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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Fate Of Sam Donaldson's Country

"Guys, it's not your country any more, it's our country..." Sam Donaldson speaking to the Tea Party
It can't be made clearer than that as people like Donaldson realize the electoral tipping point was crossed in 2012 with the reelection of BO - America's biggest enemy since King George III.  In the next four years government dependency will only increase setting the stage for Hillary's eight years of further destruction intended to continue the eradication of the traditional American society, our way of life, & standard of living.  Hillary just turned 65, was born in Chicago, & is another graduate of the Alinsky Method.  (Her recent health problems – fainting, concussion, & blood clot - are a concern but she has had issues like this before.)
Donaldson's statement, obviously made based on the large number of voters dependent on government (nearly 70% of Americans currently take more out of the tax system than they pay into it – source – the Tax Foundation) whose voting block was predominant in BO's reelection, shows how much work is needed to restore America's greatness.  While we wait for a Galt-like figure to emerge the rest of us can collectively start to work on what Mitt Romney described as the 47% of people who consider themselves victims dependent on government.  This 47% group has to be chipped away @ one percent @ a time until it & Donaldson's country disappear.  We can reach out to them by writing a blog (like Jim DeMint asked me to do), volunteering to help candidates we know have our nation's founding values, tutoring neighborhood children, joining a Tea Party & being an active member & leader, or any other creative way that works for you – but we have to reach people in this government-dependent 47% group.
We have to convince the 47% that if they keep on the track they are on they really do have no hope for a better life – it is the very government dependence they turned to for help that is their worst enemy in finding a more fulfilling life.
But BO's onslaught will continue in a measured way as one liberty after another continues to be taken away from us.  Just think of the number of Supreme Court Justices that will retire in the next twelve years whose replacements will be handpicked by BO & Hillary.
Speaking of hand pickings – over the holidays John Kerry became the Secretary of State Nominee to replace Hillary in BO's second term.  Now I could fill the rest of this post as to why Kerry's nomination is as bad as it gets but let's just sum it up by saying he was the Democrat presidential candidate in 2004.
Kerry's resurfacing brought to mind another pull-the-wool over America's eyes obfuscation during that 2004 presidential campaign.  I describe that one & three other points below that illustrate just how easily swayed, confused, & screwed up we are – they are examples of how the citizenry was fooled into turning America into Sam Donaldson's country – until this changes we will only get in deeper.
1.  In the 2004 presidential campaign Kerry was portrayed as the intellectual & GW Bush as the not-too-smart bumbler – this comparison developed @ least partially because both men went to Yale.  Come to find out Kerry's grades @ Yale were not as good as Bush's – source James Taranto June 8, 2005 WSJ column C Man in the Navy. 
Mr. Taranto writes "John Kerry turns out to have been an average student, just like President Bush."  Taranto's research found that Kerry had kept his college transcripts secret until they were revealed as part of his application for officer training by the Boston Globe in June 2005.  "Mr. Kerry, it turns out, had a 76 average for his years at Yale--the equivalent of a C and one point below George W. Bush's 77 average. Mr. Kerry had a difficult freshman year, scoring four Ds, though he did manage a C in French.  So Mr. Kerry was almost as distinguished a scholar as the schoolmate who went on to become president of the United States. That doesn't seem so bad--but for (presidential) candidate Kerry, it would have been devastating. After all, much of Mr. Kerry's appeal, such as it was, rested on intellectual snobbery. His supporters described him, in the words of a March 2004 New York Times report, as 'an intellectual who grasps the subtleties of issues, inhabits their nuances and revels in the deliberative process."'
In summary, the media told us Kerry was an intellectual, he masqueraded as one, & many people believed it.  Although he did not become president he most likely will become the next Secretary of State. I have nothing against C students but I do have something against people who seek high office who pretend to be something they are not.  But the question is will his academic grades be part of Kerry's record that is revealed & considered in his Senate confirmation process?  Governor Huckabee recently suggested that in addition to doing extensive background checks on lawful citizens seeking to purchase firearms for self protection that we do more of a complete background check on our politicians - like Kerry in this instance.
2.  Click here to see Steven Crowder conduct one of his man on the street interviews that gets unsuspecting people into the arena of ideas only to find out that they are not what they thought they were.
3.  The late Robert Bork wrote in 2005 "...whether it rules truly or not, the Court is the most powerful branch of government in domestic policy.  The combination of absolute power, disdain for the historic Constitution, & philosophical incompetence is lethal." 
Please contrast the above modern observation with the Founder's intention for the Courts – Federalist No. 78: Hamilton – "Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them."
The Founders intended a judicial system in which law would be stable & predictable – the way I learned this principle in grade school.
4.  Although many Americans (including many readers of this blog) agreed with Gary Johnson on the majority of the issues more than they did with Mitt Romney - Gary got just over one million votes for president & worse yet far too many voters did not know who he was or never heard of him.  Click here to hear Gary's answer for stimulating the economy in the one Republican debate he was allowed in.  If Gary was the President-elect we would have a chance to reverse this terrible path BO already had us on before the election.
The above are just four examples of the types of faux roads we have gone down in letting Sam Donaldson's country overrun America.  I'm sure you can think of more. 
Those of us who are still resisting the easily perceived & unmistakable Death Of Democracy agenda & plan BO is implementing every day on America in double time have to determine individually what they can do to reverse the slide.  But more importantly those in the recent electoral majority have to decide for themselves if this obvious destructive transformational fate of our country is what they really voted for & want if they understood that loose fiscal policy caused every democracy in history to collapse & that such collapse has always been followed by a dictatorship.  It is easy to envision Sam Donaldson's country ending this way.


