Wednesday, December 7, 2016

FCPS Student Speaks Out: West Potomac High School Disrespecting Pearl Harbor Veterans

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy” 

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

On December 7, 1941, the United States Navy was attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan, without a declaration of war. This sneak attack resulted in the death of over 2400 American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously went before Congress and uttered the immortal phrase, that this date “will live in infamy”.

Although there are few survivors of the attack left, their stories have not died. Their bravery has been written down so that it can be shared with generations to come. Their honor, sacrifice, and service are qualities that every American should strive to achieve. While these men slowly pass on to the next world, we owe it to them to carry on their legacy.

At one Northern Virginia High School however, this message seems to have been lost. Students at West Potomac High School arrived to school like it was any other day. Some students wore red to support “Latinxs”, or Latinos, as part of the school’s “Diversity Week”. When the loudspeaker came on and the morning announcements began, students were told what “groups” the school was honoring  each day of the week, and how they had faced oppression throughout the years. They were told of certain clubs, activities, and games that were to take place in the near future.

One announcement was missing, however.

Nothing was mentioned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Not one word was uttered in honor of the brave young men who met their end on that fateful day 75 years ago. While most of America honored the day in solemnity, with the President, President- Elect, and Vice President-Elect all making remarks in one form or another, the administration at West Potomac did not see the importance of a quick announcement to pay homage.

This event is indicative of a larger cultural shift taking place in America. All too often today we forget the noble sacrifices made by our veterans. Winston Churchill said during the Battle of Britain that “never before has so much been owed by so many to so few”, in regards to the brave fighter pilots who took to the skies to defend their home. These words still ring true today. Our nation was built on certain unalienable rights, and when we forget why the founders entrusted us with those rights, and why we still have them today, we are in grave peril.

Our veterans gave all for our country, and frankly, are more deserving of an announcement than “oppressed” minority groups. Those of us who remember the importance of this date all how the world changed because of it are forever grateful for their sacrifice. We, just like the promise God made to Joshua, “will not fail thee nor forsake thee”.

Victor Fuentes

The writer is in the 11th grade at West Potomac HS in Alexandria, Virginia

[Follow Victor on Twitter @realVFuentes]

West Potomac High School Stages "Diversity Week" Featuring "Latinx's"

Today, December 7, 2016, West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Occupied Virginia, staged Day 3 of its "Diversity Week." Diversity Week posters placed throughout the school this Monday urged students to wear specific colors to support "diversity." For example, yesterday's color was "Rainbow or tie-dye" which signaled support for the so-called "LGBTQ community."



Today's color was red, to support "Latinxs."

What is a "Latinx?"

It's a word coined by social justice warriors as "the gender-neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and even Latin@." It was created by "queer communities on the internet" in 2004, and was popularized by Jack Qu’emi GutiĆ©rrez, who describes himself as a "queer, non-binary femme writer" (whatever that means!)

Basically, this term is used to include not just homosexuals and transgenders, but a wide range of "identities" ranging from androsexual and Transfeminine to "masculine-of-center."

But it is a scientific fact that there are two genders - male and female. The same liberals who call global warming skeptics "science deniers" promote unscientific nonsense - the ridiculous idea of a "gender spectrum" themselves.

FCPS is not just promoting the radical left's view of gender. It is doing so while also ignoring an important moment in American history. According to Victor Fuentes, a student at West Potomac, an announcement was made by the administration over the PA system promoting the "Latinx Day" and the rest of the diversity week.

However, there was NO announcement commemorating the anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. West Potomac High School apparently views promoting the "LGBTQAAI" agenda as more important than honoring America's World War II veterans.

Deplorable.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ryan Sawyers Using 3rd-Grade Girl To Fundraise Against Recall Effort

Ryan Sawyers, the chairman of the Prince William County school board, is currently facing a burgeoning recall movement as a result of his activities ranging from secretly funding a recall petition against a fellow liberal Democrat to allegedly slandering the Principal of Patriot High School. Sawyers also called for out-of-state astroturfing to push his LGBT agenda in Prince William County, at a Northern Virginia Gay Pride event.

