ISRAEL MUST ‘DIE’

“Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded.” That was a statement made by Khaled Meshaal, a leader of Hamas.

The following was received by Israeli citizens in the Binyamin region via text message (after Israel had agreed to a potential ceasefire) and prior to the escalation of Israel’s action to protect its citizens from indiscriminate rocket attacks:

“Your government claimed yesterday that it stopped the battle, but without our consent and meeting our conditions – and it thought we were rash enough to [agree to a] cease-fire. On the contrary, we hurried to strike anywhere in Israel – from Dimona to Haifa – and we made you hide in shelters like mice.

Again, we warn you – if your government does not agree to all of our conditions, then all of Israel will legally remain open to our weapons fire” (Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades).

The al-Quassam Brigade is the same group that stated, “Our battle with the enemy [Israel] continues and will increase in ferocity and intensity.”

There are those who always hasten to blame Israel for any increase in the violence that erupts in the region. The United Nations, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the president of the United States seemingly call on Israel first to refrain from violence. I have yet to see the United Nations and the American hierarchy lay the blame for the continuing unrest in the area at the feet of the Palestinians, who have now made a pact with, and brought into their government, the internationally designated terrorist group Hamas.

According to the BBC:

Hamas “originally had a dual purpose of carrying out an armed struggle against Israel – led by its military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades – and delivering social welfare programs. But since 2005, it has also engaged in the Palestinian political process, becoming the first Islamist group in the Arab world to gain power democratically (before forcibly taking control of its stronghold of Gaza). Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S., EU, Canada and Japan due to its long record of attacks and its refusal to renounce violence. Under the group’s charter, Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel.

Remembering that Hamas is now an integral part of the Palestinian Government, some might be interested in these quotes taken from the Hamas charter written in 1987:
The Slogan of the Hamas … reads as follows: “Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its constitution, jihad its path, and death for the cause of Allah its most sublime belief.” In addition, the Hamas Charter says that jihad, or holy war, “becomes an individual duty binding on every Muslim man and woman.”

It explicitly abjures negotiated settlements as mechanisms for peaceful coexistence: “There is no other solution for the Palestinian problem other than jihad. All the initiatives and international conferences are a waste of time and a futile game.”

It further calls for the fulfillment of the Quranic scripture, which reads: “The prophet [Muhammad] said: ‘The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”

It never ceases to amaze how the international media, and our national media in particular, always seem to lay the blame at the doorstep, or should I say the oft-violated border of, Israel. It is also interesting to note that no mention is made by the media of the fact that even during the current conflict, Israel still allows tons of consumer goods, including foodstuffs and gasoline, to cross into Gaza through its security crossings.

The AP news service is quick to highlight the deaths of Palestinians, especially the admittedly tragic deaths of children (who are often used by Hamas as human shields). The same “news” services fail to point out that the reasons there are not more Israeli deaths, from rockets launched into Israel, are the Israeli shelters and Iron Dome intercepts. Somehow, the writers also forget to mention that if there were no rockets being fired and terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens in the first place, there would be an abiding peace in the region.

One final thought: Muslims are brutally murdering other Muslims. One Muslim leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, “was concerned with the brutality al-Baghdadi’s [another Muslim ISIS leader] jihadist group displayed with beheadings, amputations and crucifixions not only against Shiites and Christians but also Sunnis whom al-Baghdadi’s fighters didn’t believe were devout enough.”

Imagine how different it would be in the Middle East if the Palestinians possessed the military might of Israel!

If Muslims so brutally murder other Muslims who they don’t feel are “devout enough,” is it any wonder their leaders claim “Israel must die”?

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THEY DON’T THINK LIKE WE THINK

OK, so I have said, “We think they think like we think” on more than one occasion, but until we fully grasp the concept of differing thought postures, vis-a-vis Islam, the West will find itself at a serious disadvantage in any controversy that involves armed conflict. As a general rule, Western civilization values human life except until recently and in certain political arenas, like abortions.

