I grew up on a farm in a very conservative rural southeastern Indiana environment. My parents and most of my family were, and still are conservative,and those values no doubt rubbed off on me. But as I looked back and began to question things,I realized that those teachings were not only the way I was raised, but those values are the only ones that “work.”
About the time I was forty , I had experienced a good portion of “life” . My life hadn’t turned out the way I had planned, even though I had tried to do everything the “right” way, (get a good job, join the right clubs,etc.) I began to question my values and look for answers.
The journey I began took me to the corners of the earth, during which time I studied the customs , ways, and beliefs of the Aborigines, the American Indian, the Maya, the Egyptians, and many others.
Time and time again, the same answer keeps coming back to me.
I have found our society has become extremely entitlement conscious. A lot of people want something for nothing and they think that the government should pay for it.
They don’t realize that when the government pays for something, those free benefits become very expensive. Vast amounts of waste and corruption enter into the scene.
We keep inching closer and closer to socialism in the United States, that is not what our founding fathers had in mind. Our country was founded on the principles of a free market and individualism, that is how we became the leading economic country in the world.
The human soul thrives best when it is free to choose and make it’s own decisions, most people don’t want to be drones.
Socialism simply doesn’t work, when competition is taken out of the mix, people aren’t rewarded for achieving, All incentive is lost and a lot of the new innovations are never innovated, because there is no reward.
Government is never the answer,that has been proven worldwide, whenever any government tries to solve a problem, the problem just gets worse.
Everything that can be done by the private economy should be left in the private sector. Without a doubt, greed enters into the equation, ,but when any one company or sector becomes too “greedy” someone with a better idea and a cheaper price comes along and knocks them off their pedestal.
We as individuals have to solve our own problems and take our life into our own hands,that is the only way it works, it is government’s job to stay out of the way.
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 hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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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.