Big Brother is Growing

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Beetle Belle is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Cops are dying, the debates are getting uglier, Hillary is still out of handcuffs, and President Obama still has his pen and his phone. The government has plans to place "partners" at your breakfast table telling you how to raise your family. Please join Beetle Belle and me for a chat and enjoy a beautiful assortment of cheese danishes. Belle is quite the baker, and I know how to create delicious Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.

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Knock, Knock!

Thank you all for joining Pop and me this morning. The next time you hear a knock at the door, take extra time to find out who's there before you open the door. It just may be agents of the government coming to pay you a visit and educate you in the art of parenting. The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services want entry into your home. Their goal is to become "equal partners" with you and every institution or person that touches your child's life. "Partnering" is such a benign term, but it means that Big Brother wants to monitor and assess just how you are raising your family. They will also authorize local agencies to check up on you and weigh in on how parents parent. The initiative calls for schools to assess families needs and wants. I'm not sure what that translates to in government terms, but in my head it means more interference on the part of government, and that cannot be a good thing. The Obama administration wants to call out the troops and set them right in the middle of your family. They will galvanize schools, teachers, social workers and mental health workers and sic them upon America. I wonder, who will assess the experts?

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Bad Policy

It is not surprising that a policy like this would bring emerge out of the Obama Big Government machine. This administration is positive that anything you can do, they can do better. Michelle Obama knows how to feed your children. Her change in policy didn't fill the stomachs of hungry school kids as much as it filled the garbage cans. Common Core is another example of our government hard at work trying to screw things up. Kids who used to now how to add and subtract are now scratching their heads in frustration. The Obama backed community schools are ready for expansion. Critics refer to them as parental-replacement centers.Those in government, and I mean Republicans too, believe that they have the right to tell the rest of us how to live properly. That alone is a sick joke any way you look at it. Perhaps you recall retired Education Secretary Arne Duncan telling all of us the he intended to turn our kids into "green" and "global" citizens. I'm relieved he retired, but there are many Duncan's out there ready and eager to get the job done.

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Pay Attention

These changes won't be introduced with great fanfare. They will slip in in the dead of night or when Congress is in recess. Actually, it shouldn't be hard because Congress is always in recess. Cut through the fancy language and see this policy for what it is, a gigantic intrusion into your life. The government wants to raise your kids and grandkids, and unless all of you step up to the plate and put an end to it, it will happen. In fact, it is already happening.There is nothing benign about this agenda. It is dangerous and sinister. The government is trying to build model little citizens that act exactly as Big Brother wants them to act. If you are wondering where you fit into this picture, you don't!

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Our Way or the Highway

I have an idea of what it feels like to be told what to do every step of the way. Just writing this hub was the perfect example for me. The powers that be offered "guidance" and advice with every sentence i wrote. At one point a picture of Martin Luther King appeared on my hub. Martin Luther King had nothing to do with my topic, so I had to bid him good-bye. If I want advice on how to write, I'll ask. In fact I'll ask my friend Billy! Hubpages, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education should back off and let people live their lives. We already have systems in place to help families and children who are in trouble. Why not make an effort to bring those services up to speed. The bottom line is, stop the meddling. We are not specimens for a science experiment. Bug Off!

Belle's Song

Washington, Washington

The whole year through

Just an old sour song

That keeps Washington on my mind....

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Wesman Todd Shaw 7 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

I had thought I just clicked the wrong button or something. Last page I started had pictures of Albert Einstein everywhere. I swear, the page is about a cat, not a scientist. Wait a minute, Einstein was fond of cats...I've no clue what is going on.

Good morning!


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Good Morning Wes,

Subpages is screwing up. They put all sorts of insane pictures all over my hub. I hope it straightened out. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 7 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good Morning Patti - It would seem we are heading toward a society very similar to North Korea where they worship their leader in spite of being starved and frozen to death.

We now have a growing number of those who feel they are entitled to free everything just because they were born. Fortunately we still have some who have vision and desire a better future who are still willing to start a new business and create new inventions.

But unfortunately we still have big business such as Ford and Carrier Air Conditioning who are taking their jobs to Mexico. Now these announcements should be waving a huge red flag and having citizens protesting in the streets. But even the media did a poor job of covering these announcements so many are not even aware this is happening. If this trend continues we will have American Citizens forced to illegally cross the border into Mexico in hopes of finding work.

To successfully carry out the plans this government has for us they need at least two generations of brainwashed children, and we have to hit rock bottom economically. That is when total government control can and will happen.

It is critical that government and we the people take notice of those control issues you covered in your hub, and the rapid exodus of major employers to other countries. Our misguided EPA with insane regulations and constantly increasing taxation is driving this movement.

But then it could be that this is just part of the plan for total government control and it is working well?


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

Most definitely, it is part of a larger plan for total government control and beyond that for global control over us. Bit by bit we are losing what made us the place most people wanted to be. You're right, soon Americans will be jumping fences trying to get into Mexico. Of course, those with their hands out will still be here demanding food, money and a free ride. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This just ruined my morning! If there's anything I will not tolerate, it's being led around & directed as though I'm not capable nor trusted to tie my own shoes. Arghhhhhhhh.....This will never fly, pop!

Parents can get very defensive and angry when their parenting is questioned! Big brother best not even try this! We're already beyond the Twilight Zone in matters the Gov't has ZERO business trying to control.

I so feel a massive revolution coming on. The damned nuts are trying to run the asylum!!


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Tom Whitworth 7 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Belle,

I wonder if the Obama fanatics and those now "Feeling the Bern" will ever realize that "free" stuff is never free. Our FREEDOM is the price the left wants for "free" stuff.


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tirelesstraveler 7 months ago from California

Oh, pashaw! I'm heading to gather one cutie patutie, she is adorable until she doesn't want to do something. So some government nightmare is going to tell her patents not to send her to time out and let her run in the street. *#%*@#


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear fp,

The problem is that many parents are completely unaware of this move. Before they and we know it, it will be upon us. Karl Marx must be smiling. See you at the Inn. Drinks and food are on me. I hate it when I ruin your day.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear Tom,

Obama would love to see America go down the drain and become just another cog in the wheel. Bernie is just ignorant of the facts. Someone should remind him that Venezuela is now running out of food. So much for the FREE stuff! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear tirelesstraveler,

Just keep a close eye on that cutie? See you at the Inn.


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bradmasterOCcal 7 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

I totally agree with you.

The government doesn't have a good track record for their programs. Especially on Education..

They didn't even get the food groups right for the past one hundred years. And that is a more objective task, compared to educating children.

As for Bernie

If you apply his idea to the recent LA Marathon, then everyone came in first place. It is like when a bunch of your friends go out to dinner, and some order the expensive wine, booze, and meals, and then want to split the bill equally.

Everyone going to school graduates regardless of performance.

I remember the my days back in NYC when I had to join a union, and I was told not to exceed a union goal for the job. Otherwise, some other union person wouldn't get a piece.

aaarrrrgggghhhhhhh!!!


Hxprof 7 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

This is the first I've heard of such a plot. Is there a bill in a congressional subcommittee that's yet to make it's way to the plate? Or is this something Obummer is simply telling the Department of Re-education to start implementing?


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maven101 7 months ago from Northern Arizona

Good morning, Pop...

I had thought of a clever response but the topic is so obscene and against everything American, I was overwhelmed with disgust...This blood-lust of liberal progressives to control every aspect of our lives is fast coming to a head, hence, the unexpected rise of a populist like Trump...Would that he had the gravitas of a Newt Gingrich and the humility of a Ronald Reagan...or the critical thinking of a Breakfastpop...


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear brad,

Bernie is talking to a generation of kids who were always told that they did everything right. No one ever really failed. They were told they were working up to capacity, even if they were doing miserably. Now when they have to try and work for something and everything isn't falling into place they are devastated. In comes Bernie to save the day. Free, free, free is music to their ears. See you at the Inn.


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lambservant 7 months ago from Pacific Northwest

I can hardly bear to read this.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear Hyprox,

The two agencies released a draft policy statement in which they announced their position of becoming equal partners with families. They have provided recommendations to both state and local governments. The Obama administration is pushing this agenda. They aren't asking for permission, and if allowed to go unchecked we will be living in a Nanny State. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear lamb servant,

I don't blame you, it is painful. I'll be at the Inn awaiting your arrival.


Hxprof 7 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

It sounds as though state and local governments can, at this point, tell the agencies to take a hike.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear maven,

Thank you. You always have a way of making my efforts feel appreciated. As for Trump, I don't appreciate him at all. If he continues to spur on the Republicans to join in a hate fest, Bernie or Hillary could be our next president. In that case, we have nothing to look forward to and we can collectively forget about freedom. I'll save you a seat at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear Hxprof,

I believe that you are correct. The problem is that policies such as this have a way of sneaking into our lives without much fanfare. Let's hope this one never takes flight. My fear is that way too many people can be persuaded to hand over the education and care of their children to so-called professionals. The only thing we can do is remain vigilant.


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FitnezzJim 7 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

"This blood-lust of liberal progressives to control every aspect of our lives is fast coming to a head, hence ... "

In prior centuries, 'control of every aspect of our lives' was called slavery.

Take the political wool off your eyes, call it what it is, and ... well ...

enough dreaming ...

That's about as likely as Hillary saying 'cry havoc and let loose the Pekingese puppies of war'.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Good Morning FitnezzJim,

I am beginning to realize that there are many people who love the idea of having their lives run by the government from morning to night. Your last line will stay with me. For some reason it makes me laugh. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 7 months ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - Could this desire for government care come from the fact that many of today's "children" live with their parents until their late 20's and into their 30's? Some of them even receive an allowance from their parents because they don't work.

Even these late bloomers know their parents will not be around forever, and they worry about who will care for them after their parents are gone. They are counting on government to take their parents place when that time comes.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

I totally agree with you. It starts even before that, in my opinion. Kids are protected from the hard facts of life in grade school. They simply can't fail so educators come up with all sorts of rewards for doing a less than stellar job. That trend continues until parents have a big baby on their hands. By this time the thought of government caring for their every need sounds very appealing. I'll see you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 7 months ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - Yes this is the day of everybody gets a trophy and everybody should have equal income whether they work or not.


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Everything started going to hell in terms of education after 1967!


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bradmasterOCcal 7 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

So true.

The traditional Bell Curve has become a Flat Line. Using that reasoning, Einstein would be at the same level as a High School Drop Out.

Got to go, I see the last jelly donut!


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Dear Brad,

Grab the donut and chill!


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FitnezzJim 7 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

"The traditional Bell Curve has become a Flat Line."

That is the result of the management technique known as levelling the playing field."


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Good Morning FitnezzJim,

It is also called Dumbing down America. See you at the Inn.


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nicomp 7 months ago from Ohio, USA

Most people have no idea of the level of influence our Federal government already wields in schools. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner? In the Summer?


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Der nicomp,

Most people are too busy to care.


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bradmasterOCcal 7 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

Remember cousin Brucie, You can pick your friends, but you can't pick you relatives. Uncle, brother?

A blast from the past deserves a donut, see ya at the Inn. I will be behind the donut wheel.

:)


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breakfastpop 7 months ago Author

Good Morning brad,

I'll bring the Irish Coffees and we'll listen to Cousin Brucie and the Oldies.

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