Remembering Delbert Benton

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Delbert Benton survived the slings and arrows of this world for 88 years. Benton survived the Great Depression. He survived the deprivations of the Dust Bowl. He survived the multiple ailments, such as polio, which lay in wait for so many of his generation. He survived World War II, although the Battle of Okinawa left him with the parting gift of a Japanese bullet in his leg. After risking his life to save the world from the threat of fascism, Benton returned to his home and lived a peaceful life as an employee at Kaiser Aluminum.

Benton survived far more than most people are ever asked to endure. He never wrote a bestseller, recorded a chart-topping tune, starred in a blockbuster Hollywood movie, sat on the board of some multinational conglomerate, ran for public office or hosted a syndicated TV show. The footprint Benton left on the world was comparatively small.

Indeed, Benton may have lived a life that seems, upon examination, to have been fairly unremarkable. But it likely meant everything to those who loved him — among them a cancer-stricken son who learned of his father’s fate while fighting cancer in the same hospital to which his dying father was rushed following the fatal assault. The sacrifice he and his compatriots risked on the beaches of the Pacific absolutely meant everything to a grateful Nation. And while he may have lived a life quite ordinary by a celebrity-obsessed culture’s standards, he deserved a better end than being beaten to death by a couple of junior varsity thugs in a parking lot.

As a father, Benton deserved to bid farewell to his family. As a man, he deserved to meet his maker on his own terms. As a warrior who put his life on the line for his country, he certainly deserved better than to meet his maker at the hands of flashlight-wielding trash who ought to have been offering him a light for his cigarette, if not the respect worthy of a survivor of so much.

At the very least, he deserved better than to have his commander in chief ignore his senseless and brutal demise. In the wake of the equally senseless and brutal murder of Chris Lane, President Barack Obama’s mouthpiece claimed he was “not familiar” with the case. I remarked at the time that Obama seemed at far less a loss for words following the death of a kid who apparently reminded him of his imaginary son. The murder of Benton elicited nary a peep from the President and his front men.

Mr. President, I’ll remember Delbert Benton; but he still deserved better than to be forgotten by you.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • independent thinker

    May the memory of Delbert Benton live on and be broadcast to the far corners of the US. And yes I know that is wishful thinking because the MSM will at best give the incident very brief notice then move on to something important such as the latest Miley scandal or the latest pro player to get arrested.

  • IBCAMN

    this should show the world how pathetic that Obama is,the worst president this country has ever seen!!

    • Alex

      You misspelled ‘Reagan’…

      • bluejacket

        Is the present too ugly to address? Is that why the left always goes to the past? You know, Bengahzi was “so long ago.”

      • Bill

        Alex,
        You are a socialist, that is why you dislike Reagan and kiss the backside of obama

      • 5live5

        SO WHAT??

      • Barakolips

        Progressive chump (chimp?)!!

  • Barbie

    We as a country are losing so many of our national treasures !!! They are dying out as we speak. It just seems senseless for some punk kids to kill one of our treasures. Look what happened to Chris Lane also, he was just jogging ! This is not a race issue, this is a parenting issue. If someone would of been there when these kids were small, things would be different. I believe this. Now they are grown and parents can’t control them and they are hanging with thugs and they become one also. My heart aches for these 2 killings and I am praying for both families for healing and comfort. May God be with you all.

    • rhcrest

      I am sorry but it is a race issue. Blacks commit the vast proportion of crimes in this country. They make up the largest proportion of the prison population and they are a minority population. We need to stop saying this has nothing to do with race when it has everything to do with race. We have feral people having feral children because of the welfare system.

      • topmah

        Yes, and a welfare system perpetuated by black opportunists & the democrat party. They have no desire to end entitlements since it’s their ticket to office, no matter the horrible consequences it engenders. If it were possible, all those who’ve used blacks for their own purposes should be charged with the crimes being committed by the illegitimate offspring they’ve encouraged for decades…THAT at least, would be some form of justice…

  • Lloyd Fisher

    Well; most of the issues this lash-up have been questioned about have received the same type of response. Kinda like Sgt. Schultz, “I know nothing”. Add to that “I read about it in a newspaper, that’s the first I…….” And I don’t think Mr. Benton would have considered THIS W/H occupier his CinC, Old time values ya know?

