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'Enemy' 'isms' talk draws fire in Epsom (Vet speaks the truth, liberal teachers cry)
Union Leader ^ | 11/19/2010 | Dan O'Brien

Posted on 11/19/2010 11:44:58 AM PST by Article10

EPSOM – He admits he could have communicated his message in a more sensitive way. But a school board member who told young children at a Veterans Day assembly that "liberalism" and "progressivism" were among five "isms" he considered to be "enemies of the Constitution" is standing by his remarks.

"People are way too politically correct, to the point of foolishness," said Gordon Ellis, who resigned Wednesday as chairman of the Epsom School Board after an outcry from teachers over his remarks.

"I'm a very blunt person," he said, adding that if he gave another speech to young students, "I'd definitely do it differently."

(Excerpt) Read more at unionleader.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1st; academicbias; liberalism; liberty; mentaldisorder; newhampshire; pc; speech; thoughtcrime; vet

1 posted on 11/19/2010 11:45:06 AM PST by Article10
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To: Article10

Good for him. He is 100% correct.


2 posted on 11/19/2010 11:52:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Article10
Socialism, communism, totalitarianism, progressivism and liberalism are "enemies of the Constitution."

Hard to argue with that -- and this is a message that kids sure hear at least once.

Goes to show that nothing will get you in trouble faster with lefties than telling the truth.

3 posted on 11/19/2010 11:53:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Article10
Horray for Ellis. Our kids need to know the truth. Otherwise, they will be in shackles before they realize they have been taken over by liberal/leftists/ communists and are now slaves. H@ll with political correctness.
4 posted on 11/19/2010 11:54:12 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Article10

This guy’s a hero!!!! I applaud him!


5 posted on 11/19/2010 11:56:18 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: BenLurkin
*Goes to show that nothing will get you in trouble faster with lefties than telling the truth.*

The light of Truth either sends them scattering from the light, or causes them to crawl all over you.

6 posted on 11/19/2010 11:59:20 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Article10
The only important difference between Nazi-ism, Fascism,
Communism, Socialism and (Neo-)Liberalism is the spelling,
and that the last group hasn't got the brains to figure
it out.

- Bill Vance

7 posted on 11/19/2010 11:59:50 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Article10

A great American !


8 posted on 11/19/2010 11:59:54 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: Article10

Progressivism is soft-sell socialism.

People recognize that a neo-nazi is a bad thing but they still hold out hope for some kind of “Reform Communism” version of Communism. “Marxism works, it just hasn’t been truly tried yet!”


9 posted on 11/19/2010 11:59:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Article10

He speaks the truth. The left blasts him. He resigns. The Left wins by silencing him. Why is he a hero? He should have stayed until the Left was forced out of his school system...


10 posted on 11/19/2010 12:03:33 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: BenLurkin
Goes to show that nothing will get you in trouble faster with lefties than telling the truth.

True dat. See my tagline...

11 posted on 11/19/2010 12:03:33 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Article10

Why did he resign? Fight the enemy. Make them fire him.


12 posted on 11/19/2010 12:04:54 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Bitsy

Gives us all some more insight into how our tax dollars are being “spent” at school.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 12:05:02 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10

What does he mean he’d do it differently. He seems to have done it just fine.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 12:07:16 PM PST by brooklyn dave (Support your local Tea Party)
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To: Truth29

He stepped down as the Chairman, he is still on the Board per the article.


15 posted on 11/19/2010 12:10:26 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
No good deed goes unpunished.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

16 posted on 11/19/2010 12:10:49 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: April Lexington

He still is on the Board, just not the Chair. Left did not win.


17 posted on 11/19/2010 12:11:31 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
"Socialism, communism, totalitarianism, progressivism and liberalism are "enemies of the Constitution."

His only sin is in not going far enough. He forgot marxism, fascism, statism etc....
18 posted on 11/19/2010 12:12:33 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Article10
Thank you. I retract. Need to read closer before posting. Sorry to besmirch a hero.
19 posted on 11/19/2010 12:13:03 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Article10

The BEST part of the article are the comments from readers...there are some LOOPY people running loose in NH. There seemed to be much concern re: Mr. Ellis “frightening” the children by mentioning communism. Funny...teachers can scare children all day long promoting the global warming hoax, but let a military veteran mention communism, which DID kill 100 million people during the 20th century; and all hell breaks loose.


20 posted on 11/19/2010 12:23:29 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Article10
Gives us all some more insight into how our tax dollars are being “spent” at school.

NH has some of the HIGHEST property taxes in the country...guess where 70% of those taxes go?

21 posted on 11/19/2010 12:25:56 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes that is true, but you can control your tax bill by where you live, how big your place is etc... I can earn a ton of money and not pay an “income” tax on it, like wise no sales tax. Lot of “old” money domicled in NH for that very reason.


22 posted on 11/19/2010 12:30:56 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: The Comedian

Yep, but at least he stepped up. That is the good out of all of this


23 posted on 11/19/2010 12:36:08 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
"Kids need to know about communism and socialism," Stebbins said. "I think it would have been OK if he did it differently. He was speaking to small children. My grandchildren came home and were so upset."

