GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM TO CHOOSE OUR WAY

When you look at all the madness that people are inflicting upon others these days and all the trouble they create, you may sometimes wonder: 1) Why are there people? 2) Why do they keep creating havoc?

Well, first of all, let’s establish that there are no moral concepts of right and wrong in the realms of animal, fowl or foliage. While there are some things animals do that we as humans may not like, wildlife has its own rules by which it is governed. So, if evolution thusly equipped those species with “survival of the fittest” laws, why should humans, who some contend are merely a “higher form” of animal, have specific laws based on varying concepts of “morality”?

Just think of the hundreds of billions of dollars that could be saved by the immediate implementation of a “survival of the fittest” rule of law among humans: no more orphanages, old folks’ homes, extended-care hospitals, hospices, intensive-care units; only the strong survive. Oh yeah, I forgot – that’s “uncivilized.” Which brings us to another question: “Civilized” according to whom?

Some of us find certain events taking place today in other “civilizations” abhorrent. Things like the kidnapping, wholesale rape and selling into slavery of school girls, bombings, beheadings or enslaving people with whom you disagree – in other words, the total disregard of human rights.

Take, for example, this recent anti-God activity conducted by the Catholic Church hierarchy:

“The Vatican said Wednesday that it had concluded a treaty to recognize Palestinian statehood, a symbolic but significant step welcomed by Palestinians but upsetting to the Israeli government” (which is recognized by God) (Dallas Morning News, May 13).

“The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine” (YNetNews.com).

So, if the Catholic Church can recognize a government that maintains that Jews should be annihilated, should blacks – who were once lynched and enslaved by whites – be allowed to slaughter whites they feel are suppressing them today? Then in that case, shouldn’t whites, who feel threatened by black violence, have the right to eliminate the “black threat”?

Alternatively, is it possible that human beings just might have a higher value – regardless of color, creed, sex or national origin – than plants and animals? Could it be that a force, a power greater than evolution, is behind and responsible for human existence?

Why are there humans, anyway? Why did God create the human race? He had a completely blank slate and all creative powers. I wonder how many thousands of ideas and concepts He imagined before he drew up the DNA blueprint for humanity. Why male and female? Why not simply the “hydra” which can reproduce in three ways: 1) bisexual reproduction, 2) budding like a plant or 3) being cut in half and having both halves grow back as total and complete new organisms?

The endless, exotic varieties of the plant and animal kingdoms literally shout of the wonderfully imaginative creativity of this God, Who, with limitless options, came up with us! Frankly, had I been God, I probably would not have come up with a Ben Kinchlow; don’t laugh. I probably wouldn’t have come up with a you, either. In fact, I am not sure I would have chosen such pesky, hard-to-manage creatures as humans beings. Thankfully, I am not God. (And all the people said, “Amen!”)

So, again, why humans? Here’s why: God wanted, and therefore created, something that would testify not only to His power, but to His personhood. You and I, made in His image, are that something. We serve not just as a footprint to prove He walked here, but as a fingerprint, demonstrating His handiwork.

Modern science, despite its efforts to reduce us to merely a higher form of animal, has been forced to agree with something written about us thousands of years ago: “… I am fearfully and wonderfully made”(Psalms 139). It is recorded in The Book that we, you and I, are created in His “… image and in our likeness.”

Here is another truly amazing fact: God made you and me like Him in another regard. He gave us the same absolute free will that He has. No human being, if they are willing to accept the consequences of their decisions, can be made to do anything he or she does not want to do. Every human being has the individual authority to do exactly what they please. (See first paragraph, second question.)

Here is a profound thought and an even more mind-boggling truth that flows from this thought: There is only one force in the universe who can make you do anything – and He won’t!

So, in the final analysis, as human beings, we have the right, privilege and authority to choose the what, when, how and why of our behavior, actions and reactions to one another – which brings to mind another profound, perhaps problem-solving concept: “And as you would like and desire that men would do to you, do exactly so to them” (Luke 6:31, AMP).

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RACIAL HATRED IN REVERSE

The scenes that we Americans have been witnessing in multiple cities across this country, at first intermittently and lately almost regularly, have brought to mind a seriously disturbing memory. It’s a memory shared by many black Americans experientially and all Americans on some level. This haunting reality was called “lynching.”

Although the majority of black Americans think they know what racism looks like, sounds like and feels like, the truth is that their hue and cry for “justice and equality” is enough to make a rationally thinking person, black or white, writhe in frustration.

Unfortunately, there are those today who, through spurious charges, whether deliberate or misguided, allege that America has failed to fulfill its promise of “liberty and justice for all.”

Pardon a personal historical reference, but I grew up in the segregated South. I drank from “colored” water fountains, sneaked a drink from “white” fountains and made a startling discovery: The water tasted the same. I used segregated restrooms, waiting rooms, rode in the back of buses and buried my grandparents in a segregated cemetery – separated even in death.

As a child, I attended a “separate but equal” school. However, every Monday morning, we opened the sliding wooden doors, stood, and “in unison, children,” said “The Lord’s Prayer.” Then, turning to the middle of the building, “Face the flag, hands over your heart, in unison … I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” As you know, “God” was not added until 1954.

One nation “indivisible”? We didn’t know what that meant, but our standard then was, if you don’t know what something means, go to the dictionary and look it up: Indivisible: not divisible, not separable into parts. Now that may not have been the case for all Americans at the moment, but it was there, and we were taught and expected that the promised “liberty and justice for all” would someday include us, if we were prepared. So our mantra back in the day was “study, get educated, be ready and remember, America is the home of the brave.”

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So, we studied, we prayed and then we stood in line, or sat at lunch counters. Led by preachers, we marched and linked arm-in-arm, “indivisible” with many whites, and we sang, “We shall overcome.”

It seems increasingly evident that many black Americans either know little to nothing of their history, or they have disqualified it as irrelevant to the “troubles I’ve seen” in their modern-day American way of life. I have written numerous columns trying to throw the light of reason and sanity on the black man’s perceived plight in America. And here I am, yet again.

There was actually a time in our history when, yes, racism was rampant and black Americans were considered less than human beings. It was a time when the most responsible, God-fearing black family could be obliterated by hatred, fear and real racism. A decent, innocent black citizen could be accused of heinous crimes and, for no reason other than color, be summarily hung from a rope – called “lynching” – on the spot, just for being black. No trial, no jury, no evidence.

Then there came a time when the conscience of America was awakened and attitudes began to shift and white men were willing to die in a horrible Civil War to expunge the hatred from our midst. These fighting men, white and black, gave up everything for this cause, and a great U.S. president died trying to right this wrong.

Slowly but surely, we progressed to becoming a country for all the people, regardless of skin color, and we began to accept one another, acknowledge one another, support one another and even love one another. We laid down our hatred and decided to live together as equal Americans. Black Americans began to experience the same blessings as all other citizens, and it seemed the evil did indeed exist no more.

Now here we are, once again facing racial hatred – in reverse. All the gains, and there have been many, are being desecrated by godless mobs who have no earthly idea of what racism really is. With their trumped-up charges against one white man after another – no trial, no jury, no evidence – while justifying it because of the color of someone’s skin, are they slowly but surely reviving the past – false accusations, violence, malevolence and even death?

Are we now witnessing a black Ku Klux Klan?

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Should Baltimore be a ‘no white cop’ zone?

The breaking, entering and looting of a CVS drugstore, the Mondawmin Mall, a Save-A-Lot, a Rite-Aid and other smaller businesses – including a deli, a check-cashing storefront, a liquor store and a partially completed $16 million senior citizen center – by “mourners” was no doubt owing to the fact that these businesses had somehow offended the community home to Freddie Gray.

These “civil rights demonstrators,” after their looting sprees, then loaded up their cars with stolen goods and fled, after setting more than 150 fires, as of this writing. Others burned and trashed police cars and other vehicles in Baltimore, no doubt expressing “mutual sympathy” with the Gray family. You know, kinda like those “mourners” who rioted, looted and burned in sympathy with the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Apparently the folks operating these businesses should have received sensitivity training or been banned from establishing stores in black neighborhoods in the first place. They demonstrated this lack of sensitivity by opening white and black-owned stores (one or two) in “predominately African-American neighborhoods.” Perhaps the phrase “predominately African-American neighborhood” holds the key to a solution to our present problem of “white cop violence” in black neighborhoods.

A year ago, I wrote a column with a prescription that “would prevent police having rocks and Molotov cocktails hurled at them, eliminate all marches and protests against ‘racist’ white officers and police departments, potentially save thousands (if not millions) of tax dollars and could, possibly, result in lower state and federal tax rates.”

In that column, I made reference to a practice that apparently is gaining some, albeit unwilling, momentum in certain areas of several countries. You have doubtless heard of the practice being implemented in such countries as England, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy, as well as in one of Europe’s most immigration-friendly countries, Sweden. This concept, over the past few years, has gained momentum and has in some cases been implemented officially.

It is the establishment of a practice known as “no-go zones.”

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Would this solution work to resolve the alleged police racial bias in American cities like Cleveland; Detroit; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore etc., with predominately black neighborhoods? (Remember, statistical evidence in America overwhelmingly substantiates black-on-black crime, so the odds are the criminal will also be black.) However, according to the national media, and contrary to statistical evidence, the reportage implies almost all the crimes against blacks are committed not by other blacks, but by white police in these neighborhoods.

As I pointed out last year, a modified form of this new solution would be these no-go zones with “no white cops allowed in ‘da hood.’” If a black cop were not immediately available, the residents would handle the situation until a black cop was located and dispatched. If the city had no black cops, they would be imported from the nearest city having African-American police officers on the payroll.