  • anAmericanByChoice

    Delbert could not be his son; Delbert could not be a thug… so why expect the usurper in the White House care to mention or even acknowledge him? Can’t cure stupid!, can’t expect a lame duck to walk like a swan!…

  • Alex

    It is very sad and tragic that Mr Delbert Benton was so viciously murdered and I hope that his killers receive what they deserve, and I am certain that the president does, also.

    To ask the president or anyone other than Nancy Grace to familiarize themselves with each and every murder that occurs in our accursed and violent land is ridiculous.

    Race-baiting PLD writers and comment posters have been very busy cherry-picking horrible murders that fit into the scope of fear that envelopes them. They are very quick to point out that the president and much of the media was so worked-up over the murder of Trayvon Martin. They want to know why there is much less coverage of Black on White crime. That is a fair question, and a question that most critically underscores Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement that this country, even after the election of our first Black president, has yet to properly and fully address the dreadful racial schism in the nation.

    One should also be reminded that there is an overwhelming and tragic history in this country of White people getting away with murdering Black people, and very, very rarely the other way around. You cannot dispute that fact (although I am sure that many of you will try in vain).

    People were prepared to see the coward George Zimmerman, loser of a fight that he started, walk free. That drew obvious attention to what may have otherwise been just another in this wretched country’s towering pile of bullet-riddled bodies. Pavlovian, perhaps, but we have been trained that when a Black person is killed by a White person starnge things happen in court—that is this country’s chickens of hatred coming home to roost. So sad…

    Remember, this is Amerika—sadly we kill each other everyday. This is what happens when you found a nation on Theft, Genocide, Forced Labor, Ethnic Cleansing, and Forced Relocation. We are all born of those first bad seeds that our Floundering Fathers flung across a once-beautiful continent, and then fertilized with their own steaming dung.

    We have grown into a violent, self-loathing monster and we deserve to be put down.

    And we will be.

    My prayers go out to the loved ones of the most unfortunate Mr Benton.

    • Dale H Brown

      Alex–If you hate the US as your comments indicate , why are you still here ??

    • ldazzle

      Alex, at least learn how to spell America, even tho it’s becoming the USSA!

    • ldazzle

      Alex, at least learn how to spell America, even tho it’s becoming the USSA!

    • Bill

      Alex
      You are more full of crap than a Christmas turkey. Trayvon Martin was played to the hilt by the media, president and all of the fools like you that were using it for a political agenda.
      You should never have a gun and should immediately turn in all guns to your local Tea Party

    • quantrill

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    • Vigilant

      “To ask the president or anyone other than Nancy Grace to familiarize themselves with each and every murder that occurs in our accursed and violent land is ridiculous.”

      Just the white-on-black ones, eh?

    • 5live5

      Alex, Just how do you figure George Zimmerman LOST the fight? He’s alive. the ATTACKER is dead!

      • Jana

        WE ARE ZIMMERMAN!!!

      • Alex

        He lost the FIGHT but was was able to murder the man he attacked.

        • 5live5

          Uh a dead man doesn’t sue the State of Florida for over $400,000 for trial costs like expert witnesses and other extraneous fees. Was in the news tonight! I hope and pray he wins!

    • mnkysnkle

      Speaking for yourself and your führer?….. You’re certainly not speaking for America.

    • karlsbad

      Typical Alinski Lefty liberal spin ALEX….Go do something productive will ya?

  • Mr Benadick

    This President isn’t worth the toilet paper he wipes his own butt with,so whatever Obomba would,or should’ve said won’t matter much anyway!!!!!Rip DELBERT BENTON!!!

  • rhcrest

    Obama isn’t a Commander in Chief! What a joke! Obama doesn’t belong where he is! He has no qualifications to be CIC! The only real job he ever had was scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins in Hawaii! I am thoroughly disgusted at Americans for putting this joke of a man in the Oval Office. Obama should be working the drive through at McDonalds. i think the front registers would be too much for him. And the subhumans that killed this man need to be exterminated just like any other vermin creatures.

