From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

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This is from the Daily Signal.

We all remember the words of Eric The Lawless Holder when he said voter fraud does not exist. 

Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth.


It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York.

The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 caseswhere nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals.

Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud database:

1. Kentucky

In eastern Kentucky, Ross Harris and Loren Glenn Turnerfunneled $41,000 to the 2002 county judgeship campaign of Doug Hays for what the defendants claimed was a lawful operation to pay more than 1,200 people $50 each to drive voters to the polls.

But a jury determined that this alleged vote-hauling program was just a disguise for what was in reality a vote-buying scheme. The punishment reflected the severity of the fraud:Hays was sentenced to six months behind bars, and Harris was hit with a $100,000 fine.

2. Mississippi

Not to be outdone, William Greg Eason of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi bribed voters with beer and money to cast fraudulent absentee ballots for a district supervisor candidate in a 2003 run-off election. A jury found him guilty, and he was sentenced to two years in prison, a punishment that also clearly reflected the severity of the offense.

3. West Virginia

Voter fraud and its ill effects are not limited to elections for local offices. On the contrary, voter fraud can and often does occur in connection with elections to the nation’s highest offices. In Lincoln County, West Virginia, Circuit Clerk Greg Stowers and five other Democrats were charged in 2005 with participating in a conspiracy to buy votes in congressional and presidential elections dating back to 1990.

The men paid for votes in liquor and cash (typically $20 per vote), handed out slates listing preferred candidates, and performed favors for supporters. All six eventually pleaded guilty to these charges in 2006, and Stowers was sentenced to six months in federal prison.

4. Georgia

A case out of Georgia shows that voter fraud has the power to steal an election from the rightful victor.

Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for a city council seat, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud.

Raney won the election against Larry Pickett by only 27 votes. Raney and Brown were fined $158,000 and $20,000, respectively. Despite the fraud, the election results were never officially overturned, and Raney did not resign his city council seat until nearly two years later, in September of 2009.

5. Iowa

Martia Yvonne Phillips and eight others in Iowa  pleaded  guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being convicted felons who had not had their voting rights restored. Phillips voted while still on probation for a 2006 felony drug conviction. She was subsequently sentenced to five years in prison, a sentence that was suspended to two years’ probation.

Voter fraud clearly exists in many forms and in many places despite earnest efforts by some authorities to crack down hard on offenders. Moreover, voter fraud is easy to commit and tough to investigate after the fact, particularly when inadequate safeguards exist to detect the crime in the first place.

That is why it is important for state legislatures to enact commonsense legislation designed to combat voter fraud before it can distort an electoral result. Voter ID laws—which many liberals love to criticize, but which a majority of Americans across ideological lines support—are an answer to many types of voter fraud, including fraudulent use of absentee ballots.

But other measures are also needed, such as requiring proof of citizenship to register and verification of the accuracy of voter registration information.

Critics often argue that laws intended to uphold the integrity of elections are ineffective and unnecessary.

Voting Fraud Prevented

But take the case of Carol Hannah of Colorado. Hannah was registered to vote in Mohave County, Arizona and Adams County, Colorado and was convicted of voting in both statesduring the 2010 election. Hannah’s double-voting was detected by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, a system that examines shared voter data from more than 25 states and checks for identical name and date-of-birth matches to ensure the accuracy of voter rolls and to ensure that individuals like Hannah cannot unlawfully double-dip.

In that case, the program did exactly what it was designed to do. Hannah was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Democracy is one of America’s finest traditions; voter fraud is not.

The implications of these cases are clear: election fraud exists, and it is neither isolated nor inconsequential. We can and must take steps to detect and deter this problem.




Gun deaths for U.S. officers rose by 56 percent in 2014: report

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This is from Yahoo News Canada.

In the current racial situation, how many more police officers will die?

R. I. P. Valiant Warriors.


A combination image shows mourning bands placed over different police badges at the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York December 27, 2014. Targeted for their uniform, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were slain last Saturday afternoon while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn in what is only the seventh instance of police partners being killed together in the city in more than 40 years. Thousands of police officers from departments around the country, including those in St. Louis, Atlanta, Boston, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., were expected to join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other officials for the funeral service at the church on Saturday. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW OBITUARY)

Reuters/REUTERS – A combination image shows mourning bands placed over different police badges at the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York December 27, 2014. Targeted for their uniform, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were slain last Saturday afternoon while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn in what is only the seventh instance of police partners being killed together in the city in more than 40 years. Thousands of police officers from departments around the country, including those in St. Louis, Atlanta, Boston, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., were expected to join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other officials for the funeral service at the church on Saturday. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW OBITUARY)

(Reuters) – Gun related deaths of U.S. law enforcement officers rose by 56 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, with about one-third of officers killed in an ambush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said on Tuesday.

Across the country, 50 officers were killed by guns in 2014 compared to 32 in 2013, according to the website of the non-profit fund, which aims to increase safety for law enforcement officers.

The most deadly states were California, Texas, New York, Florida and Georgia, the group said.

“Fifteen officers were shot and killed in ambush, more than any other circumstance of fatal shootings in 2014,” the website said.

The deadly ambush of two New York City policemen as they sat in their squad car in New York on Dec. 20 was a flashpoint in a deepening rift between the city’s police department and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor had expressed qualified support for protests sparked by the deaths of unarmed black men in confrontations with white officers, and said he warned his biracial son of the “dangers he may face” in encountering police officers.

The shooter who killed the two policemen and then himself had written online that he was avenging the deaths of two unarmed black men last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

Altogether, 126 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2014, a 24 percent increase from 2013, when 102 officers were killed, the fund said.

The number of firearms-related fatalities matches 2012 statistics, when 50 officers were killed by guns,” the fund said.

The second most common cause of death for officers in 2014 was traffic-related incidents.

How the Left Is Creating Dangerous “Target Enrichment Zones”

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This is from The Right To Bear.

As for me and my family, we refuse to do business with any company that will not welcome our firearms.

You refuse to accept that I am licensed by Indiana to carry a firearm, I refuse to send my money with you.


Whether you realize it or not, America is becoming saturated with “target enrichment zones.”

You might not have heard the term ”target enrichment zone” before, but doubtless you’re familiar with them.

They’re also known by another name… “Gun Free Zones.”

Therefore, a “target enrichment zone” is any place in the United States where the legal carry of guns is either prohibited or restricted in some way.

Every day more and more places across the U.S. become target enrichment zones. And it should come as no surprise that these are areas where criminals like to work the most.

For example, as soon as Target announced they’d strongly prefer for their customers to leave their guns at home, they were inundated with criminals who began to rob unsuspecting, unarmed customers at their stores.

Several Target stores in the state of Georgia were beset by a series of robberies that left shoppers terrified and victimized. World Net Daily reported:

On July 5, a woman in the Edgewood area of Atlanta had just parked her Mercedes Benz in a Target parking garage and exited her vehicle when she was approached by a black man who punched her in the head, knocking her to the ground.

He took her purse and car keys, then warned her to “stay on the ground or I will f—ing kill you,” according to police reports.

He then put her car in reverse and would have run her over if she hadn’t rolled out of the way, she told police. She said she obeyed his commands, according to

Just a few days prior to that incident, Gainesville County Police arrested Xavier Holland, 21, Zaccari Goudelock, 20, and Kenneth Loving, 17, for robbing a man of his $500 in cash in a Target parking lot.

“Officers did recover a firearm — a handgun — that was utilized during the commission of the crime,” Cpl. Kevin Holbrook told reporters.

What we’re witnessing is how liberal America’s quest to banish guns is actually creating these “target enrichment zones.”

When criminals can knowingly walk into a store, a movie theater, a bank, or any other building that forbids guns, they can carry on with their crime without fear because they know the people who surround them will have no way of defending themselves.

In target enrichment zones criminals can rape, pillage, and murder with impunity.

And all of these scenarios come as a result of companies acquiescing to the cries of irrational gun grabbers and their demands for “no more guns.”

The next time you see a target enrichment zone, think of saying, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Then move on to another location to spend your hard-earned money.

Georgia Governor To Sign New Gun Bill Dramatically Expanding Rights Of Licensed Carriers

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This is from Independent Journal Review.

This is a giant forward for gun owners in Georgia.




Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign new legislation Wednesday that will dramatically expand the rights of the state’s licensed gun owners.

The new law expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms – including public places. 

While critics have called the new legislation the “Guns Everywhere Bill,” the National Rifle Association (NRA) hails the law as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history.”

So what are some of the specifics?

The law allows licensed owners to carry their firearms into some government buildings (those without certain security measures), bars, and a wide variety of public places, including parks. Additionally, the law now allows churches to “opt in” to permit weapons, school districts to appoint staff who may carry firearms and requires bars to opt out if they wish to ban weapons. 

