Freedom Outpost has been a source of exposing who is behind Common Core and what it is for a while now. Several of our contributors, including Kelleigh Nelson, Charlotte Iserbyt, Anita B. Hoge and Karen Schroeder, have been at the tip of the spear in exposing what Common Core is all about and who is behind it. We have also promoted parents taking the responsibility of their children’s education into their own hands, rather than turning them over to government run indoctrination centers, also known as public schools. In that spirit, Freedom Outpost contributor and a Son of Liberty, Bradlee Dean, has earned the Education Liberty Award by the group AboutCommonCore.com.
Not everyone that speaks out against Common Core gets this award. However, special recognition was given to Bradlee Dean based on his willingness to confront the doctrines of Common Core via his radio show, speaking engagements and public school talks.
For nearly two decades Dean has been going into the belly of the beast (the government schools) with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the history of America’s Christian heritage and the exaltation of God’s law. He has sought to bless the younger generation and shine the light in the darkness.
AboutCommonCore.com founder Rob Cunningham presented Bradlee Dean with the Education Liberty Award “for publicly engaging in the essential battle for state and parental rights, the pillars upon which classical education and America stands, for courage, leadership, and action in challenging all who ignore the wishes of families, teachers, and communities seeking to restore local control of education.”
Dean told Freedom Outpost that the award and the recognition belong to the people in his ministry who have engaged over 350 high schools across the nation. “I’m just the quarterback,” Dean told us. “I want to make sure everyone gets the recognition for the work. I’d rather them have it than me.”
“The ministry is just willing to do for this generation….what others are unwilling to do,” Dean added. “We just want to reach our younger posterity.”
“Obama has enough common sense to know who to go to,” Dean said. “It’s the older generation who is trying to figure out what the problem is. We don’t want to be a part of the problem. We want to be a part of the solution.”
“As far as I see it, Obama is on my territory and he needs to back off,” Dean concluded.
Dean has often quoted stated that if we don’t bless this younger generation in America, they will rise up and curse us. We see evidence of that now, as many are embracing Marxism and atheism.
Rob Cunningham, who was born and raised in Georgia, blessed with loving Christian parents, is a husband and father, a filmmaker, business owner, United States Air Force veteran and spokesman for Education Freedom Coalition, told us that his AboutCommonCore.com site has been at the forefront of informing parents about Common Core. The site offers a free app for mobile devices that articulate and provide information to anyone on what Common Core is so that they can be informed enough to stand against it. The app is free and available for Android, Kindle and Apple devices as a “gift to America,” according to Cunningham.
“The website is aimed at the 70-80% of people who have never heard of Common Core, who have no idea what it is,” Cunningham told Freedom Outpost. “Our app is designed to give them the ‘Paul Harvey, now you know the rest of the story’: How did this happen? What is it? Where did this come from?”
The website can also be used for those who are aware of Common Core to use in order to communicate the issues of the curriculum.
“We believe the tiniest bit of truth of the factual aspect of Common Core is enough to leave a bitter taste in people’s mouth and they’ll spit it out,” he said. “Three out of four people that learn the truth, an accurate portrayal of Common Core, will reject it, and we can make it a litmus test in every zip code in America.”
I have concluded that Christian Americans, and all those that truly love liberty, should perform a mass exodus from the government school system and teach and train their own children. I agree with Cunningham that we must expose the darkness that is Common Core. I also believe that we must go for the jugular in this endeavor, and that is ultimately eliminating the federal Department of Education. The State has no business in the education of our children.
Bradlee has demonstrated the proper balance. He and his wife Stephanie, affectionately known on Dean’s radio show as the “pretty little princess,” are teaching and training their boys as God has instructed. Yet, they don’t shrink back from taking the light into the government school system. If you have not seen Bradlee’s ministry in action, might I suggest you take a look here and here.
Common Core is merely a symptom of a larger problem. For decades, Americans have tolerated government schools to indoctrinate their children into secular humanism (a clear violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution). Christians in America seem to be OK with merely naming the name of Christ, but failing to follow Him in every area of their life, including government and education. They believe that Christianity is merely “asking Jesus into your heart.” Nothing could be further from the truth! Christians believe, and they act on their beliefs.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? -1 John 5:1-5
America, it’s time to repent, and Bradlee Dean has demonstrated what that looks like.