Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

November 21, 2015


Government - “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” Ayn Rand.

Politics – The left has an ongoing war with reality where, in their quest for utopia, they have decided to shut out truths contrary to their reality and created their own little Bizarro-land.

Politics – It is strange that our President accuses the American people of being un-patriotic for wanting to do something proactive on refugees to prevent future terrorist attacks on American soil, while this same President endorses one destructive policy after another that opens us up for such an attack!

Media – Ben Rhodes is Obama’s new “Baghdad Ben who spins the White House message with half truths and complete fiction, all while denying reality and keeping a straight face.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: campus speech police and continued attempts to close down Guantonomo prison.

Politics – The Democrat debates are 2 hour infomercials for Hillary Clinton, since she is the only real Democrat candidate for President, unless she gets indicted for felonies by the FBI.

Politics – FBI has found probable cause that Hillary Clinton violated two federal statutes (18 USC 793 & 18 USC 1924) governing handling of classified material; General Petraeus pleaded guilty to the latter charge, and his actions were not as extensive, nor as provable.  

Politics – Hillary Clinton is one of the Democrats who refuses to see reality, “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

Media – The liberal media is trying desperately to discredit Ted Cruz as a Presidential candidate, since he is the best conservative alternative and savior for the Republican Party.

Rights – “Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” Ayn Rand.

Debt – Rapid economic growth is the only real solution to the government debt problem and negative interest rates for savers, but will require major regulatory, tax, and spending cuts.

Jobs – The CBO predicts that a minimum wage of $10.10 will cost jobs and cut employment by 500,000, and a $15.00 minimum wage may cost 6.6 million jobs lost or hiring put off.

Environment – How can anyone believe the environmentalists who support, with a straight face, the same solutions for global warming that they support for global cooling?

Environment – Obama’s pledge is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 28% less than that produced in 2005, by the year 2025, at a cost of $73 billion per year, in addition to already $26 billion per year to meet current greenhouse gas emission standards, all of which is expected to reduce global temperatures by .02 degrees Celsius by the year 2100!

Immigration – No country is obligated to accept refugees from any other country, and only accepts them if it is in the best national interests of the receiving country!

Immigration – The Refugee Act specifies that refugees demonstrate they are unable to return to their country on the basis of a well-founded fear of persecution on the basis of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or because of political opinion, but for the Muslim refugees, not a single one of these provisions is met.

Immigration – The real mission in the Middle East must be to prevail on the ground in Syria, so today’s refugees can return home safely to their homeland, a humanitarian goal.

Education – College administrators have not learned a lesson that any parent of a two year old knows, that you never accept a temper tantrum or you will never recover respect.

Civil Rights – Half (50%) of white Americans agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem today as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.

Civil Rights – Defining oneself as a “dash” American (African-, Native-, Muslim- etc.) is to permanently embrace second class citizenship and reject assimilation as an American. 

Reality - “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” Ayn Rand.

Trade – The 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership agreement includes: a legislative body superior to Congress; a vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treaty; increased legal immigration; reduced patent protection for U.S. pharmaceuticals; quotas on U.S. agricultural exports; increased currency manipulation; and reduced U.S. powerJUST VOTE NO!

GWOT – Barack Obama remains committed to a failed strategy against an enemy he has long underestimated and doesn’t understand in a war he has no plans to win.

GWOT – Unhappy with Obama’s strategy, the hacker group, Anonymous, has launched its own campaign against the Islamic State to deny terrorist use of electronic communications.

GWOT – Victory in the Global War on Terror will require all nations to recognize they are already at war, must join together to defeat this threat, and the war may take decades.

GWOT – Obama does not recognize ethnic cleansing as a problem, but Christians refugees seek religious refuge while Muslim refugees seek a new venue for their Islamic conquest.

Syria – The only authentic Syrian refugees are Christians and Yazidis who do not have a country to call their own in the Middle East region.

France – Perhaps the latest attack will wake up France that the combination of open borders without assimilation and external Muslim appeasement is a national suicide policy.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY