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, December 10, 2012

Education Post Follow Up

As a follow up to the last post - Education Improvement Needed To Avoid The Middle-Income Trap – please click here to see a video, narrated by Bill Whittle, that summarizes the original post graphically.  ACTA has named the video The $200,000 Fraud?


  1. We have 2 small private colleges here in Jacksonville. One was founded around 1825, Illinois College, which has ties to Abraham Lincoln. It is highly rated among other colleges of its size. Recently, there was an
    article in the paper about IC's diversity work....later a letter to the editor noted that there was no Republican Club, or any mention of
    diversity in politics on campus, which leads us to believe that it is a very liberal school....of course we see evidence of it being left in other ways too. So the education is good, but it appears to be biased.

  2. You have a good artist,and he is fast in his drawings. You have to realize when times are good, teachers do receive large salary increases, does not matter if teacher is good or not - in NJ they have, I believe 3 yrs to fire a new teacher, or not re renewing contract.

    It is very hard to decrease their salary in bad times.

    Solution - I do not know.

  3. I agree with that idea, teachers needs to receive right amount for their performances.

  4. I think everybody has the right to accept any reward when they are working very hard.