America: an Exceptional Nation


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Written By: Gary Wonning

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Australia and spend several weeks in the outback.

While visiting Alice Springs, the occasion arose to visit Ayres Rock or Uluru, a sacred aboriginal monolith located near the center of the country, about a five-hour drive from Alice.

Riding on a bus with other tourists from various countries around the world, I found myself seated next to a young lady from Switzerland. 

As is always the case, the conversation always begins  by asking each other where they are from.

When she discovered I was from the states, she asked me what I was doing in Australia.  She said it in such a way it almost sounded rude, we had only just met, so I asked her why she would ask me such a question. 

She replied that she didn’t understand why anyone would ever want to leave the United States, we had everything a person could ask for. Beautiful scenery, varied climates, freedom, there was something in America for everyone, regardless of their wants or desires. 

She was engaged to an Air Force Cadet and couldn’t wait to come to the United states to visit him in Colorado and eventually move here. 

Obviously, this got me to thinking, I had never thought of my country like that before. With all the anti-American rhetoric out there, it was refreshing to find someone that had something good to say about our country. 

Since then I have had several opportunities to find people that feel the same way. Not everyone one hates Americans like the left wing politicians and mainstream media would like you to believe. In fact, most people know and respect who we are and how over the years America has done much for the rest of the world.

As a country, we don’t always do the right thing, we aren’t perfect. No one is, but we do things right more often than anyone else does. If we do mess up, sooner or later we will make it right and correct our errors. 

We are an exceptional country and an exceptional people, not because we are better or more evolved than anyone else, but we are exceptional because our country provides opportunities and advantages for people found nowhere else in the world. 

Our Constitution and Bill of Rights provide for that. All we need do is follow the directions laid out before us by our founding fathers.

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Adrenal Fatigue


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There is a little-known disease that I feel a lot of people are suffering from, especially baby boomers. 

It doesn’t  show up on a standard physical we all take once we get on medicare or other health plans. It doesn’t rear it’s ugly head on a blood test. They only way it can be discovered is with a saliva test, or by muscle testing done by an alternative medicine provider. 

Because of the stress filled lives most people lead, sooner or later the adrenals give out and no longer will provide the adrenaline needed to perform our daily functions. 

The adrenals provide adrenaline so we can have the necessary energy to escape sudden danger or peril. In days of old, lives were a lot simpler and a bear or Indian attack only came occasionally.

In today’s world, we are constantly under stress, from morning to night every day of the week. This constant stress puts undue stress on the adrenals and after years of abuse they are no longer able to function properly. The result can be fatigue, loss of motivation, and many other symptoms.

Fortunately, adrenal fatigue is easy to cure. 

First on the agenda is getting proper rest. A restful sleep of eight hours does wonders, sleeping at the proper hours, 10 PM until 6 or 7 AM.

A proper diet, eliminating sugars, alcohol, and carbohydrates is a must.

Proper exercise. Moderate exercise three times a week will increase your stamina and eliminate toxins from the body.

I tried various herbs designed for this condition and they helped tremendously.  Stress Care from a company called NOW, helped me tremendously. 

But what helped the most were Essential Oils from Young Living

Rubbing a mixture of   Rosemary, Nutmeg, and Clove to my back over the adrenals provided the best help. I can now function normally if I maintain a lifestyle of someone over 50 instead of someone under 30.

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 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

baby boomers

Each generation from the beginning of our country has contributed to what our country has become. By the same token, no one is perfect. Consequently, each generation has done and will continue to perform acts that it would have been better if some other course of action was taken.
The baby boomers have contributed much and have been blamed for the decline of America. What is the true story?

 

The Separation of Church and State


 

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Many believe the separation of church and state is guaranteed in the constitution. If it’s in there, I haven’t found it.

But I have read the Declaration of Independence several times. The first few paragraphs of that sacred document I have posted below. Reading those lines, it becomes evident the founding fathers had no such thought to abandon our creator.  It specifically states our rights come from God, not government. There isn’t any other way to interpret it.

It clearly states the government works for us, we don’t work for them. At least that is the way  our government was designed.

The first few paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

From that statement, there can be no doubt as to how our founders felt.

I agree, we must keep politics out of religion, but we need God, not religion, in politics. If one professes a belief in God, it doesn’t mean they are promoting a religion. I believe generic prayers are fine, where the term “Heavenly Father”, “God”, “Creator” or something similar is used. Out of respect for other religions, Jesus or Allah or some other personality should not be used. 

Remember back in the day when politicians weren’t afraid to express their belief in God. The world wasn’t perfect, but it was a whole lot better place to live than today.

That was a day when God was important in people’s daily lives, a day when almost all government employees and elected officials were former military, they had a sense of duty and obligation, much of that has been lost. In fact, if you weren’t former military, your chances of getting a civil service job were slim.

People who forget or abandon God, at some time, will pay the consequences. 

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Communism on the Installment Plan


An extremely good article on why we can’t coexist with the left. This writer is corect.

WHY THERE CAN BE NO COEXISTENCE WITH THE LEFT

Exclusive: Erik Rush advises liberty-lovers to adopt same goal as their adversaries

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/why-there-can-be-no-coexistence-with-the-left/#YC1t9MGWPbX4hWKR.99

Assuming they can take a break from bitterly clinging to their guns and religion for a few minutes, I’m going to set a bona fide goal for those liberty-loving Americans out there with a passion for our founding principles and the Constitution. What may surprise some in that camp is that it’s the very same goal toward which those on the political left strive.

At first blush, some of these patriots – perhaps many – will find this goal rhetorically indelicate, if not undemocratic, or even (dare I say it?) – “extreme.”

By the time they’re done reading this, however, I would hope that they perceive the dangerous folly in such thinking.

The goal is simple, and it is as follows: We must utterly vanquish the political opponents we currently face. One can see why I said it’s identical to the ultimate goal of the left, and why they never articulate it openly. While they espouse love of country, liberty, the democratic process and say they believe we have as much of a right to our ideals and beliefs as they do theirs, these are patent deceptions.

Time and again, their actions make it abundantly clear that they intend to eradicate our ideals and beliefs if at all possible.

So, as contrary to our model of government and collective conscience as this may sound, utterly neutralizing the left (completely disenfranchising those who ascribe to leftist doctrine and dismantling all of their established political, cultural and legal constructs) is an imperative because they never had any intention of coexisting with those of differing ideologies.

A key difference between us and the political left is that we’ve always been here, but they have not. What I mean by this is that throughout the history of our nation, the intentions of the governed and those who rose to govern were fairly closely aligned. There were instances of major divergence – such as those who wound up at odds over slavery or the right of women to vote – but principally, we had somewhat differing means to generally the same ends.

Though the left-right paradigm with which contemporary Americans were raised has come to mean less and less (because so many politicians advance leftist policies regardless of political party), we do need to bear in mind that it is a very recent political model.

The reason politicians have perpetuated the observance of this left-right archetype in recent years is because it became eminently useful to them in manipulating the electorate – and this means big-government closet socialists like many prominent Republicans have demonstrated themselves to be, as well as outright communists like Barack Obama and his co-conspirators.

The core truth is that the ideology, motives and methods of the left are manifestly evil, and always have been.

I don’t know if I coined the phrase in relation to liberalism being “communism on the installment plan,” but I don’t know of anyone else who uses it. Whoever gets the credit, I believe it is an accurate statement because not only has liberalism itself changed incrementally over the last several decades, it has also managed to subvert those occupying other nodes along the political continuum.

This is because liberalism (as opposed to early 20th-century progressivism) has always been driven by hardcore communists. Because they are intrinsically diabolical, they misrepresent their intentions, then foment division, hatred and civil unrest. Finally, they institutionalize injustice, oppressing and terrorizing the governed, illegally appropriating the fruits of their labors and making atrocity commonplace.

This is why in 1983, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” It wasn’t a case of baseless name-calling.

With the end of the Cold War, many Americans presumed that the struggle against communism was over. I’m not sure why, since potent communistic influences remained in the world. In any event, I seriously doubt that in the early 1990s many conservatives could have imagined a Marxist-Leninist cabal calling the shots in our nation’s capital less than 20 years hence.

The empirical evidence demonstrates that liberalism inevitably morphs into communism (oligarchical collectivist totalitarianism). Whether it comes about quickly through revolution or slowly through attrition doesn’t matter much in the end.

Thus, liberalism is fundamentally just as malignant as communism – which we should have been able to ascertain, given that its effects over the last 50 years included increasing moral ambivalence, escalating levels of corruption in government and business sectors, class warfare, dissolution of the family (including high rates of divorce and illegitimate births), loss of reverence for the sanctity of life, rampant drug use, antipathy for the nation itself and transposition of the very concepts of good and evil.

And those only represent the evidence of America’s domestic deterioration.

I hope this has sufficiently illustrated that the liberal-embryonic-communist wholesale destroyers of everything good and decent have not always been among us. Those who follow evil dictates have always been among us, but never before in America have we seen a faction bent on pernicious societal nihilism achieve enduring influence and political power.

Those who are generally peaceful, industrious and generous, who would prefer to mind their own business as they pursue life, liberty and happiness have always been here. Actually, they are most people. Knowledge of this truth is what motivated our nation’s founders to so inextricably enshrine the concepts of individual liberty and Natural Law into its founding documents.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/why-there-can-be-no-coexistence-with-the-left/#vyTSHlMUeB0xAwiw.99

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There has been much debate over the years about what the founding fathers meant about the separation of church and state. In recent times there has been much disinformation about how they actually believed, especially George Washington. In this short Ebook the author tries to explain how they actually felt.

The Fourth of July 1776


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Written By : Gary Wonning

July 4th, 1776 is one of the most important  days in human history. The signing of the American   Declaration of Independence, one of the most precious documents since the beginning of time ushered in a new Era in the history of man.

Never before had a nation been created where mankind could worship, believe, and act as he so desired as long as he didn’t infringe upon the rights of others.

As Americans we sometimes forget how important this is and how much people from across the globe look up to us because of what we have done to preserve freedom over the centuries..

I never thought about it much until  three separate instances almost twenty years apart solidified this in my mind.

The first incident came about several years ago while traveling in the outback of Australia. We had been in the bush for over three weeks. After that amount of time, with little contact to the outside world, we had forgotten what day it was. Time really didn’t matter, one day just became the next.

We drove into the small town of Daly Waters in the Northern Territory about two in the afternoon. As we entered the tiny village I noticed an old C-47 aircraft parked on a deserted airstrip. I hardly noticed the aircraft had U.S. markings. Our destination was the tiny pub in the center of town. Daly Waters, with a population of seventeen saw over a hundred percent increase in population when we arrived, our bus carried twenty-four weary travelers.

Entering the pub, it was apparent there was a party going on. This was interesting, I knew it wasn’t the weekend yet, we were to be in Darwin on Saturday and since we weren’t in Darwin, it couldn’t be the weekend.                                                                                                                                                                    

Asking someone why they were partying, they said they were celebrating the 4th of July. We asked why they  were celebrating an American holiday. A loyal world two vet promptly replied.”We just appreciate what the yanks did for us during ww2. We were attacked by the Japanese and if it wasn’t for the Americans, Australia would have fallen”. I never realized.

The second event came about while we were cruising on an Italian cruise ship in November of 2014. The ship had over 2,700 passengers on board and probably less than 20% were Americans. It was unusual  to even hear English spoken. The night before our 2014 election the theater theme was Simply Italian. All the beautiful Italian songs were sung. Near the end of the program the vocalist began singing our national anthem.

People began to stand and sing, placing their hands over their heart.

 I looked around, everyone in the audience were standing. As the anthem came to an end America was giving at least a two minute standing ovation.

The third such instance took place just a few months later. I occasionally  shuttle people to the local airports. During one such ride I received a call asking if I would pick up someone at the Tampa airport that forgot to make a reservation. The car I was driving didn’t have any airport  stickers so it would be risky, the airport police frown upon this sort of activity.

Deciding I didn’t want this family stranded at the airport I decided to take a chance and pick them up.

