BLINDED BY ‘LIVING IN AMERICA’?

I had an extremely interesting conversation with a gentleman recently. It intrigued me on two levels: First, he spoke good English, but still with a Croatian accent, and second, he was an extremely successful businessman. For this article, we will call him Jacob.

Here is a portion of what Jacob said in our talk: “In 1979 we had our second child and I started to really think about my family’s future and the lifestyle I wanted to build for them. I didn’t want to be forced to live in a communist country and I wanted greater opportunity for my family. So in 1980 I decided to pursue my dreams and move my family to the United States, which was viewed as the land of opportunity.”

When Jacob arrived in the land of the free and home of the brave at the age of 26, “I had two children, two suitcases and $40 in my pocket.”

For years I have preached that many Americans do not appreciate the privilege of living in America. In fact, I have even posited a potential solution that I feel would have a dramatic impact on how future American born citizens would view the privilege of living in the USA. Instead of graduation occurring at grade 12, an additional year would be added and the senior classmen sent overseas to live. Once there, they would be required to live at the income level generated by their father’s or mother’s job in the particular country of residence. For example, if your parent was a farmhand, plumber, office worker in the USA, you would live at the income level paid for that job in that country. Whatever the pay is for a secretary, cook, dishwasher or yard maintenance person in that country, that would be the level at which you lived and worked. How bad could that be?

You wonder why our borders are flooded with illegals? Here is a hint: How many Americans do you think you could get to work for $1,550? Oh, did I forget to mention that is the mean average income per year in Mexico, where the minimum wage is $0.66 per hour? However, compared to some, Mexicans live high on the hog; the minimum wage in Sierra Leone, Africa, is $0.03. And just in case you were wondering why China can sell stuff so much cheaper than made-in-the-USA stuff, how about a minimum wage of a whopping $0.80 per hour?

Well, what about “poverty-stricken Americans”? A single person in the good ol’ USA is considered poverty stricken if his or her income is only $11,670 per annum; and while you are at it, compare that $1,550 per year (or less) in Mexico to the U.S. standard of $23,850 for a family of four (add $4,060 for each additional person, or subtract that amount for smaller families). And oh, by the way, just FYI, the federal poverty level is updated every year to keep up with price increases in the previous year.

So, Jacob brought his family, his two suitcases and his $40 to the U.S. By the way, when he arrived, Jacob “no speakee the English.”

“Man,” I asked with my mouth hanging open, “how did you live?”‘

“I was fortunate enough to find a full-time maintenance job working in a filtration company. I had a part-time job as a dishwasher and was also a part-time busboy. My wife worked two jobs to help support the family. Then in 1981, only one year living in the United States, I broke my back and was bedridden for several months. My wife had to pick up a third job, and we were really struggling to make ends meet. I thought that I hit rock bottom and couldn’t dig myself out of this hole. By God’s holy grace, when I was finally able to walk again, my previous employer offered me a job again. I couldn’t work in maintenance anymore; however, due to my construction background, they knew I had some experience in drafting and creating blueprints, so they had me working in R&D in the filter department. That’s when, again, God displayed His massive blessings upon me and gave me the greatest opportunity I could ever imagine. Our company was working on this multimillion-dollar contract and all the artwork and blueprints were written in the European metric system, which was unfamiliar to everyone. I understood the metric system very well and therefore was a key contributor to the success of this major account. I soon got promoted to production manager, and by 1985 I was managing over 250 people, and still spoke very broken English.”

End of story? Nope, here is how he closed our conversation: “I started my own company and we’ve been very fortunate; I’ve expanded to three privately owned companies. To date, our companies have over 300 employees covering 25 different ethnicities, and three facilities totaling over 145,000 square feet. My two sons are actively running the businesses while I spend my winter months in Florida.”

Could it be that, like someone staring too long at the sun, we have become temporarily blinded to the privileges, challenges and opportunities available to those of us who are, like James Brown sings in Rocky IV, “Living in America”?

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HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA: THE EXCLUSION OF EQUAL RIGHTS

In the words of one American president (whom many remember, one way or another), “Let me make this perfectly clear …” the homosexual community is not striving for equal rights, they are driving for special rights applicable only to them, to the exclusion of equal rights for others.

A prime example of that is what recently happened to the CEO of Mozilla Firefox (an Internet browser that I am removing from my computer today). Apparently, he committed the horrifically “anti-gay” act of donating $1,000 to support Proposition 8 in 2008. Proposition 8 took the apparently viciously anti-homosexual position that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Gasp! How dare they?! Of course, in other rulings, liberal judges have decided that only homosexuals – not Christians – are entitled to their beliefs and opinions (but we won’t mention the 33 other states with laws similar to Proposition 8 in place and the 52 percent of Californians who supported the constitutional amendment).

You will notice from reading, watching or listening to our totally unbiased mainstream media that only homosexuals are allowed to freely express their deeply held opinions. People who dare to have any reservations about making bedroom behavior a standard for morality are immediately assigned “right-wing nut-case” status. Christians are not allowed to hold to transcendent biblical principles that proffer such old-fashioned, outmoded concepts as marriage being between a man and woman, and bedroom behavior being a private matter. If you want to sleep with your cocker spaniel while dressed in flaming yellow fluorescent pajamas on bright green bed sheets, that is your choice, but don’t impose that on me.

