Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A Commentary on Education in Dothan with a Lifetime Perspectiv

A Commentary on Education in Dothan 
with a Lifetime Perspective

by Sharman Burson Ramsey

I graduated from Dothan City Schools during the Golden Age of Education (or so said Nell Brown, one of Dothan’s premier teachers). At that time, it meant something to have attended Dothan City Schools. Then, according to Lois Baker, another of Dothan’s stellar teachers, with the close of the sixties we acquired a new batch of administrators who advocated the new and improved methods taught in the colleges of education. I graduated from the University of Alabama about that time and know personally what she was talking about. I also graduated thinking that what I was taught was “research based” and the best of current knowledge.

I was wrong. The older traditional teachers had it right.

In the meantime, Dothan threw away money on buildings with pods that had to be divided up because of the noise and confusion.  Then came the 90s and Goals 2000. The community was “Delphied” into acceptance of Whole Language /Progressive Education.

What is the Delphi technique?

 The gist of it is that the technique is used to reach a predetermined conclusion. In other words,to manipulate the group. It has evidently become popular within politics to give the impression that public input is actually having an impact on decisions when in reality, the decision has been made already, and the group is being guided, unknowingly, toward that end."

That does sound unethical, and to be sure maybe we should look at the definition of 'ethical'. I think we all know and understand what is and isn't ethical behavior. It's doing the right thing for the right reasons. However, the actual definition of the word places it in the context of the standards of the profession. 

There is an old axiom that the only difference between motivation and manipulation is intent, and I think that is the issue here. There are ethical ways to employ the Delphi Technique and there are unethical ways to use it to manipulate data and people.

Consider the difference between motivation and manipulation. But, of course, the ends justify the means.

The first time I remember getting Delphied was when Auburn’s Dean Kunkel came to Dothan to speak at Northview in support of Goals 2000. I cornered him there and asked for research supporting the effectiveness of Whole Language. He said and I quote, “I can’t give you any. It’s current wisdom.”

Obviously not good enough or we would not still be battling continuing illiteracy in our schools.

It was the early 90s. Goals 2000 won. Drill and kill--what the “current wisdom” labeled Phonics --lost. Except in sports where coaches always knew that drill developed skill. 
That matters because winning teams on sports fields brought money into the coffers of the schools. Unlike Reading and Math. Failure there brings in more money.

Those who sold Kentucky its education reform also sold Alabama its “reform” plan incorporating the Progressive methodology that dominated the colleges of education. Dothan City Schools paid a consultant to rewrite their Bylaws.  SEQUENTIAL  (skill upon skill) learning was replaced by THEMATIC (take a whole and break it into parts) learning. GROUP LEARNING and PEER TUTORING made the teacher the GUIDE ON THE SIDE as students became “independent," “”hands on” learners recreating the wheel rather than “standing on the shoulders of giants,” being taught what others had already discovered. 

Psychologically the group became Alpha. Blooms Taxonomy taught that children should be taken to the point of moral development where they “challenge the fixed beliefs of their parents.”  They were successful. 

The Dare program taught young children where drugs were sold and how people used them. Marijuana and alcohol, gateway drugs, became more prevalent. New Age Techniques such as role-playing opened doors that should have remained shut. 

Conflict Resolution also brought New Age techniques into the classroom encouraging children to mentally withdraw into their happy place.  Words of non-violence conflicted with the images the Southern Poverty Law Center thought necessary for small children see in the films that came with the curriculum our administration thought necessary. Topics like Bullying and Death Education guided by untrained teachers in the "therapeutic" classroom led some children to commit acts they would not otherwise commit due to the depression of those topics and the images they evoked. Cognitive dissonance.

Education did not improve. Then came another drive to “fix” our schools that wound up with the Chamber of Commerce “Delphi-ing” the community into accepting Common Core. Bill Gates of “Pirates of Silcon Valley” fame sold the community on  
"21st-century skills” generally referring to certain core “competencies” such as “collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving that advocates believe schools need to teach to help students thrive in today's world.”

"The idea that the richest man in the U.S. can purchase and --working closely with 
the U.S.Department of Education--impose new and untested academic standards 
on the nation's public schools is a national scandal,” wrote one skeptic. 

