The Second Declaration of Indepencence

Monday, February 28, 2011

How to Fix the Education System

How to Fix the Education System

Learning by another name is called fun or play time and is our education's single most wasted opportunity. There is an old saying that "the main difference between adults and children are the price of their toys" and there resides the solution to the problem of education. Turn some kids loose in a junkyard with a few tools and they will wind up building something.

As our society progresses, we rely more and more on education to keep up with the fast pace of technology and the ever widening arena of competition in the marketplace.

There is no argument that we need to keep abreast of the world as far as education is concerned in order to keep our position is the world and to provide ourselves with a good standard of living.

However, there is also no argument that our present education system is lacking and has been broken since the federal government first involved itself in it. Government seeks to control, not educate and it is good testament to the abilities and determination of the people that we have come as far as we have.

There is also no argument that the more money that we raise for education the worse it becomes and this should tell us that raising more money is not the solution and never will be. The system is fundamentally flawed, beyond repair, and it needs to be dismantled in its entirety and something entirely new built in its absence.

According to one study, less than half of the graduates of college can think well enough to work through a problem. What have they learned in all of those years of school?

Most grade schools and high schools waste the most valuable years of a child’s life testing and retesting the student’s memory skills by learning strings of information by rote and giving memory tests. Although this may work to a certain degree for those with good memory capabilities, it does not necessarily foster thinking abilities or education.

Although there are undoubtedly many good teachers out there that could teach in a more efficient and beneficial way, government interference will always find the most expensive, intrusive and least effective methods to achieve these goals.

The most overlooked thing about this dilemma is the children themselves. Children are little sponges that suck up information with incredible ease and what they mostly suck up is the fact that they hate school and would rather be any other place learning something.

Kids love cartoons and Sesame Street; you should be especially careful about what your children watch on TV however, because they do suck things up with great efficiency, just like a sponge that they are, and many cartoons are teaching your children things that will, or should, make you shudder, and should you ever decide to watch some of them, you will. Here again is another great wasted opportunity to put this valuable time to good use.

And yet another great missed opportunity is the use of our best teachers and the video camera. Couple this with the computer and some well thought out computer teaching programs and you can help solve the dilemma of a shortage of qualified teachers. This would allow new teachers to implement good teaching while they are gaining their own teaching skills.

Now you know both the problem and the solution, lets go to work and save the children and our world before it is too late.

One more thought, with government you never get what you pay for, privatize it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Does anyone know this guy?

The great mystery: who is this guy; this has to make you wonder.

Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from President Obama's past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc? Not one person has ever come forward from his past.


This should really be a cause for great concern. To those who voted for him, you may have elected an unqualified, inexperienced shadow man. Reminds me of The Manchurian Candidate....

Let's face it. As insignificant as we all are, someone whom we went to school with remembers our name or face. Someone remembers we were the clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about us.

George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. He questions why no one has acknowledged the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus.

Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia - the class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him.

While he is such a great orator, why doesn't anyone in Obama's college class remember him? And, why won't he allow Columbia to release his records?


Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but none remembered him.

Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also graduated in 1983 In 2008, Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia EVER!

Nobody recalls him. Root adds that he was also, like Obama, "Class of ‘83 political science, pre-law" and says, "You don't get more exact or closer than that." Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was.

The guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of the, as we say in New York , the macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him.

Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia .

NOTE: Root graduated as Valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School, and then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major in the same class that Barack Hussein Obama was supposed to have been in.

Some other interesting questions;

Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002?

Why was Michelle's law license inactivated by Court Order?

It is circulating that according to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.

WHAT!!??? The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed!

Please continue sending this out to everyone. Somewhere, someone knew him in school...before he "reorganized" Chicago & burst upon the scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention & made us all swoon with his charm, poise & speaking pizzazz.

Pass this on to everyone on your mailing list ... pass it across America!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fleating victory and a call to action

To my fellow countrymen,

Well our victory over the extension of the so called Patriot Act felt good but as we all knew it would, it is raising its ugly head again and very soon. Please read the attached or following message from Downsize Dispatch and follow its suggestions. And please do it right now as they are about to do it to us again.

Also I wholeheartedly would suggest that you please forward this to everyone on your E mail list and ask them (better yet plead to them) to act immediately as well.

If the citizens of Egypt can come with the gumption and courage to demonstrate in the streets enough to oust its dictator ruler, surely we Americans can get up off the couch long enough to stir up enough gumption and courage to defeat a bill that not only is unconstitutional but is a slap in the face of every freedom loving American in America.

If I lived in a far away country and was watching the world’s current events, I would be appalled and asking myself, what in the world are those crazy Americans doing? Why are they throwing away the best thing that ever happened to them or to the world? Why are they so willing to trash their freedoms? Have they all gone nuts?

It’s your country and your freedom at stake and there is no good or justifiable reason to simply sit around and watch our country fall to the demands of a few who have no other purpose than to steal you blind and rob you of your freedom in the process.

The time has never been better than now to send shivers down the spines of the spineless bastards in Congress.

The time has never been better than now to send a very clear message to the greed ridden Congress, to all of the despot bureaucrats and the out of touch with reality Administration and that we are not going to stand for any more nonsense from our government.

It is time that we insist on the repeal of un-American and unconstitutional laws such as the so called Patriot Act, the so called Healthcare Act and many other useless, arcane or nefarious crappy laws.

I am asking you to make good use of your computer and your internet, etc. and put your country above your self interests and……

I am asking you to grab some courage and become a part of the groundswell that will show the world that Americans can still muster the courage to control their own destiny and run their own government as outlined by our Constitution.

Do it for yourself, do it for your children, do it for your country; just do it. And if you do this now; we can win this revolution without firing a shot. Keep your powder dry.

Patriotically Yours, Lyle Brunckhorst