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Texas 6th graders assigned to design flag for new socialist nation
http://www.examiner.com ^ | february 4, 2013 | joe newby

Posted on 02/04/2013 7:03:24 PM PST by lowbridge

Sixth-grade children in many Texas public schools are being tasked with designing flags for a new socialist nation as part of the state's curriculum, EAG News reported Monday.

"Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag," says a lesson plan being used as part of CSCOPE, the curriculum being used by over 70 percent of Texas school districts.

"Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?" the lesson plan asks.

According to the Associated Press, witnesses told the Texas Senate Education Committee last week that the program promotes liberal values they described as "anti-Christian at best and openly socialist at worst."

"Does that sound like we're sympathizing with those types of countries?" Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) asked regarding the flag assignment. He later said that he found it “very egregious as a Texas and an American.”

"Committee Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, called it 'a mess.' One witness compared the system to 'mind control,' and an algebra teacher wept as he described quitting because he felt he was 'aiding and abetting a crime' by using CSCOPE in his classroom," the AP reported.

An article at Texas CSCOPE Review was even harsher in its criticism, accusing Obama of "teaching our children how wonderful socialism is and that communism is even better."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberalism; publiceducation; socialism; texas
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1 posted on 02/04/2013 7:03:30 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Bump


2 posted on 02/04/2013 7:06:58 PM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: lowbridge

3 posted on 02/04/2013 7:07:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: lowbridge
What is 'with' Texas? Low taxes; with visions of socialism; dancing in their heads? What?

Who; really; is the Governor?

4 posted on 02/04/2013 7:08:42 PM PST by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: lowbridge
I thought there already WAS a design...


5 posted on 02/04/2013 7:09:55 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: The SISU kid

6 posted on 02/04/2013 7:09:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: lowbridge

Well...you’d want to give the socialists a bit of encouragement...so you’d start with blue on the left side of the flag, and a big white star in the middle of the left half. Then you’d put a bit of white on the top half of the remaining part, and a bit of red on the bottom half of the remaining.

Then you’d start talking ‘republic’ and using the word a good bit.

After a while, you’d act more independent than the other socialists. You’d let them know that you had some character in you...like Davy Crockett, or that Bowie guy.

Then you’d start to let folks know that your general motto was ‘not to mess with you’.

Then you come to suggest that income taxes aren’t necessary, and you’d talk up the idea of a balanced budget.

And after a while, you’d talk to the NFL and ask if they could allow you a football team, and you’d think long and hard over the name for that team.

After that, I just don’t think you’d be a socialist anymore.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 7:11:40 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: massmike

8 posted on 02/04/2013 7:13:02 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: lowbridge

Crossed AR-15s and semi-auto Shotguns.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 7:16:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge
Oh my Gawd! What is going on in this nation? Now we're openly asking children to design a flag for a socialist nation??? First I heard that a school had kids recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, now this? Geez, can someone oust the imposter in the White House before it's too late?

Check that, it's already to late. As someone once so aptly put it, America is just a "t**d going down the toilet." We're sunk...............

10 posted on 02/04/2013 7:20:11 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: cricket

The Governor of Texas has no say in the education material for the state. This dubious honor is one of the TEA (NEA version for the schools of Texas)


11 posted on 02/04/2013 7:20:24 PM PST by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: lowbridge

I can’t believe this is going on anywhere in the US but Texas?


12 posted on 02/04/2013 7:20:24 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lowbridge
Hail to comrade engineer John Dewey - these traitors just can't help themselves can they?

Here's a little about where this stuff got started

13 posted on 02/04/2013 7:23:43 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: lowbridge

Mentioned over at The Blaze as well:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/04/texas-lesson-plan-instructs-6th-graders-to-design-flags-for-a-new-socialist-nation/


14 posted on 02/04/2013 7:25:52 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: lowbridge

The good news is when my grandson starts home school, I have to believe the materials won’t have any of this trash in it. In fact, webTVs should soon give every family the ability to ‘Opt Out’ of mainstream media in total; Hopefully my grandkids don’t even hear the word GAY until middle or high school.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 7:26:03 PM PST by 11th_VA (JURY NULLIFICATION FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN LAWS !!!)
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To: lowbridge
That's easy.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 7:27:33 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: lowbridge

17 posted on 02/04/2013 7:28:05 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: lowbridge

did I win?

18 posted on 02/04/2013 7:28:34 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: lowbridge

Seven flags over Texas. Thanks Marxists - may we now secede?


19 posted on 02/04/2013 7:37:58 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: lowbridge

Now, where be all dem Texas freepers who swear that Texas will never “turn blue”....?


20 posted on 02/04/2013 7:43:55 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: lowbridge
From an Odessa American article, the state CSCOPE director says that “It's built by teachers, designed by teachers and that's what's powerful about CSCOPE".

Considering the politicization of some teachers, that might be what is dangerous about CSCOPE.

21 posted on 02/04/2013 7:44:27 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: lowbridge

Texas right? You want something that represents socialism? How about depicting a big pile of horse or cow dung. No, wait. Those at least have some redeeming value as fertilizer.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 7:50:23 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: drinktheobamakoolaid

Doesn’t Texas write most of the new school books?


23 posted on 02/04/2013 7:52:45 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
big pile of horse or cow dung

You're exactly right.

The kids could have a lot of fun with this.

A graph pointing down, a flag full of tombstones, a toilet, the words "freedom" and "liberty" being crushed by a jackboot.

These are just a few ideas, I'm sure patriotic students can come up with even better ideas to pelt their "educators" with.