Let us clarify something, and let us, like them, leave the Bible completely out of the discussion. Purely for the sake of this argument, let us accept evolution as real and the controlling factor in human development. Evolution teaches that something evolved from something and became something – us. Consequently, sex, or the breeding of species by male and female of a particular species, produces offspring. This is “natural” and cannot be circumvented except by “unnatural” means. In other words, according to science (and please pardon a biblical reference), everything reproduces “after its own kind.”

Take mules, for instance. Mules are not an evolutionary byproduct; they are “created” by injecting the sperm of a male jackass into a female horse (a mare) by natural or medical means. The result of this crossbreeding produces the mule, a sterile creature that cannot reproduce itself, even though male and female mules exist (something to do with chromosomes and stuff like that). Everything that occurs “naturally” in nature can, all things being equal, reproduce itself.

Now, consider human beings. There are those who today still object strenuously to interracial marriage. They are convinced that, while extramarital or purchased sex may be permitted in secret, marriage should be strictly confined to “like marrying like.” White should marry whites, blacks-blacks, yellows-yellows, etc. There are even Christian churches (so-called) who vehemently object to, and refuse to perform, such “ungodly” unions. (But, I forgot, we are supposed to leave God and the Bible out of the discussion.)

OK, as “Mom” (the mother of a dear friend of mine), a lovely – dare I say it – white woman, used to say, “Here’s what do.”

Pro-homosexual advocates would have us believe that homosexuality is a naturally occurring phenomenon and should be accepted as such. So, “here’s what do.” Since, according to its advocates, homosexuality is a normally occurring phenomenon, then nature should support it with naturally occurring actions. Granted, I am not a scientist, so I will defer to the reader’s judgment in this matter.

Here is the scientific experiment:

A) Mix, and maroon, any number of black, white, red, yellow, brown men and women on a deserted island in the Pacific and come back 30 years later.

B) Do exactly the same with an equal number of homosexual males, or lesbian females, and maroon them (separately) on deserted islands in the Atlantic, and come back 30 years later.

What would you find?

If homosexuality and lesbianism are naturally occurring phenomena, and everything reproduces “after its own kind,” then there should be a population increase in both Atlantic and Pacific islanders. If not, then one of the groupings violates “natural law,” evolution’s process of reproducing after its own kind. If homosexuality/lesbianism is “natural,” then like all other species, they should, within the arena of sexual activity, reproduce their species.

But then, as I earlier confessed, I am not a scientist, so I must be content with my own nonscientific judgment. Homosexuality is not “natural.”

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THE MALAYSIA AIRLINE MYSTERY

It has been a lead story for weeks now: “What Happened to Malaysian Flight 370?” Naturally, folks have been talking about it and no exception here. Not being a slavish devotee of the mainstream media, plus having a “what’s the real story here?” ‘tude, I discussed it with several knowledgeable friends, looking for some possible insight into the subject.

One of them, a former flight operations officer for Flying Tigers (the largest all-cargo airline in the world at one time), had been responsible for complete flight plans, weight and balance for B-747 and DC8-63 freighters. These were all international flights between the U.S. and SE Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Seoul. He was also director of cargo for a major foreign flag carrier and worked with diplomats and U.S. Department of Transportation officials.

My friend, we’ll call him “Allen,” had some strong opinions on the matter, and what he had to say may be disturbing to some. The scenario that he put forth in our conversation is something the experts in media and government have not addressed. According to Allen, what the media has reported so far “sounds like a wild ride in Disneyland – fantasy and fear – making no sense and confusing both viewers and family members.”

Perhaps the best course of action, unlike the media coverage, is to let Allen speak for himself. The following is the essence of our conversation:

“Ben, in my opinion, a cover-up has begun. The plane took off from Kuala Lumpur destined for Beijing, China. Look, airplanes don’t just fall out of the sky. First, this aircraft had more than enough fuel to reach its destination, with an additional three hours’ worth. Next, the airplane had a flight crew of both pilot and co-pilot. Every two-man international flight of such length would most likely have a ‘deadhead’ crew of a captain and first officer onboard in case of emergency. The news organizations have never mentioned this procedure when the issue of a passenger manifest was discussed. There was the mention of an ‘unidentified flight engineer’ onboard. I laughed out loud when I heard this, because flight engineers have not existed in the new generation aircraft, commercially, in over 20 years. There are no flight engineers, nor are there navigators.”

He continued, “It is reported the MH370 flight departed Malaysian airspace and made a 90-degree turn to the West and the transponders disengaged. The rumors of this plane flying out to the Indian Ocean may be correct, but certainly not for eight hours. From this point on, there is no communication with MH370. No distress calls, nothing! It would be very easy for any additional flight crew that may have been onboard to either work in conjunction with the pilot and first officer or even take over. Either way, there had to be experienced flight deck crews to successfully take control of the aircraft. There have also been reports of the plane climbing to an altitude of 45,000 feet, though most commercial aircraft rarely go over 41,000.”

