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.

Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Christmas Card

Thanks to a very long time subscriber for sending along this beautiful Christmas card & to NJ Senate candidate & great friend Anna Little for sending this latest Flash Mob video.  Merry Christmas everyone.


  1. Thanks for the lovely card and video....wishing you and Carol a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

  2. Doug, the video was delightful! I've posted it to my 40+ Facebook friends.

    Attached is this year's Christmas card, drawn by my husband Ed, who is an illustrator as well as an author. The expression on the baby's face is inspired by the expression on our son's face, who smiled from the moment he entered this world. So often, depictions of Mary and her Child are, understandably, solemn. Ed captures the Mother and Child's mutual joy.

    May you and Carol and all the good people in this group have a most joyous Christmas!

    Note from RTE - See posting of December 25 to view card.