Georgia state Rep. Rick Jasperse, who introduced the bill, summed it up:

“When we limit a Georgian’s ability to carry a weapon – to defend themselves – we’re empowering the bad guys.”

Following the Sandy Hook shooting, New York enacted sweeping gun-control legislation – the SAFE Act – which placed a myriad of restrictions on licensed, law-abiding gun owners. Now, Georgia has taken a different approach. Which state took the right path?

Is it fair to speculate as to which law the staff and teachers inside that elementary school in Connecticut would have preferred on that horrific day in December of 2012? Of course, it is.

Did Sarah Palin Predict Russia Invading Ukraine If Obama Got Elected?

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This is from The Blaze.

Sarah Palin is a lot smarter than the loony left gives her credit for.

Sarah took lots of flak over a quote she never made the quote was

“I can see Russia from my house.’

It was made by the leftist twit Tina Fey who impersonated

 Sarah Palin.


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is saying “I told you so” following reports of a potential Russian “military invasion” in Ukraine.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File

AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File

Though she was mocked for it, Palin actually speculated in 2008 that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be encouraged to invade Ukraine after President Barack Obama’s weak response to the nation invading Georgia.

“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next,” Palin told Foreign Policy in 2008, “

As Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell points out, conservative websites and personalities are reminding people of the quote.

Palin herself took to Facebook on Friday to remind supporters of her prediction.

“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine,” she wrote. “Here’s what this ‘stupid’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008.”

Jesse Jackson Sues Georgia Over State’s “Stand Your Ground” Law, Claims It Is Racist Against Blacks…


This is from Weasel Zippers.

Jessie The Race Baiter Jackson is looking for 15 more

minutes of fame.

I hope he gets embarrassed and counter sued.

Sadly many politicians are afraid of Jackson and

will bend over backwards appease him.


Even though SYG laws disproportionally benefit blacks.

(Reuters) – A national coalition led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is seeking to have Georgia’s “Stand Your Ground” statute ruled unconstitutional, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed late Monday that the law discriminates against minorities.

The 2006 law, which allows citizens to use deadly force in self-defense if they feel threatened, harms black people because they are often perceived by society as more dangerous than other racial groups, Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition said in the suit filed in Atlanta.

“All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to at all times prove that they are not taking part in any action which may lead an individual to form a ‘reasonable belief’ that they are posing a threat to them,” the suit said.

Robert Patillo, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said he believed the coalition’s legal challenge was the only pending federal lawsuit in the country against a state “Stand Your Ground” law.

The laws came under new scrutiny after the 2012 death of Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin. Police in the central Florida town of Sanford initially declined to arrest shooter George Zimmerman, citing that state’s Stand Your Ground law and evidence that the unarmed Martin was getting the better of Zimmerman in a struggle when Zimmerman drew his gun and fired.

Martin was black, and Zimmerman is white and Hispanic. Zimmerman was later charged in the shooting death of the unarmed Martin but was acquitted by a jury of second-degree murder.


Federal Judge Rules Lawfully Exercising Right = Nullification of 4th Amendment

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This is from Bullets First.

This judge is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

I am fortunate to live a state that open carry is legal.

The Indiana Law does not spell out how to carry your handgun

so open carry or concealed is accepted as legal.  

I have  not had a problem with open carry.


While taking a walk one day,  legally open carrying a firearm, Christopher Proescher was stopped by police, questioned and arrested.  The local prosecutor, seeing the Mr. Proeshcer committed no crime dropped all charges.  In response to the false arrest Proescher reasonably filed a lawsuit against the officers.

Fast forward to Federal judge William S. Duffey Jr. who made the inane decision that while the arresting officers were wrong in arresting Proescher (you know, because he didn’t break any laws) that carrying a pistol openly constitutes reasonable suspicion of a crime, which authorizes officers to detain the person who is carrying and as such the officers acted properly.


Allow me to rephrase: By exercising your legal right, you have forfeited your 4th Amendment Rights and as such will be subject to detention and false arrest with no recourse.

That is what Judge Duffey has ruled.

I  think of other Rights that this could impact, such as having a conversation with someone and the police assuming that you are talking about committing a crime and demanding you tell them what you are talking about or just recording you without a warrant.

But then, what is the NSA been doing these past years?

Or the Fifth Amendment where invoking your right to silence will somehow be taken as a confession of guilt.  Judge Duffey all but came out and said so in his ruling:

Carrying a gun out in the open,” near a playground, combined with a refusal to answer questions and produce identification, “provided more than a sufficient basis constitutionally to detain plaintiff.”

In Georgia, the only way he could come up with that ruling is by bastardizing Georgia code 16-11-36 dealing with loitering and prowling which states:

   (a) A person commits the offense of loitering or prowling when he is in a place at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant a justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity.

While the judge might focus on the “concern for the safety of persons” he applies it falsely since Mr. Proescher was not in a place or at a time unusual for law-abiding individuals to be.  It’s a park, in the daytime where Mr. Proescher was taking a walk.  If we must fear over zealous jack-booted thugs arresting us for legally taking a walk this country has more shades of 1938 Germany than I feared.

Once again a Judge fails liberty.  How much longer before “show me your papers” is an everyday occurrence just to leave the house?


Report: Kid Charged with Felony For Storing Knife in Tackle Box on School Grounds


This is from Town Hall.

This goes beyond ridiculous it goes into moronic.

If the prosecutor goes forward with this cased then this fool need to be recalled.

The knife in question was in his tackle box locked in his car.

Have school administrators become so paranoid the have dogs searching cars for gun powder

or black powder?

What about schools is rural communities where many of their students hunt?


At what point will the American people finally rise up and say ‘enough is enough?’ Seriously.

A Georgia high school senior was reportedly charged with a felony for the supposed crime of keeping a knife in his tackle box on campus during school hours.

The Washington Times reports:

 Police were performing a random sweep of a Georgia high school when they charged a 17-year-old student with a weapons felony for fishing knives in a tackle box in his car.

Cody Chitwood, a senior at Lassiter High School and avid fisherman, turned himself in and was released on $1,000 bond, The Daily Caller reported.

Drug-sniffing dogs detected black powder in the student’s car, which turned out to be a firecracker that had been in the car sinceIndependence Day, the report said.

The firecracker was enough to warrant a full search, which lead police to the tackle box.

“It’s pretty ridiculous,” Chitwood told The Marietta Daily Journal. “I have an attorney and I’m hoping to get the felony dropped so I can still get in the Air Force.”

If the district attorney goes forward with the charges, Chitwood could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

It would be one thing if the kid had brandished his fishing knife on school grounds — and then threatened students with it. But that never happened. Instead, a strange set of circumstances allowed policemen to search his car, and thus find the “weapon” in question.

One obvious problem here, my friends, is that the regulatory state has become so swollen and so bureaucratic that it appears to be virtually impossible to even know what the laws of the land are anymore. As Mark Steyn has pointed out, Americans are guilty of violating any number of laws on any given day without even knowing it! I wonder: Did this poor chap even know he was violating school rules, let alone state law, when he left his knife in his tackle box before heading to class? Who knows? Strangely, we now live in a society where murder, arson and kidnapping are on the same level, legally speaking, as storing fishing tackle in one’s own car. Good grief.

Florida, Georgia say insurance rates to spike under Obamacare

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This is from Town Hall.

Obama and the DemocRats said rates would get cheaper.

They lied to us I am shocked just shocked I tell you.SNARK

You aint see nothing yet.


(Reuters) – Florida and Georgia, two states where politicians oppose U.S. President Barack Obama‘s healthcare law, said on Tuesday that insurance rates for individuals would rise sharply in 2014 under the reform.

The remarks are part of an increasingly polarized debate over whether “Obamacare” will prove affordable for millions of uninsured Americans when new health plans become available on state-based exchanges as of October 1.

Several states that have embraced the healthcare reform have shown residents how the law will reduce insurance costs, while those that have opposed its implementation are beginning to present it as a more expensive prospect for consumers.

The figures released do not factor in substantial government subsidies that will be available to many consumers based on household income, which will offset their actual out-of-pocket expenses. The government is planning for 7 million people to sign up for the new health plans that take effect in 2014.

Georgia said that insurance premiums for a 25-year-old male currently in a high-deductible plan would rise up to 198 percent in 2014 and rates for many others could rise by 20 percent to 100 percent. Georgia asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to delay a Wednesday deadline for a final rate submission from the state.

The department said it was working with the all states to meet deadlines and reviewing Georgia’s request.

Florida’s office of insurance regulation said on Tuesday that rates for individuals will rise roughly 30 to 40 percent next year. Florida compared a 2014 mid-tier silver plan with a fictional 2013 plan that was created to cover the same 70 percent of the health care expenses that a silver plan will. Current plans may cost less than the fictional plan, but they also provide fewer benefits.

