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URGENT ACTION ALERT - SENN HIGH SCHOOL IN CHICAGO
ProtestWarrior | 12/14/04 | ProtestWarrior

Posted on 12/14/2004 4:59:09 PM PST by Kurt_D

The hard left is hiding behind and playing upon NIMBY (not in my backyard) issues to block the inclusion of a naval academe at Senn High School in the 48th ward of Chicago. The effort is not being sponsored by students or parents, but rather the "Coaltion Against the Militarization of Our Schools". If the name doesn't tell you everything, the case as they state it at: SAVESENN.ORG should provide some background:

"In fact, military programs teach militarism. Students in the Navy's military schools take a curriculum that includes "Sea Power," "Military History" and "mini-boot camps." They do not include African American History or Latin American History. ..."

"The military also tends to target poor kids (many of whom happen to be black or Latino.) This amounts to an "economic draft" in which disadvantaged kids are pushed by circumstances into a military career. ..."

"We don't let Monsanto or ConAgra run our environmental science classes. We don't let Tower Records run music classes. We don't let tobacco company lobbyists run law classes and then 'offer students the opportunity to join...."

From a flier distributed miles away from the 48th ward at a typical lefty hate and treason fest: we do not believe a military academy should be located in a chicago public high school, which would give the military the appearance of community support and the blessing of chicago public school educators.

...in a single breath stating outright that neither the organized left, nor Chicago Public School teachers "support the troops".

I encourage anyone reading this to call the numbers listed under the sample comments I've provided to oppose the crass manipulation of municipal politics in their attack on a secure America.

In fact, I beg you. when i called the mayors office, i was told that i was the first supporter among a flood of calls opposing the military academy. The flood isn't coming from parents or students of the 48th ward, but from Michael Moore fans. Don't let this deception stand.

The vote takes place tomorrow at 125 n. clark from 10:00-noon. this is urgent.

THOSE WANTING TO SPEAK AT THE HEARING HAVE TO SIGN UP BETWEEN 8:30 AND 9:00.

SAMPLE COMMENTS:

Hello, my name is ___ and I'm calling/writing to register my opinion regarding the inclusion of a military academy at Senn High School.

It is true that Senn H.S. in it's current state has seen many successes. Parents, students and residents of the 48th ward may certainly have legitimate concerns that the annexing of a military academy might disrupt the status quo. There is a debate to be had and heard between those who are concerned with class sizes and those who believe that Senn's resources can accomodate the educational alternatives and occupational opportunities created with the inclusion of a military academy there.

my primary concern is that opposition to the military academe is being led by political organizations with an ideological animosity towards the military and the security of the u.s., and who's goal is the isolation of the military from the public, rather than the concerns of parents and students.

the Chicago Coalition Against the Militarization of Our Schools is such an organization. despite the volunteer nature of our nation's military, they are active in spreading fear of a draft while engaging in "anti-recruitment" efforts aimed at discouraging volunteerism. They simply do not want the United States to have a military.

It is my hope that, in voting on the issue of the inclusion of a military academy at Senn, these irrational and erratic voices are isolated from a debate that is more properly between the parents and students of the 48th ward and the Board of Education.

PHONE:

CPS Chief, Arne Duncan: 773-553-1550 Alderman, Mary Ann Smith: 773-784-5277 Mayor, Richard Daley: 312-744-3300 State Rep Harry Osterman: 773-784-2002 US Rep Jan Schakowsky: 773-506-7100

E-MAIL:

maryann@masmith48.org, aduncan@cps.k12.il.us, hjo17@aol.com,

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalPreContactUsAction.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@1229506058.1103065936@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccfadddefhjdddcefecelldffhdfgn.0

and

http://www.house.gov/schakowsky/contact.html

PROTEST WARRIOR CHICAGO CHAPTER Fighting the left... Doing it Right...In the Windy City www.protestwarrior.com


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: antimilitary; chicago; education; govwatch; high; in; militaryacademy; militaryhistory; nea; nimby; protestwarrior; publiceducation; publicschools; school; senn; students; teens; war; warlist
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PLEASE CALL THOSE NUMBERS... IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE SILENT MAJORITY MAKES A STANCE ON THIS ISSUE!
1 posted on 12/14/2004 4:59:10 PM PST by Kurt_D
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To: Kurt_D
I think it's time the moral majority pull a sickout from government schools. We should pick one day, coordinate with every state, then hold children out for that day.

Shut down the system. SHUT IT DOWN NATION WIDE!
2 posted on 12/14/2004 5:05:35 PM PST by Humidston (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1282122/posts - Blood on the Potomac!)
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"Coaltion Against the Militarization of Our Schools".

You're trying to win the joke of the day, right? Fine, let's make our schools Muslim Cultural Centers instead. Better yet, let's raise Karl Marx from the dead to head up the NEA. And definitely we need more cucumbers and condoms for 3rd grade sex ed classes.

