Thoughts this MLK Day

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”  ~Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Alden Benton

Reflecting on Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.  Most of us who were born before 1960 know his story as we watched the events of the American Civil Rights movement unfold. 

Dr. King was first and foremost a man of God and as such, his accomplishments were achieved through peaceful protest and civil disobedience.  Through his leadership, our nation took giant strides forward in race relations through love and the legislative process; a journey cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. 

Dr. King led with conviction and courage, both derived from the moral high ground of the righteousness of his cause and his deep and enduring faith in God. 

As I look back at the intervening years since his passing, I am saddened.  Dr. King’s noble dream, a dream of his children growing up in a nation where they would be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, is dead.  It too was murdered.  

Dr. King’s dream was killed not by an assassin’s gun, but by years of slimy, self-serving politicians and race-baiting manipulators who seek to divide us as a people, destroy us as a nation, and enslave on the government plantation those who Dr. King sought to free. 

I’m sorry, Dr. King.  We failed to keep your torch burning. 

I pray that I will live to see the day that, by God’s grace, all the damage wrought by evil men has been wiped away, replaced with the warmth and light of your beautiful dream.

Offending the Offensive

Planned Parenthood, arguably one of the most heinous, brutal, and cavalier mass murderers of the 20th and 21st centuries, has the audacity to be offended. 

They expect the rest of us to sit silently while they murder and maim hundreds of thousands of unborn children each year and then illegally sell body parts of their victims for profit, and yet they are offended.

So what are these godless butchers offended by?  Town reports that they are offended because House Speaker Paul Ryan dared to invite Catholic Nuns to attend the State of the Union Address.

Oh my!

It pleases me that these baby killers, who murdered 327,653 babies from July 2014 through June 2015, are offended by the presence of nuns from the Little Sisters of the Poor.  These women bring the spirit of God to their work of helping the elderly poor, no matter their religious affiliation.

However, the strength of their faith makes them dangerous enemies to the libertine perversions and uber control obsession of the Left.

These nuns are suing the government to overturn the mandate that the insurance they provide include, contrary to their religious beliefs, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs.

The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:31, “If God is with us who dare stand against us?”  The women of the Little Sisters of the Poor have put on God’s armor to confront the evil of abortion and through their faith, and by God’s will, I pray that they prevail.

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The run up to the presidential primaries is way too long.  Most of us suffer political overload long before the first debates even occur and by the time November arrives, we’ve been so battered by attack ads screaming and talking heads blathering, we can’t muster  the interest, or energy, to go out and cast our votes.

As far as the so-called “debates” are concerned, I never watch either side’s antics.  Except for the populist bloviating of The Donald, the debates are useful only to cure insomnia.  That having been said, the debates still draw the faithful, the curious, and the media snark‑meisters. 

Once in a while, in the midst of the pre-scripted discussion  points, a candidate will let his or her tongue slip and say something off script that will come back to bite them in the patoot. 

Just ask the Dragon Lady otherwise known as Hillary Clinton.

Today, the Washington Examiner reported on a remark Mrs. Clinton made at the last debate.  Her comment was instantly Tweeted to her 5 million groupies (followers).

Before she left the stage, she had so angered her base that they quickly inundated her Twitter account with sarcastic and questioning negativity.

Her gaffe?  In Sunday’s debate, Mrs. Clinton’s said, “There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail.”


The woman who faces the potential of being charged with some serious felonies for breaches of national security, fraud, and other crimes, actually said this?

Yes, she did, and judging by the sample of responses to the Tweet asking if her comment includes herself, it has indeed taken a big bite out of her posterior. 

Nice shooting, Hillary. 

Most politicians either put their foot in their mouth, or shoot themselves in the foot. Hillary has taken making a verbal guffaw to a new level — she put her foot in her mouth and shot herself in the posterior.

I guess even her history of lies, half-truths, cover-ups, and obfuscation has tired even her party faithful. 

I guess Hillary isn’t bulletproof after all.

“Prayer invites the presence and power of God into our circumstances and into our group life.” ~Pastor Rick Warren

Copyright 2016
A. L. Benton / Independence Creek Enterprises
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One response to “Thoughts this MLK Day

  1. Thanks, Alden, it’s a Good one!!! Bill’s service will be Friday, Jan. 29th, 11a.m. at Grace Church. Lunch reception following. Love, Ev

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