  1. Doug - You bring up a very interesting point regarding background checks. It is my understanding they are not able to do a comprehensive background check on BO i.e. where he was born, who his parents are, friends, college grades, etc. Funny thing about BO, nobody knew him when he was a kid. With Carter, Reagan, & Bush the media was able to go back to their childhood days, talk with their friends, teachers and employers. (Carter the peanut farmer, Reagan the lifeguard, Bush the college cheerleader.)

    One more point, these “Donalson types” are dinosaur liberals who retire to their 1000 acre farms only to resurface ten years later to poke their finger in the eye of the Republican Party.

  2. You had a lot for us to think about in this posting but I want to address the 47% issue. Convincing these people that government is not really helping them but is enslaving them won't be easy. Keep in mind that this has been going on a long time and many of them are 3rd generation welfare receivers. (I personally knew a family in that situation.) They have lived this life so long they don't know any other way.They have no idea what it's like to provide for themselves or their children.

    You are right that we need to help these people see the truth. We need to show them there is a better way to live, but most won't believe it. What will work is finding those who have broken the cycle and are willing to come forward and tell how they did it and how their lives were changed. That could be a way to break the welfare mentality that is so prevalent now and growing every day.

  3. Doug - I agree with all your points and applaud your challenge to work with the 47% mitt referred to. This 47% may grow to 52% and with same mindset if BO has his way. So yes we must work extra hard on their mindset as you suggest.

    In the very short term though we have a critical opportunity. We must NOT increase debt ceiling without substantial cuts. To do otherwise would greatly increase the harm we will all experience but especially the poor when the ultimate debt restructuring occurs. I have been blogging extensively for weeks that it is much better that we ourselves restructure our debt. Else Chinese financial executives, Arab sheiks, and IMF accountants will harshly restructure our debt and severely cut entitlements. If we stay on our present course this is inevitable. Our conservative politicians must explain this in ways that especially the 47% will understand.

    A bare minimum compromise on debt ceiling increase should be to allow only $50 billion per month for a year. This will cut annual deficit by half and force us to better prioritize spending.

    I also liked SS comments about how little we know about BO compared to other presidents. It really is possible most citizens have no real clue of BO Radical Left and likely Alinsky variant Marxist ideology.