Death of a Nation

Dear Friends,

 A very important article about the movie ‘Death of a Nation’ reviewed by Henry W. Burke, an Education Views Contributor.  Burke is a Civil Engineer with a B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. He has written numerous articles on education, engineering, construction, politics, taxes, and the economy. Shared by Donna Garner a retired teacher and education activist (

“Death of a Nation” the movie

Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” movie is now playing in theaters across the U.S.  If you truly care about our country and its future, you must see this movie!

Inspired by the turbulent events of post-2016 presidential election America, Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” reveals an eerie similarity between the situations faced by President Trump now and the situations faced by President Lincoln in 1860.  The film demonstrates how Trump can use the example of Lincoln to shut down the Democratic plantation once and for all.   (From movie website)

With the Democrat Party moving decidedly to the Progressive Left, D’Souza’s cinematic expose comes at a perfect time.  Does the Progressive Left share the ideologies of the Italian Fascists and the German Nazis?  Do the leftist Democrats embrace socialism?  “Death of a Nation” exposes the inconvenient truth that the Democrat Party is the real party of fascism and socialism.  Isn’t it ironic that the anti-Trump forces label people who support President Trump as fascists and Nazis?

As the movie demonstrates, President Franklin D. Roosevelt admired Mussolini and implemented the fascist National Recovery Act and other New Deal programs.  The Democrat-supported Obamacare and “Medicaid for All” programs are modern versions of these socialist ideas.

Some people have asked, “Where were the Christians when Adolph Hitler was gobbling up European countries and killing thousands of Jews?”  This is a good question.  The movie mentions that many Christian church leaders were bribed into submission by Hitler’s minions.  On the other hand, D’Souza’s movie also recounts the inspiring story of Sophie School, a young German Christian who was executed for exposing the truth about the Nazis.  Her courage should inspire Americans today to push back against the Progressive Left Democrat Party.

In America, who deserves the racist label – Democrats or In America, who Republicans?  President Abraham Lincoln (a Republican) united his party and led the nation to fight against slavery in the Civil War.  D’Souza dispels the myth that all the segregationists became Republicans.  Only two of the segregationists in Congress switched to Republican.

Which party supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act?  If you guessed Democrat, you would be wrong.  A larger percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for the law.  As documented in the movie, Bill and Hillary Clinton actually praised the segregationist Ku Klux Klan recruiter Robert C. Byrd upon his death.

Through personal incentive-killing welfare programs, the Left has maliciously relegated blacks to the “modern plantation.”  In spite of gargantuan amounts of federal spending, the poverty rate has remained essentially unchanged for the last 60 years.  Unquestionably, the decline of marriage (fostered by welfare programs) is the predominant cause of poverty in the U.S.  When the War on Poverty began in the 1960’s, the out-of-wedlock birthrate for African-Americans was 7 %; it is 74 % today!

Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election.  That year, their target was Lincoln.  They smeared him.  They went to war to defeat him.  In the end, they assassinated him.

Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters.  The Left calls them racists, white supremacists and fascists.  These charges are used to justify driving Trump from office and discrediting the right “by any means necessary.”

But which is the party of the slave plantation?  Which is the party that invented white supremacy?  Which is the party that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them?

Moreover, which is the party of racism today?  Is fascism now institutionally embodied on the right or on the left?

Through stunning historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, “Death of a Nation” cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths.

Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time.  Can Trump – and we — come together and save America for the second time?

Overview (from movie website)





Tincy Miller

SBOE, District 12

Texas’ New School Accountability System Could Reverse Falling Student Achievement

Dear Friends,

A very informative article written by the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board, shared by Donna Garner a retired teacher and education activist (


“Texas’ New School Accountability System Could Reverse Falling Student Achievement”

 No one likes to be held accountable for achievement, especially when the goal is extremely hard to attain. But raising the performance of our public schools so that every child has a legitimate shot at a decent education is both a moral imperative and an economic necessity in our increasingly competitive world.

For those reasons, we are encouraged by recent changes to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR standards. Our sense is that STAAR is taking three broad steps forward.

First, STAAR is a standardized testing program and therefore comes with all of the normally attendant drawbacks to such exams. But testing is a necessity for anyone interested in improvement. And in this case, we like that STAAR exams have been made vastly more accessible to parents.

Simply put, parents will be able to log-on through a Texas Education Administration web site to see how their child performed and even the test questions they faced. Parents can also see how their child’s district, as well as school, performed. And rather than using confusing labels, scores for districts and schools will be assigned a letter grade from A through F.

If that seems less than revolutionary, consider this fact: There may be no better source to press a local school to improve than local parents. By arming parents with real information about their kids and their schools, Texas has just created a mechanism for continuous improvement (assuming that officials don’t water down the tests to rob the entire process of its meaning).

The second reason STAAR took a step forward this year is this: The system is now designed to encourage improvement regardless of how a student scores. So even if a student turns in a B performance, the system now has built-in mechanisms to encourage schools to help that student master the subject. That new pressure will likely improve overall performance.

And finally, the third reason we are encouraged by the work being done through STAAR is that there has been some care taken to win buy-in throughout the system. The exam questions are being developed by teachers, and the teachers will also have access to key pieces of data. These facets of the system will help create quality exams and enable teachers to identify how best to help students raise their performance. This level of inclusion gives the system a better chance at success.

The first round of A through F district scores are due to be released on Aug. 15. Over time, each campus will get a letter grade, too. Our hope is that STAAR now enables parents and school officials to be better equipped as they make tough decisions.

Raising educational achievement isn’t easy. But then the teachers we know show up every day because they are dedicated to one of the hardest challenges facing us today.


Tincy Miller

SBOE, District 12