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, November 20, 2012

George Washington's First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanks to Anne Neal, President of American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), for sending George Washington's first Thanksgiving Proclamation issued on October 3, 1789.
Do you believe this proclamation could ever be decreed today?  The proclamation is a prayer that conveys the return to excellence that is so sorely needed in our country & our lives.


  1. Doug - one of your best posts of the year - thanks so much. This post is so very needed today.. I just sent the link of Washington's address to all of my FaceBook friends and Twitter followers. Spread the true meaning of Thanksgiving!

  2. Note from RTE: see next post dated November 24, 2012 for a very unique response.