Posted by: reddiva | April 7, 2010

George Soros, Don’t Mess With Texas!


On March 28, I published a guest post by Donna Garner regarding the Texas Freedom Network and its battle to destroy education in Texas for our children by working against what they call “the Religious Right.”

Today, I have a follow up for you.  I found this particularly interesting as I have done quite a bit of research on the demon that is George Soros and how he has spared no expense and stopped with no underhanded attempts to destroy our Republic and our Constitution.

This has now become personal for me because it has been made clear to me how ensconced the Soros funded groups have become in Texas politics.  One of my most trusted sources for information on the George Soros conglomerate of unsavory holdings has been Discover the Networks.  Once again I find myself relying on their rock-solid information.

Texas Freedom Network and its group of alliances has joined together to try to stop the majority of the Texas State Board of Education members from adopting the most patriotic and fact-based Social Studies standards in the country. The final vote will be taken on May 19-21, 2010.

Discoverthenetworks.org has recently finished its research on the founder of Texas Freedom Network, Cecile Richards.  Based upon this information, it is easy to see that Texas Freedom Network has always had a leftwing agenda and is at odds with Texas parents who want their children to receive a quality education.  George Soros has his dirty fingerprints on entirely too many of the organizations Ms. Richards belongs to and/or supports.

CECILE RICHARDS

  • President of Planned Parenthood
  • Founder of America Votes
  • Founding member of America Coming Together
  • Co-founder of the New Politics Institute
  • Daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards (D)

The daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards, veteran labor organizer and political operative Cecile Richards is the current President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), a board member of the Proteus Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America, and a former director of a national pro-choice project for the Turner Foundation.
In 1972 Richards worked on Sarah Weddington‘s political campaign for a seat in the Texas state legislature. Weddington was the attorney who would successfully argue the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide.

After graduating from Brown University in 1980, Richards began organizing low-wage workers in the hotel, health care, and janitorial industries in Texas, Louisiana, and California.

In 1995 Richards founded the Texas Freedom Network (TFN), which describes itself as a “mainstream voice to counter the religious right.” Based in Austin and composed of 28,000 members, TFN is devoted to “monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders.” TFN takes particular pride in having helped defeat a voucher initiative designed to help low-income parents send their children to private, rather than public, schools.

Richards says her passionate opposition to the “religious right” began in 1994, when, during the her mother’s gubernatorial race in Texas, she (Cecile Richards) perceived conservative religious voters as “angry, irrational” people who “were really on a mission to eradicate the state of [what they saw as] godless, pro-homosexual, anti-family elected officials.”

In 2003 Richards was one of the founding members of America Coming Together (ACT), the Shadow Party’s grassroots get-out-the-vote network. Also among ACT’s founding officials and board members were Ellen MalcolmSteven RosenthalCarl PopeBrian Foucart, Anne BartleyHillary ClintonGina Glantz, Rob GlaserRob McKayMinyon MooreJonathan T. Soros, and Antonio Villarigosa.

In 2002 Richards was part of a team of activists whom Democrat lobbyist and strategist Harold Ickes assembled as a mastermind group to seek ways of circumventing the soft-money ban mandated by the recently passed McCain-Feingold Act.  Other key members of this team included George Soros, Andrew Stern, Ellen Malcolm, Steve Rosenthal, and Gina Glantz.  By early 2003, their efforts had led to the formation of the Media Fund.

In 2004 Richards founded and served as the President of America Votes, a national coalition of grassroots, pro-Democrat, get-out-the-vote organizations.

Also in 2004, Richards worked as deputy chief of staff to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and helped her to secure a position as the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives.

In 2005 Richards, in conjunction with Gina Glantz and New Democratic Network president Simon Rosenberg, formed the New Politics Institute, a leftist think thank.

On February 15, 2006, Richards was named President of PPFA, the largest abortion provider in the United States.

Richards also serves as President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, PPFA’s self-identified “advocacy and political arm” which in early 2008 declared that it hoped to “deliver one million pro-choice voters to the polls in November.”

In addition, Richards oversees the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Political Action Committee, which is “committed to supporting pro-choice, pro-family planning candidates for federal office.”

Since August 2006 Richards has been writing a blog on The Huffington Post website, where she often characterizes efforts to limit abortions (particularly late-term abortions) as attempts to “deny quality, affordable healthcare and accurate information to millions of women.”

In 2008 Richards endorsed Obama, calling him “a leader who will improve access to quality health care for women, a partner who will support and protect a woman’s right to choose, and a president who will invest in prevention programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion.”

Over the years, Richards has made financial contributions to the political campaigns of several Democrats, most notably John Kerry and Howard Dean.  She directs her support to candidates she believes will advance the cause of “economic justice,” which she defines as the effort to “reduce the gap between rich people and poor people in this country.”

She also has given money to such organizations as Progressive Majority, America Coming Together, EMILY’S List, Planned Parenthood, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Richards is married to Kirk Adams, a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union. (NOTE:  another organization heavily beholden to George Soros.)

Texans, it is time for a reality check.  Is this woman REALLY the kind of person we want dictating what our students will or will not be taught?  Do we want her to wield her influence on young Texas minds?   The Texas Board of Education, a citizen elected entity, will take a final vote on Ms. Richard’s efforts to de-rail teaching truth to our students on May 19-21, 2010.  Please make your voices heard.  Contact the SBOE and tell them to adopt the most patriotic and fact-based Social Studies standards in the country and to void the influence of Cecile Richards.

These related articles about George Soros should give you plenty of ammunition to fight against Ms Richards and to stand with the Texas State Board of Education.

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