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Teacher Forced To Remove Reagan Quotes From Classroom

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We all remember that famous Reagan quote, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.” It seems a school district finds that quote so offensive, the teacher who posted it in her classroom was threatened that she would be fired if she did not remove it.

A New York public school teacher who advised a school Bible Study club has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her school district after she was forced to remove all religious content from her classroom — including a quote from former President Ronald Reagan.

Joelle Silver, a veteran teacher in the Cheektowaga Central School District in western New York, said she received a “counseling letter” signed by her superintendent that ordered her to remove all religious-themed items from her classroom or else she could be fired.

The eight-page letter informed the teacher that “your rights to free speech and expression are not as broad as if your were simply a private citizen.”

Among the items that had to be removed were a poster with an inspirational Bible verse superimposed over an American flag and inspirational messages she had written on sticky notes kept on her desk, according to court documents obtained by Fox News.

Read more at: Fox Nation

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  • susan5042

    Jan, Have you checked this out? https://vimeo.com/52009124

  • “For the Security of a Free State”

    Success in opposing Obama’s tyrannical gun control agenda requires more than heroic individuals protecting their “castles” defensively under a State “castles doctrine.” It requires a concerted and preemptive effort on the part of the free States of America.

    If, for example, a State passes a law that criminalizes federal agents who try to enforce federal firearms laws, then larger numbers of citizens, as well as police officers, will mobilize to the cause. And, if, during the course of enforcing State laws, as either a citizen or a Police Officer, an individual’s life and property are directly threatened by federal gun control agents, then that individual should be allowed to defend himself with violent, even lethal, force if necessary.

    Of course, conscience dictates that reasonable effort should be made to make the arrests peacefully, without loss of life; but the Security of a Free State (not the lives of federal agents) is clearly the overriding, moral imperative of the Second Amendment. With State law on your side, the use of force, preemptively, against federal agents, is justified. It is justified not only by the State Laws, but also by the Second Amendment of the U.S Constitution which clearly and undeniably defines the purpose of firearms possession as “Being Necessary for the Security of a Free State”.

    Note that it doesn’t say “of a free nation”. It says “of a free State.” By natural rights, not to mention the Tenth Amendment, the citizens and the legislature of a particular State, not the federal government, are the ones who have the right to define how to regulate firearms possession within their borders. In other words, the Second Amendment delegates the authority to regulate firearms possession to the State Legislatures.

    The only instruction to the federal government, which is embedded in the Second Amendment, is that the federal government “shall not infringe.” This is not only the clear intention of the U.S. Constitution, but it is also intuitive common sense. After all, why should a body, like the U.S. Congress, 99% of whom do not reside in Utah, have anything whatsoever to say about how firearms are regulated within the borders of Utah?

    The events at Waco, TX in 1993 illustrate that the enforcement of federal firearms laws by federal agents is clearly a threat to the “Security of a Free State,” every bit as much as if a foreign army had invaded the State. Therefore, use of State Law and force against federal agents who enforce federal firearms laws IS JUSTIFIED BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT, as long as the State Legislature chooses to allow it. Individual heroics are neither permitted nor outlawed by the Second Amendment. Rather, it is up to the State Legislatures to define how firearms can be owned and used within the boundaries of each State.

    Furthermore, with regard to the events at Waco, if the Clinton Administration had simply followed the very clear and precise logic of the Second Amendment in the first place, then they would’ve realized that ALL FEDERAL FIREARMS REGULATIONS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, except for the regulation of the military. If the Clintonites had, as the founders intended, simply delegated that authority to the State of Texas, then the entire confrontation would have been avoided altogether. Many lives would’ve been saved, including innocent women and children, both at Waco and at the Oklahoma City bombing which was a backlash against Waco.

    The State of Wyoming is working on a slate of legislation that embraces this philosophy. It is now legal for Wyoming citizens to utilize ‘citizens arrests’ against federal agents who seek to enforce federal gun law, though some additional legislation would help to clarify and reinforce this doctrine. Embracing this approach to gun control can save a lot of money, for both the States and the federal government. If citizens can make arrests themselves, without financial charge to the State, then the issue can be defused, preemptively and at very low cost to the State Treasury. And, it is best for the security and safety of citizens, as well, because it allows citizens to act preemptively, before federal agents are able to mount an assault on a home or compound.

    After all, the best defense is a good offense. If federal agents can be arrested and disarmed preemptively, before they mount their attacks on people’s homes, then there is no chance that they will commit the kinds of atrocities against women and children that were committed by the Clinton Adminstration in Waco, TX during 1993. Instead of assaulting and torching innocent women and children, as they did at Waco, they will be sitting quietly in a State Prison cell, right where the Second Amendment says that they should be.

    Jonathan L. Gal
    Harvard College ’89
    Free Citizen of The Free State of Utah

    • Cindy Steinman

      Jonathan, I love that! I would have it published everywhere and force all Liberals to read it!

    • Bravo Jonathan…bravo…

    • very very well stated. I love this explanation. Cindy is right, if it were possible this needs published in papers across the nation. I have wondered about the terminology for “a free State”. this somewhat seems as the federal government has no business mandating to the states in relation to the second amendment. STATE, not nation as you said and this means hands off to the morons in fedtard land.

    • Hemlock

      BRAVO!! From a free man in New Hampshire

    • Michael

      Jonathan, Thank You for the Great Insight!! Love It!! I will Pass This On!!
      Conservative From The Great State of Texas

  • And Oblamer and Bitten want to concentrate on guns. Inanimate objects, totally unlike fostering good community wellness and youth upbringing……..

  • But Jan, WHY is everyone so upset? Isn’t THIS the America that 50.2% of our nations citizens voted for? You know, the one with GOD removed from everything, blatant homosexual themes on television, abortions killing more babies in America than the numbers of babies dying in the famine of Africa, violence on our televisions and in the games our children play, Islamic powerhouses infiltrating our government, financial support to the Muslim Brotherhood, Presidential Blinders being worn while our embassy burns in Benghazi, Sealed and Hidden POTUS documents? Hmmm? I guess it is! And just WHO is to blame. Hey, I didn’t vote for the guy!

    • neither did enough good americans vote to put the Mustard back in office. Once again voter fraud, lying, cheating and stealing the election put the Mustard back in office. Thats a new word right there. just made it up.

    • According to the Bible in the book of Chronicles, the fault is those who, “are called by My Name.” “If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways,…..then I will hear from Heaven and heal the land.” That means that the wicked, Laodicean type Christians who attend church every week by embrace their sin and wickedness are THE ONES RESPONSIBLE for judgement.

  • Hemlock

    How disturbing it is that God has become an enemy to our Country. Of course it from those who think they are Gods themselves. Afraid that their elitist agenda will be stopped by God, they make every attempt to humiliate anyone who has the gaul to pray to anything but them. They say, ” there’s no invisible guy in the clouds.”
    Truth be told, I may be looking right at them and they are just a little to invisible. For I can see right thru them.

  • reggiec

    So I guess al the below are not allowed to be posted or said in this school:
    The following are quotations from several of our statesmen from the past. They are much more eloquent than I so I will let them speak in my stead.
    ***“…While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.” George Washington
    In a letter to the Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church of North America Oct. 9, 1789
    ***…Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
    George Washington from his farewell address
    Alexander Hamilton:
    ***”The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
    John Adams:
    ***“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”
    ***“Religion always has been and always will govern mankind. Man is constitutionally, essentially and unchangeably a religious animal. Neither philosophers or politicians can ever govern him in any other way.”
    And
    ***“I will not condescend to employ the word Toleration. I assert that unlimited freedom of religion, consistent with morals and property, is essential to the progress of society and the amelioration of the condition of mankind.”
    Both to Francis Van der Kemp, Oct 2, 1818
    Harry S, Truman:
    ***“But all of us—at home, at war, wherever we may be—are within reach of God’s love and power. We can all pray. We should all pray.”
    Dec., 24, 1950, during the dedication of the national Christmas tree.
    Thomas Jefferson:
    ***“I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
    Letter to Benjamin Rush Sept. 23, 1800
    ***“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
    From the View of Rights of British America, 1774
    Daniel Webster:
    ***“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
    The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster June 3, 1834
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
    ***On D-Day, Roosevelt led the nation in prayer: “Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.”
    Ronald Reagan:
    ***“The Founding Fathers derived their principles of limited government from the belief in natural law, that is, the concept that our Creator had ordained a framework for society giving great importance to individual freedom, expression and responsibility. They held that each person had certain natural rights bestowed on him by God.”
    Proclamation 5003, Dec, 10, 1982
    Alexis de Tocqueville:
    ***“I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors…; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.
    “Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
    Alexis de Tocqueville warned us that if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. Robert LeFevre in his book “The Nature of Man and His Government” also gave us a warning that has been ignored.
    Robert LeFevre:
    “And what of morality? Here is, perhaps, the greatest frontier yet to be crossed by humankind. What does man know and understand about morals? Very little. In centuries, he has learned that the Golden Rule is good, and has less than a dozen basic rules of conduct embodied in the Decalogue.
    Here, the church and religion itself have been man’s most useful tools. But today, even as man’s technology improves, as his mechanical genius unfolds and his knowledge of matter increases by leaps and bounds, his ability to govern himself and to master the precepts of morality approaches a yawning chasm. It could be said that the area of man’s basic goodness has been too little shored up by effective tools. While man’s material tools improve, man’s moral tools are neglected and remain largely static. It would not be too harsh to say that man’s morality has gone into a decline.”
    Amen to all of the above!

  • Time to shut down the public schools. They are permeated with radical leftist, muslims, atheists, sexually immoral, and are trying to indoctrinate and brainwash children into liberal, ecoidiots.
    They spend far more money than is necessary or needed because THEY CAN. They are not stewards of the resources they TAKE from taxpayers but are just another ENTITLED group.

  • DTestn

    I bet they wouldn’t say squat to the teacher with the Che Guevara posters on the wall.