The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address

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FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
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A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Apr 10, 2010

Rep. (D) Sheila Jackson Lee, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier, Square Off Over Investigation Of Rep. Lee's Friend

Rick Casey, a reporter for the Houston Chronicle maybe receiving a phone call from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
Terry Grier received a phone call from Rep.(D)Sheila Jackson Lee, double teaming with HISD Trustee Carol Sims Galloway and a minister. Galloway left the line early, and State Rep. Harold Dutton joined the call toward the end.
You see, Rick Casey is breaking from the ranks of the Rag of a Paper that claims to be a News Paper. Maybe to drum up some more subscribers, to drum up some more Advertisers, or because it is a story that cannot go untold.
The phone call from Congresswoman Jackson Lee, and others, was to HISD Superintendent Terry Grier; threatening, demanding, and outright intimidating Mr. Grier; 4 months on the job as the leader of one of the nation's largest and most complex school districts.
He told the callers that he wouldn't discuss personnel issues over the phone. Way to go Super Grier!
Being on a break retreat with his wife; and being hammered with a call like this is unconscionable. A Christmas Break. The call was 2 days before Christmas.
The call was about an investigation into some very bad things that has been taking place with 2, 2 mind you, schools. Maybe more bad things-lets see what turns up shall we?
No way, says, Rep.(D) Sheila Jackson Lee; stop the investigation now! She is accusing investigators of using “racist” methods in interviewing staff members.
An outside law firm is investigating activities at Key Middle School, and Kashmere High School.
Administrator Mable Caleb had been principal at Key Middle School, and a controversy resulted in a promotion to principal at Kashmer High School. Wow how did that happen?
The predecessor of Grier tried to fire Mable Caleb 5 yrs. ago. But a Board vote of 4-3 overruled him. Rep.(D)Sheila Jackson Lee involved, Hummm.
The current investigative report charged that equipment and money from student fees were missing at the schools, and there was strong evidence of cheating on TAKS tests.
In addition, the report accused Caleb of improperly employing her son and her niece at the school.
Caleb denied the charges and accused Grier of ordering the investigation for being slighted, because he blamed her for being criticized by State Rep. Dutton and others at a public meeting. Just 4 months on the job and already being Bullied by Rep. (D) Sheila Jackson Lee and cohorts.
Rick Casey said, a conversation with State Rep. Dutton; Dutton defended Caleb at length, saying he also believed Greer had acted out of ruffled pride.
Grier says the investigation came out of an anonymous letter.
The predecessor of Grier tried to fire Mable Caleb 5 yrs. ago. But a Board vote of 4-3 to overrule him suggests that her friends were more successful than they were this time. Yea, Rep. (D) Sheila Jackson Lee is trying to stop another investigation of her friend Caleb.
According to a memo Grier sent his board members shortly after the call, Rep. Lee demanded that he shut down the investigation, accusing investigators of using “racist” methods in interviewing staff members.
He said Lee and the minister also indicated that they wanted to be involved in the selection of new administrators overseeing schools in the region that includes Key and Kashmere.
And they wanted him to replace the new principal he had named to Key with Bernett Harris, a Caleb protege who had been Key's interim principal.

Grier did not shut down the investigation. 

Bulling, Unethical, not Caring about the Constitution, DemocRats Shall be Removed from Office this November!

Read the story at Houston Chronicle Here...

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