However, in the aforementioned countries, there is a new method being proposed and, in some cases, officially accepted. Perhaps a modified form of this concept would resolve many of the grievances presently being highlighted by the press in American cities. In some cities and neighborhood in the previously named countries, this concept is being implemented by the predominately Muslim residents of certain communities.

Here is how it works: Certain areas that have predominately Muslim populations and are under the dominion of the Muslim doctrine establish these “no-go zones.” Anyone unwilling to abide by the rules of the strictly enforced Muslim religious code are advised via signage, “You only enter the area at your own risk.” This includes police, firemen, emergency workers, etc. In other words, “If you are not Muslim, stay out. You obey our rules and customs or suffer the consequences.” Muslims who have immigrated to European countries are now demanding the right to officially establish these no-go zones.

These no-go zones are spreading across Europe and now have migrated to the U.S. In Dearborn, Michigan (with more than 100,000Muslims), 45 percent of the city has settled into a no-go zone, referred to as Dearborn-Dar-al-Islam (a place governed by Islamic Shariah law). The Muslims provide weapons and guards and government officials in their own societies. Only Muslims can apprehend and arrest Muslims according to Muslim law and tradition.

Have we inadvertently stumbled upon a solution to rioting in places like Ferguson and Baltimore? Would it be that difficult to implement? Let’s look.

Blacks, predominantly, already live there! Just turn the hood into a “no-go zone.” Let blacks provide weapons and guards and government officials in their own societies. Only blacks could apprehend and arrest blacks. No white cops, only black cops, black firemen, mayors, city councils, city courts, preachers, teachers, restaurants, theaters, etc. This is our neighborhood: “Dis is da hood! Blacks only – Whitey stay out!” Problem solved.

But wait – didn’t we have that once?

And didn’t we march, sing, pray and, in some instances, die to get outta there?

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. We did have that. It was called “segregation.”

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COUNTERING THE BRAINWASHING OF U.S. STUDENTS

The root cause of much of the anti-American behavior expressed on U.S. college campuses and in local demonstrations by college students et al. is that they have never been outside of the United States; they have no idea what the lack of freedom is.

The liberty to express one’s opinions or ideas is taken for granted by American youth (and some others) today. In their opinion, this liberty includes being able to vehemently and in some cases violently disagree with those positions conflicting with their own.

Recently, a young woman in Valdosta, Florida, was overpowered by four police officers and has been officially banned from ever entering a particular college campus again. Her crime? She, as a veteran, was protesting the fact that students were disrespecting, including walking on, the American flag, which they had thrown on the ground.

Additionally, students at another Florida university “tore American flags off the veterans’ cars, threw them on the ground and proceeded to urinate on them. They further antagonized the veterans by pouring beer off a balcony onto several veterans, who were standing on the sidewalk below.”

If you don’t know what something is, you can’t appreciate it. So it is with many young Americans. They have no idea of the cost or value of the freedoms they are abusing today. They criticize, abuse and disrespect basic liberties and disregard the cost of these freedoms. Since they have never spent any time in any place where total freedom is not the standard practice for all citizens, they cannot appreciate the liberties they enjoy as Americans.

Left-leaning educators have vilified America’s role on the world stage, or minimized and in some cases criticized our role in securing freedoms for much of the world, so many of today’s college students have no idea of the price paid for their freedom.

Brainwashing was once considered a tool of those who would rule a society by controlling what the citizenry was taught. Today, liberal educators have transformed America’s educational system into a means of brainwashing the next generations against her. America is now being positioned as an oppressive, capitalistic, greedy enemy of the people. College graduates and “informed” citizens are now seeking ways to transform the U.S. into the image placed in their minds by these so-called educators.

This worldview says: Let us not insist on excellence, quality, hard work, sacrifice, self-denial, thrift, personal initiative and responsibility, or any of the other virtues that are the foundations of our nation and vital to the continuing greatness of America. Somehow, we have arrived at the conclusion that greatness in some way denigrates.

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Interestingly, none of the critics are asking why hundreds of thousands or, according to some estimates, millions of people are flooding illegally into this “oppressive, capitalistic, greedy” society. Perhaps they feel if enough of these “pilgrims seeking freedom” arrive, America can be “transformed.” No, you can’t ask: transformed into what?

Is there a solution? Yes, I have one, and quite a simple one at that. The reason many young people are critical of America is because they have not been anywhere else; they have nothing by which to make a comparison.