I would just try and be incognito, stop at the curb, pick them up and be on my way before anyone saw me.

The plan was working  perfectly. They were in the car, luggage in the trunk and we are on the way.

Only problem. The trunk won’t stay latched. My cover is blown the curb side is jammed with people and with each closing more and more people are noticing the commotion.

A rather tall gentleman stepped forward and offered to duct tape my trunk shut. He wants to  tape the trunk of  a Lincoln Towncar shut with duct tape?

Thinking it wouldn’t work I said sure try it. As he began taping my passenger asked him where he was from as he had an accent. He replied Denmark.

Now wait, who flies from Denmark to Tampa with duct tape in their pocket. Is that legal? What does the TSA say about that?

The tape worked and as we started to pull away my passenger asked him what we owed him for helping. His response. Nothing, it’s the least I can do after the United States bailed us out of two world wars.

Never saw that coming!

In spite of what we are often told by the media and those who would want to destroy our country and turn it into a socialist nightmare, the United States is still that new Jerusalem, that shining city on the hill that most look to for guidance and leadership.

We currently see what happens to the world condition when America shirks its duty and let’s evil reign over the land.

We have a responsibility  to the rest of our world citizens, there isn’t any other country that can do it. It is the price we pay for living in the greatest country ever known to mankind. We sometimes overreach, but we are the world’s police force.

The rewards are great, and the consequences are disastrous if we fail in our mission.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks,  and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

Available in both hard copy and Ebook format.

 

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Men Need to Act Like Men


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Over the last several decades, the feminist movement has done everything  in their power to minimize  men.

Men have come under attack from every corner, and as a result many believe men are no longer necessary.

As a result men have been hesitant to act like men. Many no longer want to get married or be committed to a long term relationship. Why should they?

Many women only want a child so they can have something to replace their dolls they have outgrown, and many don’t want anyone to have control over their child but themselves. They pass out sex like candy at an easter parade, so what incentive is there for a man to want to get married?

Many women have become so independent  they deem men an inconvenience. Many no longer value a man’s influence and guidance.

Men have been encouraged to act more like women and abandon their masculine  qualities.

Then when they do  women complain there are no real men around for them to marry so they can be taken care of, while all the time boasting they are independent  and don’t need anyone to take care of them.

News flash you can’t have it both ways.

Which way do you want it?

The sad part is most women never wanted equality where they were forced to help make a family living. But for many years being a stay at home mother was looked down upon and to be a stay at home mom brought scorn from the media, politicians, and others.

Like many other groups in our society no one spoke up and now many women and men are leading a life they didn’t want.

Many desire the traditional life but for some, that possibility has all but evaporated. Our standard of living has been raised so much that many now find it necessary to work to make ends meet.

For this to change men and women need to act like men and women. If you want to have a career fine, but don’t forget being a woman, wife, and mother  is one of the most important jobs in the world. Don’t get hung up on an illustrious career when that isn’t what you want just because someone thinks that is what you should do.

Don’t be swayed by those in our society who only want to destroy our way of life and what is important. Many times there are things much more important than a career.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

You Can’t Legislate Morality


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Written By : Gary Wonning

It’s been tried many times and it never works.

There are  always those who think they can control people’s behavior by passing laws against such things as alcohol,drugs,and even abortion.

Prohibition in the 1920s should have taught us something,but seemingly it didn’t. Laws were passed banning the production and sale of alcohol. What happened? People began making it themselves,sometimes with disastrous results.

Many people died from alcohol that was produced in a way that it became poisonous, making people sick and even killing some.

When are we going to learn that more government interference and excessive laws help no one.

The path to a better life is not following the laws of man,but the laws of God. His laws are the only laws that make a difference.

Only when an individual has a strong moral and spiritual base do they have a moral compass that will guide them and keep them out of harm’s way regardless of the path and the difficulties they may encounter on life’s journey.

Morality is entirely an individual choice, government can’t and shouldn’t try to legislate it.

Government needs to stay out of the morality business and begin only doing what it was designed to do,protect us from invasion, provide a monetary system and only make laws that guarantee our right to life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

We can get along just fine without their help.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

masonic

Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.