Congress rushes to propose bill to eliminate Department of Education minutes after Betsy DeVos was confirmed
Despite the fact that President Trump’s newly minted Education Secretary went through one of the most grueling confirmation hearings in modern times, even requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the necessary final vote, it appears that Betsy DeVos has some Republican supporters in the House of Representatives ready to stand with her agenda to fundamentally change the American education system.
And by change we mean eliminate the Department of Education altogether.
In a slight bit of irony, a Republican Representative from the state of Kentucky, Thomas Massie, introduced H.R. 899, a bill written to abolish the Department of Education in it’s entirety, on the same day that Vice President Pence cast the unprecedented, tie-breaking vote to confirm that department’s new Secretary, Betsy DeVos.
Apparently Massie is “in to the whole brevity thing” as the entire bill consists of a single sentence:
“The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” – Zerohedge
Betsy DeVos’s confirmation ordeal had little to do with her ‘experience’ in running a Federal department, and more about her being a threat to the Establishment’s use of public education to indoctrinate our youth, and dumb down present and future generations of students.
Today’s Education (published by the NEA) contains an article, “Forecast for the ‘70’s,” by Harold and June Shane. Their article is a digest of many articles, within which one finds the following comments: Ten years hence it should be more accurate to term him [the teacher] a “learning clinician.” This title is intended to convey the idea that schools are becoming “clinics” whose purpose is to provide individualized psychosocial “treatment” for the student, thus increasing his value both to himself and to society. … Educators will assume a formal responsibility for children when they reach the age of two … [with] mandatory foster homes and “boarding schools” for children between ages two and three whose home environment was felt to have a malignant influence, [and children would] become the objects of [biochemical] experimentation. – Concerned Women.org
Ever since the Department of Education was created under the Carter Administration nearly 40 years ago, U.S. literacy in nearly all subject curriculums has fallen, with American students now ranked in the lower 30 of the top industrialized countries. And this despite the fact that costs for education have severely increased to where public schools spend more per student than virtually anywhere in the world.
If President Trump has his way, his new Education Secretary doesn’t really need to have a great deal of experience in running the Department since it appears that his end goal is to eliminate the cabinet position, and give the responsibility of teaching children back to the states and to the people. And this is exactly what the liberal establishment is deathly afraid of because it would cut off one of their legs in which they use to keep the youth indoctrinated towards their agenda of cultural Marxism.
HERE IS A LIST OF EVERY SINGLE TIME OBAMA COMMITTED AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE THAT DEMS & MEDIA COVERED UP
“Impeach!” It’s been more than eight years since Democrats uttered that word – long enough for anyone to wonder if it was still in their vocabulary, considering the deafening silence through the dozens of serious scandals during President Obama’s administration – but now that President Trump is the man in the White House, it’s back with a vengeance.
Democrats everywhere are wildly slinging the “I” word, hoping to nail Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors after the New York Times claimed a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey said the president urged him to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Some members of Congress are getting in on the action. They include Reps. Maxine Water, D-Calif., and Al Green, D-Texas. Even a Republican, Rep. Justin Amash, claimed Wednesday there are grounds to impeach President Trump. House Oversign Committee Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, asked for the alleged Comey memo and other documents. Chaffetz tweeted that he is prepared to subpoena the information. And Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., invoked “Watergate.”
Now the Democratic Party is reportedly poll testing impeachment as a 2018 election issue. More than 1 million people signed a petition calling on Congress to impeach Trump.
Wasting no time Wednesday, the mainstream media sprang into action, enthusiastically echoing the left’s impeachment calls. MSNBC launched a Watergate ad implying Trump is America’s new Richard Nixon.
“Watergate. We know its name because there were reporters who never stopped asking questions,” says MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who hinted that Trump is next on the impeachment chopping block. “Now, who knows where the questions will take us. But I know this: I’m not going to stop asking them.”
Meanwhile, some overzealous members of the left plastered fliers around Washington, D.C., demanding all White House staffers resign Wednesday.
The posters read: “If you work for this White House you are complicit in hate-mongering, lies, corrupt taking of Americans’ tax money via self-dealing and emoluments, and quite possibly federal crimes and treason. Also, any wars will be on your soul. … Resign now.”
But constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who voted for President Obama, warned “impeachment” enthusiasts not to get ahead of themselves with President Trump. Why?
At this time, there’s no evidence Trump actually committed a crime.
“The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo,” Turley wrote in a May 17 opinion piece posted at the Hill. Turley explained:
For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code.
However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup. Some commentators seem to be alleging criminal conduct in office or calling for impeachment before Trump completed the words of his inaugural oath of office. Not surprising, within minutes of the New York Times report, the response was a chorus of breathless “gotcha” announcements. But this memo is neither the Pentagon Papers nor the Watergate tapes. Indeed, it raises as many questions for Comey as it does Trump in terms of the alleged underlying conduct.
A good place to start would be with the federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. 1503. The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo. There are dozens of different variations of obstruction charges ranging from threatening witnesses to influencing jurors. None would fit this case. That leaves the omnibus provision on attempts to interfere with the “due administration of justice.”
However, that still leaves the need to show that the effort was to influence “corruptly” when Trump could say that he did little but express concern for a longtime associate. The term “corruptly” is actually defined differently under the various obstruction provisions, but it often involves a showing that someone acted “with the intent to secure an unlawful benefit for oneself or another.” Encouraging leniency or advocating for an associate is improper but not necessarily seeking an unlawful benefit for him.
. Obama’s Iran nuke deal
Obama knew about Hillary’s private email server
Obama IRS targets conservatives
Obama’s DOJ spies on AP reporters
Obamacare & Obama’s false promises
Illegal-alien amnesty by executive order
Operation Fast & Furious
5 Taliban leaders for Bergdahl
‘Recess ‘ appointments – when Senate was in session
Appointment of ‘czars’ without Senate approval
Suing Arizona for enforcing federal law
Refusal to defend Defense of Marriage Act
Illegally conducting war against Libya
NSA: Spying on Americans
Muslim Brotherhood ties
Solyndra and the lost $535 million
Cap & Trade: When in doubt, bypass Congress
Refusal to prosecute New Black Panthers
Obama’s U.S. citizen ‘hit list’