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.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Losing Battle

My Condolences was the title of the posting on ReturnToExcellence.net on June 4 & Responses on June 5, 2009 re Steve Lonegan losing his NJ gubernatorial primary race.  Similar thoughts to those expressed on those postings crossed my mind when Mike Huckabee announced on his TV show that he would not run for president in 2012.  We are running out of candidates like Mike Huckabee, Mike Agosta, Anna Little, Ken Blackwell, & Vernon Robinson to name just a few who lost their last election to skunks.
Every day it seems more & more that we are in (no longer fighting) a losing battle.  The Tax Policy Center estimates that "45% of U.S. households paid not a single dollar in federal income tax in 2010" & the Financial Times reports that "for the first time since the Great Depression, households are receiving more income from the government than they are paying the government in taxes." The Joint Committee On Taxation previously reported that 51% of U.S. households paid no federal income taxes in 2009. 
The great wealth of the world is in America & it is in the collective hands of the middle class where it is the target of far too many high powered statists.  According to the IRS if the taxable income of everyone who made over $100,000 per year (is that a wealthy household?) had this income confiscated @ a 100% rate it would not cover BO's deficit for FY 2011 ($1.582 trillion confiscated vs. $1.650 trillion deficit). 
America is now in the "apathy to dependence stage" of the Death Of Democracy & it is accelerating quickly to total bondage - the last stage. 
A statist living off America in 2011 has the greatest of all worlds possible.  He has no responsibility except to proclaim his rights - whether constitutional or imagined - & just has to hope (if he is that smart) that he is not overrun by a dictator when his haven collapses.
The Founders' desire for liberty in their new country has been sadly replaced by the statists' desire for safety, complacency, & apathy that takes a free world for granted - oh how America has spoiled them.
All of the foregoing stats should be frightening to even the strongest class warfare proponent who thinks the CEOs of major companies are stealing him blind.  An enlightened evaluation of the foregoing percentages indicates he would do better concentrating his energies on how to correct the imbalances of the 50+% who already have stolen him blind or are about to.
Governor Huckabee's decision not to seek the presidency may have been based on the principles of Jeff Green's response - identical to those expressed on this blog many times before under the heading of "outnumbered" - to some of Karl Rove's shallow & misleading comments about how things are positively shaping up for the GOP presidential candidate in 2012 because so many red states have picked up population & electoral college power - "the 'glass half empty' version of red state versus blue state gains since 2008 would note that Hispanics accounted for much of the population growth in states such as Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, & Texas; & Hispanic voters favored BO over McCain by a two to one margin in 2008.  In several other battleground states, African Americans represent a very sizeable % of the electorate (in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, & Virginia).  Approximately 95% of African-Americans voted for BO in 2008.  If Hispanics & African-Americans vote in proportion to their % of population & if they favor BO by margins similar to those in 2012, it will be extremely challenging for a GOP candidate to carry several of the toss-up states."
Mr. Green continues his analysis - "BO would need to win less than 40% of remaining votes (mostly non-Hispanic whites) in order to carry Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, & Nevada: & he would need slightly more than 40% of remaining votes to win Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, & Pennsylvania."
When the very first member of this e-mail club was very gleeful in 2004 after Bush was re-elected I told him that he better enjoy it because if "they" ever get organized the Republicans will never win another presidential election in our lifetimes because we are simply outnumbered.  That was before I knew much about BO & what skills a community organizer possessed. 
I think Governor Huckabee may have taken all of the above into account & like Carol & me he knows that America will never return to excellence again without us knowing who John Galt is.


  1. Sorry to hear Mike pulling out of race. He figured he could not raise enough money to wage a successful campaign. You need large amount from BIG DONERS. In return, those BIG DONERS expect you to steer large projects to their firms. It is the old story, you scratch my back, and I will scratch your back

  2. It will be tough to replace the White House residents with a good portion of the stimulus directed into the democratic campaign. Projections of cost are one billion, Romney seams to be the only one capable of reaching that goal to match the democrats.