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, March 23, 2011

Ron Paul's Sobering Financial Analysis

Well the two week series of budget messages & the related opinions most of you are forming about the freshman Republicans continues to be one of the hottest topics in recent memory. I have responded privately to so many comments on this topic. Thanks - I love our interchanges because I learn so much.

To help sort this out please click on this video of Judge Napolitano interviewing Congressman Ron Paul on Freedom Watch last week. In this video Ron Paul, a long time fiscally responsible Member of Congress, clearly dispels the delusion that the "We The People" the Founders wrote about in the Preamble still unquestionably control the country's destiny. Congressman Paul explains that well over half the people in the country (I estimate it @ well over 70%) receive government checks - in short there is a sentiment for government spending that counterbalances the original American free market impulse.

The Judge asks why won't the public rise up to protest Washington's insatiable spending appetite only to find Paul's answer to be that the fiscally responsible people, whether in Congress or in the countryside, are simply outnumbered. Now where did I read that before?

Paul gives a one in a million chance that the House will not authorize an increase in the debt ceiling later this spring. This sort of thing will continue until things get bad enough that change is required either peacefully or by force. Are you about to see your life's savings given away to the poorest, least trained, most uneducated people a politician can find?

Throughout the interview Dr. Paul presents a solution - Carol told me - "oh great, now everyone will hear it." What we do with it is what counts.


  1. In the final analysis everything can be lumped under the heading of “getting elected”. Most of us concerned with the health of our country felt the Tea Party & Tea Party Candidates will save the day. However, the jury is still out. For me, the contest is between the unions and the government AKA us. I am watching the battlegrounds of Wisconsin and NJ very closely. If those governors go down in flames MOVE to another country.

  2. Ron Paul doesn't sound very hopeful. It seems that it is up to the American people to stand up for what is right, outnumbered or not!

  3. Doug, I understand your frustration. And yes, if Anna Little had been elected and voted to allow the budget stalemate to continue, I'd be letting her know what I think of her. Unfortunately, nobody pays any attention to what is going on in Washington except the dedicated ones like yourself. Most people are so overwhelmed in their daily lives, they don't have a clue what's happening right under their noses. We just have to keep fighting and not give up and we have to keep getting the message out. Keep the Faith.