Recent Blog Posts

Listen Live Streaming (click maybe twice) M-F 1:30PM Central Time

 ITunes Link To Our Podcast Archive


Join Us Monday-Friday Live Stream and Podcast.

Click on picture above of our heroes--


Link to--Churches Can Make A Huge Difference In An Election



Click here for link to our podcasts



 We need your help in shining the light so please partner with us...Thank you in advance!

Please note we are a 501C4.  Donation is not tax-deductible.  Chosen so we can share truths unhindered.






Click here for link to our podcasts


Listen to internet radio with City On A Hill Radio on BlogTalkRadio

Why is America At War

Cross in the ashes of the WTC

Click on pic to 9/11


The Powerful Story on the Twins
Lifting Each Other in Prayer with Ms. Margaret
Remembering 9/11 in'09
Fresh Hope, the ministry of Susan Sieweke, D.Min.

For in him we live (zao {dzah'-o}, and move, and have our being; Acts 17:28

Fields White To Harvest



Lord, I thought I knew you,

   but know the winds have changed.

Tossed away, will you find me?

   Can still , my heart be sustained?

Just me and you when things were new,

then the season's storms blew by.

   Did I forget to worship you?


Will you come, Lord Jesus to gather us- your sheep.

   For the days grow long and still,

If we watch and wait, will you hear us yet-

   Can we stand strong to do you will?


 The wheat has been blowing in that field,

   While the laborers are so few.

What then, now are we waiting for?

   Can hardened hearts become like new?


 Safely can we stay behind you,

   as we march with your trumpet sound?

Or- have we stayed and hid so long now,

   That our roots dry underground?


 I pray Lord that you will find me.

   I pray not to be ashamed.

I seek you when it's early Lord.

   I pray not to fall away.


So come Lord Jesus come quickly-

   The terrible day is at hand.

I pray we'll all be steadfast.

   So you may strengthen our spirits ,

as we stand.


Loree Brownfield

What If A Nation Prayed

See Prayer List



Let us do our part to keep this the Land of the Free and Honor the Brave


Get to speed--basic info you must know as there is not enough news still for K-12th hidden agenda and about the ROE--so please share!

Homosexual Indoctrination for K-12th hidden in Anti-Bullying Law: The Bill   The Agenda  Federalizing

Revised Rules of Engagement--Empowering The Enemy:  Joshua's Death  The Father's Letter & Interviews

Czars and Their Unconstitutional Powers

Health Care Bill Or The Derailing Of America

Cap and Trade--Skyrocketing Utilities For Almost Bankrupt America/ For Whose Benefit? EPA Report

Know How They Voted

Truths To Share As Freedom Isn't Free

Click on pic to see samples of what's on site

Join with us in prayer (National Prayer List)


Weather By The Hour

Don't forget as you check on the weather to check in with the One who calms the storms!


« America, We Better Think Twice About Same-Sex Marriage by Donna Garner | Main | Common Core Flyer With Study Links »

Misinformation concerning Common Core (Opinon from Elois Zeanah, President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women)

As a grassroots volunteer, I would like to correct some of the misinformation concerning the Common Core curricula as published in the Birmingham News by Editor Joey Kennedy in his column on Sunday, March 17.  Since I'm not a paid lobbyist or elected politician, I was surprised at the scorn and attention I drew from Mr. Kennedy.  Common Core is one of the major issues facing this State, and I believe the people of Alabama deserve to know the truth.

Common Core does not prepare students well for college.  Many education experts document this, including one of the creators of Common Core, Dr. Jason Zimba, whom Mr. Kennedy would like as a fellow liberal.  Dr. Zimba states that Common Core defines "college readiness" as preparation for a two-year community college, not a four-year college.

The states did not develop Common Core standards.  Common Core was written by Achieve, Inc. under the auspices of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.  Both are trade associations, and members have no legislative authority to represent states.  Both received millions of dollars to support and "shield" the writing of the Common Core standards from Congress, the public, and the press.  While Mr. Kennedy may approve of national standards, I would hope as a newspaper man that he would disapprove of the lack of transparency. 

Alabama cannot retain its education sovereignty under Common Core.  Unlike past education reforms, parents, teachers, boards of education and/or legislators cannot change the standards for any reason since they are copyright by an entity outside Alabama.  Nor can states fully control curriculum, assessments, tests, and all the rest, since these must be aligned 100% with Common Core.  Yet Mr. Kennedy takes the word of "state Superintendent Tommy Bice" who "assured lawmakers the state Board of Education would retain sovereignty over state education standards" without questioning or checking this false claim.  Nor did he question the unauthorized diversion of $50 million from the Alabama Reading and Math Initiatives, the most successful academic innovations in Alabama history, to pay for Common Core instead.  Every legislator we've shown the documentation has admitted that he was unaware of this diversion and that it was not authorized by the Legislature.  Do we have a state Board of Education that's out of control and feels it can run roughshod over the Legislature?  Wouldn't this scandal be more worthy of ink than a personal attack against a grassroots volunteer?

At the end of his editorial, Mr. Kennedy comments, perhaps sarcastically, that despite the vote by a Senate committee on the repeal of Common Core, that "Zeanah and friends" will "keep making noise – because that's what they do."   That is the public process and thank goodness, many of us are still willing to get involved, despite the risks of being personally attacked, and to speak out to protect our children --  because that's what we do. 

We ask that the Alabama Legislature to "dare defend our rights" and exercise their duty under the Alabama Constitution as our last line of defense to protect our children from nationalized education, dictated by entities outside of Alabama – because that's what they are supposed to do.

Elois Zeanah, President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women


PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.