A CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE
AND THE COMMON GOOD IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
Ethic of Life and The
Common Good require
respectful and inclusive community collaboration in the provision of
moral public education, using the broad application of principles
valuing the sacredness of human life. Threats to life include
first abortion, fetal plundering and euthanasia, but also moral
degradation, persistent poverty, unjust war, capital punishment, the use
of nuclear arms, violence, racism, trafficking
Threats to The Common Good include illicit acquiescence to special
interests (e.g. the abortion lobby) and coercion (e.g. WSSDA)
that promote moral degradation. As a school board
member, will you work to ensure that public education is based on a
Consistent Ethic of Life and contributes to The Common Good?
Each child is an individual who should be treated as such, and taught to
his or her strength and aided according to their weaknesses. Children
should be have educations that benefit them with no regard as to what
someone might determine is the “Common Good” – the Common Good is how
they teach in Communist nations where the freedom is none existent. Children
should be encouraged to chase their dreams rather than to fall into a
In 2020, the Washington State Legislature passed SB
which requires all public school districts to teach comprehensive sex
education, using programs
approved by the State.
Many of these programs have objectionable content, such as
sexualizing children, teaching children to consent to sex, normalizing anal and
oral sex, promoting homosexual and bisexual behavior,
promoting sexual pleasure, promoting solo and/or mutual
masturbation, promoting condom use in inappropriate ways,
promoting early sexual autonomy, failing to establish abstinence as
the expected standard, promoting transgender ideology, promoting contraception and
abortion to children, promoting peer-to-peer sex
ed or sexual rights advocacy, undermining traditional values and beliefs, undermining
parents or parental rights and referring children to harmful resources
(see comprehensivesexualityeducation.org). See
harm analyses of many of the Washington State approved programs, including
school district sex ed programs here. OSPI
main sex ed webpage here. Will
you as a school board member work to promote life-respecting sex
I do not and will not support inappropriate and unnecessary sexual
indoctrination of children. At appropriate ages (perhaps
early teens) children should be taught what about the changes that their
bodies may be going through, but children should be left as innocent as
possible as long as possible, and not pushed into knowledge that they
don’t need at the time and that may prove harmful to them.
Washington State continues to facilitate the expansion of school based
clinics, most recently in 2021 legislation that established a State
office for that purpose (HB
received widespread news coverage involved a Seattle area in-school
clinic that set up an abortion for a 15-year-old high school student
with neither her parents’ knowledge nor consent. What is your
position on schools dispensing birth control drugs or devices, giving
abortion counseling, or providing referrals to off-site abortion
_____ No Opinion
The Supreme Court in Zelman
v. Simmons-Harris (2002),
held that Ohio's school voucher law did not violate the First
Amendment's establishment clause. It states, "the Ohio program is
entirely neutral with respect to religion. It provides benefits directly
to a wide spectrum of individuals, defined only by financial need and
residence in a particular school district. It permits such individuals
to exercise genuine choice among options public and private, secular and
religious. The program is therefore a program of true private choice"
and "the program does not offend the Establishment Clause."
Legislation has been introduced in the past (HB
2933 by Vicki Kraft in 2020)
to allow scholarship
tax credits for
lower-income families to send their children to an approved private
school of their choice. The Jan 2020 SCOTUS case Espinoza
v. Montana Department of Revenue indicates
the fragility of Washington
State's Blaine Amendment. What
is your position on school vouchers, tax credits or other methods of
increasing school choice in Washington State?
_____ No Opinion
COVID 19 POLICY
What is the way forward for schools during the Covid 19 pandemic?
_____ Continue with Current Policies Restricting On Site Learning
__X__ Open Schools More Fully
_____ No Opinion
The 1960's developed theory called Social
Equity isn't so much about a charitable
welfare tool, one that helps groups of people with targeted
characteristics, such as persistent poverty, low educational achievement
and poor health to improve their circumstances. Welfare generally
confers equity in some form, often financial. Rather, social
equity demands reparations for past injustices, be it the slave history
of Black Americans or some other oppressed group, using equal outcomes
as a measure for success. In an educational setting, this can
result in the needs of academically high achieving students not being
served, where "the
achievement gap" is narrowed by the removal of advanced
educational opportunities or "tracks." Social equity uses Marxist
Race Theory as a justification (Camas
example), with its promotion of oppressor and oppressed
classes, guilt and jealousy, and invoking social justice arguments to
address supposed systemic racism. What is your
position on social equity?
