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What You Hoped Never To Learn About Your Child’s Education

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What You Hoped Never To Learn About Your Child’s Education

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 19, 2013

Ah, the unintended consequences of altruistic legislation.

In 1868 the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was rati­fied. It was designed to protect the rights of native-born black Americans whose rights were being denied as recently freed slaves.

Who could have foreseen that such a well intentioned and necessary law for that period would lead a century later to “anchor babies,” children whose illegal alien mothers come here to give birth and then claim American citizenship for their children?

Oh, what a quagmire we con­ceive when first we practice to achieve… altruistic legislation.

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Can A Nation Divided Against Itself Stand?

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Can A Nation Divided Against Itself Stand?

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 12, 2013

Our Constitution is the lon­gest held one in the world, yet living with the Constitution as our binding glue has never been a cakewalk.

Congratulating one of my long-married friends on her an­niversary, she cheerfully said with a dramatic roll of her eyes, “Yes, indeed, all these years of wedded bliss.”

What she really meant is that she and her husband have stayed married for longer than most of us have been alive and it wasn’t always easy. Or solid. Or even harmonious.

But they stuck it out, worked it out, loved and lived it out.

Their successful longevity is a lot like our nation’s survival.

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Someone Actually Drove From Ukiah!

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Someone Actually Drove from Ukiah!

Patriots!

We’ve had such a wonderful and productive September, we felt it was time for a recap!

First, we want to welcome the dozens of new members to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots newsletter who signed up after attending our most successful events with GOP state chairman Jim Brulte on Sept. 5 and our Leadership Institute training on Sept. 7. This newsletter now has more than 1,600 subscribers — many of the new ones being conservatives from points well beyond the Inland Empire. Again, welcome!

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Straw Poll Results Sept 5, 2013

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Redlands Tea Party Patriots

Results of the Straw Poll

September 5, 2013


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So Much For Majority Rule

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So Much For Majority Rule

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 5, 2013

Once upon a time … oh, wait, this isn’t a fable. It’s grim re­ality.

For generations Americans were taught that in America the majority rules. But all that has changed.

Let’s look at a statewide ex­ample of how a miniscule mi­nority can take away the major­ity rights of millions of school­children — who cannot legally object. You may have heard of the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” California Assembly Bill 1266 Pupil Rights: Sex-Segregated School Programs And Activi­ties.

The title of the bill implies that our students have the right to participate in programs seg­regated by sex. Historically society and our schools rec­ognized that girls and boys needed to be separated by sex when it came to bathrooms, showers and participation in sports activities.

However, A.B. 1266 man­dated that students be given ac­cess to sensitive school facili­ties customarily segregated by sex — showers, bathrooms and locker rooms — according to a student’s “gender identity” and not based on their actual sex. It also provides that students can join school sports and athletic teams based on gender “iden­tity” and not actual sex.

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What Price Freedom

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What Price Freedom?

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 01, 2013

As American citizens we each have a responsibility unique in the world.

It is our job to elect compe­tent and honest people to repre­sent us in leadership positions at every level of government.

We Americans have had that privilege for 237 years or, in my case, for less than 60 years when my grandfather became a U.S. citizen.

Even as a child I recognized how lucky that made me.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vig­ilance.”

Because we have a represen­tative democracy, it is our re­sponsibility as citizens to guard our nation against those who would tear it down.

We are expected to be in­volved with the process of elect­ing representatives who uphold the Constitution and our values, a task we cannot offload to any­one else.

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