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JUNE 10, 2018

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
 

HOUR 1

"School Choice for Military Families" WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
  with Peter Murphy  
HOUR 2 "The Politics of White Genocide in South Africa" WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
  with Dr. Harry Booyens  
 
"School Choice for Military Families"
with Peter Murphy

Vice President for Policy at the Invest in Education Foundation

 

Peter Murphy is the Vice President of the Invest in Education Foundation http://investineducation.org/ and has held this position since its founding in 2012.  Invest in Education Coalition promotes school choice and improving K-12 education. Today we'll be discussing their important campaign to promote school choice through a National K-12 Scholarship Tax Credit. 

Peter previously served as Policy and Communications Director at the New York Charter Schools Association, the statewide membership organization of charter schools in New York, which advocates on behalf of the state’s more than 200 charter schools in operation or approved to open.  He also wrote for the Association’s weblog, The Chalkboard and was a regular guest blogger on the NY Ed Reform blog.

Peter Murphy contends that our nation’s security depends on improving educational opportunities for military families.  He argues that military families suffer from a lack of school choice options, so providing education savings accounts is a crucial policy solution that should be enacted.

Previous show appearance on April 15, 2018
Discussed today: HR5199 -
 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5199/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR5199%22%5D%7D&r=1


https://townhall.com/columnists/petermurphy/2018/01/27/strengthen-educational-opportunity-for-military-families-n2440334

Strengthen Educational Opportunity for Military Families

By Peter Murphy

Our nation’s security and the education of its children are two critically important issues that coincide with the need to ensure quality educational opportunities for children of active-duty military.  Recent studies have found that providing additional education alternatives for children of military families can contribute to their quality of life and ultimately the retention of needed, experienced personnel. 

One of the most important factors in military “readiness” – especially given the nature of an all-volunteer force – is the quality and experience of the men and women who wear the uniform in defense of our nation.  That’s why the Commander-in-Chief, military brass and Congress need to ensure that quality-of-life issues in the military are continually addressed and challenges mitigated for our military personnel and their families, with a focus on strengthening educational opportunity.

There are approximately 750,000 school-age children whose parents are active-duty military personnel, about 80 percent of whom are educated in public school districts near the assigned base of their parents.  The Department of Defense (DOD) itself operates 57 schools on 15 out of the more than 200 bases in the U.S., which serve only about 4 percent of military-connected children.  Another 7 percent of military children are homeschooled – the latter percentage being twice the national average.

Alarmingly, 70 percent military personnel surveyed by Military Times agreed that moving between states as part of their service added challenges to their children’s education.  The implications of this and other survey findings are significant given the average age of military enlistees is 27 and, for officers, 34.5 – the very years common to have school-age children or younger.

The importance of a quality education for military children was further evidenced in a surveyof 1,200 active-duty military personnel released last fall by EdChoice.  It found that twice the percentage of military families compared to civilian families reported moving to be closer to their children’s schools, and more than twice the percentage paid for transportation to school, along with other similar findings.

Our nation has long recognized the importance of education for military personnel, with the G.I. Bill perhaps the best known example, which enables military personnel to attend the higher education institution of their choice.  Similarly, the federal government should provide greater educational options for the children of our soldiers, sailors, pilots and support personnel to sustain and enhance the quality of military life, and further compensate for the sacrifices they endure, including the frequency in which military personnel and their families are transferred to other locales. 

Federal action on this issue was urged by Lindsey Burke, Director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation, at a recent school choice panel conducted by the Invest in Education Foundation and the #EdTaxCredit50 project.  Burke pointed out that more than half the children of active-duty military families reside in states with no school choice options; and, even those states with choice programs are too often limited by program eligibility and scope.

Educational choice policies are strongly supported by military families according to theEdChoice survey.  For example, education savings accounts, which are government-funded accounts for individual families to spend on a variety of approved education services for their children, were overwhelmingly supported by 72 percent of military respondents (compared to only 15 percent opposed).  School vouchers and tax credit scholarships had similar, lopsided support.