Because of this posture, we tend to hold those who are “on our side” to the same standards. A prime example of this is what is happening in Israel at the moment. The Jews, especially because of the Holocaust, place great value on human life, up to and including the treatment of those Palestinians who seek to kill them

The Jews still allow tons of foodstuffs, fresh water, gasoline and other essentials through their security checkpoints into Gaza. Palestinians, on a recurring basis, are transported through security checkpoints into Israeli hospitals for treatment; the cause of the injury or medical problem is not taken into consideration since it is a purely humanitarian response to human need.

Many in the West make a grave and tragic error in their continuing insistence that it is almost solely the responsibility of Israel to “make peace with her neighbors.” This is exacerbated by the failure (or refusal) of the media to report both sides of the story. Israel has made, and continues to make, every reasonable attempt to negotiate a mutually acceptable, beneficial-to-both-sides peace with the Palestinians. However, Israel rightly insists that any peace treaty would provide for the security of its citizens.

Let me offer one or two brief examples in support of my position. Hamas (and now perhaps ISIS) regularly and indiscriminately fires rockets into Israel in an attempt to kill Jews (men, women and children). Only the Israeli early warning system, and Iron Dome system, prevents greater carnage.

Let the record show, as Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed out, that Hamas “embeds its terrorists (and weapons factories) in hospitals, schools, mosques and apartment buildings throughout the Gaza Strip.” Hamas, and other terrorists, hide behind Palestinian women and children while firing rockets at Israeli women and children who live in Tel Aviv, Sderot, Beer Sheba and Haifa.

I was in Israel during a rocket attack, and we hastily pulled into a building with a covered drive- through and I heard the blasts while awaiting the all-clear siren. A friend of mine, also an American citizen, was knocked to the ground by an explosion, as he dashed into a bomb shelter (which our ministry helps provide: BenKinchlow.com). This is almost daily life for many Israelis.

I have a couple of questions: First, how would you suggest the U.S. government react if Mexico were firing rockets into California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas on an almost daily basis (almost 13,000 since 2001), killing dozens and wounding thousands of American citizens (including your family members) simply because it claims Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California are still a part of Mexico? Second, what do you think it would be like for the Jewish people if the situation were reversed – say Hamas and the Palestinians (instead of Israel) had what is probably the best trained, best equipped, most powerful military in the Middle East?

In addition, as has been pointed out, Hamas deliberately situates its rocket launchers and weapons factories in crowded Palestinian neighborhoods. Believe it or not, Israel, with remarkable restraint and concern for human life, actually makes phone calls, sends text messages and even drops leaflets to advise Palestinian civilians of pending retaliatory attacks on these areas. Yet here is an example of the Islamic terrorists’ compassion: When Israel informs the Palestinians of an impending air or missile strike, the local Hamas leadership encourages and/or rounds up people to rush into the aforementioned target areas.

In the West, especially among those on the left, there is a failure (or refusal) to acknowledge a simple fact: The Palestinians do not have the same regard for any human life (including their own) as do the adherents of Western civilization.

In support of this position, here is some shocking information reported by CBN News:

In his latest book, “Financing the Flames,” New York Times bestselling author Edwin Black details how the Palestinian Authority rewards terrorists who have killed Israelis.

“As soon as a terrorist commits an act of terrorism against an innocent civilian in Israel – whether that’s cutting the throat of a child or stabbing a man standing at a bus or blowing up a building,” Black said, “as soon as that man does that, he goes on a special salary from the Palestinian Authority, under Palestinian law – a law known as the Law of the Prisoner.’”

The more Israelis killed, the bigger the financial reward.

“‘He gets a graduated salary depending on how heinous the crime is,” Black continued. “If he kills five people and gets five years, he gets one salary. If he kills double that number and gets double the sentence, he gets double the salary. And so this actually incentivizes the misery, mayhem, and carnage that the terrorists commit.”

Black told CBN News this is a long held policy. He spent time on the ground interviewing Israeli and Palestinian officials and found that the PA does not hide this cash-for-killers program.

“There’s an entire ministry, called the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners, that actually oversees the distribution of this money and there is its counterpart in the civilian sector known as the Prisoner’s Club,” Black explained.

“Now this money constitutes some of the best salaries in the Palestinian Authority,” he continued. “So you can literally go from poverty to wealth in the Palestinian Authority by committing an act of terrorism.

“This amounts to about 6 percent of the Palestinian budget,” he said. “This money is paid on a priority basis. You can make as much as $3,000 or $4,000 a month while in prison just for committing this act of terrorism.”

