Why do so many people support Common Core, nationalized education, while they oppose ObamaCare, a nationalized medical system. Does that make any sense? Either you’re for independence or you’re for government control over your life. Why the double standard?
In the Book of Mormon, book of Alma, chapter 46, there’s an interesting story.
Captain Moroni tore a piece of his own clothing and wrote on it, calling it the “Title of Liberty.” He gathered freedom fighters with its slogan: “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children– and he fastened it upon the end of pole.” (v. 12)
- He asked people to “maintain their rights.” (v. 20)
- He said, “Yea, let us preserve our liberty.” (v. 24)
- He wanted “to support the cause of freedom, that they might maintain a free government” (v. 35)
- He “caused the title of liberty to be hoisted upon every tower wich was in all the land.” (v. 36)
- He “planted the standard of liberty among the Nephites.” (v. 36)
Can’t we do the same thing?
What are we waiting for? What is holding us back from cutting ties to Common Core?
Is it ongoing confusion about whether or not Common Core is truly a threat to freedom? –Earlier, the state office of education said that there were “no federal strings attached” but that mantra has long been abandoned out loud. True, the USOE’s fact v. fiction flier still makes that false claim, but if you talk to Board Members, they readily admit that the NCLB waiver has created federal pressure to either obey No Child Left Behind law, or substitute Common Core. They also admit that the federal Dept. of Education has set a cap of 15% on learning. That’s a written mandate denied orally by CCSSO leader Gene Wilhoit, but what’s in writing is binding on Utah. The State Office of Education also admits that the National Governor’s Association and the CCSSO have put a copyright on the standards and there is no means for states to amend them.
Where’s the liberty in that?