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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lou Dobbs' Response - Mistaught & Hoodwinked

A typical response to the subject message was "Doug - I cannot substantiate this - however, I recently heard that most poor people in America have a cell phone."

All of the examples from the subject message by the Heritage Foundation re the standard of living of people living @ the poverty level helps answer the question I asked - why is "capitalism...more popular in China than in America? This message is important to us right now because we are living it & have a chance to do something about it."

Now I don't know whether or not Lou Dobbs is a subscriber to ReturnToExcellence.net but his excellent answer to Judge Napolitano on Freedom Watch on FBN re who to blame for the American deterioration is stunningly accurate, & right out of our posts, when he says it is you & me - not the politicians, corporations, or anyone else. To both Mr. Dobbs & me it is morally reprehensible that we are the ones who should know better after inheriting the greatest political & economic system in the world. When we took America's free enterprise system for granted & gave its rewards away to people who had earned nothing we squandered all of our wealth & opportunity going forward.

1 comment:

  1. Doug, Not only do poor people have cell phones, we are paying for them. Have you not seen the ads on TV offering these free phones with free minutes to poor people? The idea behind this is, they can use them to make appointments for job interviews, or to call for help in emergencies or for whatever else they feel they need them for. I've seen these ads over and over and it frustrates me no end. The other one that really gets my goat, is the one for a free scooter or power chair to replace a wheel chair. How proud they are that they didn't have to pay a dime out of their pockets. It's time we stop giving away the farm.

    BTW, our esteemed NJ Senate passed the bill to fund Planned Parenthood with almost 7 and 1/2 Million $ by 2 to 1 . Shame on them. Would like to get the names of everyone who voted for it and let them know what I think of them. It's outrageous.