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What has Government Done for You?

Written By; Gary Wonning

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to talk with a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps.

After discussing current political issues for a few minutes, I asked him point blank if the military was in as a bleak condition as many say they are.

All he did was grimace and give me a nod to the affirmative.

He said moral was at an all time low, in the twenty-six years he has served he said he has never seen things the way they are today.

There is a general lack of discipline and respect.  Many no longer respect each other, many young recruits no longer respect superior officers. If given a direct order they will respond that they have something else they need to do first, or ignore the order altogether.

Many of the younger soldiers will start to cry if criticized or reprimanded.

How are we supposed to fight a war, if needed, with solders such as these? What use are they?

How did we get here?

Many want to blame Obama and his gang of liberals.

You can't blame Obama entirely, he just took advantage of a situation that was handed to him on a silver platter.

He was voted into office by American citizens.

For the past sixty years ,we have been traveling down this road of liberalism. Most of us never said a word, we just went along enjoying the good life given to us by not only our hard work but the hard work and sacrifice of those who came before us.

Now the chickens have come home to roost.


We have descended into moral and culture decay through our own actions. Now , many forces have come into play to change our country into something we no longer recognize. Before log it will be too late, now is the time to begin to change the direction we are headed.

It will be difficult, but it can be done, it will take the actions of all of us, the government can't and won't do it for us, they are in on the scheme.

The only way to rectify the current trend is for each and every one of us to take control of our lives, make our own decisions and stop letting the government do everything for us.

Our country wasn't founded on the idea of socialism and dependency, it was founded so each of us could lead our own lives based on how we wanted to live.

If we return to the principles of hard work, personal responsibility, and a belief in a higher source, we can turn this thing around.


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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,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Published by Gary Wonning