Musket Balls and Prayer Gave Us Our Freedom

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The Five Thousand Year Leap

Written by Gary Wonning

Aside from our early American patriots burning desire for freedom, the two things that actually gave us freedom were prayer and musket balls.

The founders were all religious or spiritual beings, the only schooling available in those days were church schools, hence they all, in their own way had a belief in God. 

Almost all believed in prayer and prayed daily,  they weren’t perfect people who never did anything wrong , they, just like everyone else made mistakes , but their belief was in God and depended on God to guide them in their daily lives. They didn’t always listen to what God directed them to do, but they believed God would guide them.

They also believed in their right to defend themselves. One of the actions that lead to the American Revolution was when the British tried to confiscate our weapons and gunpowder.  That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

The patriots responded with a passion unheard of up to that period in time. The desire for freedom was so great that many were willing to sacrifice everything they had to achieve freedom from tyranny . 

Soon the Battle of Bunker Hill followed and our quest for freedom began. 

Our citizen army took up arms and despite many struggles and hardships, achieved a freedom unheard of up until that time. 

It is well documented the early patriots belief in a Supreme Being.  There are many  documents to prove the early founders, as well as high ranking government officials since expressed a belief in God. 

George Washington himself prayed daily and publicly displayed his belief in a Supreme Deity. It is because of this belief he was able to survive the many attacks on his life while fighting at the front lines. 

Many “miracles” are attributed to our ability to defeat the strongest military in the world. 

There can be little doubt as to why the founders placed the first and second amendment to the Constitution at the top of our Bill of Rights. 

Without those two rights, we have nothing. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

For more information, please consult his website,




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