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, July 23, 2014

Losing Your Freedom To Choose What You Do With Your Life

 
 
It is a testimony to the American can-do love of liberty spirit that the deterioration of the numbers in the above graph is not worse than indicated. 
 
It has taken almost eight years since BO became a national figure & over five & a half years since his first inauguration for many Americans to figure out what is happening to their lives – & it's all for the worst & by BO's purposeful design. 
 
Please note that there is an over lap with the GW Bush presidential years on the above graph so the stage was unwittingly but nevertheless neatly set for BO to keep the destructive momentum going by focusing on his only real concern – namely making every American dependent on government which of course by definition means a corresponding simultaneous loss of liberty. 
 
An analysis of June's employment report is the latest evidence.  The BLS reported – on the surface - that the economy added a net of 288,000 jobs in June – not what is needed to grow the economy but better than any other month under BO.  What was not reported by the hostile anti American media is that 523,000 full time jobs were lost in June & only 12,000 of the 288,000 net jobs added were full time jobs – 276,000 part time jobs were the net addition, the wages of which could not support an American family without the help of wealth spend down or government programs meaning a decline of American wealth either way.  Finish the arithmetic yourself & you will find that there was a total of 799,000 part time jobs added to the economy in June.  Under the implementation of BO's destructive plan for America three people have left the workforce unable to find employment for every net job created since BO took office.
 
The decline of $4,000 in real inflation adjusted median annual household income during BO's so called economic recovery means that gainful employment & wealth building in America are stymied – an obvious example of people losing their self respect & corresponding ability to take care of themselves without government dependent programs while their standard of living continues to decline.
 
But there is an even more insidious development that is becoming all too obvious – namely the makeup of the court system.
 
Statist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81 years old & is being encouraged by many Democrats to retire so BO can appoint a younger statist Ginsburg version who will provide (dis)service for decades.  Both Originalist Justice Antonin Scalia & swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy are right behind Ginsburg @ age 78.  As we all know many decisions are made by 5 to 4 margins - the court's current make up does provide some apparent balance irrespective of the unconstitutionality itself of the cases the Supreme Court takes.
 
The problem of BO appointing Supreme Court justices for the next two years is extended if a Democrat wins the presidency in 2016 & 2020 meaning that the chances of a Democrat president appointing replacements for Ginsburg, Scalia, & Kennedy are high. 
 
You can just imagine the upside down court decisions where right is not distinguished from wrong if the statists hold a 6 to 3 Supreme Court margin.  This in turn would also embolden the lower courts in this regard who would lose whatever fear they have of being overturned today.
 
Click here for the link of Bill O'Reilly contemplating a more permanent 5 to 4 statist court – not the 6 to 3 statist court I describe that is every bit as likely.
 
None of this is far fetched to me – the American people were capable of electing BO twice & they got just what they elected.  The above scenario describes an America where men & women in black robes decide our futures & We the People of the United States allow our sovereignty to lapse - no longer having authority, power, sway, or control of our own destiny.
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Empty Chair

As a follow up to our magnificent July 4th celebration in America several additional messages have come to my attention.
 
None of these messages are more inspirational than the Guinness Beer commercial entitled "Empty Chair" that was produced especially for the Independence Day weekend & has had over 1.8 million views.
 
An empty chair always signified to me a respect for a great person who used to sit in the chair.
 
In this video a bartender has an obvious respect for memories that she holds by keeping an empty chair & table as we wait to learn who she & everyone else has been waiting for.
 
 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jon Voight's Encore Presentation On Huckabee

Most long time readers of RTE will remember (actually never forget) Jon Voight's Open Letter To America that Jon read on the Huckabee Show on FNC in 2010.  The points from this letter had been (& continue to be) the theme of RTE ever since BO became a national figure.
 
Click here to see the video of Jon Voight's encore presentation on Huckabee on Saturday night.  Jon makes an emotional appeal for a strong America, love of life, & standing up for our freedoms.
 
A Huckabee-Voight presidential victory in 2016 would turn the trick.