Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
March 17, 2018
Constitution – “The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson.
Politics – “We the Donors,” not We the People, are represented in Congress by elected members from of both parties who receive over 90% of funding from outside their districts.
Politics – Democrats like to blame Trump for everything that happens, even if it happened before he took office, which makes him a consequence of their failures, not a cause.
Politics – Democrats have no unified campaign message other than smear “Trump and Republicans are bad” because they cannot address the issues or offer alternative options.
Politics – The House Intelligence Committee released findings on the Trump-Russia affair and its main conclusion is that it discovered no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Media – CNN refuses to report on a growing scandal tying prominent Democrat politicians and activists to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite.
Media – Gallup polling found 32% of those polled, including 53% of Democrats, but only 27% of Independents and 13% of Republicans believe news media separate fact from opinion.
Media – Gallup polling found 45% of those polled, including 67% Republicans but only 26% of Democrats, see a great deal of political bias in news coverage, up from only 25% in 1989.
Constitution – “I predict future happiness for Americans if they prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson.
Transportation – The planned high-speed rail system connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco has turned into a boondoggle with massive cost overruns and long delays.
Immigration – Cutting welfare to illegal aliens would pay for Trump’s wall along the southern border by curbing the importation of not only crime and drugs, but poverty.
Elections – In the most recent midterms, in 2014, less than 37% of eligible voters went to the polls, the lowest turnout in more than 70 years.
Welfare – The liberal welfare state substitutes a check for a father, a social worker for a caring mother or grandmother, and a slew of civil rights organizations for the local church.
Education – Our educational system is at cross-purposes with the Bill of Rights, teaching students to believe that unalienable rights such as free speech and due process are a problem, especially when they conflict with social justice or political expediency demands.
Civil Rights – White privilege is a contemptible term that explicitly invokes “whiteness” as a flaw, a failing, and when yoked with “male” making it a pure stereotype, ugly and angry.
Feminism – Every time a woman falsely accused or wildly exaggerated an allegation, the feminist movement loses more credibility as individuals and as a movement.
Abortion – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds from 2013 to 2015.
Constitution – “Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferson.
Military – Nearly three-quarters of young Americans are ineligible to serve in the United States military due to obesity, criminal record, or lack of education.
Military – Military service must be indifferent about its racial and gender makeup, so long as it is effective, maintains high standards, and is filled with patriotic Americans.
GWOT – There were 15,708 terrorism deaths in 2008, the year before Obama became president, and 25,621 in 2016, the last year of his presidency.
GWOT – For 1,400 years the slow motion Christian genocide existed, long before today’s ISiS genocide, and the time for excusing the inhumane behavior and its causes has long passed.