It’s Time To Return To Electing the Most Qualified Person For Office

The election is finally over!

In spite of her best efforts, Hillary did not become the first woman president. Maybe now we can get back to choosing the best candidate regardless of race, gender, or creed.

Every since affirmative action has been in place, it seems everything we have done and every person that has been placed in a position of power or authority have been based on race or gender, the very thing affirmative action was supposed to eliminate.

The last two elections were nothing but affirmative action in action. I’m not saying neither candidate was qualified or not, but the deciding factor in both elections has been electing someone from a minority, qualifications had nothing to do with it. It’s time to stop the nonsense, no one deserves to be president, it is too big of a responsibility to base it on such frivolous requirements, it doesn’t matter what race or gender they are, the the only requirement is that they are the most qualified.

It matters not if they are black, white, brown, red, or yellow, it doesn’t matter if they are male or female, that was the supposition of affirmative action.

We don’t necessarily need a female or black president, the presidency is gender and race neutral. It matters not if you are a man or woman, white or black, only if you place the welfare of the nation above party politics or special interests.

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 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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Reliving Fredericksburg, Virginia

Written By: Gary Wonning

After a sleepless night, it was time to find out what Fredericksburg was all about. Totally oblivious to what I would see or find, I exited the freeway and drove into the tiny city. A cemetery suddenly caught my eye. My first thought was,”Where did cemetery come from?”

It was then I observed a small sign near the entrance.

It was a Civil War Cemetery. My next thought was.” Oh, it’s a Civil War Cemetery, that wasn’t here when I was here before. “

Where did that thought come from? And why did I think that?

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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More surprises awaited me, as I drove into town I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! This town is almost a carbon copy of Vevay Indiana. The main street was very similar to the main street in Vevay, the river was on the right, and there was a Rising Sun Tavern on the east side of town. I soon found my reason for spending so much time in Vevay was to be a gentle reminder of a time in the past. I had been to Fredericksburg before.

In times such as this, I get very hungry, a lunch at the Rising Sun Tavern was definitely on the agenda. Entering the tavern, it was DeJa vu all over again. I can remember the many times had I dined and drank my favorite beverage in the friendly confines of this establishment.

Walking around the town was truly amazing, just like old home week, past another cemetery which held the remains of many Revolutionary War people, both soldiers and townspeople.

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George Washington’s Home Lodge

Touring the Masonic Lodge I could see myself attending many lodge meetings in an earlier era.

Did Divine Intervention Play A Part In the 2016 Election

 

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What has Government Done for You?

There have been many times divine intervention has played a part in the history of our country.

During the American Revolution, George Washington attested to it many times. In the early part of the war, a sudden and unexpected wind and fog kept the British ships from entering New York harbor at a critical time. If they had been able to land, they would have surely defeated our young inexperienced army.

General Washington prayed long and often and those prayers brought help in the nick of time many times over.

There were several times General Washington was shot at point blank and the bullets missed their target, several times he returned from battle untouched with bullet holes in his jacket.

Even the final battle at Yorktown, a strong wind kept the British Fleet from arriving in port with reinforcements.

In the war of 1812, a sudden storm provided rain which in turn prevented our government buildings from being completely destroyed by fire.

Likewise, there are stories from the Civil War and World War 2 of similar circumstances when all hope seemed to be lost when a sudden turn of events prevented sure defeat and turned it into victory.

Likewise, in the 2016 election, it seemed as if Hillary was cruising to a sure win, when suddenly, the tide turned and she was denied her victory. Although she won the popular vote, because of voters voting in strategically placed precincts, Trump was able to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat.

Just like General Washington, many people were praying for a major change in Washington, to continue down the present course would have meant sure destruction of our republic.

In today’s world the entitlement generations outnumber the working class, the only way for the election to be won by the conservatives was through the electoral college.

Did God once again intervene because of the prayers of well meaning people and once again save our great nation by prompting large numbers of voters in the correct precincts to go vote, and did he inspire Trump to realize the only way he could win was to campaign in the states where he could garner enough votes to win?

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

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.

Your comments are welcome

 

You Are In Control Of Your Life

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Written By: Gary Wonning

You are in  control of your life

In these changing times, people need to realize each one of us is in control of our individual life. Over the past several decades many have turned control of their destiny over to either the government, big business or a union.

Many times this has seemed to make good economic sense. Much has been provided to us by working for a large company or the government and having all our economic needs satisfied with very little conscious thought on our part.

The downside is this has created a sense of entitlement where people begin to think they deserve everything in life just because they exist. People believe that work isn’t necessary and effort doesn’t need to be put forth to gain the fruits of our labor.

In most states, it is illegal to feed wild animals because by doing so the animal becomes dependent on humans and they forget how to fend for themselves. When the human involvement ends, the animal thus can starve to death. Many Americans have become like those wild animals, they have become so dependent on others for their survival that when the gravy trains ends they will no longer know how to make it on their own.

We now blame the government for all our problems, and rightfully so, the government has and always will fail us. We need to remember who voted for these people and who put them into office. We can only blame ourselves for the actions of congress and the president. Most often people are elected based on how much “free stuff” they are going to hand out once in office. The “stuff” isn’t free, someone is paying for it.

Common Sense for the Modern Era

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

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.

Your comments are welcome

Herbert Hoover Warned Us

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The beach at Cozumel

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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The blogger 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.

Your comments are welcome

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