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, October 24, 2010

The Juan Williams Test @ 30,000 Feet

The most interesting thing about liberal commentator Juan Williams being fired by NPR for recently expressing his feelings on FNC where he admitted he was afraid to fly on airplanes with passengers dressed in Muslim garb is that he made the exact same admission on the same FNC show (The O'Reilly Factor) shortly after 9/11 - why no outrage or firing then? Hamlet has the answer - "there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

Over the last nine years I have often used Williams original admission to point out to many holier than thou liberals how hypocritical most statist positions are. What I have referred to since the original airing as "the Juan Williams test @ 30,000 feet" is a perfect example of a statist doctrine falling apart when it applies to them in real life & perceived possible death situations.

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