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, February 23, 2011

Update & Response - Neighbor Against Neighbor In Wisconsin & Beyond

The public employee union protests in Wisconsin continue amid reports that two thirds of Wisconsin eighth graders cannot read @ proficient level - makes you wonder how these students got to the eighth grade to begin with? How much worse could Wisconsin do by firing all of the government school teachers?

I belong to a network of Tea Party communication links as well as AFP links. I have received several messages that this Friday @ 12 noon the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is planning to hold a rally in Trenton in support of NJ's public sector unions. It is expected that some of the Wisconsin public employee union members & BO's frequent White House visitor National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be there.

BO's part in all of this lies with the group aptly named "Organizing For America" - the successor to BO's 2008 campaign organization. This group's latest community organization effort was to unload buses full of union favoring protesters in Madison plus running phone banks urging people to support the union members. The group mobilizes BO's supporters for events like these union protests. They are in all 50 states.

Here is a video from one of the Tea Party groups that so clearly shows why the public sector unions want to control the education (or lack thereof) of the citizenry through government schools - it is too mild to call this just a double standard.

I mentioned last night that America is in the last stage of Death Of Democracy - the "apathy to dependence stage." It is so ironic that the protests in Tunisia, Iran, & Libya would all be classified in the "spiritual faith to great courage" stage - just where we were in 1776. People in Cuba who are hearing about all of this but who have not made a move are in the "bondage to spiritual faith" stage. We sure take a lot for granted in 235 short years.

A subscriber to ReturnToExcellence.net sums this up when he wrote: "Doug - The battle in Wisconsin and the battles to be raging in NJ and all over the US are a display to Socialism at work. This is what happens when you run out of other peoples' money. And as George Bernard Shaw said, 'A government that robs Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul."'


  1. you mentioned subscriber who quoted George Bernard Shaw - "A govt. that robs Peter to pay Paul,will always have the support of Paul." How true.

    Give a person anything that they do not have to pay much for - and you have their vote, vs. one who has to pay full fare.

    Who do you think would win in a general election - one who pays small amount
    for taxes or one who pays their full share of taxes. This is a no-brainer.

    That is why Democrats win many elections - give something for nothing.

    Once in a while, when things get really bad, like the economy, it wakes people up, and they throw out existing party members, and vote for opposite party (in this case, the Repub.)

    Now the problem arises, if Repub. cause too much pain, (cutting expenses to arrive at balance budget,etc) then they will lose following election - as all the "goodies" have been taken away.

    This is how one person sees it.

    True, "FairTax" can help , but population has to be educated about it - via advertising, "FairTax" speakers, speak at well known talk programs with large amount of people watching the program. That is only way to get people educated about it - you have to reach the general population of millions, not thousands.

    Also very large donations will help.

    Years ago Forbes Magazine, supported the flat tax:, and they spent millions on it -result it did not go any where - reason not enough "large donations " from various sources to help push it.

    If Carol, would contribute - say, $2,000,000 then we have a fighting chance.

  2. Doug,
    George Bernard Shaw was a horrible progressive who believed in eugenics. An altogether nasty man and a not so good playwrite (despite what your high school English teacher told you!) Wouldn't go around quoting him if I were you!