According to Black, some of the money can be tracked back to American taxpayers because the U.S. currently provides $400 million per year to the Palestinian Authority.

“There’s a law against any of our money benefiting terrorism,” Black said. “But in point of fact, approximately 6 percent of all the money we fund to the Palestinian Authority is probably diverted by them to fund terrorists’ salaries.”

“The money comes. It goes right to the prisoner. The prisoner signs a P.O.A. – a power of attorney. He transmits that money to his bank account, to his lawyer, to his girlfriend, to his family, to his mother, to his organization,” he explained.

“And this is the system we have in place. Our State Department knows it. Our administration knows it.”

Here is a video of a) Palestinian leaders informing the media of this strategy, b) dragging children into an area from which Palestinians are firing at Israelis and c) a Palestinian leader exhorting, extolling and advocating death for his followers.

As long as we refuse to recognize the truth of the statement, “They don’t think like we think,” we are opening the door to even greater tragedy. The simple truth is, they think very differently, as publicly expressed by this member of the Palestinian parliament, Fathi Haman, who praises the women and children who form human shields, even after being forewarned by Israel, “It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy; ‘We desire death like you desire life.’”

Get it? They do not think like we think.

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Our President does not rule by Fiat

It is my considered opinion that far too few Americans have actually read and comprehend the basis for the colonists’ Declaration of Independence. I sincerely hope I am wrong.

As we have just celebrated another Independence Day, I am afraid many Americans have forgotten, or they are simply ignorant of, the true basis for said Declaration. It was not so much about tea and taxes as it was the tyranny of a King who continuously usurped the rights of the American people to make their own decisions about life and liberty. In support of that statement, I offer the following document:

The Declaration of Independence (partial)
July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,–That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great

Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. (emphasis added)

Sometimes we miss the heart of a matter, owing to various interpretations or a lack of knowledge of the subject. The basis for the Revolution was, as stated, the “establishment of an absolute Tyranny” by the King of England. In other words, the colonists were subjected to laws made by fiat. It was not “tea and taxes”but the imposition of the will of one man over, above, and without the consent of the governed.

As previously stated,Governments … derive their just powers from the consent of the governed,”not by divine right or by dictatorial fiat. The entirety of the American form of government (which is a republic, not a democracy) is based upon a leadership which governs by permission of the governed.

Today in Washington, however, we are seeing the imposition of the will of one man over the people via executive fiat (ala the king of England) against which the colonists rebelled. Today these dictatorial edicts are not called “divine fiat” but “executive orders.”

The president of the United States is not a sovereign empowered to rule by fiat or executive order but is a public servant granted, by the will of the people, to serve for a designated period of time. This is why there are no lifetime appointments in government except in the Supreme Court (and in my opinion, justices should not be appointed for life, either).

In our form of government, it is the people who are sovereign, not the public servants and“whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

This is the basis for our republic–one man, one vote–expressing the will of the electorate, which is the cornerstone of our (threatened) liberties and the justification for and validation of our Declaration.

It is my fervent hope and earnest prayer that those who have not read (or re-read in a while) the Declaration of Independence will take a moment this 4th of July weekend to read, consider and apply the principles contained therein, because then, and only then, will God continue to bless America.

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Is Israel the next stop in Mideast crisis?

There is an extremely interesting Situation Report, or SITREP, on the current Middle East crisis. ISIS is seeing many victories.

The term “crisis” encompasses an overall view of the existing, and developing, activity in the region. To grasp the true danger, one must understand the basis for some of the thinking and actions that are the impetus for the currently existing, and worsening, situation.

In a recent article, I indicated that it is vital to comprehend that the participants “don’t think like we think.” That is crucial, as it can give valuable insight into, and perhaps an answer to, the question, “Where do we go from here?” Failure to comprehend and properly address that question could have profound implications, not only in the Middle East but for the rest of the world, as well.

At the risk of being repetitious, we must clearly grasp the significance of the concept that these people “don’t think like we think.” The combatants involved in the current Middle East situation think and act on an entirely different level, prompted by totally different motivations. The West, for the most part, sees war as a last resort; we only fight when we are forced to. Given our “druthers,” we’d “druther” negotiate than fight. And while America and most Western countries are not cowardly, they do value human life. Yes, our soldiers have died on foreign fields, but they did not go there to die. They went there to fight. We don’t necessarily fear death, but we do not seek or welcome it.

