Mackenzie Dreeszen’s parents had obviously prepared her well for life. Mackenzie not only managed to survive or maybe even miss the dormitory debauchery and binge drinking that destroys so many while on campus, but she was one of a shrinking number of college graduates who quickly found a job and started her career. In the short time since graduation she has started her own business, is a productive member of society, and making a difference.
Which might be part of the problem. Some simply don’t like the difference she’s making. Apparently, after making it through without the scars of a liberal, leftist, society that are all too embedded on many of our campuses today; those who demand control of public dialogue are determined to extend their tentacles of intolerance past the clutches of a campus to expel dissidents (free thinkers in this case) right out of their little communes.
Though more subtle, the course of action often looks like this: Assimilate – or – we will humiliate -> intimidate -> isolate -> confiscate and finally eradicate.
Which is pretty much what Cornell College‘s Delta Phi Delta Triumvirate 2015/16 has attempted to do without any notice or recourse offered to Mackenzie. What was Mackenzie’s offense? In August 2015, she attended a rally to protest taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and had the audacity to post it on Facebook with the following text.
“220 people are here in Des Moines protesting taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood…not exactly something that you can ignore #alllivesmatter#defundPP#ProtestPP.”
Being told later that the phrase of #AllLivesMatter was racist – you can see what Mackenzie was up against, right? Inclusive words like all are now racist?
What followed was an exchange on Facebook from other Delphi members and alumna with hate-filled personal attacks against Dreeszen and her fiancé, even implying he was a murderer for his military service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Six weeks later Dreeszen received a letter stating her alumni status had been revoked from Delta Phi Delta. Though, she’s being accused of being disrespectful of others, Dreeszen is the one being tried with no notice, no ability to face her accusers, and no opportunity to defend herself. #ThenewSocialJustice
Cornell College and President Jonathan Brandt has refused to intervene. Interestedly, the college Facebook page has allowed some very ugly attacks toward FB users who posted comments questioning a campus event on “Islamophobia” that should concern any parent considering the cost (financial and otherwise) of sending their student to college.
Listen/watch the ongoing story in the Truth Four Our Time interview above. See this petite young lady who is thankfully not allowing the attacks of others to go unanswered. Her bravery is to be commended. Since sharing her troubles, many others have shared similar stories with her.
If you have a story like hers, let us know at info@TamaraScott.com.
In America, we have long enjoyed and praised the fact that anyone could work hard and pursue the American Dream choosing whatever career path they desired no matter their parents income, vocation, education level, or ethnic background.
Those dreams could be fading for many with America’s new CASTE system coming in through the educational system.
Today’s guest, Lynne M. Taylor, @CommonCoreDiva, warns of the education tracks that will limit children beginning in preschool. Programs like STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) CTE (Career Tech Education) and CCSS (Common Core State Standards – [though it is an unconstitutional federalized program]) all sound promising, but will undermine the creativity, freedom, and worth of children while limiting their options later on.
It’s not just children at risk, Lynne warns these programs will impact adults going back for graduate, masters, and doctoral programs.
In her blogpost titled FTF: Measure Twice, Cut Once Lynne shares of the new cookie cutter workforce being developed through public-private partnerships between corporate America and the education industry.
With all the acronyms and terms used to keep taxpayers and parents guessing, Lynne gives us some key phrases to watch for in state legislation. Though not limited to these, some buzzwords/key phrases causing concern could be: “unified plan” “education and workforce” “one stop job centers” and “WQDI – workforce quality development initiative” (which coupled with the SLDS – state longitudinal data survey will provide incredibly private, sensitive, non-academic, personal information about your family (not just the student) that someone can then use to place your child in the career path they deem appropriate. Would you want your child limited by your mistakes, education level, or skill set?
FROM THE HOST:
What concerns me about all of this is that some parents who may have been uncertain of their own career field, maybe changed career paths, or aren’t yet happy in their current career/vocation will think the lack of clarity they’ve experienced could be alleviated for their child. Like some process will somehow create a mystical formula and magically place students in the perfect career slot. It could happen, but NOT through these programs and certainly not by some stranger deciding what workforce/industry demands need to be filled and who might best suit that need.
