Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
April 8, 2017
Government – “True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.” Marquis de Lafayette.
Politics – Democrats believe the “rule of law” is subservient to the “rule of politics” justifying the political strategy of “ends justifying the means” putting party needs ahead of nation.
Politics – There is a huge difference between opposing the winner of an election and denying that Trump won it, and the new DNC Chairman, Tom Perez, is an unhinged denier.
Politics – Democrat’s decision to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s nomination in partisan lockstep sacrifices any presumption of bipartisanship and revealing them as petty and vindictive.
Politics – Obama and his closest aides, including some in the intelligence community, illegally intercepted Republican candidates’ communications before the election, illegally circulated them to their cohorts, and illegally tried to defeat and later to hamstring Trump.
Politics – We now know that Susan Rice, Obama’s national security advisor and Benghazi “sock puppet”, was the one who “unmasked” the names of Trump transition officials.
Politics – When Trump tweeted about being “wiretapped”, the press demanded proof of surveillance, and now it is provided, the media is making excuses, distorting and covering up.
Politics – Why are these people not in prison: Eric Holder for Fast and Furious, Lois Lerner for IRS abuse, Hillary Clinton for security violations, and Susan Rice for security violations?
Media – News coverage has become an artificial reality driven by the narrative de jour, and as a consequence we’re getting very little original thoughts in news coverage anymore.
Media – The two most powerful news publishers in human history, Google and Facebook, have created an ecosystem that is dysfunctional and socially destructive and partisan.
Media – Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Americans say they’re either “regularly” (27%) or “occasionally” being fed fake news by traditional major TV and newspaper outlets.
Media – Political polls continue to show President Trump’s approval ratings abnormally low, but are unable to explain huge crowds of supporters and increase in business confidence.
Government – “It is necessary above all that the citizens, who have rallied round the constitution, should be assured that the rights it guarantees will be respected with such a scrupulous fidelity as will reduce to despair its enemies, hidden or avowed.” Marquis de Lafayette.
Economy – The Commerce Department released the final 2016 GDP update at a paltry 2.1%, putting Obama in last place among the post-World War II presidents in economic growth.
Immigration – Illegal aliens rob, rape and murder millions of Americans each year, because Leftist activist judges have said these illegals have “a right” to simply appear in our country, and Leftist mayors of U.S. cities refuse to enforce sound and logical U.S. immigration laws.
Election – Election integrity requires that each state scrubs their election rolls of all deceased, ineligible (duplicates, age, citizenship, residence, etc.) and fictitious names.
Civil Rights – Using demographics to prove civil rights progress is a moving target, since progress should measure real opportunity, not results based on social engineering targets.
Feminism – The feminism is dead having accomplished all of their original goals, and identify politics and entitlements are now just driving more women away from their movement.
Pride – “It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America.” Marquis de Lafayette.
Foreign Policy - Deterrence that prevents war is usually smeared as war-mongering, while appeasement, isolationism and collaboration that avoid immediate crises that usually guarantees eventual conflict are praised as civilized outreach and humane engagement..
Syria – Obama bragged that he and the Russians forced the Syrian military to voluntarily and verifiably give up chemical weapons, but now they were used again in this civil war.