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Jim Killebrew has 40 years of clinical psychological work for people with intellectual disabilities, and experience teaching, administration, consulting, writing with multiple publications. Dr. Killebrew has attended four Universities and received advanced degrees. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology; University of Illinois at Springfield, Counseling Education; M.A., Human Development Counseling; Northeastern Oklahoma State University, B.A., Psychology and Sociology. Dr. Killebrew attended Lincoln Christian Seminary (Now Lincoln Christian University). Writing contributions have been accepted and published in several journals: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, The Lookout, and Christian Standard (multiple articles). He may be reached at Killebrewjb@aol.com.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Entitlements


Entitlements; how do we come to believe we are entitled to receive resources that someone else has earned? It is almost sociopathic when you think about it. You have something you worked hard for; I don't have it, but I want it. I believe I am "entitled" to it and because of my entitlement you should be

honored to give it to me.



Now enters a socialist; if you believe I am not entitled to your resources, the socialist simply regulates, makes policy, passes laws, taxes and confiscates my resources and "redistributes" them to those of their choice.



Some say it is Christian to "help those in need" and we should be kind enough to do it. That is true, in the Christian sense we should want to help by sharing what we have to those in need. The difference between Christian giving and socialistic taking is the choice of the individual.

A modern definition of entitlement is "to give somebody the right to have or to do something." Entitlement in modern America has become a perceived "right" to have someone else's resources. The enactment of entitlement in the United States has been fundamentally changed to not only mean those who have an identified, verified "need" for assistance, but now also to those who are "entitled" to assistance in the form of redistribution of wealth. Another dimension of entitlement has come to mean long-term, perhaps even for a lifetime a continual process of redistributing resources from those who have it to those who don't.

 At what point in our history did the concept and practice of entitlement to the resources of others become a "right" in our society?     JBK

Friday, April 13, 2012

Abortion

Talk about a war on women, statistics taken from the government's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute (GI), a special research affiliate of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, 54,559,615 children have been aborted from 1973 to 2012 in the United States.
Using their numbers and the normal distribution percentages, that means...
1,091,192 would have had IQ's above 130 and considered genius.
7,638,346 would have had IQ's between 115 an 130
18,550,269 would have had IQ's between 100 and 115
Overall 45,830,076 would have been considered part of the normal population with jobs, taxpayers and productive citizens.
Without that loss there would have been people in all of the jobs we have in America: businessmen/women, farmers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, judges, teachers, factory workers, inventors, professors, preachers, college students, CEOs, administrators, technicians of all kinds, construction owners/workers, and of course school-age students and kids at home. And the list goes on and on to include every conceivable job a person could have.
The oldest of this group would be only 39 years old.
With an average of 1.4 million being aborted each year, assuming that each person enters the work force at age 20, that means that today we would have about 26.6 million more people under the age of 39 in our work force right now paying taxes and helping to support the economy.
More than that, however, what we do have is 54,559,615 souls who could have enriched the lives of each family, either natural or adoptive, and the communities into which they would have been born. Instead, we have as many prospective Mothers who have been left with only a distant memory of having sustained their right to choose.
What a shame America has lost such a significant resource of human life. That is the real war on women.
Jim Killebrew