What many in the West do not understand is, the same words can mean different things to different people. Christians accept martyrdom – dying for not denying the faith – while, on the other hand, Islamic militants welcome death as martyrs (shaheed), as martyrdom is the access key to paradise. Here are words from Osama bin Ladin:

“[A] martyr’s privileges are guaranteed by Allah; forgiveness with the first gush of his blood, he will be shown his seat in paradise, he will be decorated with the jewels of belief, married off to the beautiful ones, protected from the test in the grave, assured security in the day of judgment, crowned with the crown of dignity, a ruby of which is better than this whole world and its entire content, wedded to seventy-two of the pure Houris (beautiful women of Paradise) and his intercession on the behalf of seventy of his relatives will be accepted.”

Men who, for the most part, live in abject poverty, with no hope of ever being able to afford to obtain a wife, have not the slightest inclination toward any type of peaceful solution to the Middle East conflicts (especially if they are also being successful on the battlefield).

Osama bin Laden was not alone, as evidenced by this portion of a speech given by the Supreme Spiritual Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, at Ayatollah Khomeini’s Mausoleum:

“Let me say to you: these stances [of American administrators on suicide bombings] will not be of any use. This quest for martyrdom is not based on emotions; it is based on belief in Islam and faith in [the] Judgment Day and faith in life after death. Anywhere Islam exists in its true sense, arrogance faces this threat.”

Still, while there may be a deep schism existing between the two dominant groups, Shiites and Sunnis, these two groups worship the same god. They have a deep and abiding animosity toward one another as each group believes, strongly, that the other is totally mistaken in their theology, based on their ecclesiastical history. But while Western groups may differ as Catholics, Protestants and Jews, they all worship the God of Israel; and though they may dispute doctrinal points, they do not regularly resort to violence (except occasionally, as in Ireland).

Catholics, Protestants and Jews have fought side by side against oppression as evidenced by World War I and World War II; and in my opinion, Sunnis and Shiites will fight side by side against “kafirs” (unbelievers) if the chance to fulfill one of their highest ambitions, here on earth, presents itself.

That ambition? The destruction of the state of Israel.

This is the real danger faced by the West, and Western leadership somehow seems unable to grasp the hidden danger of the current Muslim conflict in the Middle East. This developing potential crisis seems to have slipped past the Western world’s leadership. While Sunnis and Shiites fight one another in Iraq and portions of Syria, a dangerous reality has come about which could lead to a major world conflagration and the world media has somehow failed to recognize and report this.

Let us briefly consider a simple, oft publicly unstated truth: Muslims, as a whole, do not accept Israel’s right to exist. Several wars fought (and won) by Israel since its inception testify to this fact, and that brings us to today.

Look objectively at a map of the Middle East, observe Israel (if you can find it; its name will doubtless appear written in the sea since the country is too small to hold it), and you will see the precarious nature of her existence. Except for Egypt (under Sadat ) and Jordan (which, in a treaty, gained approximately 380 square kilometers of land and water from the Yarmouk and Jordan rivers), every other Muslim-dominated country is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Remember, when Israel became a nation in 1948, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen all joined in a combined attempt to annihilate her.

So today, if you consider carefully, you will find Sunni-dominated Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Sunni-dominated Palestinians in the Gaza strip all vehemently opposed to Israel’s continued existence. Today on Israel’s northern border, Syria, a country with a large Sunni population in sympathy with ISIS, is ruled by a small Shiite minority and in Lebanon, Hezbollah, whom Israel defends itself against, gets weapons from Shiites in Iran (another country that has sworn to destroy Israel).

The next-door neighbor to Syria (the aforementioned home of the current Shiite-Sunni conflict), Iraq, has experienced some major losses over the past weekend. Apparently, the Sunni terrorists have captured two key Iraqi border crossings, one into Jordan and the other in Syria. The next logical step would be a hostile move against Jordan, but since Jordan is predominately Sunni, will there necessarily be a war? Would not Sunni join with Sunni? Would not Shiites also join in a war to annihilate Israel? Who and what is to prevent another unified Muslim assault on Israel?

