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Stop Common Core: A Call to Action
Written by Jackie   
Friday, 29 March 2013 08:01

Thanks to all of you who attended Jeff Horn's fabulous, super informative presentation on the Common Core State Standards Initiative on Wednesday, March 27.  It was a very eye-opening presentation that detailed who the key players in this initiative are, what their goals are, and why Common Core is so dangerous.

In a nutshell, if the goal is to create educated, curious, critically-thinking future leaders, then implementing Common Core is exactly what NOT to do.  On the other hand, if the goal is to create docile units of "human capital" and massive databases to track their efficient use in society, then Common Core is definitely the way to go.

So what does that say about the organizations and individuals who have developed Common Core and are actively promoting its implementation?

It's key that we start educating our legislators--and our fellow citizens--about Common Core and why it needs to be stopped.  Wisconsin 9/12 member Danny Krueger put together a list of Common Core talking points to use with legislators, but the bullet points can just as easily be shared with your friends, neighbors and acquaintances.  Start conversations, begin dialogue, educate people!  This is a trans-partisan issue--there are many, many people on the left who argree that Common Core is a terrible idea.  Additionally, many teachers and educators, regardless of their political affiliation, recognize how damaging Common Core will be if the goal of education is to create tomorrow's bright, intelligent leaders.

There's also a great web site,, where you can find additional information and resources, including this terrific Common Core Fact Sheet.

William Butler Yeats once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."  If Common Core becomes the standard, not only does education become just the filling of a pail, but it means that what we're filling it with is garbage.

HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS Part I of a Two-Part Presentation
Written by The Wisconsin 912 Project   
Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:18

The Wisconsin 9/12 Project Presents:

of a Two-Part Presentation

The Wisconsin 912 Project is pleased to again host Loren Spivack, the Free Market Warrior, for a new two-part presentation on consecutive Wednesdays, March 6 and 13.

Loren's new presentation will cover:

  • Developing a practical plan to get from where we are (ever increasing government) to where we want to be (i.e. constitutionally limited government);
  • Moving the Republican Party in the right direction, building coalitions and winning elections;
  • Creating a plan for action after winning elections, which, by the way, is where the Republicans usually fail;
  • Shrinking and limiting government in ways which can achieve majority approval and keep people happy (and voting for us) as the government shrinks;
  • And much more…………..

Anyone who attended Loren Spivack's presentation on free-market economics knows what a well-informed, dynamic and engaging speaker he is.  If you haven't heard him before, now's the perfect opportunity to find out for yourself.


Don't miss this excellent opportunity to quell March cabin fever! Come and spend an incredibly entertaining evening, while learning things you can take back to your friends, neighbors and community.  And the food at Kavanaugh's is fantastic!  Have an enjoyable dinner out, while you learn!

Part I Wednesday, March 6th

Part II Wednesday, March 13th


Only able to make it one of the two nights? BETTER ONE THAN NONE!

Stop Medicaid Expansion in Wisconsin...It's a Trojan Horse for Obamacare!
Written by The Wisconsin 9/12 Project   
Monday, 11 February 2013 11:50

The Wisconsin 9/12 Project Action Alert!
Stop Medicaid Expansion in Wisconsin.
It's a Trojan Horse for Obamacare!


So far, although Governor Scott Walker has remained publicly skeptical of accepting Medicaid expansion funds, he has not said a definite "No" to the federal government.  The Governor will release his proposed budget on Tuesday Feb 19. His decision on whether to accept Medicaid expansion funds is expected to be announced with the budget.

The Wisconsin 9/12 Project is urging its members and friends to CALL GOVERNOR WALKER TODAY and  encourage him to SAY NO TO MEDICAID EXPANSION in Wisconsin. If you’ve already called in the last few weeks, please call again.

  • GOVERNOR WALKER'S OFFICE #: 608.266.1212
  • GOVERNOR WALKER'S EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE: 608.266.9960

FAQ/Answers to Common Concerns About Medicaid Expansion

What is this all about, anyway?

The people who wrote Obamacare anticipated that many states would resist the Medicaid expansion initiative due to huge increases in the number of people dependent upon government and taxpayer dollars, so they built in financial incentives to bribe the states to go along.  If a state agrees to the expansion, the federal government is now promising to cover 100% of the costs of the expansion for the first 3 years, beginning in 2014, gradually requiring participating states to pick up 10% of those costs by 2020.  With so many additional citizens — not to mention undocumented non-citizens — qualifying for Medicaid under the expanded rules, the States who take this "deal" will be trading some short-term gains for budget-busting ruin in the not-too-distant future.  Not exactly a good deal, but as P.T. Barnum once said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Wisconsin is just beginning to get its fiscal house in order again; we should not compromise our economy or our health care freedoms by embracing an expensive and intrusive Obamacare initiative.

