Hello on May 16, 2014…
Goodbye on June 7, 2015
The lifespan for my research blog http://abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com/ was always intended to be no more than one year. In looking back through the many posts (an average of one (+) a day) I see that the goal of providing key research, mostly from the deliberate dumbing down of america,1999, and the Updated/Abridged 2011 version, and connecting that documented research with current education news, has been accomplished.
The blog archives (all posts) will remain at the site so please take advantage of that resource in your activism at the local, state, and national levels.
Let me thank all who have submitted education news for me to use, including finished posts, for their enormous contribution to making abcsofdumbdown the “go-to-blog” for research and education news.
Votes pending on very, very dangerous “family/freedom-busting” education bills (Rep. John Kline’s HR 5, Senator Alexander’s S1177, Sen. Murray’s S1380 (birth to age 5), and Sen. David Vitter’s Student Privacy Protection Act… have prompted me to offer the remaining 100 Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education disc sets to you FREE with exception of $12 S&H. [The set sells for $39.95 plus shipping at Amazon.] Go to Amazon.com for disc set information and for 100% 5-Star reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Exposing-Global-Road-Through-Education/dp/0985553847.
Please take advantage of this very special offer, and arrange to show the discs at meetings in your community set up to generate opposition to the above very dangerous pieces of legislation and whatever other equally dangerous legislation is scheduled to come down the pike!
Free disc set order (only one per person!) including your name and address and check for $12 (S&H) made out to 3D Research Co., should be sent to 3D at 519 River Road, Dresden, ME 04342. First come/first served!
The 8-dvd video and cd (Written Submissions) disc set Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education includes 18 presentations, at two conferences (2012 ME and 2013 GA) by leading American education activists, writers, researchers and public school teachers/administrators, some involved since the 1960s. The late Samuel Blumenfeld delivers a “knockout” presentation related to “Look Say” and “Whole Language” reading instruction designed to deliberately create an illiterate society. The one cd (Written Submissions by prominent education researchers, some of whom are no longer with us) is itself worth the price of the 8-disc set! Read more HERE.
LAST MESSAGE FROM CHARLOTTE:
“THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING OUR COUNTRY WHICH WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE IS THE DANGEROUS CALL FOR TAX-FUNDED PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE/CHARTERS WITH UNELECTED BOARDS.
IF AMERICANS ACCEPT THE CONCEPT OF UNELECTED CONTROL OVER EDUCATION, WHICH IS NO. 1 IN SPENDING, ABOVE EVEN DEFENSE, WHAT IS TO KEEP THEM FROM ACCEPTING UNELECTED CONTROL OF EVERYTHING ELSE?
ONCE WE HAVE LOST OUR RIGHT TO VOTE, WE WILL HAVE NO SAY OVER ANYTHING:
NOT LAND USE/PRIVATE PROPERTY
LEGISLATION (SOME BILLS LISTED ABOVE) CALLS FOR TAX-FUNDED SCHOOL CHOICE/CHARTERS WITH UNELECTED BOARDS.
(TAX-FUNDED PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IS “NO” CHOICE. WHAT THE GOVERNMENT FUNDS, THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS.)
THIS IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION .
WE FOUGHT AND WON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OVER THIS ISSUE.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!”
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education
I couldn’t resist including this You Tube video along with my message to all of you. Run with it…
By Anita Hoge
May 9, 2015
“SENATOR ALEXANDER COMPLETELY CHANGED THE BILL TO FOOL PARENTS”
MEDICAID, Birth to Age 21, is EXPANDED in Senator Alexander’s and Congressman Kline’s fast-tracked effort to force through the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Backdoor politics are being used to expand ObamaCare using education legislation and MEDICAID in the schools. This agenda is moving forward, without citizens’ knowledge and without state legislatures understanding the entire agenda of the Reauthorization of ESEA, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This legislation expands MEDICAID services in the schools, ages birth to 21, extending MEDICAID in a Universal Pre-Kindergarten, birth through Kindergarten, heralded by Senator Murray (D WA) and Senator Bob Casey (D PA).
Attention Sen. Alexander and Rep. KLINE –
Parents, teachers, citizens are demanding an investigation into these intrusive techniques, the invasion of a child’s privacy, the expansion of Obamacare through MEDICAID, and this mental health agenda! Stop ESEA!“
Read more HERE.
