The only source of our liberty and happiness

Many people today are still mourning the tragic death of almost 130 people in Paris, France – with 352 others wounded, 99 of them critically, by Muslim terrorists. Eighty-nine people were murdered in cold blood by attackers wearing suicide vests and armed with assault rifles; according to some reports, the killers shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is great!”) in the process.

Good, or evil?

Good: morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree:
a good teacher; good health; of high quality; excellent; right; proper; fit; well-behaved; kind, beneficent, or friendly; honorable or worthy; profit or advantage; excellence or merit; kindness; moral righteousness; virtue.

Evil: morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked; harmful; injurious; misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous; anger, irritability, irascibility; evil quality, intention, or conduct; the wicked or immoral part of someone or something; harm; mischief; misfortune; causing injury or harm.

In 1971, hundreds of thousands of women were raped during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Pakistani Muslim soldiers publicly and repeatedly gang-raped and tortured Muslim (future Bangladeshi) women. At the time, many of the women killed themselves or, if pregnant, their families killed them in honor killings. Forty years later, those who survived are still traumatized and shamed by what was done to them. Many were humiliated by their relatives, rejected by their husbands.

Good, or evil?

From 1992 on, Islamic paramilitary troops enslaved young Muslim girls in Algeria both sexually and domestically; they just grabbed them off the streets. If they tried to escape, they would be shot dead; the same was true when they became pregnant.

And then there was 2004, in Sudan, a long and ugly war, in which ethnic Arab Muslims engaged in gender cleansing when they publicly and repeatedly gang-raped mainly black African Muslim, Christian and animist women, and Western governments did nothing.

As many of you know, some sects of Islam permit men to buy and marry girls as young as nine years old. Neither is it evil to murder captives taken in a war against unbelievers, as evidenced by facts revealed in news reports regarding ISIS activities in the Middle East.

Good, or evil?

Any of the aforementioned activities would be roundly condemned by 99 percent of those born and raised under the precepts of Western Civilization. This is not an attack on Islam or Muslims; it is merely an extension of my question: How do you ascertain whether a thing is good or evil?

If it is something like spelling or defining a word, a dictionary solves that; if it is traveling, highway signs and speed limits determine that issue; if it’s the right or wrong-size shoe, a try-on solves that.

But suppose it is an issue that deals with what we commonly refer to as “morality.” In the West, we have laws against certain actions – stealing, murder, rape, perjury, breaking and entering – and most of the people reading this would agree that these are wrong. Why? Because they are “against the law”?

But what are those laws based on? Who determines it? Who or what decides the “good” or “evil” of an action? Is everyone free to make their own individual determinations of good and evil? If I think it’s alright to kill someone with whom I disagree, is that OK? If so, why? Based on what? Is it a matter of opinion? Who determines and establishes laws, and what are they based on?

Western Civilization, by any impartial standard of judgment, is a unique experiment. Why? Because in the West in general (and the U.S. in particular), we have extraordinary forms of government that are based on transcendent principles – principles found in the Bible.

The Bible is not a religious book. The transcendent principles found therein are the only thing, when properly observed, that transcend man’s individual interpretation of good and evil, thereby making the way for the remarkable God-ordained liberties experienced by the free world.

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The problem with truth is, it interferes with perception.

There is practically a deluge of demonstrations lately based on charges of “racism” and lack of action by a university administration against proponents of certain “racially motivated” activities. However, the real tragedy is the false premise on which these demands are based.

We are being inundated with news stories emanating from several college campuses where students are demanding the resignations of faculty and administration. It appears the students must have superior knowledge and experience and should, consequently, be in charge.

Apparently, the left has adopted a new motto: “If history doesn’t suit, alter it.”

As a member of the elitist left, one doesn’t have to have facts. What we are witnessing today in the media, on many college campuses and in certain government agencies is something I call “virtual racism.” It’s like virtual football or a virtual war game. You can get quite exercised about it, but it’s not likely to draw blood. “Civil rights” demonstrations today consist mostly of black and white liberal students harassing conservative students, administrators and black and white cops at Ivy League schools.

As a 1960s revolutionary nicknamed “Malcolm Z” in the Black Liberation Front (the more militant wing of the civil rights movement in the ’60s), I learned one of the basic tactics that is clearly still in use: Racial Rhetoric 101: fight facts with fertilizer, history with histrionics and when all else fails, bring out the name calling (“honky” “cracker” “whitey” – avoid “redneck” as it’s been favorably co-opted). The old standard “racist” moniker can be used quite effectively as a modifier forpig, dog, conservatives, Republican, bankers, homophobes, etc., ad nauseam.

This is just one man’s opinion, but it seems to me that if white America were as racist as many allege, then “racist” would be a label eagerly sought by politicians or other public figures.

Frankly, I am mystified by some of the charges leveled today. Back in the ’40s, ’50s or even the early ’60s, the prospect of having been possibly red lined for a loan, perhaps not promoted to a well-paying job with a major corporation, to have encountered an insensitive clerk in a major department store or experienced deliberately slow service in a restaurant would have been an occasion for blacks to sing, “We have overcome!”

For the oh-so-miserable college students making all the noise, and at the risk of being relegated to a bygone era, let me offer an extremely brief refresher course on some real not virtual racist policies:

The state would:

  • Maintain separate buildings for the care, instruction and support of blind black people,
  • Maintain separate water fountains and restroom facilities for whites and blacks,
  • Maintain separate schools for whites and blacks,
  • Not allow textbooks to be interchangeable between whites and blacks,
  • Maintain separate telephone booths for whites and blacks,
  • Not allow meals to be provided to whites and blacks in the same room or at the same table or counter,
  • Maintain separate buildings not nearer than one-quarter mile to each other for black and white juvenile delinquents,
  • Provide separate facilities for black and white mental patients,
  • Declare it unlawful for black people to frequent any park owned or maintained by the city for the use of white people,
  • And last, but not least, the state would not bury, or allowed to be buried, any black person in cemetery ground set apart for the burial of white people.

I would say we have made significant progress in America. I was under the impression we even have a black president now, but then, what do I know? I only lived through those ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

To say it plainly, these modern time well-to-do, privileged college students need to get a life, grow up, stop acting like the world owes them a living (and a good one at that!), get over themselves and actually take responsibility for being in the big grown up world they so love to hate. Maybe we need to hand out pacifiers so they can get a good night’s sleep; then they could wake up to reality and give us all a break from the idiocy of their worldview.

There may be little reason to hope, however, as we see from our Founding Father, Thomas Paine: “To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”

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Why aren’t we asking the ‘right and wrong’ question?

School began last month, and so has the continued assault on the religious liberties of students under the guise of “separation of church and state” – but now there is another controversy challenging “extreme right wingers.”

The Department of Education orders schools to allow boys (oh sorry, boys who claim to be girls) to use girls’ locker rooms and showers. Illinois’ largest high-school district has apparently violated federal law by barring a transgender student from using the girls’ locker room and showers: “Bathroom access for transgender teen divides a Missouri town.”

When are we going to address this question: Who decides right and wrong? Is there any such thing anymore, or is it all simply a matter of opinion? And if so, whose opinion should matter?

For example, if tomorrow, after a number of years as a male, I suddenly started feeling like “a female trapped in a male body,” shouldn’t my declaration of transgenderism allow me access to women’s showers? If I began wearing my wife’s clothes and a wig, shouldn’t that grant me access to women’s bathrooms? And isn’t denying me that access discrimination?

Who is right or wrong? Me or them?!

After all, where, when and how do we obtain the concepts of “right and wrong”? Is it “wrong” to rob someone? Murder someone? Rape someone? Should it be illegal for older men to purchase young girls (or boys) for sexual purposes?

Why?! Says who? Where, may I ask, do we obtain, and on what do we base, our concepts of “right and wrong”? This, to me, is one of the most elemental, foundational questions of our entire societal construct.

Unbiased researched clearly reveals that Western civilization is based on certain precepts derived from what are commonly known as Judeo-Christian values. These principles were established by, and are articulated in, a book which is essentially the foundation stone of the successes of Western civilization – the Bible.

“Oh no, Ben, you can’t use the Bible as a basis for moral behavior; that violates the Constitution. Haven’t you heard of “separation and state”?

