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Mission Statement: Part III – What It’ll Take

Tuition costs + assorted fees (books, supplies, etc) come to about $2000 a semester. Therefore, to avoid putting myself in hock to the federal government, I need to raise about $4000 a year. By my reckoning, this shouldn’t be difficult. Given the number of conservatives (and Americans in general) who are upset about the direction our educational system is heading, I would think it would be relatively easy to find 4000 people that are disgusted enough to donate $1 each to help change that system. The tricky part is getting enough people to read this blog.

Therefore, donations are wonderful. I truly appreciate every single dollar that is donated. But even more so I appreciate word of mouth. You can help simply by sending an email to any person you know that you know who feels the same way you do, who wants to help make this country great again. Think about how many people there are in this country. Think about how many are upset enough about our educational system and the way in which it is brainwashing our children into socialism. Think about how easy it should be to find 4000 of those people who are willing to donate $1 a year to make the educational system in this country that much more conservative. I think this could work.

If you happen upon this blog and want to know more or want to contact me, please feel free to do so, I’d be happy to provide more information about my beliefs and ideals. As potential investors, you’re certainly entitled to background on your investment. I’m not the government. I don’t force you to give me your money and then tell you you’ve no right to know what it’s being spent on.

Thanks (and tell your friends!)

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02/23/2009 Posted by | Mission Statement | 4 Comments

Mission Statement, Part the 2nd – About Me

I’m currently enrolled in a Master’s Education program at a respected public school in New York. I pay in-state tuition, and I take classes at night so that I can hold down a full time job. I put myself through undergrad, again at a state school, by working nights at various businesses in the college town. One of the proudest achievements in my life to this point was emerging with a degree in English Literature with zero debt to my name. I live within my means – I haven’t taken a vacation longer than a weekend since college, I rarely eat out, I clip coupons and borrow books from the library. By doing so, I’ve been able to pay for my first 12 credits without help, but doing so has eaten through my savings. So I’ve come to this.

By donating to help me pay for my Master’s degree, you will be helping our country in several ways:

1) Male teachers are in great demand, particularly elementary school teachers, and for good reason – children need male role models, especially in their early years. Too many children today are without fathers, or are raised to view men, particularly white males, as the enemy. White men and fathers are portrayed in the media as bumbling, hateful, incompetent idiots who can barely speak without drooling much less raise a family. Bringing more male teachers into the classroom will help change that perception.

2) How often have you wished that your children had an unbiased, honest voice in the classroom? Having taken four years of undergraduate classes and two semester of graduate classes (all at PUBLIC schools), the American educational system is rigged wholeheartedly against conservative viewpoints. Even students with “moderate” beliefs going into the educational system will find it hard pressed to emerge as anything less than a full-blown leftist. Unless we stop this trend now, where it begins, future generations in this country will have little chance of escaping the yoke of socialism.

3) If the idea of helping a young conservative get into the classroom to help educate your children isn’t enough, consider the fact that by helping to fund my education, you’re actively reducing the money that goes to the government in student loan interest. I’m committed to becoming a teacher. But unless I raise enough to cover my tuition bill each semester, I’ll be forced to take out student loans. And that means, when I graduate, I’ll start having to pay interest on those loans. And that means the government will be getting more money to dish out to ACORN and the like. But donating, you can help cut those interest dollars.

02/23/2009 Posted by | Mission Statement | Leave a comment

Mission Statement: Part 1

I’ve started this blog/bleg for a simple reason: To help fund my education. The ultimate goal is to allow me to be able to complete graduate school and become a teacher without going into debt to the government.

What I am doing here is largely antithetical to the way I have lived my life to this point. I have never been one to ask for or expect charity or undue financial help from anyone, but I am even more loath to put myself in hock to the federal government with student loans.

I am in my late 20’s, and I have decided to make a career change, to go into teaching. I am doing this for a number of reasons, but the primary reason is that I find myself increasingly disgusted by the myriad of ways in which the educational system in this country is failing our children. The public (and private) school system in this country has become almost entirely a tool of the liberal left, indoctrinating our children with socialistic, multicultural nonsense, degrading our forefathers and all those who have fought and given their lives to make our country what I believe it is: The single greatest country in existence.

However, children now emerge from our educational system convinced that America is now and always has been an instrument of evil in the world. To students today, America is a symbol of everything that is wrong with humanity. To students in the American educational system, America is greed, racism, hatred, bigotry, selfishness, bloodlust, warmongering, poverty, inequality and destruction. To me, America is the exact opposite. As I see it, America is the lone remaining hope for freedom and the power of the individual over the government and tyranny. For too long, patriotism and love of country have been ridiculed as outdated notions; for too long our soldiers have been spit upon and mocked and betrayed; for too long our country’s history has been taught by people who would sooner burn an American flag than salute it.

I’ve started this blog because I want to be part of a movement to change all of that in our educational system. But I need help.

02/23/2009 Posted by | Mission Statement | Leave a comment