The fact that many with degrees are not working in the area of their study or many have totally changed fields could be due to wrong direction – these programs will likely bring more of that, not less – especially when tied to corporate world incentives.
Changing careers can depend as much on personal revelations and seasons as anything else and these ‘scientific’ formulas will not take such criteria into account. Instead, it will complicate it if folks are pigeonholed and not able to access study programs, internships, and apprenticeships of their choosing; but someone else’s selecting.
No adult, nor parent should think that because they experienced confusion in their college to career path that some government program will stop others from the same. Any number of college grads or drop outs who changed majors or feel their college advisors failed them should understand the concern with these programs.
Career unrest, lack of direction or calling that seems to plague many today is likely one easily fixed, but not by test, survey, or scientific formula, but instead through a spiritual path to peace and direction. Many of America’s early Founders and Fore Fathers trusted God for direction, Here are 69 verses on guidance and a guide to big decisions,
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 30:21 Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether it be to the right or to the left.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The Creator, who uniquely designed you to be who you are, has also gifted you to fulfill the plan He has set before you. When we move in that plan, life hums and we’re a buzz with delight and productivity. When we’re out of that plan, our only buzz seems to be one buzz saw after another.
So maybe we don’t need more government programs for workforce development or educational tracks. In fact, it is likely the secular indoctrination taking place in these PreK – College programs that alienates the individual from the One who gave them the gifts they’ll most enjoy using in a vocation. Beyond the outright hostility toward Christianity, it is the busyness and hectic schedules forced upon families and students by these schools and colleges that often cause individuals to skip their quiet time in prayer and reflection that can clear the mind, heal the soul, allow peace, and bring answers. Even worse, while 60% of Americans say they want to the read the Bible, as high as 26% of adults say they don’t read read the Bible. When we’ve finally exhausted the vast number of experiments and expensive, non-productive governmental/educational programs that have failed to improve reading, test scores, or prepare adults to enter the work force – maybe, just maybe, we’ll return to the wisdom of the 1642 Old Deluder Satan Act and educational honesty that gave America her great leaders who would lead the world by setting this country on the course of success and accomplishment.
The letter was sent to congressional education leaders responsible for crafting the bill – House Education Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Ranking Member Robert Scott (D-VA), Senate Education Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA)
In an impressive show of revolt, the six page letter has five pages of signatures from representatives of 180 groups in 45 states. Americans are pushing back against federal intrusion and overreach, the press release
This letter strongly urges suspension of work on this bill “until a new administration is elected that, we hope, will follow the rule of law and the Constitution regarding the proper federal role in education.”
This request is being made because:
“…for a conference report to be acceptable to this President, given the administration’s dangerous record in so many aspects of the ESEA and related statutes and programs, the report would be completely unacceptable to us and our membership – the millions of families, students, and in many cases teachers, such as the majority of those surveyed from Tennessee that oppose implementation of Common Core, of this nation who are affected by these policies.”
…This is a powerful statement from grassroots organizations across the nation that we demand the elimination of federal control over education.”
Please take 2 minutes seconds to call your congressional delegation and tell them to vote NO on the ESEA reauthorization: 202.224.3121.
Tweet the abridged link http://bit.ly/1Lj6uz5 to your congressional members and to tell them to stop ESEA.
As promised in the show, here is the link to Lamar Alexander’s speech promoting the ‘brand new American school’ open for 12 hour days, 7 days a week, year round expanding to 3 month old babies.
State Senator Mark Chelgren* SD 41 Iowa, @SenMarkChelgren, announced 9-6-15 he was running for congress in CD2, a seat currently held by Dave Loebsack.
Chelgren is has an eclectic and colorful background full of adventure, shying away from nothing. His spirit of service took him down an entrepreneurial track of creating and patenting devices to help the disabled.
He promises, like his service in the State House, he will continue to vote up good and vote down bad bills no matter the party.
Janet Huckabee*, @JanetHuckabee, wife of Governor Mike Huckabee, shares why their family would undertake the ominous task of running for POTUF. What it might look like to have Janet as America’s First lady, and what voters should consider when choosing the POTUS. She also shares from the heart what most any mama and grandma are weighing out for their families.
*TFOT is not endorsing any candidate/spouse and welcomes Congressman Loebsack, any other office holder or candidate/spouse for an interview any time.
EMAIL TruthForOurTime@gmail.com. Tamara serves in her capacity as a talk show host and not in a political capacity of any sort when hosting the show though undoubtedly worldview, wisdom, and opinion may shine through.
Join the Israel Allies Foundation on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at Grace Fellowship Church for the Jerusalem Call! Grace Fellowship Church is located at3980 Poweshiek St. SE, Iowa City, IA. The event will begin at 7pm CST. This is combined church event for the community – everyone is welcome!
Friday, Nov 20th, from 4 – 5:15p.m. before The FAMiLY Leader’s Presidential Forum, Iowans will have a chance to stand with Christians United for Israel Action Fund and learn the latest information on Israel / Iran Deal / and the Middle East from Gary Bauer, the CUFI Action National Director.
11 Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. 12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.
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It started with one, one girl they found under a bridge in Des Moines headed for certain death in her own words. Since that time Freedom for Youth has served several hundred young adults. Helping them learn healthy lifestyle habits, learn skills and vocations, hold jobs, and, most importantly find true freedom when they learn to live for Christ. The ministry accepts no tax dollars, but instead is saving taxpayers dollars when kids leave dangerous habits that can lead to unemployment, health risks, and living off government aid; and instead turning them into responsible members of society. Plus, in many smaller communities these young adults are the future. Freedom for Youth may actually be saving some of these rural communities by making sure the next generation is productive – giving rather than taking services in the community. FreedomforYouth.org
Join Freedom for Youth at their Oct 13th banquet at the Airport Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines. 6-8 p.m. Consider hosting a table to see how you can support a ministry that is truly making a difference where you live – right here at home. RSVP to Joyce by Oct 5 at 515-282-4822.
On the road, remote from Washington, D.C. to address the latest issues. Tom McGovern, State Director of CUFI – Christians United For Israel discusses the Iran Deal signed by John Kerry 7-14-15. As only God can plan, CUFI already had 5,000 members scheduled on the Hill to share concerns. Sharon Slater, Family Watch International working within the UN to protect families and expose policies that harm individuals under the guise of sex ed and human rights. Penny Nancy, President – Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest women’s policy organization dealing with a variety of issues from families to national sovereignty offers hope of how you can be informed and make a difference.
Pastor Atkins of Powdersville First Baptist is working with a group of pastors to guide the Charleston, SC community through the healing process after a gunman martyred 9 church members at AME Emanuel Church. Thankfully, several of these pastors had met just days earlier at an Issachar training of The American Renewal Project; a project to teach pastors how to lead in their communities. There are no surprises on God’s day planner and He was filling the roster of His care team. In 1993, Pastor Charl Van Wyk survived the St. James massacre in South Africa when terrorist came in with grenades, automatic weapons and opened fire on the congregation of thousand plus. Unlike the AME members, Charl was able to return fire with his .38 special snub-nose revolver, ultimately saving lives as the terrorists fled. Both pastors share the dangers facing Christians today and the responsibility to defend ourselves Biblically while discussing the cultural and political issues that feed these situations. They instruct congregations how to protect themselves and communities how to prevent these needless crimes.
Dr. Ken Canfield – Founder of National Center for Fathering takes time to encourage dads before Father’s Day with useful tools and everyday practices in honoring their wives and encouraging their children. Dr. Canfield reminds us of the impact a healthy home has on society and the long term influence dads will have that can greatly surpass any vocation or career if done properly.