Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
November 14, 2015
Freedom - “The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”
Politics – The biggest pitfall of “liberalism” (progressivism, socialism, communism) is that “progress” never ceases until it eventually collapses on itself (see USSR).
Media – It is amazing when the moderators moderate, a candidate issues debate broke out – Thank You, Fox Business News!
Politics – Under Obama, Democrats lost 13 Senate seats and 69 House seats in Congress, 12 governorships, 30 state legislative chambers and more than 900 state legislative seats.
Scandal – The GAO is pursuing the $3.2 out of the $4.6 billion in grants awarded to the states for the failed ObamaCare exchanges that was not spent on the exchanges.
Media – More than 90% of journalists in Washington, D.C. vote for Democrats, which creates a distorted prism through which political news gets reported to the rest of the U.S.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: homelessness in Hawaii and Chinese yuan pushed as global currency standard.
Politics – Apparently Hillary Clinton has already lined up enough Democrat insiders to guarantee her nomination, which is all the more reason for the FBI to finish up and indict her!
Politics – In addition to Hillary Clinton, how many of her aides and associates will the FBI also indict for various security violations and covering up her political lies and half truths?
Politics – The Clinton Foundation is a money-laundering façade that must be investigated as an illegal scheme to hide foreign money received and repackage for personal use
Media – There has been more fact checking on Ben Carson’s past in two weeks than the total cumulative fact checking that took place on Barack Obama in the last ten years.
Media – The design point for the Republican debates is to help Republican voters decide who is the best Republican candidate for President, so Republican moderators make sense.
Media – The Republican Party should pilot on Fox News (the closest we have to an objective media source) simul-casting a future debate over the internet, and bypass other sources.
Media – The design point for the Presidential debates is to help American voters decide who is the best candidate for President, so objective, non-partisan moderators make sense.
Freedom – “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Finance – The Federal Reserve is postponing the return to market interest rates until the increased debt service impact can be pinned on the next Republican President.
Immigration – No country is obligated to accept immigrants from any other country, and only accepts them if it is in the best national interests of the receiving country!
Immigration – There is nowhere else for Americans who want limited government, individual freedom, and Judeo-Christian culture to emigrate to, once this country is “transformed!”
Energy – It took seven years for Obama to make a political decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline jobs for climate-change symbolism, since environmental impact is minimal.
Environment – Climate change zealots want to arrest people (deniers) who disagree with their opinions, but don’t realize they would be convicted for being factually correct!
Sexuality – California declared sanctuary for Immigrants, so why shouldn’t Kentucky’s Governor Bevin declare sanctuary for marriage and not allow same-sex marriage?
Civil Rights – “White privilege” is a false narrative: the only privilege that exists in this country is that of being an American citizen with all of the privileges and opportunities it entails.
Civil Rights – The Black Lives Matter movement is based on a mythology that innocent black men are being murdered by racist cops, despite repeated proofs that this is not happening.
Civil Rights – Racial mob rule forced the resignation of the University of Missouri President demonstrating “football is king” and what happens when “inmates run the asylum.”
Education – Reading instruction says don’t learn phonics, instead memorize sight-words by their shapes, which has created 50 million functional illiterates in this country.
Freedom - “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John F. Kennedy.
Defense – In three years (2011-2014), the U.S. has cut defense spending by 18.8%, while China and Russia have increased defense spending by nearly one third.
GWOT – Taqiyya is the Islamic doctrine, since the 7th century that allows Muslims to confuse and deceive non-Muslims in furtherance of their faith.
GWOT – Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act because it explicitly banned transferring Guantanamo prisoners to the U.S., so now he will try an EO to bypass Congress.