Thursday, June 6, 2013

RedNationRising and Constitutional Freedom Party Remember D-Day

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On this 69th anniversary of D-Day, the June 6, 1944 invasion at Normandy, #RedNationRising and the Constitutional Freedom Party would like to honor the Allied ground troops (American, British, Canadian, Australian) and Allied naval and merchant navy personnel that changed the world and helped to bring down a dictator responsible for the deaths of millions.

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#DDay: To those who fought and died for #France, we pay tribute to your memory. #FranceWillNeverForget

According to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation website , the allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by end of day, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler and end WWII began.


Many thanks for a fantastic graphic by

WolfieUSA (@whitewolf2011) and

Tinlizzieowner – commentators

The heavily-coordinated and multi-national Normandy invasion was conducted in two phases. The airborne assault involved landing of British, American and Canadian troops shortly after midnight. The amphibious landing was Allied infantry and armored divisions around 6:30 a.m. along a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, June and Sword. Inclement weather provided much-needed cover and a comprehensive deception plan and decoy missions distracted the Germans’ attention away from possible landings in Normandy.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Pre-Invasion Message

Just prior to the invasion, General Eisenhower transmitted his now historic message to all members of the Allied Expeditionary Force, wherein he said, in part:

"The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world."

He concluded with: "I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory! Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."

Click here to view the video and to read the full transcript.

Click here to review a great chronology of the Invasion events, famous speeches and pictures.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Prayer to the United States

Almighty God,

Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a might endeavor.

A struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity.

They will be sore tried by night and by day without rest until the victory is won.
Some will never return.

Embrace these Father and receive them, Thy heroic servants into Thy Kingdom.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Broadcast to the Nation
June 6, 1944

National D-Day Memorial Foundation

The National D-Day Memorial will pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 69 years ago at 11:00 a.m. today, June 6, 2013.

The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia, the town suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The National D-Day Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants.


#RedNationRising and the Constitutional Freedom Party salute the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization supported solely by contributions.

RedNationRising and Constitutional Freedom Party Honor the #GreatestGeneration

Members of the #RedNationRising and Constitutional Freedom Party families are encouraged to tweet names of family members and friends that served at Normandy on D-Day they would like recognized in our joint blog:

Twitter: @RedNationRising and @CFP4US, include #RedNationRising in the tweet.

We will update both blogs throughout the day.

In Tribute

William Stroud, Medic - @kevintobey

Bill Price (story here) – TinLizzieOwner – commentator

Joe Swanson – freenca – commentator

Robert Earl Zimmerman - @IrishRebel67

George McConnell, U.S. Navy – @winthrop_ann

James Moell - @JmBlck

Jack Moell - @JmBlck

Clyde Choate MOH – @Junebug1952

Billy Howard Gardner, 2nd wave “Operation OverLord” – @Chance242

Sullivan Brothers – @SolDanielle


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Time to Take Education Back

There have been plenty of stories just in the past few months about outrageous consequences of the "zero tolerance" policies in our nation's government schools.  Everything from toy soldiers being removed from birthday party cupcakes,  to suspension for a high school hero for disarming another student who had a gun.  Now the latest story involves a 5 year old boy who was suspended for 10 days after showing a friend his orange tipped cap gun on the school bus.  Not only suspended, but he was questioned for 2 hours before his mom was called.  The principal said if the gun had have contained caps, it would have been considered an explosive device and the cops called in.
The kid is 5 years old. If the suspension stands, he will miss out on the end of his kindergarten year and his records will forever have this suspension in them.  This is such a disgrace.  This is pathetic.

Do any of these people remember what it was like to be 5?
I don't care if times have changed. Kids need to be allowed to be kids.  Since when does it require kids to have to give up important play, interaction and imagination because a group of grown ups believe that by playing cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers or GI Joe will lead them to grow up to be another Adam Lanza?

Kids have been playing these kinds of school yard games using everything from their fingers and sticks to cap guns for longer than I've been alive.  It takes more than school yard play to grow up to be a murderer.
I'm not going to get into a debate about what causes someone to murder, this article isn't about that. This is about how federal government take over of the public education system, along with the big unions such as the NEA and the fact that progressives have been taking away every chance for kids to be kids.  Through taking away play time to implementing sex ed at younger and younger grades, through federal curriculum which dares not teach individualism, to so called anti bullying campaigns  which forces young teen girls to kiss each other as a lesson on homosexuality and gender identity, they have about stripped our nation's children of every quality of being a kid.
How any parent can keep their children in public school is beyond me, but I'm biased because my child has never been in a public school. I've had every argument given to me since the time I informed my family I was going to home school my child. The biggest argument was and still is, that home schooled kids don't get the socialization skills if they're not exposed to other kids.  This is a laughable argument to me. It all depends on what one's view of socialization is.  If one means that my child will not be involved in activities according to his age/grade, where he is associating with kids his own age day in and day out, they're right.  Because my child has always associated with other home schooled kids of every age group from kindergartners to high school ages.  And guess what? They all play! Together! The older kids always helped with the youngest ones.  As far as fights or bullying goes, the occasional argument or spat is about all this home school mom has witnessed between these kids.   It's not only other kids either, as my son and most home schooled kids I know, know how to get along with adults as well. My son has no problems going up to a Veteran in the grocery store, holding out his hand and saying "Thank you" and then asking where he served.  He could carry on a whole conversation for 20 minutes with a complete stranger, and most times, that Veteran has gone away with a smile. 

One of the main differences I have seen between my home schooled child and my granddaughter who is the same age, but attends public school is that my son still plays. He and his friends who range from a year younger, to 2 years older, still play. And not just video games. They go out and play. My granddaughter, who used to be a talkative, inquisitive, active and fun little girl, has grown into a beauty, but she no longer plays. She doesn't ask questions, she sits sullenly and text messages her friends. 

As I said, I'm biased, and I believe that as long as the federal government has control over what passes for education, kids will be forced to grow up before they're ready and these kinds of incidents are going to become more commonplace.

The Constitutional Freedom Party believes that kids ought to be allowed to be kids for as long as they can be. There will always be time for work, but play is so important in developing a well rounded imagination and bringing out individual ideas which would add greatly to society.  But progressivism is not about individualism.  It's all about the collective and how and where to use skills they deem important to society, and creating an environment of common thought where individual thought is not beneficial. We believe in education the way the founders envisioned it. Available to all yes, but for each parent and local community to have the choice on how best to educate their children.  We must abolish the Department of Education, which by the way, was begun when President Andrew Jackson signed legislation for the establishment of the Department of Education. It was meant as a mission to improve American education at local and state levels only.  The first commissioner had a staff of three and two rooms in Washington D.C to run the agency.

We now have a massive bureaucracy which squanders billions of dollars a year and we're graduating young adults who have no basic math or writing skills.  No, our government run schools are not interested in the "three R's".  It would take many more articles to describe what they are forcing on our children.  Suffice to say, it's time for local communities and parents to work together to bring true education back from the feds.  As our Mission Statement says, We believe in the parents’ choice of education, allowed by the States to decide what forms children take in their learning.  We believe in the right to home educate their children without federal restraints. We believe in school choice by vouchers and believe in privatizing education.  We will work towards abolishing the Department of Education and returning power to the parents, States, and local governments. 

It is time. You may be asking, what can you do?  You can run for your local school board, and get others you know who believe in the Constitution and the wisdom of the Founders to do the same in their communities. We have to start somewhere, and the stronger we can be locally, the more our voices can be heard at the State levels. Let's move folks, and let our kids have a chance to be kids again.

C.A.E. 2013