Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
March 31, 2018
Patriotism – “I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down, because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag. Who are we fighting today? It’s the people that carry the American flag.” Louis Farrakhan 2015.
Politics – The latest Battleground Poll reconfirms that Conservatives outnumber Liberals in America as a whole, and in 39 of the 50 states with only 9 states with a Liberal plurality.
Politics – Trump betrayed his supporters and signed the bloated omnibus spending bill that advanced the Democrat agenda but undermined the agenda that got him elected.
Politics – The Constitution says that the President may be impeached for “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” but none of these crimes have been found and the only transgression found so far not agreeing with Democrats is not a crime, more a virtue!
Politics – The best part of the Russia-election probe is that deep state government officials (FBI, DOJ, IRS, etc.) who broke the law may finally be held accountable.
Media – If your main source of news is the biased mainstream media, then you only have yourself to blame for having a stilted view of reality and incomplete knowledge of the issues.
Racism – “The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman of child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years." Louis Farrakhan 2002.
Economy – America's economy slumbered in the eight years following the 2008-2009 recession because her greatest resource, American workers and job creators, were sidelined by a pessimism that pervaded federal tax and regulatory policy, but now, with the passage of tax reform and rollback of the federal regulatory burden, we have an optimistic economy.
Budget – The Secretary of Education proposed a 13% decrease in budget that “eliminates, streamlines, or reduces funding for many discretionary programs that do not address national needs, duplicate other programs, are ineffective, or are more appropriately supported with state, local, or private funds”, the omnibus bill increased funding anyway!
Budget – The only thing Trump can do to regain credibility in budget discussions is to demand Congress pass a balanced budget next year or he will veto all spending bills it until it does.
Budget – Another thing Congress must do is to pass a line-item veto bill, so the President can veto embedded “poison pill” parts of future spending bills without vetoing the entire bill.
Investing – Many investment advisors push “socially responsible investing”, in particular Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing sacrificing significant performance.
Census – The United States, like any sovereign nation, has a right to know who its citizens are, and who, within its borders, is not a citizen as a key demographic metric.
Demographics – More Americans, especially retirees, are moving to small towns for the safer, cleaner, more affordable life since the internet connects everyone to the rest of the world.
Poverty – The problem with the allegation that 5.3 million Americans live in third world poverty is because government income surveys do not include the $1.1 trillion that the government spends or severely undercounts on means-tested welfare assistance each year.
Environment – Recent scientific work predicts that the sun’s output will diminish in our lifetimes, producing an ice age from about 2020 to 2053, demolishing global warming hoax.
Gun Control – Progressive shock troop teenagers are being exploited as “useful pawns” to drive the far leftist agenda of gun control on a road to the ultimate goal of gun confiscation.
Gun Control – As long as those who are mentally ill are able to slip through society’s safety nets, “gun free zones” will remain the most dangerous places in America.
Gun Control – Even if you focus on mass shootings, none of the “common sense” gun control proposals would have prevented a single modern massacre.
Education –Trump plans to undo another Obama-era discipline rule, based on “disparate impact,” pressuring schools to turn a blind eye to escalating bad student behavior.
Education – The number of college students seeking help for behavioral health issues, such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and eating disorders, has risen 40% in recent years.
Civil Rights – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) bills itself as the largest watchdog of hate groups, but it is too busy enforcing liberal orthodoxy against its intellectual opponents.
Civil Rights – While the black family survived the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws and lynching, they could not survive the Great Society, Entitlement Society and Welfare State.
Feminism – American feminists have managed to demote men from respected providers and protectors to being unnecessary, irrelevant, and expendable.
Abortion – The leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old is abortion, killing over 320,000 babies annually, paid for primarily with government funding.
Abortion – Leftists are at war with innocent unborn babies, wanting as many murdered as possible, because they believe that humanity is bad for the planet and less people is better.
Terrorism – “They call them [Hezbollah] terrorists, I call them freedom fighters...No one asks why they would do such a thing. Why would they do such a thing? What has driven them to this point? That's what the UN, the U.S. and Europe doesn't want to deal with because the Zionists have control in England, in Europe, in the United States and around the world." Louis Farrakhan 1996.
Trade – A tough tariff against American industry has been going on since the beginning of the European Union, and made even worse by value-added taxes (VAT) on imported goods.
Military – Secretary Mattis implemented a policy to enhance our military’s readiness, lethality, and effectiveness by disqualifying transgenders unless they switch back to their birth gender.
Venezuela – Hyperinflation has forced the government to lop off three zeros from its currency to stabilize it, which does nothing to address inflation and only makes things worse.