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, February 19, 2023

Mike Huckabee & Steve Moore Team Up To Support The FairTax

Click here to hear Mike Huckabee's opening monologue from his TV program last Saturday that should whet anyone's interest to find out more about the FairTax.  I suggest clicking on FairTax links shown on the left hand side of RTE to see a list of 32 topics that I selected & wrote about over the years.  

These topics include introductory pieces, transcripts of FairTax presentations @ Tea Party meetings, audios of radio programs, Q&A training workshops, & the relationship of the FairTax to specific topics like Value Added Taxes, Healthcare & Medical Insurance, Education Costs - Local Property Taxes, Housing Price-Cost-Valuations, Intergovernmental Tax Immunity, the Prebate that ensures no one @ or below the poverty level pays the FairTax on their consumption of essentials, & an analysis of the FairTax's impact on every component of the nation's GDP including the taxing of government purchases of labor (personnel hires), supplies, & services.

Mike's first guest of the evening was economist Steve Moore who provided a good follow up to Mike's monologue supporting the FairTax by pointing out some of the many benefits that the country would realize if the FairTax bill, HR 25, was enacted.

When you start to understand it you will know why the FairTax is the most important piece of legislation in our lifetime for America.  And that is why you should get behind it.


  1. Thanks for latest update, I remember all of your previous articles. Would be nice if this could be obtained. Keep writing

  2. I saw it Doug and I just thought of you when you were explaining it to me at Monmouth Park one summer.

    1. When I saw you had made a comment, & before I read it, I too thought of our day @ Monmouth Park.

  3. Got it, thanks!

    As you and I have discussed, the impetus for propelling it forward has to come from the people. A true grass roots crusade.

    I watched a Youtube podcast last week called Tim Cast (have watched several of his shows, very good) and he had Matt Gaetz as one of his guests.

    Some of the questions were about taxes and the first thing Gaetz stated was his support for The FairTax and briefly explain what it was and how it worked.

    Doug, that was the first time I ever heard an elected official voluntarily come out and mention and support The FairTax.

    Every other time it felt like they made a feigned show of support such as watching former Sen Purdue and Rep Woodall make their half ass phony attempts.


    1. You are so right. I had to think back to myself to remember Steve King of Iowa doing the same thing about ten years ago as Matt Gaetz.

  4. Doug - Thanks for the info about the new Huckabee show & the 32 articles. I appreciate your sending any future shows.

  5. Have seen more talk about it from other supporters. Just might be the right time.