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, May 21, 2012

Responses - Allen West Target - Antithesis Of BO

Several complimentary responses re last night's post on Allen West came in like – "Yes! he's great. Thanks for that Doug," & "Doug - Thank you for sending this to me I enjoyed it immensely," & "Lt. Col. West is exactly right. It can not be denied."  On the video shown on the blog posting presented Congressman West could not be more correct.
Below is one other response that is not as complimentary as the ones above.  It questions some of West's votes & as careful readers of this blog may have noticed so have I.
---Night Watchman's Response---
Allen West voted Yes on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), on raising the Debt Ceiling, and on certain provisions of the Patriot Act.  As to what he said in the presented clip he is 100% spot on.
I have to believe there are reasons for some seemingly terrific representatives seemingly going rogue and it is best to get the answer cleared up before we crucify him or her. Reasons that we probably don't know and so we must take the time to find out why and reconcile that before we throw them out of office. I can't see voting "Yes" for any of the legislation that I mentioned above.
My overall opinion of Allen West is excellent... and so I will give him time... cause it will tell us.

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