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, October 4, 2011

Responses - Letter From The Wall Street Demonstrators' Best Friend

Below are four responses to the original subject message that add to the discussion.
---Response #1---
Question of the day - Why are we willing to trade the possibility of corporate greed for the absolute certainty of Government greed?
---Response #2---
Doug - Your Wall Street friend is so right. It is unfortunate, but it's true that too many Americans have been oblivious to the changes that have taken place over the last decades and more people have bought into the Nanny State idea. They have become less willing to do what is necessary to empower themselves. Most college students are taking fluff courses just to get a degree but never really learn anything of value to succeed in life. The only ones who make it are those that learn a trade or profession that they can rely on even in bad times.
In addition, they haven't bothered to keep up with what has been going on in the world at large. If they had, they would have realized that the U.S. is well on it's way to disaster ala Greece or other nations that have instituted the nanny principle.
Had these young people been talking to their grandparents or other older people, they may have learned the lessons of the grand experiments of Communist Russia or China. In taking care of everyone (take from the rich, give to the poor) they ended up with more poor plus oppression and loss of freedom. As always, the only ones who are rich are those at the top of the pyramid. It's a crying shame that the real history has been taken out of our classrooms and replaced with untruths. I hate to think what this nation will be like when the last of the Depression Generation is all gone. Who will take our place to speak the truth?
---Response #3---
I concur. Many recent college grads, but not all of them, took easy courses that did not require much thinking. Now they learn - there aren't any jobs waiting for them. Since they have time on their hands, why not demonstrate their frustration.
---Response #4---
Well written commentary. The author is exactly right. Most of the problems the US is facing are of our own making. We have been on auto-pilot for years, fantasizing that we are "working harder than ever". We have got to get back to free market principles, change the tax code and begin to compete. Otherwise we will fall to second nation status.

1 comment:

  1. Doug - Thanks for including the letter on your site. And a flattering title. I hope it will generate some positive action. I liked the 4 responses.