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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Encore - Solution To Doug's Billing Problem

The two-back July 11 posting regarding Mark Dice's work with zombies signing petitions to repeal the Bill Of Rights brought to mind my favorite posting of all time – see below.  It too has been a topic of conversation recently.  A posting showing the responses from 2007 & why it is my favorite will follow.

Solution To Doug's Billing Problem - 2/25/2007

Over the weekend I was sitting @ my kitchen table paying my bills when I noticed that there was a fuel surcharge on my insurance bill, an insurance surcharge on my health-care bill, & a health-care surcharge on my fuel bill.

Upon telling Carol of this she told me "we need Congress to establish a non-partisan study group to develop alternative plans with various sacrifices in spending & taxation to achieve prudent ratios of debt-to-GDP & unfunded liabilities-to-GDP, using dynamic scoring with conservative assumptions.  Then the political fight can proceed over which sacrifices should be made, & an informed electorate can vote accordingly to @ least partially help solve your billing problem."


  1. Carol has a way with words!

  2. Theory I've had - if your congressman votes for higher taxes everyone in his/her district should pay, if your congressmen did not vote for more taxes people in that district will not have to pay extra taxes.