VOTE TODAY!

Believe it or not, spring election day is upon us. Today April 4th, 2017 has an important WI statewide race for school superintendent between liberal incumbent Tony Evers and challenger Lowell Holtz.

Evers supports Common Core while Holtz opposes it. If you support FEDERAL control of education, then Evers is your man. If you support LOCAL control of education (the way it should be), then Holtz is the candidate you should support. It’s a classic case of liberal establishment verses reformer. We know how you should vote.

Other races are on the ballot. If you live in a school district that is having a spending referendum, we would simply encourage you to vote “NO”. School Districts, like all of us, need to live within their means and budgets. All too often school districts are bloated at the top with overpaid administrators. The money is not going into the classroom.

Carefully examine candidates at the local level. If you are not sure where they stand, find out. Fort Atkinson common council has one candidate who claimed recently that the community is so safe that the police do not need to carry guns! That is what’s out there folks! Be careful!

Rock River Patriots Meeting This Friday March 10th

The Rock River Patriots will be having a meeting this Friday in Fort Atkinson at 6:00pm in the community room of the Dwight Foster Library.  The Dwight Foster Library is located at 203 Merchants Avenue.

At this meeting we welcome our special guest speaker, Dr. Lowell Holtz, candidate for the WI Superintendent of Public Instruction Office.  Dr. Holtz is running against current DPI Superintendent Tony Evers in the spring election.

 

To find out more about Dr. Holtz’ campaign visit: www.kidservative.org/.

Hope to see you all there!

The Danger of Vouchers

The Dangers of vouchers…Trump’s voucher plan.

Below is a link to a 38 minute podcast on vouchers and their danger by KrisAnne Hall, lawyer and Constitutional advocate. There is a full all out push coming and it will be led by DeVos.  If successful it will accomplish putting parents under control of federal gov. This will increase money spent by the feds on education from $540,000,000 to $130 billion ($20B from the feds and $110B from the states) if the Trump plan is implemented.  This will be a mechanism of control of all parents/children under the poverty level if they sign on to new voucher programs. If they take the money, they will have to take the mandates of national curriculum and national methodology.  

#StopDeVos #Trump #StopCommnonCore #WakeUpAmerica #KellyanneConway #TCOT #CCOT #CommonCore

New American Article On Paul Nehlen, Challenger to Speaker Paul Ryan

Below is an article on Paul Nehlen written by the New American Magazine, a publication of the John Birch Society, that is worth your reading.

Standing on Constitution, Businessman Aims to Depose Paul Ryan

If you have been paying attention, many in the so-called “conservative” media have come out against Paul Nehlen, trying to take him down.  We have consistently said that the Rock River Patriots do not endorse candidates, but we will call candidates out when they don’t live up to their promises. Isn’t it funny how many of these “conservative” voices, who claim to be independent and non-establishment, are once again acting as lap dogs and doing the bidding of the big government Republicans?  They tout Paul Ryan’s conservative credentials, yet fail to mention he supported TARP, the bank bailouts, the Patriot  Act, and budgets that are anything but fiscally responsible.  Paul Ryan is credited as being this “budget architect” proposing budget plans that “really cut spending” over a 10 – 20 year window.  Paul Ryan is laughing at his naive supporters, knowing full well that future Congresses will not be held to his budget proposals.

Just remember…Don’t trust something at face value just because you hear it from “conservative” media.  Everyone has an agenda.  The RRP have been very clear about our agenda, and it can be seen here.

Happy Independence Day!!! Read The Declaration of Independence This July 4th

Below is a column written by Gary Mienert in the Lakeland Times paper from the north woods.  Thanks Gary.

Rebellion…..it’s happening

In just a few days we will be celebrating the 4th of July holiday.  To those who might not recall, especially the youth, it’s also known as “Independence Day” which commemorates our independence from England in 1776 after a long and bloody war.  A war by all odds the colonists should have lost. This usually festive holiday seems to have a pall hovering over it as concern for our republic continues to escalate.  Our country, once the greatest in the world, is staggering under terribly defective and divisive Federal bureaucracies.  Regularly there are increasing incidents which run contrary to our basic rights.

 
Fifty middle school students from N. Carolina visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York.  As a choir they began to sing our National Anthem to the delight of other visitors. Immediately a security guard stopped their beautiful performance. It was considered a public demonstration and therefore forbidden!

In Murfreesboro, Tennessee ten students between the ages of 6 & 10 were taken from the school in handcuffs because a video had shown them watching an off-campus scuffle between two other students. The ten were arrested because they didn’t step in and stop the fight!

A teacher was recently fired for using the word “renege”.  Black students were offended by its use.  Protesting to the school board the teacher read the definition of the word from a dictionary; “to default or fail to honor.” The teacher’s dismissal was upheld!

At UCLA a group of students were handing out free copies of the Constitution. Officials stepped in and halted them because they weren’t in a “free speech zone!”  They were lead to a “free speech zone” but were banned from the zone because they hadn’t applied for the privilege 24 hours in advance.  To add irony to this travesty, the reader should know this event happened on “Constitution Day.”  Did I miss the announcement when the “free speech zone” was changed from the area between the Atlantic and Pacific and the Canadian and Mexican borders to a patch of grass at UCLA?

Students are the future of our country and are being shielded from thoughts other than those permitted by their educators. Our schools and universities have leapt into the dangerous practice of protectionism and destruction of the first amendment. “Logic is dead, excellence is punished, mediocrity is rewarded and dependency is to be revered”.

Support for this atrocity may stem from an unlikely source; The Attorney General’s office of Loretta Lynch.  She announced proudly on TV that with the help of the FBI they are considering the option of arresting anyone who exhibits denial of global warming, an outright denial of the first amendment.  I would suggest they heed the words of Einstein when he warned, “When consensus is met, thinking stops.”