Is the next stop Israel?

Let us be abundantly clear about one simple truth. In World War II, the Jews (and the world) were not prepared or conditioned to believe that something as horribly incomprehensible as the Holocaust could, in fact, occur. Today, however, the world, but more particularly the Jews (now Israel), knows beyond a shadow of doubt that the threats of annihilation are not simply political rhetoric. Consequently, almost all the Jewish people are universally committed to the defense of their homeland, as the following statements clearly indicate:

“Following the Holocaust, two phrases stand out above all others as concrete universal Jewish resolutions. The first, ‘Zachor’ (to remember), is to ensure that the past will never be forgotten and its memory will always serve as a guide for the future.”

The Jews will no longer be deceived by rhetoric and false denials. However, lest there be some misunderstanding as to what this means to the Jewish people, they added a second phrase, which is observed annually in the State of Israel: “Never Again.”

“Yom Hazikaron (The Day of Remembrance) is not limited to the horrors of a particular time or place, nor by extent or methods, but rather it symbolizes the Jewish people’s collective resolve to never stand by the blood of their brethren and to never allow innocents to be brutalized for the crime of being Jewish.”

Please keep in mind, Israel has developed, and maintains, one of the best equipped, best trained, highly motivated militaries in the world. It is an open secret that the Israeli military possesses nuclear weapons, jets, submarines and rockets that can reach the capital cities of all who have declared themselves enemies of the Jewish people.

In the words of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in 2011:

“Israel always reserves the right to defend itself. We are a nation that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust. When we say “Never again,” we mean, “Never again.”

Israel will never allow another Holocaust – even if it precipitates World War III.

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WHOSE SIDE ARE WE ON?

The president, Congress, the U.N. and the American national media are all engaged in deciding what to do about Iraq and the conflict currently raging there. This president, who, after the war there had been won and a measure of peace established, pulled out all our troops, is now reinserting 300 “military advisers.” (FYI, we still have thousands of troops in Germany, Japan and South Korea, to name just a few former war zones.)

Unfortunately, the president, et al, is almost all guilty of the same failure to grasp the root of the conflict and how to resolve same. This misunderstanding is based on a simple, but mostly unrealized, truth: We think they think like we think. This results in a misinterpretation of what is happening, and what can still happen, in the present Iraqi conflict, and it is all based on this fundamental misconception.

Our leadership labors under the mistaken “truth” that all people essentially hold the same values and, therefore, basically think alike. The result is, those responsible for making decisions assume the adversary will respond as we would given similar circumstances. The basis for this egregious error lies in the mistaken belief that the people involved hold, and are constrained by, the same values to which we adhere. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the basis for the belief systems are antithetical.

Most people assume everyone else “thinks like I think, holds the same value system I do, and basically adheres to the same moral code.” Consequently, they anticipate and base their actions (and reactions) on what they would do given similar circumstances. This problem is clearly revealed in many of the West’s responses (or lack thereof) to much of what is happening today in the Middle East (and is at the root of much of the criticism of Israel, I might add).

This misunderstanding of the action (or lack thereof) is rooted in the view of those making decisions. They fail to realize they are basing their action, or inaction, on the basis of their mindset, the Judeo-Christian value system. The West is rooted and grounded in what is essentially a biblical mindset, though not referred to as such; our value system is based on biblical (not religious) principles.

An unbiased, dispassionate view of the Western legal system will reveal that almost all we hold to be illegal or immoral is based upon the Ten Commandments, the foundation of our Judeo-Christian civilization. Human life, until recently vis-a-vis abortion, was held to be sacred. Prior to the liberalization of our judicial system, murder carried the death penalty. Just take one primary rule for example: It is against the law to kill someone. Why? Murder is illegal because it is based essentially on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” Lying and/or stealing were considered wrong/illegal; businesses were closed on Sunday; we respected parents and marriage, all based on the self-same commandments.

Fact is, we thought most of the world knew right from wrong. The problem lay in the definition of right and wrong. The truth of the matter is, only Western civilization is based on these Judeo-Christian values. Unfortunately, we forget that much of the world does not know and, therefore, does not subscribe to these values. Almost the entirety of Asia, India, most of Africa and the entire Middle East (except for aforementioned Israel) neither subscribe nor adhere to our values.

