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, July 30, 2013

A Pizza Order & The Fourth Amendment

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"Not sure that fed employees can connect the dots by themselves.  However if the Gov outsources this to Google the (following) is quite possible" was the thought expressed by a long time subscriber who sent this link that reveals the unreasonable searches & seizures whose accumulations of American's personal information have been recorded on computers so that the seemingly simple process of ordering a pizza becomes a libertarian nightmare.
The video acts as if this is something that can happen in the future but people who travel by airplane can already sympathize with the cartoon character with a gallstone shown above.
Also anyone who has completed an online application for a bank or brokerage account since 9/11 knows how real the intrusions encountered in ordering a pizza as shown in the video are right now – not some time in the future.  Answering multiple choice questions about your distant past to prove to a computer that you really are who you say you are strains memories & makes you wonder who knew all of this stuff about you from half a century ago.
Judge for yourself how many Fourth Amendment rights are abused with the intrusions & rummages into the security of your "persons, houses, papers, & effects" that have been going on for decades.


  1. The video was great, cut and pasted to all I know.

  2. Didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It sure looks like this is the direction we're headed.