Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

                                                                                              August 18, 2018


Gun Control – “Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace."  James Madison. 

Politics – Claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true, but it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion, it was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.

Politics – The Obama Presidential Center is nothing more than a personal monument to Barack Obama and a center for political indoctrination in his radical views, since presidential papers will not be housed there and no resources provided for scholar investigation.

Politics – The Democrat “progressive eliteis not tolerant, because it resorts to fascism to suppress contrary ideas and falsifying history to support their flawed narratives.

Politics – Democrats are doubling down on their failed strategy, after backing an unlikable, unaccomplished, unelectable presidential candidate, they now embrace failed socialist economic ideas banking on enough leftist “useful idiots” and uninformed millennials to suspend disbelief and vote for Democrat candidates in the November elections.

Politics – As the Democrat Party lurches to the Left, it is losing more and more of its core constitutents: Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc. who do not share its radical, divisive hatred.

Culture – Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance).

Media – The smear-attack on Congressman Jim Jordan is another example of the left’s personal destruction machine producing manufactured fake news for political reasons.  

Media – The media, particularly NBC and CNN, are celebrating the anniversary of last year’s Charlottesville riot, but the only people who care are a handful of neo-Nazis, and the journalists who amplify them in an effort to tarnish the White House, boost Democrats’ election prospects, smear conservative media, and vent their contempt for America.

Media – Journo-list was the first proof point of the mainstream media selling out to the Democrat Party, and now a coordinated nationwide campaign to publish anti-Trump editorials, all condemning the president for his attacks on the press.

Gun Control – “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” George Washington. 

Economy – Democrats are desperate to rewrite history to credit Obama, instead of Trump, for the historic economic recovery that occurred when Trump reversed Obama’s policies.

Economy – Man with a hammer sees every problem as something to be hit, socialists see every problem needing big government, even problems CREATED by the government.

Regulations – President Trump is already achieving his deregulation goals, saving over $1.308 billion from 47 separate deregulation actions which contributes to the economic boom.

Money – Bitcoin is still a total disaster masquerading as a currency hiding behind a façade of “block chain” technology, but remains pure speculation with no underlying value.

Finance – Inequality is not a problem so long as economic mobility exists and people at the bottom can still work hard to get ahead and ultimately achieve their dreams..

Land Management – USDA Forest Service abandoned the time-proven forest management practices embracing the flawed “no use movement” or the “rewilding” theory, but ignored “natural” forest fires that occur as an unforeseen consequence.  

Healthcare – Euthanasia (doctor takes the lead) and physician-assisted suicide (doctor stands by and helps out) are becoming legalized in more and more places globally.

Immigration – Immigration is about making your country better, but it has to be controlled and regulated, and can be a good thing but it has to serve your nation's long term interests. 

Elections – Old Dominion University studied the 2016 election concluding more than 6% of adults, non-citizens and living in the U.S. likely voted in 2016, over 1 million illegally cast votes.

Civil Rights – Racism is racism, no matter if the perpetrator is white, black or whatever, since it is a worldview that influences thinking, words and actions each with its own consequences.

Civil Rights – The Justice Department will no longer partner with SDLC and other groups that “unfairly defame Americans” and profiting off anxieties and white guilt of Northern liberals.

Crime – There are a sizable number of non-dangerous, nonviolent offenders who would be better off outside prisons and in programs designed to change their life direction.

Marriage – Marxism considers marriage an institution that must be destroyed, since procreant marriage with all its attendant responsibilities is the foundation of bourgeois society.

Sexism – “Sexism” is an epithet of the social-political Left which allows them to characterize, and unjustly discriminate, against those that seek objective competition in a free market.

Abortion – Misunderstood in all the controversy is the fact that reversing Roe-vs.-Wade would not ban abortions, but would instead return abortion policy to the individual states.

Religion – It should not be a surprise that the Catholic Church, in its haste to replenish retiring priests, opened up its seminaries to homosexuals is now plagued with pedophile priests.

Gun Control – “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  When the government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson. 

Foreign Aid – The USAID Climate Change Strategy is a green cancer that is eco-imperialist, carbon colonialist and callously inhumane denying the right to access modern energy, agricultural, disease control and other technologies that create the jobs, living standard, leisure time, health, prosperity and longevity that developed nations enjoy.

GWOT – Islam has been continuously in a war of conquest since 636 AD, so any thoughts that this war only started in 2001 is nonsensical and global defeat unachievable in the near term.

Turkey – President Erdogan has reversed Turkey’s half century of progress and returned to its Ottoman roots, with schools, courts, legislature, and military remade as tools of Islamism.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY