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, June 24, 2014

Conundrum & Ineptocracy Provide Examples of American Mindset

Thanks to our SC businessman for sending a message he accurately calls Conundrum.  It reminds me of the October 2011 message entitled Ineptocracy which spent many weeks as the most read post on RTE
The following provides a good example of the mindset in America that needs changing.
Many will remember the ending:



- "a system of government where the least capable

to lead are elected by the least capable of producing,

and where the members of society least likely

to sustain themselves or succeed,

are rewarded with goods and services paid

for by the confiscated wealth of a

diminishing number of producers."

And now Conundrum:
The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. 

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:
1. America is capitalist & greedyyet half of the population is subsidized.
2.  Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.
3.  They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.
4.  Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5.  The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
6.  They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
But there is a postscript of three more conundrums given to me by my dentist:
1.  We are advised to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
2.  Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.  How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?  The first group worked for their money, but the second didn't.
3.  Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military & cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens?


  1. Reading the article I would like to see a candidate say "Follow me and I'll make you rich by your own work and no taxes."

    1. The FairTax can get you there.

    2. Would it be fair to say "not pay any federal tax unless you buy something". Have to keep it simple.

    3. From a retail sales point of view – you do not pay any federal taxes until you buy something new in the U.S. & then you pay federal tax only after the cost of your consumption of new goods & services exceeds the poverty level for your family size. Up to that point your FairTax rate is zero. That is still pretty simple, provides some definition, & in essence means what you wrote.

  2. All conundrums spot on. Let's use them in our blogging. These are facts the left hates to face.

  3. Well stated, sad but true.