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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Gwenn Alexander’s extremist Pennsylvania Leadership Conference & Harry Lewis & Trump “cheerleaders for school choice”

PA State Rep. Harry Lewis and State Rep. Gwen Alexander.  And now, President Donald Trump, will be calling for TRANSFER OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING TO PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT CHARTER SCHOOLS.

“Trump has said he would shrink the Department of Education — or demolish it altogether — and vowed to be “the nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice.” 
 "1. More for vouchers and charter schools 
 In September, Trump announced a $20 billion plan aimed at expanding charter and private school options for low-income students, but gave few details including exactly where the money would come from. 
 Trump has said existing federal funds would cover the costs, and experts say there are a variety of ways his administration could steer money toward school choice options. One possibility is a federal voucher program similar to the system Florida uses, which gives companies tax credits in exchange for donations that fund scholarships for low-income students who want to go to private schools. Chris Norwood, founder of the Florida Association of Independent Public Schools, said the federal government could also require states to adopt voucher programs in order to receive certain federal funds. 
 Instead of giving federal funds supporting poor students to school districts, the government could also let families determine how they would use the funds, said Lindsey Burke, an education policy fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. 
 If there is a Department of Education in Trump’s administration, Politico has speculated that Ben Carson might be tapped to lead it. The surgeon and former presidential contender, who ran against Trump in the Republican primaries, is a big fan of school choice. In a 2015 interview, he told education news site The 74: “We know that the very best education is home school. The next is private school, the next is charter schools, and the last is public schools.” 
 “On the campaign trail he also called for an end to gun-free school zones, and for changes in the student loan system. His transition website, which devotes just two paragraphs to the subject, identifies a few other priorities including early childhood education and magnet and theme-based programs” 

Miami Herald  
6 big ways Trump presidency could change schools  
November 12, 2016

"The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference remains the signature event of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council. The conference is a two-day issues forum that brings together activists from across the Commonwealth to share ideas, network, and discuss issues with conservative leaders and elected officials.

Over the years, the conference has hosted many prominent national speakers including: Newt Gingrich, M. Stanton Evans, Bill Bennett, Robert Novak, Alan Keyes, Lynn Cheney, Armstrong Williams, Walter Williams, and David Horowitz."

At 23:26 Harry Lewis says:

“A little bit about myself. Former educator and past principal of Coatesville Area Senior High School, retired in 2006. And everybody says, O public education. But I’m very, very adaptable to educating kids. I’m all about young people. I won't dare tell a parent how to educate their child. But I would support and find ways in which they can do that on their individual basis.

Notice that Harry Lewis understands that public education is a bad word to the right wing extremist Chester County Republicans at this PA Leadership Conference breakfast meeting. 

Earlier in the video the Republicans forgot their black face was standing waiting to speak. Did they think Harry was part of the wait staff?

Lets take the “prominent national speakers” at past Leadership Conferences one at a time. 

Newt Gingrich.
Most of us already know the 3 wives, constantly having sex with interns, “Christian”, Newt Gingrich.
Three weeks later, Beck invited M. Stanton Evans, author of 2007’s Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, to join him on his radio show, “The Glenn Beck Program.” 

M. Stanton Evans
“[McCarthy] was right in general. There was a massive penetration of the government and … it was covered up and … he threatened that cover-up. And that is why he was isolated, demonized and destroyed,” Evans told a wide-eyed Beck. “I have something I call ‘Evans Law of Inadequate Paranoia,’ which says no matter how bad you think something is, when you look into it, it’s always worse.” 

Bill Bennett
"Bill Bennett appeared today on Family Talk with James Dobson to promote The Book of Man, Bennett’s compilation of works about men at war, work, prayer, politics and the home. Like in his interview with Pat Robertson, Bennett decried “the feminist movement” and “the gay culture,” which he said “confused an awful lot of boys.” He went on to argue that the media and universities are also to blame for not sending “a consistent message to boys about what it means to be a man” and playing a role in the so-called collapse of manhood today:"
Dobson and Bennett Mourn the End of Manhood, Fault Gays and Feminists 
By Brian Tashman | December 19, 2011 1:00 pm

Robert Novak
After his death, L. Brent Bozell called him a 'gladiator' of American conservatism.

Alan Keyes

Lynne Cheney
“Cheney also charged that the U.S. History Standards presented a "grim and gloomy" portrayal of American history. Why so much attention, she asked, to topics such as the Ku Klux Klan and McCarthyism? Why did this curricular framework save its "unqualified admiration" for "people, places, and events that are politically correct?" By way of evidence, she cited one out of the nearly twelve hundred illustrative classroom activities, included to support the standards on what young Americans should learn. This particular example invited students to conduct a trial of John D. Rockefeller on his business practices. Students taking the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, judge, and jury would investigate his piratical dealings--of the kind a PBS documentary on him had explored several years before. 

Citing other teaching examples rather than the standards themselves, Cheney found six references to Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who used the Underground Railroad to rescue scores of other slaves. In contrast, such white males as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee were mentioned only one and zero times, respectively. The standards give no hint, she complained, "of the spell-binding oratory of such congressional giants as Henry Clay and Daniel Webster." And Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, and the Wright brothers, she claimed, "make no appearance at all." 

"What went wrong?" Cheney asked. She found her answer in the disclosures of one member of the National Council for History Standards, the group that oversaw the three-year project to develop the guidelines. In the words of this informant, who asked not to be named, those "pursuing their revisionist agenda no longer bothered to conceal their great hatred of traditional history" once Bill Clinton's election in 1992 had "unleashed the forces of political correctness." Thereafter, the informant told Cheney, "nobody dared to cut the inclusive part" of the standards that "various political groups such as African American organizations and Native American groups" had forced on the council. 

Farfetched as this explanation was of the consensus-building process through which the standards had been written, it was no more astonishing than Cheney's assessment of the World History Standards. She had not reviewed these guidelines, so she relied on the assessment of another unnamed informant. In this case, she reported authoritatively, the American Historical Association--the century-old historians' equivalent to the American Medical Association--grew "particularly aggressive" after Clinton's victory and "threatened to boycott the proceedings if Western civilization was given any emphasis" and "from that point on, hijacked standards-setting." 

Cheney concluded her Journal attack with a call to arms. National certification of these standards, she warned, must at all cost be blocked or "much that is significant in our past will begin to disappear from our schools." She urged that the standards be stopped in their tracks because they were the rubbish produced by an "academic establishment that revels in . . . politicized history." 

History on Trial
Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past 

By GARY B. NASHAlfred A. Knopf

Armstrong Williams

2) ObamaCare: Worse Than 9/11 

"Last year, leading conservative activist Ben Carson told the Values Voter Summit that “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery, and it is slavery in a way.” 

But it turns out he was just getting started with his sweeping Obamacare criticisms: In an interview with The Daily Beast this week, Carson said that Obamacare is worse than the September 11, 2001 attacks “because 9/11 is an isolated incident.” 

Anyone who disagrees with his assessment, Carson explains, just doesn’t read enough: “You have to take a long-term look at the ascent of something that fundamentally changes the power structure of America. You have to be someone who reads. Who is well-read. I want you to go back tonight. I want you to pull out what Saul Alinsky says about health care under the control of the government.”
Naturally, a spokesman for Carson, conservative talk radio host Armstrong Williams, denied that Carson ever “said Obamacare was worse than 9/11” even though The Daily Beast simply quoted Carson verbatim and posted a recording of the interview."

Paranoia-Rama: Gays Invading Disney World, ObamaCare Worse Than 9/11, ‘Very Evil’ Sex-Ed

Walter Williams
"Why is it that every major goal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been reached — from voting rights to non-discrimination in housing and employment — yet so many minority children are falling through the cracks, educationally and economically? 

Why is the “gangsta” culture so prevalent in minority areas and why don’t urban politicians condemn it? 

What is causing the massive breakdown of the black family? It can’t be the legacy of slavery. As Dr. Walter Williams has rightly observed, “The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family.” 

Of course any conservation about race in America must begin with this truth: God created us all in His image and that is the basis of our equality. “All men are created equal,” as the Declaration of Independence says, and are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That is the basis of our dignity and worth. Just think, if we were actually teaching that in our schools!" 

Bauer: African Americans Should Be More Grateful That ‘EveryMajor Goal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Has Been Reached’ 
By Brian Tashman | June 6, 2014 3:30 pm

Last but probably most horrible monster on the Leadership Conference speaker list is:

David Horowitz   
How does Harry Lewis feel about black people as a "retrograde species of humanity"?