    • wandamurline

      We are the laughing stock of the world….other world leaders see him for what he is, but there are still 40+% of Americans who still have their heads in the sand or should I say up their anal orifice.

    • ldazzle

      At least at Mickey D’s, he’d have the similarity of a teleprompter.

    • ldazzle

      At least at Mickey D’s, he’d have the similarity of a teleprompter.

  • Red55bird

    The value of life and the believed in God above is were we our going wrong with todays youth, laugh at me if you want, but this trend is showing it’s face more and more all across America, when you have 70 % of black children come into this world not knowing who their father is, and when these kids drop out of school, changes of running the streets with gangs jumps 100 %. Many of these children come into this world with three strikes against them and hatred and crime is all around them from early child hood. What I’m saying is true, but people just turn their heads as if things our just fine in the inner city’s of America, but this cancer will spread like any uncontrolled decease, and America will be the worst for it.

    • wandamurline

      The cancer can be surgically removed and I think you know what I am saying. I will not be a victim no matter what color the perpetrator is. Had this man had a glock 357, he would be alive and the two thugs would be in the morgue. That is how this is going to play out….and you can count on that. People are going to start defending themselves, and they need to.

      • Bill

        Good comments, Wanda,
        We need to stay armed and ready. My friend takes his whole family to the shooting range every weekend. I asked him what his 13 year old daughter likes to shoot and he said Glock 9mm.
        She will not end up a rape victim and the guy that tries to assault her will end up in the morgue

        • 5live5

          Wish I could give you TWO thumbs up! I too, take my family to the range. not as often as I should, admittedly, but I do take them. I prefer an outdoor range but will use an indoor one as well. At least at an outdoor range I can loosen my rifles as well.

      • jaybird

        When you are that old, you get kinda shaky and might have arthritis. My Uncle is early 80’s and I worry about him. I told him to get some pepper spray and keep it in the car and don’t be sitting in any parking lots.They are lucky they are still driving at that age. Old people are targets of criminals.

  • Henry

    Obama doesn’t care about any White person, he is a racist, trash, muslim who hates this country

    • Alex

      No, he only hates YOUR country…that bassackwards pit of ignorance you obviously slithered out of…..

      • 5live5

        I could have sworn it was the pit of excrement you crawled out of! and to correct you further, he hates AMERICA!!!

  • locked and loaded

    During the rise of the third Reich, Hitler not only wanted better Germans =, but more of them. In the out of wedlock births, the mothers were considered brides of the Furher. It seems that the 70% of Black out of wedlock births may be for the same reason. When the numbers get right, the atrocities we have recently witnessed will be nothing. As far as the Muslim Kenyan we have for our Furher, I hope those that put him into office have to eat him-even as I am now.

  • Corsica

    God rest your soul Mr Benton. Prayers and condolences to the family. Blacks keep proving and reinforcing what the world already knows about them. And recent events excused by our stupid bastard president only demonstrate the fact that the majority of blacks are nasty, vicious, sullen, dangerous bastards. This country has bent backwards to the point of breaking its spine in accommodating, and molly-coddling this failure of a people for 50 years. They long ago adopted a “ghetto code” where they were to do the opposite of what white people do (get an education, speak properly, be polite, decent, honest and courteous) and get revenge for something none of them ever suffered. And its not a white/black thing anymore. Hasn’t been for decades. Blacks have attacked, robbed and killed Asians, South Asians, Southeast Asians, Hispanics, Middle Easterners, North Africans and others earning the hatred of same. Yet this failure of a people keep screaming and chanting that they’re the way they are because of slavery and Jim Crow. Blacks are totally irrelevant.

  • Scifidave

    No excuse here for acting like a**holes, gentlemen. You may not like the President, but this is just so much political gutter dwelling.

    Besides, get your facts straight and quit acting like racist pigs. The boys weren’t all black.

    • dave

      There were 2 black teens that beat this old man, ALL BLACK get your facts straight. and why call people gentlemen and then racist pigs in the same comment. You have some issues scifi

      • Scifidave

        Yes, I stand corrected. I was thinking of the young man from Australia who was murdered by three teens for fun.

