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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rand Paul Delivers The Tea Party Response To The State Of The Union Address

Click here to read the text of Rand Paul's Tea Party Response to BO's State of the Union address.  Along with the excellent GOP response delivered by Florida Senator Marco Rubio we have found two leaders who effectively make the contrast between BO's socialist intentions & our heritage of limited government, personal responsibility, & free enterprise which are the bedrocks of our liberty.  As both senators pointed out in their remarks the choice is up to us.


  1. RP addressed many critical points. His last point that "capitalism and free markets and free individuals are what creates our nation's prosperity" may be most significant. RP must continuously and clearly explain that it is mainly the private economy that creates self sustaining jobs that often also create ancillary jobs. Contrast this with BO plan to create 15 regional agencies to "assist" manufacturers by confiscating oil and gas company profits and providing it to manufacturers. This is similar to USSR style central planning that did bankrupt the USSR. RP should stress these differences and debate the Left relentlessly. RP can more than hold his own. In the process RP will alter the US mindset away from the Nanny State and on to individual freedom and economic prosperity. RP may be the person we have waited for so long.

  2. That was a great speech. He said everything that needed to be said. I hope this speech revitalizes the grassroot Tea Party movement. We need them back to become active again. There is just one aspect of the speech I would hope can be changed. That of course is his suggested tax policy. We need to find a way to bring him over to the FairTax side.