Yes I have. The concept of “separation of church and state” used incessantly by anti-prayer, anti-Bible and anti-God forces exists alright – in the Soviet Constitution:

“… the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the State and the school from the church.” (Article 124)

So what about America and this separation of church and state? There is absolutely nothing in the U.S. Constitution or any other of our founding documents that articulates, supports or defends the concept.

The oft-utilized phrase comes primarily from a letter written by then-President Thomas Jefferson to a group of Baptist ministers in Danbury, Connecticut. These pastors were concerned that a “state church” would impinge upon their religious liberties, as was the case in England. Furthermore, Jefferson’s intent was the exact opposite of what the anti-God forces infer today.

President Jefferson reassured the clergy thusly:

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State …” (Thomas Jefferson Jan. 1, 1802) (emphasis added).

Clearly, the “wall of separation” was/is to prevent the establishment of an official state church and to keep the state out of the church – not vice versa.

While I am not an attorney, it seems clear to me that the moment someone invokes the so-called First Amendment “establishment clause,” they immediately violate the “free exercise clause.”

Furthermore, “Congress (not local judges or school boards) shall make no law …”

(Incidentally, the first legislative action taken by the Continental Congress was a motion to open the first session in prayer.)

As further proof that the First Amendment was/is not to keep people, especially children, from the free exercise of religion, consider this quote submitted to Congress by a member in 1780:

“We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education. We’re starting to put more and more textbooks into our schools. … We’ve become accustomed of late of putting little books into the hands of children containing fables and moral lessons. … We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principal text in our schools. … The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any other manmade book.”

That congressman was Fisher Ames, who wrote what Congress subsequently adopted as the First Amendment.

It is manifestly obvious from an unbiased reading of American history that the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Congress clearly understood that no conflict existed between one’s religious faith and the liberties outlined in the American Constitution.

As you consider the answer as to the yes or no of the Bible in our public school systems, consider these thoughts on education in America:

“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

Does that not sound suspiciously like those areas now under continuous assault by certain progressive or liberal groups in our country today? Just FYI, those revealing words are from Joseph Stalin.

What is clearly the underlying foundation of two, if not all three, of these critical areas – spiritual life, morality and patriotism – if not the Bible?!

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Another Republican presidential debate is history, and while I was not overly impressed, I was struck by one outstanding feature.

Remember when they used to talk about how a kid in America could “grow up to be president”? Well, this presidential race, at least on the Republican side, is all about that – descendants of immigrants, men and women, small business owners, business people, blacks, whites, Hispanics, rich, poor, former governors, congressmen, senators.

What, if any, is the common thread that runs through their stories? Whether or not they are what some would call “advantaged”? No. It is this: They know you can be anything you want to be in America – a bum or a billionaire.

Is it easy? No. Few worthwhile achievements are. In fact, if it were that easy, there would be a lot more “advantaged” walking the streets. The common thread is, while it not easy, it is possible; if one strives, dreams can come true in the U.S. This is America; thus far, still the land of opportunity.

Having had the privilege of visiting a number of countries on four different continents where I experienced different cultures, I developed a deep and abiding love and respect for America. No, America is not perfect. It has its faults; though, if truth be told, they are relatively few in number.

We were once told, “Study, work hard and you, too, can be successful.” We were taught to emulate, not envy. I am not sure people who are born and reared in the U.S. today and have never been outside its borders really have any idea just how fortunate they are to have been born in America.

Just ask Marco Rubio, senator from Florida and son of Cuban immigrants; Ben Carson, a violent former “class dummy” and son of an illiterate single mother; Carly Fiorina, a former secretary who became CEO of a Fortune 500 Company; Bobby Jindal, first Indian-American to be elected a state governor; or Ted Cruz, son of Cuban political prisoner.

Or how about Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico and the first female Hispanic governor; or Nicky Haley, the second Indian-American governor in the country and the youngest current governor, and first woman, to serve as governor of South Carolina? Does anyone remember Condoleezza Rice? She overcame pervasive, rigid, legal segregation to become the secretary of state and a confidante of the president of the United States.