Allen continued, “MH370 flying very close to another aircraft would not be considered by most ground controls as anything but one aircraft. It would be very easy for the flight to shadow another commercial airline on the same flight path from the Indian Ocean to the vicinity of one of these rogue nations. Radar would not necessarily detect two aircraft.

“This would make total sense, especially considering there are some very high mountain ranges along the Indian route. As the aircraft approached the destination selected by the individuals in control, it would then drop to an altitude below radar detection. There are others, like me, who believe this flight is most likely on the ground in one piece, and the most likely area would be a rogue nation such as Pakistan or Iran.”

“Wait Ben,” he said as I started to interrupt, “this makes sense if you consider that Malaysia is majority Islamic and has a history of being a safe haven for terrorists and their plans. The Malaysia Airlines’ CEO, flight crew, spokespersons and prime minister are all Islamic. I must confess, I heard little or nothing regarding Islam or ‘radar shadowing’ in the reporting.”

He further stated, “This scenario is more than likely the case if one considers terrorist involvement.”

He then asked me, “Media reports have suggested possibilities ranging from mechanical failure, smoke in the cockpit, or dangerous cargo on the aircraft. Any one of these scenarios might be possible, but wouldn’t the crew be trained to file numerous distress calls if that were the case? They have made every excuse to support mechanical failure, but doesn’t it seem strange to you that a fire or something mechanical would occur more than eight hours later over the deepest waters in the world without one single distress call or notice? Finally, these pilots are professionals; why, then, was MH370 thousands of miles off course over the Indian Ocean?”

He wasn’t finished yet. And let me say this: My friend is not given to flights of fancy, nor is he anti-ethnic; he simply believes that Americans, based on the free press provision in the Constitution, should have factual, not conjectural or censored, reportage. He went on further to clearly state that, in his opinion, “This scenario is more than mere conjecture.”

“Ben, listen, it seems to me, as of this discussion today, the world is being led around like elephants grabbing the tail of the one in front. In my considered opinion, this could be one of the biggest charades in aviation history. The world must stop pretending this was anything but a criminal action, orchestrated at the highest levels of the Malaysian Government and rogue fanatics out to destroy both American and Israeli interests.”

I said, “Come on, Allen, that’s pretty far out, and what gives you the idea that Muslims are involved?”

He paused for a moment, and I could tell he was considering his reply, “Man, don’t you know that for over five decades Islamic terrorists have not only threatened to fly a commercial aircraft into Tel Aviv, but continue to call for the end of both Israel and the United States?

“With all due respect, terrorists do not care about human life. Islamic terrorists flew three hijacked aircraft, loaded with passengers, into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon, and only the actions of some passengers caused one to crash into the lush Pennsylvania countryside instead of the U.S. Capitol building. Islamic terrorists place no value on the lives of infidels.”

There was a long silence, and then he said, “My heart and deepest sympathies go out to the families of the passengers who have suffered this cruel action by potential terrorists, Malaysia Airlines, and its government (which owns the airline).”

He paused, then added, “It is my considered opinion that, more than likely, every country involved in this search knows much more than what we are seeing and hearing on global news.”

I have pondered Allen’s remarks, and after reconsidering the Benghazi “incident” and other issues on which the current administration and mainstream media seemed to have been less than forthcoming, could I simply disregard his positions?

I may not agree with everything he said, but I do find it interesting, that with all our modern technology (some of which, from a drone hundreds of feet up, can locate and kill a single individual), we cannot locate a huge Boeing 777.

As someone on the block might say, “What up wid dat?”

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

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ATHEISM IS A RELIGION

Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow sets record straight on Gov. Scott Walker Scripture quote

“MADISON, Wis. – A prominent atheist activist group is demanding that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remove a Scripture from his Twitter and Facebook accounts, alleging that they imply the government promotion of religion.

“The Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Walker this week after becoming aware that he had simply posted “Philippians 4:13″ as his status on his social media accounts on Sunday. The Scripture reads, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’” (Christian News).

The atheists are at it again, demanding that only they be allowed to practice their religion. Wait Kinchlow, you have it all wrong, atheists are against all religions. Not quite, they are against all religions except their own. But wait, atheists do not believe in God. I didn’t say they were practicing a belief in God; I said they were practicing their religion. But isn’t that what religion is all about, worship of a God?

Perhaps an unbiased look at the dictionary definition of religion will help clarify matters.

Religion: a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs; a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects; the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.

If you read the definition of religion without adding the names of traditional religious bodies familiar to most, you would see that atheists are simply practicing their own form of “a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by number persons” (i.e., atheism – like Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, etc.). In other words, atheists are simply a body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices. Christians, for example, believe there is a God; atheists believe there is not. Since neither can see the Entity in question, the difference is simply a matter of belief, or faith, if you will. Christians have faith that there is a God; atheists have faith that there is not. Consequently, every challenge by the atheists is, in fact, a statement that only they should be allowed to practice their religion to the exclusion of all others.

