Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

February 4, 2017


Laws – “It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Politics – As a conservative, I am pleasantly surprised by President Trump’s first week in office, initiating a number of first steps towards delivering on his many political promises.

Politics – President Trump is using the progressive Cloward-Piven political strategy to overload congressional Democrats diffusing their opposition to individual initiatives.

Politics – Liberals feel today like I felt in 2009 after a leftist was elected President, fearful of the damage that a Democrat majority would inflict on the nation, and now it is liberals’ turn!

Politics - Liberals still believe they’re the side with the most power and influence because of their cultural dominance, but the real world, however, does not.

Politics – Progressives cannot abide any deviation from their party line, otherwise they brand conservative blacks as “Uncle Toms” and brand conservative women as “airheads.”

Politics – The left’s greatest weakness is an inability to accept responsibility and learn from its mistakes, which may foretell the Democrat Party entering a death spiral after this election. 

Politics – The so-called spontaneous anti-Trump protestors are not grassroots, but rather Astroturf agitators who still haven’t accepted reality and just seeking an outlet for their angst.

Politics – The left solicits paid agitators on Craigslist, but these political operatives rarely are arrested and ever rarer convicted of felonies and serve time – encourage repeat offenders?

Media – The average American correctly perceives that nothing Trump does will please the mainstream media, so their hysteria is discounted or, increasingly, ignored.

Media – The temporary immigration ban is the latest example of the media getting the facts wrong blowing the impact out of proportion and destroying any remaining media credibility.

Immigration – “Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Economy – Recessions occur about every seven years, so we are long overdue for one in the U.S. especially since the economy has been artificially propped up by the Federal Reserve.

Taxes – Instead of a confusing new import tax, Republicans should push for real reform: make taxes lower, flatter and fairer for everyone,, and stop punishing savers and investors.

Social Security – Social Security is a mandatory government pension program based on a Ponzi scheme and an under-funded entitlement program, considered a political third rail.

Immigration – Rasmussen found that a majority of U.S. voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen until screening is improved.

Immigration – Refugees are unable to return due to fear of persecution, but the U.S. is not obligated take any of them and no requirement to grant them fast-path to citizenship.

Immigration – If immigration restrictions from Muslim countries are illegal and un-American, why wasn’t Obama impeached when he banned visitors and immigrants from Iraq in 2011?

Elections – The Voter Registration Act mandates that states and local election officials maintain clean voter rolls through the implementation of a list maintenance program.

Feminism – The annual March for Life included many young, self-identified feminists who hope to steer the movement away from its singular focus on abortion.

Education – It is about time for the “adults” to take back control of college campuses, and to punish those who suppress free speech and riot to enforce divisive political correctness.

Exceptionalism The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Defense – Finally we have a President who understands military readiness as the difference between the growing mission requirements and shrinking military forces and resources.

GWOT – The best thing we could do to unify the country would be to formally declare War on Global Terrorism, by whatever name works and with whatever tactics are appropriate.

Israel – The 1922 “Mandate for Palestine” established an Arab Palestine east of the Jordan River and a Jewish Palestine west of the Jordan River, and nothing has changed since them.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY