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, August 23, 2023

From A Scale Of Zero To Ten

I asked everyone to read the last post with an open mind & the people who responded with comments like "Soooo, who do we vote for on a “Biden V Trump II”?  Biden—I don’t think so!" or "Who would you suggest instead?" certainly were open minded.

One of the points of the post is to avoid a Trump-Biden rematch.  Democrats are quite content with the rematch because they think Trump has too much baggage to win a general election & based on the red wave of 2022 that did not develop their theory has some credibility that GOP primary voters dismiss @ their own peril.  Republicans can control the other side of the rematch by finding an alternative worthy contender to Biden - someone who earns your vote.

Normally, a president with a record like Biden's would lose in a landslide & the chances of that happening are greater with a fresh face that comes out of the primary process pointing out Biden's failures rather than repeating Trump as the nominee.  The Democrats are masters @ distracting from Biden's terrible anti-American record thereby making the election all about Trump & his polarising ways, grievances, & stolen election claims that people have rightfully tired of. Trump would be only too happy to contest the election on these grounds.  

The process of making a decision on who should be the GOP nominee is just starting with the August 23 FNC debate - which is not a one night process.  I encourage you to watch & learn about the primary candidates over the coming months & see how your findings square with your previous knowledge of each candidate.  Voters did not do this last part in 2020 & Biden snuck in - Biden got away with masquerading as some sort of moderate after almost 50 years of being a malleable far left politician including 8 years as VP to BO.

I also received comments like "totally agree with everything said" from a two time Trump voter who said he would stay home if there was a Trump-Biden rematch. 

At the other pole are comments from people who would vote for Trump if he killed someone on Fifth Avenue like "If Democrats keep control so much damage will be done to America there is no turning it around. That is the story to be told."  He is saying that the stakes are precisely known so you have to vote for Trump but Point #1 from the post highlights that when the stakes were precisely known by Trump in Dalton Georgia on January 4, 2021 that he told voters their votes in the runoff Senate elections wouldn't count & Biden wound up with control of the Senate & House.  Trump had it in his power to stop Biden's agenda by successfully campaigning for the GOP Senate candidates.  Terrible.

I recommend that everyone, especially hard line Trump supporters, do themselves a favor & go through the ten points of the post with an open mind & find the one that least offends, one that you could even agree with (e.g., if you think Trump was the biggest spender than you would write down #5).  Then repeat the process until you find points that you do not agree with @ all.  You then have a starting point to compare the other GOP primary candidates with Trump.

You will have made a list or scale of zero to ten points from the post.

Please let me know the results of your work so we can have a good discussion on this blog over the months in choosing the best candidate to beat Biden.


  1. Doug - I’m a loyal Trump supporter.

  2. 1. No
    2. No
    3. No
    4. No
    5. Yes
    6. Don' t know
    7. No
    8. No
    9. No
    10. No
    Yes and no answers can be skewed and are used for group acceptance. I said no excuses. I received my information from other experts and professors not from social media, factcheck or other media. I know what I saw from my own accounts. One candidate has many of Trump's thoughts, what they say and can be accomplished is yet to be seen. Whoever wins it will cost another 3 trillion to get America back on track and two years to implement. You mentioned back a few months about Trump's ratings not being good enough, I said wait a few months and see, I was right.