Here is my simple solution. Students would not graduate from American high schools at grade 12 but at grade 13. However, they would spend grade 13 in another country (their choice) at the pay grade of their father or mother in that country. For example, if the mother is a single parent, the students live on whatever the host country pays single mothers, say in Africa, the Middle East (Israel excepted) or the Far East. If their father works for a corporation on an assembly line, they live off what he is paid in maybe China or India. If he is a carpenter, farmhand, or owns a yard cleaning business, the student lives off what the families of farmhands earn in Mexico, Cuba or Central America. (Mexican laborers earn about $4-5 per day.) Girls would get the same in-country treatment as females in the aforementioned locales, like perhaps Iran, Iraq or Saudi Arabia.

Upon “graduation,” they come back to the land of the free and home of the brave. But then, that puts you right back in “oppressive, capitalistic, greedy” America, doesn’t it?

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AN IMPOSSIBLE AGREEMENT WITH IRAN

Exactly what did President Obama and his former anti-war protester, Secretary of State John Kerry, agree to with Iran? As we contemplate that, let me ask you a couple of rhetorical questions that will admittedly call for a measure of imagination and what ifs.

What if you had a next door neighbor who had thrown rocks at your house, broken windows in your car and kicked your dog? What if he continually insulted you, your kids and your wife? What if, on numerous occasions, he had promised to kill you? Then one day you see a truck parked outside his house with “guns and ammunition specialists” painted on it. Would you simply shrug it off and go about business as usual?

Let’s take it a step further: What if you have gone to the authorities – police, judges, city council – and they all just shrugged their shoulders and said, “We can do nothing about threats”? You tell them about the guns and ammunition specialists’ truck parked at your house, and they say, “It’s within their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

One more time. What if this same neighbor has family members and friends who have already been to prison for brutally assaulting and killing people? To make it even more personal, what if extended members of your family have already been killed by these same murderers?

What do you do?

This is the precisely the quandary faced by modern-day Israel and the basis for the Israeli mindset of “never again” – the cornerstone of its military, economic and political philosophy. This, in my opinion, was the basis for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to the U.S. Congress – to counter the Iranian religious leadership’s publicly stated intent to “wipe Israel off the map” or “erase them from the page.”

While it is not officially stated, almost every Israeli is committed to the concept that Israel will never again allow its people to be led like lambs to the slaughter even if the rest of the world – including the U.S. – does nothing to help.

The Allied powers of World War II were aware of Hitler’s ethnic cleansing, and yet they refused to act promptly and decisively, resulting in the annihilation of more than 6 million Jews. Several modern-day Islamic nations have today vowed to eliminate the Jews, and the West seems to be wearing the same blinders it wore more than 70 years ago. It is my considered opinion that Israel will not permit a repeat scenario.

We have a tendency to think other folks think like we think, like the Arabs who are saying, “We just want our neighborhoods in a separate state. We’re willing to live side by side with Israelis if they’ll stop discriminating against us.” Right. This is not a debate about neighborhoods. The Iranian leadership – media oblivion and censorship to the contrary – has repeatedly stated its intent to “annihilate Israel.” They are not simply talking about taking over the Temple Mount or establishing a neighborhood in a “Palestinian Homeland.” They clearly intend to “cleanse/purge the land” of those who are “infecting” it, the Jews. Thus, the drive to obtain not nuclear power but nuclear weapons.

The prime minister of Israel made clear to the U.S. Congress and the world, in so many words, Israel’s officially unstated position – that it will not stand by while Iran, which has sworn publicly to destroy it, is allowed by Western powers to develop and obtain these nuclear weapons.

What if Prime Minister Netanyahu’s unstated position is, “We will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, and if our actions generate World War III, so be it, but we will not permit ourselves to be annihilated”?

It would be a grave error with unimaginable consequences for the world in general, and America in particular, if we failed to have heard not a threat, but the unstated promise from Israel, “Never again.”

Now, about that agreement with Iran …

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ISRAEL IS A PARADOX

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a paradox is “something that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible.”

Israel is a paradox.

On the one hand, it is a literal testament to blood (wars, intifadas, terrorism), sweat (limited water supply, two-thirds of the land was desert and barren hills) and tears (citizens blown up on buses, seniors killed in rocket attacks, children murdered in classrooms).

On the other hand, Israel has absorbed and settled millions of immigrants, is one of the largest exporters of fruits and flowers, has revived a centuries-old language, ranks third in the world in the number of university graduates per capita, has produced numerous Nobel Prize winners, has the highest per-capita number of scientists in the world and its high-tech industry is second only to California’s Silicon Valley.

Despite her remarkable progress and continuing attempts to make peace with her neighbors, Israel is still the only country that not only must consistently defend to the international community of nations her right just to exist, but it is the only nation actually threatened with extinction by other countries, most notably Iran.

Terrorists’ rockets rain down on Israeli citizens regularly. According to reports, since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, more than 11,000 rockets have been fired into that country by terrorists. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have less than 60 seconds to find shelter after a rocket is launched from Gaza.

