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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Responses - ISI's More Substantive Test

"91%" & "60.61" were the two shortest responses I received to my request from last night's subject message where I asked everyone to please let me know how you did on the ISI test.
Below are five other responses – please note #5 from an anonymous reader of ReturnToExcellence.net.  This is the type of comment that keeps me honest & I so greatly appreciate.
---Response #1---
Hi Doug: I scored 59% - so now you know I am not equipped to live here!! Will pass this test on to my spouse and see if he does better.
---Response #2---
very interesting test. Got 83.84% correct. 5 wrong answers, 2 of which I should have known. The other 3 were wrong guesses.
---Response #3---
I got an 88% as well. A couple of stupid mistakes, a couple I had no clue.  Going to send it around to my peeps.  Sorry I missed you the other day!  Don't be a stranger!
---Response #4---
Hey, I got 82%! wow! I'm happy.
---Response #5---
I scored over 85%. By the way Mr. Hartlove, "MAKE NO SMALL PLANS FOR THEY HAVE NO MAGIC TO STIR MEN'S SOULS." James J. Hill, President, Great Northern Railway. Stay on message!


  1. 97%. I missed the one on Susan B. Anthony

  2. You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %

    Your Answer: opposed all wars on moral grounds
    Correct Answer: stressed the sinfulness of all humanity