Secondly, they utilize the First Amendment as the basis for their objection, counting on the ignorance of the American public (not to mention the desire of the American population to be fair) as relates to the First Amendment. Atheists anticipate that most Americans are not familiar with, and have not read, the First Amendment to our Constitution. Unfortunately, there is a measure of truth in that assessment (present company excepted). But for the sake of the few who may not be familiar with the same, let me quote in full the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Atheists and others who desire to infringe upon the rights of others simply use the first portion of the First Amendment, the “establishment clause,” to the exclusion of the rest. However, this so-called “establishment clause” is immediately followed by the “free-exercise clause,” which you never hear anything about from atheists and others who seek to restrict the rights of the majority of Americans. Read as written, the intent of the Founding Fathers is startlingly clear; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (emphasis added).

It must be clearly understood, the original purpose of the First Amendment was, and is, to protect religious expression. Today, however, we are increasingly seeing the First Amendment being used as an instrument of oppression. This is the very tyranny early colonists came here to escape.

Under the free-exercise clause, the governor has every right to end his Twitter entry with a scriptural verse, as it is guaranteed by freedom of speech and the freedom of religion.

If an atheist doesn’t like it, don’t read his Twitter or Facebook pages. It’s as simple as that.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

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ARE WE WILLINGLY IGNORANT?

As I watch news stories, global political intrigues and the domestic disaster befalling our nation – broken families, perverted sexuality, murder of babies, profanity-laced discourse – I can’t help but wonder if, as a people, we are not willingly ignorant of the repercussions of our choices. It seems so.

In a recent conversation with a friend, we wondered if America is becoming as uneducated, unaware and unreasonable as many other countries in the world. This column emerged as a result of that philosophical discussion.

Are we uneducated? The school systems are woefully deficient in true education and many are now deliberately rewriting history to influence our concepts of life and what matters in the few short years we exist here (after which, of course, according to them, we die and that’s it). Regardless of the school we attended, regardless of good or bad teachers, regardless of “opportunity” issues or perhaps limited access to higher levels of learning, there is more information online than we could read in a lifetime, so no longer can we claim lack of education as a reason for our condition.

With the advent of unlimited information on the Internet today, what possible excuse can there be for anyone over the age of 16 not to know history and all the implications of what has gone before, not only in America but around the world? We have hundreds of years of history here and thousands of years of history abroad to teach us how to live, and how not to; how to live successfully, and not unwittingly (or willingly) destroy the very blessings, if not gifts, handed to us by bitter, hard-won experience. Willingly ignorant?

Are we unaware? We can choose to make ourselves aware of the dynamics around us and decide what we want from life, what we need from society and what we must do to bring about the qualities that define “the pursuit of happiness.” Conversely, living in a daze, unaware of the manipulations of our leaders, looking away to meaningless activity and existing in a state of “nowhere” does nothing to enhance life for us individually or collectively. It’s time to show up and engage our thoughts and actions, for good.

Living intentionally, and consciously, is a choice we all make, or don’t. We can pretend we, as a nation, are not in dire straits – politically, morally, socially and spiritually – and continue to spend our days and nights staring at mindless television and running from realities we think we can’t affect. Or we can actually think about where we are today in America, how we got here, and how we can change what isn’t working. Otherwise, we are willingly ignorant and deserve what we get.

Are we unreasonable? More and more, there is less and less we can identify as “reasonable,” which the dictionary defines as “sound judgment; not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason; moderate; not expensive; capable of rational behavior.”  Do any of these definitions describe our culture today? Even one? We are becoming an unreasonable people, unable to constrain certain behaviors and conversation, blathering on about void and empty concepts and TV celebrities who make much noise but offer little in substantive ideas for course correction.

An astonishing observation I make of late is the mind-bending decisions made by our leadership at both state and federal levels – decisions that every day determine the course of our lives, and mostly without any input from us. Throw in the myriad moral insanities, the unreasonable political correctness that stifles every thought and word in our discourse, our willingness to go along with, and accept, the notions, laws and rationale from our “leaders” and “educators,” and life in America is rapidly becoming unreasonable.

America is a God-breathed idea. We have fought since 1607 to bring to the world those principles in life that He intended would bring not only peace and fulfillment for us all but, at the risk of sounding corny, principles that would become a lifeline for the world – principles of self-government, an example of how to do it right, how to prosper and make life work well for everyone. All it takes is the willingness to learn the mechanics of our government, be honest with ourselves about ourselves and choose the high road that will bring us back to what we once were and could be again.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

Media wishing to interview Ben Kinchlow, please contact media@wnd.com.

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WHAT GETS REWARDED GETS DONE

Some years ago in a seminar on successful management principles, and then later in an article on successful management techniques, I learned of the management principle, “What gets rewarded gets done.” The essence of the message was, if you want something to be done/accomplished on a continuous basis, reward it.

President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty” in the 1960s, and America has spent more than $15 trillion (a conservative estimate, as some reports are closer to $20 trillion) on anti-poverty programs. (Just FYI: $1 trillion is a thousand $1 billions.) I mean, by now shouldn’t the “war on poverty” have been won? The fact is, it’s exactly the other way around: Poverty is winning the war.

