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, November 17, 2015

Kentucky Tea Party Governor-elect Matt Bevin - One To Watch

One of the brightest spots coming out of the November 3 election was Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin winning the Kentucky governorship 53% to 44% with 3% of the vote going to an independent.  This election result is further indication of the political outsider mood in the country epitomized by Trump, Carson, & Carly.
Bevin has pledged to shutdown Kentucky's ObamaCare exchange, expressed concerns about the expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky under ObamaCare, & supports Rowan County clerk Kim Davis's First Amendment right to not sign her name to homosexual marriage licensesMrs. Davis had been imprisoned in a cell by herself without bail a few months ago for being in contempt of court for defying a court order that followed the Supreme Court's decision that homosexual marriages are constitutional.  U.S. Judge David Bunning of the Eastern District of Kentucky found the aforementioned Supreme Court ruling & anti-discrimination laws take precedence over Mrs. Davis's First Amendment rights.  Bevin disagrees.
In addition, Bevin intends to oppose BO's war on coal in Kentucky by ignoring the EPA's regulatory overreach & its effects on Kentucky.  Bevin believes that the EPA has no legal authority over Kentucky & all the EPA bureaucracy can do is sue the state because the EPA has no enforcement arm themselves – in a reversal of recent trends (where states do the suing) that would make Andrew Jackson smile. 
Although coal production has been cut by over 40% since 1990 & coal mining jobs have been reduced by over 75% during that same period Kentucky is still considered a coal state - for most of the 20th century coal had been the foundation of jobs & a source of low cost energy.
Many Kentuckians, including Governor-elect Bevin, blame federal regulations for this decline in their standard of living — including, most recently on August 3, 2015, BO's Clean Power Plan that calls for reduced carbon emissions from existing power plants – in an attempt to destroy the coal industry.  BO joins socialist Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in pretending to believe that climate change is the world's greatest problem in that the Clean Power Plan shows the world how committed the U.S. is to leading efforts to address climate change as opposed to leading or even participating in lesser Democrat perceived threats to America like the ISIS murders in Paris over the weekend.  Ridiculous.
Click here to hear Governor-elect Bevin discuss his plan with Glenn Beck as to how he will fight BO & the EPA through his understanding of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad NJ can't catch the same clue. This state is doomed by an immoral ignorant electorate that refuses to learn and is addicted to govt handouts, from municipal, county and state jobs to welfare/food stamps/Medicaid to Social Security and Medicare to a public school system destroying families and poisoning children's minds in order to replenish the incumbents' voting bloc.