America: an Exceptional Nation

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Written By: Gary Wonning

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Australia and spend several weeks in the outback.

While visiting Alice Springs, the occasion arose to visit Ayres Rock or Uluru, a sacred aboriginal monolith located near the center of the country, about a five-hour drive from Alice.

Riding on a bus with other tourists from various countries around the world, I found myself seated next to a young lady from Switzerland. 

As is always the case, the conversation always begins  by asking each other where they are from.

When she discovered I was from the states, she asked me what I was doing in Australia.  She said it in such a way it almost sounded rude, we had only just met, so I asked her why she would ask me such a question. 

She replied that she didn’t understand why anyone would ever want to leave the United States, we had everything a person could ask for. Beautiful scenery, varied climates, freedom, there was something in America for everyone, regardless of their wants or desires. 

She was engaged to an Air Force Cadet and couldn’t wait to come to the United states to visit him in Colorado and eventually move here. 

Obviously, this got me to thinking, I had never thought of my country like that before. With all the anti-American rhetoric out there, it was refreshing to find someone that had something good to say about our country. 

Since then I have had several opportunities to find people that feel the same way. Not everyone one hates Americans like the left wing politicians and mainstream media would like you to believe. In fact, most people know and respect who we are and how over the years America has done much for the rest of the world.

As a country, we don’t always do the right thing, we aren’t perfect. No one is, but we do things right more often than anyone else does. If we do mess up, sooner or later we will make it right and correct our errors. 

We are an exceptional country and an exceptional people, not because we are better or more evolved than anyone else, but we are exceptional because our country provides opportunities and advantages for people found nowhere else in the world. 

Our Constitution and Bill of Rights provide for that. All we need do is follow the directions laid out before us by our founding fathers.

 The author 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,

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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 needed more than ever.

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