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, August 14, 2016

Quiz - Ben Or The Bard

Click here to take the subject quiz.  Ten famous quotations are shown & the idea is to identify whether they are attributable to Benjamin Franklin or William Shakespeare.
After you submit your answers online the website will tell you your score & the average score of the thousands of people who have taken the quiz.
Please let me know how you make out. 


  1. Hi Doug - Sandy and I took the quiz and got only 50% right!

  2. I got 6. Was never real good with quotes. Much better with trivial crap.

  3. Apparently I won't make it as a Shakespeare scholar!!!!

  4. 80% !!

    Hi Doug, we met you in HHI. Have the condo across from where you stayed.

  5. 80% #4 and #6 wrong. I was there when they made those statements!

  6. Doug, I only got 5 on the Franklin, Shakespeare quiz. ��. If it had been the Bible, I would have aced it.