The Hypocrisy Of the Left

Every since I was a small pup, the republican political elected officials have been portrayed as stupid, bungling idiots who want only to take away grandma’s social security and start a war. Although there have been wars started by GOP presidents, wars have been started by democrats as well, and grandma’s social security is still intact.

Goldwater was portrayed as a war monger, if we had followed his advice, maybe Vietnam wouldn’t have gone on so long.  Nixon was a crook for recording conversations, I’m not saying it was the right thing to do but something that both Kennedy and Johnson did before him.

Reagan was an idiot, Quayle couldn’t spell, GW was stupid, and now Trump is crazy.

I got news for you, the GOP doesn’t hold a monopoly on politicians doing dishonest and immoral actions.

LBJ called Vietnam his war, and his discretions against Lady Bird were numerous, committing immoral acts on Air Force One with his wife present. He openly bragged about enabling voter fraud creating a Kennedy win in 1960.

Kennedy was a womanizer and totally messed up the Cuban era  Bay of Pigs in which hundreds of Cubans were slaughtered on the beach after he promised military aid and didn’t follow up on his promise. It is hard to find any Cuban over the age of sixty that has a favorable opinion of JFK.

Carter was another story.

Clinton had the famous blue dress, Al Gore of global warming fame, thought the Texas Eagle was a bird when in fact it was an Amtrak train.

The gaffs of Obama are too many to mention, among the largest, Obama stating he had been to 57 states with two more left to visit.

Biden’s fondling and inappropriately touching women also comes to mind, not to mention the hundreds of times he misspoke.

Inappropriate behavior by politicians isn’t limited to one party, it happens on both sides of the aisle, but the liberal press covers up the times it happens on the left and magnifies it on the right until the naive public believes the worst of one party while they excuse anything that happens on the left, hypocrisy at it finest.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Vietnam Conflict

Written By: Gary Wonning

Like many my age, the Vietnam war came about during my late teenage years and I was faced with a difficult decision.

The conflict was, to say the least, controversial. I assume all wars are controversial, but this one seemed more so because many couldn’t justify a reason for going to war in a foreign distant land. Many didn’t even know where Vietnam was or had even heard of it.

The biggest case for engagement was to prevent the spread of communism. We were in the middle of the cold war and the threat of nuclear war was ever present with Russia continuously threatening our way of life and our very existence continuously.

The year before, it was discovered Russia had placed missile silos in Cuba, only ninety miles from our shores. The conflict ended one October evening after we stood up to them saying the missiles  had to be removed. many of us went to bed that evening, not sure if we would wake up in the morning.

The ultimatum had been given, the warships put in place, and we waited.

Many of us went to bed that evening, not sure if we would wake up in the morning.

Someone once told me that if we were dead and pinched oursleves we wouldn’t feel it, upon waking , I pinched myself, it hurt so I got up and went to work.

The crisis had been averted.

I was at the legal draft age and a prime target for the draft, not wanting to go to college or get married, I would soon be bound for the military.

Many questions entered my mind, did I want to serve , and if I did which branch did I want to serve in.

I didn’t really want to kill anyone, even in defence of my freedoms and my coutry.  I decided that if it came down to that , I would, but I had done that so many times in past lifetimes, I really didn’t want to do it any more. But I knew that if push came to shove and it was necessary to defend my way of life, my country and my family, there was no question I would do it.

Many went to Canada to escape the draft, that was totally out of the question and the thought only entered my mind as an after thought. There wasn’t any way that would be an option.

I finally decided that I wanted to serve my country  and the Air Froce seemed to be the best option for me.

Hence I joined the Air Force on Reserve status and began fulfilling my obligation.

As time went by, the Vietnam War heated up and it seemed more likely I  would be called to active duty.

And then it happened, in the spring of 1968, during the Tet offensive, we were called to active duty. There probably never is a good time to be called to fight in a foreign land, but I was getting married and we had bought a hosue, with only a year and a half to serve I was looking forward to getting discharged.

More contemplation, I , like most never wanted to go to war, but I decided to let it up to God, if he wanted me to serve, I would go, and began mentally preparing to serve.

I began comtemplating the reasons to defend one’s country. In the United States, we don’t fight for a King or Queen, we don’t fight to gain foreign lands for the homeland, we fight for an idea, the ideas of what America was founded on, freedom and the right of the idividual to choose the life they desire, without interference from a government.

Even if we don’t approve of our president, or what our government is doing, we fight for the sublime ideas our country was founded on.

My bags were packed and I was ready to go, when word came down three days before my departure. 

I had been deactivated, God didn’t want me to serve in that manner.

It’s best to think things  through, decide what you would do in the most extreme situation, and let God make the final decision.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Herbert Hoover Warned Us

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Many times, President Herbert Hoover has gotten a bad rap. This article written by Bill Federer should set the record straight.

Herbert Hoover warned us about a huge evil

President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish state. A week later, Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. The next President, Harry S. Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel. Former President Herbert Hoover proposed a solution…

In declining health, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish state. A week later, Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945.

The next President, Harry S. Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel.

Former President Herbert Hoover proposed a solution to the Middle East crisis, as reported by Scripps-Howard Press, Nov. 19, 1945: “In ancient times the irrigation of the Tigris and Euphrates Valleys supported probably 10 million people in the kingdoms of Babylon and Nineveh. The deterioration and destruction of their irrigation works by the Mongol invasion centuries ago, and their neglect for ages, are responsible for the shrinkage of the population to about 3,500,000 people in modern Iraq. … Some 30 years ago, Sir William Willcocks, an eminent British engineer, completed a study of the restoration of the old irrigation system. He estimated that about 2,800,000 acres of the most fertile land in the world could be recovered at a cost of under $150,000,000. … Some progress has been made under the Iraq government but their lack of financial resources and the delay of war have retarded the work greatly. … My own suggestion is that Iraq might be financed to complete this great land development on the consideration that it be made the scene of resettlement of the Arabs from Palestine. …”

Hoover continued: “This would clear Palestine completely for a large Jewish emigration and colonization. A suggestion of transfer of the Arab people of Palestine was made by the British Labor Party in December, 1944, but no adequate plan was proposed as to where or how they were to go. There is room for many more Arabs in such a development in Iraq than the total Arabs in Palestine. The soil is more fertile. They would be among their own race which is Arab-speaking and Mohammedan. The Arab population of Palestine would be the gainer from better lands in exchange for their present holdings. Iraq would be the gainer for it badly needs agricultural population. …

“Today millions of people are being moved from one land to another. If the lands were organized and homes provided, this particular movement could be made the model migration of history. It would be a solution by engineering instead of by conflict. I realize that the plan offers a challenge both to the statesmanship of the Great Powers as well as to the goodwill of all parties concerned. However, I submit it and it does offer a method of settlement with both honor and wisdom.”

Herbert Hoover stated in a presidential campaign speech, Oct. 31, 1932: “Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die. … No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against … tyranny of government expanded into business activities.”

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Herbert Hoover had coordinated relief to millions when the Mississippi River levees broke during the 1927 flood. He organized feeding 300 million in 21 countries of Europe and Russia following World War I. His entire life he refused payment for public service.

In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected the 31st U.S. president in a landslide victory. His vice president, Charles Curtis, was the first Native American to hold that office.

In his inaugural address, March 4, 1929, he stated: “I assume this trust in the humility of knowledge that only through the guidance of Almighty Providence can I hope to discharge its ever-increasing burdens.”

In “The Challenge of Liberty,” 1934, Herbert Clark Hoover declared: “While I can make no claim for having introduced the term, ‘rugged individualism,’ I should be proud to have invented it. It has been used … in eulogy of those God-fearing men and women of honesty whose stamina and character and fearless assertion of rights led them to make their own way in life.”

Hoover stated: “Freedom is an open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and of human dignity. With the preservation of these moral and spiritual qualities and with God’s grace will come further greatness for our country.”

Born in 1874, his Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend’s meetings before dying when he was 10 years old. Hoover lived on an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma before moving to Oregon. He worked his way through Stanford University doing laundry, delivering papers and working for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Herbert Hoover served under Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Truman and Eisenhower. At the onset of the Depression, in an address at Valley Forge, May 30, 1931, President Hoover stated: “If those few thousand men endured that long winter of privation and suffering … held their countrymen to the faith, and by that holding held fast the freedom of America, what right have we to be of little faith?”

On Oct. 18, 1931, in an address which began a nation-wide drive to aid the private relief agencies, President Herbert Hoover stated: “This civilization … which we call American life, is builded and can alone survive upon the translation into individual action of that fundamental philosophy announced by the Savior nineteen centuries ago.”

On Sept. 15, 1932, to leaders of the “national drive” committee for voluntary relief agencies, President Herbert Hoover stated: “We maintain the spiritual impulses in our people for generous giving and generous service – in the spirit that each is his brother’s keeper.”

After his term in office, Herbert Clark Hoover proposed reorganizing the United Nations to exclude Communist countries, as he told the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1950: “What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization of the nations who believe in God against this tide of Red agnosticism. It needs a moral mobilization against the hideous ideas of the police state and human slavery. … I suggest that the United Nations should be reorganized without the Communist nations in it. If that is impractical, then a definite New United Front should be organized of those peoples who disavow communism, who stand for morals and religion, and who love freedom. …”

Hoover continued: “It is a proposal based solely upon moral, spiritual and defense foundations. It is a proposal to redeem the concept of the United Nations to the high purpose for which it was created. It is a proposal for moral and spiritual cooperation of God-fearing free nations. And in rejecting an atheistic other world, I am confident that the Almighty God will be with us.”

Herbert Hoover spoke at a reception on his 80th birthday in West Branch, Iowa, Aug. 10, 1954, warning: “I have witnessed on the ground in 20 nations the workings of the philosophy of that anti-Christ, Karl Marx. There rises constantly in my mind the forces which make for progress and those which may corrode away the safeguards of freedom in America. … Today the Socialist virus and poison gas generated by Karl Marx and Friedreich Engels have spread into every nation on the earth. Their dogma is absolute materialism which defies truth and religious faith. … To this whole gamut of Socialist infections, I say to you … God has blessed us with another wonderful word – ‘heritage.’ The great documents of that heritage are not from Karl Marx. They are from the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Within them alone can the safeguards of freedom survive.”

Herbert Clark Hoover, who was a member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, stated: “The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”

Herbert Hoover, who died Oct. 20, 1964, signed a joint-statement during World War II with the widows of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Taft, Harrison and Cleveland, which stated: “Menaced by collectivist trends, we must seek revival of our strength in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic. Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the sacredness of every human life. On the religious side, its highest embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution.”

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He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

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The Vision Of America

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Written By: Gary Wonning

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 people look to for guidance and leadership.

We often 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 leader.

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

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Demise of The American Indian

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Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Written By: Gary Wonning

Suddenly, we are once again facing the issue of how the American Indians were treated in the early part of our American history.

Needless to say, things could have gone a little better than they did when the white man first discovered and settled this great land.

I know many came here before Columbus, so he wasn’t the first, but no one else came back to settle and as a result, Columbus got all the press. That is the way it is, so be it, you can’t change it, deal with it. 

In reality, the American Indians all came from somewhere else also, so they too are immigrants.

You can slice it any way you want, or spin it to suit your needs, the basic reason Europeans came to the new world, aside from the fact it is human nature to seek out new lands and explore to find out what is on the other side of what we know, was to find new sources of wealth. the Turks were invading Europe and winning. The Europeans  needed money to fight them. In one sense it was a matter of survival.

Yes, we gave the Indians small pox, but they gave us syphilis and tobacco, probably an even trade.

Things were a lot different then, most people treated others rather harshly, the whites were cruel to whites and the Indians were cruel to other Indians. Violence in America didn’t arrive with Columbus. Most American Indians didn’t belong to Greenpeace, the Audubon Society, or Peta.

They farmed out the land, killed off all the game and moved on, most were nomadic. That doesn’t make them bad people, it was just what they knew and thus that is how they lived. There is nothing wrong with killing an animal and eating it, that is part of their mission in life. The animals are evolving just like the rest of us.

The Indians lived a pretty meager life, they didn’t even have horses until the Spanish showed up.

They were doing the best they knew how, and so were the early explorers. It was a clash of cultures, and there isn’t any reason for anyone to suffer white guilt. In most instances, I believe both parties had noble intentions. They just didn’t have the knowledge available to do better, I  think that in many instances things aren’t much better today.

You can’t have two cultures, one who wants to roam and go where they want and a culture that wants private ownership of land trying to occupy the same country.

Which culture actually advanced civilization and overall made things better?

Just like in many other areas, the natives lived here for thousands of years and never advanced their culture on iota.

I don’t believe God placed us on earth to not advance, we are here to grow, learn and improve our lot in life.

If we don’t grow, improve our society and remain strong, we will suffer the same fate as the American Indian.

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Cathedral Rock in Sedona Arizona

Having said that, there are many ways we owe the American Indian much, there were times they helped us greatly. The Iroquois form of government was a model for our own government.

In George Washington’s daily prayers, the Iriqous “Spirit Woman” came to him and showed him how the United States would develop and where the major cities would be, thus providing encouragement in his struggles.

Without a doubt, if things would have transpired differently, we could have learned a lot from each other, and it isn’t too late.

Neither of us learned the lesson the first time, but there is no time like the present. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could combine our modern technology with their knowledge of the spiritual world?

Most of us don’t want to spend our lives riding a horse and chasing buffalo, or shivering on a cold winter evening in a TeePee, so our culture has improved over the centuries from what it once was.

The United States was destined to become the great nation that it is. Could it have been done differently, or better? Sure, but it wasn’t.

It’s time for us, and the American Indian to stop being a victim, learn from the past and move on.

The Aborigines of Australia and many other native cultures suffered the same fate. In spite of governments trying to help by giving handouts, that hasn’t helped, it has only made them dependent on government.

The Australian government built homes for them, but because they had lived in the bush for thousands of years, many slept behind the homes on the ground. 

There are tremendous opportunities in the United States for all races, creeds, colors,etc. Anyone can succeed if they have the ability and the desire.

Many white people move from the homeland of their ancestors for a better life, The American Indian has the same opportunity.

We all do, if the place you are living doesn’t provide the opportunity and lifestyle you desire, someplace else will. America has everything, all wrapped up in one country. If you can’t find your place or your destiny, it’s your problem, not society’s.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Donald Trump’s Language Is Deplorable

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Written By: Gary Wonning

Without question, I think everyone can agree that Donald Trump’s language is deplorable.

However, if you would sit around the table with the average American on Thanksgiving  Day, I would venture to say you would hear the same kind of language, or even worse. 

Our elected officials are not our leaders, they are our representatives. 

They represent who we are as a nation, they are a direct reflection what we have become. 

We have forgotten the values and principles that made this country great.

If you want to change America, you need to look within yourself and change yourself. Change comes from within. Only when we change ourselves will our country once again become great.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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What has Government Done for You?

 

Bernie Sanders Voters; Take Heed.

Bernie let you down.

After all of the campaigning and lecturing about big business and big government , he caved and went to their side.

What lesson can you learn from this?

You put your faith in an elected official, a politician.

When do we learn not to trust in government?

Politicians and government have their own agenda. Politicians only want to get reelected, and most will do anything necessary to accomplish that goal. Most politicians could care less what is good for you or the country. They are not going to take care of you.

We need to trust ourselves and learn to once again take care of and provide for our own needs.

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What has government done for you?

Trust in God and yourself, they are the only ones who have your best interests at heart.

I believe that is what the framers of our constitution were trying to convey. They never trusted government to do the right thing, why do we?

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

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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