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Let's now engage in conversation about curriculum, not politics

To The Daily Sun,

I want to thank all of those people in Alton who voted "for" stuff and "for" showing those voters who are "against" stuff that we have still have our priorities focused on what really matters, our kids. I will not let you down. We will work to put technology in the hands of every one of our kids K-12.

We will improve our math, science, writing and English competencies. Somehow we will get rid of the lottery for pre-K.

Beginning with the next meeting I plan on starting the conversation with math competencies and civics. We will be busy this year, but we will not be busy with those few obstructionists who are just looking to feed their narcissistic self-inflated egos through the media. We will be busy doing what you have charged us to do: working for our kids and their future.

So at the next meeting I look forward to seeing the same large crowd of concerned parents this time engaging in a conversation about our kid's curriculum instead of our politics. I am looking forward to doing something positive for our kids each and every week and by the looks of the election results so are most of you. Thank you all again. I do not take your vote for granted.

Steve Miller


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Enough said here to question where Obama's loyalties lie

To The Daily Sun,

More Christians kidnapped by Isis, 250 of them. I shudder to think of what their fate will be. Death to be sure but how? Beheading, burnt alive, buried alive or some new atrocity designed to horrify the world's senses?

Obama must be golfing again as is usual response to these things. I don't know but that's my guess.

Then there are his excuse-rs that write here to the paper trying to distract folks from the issue by citing how terrible crusaders were hundreds of years ago or Christians during the Thirty Years War back in the 1600s. All irrelevant to today.

But why does our "Christian" president respond or not respond to these acts and why are these Muslims so intent on killing and murder? I've recently read a couple of things which might shed some light on these issues. An article written by Benjamin Weingarten, publishing manager of The Blaze, I found interesting. Weingarten wrote about his review of the book, "Honor Killing" by Daniel Akbari, a leading Sharia law graduate of the Tehran University School of Law. He describes Sharia as "generally antithetical nature of Islam to Judo-Christian society and specifically Sharia-dictated domestic violence toward women — up to and including honor killing." He also goes on to say. "Many things like beheading and stoning are not extremist acts these are pure Islam."

Whether or not those on the left choose to agree with the author's view, it appears the terrorists fundamentalists do.

As for the president's approach to the issue many wonder how an avowed Christian president can take the stands he does. To many it brings into question his true allegiance. A Mr. Mike Gallagher posted these interesting observations on the Internet.

Obama, speaking at an Islamic dinner, said, "I am one of you". On an ABC News interview, he referred to "my Muslim faith". He gave $100 million U.S. funds to build mosques. He wrote that, "In the event of conflict I will stand with Muslim". He assured Egyptian Foreign Minister, "I am a Muslim." Millions saw Obama bow in submission to the Saudi king. He exempted Muslims from penalty's under the ACA, which the rest of America must pay. He mocked Biblical scripture on the sermon on the mount while constantly referring to the "Holy Koran." He instantly threw his support to the plan to build a mosque adjacent to Ground Zero in NYC. He ordered both Georgetown University and Notre Dame to shroud all statues of Jesus. Appointed anti-Christians to his czar group. Appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.

Obama said "NASA's foremost mission was an outreach to Muslim communities. H hung photos of Chairman Mao on the White House Christmas tree. He curtailed all military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists. He refused to speak out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture. He refused to condemn the Fort Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist. When questioned in India, he refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global jihadists but praised Islam. He funneled $900 million taxpayer dollars to Hamas. He ordered the U.S. Post office to honor a Muslim holiday with a new stamp. He ordered our Embassy in the U.K. to conduct an outreach to "empower the British Muslim community." He embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in its quest to overthrow Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Obama funded mandatory Arab language and culture studies in grammar schools across our country. He remained silent on Muslim Brotherhoods slaughter of Christians after Mubarak's overthrow in Egypt.

Well this is a rather rambling denunciation of the president and though I can't attest to the accuracy of every detail there is certainly enough in it to question whether it doesn't provide enough questions in the minds of people of where Obama's loyalties do lie.

Steve Earle


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