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 1, 2010

Responses - California & China Both Think They Are Taking Care of Themselves

Thanks to all of the great responses to the subject message. In addition to the three shown below James Holmes reports he has conducted research on over 2,000 California legislative races over several decades. Mr. Holmes writes "This work shows that (California) Republican candidates in legislative districts with 30% Republican registration have only about one chance in 25 of victory in the general election." His work shows that when Republican registration drops below 30% in California the chances of winning become statistically insignificant. Mr. Holmes concludes that candidates in California (as well as NJ's Anna Little & Mike Agosta - both had 14% Republican registration in their districts) may be proud that they received votes well in excess of registration numbers or historical results but their candidacies are statistically hopeless from the start.

The responses below demonstrate an understanding of the power of the principles of Death Of Democracy & that only We The People of substance can turn this power back - but we better do it quickly.

---Response #1---

The California paradox is that since the beginning of the 20th century California has had 15 Republican governors and five Democratic governors. California Republicans have failed to promote the Republican doctrine of less government, less taxes, less spending, and less business regulations. In 100 years Californians have gone from the biggest producers to the biggest moochers.

---Response #2---

Well written article. If you were unemployed, and getting unemployment checks, foods stamps, etc. WHO would you vote for in an election - someone who would continue that policy - and that is what CA did.

My own personal view - in several years, contrary to the opinion of the oblivious, U.S. will no longer be a strong country because of all the debt we owe which cannot be repaid. Government might try to do it by decreasing the value of the U.S. dollar over time which only makes matters worse.

Did you know China and several other countries are buying outright "toll roads" in various states with our dollars? They have so many dollars like you mention, they do not care how much they pay for those roads. Why are states selling "toll roads?" - to get revenue to balance their budgets. It's a no win situation for the U.S. and also for the states and cities.

BTW, Republicans will have a hard time improving the economy, creating jobs, etc. If they fail - 2012 goes to the Democrats & BO.

---Response #3---

It is scary to think that by 2030 what the Chinese gentleman is saying could be true!

1 comment:

  1. Three appropriate California anecdotes:

    1) Why does U-haul charge nearly three times as much to rent a van from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas? Because the flow of moving vans is from California to Texas, and not the other way around. Whenever a van goes to Texas, U-haul has to pay a driver to bring it back.

    2) A friend of our FairTax State Director had a light manufacturing business in California. Underscore "had" - in the past tense. After complaining about taxation and regulation, my friend's friend decided to do something about it. He moved his business to South Dakota.

    3) My daughter, this past September, started a position in the energy loan syndication unit of Union Bank of California in Los Angeles. Her bank was then acquired by Bank of Tokyo Trust Company - her new indirect employer.

    The Golden State has much to offer, folks, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for it to overcome government mismanagement.