by Jan Shedd | March 8, 2013 | Kaufman County Tea Party
On February 23rd, Save Texas Schools sponsored Save Texas Schools March and Rally. It was held on the capitol steps in Austin. Save Texas Schools is a leftist, Big Ed organization designed to get as deep into the Texas taxpayers’ pockets as possible “for the children.” Save Texas Schools is supported by numerous left-of-center organizations like Raise Your Hand Texas, The Equity Center, Intercultural Development Research Association, LULAC, Texas Forward, lots of state teachers’ unions, and many ISDs, such as Dallas, Forney, & Crandall. For a complete list, go here.
A bunch of Marxists who call themselves the International Socialist Organization were in out in force at this rally, chanting, “We’ve got an education fix: TAX-TAX-TAX the rich!” Some things never change. I have a socialist fix: Convict them of treason and deport, deport, deport. It’s doesn’t rhyme, but it will work.
Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.
Take no comfort if your county is not on the list. Out of 15 districts, only 5 state school board members are actual conservatives. The rest either lean left, or are far left, and every bit as corrupt as Ratliff.
Mr. Ratliff makes his living as a lobbyist. Why should you care? Because he serves in violation of the law, and has been for years. As a lobbyist for Microsoft, there are conflicts of interest, not the least of which includes a ruling from the Texas attorney general that registered lobbyists representing companies that do business with Texas schools cannot serve on the SBOE.
Microsoft does business with the SBOE and the TEA. No doubt that he & Microsoft have profited immensely from his position on the SBOE.
So what’s he doing there? Well, it would require a two-thirds vote from the House to impeach him, but he is so well connected and powerful that so far, our representatives have not been inclined to take up the issue, though they should. Representatives should be inundated with emails and phone calls about this issue, continuously. Tell them to ENFORCE THE LAW. Keep in mind that the SBOE collectively makes decisions that affect ALL Texas schools, including yours.
Did I mention that Ratliff supports CSCOPE, the infamous Marxist-indoctrination curriculum being taught all over Texas? And that he profits from that too?
A few parents will be relieved that their children are in private schools, or home schooled. Keep in mind that those children are a tiny minority of all of Texas’s school children. So while your kids may be getting an excellent education, as adults they will enter a world where they are vastly outnumbered. What’s more, as soon as Obama can get to it, he will tell private schools that either the federal government controls their curriculum, or they will be closed. Home schools will be completely outlawed. The only reason this has not already happened is because so few children have the private/home school advantage. But it’s coming. Marxists are detail oriented.
During the last Republican Primary, we had an excellent candidate running against Ratliff. His name is Randy Stevenson. Alas, Randy fell victim to voter incompetence. But don’t cry for him. Cry for our children, our state, & our future.
No, we aren’t in Massachusetts or California. This is Texas, but the reality is that people like Thomas Ratliff run Austin. Democrats are promising to turn Texas blue in the next two elections. With people like Ratliff serving as the “opposition,” turning Texas blue becomes a realistic & dangerously attainable goal. The only thing that can stop it is grassroots activism. Texas is our last defense against Washington, D.C.
“Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father’s name.” - Sam Houston