Education savings accounts exist in only six states, five of which limit them to specific student populations, typically students with special needs.  The federal government is uniquely positioned to provide our nation’s military families with the financial capacity to better educate their children by giving them the choice of accessing an education savings account.  ESAs, unlike vouchers or tax credits, also would give military families the choice of what educational services to purchase, be it for tuition at a private school, tutoring, curriculum materials, on-line courses and other educational benefits for their children.

Federally funded education savings accounts for military families need not add to DOD’s budget, or the federal deficit.  Currently, the military spends $1.3 billion in “Impact Aid” annually for the education of children in military families, most of which is spent to compensate school districts where the students attend.  Military families should be given the choice of accessing a per capita amount of this Impact Aid through an education savings account to enable them access or provide directly more quality educational options.  Military families who are satisfied with their child’s public school or DOD school would not use ESA, leaving their share of Impact Aid with the school district their children attend.

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The United States military remains the most advanced and lethal force on earth.  Yet, this status is not automatic, and will not remain so absent a greater commitment to the needs of its all-volunteer force. 

Attracting and retaining quality personnel in our Armed Forces to operate its planes, ships and missiles requires sustaining and enhancing their quality of life, including by improving the educational options for their children.  Providing education savings accounts to military families is just the means by which to immediately increase the educational opportunity such families deserve for their service to our country.

Peter Murphy is Vice President for Policy at the Invest in Education Foundation.


HOUR 2     AmaBhulu - The Birth and Death of the Second America

"The Real South Africa"

with Dr. Harry Booyens

PART 4 "The Politics of White Genocide in South Africa"

     

About Dr. Harry booyens

Dr. Booyens is an internationally recognized, multiple award winning PhD Defense & Aerospace physicist. Originally from South Africa, with a 360-year bloodline in that country, he lives with his family on the forested slopes outside Vancouver, Canada. His life as a scientist exposed him to many of the realities of the Cold War and the period immediately following the Fall of the Berlin Wall. It included interaction with the United States and British defense establishment. He applies his lifetime of research and interpretive skills to History and Genealogy, and writes with factual accuracy and engaging style on these subjects. Hard evidence is a trademark of his work and has won him a number of awards. He focuses on making Americans aware of what is happening in South Africa, the historic parallels between the two countries, and the warning that South Africa holds for Western Civilization in general and the United States of America in particular.

His Book (details below): AmaBhulu - The Birth and Death of the Second America

His Blog (details below): https://hbooyens.wordpress.com/

His Website: www.cliffwoodfogge.com

Discussed on today's show:

Black Economic Empowerment Act (BEE) is a racially selective programme launched by the South African government to "redress the inequalities of Apartheid by giving black (Blacks, Coloureds and Indians) South African citizens economic privileges previously not available to them under White rule". It is a form of Affirmative action. Race is the overriding factor, it includes measures such as Employment Preference, skills development, ownership, management, socioeconomic development, and preferential procurement. It functionally operates as the "White Economic Destruction Act".


I think if folks knew a little bit about the history of South Africa, they’d REALLY get fired up.


What would Americans have done if
            1.  the British Governor of the US had written a letter to London stating that he wanted to create a Mohawk Army to intimidate the citizenry?
What if
 
           2. he had disarmed the farmers on the Frontier and half of the colonial territory was lost in a consequent Indian attack on the Thirteen Colonies?
What if 
            3. British Missionaries in America had told London that the farmers were murdering indigenous Indians and the King instituted a Circuit Court to hear these cases and no one was found guilty because the Missionaries had wilfully lied?
What if
            4. in the wake of those hearings, your ancestral brother was accused of mistreating an Indian, refused to turn up at court given the history of point 3 above, and was shot dead in response by Indians in British Army uniform under British command, the above army having indeed been formed by the governor?
What if,
            5. His brother swore revenge, was caught, and hanged with four more men and the citizens of the district were forced by the Governor’s Indian Army to watch?
What if
            6. Four of the ropes broke, but the magistrate simply re-did the hanging in front of the distressed relatives. What if that rebellion had been planned on your family’s farm?
What if
            7. The massed armies of Indians invaded the colony and killed your family, and the governor realized it was now war and he HAD TO fight the Indians; and the Government in London announced that you were the problem, fired the Governor, and gave back the Indians the  land the Governor’s Army had just taken from the invading indians; thereby placing said invaders on your doorstep again; always considering the invaders had bypassed the British Army posts and had attacked the civilians.
What if,
            8. In response, you started the Great Trek into the unknown West simply to get away from British authority—pack up your family and your belongings and your family Bible ( and family piano) on an ox-wagon and trundled off into the unknown West at 20 miles a day, because anything was better than anymore Imperial British Rule?
What if
            9. some 40 of you were attacked by 5000 battle crazed warriors who had never lost a battle and you had to fight from your wagon circle. What if you survived that against all odds and then attacked the offenders, driving them north for some 300/400 miles, and found an American Missionary ( I kid you not; he was from Rocky River in the US) serving among them. He chooses to rather come with you and baptizes your family and creates…wait for it… the Dutch Reformed Church in the new Territories.
What if
            10. One hundred of your party made a proper contract with a savage king for land, had a British Missionary draw up the contract, secured the King’s signature ( a cross) in front of witnesses, your guys delivered your side of the bargain, and they were then killed and impaled by that king…all one hundred of them.
What if
            11. That savage king then sent his army to massacre the women and children who had stayed behind,cutting the babies from the mothers’bodies …. 400 of the folks died.
What if 
            12. Your folks prepared for 11 months to respond to this and then‘Marched’ with their ox-wagons and horses against this king; made a Covenant with God that they would forever treat the day as a Sunday and erect a commemorative church if they were victorious; and when the day comes they destroy 3000 of the enemy and suffer only three flesh wounds? When the Brits went up against the same army 40 years later, the entire British army of some 1,200 men with cannon and real rifles was completely destroyed and disemboweled. Was the former battle subject to Divine Intervention or not? What if that exact date was your birthday 114 years later and you were a “Child of the Covenant”?
What if
            13. On the very day of your ancestor’s victory (The Day of the Covenant), the British turned up on the nearby Coast and planted their flag and took that country your folks had negotiated and died for? What if they then persecuted your ancestors  for decades after that.

What if
            14. The Britsh brought 400,000 soldiers of their entire Empire to fight your 40,000 farmers, eventually inventing concentration camps for their wives and children because they could not win a straight fight? What if 57% of your family in those camps died there and the British burnt downall the farms?
What if
            15. The people who funded that war were the Rothschild Bankers, the man who instigated it was Cecil John Rhodes, and the man who made sure it was prosecuted was Alfred Milner…. all names today associated with the start of the would-be New World Order idea?
What if
            16. Your family died in the Battle of the Somme, fighting for the Allies;
            17. Your family protected from the air the US and Canadian troops fighting their way up Italy

            18. Your folks supplied the US with some of the uranium for the first A-bomb used on Hiroshima…
            19. 50-70 of your air force pilots  fought and died alongside Allied pilots in the air war in Korea
BUT,
            20. in THEIR hour of need, the West not just (a) disowned you, but (2) refused to sell them you weapons and then (3) sold you out to those very people who had massacred them before, and then (4) cursed you and lied about almost everything affecting you even as you are dying ?

…… which is where we are now. I’m just asking. How does one maintain one’s Christian values in the face of all this?


Why do I focus on the United States?: https://hbooyens.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/why-the-united-states/ ( perhaps Americans should read that)

The Great Obama Reversal : LINK (my view over the Obama years.. I suspect you will enjoy it)

  “Dying for the Land”: https://hbooyens.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/dying-for-the-land/

  “Who stole the Land?”: https://hbooyens.wordpress.com/amabhulu-topics/south-africa-who-stole-the-land/

 


Radio/TV/Internet media:

With Dan Happel on 28 December 2017

Message to (then) President Elect Trump

With Dan Happel on 29 June 2017

With Dan Happel on 31 March 2016

With Northwest Liberty News on 2 March 2016

Interview on CCN with Karin Smith and Mel Ve

 

AmaBhulu - The Birth and Death of the Second America

 

The West has finally realized that “bringing Democracy” to the Middle East and Southwest Asia is not necessarily in the best interests of Western Civilization. Radical Islam is hijacking its plans and making a mockery of Democracy itself.

In South Africa, an earlier experiment in Bestowed Democracyis failing under a burden of abuse. Much taken with its own role in undoing apartheid a full generation earlier, the West prefers to look away. It appears to treat the plight of Western people in that country as a form of required penance. In the process, it indulges what is in effect a corrupt One-Party State Kleptocracy run along the Party Congress lines of its original mentor, the defunct Soviet Union.

AmaBhulu is a view of South Africa through eyes different from those employed in fifty years of media reporting, social science, and politics. The author walks the reader from the 1652 landing of the Dutch to the present by following his own family bloodlines as example through the documented history of the country, supported by copious evidence. As settlers, soldiers, slaves, and indigenes, they farm, they fight, they triumph, and they lose. They are mercilessly impaled and massacred by savage African tyrants. They are hanged and fusilladed by an imperial overlord, and herded into concentration camps. Yet, they persevere to create a key Western Christian country; the envy of all Africa and a Cold War bulwark of the West. Eventually it falls to the author to describe the loss of his country through forces beyond his control.

In 1797 the British Royal Navy feared South Africa would become a “Second America” for Britain, while, in the 20th century, the country was to Africa what the United States was to the world. AmaBhulu describes the developing crisis in the Second America that will inevitably entangle the First America. It is a study in the death of Civilization by its own collective hand; a severe warning for the West.

AmaBhulu should give pause to every thinking Westerner

On Amazon:           https://www.amazon.com/dp/0992159016

The Book Outline: https://cliffwoodfogge.wordpress.com/publications/amabhulu-the-book/

 

AmaBhulu the Blog

AmaBhulu – The Birth and Death of the Second America was first published in November 2013 as an e-book, and is now also available in a 630 page B&W printed softcover edition. This work is a comprehensive study of the complete history of South Africa, but with the unique differentiation that it tracks a few real bloodlines through that entire history. AmaBhulu describes how real individuals of European and North American descent experienced that epic history on the ground. The reader is placed among these real people. The author is the first to point out that his family is in this respect “dreadfully typical” and completely representative. AmaBhulu is therefore not a family history, but a History of a Nation by way of a few example bloodlines who happened to have been at the key formative events in that history.

These bloodlines systematically converge and by the 1950s they lead to the author and his wife, proving the author’s natural DNA-based authority in writing on the subject. AmaBhulu thereby also differs from the library of books by British newspapermen talking either about or to Afrikaners who are then treated as “subjects”. In AmaBhulu the world may hear an ordinary Afrikaner—not a reporter beholden to his editor, politician beholden to his party, or government-paid political history professor beholden to his pay cheque—talking about his own people based on actual experience, backed by solid evidence. The author is beholden to no one and no thing; only to his conscience, to his ethics, and to his respect for evidence.

AmaBhulu provides more than 1280 notes in evidence and a massive 270 bibliographic entries in support of any points it makes. The evidence is often from 17th-19th century texts, communications, or diaries. In more recent cases, the evidence is provided from British Hansardrecords and recently cleared US State Department documents. The author even provides recent documented supporting evidence from the enemy he was opposing.

Join the author in the epic and painful story of the Afrikaner nation as it evolves at the southern tip of Africa to build the country that became to Africa what America was to the world in the 20th century. In one sense, it is the story of what would have happened to the United States if it had not gained independence in the 18th century.

In 1797 the British Royal Navy was concerned that South Africa would become a “Second America” and take India from them. AmaBhulu holds stern warning for the First America if it wishes to avoid the present sad fate of the Second America.

 

Max Margan, Daily Mail, March 23, 2018

 

White farmers in South Africa have the most dangerous job in the country, are twice as likely to be murdered than police and are killed at four times the rate of the wider community, a rights group claims

This week, as the government moves to seize all white-owned land without compensation, civil rights organisation AfriForum claimed there had been 109 attacks which left 15 white farm workers dead so far this year.

This follows 82 killings and 423 attacks in 2016, though none of the figures can be verified because the South African government has refused to release farm murder statistics since 2007.

Some of the killings are reported to have been barbaric, with farm owners tortured, raped, burned alive and slaughtered in front of their families.

Farm attack victims are usually restrained with shoe laces, telephone wires or electric cables, according to a previous AfriForum report.

Some have had their nails pulled out, had boiling water poured over their bodies and been beaten to death with makeshift weapons.

‘Some of the murders have been accompanied by gratuitous violence and torture that can only be explained as racial hatred,’ Australian National University international law expert Associate Professor Jolyon Ford told SBS.

In January this year, 86-year-old Piet Els and his partner Rikkie Alsemgeest were the alleged victims of a brutal attack which saw four black men storm their farm, beat them with steel pipes and burn them with an iron.

‘Piet, they burned on his back in three or four places and burned on the back of his leg. They stripped off his skin… I thought Piet was dead because he was lying on the floor.

‘They put a cloth in my face and tied me to the chair. They stripped off my top. I was naked. They put some tape over my face and eyes. They took my breast and twisted, humiliating me, not saying a word.’

This week, a 40-year-old farm manager was tied up and hacked to death by a group of attackers, according to local reports. His wife was said to have been raped.

Earlier this month, a woman was allegedly ‘repeatedly and violently’ sexually assaulted in front of her young son as five attackers stormed the family farm.

The group tied the family up in separate rooms and told the woman they would harm her husband if she didn’t comply, according to AfriForum.

The brother of another South African farm owner who witnessed his murder spoke to Australian activist Avi Yemini on Friday.

‘I could see the fear in his eyes before he was shot. Then I tried to convince myself that my brother was one of the lucky ones… His fear was only for a few minutes,’ he said.

‘There are people that are being tortured for nine hours and through the night.’

The South African government denies white people are deliberately targeted and says farm murders are part of South Africa’s wider violent crime problem.

Afriforum claims 156 commercial farmers are killed per 100,000 of the population, more than four times the wider murder rate of 34 per 100,000.

The group said it is forced to compile its own statistics because the government stopped releasing its own figures more than 10 years ago.

‘Although the South African government denies that a violence crisis is staring rural areas in the face, the numbers prove that excessive violence plague these areas,’ Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s head of security, said.

‘The government cannot deny the facts – our people are being mowed down… Our rural areas are trapped in a crime war.’

Ernst Roets, AfriForum’s vice president, said last year ‘political factors’ were fuelling the violent attacks.

‘We are concerned about hate speech, political leaders who… would say for example ”the white farmers should be blamed for everything”,’ he said.

The situation has worsened since the ruling African National Congress joined with the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) earlier this month and announced a motion to confiscate white-owned land without compensation.

EFF leader Julius Malema, who was previously convicted of hate speech for singing the outlawed apartheid-era song ‘Shoot the Farmer,’ said two weeks ago: ‘We are starting with this whiteness. We are cutting the throat of whiteness.’

On Wednesday, he urged white South Africans to ‘go and live in a racist country like Australia’ in front of a cheering crowd during a Human Rights Day rally in Mpumalanga.

‘A racist country like Australia says, ”EFF wants to kill white farmers – they must come to Australia”. If they want to go, they must go. They must leave the keys of the tractors because we want to work the land.

‘They must leave the keys of the houses, because we want to live in those houses. They must leave everything that they did not come with to South Africa.’

He went on to say anyone who immigrated to South Africa from Australia must ‘leave quietly’ and added: ‘Don’t make a noise because you will irritate us.’

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton last week announced controversial plans to fast-track white South African farmers through Australia’s refugee program.

‘If you look at the footage and read the stories, you hear the accounts, it’s a horrific circumstance they face,’ Mr Dutton told the Daily Telegraph.

‘We have the potential to help some of these people that are being persecuted.’

Mr Dutton directed his department to explore whether the farmers can be accepted into Australia through refugee, humanitarian or other visas, including the in-country persecution visa category.

‘I do think on the information that I’ve seen, people do need help, and they need help from a civilised country like ours,’ Mr Dutton said.

Australian Greens leader Senator Di Natale said Mr Dutton was invoking the White Australia policy, questioning the difference between the white South African farmers and the 700,000 Rohingya people forced from their homes.

‘The difference is that they are white and that the other communities who are suffering — and we’re talking about an ethnic cleansing in Myanmar right now — that they’re not white,’ Senator Di Natale told Sky News.

Mr Dutton insists he is blind to skin colour and will continue to bring in migrants based on the national interest.

‘It concerns me that people are being persecuted at the moment — that’s the reality — the numbers of people dying or being savagely attacked in South Africa is a reality,’ he said.