Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

April 15, 2017


Freedom – “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” Harry Truman.

Politics – Obama was a radical leftist who accomplished nothing in his entire life: his success in politics was being elected, being black, and being able to read a teleprompter, and he has had no brilliant bills he authored, no work achievements or enduring political success.

Politics – It took Barack Obama 2,920 days to “diminish America’s standing, and Donald Trump only took 77 days to restore it back to “where it should be.”

Politics – The administration must figure out a way to attach financial consequences that fit the state and city choices to ignore federal law, such as immigration sanctuaries.

Politics – Susan Rice was the “Baghdad Bob” of the Obama administration repeatedly called upon to spout political lies with a straight face ignoring all contrary factual information.

Politics – 52% of Americans say that Trump has “not done very well” upholding his promise to drain the swamp of government corruption, and far more is needed to show progress.

Freedom – “If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.” Marquis de Lafayette.

Finance – The Federal Reserve System is the third Central Bank forced upon the American people, with the first two disbanded after 20 year experiments, so now time to end this one!

Environment – Increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) poses no direct hazard to human health, since concentrations in submarines can reach 25 times normal with no harmful effects.

Elections – Once the voting rolls are completely scrubbed of illegal votes, the next step is to check how many of the removed voters cast a ballot in past elections.

Education – The academic social sciences are basically a one-party system, with no diversity of opinion when it comes to the role of government, especially when it comes to minimum wage, workplace safety regulation, pharmaceutical regulation, environmental regulation, discrimination regulation, gun control, income redistribution, and public schooling.

Marriage – If you really want to increase your wealth, get married and stay married, since divorce can devastate your wealth by an average of 77%.

Sexuality – People who are confused about their gender face a lifetime of depression and studies find 46% of transgender men and 42% of transgender women had attempted suicide.

Civil Rights – White privilege” is a purely racist term meant to assign guilt to personal initiative, because those with privilege are more likely to take advantage of opportunities rather than use missed opportunities as an excuse to justify under-achievement.

Freedom – “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

Defense – The U.S. Navy has found that 16 of 100 women afloat in 2016 were reassigned from ships to shore duty due to pregnancy, adversely affecting combat readiness and budgets.

GWOT – Islam is the only religion whose holy text is focused on non-believers requiring followers to change, fix, convert, or kill the non-Muslims, whom Allah calls his enemies.

GWOT – The best next step after Syria would be to formally declare War on Global Terrorism, by whatever name works and with whatever tactics are appropriate.

Middle East – Trump should support a free Kurdistan, while assuming ourselves to be at war, hot or cold, with the entire Muslim world until they show us why we should not be.

Chile – The economic success story of Latin America is under attack trying to turn Chile into a European social democracy, despite its failure wherever it has been tried in the past.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY