires gun dealer to post notice concerning obligation to prevent minors from accessing firearm without consent of firearm owner or minor’s parent or guardian. (Another bill Mark Haas needs to take his name off. Forbids your 17 year old daughter from using one of your firearms to defend herself in her own home.)

H/T Oregon Firearms Federation

Ginny Burdick Lays Out Tactics For Gun Grabbing Advocates

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Oregon state Senator Ginny Burdick spoke at the “One Million Moms For Gun Control” rally, February 9th, 2013 ( https://www.facebook.com/events/274285102701019/ ). There, she laid out the plans and tactics that gun grabbers can use to get what they want, which is more legislation based on fear and misinformation. About 100 people turned out for the event, including some pro gun protesters, as opposed to the 1000 some odd who were at the pro gun rally the day before.

Read the full article here at 54’40” Or Fight

Oregonians Assemble Peacefully for 2nd Amendment Rights Rally in Salem

2nd Amendment Rally Salem, Oregon

2nd Amendment Rally Salem, Oregon

Salem, OR: Hundreds of Oregonians gathered today at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon despite the still winter-like weather and the fact that today was a work day for many. Cold hands were wrapped around coffee served by Coffee In Motion, making the damp, chilly temperatures tolerable as we listened to speakers share their thoughts on gun control, unalienable rights and freedom.

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I took a vacation day from work so that I could attend and as I strolled through the assembled crowd I was struck again by the dishonest and scandalous way we are portrayed in the media. Too often it is as snaggle-toothed mouth breathers, barely able to put two words together, or as wild-eyed extremists on the par with the worst villains in history. What I saw today were families, couples, young men and women, bikers, and a father with his small son who was thrilled to have just been given a badge sticker by a law enforcement officer. I also met two gentlemen who graciously gave me money to purchase more reference cards to hand out when the “free” ones I had requested from Capitol staff ran out. To these men I say thank you, thank you for trusting me to do what I said I would do. I was able to hand out an additional 280 reference cards thanks to their generosity!

A father and his small son attend today's rally in Salem

A father and his small son attend today’s rally in Salem

These people are among the best of our community – law abiding citizens who are fed up with government infringement on our rights and the intrusion into their lives.

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Standing up for 2nd Amendment Rights

My hope is that some elected officials took a moment out of their day to cross the street and chat with their constituents, spend a moment or two engaging in conversation about how their decisions effect the people who elected them to serve. Unfortunately, most of these legislators were not actually on the premises today so, they missed a golden opportunity to take the pulse of the people, to see and to hear what matters to Oregonians.

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