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, August 10, 2010

Can We Turn Back After Crossing This Divide?

Although I'll have to see it to believe it many pundits are convinced that the Democrats will lose enough seats in the November mid-term election to lose control of both the House & Senate. In preparing for this possible eventuality the House voted today 236 to 163 against a ban to hold lame duck sessions of Congress between November 3 & January 3, 2011. It has been widely circulated that if the Dems lose control of either the House or Senate that they plan to ram through as much of BO's agenda as possible in the lame duck session - Cap & Trade taxes, VAT in addition to income taxes, Union Card Check, & Amnesty for Illegals for openers - wonder if any one will notice as we get ready to celebrate the holidays? Today's House vote literally validates the Dems intention to pursue the lame duck fall back position if needed.

As Charles Krauthammer recently wrote - "But assuming the elections go as currently projected, Obama's follow-on reforms are dead. Except for the fact that a lame-duck session, freezing in place the lopsided Democratic majorities of November 2008, would be populated by dozens of Democratic members who had lost reelection (in addition to those retiring). They could then vote for anything -- including measures they today shun as the midterms approach and their seats are threatened -- because they would have nothing to lose. They would be unemployed. And playing along with Obama might even brighten the prospects for, say, an ambassadorship to a sunny Caribbean isle." If you are going to play the game you have to know the rules & BO knows all the rules by heart - we have no match for him & we are outnumbered.

In line with these thoughts thanks to our wonderful Midwest member who passed along this link to Dennis Prager's appearance @ the University of Denver where he so eloquently discussed America's biggest threat - & no it was not BO - it is even bigger & was already mentioned above.

Carl Degler sums up @ least part of Mr. Prager's remarks when he writes - "The searing ordeal of the Great Depression purged the American people of their belief in the limited powers of the federal government & convinced them of the necessity of the guarantor state. And as the Civil War constituted a watershed in American thought, so the depression & its New Deal marked the crossing of a divide from which, it would seem, there could be no turning back."


  1. Yes it is what they want you to think & yes you will lose some but don't leave the ship until it sinks - jumping in the water will only allow the sharks to eat you sooner. Ward off the sharks by splashing, some will still go down but the rest of us will have a better chance to survive.

  2. Hi Doug,

    That Dennis Prager YouTube video was terrific...As far as crossing the divide you speak of I'm much more hopeful than you seem to be...It may take some real catastrophic event to wake people up.