24 posted on 02/04/2013 7:58:32 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: lowbridge

I wonder how soon Texans will be ready for their original Republic of Texas flag.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 8:06:13 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: lowbridge

I have posted information on here before about C-SCOPE. It is leftist crap. Even the teachers complain about it and it’s very expensive. While Texas is very conservative, like the rest of the country our schools are infested with leftist pushing their agenda.


26 posted on 02/04/2013 8:08:37 PM PST by texas_mrs
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To: lowbridge

How about some guy getting cornholed?


27 posted on 02/04/2013 8:13:50 PM PST by gotribe (obama = the Great Divider)
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To: texas_mrs

When will these asshole teachers be satisfied: Rewrite history
no heroes of freedom no patriots no statesmen! No great honor to a flag that represented Freedom to the World for 200+ years
We have infested our Nation with idiots that have no love for freedom until it will be taken away and then want and cry to be saved!
Our youth will suffer the thousand cuts!
As we suffer the thousand cuts as we watch with out true clear common sense and the ability to act on the Obama culture that has captured the fools of the Nation!
The second Revolution will have to occur not because of an
an Enemy abroad but from the enemy from within!
Wise up America what have you done! Doc


28 posted on 02/04/2013 8:23:05 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: drinktheobamakoolaid
The Governor of Texas has no say in the education material for the state. This dubious honor is one of the TEA (NEA version for the schools of Texas)

True, but the Governor could use the executive branch as HIS bully pulpit and raise a big stink about this. If the roles were reversed, demoRAT socialist governors (and especially 0dumb0) never shy away from attacking anything on the conservative side or their policies & agenda. But Repubs constantly meekly hide behind some garbage piece of protocol that the RATs ignore all the time.

29 posted on 02/04/2013 8:32:48 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: lowbridge

The symbols I would use would be a boot on the neck or a gun aimed at the head.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 8:45:57 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: massmike

I thought there already WAS a design...

Luv it!!! to get me to laugh that loug at midnite is a real fete!!


31 posted on 02/04/2013 8:47:48 PM PST by RightLady
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To: lowbridge

I would draw an AK47 with a 30 round Mag on it with a Swastika in the background and see what they thought of it.


32 posted on 02/04/2013 8:47:54 PM PST by chuckles
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To: massmike

I thought there already WAS a design...

Luv it!!! to get me to laugh that loug at midnite is a real feat!!!!


33 posted on 02/04/2013 8:48:25 PM PST by RightLady
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To: lowbridge

The vast majority of 1st graders today are going to be full blown communists by the time they finish school.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 8:49:17 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: lowbridge

http://www.txcscopereview.com/2013/petition-to-stop-cscope/


35 posted on 02/04/2013 8:50:17 PM PST by texas_mrs
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To: Road Glide

“Now, where be all dem Texas freepers who swear that Texas will never “turn blue”....?”

Yeah, I’d like to know the answer to that too! All the Texans talk trash about the other states (most notably California) when they need to be tending to their own problems. Texas has an enviable economy at this juncture, but it looks like it’s education “system” is rotten at it’s core!


36 posted on 02/04/2013 8:51:23 PM PST by vette6387
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To: lowbridge
"Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag...How 'bout one guy standing next to another with his hand in the neighbor's pocket?.....
37 posted on 02/04/2013 8:53:56 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: vette6387

“Now, where be all dem Texas freepers who swear that Texas will never “turn blue”....?”

Yeah, I’d like to know the answer to that too! All the Texans talk trash about the other states (most notably California) when they need to be tending to their own problems. Texas has an enviable economy at this juncture, but it looks like it’s education “system” is rotten at it’s core!


Texas is swirling down the same toilet California is.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 9:02:43 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: rcrngroup

The governor and Dan Patrick and every other republican state legislator could talk about seccession. But they won’t.


39 posted on 02/04/2013 9:18:07 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: metmom

Yup, another reason to homeschool.

Cheers!


40 posted on 02/04/2013 9:18:32 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: wesagain
John Dewey did you say? The grandfather of Alice Dewey.

Anthropologist, Indonesianist, now living in Indonesia...mentor and teacher of Stanley Ann Dunham.


41 posted on 02/04/2013 9:25:15 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: lowbridge

Red stars on a white flag of surrender.


42 posted on 02/04/2013 9:30:44 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: lowbridge

So no actual students were tasked with doing this, right? This is one of 1,600 “lesson plans” on this online system? I’m not at all shocked that somebody in the schooling industrial complex managed to get something like this instituted as an example lesson plan—they probably let teachers upload whatever they want—but I’d be surprised if a school in Texas actually had kids do this.

They should let me teach this lesson (though I’m not a teacher). I can tell the kids what sort of symbols might be ideal. A fat party member riding around in a limo, for example, or firing squads of those pesky evangelical Christians, or starvation in labor camps.

Or Sean Penn.


43 posted on 02/04/2013 9:36:25 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: rcrngroup

Agree on all points. I think the Republicans need to grow a spine and go out and hurt some people’s feelings. They need to get in some of these “Rats” faces about some things...


44 posted on 02/04/2013 9:39:30 PM PST by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mogger

The new flag of socialstan !

45 posted on 02/04/2013 9:45:46 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: lowbridge

We need to return to our roots and buy alot more rope!


46 posted on 02/04/2013 10:11:19 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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Sedition?


47 posted on 02/04/2013 10:30:38 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: lowbridge

It is WAY past time for idiots like this to be tarred and feathered. IMO this crap will not stop until it is harsely dealt with.


48 posted on 02/04/2013 10:30:48 PM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: Fred Nerks

Looks like an episode of “Hoarders”


49 posted on 02/04/2013 10:59:08 PM PST by funfan
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To: Nateman

50 posted on 02/04/2013 11:08:29 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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