About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Safety Awareness Insights

Upon receipt of the excellent safety suggestions below that were sent to me from a long time subscriber to RTE I in turn sent them to my friend – the Somerville Chief of Police - for further insight. 
 
Chief Manning, who also is a subscriber to RTE, called & told me that the points of the message are basically good but that readers should use them mostly to increase their awareness of potentially dangerous conditions – not as a universal panacea for every specific unsafe situation that could cause physical harm.
 
The Chief explained that probably all of the points below have been used somewhere @ sometime (example he gave – elbow is the strongest part of your body) but it is best to read the entire message to see & understand the principles involved to help become aware of your personal surroundings like when you are going to your car that is parked on the outskirts of a large parking lot that could be fraught with danger.  Being able to anticipate danger & act preemptively is the key to remaining safe.
 
The Chief thinks the point of messages like the one below is to make people think so that they know how to deviate from specifics as need be to remain safe.
 
As such, please read the points below with the insight provided above by the best policeman I have ever known.
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Democrat Report On Alledged CIA Torture Part Of Concerted Plan To Disarm The Military & Police

After learning last week that MIT Professor Jon Gruber would be hauled before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform this past Tuesday to testify about his remarks regarding the stupidity of the American voter & the advantage BO obtained in passing ObamaCare by the lack of transparency of the entire process I was certain that @ least some of the news media would have been full of reports on Gruber's testimony immediately upon its completion – if not before.
 
How wrong I was because the long delayed Democrat majority Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA detention & interrogation practices in the wake of 9/11 (over thirteen years ago) was released simultaneously with Gruber's testimony.  It is a reestablishment of Gruber's stupidity comments about Americans to think that the citizenry would believe that the $40 million 500 page summary & the 6,700 page report just happened along @ the very moment that Gruber's damaging testimony would dominate some airwaves.  We find out more & more every day just how stupid BO thinks we are.
 
As we all know it was, is, & will continue to be the aforementioned Democrat majority report that dominates the airwaves as Gruber fades into oblivion.  MSNBC, not even mentioning Gruber that I saw, was all over the possibility that Americans used torture against Islamic Fascists who would behead Americans as soon as look @ them while other outlets like FNC & the WSJ offered scant coverage of Gruber.
 
Now while everybody these days is offended @ the least little old thing I am offended to think that it is possible that the U.S. government did not do everything it could to protect the country not only after 9/11 but any time or does not conduct interrogations to obtain the most information possible by whatever means.  I don't think it is a political winner for BO to think that Americans are more concerned about the safety & comfort of hard core terrorists intent on killing us than it is to protect the country by whatever means possible.
 
The problem over the decades is that America has fought too many wars not to win.  Whether it was seeing our troops killed in Iraq by IEDs (improvised explosive devices) with signs on them that said "made in Iran" or currently having our citizens humiliated @ airports by assuming they are guilty until some TSA screener pronounces them innocent using a government scan is just another sign of the complacency & apathy that overrides our country.
 
Over the past week I have gone through stores & heard Brenda Lee sing Rockin Around The Christmas Tree or Bobby Helms sing Jingle Bell Rock so many times I am certain we are losing the war on Christmas if we haven't lost it already.  The constant playing of these songs, nice as they are, represent a movement away from the traditional Christmas carols we used to hear all month long this time of year including after December 25. 
 
People hear Brenda & Bobby sing these songs & think it is Christmas when it is Christmas that is being taken away with no one noticing except our enemies.
 
But getting back to Gruber, before even I forget him, the deliberate news drop @ the time of Gruber's testimony of the Senate report that has become known as The Torture Report removed Gruber's damaging testimony about ObamaCare from the news cycles & ensures it will fade in memory. 
 
This emphasis on alleged torture by the CIA is part of a concerted plan by our enemies that includes disarming & hampering the military & police.  Who would want to be in the military, border patrol, or a policeman, where the morale has to be very low, with all the vilification they have encountered as evidenced by the three recent police cases where unarmed people, none of whom were cooperating with the police, were killed?  Extend this to CIA officials where not only is the morale also very low – @ a known dangerous time – but their concern down the line is very real especially when they remember that one of BO's promises made to John Conyers was to indict Bush officials for war crimes – including Bush & Cheney.
 
I have listed on RTE The Five Points Of Citizen Control.  We lost the first four points a long time ago – poor government school system,  hostile anti-American media, judges who cannot tell right from wrong, & Hollywood where a weak, free with no responsibilities, & non-wealth creating society is portrayed as the norm..   The fifth point of citizen control is to gain control of the military & police forces so that the people will have no choice but to capitulate any remaining rights not already lost under the first four points.
 
A lot of what we see today in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, airports, department stores, the Democrat Torture Report, & our healthcare system under ObamaCare continues the undermining of America – if we let it.
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

BO's Plan To Ingrain A Permanent Underclass Can Be Overturned

"Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them.  We took their mandate & put all of our focus on the wrong problem: healthcare reform.  It wasn't the change we were hired to make; Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages & more jobs, not for changes in their healthcare. . . only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote – about 5% of the electorate . . . to aim a huge change in mandate @ such a small percentage of the electorate made no political sense."  - NY Senator Chuck Schumer speaking @ the National Press Club last month.  Schumer went on to say that Democrats must focus on the presidential race of 2016 by specifying policies "that, if enacted, would actually improve lives & incomes. . . had we started more broadly, the middle class would have been more receptive to the idea that President Obama wanted to help them" correctly implying that none of BO's policies did this.
 
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Now the first part of Schumer's remarks above are completely true.  But regarding the last statement, Democrats may run for political office pretending to "help improve lives & incomes" but that has been the farthest thing from BO's mind as well as anyone else's mind who joined up with him the last six years - like Schumer.  BO's plan is, & continues to be, to make people totally dependent on government - both financially through taxes & physically through universal healthcare.  BO has virtually accomplished this & now Schumer worries about the next election which for him comes up in 2016.
 
From the very beginning BO has had an agenda designed to ingrain a permanent underclass of government dependent people on the citizens of the American republic.  Until everyone, especially his political opponents such as congressional Republicans, start to clearly articulate an eloquent, effective, & persuasive understanding of this we are working @ a disadvantage.  For instance, recently Charles Krauthammer laid out an excellent commentary on BO's immigration lawlessness but when asked if he thought BO was dishonest he replied "no, of course not," thereby losing all credibility @ least with me.  Only Jon Voight & RTE (& possibly Democrat pollster Pat Caddell) consistently express the reality of the destructive lie that has been perpetrated on America the last six years – those who make excuses for BO, give him the benefit of the doubt, or do not recognize what has been happening after six years in plain sight of one example after another are either complicit or are just trying to build ratings for some TV program by changing positions from time to time.
 
But getting back to Schumer's remarks – both Schumer & Ringside Reid took losing the Senate Democrat majority & therefore control of the Senate to Republicans very badly.  Many Dems believe that BO's delay in processing the executive action on immigration hurt Hispanic turnout in the election – meaning Republicans won since low turnout is the most reliable way for Republicans to win any election.
 
BO knows that over 30% of Hispanics under 65 in the U.S. lack healthcare insurance – the highest rate for any group.  BO is making a major effort to sign Hispanics up for healthcare in 2015 after their small participation in 2014 – thereby once again revealing his two major goals of universal healthcare & comprehensive immigration reform.  Right from the start in 2008 BO promised that he would reintroduction comprehensive immigration reform during his first year with all of its welfare laden benefits thereby building up additional future votes for himself, his wife, or other like minded statists.  BO didn't deliver, even though he had control of Congress his first two years in office, and now he has decided to act & accordingly has painted Republicans in a corner with his unlawful executive actions.
 
Sooner or later deceits like BO's catch up with the perpetrators.  During the past six years Ringside Reid has blocked literally hundreds of bills from reaching the Senate floor for a vote thereby providing BO (& Democrat senators) with the luxury of never having to make a decision on anything – giving the appearance of non-involvement & innocence to the poorly educated disengaged citizenry.  This should change in 2015 with Republican control of Congress especially since all of the promises BO made six years ago have not been kept to labor unions (card check), the anti-war movement (shut down the Guantanamo prison & pull all troops out of Afghanistan & Iraq), environmentalists (cap & trade's huge energy taxes), Pelosi (seizing IRAs like Argentina did), & Conyers (indicting Bush officials on war crimes).
 
Schumer's comments above makes it appear that there are divisions in the Democrat Party – but it could be as simple as the lifers like Schumer realize they have ridden BO's horse as far as he thinks it will carry him & his colleagues so they go back to a faux position of acting like they want to help middle class Americans after spending the last six years trying to destroy them.
 
All of this gives Republicans an opening if they can develop an agenda they can clearly convey especially by showing they believe it themselves – an agenda based on the libertarian principles the country was founded upon & originally followed.