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 5, 2011

We Have Run Out Of Road

Thanks to two members of our group who passed this message on to me - our marvelous SC businessman & the incomparable Richard Luzzi who ran for Congress in NJ's 11th district Primary in 2010. Rich is also the President of the Morristown Tea Party & a FairTax supporter. Mr. Luzzi suggests watching this video before reading the words of Th. Jefferson below.

Please look @ the contrast in the messages on the video & determine for yourself where you think your best future lies - & that of your children & grandchildren. Mr. Luzzi points out there is no longer an option of "middle of the road" because we have run out of road.

"To preserve independence (of the people), we must not let our rulers load us with the perpetual debt (currently $14+ trillion). We must make our election between economy & liberty, or profusion & servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat & in our drink, in our necessaries & our comforts, in our labors & our amusements, for our callings & our creeds, as the people of England are (or Greece, Spain, Portugal, or Ireland), our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts & daily expenses, & the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal & potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." - Th. Jefferson (emphasis added.)

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