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, August 20, 2012

Two Visions Of America

"I want to congratulate Mr. Ryan.  I know him, I welcome him to the race.  He is a decent man, he is a family man, he is an articulate spokesman for Gov. Romney's vision, but it is a vision that I fundamentally disagree with."  BO
"...we won't replace our founding principles, we will reapply them."  Paul Ryan on August 11, 2012 during his acceptance speech to be the VP nominee of the GOP
A comparison of the above two quotes & a look @ the above bar graph clearly shows the fundamental difference between BO/Biden & Romney/Ryan.  The bar graph displays the essence of BO's government-dependent vision.  It shows the increase of 13-million Americans receiving some form of federal welfare during the first two & one half years of BO's presidency.  Ryan's vision of reapplying our founding principles will reverse this trend – by definition.
The good news for most of us is that BO can no longer hide behind false or misleading statements about his record because Ryan's addition to Mitt's ticket forces BO to discuss the issues – the question is do enough people care about the issues or do they prefer to be a statistic on the bar graph? 
Start by asking yourself how many people represented on the bar graph will vote against BO. The majority of these people are not interested in any of the numerous substantive reasons why BO should not be reelected – they will discount, ignore, or not care about any intellectual or substantive discussion Ryan presents so they can reelect BO thereby ensuring their own meager pitiful subsistence continues.  Our best bet is if most of them don't vote @ all – but we are working against a community organizer par excellence & if he ever gets these large numbers of people organized the country will change overnight instead of gradually or incrementally as BO has had to accept in his first term.
A very dear friend offered an example of what we can do to fight the numbers problem described above when she called to let me know that her sister & niece visited her recently.  She knows that both of them intend to vote for BO so the last day of their visit she started questioning them about the wisdom of this choice & plans to continue this discussion now that she has put some doubt in their minds.  She also wanted me to know she is having similar discussions with people in the senior citizen community where she lives.  She also does similar good work for America @ the local level.
Another subscriber in another state let me know that her family is not very happy with their local candidates so I suggested that she support any of the candidates highlighted on this blog over the past several months.  Contact Jim DeMint (202-224-6121) for Senate candidates or Rob Woodall (770-963-2420)  for House candidates – both have their own list of people across the country who could use support.
If we all are not finding & changing the votes of two & preferably three people who plan to vote for statist candidates we may be in trouble just based on the raw numbers.
Twice in the last six presidential elections the voting age population exceeded the actual number of voters by over 100-million people (in 2008 it was 75-million people) – source author Andy Andrews.
The electorate (60% of the voting age population who votes) is very evenly split but BO has an advantage in that he has a larger target in trying to pick off more of the aforementioned 75-million non voters. 
Look @ the other graph above entitled Federal Government Dependence Spending Now Higher Than Disposable Income to see how that momentum has been going – as if the title of the graph doesn't tell you.

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