Janne Myrdal: Distractions and Hypocrisies, Our Daily Bread From the White House

“So God made a farmer…” 

Watching the news these days makes one wonder if the greatest international crisis since WWII is at hand.  But it is not–not even close.   At least not in Syria like the President would like us to think.   Having failed, by design or not, to apprehend and punish the terrorists who attacked and killed Americans in Benghazi, (when AP, CNN and NYT apparently have all managed to locate and interview the terrorist indicted) President Obama now throws a national and international temper tantrum over atrocities committed in a civil war in Syria.  A civil war, by the way, that has two factions of America’s gravest enemies fighting each other, and where our involvement would only serve to strengthen both said enemies.  We see horrific images from chemical weapons being used on civilians. Yesterday, we were treated to an “all-nighter” of leading TV anchors interviewing the President, and tonight, the added frosting on the cake, a presidential address to the nation.  After all, we hear from all media outlets, including Fox News, that the President’s “reputation and standing” is at risk.   Whoopee.  As a local farmer expressed the other day:

“I don’t give sh*# about his reputation, I care about our men and women defending this nation going into a battle that has neither victory nor purpose in sight.”


From the heartland of America comes common sense.

I join Gov. Palin in firmly believing that this whole Syria focus is a total distraction from what this administration is actually focusing on, and sadly accomplishing in broad daylight.  As Governor Palin has reminded us over and over again, this President promised to “fundamentally change America.”  When are we going to start believing that statement and act accordingly as we oppose the ideological destructive pathway President Obama is taking us down?

Before the presidents sudden interest in world affairs, what was in the headlines?

  • Benghazi.
  • Defunding Obamacare!
  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Regarding Benghazi: See above. Enough said.

As for defunding Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was leading a brave and swelling grass roots effort to actually pull the financial plug on it come the end of September.  Is it not interesting then to note that those Republican leaders who opposed him seem to be some of the same who now support the President’s bombing of Syria?  Something to ponder.  Obamacare will “fundamentally change” this nation, to the point of no return.  And as we well know, it has nothing to do with “health” and all to do with control and dependency.  Period.  It is a part of the grand agenda of the left to control our lives completely.  Even Ronald Reagan saw that coming way back in the early ‘60s when he stated:

“One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project; most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it……behind it will come other government programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country until one day… we will wake to find that we have socialism.”

It is truly in the interest of the survival of our Republic to stop it now!  After it is implemented and funded, and in spite of the fact that some say it may implode, it will never go away if it is allowed to move forward. So let’s not be distracted by things we have no control over in Syria, and let’s defend the liberties we still hang on to so our children can live in freedom!

Lastly, a fundamental change in the works that sends chills down my spine, more than anything the IRS, NSA or Syrian war could do:  the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in all K-12th schools across the nation (incl. private schools and home schoolers). Again, Reagan spelled it out:

“Pretty soon your son (or daughter) won’t decide when he’s in school, where he will go or what he will do for a living. He will wait for the government to tell him.”  Under this scenario, Reagan says, “We are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”

We will visit the issue of CCSS in detail at a later time, but suffice to say that since the adoption of the CCSS was not voluntary, not state-led and not written by elected officials, it should set the alarms off with common sense constitutional conservatives. State boards of education, state legislators, local education officials, school leaders, teachers, or parents were not included in the development, evaluation, and adoption of the CCSS.  It is another “Obamacare”, top down tyrannical takeover of the greatest resources America has–our children.  The CCSS implementation is in full gear, yet we hardly hear as much as a peep about it on the national scene.  Gratefully, grass roots are picking it up and starting to make a stir!  The estimated $16 billion cost to these new, untested, unproven standards should be of concern in this age of uncontrolled spending.  The bulk of the costs will fall onto the states and local districts as unfunded mandates. After all, local taxes pay and will continue to pay more for a product that is not a proven product.  Since when did more money improve education?   It was with reason that the Founders never mentioned education in the Constitution.  It was meant to fit perfectly under the direction of the 10th Amendment and therefore under the authority of the States, NOT the federal government, as a protection against the leftist so called compassionate social engineering we have welcomed into our local schools, and therefore into the minds and hearts of our children.  What can be more important to the future of our nation than the mind and hearts of the coming generations? State’s rights and local control is out the window here, and we must act before it is too late.

And speaking of the coming generations, is it not hypocrisy in its purest form that we are now daily served gruesome images of the victims of chemical weapons as an emotional argument to vote to enact the political agenda and folly of our President? Meanwhile, those of us who fight for the lives of the unborn children and their mothers every day are called ‘radical extremists’ if we ever dare to show an image of a chemically aborted pre-born child?  Don’t get me going….

We are frankly distracted with issues that are not part of the “fundamental transformation” of America happening right in our own backyard.  Transformations by the way, that will eventually direct all our foreign policies for ages to come, Congressional approval or not.

Those that know me, know that I have been advocating local grass roots involvement for a long time.  I am fully aware of the international policies and their effect on our nation, so do not take my writing as ignorance.  It is just a fact that most of us will not affect foreign policy much apart for occasional calls and emails to elected officials.  It is from the grass roots and up where we are effective and will indeed cause the reformation we so need.

Allow me also to say, before someone calls me cold-hearted, again, that I am deeply concerned about the deaths and torture we are seeing all over the Middle East or world.  War is horrid and humanity can be so exceedingly evil.

As far as the Middle East goes, my strong advice is simply this; – we must make our presence and interests in the region minimal which translates into two things; uncompromising support of our ally Israel and energy independence.   Both are promoted and echoed by Governor Palin and other Reagan Conservatives and we stand well to heed their wise words.

Let us not become the sad fruit of failing to heed a warning of wisdom sent to us long ago (parenthesis added):

“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules (Affordable Care act or CCSS) through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannize but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” ? Alexis de Tocqueville

Chose your place of influence where you are planted, put your hands on the plow, and by God’s grace we will revive, reform and restore our great nation.


Janne Myrdal is a mother, wife, farmer and Tea Party activist in North Dakota. She was an early member of C4P, co-host of our C4P meet ups and Co-coordinator for the Indianola Rally in Iowa, 2011. You can follow her on Twitter: @JanneMyrdal

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