Morality and Evil

50a0d19210193.preview-620

Think for a second and ask yourself: Would the world be a more or less safe place if there was no such thing as the United States of America?

There are many parts of the world that, I believe, would be a lot less safe if America was not around.

The reason for this is because Americans understand that their are great powers of evil in the world and they believe it is their obligation to end evil.

The primary reason that Americans has done so much good for the world is because they have fought evil.

The truth is that Americans die for others to give other people around the world better lives. One example is in the case of South Korea. Why is it that Psy, a singer from South Korea with the famous song “Gangnam Style” is able to get worldwide fame and travel around the country while earning money without being restricted or punished by his government?

The incredibly important reason for this is because of the Korean War when the United States liberated South Korea from Communism, the biggest mass-murdering ideology in history. It is because of the United States that South Korea is not like North Korea today.

Americans are so blessed with this precious gift of Liberty and they feel as if they should risk their lives to share it with other people of the world.

Some may argue that Americans intervene in other countries for economic means. But what was in Korea that would help the U.S. economically? Rubber? What was in the Nazi death camps where the US intervened to liberate that was so important economically?

Unfortunately, many people, especially the youth in society are starting to be taught that instead of fighting evil, fighting is evil; the antithesis of what America has done to stop evil in history. This idea of not fighting evil is a very dangerous and foolish approach.

Sometimes to end evil, you have to fight evil. The way the United States liberated South Korea, Vietnam, death camps, and Iraq was by fighting. Evil people do not care about a deal on a signed paper. They care about destroying people who are good. That is why the President of Iran wishes to “wipe Israel off the map;” the Jewish state about the size of New Jersey and El Salvador that wishes nothing, but peace with its enemies. The reason Israel still exists today is because it is fighting its neighbors who wish to destroy it; not because they believe “war is not the answer.”

I believe America is truly exceptional. One of the reasons is because of its urge to give freedom to others in the world. How many Germans, Swedes, Italians, French die to give freedom to others like America has? America itself is essential, especially in terms of retaining liberty and safety. I cannot imagine the dark world we would live in without the United States of America and its unique values.

I believe just as it says on the Liberty Bell from the Hebrew Bible: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” 

Leftism in America

Article: Leftism in America

This idea of bigger government from the Left, taxing people more, spending more, and taking more liberty away is becoming a reality in the United States. Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer explains how President Obama is boldly carrying this out. Throughout American history, Americans knew that once the government became bigger, the citizen became smaller. That was what made America so successful. We are now starting to believe in this notion that bigger government is better for society. I sincerely hope for the survival of the best system ever devised to make a good society: the American Trinity (Liberty, In G-d We Trust, E Pluribus Unum). Fight with me

.338-0228100639-welfare

The Need for God

Given that many in our society today from the left are in an effort to make America a secular society. The need for G-d is essential. In terms of knowing the difference between good and evil is needed in any society. A God-fearing society is a more morally sound society

Bigger Government in the USA

biggovernment

Leftist policies, as well as President Obama’s policies  strive to make America more and more like Europe with a bigger government. This was not the vision of the Founders of the United States of America. The Left in Europe are no different than the Left in America. “The bigger the government the smaller the citizen.”

Different Opinions: Two State Solution

middle-east

A piece on the Middle East Conflict written by student Jacob Goldstein:

“’If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel’”-Benjamin Netanyahu said this in 2010 during a time of violent conflict. This state of mind was relevant in 2010, but even more so today. Israel has been patient with the Palestinian people. They have tried to lead several peace negotiations through the United Nations, but none have worked. This failure has stemmed from the simple fact that the Palestinians refuse to acknowledge Israel as a country, and continue to resort to violence with the only goal to wipe Israel off the map. In my opinion, a two state solution is not possible with the pre-1967 borders due to the fact that they are indefensible. The pre-1967 borders results in Israel giving up the entire West Bank to the Palestinians. Rockets coming from the West Bank, and hitting Tel-Aviv is equivalent to rockets fired from Encino into Sherman Oaks. Israel left the Gaza strip, and in return we were hit with more rockets. We must not make this mistake twice, for the sake of the security of Israel. But, the Palestinians insist on these borders and will not compromise for anything else. In the past 12 years, Hamas terrorists in Gaza have fired over 12,000 rockets into Israel. Just imagine trying to go to sleep, with the threat of a bomb blowing you and your family sky high. The fear of a parent tucking their kids in at night, not knowing whether it is safe to do so. A two state solution might be the answer, no one really knows, but with the facts presented and violence escalading, I do not see how it will be possible, if ever.

-Jacob Goldstein

The Pursuit of Happiness

lakers-suns-basketball-calojpg-a26fab08532743ba_largeWhen people talk about happiness or pursuing happiness, conflicting views are made on the idea.  When the idea of happiness comes up, many seem to think of going to their favorite restaurant, receiving a new iPhone, or having fun in a vacation spot. However, the truth is that happiness has nothing to do with any of these experiences. These may be short term luxuries, but they are worth merely nothing when discussing happiness.

The concept that individuals achieve their individual happiness can best be seen in the American system more than any other system ever devised. The primary reason for this is because it requires people to earn what they truly desire instead of it being given. The fact is that when people work hard for something, the chances are that they will be much happier people. That is why I  consistently argue that the American values system produces more happy people. Demanding people to work hard and take care of themselves and others in the scheme of having the state limited from the lives of people is truly better for individuals and makes people happier.

Some may argue that this system produces a narcissistic society and more self-centered people. But the fact is that if people are individually required to take responsibility for their own lives and work hard for their earnings, they will tend to also feel the need to take care of others in the community. That is why Americans give far more charity than the other citizens of  any other country in the world. However, if the people rely on the state to give them what they need to be happy instead of earning it themselves as it is done in the Welfare States of Europe, you will produce a more unhappy and selfish society. If people assume that they will be taken care of by the state, they will tend to have a less of a desire to work for their earnings and they will assume that the state will take care of their fellow citizens instead of doing it themselves. If people are given benefits from the state without having to work for them, you will most likely produce a society of ingratitude; therefore producing unhappy people.

If a person earns $30,000 by working for it as an example, the chances are, according to various studies, that they will be happier than someone who wins $50,000 from a lottery. People have to understand that happiness is earned, not given. Moreover, the next time you encounter a policy to vote on, ask yourself if it will increase or decrease a sense of dependency on the state to give people what they yearn to be happy.

In the American system that requires people to work hard to achieve happiness, happier people are produced because they will have gained the most important characteristic in the life of a human being: gratitude. Grateful people are happier and are more likely to do more good for the world. If you look at all the evil that was done by people in history, they are not among the happiest people in this world.

Just remember that in the Declaration of Independence when it says that the American people are “endowed by their Creator” with the  unalienable right of the “the pursuit of Happiness”, it requires people to be earning it instead of having things being given to them to be happy. The idea of “the pursuit of Happiness” is an action. If the Founding Fathers didn’t believe that, then it would say in the Declaration of Independence that we have the “right to be happy.”  The pursuit of happiness is not about having things being given to us to be happy, but it is about the idea that it is up to the individual to achieve success and to earn their happiness.