Despite all the money thrown at the problem, the so-called underclass has been steadily growing, not shrinking, over the past 30+ years. Not only that, but there has been a dramatic rise in teenage pregnancies and the illegitimacy rate, as well as a growing breakdown of the American family. You ever wonder why? Let me give you a scenario:

Suppose you are a young man about 19 years old and a distinguished-looking gentleman comes up to you and says, “I’m your rich uncle, have more money than you can count, and I will pay for every baby you can make, by as many different women as you like.”

You ask, “Really? What’s the catch?”

He says, “There’s no catch. All you have to do is make the babies, and I will support them until they are 18 years old. My only requirements are that you never live with any of those women, and you never contribute a dime of support to any of those babies. In fact, if you try to take any responsibility for them, I won’t help you. But as long as you don’t lift a finger to help the child, I will feed, clothe, house, and give them full health care until they’re 18.”

You ask, “How many times can I do that?”

Your uncle answers, “As often as you want!”

Someone might say, Ben, that’s just plain ridiculous! No one would make a stupid offer like that!

Au contraire, mon ami. That promise actually exists and is acted upon regularly by thousands of young men in this country. The rich relative is Uncle Sam, and the promise is welfare.

But your uncle didn’t stop there. He continued, “I’ll give you so much cash, food, medical and housing assistance that you won’t have to work (get off welfare), and if, for some reason, you don’t qualify for assistance, I’ll show you how to lie so that you can get your slice of the entitlement pie. Also, if you happen to have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, I can just declare you are disabled and you’ll get a disability check every month to enable your addiction help you pay for your drugs! There’s one caveat, though: If you try to get a job or any other additional help, I’ll cut off all your assistance.”

How successfully have the beneficiaries followed the rules? Check out the federal government’s latest figures on out-of-wedlock births in the United States:

72.3 percent of non-Hispanic blacks

66.2 percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives

53.3 percent of Hispanics

29.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites

17.2 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders

According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data, a record-low 51 percent of adults aged 18 and older in the United States were married in 2010, compared with 72 percent in 1960, the most dramatic decline being among adults ages 18 to 29. Just 20 percent of them were married last year, compared with 59 percent in 1960.

The decline in marriage has been accompanied by an increase in cohabitation, single-person households and single parenthood. Researchers say if current trends continue, the percentage of U.S. adults who are currently married will fall below half within a few years. They also found that the number of new marriages in the U.S. fell by 5 percent between 2009 and 2010.

“What gets rewarded gets done.” Does the principle work? Has it worked? Fifteen to 20 trillion dollars later, several reports put the poverty level at essentially the same level it was when the “war” was declared. You tell me.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

Media wishing to interview Ben Kinchlow, please contact media@wnd.com.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/what-gets-rewarded-gets-done/#PpPUlzpghe5A3GC0.99

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THE PRIVILEGE OF THE VOTE

You will hear it referred to as “the House.” That is because today most people, especially the media, simply refer to it by that name. Properly identified, it is “the House of Representatives.”

Let me invite you to think about that word, “representatives,” for a moment. What is a “representative”? According to the dictionary, a representative is someone sent in place of. Said another way, “When I can’t be somewhere in person, I send someone to represent me, someone to act on my behalf to carry out my wishes, not theirs.”

Based on the proper definition, “the House” in the Congress of the United States is composed of people sent as representatives. Of whom? The answer is: us. They are our representatives. They are there to represent “We the People.”

In other words, they work for us; we send them there, we empower them to “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare (not today’s popularly accepted definition of that term) and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

They all swear a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of United States, not their political party or major donors. In other words, they are there to carry out the promise of the founders regarding a “republic” composed of an informed, participating citizenry. This is the raison d’être for the 2-4-6 rule. Depending on the office, they must come back every two years if in the House, four years if president and six if senators and ask for permission to keep their J-O-B.

It is referred to as “campaigning,” but it really means, “Can I keep my job?”

We examine their performance by a “free press” and say “yes” or “no” at the ballot box.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

Sadly, in many countries around the world today, people are dying to obtain what many Americans simply ignore, or worse, exercise foolishly: the right to vote their conscience. Many Americans don’t study the issues and, if they bother to vote at all, they simply vote according to party, not according to principle.

For me, voting is a treasured privilege that should not be taken lightly or for granted. I can remember my parents having to go through several challenges, including a “white only” primary, completing burdensome paperwork and/or literacy tests and paying a poll tax between $1.50 and $1.75 to vote. I realize $1.50 doesn’t sound like much today, but my father worked 12-hour days, seven days a week for $12. Back then, hamburger was 25 cents a pound and you could buy bread or milk for 15 or 20 cents, so $2 could buy almost a week’s worth of groceries. But you know what? They studied, took the tests, paid the poll tax (we ate beans when necessary), and they voted according to principle, not just party.

Tragically, this is not the case with many today, especially among African-Americans. As I point out in my latest book, “Black YellowDogs,” when/if African-Americans do vote, they vote the straight Democratic Party ticket.

Here is a stunning paradox: In a poll involving Democrats, black voters and moral issues, on all eight of the moral issues polled, blacks (who voted 96 percent Democrat last election) voted 100 percent against every Democrat position on every single moral issue supported by the Democratic Party. In other words, they vote liberal but hold conservative values.

