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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Responses - Seeing Is Believing

Below are two of the responses to last night's subject posting that I feel add to the discussion.

---Response # 1---

Although I share your disappointment please do not feel so bad.

Now that these freshman Republicans are in office, many of them are afraid to trim large amounts of money from the various programs - they don't want to be blamed by constituents for cuts to favored programs thereby giving them a good chance of losing the next election.

The worse part of your series of messages last week is that they reveal that we still don't have the kind of quality people in sufficient quantity to pass the FairTax any time soon.

---Response #2---

Doug: A sidebar observation. . .My observations of America's wealth are revealing some scary facts. I have traveled internationally for business and pleasure extensively in the last 40 years. Without exception Americans were always the predominate travelers worldwide. Americans can no longer make that claim, we have surrendered our first, second and maybe third place to Germans, Canadians and Europeans at large. Please keep in mind there are no government statistics to confirm or deny this observation - it's my personal opinion.

I have a friend who owns and rents a home in Aruba. His clients throughout the last five years have gone from primarily Americans to Germans and Dutch. He tells me when the ships dock again Americans are sparse. Jane just returned from a cruise around Australia and she noticed you could count the Americans on the fingers of one hand. Americans are getting poorer and the rest of the world appears to be getting wealthier.

I am not going to entertain speculation as to why America's wealth is shrinking compared to our international neighbors other than to say TAXES.


  1. In responses to response #1:
    Please make no mistake about it, if these freshmen are afraid to do what is necessary, then they will lose the next election and not because they cut too much. We the People need to support these freshmen and make our desire well know so as not to leave any questions in their minds. I'm not totally giving up on the freshmen members.

    If they don't have the guts to cut needed programs and reduce the size of our government to it's constitutionally limited size what makes anyone think that they will ever vote for or get the Fair Tax enacted...

  2. Doug - I won't say that we are a socialist country, quite yet, but both of these responses indicate that we are well on our way. Response #1 obviously illustrates our dependence on the federal dole out, and #2 while correct about taxes, speaks more to re-distribution of wealth to the point where everyone is equally poor.