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Viewpoint: Facts or emotions?

By Darla Meyers, City of Hudson

Defining terms is the most important process in debating with reason and logic. If you can't agree on the base premise of a definition, the debate cannot take place. If freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are considered harassment and intimidation, then this country is doomed and the Constitution will be replaced by Shariallah. We will all be held accountable as to our role in that outcome.

A recent writer stated that the Citizens for the St. Croix Valley do a decent job of documenting without adding much commentary or editorializing on their website, but then the writer went on to criticize the website content as sequestered information. Does the writer go to websites looking for information that is not "sequestered?" Would you go to Martha Stewart's website to find information on Wisconsin legislation? One can speculate that the writer is upset that a group may be factually disseminating public information not available anywhere else. The writer ignores the troubling hypocrisy and potentially libelous statements revealed in the open records. Why the obfuscation of the truth?

By reading the whole of the mission and goals for Citizens for the St. Croix Valley, the website fulfills its stated mission and goals: www.citizensforthestcroixvalley.com.

Mission: Our mission is to educate, engage, and mobilize citizens of the St. Croix Valley (Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota) through grassroots efforts to affect the security, economic stability, and preservation of the constitutional republic form of government. ​​

Goals:

• To educate ourselves and others on the inalienable rights endowed by our Creator and protected by our Constitution.

• Educate and empower citizens to take action to preserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

• Seek out virtuous leaders who support the Constitutional Republic.

• Build a strong activist network that will protect our community from those who seek to destroy our way of life.

Civilizational jihad is real and denying that reality plays directly into the enemy's hands. Our children have the right to know the facts about political systems and religions—not revisionist history.

As citizens, we have a duty to hold our government accountable, and two ways to do that are with the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and the Wisconsin Open Records laws. A requestor must narrow their open records request to a specific issue/time/person or it may be denied as being too broad in its scope. Taxpayers have the right to demand school districts teach equitably as is required by law. These are some of the Hudson School District's own findings with regard to potential violation(s) of the Establishment Clause:

"...● Identified Content to be Removed or Modified

○ We have identified four specific lessons / learning experiences that have been removed from the curriculum.

■ Three lessons were from social studies and one was from English language arts.

■ The lessons were not officially adopted curriculum.

■ They were removed because they were not aligned to the "reasonable" lens as they went into a more extensive exploration of religion than we support.

• Additional Future Processes

○ We are going to revisit our social studies curricular review process and more thoroughly define learning objectives by unit and topic. This will allow us to address some issues in alignment of content across the 6-12 continuum. Certain topics will be scaled back and placed in the appropriate grade level and course.

○ As we work through the curriculum review process for other content areas, we will continue to apply the lenses. ..."

http://nebula.wsimg.com/d943a0dd26afbf538e3736cba4ad1390?AccessKeyId=800...

Please ask the Superintendent to email a district-wide update on the findings of this past year and the corrective actions that have been and will be taken by the school district to be in compliance with the Establishment Clause. Superintendent Nick Ouellette ouelletten@hudson.k12.wi.us. Viva Cristo Rey!

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