As an aside, let me play “the race card” here on another national issue. Let me say (from personal experience) that the majority of people (black or white) yelling “racism” and “discrimination” have no idea what they are talking about. Even as a member of the U.S. Air Force, it was not until the spring of 1966, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared the poll tax unconstitutional, that I could walk into Texas voting booth (even in uniform) and cast my vote without having to pay for the right.

This is 21st-century America, and every thinking person must realize that times have changed dramatically. The unvarnished truth of the matter is, today, in America, you can essentially be just what you believe you can be. The American dream is alive and well. We have progressed all the way from a black poll tax to a black president.

Let me just remind you, America is not just a country, it is a state of mind based on the Judeo-Christian principles articulated in the Bible. Americans (not hyphenated Americans – my folks were from Texas, not Africa) can choose who and what they want to be. No one, especially not the government, has any God-given or constitutional right to prevent that. Many of you, especially those who are entrepreneurs or business people and/or educators, etc., have personally demonstrated that if you’re willing to pay the price, you can choose the destination, pay the fare, board the freedom train and ride to victory.

America is all about the freedom to choose your own destiny.

I wrote a book called “Plain Bread” in which I chronicle my journey from being an angry, agnostic, whites-hating black militant to having a living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have subsequently received some insight into one of the most profound documents ever written by man, the Declaration of Independence. This document, inspired by the Bible, says “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

In America today, you are free to choose. You can get your name on a magazine cover or a wanted poster. You can get a military ID number or an inmate ID number in prison. You can spend your life on welfare, with your hands in someone’s pocket, or you can develop the deep pockets people are trying to get their hands into.

By the way, just as a point of information, keep in mind the freedom to pursue happiness also means people can pursue it elsewhere. If they don’t like it here, they are free to leave. There are long lines of people, in almost every country in the world, waiting – some for years – to come to America (legally and/or illegally). Please correct me if I’m wrong, but to the best of my knowledge, there is no long list of people waiting to get out of America.

Yes, I confess: I am a patriotic, flag-waving, Bible-thumping American citizen. Trust me, I sincerely mean it when I say, “God, please continue to bless the United States of America.”
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INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY VERSUS THE STATE

The current set of problems in America exists primarily from the usurpation of power at the national level because of the abdication of personal responsibility at the local level.

We are experiencing – because we have allowed it – frightening changes within our society and the societal mores on which the American republic rests. More and more, the traditional foundations are being destroyed. People without moorings (a stable traditional family, a sense of personal self-worth and concrete moral values) are being swept away by a new wave.

A new U.S. government report shows huge increases in the incidences of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, up 42 percent and 25 percent respectively. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, a public advocacy group, on college campuses, “Christian groups are considered religious, whereas Muslim or Hindu groups are considered cultural.” We see this regularly on high-school and college campuses, as well as in attacks on Christmas.

This new wave, based on New Age concepts, seeks demassification (the breaking into smaller groups) of the culture, its values and its Judeo-Christian morality. It seeks to substitute new belief systems and multi-ethnic/distinct national, linguistic, socio-cultural groups for the traditional “one nation, indivisible” concept.

Traditional concepts such as male and female, married couples (consisting of one man and one woman) and father and mother (consisting of a male and female) will come under constant attack and perhaps become the periphery. “Gendercide” is becoming part of the modern-day lexicon. The book, “Unnatural Selection,” by Mara Hvistendahl contends that “parental preference” is the reason for the aborting of more than 160 million female fetuses worldwide since the late 1970s. According to some reports, gendercide is the leading cause of death of females in the U.S.

According to Robert Tyler (Advocates for Faith and Freedom), “gender liberation” may very well become the new phrase in the next wave in elementary school education. Tyler explains, “gender liberation means that male/female distinctions must be eliminated in order to ‘liberate’ children from unnecessary stereotypes.” This is not about equal rights but “eliminating the natural distinctions between male and female.” So, if your 16-year-old son is transgender oriented and feels like a girl today, (s)he(?) should be free to use the girl’s restroom, locker room or shower. The order of the day will be “anything goes” and “diversity” – at all costs.

There will be a great hue and cry for the demassification of society. No longer will there be the current concept of a morality of the majority, but there must be equal minority groups and court-enforced diversity. Left-leaning futurists from their ivy-covered glass towers will wax eloquent about the need for direct democracy (which is, essentially, mob rule), more diversity and greater representation for all minority groups, including enforced sexual orientations. This will come at the expense of national tranquility and is all based upon some hopeful, utopian, humanistic misconception, which relies on the innate goodness of (albeit non-religious, civilized) mankind.

See now a giant, unresponsive, socialist-leaning bureaucracy that replaces individual responsibility with the state. The state becomes the master and consequently assumes the responsibility for implementing, directing and ultimately controlling collective behavior.

Restoring individual responsibility and requiring citizens be involved in issues that affect them can offset the need for large bureaucracies. For example, laws that would affect long standing public conduct (civic, social and moral standards) would require informed public participation, an expression of concern by individuals authentically caring about their fellow citizens, not merely by judicial decree or government mandate. The founding documents of America presupposed such action. Individuals were created not by mindless evolution with little personal value, but as living beings of worth, value and significance, in the image and likeness of a loving God. The founders assumed and anticipated the citizens and their public servants (their governments) would treat one another accordingly.

