Militarizing the Local Police (Part 2)


Written by; Gary Wonning

The riots in Missouri bring back many memories of such events in the past, the riots of the 60s,from which Detroit has never recovered, The Rodney King incident, and like several others, the full story was never told.

The O.J.Simpson trial, where riots broke out in Los Angeles, which would have been a lot worse had he been convicted. Even the  Trayvon Martin incident could have gotten a lot worse in short period of time.

There have been several such events in the recent past that has brought major destruction to the property of law abiding citizens.

I don’t think anyone wants to see their cities and homes burned to the ground, these types of incidents have to be controlled very quickly. We saw what happened in Ferguson, in many cases it was more about looting and robbing than it was about someone’s civil rights, or race.

Most people, and the press jumped to conclusions. The press and certain  so called civil rights leaders actually threw gasoline on an already explosive situation, having only their own selfish agenda in mind.

Our civil rights are important and protecting the Bill of Rights is of the utmost importance.

Having said that, we don’t live in the era of Barney Fife anymore. The world has changed. There is a real imminent threat to our way of life, our liberties, and our security like never before.

Technology has made it possible for almost anyone to create a weapon of mass destruction. Because of the actions of our own federal government, we have thousands flooding across our southern border daily that threaten our security and our way of life.

I don’t want to be an alarmist,but our country probably has hundreds, if not thousands of terrorists living within our borders. They are walking amongst us , many supposedly leading so-called normal lives.

We face threats on many levels, we will be attacked again, it is just a matter of time. When we are, it will be up to the local authorities to control the situation until, and if help arrives. There may come a day when we are glad our local police forces are armed as they are.

If things get really ugly, the federal government won’t be able to handle it, it will need to be taken care of on a local level.

Our second amendment rights need to be preserved, that is a major necessity, but we may need more firepower than the citizenry can provide, plus the local police force can gather much needed information and coordinate it, something the local citizenry cannot do.

Thankfully, most law enforcement officers have their heart in the right place and are dedicated to their mission.

There are always some bad apples in the barrel. The best way to ensure we have dedicated people in our local law enforcement is to hire the best people , regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation,etc. It is time to stop hiring people to fill some quota, and fire and prosecute them if they overreach.

Like everyone else, I am concerned about the military build up of our local police forces, but I am equally concerned about the dangers facing our nation and our ability to face them. Our local police force may be our first line of defense.

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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Militarizing the Local Police


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Written by: Gary Wonning

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri has once again raised the issue of militarizing our local law enforcement officers to a semi-military status.

Like everyone else I am concerned to see this sort of thing come about. I get concerned when I see unmarked government cars, and some with Homeland Security stickers on the door driving down our expressways.

Not long ago I saw an unmarked suv with a “Special Forces” sign on the front window visor. He had a computer mounted on the dash like a police officer would have, he took a photo of a nondescript community sign and drove off ,raising the visor so no one could see it.The back of his suv had tourist type stickers on it like a normal tourist would have.

I see a lot of such things that concern me. It makes me wonder what this country is coming to , and why the police and other law enforcement are gearing up they way they are.

I get concerned there may be a takeover of our country by an overextending government who is hell bent on destroying our liberties.

I think many well meaning Americans, like myself are becoming concerned. However, there are always two sides to a story.

Continued next week.

 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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Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.

The Plight of the Postal Service


Written by :Gary Wonning

Much has been written about the plight of the postal service. 

The latest mantra is they are losing money because of email and the internet. Their claim is because more and more people are receiving and paying their bills on line , their revenue has dropped and thus it is impossible for them to show a profit. 

There is probably some validity to that point, however , businesses have to adjust to changing environments all the time. Every business that thrives faces challenges everyday and most have competition, the post office has no competition in the first class mail business.

Thus, they can can raise their rates whenever they want and suffer no consequences. They continuously raise their first class rates, while keeping their rates for parcels low. They have competition in the parcel business from companies such as UPS and Fed Ex, so they try to undercut their rates. 

Aside from the normal business challenges,UPS and Fed Ex face challenges and pressure from congress all the time, and they continue to make money on a business that the post office gave away because they said they were losing money on it.

UPS , operates with a union presence and they still maintain a healthy bottom line, in spite of paying the highest wages and having one of the best benefits packages available in the nation. They even provide health care,vacations, and extremely good pensions. 

Besides lower rates for smaller packages, the post office also give away free boxes to their customers. These boxes have to cost at least a dollar apiece,when you subtract this dollar from the rate they charge, it reduces the price even more. 

The postal service has continuously lost money at least for the last sixty years.  I can’t remember a time when they showed a profit.

In the early 1970s, they blamed their woes on parcel post and willingly gave the parcel business to UPS. As a result, UPS grew by leaps and bounds, enjoying some of their best years of expansion. The post office then discovered how much money UPS was making from the parcel business , and complained that UPS stole the business from them. It wasn’t stolen , the post office willingly gave it to them. 

It comes down to the basic principle that the government , and it doesn’t matter who’s government, are not good business managers. Why should they be? It isn’t their money, when they run out of money all they need to do is go crying to congress and congress will give them more “free” taxpayer money to operate on. 

They have a pretty good scheme going, keep losing money and get more free money from the unsuspecting taxpayer. All government run  businesses operate on this principle, and the taxpaying public never seem to catch on. 

 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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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors

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The Masonic Influence on World History


From time immemorial, one group of people have preserved the tenants of freedom from tyranny, can we count on them again?

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Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.