As Israel can pinpoint the source of the rockets fired against her, it launches retaliatory strikes. However, Israel warns the residents in the targeted areas via leaflets, phone calls and electronic notifications of the impending strikes. Generally speaking, the terrorists, to generate maximum anti-Israeli press coverage, deliberately use densely populated areas as launch sites. Furthermore, Israeli soldiers wear uniforms, terrorists do not; consequently, any terrorist operative, absent a uniform, can be labeled a “civilian casualty.”

While statistics are seldom heartwarming and generally fail to convey to those reading them the pain, anguish and sense of loss experienced by the survivors, they do serve a purpose. Used correctly, they can inform the reader of certain pertinent facts.

For example, stats show that the total reported Israeli casualties from terrorist attacks between 1948 and 2014 are 3,816 killed and 15,220 injured. (These figures include terrorists.) However, what the statistics almost always fail to show is the reverse stat. For instance, last year 180,000 Palestinian citizens entered Israel to receive medical treatment; more than 3,000 were emergency patients.

Additionally, unknown to most people, Israel has something else working along its borders with those people who are sworn to its destruction. Headline: “IDF allows first peek into secret Golan Heights field hospital.”

Officials confirm that due to the growing number of injured Syrians arriving at Israel’s border, a military field hospital was built on an IDF outpost. Thus far, the facility has treated more than 700 Syrians, and the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has also established a field hospital to treat wounded Palestinians at the Erez border crossing north of Gaza City.

In addition to the above, Israel has allowed over a thousand tons of cement and other building materials, food, fuel, medical and survival supplies and other humanitarian goods to move through checkpoints into Gaza. This despite the fact that tons of cement and building materials were used to construct tunnels specifically for the destruction of Israel and killing of Jews.

All propaganda aside, no one seems willing to comment on the fact that more than a million Arabs (Palestinians, if you will) live, work, vote and serve in the government of Israel proper.

Consider: Six million Jews are living “across the fence” from approximately 4.5 million people sworn to their destruction. While they must stay constantly alert for suicide bombers in their restaurants, on their buses and in their schools and be prepared to run for cover at a moment’s notice, they live and work side-by-side with 1.5 million Arabs on a day-to-day basis.

What was that definition of paradox again? “Something that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible.”

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Why gay agenda is not about civil liberties

There is another series of contests shaping up in the Hoosier state. Indiana has not only become the site of the “Final Four” basketball playoffs, but it is now making headlines for another type of “same sex” activity. (Oh yeah, let the record show there are no all-girl teams in the playoffs and no females on any representative team; the playoffs are same-sex activities, men with men.)

The emerging and presently burgeoning discourse has nothing to do with civil rights. It is about bedroom behavior. What is being openly debatedis the manner in which people have sex. Let us make that clear: Homosexuals are demanding that everyone agree with their method of having sexual intercourse. If someone dares to disagree with their choices, that person is immediately and consistently subjected to verbal abuse, if not threats, and mischaracterized as a bigot by the mainstream media and now by the courts.

Let’s cut to the chase: Homosexuality is 1) “of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex,” and 2) “of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex” (free Merriam-Webster online dictionary).

The current propaganda is that a refusal to accept one’s manner of engaging in sexual activity is the same as racial bigotry. The assertion is that gays are like blacks were – being denied civil liberties and equal rights.

Nothing could be further from the truth, and only those who are not familiar with racial bias – by reason of experience – are deceived by this false claim. Let the record show, any homosexual (male or female) can walk in to any business in any location in any state in the United States and be served, regardless of how they dress. As a member of the group then known (politely) as “negroes” or “coloreds” in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, I can assure you all, that was most definitelynotthe case with blacks.

It did not matter how well we dressed, how well we articulated our positions or how large or small our purchases; we were not allowed in certain areas. Photographers, bakers, hotels, restauranteurs, etc., did not refuse to serve us based on private lifestyles or sexual behavior, but on our very existence. We sought acceptance simply as people.

Homosexuals are not seeking acceptance as people, but for a particular lifestyle. In every published instance, the only cases of rejection experienced by homosexuals have been based upon rejection, not of the person, but of a lifestyle. In every case, the issue has been that their demand conflicted with the moral standards held by the owner of the business. They were rejecting not the homosexual as a person but a lifestyle that conflicted with their deeply held moral and/or religious beliefs.

It must be kept in mind that we are discussing a form of behavior that was forbidden by Western civilization from its foundation. Such behavior has been, for the most part, condemned since around 1898 B.C. In fact, homosexual sexual behavior was illegal in every state here in the U.S. as recently as 1960.

A liberal-dominated Supreme Court, in overturning laws that had existed in every state, issued what seems to me (I’m not a lawyer) a ruling based on conflicting positions. Justice Anthony Kennedy said the two men involved in the case “are entitled to respect for their private lives.” He then continued: “The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime.” Homosexuals’“private lives” and “private sexual conduct” have now become the basis for forcing people to agree with and essentially endorse a behavior they find abhorrent. Shouldn’t what you do in private be your business as long as it does not abrogate or infringe on the rights and freedoms of others?

