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, June 19, 2012

Responses - Eliminate The Government-Dependent Mindset Infestation

Below are two responses to last night's subject message that add to the original discussion. 
Response #1 provides more negative information for us re another anti-American vote by Marco Rubio
in which Rubio not only voted to support BO's nomination of Maria Carmen Aponte as the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador but helped round up a philibuster proof majority in favor of BO's nominee.  Our responder provides the names of the GOP support of this vote – Rubio is keeping very poor company.  Naming names is so important to our electoral education.
Response #2 provides an insight into the import-export bank & renews a call for term limits – a power we theoretically have in our hands now. 
---Response #1---
I've always liked Marco Rubio, but I am beginning to have some doubts about him. Last week he voted to confirm Aponte as the Ambassador to El Salvador. If you remember, there was some speculation about her affair with a Cuban spy. She is also hated by many of the people in El Salvador because of her positions on social issues. They do not want her as their ambassador. Rubio voted for her confirmation with eight other Republicans. Sorry to say, John McCain and the others are not conservative Republicans, and in my opinion most of them are not even moderates. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire was supposed to be a conservative, but that has not been reflected in some of her recent votes.
Keep your eye on how Rubio votes.
---Response #2---
Doug - the Ex/Im vote was very telling. Too many in House and Senate are lured to crony capitalism / corporate welfare so they can get reelected. Some do come in believing in free market capitalism but become corrupted. I sense that many of these lack confidence and conviction. That is a damn shame. One solution that may help is term limits. Too bad this lost steam. We need confident leaders who will come in from private sector and represent us for 6 years only (Senators) and 4 years (2 terms for House). Longer than this and one looses touch with private economy reality. Our Founding Fathers did not envision career politicians. It is rare to find a politician today that states "I will only serve one term; I will not take money from lobbyists. I will do what is best for free market capitalism and for the economy. Then I will return to work again in the private economy".

Yes - again we need a grass roots drive for a constitutional amendment for term limits. Let us persuade state legislatures to take this up ASAP.


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