105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska, MN 55318
I just want to thank you so much for coming here today. And thank you,
Jason, for bringing us here. You are a great American!
April 14, 2007
But first, I have a message for you from Senator Larry Pogemiller. This
is what it says.
"In the last four years, you have stopped me from passing my personal
legislative agenda. You even took away my baby, the 'Poge-Profile of
Learning.' It's payback time. Now that I am calling the shots, I am
going to pass the single largest government entitlement in years, and I
am going to make you pay dearly for it."
Ladies and gentlemen of Minnesota, Sen. Larry Pogemiller did not
give me that piece of paper, but that is the message that he is sending
us. He is thumbing his nose at Minnesota citizens while he totally cuts
them out of the legislative process and pushes forward his radical
education agenda. To fund it, he is proposing a gigantic tax increase
that affects everyone and increases every year to come. That is why
EdWatch is at this rally today. We are here to tell you what all this
money is going to pay for.
S.F. 1611 is Sen. Pogemiller's "dream come true" Democrat education bill
that passed the Senate on March 31, 2007. But, don't be fooled by their
media ads. It is not about "properly funding our current educational
system." But do be terrified when he says, "It is time for our generation
to 'Do their fair share.' "
This bill is a collection of new education policies with a choking tax
increase included to pay for it. Aside from the fact that two subjects in
one bill is illegal, put this bill in your pipe, and this is the smoke
that comes out, just under a billion dollar tax increase for 2008 and
So what are those new education policies? Sen. Pogemiller has been doing
the Hokey "Poge" again and has come up with his new illegitimate
offspring, the Early Childhood Education Act. The total cost of the
Profile of Learning was pabulum compared to the pound of flesh that this
mammoth entitlement is going to take out of every single taxpayer in this
By giving every family in Minnesota an entitlement of between $200 and
$4000 per pre-school child every year, the government will take over all
early childhood education, public, private, and religious. The lower your
income, the more money per child, your provider gets. Get this, even
Grandma or your neighbor can be paid if they are willing to teach and
follow government "outcomes." There is NO money for children that go to a
provider that chooses not to promote government's philosophies and
How deep is this money pit? If we do not stop this tax-funded entitlement
from passing, three more laws of entitlement will kick into effect:
Sen. Pogemiller couldn't get his Profile of Learning to fly for
grades K-12, so he is back and more determined than ever to catch our
children falling out of the womb. I have spoken to this man, personally.
I know what he is all about. And if this education and tax bill is not
stopped, we will pay for it with our pocketbooks and with our children.
- Entitlements cause government addiction.
- Entitlements always grow bigger.
- Entitlements never go away.
Did you know that "new education policies" also include psychiatric
screening from infancy on, and universal home visitation? Now I don't
know about you, but when my legislators were campaigning last fall, I
didn't ask them to make laws that would allow government to run my
family, screen my kids for mental illness, visit me within hours of
bringing home my baby home from the hospital, and pay me to leave my
children with the state. And I certainly didn't ask for a big tax
increase to pay for it! Can everyone say NO MORE "Hokey Poge?" Altogether
now ... "NO MORE HOKEY POGE!"
But here is the good news! We have seen how effective a grassroots
movement can be. EdWatch and friends like Jason Lewis, with the help of
state lawmakers like, now-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and many of
you, were able to get the Profile of Learning repealed. But it took five
years to do it. We cannot let this Nanny State legislation pass! It will
never go away.
Coming together today is creating a firestorm. But, there is no one at
the building behind me today to talk to. You have to come back! You have
to call! We have to create the biggest backlash Sen. Larry has ever seen!
You have to stay on fire to the end, and EdWatch is here to fan you all
the way! Come to our Freedom and Family Coalition Lobby Day, on April 26,
and go to our websites
org. for more information. Remember this tax increase might be in an
education bill, but it is not about education at all. It is about
indoctrination, massive spending, and government becoming mom and
I have another message for you. It is from all the children of this
state, especially our very youngest. They would like to thank you for
being their voice, for not bankrupting their future, and for protecting
their minds and their freedom.
105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska, MN 55318
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