Musings on the Week


 Musings on the Week

November 19 2016


Independence – “Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government.” Paul Ryan.

Politics - What Democrats must realize is that voters rejected both their policies (which have undermined middle- and low-income families) and their governance (which has fueled rage at a power-hungry federal government).

Politics – The 2016 election results reveal an America electorate fed up with politicians of both parties, ready to stick it to Washington and Donald Trump was their mechanism.

Politics - Donald Trump's victory was a shock to liberals everywhere who were so confident of their own brilliance, superiority and their own rightness in all things, his win was a major shock.

Politics – One lesson learned from the election is that radical liberalism doesn’t play in most of the country and the culture may have changed, but not yet supported nationally.

Culture – Trump’s victory also included the loss of unquestioned cultural dominance and the rejection of political correctness and dumbed-down version of harassment on social media.

Politics – The liberal left routinely employs false accusations, divisiveness and polarization, yet they demand personal tolerance unless it disagrees with them, which may result in the destruction of personal property, burning of your business, or beating of your life.

Politics – The Democrat Party degradation can be explained by looking at their leadership: the angry liberal, Nancy Pelosi, pushed out to be replaced by the progressive sock puppet, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and now replaced by the anti-American Muslim, Kevin Ellison!

Politics – “The Great Meltdown” protesting the election is a waste of time since the results have already been settled, so it’s just a temper tantrum by an intolerant electorate.

Politics – No Democrat leader, including President Obama, has denounced the anti-Trump violent protests, vandalism, and riots as criminal and anti-American giving tacit approval.

Politics – Election protests by paid anarchists reveal a segment of progressives who can’t accept a loss and fear Bizarro-conditions that only exist in an alternative reality.

Politics – The Progress Unity Fund is providing the funding for protests around the country that have threatened a divided nation’s ability to unify after a contentious Presidential election.

Politics – Hyperbole was particularly extreme this election, and most catastrophic predictions were once again found to be false, further damaging any credibility left after this campaign.

Politics – The psycho-somatic Bush Derangement Syndrome” has morphed intoPost Trumpmatic Stress Disorder,” a mental disease confusing political fantasy with reality.

Politics – Democrats don’t understand that groups like Occupy Wall Street and Anti-Trump protestors will not coalesce into a “tea party on the left,” since their people are anarchist mercenaries and its unifying ideology is anti-capitalism and communism.

Politics – Apples don’t fall far from the tree as Chelsea Clinton is being groomed to run for Congress despite having no talent, no experience, and no accomplishments, like her Mom!

Politics – Trump must prosecute Hillary Clinton to demonstrate the rule of law applies to Democrats as well as Republicans (Scooter Libby, Tom Delay, Rick Perry, David Patraeus).

Media – After the Mainstream Media came out of the Democrat closet, we should expect the slow demise of the major media conglomerates to continue to erode and accelerate.

Media – Leftist reporters can never be objective, surrounded by other leftists, since they will eventually succumb to groupthink and confirmation bias erasing any objectivity.

Independence – “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.

Healthcare – In Colorado, 80% of voters rejected ColoradoCare, a first-ever statewide single-payer healthcare system as unaffordable and a disaster waiting to happen.

Healthcare – Our nation has wasted eight years with this vain and costly experiment in statist coercion, which has proven to be unaffordable, expensive and under-performing.

Immigration – Trump has pledged to defund the sanctuary cites: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York City, and District of Columbia for not enforcing immigration laws.

Environment – Trump has pledged to dismantle the climate change hoax as a green gravy train powered by moral vanity that contributes nothing to the public welfare.

Elections – Roughly 40% of votes were cast before Election Day as a convenience, as compared to prior to 1980 when absentee ballots accounted for only 5%.

Elections – Most states only count absentee ballots if there is a sufficient number to influence the outcome, so most never do and if they were, Donald Trump would win the popular vote.

Education – Unproven educational schemes have been inflicted on students (Whole Word in 1931, New Math in 1962, Reform Math in 1985, and now Common Core in 2009) and never achieved their educational objectives, but instead undermined student understanding.

Education – College campuses have become left wing propaganda camps in need of grief counseling and “cry-in’s when inconvenient election reality must be confronted.

Marriage – The U.S. marriage rate is up to 32.3 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women (highest level since 2009) and the divorce rate is down to 18.9 per 1,000 married women (lowest level in 35 years), but weddings are still half as common as they were in the 1970s.

Civil Rights - The overall welfare of black people requires attention to devastating problems that can be solved only at the family and community levels.

Crime – The only election violence has proven to be leftist inspired, while every Trump inspired” violence and vandalism has turned out to be hoaxes or complete fabrications.

Independence “The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.” Harry S. Truman.

Trade – Free Trade is a priority for the Trump administration, as long as treaties are restricted to trade issues and not encumbered with globalism and social justice expansion.

GWOT – Islam is a religion of conquest, based on expansion by force and conversion by submission and thus unable to co-exist with other mainstream global religions.

Defense – First thing, Trump must revisit the Quadrennial Defense Review to ensure alignment between national security strategy and military readiness / ability to execute those missions.

Israel – President-elect Trump invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to a meeting in the United States as the first opportunity based on shared values, shared interests, and a shared future.

Iraq – Militarily, the U.S. won the war in Iraq, but then the U.S. failed to successfully effect regime change, then abandoned the country without an effective transition strategy.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY