America’s Self Inflicted Guilt

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Written by Gary Wonning

The first time I encountered self-inflicted American guilt, I was touring the outback of Australia.

We had traveled there to observe, photograph, and document the ways and lives of the Australian Aborigines.

One afternoon a fellow American and an European were talking and the European actually complimented America on our way of life and how good life was in the United States.

In response, the American woman actually made a statement in which she denied feeling good about being an American and living in the United States.

Over the years we Americans have developed a guilt complex about our prosperity.

We tend to forget what we have sacrificed to make our country prosperous and free, we forget how much America has done for the world and our mission to bring freedom to everyone, regardless of race, creed, national origin or gender.

Although we, as Americans aren’t perfect and we haven’t always lived up to the ideals our country was founded on, as a nation  we have done more than any other culture to liberate the masses from the bonds of slavery.

We have fought in many lands in an effort to free people from oppression, and have never claimed any of this land as our own.

Many would argue that we stole the land from the original occupants. The American Indians are also immigrants, they all came from some where else before living in the western hemisphere.

The American Indians were at a disadvantage, they had no domesticated animals , no beasts of burden or the means to advance their civilization until the Europeans introduced this technology and animals into the western hemisphere.

The contact between the two cultures eventually benefited both societies.

Despite all the bloodshed between the two different cultures, we as Americans owe a debt of gratitude to the natives. There were many times our fight for freedom would have stalled if the natives had not intervened to help us.

Many of the elders of the various tribes were wise enough to realize what was to come and thereby aided and assisted our struggle for freedom. 

This has been well documented, even during the American Revolution. 

In the writings of General George Washington, there are many times he tells of advice and assistance he received from the elders of the tribes living in the New England area. He reportedly even had the Iroquois “Spirit Woman” come to him and show him a map of the  present day United States, complete with roads and cities. 

I can’t help but feel it was some sort of divine plan. We were brought together to learn from each other, we have developed the technology to produce a society much better than any that has come before us, if we combine our technology with the American Indians knowledge of nature and Nature’s God. 

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.

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The Five Thousand Year Leap

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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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We Are Endowed By Our Creator With Certain Inalienable Rights

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The truth about what Thomas Jefferson believed

Written by Gary Wonning

The Declaration of Independence clearly states that we are endowed  by our creator with certain inalienable rights.

This sentence was entered into our Declaration of Independence for one reason. It was to state, in no uncertain terms where our rights as humans originate.

Our founders believed our rights come from God, not government or any individual on earth.  They made it perfectly clear, in this sentence and when they wrote that we have freedom of religion, they didn’t say that we had freedom from religion.

No where in the constitution does it state that we have a separation of church and state. It is true they were very specific that there would be no state sponsored religion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t practice our religion in the public square or that duly elected government officials can’t profess a believe in a Supreme Being.

Through our long history as a country most of our representatives have professed a belief in a higher power.

The separation of church and state  was designed to protect the churches from government interference.

The government cannot dictate what a church preaches or believes, however government employees do have a right to their own personal beliefs and the practice thereof, business owners also have the same right. Business owners can’t be discriminated on by government because of what they believe spiritually.

People always look for a higher power to believe in , if they don’t believe in God, they begin to believe in Government and make them their Gods.

This false belief in government , as we can see can only lead to disaster., evidenced by the behavior of many in our country today.

The founders were correct when they said that our rights come from God, not government, we need to learn that all over again.

Our elected representatives are our representatives, not our leaders, they may be world and government leaders, but they are our representatives, they represent what we want, big difference.

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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Politically, it would seem most people lean to the liberal side of politics.

Half the population and almost all the media, which generally control the narrative all lean extremely left.

It is almost physically impossible to get a different view point with out making  a serious effort. Most people don’t even try, they just believe whatever is told them on the evening news. Most on the left don’t even want to discuss it, if one makes an opinion different than theirs, they often come back with the statement they don’t want to argue about it. Immediately shutting off any dialogue.

As a consequence, most of what that is done and believed in today’s world is extremely slanted towards liberal views and policies.

Conservatives are practically shut out of the dialogue and ignored. As a result, many believe they don’t exist or even have a right to be heard.