On the other hand, if we are merely the products of a mindless evolution, then we indeed lack individual merit and worth, and deserve only those rights and privileges accorded us by our masters – who are?

We only need remember Rome to see that a free society sans self-governing individuals with moral underpinnings cannot survive, but will, in fact, as with any structure which lacks foundational support, implode.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!
Media wishing to interview Ben Kinchlow, please contact media@wnd.com.

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YOU CHOOSE: $20 OR $30 AN HOUR?

OK, it’s your choice – you get to pick one:

To earn the $20 per hour, you have to get up around dawn, grab a quick breakfast or hit the drive-through, fight traffic or commuter crowds, work all day, fight the homeward commute, do dinner, maybe watch a little TV and hit the sack to get ready to do it all again tomorrow.

To qualify for the $30 per hour, you get up when you feel like it, have a leisurely breakfast, stay home and watch TV or hang with friends, eat whenever you feel like it, be free to have sex when and where you choose and then do it again tomorrow if you so choose.

I’m kidding, right?

Well, not really. Let me give you a bit of information taken from a report by the Senate Budget Committee. In fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168 a day in government support. Hmmm. (But you already knew that from the mainstream media, right?)

Now let’s compare that to median household income in the U.S. The median household income in America is just over $50,000. So what’s the beef? $50,000 annual income averages out to $137 a day. Let’s put it another way: Government assistance pays the equivalent of $30 an hour while the average job pays around $20 an hour.

OK. So let’s get this straight: I can jump through the hoops and earn $20 per hour, or lay up, chill out and make $30 per hour? How do I decide? Eeeny, meeny, miny, mo …

Given those options, it doesn’t take a genius to understand why Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Maine have more “takers than makers.”

Since it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out, what kind of intellect doesn’t understand how to fix it?

Perhaps the following statistics can shed some light on the subject. What follows is a list from Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt to Barrack Hussein Obama. It outlines, by percentage, how many in the past 19 administrations actually worked in the private business sector prior to being appointed to the presidential cabinet. In other words, they were people who had actual experience in business.

Here are the percentages:

T. Roosevelt: 38 percent
Taft: 40 percent
Wilson: 52 percent
Harding: 49 percent
Coolidge: 48 percent
Hoover: 42 percent
F. Roosevelt: 50 percent
Truman: 50 percent
Eisenhower: 57 percent
Kennedy: 30 percent
Johnson: 47 percent
Nixon: 53 percent
Ford: 42 percent
Carter: 32 percent
Reagan: 56 percent
G.H. Bush: 51 percent
Clinton: 39 percent
G.W. Bush: 55 percent
Obama: 8 percent

Let me ask you something: Would you turn your computer, your car, your air conditioner or your heart surgery over to someone with absolutely no experience? Yet we have placed America under the control of an administration where only 8 percent of the people trying to direct the greatest economy in the history of the world have any actual hands-on experience in business. Can someone say “community organizer”?

Another challenge: Preliminary government data indicates that 40.7 percent of all 2012 births were out of wedlock. Among non-Hispanic blacks, the figure is highest, at 72.2 percent; for American-Indians/Alaska Natives, it’s 66.9 percent; 53.5 percent for Hispanics; 29.4 percent for non-Hispanic whites; and 17.1 percent for Asians/Pacific-Islanders. Keep in mind, all the figures relating to illegal immigration, welfare trillions, illegitimate birthrates are relatively new. “Back in the day,” almost none of these problems existed, even in the black communities during rigid segregation.

There are relatively few who would argue that America is not on a road leading to potential destruction – economically, socially, morally. Are there any workable solutions? The answer is a resounding yes!

There is a simple solution that would almost immediately have a profound, measurable impact in four areas: 1) It would cut a minimum of more than $1.2 trillion per year in government benefits from the budget, 2) shut down the number of illegitimate births, 3) eliminate the problem of an estimated 11+ million illegal immigrants already here and shut down the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S., and 4) immediately boost the economy by having millions re-entering the job market to become working citizens.

All this could be easily, simply and permanently resolved via the application of just one simple, biblical principle. (Remember, the Bible is not a religious book.) As stated in an earlier column, a principle is an inner settled conviction which guides one’s behavior and life. A procedure is an external policy or method imposed from outside and is generally applied to facilitate principles.

Behold, a revolutionary new concept!

“Brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ we command you to stay away from any believer who refuses to work and does not follow the teaching we gave you. You yourselves know that you should live as we live. We were not lazy when we were with you. And when we ate another person’s food, we always paid for it. We worked very hard night and day so we would not be an expense to any of you. We had the right to ask you to help us, but we worked to take care of ourselves so we would be an example for you to follow. When we were with you, we gave you this rule: “Anyone who refuses to work should not eat.” We hear that some people in your group refuse to work. They do nothing but busy themselves in other people’s lives. We command those people and beg them in the Lord Jesus Christ to workquietly and earn their own food.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 8-12 – emphasis added)

Just FYI, in another place, you find that “widows and orphans” (in the true sense of the words) are exempted. Oh, by the way, if you somehow think the use of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ makes the concept “religious” in nature, you can just leave it out.

