Book Review: The Destiny of Humanity by Jonathan Bannon Maher

The Destiny of Humanity  by Jonathan Bannon Maher

“I am confident this book will surely attract much public attention to the important task of building a peaceful and prosperous world for all.” – Norodom Sihamoni, King, Cambodia

“A pointing of horizons and goals to which we must be aware. The quest for harmony and a blend of attitudes that could reach the heights of the global and total dignity of human beings.” – Jose Maria Pereira Neves, Prime Minister, Cape Verde

“It is the kindness of people like you that continually renew my confidence about what we as Americans can achieve together.” – Jill Biden, Office of the Vice President, United States

A brilliant look at where we are headed as a species shared in the context of an authentic personal background story.” – Panayiotis P. Georgotas, Amazon Customer

4 Ways Young People Can Impact The World
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The younger you are as a registered voter in the United States, the less likely you are to cast your ballot, and the more you may have to lose by not doing so.

According to the latest data from the United States Census Bureau, voters aged 18 to 24 have consistently been the demographic with the lowest turnout, demonstrating an overall trend toward disengagement. While the line chart spiked in 2008 for President Obama’s first election, the trend has once again headed downward.

“Midterm elections yield disproportionately low participation among young voters, at a time when each additional vote yields the greatest impact,” says Jonathan Bannon Maher, a former candidate for the United States Senate, and author of “The Destiny of Humanity,” a book endorsed by Kings, a Prime Minister and a Second Lady (

“Debt from wars and unadjusted retirement benefits is piled onto the shoulders of our future. Adults make the choices and kids get sent the unpaid portion of the bill with interest. It seems even informed, motivated youth often feel powerless to make a meaningful impact. If they were to believe they can drive broad positive change, they’d be more inclined to communicate their thoughts to decision makers and participate electorally.”

Maher reviews four ways young people can get involved and affect positive gains.

•  Encourage your friends to vote. Yes vote yourself, but encourage friends to do so as well, to demonstrate your support in numbers.  Whereas Obama inspired young people to vote in numbers not seen since the early 1970s, enthusiasm fell precipitously for midterm elections in 2010. Only 49 percent of young people, ages 18 to 29, were registered to vote in the 2010 midterm elections, 45 percent of whom said they weren’t interested. Twenty-four percent didn’t know how to register.

“Registering to vote is a straightforward process,” Maher says, “and you can learn more at your state’s elections office website or at”

•  Volunteer for a candidate’s campaign. If this seems overly ambitious, you may not be giving your political views enough credit.

“My advice is to review as many candidates as you can find online, and support those with the courage, intelligence, and heart to identify and resolve problems, even if they have limited traction. If feeling particularly ambitious, expand your search to include those who have expressed an interest.”

Research candidates nationally and those whose campaign offices are within driving distance, and find someone whom you can feel enthusiastic about supporting. If you haven’t found anyone, keep looking.

•  Articulate your views to lawmakers in writing about a personally important issue. If promoting a candidate is just too much, don’t give up. Whether you know it or not, you are most likely passionate about at least one issue, whether it’s the environment or education. If you don’t know who represents you and your community, you can find it at the following

“Politicians and their staff can be profoundly influenced by logical heartfelt correspondence, even if a direct response isn’t provided,” Maher says. “But no one responds to communications they don’t receive.”

•  Follow news sites on social media. Grand gestures can sometimes make a big impression. However, smaller measures can plant a seed that takes root in important ways, too. If you care about the world but want to learn more, start small. Simply by reading well-researched articles from well-educated journalists and public intellectuals, you’ll notice your feelings come out. “Researching an issue from all perspectives will allow you to be most persuasive,” Maher says. Following a site or opinion-maker that inspires you will keep you engaged. From there it may only be a matter of time before you decide to make a difference.

About Jonathan Bannon Maher

Jonathan Bannon Maher ( writes network intrusion detection and prevention software for the Pentagon. In his free time, he writes investment management algorithms and works on startups. In 2012 at age 29, he ran for the United States Senate. Prior to that, Maher wrote software used to purchase and manage billions in assets at a hedge fund. His music has been licensed by MTV, VH1, and Discovery Networks, and he’s written two books, including “The Destiny of Humanity,” endorsed by world leaders, and “Building a Successful Organization”. He graduated from the University of San Diego with recommendations from the President and Dean.

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Daylight Saving Time starts Sun, March 9

 The correct term is Daylight Saving (not savingS) Time and it
happens this Sunday for ALMOST ALL of the United States and
other locations in the world…

Time to Spring Ahead

Why Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2014

The concept of Daylight Saving Time was introduced in an 1784 essay written by Benjamin Franklin called “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light”; Franklin proposed that using less candles to light the day/night would help to save money during the winter season when natural light is at its shortest.

The idea was again presented in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and then in 1905 with William Willet. Willet’s plan was presented to the New Zealand House of Commons in 1908 but was not approved. There is evidence that versions and concepts of Daylight Saving Time had been used by ancient civilizations centuries earlier.

DST was first adopted to replace artificial lighting so they could save fuel for the war effort in Germany during World War I and other countries including Britain and the United States soon followed.

In the years that followed, in the U.S., there were problems since states and individual localities were able to set their own dates to observe the time change. Congress resolved the confusion with the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that stated DST would begin on the last Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October; however, states still had the ability to be exempt from DST by passing a local ordinance. Changes were made in 1976, 1987 and 2007 in response to the Energy Crisis.

Today DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. Currently, most of the US observes DST except for Hawaii and most of Arizona, and the US insular areas of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. More than 70 countries worldwide observe DST.


Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to check smoke detectors & carbon monoxide alarms