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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jim DeMint's Senate Caucus List

All of us know that SC Senator & FairTax supporter Jim DeMint fought his own lonely battle for America in 2010 when he went against the Republican establishment & supported successful Tea Party Senate candidates Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, & Pat Toomey.  I wrote many times about the importance of having people like this – non-establishment Republicans – get elected who would caucus with senators DeMint & Coburn as a start for changing the statist American mindset around.

Please click here to hear Senator DeMint – the greatest thread holding America's liberty together.

In 2012 Senator DeMint is chairman of the Senate Conservatives Fund – a political action committee dedicated to electing strong conservatives to the U.S. Senate just like in 2010.  Senator DeMint's Fund does not support liberal Republicans (RINOs) and is not affiliated with the establishment Republican Party or any of its campaign committees – this is why Senator DeMint is once again hated by the establishment & should be admired by all of us.  Senator DeMint is for America & not the Republican Party.

More often than not The Club For Growth, Freedom Works, & Sarah Palin support the same principled candidates as Senator DeMint.

I have repeatedly advocated that all of us should back the best candidates we can find whether or not they represent our district or state.  Below is such a list of Senate candidates, supported by Senator DeMint in 2012, that I recommend supporting over your own local or state candidates unless your local or state candidates have proven they deserve your support:

1.  Jeff Flake of AZ has been the most financially responsible Member in Congress for years for oh so many reasons.  Mr. Flake is a FairTax supporter who would replace the capable Jon Kyl.

2.  Richard Mourdock defeated sitting Senator Dick Lugar in last week's IN Primary.  The 36 year incumbent Lugar tried every trick in the book including desperately becoming a FairTax supporter late last year – but to no avail.  Mourdock may need help in November even in IN.

3.  Senator DeMint backs Don Stenberg in the May 15 Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Stenberg also says "I'm proud to accept Senator (Rand) Paul's endorsement."  Sarah Palin is backing state Senator Deb Fischer.  Hard to believe you could go wrong with either Stenberg or Fischer.

4.  Marine vet Josh Mandel is the current Ohio State Treasurer & former Member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is the Republican challenger to statist incumbent Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown.

5.  Businessman Mark Neumann represented Wisconsin's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 1999.  He is running for U.S. Senate with the endorsement of Jim DeMint.

6.  Ted Cruz is a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for the United States Texas Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.  Cruz is backed by Jim DeMint & Sarah Palin.

If you are looking for a Senate candidate to support who will make the difference for our country please check out any of the above @ your own discretion.  In the next posting I will present a similar House message initiated by another FairTax supporter.


  1. I really appreciate the work of the Senate Conservatives Fund and just sent them another donation.

  2. Senator DeMint is very inspiring! Still wish he would step up to the plate.