Didn't Governor Walker already say no to Obamacare in Wisconsin?

Governor Walker said no to establishing a state-run health insurance exchange in Wisconsin, which was a great first step to keeping Obamacare out of Wisconsin.  Now he needs to take the next crucial step by saying no to Medicaid expansion.

I don't like Obamacare, but it's the law.  Don't we have to follow it?

NO.  In its June 28, 2012 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the ability to opt out of the Medicaid expansion contained in Obamacare. Wisconsin should exercise that option and refuse to go along.

But this is free money.  Why shouldn't we take it?

This is not "free money."  It comes with giant strings that will strangle Wisconsin's economy if we take it.

Here's the process...

  • If  a state takes the money, they accept the expanded eligibility guidelines  for Medicaid. 

  • Doing  so PERMANENTLY adds thousands more people to the state's existing Medicaid  program. 

  • The  state gets 100% funding for the additional costs for the years 2014-2016  ONLY. 

  • In  subsequent years, the federal funds provided will gradually decline, but  the increased numbers of people PERMANENTLY ADDED to the Medicaid program  stays the same, and Wisconsin  responsible for the program, a  massively expanded unfunded liability.

The federal government can't pay its bills now...what will happen when this budget-busting takeover of healthcare is fully implemented?  Wisconsin will be on the hook.

If we don't take the money, it means Wisconsin citizens aren't getting their fair share and the federal taxes we've paid will go to other states.

This is simply not true.  Wisconsin already gets some funding for its Medicaid program from the federal government, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling determined that the federal government COULD NOT punish states who refused to implement the Medicaid expansion by cutting or eliminating the funds already going to the state for its Medicaid program.  If Wisconsin refuses the Medicaid expansion NOTHING CHANGES.

But shouldn't we try to insure as many poor people as possible?

Wisconsin's healthcare programs for low-income individuals and families are already among the most generous in the nation.  Saying no to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion is a fiscally responsible way to avoid taking on a huge
unfunded liability. People who need healthcare in Wisconsin will still have access to it through our own state-run programs.

But other Republican governors have taken the funds.  Why shouldn't we?

Other states have made decisions based on the environments in their own states, which includes the political environment.  We think that politics should take a backseat to sound financial governance. Saying NO to this budget-busting Medicaid expansion is the right decision for Governor Walker to make for our state and its citizens.

Moreover, Obamacare needs the personal data of citizens to work. Expanding Medicaid is a means for the federal government to obtain more personal data. Wisconsin should protect the personal information of its citizens wherever possible and resist helping the federal government to build the database needed to fully implement Obamacare. 


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Be Very Reluctant to Infringe on the 2nd Amendment Rights of the Mentally Ill, Lest You Lose Yours
Written by Chris Ayers   
Monday, 11 February 2013 10:03

Here we are in 2013, with a gun control debate raging and our constitutional rights under the Federal and State constitutions on the line because a couple of maniacs shot up a movie theater and a school.  Both are very tragic events, and broke my heart as a husband, a parent and man. They have highlighted the need to enforce existing laws on the books regarding criminal activity with a firearm – laws that are often not enforced.

Hopefully the shootings have also highlighted the need to educate ourselves as voting citizens on the complex topic of mental illness. Many are calling for the revamping of the mental health system. While many parts of that system are inadequate, we need to be careful to ensure that “reform” does not result in yet another useless and costly expansion of government that infringes on our liberties.

The term “mentally ill” is an extremely broad term and includes tens of millions of Americans. It encompasses everything from depression to eating disorders, to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to schizophrenia and beyond. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 26.2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. That translates to approximately 57.7 million people. According to the Center for Disease Control, 254 million prescriptions were written for antidepressants in 2010, costing approximately 10 billion dollars.  There is no purpose for taking an antidepressant other than to treat a mental disorder.

Join The Wisconsin 9/12 Project for a FREE showing of RUNAWAY SLAVE
Written by Jackie   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:07

We're constantly bombarded with the idea that conservative and libertarian ideals represent an effort to re-enslave blacks, women, and many others.

Runaway Slave, Directed by Pritchett Cotten, tells the story of how Pastor C.L. Bryant was fired by his church and stripped of his position as NAACP Chapter President.

Did he steal funds? Engage in immoral behavior? Run naked down Main Street?


Bryant explains: "I was once a black radical. I was sold out to the cause. But…my eyes opened to the oppression of our government on the black community."

Sharing his personal experience and interviewing a number of highly respected leaders in the black community, Bryant cuts through the rhetoric and hype of identity politics to provide an informed perspective on what actually enslaves people. The film points to a definitive course of action not just for minorities but for any citizen who wants to be truly free.


Join us to view and discuss this important documentary

Wednesday, February 6
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rex's Innkeeper
301 N. Century Ave

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