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06/12/2014 3:50 PM

06/12/2014 3:51 PM

Not enough known

about Common Core

We are facing a dangerous threat to American liberty and our children’s education.

How could we have not known about this transition in our educational system? What is Common Core testing?

They’re telling me that’s it’s been around since 2009. Where are the press releases about it, and how come no one ever got to vote on it? It’s our children’s future that we are talking about.

This new curriculum is transforming the way our kids think. This was done behind closed doors by capitalists and the federal government. It refers to the Common Core States Initiative. This would lead you to believe that all states had voted on it; but that’s not true – they were not even consulted.

There are a lot of comparisons to this and the failed No Child Left Behind Act. Since 2009, 46 states have accepted the money to bail out No Child Left Behind, by accepting these new Common Core standards. This will also affect private and home-schooled students, since the SAT will be using Common Core standards.

As Americans, we are slowly losing our constitutional rights. This foundation was founded by Bill Gates. Please do your research.

Amy Gentry, Turlock

Constitution spells out

who can bear arms

Daily I read or hear of people being killed by gunfire.

No other civilized country endures this appalling kind of experience.

Widespread access to firearms in our country is in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. That document makes it clear that bearing arms is the right of “a well regulated militia.”

Period. End of story.

Lloyd Kramer, Sonora

Right has Kochs;

the left has Soros

In response to Jane Hardin’s letter “Amend Constitution to save elections” (Letters, June 8) on promoting the amending of the Constitution and demonizing the Koch brothers. I would like to offer another perspective.

Her disgust at the amounts of money they contribute to conservative causes is far outweighed by the obscene amounts that left-wing millionaire George Soros contributes to more than 93 left-wing, anti-American groups that look to undermine our democracy, scrap the Constitution and repeal the Bill of Rights.

To name a few: American Civil Liberties Union; American Friends Service Committee (this group views the United States as the principal cause of human suffering around the world); Arab American Institute Foundation (the Arab American Institute denounces the purportedly widespread civil liberties violations directed against Arab Americans in the post-9/11 period, and characterizes Israel as a brutal oppressor of the Palestinian people); Campaign for America’s Future; Coalition for an International Criminal Court; Democracy Alliance; MoveOn.org.

I could go on and on. But, in summing it all up, Soros, a Hungarian Jew who hates Israel, had the following to say, “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance – to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god.”

Anyone wishing to check the legitimacy of these statements should check out DiscoverTheNetworks.org. It will be a real eye-opener.

Raymond Newman, Modesto

Good Samaritans

are needed here, too

China is not the only country that is lacking in good Samaritans.

As I was traveling south on Coffee Road last week and approaching the Norwegian/Coffee intersection, I saw something ahead in the road. At first I thought it was a pile of clothes. But to my shock, I noticed it was a human being, a man who had toppled over in his electric wheelchair.

I immediately stopped my car in the right-hand lane and motioned to the car behind me help. There were sunglasses, a spilled coffee and gloves in the road; and what grieved me most were all the vehicles refusing to stop and help. They looked and drove on. Unbelievable!

Thank you to the two ladies and gentleman who finally stopped to assist me. There was no way I was going to be able to pick up this man in his chair and sit him upright. He was on his way home from dialysis. Wake up, Modesto, there are people in need and shame on you to those who didn’t stop as I frantically waved for help.

Debbie Barnes, Modesto

What ails the U.S.:

Congress and Obama

Has anyone else discovered Obama is the recent contributor to the problems facing the U.S.? But Congress has been hammering the U.S. for over six decades. Trillions of dollars recently spent by Congress has placed the U.S. in a non-recoverable position. The only way out: Start a war and kill a lot of people and we like it.

We are told there is a recovery. What recovery? Millions are out of work and have given up sharing the recovery! Homes are being lost or shortly will go on the foreclosure block due to the recovery and we like it.

European banks are now charging depositors to leave their money in the banks. I can hardly wait for it here (it will). Banks can steal as much money as Congress allows; they are “too big to fail”! The Fed (a private bank) controls the money of the U.S. (oops, the Constitution makes Congress responsible for the Treasury). However, the Fed is giving away over $1 trillion per year. When asked about it, Congress is told it is none of their business. What a load, but we like it!

I am not sure who votes, but we like it!

Charles Allen, Patterson

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