I reiterate: Homosexual “rights” and demands are incorrectly compared to the civil rights struggles of blacks. Simply stated, homosexuals are not seeking civil rights,which they already possess as citizens, but acceptance – an endorsement of a specific type of sexual behavior.

Let me be clear, as citizens of the United States of America, they are, and should be, free to engage in any practice not inimical to the safety or freedom of any other citizen. However, the U.S. Constitution, in its very First Amendment, specifically protects my freedom to disagree with any behavior that conflicts with my personal and/or religious convictions.

Congress (not local bureaucrats) shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (emphasis added).

And all the people said, “Amen!”

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RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES ARE NOT EQUAL

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts ever to strike at the mind of man is a clear understanding of individual freedom. People generally associate freedom with the traditional concepts of slavery, legal restrictions and technical restraints, and governments typically take steps to curtail the liberties of the citizenry for fear of losing powers of control.

We are seeing evidences of this in Washington as you read this. Today, taking place without solicited input from us, there are disputes and discourses by and between our elected officials and the president. We read in our free press about actions contemplated, or taken, that have not been vetted or voted on by the real power of America: We the people.

Most people have either a mistaken version, or no concept, of what it means to be free. Freedom is the essence of what makes America different from practically every other country that ever existed. This is what makes America a beacon of hope and has made it, essentially, the promised land for practically every person seeking the freedom to achieve.

The list of people waiting to enter contains the names of hopefuls who have waited 10 years or longer for permission to enter, legally. Names are added to the list daily, and the news could be (but is not) full of stories about those coming here illegally from Mexico and other nations around the world.

What is this sought-after virtue so prevalent in the U.S.? The dictionary defines freedom as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.”

Consider that definition for a moment – “the power or right.” Power is defined as “the ability to do something or act in a particular way.” One of the primary reasons people come, or desire to come, to America is to secure the “ability to do or act in the way one desires without hindrance or restraint.” Americans, especially younger Americans, are so accustomed to this ability to act without hindrance that it is taken for granted and often abused.

Today, we have reached the point where privileges are being elevated to the level of rights. The rights of some are becoming subject to the privileges of others. Judges and elected officials who do not understand the meaning of the “unalienable rights” promised in our Constitution, are now imposing privileges over rights.

You are, and should be, free to exercise your constitutionally protected rights, as long as they do not abrogate mine. However, when your privileges trample my rights, we have crossed the line that led to the American Revolution – the right of each to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

As stated, “All men are created equal,” meaning your rights and privileges cannot interfere with, or override, mine. You are free to do as you please in your life, but we cannot allow the privileges inherent in one person’s freedom to override the rights of another. In other words, you are free to do whatever you want, as long as you recognize I, too, am free to do what I choose, including disagreeing with you.

Our constitutionally protected rights are based, in part, upon this statement from 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.” 

It is unfortunate that many have reached the stage of believing they have the moral (and are now seeking the legal) right to impose their assessments of right/wrong, moral/immoral, true/false on others. We have reached the stage where there are those who would now seek to legally deny others the right to disagree with their patterns of behavior.

It should be understood that the American system of government is based upon the concept that each of us has the right to live without having someone arbitrarily impose their values on us. The Founders of this republic were specific in their description of what they had in mind for the people they represented: “[T]o secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

It was the people who endowed the government with power for the specific purpose of ensuring the governed were imbued with the same. Furthermore, there were options given for maintaining the liberties of those voluntarily submitting themselves to this preserver/defender of their right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The declarants of the rights made clear their commitment to these rights – “that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.” 

They then went a step further. Not only had they declared themselves free from one form of tyranny and immediately established the grounds on which their new liberties would be based, but they clarified by whom it would be secured. They would not be at the mercy of a small group of unelected oligarchs, and the who of this concept was clearly articulated by the opening statement of this revolutionary new document:

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.”

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

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FERGUSON REVISITED: HERE’S MY SOLUTION

On Wednesday, March 4, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a long, racially oriented announcement regarding the U.S. Justice Department and the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department. The Justice Department, while not charging one white Ferguson police officer, did in fact, charge the entire police department with “… implicit and explicit racial bias. No other basis.”

The attorney general continued, “Detailed in what I will call our searing report – and it is searing … is an intensely charged atmosphere in which people feel under assault and under siege by the people who are supposed to protect and to serve them.” Last Friday, when asked if that included dismantling the department, he said, “If that’s what’s necessary, we’re prepared to do that.” Last week, according to ABC News, President Obama chimed in, “[T]he overwhelmingly white force was systematically biased, placing minorities under its care into an oppressive and abusive situation.”

I have a simple one-step solution.

