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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time To Remember

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Earlier today Carol & I attended the annual 9/11 memorial service in Somerville that is presided over every year by the Somerset County Freeholders.  This is always a short simplistic service @ the site shown on the photo above where residents pay respect to the 39 people from the county who died in the WTC thirteen years ago.
The list of memorial services held today in NJ was read on the radio & it seemed endless. 
When we were leaving we were interviewed by a reporter for a local radio station who asked if we thought the general public was still engaged in what happened on 9/11.  And of course the answer is no.  9/11 brought the country together for a short time as has the beheadings of two Americans but to a much lesser degree.
Visiting sites like the one shown above, attending services like today's, & reading messages like this one momentarily remind us it is Time To Remember humanity's Islamic Fascist enemies who are intent on eradicating from earth everyone who does not follow their religious beliefs. 
Anyone who has ever been in our house knows that Carol keeps photos of both the WTC & the airplanes that flew into the buildings on a small section of our living room coffee table.  I don't think Carol or I need it but it is a daily reminder of the fragility of our way of life.


  1. Out country needs more exemplary citizens like you and Carol...you are an inspiration to me.