On December 1, Ryan Sawyers posted the following on his Twitter profile:

Sometimes it takes a 3rd grader to put it all in perspective that we are all "Perfectly Diffrent" 


The link included with the message leads to a liberal PAC which offers $25.00 t-shirts to raise funds for Ryan Sawyers' campaign. The next election for School Board in Prince William County is November 2019, so it is relatively obvious that he is trying to raise funds to stop from being kicked off of the school board for his unethical behavior. Sawyers even mentioned the recall petition on the fundraising page:

Prince William County is the second largest county in Virginia and we have the 35th largest school system in the country with approximately 89,000 students and 11,000 employees.  In November 2015 I was elected to represent all 450,000 residents of Prince William County as Chairman of the School Board.  I am the first progressive, Democrat elected to this county-wide seat.
Here in Prince William County Schools I have been working to update our non-discrimination policy to formally protect LGBT students and employees from discrimination when it comes to their education and their employment.  In September, the vote was delayed until June 2017.
My third grade daughter, Chelsea, often watches the school board meetings on TV and recently was inspired by a transgender woman's speech that we are all different.  In fact, we are all "Perfectly Diffrent".
Chelsea has turned her inspired drawing into a t-shirt.  Please consider ordering one for yourself and even a family member or friend and sharing this offer with others.
Because of my unwavering stance to protect LGBT students and employees a group of local Republicans are attempting to recall me from office.  I'll be fine.  But the money raised from the sale of these t-shirts will allow me to keep up the fight for our LGBT students and employees who are some of our most vulnerable to bullying, discrimination, and self-harm.  Chelsea will also help determine causes that are close to her heart that she wants to support and those that promote kindness and embrace our differences.
I couldn't agree with my daughter more.  We are all "Perfectly Diffrent", misspellings and all.  

Exactly how does the money that he is raising "allow him to keep up the fight?" 

ResistanceMedia is demanding the recall of Ryan Sawyers, not just for his promotion of transgender agenda in Prince William County, but for his pattern of misconduct, vindictive behavior, and hypocrisy that he has displayed at least since his term began last November. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FCPS School Board Wasting Tax Money on Leftist Lobbying

Originally posted at takebackfairfax.org

At its next meeting (December 1) the school board will adopt its “State and Federal Legislative Program.”  As I understand it, this is the school board’s way of setting its lobbying priorities for the coming year.  While I did not have time to review the document in-depth, a number of the items show that the board lacks seriousness and is more enamored with left-wing causes than focusing on what is best for Fairfax County students.
A few items that jumped out at me:


  • Apparently the school board is stuck in the 1970s, as it “supports passage by the United States Congress and ratification by the Virginia General Assembly of a federal constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights to women.”  (p. 9).  Leaving aside the fact that this is substantively stupid (last time I checked, the equal protection clause didn’t care if you had ovaries), no one is thinking about reviving the corpse of the equal rights amendment because 1) it would not even get a majority of the votes in Congress, let alone the two-thirds required, and 2) even if it did, it would not be ratified by three-quarters of the states.  But, even if it were possible for the amendment to pass (it’s not), the board does not in any way attempt to tie an equal rights amendment to the operation of the school system.  What does the board want to do now but can’t because there is no equal rights amendment in the constitution?  What burdens does it deal with because it can only invoke the plain-old equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, instead of one that explicitly cares about your gender?*  The fact that the board included this form of lefty virtue signaling (something that, sadly, it does on a regular basis) in its legislative program reveals that it is not at all serious about addressing the real challenges that FCPS faces.


  • The board is also hostile to homeschoolers, as it “opposes mandates to require local school boards to allow students who are not currently enrolled full time in a public school in their locality to participate in student athletics and activities.”  (p. 18).  This is the school board’s version of taking its playground ball and going home by not letting homeschooled children participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.  The board has already failed these children by driving them from the school system in the first place.  It compounds this failure by opposing legislative mandates (presumably from the government of the Commonwealth) allowing these students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities, which the board recognizes are an integral part of the academic experience.  It also is counterproductive if the board is approaching it from a cost-savings perspective; if the board wants to save money on in-school education it should make homeschooling as easy as possible, not erect barriers to those students participating in things that cannot be replicated at home, such as extracurricular activities


  • The board is also anti-second amendment and anti-common sense because it “supports allowing localities the option of regulating the proximity of a gun store to a public school.”   (p. 19).  This appears to be a nod to Jane Strauss (Dranesville).  For those of you who do not remember, over a year ago there was a minor to-do in McLean, championed by Strauss, when a gun store decided to relocate near an elementary school.  In the thinking of the protesters (and apparently the school board) someone intent on shooting up a school and killing lots of defenseless children will be deterred by having to drive an extra five minutes out of the way.  In what universe does this actually happen?**


  • The board also opposes legislative initiatives that would bring school choice to Fairfax County and free students from being trapped in failing schools.  (p. 21).  While I recognize that this is more complicated and more controversial, there’s no reason to think that Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman got it wrong when he wrote in chapter 7 of Capitalism and Freedom that governments should concern themselves with funding schools, not with running schools.  The fact that the board actively opposes efforts to introduce competition into the public school system suggests a greater concern for the school system apparatus--and its administrators and faculty--than its students.


  • The board also thinks it should socially engineer Fairfax County to eliminate the “root causes of poverty.”  (p. 10).  This has so many problems it is difficult to catalog them all.  First, the board confuses correlation and causation by claiming that poverty “affect[s] student achievement.”  While student achievement and poverty may be highly correlated, no one can prove causation (i.e. maybe the same things that cause poverty cause poor academic achievement).  The board is lying if it pretends otherwise.  Second, I’d be willing to bet a large sum of money that a number of board members would get the vapors if someone suggested that, if the board were serious, it would invest in marriage promotion since marriage is “America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty.”  Third, the board compounds its error by explicitly embracing “efforts to reduce concentrations of poverty through strategic community planning in collaboration with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.”  In other words, the board wants to restrict who can build what where without any evidence that this will have any beneficial effects at all, and without any consideration for any negative consequences that may result.     


Beyond this laundry list of leftist activism, there are a number of technical matters addressed in the document, such as school funding formulas and evaluation criteria.  I’m not nearly well versed enough in these areas to form an opinion, but, given the misplaced priorities discussed above, my guess is that the board is getting those wrong as well.

Remember, the board is going to be spending your taxpayer dollars chasing these ridiculous initiatives that either don’t help or affirmatively harm our schools.  If you plan on going to the school board meeting on Thursday, December 1, make your voice heard and tell the board that it needs to keep its eye on the ball, and focus its legislative program on issues that actually positively impact our school system and its students.

*  I’m also told by all the right people that gender is a social construct and can be fluid, so what protection exactly would this amendment provide?  How can I discriminate against someone on the basis of something that they can change?

**  The McLean protesters were particularly dense.  First, Nova Firearms was only moving a few hundred yards from its old location.  Apparently those few hundred yards are a key factor in determining how safe a school is.  Second, they failed to realize that, as one of two gun stores inside the beltway, many of the good guys (i.e. cops, Army rangers, etc.) would go there for both personal and professional reasons.  I have it on good authority that a number of CIA operatives frequent the store because it is so close to Langley.  I’d rather those guys be close at hand if something bad happens at a school.  Third, and perhaps my favorite:  one of the protesters held a sign that said “Remember Ft. Hood” (left-hand side of the picture in the linked article).  One of the reasons the body count at Ft. Hood was so high was because it was a “gun free zone” and it took a while for a good guy with a gun to show up.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

To Truly 'Drain the Swamp', President Trump Must Slay a Sacred Cow

In a certain country, there is a massive secret police force. The Constitution does not apply to it. It can ruin individuals' lives and destroy families on a whim, based on little or no evidence, and without a fair and impartial trial. It makes a profit for every family it rips apart. The reason it supposedly exists is to protect children and provide services to families, but the children it takes are far more likely to be abused under their care than with their families.

