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Angry with Your Local School Board? Run for Office.

July 22, 2022



School closures during COVID were an epic public policy blunder’

By Shawn Steel, July 22, 2022 2:30 am

If the mere mention of Zoom school elevates your blood pressure, it’s time to take action.

This week, school districts throughout California opened the candidate filing window. That’s the four-week window in which any registered voter can file as a candidate for school board.

Democrat politicians are nervous.

After closing our public schools and forcing our kids to wear masks, school board members know that they’re vulnerable to pro-parent challengers in the November election. They’re hoping parents won’t notice the August 12th candidate filing deadline, and rightly so. If no other candidate files for office, the Democrat school board incumbent cruises to another four-year term without a single vote being cast.

We need parents to take action by running for their local school board. That starts by filing as a candidate before August 12th.

I know, I know. If you’re an active parent, you’ve already got a million things going on. Running for your local school board is the last thing on your mind. Frankly, that initial reluctance is exactly what makes you the ideal person to serve our community.

First, let me remind you what they’ve done. Democrats’ COVID-19 policies caused catastrophic learning loss, long-term gaps in reading comprehension and basic math skills, potentially irreversible mental health problems, and “the largest increase in educational inequity in a generation.”

“The evidence shows that school closures during COVID were an epic public policy blunder,” points out Stephen Moore, the co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity. “The school lockdowns in many states were arguably the most significant episode of government-sponsored child abuse in American history.”

Even members of the media establishment have acknowledged the long-term damage done to our kids.

“School closures, lockdowns, cancellation of sports,” lamented CBS reporter Jan Crawford. “A tremendous negative impact on kids… it’s hurt their dreams, their future learning loss, risk of abuse, their mental health.”

“If our policies don’t reflect a more measured and reasonable approach for our children,” she concluded, “they will be paying for our generation’s decisions, the rest of their lives.”

That’s where parents come in.

If you’ve attended a school board meeting in the last two years, you know that many school board members are openly hostile to parents. Some even struggle to suppress their true anti-parent views. Last fall, Democrat Marlys Davidson, a member of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, was caught on a hot mic cursing at parents, who took the time to attend a school board meeting.

It’s not enough to simply vote the bums out in November. If we don’t recruit candidates, there won’t an election. Parents can mobilize campaigns to counter the special interest groups. What we lack in money, we can make up for with organization, mobilization and sweat equity.

From now until August 12th, we need parents to file as candidates for school board. Here’s what you can do:

·        Contact Your County Registrar of Voters: Immediately contact your local County Registrar of Voters and ask for all school board elections in your area. School board members are elected to staggered 4-year terms. Half the board is up for reelection every two years.

·        Obtain Candidate Forms: After confirming that you live within the district boundaries and meet the candidate qualifications, obtain the candidate nomination paperwork.

·        Collect Signatures from Your Neighbors: Ask your friends, family, neighbors and fellow parents to sign your nomination papers. Make sure that any signatories live within your school board district.

·        Return Paperwork by August 12: Be sure to return the necessary paperwork in-person at the Registrar of Voters, who must administer the oath of office.

Time to act. We need your help. We need your voice.






Boycott Beijing: Biden’s Opportunity to Unite Americans

February 02, 2022

He promised to unite the country.

And while he couldn’t achieve unity with record inflation, an oppressive vaccine mandate, labor shortages, the worst border crisis in American history, and his shameful withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden still has the chance to deliver on his unity promise by boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Whatever your political ideology, there’s a reason to Boycott Beijing. Top of the list: the COVID-19 pandemic.

After 349 million infections and 5.6 million deaths reported worldwide, the Chinese Communist government has failed to accept responsibility for, or allow a transparent investigation into, the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last two years, the People’s Republic of China has concealed vital public health information from the world; it has silenced medical whistleblowers, and destroyed critical epidemiological information.

These aren’t fringe views or conspiracy theories. At his confirmation hearing, Biden’s Secretary of State Tony Blinken categorically agreed that “the Chinese Communist Party misled the world about the coronavirus.”

