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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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Monday, June 3, 2013

Scandal

 


There is a lot of media air-time and words spent talking about the unconscionable targeting by the IRS of conservative groups seeking to gain status as a charitable organization in order to obtain tax exempt status.  One point of contention and disgrace of the practice is that it specifically targeted only select groups that had words like patriot, or tea party as part of its title.  The charge is that other, more liberal, organizations were not treated so unfairly by not being targeted for a microscopic review of the organization with questions that actually risked restricting individual's and organization's rights to privacy.  This scandal has reached proportions that may result in the firing of high-ranking officials of the IRS and possibly even Administration Cabinet-level officials.

 

As egregious as this scandal is, when we put it in perspective with another incident that occurred in 1973, it becomes questionable that this incident is quite so enormous by comparison.  That incident was the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized the death of children by legally taking their lives through abortion based on a woman's right to choose.  Talk about targeting conservative groups think about abortion targeting only unborn babies.  Those babies have been legally targeted by the lawmakers at the state and federal level.  No other group has been targeted for such treatment; if they were, it would cause a scandal that could be heard around the world.  Those babies' rights have been completely ignored for all these years; a number of human lives that have accumulated to over 56,281,000 infant souls taken from this world through abortion completely legally.

 

The fact alone that these two scandals can stand side-by-side in our society with one being viewed as perfectly legal, and even desired by so many in our country, while the other is viewed as the atrocity it is, demonstrates the sliding toward almost total immorality and the decline of civility in our culture.

 

Jim Killebrew 

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