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What has government done for you?

Written By; Gary Wonning

The results of the 2016 election was quite a surprise for many. A lot of people thought Hillary had a free ticket to the white house because of her husband, her views and last but not least because she was a woman.

She was part of the establishment and because she had been involved in the political process for most of her life, she deserved it.

In America, we don't elect people to the highest office in the land because they deserve it, they have to earn it.

Finally, people woke up and realized that career politicians were running our government and paid no attention to what the voters wanted, it was all about special interests and lobbyists.

No one knows what Trump will do, but at this point in time, the only option is to let time run its course and let him demonstrate by his actions. Talk is cheap.

Who knows, we may all have buyers remorse in a few months, but we knew what Hillary would do, and that wasn't an option. We would have continued down the path to socialism or worse.

Having said that I think that Trump's heart is in the right place and he does love America, it may be for his own selfish desires, but I don't think so.

Many also thought the same about Obama and they turned out to be wrong, so we could be wrong this time, but at least the path to socialism and total control of our lives by government has, at least for a time been slowed.

What that provides us is an opportunity to take a breath and determine what our next actions should be. 

We need to take action and do whatever we can to ensure we never get ourselves into this pickle again. 


Facing reality, we must realize that as much as we would like to, we can't blame all of this on Obama. It has been coming to this for years. There are as many bad apples on the right side of the political aisle as there are on the left.

The politicians take many of their marching orders from big business, lobbyists, and the elites, but that doesn't mean they don't listen to their constituents.  

They want to get reelected and the only way they can do that is to get your votes. When the general population expresses certain beliefs, the politicians will also chime in and agree with them., it is the only way for them to get reelected.

If the majority begins to express different opinions, the politicians will flip-flop immediately.

Who we elect are our representatives, not our leaders.They represent what we as a nation want. 

Change our wants, we change our representatives.

Our nation has been in moral decline for years, many people no longer have the principles and values they were taught growing up, how can we expect our politicians to act in a decent manner when we don't?

I feel this election has given us a chance to regroup and rechart our direction. God has given us another chance, are we going to blow it?


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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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