The Greatest Threat to America

Written by: Gary Wonning

The biggest concern among thinking Americans today is the threat of terrorism, more  especially home grown terrorism.

While terrorism  is a major threat to our safety and wellbeing there is another threat even more dangerous.

We have become our own worst enemy. Our freedom and prosperity has created an environment  that promotes our own demise.

In our rush to create a society with many luxuries of life we have forgotten what is important .

While our technical  advances are unequaled in history, we have neglected our spiritual  foundation.

We are our own homegrown terrorists. We resort to drugs and alcohol so we don’t have to face up to who we are or the truth of our existence. Some statistics state 75% of the American population is on painkillers, and

People over 75 average being on at least 5 prescription drugs. This is alarming! Instead of relying on our inner guidance and natural healing when  did we begin to want quick cures that many times create more illnesses than they could ever cure?

Often times a little exercise and proper diet would alleviate an health issues we may have.

Instead of working on core issues and getting to the heart of the issue, we often pop a pill or illegal drug and think that will solve our problems . This only makes the problem worse, now, not only did we not solve the initial issue, we have become addicted to drugs and or alcohol.

Somewhere and somehow we have forgotten what is important in life.

I remember growing up, God and church was the foundation of our life. Everything centered around our religious values. People then, like now weren’t perfect, but they tried to live by a code of ethics instilled by their ancestors. Even the most ruthless individuals had a line they wouldn’t cross, even to them some behavior just wasn’t acceptable.

There was honor among thieves, now there is honor among no one, the only thing that matters is instant gratification and a feel good result.

Growing up there were very few people who didn’t go to church at least occasionally, now most don’t go and in many areas churches are closing.

Most no longer have anything to believe in, they have placed their trust in an unstable foundation, either fame, fortune, or drugs. When that foundation finally collapses and it will, there is no rock for them to lean on.

People are floundering aimlessly in life, worshiping one false prophet after another. Instead of going within for answers, they are seeking something outside themselves for gratification.

In this environment, can we wonder why our society has tumbled in decay like it has? Can we wonder why the Islamic faith is growing? For right or wrong,they haven’t abandoned their God, we have abandoned ours.

If and when we once again discover our true values and spiritual foundation, the threat of terrorism will be no more.

 

 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 hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

church and state

There has been much debate over the years about what the founding fathers meant about the separation of church and state. In recent times there has been much disinformation about how they actually believed, especially George Washington. In this short Ebook the author tries to explain how they actually felt.

 

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Praise the Lord

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There was a little old lady, who every morning. stepped onto
her front porch, raised her arms to the sky, and shouted:
“PRAISE THE LORD!”

One day an atheist moved into the house next door. He
became irritated at the little old lady. Everymorning he’d
step onto his front porch after her and yell:
“THERE IS NO LORD!”

Time passed with the two of them carrying on this way
every day. One morning, in the middle of winter, the little
old lady stepped onto her front porch and shouted:
“PRAISE THE LORD! Please Lord, I have no food and I
am starving, provide for me, oh Lord!

The next morning she stepped onto her porch and
there were two huge bags of groceries sitting there.
“PRAISE THE LORD!” she cried out. “HE HAS PROVIDED
GROCERIES FOR ME!”

The atheist neighbor jumped out of the hedges and shouted:
“THERE IS NO LORD. I BOUGHT THOSE GROCERIES!!”

The little old lady threw her arms into the air and shouted:
“PRAISE THE LORD! HE HAS PROVIDED ME WITH
GROCERIES AND MADE THE DEVIL PAY FOR THEM!

 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.

Your comments appreciated

church and state

There has been much debate over the years about what the founding fathers meant about the separation of church and state. In recent times there has been much disinformation about how they actually believed, especially George Washington. In this short Ebook the author tries to explain how they actually felt.

 

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The Sights of San Juan Puerto Rico

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\Old Town, San Juan Puerto Rico.

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 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.

Your comments appreciated

money photography

This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income as well.

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Many quaint old building adorn the Indiana countryside

old barn

 

An old barn in southern Indiana

old building

 

A deserted tool shed that has seen better days and undoubtedly protected many farm implements form the vicissitudes of the weather.

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.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

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The Punk

Wanna Bet?

The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had had enough.

“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is,” he said.

“Like what?” the punk replied.

“I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won’t be able to wheel back,” the experienced man said.

All the other older men looked on with a mixture of “uh oh” and admiration on their faces, not sure what was up his sleeve. But that didn’t faze the braggart.

“You’re on, old man,” the strapping young man replied. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”

The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right, punk. Get in.

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.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

The Wisdom of our Ancestors.


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Rural Areas Conservative, Urban Areas Liberal

There is becoming a great divide in America. More and more people are moving off the land and into large cities, many times living in small apartments or condos and very seldom if ever  having to opportunity to reconnect with their agrarian roots.

As a result they are losing their connection with mother earth. In the process their whole line of thinking changes. Living in a urban environment naturally makes one more dependent on government services. In the process they give up their desire for freedom and the chance to make their own decisions concerning important choices in their life.

This is a gradual process and many times they don’t even notice or care until suddenly they become someone who could no longer survive on their own. Soon they have become slaves to the government and no longer free.

There is a big difference between relying on someone and become a slave to them. In an agrarian culture , neighbors rely on neighbors, sometimes out of necessity, but they are still independent and can fend for themselves, it’s a two way street, you help me , I help you. That makes it personal.

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In an urban society, neighbors seldom know each other, they live next door for years and have never met. When someone needs help, they call a non-caring government agency who have sterile rules and regulations to go by.  There is nothing personal about it, people soon begin to feel as if they are living as isolationists and have no one they can personally turn to.

Soon this turns to frustration and anger, many times it is unnoticed by even the most astute, they think it has to be this way. Their values slowly change and they slowly become more dependent on a government agency who doesn’t have anyone’s interest in mind but their own self interests.

 As this slowly occurs over the years and a few generations come and go, the two groups develop different customs, beliefs and values. As the cities grow, they outnumber the people living on the land and slowly the values and ethics that made a country great disappear until many think the people living on the land are extremists and their opinions are reduced to be thought of as archaic and old fashioned.

This is how great societies die and wither away.

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.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

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Growing up on a Farm

In my opinion, there isn’t anything like growing up on a farm, even though the work was hard, money was nonexistent, and often times we went for periods of time without some of the so called necessities of life, life was good.

Even as a small child , I was expected to work, I remember driving a tractor when I was only three years old, and milking a cow when I was about five. I asked my mom for something from the store, she handed me a milk stool and a bucket and said that if I wanted it , I would have to work for it. The money earned was a nickel, enough to buy what I wanted.

My allowance always had work attached to it, there were no free rides and no self pity  was allowed. Even though we were poor, we never thought of ourselves as victims, we were just glad to be able to earn a living and be free.

The people we knew who lived in town or the city  were better off financially than we were, but I actually felt sorry for them because they didn’t have the life we had, the children didn’t have a creek to play in, they weren’t able to catch tadpoles, fish or hunt.

I could go outside at night and catch fireflies and see a million stars. I had cows and other animals I could enjoy every day. Many times, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, snakes and many other animals would be seen strolling across our yard.

We were free do do what we wanted , without some government bureaucrat telling us we needed a license or get  permission from someone.

We raised our own food, both in the garden and on the farm. Our meat came from the livestock we raised and milked, we became accustomed to eating the cows we had milked for years or a young calf. Our cattle all had a name,we often jokingly said we were eating our friends.

Everything on the farm had to carry it’s own weight, the family dog had to know how to herd cattle and the cats better be catching mice. No free rides.

The work was hard, but we didn’t feel like it was work, it was just what we did. Eating fresh meat,eggs, milk and vegetables made it all worthwhile.

Life was good, if more kids had that life today, how many problems society faces would go away?

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.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

 

Wisdom from days gone bye. 

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