Courtesy of Lise from Maine
According to the WGME article, Gene Libby, the attorney for the alleged abuser, states in part: “Libby says his client was investigated and went before a Grand Jury in 1991.”
First of all, this is quite a revelation!
This is the hijacking of the Grand Jury to allow the “accused” in the jury room because of the potential to “control and influence” the Jurors. The accused has no business nor any delegation of authority to enter a Grand Jury room.
Doesn’t Mr. Libby know this or is he ignorant of the Grand Jury process? Wasn’t he taught this in law school or do law schools not teach this any longer?
The “accused” is NOT allowed in the Grand Jury room because the Jurors can ONLY interview “witnesses” and see the actual evidence as provided by the Attorney General if the state is a potential party to a cause or as provided by the district attorney, formerly the County Attorney who is a constitutional officer and unlawfully abolished, where the county is a potential party to a cause. The Jurors are looking for “probable cause” (not guilt) to see if there is sufficient evidence to take the cause to trial. The Jurors do not conduct a trial by jury of his peers.
Also, the accused gets a chance to present his witnesses during a trial by jury of his peers (there is no longer a trial by jury of his peers since 1935 and only a trial by jury of the government to ensure a conviction), and the accused can testify in his defense at trial if he so chooses but he can decline to take the stand (see Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Maine). This is where the accused has his chance to obtain his due process rights and not in the Grand Jury room.
Attorney Gene Libby Press Release, HERE.
WGME13 – View report and read more HERE.
WCSH6 – View report and read moreHERE.
Related: Biddeford (ME) Police Department Exposed! Click here.
Grand Jury, click here.
The Purpose And Selection Of The Grand Jury, click here.
Talkshoe Radio – The Grand Jury With Guest Lise DuPont, Researcher and Author of “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?” Click here.
PPH reports “The Penobscot and Passamaquoddy tribes withdrew their representatives to the Legislature on Monday in response to what leaders said is a dangerous deterioration in the relationship between the sovereign tribes and the state.
Legislative records show that two tribes have sent representatives to the Legislature since the early 1800s. Their role and recognition by state government has been tempestuous and varied, however. The Penobscots first sent representatives in 1823. The Passamaquoddies sent representatives in 1842.” This article has been updated.
PPH reports “A day after withdrawing their representatives from the Maine legislature, three of the state’s four Indian tribes resolved Wednesday to no longer recognize the authority of state officials, legislators and courts to “define our sovereignty or culture or to interfere with our self-governing rights.”
The three tribes also called on the federal government to intervene in their increasingly heated disputes with Gov. Paul LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills over the meaning of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980, asking for a congressional inquiry. In a joint declaration, they asked for a “review of the actions of Maine that have resulted in a diminishment of our rights as federally recognized, sovereign Indian troes and of the adverse impacts upon our cultures, rights and resources.”
In their declaration, the tribes charged that the state has repeatedly encroached on their sovereign powers, land and resources, seeking “to perpetuate us as wards of the State of Maine.”’ Read more HERE.
§6203. Definitions – Note Section 4. – Laws of the State. “Laws of the State” means the Constitution and all statutes, rules or regulations and the common law of the State and its political subdivisions, and subsequent amendments thereto or judicial interpretations thereof.
Related: Act Concerning The Separation Of The District Of Maine From Massachusetts Proper (1816), click here.
Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation, click here.
CALL 202-224-3121 AND EMAIL SENATOR PATTY MURRAY, DEM. WA. AND YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO VOTE NO ON SENATOR MURRAY’S BILL S.1380 – A bill to support early learning.
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation that would expand quality preschool programs. The Strong Start for America’s Children Act is a 10-year innovative federal-state partnership to expand and improve early learning opportunities for children from birth to age five.
Read more HERE.
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education
Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links
To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America click this AMAZON ORDER LINK
Chicago Business reports “In a stunning development, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert today was indicted on federal financial misconduct and perjury charges.
A federal indictment released this afternoon accuses the Plano Republican of disguising the withdrawal of nearly $1 million from various financial accounts to avoid federal disclosure requirements, and of lying to the FBI about the matter.
The federal charges allege that the money was part of $3.5 million that Hastert was paying an unnamed “Individual A” in order “to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct” against that individual.
If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. Read more HERE.
The Hill reports “DOJ indicts former Speaker Dennis Hastert.” Read more HERE.
The Hill also reports “Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has resigned from his position as a lobbyist at law and lobby firm Dickstein Shapiro following a federal indictment released Thursday, according to a firm spokesman.” Read more HERE.
Here’s another example of an elected official portraying someone he is not. It took awhile, but the truth has come forward about Dennis Hastert.
Letter to Dennis Hastert (former Speaker) dated April 9, 1999. Click here.
Wayne Leach 12/12/1937 – 5/19/2015
It is with great sadness to report the passing of a true patriot, Wayne Leach. Wayne passed away May 19, 2015.
Wayne will be remembered as an important Mainer who worked hard to restore the Constitutional state of Maine, putting himself out there, to educate others and to advocate, for the good of all of us.
A celebration of my Wayne’s life will be held on Sunday May 31st from 1pm until 4pm at the American Legion Post 179, 79 Legion Memorial Drive South China, Maine.
John McDonald speaks with Wayne Leach, of the Constitutional Coalition, about his meeting with Governor LePage 7/6/14. Listen HERE.
The Future of Maine…We The People Of Maine, click here.
“Life will never be the same.” Phil Merletti
“In 1775 they were called the “Sons of Liberty”. Wayne was one of the remaining Sons of Liberty. Here’s to Wayne Leach and those like him. Damn few left.” Roger W. Ek
RIP Wayne Leach. Never to be forgotten!
Justice Nancy Mills Disqualifies Entire York County District Attorney’s Office From Prosecuting A Domestic Violence Case
PPH reports “A judge has disqualified the entire York County District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting a contentious domestic violence case, and also ruled that Eliot police officers may be cross-examined by the defense, resurrecting allegations that a majority of them routinely falsified patrol reports.
Justice Nancy Mills issued the rulings last week in the criminal case against Paul Olsen of Eliot, finding that Assistant District Attorney Thomas Miscio knowingly intercepted confidential documents written by Olsen’s attorney that contained the defense’s trial plans and read them without informing the court of the breach as he is required to do.
Mills learned of Miscio’s actions on May 4, the day before the 34-year-old Olsen was due to stand trial for allegedly assaulting and raping his former girlfriend at her home in Eliot in 2012. Mills immediately called off the trial, and said in her follow-up order Thursday that either the Maine Attorney General’s Office or another district attorney’s office will have to take over prosecuting the case.
“In this case, the state’s attorney should have known the information in the documents was privileged,” Mills wrote in the five-page ruling. “The disclosure of the information cannot be undone.” Read more HERE.
WMTW8 reports “Judge rules prosecutor saw privileged defense information in Paul Olsen case. “The state’s attorney’s reading the information was not inadvertent,” Mills wrote. “The disclosure of the information cannot be undone.”
Mills also issued another decision in the case, ruling that Olsen’s defense team could ask members of the Eliot Police Department if they have ever lied about their whereabouts while on duty.
“The defendant may inquire on cross-examination about the alleged misconduct by Eliot Police Department officers,” Mills wrote.
View report HERE.
Why wouldn’t the same ruling be consistent with a related case? (Now former) York County D.A. Mark Lawrence was in possession of confidential information/documentation relative to a “scheme” devised by Biddeford city officials, Police Chief Roger Beaupre and others. It was believed that D.A. Lawrence would investigate, indict and prosecute where the evidence demanded. D.A. Lawrence jumped the fence and prosecuted Lafortune with her evidence in his hands. Lafortune’s attorney was not allowed to present evidence, nor witnesses.
LAWRENCE, MARK D.A. LETTER JUNE 6, 2003.
Behind the Black Robes: Failed Justice, Author Barbara C. Johnson, click here.
FOIA-Judge David Kennedy, click here.
Judge David Kennedy, FOIA reply, click here. Attorney General Janet Mills did not reply…she “passed the buck.”
Players in this case are the same ones in “Biddeford (ME) Police Department Exposed!” Click here.
There is more going on with the City of Biddeford than meets the eye!