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, January 7, 2018

Millennials, Not Proud Of Their Heritage, Imagine & Prefer An America Founded In 1937

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The above passage from Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's concurring opinion in the 2012 ObamaCare case explains the thinking, theory, & philosophy of law of the liberals on the Supreme Court that started in 1937 & continues to this day; namely, to them America was founded in 1937.
Having the Supreme Court, Congress, & many presidents over the past 81 years "set the Nation's course in the economic & social welfare realm," while ignoring their oath to the Constitution, has taken many large tolls on liberty & prosperity in America – especially the latest trend in which millennials favor socialism & government dependence over capitalism.
The graph below indicates that people aged 18 to 29 have almost as positive a view of socialism as they do of capitalism.  The approval ratings of socialism in age categories other than millennials are also very troubling to me.
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Hillsdale College provided not only the latest confirmation, but an even upping of the severity of the problem from the above graphic, as it relates to millennials: "nearly half of all Millennials – our nation's next generation of leaders – said they would rather live in a socialist or communist country over a capitalist democracy such as the U.S.!  This comes after we witnessed the shocking support that avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders received in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.  Sanders received nearly three-fourths of the vote among 18-29 years olds."  In short, these millennial voters prefer an America founded on the socialist principles enacted by FDR in 1937 – not the libertarian principles of limited government, personal responsibility, & free enterprise that America was founded upon & originally followed.
Millennials are the best (worst) example of point #1 (provide seemingly free education through government schools where the graduates are little more than illiterate & not proficient in math or science) of The Five Points Of Citizen Control in which today over 90% of people are educated by the worst monopoly going - failing government schools which make up the largest socialized enterprise in the U.S.  To keep passing & graduating children who really do not know anything useful (& are too poorly educated to know that they don't know anything useful) will create a government dependent society even worse than the one we have become.  A socialist school system is going to teach socialist values erasing or not mentioning capitalistic values along the way.  The monopoly power is being exercised by teachers unions.  They are running the schools to promote their own objectives, not the objectives of the students.  Neal Boortz once said that "teachers unions are more dangerous to America than al Qaeda" & he is so right.
Control of the education system as described above naturally leads to Citizen Control Point #2 which is to have a hostile anti-American media tell the poorly educated people from Citizen Control Point #1 what the news is.  Control the media & you control the information that the poorly educated government schooled people hear & believe. These people are never able to discern or piece together why life does not get better for them.  In short, they keep voting for the same shysters who are their worst enemies.
Millennials are not proud of their heritage because they have never been taught it properly, if @ all.  American history & civics are no longer taught @ any level from elementary school on up & it shows with every man on the street interview – many embarrassingly conducted on college campuses - you see where people in their twenties cannot identify George Washington or former VP Joe Biden or just about everyone else in between.
During the year end Christmas & New Year's holidays many parents & students assessed whether they are paying more for a product (college education) & getting less & less from it every year – they are asking are they getting their money's worth? 
Considering just the cost & not the resultant product – the graphic below shows that college tuition has grown four times faster than consumer prices & almost twice as fast as medical care from 1990 to 2017.
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By another measure of trouble the graphic below shows that student loan debt went from the lowest, about $250 billion, of the major types of U.S. household debt in 2004 to the highest, $1.3 trillion, in 2017.
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All of the trends of millennials toward socialism & government dependence proves Hillsdale's point that far too many students "are not learning the most important things from a civic standpoint: the history of America & our nation's great heritage of liberty."
In the following graphic millennials are joined by a majority in every age group in thinking that government should do more.  In essence the majority of the citizenry are throwing away the roots of our founding that led to all the prosperity in America.
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The government has brainwashed the majority of the citizenry to think they don't have to take care of themselves.  In 2011 I posted the stats that some 50.5 million Americans were on Medicaid, with 46.5 million on Medicare, 52 million on Social Security, 5 million on SSI, 7.5 million on unemployment insurance, & 44.6 million on food stamps & other nutrition programs.  Some 24 million get the earned-income tax credit, a cash supplement.  In 2010 such payments to individuals were 66% of the federal budget, up from 28% in 1966 – see graph below that shows 71.3% of the total 2016 federal budget is dedicated to payments to individuals.  This is a lot of momentum toward government dependence & it has only gotten worse since these statistics were compiled.
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So millennials, & really far too many other Americans, are looking to something other than themselves – to an authority, government, religion, or custom to provide, & actually be, the answer for all their problems – anything, whatever will fill the bill except themselves.  These are the people, statists who believe in the sovereignty of government & all its bureaucratic inefficiencies, red tape, & false promises of utopia, who think & act as if the country was founded in 1937 – they are the enemies of American liberty & prosperity - & proponents of equality of outcome, victimhood, & misery.
These enemies of America, the statists who imagine & prefer that the country was founded in 1937, do not recognize, or cannot be troubled to think, that the Laws of Nature & of Nature's God, that Jefferson wrote about in our founding document in 1776 - the real founding of America - had already given man, since before the beginning of time, the ability to make his own way in the world, as a heroic being who lives by his own effort, achievement, & reasoning ability, whose purpose is to glorify the Principle of both his creation & knowledge, thereby revealing the greatness of man & his unalienable Right & Duty to throw off any Government where Despotism exists or is clearly in the process of forming.


  1. Sigh! It’s getting scarier.

  2. Sad to see so many of our thoughts these days put into writing. The battle against socialism during our time seems like a losing one. Excellent writing Doug.

  3. Doug
    Favoring socialism and dependence on Government ultimately leads to decreased motivation for one to develop their Unique God given talents. Developing our talents makes the world a better place. Loosing such motivation, and this includes the drive to become a new successful entrepreneur, results in declining economic productivity, GDP, and standard of living. This negatively impacts all from richest to poorest.

    It is largely up to us in the private economic sector to champion the great sense of joy and satisfaction of developing ones own talents. This includes doing your best at school and work on a daily basis. Ask Millennials to contrast this with Government handouts that stunt ones motivation to better themselves and dulls ones mind.

    Finally we should challenge Millennials to pursue college only to be trained in areas that the new economy requires. This includes physical and physiological sciences, medicine, advanced and applied math and computer science, engineering, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, investment banking, business management, economics. etc... rather than subjects such as anthropology, philosophy, art history, journalism, sociology, other social sciences other than economics. Too many majoring in the latter are loaded with student debt.

    Thanks Doug - great topics as usual.

  4. Doug - As always, another great example of the failure of our school system to educate this generation who have been brainwashed by the progressive agenda. The true history of our nation has been distorted or removed from the school rooms.

    If I had the authority to do so, I would require every middle school student to read the book "The Forgotten Man" by Amity Shlaes. They would see the real truth of FDR's 3 full terms in office.
    Had he not died when he did, after being elected a 4th time, I believe he would have run for a 5th term.

    This prompted the 22ND Amendment limiting a President's term in office.

    My other hope is that term limits will also be put on members of the Senate and House.