When talk show host and fellow conservative Shannon Joy refers to Democrats and Republicans as “unibrow,” she’s describing how there is little to no difference between the two parties. Pushing aside those things that are best for the American people, politicians on both sides of the aisle willingly join hands to do what’s best for their own selfish political interests instead.
While it’s easy as a conservative to point at the socio-fascism of the Democrats as the primary cause of our ever-accelerating descent toward becoming a post-Constitutional America, it’s been the failure of the Republicans to stand in the gap on behalf of America and the Constitution that is sealing our fate.
In a recent series of articles about post-Constitutional America, I wrote about how the education of our children has been hijacked by indoctrination centers, formerly known as public schools. And I documented how children—from preschool and kindergarten all the way through college—are being trained to surrender their Constitutional rights for the betterment of the collective.
In another example of the GOP’s political adultery, Paul Ryan has hooked up with Patty Murray (D-WA)—they’ve worked together before—to create one of three bills designed to take a bite out of the Constitutional rights of students and, for good measure, parents as well.
- The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEPA) (H.R. 4174), which would create a “unified evidence-building plan” for the entire federal government – in essence, a national database containing data from every federal agency on every citizen; and
- The College Transparency Act (CTA) (H.R. 2434), which would overturn the Higher Education Act’s ban on a federal student unit-record system and establish a system of lifelong tracking of individuals by the federal government; and
- The Student Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 3157), which would amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 USC § 1232g, without restoring the FERPA privacy protections that were gutted by regulatory fiat in 2012.
The objective of the Ryan/Murray bill (HR4174) is allegedly to gauge the effectiveness of federal agencies—talk about a contradiction of terms. When added to the other two bills, this package of Constitution-killing measures will supposedly help students make decisions regarding higher education.
In fact, this trio of tragic legislation clearly lays the groundwork for the creation of 1984-styled Big Brother government using “a national database containing data from every federal agency on every citizen” and the establishment of “a system of lifelong tracking of individuals by the federal government.”
FEPA could be voted on as early as tomorrow, so I want to urge you to visit this page at American Principles Project to find out more about these bills and the threat they present to the Constitutional rights of children and their parents. Then make sure to contact your member of Congress and tell them to vote “NO” on H.R. 4174, H.R. 2434, and H.R. 3157. The number for Congress is 202.224.3121. Make your voice heard!
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