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Communist government must be held accountable for its genocide in Xinjiang.

Since 2017, the Communist government has engaged in genocide against the Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other predominantly Muslim populations of the Xinjiang Uyghur region. According to Amnesty International, an estimated one million people have been removed from their homes, detained without trials, and sentenced to hard labor in reeducation camps. Many have been killed; others have been tortured, and forcibly sterilized. Moreover, the oppression against Christians, Falun Gong, and dissenters is legendary.

Other than MSNBC, whose parent company, NBC Universal, stands to make billions in ad revenue from the Beijing Games, there is universal agreement that China’s crimes in Xinjiang are genocide. Last March, Biden’s own State Department agreed with the “genocide and crimes against humanity” designation.

The Democratic Party platform explicitly calls for placing “values at the center of our foreign policy.”

“We will lead, not just with the example of our power, but with the power of our example,” the party platform promises. “Global democratic backsliding and the erosion of human rights put our interests and values at risk.”

If the million Uyghurs isn’t a call to action, surely Democrats would be motivated to protect the human rights of China’s LGBTQ citizens. Al Jazeera and the BBC News have reported on China’s widespread crackdown against LGBTQ groups. In November, LGBT Rights Advocacy China announced that it was ceasing all activities. Social media platform WeChat, ostensibly at the direction of the Communist government, has permanently suspended more than a dozen LGBTQ groups.

How about police brutality and arbitrary arrests?

In Hong Kong, the Chinese Communist government is engaging in “police brutality against protesters and persons in custody; arbitrary arrests, and politically motivated reprisals,” according to the U.S. State Department. China has declared war on freedom of expression, access to information, and the free press.

“Beijing is systematically erasing the civil and political rights people long enjoyed,” warns Human Rights Watch. “Citizens no longer have the right to participate in free and fair elections, and to run for office.”

This is not a case of political embellishment. Some residents of Hong Kong have lost their voting rights because of decrees from Beijing. When the State of Georgia had the audacity to require voters to show identification at the polls, Joe Biden labeled it the return of Jim Crow, demanded that Major League Baseball move its All-Star Game out of the state, and opened a federal Justice Department investigation. Moreover, American athletes were recently threatened by the Chinese Communist Party that they would be arrested if they demonstrated for human rights while in China. Already, U.S. Olympians are asked to use temporary “burner” phones instead of their personal devices, and to expect to be under constant surveillance. How are high-caliber athletes to perform under these oppressive conditions?

We’re a long way from when Biden promised “to stop treating our opponents as our enemies.”

An Olympic boycott is an appropriate vehicle for depriving Communist China of the “legitimacy of the Games” and “punishing them” for genocide, crimes against humanity, human rights abuses in Hong Kong, and its willful disregard for global health in handling the coronavirus. That, 42 years ago, was then-Senator Joe Biden’s rationale for co-sponsoring legislation to boycott the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.

“It seems to me that it is extremely important that we deprive the Soviet Union of the legitimacy of these games, as well as punish them internationally,” Biden said at a Jan. 28, 1980, hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A boycott, Biden said, “sends a clear and strong message around the world that the Soviet Union should be punished.”

Americans of all parties and political ideologies can agree: The People’s Republic of China represents the greatest threat to the free world–with no close second.



 

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2022
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2021
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2020
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Coronavirus: US-China Talks Must Go Beyond Trade & Include China’s Biomedical Practices
 

2019
Resolution Regarding China's Organ Harvesting
 
Conservative lawyers steal page from progressive playbook
 

2018
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California Democrats rewrite the voting rules in their favor
 
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Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #12
 
Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #11
 
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Dana Rohrabacher’s conservative track record is as consistent as it is long
 
Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #10
 
Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #9
 
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Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #5
 
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Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #3
 
Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #2
 
Sanctuary Opt-Out Update - Update #1
 
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2017
Charlottesville and the ongoing threat of the alt-right
 
California’s high-speed rail promoters should heed the wisdom of rats
 
My family escaped North Korea - Trump's response was spot on
 
House Passes Bill on Illegal Immigration, Sanctuary Cities
 
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2016
OCC should fire bully professor
 
Steve Bannon’s Real Crime: Providing Deplorables with News Alternative
 
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California can lead in the fight against government overreach
 
Obama Legacy Includes Christian Genocide
 
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US Christians key to ending US inaction on Christian genocide
 
RNC Resolution
 

2015
Steel: Conservatives Win with Kevin McCarthy as Speaker
 
Up-close look at Obama’s foreign policy failures and the al Sisi alternative
 

2014
Republicans make steady gains with Asian-Americans
 
CA GOP enlists Asian American candidates
 
Shawn Steel: Not your granddaddy's California GOP
 
Report from Chicago
 
California’s party-switchers miss the vote
 
Silicon Valley and the GOP: Republicans nurturing false hopes
 
How about amnesty for legal immigrants?
 

2013
ACLU shouldn't be lone voice against surveillance
 
Paradise Lost
 

2012
Notable & Quotable
 
Romney must win over Asian voters
 

2011
Scathing Report Undermines All Credibility in Redistricting Process
 
RDAs will end … when elephants fly?
 
When elephants fly: the end of the dreaded RDAs
 
Electoral College Madness
 
Brown caught between unions, voters
 

2010
What Happened to Fresno?
 
Prop 23 Abandoned by Business
 
Asian Republican Strategy
 
Obama appoints "devout" Muslims to Homeland Security
 
Chairman Steele 'full throated' for O'Donnell
 
The Brown Implosion
 
The Shill of Silicon Valley
 
Jerry's Secret : WSJ & Pajamas Media
 
Report RNC Summer Meeting
 
The Ruling Class and Maxine Waters
 
Steele Supports War, But Not the President\'s Policies
 
Reader Rebuttal: O.C. supervisor race
 
Ronald Reagan Day
 
Blanket primary smothers choice
 
Corporations: Enemy of the People; Key Supporters for Obamacare
 
Tom Campbell's strange saga with Sami Al-Arian
 
Taliban gains foothold in Justice Dept
 
Who will turn ? Who will save the libs and unions?
 
Is the OC Sheriff Crazy?
 
Nancy Pelosi's New Ride
 
Reflections Of My First Trip To Israel
 
Michael Steele Wins Again
 
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2009
The Return of CAL-YAF
 
Kalifornistan: A Movie Review
 
Applications to the Redistricting Commission : Prop 11
 
Darrell Steinberg--next door to you--CAIR and Islamists
 
RNC BETS BIG IN NJ AND VIR
 
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Speaker Bass Rejects CAIR
 
CAIR, Hamas, Arnold and the Dems
 
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Republicans come roaring back
 
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RNC Election: Steele the Winner! Thank you Ken Blackwell
 
STEELE -- RNC Chair Winner say California Republicans
 
RNC Race: Bribes, Lies and Hit Mail
 
RNC Chairman's race gets ugly
 
What's the real story with the RNC race?
 

2008
Merry Christmas to Igancio "Nacho" Ramos & Jose Campion
 
Dirty Dem Money
 
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Hollywood Blacklist : We are all Mormons
 
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Surveys, Surveys Everywhere -- But Who Is Reliable?
 
Bernard Parks and The Unions : a David vs. Goliath story
 
Who wants to win the most?
 
The Battle for Glendale: Jane vs. the Interloper
 
Republican Woodstock - - Sarah takes LA
 
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Conservative Resurgence at RNC May Change Party
 
SEIU: Corruption Runs Deep
 
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Who is Abram Wilson?
 
