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, January 25, 2012

Responses - Help Me Out Here

Thanks to all of the responses to the subject message & especially to the originator of the subject message, our SC businessman, & The Historian.  They have both been regular quality contributors to this blog (quite often unidentified) for almost a decade.  The state of America is a bitter pill to swallow for patriots like these men.
I have continually suggested that we all go out & find statists & convert their allegiance to real anti-statist candidates of value in the 2012 election.  This is the peaceful way to solve our problems.  Please don't think for a second that I believe people of substance will see our life savings & property given away to the poorest, least educated, most unskilled, unaccomplished, & laziest people you can imagine without a whimper.  This just won't happen no matter who wins any election.
I am honored to present the responses of our SC businessman & The Historian & hope they both know that Carol & I will be with them on the front lines no matter how messy it gets.
---SC Businessman---
Thanks for the 'wonderful' reply.
I don't know if the polls have any validity tho. The vast majority of Americans are still asleep politically. They will start taking notice around September.
But, if you are right, I don't know if the country can last 4 more years. And I don't think it will go out with a whimper. The 'have-nots' will rise up when the money runs out. Those remaining 'haves' are not going to roll over. Could get messy.
Thanks again for the good news.
OMG (Obama must go)
---The Historian---
I agree with the Bret Stephens column that you mentioned.
Take it for what it is worth, but Republicans who pull the strings, might want BO re-elected.
Why - they know in their hearts, economy will be in bad shape for next several years (not one year) and if Republicans were in office - who would get the blame??
But, if BO was re-elected and country went downhill for those years - would the public applaud BO.  I think not.
When the following elections are held, Republicans would win BIG, but only if they produce a person who has a plan to improve the country. Not the present ones who are busy shooting each other in the foot.


  1. Good afternoon Doug and Carol,

    Even though I have not been in close contact recently I still read your comments each day. More importantly I store much of the information in the files located between my ears.

    If you have concerns with the words First Community Organizer please feel free to replace them.

    In response to The Historian

    If there are such Republicans who truly believe that this course of action would result in a more prosperous future for our county, I say please remove these people from any elected position.

    Another four years of The First Community Organizer of the White House will certainly lead to the train coming off the track.........and it will resemble the path taken in the movie
    The Fugitive........with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

    While I agree the candidates are taking turns playing Russian roulette with a full chamber the course offered in The Historian’s words can only bring more nightmares to my slumber.

  2. Doug, do you think there is any chance at all that one of the people who can really do the job will step forward at the last minute? You are so right in saying that we do not have a candidate to go up against BO....would someone like Jim DeMint step up to the bat at sometime between now and Nov 6 and hit a home run? I think I am feeling down after watching the FL debate tonight.