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.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Attorney Addendum - The Many & Militant Dangers Of Public Sector Unions

Thanks to the attorney who prompted the original subject posting re law professionals employed by the state of NJ being represented by an electricians' union for adding the comment below.

With regard to the neighbor against neighbor militant ending I mentioned in the posting please check out today's front page story in the WSJ entitled Housing Pain Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor In Florida.

Whether housing or public sector unions the end may not be pretty - we have some of the housing problems on HHI. Our regime posts the unit numbers, names of those falling behind, amounts in arrears, & whether or not they are in foreclosure. It just may take a little longer for the union problem to materialize in this same way as described on the blog & in this housing report.

---Attorney Addendum---

I am the attorney who wrote the two letters quoted in this posting. As a 62-year-old New Jersey State employee who will be lucky if he can retire in ten years, I was struck by the comment about the state or city worker who retired 30 years ago at age 50.

The comment takes me back to a PG-13-rated scene from the movie "When Harry Met Sally." There Meg Ryan sits with Billy Crystal in a restaurant. Those of you who saw the movie recall what Meg Ryan does next.

The character with whom I identify is the older woman two tables away who calls the waiter over and says, "I'll have what she's having!"

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