When dealing with someone who does not adhere to the same principles, you have the basis for the type of situation currently existing in Iraq, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. We negotiate with them based on our value systems while they negotiate based on theirs, but the simple truth is, they don’t think like we think.

Human life, for example (excepting Israel) does not have the same value there as here. A suicide bomber in the West would not be hailed as a “hero.” A man who kills his wife for alleged misconduct would not simply walk away justified; stealing by a Baptist from an atheist would not be condoned; Methodists killing Episcopalians or Pentecostals would not be hailed as justified, heroic actions with rewards promised in the afterlife for such deeds. Simply change the names from Baptist to Muslim, atheist to kafir, Methodist to Shiite (or Shia) and Episcopalian to Sunni and you have the basis for what is happening in almost all the Middle East today.

Consider Iraq, Iran and Syria (headliners in the news today). You have many in the West wondering why can’t they all just get along, which brings up the following: What about the U.S.? Were the Muslims responsible for Sept.11 Sunni or Shiites? Whose side do we fight on? Which, if either of them, is truly on our side? Do we help the Shiites kill the Sunnis, or vice versa? How do we tell them apart? What about the new group, ISIS? Are they just Muslims beheading other Muslims? If we fight (like we did in Iraq and are now doing in Afghanistan) for one side, will the other side forgive us after the battle is over? Besides, if we help the present Iraqi government against ISIS, won’t this put us on the side of Iran, which has sworn to destroy our primary Middle East ally, Israel?

Remember, they don’t think like we think – which begs the question: Whose side are we really on?

Perhaps this is the question: Is anyone really on our side?

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DECLARATION, CONSTITUTION AND GARDEN OF EDEN

Yes, I know, it is not the 4th of July, and Memorial Day is past, but one of my grandchildren is spending some time in a Latin American country, and a young man in a church where I recently preached has just returned from Africa. They are shocked at what much of the rest of the world is like, and both now have an entirely new view of liberty (and poverty).

The American experiment, with its centerpiece of self-governance, was and is an amazing concept. There have been numerous governments prior to it; among them, the Babylonian, Greek, Roman and European, where certain classes of nobility or landowners had been given a measure of self-determination.

It is only when one looks objectively at history that the truly remarkable nature of the republic of the United States of America is shown in its true context. America is the first example in human history of a nation where people were given the right to vote, elect representatives and determine their own political fate.

There is a French movie (filmed in 1989, six hours long, with English subtitles) that chronicles the French Revolution from beginning to end. The horror and brutality encompassed in striving for liberté, égalité, fraternité by the French, in their drive for freedom, is unimaginable to Americans, of almost every group, who strove for liberty and equality in America.

The definitive differences between these two struggles for liberty are contained in the founding principles of the United States. The framers of the Constitution were putting into practice that which was stated in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”(emphasis added).

It is the phrase, “endowed by their Creator” that provides the “indispensable supports” articulated by George Washington. These foundational concepts have been proven true beyond a shadow of a doubt. America has produced a society of free, sovereign, self-directed individuals who, with their inherent abilities, have created a veritable paradise compared to most of the world.

This is the result of people being: 1) free to govern themselves and 2) responsible enough to govern themselves wisely. When people are not allowed to govern themselves, there is only one way to hold a society together; witness the Soviet Union, China and several Middle Eastern countries that employ the alternatives – secret police and brute force.

The early American leaders trusted the sovereign American people with their own destiny. The American Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution accomplish something very much like what God did in the Garden of Eden – they endow mankind with freedom and the responsibility of choosing their own destiny. Thus far, this amazing society of sovereigns has succeeded in making very good collective choices.

We have, on the whole, tended to be a moral and devout people. At home, we made a choice to end slavery, even at the cost of a bloody Civil War. Abroad, again and again, we have chosen to side with less powerful nations when they have been attacked by aggressors. Americans have reached out at home and abroad with the hand of charity to people who are hurting.

We have opened our doors to immigrants and refugees. We have worked, and continue to work, toward building a just society, free of class exploitation and racial hatred.

