Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

July 22, 2017


Truth - “Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.” Andrew Johnson.

Politics - The Progressive vision, led by George Soros and the Bilderberg Group, is to migrate to a “One World Government that has basically two classes: the elite and the destitute.

Politics – Instead of repealing ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank, delivering a budget, and slashing the corporate tax rate in his first week, Trump allowed Congress to wallow in ObamaCare reform and not deliver any legislative triumphs in his six months in office. 

Culture – Donald Trump is America’s first wartime President in the Culture War, exposing politicians and media alike as co-conspirators undermining our national heritage.

Media – Nothing so illustrates why the media has deservedly lost all credibility than its unending, overdone effort to fit any action on the part of the President or those around him into a narrative of Russia somehow colluding with him to defeat Hillary

Politics – The only collusion uncovered so far is between indignant Democrats and activist journalists who have teamed to unseat a duly elected American President.

Politics – When the Russia election probe concludes there is no evidence of any criminal acts, it is time to declare victory, announce results, and close down the investigation.

Media – ABC News found that Americans feel the Democrat Party doesn’t stand for anything beyond standing against President Trump, and they are sick and tired of being fed this crap.

Media – It is sad how many formerly dependable conservative writers have become pedantic and can no longer support the President, such as: Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Stephen Hayes, Jonah Goldberg, Bret Stephens, Kevin Williamson, and George Will.

Media – President Trump knows how to connect with the American people and that is directly via Twitter and directly in rallies like the one planned next week in Youngstown, Ohio.

Media – According to Bloomberg’s polling, the media is giving 75% of its attention to the Russia investigation and only 6% of Americans think that is the most important news of the day; 35% of Americans think healthcare is the most important news and the media is giving that only 4% of its attention; and on top of that, 10% of the public thinks immigration is the biggest issue and the media is giving zero coverage to that topic.

Truth – “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Government – Instead of draining the swamp one creature at a time, empty Washington D.C by decentralizing the federal government enabling Senators and Representatives to govern from their own states, and distribute federal agencies across the United States.

Government – California is a vision of a potential American dystopian future, plagued by illegal immigration, legal drugs, out-of-control state spending, massive unfunded pension liabilities, crumbling infrastructure, and a gap between the monied gentry and their servants.

Regulations – The Trump administration is off to a great start, ripping up the playbook in the first six months, eliminating 16 old rules for every new one, according to the OMB.

Budget – The only way to balance the budget is to radically reform all the entitlements by transitioning to privatized programs to avoid massive tax hikes or painful benefit cuts.

Taxes – The Border Adjustment Tax is nothing more than a value added tax (VAT) that has failed in Europe, and will be passed along to the consumers in higher prices.

Infrastructure – American infrastructure can be rebuilt is regulatory reform that encourages investment and innovation supports privately owned and privately funded infrastructure.

Healthcare – People forget that ObamaCare did not replace anything, but instead super-imposed a regulatory “wet blanket” on top of healthcare, so there is no need to replace,

Healthcare – Healthcare is the treatment of a medical condition; health insurance is how that treatment is paid; paying for existing conditions is cost sharing; and mandating that everyone have insurance forces those who can pay must subsidize those that can’t.

Healthcare – Socialized medicine is not working in the United States and the insolvency of Medicare and Medicaid is now obvious, so single payer medicine scheme makes it worse.

Healthcare – Republicans have finally figured out that the first step is to completely repeal ObamaCare with a two year transition period to a patient centered health care system.

Immigration – Trump has reversed the Obama administration’s discrimination against Christian refugees, since Christians have faced genocide for decades and need a refuge.

Environment – Upon examination, the Global Average Surface Temperature data has been corrupted over time by systematic changes made by NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU.

Elections – The Heritage Foundation has compiled 1,071 cases of voter fraud across the United States since 2000, with 938 ending in a criminal conviction, another 43 ending in civil penalties, 74 cases directed to pretrial diversion programs, and 16 ending in judicial findings.

Elections – The American Civil Rights Union is now beginning to sue counties to comply with the existing federal law requiring them to maintain accurate voter rolls.

Education – Leftist academics taking over the leadership of college campuses has had an unforeseen consequence of declining enrollments at these indoctrination mills.

Crime – The “Ferguson effect” demonizing cops and constraining community policing has resulted in a rise in black-on-black violence and an additional 900 black males killed in 2015.

Truth – “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” James A. Garfield.

Defense – Now that the President has renounced the global warming hoax, it should be a “no-brainer” to dismantle the military climate change initiatives to refocus on military threats.

GWOT – Sunni ISIS is the latest “whack-a-mole” target to be “defeated” but not destroyed, following Shia al Qaeda in Iraq, Sunni ex-Baathists in Iraq, and miscellaneous others.

GWOT – The Guantanamo Bay prison has vacancies and is open for business for the most hard core and high level, long term prisoners-of-war in the Global War on Terror.

Iraq – The victory over ISIS in Mosul requires, not the military, but the “soft power” of the State Department and the United Nations to be brought to bear, coupled with relentless, on-the-ground mediation between rival factions by American advisors and Iraqi civil society groups.

Israel – The Israeli government rejected adoption by same-sex couples, affirming that adoption should be by a man and a woman, without baggage of same-sex couples.

Europe – The nations that will not limit the number of refugees coming into their country will see the slow suicide of their national culture and civilization since assimilation is not required.

Vietnam – More people were killed in the ten years following the North Vietnamese takeover of South Vietnam than in the preceding fifteen years of declared war.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY