What Would the Founding Fathers Do?


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I have often heard it said by  various individuals they hoped if there was such a  thing as reincarnation, that the founding fathers would come back and save us from ourselves.

They did such a good job forming our country many think they should come back and straighten out the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into. .

What would you do if you were a founding father?

Would you come back to do it all again? Would you suffer through the hardships of Valley Forge, or endure the long hours spent hammering out a constitution and Bill of Rights that no one seems to care about anymore?

Would you  spend your fortunes, risk losing everything you have, subject your families to certain death and poverty as they once did?

Not me, if I had gone through what they did and sacrificed what they did, I would say, “no way Jose”.

I did it once, now it is your turn. I did my part, if you want freedom, it is your turn to step up to the plate and fight for it like we did. I would tell them what my parents told me when I messed up. “You were smart enough to get into this mess, I’m sure you are smart enough to get yourself out of it”

I’ll be on the beach in Bimini, send me an email, I’ll be willing to give advice if you want it. But you have to do it yourself.

 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, www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Separation of Church and State


 

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Many believe the separation of church and state is guaranteed in the constitution. If it’s in there, I haven’t found it.

But I have read the Declaration of Independence several times. The first few paragraphs of that sacred document I have posted below. Reading those lines, it becomes evident the founding fathers had no such thought to abandon our creator.  It specifically states our rights come from God, not government. There isn’t any other way to interpret it.

It clearly states the government works for us, we don’t work for them. At least that is the way  our government was designed.

The first few paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

From that statement, there can be no doubt as to how our founders felt.

I agree, we must keep politics out of religion, but we need God, not religion, in politics. If one professes a belief in God, it doesn’t mean they are promoting a religion. I believe generic prayers are fine, where the term “Heavenly Father”, “God”, “Creator” or something similar is used. Out of respect for other religions, Jesus or Allah or some other personality should not be used. 

Remember back in the day when politicians weren’t afraid to express their belief in God. The world wasn’t perfect, but it was a whole lot better place to live than today.

That was a day when God was important in people’s daily lives, a day when almost all government employees and elected officials were former military, they had a sense of duty and obligation, much of that has been lost. In fact, if you weren’t former military, your chances of getting a civil service job were slim.

People who forget or abandon God, at some time, will pay the consequences. 

 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, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Communism on the Installment Plan


An extremely good article on why we can’t coexist with the left. This writer is corect.

WHY THERE CAN BE NO COEXISTENCE WITH THE LEFT

Exclusive: Erik Rush advises liberty-lovers to adopt same goal as their adversaries

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Assuming they can take a break from bitterly clinging to their guns and religion for a few minutes, I’m going to set a bona fide goal for those liberty-loving Americans out there with a passion for our founding principles and the Constitution. What may surprise some in that camp is that it’s the very same goal toward which those on the political left strive.

At first blush, some of these patriots – perhaps many – will find this goal rhetorically indelicate, if not undemocratic, or even (dare I say it?) – “extreme.”

By the time they’re done reading this, however, I would hope that they perceive the dangerous folly in such thinking.

The goal is simple, and it is as follows: We must utterly vanquish the political opponents we currently face. One can see why I said it’s identical to the ultimate goal of the left, and why they never articulate it openly. While they espouse love of country, liberty, the democratic process and say they believe we have as much of a right to our ideals and beliefs as they do theirs, these are patent deceptions.

Time and again, their actions make it abundantly clear that they intend to eradicate our ideals and beliefs if at all possible.

So, as contrary to our model of government and collective conscience as this may sound, utterly neutralizing the left (completely disenfranchising those who ascribe to leftist doctrine and dismantling all of their established political, cultural and legal constructs) is an imperative because they never had any intention of coexisting with those of differing ideologies.

A key difference between us and the political left is that we’ve always been here, but they have not. What I mean by this is that throughout the history of our nation, the intentions of the governed and those who rose to govern were fairly closely aligned. There were instances of major divergence – such as those who wound up at odds over slavery or the right of women to vote – but principally, we had somewhat differing means to generally the same ends.

Though the left-right paradigm with which contemporary Americans were raised has come to mean less and less (because so many politicians advance leftist policies regardless of political party), we do need to bear in mind that it is a very recent political model.

The reason politicians have perpetuated the observance of this left-right archetype in recent years is because it became eminently useful to them in manipulating the electorate – and this means big-government closet socialists like many prominent Republicans have demonstrated themselves to be, as well as outright communists like Barack Obama and his co-conspirators.

The core truth is that the ideology, motives and methods of the left are manifestly evil, and always have been.

I don’t know if I coined the phrase in relation to liberalism being “communism on the installment plan,” but I don’t know of anyone else who uses it. Whoever gets the credit, I believe it is an accurate statement because not only has liberalism itself changed incrementally over the last several decades, it has also managed to subvert those occupying other nodes along the political continuum.

This is because liberalism (as opposed to early 20th-century progressivism) has always been driven by hardcore communists. Because they are intrinsically diabolical, they misrepresent their intentions, then foment division, hatred and civil unrest. Finally, they institutionalize injustice, oppressing and terrorizing the governed, illegally appropriating the fruits of their labors and making atrocity commonplace.

This is why in 1983, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” It wasn’t a case of baseless name-calling.

With the end of the Cold War, many Americans presumed that the struggle against communism was over. I’m not sure why, since potent communistic influences remained in the world. In any event, I seriously doubt that in the early 1990s many conservatives could have imagined a Marxist-Leninist cabal calling the shots in our nation’s capital less than 20 years hence.

The empirical evidence demonstrates that liberalism inevitably morphs into communism (oligarchical collectivist totalitarianism). Whether it comes about quickly through revolution or slowly through attrition doesn’t matter much in the end.

Thus, liberalism is fundamentally just as malignant as communism – which we should have been able to ascertain, given that its effects over the last 50 years included increasing moral ambivalence, escalating levels of corruption in government and business sectors, class warfare, dissolution of the family (including high rates of divorce and illegitimate births), loss of reverence for the sanctity of life, rampant drug use, antipathy for the nation itself and transposition of the very concepts of good and evil.

And those only represent the evidence of America’s domestic deterioration.

I hope this has sufficiently illustrated that the liberal-embryonic-communist wholesale destroyers of everything good and decent have not always been among us. Those who follow evil dictates have always been among us, but never before in America have we seen a faction bent on pernicious societal nihilism achieve enduring influence and political power.

Those who are generally peaceful, industrious and generous, who would prefer to mind their own business as they pursue life, liberty and happiness have always been here. Actually, they are most people. Knowledge of this truth is what motivated our nation’s founders to so inextricably enshrine the concepts of individual liberty and Natural Law into its founding documents.
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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.

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

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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 Islamic Terrorist Threat


Written by: The Bashful Country Boy

In today’s world the greatest threat to peace we have is Islamic terrorism.

Their murderous armies are spreading world wide, even to the United States , where many have come legally, but many more have entered through the porous U.S. /Mexican border.

Many see no problem with the number of illegals who have gained access to our country, and many welcome it as a humanitarian project. Many compare it to a time when people came here from Europe for a better life and see it as a way of offering many the opportunities we all enjoy as Americans.

However, there is a huge difference between immigrants from the past and those of today. In the past, most came for a chance to improve their lives and create an environment that contributed to the American way of life which offered life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

In today’s environment , that is not always the case.

Many now come to live off our system, thinking they are entitled to our privileges without contributing to it. They have forgotten that with rights come responsibilities.

And sadly, many come to destroy our way of life in order to spread a religion of hate. This wave of  hate is mainly , but not always, coming from the Islamic world.

Are all Muslims hateful? Of course not. It has been estimated that about ten percent of all Muslims are extremists. Even if that figure is correct, that ten percent can out number the total population of the United States, and it only takes a few from that ten percent to create havoc on a world wide level.

It is this ten percent that is given the Islamic world a bad name. How can this be reversed and not only spare the world a future filled with terrorism, but create a better understanding of the Islamic way of life?

There is only one group of people who can do it, the Muslims themselves. They are the ones who have to stand up and be counted. Just like in the black community, they are the one’s who need to stop condoning bad behavior. They need to call out members of their own race about their unacceptable behavior. 

Bad behavior is bad behavior, it matters little what race, creed, or religion you happen to be. It is time to stop taking sides , if someone is not acting properly they need to be called out on it and appropriate action taken. 

No one can do it for the Muslim community, if someone of a different races criticizes them or makes a statement, they are only called racist and an insensitive bigot.

They need to police themselves. This is the only way the world attitude will change, these wars have been going on for thousands of years, do you really want them to continue?

We can all exist in the world community, and practice whatever religious or spiritual belief we have. We don’t need to conquer others and force them to belief as we do. 

Many times our own individual spiritual beliefs can change during a lifetime, who knows what you will believe tomorrow? As we gain in knowledge, rightfully so, our beliefs change to accommodate our newly learned information, we need to adjust our spiritual believes accordingly, it is the only way we can grow spiritually. 

Let’s create a world where that is the norm.

 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 hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?

 

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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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Working for Someone Else


In today’s world it has become fashionable to earn a living by working for someone else. Because of the long hours one has to work and the increasing government regulations controlling their lives, many no longer want or desire to own their own business.

It has become much easier to work for someone else, let them make all the decisions, pay all the taxes and deal with the regulations associated with being in business. Many just want to work nine to five and go home have a beer and play video games all evening.

This is the easy way out , and yes for many that is the career path they have chosen and it works for them. That is all well and good.

But way too many people choose this lifestyle because it is the easy way, they are capable of much more. As a result of this choice, they spend their whole life unhappy with the choice they made. Most doesn’t even realize this is the root cause of their own unhappiness.

Many of these individuals then resort to drugs and alcohol to mask their dissatisfaction,thereby creating more unhappiness for not only themselves, but everyone around them as well.

Afraid and supposedly unable to break out of the spiral, their life plummets downward, until finally they give up on their dream and live the dreams of someone else.

Right or wrong , when you work for someone else, you sell part of your soul, you lose a part of yourself, you are no longer the master of your destiny.

Although this may be the correct path for many, and if you are happy keep doing what you’re doing, but if you’re not change it.

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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