Read Me if you wish to Engage in my personal political philosophy Which reflects poetically on matters relevant to those discussed in my previous blogs: Warning- If you are a Simple Minded Human Being, this one is NOT for You. Thank you.

Alexander Hamilton acknowledged that nations normally were founded by “accident and force,” but America was founded by “reflection and choice.” George Washington stated that America was the “cause of mankind.” As Europe declined over the decades leading up to the twentieth century, America rose in prominence and influence. Until the Founding Fathers, most of history had reviled business and trade. Confucius said, “The virtuous man knows what is noble. The low man knows what is profitable.” In both India and Japan, the bottom rung of the social system was occupied by merchants. This type of thinking still is prevalent in Europe today where it is better to have inherited money than to have earned it. The Founding Fathers turned all this upside down. They began by rejecting the idea that all rights, including those of property came from the king. “In the novus ordo seclorum, people would have a natural right – a God given right – to their own property and to the benefits of their own labor and creativity.” In Federalist Paper No. 10 Madison stated that “the first role of government” is the “protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property.” The role of the new government of overseeing unequal outcomes was not seen as evil, in fact, it was seen as the government’s role to guard the citizen’s right to accumulate unequal amounts of property. America’s equality of rights not only permits the inequality of success, it provides the moral justification for it. With the founding of America, the example of the people controlling the rulers, instead of the rulers controlling the people has been set. America’s focus on the entrepreneur has produced “the most inventive and entrepreneurial society in history,” to the benefit of not only the business owner, but the workers too. In fact, the country is so productive that by the mid-1950’ s America accounted for one-fourth of the world’s economy, while having only five percent of the population. In America, even those with little education have the ability to live in nice homes. I personally, do not believe this will be true in the future. While I believe the spirit of 1776 is still alive in America today, it is not the only spirit alive. It has a serious rival, the spirit of 1968, that of the progressive. If that spirit replaces the spirit of 1776, the American will have been un-founded and re-founded.

“The secret to living is truly believing in your universe.  Knowledge hasn’t any power without faith. There is more to life than just existing, and knowing that faith is always present within oneself gives you the key to unlock the miracles that only  this universe and all its wonders can provide.” 

Karen Ben-Moyal

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“My learning and my knowledge may be profound, though not  nearly profound enough. In fact, I often find more truths in not knowing, and I am confident that the more I learn, the less I know. And in my universe, the axis on which my conscience eternally spins,  is most self evident of all  ” 

-KBM

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Edmund Burke once said of patriotism: “To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.”

I wonder: if the men who fought and died for our country in order to establish America as the shining city on the hill could see what the Democrats are doing to her now, would they consider America “lovely?”

It really seems inevitable at this point, that another attack, equal to or worse than 9/11 is coming. You know it’s going to happen just based on the nonsense choices the two main parties in this country have put forth for President. The country has completely forgotten how we all felt that day. And when it happens again, we’ll all be sad and make stern faces and promise ourselves that we will never forget (again), but we will.

Because this is apparently who we are as a people now.

It is of critical importance that We, the people, begin to come to terms with this notion of reality, this ingenious concept that requires honest admittance to one self that we, you and I, are born of human descent, and therefore encompass all that is possible through human nature. Human nature is a given, something we are born with. Something that all men, from here to Tim Buck Two, are born with.  Moreover, we must admit to ourselves that being human comes with the prospects that give us natural rights. These rights were inscribed into the American constituion so that we may never forget them. Now, it is high time we actively enact our duties as Americans, by keeping sacred, the rights to live and to prosper, or to not. The choice is up to you.

And that is a beautiful thing.

We must unite to fight for our rights, (to party.. ha ha).

…Seriously though, as free Americans, we must ensure that the USA-born traditions that come with freedom and all that it ensues, are strong enough to last for generations to come. It is our duty as American mothers, fathers, grandparents, and everyone in between, ensure that our children have the same opportunities that we had in life.

We need to ‘secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves, and our posterity,’

…so that we may grow and prosper as a nation, as a culture, and ultimately, as truly free human beings. 

We must realize it is our sacred duty to protect the rights were born with, or have acquired through American citizenship.. the rights to own property, the rights to live as equals among your fellow men and women, no matter your class, race, ethnicity, gender, etc… 

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Thus, we mustn’t take these truths for granted. Instead, we ought to redeem them at times of uncertainty, we ought to keep an eye on the the most prominent reminder we, as Americans, will always own and defend.

What I am trying to deem unto you all, is the significance that the shadow of patriotism forever more casts unto us, and unto the entire world. A reflection of our civil rights is often described within the context of a familiar phrase…

Should all acquaintance be forgot, may we then remind ourselves of the importance that ensues us, the assurance that fills us when our hearts are filled with self hate or greed, we must remind ourselves and our neighbors, to “keep an eye“ on the greatest symbol of our unity..

Furthermore, in order to preserve our human rights as American citizens, and our rights as human beings. We ought to realize,…

Moreover,

We need to realize, that there are millions of us. Therefore, when it comes to exercising our rights to freedom of speech and expression, we need to be the Paul and Paulette Reveres.

Don’t take your freedom for granted. Instead, embrace it and encourage others to exercise their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness/property– when voting in this next presidential election.  Use these rights now, so that your posterity may enjoy the same freedoms you all experience each and every day. As we all know, anything and everything will always fall short of perfection. Knowing this, how much sense does it make to compare America to Utopia? 

No matter what, America will always fall short of the standard of the “Garden of Eden.” With this in mind, you are now able to grasp the significance of this world’s greatest contribution to man kind. 


this-land-is-your-land-34-728The American dream is shrinking because some of our leaders want it to shrink. Decline, in other words, has become a policy objective. And if this decline continues at the current pace, America as we know it, will cease to exist. In effect, we will have committed national suicide.

It is already a depressingly sad reality that propaganda has managed to distract us long enough for Obama to get re-elected. Now that eight years of hell have almost ended, we stand divided; knocking at socialism’s door, we have somehow elected a criminal as one of the final nominees, for the next term in the oval office. A criminal who is not ashamed to run for president after being tried for the murder of American soldiers, and it’s partly because you so-called constitutional party-ers decided to stay home instead of voting for Romney in 2012. gulfstrem water

Perhaps Abraham Lincoln will be proven right again, when he said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

Perhaps, this is what we deserve, this is what we get for abusing our rights and freedoms as Americans all these years.

Yes, perhaps this liberal roller coaster ride will be the downfall of the greatest republic in the history of mankind…

Perhaps China WILL beat us economically and militarily by 2025, and perhaps third world countries, such as India. continue on the path towards adopting democracy, followed by Russia, Japan, Germany..and eventually, the rest of the world.

Perhaps, that, in the midst of all these world triumphs and successes built from American and western culture, will be forgotten after they are stolen, and completely wiped from our memories.

Perhaps the inventors of capitalism, remain in reverse, rapidly declining backwards on the global scale, simultaneously adopting lesser, less equal, forms of government, and cultures from our counter continents. ribbonhwy

Perhaps 28 year old Lincoln got it right, once again, in stating the following quote,

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
― Abraham Lincoln

But then again,

…perhaps you decide to take what I have to say into consideration, and at the very least, you decide to take your offspring into consideration; before voting this election season.

Perhaps, all of the above can be prevented.

Perhaps, it starts with you.

Perhaps, by creating this ripple effect, you are able to begin informing her, and enlightening him, while sharing the forgotten truths we stillhold with them, and above all–

You are showing us, and the future generations of the United States of America, that We, the people, still hold the power. The power to strengthenourselves and our allies,  and even the power torevolutionize an entire era.

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Perhaps the government will subsidize in reducing their overreach.

Perhaps freedom shall be restored once again, and,

….perhaps our minds will eventually settle, at the thought of the noble deeds we have fulfilled, not for ourselves, but for greater good,

we have consiquentally granted our descendants with the securities that come with living freely.

And so they shall shine on,

And so they shall live on,

these blessings and these opportunities that were passed down unto us.

Our spirits now existing through them. 

 Perhaps.

After all,

“To change the country, America’s young revolutionaries have to do something truly revolutionary: They have to convince their friends to vote like old people.”
–K. Ben-Moyal

© [Karen Ben-Moyal]. All Rights Reserved.

Should All acquaintance Be Forgot

 A human being arrives in this world with his brains already washed in the sense of being what 17th-century English political philosopher John Locke called a “tabula rasa,” clean slate – ready for experiences to imprint its script.  

John Locke was only partly correct.  The brain also arrives with numerous predispositions already in place (Nature and Genetics).  It is a combination of life’s influences (a nurturing environment) and a person’s own decisions that determine which of these dispositions develop and which ones fail.  It is through this process that a unique person is formed…

“My learning and my knowledge may be profound, though not  nearly profound enough. In fact, I often find more truths in not knowing, and I am confident that the more I learn, the less I know. And in my universe, the axis on which my conscience eternally spins,  is most self-evident of all  ” 

-KBM

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It is of critical importance that We, the people, begin to come to terms with this notion of reality, this ingenious concept that requires honest admittance to one self that we, you and I, are human. We must also admit that being human comes with the prospects that give us natural rights. We need to enact our duties as Americans, by keeping sacred, the rights to live and to prosper, or to not. The rights we were born with, or have acquired through American citizenship.. the rights to own property, the rights to live as equals among your fellow men and women, no matter your class, race, ethnicity, gender, etc…

this-land-Antietam

Thus, we mustn’t take these truths for granted. Instead, we ought to redeem them at times of uncertainty, we ought to keep an eye on the the most prominent reminder we, as Americans, will always own and defend.

What I am trying to deem unto you all, is the significance that the shadow of patriotism forever more casts unto us, and unto the entire world. A reflection of our civil rights is often described within the context of a familiar phrase… 

Should all acquaintance be forgot, may we then remind ourselves of the importance that ensues us, the assurance that fills us when our hearts are filled with self hate or greed, we must remind ourselves and our neighbors, to “keep an eye on the greatest symbol of our unity..

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Oh, Old Glory, how grand it is to watch you wave in that southern sky, may we forever keep freedom close to our hearts. Our American souls know not the value of thee, woe is me if you ever were to fall, please forgive the ones who lack gratitude, for they remain ignorant of your greatness. 

Furthermore, in order to preserve our human rights as American citizens, and our rights as human beings. We  ought to realize,…

Moreover,

We need to realize, that there are millions of us. Therefore, when it comes to exercising our rights to freedom of speech and expression, we need to be the Paul and Paulette Reveres 


this-land-is-your-land-34-728The American dream is shrinking because some of our leaders want it to shrink. Decline, in other words, has become a policy objective. And if this decline continues at the current pace, America as we know it, will cease to exist. In effect, we will have committed national suicide.

It is already a depressingly sad reality that propaganda has managed to distract us long enough for Obama to get re-elected. Now that eight years of hell have almost ended, we stand divided; knocking at socialism’s door, we have somehow elected a criminal as one of the final nominees, for the next term in the oval office. A criminal who is not ashamed to run for president after being tried for the murder of American soldiers, and it’s partly because you so-called constitutional party-ers decided to stay home instead of voting for Romney in 2012. gulfstrem water

Perhaps Abraham Lincoln will be proven right again, when he said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

Perhaps, this is what we deserve, this is what we get for abusing our rights and freedoms as Americans all these years.

Yes, perhaps this liberal roller coaster ride will be the downfall of the greatest republic in the history of mankind…

Perhaps China WILL beat us economically and militarily by 2025, and perhaps third world countries, such as India. continue on the path towards adopting democracy, followed by Russia, Japan, Germany..and eventually, the rest of the world.

Perhaps, that, in the midst of all these world triumphs and successes built from American and western culture, will be forgotten after they are stolen, and completely wiped from our memories.

Perhaps the inventors of capitalism, remain in reverse, rapidly declining backwards on the global scale, simultaneously adopting lesser, less equal, forms of government, and cultures from our counter continents. ribbonhwy

Perhaps 28 year old Lincoln got it right, once again, in stating the following quote,

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
― Abraham Lincoln

But then again,

…perhaps you decide to take what I have to say into consideration, and at the very least, you decide to take your offspring into consideration; before voting this election season.

Perhaps, all of the above can be prevented.

Perhaps, it starts with you.

Perhaps, by creating this ripple effect, you are able to begin informing her, and enlightening  him, while sharing the forgotten truths we still hold with them, and above all–

You are showing us, and the future generations of the United States of America, that We, the people, still hold the power. The power to strengthen ourselves and our allies,  and even the power to revolutionize an entire era.

thatendlesskywaygolden walley

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Perhaps the government will subsidize in reducing their overreach.

Perhaps freedom shall be restored once again, and,

….perhaps our minds will eventually settle, at the thought of the noble deeds we have fulfilled, not for ourselves, but for greater good,

we have consiquentally granted our descendants with the securities that come with living freely.

