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, March 18, 2018

Students For Liberty

In June 2012 Carol & I attended a seminar in NYC co-hosted by our dear friend the late Whitney Ball (Donors Trust) & Adam Meyerson (The Philanthropic Roundtable). 
Notable speakers included Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society – the man who prepared the list of judges & lawyers that President Trump used in selecting Neil Gorsuch as his first nominee to the Supreme Court, & Heather Higgins, President & CEO of the Independent Women's Voice – an organization that has done extensive studies of ObamaCare that have been featured on RTE.
Attendees of the seminar were introduced to the Atlas Network – an organization, much like the two firms who co-hosted the event, dedicated to educating the public about the importance of free markets & limited government. 
With regard to today's youth, the Atlas Network partners with Students For Liberty, an international libertarian advocacy & education organization whose goal is to enable young people who are interested in the ideas of individual liberty, free-market capitalism, limited government, & restrained foreign policy to thrive.
Students For Liberty began in 2008 when a group of 100 people thought they were attending a single event @ Columbia University.  Today Students For Liberty is a very dynamic & exciting international movement that has built a network of over 50,000 students, connecting over 900 pro-liberty groups on college campuses all over the world.  As such, Students For Liberty is a network of pro-liberty students from every corner of the globe working to educate fellow students on the ideas of individual, economic, & academic freedom.
Much like Hillsdale College, in order to maintain its independence, Students For Liberty accepts no government funding.
I have developed a first hand respect for the Atlas Network working with them over the past almost six years & it was no coincidence that Students For Liberty was highly endorsed independently by Gordon Cummings @ my annual meeting with Donors Trust in Alexandria, Virginia earlier this month.  Accordingly, I recommend anyone in college today to contact Students For Liberty to see if there is a good fit between the work they are doing & your own pro-liberty goals for helping America.
Find out more @ www.studentsforliberty.org
Just let me know if you have trouble reaching SFL & I will help. 

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