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, January 14, 2013

Responses - Sandy's Victims Should Look To Themselves For Help

Below are three responses along with two additional comments from me that add to the discussion of the original subject message.
Note – Neal Boortz announced on his radio program this morning that he will be on the Huckabee TV show on FNC this Saturday night (repeat Sunday) & if his plane arrives in NYC in time he will be on Hannity also on FNC on Friday night.  As most of you know Neal is retiring after 42 years on the air – mostly because of BO.
---Response #1---
Great Blog ! You brought up a very profound subject---the role of charity and philanthropy. So many of our institutions such as hospitals, schools, universities, libraries etc. were founded and funded by the wealthy of the times of their own free will.  For some crazy reason, this concept has been largely abandoned in this country and the government has taken over as the provider of all things ala "Julia" from cradle to grave.
No matter what government does, it will never completely eradicate poverty. As a Christian, I believe that helping others of my own free will, in whatever way I can, is a source of blessing from my God.  Nowhere in scripture do you read that this is government's role.  It is especially disturbing when my tax dollars are used for purposes contrary to my Christian beliefs.
Congress needs to get back to the basics of what governing is all about---pass a budget, cut all unnecessary spending, and reduce our debt.
---Response #2---
Doug - As you know, America has been "piggin out" at the breast of its socialistic tit since the Johnson Administration. Anyone who attempts to restrict the flow is committing political suicide. As Warren Buffett would say, "the tide went out and we can see who is swimming naked." In our case the tide went out and we can see who the RINOs are. The tragedy is, the biggest RINO is New Jersey's Republican Governor.
RTE - In case anyone did not know – Frelinghuysen, acting as liaison for his region, added a $33 billion amendment for longer-term reconstruction from Sandy's damage.  Made me think of the deceitful photo taken in his Washington office where the Congressman, Carol, & I all held copies of the Constitution. 
---Response #3---
Looking back at how Americans handled catastrophes in those many cities, over the years, gives me a sense of pride in the human spirit. Thanks for pointing out how we the people have helped each other to recover from crises without government aid!  How in the world can we ever get back to that mindset?
RTE – the question raised will be the subject of a future posting.  Please send any of your thoughts in advance of this posting.


  1. Doug - So glad to hear the Neal Boortz will be on Huckabee this weekend and possibly on Hannity on Fri. I hope that he gets more than a 10 minute segment with the Gov. I still would like to see a full hour show with audience Q&A and some knowledgeable FairTax leaders to answer.

  2. We can begin by educating our children to be responsible citizens. This would mean in schools and by the parents in the home. Children need to learn that our country was founded on principles of less government intrusion in our lives and that that means more freedom to become and achieve whatever you dream for yourself. Until parents demand this of their government school it won't happen.