The latest Tea Party conspiracy theory involves the adoption of Common Core Standards in education. In an email appeal, the New Hampshire Tea Party invoked Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro to condemn the program that has been endorsed by Nazi sympathizersMike Huckabee and Jeb Bush:
It’s time ‘conservatives’ got up out of their complacency and realized, as Hitler knew, that those who control education will control the political views of generations to come. In Germany, a core curriculum was introduced, so that the Nazis could monitor, at all times, what was being taught. …
In Nazi Germany, teachers who did not go along with the political views of the government were dismissed. This is already happening in the USA…. Today’s teachers and psychologists are NOT being trained to educate students academically or to counsel and help people cope with their problems, but to influence their political views. Does it sound like we’re becoming Castro’s Cuba? I can tell you from personal experience that we’re already there.
Tea Party leader Jerry DeLemus says the federal government is “assaulting our Rights” and it is time to fight back. So he invited state House Rep. Dan Itse (R-Fremont) to the March meeting of the Rochester 9-12 Project to discuss forming a state militia:
We will be having a discussion on the formation of a militia group in NH. We will also be discussing the assaults on our constitutional rights as free citizens in America. There comes a time when the loss of your freedom becomes obvious. The choice we have is to either do nothing or become active in order to defend our freedoms as well as our country….
Itse has long championed the notion and has sponsored legislation to establish a permanent state defense force. Foster’s reports DeLemus lost interest when Itse explained that the state’s governor, Democrat Maggie Hassan, would be the militia’s commander-in-chief:
Posting on the 9-12’s meet-up page after the militia discussion meeting, DeLemus said cryptically, “Informative conversation from many points of view. Nice to have Representative Itse join us to share information on the NH Militia’s and their chain of command.” …
But most of her message was devoted to chastising her Tea Party followers. Aiken, who sees a conspiracybehindeverydoor, apparently received a taste of her own medicine. “A few eccentric folks went ballistic,” complained Aitken, “and accused me of something nefarious:”
For those of you who are worried that this petition comes from a MoveOn.org site…. A few eccentric folks went ballistic and accused me of something nefarious for using it.
It is what it is, plain and simple…. a site to hold petitions…. nothing more.. Nothing nefarious about using it.
Anyone who knows me knows that I would never do anything to gain favor with MoveOn.org but there are always going to be silly people who get their knickers in a knot and start accusing.
Update: Apparently, the pressure from her fellow conspiracy buffs grew too great. After this post appeared, Aitken deleted her petition and created a new one on an alternate platform.
When state Rep. Stephen Shurtleff (D-Penacook) introduced a bill that would roll back the state’s “stand your ground” legislation, Portsmouth activist Judy Stadtman posted an online petition in support:
New Hampshire’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law does not make our families and communities safer. The latest studies find that similar laws in other states do not deter crime and increase the number of murders and wrongful deaths resulting from lethal force encounters. These laws are also used as a legal loophole for violent criminals to plead self-defense.
Not to be outdone, Tea Party queen Jane Aitken followed suit:
We cannot allow an extremist NH governor [and] her minions to remove from the people of NH, the basic right of self-defense, enumerated in our Constitution, and endowed by our Creator by passing HB 135, the repeal of the Stand Your Ground Law. We oppose HB 135.
Ironically, both petitions are hosted on SignOn.org, the online campaign platform from uber-progressive MoveOn.org.
At last glance, Stadtman’s petition supporting repeal has garnered over 1200 signatures. Aitken has collected less than 100.
The decline of the New Hampshire Tea Party, from influential grassroots movement to irrelevant tin foil hat fringe element, continues. Witness the response to the Connecticut school shootings from the (Official) N.H. Tea Party:
After New Hampshire voters handed Republicans an electoral shellacking, former GOP party chair Fergus Cullen blamed the defeat on his party’s Tea Partiers and Agenda 21 conspiracy theorists.
As if to prove his point, the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition today identified the greatest threat to American survival: the United Nations.
That’s right, the organization that was founded back in 1945 as the “League of Nations”, ostensibly to create a means of gathering for all countries to talk and keep the peace, has turned into an ugly totalitarian threat to every country on earth.
And right on cue, Huffington Post reports that Republican state Rep. Lenette Peterson has filed legislation to ban implementation of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that encourages resource conservation and open space preservation.
“It’s an important topic,” Peterson told HuffPost. “Agenda 21 is a dangerous program to get into. It looks cushy because of the special funding. They take over and citizens lose their rights.”
Peterson’s proposed legislation is similar to this year’s House bill that passed by a 207-99 vote before dying in the Senate.
The more things change, the more they stay the same…
Guinta said Shea-Porter has resorted to “name-calling” in an effort to undercut what he has accomplished. “This notion of labeling every Republican as a member of the tea party is ridiculous,” he said.
2010. Frank Guinta addressing a Tea Party rally in Dover:
Mike Malzone, former Merrimack Town Councilor, is angry that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act — and he doesn’t care who knows it.
In a profanity-laced tirade first reported on Merrimack Patch, the founder of the Merrimack Tea Party wrote that he hopes the five Supreme Court justices who voted to uphold the law “get colon cancer, and then get mercer [staph infection] after their treatment.”
Malzone complained that now he will “have to buy fucking health insurance for the illegals that Obama let in the other day.” And he had a parting message for all 535 members of Congress, the President and the Supreme Court: “Fuck you with no apology.”
Mitt Romney is returning to the Granite State Friday to serve ice cream in Milford. Those zany folks at the NH Tea Party Coalition took a break from their tinfoil hat conspiracy theories to provide some humorous suggestions for what flavors he should serve:
Raspberry RINO Corporate Cookie Dough Blueberry Bailout Tangerine TARP Mint Chocolate Flip-Flop No Way Sorbet Puppet Pistachio Banana Bankster Debt By Chocolate Romney’s Rocky Road Ron Paul Ripple
Agenda 21 is a United Nations plan for sustainable development that encourages resource conservation and preservation of open spaces.
Right-wing extremists from the John Birch Society to the NH Tea Party Coalition have latched onto the program as evidence of a worldwide conspiracy to destroy private property rights and implement a one-world government.
Today New Hampshire lawmakers joined them. By a 207-99 vote, the GOP-led House approved a bill that would prohibit the state, as well as any town or county, from implementing Agenda 21.
No agency or department of the state shall implement programs of, expend any sum for, be a member of, receive funding from, contract for services from, or give financial or other forms of aid to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), and its derivatives, in furtherance of the United Nations program known as Agenda 21.
The reason Obama seems to have “no birth certificate, no college records, no roommates, no student loans, no girlfriends/boyfriends, and no past”, and was able to gain the presidency with virtually no prior major accomplishment or business experience is that he was likely a CIA asset as proven by the 26 or so SS numbers he used over the years.