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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Primary Kick-Off Points

The meeting in Bernardsville on Sunday night (attended by many in this readership from NJ & NY) produced many excellent ideas re how to remove statist candidates from office @ every level & to prevent new ones from being elected in 2012.  It will take work though.  The primary process officially starts right after the first of the new year so it is not too early to prepare especially in NH & SC where we have many subscribers.

Prior to the meeting several people told me they were disappointed because they have seen no difference in governance with the Tea Party candidates in office referring to the 87 freshman House Republicans.  Of course the reason is because 66 of them abandoned ship within three months of the start of their first term choosing to stand with the old guard establishment Republican leadership. 

Senate Tea Party candidates like Rand Paul have been more steadfast in fiscal responsibility than their House counterparts.  I have patience in trying to build a larger coalition on the senate side that will work with Tea Party stalwart Jim DeMint but obviously the phony House Tea Party freshmen must be voted out along with the House leaders who are really only big government types that are looking out for their own self-interest – not yours or the country's.

Specific points from the meeting that I urge everyone to use:

1. Among your acquaintances, friends, or family members find & convert (including people who may not normally vote) @ least two, preferably three, statists to vote for anti-statist candidates in whatever level (local, state, presidential) election they are comfortable with in 2012.  Since this is really not a new request from me many subscribers have already told me – "I have to see my neighbors."  This is a challenge – finding three such voters may not be easy but positive results provide our best chance of changing the mindset in America & equalizing the numbers game.  See #2 below for a suggestion re how to do this.

2. Write your own blog & supply it to statist friends or use ReturnToExcellence.net as you see fit.  I have found that even the most far-left-wing statists will become more libertarian if they read this blog with an open mind for a few months.  They may not see eye to eye with the majority of the readership on every issue but they do see some of it.  Consistent messages over a period of time has produced positive results before & if it doesn't just a simple "maybe this isn't for you" will suffice & then move on.  Just passing on clever conservative messages with no commentary from you to your statist friends will not cut it – this actually turns statists off because it shows no real effort on your part.

3. Find a candidate & dedicate yourself to work for the best one @ least one afternoon or evening to help their candidacies in the primaries.  Carol & I have worked for Mike Huckabee, Dave Corsi, Mike Agosta, Anna Little, & Jim Gawron  in the past – once you get started it becomes easier than you might think.  Several of you told me you did this in 2010 - I think of those who worked for Scott Brown in Massachusetts & local candidates in Illinois. 

If any of the above is important to you or you just want a chance to defeat BO & like minded statists @ every level of government then please dare great enough to follow the above points or provide an alternative that I will be only too happy to present to a very energized readership who want to help.

1 comment:

  1. Doug - Points about discussing economic issues with others are extremely important. We have a BO, socialist leaning politicians, and compliant elite media fueling many economic myths. BO Tuesday speech was a classic. Read today's IBD main editorial that succinctly exposes 5 "lies" in BO speech. Then go out and discuss with neighbors and friends especially those fond of BO or nanny state economics. Consequences of latter are in vivid display in Europe - if one cares to watch CNBC. But too many just watch reality TV and are oblivious about our economy and risks. Seek them out.