CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS ARE DISMANTLING THE U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS.
3/15/2018. Walnut Creek, Ca. Every year California’s legislators submit upwards of 4,000 bills (40 each) on a broad variety of subjects for approval. Maybe a quarter to a third of these bills get chaptered.
Bills are supposed to either amend, delete or replace state codes.
This means that every year there is a considerable amount of change taking place in the state codes and therefore, in public policy.
Failure to maintain an informed public of the actions to be taken by these bills especially in a state with a super majority of Democrat party members, can result in a loss of Constitutional Rights, moral and ethical traditions and personal freedoms.
I have been analyzing bills for several years, especially in the area of education and health care. Many of the problems seen in today’s educational programs, for instance, started long ago through the slow and deliberate transformation of education from academics to today’s preparation of students for an idealized future workforce. See: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Investment Act 2014.
The evolving nature of public education can be traced to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s six-trillion dollar failed experiment called, “War on Poverty’. This created the 1970’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act – ESEA. This Act has gone through many re-authorizations (changes/amendments) until now it is the Obama Administration’s Every Student Success Act-ESSA. We have gone from the parents exercising their God-given/natural right to know what their children are being taught and what they are being kept from knowing.
Through legislation on both the federal and the state level, schools have become social engineering laboratories for the collection of student and family data.
Where once a student’s “Right to Know” meant the imparting of a traditional liberal arts education [in the classical sense of the term], i.e., the U.S. Constitution, math, reading comprehension, writing and science. etc. the classroom has now become a place where students are indoctrinated into the world of government managed “citizenship” [more technically, the so-called Right to Access Senator Connie Leyva [D, CA] SB320, which features a “morally tainted sex-education as well as ensuring “safe” [except of course for the unborn] on-campus access to early medication abortion services. Specifically it is through Democrat legislation that high school freshman biology classes have morphed from learning the basics of human reproductive biology to inculcating children into the netherworld of “eliminating” pregnancies.
Similarly purposed legislation has blurred the line between a parent’s [dwindling] right to have discretionary power over how and what their children are being taught and the new regimen, where children essentially become wards of the state from the moment they leave home until they return.
Some legislators, such as former Democrat Senator John Vasconcellos [D] have taken this idea to its most absurd extreme: required mental health counseling on the grounds that children had been “damaged by the influence of their family, faith and community. And his legislative record reflects that anti-parent bias.
Today, March 14, 2018, we see a new phenomenon in education; the training of students as Alinskyite community agitators.
According to news reports, we learn that upwards of 3,000 schools, including religious and charter schools across the country have dismissed students for the day in order to attend and even lead protests in front of city halls targeting our Second Amendment Rights.
Who gave the schools the authority to do this you might ask? We did by omission, having stood back while our children were used for crass anti-American activism.
By our silence, we have sent the message to our children that we, their parents, have abdicated responsibility in their upbringing, instead delegating it to representatives of the ever expanding state bureaucracy
CFRW has appointed several members to be the official analysts of legislation. We spend many hours researching bills, reading articles and talking with legislators. We do this to provide our readers with the tools to effectively exercise your rights – and responsibilities – in this democratic republic, this “shining city on a hill.”
Be informed, be active and remember, freedom is not free.
Some facts, some ironies regarding state law covering high school and college, including Charter Schools, students who engage in public protests during school hour:
In 1998, then Republican Assembly member Bill Leonard authored a bill which, since passage, has been referred to as The Leonard Law. This bill (unable to locate original bill) mandated that students had the same First Amendment, Freedom of Speech rights as adults (or human being) while on campus as that student would have while off campus. (Education Code 48950 & 94367)
In the 2007 legislative term the bill was amended by Assembly members Leland Yee (D-SF) and Joe Nation, (D-Marin) to include Post Secondary colleges and Universities.
Irony: The bill giving students as young as high school Freshmen, the right to walk off campus to protest the Second Amendment, was amended by Leland Yee,(D-SF) who, while Senator was removed from the legislature in disgrace because of his involvement in and remuneration from, gun-trafficking.
A spokesman for the California Dept of Education’s Government Affairs Dept stated that this act of walking-out to protest, if interfered with by school personnel, could result in a lawsuit against the school for violation of a student’s right to freedom of speech.
A student’s walking-out is considered to be voluntary on the part of the student. This same spokesman said, when questioned, well it would be hard to know if someone was forced to walk out.
This spokesman was also asked what would happen, who would be held accountable if a student was injured during this time off campus. He responded that, well, teachers are supposed to go along with them.
Teachers would be required to also leave campus to attend to the protesters, leaving the on-campus remaining students to their own devices. These same teachers continue to receive their full paycheck while off-campus and not teaching.
Schools do not have to inform parents about this activity, but students can be told that if the student fails to return to school after the protest he/she will be marked with an unexcused absence which they will have to explain to their parents. Teachers are not required to provide make-up lessons for missed classes. This could, possibly have an effect on applications to enter higher education programs.
Camille Giglio, CFRW Legislative Analyst