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.

Monday, March 12, 2012

ISI Explanation

The responses to the recent ISI test I presented keep coming in & everyone of our scores is higher than the average of the college professors who took the test.  That is a message in & of itself.  Thanks to everyone who shared your honest understanding of the principles of our Republic.
The test drew so much interest that many people asked who or what is the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. 
I was introduced to ISI by Professor Williams several years ago & have worked with ISI closely ever since.  Carol & I have many friends there.
In essence ISI is a specialized higher education firm that runs a program to identify students of superior talent who are friendly to the free society. These will be the leaders of tomorrow who share our values and who have the greatest potential to influence future generations regarding preserving liberty.
ISI has a network of hundreds of college professors across America who provide formal one on one faculty mentoring to students while the students still concentrate on their major. For instance an English major could be put in touch with an Engineering professor who is part of the ISI network. The English major would obviously continue with their English studies but would also participate in the ISI program – upon completion of which they would score very high on tests such as the one I presented plus much more in-depth work. 
The ISI challenge, therefore, is to work a generation ahead, identifying our country's future leaders and nurturing in them an allegiance to the civic and economic ideals necessary to meet the challenges that America will face in the future that will maximize their leadership potential for our country.
If you know of college bound students that you think would be interested in learning more about this program please let me know & I will put them in touch with ISI.  It is an extremely worthwhile program administered by very high class people.
In the meantime below are five more responses regarding the ISI test.  I congratulate everyone who tried.
"69% Ouch! Take care and keep up your good work!"
"Hi Doug...I got a 90.91...(3 wrong) and I should have known better on one of them ....anyway, I'm glad my brain is still somewhat working!"     
"I got an 84.85% (28 of 33). Not so good I'm afraid...."
"Doug, 26/33 = 78.79 %."
"97%. I missed the one on Susan B. Anthony."

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