Apparently the feds are seriously considering a program ostensibly designed to “protect black people from white cops.” That will take time and money (federal dollars equal tax dollars) to institute what will obviously be a complex, drawn-out, expensive (name a fed program that isn’t) process.

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Since Attorney General Holder is reiterating his charges of racism by white Ferguson police, I should like to reiterate a simple one-step solution that would instantly and permanently eliminate all charges of “racism” in local law enforcement departments, terminate charges of “racial harassment” by police, stop black teens being killed by “racist white cops” and end the charges of “police brutality” articulated by civil rights leaders and pastors.

I wrote a column about an idea to fix this last year.

[My idea] would prevent police having rocks and Molotov cocktails hurled at them, eliminate all marches and protests against “racist” white officers and police departments, potentially save thousands (if not millions) of tax dollars and could, possibly, result in lower state and federal tax rates.

Depending on where one lives, the headlines in the local (and some national) news recently have featured various commentaries and reports on the following:

“Numerous protests have been held since the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.”

“Tensions escalated last week after a white officer in St. Louis shot and killed another 18-year-old black man” (Reuters).

We have seen national and local clergy and noted civil rights leaders flying in (usually by first class or on private jets) to lead protests and “demand justice” for the “victims.” The unbiased national media have flown in camera crews, reporters and commentators while newspapers and other media have screamed at the injustices perpetrated on “black youth by racist white cops.” I have heard none of the commentators, civil rights leaders or local pastors come up with a solution; they offer only criticisms of the local constabulary.

Incidentally, every major statistical report on crime shows that cities with the highest black populations also have the highest crime rates. “Last year, among the nation’s 10 largest cities, Philadelphia had the highest murder rate. Other cities such as Baltimore, Detroit and Washington, D.C., (with large black populations) experienced the nation’s highest rates of murder and violent crime. According to most police, government, FBI and other studies, this high murder rate is, and has been, predominantly a black problem. Bureau of Justice statistics between 1976 and 2005 show that blacks, while 13 percent of the population, committed more than 52 percent of the nation’s homicides and were 46 percent of the homicide victims. Ninety-four percent of black homicide victims had a black as their murderer. Blacks are not only the major victims of homicide; blacks suffer high rates of all categories of serious violent crime, and another black is most often the perpetrator” (Capitalism Magazine).

Since the majority of crimes in major cities are committed in black neighborhoods by blacks, any cop going in to investigate or apprehend the criminal will most likely be looking to find a black perpetrator. Police respond to 9-1-1 calls based on availability, not race; police dispatched to a crime scene in a black neighborhood will usually confirm that the crime was committed by a black. Any situation that gets out of hand immediately leaves a white officer open to charges of “racism.”

I should like to propose a simple solution, a modified form of which has been, and is being, implemented in places like England, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy, as well as in one of Europe’s most immigration-friendly countries, Sweden.

In these countries, cities and neighborhoods, there is a concept implemented by the Muslim residents of certain communities known as “no-go zones.” This means anyone unwilling to abide by the rules of the strictly enforced Muslim religious code should only enter the area at their own risk. This includes police, firemen, emergency workers, etc. In other words, if you are not Muslim, stay out – or suffer the consequences. This is what Muslims who have immigrated to European countries are demanding and, in many cases, getting, including the U.S., in Dearborn, Michigan. Only Muslims can apprehend and arrest Muslims according to Muslim law and tradition.

Would this work to resolve alleged police racial bias in American cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., with predominately black neighborhoods? (Remember, statistical evidence in America overwhelmingly substantiates black-on-black crime, so the odds are the criminal will indeed be black.)

Here is my simple easily implemented solution: Establish “white cop no-go zones.”

No more white cops responding to 9-1-1 calls in “da hood.” Only black cops would enter black neighborhoods in Ferguson, St. Louis, Chicago or other predominately black neighborhoods. Only black cops (ala Muslims) can apprehend or arrest blacks. If no black cops are available, let the residents handle the situation – or wait until one is available.

No white cops in black neighborhoods; all charges of racism immediately eliminated. Problem solved.

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HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICA, PART 4

(Editor’s note: This is Part 4 of Ben Kinchlow’s series on the history of black America. Read Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.)

America, the “promised land.” Remember, Civil Rights Acts had been passed in 1866, 1870, 1871 and 1875. Plus, the 15th Amendment, specifically granting black men the right to vote, had passed in 1870. Hurrah! The promised land!

But wait, if we had reached the “promised land” back in the 1800s, why did I, as a black man serving in the U.S. Air Force (who overseas had carried loaded weapons in support of foreign freedoms) have to wait until 1964 to get my civil rights and 1965 to obtain unrestricted voting rights? Who was responsible for the delay? The answers to these questions shocked me. One of the advantages of ignorance is that a measure of peace accompanies it; if you don’t know something, it cannot upset you. Where was the president? Where was Congress? Where was the Supreme Court?