        • Bill

          Sci,
          Those kids are murderous thugs who should have been shot down in the streets and saved us having to support them in prison

          • Jana

            I do agree, they do need to be sent on to God and He will judge them fairly. He knows how they grew up and what they were thinking and what they knew! This needs to happen before they commit more crimes.

        • Bill

          Sci,
          Those kids are murderous thugs who should have been shot down in the streets and saved us having to support them in prison

        • quantrill

          [racist comments removed]

      • scott063

        dave: I believe that scifidave was writing about the Australian that was murdered by one black man, one mulatto man (the same as Obama), and one white man.

    • Bill

      Sci
      And Zimmerman was not all white

    • Bill

      Sci
      And Zimmerman was not all white

    • Bill

      Sci
      The real racist is Obama and his crew that support separation of the races, just like they did with Trayvon

    • Bill

      Sci
      The real racist is Obama and his crew that support separation of the races, just like they did with Trayvon

    • quantrill

      Loser – 2 of them were and the other one is as black as the first black President of the U.S. so shut up!!!!

  • Larry

    No values, no respect, no morals, no direction; the decay is evident in every major city.
    They are self taught in the rap music and video gaming world …. period. Public education is a joke today.

  • Sue

    POTUS doesn’t have time for this drivel…..after all, what’s the life of an honorable vet or two ( or more)..especially when there’s a golf course out there just waiting for his supreme putts. God Bless America and save us all from our elected leaders.

    • 5live5

      Besides he can make more vets by attacking Syria!!! He’ll probably spit on them too! Not a word of condolence to his family???? Come on!!

  • ldazzle

    My fellow Americans, don’t you get it, all these incidents are PHONY. May the innocent parties subjected to these horrific issues RIP!

  • ldazzle

    My fellow Americans, don’t you get it, all these incidents are PHONY. May the innocent parties subjected to these horrific issues RIP!

  • Vigilant

    “At the very least, he deserved better than to have his commander in chief ignore his senseless and brutal demise..The murder of Benton elicited nary a peep from the President and his front men.”

    I’m afraid I must stridently disagree with you on this one, Mr. Crystal.

    We’ve continually lambasted Obama for inserting himself into local criminal matters such as the Cambridge police action against Gates and the Treyvon Martin debacle. To insist now that he act unpresidential again is counterproductive and hypocritical.

    If anything, Obama’s ear-splitting silence on this matter tends to disclose once again that he’s a political hack and racist hypocrite. The silence may do more to wake up people to his agenda than any insincere statement on his part decrying such black-on-white crime, crime that is committed in spades and occurs much more often than white-on-black violence.

    No, Mr. Crystal, Obama has already inflamed black passions and there’s no need to escalate white passions by acting unpresidential one more time.

    • Vis Fac

      Commander in Chief? No Commode in Chief!!!

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
      to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • 5live5

        This is a REPUBLIC, NOT A DEMOCRACY!!!

        • Vigilant

          He’s aware of that.

        • Quester55

          Yes, & the Swine in office is Attempting to turn This Country into a UTOPIAN Communistic STATE of His Own IMAGE! And as the Russian’s found out, So will all of those that follow this TRAITOR!!

  • Don

    This racial war that BO has started is now right upfront, and this arrogant black Muslim has chosen who he will lead, and it is not the conservative working tax paying citizens that oppose his traitorous agenda for our country.

    We have watched all of the carefully worded accounts from the Obama owned
    media articles that have played the story of Shorty Belton & the young Australian ball player that was murdered in Oklahoma as some type of minor car accident instead of a cold blooded murder by black teen aged racist maniacs
    who had been taught by the likes of screaming Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Jeremiah Wright who was the mentor of Barack & Michelle for many years, and they are still in contact with this racist America hater that had a favorite saying that he quoted often that went something like NOT GOD BLESS AMERICA, BUT GOD DAMN AMERICA!!!!

    I’m sure Barack & Michelle have repeated that phrase many time while they were members of his racist church.

    Obama has openly declared war on religion and any faction of people that oppose him in any way, and we have no champions on our side that have a clue on how to stop his onslaught against our Constitution, and our Bill of Rights, so he just keeps increasing his power by granting himself more power
    by circumventing a powerless Congress with his over reaching “executive
    power” grabs while we just sit back and let it happen.

    WAKE UP SILENT MAJORITY IF YOU ARE STILL THERE, AND STAND UP AND BE HEARD OR STAY QUIET AND LEARN TO KNEEL!!

    • 5live5

      I kneel to no man, only my Lord God!

    • mark

      ”Obama has openly declared war on religion…” I must have missed that press conference. The one where he said to the people of the United States that ”I President Barack Obama am declaring war today against religion and I have instructed the U.S. military to bomb and destroy every church, synagogue, and mosque in our nation and overseas, to shoot down in the street with their M-16s all U.S. and foreign believers no matter what their sect. All religion must and will be destroyed by the U.S. military under my order as President of the United States and commander-in-chief!” As I say I failed to catch that press conference and apparently his orders were never carried out because every church, synagogue and mosque in my city are filled to capacity every week with totally secure and tranquil people worshipping in perfect freedom. I guess they didn’t catch that newsflash either. It is amazing the ludicrous, bizarre lies that hateful, paranoid individuals make about Obama over and over again everyday with not the slightest shred of evidence – just their own delusional fears and mental incapacities.

      • Quester55

        MARK, There in No Call for being a S M A R T A S S , if you’ve failed to Read Obama’s War Cries, Then Your is Such a Sorry State, That you may Remain Blind to,” Obama’s Wickedness”.
        As For NOT HAVING ANY Evidence?, My Goodness, ALL of the EVIDENCE IS ALL AROUND YOU, All you need do too see it , ” Is to Take those socialistic Blinders off or pull your Head out of OBAMA’S BUTT! To see the truth!

    • Quester55

      Your So Correct Don, However Most of us, ” King’s Kids “(As in Our LORD of LORDS & King of Kings, JESUS) Know what Should be done, However our God Forbids MURDER!! Even of a Satanic PIG like this MUSLIM in office & His troop of DEMONIC-S that Will Follow him to HELL, when the time comes!
      I’d Sooner Loose my Head, Than to Loose my Soul!

  • 5live5

    Rest in peace Delbert “shorty” Benton!! May God Bless!!! Carry on troop!

  • Don

    5live5, I applaud your statement to never kneel except to God, but there are many countries that have been taken over by traitors like Obama that want to be king kike he does, that have lost their rights to worship their God especially in public like we are living with now in schools, work places, so it is not much of a stretch that BO could pass a law that we must pay homage to him under penalty
    of law.

    We all hope and pray that this tyrant does not succeed in this destruction of
    religion that he is moving towards, because like you, it will not bode well for me either, because I’m way to old and stubborn to obey this malevolent fake wannabe God.

    We just need to get a lot more people working that this country is:

    ONE NATION UNDER GOD!!!

    • Jana

      I agree Don. I will NOT bow down to any other except the ONE TRUE GOD! If they kill me for it, I know where I am going!

      • Quester55

        JANA, I say this not out of Fear, Because Jesus Commanded us, To,” FEAR NOT” As we see his day approaching. In Fact, There is a ” FEAR NOT or it’s equivalent ” 365 Times, The length of one Solar Year. God is GREAT!!
        however, as I have time to Study, (Nearly 24/7) I found that Each Moment that passes, The science of INSTALLING a MICRO-CHIP, UNDER or IN the Hand or Forehead is being perfected, We’ve had the TECH. For Years, But never to this size & with such capabilities.
        In fact,” I’m getting ready to leave this world, I’m getting ready for those gates of Pearl “, So Stay Informed & Stay Ready!

  • Motov

    Obozo is a brain dead moron, he shovels fuel into the fire of racism, and as the violence escalates, keeps silence instead of attempting to curb it. He is probably thinking what a wonderful president he is when the USA is crumbling morally, physically, and spiritually. If anything all he has ever done was accelerate its demise.

