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.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

O'Reilly Identifies America's Biggest Problem

"We have met the enemy & he is us." – Pogo, April 22, 1970
In nine words Pogo succinctly made the same point that Bill O'Reilly expounded upon on the O'Reilly Factor on FNC last week in two talking points memos that asked the question & provided the answer to "What is America's biggest problem?"  Both of Bill's excellent memos are below that identified America's biggest problem – we the people. 
It is refreshing to see Bill's consistency on this most important point over the last year - something has riveted home to him BO's intentions.  But we need many more sources with no obvious political bent that reach large audiences to join in to help the American citizenry see what is happening under the covers.  Even with the tremendous change in mindset that Bill has made himself I am still not sure that he sees where BO's plan ends for America – & it is not pretty for anyone but especially not for those who are taking our freedoms for granted or think & blindly hope there must be a viable alternative to BO's policies – there isn't yet.
After presenting the first memo Bill questioned Scott Brown who either did not have a clue as to why the American people themselves are the biggest problem facing the country today or Scott is planning a run for governor of Massachusetts & did not want to say – his dodging the question "why is this happening" was embarrassing & reminded me of Mitt Romney running from the "47% victims" remark that could have made the difference in the last presidential election if he had taken it on.
Herman Cain, who came on next, was not much better saying the problem is "a deficiency of leadership."  Herman went on to say "We have a severe ignorance problem with people who are so mesmerized by his (BO's) popularity that they are not looking @ the facts."  Herman was so dissatisfied with his answers on The Factor that the next morning on his radio program he returned to the scene of the interview & defensively said you cannot answer a question like that in a six minute TV segment & then proceeded to talk more about the lack of leadership the people have allowed in a twelve minute radio segment – generalities that are still far from the mark.  Too bad – Herman has still not recovered from the election campaign & persists in promoting his disastrous 9-9-9 tax reform plan.
Of course we are the problem because we have allowed the country to move to the apathy to dependence stage of Death of Democracy & we are teetering on the dependence back into bondage final stage.  The majority has voted for the candidate who promised the most benefits from the public treasury & the result is that the country is about to collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which will end with the Fed totally debauching the currency followed by a dictatorship. 
Until more people are willing to clearly say, define, & explain the transformation of America that BO is executing right before our very eyes the country will continue to slide toward the final stage of Death Of Democracy.  In just the last seven to ten years I have seen the country drop @ least two stages & we only have one more to go before all the freedoms the citizenry takes for granted disappears. 
---O'Reilly Factor Talking Points Memo – February 19, 2013 - What is the biggest problem facing the country today?---
"On paper, the biggest problem is the national debt, which is approaching $17 billion with no end in sight.  But in reality, the biggest problems the nation has is us, the folks.  After World War II millions of military people returned home to start families & the prevailing wisdom was simple – work hard, respect your country, & provide a good education for your kids.  The USA was not a fair society back then as blacks & other minorities were still denied equal rights, but most Americans regarded their country as noble.  Today we have a society where the President, who sets the tone, believes his country is not a fair place, & also believes that his mandate is to change the capitalistic system so that Washington can provide.  That philosophy saps personal motivation & creates a mindset of victimization.  Add to that the rise of the machines, where you & I can create our own little world & spend most of our leisure time playing mindless games or texting about trivia.  What is society doing to encourage achievement  these days?  Nothing!  If you are prosperous, you are a bad person in many people's minds.  The biggest problem this country has is the way we the people are now behaving."
---O'Reilly Factor Talking Points Memo – February 20, 2013 – What is America's biggest problem? Part II---
"As we told you last night, America is changing rapidly and many of those changes are harmful to the nation. A big problem is the court system, and here is a good example: The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who ingested crack cocaine two days before giving birth did not abuse or neglect the baby she was carrying. The judges were basically saying you can take hard narcotics while pregnant and society will not hold you accountable. On the political front, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a new law that would allow late-term abortions for pretty much any reason, and those abortions would not even have to be performed by doctors. If I could speak to Governor Cuomo, and he would never consent to that interview, I would simply ask him, 'Do you care at all about the unborn?' This kind of mentality is a dramatic shift from what America used to be, and that shift is also reflected in our social programs. Over the past 10 years, means-tested welfare is up 91% and federal disability claims are up nearly 60%. The brutal truth is that we are a country in decline. Our social programs don't work, we do not protect the innocent, and more and more of us want handouts."


  1. Amen. Call it like it is when so many in the White House are devout communist and socialist what can you expect? That is what the people have to hear, a list of these people should be made with their background passed around. With the push for felons to get a job before a regular guy you can see where it is going. If it does happen it will be the new internal army BO wants - they have nothing to lose and will break bones just for kicks because they know it will be lawful to do so.

  2. Too bad Cuomo's mother didn't have the option.