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.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY