Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
November 11, 2017
Service – “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy.
Politics – As identity politics is tearing the Democrat Party apart from within, Republicans are self destructing trying to undermine their elected President to return elites back to power.
Politics – The reason Marxism does not work in the United States is due to income mobility, because free market capitalism encourages risks and equal opportunity to succeed or fail.
Politics – GOP dysfunction is illustrated by voters’ mandate to “Repeal” ObamaCare was morphed into “Repeal and Replace” which led to gridlock and inability to deliver a promise.
Politics – A CNN poll found just 30% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Republicans, lowest point since 1992, while a broad 61% have an unfavorable opinion.
Politics – A CNN poll found just 37% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Democrats, while a majority, 54%, have an unfavorable opinion, highest mark since 1992.
Politics – The Democrat Party’s ideological collapse is not just an institutional collapse, but also from the way it self-gerrymandered itself into a regional party whose voters are an awkward coalition of rich and poor in the coastal states and the big metropolitan areas.
Politics – Antifa, society’s loudest fascists, threatened anti-American rallies in cities across the country, enabled by a full page New York Times ad, but only dozens bothered to show up.
Politics – The 10th Amendment states the federal government has only the powers specifically granted by the Constitution, so each state should then define their own positions on such things as: abortion, gender, marriage, drugs, death penalty, religion and welfare.
Media – Mainstream media polls are not trusted anymore since they start with a liberal conclusion, based on a liberal narrative, then poll reliable liberal poll participants… case in point: 60 million Trump supporters missed before election and now are again missing in polls.
Media – It is very suspicious that disproven accusations are resurrected 40 years later against Judge Moore, just in time to smear him with Democrat “fake news” in a contentious election.
Freedom – “The best road to progress is freedom’s road." John F. Kennedy.
Economy - The top 20% of college graduates are doing fine, the middle 50% of working people are doing okay, but in the bottom 30% the men don’t work and women don’t marry.
Economy – The U.S. economic revival has defied the predictions of almost every Donald Trump critic from both sides of the aisle, as the Keynesian policies are slowly unravelled.
Time – Daylight Savings Time was created for energy conservation, but recent research suggests it actually increases energy use as Hawaii and Arizona have chosen not to comply.
Judiciary – Looking at the current Congress (legislative branch), 38% of House members and 55% of Senators are lawyers (judiciary trained), or at least hold a law degree.
Elections – Ohio cleaned up their voter rolls: removed 600,000 deceased voters from rolls, 1.7 million duplicate registrations, and checked for people who vote more than once.
Education – The lowering of academic expectations is soft bigotry yielding below par results and condemning their children to a lifetime of poor performance and under-achievement.
Education – The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) placed the U.S. 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science, despite vastly greater education budgets.
Welfare – Food stamp usage is at its lowest level in seven years with nearly 1.5 million fewer people on food stamps and continuing to decline every month of Trump’s presidency.
Family – A study found that 97% of those who follow the “success sequence:” earn a high school diploma, work, and marry before children, will not be poor as they enter their 30s.
Sexuality – The slippery slope of sexual deviation began with normalizing homosexuality and now, as predicted, is beginning its quest to eventually legitimize incest and bestiality.
Civil Rights – A Rasmussen poll questioned American adults about racism: 37% felt most blacks were racist, 18% felt most Hispanics were racist, and 15% felt most whites are racist.
Crime – Denying that untreated seriously mentally ill people are more violent than others does nothing to get the these people the help they desperately need.
Defense – “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” John F. Kennedy.
Freedom – According to Freedom House, 40% of the world’s population today is free, mostly in the English-speaking world and northern Europe, while 60% is only partly free or unfree.
GWOT – It is time for Trump to formally declare a War on Global Terrorism, by whatever name works, with formal rules of engagement, and legitimize whatever tactics are appropriate.
GWOT – Victory in the Global War on Terror will only be achieved when the ideology is defeated and reformed, otherwise it will just morph into another cancer on society.