“If you take a straight average you get a distortion because you don’t have the same benefits,” Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said.

Indiana’s department of insurance last week said that insurance costs to individuals under the Affordable Care Act would rise 72 percent. Unlike other states disclosing insurance plan prices, Indiana factored in not only premium rates, but also the costs of other insurance components like co-pays and prescriptions.

“These announcements from states have almost been a Rorschach test of how they view Obamacare,” said Larry Levitt, vice president of special projects for the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Consumers are hearing a welcoming message from states that are participating in implementing the law … and that could absolutely have an effect on how many people enroll,” he said. “The reverse is also true” for states that are warning consumers that prices will be high, he said.

California, one of the states that has most enthusiastically prepared for Obamacare, kicked off the debate in May when it said costs for products for individuals would fall for a 40-year-old nonsmoker by up to 29 percent compared to similar products. New York said earlier this month that average rates would drop by more than 50 percent.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services earlier this month said in 11 states that it studied were 18 percent lower than expectations, based on Congressional Budget Office Estimates, and that this would likely be the case nationally.

“We are confident that Florida’s premiums will be affordable, and that consumers will have multiple options in a competitive and transparent marketplace,” a senior administration official said in response to a Reuters query about the rate comments. “Without releasing the premiums, the statistics released today don’t provide consumers with any information on what they will actually pay in the marketplace.”



(SPLOST 4) – My Fellow Citizens Voted to Steal Money from Me

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This is from Godfather Politics.

Not only have the low information voters in Cobb County,Ga.

voted to steal from their friends and neighbors.

Low information voters nation wide have voted twice to

steal from their friends and neighbors.

Be very afraid of stupid people voting in large numbers.


On Tuesday of this week, there was a referendum (SPLOST 4) on raising taxes to fund Public Schools in our county. My wife and I voted no for the simple reason that the government has no business taking money from us to pay for the education of other people’s children.

Our children never went to a government school and yet we’ve paid property taxes for more than 30 years to fund these schools. More than $60,000. In addition to paying these forced taxes, we paid for private school tuition and went without many things because of the extra costs.


Here’s how the Marietta Daily Journal reported the story:

“Those in favor of SPLOST [Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax] IV were thrilled with the overwhelming support they received at the polls Tuesday.
“Voters approved $773.3 million for Cobb and Marietta school districts to be raised through a 1-cent special sales tax between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2018.
“‘My cheeks are a little sore from smiling so much, said John Loud, the co-chair of the pro-SPLOST group United 4 Kids, shortly after the tax got a large push from the ‘yes’ votes.”

“United 4 Your Kids,” Mr. Loud, but not for my kids and grandchildren. You and your government-school supporters worked day and night to get people to the polls to steal from your fellow-citizens to pay for a service for which they should be paying full price.

By the way, the “overwhelming support” for SPLOST 4 was 9.6 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. 23,248 people voted for the tax increase. There are 14,027 full-time school employees in Cobb County. Which way do you think they voted? Add in parents who are getting a discount education because I and other residents are helping to fund their children’s education, and you can see why so many people vote for government programs at the expense of others. How are these voters any different from liberal voters who want other people taxed so they can receive the benefits?

This part really got me: “Loud, along with about 75 other voters in support of the initiative, spent their election night at a party at Willie Rae’s on the Marietta Square watching the results roll in on their computers.”

I wonder how much they spent at Willie Rae’s in celebration of the heist they just pulled off.

Mr. Loud will probably say, “Well, that’s Democracy buddy.”

So if my wife and I stole from our neighbors to help pay the tuition to the schools where we sent our children that would be a crime. If my wife and I got enough people to vote on a measure that said that the citizens of our county have to cough up money to pay for private education, would that be OK?

Mr. Loud and other government school advocates would obviously say no. People shouldn’t be required to pay for someone else’s education. Exactly! Especially when the people being forced to pay may not agree with what’s being taught in these non-government schools. They would also ask why they should pay for schools where their children don’t attend. And I would agree.

If Cobb County, Georgia, and the city of Marietta need money for their overrated schools, then the people who send their children there should do the paying.

People who send their children to government schools that are paid for with confiscated money are committing fraud through government action. Their children are getting an education at a discount at the expense of others.

Not only that . . . their children are being corrupted by an educational system that is purposefully socialistic.
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