    • Quester55

      Motov, Your opening statement is Correct, However Obama’s Motives are Hidden from our view, Or so He Thinks.

      These Attacks are well organized, Though to some they seem random.
      Each Step (LAW & Appointments) he has made, sets him up as a Dictator, By making Hidden Steps, One at a Time.
      One of OBAMA’S first moves was to Appoint FEMA as Absolute Ruler in case Of a Natural or Man made National , Emergency !
      Next, Behind Closed doors, He Granted ” H-L-S. ” Rights to Declare MARTIAL LAW, In the Advent of an Terrorist Attack,From Within or without.
      NOTE, Each time Obama BYPASSES CONGRESS, HE Hides his actions by having the Government Controlled News Service, distract the Citizens views by Having a False ” NEWS FLASH ” In another Part of our Country or Across the seas!
      This is just the Tip of Obama’s Climb to total Dictatorship, not a Day goes past, That This Swine is making his way up one more level.
      Just Remember His Muslim Stratagem, ” Become All to All People & Destroy All Those that DO NOT Convert to ISLAM ” BY ANY MEANS”!!

  • Bill Bruder

    Ben Crystal, Indeed the man deserved more from obamaslammajamma but one has to REMEMBER he is the most zealot BIGOT in America

  • Combat Veteran Seabee

    And now the spokane police chief says he caused his own death because he fought back! What a statement to make!!!

    • Jana

      Yes, that was a terrible statement to make!

      We are seeing so many blacks come out saying we are Trayvonne. Well, I think we need to start coming out saying we are Zimmerman. I notice that all of these killings from black thugs is in gangs of at least 3 or more.. This shows they are cowards. They need the gang mentality to do it. Zimmerman was a hero.

  • dave

    Here, Here! Very well written piece, Mr. Crystal. I, too, will remember Mr. Benton.

  • ibn insha

    You cannot expect good from this ‘curse on us’ named Obama. RIP Mr. Benton.

  • mark

    Delbert Benton’s commander-in-chief was Franklin D. Roosevelt, not Barack Obama, Mr. Crystal. It is almost comical when conservatives like Crystal who enthusiastically support policies to cut Medicare, cut Social Security, cut Veterans benefits, cut federal bus subsidies, etc., all the programs that helped individuals like Benton are now lionizing him when it is convenient to their own political agendas because he was killed by 2 young African American thugs. Before his murder people like Delbert Benton meant absolutely nothing to conservatives like Crystal. People like Benton were parasites, part of Romney’s infamous 47% living off the government dole, drawing federal benefits, sucking the country dry and contributing nothing like the great billionaire draft dodgers such as Romney, Trump, and the Koch brothers do. But once Benton was killed by two hateful, malignant thugs, he instantly became a hero to Crystal and his ilk. Especially when they could turn his horrible and tragic death into a race-baiting issue of exactly the sort that Crystal and his pals routine condemn Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for whipping up. Shoe’s on the other foot now as conservatives and libertarians gin up the race hate over an incident that according to local police authorities had nothing whatsoever to do with race. Gee, what a surprise. But then it is standard conservative and libertarian procedure: Never let a crisis go to waste – when you can use it to spread hatred against people of color and fire up your own Confederate base to strip those same people of voting rights and any and all federal benefits. David Duke and Sam Bowers would be proud of you, Mr. Crystal. Your sanctimony on this issue, recalls Samuel Johnson’s adage that: ” Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

    • BHR

      Mr Benton served in the Second World War and helped save America. He worked all his life paid his families way and paid into social security.
      There would be little trouble in America if all people lived a responsible life like Mr. Benton. He sacrificed part of his life to save America. What have you done to give back to America. You are just a man full of hate.

      The point of the article was to show the President of the United States is suppose to be President of all Americans, Obama has been President just for the liberals.

      • mark

        I also served in the U.S. military, in the Army for three years, though not in war, as there were no conflicts in the early 1980s when I joined. But I firmly oppose cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Veteran’s benefits that conservatives like Crystal support. They cared nothing about Mr. Benton in life. They only lionize him in death as they can use him as lightening rod to stir up racial hatred against blacks and against our president. It is a cynical policy but like Al Sharpton on the other side, conservatives are very good at it.

        • securityman

          and what did they do in the martin/Zimmerman case. was that not a travesty? or was it right in your feeble mind. Z was doing his job. Mr. Benton was just trying to get by after having done his “job”. Mr. Lane was just trying to get an education so he could do “his job”. so mark, I would guess that “your job” is to support the idiots that are trying to destroy the very country that “gives” you the right to put it down……

    • jjet

      Mark, I don’t want to go into it, but it’s simply not accurate in saying conservitives want anything of the kind of or for what you are discribing for SS, medicare etc. You can find the facts.

      • mark

        Conservatives want to do zero for the working class. They oppose raising the minimum wage, they oppose unions, they oppose unemployment for people laid off through no fault of their own, they want to cut entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, etc.) Look at Paul Ryan’s budget plan. He ran for vice-president with billionaire Romney. Instead they want large tax cuts for the rich. Conservatives support class warfare. Screw the working-class and the poor, hooray for the rich. Where have you been the last thirty years? This is their program.

    • Robert Messmer

      There is nothing in the article to indicate that Mr. Benton was a parasite, nor part of the infamous 47%. I don’t know about Trump and the Koch brothers but Romney does not earn the title of draft dodger. Yes he went to college which earned him a student deferment. Yes he spent time in France on a mission for his church which gave him yet another deferment. But these were within the law, available to all. (Besides considering that Democrats elected Bill Clinton, not only a draft dodger but someone who went to England and organized demonstrations against the US for a KGB front organization and even had the gall to write a letter detailing his loathing of the military.) That’s quite a jump from Spokane to a “Confederate base to strip …voting rights…”? I’m sorry but I didn’t see anything in the article suggesting that anyone should lose their voting rights or any federal benefits?

    • securityman

      mark, you are a complete obummer idiot. obummer was not the commander-in-chief when I was in viet nam either, but he “is” the commander-in-chief now. but, I have to admit that he is not much of a man, much less a “commander-in-chief”. when the thugs shot Lane, he said that he didn’t blame the kids, he blamed the gun. with Mr. Benton, he just ignored it. So, with Lane , I would say okay, not racial. how do you put it on Mr. Benton????? of course, you know that there were no black targets out at all when they decided to shoot Lane, right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and in the words of “YOUR” pres. it is okay to do background checks on whites, but you cannot do them on blacks……. I leave it to you as towhether this is right or wrong, but PLEASE stop subjecting the rest of us to your inane drivel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Whit

    Now is the time for the white race to take a stand against blacks who would do us harm. The blacks who killed Benton and Lane should be shot and killed without benefit of trial. They chose to take an innocent person’s life and now must pay the price.
    Time to arm and if approached by any of these black thugs, put them down before they have any chance of doing harm.

  • Don

    Mark, Read your comments about my statement that Obama is openly trying
    to down play Christianity in this country, since he was not giving press conferences, and lining up people with M-16’s, and ordering churches being
    bombed, and i hope that was just your take on things, but I guess we do have access to different news media, because I remember not long ago Obama
    told the world on his National television stations that the US was no longer a
    Christian nation, so myself and many people took that as a pretty definite swipe at our religion, and I guess you missed the broad cast that he made from the UK where he demonized Catholic schools in this country, as well as trying to take any mention of The Bible or religion out of schools, and the military.

    You state your reverence for Obama very eloquently and thank God and heroes like Shorty Belton you have that right, but your statements about Obama going on TV and telling what he would do about stifling religion is really laughable, because we have learned that he does nothing like that in the light of day, but rather in the darkness of night and using undercover tactics, and manipulation of the law with “Executive Powers” that are mostly illegal moves that we hope will be brought out soon enough.

    Keep up the good work though because it keeps us old conservatives up on the newest fabrications of the liberal left and how they are spinning things
    on the latest “phony scandals” that BO is dodging, and I’ve got to say that
    some of them are really ingenious.

  • Motov

    Let us pray for our POTUS,… Psalm 109 verse 7- 20