(I know you're serious, and yes I'll do what you said. :-))

3 posted on 12/14/2004 5:10:23 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (And unto us a Child is born! Merry Christmas, dear FReepers!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Hoooooooooooold on! Did you READ the post? This is a ProtestWarrior Chicago Chapter action... the Far Left is trying to block the Navy from setting up a Naval Academy at that High School. The idea is to counteract it and make sure the Naval Academy OPENS. I'm sorry if the post wasn't clear enough, but I am just forwarding it.


4 posted on 12/14/2004 5:12:52 PM PST by Kurt_D
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To: PistolPaknMama
(I know you're serious, and yes I'll do what you said. :-)) Oops... didn't read that one. My bad.
5 posted on 12/14/2004 5:14:08 PM PST by Kurt_D
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To: Kurt_D
Oops... didn't read that one. My bad.

Bad Kurt bad! :-)

6 posted on 12/14/2004 5:22:07 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (And unto us a Child is born! Merry Christmas, dear FReepers!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Okay, Chicagoans--this is your hour. One of them, anyway....

ProtestWarrior: GOOD
Michael Moore & Marxist peaceniks: BAD.

Wish I were in Chicago, this is a worthy battle. We must push the creeping CRUD back everywhere it tries to seep. I was at the Home Depot protest a week ago Saturday in SoCal....


7 posted on 12/14/2004 5:26:51 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (FREE people needn't apply to a Government of/by/for the People for a gun (PERSONAL PROPERTY) permit!)
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To: Kurt_D

The pussification of America continues, actively and eagerly aided and abetted by the Left.


8 posted on 12/14/2004 6:16:19 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Kurt_D

Ill probably get flamed for this, but they are right. There is no place for a naval curriculum in a public school.

An elective style class (similar to JROTC) is fine, but militarizing a high school curriculum is extreme.

GO ahead and flame me, but please think before you speak.


9 posted on 12/15/2004 7:17:14 AM PST by Just Dan
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To: Kurt_D
Support school choice candidates. Put an end to the liberal the indoctrination centers.
10 posted on 12/15/2004 9:03:53 AM PST by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: B4Ranch; kellynla; Former Military Chick; Flavius; Squantos; Travis McGee; SAMWolf; gubamyster; ...
Students in the Navy's military schools take a curriculum that includes "Sea Power," "Military History" and "mini-boot camps." They do not include African American History or Latin American History. ..."

I guess learning the Marine Hymn that includes a stanza with the halls of Montezuma and the shores of Tripoli doesn't count? I wonder if graduates of today's "multicultural studies" programs even know why those places are included in the song?

I bet military schools teach why. Could it be their graduates are learning more about history? How about history that matters. History that relates to why we are alive and thriving. History that explains why western civilization continues to be viable and superior in party because Americans have believed in something enough to fight for it numerous times over the past 200 years.

Of course the enemies of freedom want to prevent such instruction...

11 posted on 12/15/2004 9:20:27 AM PST by risk
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To: risk

Sure they do ....... Teddy's Rough Riders and Gen Blackjack Pershings influence upon Latin America is A'paco'lyptic at best and is taught at all the academies and war colleges. Hispandering heretic's aside the Zulu battles and the effective fighting of the cavalry buffalo soldiers and the Muskeege Airmen is also highlighted in the war college courses I have attended.......:o)


12 posted on 12/15/2004 9:35:11 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: risk

bttt


13 posted on 12/15/2004 10:07:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Kurt_D

Get the local ROTC members from all high schools in Chicago and thier families to rally for this school to change over to the military stance. Have a rally and get into the press everyday.

Ops4 God Bless America!


14 posted on 12/15/2004 10:38:44 AM PST by OPS4 (worth repeating)
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To: Kurt_D

"which would give the military the appearance of community support and the blessing of chicago public school educators."

As someone who was born, raised and has worked in Chicago for many decades, I can attest to the fact that the City of Chicago, from King Daley II on down, sucks!

Sorry cute little "Cubbie" fans, your team sucks too!


16 posted on 12/15/2004 7:19:02 PM PST by wrathof59 (semper ubi sub ubi)
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To: Kurt_D
Sounds like another opportunity for Republican and Conservative political demonstrators to come up with a new group, to wit: Coaltion Against the Deilitarization of Good Schools, (CATDOGS)

This to be followed with the erection of an immense Christmas tree topped with an expensive glass angel immediately in front of the target school.

17 posted on 12/16/2004 5:15:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kurt_D

GEEZE.. Can you believe these jerks don't get it .. they just keep getting NUTZER and NUTZER. . :)


18 posted on 12/16/2004 5:24:42 AM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: Just Dan

You should find out some of the facts before YOU speak it greatly reduces the chance of looking like a fool.

This is a program in a school it will only affect those signing up for the program NOT the vast majority of the students.


19 posted on 12/16/2004 10:41:56 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

You should find out some of the facts before YOU speak it greatly reduces the chance of looking like a fool.

Practice what you preach; there's blood in the water.


20 posted on 12/16/2004 11:45:34 AM PST by Just Dan
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