Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

                                                                                              September 8, 2018


Freedom – “We will always remember.  We will always be proud.  We will always be prepared, so we will always be free."  Ronald Reagan. 

Politics – The most important reason to vote in November is to protect and build on the nation’s economic prosperity that the Trump administration has delivered.

Politics – Millions of Americans voted for Trump in 2016 because they were tired of the same old crap; tired of feeling condescended to and ignored; and wanted their vote to matter.

Politics – The awakened American middle-class insurgency, led by President Trump, is an existential threat to the professional political class and the deep state, who live in/around the professional political class, and the entire political class is threatened by this insurgency.

Politics – After all the time and money spent illegally spying on and investigating the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team, and the Trump presidency there is no evidence of any illegal Russia collusion!

Politics – After all the time and money spent illegally investigating Trump, there is considerable evidence that the Obama DOJ, FBI, CIA, and State Department, the Clinton campaign and the DNC did collude with Russia and the MSM in their efforts to prevent Trump from being elected!

Politics – Except for partisan zealots, most Americans are disgusted with the gross politicization of John McCain’s funeral. Where instead of celebrating his patriotism and long years of service, they used their time to smear the President personally and his policies. 

Politics – Democrats can’t be trusted with the majority in either house, as they demonstrate their outrageous demagoguery and orchestrated disruption in the Justice confirmation.

Politics – Vladimir Lenin said “the goal of socialism is communism” and today’s Democratic Socialists have the same goal of “Democratic Fascism by their ruling elite.

Politics – “When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country; but when you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.”

Media – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a discredited hate site run by extreme, terrorist-supporting leftists, best known for blacklisting conservatives and Christians.

Media – The leftwing media keeps its viewers in the dark about Trump’s achievements and Democrat machinations by telling them what they should believe because most low-information voters are too shallow-minded to investigate the facts for themselves.

Media – I can only speak for myself, but I still don’t know what the “Alt-Right” is, other than the mainstream media-manufactured identity politics labels to divide the Republican Party.

Government – “Government’s fist duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Ronald Reagan. 

Government – Congress has been a disaster for decades, accomplishing less and less on a shorter and shorter work schedule, with Senate being a bootleneck to any new legislation.

Finance – In 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were rescued by placing into government conservatorship, but now that it has returned to profitability, it is time to privatize these two.  

Jobs – The Jobs Corps is one of 47 federal job training programs that cost taxpayer $18 billion annually, but none of these programs has any idea if their programs are effective.

Labor – Labor union membership peaked as a percentage of the entire American labor force at 26% in 1953, but has fallen today to 11.2% of the total labor force, which include government employee union membership which has grown to 36% of the public sector.

Labor – Federal workers received an average of 17% more total compensation than comparable private sector workers, who also worked an average of 12% more hours.

Labor – Since public sector unionization was authorized by Executive Order (EO #10988), and amended by subsequent EOs, why not revoke public sector unions by Executive Order?

Internet – Internet censorship by Google, Twitter, and Facebook etc. can be resolved quickly with free speech regulations, or slowly with free market competition punishing offenders.

Healthcare – Immune system grows stronger when exposed to a range of foods, bacteria, and even parasites which explains why early protection from peanuts increases allergies.

Environment – Time to repeal the EPA “Endangerment Finding” declaring carbon dioxide as a pollutant as unscientific, inaccurate and destructive, driven primarily by political motives.

Education – Affirmative action has morphed from temporary fixes to a historical problem, which has long since been addressed, into a tool to implement de facto racial quotas.

Sexuality – Studies find 41% of transgenders attempt suicide, which is higher than the 10-20% of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, and vastly exceeds the 4.6% of the overall population.

Religion – The Catholic Church is having difficulty recruiting heterosexuals to the priesthood, since about 50% of priests and seminarians are gay and the requirement of priestly chastity.

Peace – Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means." Ronald Reagan. 


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY