Countries need to fight for their own freedom


We have come to a period of time in history when we as Americans can no longer fight for the freedom of others.

Through out history, America has always stood for freedom and independence, in the beginning we struggled and defeated the biggest military the world had ever known at that time , the British Empire, to gain our own independence.

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The Civil War saw a great struggle to end slavery and the two world wars were fought to end oppression on a world level. In each struggle America, as well as Britain and other western powers fought oppression around the world resulting in millions of people enjoying freedom today.

We have come to a period in history where that must change.  We must always remain vigilant and be a force for liberty, however, we simply can’t fight everyone’s battles.  Freedom like respect, must be earned.

Freedom can’t just be given to someone, they must have a stake in it, otherwise they won’t treasure it and keep it sacred. 

We have seen the result of what occurs when we enter a country and expose them to freedom when they are not ready for it, or understand what freedom is.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are two prime examples. although our intentions may have been good, and we may have had a legitimate reason for both wars, they did not turn out well.

The two wars did provide us the opportunity to apprehend the villains responsible for many terror attacks not only on our soil, but around the globe as well. 

Converting a people or nation to freedom didn’t work, they aren’t ready for that.  They will learn that in their own time. In the meantime, our objective should be to keep ourselves safe from the evil deeds of others so we may enjoy the freedom we have earned, by maintaining a strong military and remaining close to our creator so we may preserve our own freedom and independence.

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

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America: An Exceptional Country


Written by : Gary Wonning

Many today think there is nothing exceptional about America. They assume we are no different than the rest of the world and to think we are exceptional is pompous and arrogant.

Our exceptionalism has nothing to do with arrogance. It has to do with the tenants of our country, our founding and our Bill of Rights ,Constitution and Declaration of Independence. These sacred documents rank  with the Magna Carta and the bible in importance to individual liberty and freedom.

Our constitution guarantees freedom for all and states our rights come from God, not the government.

This is foreign to most,  most people  assume their rights come from government. We as Americans don’t believe this. We believe our constitution limits what government can do to us,and what we let them do, not what they let us do. There is a big difference.

Our rights come from God or a higher source, they are unalienable rights, not changeable by man. This basic difference guarantees us freedoms not available to anyone else in the world. It enables us to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without interference from any one or more importantly from a government.

It doesn’t guarantee us happiness. or success, it just guarantees us the right to pursue it. We can only be happy or successful through our own endeavors, there isn’t anyone in government or anyone outside ourselves who can make us happy if we don’t want to be.

Our founders knew how corruptible governments can and will become. They built many safeguards into our constitution to ensure that our government would never become dictatorial.

They tried to ensure our government would be inefficient and thus unable to totally control our lives as most governments in Europe had done. Our founders believed that the least amount of government necessary was the best government.

Today we have strayed from these basic principles and we are paying the price, our freedoms and liberty are slowly disappearing. If nothing is done we too will soon fall into the ranks of declining civilizations and freedom 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 hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Working for Someone Else


In today’s world it has become fashionable to earn a living by working for someone else. Because of the long hours one has to work and the increasing government regulations controlling their lives, many no longer want or desire to own their own business.

It has become much easier to work for someone else, let them make all the decisions, pay all the taxes and deal with the regulations associated with being in business. Many just want to work nine to five and go home have a beer and play video games all evening.

This is the easy way out , and yes for many that is the career path they have chosen and it works for them. That is all well and good.

But way too many people choose this lifestyle because it is the easy way, they are capable of much more. As a result of this choice, they spend their whole life unhappy with the choice they made. Most doesn’t even realize this is the root cause of their own unhappiness.

Many of these individuals then resort to drugs and alcohol to mask their dissatisfaction,thereby creating more unhappiness for not only themselves, but everyone around them as well.

Afraid and supposedly unable to break out of the spiral, their life plummets downward, until finally they give up on their dream and live the dreams of someone else.

Right or wrong , when you work for someone else, you sell part of your soul, you lose a part of yourself, you are no longer the master of your destiny.

Although this may be the correct path for many, and if you are happy keep doing what you’re doing, but if you’re not change it.

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

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George Koritzer

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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

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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

 

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