Simple solution: No workee, no eatee.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

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You choose: $20 or $30 an hour?

OK, it’s your choice – you get to pick one:

To earn the $20 per hour, you have to get up around dawn, grab a quick breakfast or hit the drive-through, fight traffic or commuter crowds, work all day, fight the homeward commute, do dinner, maybe watch a little TV and hit the sack to get ready to do it all again tomorrow.

To qualify for the $30 per hour, you get up when you feel like it, have a leisurely breakfast, stay home and watch TV or hang with friends, eat whenever you feel like it, be free to have sex when and where you choose and then do it again tomorrow if you so choose.

I’m kidding, right?

Well, not really. Let me give you a bit of information taken from a report by the Senate Budget Committee. In fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168 a day in government support. Hmmm. (But you already knew that from the mainstream media, right?)

Now let’s compare that to median household income in the U.S. The median household income in America is just over $50,000. So what’s the beef? $50,000 annual income averages out to $137 a day. Let’s put it another way: Government assistance pays the equivalent of $30 an hour while the average job pays around $20 an hour.

OK. So let’s get this straight: I can jump through the hoops and earn $20 per hour, or lay up, chill out and make $30 per hour? How do I decide? Eeeny, meeny, miny, mo …

Given those options, it doesn’t take a genius to understand why Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Maine have more “takers than makers.”

Since it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out, what kind of intellect doesn’t understand how to fix it?

Perhaps the following statistics can shed some light on the subject. What follows is a list from Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt to Barrack Hussein Obama. It outlines, by percentage, how many in the past 19 administrations actually worked in the private business sector prior to being appointed to the presidential cabinet. In other words, they were people who had actual experience in business.

Here are the percentages:

T. Roosevelt: 38 percent
Taft: 40 percent
Wilson: 52 percent
Harding: 49 percent
Coolidge: 48 percent
Hoover: 42 percent
F. Roosevelt: 50 percent
Truman: 50 percent
Eisenhower: 57 percent
Kennedy: 30 percent
Johnson: 47 percent
Nixon: 53 percent
Ford: 42 percent
Carter: 32 percent
Reagan: 56 percent
G.H. Bush: 51 percent
Clinton: 39 percent
G.W. Bush: 55 percent
Obama: 8 percent

Let me ask you something: Would you turn your computer, your car, your air conditioner or your heart surgery over to someone with absolutely no experience? Yet we have placed America under the control of an administration where only 8 percent of the people trying to direct the greatest economy in the history of the world have any actual hands-on experience in business. Can someone say “community organizer”?

Another challenge: Preliminary government data indicates that 40.7 percent of all 2012 births were out of wedlock. Among non-Hispanic blacks, the figure is highest, at 72.2 percent; for American-Indians/Alaska Natives, it’s 66.9 percent; 53.5 percent for Hispanics; 29.4 percent for non-Hispanic whites; and 17.1 percent for Asians/Pacific-Islanders. Keep in mind, all the figures relating to illegal immigration, welfare trillions, illegitimate birthrates are relatively new. “Back in the day,” almost none of these problems existed, even in the black communities during rigid segregation.

There are relatively few who would argue that America is not on a road leading to potential destruction – economically, socially, morally. Are there any workable solutions? The answer is a resounding yes!

There is a simple solution that would almost immediately have a profound, measurable impact in four areas: 1) It would cut a minimum of more than $1.2 trillion per year in government benefits from the budget, 2) shut down the number of illegitimate births, 3) eliminate the problem of an estimated 11+ million illegal immigrants already here and shut down the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S., and 4) immediately boost the economy by having millions re-entering the job market to become working citizens.

All this could be easily, simply and permanently resolved via the application of just one simple, biblical principle. (Remember, the Bible is not a religious book.) As stated in an earlier column, a principle is an inner settled conviction which guides one’s behavior and life. A procedure is an external policy or method imposed from outside and is generally applied to facilitate principles.

Behold, a revolutionary new concept!

“Brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ we command you to stay away from any believer who refuses to work and does not follow the teaching we gave you. You yourselves know that you should live as we live. We were not lazy when we were with you. And when we ate another person’s food, we always paid for it. We worked very hard night and day so we would not be an expense to any of you. We had the right to ask you to help us, but we worked to take care of ourselves so we would be an example for you to follow. When we were with you, we gave you this rule: “Anyone who refuses to work should not eat.” We hear that some people in your group refuse to work. They do nothing but busy themselves in other people’s lives. We command those people and beg them in the Lord Jesus Christ to workquietly and earn their own food.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 8-12 – emphasis added)

Just FYI, in another place, you find that “widows and orphans” (in the true sense of the words) are exempted. Oh, by the way, if you somehow think the use of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ makes the concept “religious” in nature, you can just leave it out.

Simple solution: No workee, no eatee.

Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Ben Kinchlow’s best-selling book “Black Yellowdogs” breaks race and politics down in black and white. Get your copy today!

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