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.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Passing Of Dr. Tom Coburn

This past Saturday Dr. Tom Coburn died @ the age of 72 from prostate cancer.  Senator Coburn was one of the most financially responsible Members of Congress ever to serve in Washington – most famously using common sense to question funding the bridge to nowhere from Ketchikan, Alaska to the Island of Gravina that led to a sweeping earmark ban in Congress.
Please click on Senator Tom Coburn's Farewell Address to see my tribute to Dr. Coburn when he retired from the Senate.


  1. Good job Doug! I saw the obit on the internet. I was not familiar with him though. Sad that your coalition of staunch senators is dissolving.

  2. I saw that in the news. Very sad, I respected him. Didn’t always agree obviously, but I liked him. That’s a nice thing you did Doug.