Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

January 13, 2018


Success – “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”  Thomas Jefferson.

Politics – On a county-by-county basis, the U.S. is a sea of Republican red separating two beachheads of Democrat blue, broken by a few blue islands such as Chicago and Denver.

Politics – A new Gallup poll found that most Americans have moved away from aligning with either major party after the election and instead have declared themselves Independent.

Politics – Trump’s success has stripped the Democrat Party of any ability to compete on political issues, so they have resorted to smear attacks and use of political caricatures.

Politics – Republicans must develop a strategy to appeal to the working class in every state, Red and Blue, to rescue them from failed Democrat policies that destroyed individual states.

Politics – Prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her multiple felonies will set the example that no one is above the law, even politicians who flaunt security, lie, obstruct justice and coverup crime.

Politics – Trump would welcome Oprah as a celebrity opponent since he will have four years of positive results “Making America Great Again” with proven policies, while Oprah would be a Feel Good candidate with a return to identity politics and failed liberal policies of the past.

Politic – The liberal’s narrative is Trump is “mentally unstable and should ignore the economy rebounding and global leadership returning, so maybe we need more “unstable” leaders.

Politics – Trump must reject any criticism from a Political Party that wears vagina costumes as a form of protest, beats up defenseless statues, and screams in frustration at the moon!

Media – Donald Trump “owns” the mainstream media distracting them time and time again chasing “shiny pennies,” while he calmly moves his political agenda forward.

Media – Journalists have adopted the Dan Rather standard in the defense of the Wolff’s book claiming it contains a larger truth that reflects what they want to be true as Fake News. 

Media – In 2018 voters must decide whether to believe the liberal narrative that Trump is a failure, or their lying eyes as Trump’s policies are Making America Great Again!

Media – People who get their news from social media are being unconsciously manipulated since their sources are filtered, massaged and slanted before they ever see any content.

Success – If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams.

Finance – Federal Reserve has artificially kept interest rates low and when inflation returns to normal, higher interest rates will cripple the GDP as more revenue is devoted to debt service.

Budget – If deficits are truly the problem, it is time to address the economic “elephant in the room,” bankrupt entitlements, to finally begin to control out-of-control federal spending.

Budget – Out-of-control spending practices have created $20.5 trillion in public debt and an additional $95 trillion in unfunded liabilities, kept off the books with accounting gimmicks .

Jobs – Unnoticed by the mainstream media, unemployment rates for Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians have not only fallen, but are now at all-time lows.

Immigration – CBO reports that 1 in 5 DACA-eligible illegal aliens would be on food stamps in under a decade and 73% are living in low-income housing and reap welfare benefits.

Immigration – The 14th Amendment must be clarified to close the birthright (“drive-by”) citizenship loophole that grant citizenship to any child born in the United States.

Immigration – Switzerland is now denying citizenship to refugees who have received state benefits in the last three years or have not assimilated sufficiently into Swiss society.

Environment – The sustainable development” and “sustainable communities” are linchpins of UN Agenda 2030 vision of global governance and socially engineered urbanization.

Judiciary – How many times must a judge be over-turned by higher courts before their partisanship is proven and grounds for impeachment and/or disbarment are accumulated?

Welfare – Democrat’s objective is to make people dependent of the government comfortable enough to vote, while Republicans want to help people to leave government dependence, making them comfortable enough to make decisions for themselves.

Marriage – The slippery slope that began with legalization of same-sex marriage has now evolved to the next level endorsing abandoning monogamy altogether!

Crime – Illegal aliens (representing 3.5% of the population) account for 13.6% of all offenders sentenced for crimes committed in the United States, including 12% of murder sentences, 20% of kidnapping sentences, and 16% of drug-trafficking sentences. 

Drugs – Marijuana is not a drug, it is a plant with active ingredients that have some medical use (THC), but legalizing its use without dosage enables recreational use not medical use.

Drugs – Now that marijuana is declared legal in many states, the multiple risks are just being uncovered: mental deterioration, smoking damage, vehicle accidents, and crime increases.

Feminism – The #MeToo movement began as a backlash against predatory behavior and institutional support, but has evolved into war on men and moral panic over the male libido.

Success – “The mankind must put an end to the war, or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy.

United Nations – It is time to promote a coalition of the willing international body committed to ensuring freedom and promoting economic opportunity – United Freedom Alliance (UFA).

National Defense – As long as Democrats control the Department of Justice, Democrats are immune from prosecution with the ends justifying the means and secrecy defined by politics.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY