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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Year's Resolution To Make - & Keep

Last week USA Today reported there are 42 million registered Democrats, 30 million registered Republicans, & 24 million people who identify themselves as Independents.  This is just another indication that we are outnumbered.
I have repeatedly pointed out that every lover of freedom should find & convert @ least three statists to vote for anti-statist candidates in whatever level (local, state, presidential) election they are comfortable with in 2012.  This means finding & supporting candidates who will make a mindset change in the way our people think not necessarily only the ABBO (anybody but BO) idea but far greater than that.  We have to eliminate the slow burn toward socialism not just concentrate on one election no matter how terrible the outcome of that election might be in the short run.
Friedrich Hayek dedicated his classic book The Road To Serfdom "To The Socialists Of All Parties" & we have a plethora of socialists in both major parties today – we need to rid ourselves of them starting with BO.  In an analogy to the housing market we have to clear the houses needed to be foreclosed before the housing market can turn around.  We also have to clear out the socialists @ every level before we can return to the excellence of our founding.
Because of the business cycle the economy may be starting to temporarily improve – if your washing machine broke down several years ago you may have to go buy a new one if you are tired of washing your clothes in the nearby stream.  But neither the business cycle or total thrift will return our economy to the needed prosperity & certainly none of BO's policies will either.
The above graph indicates that our work may be getting harder as some parts of the economy pick up just in time to help BO – note the sharp recent upturn in consumer confidence. 
Now I am not favoring a rotten economy just to get BO defeated by a Republican candidate who may be every bit as bad as BO or one who only slows the burn to socialism.  But I do know from the above listed statistics that every one who reads these messages should make & keep a New Year's resolution to go out & find & convert @ least three statists (relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) to vote for anti-statist candidates if we are to have any chance @ all.

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