Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

December 23, 2017


Honor – “Leadership to me means duty, honor, country.  It means character, and it means listening from time to time.”  George W. Bush.

Politics – A poll found nearly 20% of liberals say they prefer to live in another country, and only about a third say it is “completely accurate” to say they are proud to be Americans.

Politics – The term liberal” today means the opposite of what was meant by Founders: morphed into omnipotent government in every area of life as a foe to free enterprise. 

Politics – Now that the GOP tax reform has passed, Republican’s reputation is linked to much the economy grows and likely will directly influence the 2018 and 2020 elections.

Politics – In 2017 Democrats adopted a legislative resistance strategy, refusing to negotiate or compromise on anything, which has resulted in a long string of political failures.

Politics – Since Democrats can’t win on issues, their strategy is to make the next election one of women against men, much like Hillary Clinton’s campaign, but it has already backfired with so many liberals rife with misogyny and sexual predators.

Politics – The far left always scream the loudest about the “evils of discrimination right up until the moment they can use it as a tool to advance their own ideology and goals.

Politics – The Russia collusion probe found proof that the Obama Administration weaponized the FBI just like they weaponized the IRS to wag a covert war on their political enemies.

Politics – No need for President Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller since the only “crimes” that the Russia election collusion probe found were perpetrated by Democrats.

Politics – A poll reports Conservatives think Fox News, Hobby Lobby, and Chick-Fil-A as the most patriotic organizations and individuals while Liberals consider them the least patriotic.

Politics – A poll reports Liberals think Planned Parenthood, Michael Moore, The New York Times, the NFL, and Colin Kaepernick are the most patriotic institutions and people, while Conservatives consider them the least patriotic.

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 hthings as: abortion, gender, marriage, drugs, death penalty, religion and welfare.

Media – The liberal mainstream media has targeted Fox News as their evil opponent, but their lack of credibility has spawned yet another direct competitor in One America News.

Government – Communism is responsible for killing over 150 million people from 1917 to 1987: Soviet Union with 62 million lives lost and People’s Republic of China with 76 million lives lost.

Media – President Trump has ceased kowtowing to the mainstream media, since the media has proven itself partisan and forfeited any reputation as an objective news source.

Media – It is time to discontinue funding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CFB) and subsidizing PBS and NPR as unneeded subsidies for unconstitutional state media outlets.

Honor – “When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation – freedom, equality, justice, and hope." Ronald Reagan.

Economy – The Fraser Institute's latest annual Economic Freedom of North America report finds New York ranked 50th and California 49th, based on an index of 10 variables related to government spending, taxes, and labor market freedom.

Economy – Despite the endless drumbeat of negativity from the media, Black Friday sales were up, but primarily in the e-commerce areas, as brick and mortar sales were down.

Budget – The Democrats wailed about the deficits from the tax reform bill, so now would be a good time to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment to eliminate any future deficits.

Pensions – The three states with the lowest pension funding ratios: Connecticut, Kentucky, and Illinois all are in risk of running out of funds in the near future to pay promised benefits.

Internet – The internet operated effectively and efficiently without net neutrality, but Obama’s FCC inexplicably determined a radical transformation was needed to “save” it.

Immigration – One of the biggest misunderstandings about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is that anyone getting into the country as a refugee, or anyone who was granted asylum, automatically becomes a legal, permanent resident on track to citizenship.

Civil Rights – The #MeToo world is self-imploding as it endorses a knee-jerk over-reaction to convict innocents based on hazy recollections condemning men who committed no crimes.

Abortion – According to Pew Research, 38% of American women believe abortion should be illegal in most or all cases, only four points lower than American men.

Crime – According to FBI data, America's top 10 most violent cities, including homicides, gun violence, gangs, pedophilia, and robberies are long-time majority Democrat-controlled.

Honor – “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” .Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Foreign Policy – Replace UN with League of Democracies to promote global freedom, restricting membership to countries with democratic values and rules of law.

United Nations – Votes have consequences and the Security Council resolution condemning the U.S. decision to move embassy to Jerusalem should reward votes with loss of Foreign Aid.

Defense – President Trump has removed climate change as a national security risk, returning military focus to real kinetic threats that the nation faces and must be prepared to defend.

Qatar – Qatar has harbored terrorist operatives and financed various extremist groups, including Hamas, the Taliban, al Qaeda, the al-Nusra Front, and the Muslim Brotherhood.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY