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, December 12, 2010

Christmas Message - 2010

I know this is popular because I have received several versions from so many people - here are two to help keep you in the Christmas spirit. The first - Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ the Opera Company of Philadelphia spontaneously sung the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" to the delight of surprised shoppers on October 30 @ Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. The second was on November 13 @ A Christmas Food Court Flash Mob.

The above two links are celebratory. Carol can't replay them too many times & I hope you can't either - they are terrific.

Let's close out this message with a different Christmas poem that shows who we should thank for ensuring & protecting all we have to celebrate - God's two great gifts to the world - his son Jesus Christ & America.


  1. Christmas Poem.... yes Carol has excellent taste, I just kicked back & closed my eyes, problems just melt.

  2. I enjoyed reading the interview and loved your Christmas message, too, even though the poem made me cry. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and healthy, happy, new year.

  3. Doug, I have received all 3 of these several times, and never tire of them. Thanks! Merry Christmas!