Lawmaker: Require Arizona Students To Pass Citizenship Test

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Schools would have to change the curriculum.

Via Arizona Republic

All high-school students in Arizona would be required to pass the same 100-question civics test required for U.S. citizenship to graduate under a proposal from a state lawmaker.

State Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, announced the plan Wednesday that he said would ensure that all Arizona high-school graduates have a basic understanding of civics.

Montenegro is working with other state legislators and officials from the Civics Education Initiative, part of the Civics Proficiency Institute, to craft legislation for the requirement.

Every single student in Arizona and across the United States of America should have basic knowledge and understanding of American government. Civics is just common sense. So, this Civics Education Initiative … is a common-sense approach at achieving that goal,” Montenegrosaid at a press conference with supporters of the proposal,including Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, and Jay Lawrence, representative-elect for District 23.

Lucian Spataro, president and CEO of the Joe Foss Institute, another civics organization affiliated with the initiative, cited a study from the Pew Research Center that found that only about a third of Americans can name the three branches of government.

Other studies, he said, found that less than a quarter of high-school students in Arizona and Oklahoma passed the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test.

The initiative is intended to bring a renewed focus on civics in education, said Sam Stone, national campaign manager for the Civics Education Initiative.

“This a first step to increasing civics education in schools, renewing the importance and focus on civics,” he said.

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BREAKING: Islamic State Recruiter Captured in New York

Conservative Tribune

For years, Americans have been fighting and dying in battle against radical Islamic extremists in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now the battle is starting to take place closer to home.

Despite Obama administration assurances to the contrary, radical Islamic terrorists are now in the United States and attempting to further the cause of the jihadis. As long ago as 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens more before requesting citizenship from the Islamic State. More recently, a Colorado woman was apprehended as she attempted to fly to Syria in order to support Islamic State terrorists there. In addition, at least four Americans were allegedly killed by Ali Muhammad Brown in what he described as revenge for American involvement in Iraq.

Now CNN reports that another terrorist has been captured within the United States.

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Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

Free Republic

Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises.

Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month.

The measure makes providing support to or fighting for a terrorist group targeting the U.S. “an affirmative renunciation of American citizenship,” Mr. Cruz said on the Senate floor Thursday. He pointed out that former Sens. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, and Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, introduced a similar measure several years ago related to al Qaeda.

“If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” Mr. Cruz said.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Democrat, objected, saying the bill has not been brought before the Senate Judiciary Committee and it affects “fundamental constitutional rights, which should be given the full deliberation of the Senate.”

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Penn State Officials Threaten to Call Police on Students Handing Out US Constitutions

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Penn State Young America’s Foundation Chapter were told to take down their table from a designated “free speech zone” on campus.
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They were handing out Constitutions – on Constitution Day. (Breitbart)

The YAF students were handing out US Constitutions on Constitution Day. They also were informing students of the ridiculous speech code policies on campus until campus officials asked them to remove their table.

The campus officials told the students they would call the police if the table was not removed outside of the Hetzel Union Building (HUB).

Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo…

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Via Daily Caller:

It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.

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Former Navy SEAL: Over 90 Percent Of Troops Do Not Support Obama

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According to former U.S. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, over 90 percent of troops disapprove of President Barack Obama. Higbie made the comments to “On The Record” host Greta Van Susteren Wednesday.

“Effective today, the president? A photo-op? or something in between?” Susteren asked.

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“Photo-op. Complete photo-op. This indicative of a global failure of his foreign policy.”

Higbie explained. “He has toted that he is behind the troops before and he stands in front of these guys, gets a photo-op, everything like that, while saying he’s going to send 3,000 guys to combat Ebola, but I’m not going to send any to combat an actual enemy that’s really threatening America.”

“What do you think they think? I mean, I suppose it’s kind of a mixed bag?” Susteren pressed.

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“I’d say most of the troops. Probably over 90 percent, do not support the president.”

Susteren then asked Higbie about his time…

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U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

Pamela Geller

Most Americans are unaware that under the “Refugee Resettlement Program,” whole Muslim communites from hostile nations are imported into the United States, circumventing whatever immigration laws that are still intact.

This is made even more dangerous by what organization determines who is are refugees and who aren’t. It’s the UN, driven largely by the world’s largest international body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a modern day caliphate made up of 56 countries and the Palestinian terrorists.

For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have warned of the reckless immigration polices here in America and in the West — refusing immigration status to persecuted religious minorities under Islam (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, etc.), while allowing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations to immigrate.

I have documented this dangerous practice and warned of the eventual consequence of importing jihad. We have seen its deleterious consequences with many members of the Somali community.

With millions of Christians expelled, ethnically cleansed or worse from the Middle East you might think these were the refugees the US would welcome to our shores. You’d be wrong.

Obama has opened the gates to a flood of terror-linked Muslim immigrants, the size of which will ensure poor vetting of backgrounds.

The effect of mass Muslim immigration.

In August 2013, Obama made a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow new “Syrian” refugees into the US. Back in February, I reported on hundreds of Muslim immigrants from Syria who were to be slated to be resettled in New Jersey. These hostile “refugees” are resettled in gateway cities across the country, and the effects are devastating.

What are the numbers of Muslims coming into the US from jihad nations under the Obama administration? And why aren’t the victims being given the opportunity to escape the vicious and bloody jihad by Islamic supremacists?

Obama’s immigration rules given favor Muslims over Christians.

– See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/09/u-n-to-dump-flood-of-muslim-refugees-on-u-s.html/#sthash.Lv3ON10X.dpuf