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, September 10, 2013

Revealing The Fundamental Transformation Of America

People who thought Mitt Romney would win the presidency in 2012 did not realize America was turning into a single issue nation – & that issue is we all have to eat every day & with no prospects for quality jobs people followed the path of least resistance.  In this case BO provided that path through government benefits instead of work & many people found they enjoyed the additional leisure time as they came to realize there are numerous ways to spend their time other than working.  What's not to like?
Accordingly, the election was not about the Arab world, the budget deficit or national debt, China's military build up, Iran's uranium enrichment, Venezuela, the price of gasoline, or even Dubya.  Put another way - Americans chose free stuff over freedom & BO was seen as the provider of free stuff.  In this new election-normal no one cared about BO's dismal economic record in his first term.  Leisure was too much fun.
Along the way in implementing his planned ruinous fundamental transformation of America, BO can run into issues that divert attention from his purposeful destructive agenda – like the IRS abuses of power, the Benghazi murders & cover up, & now the Syria red line matter.  BO is not interested in a positive outcome for the nation regarding these troubles – he just wants to get these unwanted distractions off the front page & behind him so that he can get to the rest of his real agenda which is to make the citizenry totally dependent on government.
When forced to address these types of annoying (to him) issues BO can from time to time make decisions that appear he is on the same pro-American team as the rest of us.  This is the beef I have with reporters like Bill O'Reilly, Brit Hume, & Larry Kudlow – that they don't report what the evidence clearly shows the way Jon Voight did in Jon Voight's Open Letter To America.  BO is not on our team regardless of what the coincidentally favorable results of any specific issue might by chance show.  Add them all up & the preponderance of the evidence is devastating for America.
All that really matters to BO is dispatching the above types of issues as quickly as possible so that he gets back to implementing the rest of ObamaCare, passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation, beefing up the unions, expanding the work of environmentalists through the EPA implementing unlegislated crippling Cap & Trade rules, & starting the process of nationalizing private pension money by seizing or otherwise confiscating IRAs & 401(k)s like Pelosi recommended in 2008 following BO's first election.  BO has a specific agenda to accomplish these goals & that agenda has nothing to do with family values, human rights, civil rights or whether or not Syria used chemical weapons on their own people.
After looking like a war hawk on Syria since August 31 BO has now endorsed a "diplomatic pause" to see if the "Russian solution" that was brought about by the threat of what Secretary of State John Kerry called an "unbelievably small force" can in the words of Bret Stephens "get Assad to relinquish a chemical arsenal he used to deny having, now denies using, & will soon deny secretly maintaining."  This approach has all the potential to get Syria off the front pages in a few days & then fade from memory the way the murders in Benghazi almost one year ago to the very minute has.
But of course none of this matters any more to the American people @ all – we have collectively deteriorated to the point in our dependence on government that all we are concerned about is leisure time & our next meal – it is this principle & BO's rotten opponent in 2012 that got BO reelected despite the worse economy in decades.  We have succumbed – American exceptionalism has been replaced by human nature.
Steve Moore points out that in the twenty five years after the enactment of Reagonomics America's net worth increased $40,000 billion & nearly 40 million Americans were added to the business workforce.  In January 2009, when BO took office, there were 80.5 million Americans not in the labor force.  Congressman Frelinghuysen analyzed August's unemployment data & pointed out that in August for the first time in our history there were 90.5 million people over 16 who are not in the labor force – a one month increase of over half a million people & an increase of 10 million people since BO took office who have to eat every day.
The above statistics clearly show the fundamental transformation of America that BO has in mind.


  1. As usual your blog is on target.

  2. Doug - You accurately described the current American mindset. This leads to elected officials that harm individual responsibility, freedoms, and clearly our economy. However, if present trends continue, this game may not last long. We may be approaching a day when, due to debt growth significantly higher than GDP growth (5 years now), foreign creditors will balk at financing our debt further, even sell over $2 trillion of $ based securities in few days. Result: $ collapse, game over. Elections have consequences. Explosive debt increase has consequences too.

    What to do? Hope we have some time to remedy this. I suggest championing Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments, specially the one about controlling federal spending. If implemented, they may in time increase Foreign creditors confidence in probability of US repaying debt. Consider that the budget related Liberty amendments mandate following:

    Immediately, any budget not passed by Oct 1 will result in across the board 5% cuts. In tough times, private sector cuts back even more and comes back stronger. The Fed Gov must also.

    Immediately, any debt ceiling increase must be approved by 3/5 of both houses. This increases probability of long needed structural budget changes limiting its growth thus debt expansion.

    Within 4 years, Outlays shall not exceed receipts and fed Gov as % of GDP must not exceed 17.5%, unless for one year only 3/5 of both houses make an exception (addressing emergencies is reasonable).

  3. Lots of smoke and mirrors at play!