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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Update - FairTax On The Radio March 31

Thanks to everyone for the tremendous support Carol & I felt regarding the subject radio appearance last week. Comments from people who listened live like "Hi Doug - I listened this morning. Very good job to you and to Jim Gawron. I took notes. If you'd like to discuss, give me a call. I was sorry that there was no time for call-ins." or from people who missed the live broadcast like "I was at a meeting this morning at that time...will look forward to hearing it on the blog" were both very gratifying. No matter how many of these radio shows you do it is always important to feel support which we certainly did.

Although I got in virtually all of the FairTax technical points I had hoped to the bigger story is WRNJ's support of the FairTax - this is the third time they have had me on & they have been broadcasting FairTax PSAs since November 2009. Just think of how much farther along we would be if every radio station across America did this.

This program also gave former congressional candidate Jim Gawron an opportunity to demonstrate his superior economic knowledge - candidates of Jim's caliber & sincerity unfortunately come along only ever so often & it is important for all of us to try to find them & support them when we do.

For Jim, Carol, & me our relationship for America started one Saturday morning last July when I called Jim @ his home after learning he was running for Congress. After completing his own study Jim called for a FairTax briefing - a briefing that was hardly necessary. Jim took some time during his lunch hour to meet with us & Sandy Sherman around my dining room table. A humble beginning that I hope has a tremendous future.

The audio of the program has been posted on ReturnToExcellence.net - just click on "The FairTax" on the left hand side of the blog - it is the last entry.


  1. Hi Doug - I just listened to your radio interview and thought it was fantastic. Congratulations! Thank you for making it available online.

  2. Great interview, Doug -- very informative.