Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

September 17, 2016


Immigration In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.Theodore Roosevelt.

Politics – Today Republicans control 30 state legislative chambers, and Democrats control 11, and thirty-one governors are Republican, and only 18 governors are Democrats.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: Hillary Clinton’s failing health and Iranian gunboat harassment of U.S. naval ships in Persian Gulf.

Politics – Hillary Clinton’s health is just a distraction from defending her latest lies and failing political campaign, trying to generate some personal sympathy for this pathetic candidate.

Politics – Hillary Clinton could cut her campaign staff in half if she would just tell the truth and release her staff from FOIA requests and subpoenas on her perpetual lie cover-ups.

Politics – We have reached the point that no one believes what Hillary Clinton says, since she is incapable of telling the whole truth, so the test is to try to figure out what she is hiding.

Politics – Hillary Clinton insulted and degraded the majority of Americans voters (“basket of deplorables”) who clearly see the nation’s problems and disagree with her failed policies. 

Politics – With no end in sight of the drip of bad news about Clinton’s e-mails and evidence of a slipshod FBI investigation, new efforts to help her carry a heightened sense of urgency.

Politics – The Democrat National Committee is considering who to replace Hillary Clinton with if health precludes her running, but VP, Tim Kaine, and primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, are being bypassed for party elite choices such as Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.

Politics – Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorable” insult probably cost her the election as the proud Americans turn out to vote for Donald Trump and “Make America Great Again!

Politics - Clinton's army is “THE DEPORTABLES” made up of freeloaders, foreigners and illegals who commit many of our crimes, and eat up the budget with welfare, food stamps, free meals at school, Medicaid, ObamaCare, Obama phones, “earned” income tax credits (for illegals who don’t report any income), income tax refunds (by illegals with stolen taxpayer IDs, and the costs of police, courts and prison.

Politics - Trump's army is “THE DEPLORABLES” working class and middle class Americans- law-abiding, salt-of-the-earth people, who work long hours, pay virtually all the taxes, and refuse to ever accept handouts, who believe in personal responsibility and the American Dream of mobility, opportunity and prosperity, since it only comes from the individual, not government.

Politics – I still have a hard time putting Donald Trump and Republican in the same sentence, and a harder time putting Conservative in the same paragraph, but I will still vote for him!

Politics – If Donald Trump is elected President, one of the first things he will do is hire a new Attorney General to investigate the Clinton Foundation and its culture of corruption.

Media - Americans' trust and confidence in the press "to report the news fully, fairly, and accurately" has dropped to its lowest level (32%) in polling history, down 8% from last year.

Media – Trump Derangement Syndrome has caused mainstream media to reveal contempt for their own traditions and the millions of Americans who don’t agree with them.

Immigration - There is overwhelming bipartisan support outside of Washington that we need to finally secure our borders, enforce our laws, and stop the problem of illegal immigration.” Ted Cruz.

Income – Income inequality” is an artificial, contrived term that has no meaning in the real world, because the relative income of two people is irrelevant except for purposes of envy.

Economy – Socialism is a form of economic poison that destroys prosperity and is the biggest generator of poverty, from bread lines in the Soviet Union to rented coffins in Venezuela.

Healthcare – Aetna is the latest insurance provider to exit ObamaCare exchanges, but desperate Democrats claim the real reason is due to DOJ rejection of Humana merger.

Immigration – The U.S. is not required to accept refugees or potential immigrants, and the country has passed laws to restrict immigrants to those who would benefit the country.

Elections – Only about six in 10 Americans are confident that votes will be accurately cast and counted in the coming election

Welfare – Census reports that 43.1 million Americans, or 13.5% of us, were officially poor in 2015, but measures of poverty don’t take into account government welfare and aid.

Gun Control – There are now eleven states that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit, and four others allow concealed carry under certain circumstances.

Education – When there is academic success in black ghettos, they come disproportionately from schools outside the iron grip of the education establishment and the teacher’s unions.

Education – Education Savings Accounts, kept in accounts controlled by parents supervised by the state, empower parents to design the best educational experience for their children.

Civil Rights - Slavery is an ancient practice dating from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as early Amer-Indian empires in Mexico and Central America; also well established and ideologically sanctioned in the Muslim world from the days of Mohammed.

Civil Rights – BlackLivesMatter, the racial hate group, is revealed as a leftist front that protests global warming, endorses BDS against the Jewish state, and denounces charter schools.

Sexuality – One’s sex is biological and determined at birth, while one’s gender is a matter of choice and can change, and is not a constant.

Abortion – Planned Parenthood commits over 30% of America’s abortions, 887 abortions per day, and aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption.

Immigration – 'Know your enemy, name your enemy' is a 9/11 message that has gone unheeded. Our immigration and homeland security policies refuse to profile jihadi adherents at foreign consular offices and at our borders. Michelle Malkin.

Trade – Free trade is good for both parties concerned, but not if it surrenders political sovereignty to unchecked, unelected global bureaucrats and courts.

Defense – The President who came into office promising to end wars has made war more likely by diminishing America’s strength and deterrence ability.

State - Secretary of State John Kerry is also enriching his family at taxpayer expense with more than $9 million of Department of State money being funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter,

GWOT – Obama’s strategy is a head-in-the-sand approach to easily accessible proof that the threat is rooted in Muslim scripture that stretches back over a millennium.
GWOT – The United States will never win the war without succinctly identifying who the enemy is and attacking the religion-based ideology of the enemy.

United Nations – Security Council resolutions, economic sanctions, and resumption of negotiations, who have repeatedly broken previous agreements, will not stop rogue states.

Iran – The Iran nuclear agreement is based on the 1994 North Korean agreement to end nuclear proliferation: designed for peaceful use of nuclear power, included secret side deals, never ratified by the Senate, inspections delayed indefinitely, and ultimately paved the way for the production of nuclear weapon testing and threats to neighboring nations.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY