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, January 13, 2010

Another Barometer - Massachusetts Senate Election

The subject election set for January 19 to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy could provide another indication of a change in the political mood of the electorate following the first year of BO's presidency.
The three-way debate held on Monday night between Democrat Martha Coakley, Republican Scott Brown, & Independent Joe Kennedy (no relation to the late senator) revealed many similarities to other recent races as well as future ones - both upcoming primaries & the general election next fall.
In summary the Democrat, if elected, will be a reliable vote in the Senate for BO on everything except sending troops to any front (country) in the war against Islamic Fascists - a distraction that is a nuisance to BO in that it impedes his real plans.  You could easily get the idea from the debate that the Republican is a so-called moderate & the Independent is the only one of the three who "doesn't get anything out of it" but is a normal American just trying to help his country which is just what we need more of.
The power of the two party system was on full display as the Independent was all but ignored standing there for much of the debate like a potted plant.  When allowed to talk the Independent, unlike the other two, gave specific examples of where he would cut spending while the Republican could not give a clear opinion on global warming & the Democrat (laughingly) stated that she was a fiscal conservative - it was two big government candidates against one little government candidate.
The point of this message is not to totally judge the Republican or the Independent based on a one hour debate although there is no mistaking the Democrat as being a typical Massachusetts statist.  The point is that all of a sudden a race like this in Massachusetts of all places seems to be tightening.  I doubt that the Independent will win & may not even make a good showing.  But for the Republican to win or make a good showing in Massachusetts is important to everyone who needs encouragement to find, support, & work for good candidates that will make the difference in America's future.
If on the other hand the Democrat wins by the usual Massachusetts comfortable margin it is just business as usual in the state with one more affirmation that the majority prefers government dependence.  We can only wonder what that portends for the rest of us as America moves to the last stage of Death Of Democracy.  Do we accept the inevitable statist encroachment on all of America or fight all the harder?  Pretty clear choice for all of us who love liberty.

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