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, May 6, 2014

Jim Gawron For Congress

When I received the news from my friend Jim Gawron that he was running for Congress in NJ's 7th district Carol said to me – "now we have someone to vote for."
Jim has been the subject of several RTE posts & joined me on WRNJ in 2011 discussing the FairTax.  FairTaxers who complain their congressmen never talk about the FairTax in public will be pleasantly impressed with Jim's in depth knowledge.
Jim is fiscally conservative & socially tolerant.  He will govern on principles of sound money, balanced budgets, gun owners' rights, auditing the Fed, repealing ObamaCare, protecting privacy, ending the war on drugs, & is as big a FairTax supporter as you will find.  Jim also believes in the Founder's intent regarding the Judiciary Branch & government non-involvement with marriage.  All have been topics of posts on RTE.
I will be working for Jim once again & in fact have already started by helping him secure 1,000 personalized FairTax pocket cards that he plans to take door to door.  I also am in the process of obtaining petition signatures to get him on the ballot in November as the Libertarian Party candidate in NJ's District 7.
If you live in District 7 please let me know if you would sign the petition.  If you do not live in NJ's District 7 & do not have a candidate of this quality in your own district or state please consider a donation.  I donate quite often to candidates outside NJ – mostly recently to Steve King of Iowa several times.  Check out www.jimgawron.com for many more details re Jim.
I asked Jim to write a short message describing why he decided to run for Congress.  Below is his answer.
I made the decision to begin running for office after the elections of 2008, when due to my frustrations with the way our representatives in Washington were handling the ongoing financial crisis, I decided to begin voting for someone other than the two major parties, only to discover that there were no other such candidates on the ballot.
I resolved that going forward I would do my best to BE that choice, so that myself, and others who were looking for an alternative, would have one.
So in 2010 I ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 11th District against Rodney Frelinghuysen. My campaign consisted mostly of radio debates and print interviews, as well as social media, with no door to door or road signs, and I did reasonably well for a third party candidate against an entrenched incumbent.
Unfortunately I was unable to run in 2012, but I am looking forward to running once again this year, this time against Leonard Lance in the 7th.
My hope is that against a weaker opponent, and with a more active campaign, I can make an impact, and get the message of Liberty out to the voters of the 7th District.


  1. Doug - Jim makes three candidates in the Primary. Since he has your endorsement then he has my vote…

    1. Jim is not in the Primary. He is the Libertarian Party candidate in the general election.