Written by :Gary Wonning
Over the course of my life I have come to understand more and more how much
George Washington, the principle force behind the founding of the United
States of America believed in divine intervention. I have heard and
read about the instances where he was shot at point blank range and
remained unharmed. In one particular battle, during the French and
Indian War, he sustained three bullet holes in his jacket and one in his
hat and suffered no wounds.
His explanation could only be there was an intervention of a higher power
that saved him from harm,thus enabling him to continue to press on for
freedom and our way of life.Most if not all of our founding fathers
professed a belief in a Divine Source or God. The Declaration of
Independence and our constitution also point to a belief in God, a
believe our laws come from God, not government. This was a new thought
at the time and a thought that many today still have a hard time
Too many people today are still looking for a savior, or someone to do
everything for them, thus relieving them of any responsibility for their
lives. It would be nice if it worked this way, but it doesn’t. Because
of the advances in our society over the last several years, and the
“free stuff” provided to us by either our employment or government, many
people have developed an entitlement mentality. They believe they are
entitled to everything and it is free.
Nothing could be further from the truth, nothing is free, someone has to pay
for whatever it is we have, either we or someone else has paid for it,
there are no free lunches. In today’s world , politicians get elected
based on how much free stuff they can give their constituents, while
soaking the taxpayer for the costs.
People only look at what they are getting, never realizing how much it costs,
or how much they themselves are paying for “pork” in another area of the
country , which they receive no benefit whatsoever. No time in history
has this been more obvious than in the 2008 election, class warfare
became the battle cry, a Robin Hood mentality arose with many thinking
the rich would and could pay for everything.
Nothing could be further from the truth, in most cases, the wealthy have
worked hard and sacrificed much to obtain what they have, why should
they be taxed to death to give to someone who is unwilling to work and
sacrifice like they have? Would you want to do that?
The original idea of an income tax was sold through the concept that only
the rich would pay, how did that work out? We all pay, regardless of how
it is presented to us. Hopefully the election of 2008 has shown the
American people how bad things can get when everyone only votes for the
candidate that promises to give the most free stuff. 2008 isn’t the only
example of how the entitlement programs don’t work, but I believe it is
the most blatant example of how things can run amok.
Many tried to warn us of what was happening ,but few listened.People were so
enamored with electing a minority and his promise of equality, that
his many questionable policies and personal relationships were grossly
overlooked. No one asked about his past associations for fear of
reprisal or being called a racist.
Hopefully enough people have learned a lesson, leaders should be elected on their
ability to lead, and not based on , race, religion, creed, or national
origin, they must and need to be natural born citizens, and a
requirement should also be that they grew up in the United States, so
they know what America is all about.
Both political parties are guilty, one more so than the other , but we need
to clean both houses to form a more perfect union. It almost seemed like
divine intervention the way the election process turned out.
Perhaps there was a little divine intervention, so that we may learn
from our actions of the last 50 years. Sometimes things have to get
really bad before they can get better. Hopefully we have reached a low
point, and citizens will start paying attention and electing leaders who
have some values and have the countries best interest at heart, not
their own personal agenda.
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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.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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