"Let’s take Horowitz up on his suggestion and take a look at his sourcing on the “taboo” subject of interracial crime. Just last year, he added source links under that topic header to what certain people — the Ku Klux Klan, for instance — believe is a great source on interracial crime: the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). A direct descendant of the segregationist White Citizen Councils of the 1950s and 1960s, the CCC opposes “all efforts to mix the races of mankind,” describes black people as a “retrograde species of humanity,” and reprints, complete with lurid rewritten headlines, virtually any story it can find featuring black criminals. 

Another link provided by Horowitz is to articles on a website known as VDARE — a racist anti-immigration site which is named after Virginia Dare, said to be the first white person born in America. The site is run by Peter Brimelow, who has ranted about America’s “demographic mutation,” pontificated on the horrors of multiracial crowds in New York, and fretted about his blond son’s future. 

This week, in an ironic twist, Horowitz is taking his show — the annual anti-Muslim Restoration Weekend he’s been leading since 2012 — to Charleston, S.C., the site of June’s racist massacre of nine black churchgoers. In that town, Horowitz’s lauding of the CCC’s “Memorial Wall" page has special, horrific resonance.
That’s because Dylann Roof, the young man who carried out that massacre, left behind a manifesto describing his transformation into a racist killer — a change that began, according to the manifesto, after Roof typed the words “black on white crime” into the Google search engine and came upon the CCC website. 

“I have never been the same since that day,” Roof wrote. 

Let’s hope that the good people of Charleston, along with those of the rest of the United States, treat David Horowitz and his racist road show, which runs this Thursday through Sunday, with the same disgust and disdain that met Dylan Roof, another serious fan of the CCC." 
‘Anti-Racist’ Crusader David Horowitz Heads for Charleston, Citing Race Haters 

David Horowitz, a former Marxist intellectual of the New Left of the 1960s, is taking his show — the annual anti-Muslim Restoration Weekend he’s been leading since 2012 — to Charleston, S.C., the site of June’s racist massacre of nine black churchgoers. In that town, Horowitz’s citing the Council of Conservative Citizens on his website might have some horrific resonance. 

The next speaker at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is Ben Shapiro. Ben Shapiro once worked at Breitbart. Ben Shapiro knows Steve Bannon well. Shapiro does not appear to like Bannon. Bannon now Donald Trumps 24-7 right next door advisor. 

Steve Bannon could be the first Nazi in the White House.

Ben Shapiro might be the most important speaker the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference ever had. He will probably discuss the Nazi in Trump's White House.

"Breitbart’s most prominent columnist, Milo Yiannopoulos, is an ambassador of sorts for the movement, traveling to college campuses with a message that blends virulent, old-fashioned racism with a flamboyant persona and a nominal commitment to “free speech.” Breitbart has a simple message: that Muslims and Hispanics are infiltrating America and robbing it of its cultural heritage; that blacks are responsible for most crime and disorder; that feminists have established a near-matriarchy that has disadvantaged men; that “globalists”—embodied by George Soros—are erasing national borders and sapping prosperity from the United States (a classic anti-Semitic smear that eventually surfaced in Trump’s rhetoric).

If Breitbart’s content reflects the character of its leadership, then Stephen Bannon is substantively indistinguishable from David Duke.
There’s evidence Bannon shares these views. In a 2007 court document, Bannon’s ex-wife Mary Louise Piccard accused him of anti-Semitism, saying he didn’t want their daughters attending the elite Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles because of its high Jewish enrollment. “The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend,” Piccard said in a statement signed June 27, 2007, where she also alleged domestic violence from Bannon. According to conservative writer Ben Shapiro, who worked as “editor-at-large” of Breitbart for four years before his anti-Trump views brought waves of anti-Semitic harassment, Bannon “openly embraced the white supremacist alt-right,” strategically pushing “white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness.”

If Shapiro’s allegation is true—if Breitbart’s content reflects the character of its leadership—then Stephen Bannon is substantively indistinguishable from David Duke and other white supremacists. For all practical purposes, he is one of them. Trump allies like Newt Gingrich have protested the comparison. “You get this all these smears of Steve Bannon,” said Gingrich during a CBS interview with Face the Nation host John Dickerson. “Steve Bannon was a naval officer. He was a managing partner of Goldman Sachs. He was a Hollywood movie producer. The idea that somehow he represents—I had never heard of the alt-right until the nut cakes started writing about it.”

White Nationalism in the White House
Stephen Bannon’s role in the new administration means Trump was serious about his racist rhetoric during the campaign.

By Jamelle Bouie

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