Birds of a feather flock together. What do Common Core and Obamacare have in common? Lots. Both are huge programs that started out as ideological theories foisted onto the states by way of deception. Governors were placed in the cross hairs to implement both of these monoliths of control over citizens' lives.
Common Core came into the states with a bribe. "Play our little game of winning grants called Race To The Top and you will win a Federal curriculum to be implemented in every school in your state." The states who took Race To The Top money had to agree to this Federal curriculum called Common Core. Sound familiar?
Obamacare was to waltz into the states with Federal Healthcare Exchanges (bribes) with the attached Federal spending on those. Take the money for the Exchanges and your state can "win" by having more Federal monies for Medicaid. Same methodology of bribes.
In both situations, governors of the states had to make a decision. Go for the Federal money? Or stand for state sovereignty and remain independent. (North Carolina did not accept Federal Exchanges for Obamacare. Thankfully.)
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, most citizens have been left out of the decision process and in the dark on what exactly Common Core and Obamacare are. As usual, the devil is in the details. And the Federal mob of money pushers don't want citizens to know exactly what is in these two gems being foisted upon them. Americans are finally finding out "what is in it." (as Pelosi would say.)
What else to these two giant atrocities have in common? Data collection is at the top of the list. The Federal government wants to know everything about everything about everyone's life. As Mark Steyn said today on Rush Limbaugh's show, they want to know how many bisexual drug addicts you've been having sex with and if you own guns. Can there be a good reason for this? No. But teachers and doctors are now being tasked with collecting data on you, your children, your family life, your sex life, your eating habits, your energy use, your transportation choices, ad infinitum.
Both, Common Core and Obamacare, are illegal under the Constitution of the United States. The Federal government has NO authority to compel curriculum for public schools. In fact it is forbidden for the Federal government to do so. They make it seem "voluntary" by wrapping it in Federal funding with poison strings. Take the money..and bingo bango...they have you by the you know whatsits.
On Obamacare, every aspect of it is illegal from the process of passage to the implementation of it. The bogus argument that we are hearing from legislators and the media that "this is the law and we have to follow it," must be beaten down with the light of Constitutional truth.
The other thing I would mention they have in common is reduction in quality and standards. Both, Common Core and Obamacare, are intentionally designed to lower the quality and standards that Americans have been able to access. Both programs have been rolled out without due diligence to the results. Both programs have been designed by globalist factions who are determined to bring Americans down to the level of either European socialism or the third world. Both programs are designed to force people to look to government for all of the answers in life. And the answers both programs provide are illogical, unaffordable, and filled with Marxist ideology.
Here is a difference in the two programs:
In the case of Common Core, state leadership is key. With Common Core, the legal authority is still there, with the states, to comply or not. It is still slightly possible to avoid Common Core by taking your children out of the public school system. However, the testing and materials in curriculum are gearing all toward Common Core. It isn't easy to avoid, but it can still be done somewhat.
In the case of Obamacare, Washington leadership is critical. In healthcare, we have only one choice and that is to get representation in Washington to call off the dogs. Because Obamacare is designed to kidnap every individual citizen, we are at the mercy of our representation to get rid of it. And you can see where that went with the debt ceiling vote. So far we are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. There is no escape route short of Washington representation. I hope those of my readers are very busy working toward changing that representation to Constitutionalists.
The same "progressive," "globalist,"crew of one world government is bringing both Common Core and Obamacare into America, no matter which political party is doing it. These two programs are part of the same package. We WILL get rid of them. Yes, I mean the rid of progressives as well as their horrific programs. If not, America bites the dust. I'm not ready to bite the dust yet.