The Greatest Threat to America

Written by: Gary Wonning

The biggest concern among thinking Americans today is the threat of terrorism, more  especially home grown terrorism.

While terrorism  is a major threat to our safety and wellbeing there is another threat even more dangerous.

We have become our own worst enemy. Our freedom and prosperity has created an environment  that promotes our own demise.

In our rush to create a society with many luxuries of life we have forgotten what is important .

While our technical  advances are unequaled in history, we have neglected our spiritual  foundation.

We are our own homegrown terrorists. We resort to drugs and alcohol so we don’t have to face up to who we are or the truth of our existence. Some statistics state 75% of the American population is on painkillers, and

People over 75 average being on at least 5 prescription drugs. This is alarming! Instead of relying on our inner guidance and natural healing when  did we begin to want quick cures that many times create more illnesses than they could ever cure?

Often times a little exercise and proper diet would alleviate an health issues we may have.

Instead of working on core issues and getting to the heart of the issue, we often pop a pill or illegal drug and think that will solve our problems . This only makes the problem worse, now, not only did we not solve the initial issue, we have become addicted to drugs and or alcohol.

Somewhere and somehow we have forgotten what is important in life.

I remember growing up, God and church was the foundation of our life. Everything centered around our religious values. People then, like now weren’t perfect, but they tried to live by a code of ethics instilled by their ancestors. Even the most ruthless individuals had a line they wouldn’t cross, even to them some behavior just wasn’t acceptable.

There was honor among thieves, now there is honor among no one, the only thing that matters is instant gratification and a feel good result.

Growing up there were very few people who didn’t go to church at least occasionally, now most don’t go and in many areas churches are closing.

Most no longer have anything to believe in, they have placed their trust in an unstable foundation, either fame, fortune, or drugs. When that foundation finally collapses and it will, there is no rock for them to lean on.

People are floundering aimlessly in life, worshiping one false prophet after another. Instead of going within for answers, they are seeking something outside themselves for gratification.

In this environment, can we wonder why our society has tumbled in decay like it has? Can we wonder why the Islamic faith is growing? For right or wrong,they haven’t abandoned their God, we have abandoned ours.

If and when we once again discover our true values and spiritual foundation, the threat of terrorism 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 hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website,

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church and state

There has been much debate over the years about what the founding fathers meant about the separation of church and state. In recent times there has been much disinformation about how they actually believed, especially George Washington. In this short Ebook the author tries to explain how they actually felt.


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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

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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

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Government Benefits

In today’s world many people think someone owes them something. Many seem to think money grows on trees and if the government pays for something ,it doesn’t cost anything and no one has to pay for it.

As a result they believe everything a bureaucrat tells them and  some how believe a politician actually has their welfare in mind and actually cares about them. After all these years of broken promises and many times outright lies, I’m not sure how anyone can actually believe it when a politician who is running for public offices tells you they have your best interests in mind.

Don’t ever think the government is doing something for you, they aren’t. They only have their own interests in mind, their only concern is getting reelected again.

Why would you want to give someone else the opportunity  to spend your hard earned money? Do you think they are smarter than you and do you actually believe they know more about what you want or need than you do?

Would you go into a restaurant and give the waiter your wallet and tell him to just bring you something, and in the process, take out as much as they want for a tip?

Of course you wouldn’t , so why do you turn control of your finances over to a far off bureaucrat in a hideen office in Washington D.C.?

In reality, there is no such thing as a government benefit, it is just a transfer of money from one person to another, with a tithe going to someone we don’t know, someone some people think as  a god, nothing could be farther from the truth.

It benefits no one but them.

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

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Immigration: The Right Way

or illegal immigration has become a real hot button over the last
several years. As a result , most politicians haven’t the backbone to
confront it and do  what would be necessary to reach an agreement
regarding to the best way to handle it.

liberals only want to increase their voting base and as a result they
would let anyone into the country who can crawl across the border. The
conservatives, ,as many on the left, are only looking for a source of
cheap labor and welcome illegals as well. Almost no one in the political
arena is looking at the long term problems of letting anyone who wants
enter this country illegally.

are many reasons to control immigration and who is allowed to enter our
country. Almost every civilized country in the world have some sort of
immigration policy, many of which are stricter than our own. The very
governments that criticize our policies the most  often have laws that
make ours seem very liberal or nonexistent, Mexico being  a prime

in this day and age, security is a major issue, we need to be extremely
vigilant about only allowing individuals into our domain who only have
our best interests at heart. There are many people in the world who
would want to do us harm and bring our democracy to it’s knees. We must
do everything in our power to not let that come about. This should
supercede all other agendas, regardless of political or self interest

would come here legally if the process was simplified. This sounds like
a reasonable solution on the surface, however , if the process is made
simpler and quicker many undesirable issues can occur.

applying for citizenship need to be aware of our history and culture.
We have a very unique society, unlike any other in the world. Our
history is important to understand as well as our traditions and
beliefs. Having a deep knowledge of what we as a nation are about and
stand for cannot be learned in a short period of time. Most immigrants
today come from countries which are very socialist or even dictatorial
in nature, thus the immigrant has no idea what responsibilities come
with freedom.

applicants need to learn and comprehend how our government is supposed
to function, and the citizens part in the operation of such. They need
to understand the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg
address, National Anthem and other vital documents that are necessary to
our survival as a nation.

should be required to learn English and the laws of the land, it should
not be an easy process. Maybe a temporary visa should be granted, but
if the requirements aren’t met in a specified period of time, sorry,
it’s back to the homeland. No excuses.

should be no easy pathway to citizenship,to do so only cheapens it and
our nation. Just as our own young people need to learn the basic
principles of good citizenship, the new applicants should also learn the
precepts and be required to practice them often. Amnesty should not
even be considered. We see what amnesty did for us in the 1980s,many of
California’s present ills are a direct result of those actions. It
should not be repeated.

How fair is it to the good people who have fulfilled all the
requirements to become a citizen to then have people granted citizenship
only because they were standing in the right place at the right time?
All amnesty does is devalue citizenship and cause resentment among those
who did it the correct way, and rightfully so .Why should anyone try to
fulfill all the necessary requirements when so many openly disobey the
law and not only get away with it, but are rewarded in the process?

is a privilege, not a right, it should not be devalued or taken
lightly. It should be earned the old fashioned way, by hard work and

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Obama is The Symptom, Not the Problem

America’s Problem

There is no question, America today faces many problems and has
multiple challenges ahead of it.If the country is to maintain it’s
status as a free and independent nation, that honors free enterprise,
liberty and capitalism as it’s foundation it’s citizens must make some
changes in their thinking.

today blame President Obama for our present situation. While there
isn’t any question his political and social views and actions have been a
contributing factor in our current dilemma, he is only the symptom, not
the problem. Just like a boil or sore throat is a symptom of a deeper
hidden disease, so is Obama a symptom of the much larger problems
America has.

as Obama could never have gotten elected, or even been considered as a
viable candidate for President ten years ago, some of our most popular
presidents such as Reagan and Kennedy would never get elected in today’s

country has been on a decline for at least forty years, and the
beginning could even be traced further back to the days of Franklin
Roosevelt and his “New Deal”, which  ushered in socialism at it’s

decline began in earnest in the sixties during the Vietnam War, just
when America should have been enjoying the fruits of their labors, much
dissent began to arise. Many began protesting against the good life we
all were beginning to enjoy. The standard of living had been raised to
levels that couldn’t even have been imagined a few years earlier.

the time , I never understood what was happening , or why. In many ways
I still don’t completely understand it all. It’s almost as if humans
have a death or self destruct button.They seem to have a guilt complex
about having it too easy or life is too good. When life gets easy, many
seem to create conflict in their lives in order to have problems to
solve and keep their minds active.

the same time , there was a large decline in church membership and
attendance, people began to fall away from their core values. With
prosperity comes a belief in the superiority of the person and less of a
dependence and belief of a supreme being. In a sense the decline in
church membership and the protests were trying to tell us the same thing
we were losing our spiritual base. having prosperity wasn’t the issue,
losing our connection with our Supreme Being was.

a way the anti-establishment protesters were trying to tell us
something. Even though God and spirituality was the farthest things from
their minds, this was the underlying issue.

a short time after 9/11, we saw people return to God because many
thought their well being was threatened , but the fears soon subsided
and many returned to their old ways of self destruction.

in of itself is not evil, we are all entitled to all the good fortune
and prosperity we can muster up. That in itself is not wrong. But ,many
times, with it comes a feeling we no longer need God, or that God is a
hinderance to what we want,need or desire. Nothing could be farther from
the truth, all things come from a supreme being, or our connection to a
supreme power.

is clear that people who no longer belief in a supreme deity, put all
their faith in government. They start believing the politicians who
promise everything and deliver nothing but broken promises and
heartache. When government gives you something, it is taken away from
someone else. When we receive something from Divine source, it isn’t
taken from anyone, it comes from the unlimited supply of nature.

This is not how the universe works. We live in an unlimited universe,
we never run  out of things, there is plenty to furnish everyone their
wants , needs ,and desires.

biggest fears are that we will run  out of oil. This will not happen,
there are new discoveries and processes for recovering new resources
 being made daily. The politicians who say otherwise are being narrow
minded, unthinking and only wanting to control us by creating need ,a
need that simply  doesn’t exist.

doesn’t mean we should not practice good stewardship and conserve our
natural resources, that not only makes good sense,  it is economically
practical as well, I don’t know of any sensible person  who would not
 agree to that.

resources were put there by our creator to use, to not use them is
against all sense of good reasoning. If and when the resources would
begin to disappear, new discoveries would be made and alternate energy
sources would be found. We aren’t there yet, we don’t need to be there

as most have a misconceived notion about our energy needs, so they have
a misconceived idea concerning the principles of our country.

country was founded on Judeo-Christian values, our laws are based on
the ten commandments. Our founding fathers did have a belief in a
Supreme Being, Most were Christian and prayed long and often. That fact
doesn’t mean we should exclude anyone who is not christian, it just
means our country was founded on christian values.

