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Awesome News: North Carolina Public School Teachers Sending Pro-Union Propaganda Home With Kids

As Scott Walker’s experience in Wisconsin taught us, public sector union bosses are the lowest of the low.

In North Carolina, the radical Marxist agitators have stooped to using schoolchildren to disseminate pro-union propaganda.

A line was crossed tonight in Holly Springs, NC by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). A flyer for a planned Teacher “Walk In” was distributed to kids at Holly Ridge Elementary school in their ‘take-home folders’ today. This “Walk In” has been talked about in the media a bit but nothing hit as close to home as this did. This flyer had no business being ferried home by our children…

…The flyer has a website on it: www.Organize2020.com… This is a site affiliated with the NCAE. It is almost purely politics, shows shots of teachers protesting at Moral Monday…

Now go read the mission statement, which ends with this paragraph detailing the point of Organize 2020 — to bring unions into our schools…

The mission statement page concludes with the following timeless plea for more taxpayer cash:

We need hope. We need a union.

Never mind that public sector unions have effectively bankrupted the teachers’ retirement systems in Illinois and California.

Never mind that Detroit more resembles Mogadishu than an American city, thanks in large part to forced unionization.

Never mind all that.

North Carolina’s teachers want a union and if the taxpayers don’t like it, well, **** you.

If you don’t like your kids being used as pawns to promote more failing public schools, well, **** you.

In short: just when you think the Left has hit rock bottom, they break out a jackhammer and start digging a new septic tank.

Hat tip: BadBlue News Service.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Iranian reports say supreme leader’s health worsening. The Bible commands us to pray for our enemies. So let’s pray for him.

The Ayatollah Khamenei with new President Hassan Rouhani, standing near photo of the late-Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Ayatollah Khamenei with new President Hassan Rouhani, standing near photo of the late-Ayatollah Khomeini.

“As experts from Iran and the P5+1 met in Vienna to prepare the next round of high-level nuclear talks in Geneva, reports Thursday suggested that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s health may have taken a turn for the worse,” reports the Times of Israel. “The 74-year-old Khamenei, who has not been seen in public since giving an address in Tehran three weeks ago, was said by Iranian sources to be suffering from increasingly acute health problems.”

“Citing Iranian sources, The Times of London reported Thursday that Khamenei, who has served as Supreme Leader since 1989 and who has yet to appoint an heir, may have suffered a relapse of a chronic illness and that he was convalescing after collapsing during a private meeting,” the Times noted. “The Times quoted Iranian journalist Hossein Rostami, who runs the website Amariyoun, as saying that ‘it is not good news coming our way from our master.’ He urged Khamenei loyalists to ‘pray deeply for him.’

“Rostami was reportedly asked by Iranian authorities not to discuss Khamenei’s health online,” noted the Times. “On Wednesday, however, he shared Khamenei’s photo on Facebook, along with a poem on health by renowned Persian poet Hafez. The religious leader reportedly failed to send out his customary greeting to Iranian pilgrims departing for Mecca two weeks ago and didn’t give an address on the central Shi’ite holiday of Ghadeer last week, rousing concern that he was gravely ill.”

Let us pray for the Ayatollah, that God would truly open his eyes and he would come to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Bible commands us to pray for our enemies. Now is the time to pray for him, for his family, for all the leaders of Iran, and for all the people of Iran.

>> An historic Christian awakening is under way in Iran. I discuss the inside story in this 20 minute interview with Dr.  Hormoz Shariat.

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