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.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Police Story The Way It Was Meant To Be Told

Click here to learn of a police story the way it was meant to be told – a friendly considerate encounter of helpfulness portrayed by a policeman & the generosity of the community he serves.
Robert Wood & his family were returning to Eugene, Oregon from Alaska, short of money & attempting to sleep in their car in a park, when they encountered police Lieutenant David Natt. 
Following the Eugene policy of police discretion regarding such situations Lieutenant Natt offered the family two free nights in a hotel as part of the program financially supported by the University Fellowship Church in Eugene.  This was all the family needed to get on their feet.
The church's congregation decided several years ago to spend less money on themselves @ Christmas so that they could donate to this police discretion program.
"He made me want to be able to do the same kinds of things for other people," Robert said. "He took away the shame & let me know that he's just a person, I'm just a person & things like this happen. It was moving.  I'm still thankful for the kindness this man showed me.  I still try everyday to think of how I can help others."
Funny – this type of story, now an exception, is the way I learned it as a child – people helping people without government bureaucracy.  We should all make it our business to institute similar programs in our communities.  It is up to the family that was helped to return the favor to someone else in trouble whenever they can.

1 comment:

  1. Thought you would appreciate this one...made me think of the policeman 's kindness to the family in need. (BD then listed numerous examples of people helping people.)