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 1, 2014

Huckabee Candidacy Solves Two Gigantic Issues

"Reminder: conservatives celebrating SCOTUS today should recall that it upheld ObamaCare. Freedom should never be in the hands of 9 robes."  Ben Shapiro's tweet following the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby contraceptive case on June 30.
"Constitution took three quarters of the states to ratify & amend.  Now hangs on 5 to 4 decision of individuals.  Damocles was safer."  one reply to above Shapiro tweet
Further to the last post re the Speaker of the House suing BO & my letter that was published in the WSJ concerning the dangers of the House bringing suit to the judiciary against BO click here to hear Mike Huckabee's analysis of the correct constitutional functions of the judicial branch (starts 3rd panel from far right @ 5:58 & finishes @ 5:59 pacific time mark).  Governor Huckabee makes the clear mindset-change point that "the biggest threat to our liberty isn't a terrorist attack – it is surrendering to the heresy of judicial supremacy."
This is the second post I have made in the last few months regarding Governor Huckabee's position on the court system & it is identical to the one I have presented for years having learned it in elementary school – both of which are based on the position & intention of the Founders.  See The Federalist No. 78: Hamilton.
Now Governor Huckabee is not yet an announced candidate for president (really none of them are) but if he does become one we can believe with confidence he will support passage of the FairTax & putting the entire country on the correct path to understanding the proper function & place of the judiciary in our constitutional republic which starts with the superiority of the people over all of the branches of government.
Enactment of the FairTax & bringing about the proper role of the courts are two gigantic issues that will return the country to the excellence of our founding & away from the slide of a mindset of government dependence that keeps drawing us farther & farther away from the liberty to abundance stage of our country.


  1. Hi Doug - Congratulations on being published once again in WSJ! I have sent it on to my other friends.

    I agree w/you about SCOTUS; it's 9 over 300 million. But it's even worse when you think about 300 million being ruled by 1 guy with a phone & a pen!

  2. Now we know for certain, at least one Republican has the intestinal fortitude to speak boldly & clearly.