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, October 9, 2016

Some Common Sense Needed

Thanks to a long time subscriber of RTE who sent the below list of points that obviously need some common sense like: Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, & a diet coke? or Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? 
After enjoying the rest of the points on the list I thought of a few more myself (please add any yourself):
When you call a bank, insurance company, water company, Veterans' Administration, Social Security office, or any government office, before you are connected to a live person, the recording tells you that your call will be recorded; when Hillary Clinton was interrogated by the FBI regarding her mishandling of top secret classified information the questioning was not recorded.
You have to show proper ID to rent a car, rent a hotel room, apply for a fishing license, rent an apartment, open a bank account, renew your driver's license, open your safe deposit box, apply for a job, or get married – but you don't need any ID to vote.
Following a shooting death of an unarmed black man by white police officers TV pundits strain to say that most, or even some, police officers are good, dedicated, well intentioned people; but never mention the same traits about the rioters & looters being shown on camera while the pundits speak – leaving it unsaid or @ least implied that the rioters & looters are all good, dedicated, well intentioned people who are just assembling to redress their grievances.
People can walk around drug stores or grocery stores talking into cell phones in a loud voice so that every word they speak is heard; & then leave the store being more than happy to sign a petition protecting their constitutional right to privacy.  (BTW - Students of the Constitution know there is no constitutional right to privacy.)
Sharing selfies of marked election ballots were banned by a New Hampshire law - but a federal appeals court struck down the law.  NH is considering taking the case to the Supreme Court where no photos are allowed.
Hillary says her use of a single e-mail account was clearly a mistake & she has taken responsibility for it – when people make mistakes they get grounded or sit in a corner with a dunce cap on.  How did Hillary take responsibility?
Congress took off for five weeks vacation this summer – back for four weeks to work on the budget before the end of the fiscal year, September 30 – & then they take off four more weeks to campaign for reelection.  Compare this to the original Constitution that called for citizen government – "The Congress shall assemble @ least once in every Year, & such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December" – changed by the 20th Amendment, ratified on January 23, 1933, that called for Congress to assemble @ noon on January 3 every year.  (This change is one of the root causes of all of our problems.)
Hillary tells a crowd that includes Warren Buffet that her plan is to raise taxes on the middle class – they are so giddy that they applaud wildly – including Buffet who in truth wants this.
Hillary tells an adoring crowd that her plan is to have the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes – the crowd applauds approvingly as if all of them pay their fair share of taxes.  (In 2012, the top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97.2 percent of all income taxes while the bottom 50 percent paid the remaining 2.8 percent).
One very timely point – why do Democrats think Donald Trump should be disqualified from becoming president but did not think that Bill Clinton should have been removed from office:
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Only in this world:
do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes @ the front check out counter.
do banks leave vault doors open & then chain the pens to the counters.
do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway & put our useless junk in a locked garage.
do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten & buns in packages of eight.
do they have drive-up ATMs with braille lettering.
Ever wonder:
Why the sun lightens our hair but darkens our skin?
Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor & dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for the lethal injection?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes?  Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If flying is so safe why do they call the airport the terminal?


  1. A timely reminder regarding the lack of common sense.

  2. Very good points and very enjoyable questions at the end.

  3. Thanks Doug - my favorite one, questioning Ivanka and not questioning the Hillary clone!

  4. Doug
    The Elite Left is extremely hypocritical. They will put up with lewd and criminal actions of those they support in their drive to create a New World Order that includes Big Government and increasing control of individual and economic life. Hence, Both Clintons were and are protected. They are trying to destroy Trump because he threatens their ideology and plans. Meanwhile the Watters World American public is hardly aware that our FBI and DOJ are 100% corrupt. Thank the Elite Left's support of dumbing down the citizenry via the public school system. In the next debate Trump must explain these points is a simple and clear way. He must state why following the Elite Left is a path to a large banana republic - and an extremely dangerous country on verge of terror much larger than 9/11, per The Obama-Clinton treasonous immigration policy that ISIS is taking full advantage of.

  5. Loved this list. Here is another to add to this collection - Why are cars parked on driveway and driven on Parkways?