Although there were barriers, modern blacks did vote freely in the North and with severe restrictions in almost all areas of the South. From voting 71 percent for FDR right up to 96 percent for Obama, blacks, when they did vote, cast their ballots in the Democrat bloc. There is a reason for that, and while “the truth makes free,” it can also unsettle.

As pointed out, Roosevelt scored 71 percent of the black vote in 1936; earlier, however, in 1932, he had only generated 23 percent. Had blacks voted prior to 1932? Yes, and this is where I began to uncover information that I’d not known heretofore. Remember, blacks had gotten the right to vote in the 1800s and had served in the 41st and 42nd sessions of Congress. Blacks in Congress in the 1800s? Not only so, but black Sen. Blanch Kelso Bruce from Mississippi actually received a number of votes for vice president at a presidential convention in 1888. What? So, who were blacks voting for prior to FDR?

In research for my book, “Black YellowDogs,” I came upon some revelatory information. Here’s a hint from Robert Flournoy written in 1868: “I am a considerable sort of Negro man and talk with Negroes wherever I go. I have never met in all my intercourse with the Negroes of Mississippi but one single Negro who professed to be a Democrat.”

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What was that – a rare black Democrat? Yes, the facts of the matter are simply that from Lincoln to FDR, blacks voted exclusively for Republicans. The reason was very simple. In 1854, a political group calling itself “Democratic Republicans” was formed specifically to prevent the spread of slavery into new federal territories. Later, they changed the name to “Republican” and selected Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for president. Seven of the planks in their platform, directly or indirectly, called for the abolition of slavery. No question, the Republican Party was founded and rested squarely on its opposition to slavery.

Democrat “Redeemer” governments took over the South after the Civil War ended. Southerners were once again in power. Thanks to the “3/5th Clause,” Democrats soon controlled Congress, packed the Supreme Court and, with control of every congressional committee, they systematically refused to enact, enforce or support a single provision of any civil rights bills passed by the outgoing Republicans.

In 1883, a sympathetic Supreme Court declared the 1875 Civil Rights Act “unconstitutional,” and every single black office holder was removed and all civil rights legislation was nullified. Redeemer governments at the state level, powerful Democrats in D.C., and a packed Supreme Court ignored, circumvented or overturned every single civil right that had been guaranteed to blacks by the amended Constitution and Civil Rights Acts.

No university degree is required to ascertain that the reasons blacks voted “R” was that only Republicans would allow blacks to vote. With these Democrat redeemer governments firmly ensconced throughout the South and re-elected year after year, not one single piece of civil rights legislation remained, or was passed, until – are you ready for this – 1964!

From the time I was old enough to pay attention to voting patterns, I was aware that blacks, when they did vote, voted for Democrats. A black Republican was as rare as the aforementioned black Democrat in Mississippi. Unfortunately, owing to a biased press and left-leaning liberal educators (the reason? the ’60s conservatives went to business and Wall Street and the leftists went into media and education), blacks were ignorant of the anti-black posture of the Democratic Party.

Just review the Jim Crow days and see which party controlled the South. Seems we have forgotten it took Republican President Eisenhower to send in troops to get the Democrat governor out of the door to integrate Little Rock High School. By the way, that same political party (Democratic Party) was in power throughout the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s civil rights struggles.

Remember the aforementioned Civil Rights Acts, the 15th Amendment, up to and including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act? All were introduced and passed by Republican majorities.

Blacks voting 93-97 percent for Democrats today apparently are not aware of the voting patterns associated with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Yes, Democrat President Lyndon Johnson signed them, but here’s how it went down:

1) Voting in favor of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: Senate (D) 60 percent, (R) 82 percent; House (D) 61 percent, (R) 80 percent

2) Voting in favor of the 1965 Voting Rights Act: Senate (D) 74 percent, (R) 97 percent; House (D) 80 percent, (R) 85 percent

Guess who got, and still gets, credit for the victory from our free unbiased press? Aw, you guessed, the Democrats.

The Republicans were the authors of all anti-slavery, pro-civil rights legislation from the 1800s to the 1960s. And did I forget to mention that it took threatened marches on D.C. to force Democrat Presidents Roosevelt and Truman to sign anti-discrimination legislation? Or that Republican President Eisenhower sent in federal troops to desegregate a southern high school in a Democrat-controlled state? And, oh yes, lest we forget, a Republican senator named Everett Dirksen sacrificed his health for, and Republicans voted almost in lockstep to pass (over Democrat opposition), the first civil rights legislation in over 100 years.

Apparently forgotten by, or unbeknownst to, many – especially African-Americans – it was Republicans, not Democrats, who have demonstrably been the sponsors of all pro-civil rights legislation for blacks in America.

History is defined as “the study of past events, particularly in human affairs.” We have just observed Black History Month; so lest we forget, as George Santayana wrote in “The Life of Reason”: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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