Many people from the liberal states are leaving and moving to states that have more favorable tax laws and better all around living conditions.

Many from the states with obscene tax and regulations  come to Florida and other states because it is too expensive to live there, and when they come to Florida , they  start doing the same thing over and over that created the problems where they came from. 

The once again begin wanting more government services, control, taxes and everything they tried to get away from,  expecting different results.

Consequentially , it is believed most people would disagree with conservative policies, most of the media,  politicians and general public all agree on liberal ideas, even though those policies are what they are getting away from when they move to less liberal states.

Their liberal ideas are what is being implemented where they came from and obviously aren’t working. 

This all being true, why do they continue to believe this way when they migrate somewhere else?

The definition of stupidity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

It is a law of nature, regardless of how many times you do the same thing, you will get the same result.

It only makes sense to me, if something isn’t working for you, you change what you do and try different ideas.

Why would you move from somewhere  because of government policies and try to mold the area you moved to  be like where you came from?

If the conservative plan is to reduce taxes, regulations and as many government controls as possible, and liberal polices of more control, taxes and regulations does’t work, who is right in their thinking?

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People can make decisions affecting their lives a lot more sensibly than government can, and these decisions are a lot less costly when people are using their own money than when using  taxpayers money.

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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

The First Amendment Does Protect So-Called Hate Speech

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The secrets our founders knew

Written by Gary Wonning

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I think it is pretty plain. When you read the first amendment of our Bill of Rights, it is quite obvious the first amendment contains no provisions for limiting so-called hate speech.

Many times, especially in today’s society hate speech is defined as a particular idea someone does not agree with and it has no correlation whatsoever with being hateful. Take for instance Face Book banning such people as Dennis Prager and Franklin Graham.

Neither of which has ever said anything that could be determined as hateful.

Criticizing someone’s different philosophy about life is not hate speech as long as it is done in a polite and courteous manner.

It is our American right to respectfully disagree with someone.

Once you begin banning hate speech, where does it end?

Who determines what hate speech is, the U Tube and Face Book people certainly have a different perspective than over half of the people living in the United States.

The first amendment guarantees free speech to everyone, regardless of their perspective and opinions, race, creed, national origin, gender, etc.  and cannot be denied to anyone.

Unwritten but something that also applies, we also have free listening, we are free to listen or not to listen, that is our choice.

The first amendment does not limit free speech, but something else does.

Common sense and decency, somethings need not be said in a public forum, regardless of or our rights, there is such a thing as discretion and good judgment.

The real meaning of hate speech falls under this definition.

In my humble opinion, using names and words that your grandmother would not approve of, should not be used in public.

A little common sense goes a long way, there is nothing wrong about trying to act like a civilized human being.

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

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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

 

The Twin Towers Of Good and Evil, Of Government and Of Men.

 

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The truth about what Thomas Jefferson believed

Written by Gary Wonning

On September 11,2001 our world changed.

The day the towers fell.

The twin towers represented not only the financial world of the west but many other facets of our life as well.

The twin towers also represented our form of government, as is all things in life there is a duality to our American constitutional republic. 

We have two distinct elements of our government, there is the physical government and the spiritual government, in a constitutional republic one cannot exist without the other. 

We are a free society, our country was founded on a belief in  a supreme being. 

Our whole government is patterned after a belief that our rights come from God, not government, the ten commandments and golden rule was used as a guide. Studying the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence illustrate this. 

It cannot be denied, the same tenets of freedom are illustrated in all of the above documents, without a belief in a supreme being our documents of independence are useless, since we believe that our rights come from God, if there is no God, there is no one from whom to be given our rights. 

In the United States and the United States alone, we have two leaders of government; the President and Congress, and God. 

We don’t have a state religion, it isn’t allowed in our constitution, but we as a nation have a strong belief in a Supreme Being. 

We have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion as many believe. We have the right to practice our faith in the public arena, in fact Thomas Jefferson insisted on it.  In the early days of our country, Sunday church services were held in the U.S. Capitol.

When the state capitol of Virginia was formed, Thomas Jefferson insisted that Sunday services be held in the Virginia State Capitol building.

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and insisted that religion professors be on staff to teach the various religions practiced of the day.  

There are many, many times throughout our history that a strong belief in God has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and enabled this great country to continue to prosper and enjoy freedom. 

Several times General Washington returned from battle with bullet holes in his uniform  jacket , but he was unharmed. Several times a wind would keep the enemy at bay in New York Harbor, and at Yorktown as well. He escaped several times leading thousands of troops under the cover of darkness while undetected by enemy troops. How do you move thousands of troops without being discovered by the enemy.

During the War of 1812, a sudden tornado in Washington D.C. kept our nation’s capitol from being burned to the ground.

The story goes on and on, through the civil war, and both world wars. 

The two pillars also represent life on this planet, there are always a polarity or duality to life, good, evil, male, female, light, dark, physical government leader, spiritual government  leader.

In the case of America, our government leaders are actually representatives, they are supposed to represent us, the American people. We are a self governing people.

Our only leader is God, it is to him we pledge allegiance and loyalty.

You cannot have good without evil, they always balance out.

It is a law of the universe.

 

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The Five Thousand Year LeapGary 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.

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

Should We Give Reparations To Those Discriminated Against

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

Written by Gary Wonning

There is a new drive to give African Americans reparations for the slavery they endured for centuries.

This is just another ploy by the democratic party to add to their voter base.

The democratic party is losing the black vote, after years of loyalty to their party, many blacks are waking up to the fact the democrats don’t really do anything for them, they are just soliciting their votes so they can get reelected.

The democratic party relies on creating victims who depend on them and government for their daily needs, they want to create people who think they can’t survive without the assistance of government.

The black race is just as intelligent as anyone else and are just as capable of creating a successful life as anyone else. They don’t need the government any more than the rest of civilization to give them the life they desire.

In reality, the life the liberals are trying to force upon them will only lead them back to that which they are trying to escape, servitude.

In reality, no slaves are alive today that suffered under that horrible system, and the slaves were first sold into slavery by people of their very own race.

It’s all about the politics.

Why should they receive reparations for something they never encountered, by the same token, no one is alive today who harbored slaves, why should whites, many whose ancestors fought and died to end slavery be forced to pay even more.

My family lived in the north and never owned slaves and was against slavery, should I have to pay?

What many forget is that there were black plantation owners who harbored slaves, American Indians,had slaves, so did the Chinese, many whites were indentured servants,  Indians tortured Indians, Blacks often times tortured blacks, where does it end?

In many case, as have been proven by the Australian Aborigines  were given much to compensate for the atrocities of the Australian government. Many of them  have become bitter and often resent what was given them and become jealous because they perceive someone else received more, and then themselves want more, they become dissatisfied and bitter. and in the process become more dependent on government, and less willing and able to support themselves and their families. 

The best thing we can do is to remember the past, don’t dwell on it, we have all been discriminated against and treated unfairly many times in our lives, it is called a leaning experience, time to move on.

Lets give people a hand up, not a hand out, teach them to succeed by the sweat of their brow, all races can succeed in America. 

It’s the American way.

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.

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

 

Can We Win the Argument

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

I found this somewhere, I thought I would repost it. 

CAN WE WIN THE ARGUMENT?

Do we want Socialism, Marxism, or Democratic Republican Government with Capitalism (Free Markets) as the cornerstone of our government?

The Bible in Deuteronomy 6 tells Parents to talk of these things when you rise up, walk by the way, eat dinner, family get-togethers, (okay, I’m ad-libbing) when you go to the ball games or watch the super Bowl together, you must constantly be reminded of what is good, right, proper and beneficial.
It is not being made on the campaign trails by many politicians.
Most Mom’s and Dad’s aren’t extolling the virtues of the Country as Founded anymore.

POINT! If the argument isn’t made, rationally, positively and compassionately we won’t win.
I’ll add consistently!!

The Bible in Deuteronmy 6 tells Parents to talk of these things when you rise up, walk by the way, eat dinner, family get-togethers, (okay, I’m ad-libbing) when you go to the ball games or watch the super Bowl together, you must constantly be reminded of what is good, right, proper and beneficial.

Will you try it out?
I am and will continue doing so.
It’s the truth and it can’t be abandoned, only ignored to our own hurt.

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The Masonic Influence on World History

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.

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