You cannot justifiably say this isn’t true, it is true. These ideas and precepts have not become out of date and old fashioned.

have fallen away from the values that have served us well for over two
hundred years. We no longer elect people with strong convictions , the
people we do elect only are concerned about winning the next election,
not what is best for the country. Their votes on issues are constantly
being bought and sold to the highest bidder.

have become an entitlement society where many belief they are entitled
to everything everyone else has without having to work for it. People
who have worked hard all their lives to provide for their families are
being ridiculed by not only the ones who are too lazy to acquire
security and possessions on their own, but by politicians and the press
as well.

how do we as a country return to where we were? How can we reclaim our
heritage? How can we return to the road to prosperity, freedom and good
fortune? We cannot do it by blaming our politicians, we are the ones who
put them there. When politicians keep getting elected year after year,
regardless of what they have done or said, we have no one to blame but
ourselves. We have term limits, every four years. If elected politicians
don’t do their job, elect someone else.

isn’t supposed to be a popularity contest. Pay attention, most people
know more about the most recent American Idol winner than they do the
President of the United States, how do you expect to have a responsive
government when this is a fact?

have to return to the ways that got us here, establish a belief in your
God, one can only believe in three things, Your God ,yourself, and your
government, of the three , the only one who will let you down is your

To believe anything else is foolhardy and destructive.

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Feminism is Destroying America

once in awhile one has an epiphany, it suddenly hit me last week while
serving jury duty.  It was going to be a trial concerning domestic
violence, a situation that occurs far to often in today’s society.

defense attorney , a woman , was defending an African -American male
accused of pushing his girl friend, a misdemeanor charge. Dancing around
the race and gender ,issue the attorney asked in a roundabout way if
gender or race would be an issue.

, out of nowhere, a couple of women from the pool of possible jurors
engaged in the typical diatribe about how society had gotten past the
stereotype of women remaining barefoot and pregnant and their place was
in the home.

became apparent that in their minds at least, anyone who thought that
was someone whose thought process was still in the 1950’s, and was very
judgmental, narrow minded and sexist.

someone who has lived through all of this, that statement is
preposterous.  I realize that years ago, many opportunities that are
available for women today didn’t exist. During the last several years
women have been able to have careers and enjoy other lifestyles than
were previously unavailable to them.

of these opportunities came about because often times men were forced
to step aside and denied jobs based on gender.This is a fact. During
these times, if a man , or woman voiced an opinion other than the
 popular thought of the day, they were shouted down and embarrassed, not
only by friends and acquaintances, but by the media as well.

reality, there is nothing wrong if a woman wants or needs to have a
career.In today’s world many women need to have a career in order to
support their children because of divorce and other factors. There is
nothing wrong with this, if that is what they want to do then do it.

, not all women want to work, the feminists need to realize that not
everyone thinks like them or have the same desires in life. If a woman
doesn’t want to work outside the home, or if a husband doesn’t want his
wife to work, that doesn’t delegate them to Neanderthal status.

is a matter of personal choice, and in many ways it is the natural
order of things. In nature , men are the providers and women are the
caretakers, that is the way we were designed. I know I am going to be
criticized heavily for this and probably be called every name in the
book by open minded liberals, but it is true.

the process of trying to make everyone equal and the same , society has
created a monster.  In today’s world , many men are afraid to be men,
and women are afraid to be women. Often times people of both genders are
lead to believe they have to accept a lifestyle they don’t want, just
because it is the popular thing to do.

a parent, especially a mother, is the most important occupation in the
world. A parent’s main responsibility is to  mold their children into
responsible citizens of the future. Their job is to instill a value
system that will lead them to a happy and successful life,this is a
responsibility that shouldn’t be left to a baby sitter or daycare.
Neither one, regardless of  how good and well intentioned they are, will
teach your child the values and morals you have. Many of today’s world
and national problems lead back to the fact that children are raising
themselves.Maybe people need to decide if they want a career or
children, if you want, desire, or need both, you must remember that
raising your children comes first.

today’s world, many opportunities are open to people of all social
categories, it is your choice as to which one you choose, but I believe
it is important to decide what one gives up to accomplish your goals,
there are choices, but with choices come responsibility and sacrifice.
Often times the high paying and prestigious careers are only attained by
sacrificing something from your personal life, only you can decide if
it is worth it.

you can decide , not some bureaucrat or news commentator. You have to
decide if the sacrifices you are making is worth it, and if it comes as a
detriment to your family and children.In the end family is still the
most important part of our lives and children need both their parents.

But you are the only one who can decide if the sacrifice is worth it.

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