The country is the United States. The secret police force is Child Protective Services. 

When anyone criticizes Child Protective Services or exposes their unconstitutional, corrupt activities, CPS' blind defenders accuse them of supporting or condoning child abuse. But in fact, children would suffer less abuse without CPS at all. While there are horrific cases of child abuse at the hands of parents, on average, a child who is in a CPS foster home is 7-8 times more likely to be abused and 6 times more likely to die than a child in the care of their family. Nonetheless the media sensationalizes abuse by parents and covers up abuse by CPS agents and foster care facilities.

Many children taken by Child Protective Services end up being sold for profit into human trafficking rings. Many others end up being sexually abused. For example, Monika Wesolowski, a divorced mother, had her son wrongfully taken by CPS and placed into a homosexual household. Wesolowski wrote the following to the Common Sense Show:

I read your article in the RBN about how HHS is taking away children through means of CPS. This happened to me in December of 2013, the night before my son turned five years old. He is on the spectrum of Autism with PDD, sensory processing, and behavioral disorders. He is in special education. Our lives were turned upside in a matter of hours. I had no idea prior that this would happen. They came in SWAT gear to my home, with CPS arriving over an hour later. The ordeal lasted from 8:30pm to past 11pm. I did not let them in my home, and in this way they classified me as a danger. They claimed I choked my son 2 days prior and therefore he was in imminent danger of life and that they were taking him away. I never hurt my son. It was the first sign of a skin condition, eczema patches, that my son started having. He had one small round one on the back of his neck. This is what they used against me. They did not take him to a doctor but ruled on hearsay. Once in temporary custody of my neighbors, we immediately took my son to the pediatrician, who claimed there was no injury and no bruising. She stated my son had a skin condition and provided medication. CPS was very angry that we took him to the doctor. They used the doctor’s report against me saying I coerced the doctor and that I was trying to use the medication as a cover. I was never arrested or criminally charges, rather my son was taken based off hearsay and Civil Court Order, an Emergency Removal. Once in court, the judge refused to incorporate any medical records. By this time my son was in a foster home of two gay men. I am Roman Catholic and have been very opposed to the foster home. By the time this went to court, there were two medical records as my son was taken to the pediatrician while in foster care and given medication for a second eczema (dermatitis) rash. He has had a few of these rashes since the ordeal started. 
His dermatitis rashes are on his back and shoulder and have been there for at least several weeks, are getting worse. My son is skinnier and has lost weight since in the foster. He last yelled repeatedly that he wants to cut his hands off over and over and over prior to the bath….
Wesolowski, who is Polish, also had her ethnicity listed as "Hispanic." Why? Maybe it was because CPS is paid a $6,000 federal bounty for each child, and if a child is a "minority", or "special needs", the bounty increases.

Another case showing how corrupt and heartless Child Protective Services is that of Cindy Skon, and her husband Peter, of Tampa, FL.

In July, 2015, Hillsborough County deputies and CPS agents removed the family's three children over an allegation that the house did not have electricity. While the issue was repaired three days later, CPS agents refused to return the children and instead sent them to a foster home. During a supervised visit on October 9, 2015, Mrs. Skon's 7-year-old daughter Abby told her that she had been inappropriately touched at her foster home. (Sexual abuse is exponentially more common in government facilities than private homes.)

