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 12, 2018

Crossing The Swamp

Below is John McNaughton's latest painting entitled Crossing The Swamp.  Mr. McNaughton is an artist of world renown with previous paintings like The Forgotten Man & Respect The Flag.
click on painting to enlarge
The administration officials in the painting above are from left to right:  Nikki Haley, James Mattis, Ben Carson, President Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ivanka Trump, John Bolton, Kellyanne Conway, & John Kelly.
Click here to hear Mr. McNaughton explain why he wants to be on that boat crossing the swamp.  I hope we all get on board. 


  1. Short but very inspiring video. Yes – anyone who is for truth, hope, prosperity desires to be on that boat across the swamp, and to battle the swamp. So let us all individually hop on this boat while raising awareness of the state of division we are in: essentially free markets + freedoms vs Socialism that includes loss of persona freedoms. Engage in civil debate with those on the other side or those that are barely aware of what we are against (perhaps the majority of our friends and acquaintances). Twitter can reach many and I have been taking aim at Socialism lies & propaganda. Join me in my effort. Today I tweeted – all to Occasion-Cortez but cc’d to the Swamp:

    Y would any successful corporation or innovative entrepreneur ever consider contributions to Socialist Party - oops Democrat? And pay for their own destruction? Hey Cortez- start ups r best jobs growth engine. @CoryBooker @GovMurphy #judgejeanine @RealCandaceO

    Replying to @Ocasio2018
    Instead debate @RealCandaceO. Would love to hear your arguments why Socialism would be better for US economy and personal freedoms than Capitalism

    Replying to @RealCandaceO @Cielo10131
    Dependency on Government is the plantation the Socialists- oops Democrats have placed Minorities since the Great Society programs started in 1965, wasting $ 17 trillion. Candace please continue touting role free markets play for economic success 4 all

    @paulkrugman please help prep Cortez for economics debate against @RealCandaceO @CoryBooker @GovMurphy #judgejeanine @Cielo10131 @SenWarren @Ocasio2018 @realDonaldTrump @CNNPolitics @maddow @FoxNews @SenSchumer @TheDemocrats @DemoPartyupdate @Rosbake1 @BernieSanders

    Replying to @Ocasio2018 @RashidaTlaib @IlhanMN
    Maybe you can help them if you can clearly explain why Socialism is better economics than Capitalism. Ocasio2018 @CoryBooker @GovMurphy #judgejeanine @Cielo10131 @SenWarren @Ocasio2018 @CNNPolitics @FoxNewsOpinion @maddow @MSNBC @paulkrugman

    ** Join me @Economics501 on the boat and use Twitter like a modern day Paul Revere would

  2. As of today Trump has improved the economy - whether this is enough for him to win re-election is not known. He has perhaps the male vote. I do not believe he has the female vote as they are more liberal. See what happens.

  3. Doug - You live in a different universe from me, which is the only reason why I can think you would publish something as laughable as this.

    What did Trump and Putin discuss in that closed meeting?

    Why doesn’t he publish his tax returns?

    Why is he vilifying Mueller and Rosenstein?

    Why are so many people who work for him under investigation, fired, forced out or leaving under a cloud of ethical violations?

    When did you quit being a Libertarian and become some kind of weird crackpot Trump supporter?

    And you don’t even bother reading his crazy tweets, now I know why. You are too busy imagining that he is George Washington reincarnated.

    You have managed to shock me Doug and these days that ain’t easy.

    Let’s also add petty as one of his outstanding characteristics.

    8/13/18, 4:29 PM
    How could ⁦‪@realDonaldTrump‬⁩ sign the John S. McCain Defense Authorization Act and speak for 25 minutes without mentioning ⁦‪@SenJohnMcCain‬⁩? He even left “McCain” out of the name of the bill he signed into law. Memory loss? Unhinged? Bad staff work?

    1. My hero is a man who was captured. My hero is NOT a draft dodging, bone spur petty child. Just saying.

  4. This is great! All aboard!

  5. I love it! Sessions doesn’t belong in it though!

  6. Have seen this on FB, close to being real.

    I have a new line on global warming, that it is part of evolution, the same as earth quakes, volcanoes, earth's plates moving, and the sun rays, and extinction of dinosaurs. The left leaning so far have no return argument. Stops them “Ice Cold”.