Our executive branch and Justice Department only acknowledges one concern of our educational institutions; The “pressing” issue of transgender toilets and shower rooms which affect less than 1% of students.

Eleven years after our independence the 13 colonies signed our Constitution. During those years only one small rebellion occurred.  It was Shays’ Rebellion, based primarily on ignorance but it prompted Jefferson to address the subject of rebellion in a letter to his friend, William Stephen Smith on Nov. 13 1778.

(Note: Jefferson used 11 years x 13 colonies as 1-1/2 centuries)

“What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?  Let them take up arms.  The remedy is to set them straight as to facts, pardon and pacify them.  What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The Tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Jefferson’s words were to discourage increasing the power of the executive branch in the new government. His concern should not be lost on our citizens with today’s excessive power and overreach by our executive branch.

The tenth (10th) amendment of the Constitution “Limits” the powers of the President of the United States.  It is part of the “Bill of Rights” and emphasizes the “Federalism” principle; “The Federal Government posses only those powers delegated to it by the United States Constitution.  All remaining powers are reserved for the states or the people. “

In this column I’ve used the assault on our educational institutions only as an example of governmental overreach and abuse of the first and tenth amendments. Although important there are two additional means by which a president can operate outside of Congress.  The first are “Executive Orders” which up until the present total 228, most of which are routine such as appointments to federal positions.  Other orders however have not been routine, one of which was to provide amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants (Illegal aliens). It has been rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals and will be judged by the Supreme Court this summer.

The cavalier use of “Presidential Regulations” for this administration is out of control. An example of a routine regulation is that of changing individual parts of the Environmental Protection Association.  Examples are infinite and include such things as air quality standards, mileage of automobiles, volume limits on shower heads, lake levels, toilet flush standards, dams to name a few. This administration’s “Presidential Regulations” is at an all time high of 20,642 and counting.

Let us once again recall Jefferson’s words regarding a rebellion. “ And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”  Whether or not we all agree, we are in the midst of a rebellion masked as a presidential campaign. – Gary Mienert

READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THIS JULY 4TH!  KEEP THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE ALIVE!

Two other articles to read this Independence Day:  A Tribute To America’s Patriot Pastors And Stalwart Statesmen , “Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”

 

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Is It Too Late?

Below is the article by the John Birch Society which was discussed at our last meeting in addition to the support your local police campaign.

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Common Core Hearing A Sham!

Steve Kauffeld is a member of the Watertown School Board and a member of the Rock River Patriots.

March 8, 2014
Letter to the Editor,
On Thur Feb 6 th , the people’s voice was stymied, by an orchestrated public hearing lead by Sen.Luther Olsen who is chairman of the Senate Education Committee. The hearing was on Senate Bill 619 co-sponsored by Senator Leah Vukmir and Senator Paul Farrow.
I try to attend various legislative hearings in Madison and other locations around the state, particularly those I have a vested interest in. Being a school board member, I have had considerable interest in the implementation of Common Core standards in our state’s public schools.
  I don’t know what is more galling to me, the political gamesmanship proffered  by Sen Luther Olsen with his AP interview two hours before the hearing was held, stating that this Bill was dead, the preferential treatment given the DPI, CESA administrators, our district school superintendent and their staff and supportive teachers, or the subsequent AP article published in the Watertown Times Fri.   March 7th, page 7, first section. I could write an entire article on the bias shown and misrepresentations printed in that article. This article would have you believe there was no public interest or input at this hearing. However, many people from across the State were in attendance. I would testify there were easily as many or more private citizens in attendance and supportive of SB619. Also the lions share of testimony by the private citizens was not allowed to be heard until four hours after the hearing began. If you have any interest, and you should, check out Wis. Eye on the internet. All hearings are recorded.
I would also have you note the accompanying photo {Watertown Daily Times}   shows our edu-crates standing in solidarity behind their chosen speakers {talk about using the bully pulpit}. Just a point of interest, it is supposed to be against legislative hearing decorum to show any physical, verbal or non-verbal, assent or dissent during testimony. All non-testifying persons are to be appropriately seated. But this was not a normal hearing. When you attend, there is normally white printed papers you can use to register either to speak or write a note whether you support the proposed bill or oppose. Not at this hearing. It was stated that you must use either the new pink or blue sheets to register. Any white sheets would not be recognized. This left hundreds of white registration sheets filled out by citizens who were unable to attend because of difficulty of distance, time or commitment with no voice in the process. Fortunately I heard co-sponsor Sen. Paul Farrow directed that   all the white registration forms were to be collected and he would see to it they were read and counted.
It was also stated by Rep. Steve Nass’s legislative staffer that in his twenty years of working in the Capitol, he has never witnessed the overt disregard for a fellow party member whether they were Democrat or Republican.
This to me explains the most egregious act of all by Sen Luther Olsen. The fact is, he has considerable conflict of interest even being a member of the education committee, let alone the chair person. You see, his wife is a CESA 6 administrator and his family profits handsomely from this position, let alone the political ramifications. Luther Olsen, at the very least should have recused himself as Committee Chair person during this whole process. His actions on March 6, indicate to me that he does not deserve to be a State Senator.
Finally, SB619 and it’s companion bill 617 in the House actually does have broad support. Why shouldn’t it? SB619 repeals nothing but offers the ability of private citizens of this state to have a voice in the curriculum and standards taught to our children. They are not the property of the community/state. Do you agree, that our professional bureaucrats and supposed experts don’t always get it right? Would you not also agree that we the citizen taxpayers should have a voice? We are not chattel to be marginalized. I would suggest any and all state Senators should be contacted and encouraged to pass SB619.

Steve Kauffeld   {Watertown School Board Member}