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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Responses - ISI Explanation

As the messages keep coming in (non stop) responding to the recent series re ISI I can only say that I have developed even more respect for people I have held very highly.  The point to me has never been what you scored on the test but rather your love for America that made you participate & pass the test along thereby stirring up patriotism @ this time when it is sorely needed.  Below are four more heartfelt responses that do just that.
---Response #1---
Well....I got a 69...my 90 year old friend got a 72, and my son-in-law, who has a doctorate in political science, got a 97.....he missed the last one.
---Response $2---
Thanks Doug! I passed it on!

I only had one year of college, so I'm a bit surprised. My comments to my distribution I sent this to are as follows:
I just took the test and scored 75.76% (25 out of 33). I think it is a pretty sad state of affairs that our College Educators averaged 55%. Trying to think of why such a difference, I conclude that there is some truth to the old saying that with age comes wisdom! Having had 60 years to gain my knowledge (and I never stop learning) and I'm sure I'm much older than the average age of college educators, could explain the difference in scores to some degree. Also, the Test Questions were mainly Political and Historical. Much of this is NOT being taught today! Why, I don't know!

Take the test! It's pretty interesting! When finished, it provides the answers to the questions you got wrong! It's worth five minutes of your time!
---Response #3---
I watch a lot of news and the new leaders will have to learn how to negate the talking points of the left - these people care nothing of what was on the test.  I'm surprised of my measly score that I knew any of it not studying any of it for so long. That's beside the point - mentioning many of the items in conversion to lefties means nothing to them.  I am trying to hit home runs with the next one in debating the principles they have none of.  I use your history and comments from time to time, many thanks.
---Response #4---
Hello Doug and Carol
I just took the ISI test.....got three wrong.
It would have been two wrong but I answered the question about fiscal policy combination that the federal government followed to stimulate economic activity when the economy is in a severe recession.
Silly me.....I answered the way our current Occupant of the White House (better known as The Organizer in Chief ) wants to restore our economic prosperity ....increasing both taxes and spending. After all, doesn't he keep telling us we are on the road to recovery?.....lol

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