In the words of one American president (whom many remember, one way or another), âLet me make this perfectly clear âŚâÂ the homosexual community is not striving for equal rights, they are driving for special rights applicable only to them, to the exclusion of equal rights for others.
It has been a lead story for weeks now: âWhat Happened to Malaysian Flight 370?â Naturally, folks have been talking about it and no exception here. Not being a slavish devotee of the mainstream media, plus having a âwhatâs the real story here?â âtude, I discussed it with several knowledgeable friends, looking for some possible insight into the subject.
The atheists are at it again, demanding that only they be allowed to practice their religion. Wait Kinchlow, you have it all wrong, atheists are against all religions. Not quite, they are against all religions except their own. But wait, atheists do not believe in God. I didnât say they were practicing a belief in God; I said they were practicing their religion. But isnât that what religion is all about, worship of a God?
Are we uneducated?Â The school systems are woefully deficient in true education and many are now deliberately rewriting history to influence our concepts of life and what matters in the few short years we exist here (after which, of course, according to them, we die and thatâs it). Regardless of the school we attended, regardless of good or bad teachers, regardless of âopportunityâ issues or perhaps limited access to higher levels of learning, there is more information online than we could read in a lifetime, so no longer can we claim lack of education as a reason for our condition.
Some years ago in a seminar on successful management principles, and then later in an article on successful management techniques, I learned of the management principle, âWhat gets rewarded gets done.â The essence of the message was, if you want something to be done/accomplished on a continuous basis, reward it.
Let me invite you to think about that word, ârepresentatives,â for a moment. What isÂ a ârepresentativeâ? According to the dictionary, a representative isÂ someone sent in place of. Said another way, âWhen I canât be somewhere in person, I send someone to represent me, someone to act on my behalf to carry outÂ myÂ wishes, not theirs.â
We are experiencing â because we have allowed it â frightening changes within our society and the societal mores on which the American republic rests. More and more, the traditional foundations are being destroyed. People without moorings (a stable traditional family, a sense of personal self-worth and concrete moral values) are being swept away by a new wave.
Let me ask you something: Would you turn your computer, your car, your air conditioner or your heart surgery over to someone with absolutely no experience? Yet we have placed America under the control of an administration whereÂ only 8 percent of the people trying to direct the greatest economy in the history of the world have anyÂ actual hands-on experience in business.Â Can someone say âcommunity organizerâ?
There are some major controversies â ranging from homosexual rights to gun control to Bible reading in public schools or prayers in/on military bases â brewing all across America today. The arguments, full of zeal on both sides, rage. One side, filled with passionÂ based on belief in principle, the otherÂ based on procedures designed to prohibit.
In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law passed by a state legislature that allowed privately funded posters of the Ten Commandments to be hung in classrooms to âacquaint students with the moral pillars of the legal code of their cultureâ (not promote religion).