Keep in mind there are countries in the United Nations where today these women could not appear without a hijab (face covering) or speak in the presence of men, much less hold positions of power and responsibility. I have visited countries where women still must walk a pace or two behind men and sit outside a restaurant with the children while the men go in and spend time.

Ben, you said all that to say what? With the Republican and Democrat presidential races in full swing, there are a couple of major considerations. Our primary focus – and vote – in the upcoming elections should not be merely as a Republican, Democrat, libertarian or independent, but as an American citizen.

The United States of America was not founded upon the concept of political parties but upon the right of a free people to determine their own destiny. We should vote principle not party, rectitude not race, and freedom not fear.

I believe everyone should be properly registered and identified before voting. And for those who argue otherwise, saying such demands disenfranchise the minorities, are you telling me that blacks and Hispanics, who also must produce ID to buy booze, are too stupid to apply for, and secure, proper ID to vote?

No one cashing a check should be able to pretend they are me and withdraw from my account or use my credit card without proper identification; it is equally important that the person helping to determine the destiny of my children and grandchildren be who they say they are and prove it.

Voters are determining the destiny of a great nation, and this should not be based on error, ignorance or illegality. People have died to secure and defend our right to vote. While there will be no armed soldiers at the polling places in November, they should be well guarded by conscientious citizens armed with voter registration rolls and the knowledge that the future of the country is in the hands of the properly identified registered voters walking in front of, beside and behind you to that voting machine or booth.

In the upcoming elections, local and national, I will cast my vote not for a politician, but for the future of my country, my family, my friends and for my freedom with this simple, silent heartfelt prayer: Please God, bless America.”

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A football coach in Washington state is being threatened with the loss of his job for exercising his constitutional right to pray. But how, someone might ask, can he be threatened simply because he walks out on the field alone after the game and prays? Because, says the ACLU, he is in violation of the “separation of church and state” clause in the First Amendment to the Constitution. It then proceeds to enlist various school board members in threatening the coach with the loss of his job.

A 17-year-old high-school football quarterback who plays for a school in New York was flagged by a referee last week after pointing skyward in the end zone, giving thanks to God for his touchdown; by the way, he ran 73 yards through the defense to score.

There is a simple reason why the ACLU (and other organizations that want to remove every vestige of God from the public square) has been so successful. It knows most Americans are law-abiding, Constitution-respecting citizens who support adherence to the principles contained therein. What these anti-religion organizations are counting on is the ignorance of these people as regards the full statement of the so-called “Establishment Clause.”

Perhaps we should, for the sake of argument, take a brief look at portions of the “offending” document, the Constitution of the United States.

After the Preamble:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America …”

The Founders immediately jump to the legislative (law-making) aspect of the governing document:

Article I:

“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives” (emphasis added).

A major portion of our problem today is that left-leaning judges and courts are making laws, or wrongly interpreting laws, based on the practice of utilizing portions of the Constitution while ignoring others.

Please note, the lawmaking aspect of our form of government is granted to Congress, not local judges or courts. Let me reiterate: Lawmaking powers are the responsibility of the U.S. Congress – not left-leaning judges.

The ACLU and similar organizations are quick to leap on the Establishment Clause when attacking men like the football coach in Washington state or the baker who refused to bake a cake for a homosexual marriage.

Since most law-abiding citizens respect the Constitution and the rights of others, this tactic goes unchallenged. Could it be owing to the fact that most Americans (especially with liberals running the education process today) simply do not know the what and why of the Establishment Clause?

The “clause” utilized to challenge and prevent public prayer is taken from the First Amendment. Perhaps the entire amendment, taken in context, could shed some light on the subject. Let’s take a peek at what the Founding Fathers really said. (Please read it as it is written, not interpreted by liberal judges.)

“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.”

Please read the first clause (the source of the Establishment Clause) carefully. It says “Congress” (not judges or courts) “shall make no law …” establishing a state religion (ala Church of England). But look very carefully at this key short word in the Constitution, which is ignored by anti-freedom groups to stop free will prayer in public places: “or.”

The Founders were determined that there should be no state religion imposed upon them, but they were equally determined that no one could stop them from freely exercising their religious faith, ergo the word “or.”

Congress, therefore, could not impose on the free American people a law establishing religion“or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In other words, the government cannot force you to pray, but it can’t stop you if you freely choose to.

So who is ignorant? The people? The courts? Both? Maybe we should make the Constitution required reading for high-school students. But I’m sure the leftists would find a way to continue preventing that.

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I have said this a number of times before, but please allow me to reiterate: You cannot know what the English dessert “trifle” tastes like until you have had some. So what does that have to do with anything?

People who have never been to Israel or experienced a taste of what Israelis live through, almost every day, cannot imagine what it is like to live under the threat of total annihilation.

I had read about Israel in the Bible, ever since I became a born-again Christian (radically different from just a church member) in the late 1960s. Yes, I had heard about Israel, but her problems were filtered through my concepts and understanding based on personal experiences with life’s challenges.

I understood, somewhat, the Jews’ issue with anti-Semitism, having been subjected to racism most of my young life. I could comprehend, to a degree, what it was like to be hated for just being who you are. However, while there had been lynchings (I had read about them), there had been no determined effort to annihilate blacks ala Hitler and the Jews.

I was old enough to remember when Israel became a nation in 1948 and was immediately attacked by the armies of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq on the same day she gained independence (May 14).

Nevertheless, I did not know exactly what Israel faced until, during a visit, I stepped off an airplane onto the tarmac in Tel Aviv and took a bus into the heart of Israel – Jerusalem. I can still recall the sudden surge of fear when the sirens sounded and the driver of our van immediately began speeding up in an attempt to find a place to hide us from an incoming missile.

This question has nagged at me ever since: Why Israel? Why does Israel generate such a visceral response? To my knowledge, there is no structured hatred against any Arabic nations; and no African, European or Asian nation is so marked for destruction.

Israel’s very right to exist is being openly questioned, and any military actions she may take to defend herself are universally criticized. Any effort to defend against terrorists attacks and rockets launched against civilians has the U.N. member states accusing Israel of “war crimes.”

This, despite the fact that Israel treats Palestinian wounded and sick while allowing all manner of humanitarian aid to pass through security checkpoints which, by the way, routinely stops suicide bombers attempting to sneak through.

For example, it has been reported by the national news media that, despite the lie put forth by the Palestinian leader that Israel had “executed him,” one of the Palestinian youths wounded in the very attempt to kill Israelis is now being treated by Israeli doctors in an Israeli hospital.

If you have never tasted English trifle, you cannot know what it tastes like; likewise, if you have never been to Israel, you cannot know what living there is like.

The Jewish problem was probably best articulated by Rabbi Joachim Prinz at the March on Washington in August 1963, just prior to the “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

The then-president of the American Jewish Congress, who was expelled from Germany at the onset of Jewish persecution, made this powerful statement:

“When I was the rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin under the Hitler regime, I learned many things. The most important thing that I learned under those tragic circumstances was that bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem. The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful, and the most tragic problem – is silence. A great people which had created a great civilization had become a nation of silent onlookers. They remained silent in the face of hate, in the face of brutality, and in the face of mass murder.”

Silence, we are reminded, is golden; but silence is also consent.

Could his words be accurately applied to the West, especially America, regarding Israel today?

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Let’s get to truth about Planned Parenthood

I was talking recently with a mother (and grandmother) whom I’ve had the privilege of knowing for many years. We were discussing the Planned Parenthood news story, and I asked her to tell me, from her perspective, how she viewed it. The essence of our conversation is as follows:

She looked carefully at me to determine if I was serious, and then she said: “As I have been following news coverage the last few months regarding Planned Parenthood’s true unveiling, I find that as a woman and a mother, I’ve become more concerned than ever before about the fundamental mindset of a large majority of women in America. I’ve lived long enough now not to be fooled by the propaganda surrounding this travesty, so as I look at the truth of this situation, I wonder – what in the name of God have we become?”

I said, “I have listened to narcissistic baby-parts peddlers, male and female talk show hosts, news pundits of every persuasion, senators on investigating committees, etc., ad nauseum. They discuss Planned Parenthood as if it were a vital solution to the countless needs that ‘poor, helpless women’ have regarding their bodies … and the bodies of their ‘fetuses’ (aka ‘babies’). Is there not a gynecologist office left in America to meet women’s medical needs?”

After a short pause, she responded, “Everyone is arguing over the travesty of harvesting and selling dead, partially dead, or living baby parts ‘for profit.’ It’s mind-bending. The conversation has become so inane (definition: silly, foolish, stupid, fatuous, idiotic, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, senseless, asinine, frivolous, vapid, childish, puerile, dumb, moronic, daft) as to be downright stupefying to those of us who are grieved about one thing … we are killing our children by the millions with no guilt, no restraint, no conviction, no sanity, no soul.” What has happened to women in America?! How did we get here? How can we mindlessly destroy a life – a human being – somewhere between lunch and dinner and then casually head out to work the next day as though we didn’t do what we just did?”

I commented, “Well, it sure seems handy for the women who defend Planned Parenthood that they themselves are living, breathing human beings whose mothers could never have imagined that the obliteration of their baby was some ‘constitutional right’ that they should fight to the death to defend. I wonder how they would have enjoyed being an inconvenient ‘fetus’ in their mother’s womb? It is more than a rational mind can process.”

She continued, “This mentality has, little by little, become the norm for far too many women in this country since abortion became law. And look at where we are today decades after that tragic decision. It is more than frightening; it is depraved, it is heart breaking – and it is our greatest national disaster. It is not about misdirected taxes, it is not about women’s rights, it is not about ‘choice’ (a misnomer if there ever was one) and it is most certainly not about Planned Parenthood employees casually discussing over lunch what price to place on a dead child’s body.”

She paused, looked down for a moment, then looked up at me and said: “This is about our moral compass – and our lack of fear of the God of heaven who gifted women with the greatest of all gifts … the creation of a new life. God help us to see the truth, for what becomes of a nation whose women vanquish the innocent?”

I couldn’t help but be reminded of something I had read in the Book of Psalms: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (139:13).

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Last week, the headlines and TV newscasters were all screaming about the murders that took place on a college campus in Oregon. It is a tragedy of the highest order, and my deepest sympathies are extended to the families of the deceased.

This terrible act of barbarism will, of course, be another excuse for everyone from the president to local left-wing zealots to leap on the “ban guns” bandwagon. You will hear numerous reasons why guns should be banned, confiscated or forbidden to be sold to “ordinary” citizens.

There will be newscasts, talk-show hosts, newspaper columnists and even presidential demands that the Second Amendment simply be ignored or cast aside. The president, prompted by “a sense of urgency” has already issued 23 executive orders relating to gun control, completely ignoring the mandate that “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

That right, guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, shall again be trampled underfoot by those who are demanding that guns be forbidden to private owners.

Let me be clear. I steadfastly oppose and heartedly abhor the deaths of all innocents, especially children, whether by gun violence or gang warfare in schools, churches, movie theaters or inner-city ghettoes. On the other hand, I just as steadfastly support the Second Amendment.

Why is it wrong to kill, steal or lie? What are Western laws based on? Let me remind some and inform others of a simple truth that is unfortunately ignored and seldom (if ever) taught in public schools today – the foundation of Western Civilization is Judeo-Christian morality.

In other words, the entirety of our way of life is based on principles articulated in a book most have heard of but fewer have read – the Bible. Unfortunately most people have relegated the Bible to a “religious” context and nothing could be further from the truth. (Depending on the translation, there are five or six references to religion in the Bible, and all but one are negative.)

The Bible is not about religion, but about human morality. Those who have ascribed it to, and practiced it as, a religion have totally missed the raison d’être.

The Bible articulates a series of transcendent principles designed to maximize human life. These principles are applicable to all. They work when and where they are correctly implemented. Remember, these principles were introduced to a world that was almost totally devoid of what we consider civilized” behavior. There were no universal standards of right and wrong “… every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). Historical evidence supports this truth; entire civilizations no longer exist that waged wars to annihilate their enemies and were themselves wiped out.

The key element, or central issue, is the focus on the value of human life. Civilizations that do not value human life cease to exist, or become what we call “backward” societies. Go outside the reach of the Judeo-Christian influence. Examine the lifestyles and cultures of civilizations or cultures that do not honor this principle, and name those countries where floods of immigrants (legal or illegal) are pouring in.

