Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

March 9, 2019


Freedom – "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald Reagan. 

Politics – President Trump is beginning to display a Reaganesque vision of optimism and confidence that has always appealed to Republican voters.

Politics – The American left is dismantling existing American time-honored and time-tested institutions in order to force socialism and central control on the American people.

Politics – Being the party of “diversity” and “inclusion,” Democrats use those terms to try to appeal to certain groups of people rather than to individuals, which mirrors the collectivism mentality that the Democrat Party has embraced with the failed system of Socialism

Politics – Democrats spent many years complaining about being labeled “socialists” only to see their party become dominated by self-proclaimed socialists, and now they complain about being called “anti-Semitic” and have new freshman anti-Semitic Congresswomen.

Politics – Orthodox Jews left the Democrat Party years ago and now the next phase of Jews leaving will be caused by the so-called Anti-Hate resolution that dumbs-down anti-Semitism.

Politics – After all those years of complaining about Republicans “marching in lockstep,” the Democrats have a new program in Congress: “marching in lockstep.”

Politics – Now that the Mueller two year-long investigation winds down with no proof of Trump election collusion, Congressional witch hunts” ramp-up to waste more time and money pursuing an impeachable “crime” to justify removing the President from office.

Politics – Donald Trump became a racist in Democrat’s eyes when he decided to run against Hillary Clinton, because prior to that he received recognition and awards from the NAACP and Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition, and was bosom buddies with black glitterati.

Politics – The coven of freshman Congressional Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib are all anti-Semitic, anti-Capitalism, and anti-American.

Politics – Democrats claim the “Green New Deal” is “aspirational” like the “aspirational” Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama before he even took office, which after eight years in office and trillions spent, he never delivered the expected results. 

Politics – Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo both want to be president, so they have recklessly turning New York into a leftist lab experiment for national attention for themselves, but this slow-motion disaster, with years of excessive tax and fee hikes making the city and suburbs prohibitively expensive to govern and unaffordable for residents and employers.

Politics – The Democratic National Committee is refusing to allow Fox News to televise any presidential debates, so Republican National Committee should not allow ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or MSNBC due to their record of blatant partisanship, and use internet only instead.

Media – One of Trump’s biggest achievements is revealing the not-conservative Trump-haters in the press, causing the failure of Weekly Standard and decline of National Review.

Media – The liberal mainstream media neglected to cover the second Blexit (BLack EXIT from Democrat Party) rally this year as it shined a light on “the hypocrisy of the Left.”

Freedom – “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” James Madison. 

Economy – That 90% of Silicon Valley start-ups fail is a reminder that bad ideas in Silicon Valley quickly fail, and that the Valley’s wealth isn’t an effect of constant success; rather it’s a certain consequence of persistent failure that forces constant learning and improvement.

Economy – There are no socialist countries in Western Europe; most are just as capitalist as we are, with the only difference is that they offer more government benefits than the U.S.

Debt – Since 2003, nine states have repeatedly run deficits, spending more than they generate in taxes, fees, and federal grants: (worst first) New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, California, and Delaware all use a combination of debt and deferred payments to live beyond their means.

Jobs – The German social theorist, Max Weber, explained in his 1905 book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism that the work ethic that emerged out of the Calvinist theology was brought to this continent by the Puritans.

Immigration – Border Patrol (BP) enforces the immigration laws between ports of entry, primarily engaging in interdiction of aliens attempting to enter the United States without inspection: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforce and administer the immigration laws at ports of entry and finally; and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States,

Immigration – Building a wall on the Southern border will not “fix” the immigration problem, but the wall is a critical and visible first step to fix the complex system which is getting worse every year and has become a political hot button to Democrats.

Immigration – More than 76,000 migrants crossed the southern border illegally last month, the highest number in 12 years, and this number is only going to increase.

Transportation – With U.S. taxpayer-funded electric vehicle subsidies being phased out, Tesla must now prove it can make a profit selling all-electric cars at prices customers are willing to pay for with their own money, or fail and file for bankruptcy.

Environment – Geophysicists estimate that just three volcanic eruptions: Indonesia (1883), Alaska (1912), and Iceland (1947), spewed more carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere than all of mankind’s activities during our entire history.

Elections – The electoral collegeis one of the many checks and balances built into the Constitution to protect the republic of states from the “mob rule” of a direct democracy.

Family – Births to single American mothers varies by race and ethnicity: Asian-American: 12%; White: 28.5%; Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 47.8%; Hispanic: 52.6%; American Indian and Alaska Native: 68.1%; and Black: 69.8% and parenting suffers accordingly.

Welfare – According to the Agriculture Department, enrollment in the Food Stamp program under President Trump.  has dropped by 3,899,257, the lowest number in a decade.

Sexuality – Leftist Social Justice Warriors have changed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to mainstream longstanding sexual (LGBTQ) mental disorders

Abortion – If babies are unwanted then contraception is the answer, but once conceived, either intended of unintended consequence of sex, then new life deserves protection.

Abortion – Perhaps human fetuses should be covered under the Endangered Species Act to provide penalties and jail for illegally killing defenseless human beings.

Abortion – Democrats have always been the party of abortion: initially for “safe, legal and rare” abortions; now progressives want unrestricted, unregulated, and unlimited abortion.

Freedom – “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Trade – In 2019, the Trump administration will continue leveling the playing field, balancing international trade relationships and securing strong deals.

North Korea – President Trump once again demonstrated, ala “The Art of the Deal,” that “no deal is sometimes better than a bad deal, thus walking away from negotiations in Hanoi.  


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY