Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
August 25, 2018
Justice – “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty." John F. Kennedy.
Politics – Liberalism is born of ignorance and bred on immorality; ignorance is not knowing the facts or understanding how the world works, and the immorality is in perpetrating and believing in lies.
Politics – Antifa thugs say they are fighting fascism, but they are the fascists using the same tactics, having the same goals, and committing the same crimes as Mussolini’s Black Shirts and Hitler’s Brown Shirts.
Politics - Black Lives Matters say they are fighting racism, but they are the racists, seeing racism where none exists and slandering all white cops in their bigotry.
Politics – Identity politics will doom Democrats to a series of disappointments as gender and ethnicity entitlement cannot overcome Trump’s booming economy and global leadership.
Politics – Democrats are embracing the worst of socialism: redistribution of wealth, redistribution of income, redistribution of opportunity, and ultimately redistribution of poverty.
Politics – Obama’s rejection of American exceptionalism and Cuomo’s rejection of American Greatness are two examples of anti-Americanism by Democrats.
Politics – After decades of dumbing down America’s youth, the Left is destroying the corporate-style, professional. programmatic Liberalism of the pre-1960s Democrat Party and replacing with a newer, truly revolutionary politics at the heart of the Democrat Party.
Politics – President Trump cares about all Americans and is committed to helping them all equally, resulting in new jobs, increased opportunity, and higher wages for everyone.
Politics – President Trump is focused on the nation’s most important problems: dissatisfaction with government/poor leadership, immigration/illegal aliens, and unifying the country.
Politics – Now that the Manafort and Cohen show trials are over, Mueller still has nothing on President Trump and the American public has lost all patience with the political “witch hunt.”
Politics – The only thing Donald Trump is guilty of is disagreeing with the destructive Democrat socialist political ideas that undermined American prosperity under Barack Obama.
Politics – Expect the predicted “blue wave” this fall to be a small ripple, one in which voters send a message to Washington that “It’s the economy, stupid!”
Media – A Gallup survey found that “62% of the news they read in newspapers, see on television or hear on the radio is biased” and that 44% of “news” is inaccurate, while Axios and SurveyMonkey found that 70% believe mainline news organizations report as news things “they know to be fake, false or purposely misleading.”
Media – CNN focuses their 24-7 news cycle on anything damaging to President Trump, while their low television ratings reflect the lack of public interest in their incessant Trump bashing, and when CNN is not Trump bashing, they are virtue signaling to fellow leftists.
Justice – “Together, we must remove the physical barriers and the social barriers that we have accepted. For ours will never be a truly prosperous nation until all within it prosper.” George H.W. Bush.
Economy – Socialism always fails because it falsely promises prosperity, happiness, equality and security, but it delivers the exact opposite: poverty, misery, inequality and tyranny.
Immigration – The Department of Homeland Security estimates 700,000 people overstayed their temporary visas in 2017, and 600,000 are suspected to have remained in the country,
Environment – The U.S. never signed the Kyoto Protocol nor enacted a carbon tax, but reduced its greenhouse gas emissions the most while producing the most economic growth.
Internet – Facebook, Twitter, and Google are far worse than the original monopolies like International Harvester and Standard Oil and far more dangerous because they monopolize not just our industries but our brains, controlling how Americans think.
Education – The Left is embracing fascism demanding a blacklist of those who oppose its political ideology, since the Left cannot defend itself from opposing ideas.
Civil Rights – The American Enterprise Institute studied economic success for black men and identified “engines of success” for black men as higher education and full-time work, with ties to three institutions: military service, church attendance, and marriage.
Drugs – Marijuana legalization was sold with an assumption that there was little harm, but users report problems with concentration, short-term memory, and motivation resulting in lost jobs, lost marriages, lost houses, lost money, lost time, foreclosures and divorces.
Homeless – Homelessness is largely a mental health and drug abuse issue, and serves as a manufactured crisis that funnels money to special interests, building up a social welfare sector of the government, while subsidizing and fueling the scale and scope of the problem.
Justice – “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." George Washington.
Government – All civil servants and government officials should lose their clearance when they leave their jobs or office because the clearance requirement is linked to the position.
GWOT – According to NewsAmerica.org, there have been 406 jihadist assaults on Americans, resulting in 103 deaths, since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
GWOT – The U.S. must declare a new type of war against the Global Islamic Ideology including quantifiable conditions of victory, measures of progress, and a defined exit strategy after victory is achieved, and a global coalition of nations must be recruited to fight this war.
Iran – Iran's rulers turned a wealthy country with rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, chaos, and terrorism.