There is a simple comprehensive solution that worked for years, saw extremely low murder rates in America and could today be easily implemented and re-established almost immediately. Properly understood and applied, almost the entire set of transcendent principles governing human behavior can be succinctly summed up in one simple statement – treat others exactly as you would have them treat you.

On June 29, 1972, the vote of one man in a U.S. Supreme Court decision implemented a procedure that dramatically altered American society. His vote overturned the death penalty. By a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty should be annulled as “unconstitutional.” Thirty-five states immediately commuted 600 death sentences.

As a result, murder today is no longer a crime to be avoided at all costs. Murderers are now rewarded with a lifestyle comparable to wealthy retirees. Consider the man who murdered 12 people and injured 70 more; he will be provided (at taxpayer expense) with clean clothes (not striped prison pajamas), prepared meals recommended by trained dietitians, access to movies, libraries, computers, first-class medical and dental care, education and money. “Hard labor” is prohibited, so he will not have to work another day in his life. Kind of makes you wonder about “punishment,” doesn’t it?

We don’t need stricter gun laws. I have a better plan. Let’s go back to the original idea articulated thusly: “Whoever sheds mans blood [unlawfully], by man [judicial government] shall his blood be shed” (Genesis 9:6 AMP).

In other words, if you don’t want society to kill you, don’t kill anyone. Ensure this is abundantly clear and rigidly enforced: “You kill someone – we kill you, no ifs, no ands, no buts.”

Seems to me I read somewhere a very simple solution: “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise” (Luke 6:31 KJV).

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America, the Camel is in the Tent!

There is a very interesting Middle Eastern proverb America would do well to observe. I learned it during four United States Air Force tours in the Middle East:

“Never let a camel get his nose in the tent, if he gets his nose in he will get his head in, if he gets his head in, he will get his hump in, and if he gets his hump in then he will get his rump in and you will have a camel in your tent.”

This is happening at the borders of many European countries and America’s border with Mexico. We must stop the camel at the tent entrance. The question is how?

First, we must understand the nature of our adversaries. Unlike us, they see compassion, understanding, forbearance and restraint not as humanitarian but as weakness. The ISIS terrorists and other jihadis have little regard for human life and Western culture. Women, children and even their own kind (Sunni versus Shiite) are targeted without hesitation by the radicals who launch cowardly attacks against unarmed citizens. They have a standard modus operandi: They negotiate ceasefires, armistices and treaties until they are prepared to launch their attacks. This cycle will continue until they achieve their oft-stated goal – the subjugation of all unbelievers.

America and European countries should beware that many even so-called “moderates” hate us. We must recognize that regardless of their present leadership (and the leftist media’s expressed desire for acceptance), most non-democratic forms of government and practically all Islamic dictatorships hate the U.S. and Western Europe precisely because of who and what we are. Our freedoms threaten their very existence.

Radio, television, cell phones, the Internet, students educated on our college campuses and “letters home” from people who have moved here generate strange ideas of freedom and liberty among “the man on the street” over there.

The billions of U.S. dollars spent on philanthropic endeavors such as feeding the starving, rebuilding infrastructures (including rebuilding mosques), propping up moderate friendly-to-the-West governments, various rescue operations and just plain out and out gifts have for the most part simply added insult to injury. Don’t believe that? Look at Iraq and now Iran.

This “freedom for all” business, in the minds of tyrants, whether a solitary dictator or a military junta, is a dangerous situation and since most of their media is controlled by the government, the West – and America in particular – is consistently portrayed as an enemy and a threat; consequently, we are hated and feared even by people who have a reason to love the freedoms we in the West enjoy.

Notice to Europe and America: The nose is in the tent. Now that we have potential terrorists living among us, what do we do? Various apologists will suggest we not do “anything that might make some of these people unhappy; let’s not generate a war that could last for decades.” Their position, roughly translated, is, America, Europe, once again, tuck your tail between your legs, lick your wounds, put another billion dollars into the pockets of their corrupt governments. But whatever you do, don’t make them unhappy!