The funding of the NGA (National Governor's Association) and CCSSO (Council
of Chief State School Officers) suggests where their accountability lies. Since 2007, NGA and CCSSO have accepted approximately $100 million from the Gates Foundation alone to advance the standards and the connected data-collection and assessments. These organizations do not answer to the people, they answer to an enormously powerful funder with a definite agenda. NGA and CCCSO also get substantial funding from the federal government for CCSSO, about half its operating funds). The Gates foundation spread money across the political spectrum to entities including various teachers organizations, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association and business organizations such as the Chambers of Commerce. Money flowed to policy groups on the Left and the Right funding research to scholars who supported the idea of common standards.   

Surely sales opportunities/filthy lucre would have nothing to do with Gates in partnership with UNESCO. Microsoft joined Pearson, the world's largest educational publisher to load Pearson's Common Core classroom materials on Microsoft's tablet, the Surface. That product allows Microsoft to compete for school district spending with Apple, whose iPad is the dominant tablet in classrooms. 

And how about the sales of that data on your child collected through those computers? 

What proof did they have of Common Core improving education? Other than as in the Alinsky Rules for Radicals No. 11, “If you push a negative hard enough it will push through and become a positive.” 

Sentiments prevalent in the World Core Curriculum of UNESCO permeates Common Core aligned texts. Concepts found in grade school children’s textbooks such as justice and equality are given politically biased meanings. Justice is newly defined to mean the redistribution of wealth and resources. Equality is used to dismantle preference for one’s own culture, religion and social customs. “Predictive information,” data ostensibly gathered on each student to improve performance, is in truth a measurement of a student’s adjusted attitude and behavior—a Soviet style “managed outcome” as Crisis Magazine explains. 

"Skills based" learning rather than “knowledge based” ranks right up there with one of those negatives pushed hard enough to convince the public it was a positive. And they succeeded. 

You must believe that “21st century learners” “balk at rote learning and memorizing…” Throw away direct instruction, phonics in reading instruction, memorizing math facts … and allow the political activists like defrocked priest, guru of Whole Language and Harvard saint, Paolo Freire to revolutionize Math and Reading with his “liberation pedagogy.” Planned Parenthood develops the Sex Education curriculum integrated into curriculum on every grade level. 

And now Dothan’s newest Superintendent has “innovated” the system to do away with the old Dothan High School to bring all Dothan Middle Schoolers under one roof at the old Dothan High School building calling it Dothan Preparatory School. An elite sounding name for recycled Progressive concepts. And Northview is now Dothan High School …with a different mascot.

During the late nineties Dothan Director of Instruction Susan Lockwood got the Board to back the “four period day.” They paid for teachers to fly to Frederick, Maryland to “see” a school that had used that method for a couple of months and then come home enthused enough for the system to print glossy brochures and a video on the “method” …and then send our own teachers out to sell the method. Lockwood used AP Geometry and Algebra students in our system as guinea pigs for her dissertation. Their scores on the Advanced Placement Test showed they scored poorly and eventually the method (which gave Band and Sports students 1/4th of their school year to their extracurricular “subject”) was replaced. ONLY TO RETURN WITH THIS NEW SUPERINTENDENT. 

Since our child would be affected when this “innovation” was first proposed, we got the principal of the Frederick, Maryland high school to cite to us a study on block scheduling. We called Dr. David Bateson, author of a study on Block Scheduling of over 20 years, who was then on vacation on an island off the coast of British Columbia. He sent us his study. His conclusions? "The four period day is detrimental to academic achievement."

 Lockwood saw scores drop six points for minority students from 42 to 36.White student's scores dropped 2 points. Although Lockwood drew the conclusion that this was not statistically significant thereby enabling her to recommend block scheduling. Yet, before long, Block Scheduling was dropped. 

By the way, Lockwood, then became Dr. Lockwood with a PH.D. (She used our daughter as a guinea pig for her dissertation WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION and went on to become superintendent of Eufaula City Schools in Alabama.

They say we are no longer Common Core schools. Yet, the laptops still utilize Pearson curriculum and the same Progressive methods. Point being there has been no improvement on the curriculum of our schools. It is still based on “current wisdom” (Progressive Education) as Dean Kunkel explained thirty years ago. Only now it is on steroids as a consequence of Common Core. The current Superintendent appears to be a Master of that philosophy.

So be it…as long as the community understands what their tax dollars support. Though it appears to some of us that the chairs on this Titanic continue to be rearranged for the benefit of administrators making points with their fellow educrats, getting degrees, promotions, and recognition from their colleagues. Not for the benefit of our children.

We took a wrong turn in the late 60s and have only gone further off course. Like sheep our School Boards have followed the dictates of the automatons in administration who no longer look to the children they serve as proof of their success but for promotion to the next pay raise to elevate retirement pay. 

Now, we must rethink our schools as a consequence of Covid 19. Does a crowded single high school and middle school make sense? Should those abandoned schools be reopened to alleviate crowding? In the process, how about actually revolutionizing the schools by using methods proven to actually educate children in the manner expected by the public that funds those schools. Like those traditional methods used in private schools. Fortunately, the private school my grandchildren attend does not buy into that foolishness. They use Orton-Gillingham for Phonics/Reading and Saxon Math. But through our taxes, we are all forced to support the “current wisdom” and sad individual and societal consequences of Progressive Education. 

Be prepared--the demand for more money to use another gimmick to “fix” education will be coming soon. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Vile and Nasty Feminist v Church Lady

  • Diane Sullivan Reeves Joel Ramsey Vile and vulgar are the new moral standards for the Party of Family values, the 21st century Republican Party, got it!
  • Joel Ramsey Diane Sullivan Reeves Ms. Reevea you seem to be consumed by your hatred. I feel sorry for you. But I do have better things to do than communicate with a hater like you.
  • Sharman Burson Ramsey Diane Sullivan Reeves I wonder if you heard the language at the Woman's March. "Pussy" hats? Goodness gracious. The filth and the hate that came out of those women's mouths made me ashamed they called themselves women! Vile and vulgar is home cooking with the current Democrat party.
  • Diane Sullivan Reeves Sharman Burson Ramsey In case you missed it, the Pink Pussy hats were a mockery of you morally self-righteous church women who knowingly elected an admitted sexual predator as President of the United States. We are not the ones who wrap ourselves in the mantle of Christian values while knowingly electing a man who brags about grabbing women by their vaginas. If you like, I will happily post a verbatim transcript from the Access Hollywood recording, that was released just days before the 2016 election, of Trump’s bragging about his ability to force himself on women. Let me know and I will gladly post the verbatim transcript for you. Of course, your husband should be handy with the smelling salts when your demure church-lady persona is so insulted.
  • Sharman Burson Ramsey Oh, so you consider yourself in line with the pink pussy brigade of shameful females presuming to speak for all women. "Demure church-lady" has nothing to do with it. Common sense does. You tell me where you were when Clinton was raping women, molesting supporters and employees and abusing a young intern and Hillary was defending him. When the Left's hero Teddy Kennedy killed a woman and got off scott free and JFK brought Mafia girlfriends into the White House. Amazing, isn't it that that tape "appeared" days before the 2018 election. His policies now resonate even louder now that we find out that our Antibiotics are made in China and his China ban on air flights saved lives. I wonder that the pink pussy brigade has the nerve to claim any moral high ground when they support late term abortion and killing babies! Not giving women the opportunity for an ultrasound to make them aware of the consequences of their "choice." That locker room talk does not compare to the actions of some of the Left's heroes. Seeing those women with their vile, hateful speech turns my stomach. And if you want to call me a "church lady" I will proudly bear that label along with "Deplorable." 

    You have no sense of morality or shame and I find THAT deplorable. You reek of your own self-righteousness. What irony that you call others "self-righteous" because your self is the only one who sees any "righteousness" in your proclaimed morality.
  • Diane Sullivan Reeves Sharman Burson Ramsey First, don't you DARE preach at me about shameful women, especially from one who knowing elected a porn-star screwing sexual predator who brags about grabbing women by their vagina just because he has recently become anti-abortion.
  • Diane Sullivan Reeves First, I would NEVER presume to speak for you. I am a fierce FEMINIST who is the absolute equal of men, and I am a VERY Proud Member of the Shameful Women Pink Pussy Brigade because I stand with the absolute right of women to not be sexually assaulted or abused by powerful men - or any man. Unlike YOU, I refuse to grovel at the feet of a vile, vulgar man. I DO NOT tolerate rapists or abusers of women and girls.
  • Diane Sullivan Reeves Sharman Burson Ramsey And, Bill Clinton got IMPEACHED. In NO WAY did I approve of what he did. When it was proven, I was disgusted by Bill Clinton's behavior. He lost my support and respect as a result.
  • Diane Sullivan Reeves Sharman Burson Ramsey One last thing. I've noticed that you Trump Little Church Lady-groupies, when you can't rationally justify your support of Trump while at the same time declare yourselves to be morally superior, you always deflect away from his grotesque and vile behavior by dragging Bill Clinton into the discussion. That's just sad and pathetic.
  • Sharman Burson Ramsey No. I just point out the hypocrisy of the Left and their determination to support Feminists who grovel at the baby killers feet and justifying it as the right of a woman to choose. They should at least get the blood money when Planned Parenthood sells their baby's body parts. Just think what could have been "harvested" when Susan Smith sent her two sons to their watery grave in South Carolina. That was her choice. And her body was denied the boyfriend she wanted. 
    Feminists have led the way with their agenda to my three granddaughters probably being drafted should that come along again in the name of equity and equality. Women have participated in their supposedly righteous cause in empowering men, not women, and changing the laws so that the protections women once enjoyed have been replaced with mindless opposition. 
    Put on your stupid pink pussy hat and realize it meant nothing. No Church lady was offended. Just disgusted.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    CAIR now Powerful in Florida: “The peaceful majority were irrelevant”

       CAIR now Powerful in Florida: “The peaceful majority were irrelevant” 

    deception is a form of art in war.

    There are 1.8 billion  Muslims in the world. 8 million plus live in the United States. According to Brigitte Gabriel only 15% to 25% are radicals. That means that 75% are peaceful. 

    But that means that 180 million to 300 million worldwide are radical Muslims. These Radicals kill, maim and behead. 

    Then December of 2019 

    Most Germans were peaceful. Nazis were in the minority, but they drove the agenda. They killed 14 million Jews.

    Most Russians were peaceful. The Communists drove the agenda. 62 million were killed. 

    Most Chinese were peaceful. The Communists drove the agenda. Millions were killed. 

    Prior to World War II the Japanese made their way across Southeast Asia. The war party set the agenda. 12 million were killed mostly with bayonets and shovels. 

    On September 11, 2001, most Muslims were peaceful, but 19 radicals brought down the World Trade Center and attacked the Pentagon killing almost 3000 Americans. 

    When Brigitte Gabriel refers to "useful idiots" she mentions the ACLU and others who fall victim to the art of deception.

    Ibn al-Munir (d. 1333) writes, "War is deceit, i.e., the most complete and perfect war waged by a holy warrior is a war of deception, not confrontation, due to the latter's inherent danger, and the fact that one can attain victory through treachery without harm [to oneself]." And Ibn Hajar (d. 1448) counsels Muslims "to take great caution in war, while [publicly] lamenting and mourning in order to dupe the infidels."[14]

    According to one Arabic legal manual devoted to jihad as defined by the four schools of law, "The ulema agree that deception during warfare is legitimate … deception is a form of art in war."[12] Moreover, according to Mukaram, this deception is classified as taqiyya: "Taqiyya in order to dupe the enemy is permissible."[13]

    The Muslim Brotherhood is the Oldest Islamic Terrorist organization. It was founded in reaction to the ending of the Caliphate in 1924 by Attaturk who gave rights to Women. There are many off shoots of The Muslim Brotherhood. Among them are Alkaida and Isis. 

    The Muslim Brotherhood exploded to power with the discovery of oil in the Middle East and Ayatollah Khomeni coming into power in Iran. This financed and gave spiritual cover to avail its explosion on the world  scene. In 1982 the Muslim Brotherhood wrote a plan to infiltrate and dominate the West to establish an Islamic caliphate on Earth. It was called THE PROJECT with a 100 year game plan. 

    It seeks to establish an Islamic Caliphate governed by Shari'ah, or Islamic law. This is a long-term objective to be realized through a methodical plan that includes preaching, charitable work and a commitment to jihad. Most major U.S. Muslim organizations have roots in, or links to, the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Muslim Students Association, the Muslim American Society, the Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). (Included below is a list of those organizations included in THE PROJECT. 

    THE PROJECT was distributed to Muslim Brotherhood members around the world who were ordered to strictly guard its content from outsiders. They did so until November of 2001 when a copy of it was discovered during a police raid of a senior Muslim Brotherhood financier's home in Switzerland. 

    Around 70 offshoots came into being as a part of the plan. CAIR began as the Islamic Association for Palestine. 

    This article on the League of Women Voters and the Girl Scouts of Bay County Florida giving an award to a women with whom I was unfamiliar piqued my curiosity. She has only been in Panama City since sometime in 2016, having moved from Pensacola, Florida. She is the director of CAIR FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA. The terrorist attack on the Naval Base in Pensacola occurred in December of 2019.

    Bay County is home to two military bases, Tyndall Air Field and the Naval Base. Quite sensitive projects are carried out in this area. 

    Curiosity led me to this search. You can see from these posts on my Facebook page how my understanding on this issue evolved. 

    By the way, Mike Stone is the Panama City face to the ACLU. He is a friend, but one might well discern we differ greatly in our politics and beliefs. He is a rabid Democrat and supporter of Bernie Sanders. He is also one of my favorite singers! 

    Some of these women are friends of mine and the honor was justly awarded. I cannot believe this organization really understood what they honored when this particular individual was chosen.

    League of Women Voters Gives Award to Representative of Hamas-Linked Group Honoring CAIR radical Hiba Rahim makes a mockery of women’s rights. March 20, 2020 Joe Kaufman Joe Kaufman, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiati...

    • Mike Stone Shame on you, Sharman.
      • Sharman Burson Ramsey Shame? How about the shame of supporting terrorists? How do we defend ourselves against another 911 if we do not recognize the radicals who do not love our country but want to undermine it? I know very good Muslims who do not support hate groups like that but actually love America and what it stands for. I say shame on you Mike for trafficking in undermining what is great about America.
      • Mike Stone Sharman Burson Ramsey Hiba Rahim is a very good person doing good work in our community. You should get to know her and give the Zionist hit pieces a rest.
      • Sharman Burson Ramsey The League of Women Voters are merely focused on the smooth running of elections, right?

        Wrong. Let's just take a glance at the webpage of the League of Women Voters in Virginia. Here is a sampling of the stated real issues they are fighting over:

        against: "pre-abortion ultrasound". (MEANS THEY ARE PRO ABORTION) 

        for: "Access to Women's Health Care" (MEANS THEY ARE PRO PLANNED PARENTHOOD) 

        In case you didn't understand it the first two times: "Abortion."

        "regionally balanced transportation systems" (LOOKS LIKE A CLIMATE CHANGE SUPPORT)

        "increase the use of public transportation" (LOOKS LIKE A CLIMATE CHANGE SUPPORT)

        "legal authority to control the use of land. Stronger state control". (GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE ECONOMY) 



        "Adoption of the California Standards for low emission vehicles". (CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA)

        "A more progressive state income tax, with an increase in the number of income brackets and a raise in the rates in higher brackets". (GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF ECONOMY)

        "In divorce fault should not enter into the court's division of marital property. " (EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT WHERE SUPPOSED WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE UNDERMINED TO BECOME MEN'S RIGHTS and our DAUGHTERS BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAFT)

        "the state has a role to play in child care . . . [and the government should provide some] form of financial assistance to increase the affordability and availability of child care." (REPLACE PARENTAL RIGHTS WITH THOSE OF THE GOVERNMENT. PROMOTE RADICAL CRADLE TO GRAVE AGENDA)


    • Sharman Burson Ramsey Just a reminder: 
      If you are confused about the different radical Muslim organizations supporting terrorism within with our country read this post.

      Silent Jihad, Linda Sarsour and her Associates
      Silent Jihad, Linda Sarsour and her Associates
      Silent Jihad, Linda Sarsour and her Associates

    • Pat Sabiston If I'm not mistaken, this photo was from a Girl Scout's "Women of Distinction" event ... not League of Women Voters of Bay County.
      • Mike Stone I believe you're right, Pat.
      • Sharman Burson Ramsey The article mentions the Girl Scouts and that may be the picture from that:

        The League of Women Voters is not the only organization to dignify Rahim with an award. In August 2017, Rahim received a ‘Women Of Distinction’ award from the Girl Scouts of t
        he Florida Panhandle.

        How could the League and Girl Scouts ignore the level of terrorist associations coming from the groups Rahim is heavily involved with? How could they equate this type of dangerous activity with the promotion of women’s rights and community service? Rahim’s activism within groups like CAIR is antithetical to American values and is helping to undermine national security.
    • Pat Sabiston Thank you for your friendship, but please remove me from such posts moving forward. I don't want to be included in a FB attack on an individual for alleged activities. If you have issues, it should be taken up with the nominations process that recognized her -- or -- to authorities who have the job of investigating concerns within our community, of which you are no longer a part. Please do not tag me on such inflammatory posts moving forward. This has made my heart sad this morning.
      • Sharman Burson Ramsey It is indeed sad, Pat. I will not tag you anymore. 

        But, I wonder, who but community leaders like I know you to be would someone alert to this? Or Christian sister who must be made aware of wolves in sheep clothing? 

        It makes me sad also. Indeed, who would have had more power than someone elected to the Bay County School Board? More influence? I do not know who is involved in the "nominations committee" of either organization. But, I do know what is now the public face of the beliefs of those two organizations. Does this not matter to those leaders in the community and in the faith? 

        "I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one." Ezekiel 22

        I thought if there was anyone who would stand in the gap it would be you. I do still own property in Panama City and I have a child, son-in-law and grandchild who live there. I still vote there, though we have had to leave while our home is being repaired and because of health reasons we have relocated. I guess I am not allowed now to be concerned what is happening to the community in which my family lives? 

        I am sad that your heart is heavy. But I fear it is heavy for the wrong reason. By your disassociation from this alert, you have indeed set me in my place-and told me where you stand. Now, post some more Scripture.

        Sharman Burson Ramsey By the way, there are two military bases in Bay County--Tyndall and the Naval Base. It should concern all citizens that there is the establishment of terrorist sympathizers gaining influence in the area. In the process the community is letting down its guard because the woman is so likable. I am sure I would also "like" her. But...

        Remember what happened at Fort Hood? 

        And what about Pensacola? FBI presumes Pensacola base attack was an act of terror; no ...
        Dec 08, 2019 · At least one Saudi national filmed the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Sunday.


        A local boy was killed in that Pensacola attack. So, don't tell me that it could not happen here!

    • Dianne Dabbs Gunn What a disappointment and they will do/ say anything to make it seem ok and justify their actions.
    • Raymond Smith Islam is for Islam and it stands for all Christian will submit to Islam or be killed and all Muslims believe in is lslam you dumb assholes
      • Sharman Burson Ramsey I understand your feelings, but fortunately in America we have the First Amendment freedom of religion. It guarantees freedom of religion for all. I have friends who are Muslim, but not jihadists. I fear the group this woman is associated with supports jihad and terror.

  • Sharman Burson Ramsey This is from the Q and A with the CAIR leader in Florida, Hassan Shibly, with whom Hiba Rahim is associated. Is this policy active in Bay County? Has Hiba Rahim been instrumental in affecting your SCHOOL BOARD policy? Now that the League of Women Voters and the Girl Scouts have put their stamp of approval on the organization under Hiba Rahim's leadership who has been in Panama City for 4 years, their influence in Bay County Schools is now assured. CAIR is very definitely opposed to local control of education. 

    Hassan Shibley speaks: 
    We’ve seen this fight in several counties, and now ACT (the organization founded by Brigitte Gabriel) has taken it to the state level, and ACT for America is really the group pushing forward efforts to impact education in public schools about Islam. At the state level, ACT for America was trying to pass legislation requiring each county to pick its own textbooks independently of the state process, and the reason ACT is pushing for this is so it would engage them in confrontation with each local county regarding the schoolbooks. The lawmaker who introduced the legislation was Senator Alan Hayes, and he’s been known for passing around extremely hateful anti-Muslim propaganda in Tallahassee, and he’s also been the one pushing the anti-Sharia legislation, as well as other anti-Muslim legislation. Thank God they failed, and although the statewide legislation they were pushing ultimately passed, we were able to water-down the legislation such that it only reinforced the existing law, which allows school boards to modify the textbook selection, but otherwise still kept the system in place where the state recommends textbooks for local use.

    Q2: What was ultimately the intent of the bill?

    The bill would have established that each school board not only has the option—as is the current law, and is the law that we passed—but would require school boards to independently select their textbooks. The bill didn’t mention Islam or Muslims in particular, but it was well known that the intent was to target Islam, and the bill was written in part by the same Senator who wrote the anti-Sharia legislation in Florida. The goal of the bill was to open up a fight, so that the school board fights we were dealing with in a few counties, would have to be fought statewide. All school boards would then be independently forced to review and select textbooks, and then they could push against the textbooks that spoke about Islamic history in an accurate light.

    Q3: Did Florida pass an anti-Sharia bill using model ALAC language?

    Yes, we fought it very strongly for five years in a row and defeated it every year. In 2015, a very watered-down version of the bill passed which right now appears to only reiterate existing law, and we haven’t fought it in the courts as of yet. Behind closed doors we were able to work with some Republican lawmakers to have them pass an amendment on the bill before the bill was passed, which essentially took out the most troubling parts.

    What’s very interesting is, looking at Senator Alan Hayes [one of the main sponsors for the Florida anti-Sharia Law bills] and the information we have about him, we’ve been able to draw a connection to his local Republican club hosting ACT for America speakers, and anti-Muslim bigots to come and bash Islam. That’s the local Republican club he’s based out of, and then he himself is passing out anti-Muslim literature in Tallahassee, and he’s also the one pushing forward these anti-Sharia bills in Florida.
  • Sharman Burson Ramsey RULES FOR DECEPTION: https://www.meforum.org/2538/taqiyya-islam-rules-of-war

    Deceit in Muhammad's Military Exploits

    Muhammad—whose example as the "most perfect human" is to be followed in every detail—took an expedient view on lying. It is well known, for instance, that he permitted lying in three situations: to reconcile two or more quarreling parties, to placate one's wife, and in war.[11] According to one Arabic legal manual devoted to jihad as defined by the four schools of law, "The ulema agree that deception during warfare is legitimate … deception is a form of art in war."[12] Moreover, according to Mukaram, this deception is classified as taqiyya: "Taqiyya in order to dupe the enemy is permissible."[13]

    Several ulema believe deceit is integral to the waging of war: Ibn al-'Arabi declares that "in the Hadith [sayings and actions of Muhammad], practicing deceit in war is well demonstrated. Indeed, its need is more stressed than the need for courage." Ibn al-Munir (d. 1333) writes, "War is deceit, i.e., the most complete and perfect war waged by a holy warrior is a war of deception, not confrontation, due to the latter's inherent danger, and the fact that one can attain victory through treachery without harm [to oneself]." And Ibn Hajar (d. 1448) counsels Muslims "to take great caution in war, while [publicly] lamenting and mourning in order to dupe the infidels."[14]

  • Sharman Burson Ramsey Why do you suppose the leader of CAIR (formerly known as IAP (Islamic Association of Palestine) in Florida, Hassan Shibley, would see ACT for America founded by Brigitte Gabriel as the enemy? Watch this video as Brigitte Gabriel reveals "the Project" a hundred year plan developed in 1982 by the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate and dominate the West to establish an Islamic caliphate on Earth. she discusses 1/ HOW TO USE OPENMINDEDNESS AGAINST US, 2) How to use Multiculturalism Against us 3) How to use certain words that will have us lay down our guard -- diversity, tolerance, multiculturalism, interfaith for example. The term Islamophobia was developed by Muslims at the UN to vilify those who would criticize Islam. She says CAIR uses "useful idiots" like the ACLU who supposedly defend homosexuality and women's rights when radical Islam actually perpetuates actions against those rights. She speaks of how Linda Sarsour uses the gullible Women's Movement as a part of this ploy. Linda Sarsour was a co-chair of the Woman's March in Washington just as Hiba Rahim co-chaired the Woman's March in Pensacola before coming to Panama City in 2016, I guess.

    UNMASKED: Brigitte Gabriel Exposes The Muslim Brotherhood
    UNMASKED: Brigitte Gabriel Exposes The Muslim Brotherhood
    UNMASKED: Brigitte Gabriel Exposes The Muslim Brotherhood

  • Sharman Burson Ramsey This is a long video, but well worth watching.Brigitte Gabriel was a victim of radical Islam in Lebanon. Much like Anne Frank, she also spent years in hiding. Hers is a lesson born of experience. 

    Terrorism, The Muslim Brotherhood, & Linda Sarsour | Brigitte Gabriel | POLITICS | Rubin Report
    Terrorism, The Muslim Brotherhood, & Linda Sarsour | Brigitte Gabriel |…
    Terrorism, The Muslim Brotherhood, & Linda Sarsour | Brigitte Gabriel | POLITICS | Rubin Report

    This is from THE PROJECT

    This thread on Facebook is quite telling to how we put our head in the sand when accused of being intolerant. We are the silent majority. Are we like Lemmings following the crowd to the abyss afraid to be labeled an intolerant Islamophobe?