Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stand Against the Evil at the Gate



I find it interesting that the timeout on immigration from seven countries with ISIS strongholds is getting such a reaction. I'll bet these people lock their doors at night to protect their children. I'll bet they check out the parents of their children's friends before allowing their children to go play or spend the night with them. I'll bet they purchase homes in safe neighborhoods in which their children will play and select safe schools for their children. 
So when our duly elected President decides to secure the doors to our national home and check out those who want to live among us they become irrationally disapproving. 
I wonder if those unvetted immigrants were coming to their neighborhood would they be so critical of caution. Isn't it logical to admit those who want to assimilate into our country, respect and adhere to our Constitution, rather than those eager to spread Sharia Law throughout the world. The goal of ISIS (acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is to create a unified, Muslim territory in order to enforce its extremist beliefs. ISIS also believes it will play a key role in an impending apocalypse, and its activities largely derive from that belief.
As CNN puts it: ISIS makes no secret of its ultimate ambition: A global caliphate secured through a global war. To that end it speaks of "remaining and expanding" its existing hold over much of Iraq and Syria. It aims to replace existing, man-made borders, to overcome what it sees as the Shiite "crescent" that has emerged across the Middle East, to take its war -- Islam's war -- to Europe and America, and ultimately to lead Muslims toward an apocalyptic battle against the "disbelievers."
And we are not to defend our country and our babies against this group who has declared WAR UPON US and upon whom we have declared WAR? 
I wonder where was the outrage when the Christians who were being persecuted within IRAQ and SYRIA and other Muslim countries were not a priority for our past president. 
The Islamic State’s desecration and destruction of historic sites of religious and cultural heritage is unprecedented in Iraq. In Mosul, ISIS has turned an 800-year-old house of worship into a place of torture. Churches in Mosul are also utilized as a prison and as a weapons storehouse.Religious minorities in Iraq are living on the edge of extinction. (“Edge of Extinction: The Eradication of Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Iraq,” 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, http://www.21wilberforce.org/…/…/edge-of-extinctionfinal.pdf (accessed October 15, 2015)).
Fortunately saner heads have prevailed against our precious Snowflakes who lead with their hearts and not their heads. We must be vigilant to protect our grandchildren against the monsters who would pretend to be our friends while plotting our demise. And, yes, we must also defend our friends of the Muslim faith who might find these aliens thrust into their midst, unsettling their lives and indoctrinating their children with radical jihad masquerading (dissembling) as one who adheres to a true faith. 
Taqiya (Arabic: تقیة‎‎ taqiyyah/taqīyah, literally "prudence, fear, caution")[1][2] is an Islamic term referring to precautionary dissimulation or denial of religious belief and practice in the face of persecution.[3][4][1][5] Another term for this concept, kitmān (lit. "action of covering, dissimulation"), has a more specific meaning of dissimulation by silence or omission.[6][7](Wikipedia) 
This practice is emphasized in Shia Islam whereby adherents are permitted to conceal their religion when under threat of persecution or compulsion.[3][8] However, it is also permitted in Sunni Islam under certain circumstances.[9][
As long as I have breath in my body, I will stand against the evil at the gate and will protect my children and grandchildren. I am glad my president is my ally.

---------------------------This response is from the son of dear friends of mine who works in the State Department. I am very proud of him. That said, I would still rather err on the side of caution. We can now make accommodations and go from here.  

"Sharman, I respect your opinion, but they are not unvetted, especially the refugees. The refugees are more vetted than any other entrant to the United States. The Christian element is also a fallacy. We had GOP officials come to find Christians in Turkey. Most were from Iraq but they had already been resettled in the United States. The executive order is like using a hammer to do a scalpel's job. It should have been run through the inter-agency and it could have been fine tuned without being as disruptive. For example, Yazidi, the very people who suffered the most in Iraq and who are not Muslims were prevented from boarding flights yesterday, despite having completed the full vetting process. it has also prevented Iraqis who provided assistance to our military and diplomatic forces from being admitted to travel. Furthermore, here at home, I know doctors from St. Jude's in Memphis who provide specialized cancer care to children who were unable to return from vacation because of this. How do we explain that to the patients and their parents? Security in our country is vital and Vetting is not 100% effective and never will be. That said, I think solutions can be found that do not overreach and paint everybody with the same brush."

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I thanked him for his response and information, commending him on his service. 

He responded: 
"I have heard positive things from initial meetings of my boss with Tillerson. I also have huge respect for General Mattis. Unfortunately, the White House did not run this executive order through the interagency which could have helped avoid some of the headaches. I know folks want to "drain the swamp", but most of us are committed public servants who have worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations and the President could get some valuable input from us which doesn't sacrifice things like the fight against ISIS, etc. Thanks again for the kind words!"

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Life That Wants To Live


"True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live."
 - Albert Schweitzer

I am NOT A FEMINIST. 

I do not choose sisterhood with the vulgar inanities proclaimed by a group of females claiming to speak for all women.There was a time when the women's vote was expected to elevate morality. Sadly a group of very vocal women seized control of the microphone while the rest of us were home taking care of our children and family. So NOW they proclaim to speak for ALL women.

The lifestyle the stars of the entertainment world who lead this movement exhibit on film and in their personal lives, their vulgar profanities, their discrimination against those of alternative opinions, and their condescension for the intelligence of conservative women sicken me. 

Indeed, I pity them because they truly do not understand what they have loosed upon this earth and the harm done to young women who buy the assertion that a fetus is just tissue "ontogeny recapitulating phylogeny." 

I do not judge or condemn, merely through sad experience affirm that life is a precious gift. 

The hand reaching from the womb and Schweitzer's words affirm what science has learned about life. 

Though I am not there in person, my spirit is with the March for Life.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

On the Women's March

LIFT A CUP OF TEA TO NOT WEARING A PINK VA-JAY-JAY!

On the Women's March. I wish I had written this. It says EXACTLY what I wish I had written. I would love to know the original source of this post. Please share if you know. I'd like to Friend that person.

I am not a "disgrace to women" because I don't support the women's march.
I do not feel I am a "second class citizen" because I am a woman. 
I do not feel my voice is "not heard" because I am a woman. 
I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman.
I do not feel that I "don't have control of my body or choices" because I am a woman. 
I do not feel like I am " not respected or undermined" because I am a woman. 
I AM a woman. 
I can make my own choices. 
I can speak and be heard. 
I can VOTE. 
I can work if I want. 
I control my body. 
I can defend myself. 
I can defend my family. 
There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF. 
I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don't always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself. 
I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over which is a personal choice. 
Quit blaming. 
Take responsibility. 
If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink va-jay-jay hat on your head and screaming profanities and bashing men. 
If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours. Respect goes both ways. 
If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard. 
Saudi Arabia, women can't drive, no rights and must always be covered. 
China and India, infantcide of baby girls. 
Afghanistan, unequal education rights. 
Democratic Republic of Congo, where rapes are brutal and women are left to die, or HIV infected and left to care for children alone. 
Mali, where women can not escape the torture of genital mutilation. 
Pakistan, in tribal areas where women are gang raped to pay for men's crime. 
Guatemala, the impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages.
And that's just a few examples. 
So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don't have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, and it's like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there...
This WOMAN does not support it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Civil War in Education: Why we should loose the bonds of enslavement to the Progressive Agenda and the National Education Association

This is a Power Point I prepared to present to a group of legislators who are accustomed to trusting "professionals." These "professionals" are the ones who have caused the problems and yet we trust them to fix them? This is a history of how we came to the position we are in now.
Sharman Ramsey, BSE, MSE























I I I want to add an addendum here. It might sound as if I have contempt for teachers and the teaching profession. On the contrary, teaching is my profession and I have the GREATEST respect for those teachers who succeed in teaching young people IN SPITE OF the stupidity of administrators out for power, prestige, politics and profit. They see teaching as a calling and have chosen the profession in spite of the problems. It is the circle the wagons necessity that they must participate in, defending the indefensible, in order to keep their jobs that I find contemptuous. Will’s words above are only too true about a large percentage of our teachers, unfortunately. They will not challenge the status quo.



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Monday, January 2, 2017

SOLVE PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Hope on the Horizon with Betsy Devoss





This letter to the Editor was written in the 1990s. It is now 2017 and the schools are as bad if not worse than before. Everything I wrote then remains true, only now there is the hope of change in Betsy Devoss whose campaign has long been to free children from the bonds of mediocrity or total failure and bring about choice through Charter schools. Parents will have to step up to the bat and do their own research into redefining the mission of the school their child will attend to attain an education not an indoctrination. Two schools I have experience with that achieve those goals are Northside Methodist Academy in Dothan, Alabama (http://www.nmacademy.net/about-us) that uses the ABEKA curriculum and Providence Christian School (https://www.providencechristianschool.com) that is a Classical School. 

Do not believe that the absence of religious education means that there is NO RELIGION being taught in our schools. Humanism, with its agnosticism, supposed values free conflict resolution and earth worship, have taken the place of true religion. And with the upsurge in violence and drug abuse, we can see where that has taken us.

SOLVE PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
published in the Dothan Eagle but I'll bet the problems mentioned would apply to ANY state. 

Once people become aware of the condition of our public schools, their first question is “What can be done?”  On the national level, Republicans are abolishing the Department of Education and working to repeal Goals 2000.

On the state level, fixing education begins in the Legislature which now has 40 percent of its body connected to education. They must be held to the standard of the Alabama Constitution Article IV, Section 82 that stipulates “…A member of the Legislature shall disclose that fact to the House of which he is a member, and shall not vote thereon.” Prosecution for violations must follow.

PAC contributions to the AEA are paid through payroll deductions: therefore, taxpayers’ dollars spent for administration subsidizes the teacher’s union. Deduction makes this a public matter and puts pressure to join on teachers who might not wish to participate. Alabamians must not be forced to subsidize lobbying efforts against themselves.

Teacher certification must be addressed. All teachers should first have a degree in an academic discipline outside the college of education. It is more important that teachers have knowledge to impart than honors degrees in theory of imparting knowledge and modifying attitudes and beliefs. English mastery is imperative for all teachers. 

Parents must be given control over their children’s education through choice. Competition will weed out incompetent schools and educators and our children will have a chance for an education, not an indoctrination in “new paradigms,” using Total Quality Management in schools as in factories to “produce workers for the global economy.  

Our most vulnerable citizens need vouchers so they might grab onto that American dream. Neither our children nor our money belong to the government. As long as vouchers are considered government money, whatever elite is in power controls the curriculum. Home schools, private and church schools would rather struggle than sacrifice their autonomy to the whim of he politically correct. 


Only when we circumvent the control of a liberal union and powerful tax-exempt foundations that fund research and teaching positions to promote their agenda can we begin to truly educate our citizenry.