Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

July 7, 2018


Democracy – “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."  Thomas Jefferson. 

Politics – Obama entered office with a Democrat House and Senate, but squandered his opportunities by losing both House and Senate, as well as more than 1,000 seats at the state level, and then presumptive Democrat successor blew the 2016 presidential election.

Politics – Democrats are under the mistaken impression that if they lose an election that the electoral system must be “fixed” since these narcissists think there is no way they could lose!

Politics – The (P)Regressive Party vision is nostalgia for the 60s when threats of violence overturned longstanding principles and practices and shouted down any criticism.

Politics – Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez, just a “working class girl from the Bronx” when she is actually a Hudson “valley-girl,” campaigns on Free is for Me”: free food, free money, free education, free healthcare, free jobs, free drugs, open borders and open minds.

Politics – Democrats libeling Republicans as racists, homophobic morons has kept Democrats in line, but this line is breaking as minorities are learning to think and rejecting Democrat lies.

Politics – Former lifelong Democrats from every minority group imaginable (black, Latino, Jewish, Muslim, LGBT, etc.) are leaving with the Democrat Party (#WalkAway), waking up to a party veered too far left and suffers from a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome

Politics – Most of the criticisms against Trump are misconceptions cultivated by the left, based on ideological hatred, utterly devoid of logic and easily disproven.

Politics – The first restaurant manager, and hopefully not the last, has been fired for refusing to serve Republicans based on not honoring the spirit of political “tolerance.”

Politics – The 2018 election will contrast: Republicans want to help the working class with policies that work, jumpstarting the stagnant Obama economy, increased earnings, creating jobs, while Democrats want to buy the working class with policies that failed and handouts.

Media – Journalism schools have mostly been re-designated schools of communications, from journaling the occurrences of the day to communicating emotions and reactions.

Media – All day, every day, we are bombarded with endless tweets, texts, articles, posts, and broadcasts, some true and some not so true, which has caused news fatigue.

Democracy – “Without God, democracy WILL NOT & CANNOT long endure.” Ronald Reagan. 

Economy – Rasmussen Reports finds that 74% of Likely U.S. Voters prefer a free market economic system over a socialist system, and only 13% think socialism is better system.

Deficit – Deficits are the excess spent over the monies received, so tax cuts alone, even with a vibrant economy, may not be enough to compensate for out-of-control federal spending.

Judiciary – The role of the judiciary is to see how the words of the laws passed by Congress and signed into law by the president are implemented consistent with their initial intent.

Immigration – Republicans are anti-illegal immigration, enforcing laws already passed and pro-legal immigration, particularly merit-based, while Democrats are the complete opposite.

Immigration – Homeland Security reported that 80% of people seeking asylum in immigration court do not receive it, denying some and some never show up or withdraw their claims.

Environment – U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2017 fell by 42 million tons compared with the previous year equaling a reduction of 0.5% in the first year of the Trump presidency.

Democracy – “Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man." Ronald Reagan. 


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY