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.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

ACTA Website Can Save You From An Expensive Lesson

Thanks to Anne Neal of the American Council Of Trustees & Alumni (ACTA) for passing along this link to Jay Leno's latest video where Jay asked several people including a college professor questions about the Fourth of July.  I am afraid these people are representative of most you meet on the street today.  I use to wonder if the people in these types of videos were the ones who cancelled out my vote but after the 2008 presidential election I believe that they are the ones who were organized & added to the ones who had already cancelled out my vote & yours in the past. 
For those of you who have children or grandchildren close to college age I suggest that you check out ACTA's website - WhatWill TheyLearn.com  - A Guide To What College Rankings Won't Tell You.
A review of the ACTA website with the above Leno video in mind could be just the wakeup call or heads up you need before spending six figures for one let alone two or more children each who wind up graduating from college knowing little or nothing more than the people in the video.
Worse yet who would hire the people in the Leno video? - they certainly cannot contribute to increasing our standard of living & really are destined to become government dependents if they are not already.
It is not that they are stupid - they just don't know anything & probably never will.  They are the result of one of the main reasons for America's diminished & diminishing role & influence in an ever increasing competitive world.

1 comment:

  1. Similar theme from the NY Times: Putting our brains on hold -- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/opinion/07herbert.html