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, October 18, 2010

Responses - Who Knew?

Below are three of the representative responses received re the inspirational patriotic ceremony conducted by 89 year old Navy veteran Marvin Hume @ Sunset Beach in South Jersey for the past 38 years that honors our military. I was surprised that so many people in our group have been there - but please check out the credentials I include for the first two responses & you won't be surprised @ all. Neither I nor the originator of the piece would have asked "who knew?" if we had known. Thanks for all of the responses. Carol & I plan to attend one of the ceremonies in 2011 - hope to see you there.

---Response #1 from a daughter whose father was in the Battle of the Bulge---

Oh, this is lovely: we spend 2 weeks every summer in Wildwood Crest, just north of Cape May -- I've been there. And what a wonderful way to go back. God bless this good man.

Thank you, Doug.

---Response #2 from a Navy vet---

Hi Doug,

My Family and I have been attending that ceremony for years! It's always tearful. It's always a good idea to get there a bit early and search for "Cape May Diamonds" and then see the ruins of the concrete ship!

---Response #3---

Extraordinary! Thanks for sharing!

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