This could so easily be a letter to the Texas Legislature.
To the Honorable:
Governor Mary FallinLieutenant,
Governor Todd Lamb
State School Superintendent Janet Barresi
Members of the Oklahoma Legislature
The most concerning thing about last November’s Presidential election was not the outcome, but that almost 60 million people thought reelecting Barak Obama was a good idea. How did a man who openly supports unfettered abortion, homosexual marriage, record setting deficit spending and the redistribution of wealth garner the support of nearly 60 million voters? The reason: That is what the voters have been taught in an educational system that is controlled by the Federal Government.
Beginning with LBJ’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Federal Government began an unconstitutional power grab over public education. Then in 1991, President George H. W. Bush tied American education into the standards set by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization. Since then, every few years the Federal government rolls out the latest version of the same old UN standards. Whether you call it Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, or Core Curriculum it’s the same old junk and we keep buying it.
The Founder’s design was for local control of education. Unfortunately, the school busses in my town still say “Edmond Public Schools”, but they really aren’t. They are the Edmond branch of an educational system controlled by Washington D.C. We voluntarily have sold our freedom for the sake of funds that come from a bankrupt government, that forces conservative, God fearing Oklahoma children to abide by the government mandated curriculum which is birthed by UNESCO with the intent on creating a sustainable earth without borders.
We have kicked God out of school and replaced Him with Darwin and Marx. If there is no God, then government is the grantor of all rights including my Obamaphone and Obamacare. That is why American Exceptionalism is no longer taught, but evil American Imperialism is. Rather than teaching our kids to be thrifty, hardworking and self-reliant, we are taught government dependency. Since God doesn’t exist, there is no absolute truth and consequently right and wrong has been replaced with tolerance and intolerance. We are taught that Islam is good and Christianity is bad. We are not taught to be good citizens (as our founders demanded) we are taught to be global citizens. We are taught about “rights”, but we aren’t taught responsibility. We aren’t taught that no one has a right to do wrong.
Core Curriculum may be the most dangerous Trojan Horse that has yet been brought to our gates for the following reason. With the new push toward the Core Curriculum Standards, the ACT and SAT tests are adjusting to reflect those same standards. All text books will then conform to these new standards as even “homeschool” and “private school” will be forced to be taught to the test. If we do not stop this program now, it will become America’s next Medicare or Social Security and millions of children will be lost inside a one size fits all system to create equal mediocrity among the new “global citizens.”
Let’s restore American exceptionalism and reject the Core Curriculum. We’re smart enough to make decisions about our own children and our own schools. Let’s return Oklahoma Schools to Oklahoma control.
Pastor Paul Blair, Fairview Baptist Church – Edmond
Reverend Dr. Perry Greene, South Yukon Church of Christ
Reverend Tim Gillespie, Seminole Free Will Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Steve Kern, Olivet Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Tom Vineyard, Windsor Hills Baptist Church
Reverend Gerald R. Peterson, Sr. Pastor, First Lutheran Church – OKC Reverend Dan Fisher, Trinity Baptist Church – Yukon
Reverend Christopher Redding, Stillwater
Reverend Dr. Kevin Clarkson, First Baptist Church – Moore
Reverend Bruce A. DeLay, Church in the Heartland – Tulsa
Reverend Chilles Hutchinson
Reverend David Evans, Highland Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Bruce A. Proctor
Reverend Dr. Jim D. Standridge, Immanuel Baptist Church – Skiatook Reverend Donnie Edmondson
Reverend Paul Tompkins
Reverend Craig Wright, Faith Crossing Baptist Church – OKC Reverend Jesse Leon Rodgers, Gateway Church of Ada
Reverend Ken Smith, Sunnylane Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Charles Harding
Reverend Rod Rieger, Newcastle Christian Church
Reverend Ron Lindsey, Suburban Baptist Church
Glen Howard, Retired Pastor / Missionary and current host of Senior World Radio Reverend Dr. Jim Vineyard, Pastor Emeritus, Windsor Hills Baptist Church Reverend Brad Lowrie, CBC Edmond & Lighthouse Ministries
Jerry Pitts, Minister, Jones First Christian Church
Reverend Jerry Drewery, Norman First Assembly of God
Reverend Mark McAdow, First Methodist Church of OKC
Reverend Jack Bettis
Reverend Stephen D. Lopp, First Baptist Church – Jones
Reverend Pastor Mark D. DeMoss, Capitol Hill Baptist Church – OKC Reverend Jason Murray, Draper Park Christian Church
Reverend Dr. Eddie Lee White, Muskogee
Reverend Mike Smith
Reverend Alan Conner, Northwest Bible Church – OKC
Reverend Dwight Burchett, Eastpointe Community Church
Reverend Bill Kent
Reverend Keith Gordon, First Christian Church – Crescent
Reverend Wendell Neal
Elder Gary Matthews
Elder Reed Downey, Jr.
Elder Don Crosson
Elder Michael Nimmo
Paul Sublett, Reclaiming America for Christ
Bob Dani, OKC High Noon Club
Charlie Meadows, OCPAC
Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, Tulsa 9.12 Project
Ralph Bullard, Christian Heritage Academy
Jack Clay, Christian Heritage Academy
John Merrell, Christian Heritage Academy
Sharon A. Annesley, Oklahoma Liberty Tea Party of Blanchard
Karen Yates, OKC 9.12 Project
Robert B. Donohoo, Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee Jenni White, Restore Oklahoma Public Education
Lt. Colonel (Retired) Daniel M. Ward, OKC Tea Party
Joyce Stockton, Grady County TEA Party
Deb Corbett, ERWC
Don Spender, Oklahoma Second Amendment Association
Amanda Teegarden, OK-Safe, Inc.
Catherine White, Muskogee Patriot Townhall