And so they shall shine on,

And so they shall live on,

these blessings and these opportunities that were passed down unto us.

Our spirits now existing through them. 

 Perhaps.

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”

-Ayn Rand

After all,

“To change the country, America’s young revolutionaries have to do something truly revolutionary: They have to convince their friends to vote like old people.”
–K. Ben-Moyal

Former Houston City Council Intern Karen Ben-Moyal: Research Publication Data, Findings, and Recommendations to Fix Houston’s MBE/WBE Program

The following Excerpt was pulled from former Houston City Council Intern: Karen Ben-Moyal’s Executive Summary  incorporated into her Official Research Publication over her data findings and recommendations to fix the City of Houston’s MBE/WBE Program, which was originally created to exclusively grow and promote Houston’s small businesses that are owned and run by minorities and women only. Both the data and the proposal were presented by her former Employer, Houston City Councilman Mike Knox, to the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, in January of 2017.

“According to the research recently conducted through use of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunities website within the last several months, studies showed that after calling 500 of the 1,929 M/WBE businesses listed on Houston’s OBO website, 1 in every 5 vendors was out of business. Additionally, other statistics acquired on Houston’s MBE/WBE program proved that 1 in every 3 listed OBO vendors were in business, but had not renewed their certification licenses in years. This report presents the findings collected from a number of issues derived from the city of Houston’s OBO program. It then discusses the recommendations for potential improvement and various plans towards success, for both contractors and subcontractors of Houston’s small businesses. These recommendations were based off the City of Chicago’s WBE/MBE Procurement program and website, as well as Chicago’s ordinances which were recently implemented. These recent implementations to Chicago’s OBO program proved to provide ground-breaking tools that not yet been surpassed in revenue and level of overall successes. These include helpful workshops and symposiums, which assist vendors in running their minority and/or women-owned businesses, regular auditing systems, financial reimbursement programs, and graduation programs; which allow subcontractors to quickly graduate and become prime vendors with ease. In sum, this report represents months of research, discussion, analysis, and outreach in further identifying opportunities to improve efficiency, increase accountability, and economize public funds in government procurement. The Office of Business Opportunities’ stated goal is about implementing innovative paths for growth, creating new ways to promote equal and fair opportunity in small businesses, and efficient ordinances introduced and maintained by the city. In order to stimulate efficiency in communication/collaboration, and to expand small-business vendors and jobs, a channel of local government must be willing to provide resources to businesses that currently lack the appropriate amount of courteous guidance, competitiveness, and financial assistance required to succeed in their local communities’ businesses. However, based on the findings from Houston, an apparent lack of coordination among qualified vendors directly impacts the vendor community. Complication and confusion created by varying processes and forms can create barriers to entry and frustration among businesses. This potentially results in a less competitive vendor pool. It also fuels the perception that Houston is a challenging city with which to do business. Contrastingly, one city that seems to have a successful procurement program is the City of Chicago’s M/WBE program. The City of Chicago’s plan highlights recurring opportunities for active vendors to reduce burden and cost through collaboration, joint purchasing, and shared services, as well as enact meaningful reforms. The City of Chicago’s efforts are intended to further current efforts to ensure that their policies and practices support competition, efficiency, transparency, integrity, and uniformity in procurement.”

In order to view the PDF files of both the physical data collected, as well as the official report on the findings of my research and the recommendations I came up with in response to these findings, please view the 2 followings links listed below:

  1. To view PDF file of the data pie chart used to project OBO Statistics collected, click here to openLink for Data Spread Sheet: Collection of OBO Statistics Prior to Writing Research on Findings and Recommendations
  2.    To view the PDF file of my executive summary, findings, and recommendations report, please click this: Link for Final Research Report Houston’s Office of Business Opportunities Program: Executive Summary, Findings, and Recommendations
Copyright: Karen Ben-Moyal, 2017

Students for a Better Future Radio Interview, “The World in Crisis with Karen Ben-Moyal.” (Link & Audio)

If you’re interested, here is the website link & Audio to my hour-long interview with radio talk show hosts from Students for a Better Future last night. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation we engaged in.  I’ll have to take the hosts up on their offer to come back on the show and speak again soon!

Listen to the audio file version:

Listen via the direct link and Explore Students for a Better Future website:

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Thank you so much!

-KBM