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.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Independence Messages - July 4, 2020

"The United States was the first moral society in history.
"In its great era of capitalism, the United States was the freest country on earth - & the best refutation of racist theories.  Men of all races came here, some from obscure, culturally undistinguished countries, & accomplished feats of productive ability which would  have remained stillborn in their control-ridden native lands. Men of racial groups that had been slaughtering one another for centuries, learned to live together in harmony & peaceful cooperation.  America had been called "the melting pot," with good reason.  But few people realized that America did not melt men into the gray conformity of a collective: she united them by means of protecting their right to individuality." – Ayn Rand
"America is the best place on the planet to be Black, female, gay, trans . . ." – Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a tweet on June 9.
Oppression of all sorts has mostly been eliminated in America except for the sickening tyranny of human trafficking including that of children.  This post highlights this hidden form of slavery that exists all over the world today & presents a constructive mindset change regarding removing statues.
Click here to hear Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn explain that there are more individuals on the face of the earth in slavery today than ever before & many of them are being transported & marketed as children online in human trafficking & sex trafficking operations – something most Americans have no idea about.
Human trafficking is mostly a hidden crime in that it involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act in which the victim is afraid of both the trafficker & the police.  Traffickers look for people who are psychologically or emotionally vulnerable suffering economic hardship – people who are ripe for labor or commercial sexual exploitation.
The arrest Thursday of Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of recruiting underage women & training them for sex as a facilitator in disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's years-long sex trafficking ring will bring this issue to national attention for a while.
But it can happen in any community & victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality.  It is estimated that up to 45 million people are trapped in some form of slavery today & whether it is called "Modern Day Slavery" or "Human Trafficking" it is @ all times slavery @ its core & people obsessed with the slavery that ended in America 155 years ago could much more positively & productively spend their time working on eliminating it.
The Department of Homeland Security provides telephone numbers to call to report suspected human trafficking or to get help from the national human trafficking hotline.  I called both of these numbers & they are useless.  If you need help go to your local police or a trusted friend or make a getaway & find such a friend.
A change of thinking or mindset change is required in the case of tearing down statues that represent our history.  Instead of looking for only bad or no good qualities whatsoever in the people represented by the statues, the previously oppressed could stand in front of statues or other representations of our history & explain to small children how far the oppressed have come – namely, because of America they are now free to make of their lives whatever they choose, something that never existed in the 6,000 years of human history before July 4, 1776 & that people from every corner of the world labor & yearn for a new life in America.  The formerly oppressed can stand in front of statues & teach the exact opposite lesson than what is being brainwashed today – namely, America gave everyone the freedom & opportunity for a life without oppression & that no other form of government, nation, or society had ever provided this to those previously oppressed in human history.


  1. It really is a superb, thoughtful and concise piece. Human trafficking and sex trafficking are the concerns that should be focused on, ,not in the slavery that was abolished 155 years ago. Up to 45 million current day slaves is a number higher than I ever would of thought. Tearing down statues of historical figures because they owned slaves is ridiculous. Because Thomas Jefferson or other historical figures owned slaves simply states a fact that slave ownership was common in that era. But as one of my history professors said, "Judge history on its own terms, not by today's standards."

    It's curious why if we live in such a racist, sexist, and oppressive country, why people want to get in, not out.

    We had a speaker come to TCNJ and we were required to go and listen to his speech, which occurred after 9/11. He basically went on to say that we deserved what we got; we eat up too much of the world's resources and more such aggravating drivel. I heard enough and left part of the way into his speech and did my assignment. It turned into a rant about his speech, which my professor actually liked and gave me the highest mark possible on the paper, stating to me, "Jeff, you really held back your opinions on this." Evidently, most of the students wrote pieces support his position (brainwashed?) thinking that's what she wanted to hear. The lecturer made some comments about how much of the world's food supply we consume while sporting a very tightly fitting jacket. I was going to make a comment on how he certainly didn't obey his disdain for our consumption of the world's food supply as evidenced by his very well-fed body, but I pulled away from writing it as my professor was quite plump

    I also was unaware how much money these speakers got from TCNJ. In one instance, Maya Angelou was coming for her speech. Many of the kids made up a reception for her after her speech. However, after her 1-hour speech she couldn't be bothered to go to the reception, picked up her $22,500 check, and left the kids in tears. All the speakers booked were anti-American or testimonies to how awful this country has been.

    I ranted again. America, capitalism and American racial and sexist bashing are in these days, and the "in crowd" needs approval. Dare put up counter arguments as you did so well in your piece.

    Excellent as always and have a happy 4th to you both.

  2. Great post, I used some of the content. I have to use short sections or people get tired of reading on FB.

  3. Happy Independence Day to you both!

  4. Thank you Doug! We truly are blessed in this country!

    It angers me to see the flag stomping, The defacing and tearing down of statues and the disrespectful crowds and mobs!

    I pray each day for the victims of human trafficking! Good advice regarding going to the police. Cannot believe those cities that want to de-fund them.

    I believe most of all this disrespect is funded be Soros! It will not be long before he reaps his just reward! Peace!