Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

March 10, 2018


Leadership – “Conservatives spend an inordinate amount of time trying to explain what they really want to do to the general public while liberals spend an inordinate amount of time trying to hide what they really want to do from the general public.” Thomas Jefferson.

Politics - Leftism centers on a deep hatred of individual autonomy, national pride, and faith in God, and is an aggressive mutation of radical liberalism that has escalated its Marxist demands on the country, but ignores the detrimental consequences it produces.

Politics – Progressivism is the philosophy of perpetual grievance that keeps people angry in order to keep them in line and not distracted to not consider any alternative points of view.

Politics – Liberal government in the name of order, control, efficiency, organization, and the greatest good for the greatest number, solidarity, social justice, and safety is ruling over a society that is increasingly disordered, crime-ridden, unjust, and disturbed to an extreme.

Politics – Liberals are creating a nation of social activists who complain about everything but have no clue what the end result should look like or consequences of the desired change.

Politics – Republicans feature a culture of responsibility learning from mistakes, while Democrats demonstrate a culture of blame “throwing underperformers under the bus.” 

Politics – The Heritage Foundation calculated that the Trump administration in the first year has already fulfilled close to 64% of his campaign agenda.

Media – Since the mainstream media has shown themselves to be partisan and biased, why does the Trump administration continue to support them by appearing on their programs?

Leadership – “Do you want to know who you are?  Don’t ask, act!   Action will delineate and define you."  Thomas Jefferson.

Economy – Democrat’s hysterical fears about Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs are as believable as their hysterical fears about Trump’s election prediction of economic doom.

Entitlements – The $82 trillion avalanche of Social Security and Medicare deficits that will come over the next three decades is the “Most predictable economic crisis in history.”

Healthcare – Foundation for Government Accountability report found that at least 21,904 people died while waiting for Medicaid coverage, victims of Obama’s Medicaid expansion.

Immigration – Bobby Jindal said “Immigration without assimilation is invasion” because immigrants undermine the host society and weakens the social safety net.

Immigration – Sanctuary city mayors should be prosecuted for breaking federal immigration law and recklessly endangering their citizens by harboring illegal aliens who are criminals.

Judiciary – Senator Chuck Schumer is a racist partisan politician who openly voted down a federal district court judge purely on racist, sexist criteria which is discrimination.

Infrastructure – The U.S. already spends $400 billion a year on infrastructure, but which ignores how much is wasted on political earmarks.

Energy – The U.S. will overtake Russia to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2023, accounting for most of the global growth in petroleum supplies.

Education – Lax school district discipline policies enabled a violence wave against teachers and students, which has resulted in mass resignations of teachers after escalating assaults.

Education – The Spring of 2017 hosted 2.4 million fewer college students than did the Fall of 2011, a 12% decrease that reflects downgrading of the cost benefit of a college education.

Marriage – Divorce is destructive: kids need dad’s time more than they need dad’s dime, so require dads to contribute time first, and punish moms who prevent dads from giving time.

Disability - Special blue parking placards are an effort to help the disabled, but these days, the definition of "disabled" has so expanded that a large percentage of the population can qualify for special parking privileges or cheat in order to qualify.

Civil Rights – “Disparate Impact” starts with an unfortunate result and asserts unproven causes, but only root cause analysis can uncover issues that must be changed for results.

Civil Rights – Google’s YouTube instructed staff to stop hiring white and Asian men in an attempt to improve corporate diversity, setting quotas for hiring minorities.

Civil Rights – Feminists, who claim to fight discrimination based on one’s race, gender, ethnicity or other aspects of a person’s identity, are willing to associate with crude anti-semites like Louis Farrakhan, leader of the black separatist movement, the Nation of Islam.

Drugs – Demographics of the opioid crisis show us that perpetrators are disproportionately men (67%), never married or divorced individuals (71%) and least educated (68%).

Crime – Broward County Public Schools implementation of the PROMISE Program “no arrest” policy in 2011 helped Nikolas Cruz to stay “in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”

Gun Control – Under-reported and under-appreciated are the numbers of lives saved by defensive use of guns, estimated to be 1.2 million times each year.

Peace – “Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.” Lyndon B. Johnson.

GWOT – During 2017, 3,066 Christians were killed, 1,252 abducted, and 1,020 raped or sexually harassed on account of their faith, and 793 churches were attacked or destroyed.

Germany – Milton Friedman warned that “open borders and the welfare state are incompatible” and Germany, following Angela Merkel’s disastrous open border experiment, is proving the wisdom of this admonition.

Chile – Last year, Chile held a presidential election which dumped its corruption-plagued, soggy socialist government to return to a free market economy.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY