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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eye-Opening Insight Into America's Youth

Thanks to our Mid-West subscriber for sending this link of Valencia College economics Professor Jack Chambless explaining the socialist mindset his predominantly sophomore class has about the American dream.  In brief, 80% of these students are looking for free healthcare, free tuition, the government giving them jobs & down payments for a house, & taxing the wealthy to pay for this redistribution of money from successful people to them.  These nineteen year olds portray a bleak future for our Republic by past standards.  Although I am not surprised by the students views I am deeply saddened by them & more importantly I am all the more dedicated to help these students (& our country).

The professor partly blames the government school system for these students' attitude.  Stop & think – the history & civics that were taught when most of us were in K through 12 are no longer taught simply because the bureaucrats who run the schools don't believe in our founding principles any longer.  It is just about that simple in identifying this particular problem.

America's decline took root in the 1930s & greatly accelerated in the 1960s when people realized that self-reliance was no longer needed because it was replaced by government meeting virtually every need. The completion of the socialization of America, for starters, is BO's goal & far too many people prefer the entitlement-I-deserve society than one founded on limited government, individual responsibility, & free enterprise.  It is common sense to go BO's way unless you think about it. 

The country is currently evenly split between those who want to continue a can-do spirit of individual responsibility & the liberty that comes with it & those who are trying to take as much as possible from government @ everyone else's expense & the dependence that comes with that.  Unfortunately the former group is declining as the grey beards die off & the latter group is increasing as the youth express feelings like those described in the above link.  This means we have to fight all the harder whether for ourselves, our children, or our grandchildren, or most simplistically just for our American inheritance to preserve one of God's two great gifts to mankind.

The mindset of today's entitlement-minded generation is driven by its ignorance of the history & importance of free enterprise economies.   It is not that our youth is stupid – it is just that they are poorly educated & that is the biggest threat to our country. 

As shown in the video above Professor Chambless is doing his best to reach his students & others I am sure.  I just hope he has enough reinforcements (you & me) & that we get to the action before it is too late. 

BTW – the nineteen year olds that are the focus of this posting – they are all eligible to vote in November.


  1. Excellent video. Posted the URL. Thank you.

    Food for thought, Why are America’s children over weight? A box of spaghetti costs $0.79 & can feed the whole family, while 1 cucumber cost $1.35 to add to a salad. Could this be one reason?

  2. Doug - Left unchecked (continued BO entitlements), the socialist mindset crashes (bankrupt). The poor and poorly educated will suffer the most. If we have any chance to reverse this mindset, Paul Ryan or Senator DeMint must clearly state that their plans are structured to prevent this and save 'core' entitlements. DeMint has a better plan but Ryan is in the spotlight. Will either step it up?

  3. Hey Doug. Call me on my cell sometime. Meanwhile, here is an interesting video that goes a long way toward describing our "education" problem, at least as it relates to history, the constitution and economics - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUYCBfmIcHM. This link goes with the video...it is Dodd's original report to Congress in 1954: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3768227/Dodd-Report-to-the-Reece-Committee-on-Foundations-1954