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.

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Holiday Message

Thanks to one of the many doctors in the readership who sent this version of Andrea Bocelli joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing The Lord's Pray.  It was so good I looked up & found another version with an introduction by David Foster. 


  1. Thanks Doug...just wonderful. Happy New Year to you and Carol!


  2. Doug - thank you for the lovely rendition of The Lord's Prayer. Our warmest wishes to you for the New Year and hope you and Carol are enjoying the holiday.