Why would the grandchildren be upset unless they had been taught that communism and socialism were just A-OK and their world had been thrown off its axis by his remark?

24 posted on 11/19/2010 12:37:14 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

You forgot Feminism... just a nasty and more personal...


25 posted on 11/19/2010 12:37:33 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
The teachers would not identify themselves to a reporter, except for one, Jan Santosuosso, who provided the letter. The Concord Monitor reported the letter was read aloud at the board meeting Wednesday by fourth-grade teacher Francine Rowe.

"For years, fear of retribution and intimidation has kept our staffcommunists quiet," the letter stated.

There, fixed it. Get used to it progressive traitors. More to come...

26 posted on 11/19/2010 12:38:08 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Illegal is not a race - it is a crime. WhooRaah! Arizona!)
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To: April Lexington
One of the readers commenting on this article referred to Mr. Ellis as a "baby killer". When's the LAST time you heard that in a reference to a Vietnam Vet?

Stay classy, New Hampshire...

27 posted on 11/19/2010 12:38:32 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

Welcome to public schools.....


28 posted on 11/19/2010 12:38:41 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Madame Dufarge

...sounds to me like Grandma was more upset than the children...children were also frightened when Ellis mentioned ‘George Soros’. Oooooo...spooky dude.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 12:40:59 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Article10; Redleg Duke; andy58-in-nh; LibertyCalendar; Scarchin; Miss Maam; Stark; freedombird; ...

Welcome Home Brother, NH Ping.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 12:44:50 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Mass transplant more than likely...


31 posted on 11/19/2010 12:45:31 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Spitzensparkin1

Aye. Thank you and noted...


32 posted on 11/19/2010 12:48:34 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10
Mass transplant more than likely...

New York or Connecticut are a possibility, as well...

33 posted on 11/19/2010 12:50:14 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Little Bill

Yep. Front page of the NH/UL today. My first thought was: would exactly did he say that was wrong? Of course, truth is no defense to thoughtcrime.


34 posted on 11/19/2010 1:01:14 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Article10

“Mr. Ellis has shown a pattern of bias and political intolerance,”

Like those socialist/communist/marxist teachers haven’t been doing their indocttrinating for lefty causes. . .

“He has taken advantage of his position as school board chairman to intimidate and further his personal political beliefs.”

Actually, it should read: They have taken advantage of their position as school teachers to intimidate and further personal political beliefs.”

Better.


35 posted on 11/19/2010 1:06:35 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Article10

Gives us all some more insight into how our tax dollars are being “spent” at school.

This AM I was listening to the radio on the way to work and the conversation was about teachers being able to teach anything they wanted in the classroom. A professor from a local college called in and said that 90% of all teachers in colleges are liberal 90%! And, they are spewing all these “isms” at our kids all the time and they can’t say anything back.


36 posted on 11/19/2010 1:09:16 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: who knows what evil?
"baby killer".

Must be an ex-Masshole or some other oppressed minority.

37 posted on 11/19/2010 1:11:21 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Little Bill

Talk about a ‘golden oldie’...on the other hand; progressives believe in recycling...


38 posted on 11/19/2010 1:15:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Article10

The teachers unions will not allow truth and honesty into the schools. If they did they would lose their power down the road. They have got to keep the children as dumbed down as possible to keep the liberal agenda alive......


39 posted on 11/19/2010 1:15:46 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: who knows what evil?

“baby killer” coming from a leftist who is probably a pro-abort.


40 posted on 11/19/2010 1:16:54 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Bitsy

Yep a good reason to go to your school board meetings and be heard!


41 posted on 11/19/2010 1:19:07 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

That is why I go to school board meetings and home school our son!


42 posted on 11/19/2010 1:20:10 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: MrB
“baby killer” coming from a leftist who is probably a pro-abort.

That crossed my mind, as well...NH is a solid 'pro-death' state...

43 posted on 11/19/2010 1:24:10 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Alinsky, accuse your opponent of what you are doing. Typical of a real baby killer


44 posted on 11/19/2010 1:31:08 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Article10

Alinsky is now in a lot of public school libraries...


45 posted on 11/19/2010 1:40:07 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

And most if not all christian books are gone. This country is so screwed.


46 posted on 11/19/2010 1:45:09 PM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Progressivism is soft-sell socialism” and socialism is communism lite.


47 posted on 11/19/2010 2:15:01 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Article10

There´s nothing wrong with feminism that Sarah Palin can´t fix.


48 posted on 11/19/2010 2:56:14 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Article10

Huzzah for him!

Why is it THEY can bash the snot out of “bitter clingers” and “Tea Party racists” and “Bushitler” and whatnot with impunity, but they get their panties in a bunch when an American exercises his First Amendment? Well pooh on them!


49 posted on 11/19/2010 4:03:58 PM PST by DNME (Got a year supply of food in storage? No? Then don't plan on taking mine!)
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