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.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Responses - Activist Or Patriot?

Below are three representative responses to the subject message that add to the discussion.  The responses talk about soldiers keeping their shields shinny & ready for the attack, the importance of active patriots, & the danger of inactive patriots. 
Edmund Burke summed up that last point - "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
---Response #1---
Remember it was the Activist Patriots who risked all to build the Foundation of America and it can only be the Activist Patriots who can put America back on her solid and rightful foundation.

I think it does little good to be an Inactive Patriot!  I, for one, thank you for your willingness to sacrifice for our Country.
---Response #2---
With your new label and being out spoken should line you up for prime time TV for them to prove you are racist and a trouble maker for the BO administration, and not in line with the reeducation of America.  The news will be knocking on your door.
As a soldier keep your shield shinny and ready for the attack.  Good job Doug and Carol.
---Response #3---
What a surprise!  Doug, you and Carol ARE PATRIOTS!  America needs you!


  1. If they knock at your door and stand in front of your home I will come with my secret weapon THE AMERICAN FLAG!

  2. Let me add my two cents worth. It's people like you who inspire and encourage people like me to get out of our comfort zones and do whatever we can to help get this country back to it's basic principles. I wish there were more like you and Carol. Keep on keeping on!!!