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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Letter Published In WSJ Responding To Karl Rove Column

In the March 30 print edition of his weekly WSJ column Karl Rove's subject was Put America First by Aiding Ukraine.  Rove listed several points that people who favor aiding Ukraine could support.  Rove also said that "sending military assistance to Ukraine is good for our economy to begin with" & added that "Washington is largely paying for American workers to make the weapons, bullets, missiles, & equipment we send."

Rove obviously feels that a war ever so often is necessary, or @ least a good idea, to keep an economy going rather than it being a drag on it as Bastiat taught.

Below is my letter to the WSJ that was published Monday in response to Rove's column.

Dear Editor:

In "Put America First by Aiding Ukraine" (op-ed, March 30), Karl Rove makes several good points, but writing that "sending military assistance to Ukraine is good for our economy" isn't one of them.  Spending on defense is still government spending, whether it is for America or for an ally like Ukraine. 


  1. Hi Doug - Sorry I missed this one. Your response was perfect and succinct. US continues spending $ we do not have and Fed prints $ as investor demand weakens. China is dumping Treasuries. Last 3 weeks, the Fed balance sheet increased from $8.3 Trillion to $8.7 Trillion. This is recipe for disaster.

  2. Agree with your reply. Trump situation very interesting. Stay well,

  3. "Inefficient Government Spending".

    Cheers and Happy Easter