Our Core Values
In 2010 a group of people entered into the faith and freedom challenge to help preserve the moral standards established by our Founding Fathers as part of our republic. To their dismay, they found a system of government that had become so corrupted with power and desire that it had lost all history of the real role of politics. Rather than having a government that served the people, we had a government that expected to be served by the people. The system was so turned upside down that it had completely lost its way.
This group of courageous people heard about Faith & Freedom Coalition and the good work they did in placing faith first and liberty second. In doing this the real role we must play in our system of government became clear. You must first build a political party based on a strong set of moral principles based on God’s Word; second you must stay true to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; and lastly you must provide an honest direct presentation and conversation on the real issues our nation and our state face.
So in 2011 Faith & Freedom Coalition Delaware (FFCD) was formed. It has since then been involved in many Prayers for America, seminars on issues facing our state, prayer groups, conferences on 40 days for life, pastors, clergy and politicians, building community groups to be active in their neighborhoods and community, and forming alliances and coalitions to help our nation return to the true foundations of our government, our nation, and the American way…..One God-One Liberty
Today FFCD is a growing faith and liberty movement that will work to preserve the glory of God and the promise of our Founding Fathers—to leave a nation better then we found it.
Five Issues That Are Having a Major Impact on The Lives of Every Delawarean
1) Education of our Children
2) Crime in our Streets
3) Personal Liberty for All
4) Jobs for our Families
5) Affordable Power for our Homes
Working together to stop negative special interests. Who are they? They are a group of people, companies, and organizations seeking and receiving special advantages through political contributions and lobbying that help them but often hurt our communities.
It’s your voice and your choice
These five issues greatly affect our families, especially our children, and are stopping companies from creating jobs here in Delaware. There are always two ways to solve problems: The political way or the voter’s way which serves our communities.
When politicians stop serving the people and start serving special interests it is always we the voters that lose. The only way for the voters to use their control over their government is to vote. We must question all those who are in office and ask them why they supported bills that hurt Delaware, and ask new candidates running for office what will they do to represent us and protect our children.
AFFORDABLE POWER FOR OUR HOMES
Electricity and heating costs have risen dramatically in Delaware making these two almost a second mortgage for many. Combined with the price of gasoline, a lot of Delawareans are working just to pay for these three basic needs.
How Did This Happen:
Delaware government has been very aggressive in making renewable energy 25% of our energy. Right now we are at 6% renewable and our electric bills are out of sight high. To reach the legislature and Governors 25% will cost us about $500 million. Delaware has a carbon tax and new carbon rules which also increase cost. While special interest and political donors are making a great profit off these rules, the Delaware tax payer must bear the cost of higher and higher energy rates.
We’ve all seen the increase in our rates and so have businesses that are leaving Delaware as fast as they can find another state for their business.
What can be done:
1) Repeal the Carbon Tax.
2) Repeal the alternative energy requirement
3) Develop a new energy strategy that makes sense for Delaware and protects the consumer from these every increasing costs and bad alternative energy ideas.
4) Start electing politicians who care more about us than they do the special interest. Our electric bills should not be decided over lunch or in a back room. Our energy supply must make sense for Delaware, its citizens, businesses who would look to move here.
5) Look at investment in a major natural gas pipeline to southern Delaware for electrical power generation and to provide natural gas for residential and commercial users. This would also lower the burden of energy use in Northern Delaware and help to reduce cost.
JOBS FOR OUR FAMILIES
Delaware is losing jobs at an alarming rate. We have lost thousands of jobs in the last 8 years and new businesses are reluctant to move here.
How Did This Happen:
Our schools under Common Core are failing on every level. Our state’s energy strategy has doubled the electric rates. Our legislature and governor keeps raising taxes on companies and small businesses. Our crime rate has risen to be one of the worst in the country. To put it simply, Delaware has become a state where our kids can’t get a good education, companies can’t afford to operate here, and our families are not safe. This election is all about family; education, the ability to live comfortably, and to be safe in our homes and on our streets.
What can be done:
1) We need to reduce personal and corporate tax rates to reflect those of the most job competitive states.
2) We must have a right to work law. States with that law far outpace other states in building manufacturing jobs. Delaware needs both non-union and union jobs and can be a blend of both. But workers should have the right to decide which they prefer.
3) Delaware business regulations must not only protect the people and our environment; they must be designed so companies can trust that Delaware wants them here. Companies must know they will pay only their fair share in Delaware. We want them as part of our community and involved in community projects. This will provide a stable business/community relationship.
4) We need to make our streets safer and our schools better so companies will want to move here.
5) We need a community/business partnership to build a mutual respect and provide jobs that fit into the community. This alliance can stop the misunderstandings and build jobs compatible with community needs.
EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN
Problem (Delaware Rankings) :
1) Last in SAT scores
2) 32nd in early childhood education
3) 50th in talent pipeline
4) 20% of students fail to graduate
5) 0nly 30% of Delaware 9th graders will enroll in a
second year of college
Dropout rates in poorer communities are increasing and could double under the new Common Core Standards and testing.
How did it happen: The Governor ushered in Common Core without consulting the people or the Legislature. They accepted Common Core before the Common Core standards were written. Our state accepted the weaker standards and questionable curriculum because our government gave them millions to do so.
Why Common Core and Delaware education is bad:
1) Common Core is based on making money for private companies.
2) Standards are based on a political view not educational excellence.
3) The state controls a child’s job choices
4) State collects over 400 data points on child’s personal habits and those of their family.
5) Removes parents, teachers, and school boards from education decisions.
6) Our children can be told to leave school in the 10th grade if their test are not good enough.
What can be Done:
1) The first thing we must do is help pass laws to stop this attack on our children’s future. There is a bill waiting on hold in the Delaware Senate SB 269, we call it the Protection of Children’s Education, and we need to call our legislators and tell them to pass this bill. It will stop Common Core and protect our children.
2) Find out if you child’s school is teaching the Common Core Curriculum and pull them out of that school.
3) Ask every politician did you vote for HB334 and do you support Common Core. If they did and will not vote for Protection of Children’s Education Bill, vote them out of office. Tell them our kids are too important to wait! Hold a special session and public hearings now. By September we will lose another group of our children to bad education practices.
4) Support Empowerment Scholarship Accounts legislation that will be presented in January 2015. This will allow you and your children to pick the school they will attend. School excellence and not school location will determine where your children are educated.
Reference Resources: Commonwealth Foundation, US Department of Education, Economic Modeling Specialist International, National Institute for Early Education Research-Rutgers University.
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
Martin Luther King Jr