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 23, 2010

To Boast Of Excellence Is Easy - To Guarantee It Is Extraordinary

The post-mortem examination of PA's 12th congressional district special election race (Critz-D-53%; Burns-R-45%) brought many comments such as the following two excellent ones: "When anyone talks about the FairTax they must emphasize that all other taxes are eliminated...& that the concepts are getting muddied between the VAT & the FairTax" as well as "I also wanted to call your attention to something disturbing that I read today in The American Spectator.  The article is called The Triumph of Murthanomics.  A few paragraphs in it talks about the mischaracterization of the FairTax by Critz.  Unfortunately, it then warns that any Republicans that have endorsed the FairTax will be hammered by the Democrats this fall.  It was rather discouraging."
Both of these comments & certainly others received emphasize the importance of properly educating both candidates & the masses about the FairTax so that purposely misleading attack ads like Critz ran can be clearly & easily exposed for the lies they are.  Don't despair this has been & continues to be the plan of FairTax leaders across our country & I must say especially in FairTax NJ under the leadership of the incomparable Jim Bennett.
With re to Tim Burns, following the election, we have reached out to him to see if he now chooses to be rooted & grounded in this education.  We will go to Pittsburgh to brief him, if he agrees, so that he can fend off the attack ads that the despicable Michael Steele & John Boehner told him to retreat from.

Burns still has a chance in November in that 45,777 people voted in the Republican primary in PA-12, choosing Burns to run again in November & 82,695 people voted in the Democrat primary, choosing Critz.  But in the special election that Critz won, Critz won 71,684 votes and Burns won 59,476 votes meaning that Burns won, and Critz lost, around 17 percent of Democrat votes.
If Burns has the substance & backbone he appeared to have in the debate I hope that he learns from the special election experience & accepts our invitation for a FairTax briefing - if not he is just another politician that is best for us to do without so that the Democrats win & the Republic goes even farther in the hole so that it can come out quicker, if ever.
In the meantime I ask all of you to consider reaching out to your sources of information to help educate them re the FairTax - just about all of them sorely need it.  Below is my most recent letter to the WSJ challenging them to follow their own self described standard of excellence rather than to just accept the status quo that is leading our nation to ruination.  Please feel free to use any of this letter to reach out to your own media - it is so vital that we all do.
I care less about whether the Journal publishes my letter than that they accept & try to meet its challenge. 
Dear Editor,
As someone who has literally read your newspaper every day for over forty years I cherish the promise Charles Dow & Edward Jones made about the Journal - "in all things first, & in many things alone."  This standard of excellence runs like a gold thread through all of your publications except when it comes to the FairTax. 
In your lead editorial on May 20 you call the FairTax a political loser because you theorize that voters will be afraid they will get the FairTax & an income tax - which of course no one wants.  Your conjecture is like negotiating with yourself to accept a subpar result - something you can not stand in any other topic.
The FairTax is the result of a $23 million peer review study over a three year period that has tens of thousands of followers.  The WSJ would be doing a much greater service for America by trying to help correct the condition you describe rather than perpetuate it.  Please study the FairTax principles & then if you agree with them promote the FairTax in your writings so that you will help people get the proper education about the FairTax that is so desperately needed for America.

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