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, March 28, 2011

A Song & Dinner

Most of our education messages are downbeat reporting the problems with education in America - like the significant number of eighth graders who read @ a fourth grade level with me asking questions like how in the hell did they get into the eighth grade to begin with reading @ a fourth grade level.

On a more upbeat note - pun intended - thanks to a member of our group for providing this link of 3rd graders in the Tussing Elementary School in Colonial Heights, Virginia singing a song of thanks to our military. The words were written by the school's music teacher. This is the sort of patriotism I wish was taught in all of our schools.

Now if these youngsters are all sitting down with their parents & entire family @ dinner every night we may really be on to something to turn our slide around.


  1. Good to see & hear the other side, one we never hear about!

  2. This really touches my heart since I have a little second grade granddaughter. I can visualize her singing along with these kids.

  3. Thanks Doug, for the input. I have learned an important lesson about checking out these messages before I send them on, and I give you the credit for this revelation.

    Yes, I did send the message A Song & Dinner....it was just precious. It was always important to me, raising my children, to have our evening meal together. Those were times to remember.