The current Arab exodus has suddenly unveiled a frightening scenario. Imagine nuclear weapons falling into the hands of these so-called “freedom fighters” throughout the Middle East, while Iran (with billions of U.S. dollars) feverishly supports them and continues to develop its own nuclear capability.

Whether we like it or not, whether we sought it or not, and with all due respect to Europe, the simple fact is, the U.S. is, at this moment, the only remaining superpower in the world. We are the big dog on the block, and we had better start acting like it, or we’ll be inviting additional terror attacks like 9/11 – perhaps next time with a nuclear dirty bomb.

We must ask our leadership a sobering question: Do you really want to stop terrorism? To most governments, terror-inspired deaths are tragic statistics, but statistics nonetheless. Does anyone, except the families of the victims, really want to stop the terrorists? Can we really stop terrorists? The answer us a resounding yes!

If Congress will act intelligently, as a body of representatives of the people and not respective parties, we can stop terrorist activities and do it permanently, without the risk of any so-called “generational war” with 1.5 billion Muslims.

We could save hundreds of billions, even trillions, of U.S. tax dollars, thousands of American military lives, restore American prestige and establish America once again as the one country no terrorist would dare attack again – ever.

Would we be criticized for so doing? Yes. We would probably receive about as much criticism as we do today. Would we be attacked by hordes of Muslim warriors? No.

The attacks would come mostly in the form of harsh editorial criticism from the liberal American news media and tut-tuts from other countries dependent upon the U.S. for armed forces and dollars.

Additional attacks would also come in the form of “resolutions” passed in the United Nations, where we pay more than any other nation – 22 percent of the regular budget and 25 to 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget. (The U.N. budget depends heavily upon the U.S. assessments to pay for a major portion of its ineffectual operations.) So, just how do we prevent future terrorist attacks and/or jihad on American citizens since Europe has its own modus operandi?

First, America should make this perfectly and definitively clear to all: We are not empire builders, and we have no desire to impose pax Americana on the world.

Second, we will continue to offer the outstretched hand of friendship to the world. In the words of President Lincoln, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive … to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

Finally, and let this be especially clear and definitive: Any cowardly, murderous assault on American citizens by rogue individuals and/or nations will generate such an overwhelming response from the American people that there will never again be any question that any such action carries such a price that any group of individuals or nations can ill afford it. Will that really work? Remember Pearl Harbor? Ask Japan.

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A significant percentage of the problems in America today 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 – massive changes within our society and the societal mores on which the American republic rests. We must learn what this means for us and that traditional values should still be taught in an unfriendly and anti-morality society. A free society without moral underpinnings cannot continue to survive, but will, in fact, as with any structure that lacks foundational support, implode. Ask ancient Rome.

Something frightening is happening in America today. More and more of 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 U.S. government report several years ago showed huge increases in the incidences of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault; at that time, up 42 percent and 25 percent respectively.According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, 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” values, seeks de-massification (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) have come under constant attack and are now becoming the periphery.

“Gendercide” has become 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 200 million female fetuses worldwide since the late 1970s. According to some reports, gendercide is a leading cause of death of females.

“Gender liberation” has become the new fad in the educational system. Robert Tyler, in “Advocates for Faith and Freedom,” 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 now, in many schools, if a 16-year-old boy is transgender oriented and feels like a girl today, (s)he(?) is free to use the girls’ restroom, locker room or shower. The order of the day is “anything goes” and “diversity” – at all costs. Fading from view is the current concept of a morality of the majority; there must be equal minority groups and court-enforced diversity.

Left-leaning futurists, from their ivy-covered glass towers, 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 is coming at the expense of national tranquility and is all based upon some hopeful, utopian, humanistic misconception, which relies on the innate goodness of mankind (albeit non-religious and “civilized”).

Decency was once a watchword, but “decency” does not communicate morality absent impartial standards.

This new wave seeks, and is resulting in, a giant, unresponsive, socialist-leaning bureaucracy that would replace individual responsibility with the state. The state would thus become the master and consequently assume the responsibility for implementing, directing and ultimately controlling collective behavior.

Restoring individual responsibility and requiring citizens to 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 – and these right and privileges are?

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