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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