_____ No Opinion
CRITICAL RACE THEORY
What is your position on teaching Marxist
Race Theory (CRT)?
_____ No Opinion
What is your position on teaching
the much criticized 1619
Project on American history?
See also here and here
_____ No Opinion
proponents of abortion acknowledge
that life begins at conception. What do you believe? Does a
unique human life begins at conception?
Yes, life begins at conception.
If not, how long after conception does a
human life begin?
___3 mths ___6 mths
___9 mths ___1 yr ___18 yrs?
The 14th Amendment states
"nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property
without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The Supreme Court in Roe
1973, stated that "if this suggestion of personhood is established, the
appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life
would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."
The Court regrettably concluded though that "we need not resolve the
difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the
respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable
to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the
development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to
the answer." Do you believe that the right to life of the unborn child
is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment?
Is taking the life of a pre-born child
through abortion ever morally permissible? Check all that apply:
__X__ No, it's never permissible (In almost all cases, this is
how I feel).
__X__ Yes, to save mother's life (Only if
it is literally the only way to save the mother’s life, and otherwise
both will die.)
__X__ Yes, in cases of rape or incest (I struggle with this
one - I have very mixed feeling on this if this happens to a very young
child who becomes pregnant – I would prefer the baby to be given up for
adoption, but I understand how completely traumatic this would be to a
young child who was otherwise innocent and has already been traumatized
– there is not “good” choice here).
_____ Yes, for physical deformity
_____ Yes, for gender
_____ Yes, for race
_____ Yes, to punish spouse
_____ Yes, it's always permissible
Do you support
parental notification and/or consent before a minor (under 18 years of
age) could have an abortion? A judicial bypass of parents would be
allowed when necessary. A 2013 poll commissioned by Human Life WA,
found Washington State voters are widely supportive of laws requiring
"parental involvement" in abortion decisions for girls under the age of
18 (62-29% with just under 10% undecided). Read
a summary of the results here.
Do you support:
absolutely support notification – parents should know about any medical
procedures that may be performed on their children prior to anything
consent should be mandatory.
The nation's biggest
abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, in
the 2018-2019 fiscal year received
$617 million in tax payer funding and aborted 345,672 babies.
Planned Parenthood is active in Oregon school districts, where their
representatives have been allowed to regularly address students in both Portland and Salem. Opposition
has been firm and articulate (segment
begins at 12:44). Should Planned Parenthood be allowed to make
presentations to students or provide literature, birth control chemicals
or devices, or abortion services?
No, not at all.
Recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington
State in 2012 by Initiative
502. The drug though is still banned federally, and
considered dangerous by many, including the
APA, and The
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Citizens
against Marijuana Legalization (CALM) states
"The normalization, expanded use, and increased availability of
marijuana in our communities are detrimental to our youth, to public
health, and to the safety of our society." The Alaska Association
of Police Chief describe
some of the negative aspects of legalizing the drug here.
For additional dangers see here.
For an extensive report by the National Academy of Sciences (Jan 2017) see
here. What is your
position on the legal production, processing and sale of recreational
marijuana in Washington State?
_____ No Opinion
Please state your professional experience, community involvement,
education, family successes and other qualifications for a school board
position. Do you have children of your own?
I have lived in the Evergreen School District since 1996 and have had
two kids go through ESD schools, and I’ve current got a grandchild in an
Evergreen school. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History
from California State University, Chico. I currently work
at WSU Vancouver as the Procurement & Supply Specialist dealing with all
kind of buying issues and contracts, as well as invoice issues. I’m
very concerned with the disturbing directions that education is going,
and I’m extremely concerned for what my grandchild is going to receive. I
want to do whatever I can to ensure a quality and positive educational
experience for my grandchild, and for all children, that will produce
intelligent and health adults in the future.
You may state here any policy positions you have in
relation to the office you are seeking:
One policy idea that I have heard of and rather like might be to put
cameras in each classroom. These would be useful for
holding educators accountable as to what they are teaching, they would
give parents a visual and audible answer as to what is being taught to
their kids, or what might be occurring in the classroom, should they
have concerns, and they would protect teachers from possible being
unfairly accused of a myriad of potentially career-ending or criminal
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