Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

November 28, 2015


Government - “Most bad government has grown out of too much government.” Thomas Jefferson.

Politics – Nearly 5,000 minors have arrived at the southwest border in FY2016, a 97% increase from FY2015, and the number of “family units” arriving has risen 179% over the same period.

Media – More than six in 10 Americans believe that the news media, followed closely by Hollywood, has a negative effect on the country.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: campus out-of-control political correctness and forcing Syrian refugees into states.

Politics – The Presidential primary race is down to a few serious candidates: Republican: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump, and Democrat: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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.

Power – “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire.

Finance – The Fed fears raising interest rates to return to a market based system, because it will have a devastating effect of increasing the federal deficit due to debt carrying costs.

Healthcare – Twelve of the twenty-three ObamaCare health insurance co-ops launched in 2014 have pulled out of the market, forcing their customers to look elsewhere for coverage.

Environment – The American people list climate change as one of their lowest priorities, even while paying lip service to it as a serious matter.

Education – College enrollment has increased under Obama, but graduation rates fell, with barely half the students who enrolled in 2009 graduated.

Education – The biggest victim of the campus uprisings was freedom of speech where any differing opinions were branded as hate speech and conformance was required by all.

Civil Rights – The current state of racism is exaggerated out of proportion, since most “micro-aggressions” are imagined grievances that exist only “in the mind of the victim.”

Civil Rights – Impatient for “action,” phony acts of racist vandalism and manufactured hate crimes are perpetrated by the supposed victims far more often than by actual racist acts. 

Abortion – New studies have revealed an alarming rate” of breast cancer among women worldwide who have had abortions, while women who breastfeeding have a lower risk.

Freedom - “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” James Madison.

Military – After all the White House legal interference, if Bowe Bergdahl is not convicted and dishonorably discharged for desertion, the military justice system will be forever damaged.

GWOT The Islamic war of religious conquest began in the 8th century and has only been blunted and never defeated by global coalitions of nations several times in history.

GWOT – Focusing on ISIS only is like a oncology doctor focusing only on breast cancer as a strategy to defeat all cancer, since this disease can metastasize and kill you elsewhere.

GWOT – Obama’s strategy for dealing with radical Islamic terrorism and jihadist movements is to ignore their motivating ideologies, take minimal action to combat them, criticize other governments for failing to destroy IS and its jihadist brethren on their own, and attack Republicans for criticizing Obama’s strategy for defeating radical Islamic terrorism.

Middle East – Despite overwhelming evidence of genocide against Christians across the Middle East, Obama refuses to acknowledge these murders and treat them as refugees.

Israel – The “stabbing intifada” continues with multiple knife-wielding Palestinian teens attacking Israeli Jews, usually resulting in bloody victims and dead assailants.

Iran – The Obama administration admitted to Congress that its nuclear pact with Iran has not been signed by the Iranian regime and has no legal force.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY