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, June 1, 2010

Hold It - You Don't Want To Be In This Picture

Thanks to a subscriber to ReturnToExcellence.net for sending this link that every one who has every been asked to take a photo of tourists will surely appreciate - it shows a scam that can cost you dearly.

Carol also routinely points out to women who leave their pocket books in their push carts unattended in grocery stores of a similar situation in which they could be preyed upon.


  1. Doug, thanks for sharing this scam...very clever!

  2. Doug,

    I just enjoyed my first email from Return To Excellence re:the handbag heist...great education...

    I'm going to pass this on to my wife and daughters...


  3. Excellent awareness issue; thanks for posting!