Obama Swimming In Money -- More Than All Presidential Campaigns Combined
 
Today's Commentary on the News
 
UC Cancellations, by Clinton, Waxman and Nunez : Victory for students and conservatives
 
The worst guy in LA :Part Two - - Mark Ridley-Thomas vs. Parks
 
The Battle for LA : Parks vs. Ridley-Thomas
 
America's Grifter : Laura Richardson MC
 
The worst guy in LA : Mark Ridley-Thomas
 
SCOC accused Ridley-Thomas of "denigrating Latinos" : The Battle for LA - - Part 2
 
The Battle for Los Angeles
 
The Obama we never knew: ACORN
 
Hillary claims Obama not reaching white voters
 
Jews and Blacks: Bradley Coalition Breakup
 
I never liked Rockefeller
 
Mike Ramirez 2nd Pulitzer
 
L.A. Grad Rate for H.S. 45.3 %
 
State GOP Declares War
 
Useful Idiot : Mike Thompson
 
Democratic Party's Racial Divide
 
VIDEO: SFSU College Republicans Take On CODE PINK in Berkeley
 
The Trojan Horse a simple idea plus media sensation against Prop 93
 
Dems bow to the Bey of Oakland
 

2007
Korea moves to the Right
 
Parsky Commission Fails Rogan
 
Speaker Makes Best Argument Against Prop 93
 
College Reps Confront the Left and Terrorism Next Week
 
The Governor Does Good : Ridley-Thomas gets it on the chin
 
LA Times goes bonkers or just another day at the office?
 
Electoral College Reform: Putting California in Play ; Paul Singer vs. Stephen Bing
 
Muslims Sue FBI in California
 
SF State College Reps Rip the Left
 
9/11 Two Anniversaries ...Europe Saved From Muslim Extremists ..324 years ago
 
Big Changes in LA County - Bernard Parks is running for Supervisor
 
Day 31 : Korean Christians Held by Taliban
 
Political Earthquake, Equalizing California Electorial Votes
 
Gore is Good
 
Legal Aid Foundation organizing Union : Violates Federal Law
 
Rescue Dawn - - The best summer movie
 
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's July 31st Hearing on Border Guards
 
Infidel : Summer Reading
 
Pacific Research trains School Board Members
 
Dead Bill Walking : SB 801
 
Blood Sport : Slamming Jerry Lewis
 
Frank Baxter Ambassador to the Republica Oriental del Uruguay
 
UCI: The war against the 5th Column
 
LA Times Smearing Ken Calvert
 
Bradley Article - Supremely Disappointing
 
The Death of a Moderate Muslim
 
Freedom Fighters Invade UCI
 
Who Really Cares?
 
Where does the CRP live ?
 
Packing Heat at the LA Central Com : War at the 37th
 
Illegals play Capture the Flag
 
Happy Birthday, California Republican Party!
 
Times Editorials returns to boredom
 
Billionaire Broad a Backstabber?
 
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The Remedy: Out Work The Democrats
 
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Liberation in North Korea in LA
 
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The California GOP: $16,000,000 Answers
 

2006
Presidential Funding
 
20 Million Questions
 
Brownback The Only Conservative?
 
Taxes good for Business
 
Arnold must steer clear of drift to left
 
Review: The People's Machine
 

2005
The Emerging Mcclintock Era
 
Schwarzenegger's Back
 
Will Arnold Jump The Shark?
 
The Governor's Initiatives
 
Initiatives At Home And Abroad
 

2004
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Against Prop 62
 
Vote No on 62
 
Play The Initiative Card
 
'Voter Choice': Reform-free Reform
 
Don't Take the Bayou State Cure
 
Dem Dominance of State is Dead
 
A Downright Reaganesque Speech
 

2003
Arnold's Army
 
Winners and Losers
 
The Conservative Question
 
Governor Croupier
 
Recall Choice Really Between Tom, Bill, Arnold
 
Who CAIRs?
 
People Must Demand Recall
 
Golden Possibilities
 

2002
State Republicans See Light in 2006
 
Don't Snicker ... Bill Simon Could Actually Win
 
'Same-Day Voting' Makes Hanging Chads Look Quaint
 
Lionesses of the Left Eat Judicial Nominees Alive
 

2000
Escape Artist
 

1996
An Attempt at an End Run on Prop. 209
 
Don't Force Lawyers to Join the State Bar
 

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