Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

June 9, 2018


Constitution – “To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.” Calvin Coolidge. 

Politics – President Trump is repairing the Obama-hobbled economy, appointing a Constitution-minded judiciary, restoring a measure of respect for the rule of law when it comes to immigration, re-forging our alliance with our friends in Israel, and developing a rational response to the suicidal malaise of Europe.

Politics – President Obama tried to lead America on a path of global submission: to Islam, to socialism, to communism, and to a New World Order.

Politics - Democrats are becoming the new “Stupid Party moving away from the American people embracing socialism and identity politics and endorsing failed policies from the past: single payer healthcare, guaranteed income, free college and raising taxes to pay for it!

Politics – Democrats have been selling the mid-term narrative of election triumphs based on historical trends, but the lack of any viable ideas or positive message make this a non-starter.

Politics – Democrats have sunk to new depths of depravity and victimology running an avowed pedophile and marital rapist for Congress in Virginia.

Politics – The left is not a movement of rights, but of unsettled souls, of aimless anger, a hunger for power and a desire to destroy, drawn to violence as its only means of finding happiness by overturning the security and contentment of others.

Politics – Liberals have an under-developed sense of humor, since their brand of humor only exists at the expense of the targets of their jokes and they see no humor in anything they do.

Politics – So far the Russia election investigation (fishing expedition) has cost the American taxpayers $16.7 million despite uncovering no evidence of any crime committed related to the original investigation charter and no sign that this circus will ever end!

Politics – Whether the federal government had a “spy” in the Trump campaign or not is a “distinction without a difference,” since it is now known that elements of the FBI and DOJ did in fact investigate the Trump campaign searching desperately for any crime to prosecute.  

Media – The leftist media 1) isn't honest about their biases and mask their editorial opinions as news; 2) grossly underreport substantive newsworthy events; 3) make things up about Trump; and 4) deliberately conceal or deny indisputable evidence of Democrat corruption

Media – Trump is criticized for his “perpetual campaign rallies that it is the only way to communicate directly to the American people that he serves, bypassing the mainstream media bias and answering partisan attacks and fake news with ridicule and disdain.

Media – Democrats are upset that President Trump is using their Saul AlinskyRules for Radicals” playbook against them delegitimizing their people and narratives as partisan.

Government – “The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes."  Calvin Coolidge. 

Budget – Discretionary” spending is not optional since it is required by the Constitution, while “mandatory” spending is mandated by laws that may be changed at the whim of Congress.

Demographics – The CDC reports that in 2017 the United States fertility rate now stands at 1.76 lifetime births per woman, a forty year low in womens’ fertility.

Jobs – For the first time since 2000, the amount of job openings in America outnumbers the amount of unemployed Americans, causing businesses to compete for the best new hires.

Healthcare – ObamaCare focused on ensuring everyone had health insurance, but studies now show that access to health insurance does not guarantee improved health care.

Healthcare – The annual report on Medicare financial status predicts it will be insolvent in 2026, so much for the promise that ObamaCare had fixed the program for the long term.

Social Security – The annual report on Social Security shows that this program will run out of money around 2034, and each year reforms are delayed the more expensive it becomes.

Elections – 101% of California’s citizens are registered to vote with 11 counties having more people registered than eligible citizens such as San Diego at 138% and Los Angeles at144%.

Education – For the first century and a half, public and private schools were run at the local level, with ample parental involvement and minimal government oversight, but now education “reformers” have transformed education with government supervision into their utopian quest to mold future generations into compliant citizens.

Feminism – We live in an overly feminized culture where most of the "toxic" males seem to have either been raised without fathers or claim to be adherents of feminism.

Civil Rights – Black racism is rampant is society today with whole schools of study in colleges devoted to teaching racialism to address problems that haven’t existed for 50 years.

Crime – The latest DOJ report reveals that 20% of federally incarcerated individuals in the U.S. are illegal aliens, costing $1.5 million per day, with many of these individuals committing serious and violent crimes, in addition to entering the country illegally.

Patriotism – “Patriotism is easy to understand in America.  It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country." Calvin Coolidge. 

Trade – President Trump supports a vision of free trade that is fair and reciprocal, but this vision has been thwarted in recent decades by a lack of reciprocity, along with unfair and often illegal trading practices, including massive intellectual property theft.

Europe – On one hand, Europe has a Roman Empire like sameness in fashion, popular culture and government protocol, but on the other hand, the governing elites in the European Union are losing control as socialism and redistribution of wealth undermines the economy and the idea of open borders undermines the culture, so populist movements have emerged.

Britain – The Tommy Robinson arrest demonstrates how far Great Britain has been degraded by the runaway PC culture and the insidious creep of Islamic Sharia into British culture.

Venezuela –As the country implodes and the economy craters, the best and brightest people are fleeing the country to nations with better conditions to prosper.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY