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JULY 5, 2015



Activism is the New Patriotism with Katherine Duran


Katherine O'Neal Duran — Formerly the Northwestern U.S. Regional Director for a nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical company, health-related business consultant and real estate investor, Katherine is now a full time activist in the restoration of American liberty and, most importantly, homeschool mom of a bright 13 yr old son. Realizing she knew little about the education system, discovery of the unsettling details of the Common Core State Standards prompted her to begin researching both sides of the issue. Currently an active opponent, she co-founded Concerned Parents of Elk Grove, whose focus has been research and fact-finding, assembling a collection of evidence regarding the history, foundation and key players involved, and informing the public with reliable facts about the current state and direction of education as it relates to Common Core. With empathy for parents and students as well as teachers and administrators, Concerned Parents of Elk Grove advocates for public, private, and homeschool families, offering support to parents as they attempt to understand the new curriculum, the process of opting their children out of standardized testing and assessments, as well as communicating with educators as they become aware of the opposing view of this important issue.

A note from Katherine for our listeners today: Currently, I'm splitting my focus as we battle yet another egregious theft of power, the "mandated vaccine" issue and SB277, 792, and I've filed the official recall of CA Senator Richard Pan.
Here's our info and donation page We're working on a webpage, it's under construction.

Announcing the recall of CA senator and pediatrician Richard Pan

Katherine’s story began when she allowed her son to pass out copies of a letter which included a form she used to opt her son out of the new assessments aligned with Common Core. It is legal under California law for parents to excuse their children from surveys and questionnaires which collect large amounts of private student and family data as well as the statewide standardized tests, including the new Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment. “This is a method of teaching that’s untried, untested, and unproven. There is no evidence that it will work, and most of all, no proof that it is safe,” she said.

Christopher handed some packets of opt-out forms to classmates at school to give to their parents. This led to an ordeal whereby the principal intimidated the children, confiscated the materials they had received and attempted to force Christopher to give up his forms and letters. Katherine called a meeting with the principal to try to clear it up; the principal tried to confiscate Christopher’s remaining material and when she failed, sent a police officer to the Duran home with an order suspending Katherine from the school, along with a threat of arrest, should she violate the order and set foot on her son’s campus.

Katherine has since told her story on ABC affiliates Channel 10 TV news in Sacramento; ABC radio in Los Angeles, FOX affiliate Channel 2 TV in the Bay Area, and nationally in an article in The Blaze, an appearance on The Glenn Beck show, a “special edition” radio broadcast on “@the Chalk Face radio” and a write-up in Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular education blog.

Some of the articles/videos about Katherine:
The Blaze: This Could Be the Biggest Common Core Headline Yet

From Katherine:

Below is a serious declaration that Sinhue Noriega, Michael Polatis and I put this together last 4th of July, and I updated the post in celebration of this 4th of July.

We have a list of signatures, (name & town) a couple hundred strong with a couple hundred more names to apply which we will add to the page soon! The call to action is for people who wish to take a stand against tyranny, strengthen this movement by adding their name as signatories to this official Declaration. It's at our page, People of the United States of America Against Common Core on fb, or They can like the post and type the word "add" (w/name & town as they wish to appear) in comments below the document.

This is good for CA, especially now, with yet another stolen liberty. We wrote it a year ago and some people thought it was too "conservative." That was confusing at first because it parallels the original 1776 doc. Besides, just read the "List of Intolerables" on page 4 and see if it makes sense now!

It's circulating in print form in almost every state around the country.

-Katherine :)


July 4, 2015      CLICK to Sign the Declaration of Independence from Common Core & Federal Intrusion of Local Education on Facebook  

About Patriotism and the Declaration of Independence on this 4th of July Weekend

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they? 

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson,Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free! We thank these early patriots, as well as those patriots now fighting to KEEP our freedom!




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