Parental Rights

“Many parents cannot afford private schools; SB-193 will help”

by Don December 14, 2017

To The Daily Sun, If a contractor did a good job for you but a bad job for your neighbor would you force your neighbor to keep rehiring the same contractor? Would you tell your neighbor to hire a second contractor to follow the first and fix the first contractor’s poor work? No. But this […]

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Ask Gov. Hassan to Sign SB320

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2016
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From Ann Marie Banfield, on parental permission for non-academic surveys in public schools. PLEASE pick up the phone right now and call this number and leave a message for Governor Hassan to SIGN SB320 into law. (603)271-2121 SB320 will require parental permission when schools survey your kids. These surveys ask about their sexual preference, if there […]

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GrokShot: Obligation, or assumed responsibility?

by Skip July 12, 2015

First this:  As nouns the difference between obligation and responsibility is that obligation is the act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone while responsibility is the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable. Notice that this is a PERSONAL issue, not an organizational one. Now this: City food service […]

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GrokTALK! – Do You Want Parents Engaged or Not?

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2015
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In part two of our interview with Ann Marie Banfield we continue the discussion on parental rights, education transparency, and the duality of education experts that claim they want parents engaged but then embrace policies and curriculum that keep them disengaged. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and […]

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GrokTALK! – Worst Governor on Parental Rights Ever?

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2015
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Education advocate Ann Marie Banfield joins us to talk about the Governor’s veto last week of parental rights regarding objectionable material (HB332) in public school classrooms. We discuss transparency, age appropriate material, parental involvement, and what parents and taxpayers need to do to ensure parental rights are defended and secured. Listen to the entire program […]

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NH BOE’s Bill Duncan is lying and working against children and parental rights

by Kimberly Morin May 18, 2015

Today ‘School Choice for New Hampshire’ wrote about the latest compromise in House Bill 323 – “An Act relative to the administration of the statewide assessment program.” Proponents of the original bill want to take local control out of the hands of parents and school boards and have it at a regional level. Opponents are […]

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Sen. Nancy Stiles Votes Against Parental Rights

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2015
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Stop Common  |  Senate Comm. Votes Against HB603 Today April 28th, the Senate Education Committee voted “Inexpedient to legislate” on HB603. That means the majority, three of the five members, voted to KILL HB603 and deny you your parental rights. (Senators Stiles, Watters and Kelly) Why? …Senator Stiles…(is) concerned about losing federal dollars. Since […]

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US Education Secretary Arne Duncan issues a thinly veiled threat against parents?

by Skip April 26, 2015

Who owns your kids – you or the Education system?  I’ve blogged about this more and more, it seems, as more stuff keeps popping up.  This latest one surrounds what Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education said upon the news that up to 184,000 kids in New York will not be taking the standardized tests […]

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HB 323 Radically Grants Control to the NH Commissioner of Education

by Jane Cormier April 13, 2015

Recently, House Education Committee Chair, Rick Ladd introduced a dangerous amendment to HB 323, which was precipitously passed by the NH House. There was NO time for a careful review by the House members, nor any opportunity for the public to comment on this proposal. It was a last minute floor amendment, on a very […]

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Does The State Own Your Children?

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2015
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Rep. Josh Moore joins the program to discuss State Ed Empress Virgina Barry’s decree that no one shall opt out of any testing in her domain. They talk parents rights, the decline toward the socialist state, and the winner of the WTF of the week.  Listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube, […]

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HB136 – Where Republicans join w/Democrats to further strip parental rights over their kids

by Skip March 4, 2015

Thanks Majority Leader Jack Flanagan for siding against the majority of your Party’s members in the NH House and voting with the Democrats. I just heard about this bill late this afternoon – our Legislature, led by the Democrat appointed Speaker of the House Jasper and his Jaspercrats joined with pretty much all the Democrats […]

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Notable Quote – Amanda Aucoin on Homeschooling

by Skip March 2, 2015

Upon being asked what’s the reason behind those demanding and advocating for more regulation of homeschooling (emphasis mine): Homeschooling challenges the public education bureaucracy in America that says children are better off with professional educators. The more it grows the more they believe it threatens public schools, education programs at colleges (which grant teaching certificates), […]

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GrokTALK! – The Video – February 28th, 2015

by Skip February 28, 2015

Today, I finally get to beat Steve in putting up GrokTALK! – mostly because he’s still in a bus coming home from CPAC 2105.  Speaking of which: Segment 1 Part 1 – Grokster Steve talks with Mike and Skip about CPAC and what he observed Segment 1 Part 2 – Our Education Updater, Jorge Mesa-Tejada […]

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Yet another Teacher makes it known that kids don’t belong to their parents.

by Skip May 1, 2013

The US Left now believes that children belong to the community and not to their parents (the latest really public outburst was by Progressive Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC that I posted here).  A while ago now, I was up in Moultonborough during a School Board meeting and there I saw a first hand account […]

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But who needs a Dad when Government gives you permission to literally screw up!

by Skip December 25, 2012

Ugh.  Like I said,in order to have their political jones satisfied, Progressives / Socialists / Marxists / Communists have understood for decades that they have to unmoor the American public from their traditional values in order – and in this case, a most important – Parents authority and responsibility.  Here’s a quick story that chops […]

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A New Year for the RLCNH Report

by Carolyn January 2, 2012

Hot off the presses, it is the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire’s 2012 inaugural RLCNH Report. It’s a big one this time—here’s a quick overview of all the bills covered: HB 542-FN: Parental rights over objectionable material in schools VETO RECONSIDERATION SB 133-FN: Corporate welfare for telecoms HB 244: Restrict collection of biometric data […]

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Is The Teenage Mother’s Life Really at Risk?

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2011

In the 20th century, deaths from complications of pregnancy have dropped from 850 per 100,000 pregnancies in 1900 all the way down to 7.5. That’s quite impressive. What has to annoy liberals is that most of that improvement occurred by 1982 and without unlimited access to “life saving abortions,” and without the state or federal pro-abortion democrats hindering parental consent before they were performed on minors.

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Ask Ray & Kathy…About Incest

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2011

Question: If consensual sex (without coercion) between any two adults is a protected right, (gay sex is defended on these grounds) does the state have a right to prohibit sex between adult relatives, regardless of how closely related?

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If There’s Grass On The Field Play Ball

by Steve MacDonald December 9, 2010

We could call most Democrats a contradiction wrapped in an enigma but to be honest there is nothing enigmatic about them. They are just a contradiction. And while we could give them some small credit for not always understanding their own contradictions, acting as they often do solely on feelings and impulse, when they have their own newspaper and use it to propagandize the subscriber-ship with bovine bloviations, we can offer only pity.

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Hodes = Wrong

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2010

A little less than a year ago, Paul Hodes voted to kill funding for abstinence education in the 2010 Budget.  (I wrote about it here.) He hailed it as a necessary cost cutting measure even though 75% of all HHS money for teen sex programs already went to promoting condom and contraception use.  By his […]

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