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.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rubio's Response - No Laughing Matter

Florida Senator Marco Rubio provided the best, most substantive State of the Union Response I have ever heard.  All of the media, including FNC, has continually shown only the portion of the video of the senator reaching for & taking a drink of water.  This spot has been analyzed to the nth degree for format, presentation, & comedy but not a word about substance have I heard – Carol commented "what a shame."
For anyone who missed it on Tuesday night click here to see for yourself if Marco's response is a laughing matter for the still unsuspecting people whose lives are being torn apart by BO.


  1. It is outrageous that the Left and Media refuse to debate core points of Senator Rubio’s arguments. Instead they pursue to destroy an articulate, bright guy who can seriously challenge the Left’s power.

    Why is the Main Stream Media (MSM) a propaganda machine for the Left?

    My opinion:
    They went to college and chose not to learn skills that would create wealth and increase prosperity. Instead they majored in liberal arts, communications, or journalism while learning much from Leftist professors about their call for Big Government solutions. They then entered the MSM with an anti capitalist passion and a goal to expand Big Government and emulate European social welfare. Many more intellectual ones learned Marxism in detail and yearned to be part of a drive to establish a modern version of Marxism in the US (not outright ownership of the means of production but major control over all industries and companies). The root cause of Leftist thought in US colleges came from Europe, the birth of Marxism in the 19th century and perhaps the first truly Big Government / social welfare ruler – Otto von Bismark. European professors came over to US colleges, feeling it was their calling to spread Leftist thought.

    So the Left feels it is a noble mission to spread Leftism. Those like myself who champion free market capitalism must accept this fact. And then what are we to do? A great answer is to emulate Dr. Benjamin Carson. On Hannity (Feb 15) he stated that it was his mission to educate the populace of how the US can reach new prosperity through choices of tax and regulatory reform to unleash the private sector to create wealth, not distribute it. Carson also pointed out that the Left makes most significant choices based on ideology, not empirical data or facts. Is not that why the Left can only mock Rubio about his lunge for a water bottle?


  2. Need not worry, after the first amendment is erased anyone will be able to sue for any words spoken.

  3. Doug, thanks for sharing Rubio's response. He covered a lot of territory in less than 15 minutes, and yes, the word substantive fits exactly with his presentation. Carol is so right. How sad that one insignificant moment caused such a stir, when the content of his speech was right on target.

  4. Just two thoughts about all the mutiple airings of Senator Rubio reaching out to drink some water. Will there be any backlash from the Hispanic people in our country towards the ridiculing of Senator Rubio? Also, you may have seen Reverend Al Sharpton's mocking Senator Rubio by holding up a big jug of water to get a drink - it doesn't seem to me that that is very kind behavior by someone who expects us to call him Reverend.