As soon as she heard this, Mrs. Skon did what any mother would do if they learned that their child was being sexually abused - call 911. Police arrived at the supervised visitation center and allegedly "grabbed and choked" her as well as harassed Mrs. Skon's 17-year-old son. She was arrested that day for "interfering with state custody" and "resisting an officer, without violence." While she was able to get out of jail, her husband was not so lucky. Peter Skon was arrested on the same day for the same charges, and was put in jail for several months.

To this day, CPS has not returned the Skon family's children, and are in fact attempting to terminate their parental rights. CPS has not provided any reasoning for their actions aside from the temporary electricity issue and a false claim that the house was "unlivable." However, that CPS lie was demolished when Mrs. Skon posted three images of her "unlivable" home on Twitter:




These are just two examples of how CPS arbitrarily destroys families. There are many more, but we thought that more could be accomplished by focusing on two families' stories of CPS corruption.

CPS has been given absolute power in order to protect children, but they harm more children than they save. As British historian Lord Acton once wrote, "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." 

What can we do about it?

President-Elect Donald J. Trump was elected on an anti-establishment platform, and heavily used the slogan, "Drain The Swamp." Trump was reportedly "dismayed" when Chris Christie appointed lobbyists and insiders to his transition team, and demoted Christie, replacing him with Mike Pence, who removed all lobbyists from the team.

While I understand that the Trump administration has other priorities which they may believe to be more important, there should be no higher priority than protecting American families from out-of-control government. That's why ResistanceMedia is calling for the Trump administration to make the following reforms to end corruption in the "child protection" system. (We would prefer to abolish CPS entirely, however the current public opinion, brought about by the dishonest media, makes that impossible.) Some of these reforms can be accomplished by executive or administrative action, while others require an act of Congress. Please contact your representatives and urge them to support these policies.

1. Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate corruption in the CPS system. This prosecutor should have the power to subpoena documents and witnesses and bring court cases against corrupt "child protection" agents or agencies.

2. Remove all immunity for CPS agents who behave unethically or illegally.

3. Repeal Hillary Clinton's Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, which created financial incentives for CPS to remove children and adopt them out. You can read more about ASFA here.

4. Make it a federal crime to falsely accuse anyone of child abuse to a state agency.

5. Allow those falsely accused of child abuse or neglect by a state agency or private citizen to recover punitive damages of at least $100,000 per false charge, in addition to any other compensatory damages are ordered by the court.

6. Require a warrant based on probable cause in order to remove children or enter a home unless the agents actually witness abuse in progress (the 4th Amendment requires a warrant for governmental searches or seizures.)

7. Require CPS caseworkers to wear dash and body cameras which are recording at all times.

8. Reform “medical neglect” laws to define “medical neglect” as neglect of life-saving medical care only -- not refusal to give children dangerous psychotropic drugs or other “psychological treatment.”

9. Pass laws which affirmatively declare that parental refusal to medicate children with psychiatric drugs cannot be construed as abuse or neglect in any circumstances -- and affirmatively prohibit CPS from investigating or contacting a family based on a complaint related to failure to medicate a child with psychotropic drugs.

10. Reform the “anonymous reporting” system. The 6th Amendment to the Constitution provides that criminal defendants must be allowed to confront the witnesses against them. Require reporters to provide their name and phone number to CPS -- and require CPS to reveal the name and phone number of reporters to the parents within 14 business days -- unless they can prove to a court of law that the name should not be revealed. Make it a criminal offense for educational, medical, or legal professionals to lie about their name or phone number to CPS.

11. Require anyone who reports abuse and/or neglect to CPS either over the phone or in person to swear under penalty of perjury that their accusations are true.

12. Require all medical facilities, including mental health facilities, to provide all medical records to parents within 7 business days.

13. Prohibit CPS agents from interviewing children without parental consent, and require a search warrant to examine or search children.

Please share this article on social media and feel free to reproduce it freely as long as attribution is given to ResistanceMedia. Also, make sure to educate your children properly as to how to deal with Child Protective Services social workers. For more information on dealing with CPS agents, please see  these  links.