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.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Responses - The Needed Activist Judge Mindset Change

Thanks for the three very complimentary responses below that add to the discussion of the subject message.
For those who also commented that the Supreme Court is the best chance we have to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional I remind you that this line of thinking (i.e., mindset) is a double edged sword – the next time something like this comes up the Supreme Court (nine unelected but appointed for life judges) may very likely vote against your preference & in fact may do so re ObamaCare.  We should be looking to return to the principles of our founding – not looking for temporary gains in a system destined for destruction.
Changing the mindset to return the courts to their intended constitutional place in our Republic provides an excellent, but just one example, of the citizenry not accepting business as usual in a country where everything is stacked against us just waiting to see how much we can lose.  We must recognize the current onslaught by statists to invoke a socialistic system on us. 
This is the moment of truth for the Tea Party – are we going to elect a candidate to run against BO who will only slow the growth of government or someone who will really rein it in & reduce government's size?  Tea Partiers are presented with the constant challenge to present someone who is electable – complying with this idea could very well be the slow burn to continue BO's dream of completing the socialization of America - with or without him.
---Response #1---
This is by far the most enlightening blog yet. You make it very clear that the judicial system has hijacked the role of the Congress and instead of supporting the law, has become the Law.  The speech that Gingrich gave was awe inspiring.  How telling that it has not been picked up by the media.  He makes a lot of good points with his message.
---Response #2---
Great letter, Doug....congratulations....and the points that you list certainly suggest the need for checks and balances in our government.
---Response #3---
I have to hand it to you.   You research your subject matter so intently.  What you should try doing, is "run" for office and turn your thoughts, via laws & amendments for the good of the country. Best Wishes.


  1. Hi Doug:

    Your response number 1 reminded me that when push comes to shove the Supreme Court lacks the power to enforce or as President Jackson demonstrated in 1831 not enforce.

  2. It appear there are a number of issue that are misunderstood about Our Founding and Our Constitution. Our Republic does require an informed electorate at a minimum. As for me, ' I have not yet given enough for my country '.

  3. I certainly agree with Response NO. 3!