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.