Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
March 19, 2016
Government - “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” Thomas Jefferson.
Politics – The Silent Majority will be “silent, no more” since the people of America are angry, frustrated, and scared because they feel Washington is not listening to or representing them.
Politics – Congress should act soon to repair the balance of power problems between the executive and legislative branches, prior to the results of the November election.
Politics – Democrats (liberals, progressives, leftists) should lead by example, surrendering half of their pre-tax income for a government redistribution fund for victims of the War on Poverty.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: Kaitlyn Jenner conservative politics and Russia declaring victory in Syria.
Politics – The anti-Trump protest was orchestrated by the Soros-funded MoveOn.org “brown shirt” agitators assembled and engineered using social media for fascist political suppression.
Politics – Donald Trump is more of a demagogue than an ideologue, with antecedents like George Wallace and Huey Long, weakening the Republican brand the longer he persists.
Media – The mainstream media accuses Trump of chauvinism, xenophobia, and all the other worn- out, derogatory clichés, overused so long that these threats have become boring.
Media – Media is being judged on their content and rewarded for positive coverage and punished for negative – a practice first used by Obama, then Clinton and now by Trump.
Democracy - “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson.
Economy – Entrepreneurship is dying under Obama as American business deaths now outnumber business births for the first time since government started measuring it.
Budget – Obama’s 2017 budget proposes to return to rising federal deficits every year, reaching trillion dollar deficits again and national debt soaring to $27 trillion by 2026.
Debt – The U.S. federal debt has reached a post-WWII record high, now at 104.3% of GDP in 4Q 2015, a 31% rise of GDP from the last quarter before President Obama came to office.
Jobs – Low skilled manufacturing jobs have been moved overseas, with only higher skilled jobs remaining such as welders, steam fitters, precision lathe operators, etc.
Judiciary – Obama has exercised his constitutional power to nominate a Supreme Court justice; now the Senate should exercise its constitutional power not to act on that nominee.
Civil Rights – The white working class has been abandoned by both political parties and selected as sacrificial victim to cleanse the nation of its racial sins,
Crime – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has revealed that 124 illegal immigrants released from jail were later charged in 138 murder cases.
Crime – Crime in Denver and Seattle skyrocketed at the same time marijuana was legalized, and strongly suggesting correlation but not necessarily causation due to pot legalization.
Crime – The DOJ found that within a year, 43% of state prisoners are arrested for committing a new crime, and at the end of five years the figure rises to 77%, and federal is slightly lower.
Welfare – The number of individuals receiving benefits from SNAP, aka food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 56 straight months.
Liberty - “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson.
Foreign Policy – Obama learned nothing from serial failures of his foreign policy, combining the worst features of the anti-war left other than unrealistic realism, and naïve multilateralism.
GWOT – Even though ISIS is committed to expunging all physical traces of Christianity in the areas it conquers, the State Department refuses to classify this behavior as genocide.