The foundational principles of America have proven, beyond any shadow of doubt, that a society of free, sovereign, self-directed individuals can accomplish the seemingly impossible goal envisioned by the Founding Fathers – a free people, living side by side, in accordance with the principles of a living God.

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH OBAMA’S PRIORITIES?

She is the wife of an American citizen and was eight months pregnant when she was arrested in Sudan. The Sudanese government said, under its version of Islamic law, “Meriam Yehya Ibrahim has to die” for confessing her Christian faith. She has subsequently given birth – but not her freedom.

More than one million people have petitioned for her release. The Sudanese government said, “While reaffirming the commitment of the Government of Sudan to all human rights and freedom of beliefs, the Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C., would like to thank all those who have raised their concern and sympathy on this issue.” 

The president of the United States said?

Saed Abedini, a 33-year-old American citizen from Idaho, has been beaten savagely, tortured by other inmates, as well as guards, and endured long stints in solitary confinement, all while being denied medical attention – in Iran. He has endured all this in just the first year of an eight-year sentence for daring to proclaim himself a Christian. Pastor Saeed said, “[L]et us resurrect our Dead faiths to living faiths by first dying to our selfish ‘resurrected’ self and experiencing the cross of Jesus. Then we are able to experience the Glorious resurrection with Christ. A Glorious life with Christ starts only after a painful death (to self) with Christ. … Pastor Saeed Abedini, prisoner in the Darkness in Iran, but free for the Kingdom and Light.”

The president of the United States said?

On March 31, 2014, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who accidentally made a wrong turn and ended up crossing the border into Mexico, was arrested when he attempted to return to the United States because he had firearms (which were legally registered in the U.S.) in his possession. This is a veteran who honorably served his country and was seeking help from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities for PTSD – the purpose of his trip. His fate will now be determined by the Mexican legal system.

The president of the United States (well, his administration, which gives the Mexican government more than $300 million annually) said it “… respects the sovereignty of the Mexican legal system and will not ‘meddle’ in their affairs. … the U.S. respects Mexico’s immigration laws … the fact is, Sergeant Tahmooressi broke their law … that is unfortunate, but he did. When you are in another country, and you break the law, you have to face the consequences of their legal system … actions, even accidental actions, can have serious consequences.” (This from an administration that recently released tens of thousands of illegal Mexican immigrants who were being held on serious criminal charges.)

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reportedly walked off his base in Afghanistan, according to reports from his on-location military unit members (both active soldiers and veterans), and “is a deserter, who needs to face a military trial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”

It is reported that, according to secret documents obtained by Fox News, Bergdahl, at one point during his captivity, converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid” (warrior for Islam). Reports, rich in on-the-ground detail, indicate that his relationships with his captors went from periods of hostility to becoming much more of an accepted fellow, saying “Salaam” repeatedly, laughing frequently, playing soccer with the Haqqani, participating in AK-47 target practice and even reportedly was allowed to carry a gun at times, according to Fox News.

One member of his platoon told CNN, “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”

Senior military officials had advised President Obama not to make the Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, likening it to “handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban.”

The news media have reported that the Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the swap. A Department of Defense official, in explaining internal military opposition to the exchange, said many in the military considered Bergdahl to be a traitor, and “on the other end of the trade were five high-value, sought-after Taliban leaders, raising concerns that their freedom poses a major national security risk to the U.S.”

The president of the United States said, “I make absolutely no apologies for making sure we get a young man back to his parents and that the American people understand that this is somebody’s child. As to the five high-value prisoners exchanged for Bergdahl, in terms of potential threats, the release of the Taliban who were being held in Guantanamo was conditioned on the Qataris keeping eyes on them and creating a structure in which we can monitor their activities, We will be keeping eyes on them.”

However, according to the Reuters, that is not the case. The unidentified official told Reuters that the Taliban leaders had already moved into a residential compound in the capital, Doha, and could “move around freely within the nation.” The source said the terrorists will not be treated like prisoners and U.S. officials will not be allowed to monitor them. Mullah Salem Khan, a Taliban commander in Afghanistan, said the men were already bracing for battle“As soon as they arrived in Qatar, they rejoined the Taliban,” he told the Daily Beast. “We don’t care about U.S. conditions and obstacles.”

Finally, the first words, at the White House announcement, by the father of Sgt. Bergdahl were in Arabic: bism allah alrahman alraheem (“in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – the opening words of every chapter of the Quran, except one).

Didn’t the president know enough Arabic, and the Quran, to know that? I read somewhere that the president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II, was registered as a Muslim in Hawaii, was taught by Muslim teachers during two-hour weekly religion classes and in a speech in Egypt referred to “the Azan as one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset,” and said in his book, “Audacity of Hope,” “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” (Page 261, paperback edition).

According to Clare Lopez, a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with focus on Middle East national defense, WMD and counter terrorism issues, Bergdahl, “By uttering these words on the grounds, sanctified the White House and claimed it for Islam.” She continued, “There is no question but POTUS knows this.” (Lopez email to Allen West.)

And the president of the United States says?

Very interesting.

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AMERICA’S FATE AND A CHILLING PREDICTION

A little over two centuries ago, a historian named Alexander Tyler made a chilling prediction that could easily be applied to America today. While he spoke of the ancient Athenians, the principles apply to modern-day America.

He wrote, “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back into bondage.”

A most chilling observation in this “prophecy” is that civilizations rise and fall in 200-year cycles. Based upon this observation, could America already be three decades beyond the deadline? Could it be that the signs of “dependency and bondage” that Tyler spoke of have manifested and, though unnoticed, are all around us today?

America was not founded as a democracy but as a republic, yet it operates on democratic principles. Here was Tyler’s raison d’être for the decline and fall of a democracy; “A democracy,” he observed, “is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

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Could it be that today’s politicians, bureaucrats, social workers and think-tank elitists who promote “safety nets” are, in fact, setting the groundwork for the ultimate collapse of the land of the free and the home of the brave? Their positions are often stated thusly, “We don’t want anyone to fail, so we are going to make sure everyone has a safety net. It doesn’t matter whether you work hard, sacrifice and struggle, or if you simply sit back in a rocking chair and watch TV.”

Their position is that everyone should “share equally” and ensure that the non-achievers don’t feel bad; achievers will be punished via tax-and-spend policies. The government will take care of the have nots by taking from those that have.

People now look to the government to care for some from cradle to grave. That way, “no one feels like a failure. What could be fairer?”

Unfortunately, that is the kind of thinking that has always nurtured socialism, communism and runaway welfare states. The irony is, “safety nets” don’t actually keep anyone from failing. In fact, they guarantee mass failure by removing the incentive to work hard, take risks and succeed. These safety nets tend to eliminate the virtues of hard work, thrift, sacrifice and personal responsibility. If everyone is responsible, no one is responsible. If no one excels, everyone fails. Eventually people adopt the attitude, “What’s the use? I get the same result whether or not I work!”

Today, social engineers, to “foster equality,” have introduced policies in our schools that eliminate competition and traditional letter grades, and then wonder why students are no longer motivated to excel. We provide welfare and food stamps and call it a “right, an entitlement.” “We’ll make these programs better and more inclusive,” and then wonder why we can’t get anyone to take entry-level jobs anymore.

The simple truth is, socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried, yet bureaucrats, pseudo intellectuals and social engineers keep trying to make it work in America. They keep expanding the social bureaucracy and pouring our money into a failing welfare system.

A half century, and more than $20 trillion (yes, $20 trillion!) after LBJ launched his “War on Poverty,” we are farther than ever from the goal of eliminating poverty. You don’t encourage people to achieve and become productive by removing incentives to do so, eliminating individual responsibility and removing the freedom to fail. However well-intentioned, this elitist, socialist approach to solving the problem of poverty actually makes it worse. It is a horrible, malignant, degrading thing to take away a person’s right to fail. It is, in actuality, an act of enslavement, an insult against a person’s individual sovereignty.

Yes, we pledge allegiance – and our fair share of taxes – to our representative form of government, but not our sovereignty and decision-making ability as free moral agents. Once we surrender our sovereignty to the government, it becomes our master and we deserve what we get.

Only when we take responsibility for our own lives, our own successes or failures, do we, not the government, become the sovereign masters of our own lives – and thus, America, if it is the home of the brave, remains the land of the free.

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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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