Musings on the Week

December 7, 2019


Greatness – "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." Winston Churchill.

Politics – The Republican Party has the once in a lifetime political opportunity to change its perception and become the party of the working classes, open to all people of every color, religion and ethnic background, and to remain in power well into the future.

Politics – Democrats have surrendered to the extreme left and impeachment is not only an attack on Trump, but also meant to dishearten and disenfranchise those who voted for him.

Politics – Democrats are still in denial they lost the 2016 election and the impeachment process has been a verdict in search of a crime” to punish and remove the President.

Politics – In the past half century, America has almost impeached one president, impeached another, is about to impeach yet another, and talked a lot about impeaching all the rest.

Politics – After hyping “no one is above the law” but failing to uncover any evidence of a crime being committed, Democrats and their hand-picked liberal legal experts will pivot to a weak position that a president can be impeached without breaking a law!

Politics – A landslide victory in 2020 by Trump and the Republicans in Congress is the single event that could be the impetus for the Democrat Party to recover any sense of moderation, assuming the liberals have the intestinal fortitude to divorce themselves from the radical Left.

Politics – I believe the upcoming IG Horowitz’s report has been over-promised and will under-deliver justice and understanding, falling far short of indicting deep-state lawbreakers.

Social Media – Google and Gmail are surveillance platforms, with no product other than you, their customer, and they gather your information, monetize it, effectively sell you.

Media – Broadcast networks NBC, CBS, and ABC have donated 75 hours of free air time to Democrats’ impeachment hearings, despite notably poor (and consistently shrinking) ratings.

Media – The liberal media is no longer believed by most Americans because their sources are suspect, their logic is faulty, their conclusions are biased causing disappearing credibility.

Equality – "I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy." Thomas Paine. 

Social Security – Next year, the Social Security Trust Fund will shrink for the first time since 1982 with depletion predicted in 2034, and then if no adjustments are made, benefits would have to immediately shrink by one quarter to align revenues and payments.

Healthcare – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that, in 2019, taxpayers paid out nearly $100 billion in improper Medicaid spending, including more than $57 billion at the federal level, one out of seven dollars spent on Medicaid was improper.

Energy – Wind and solar aren’t competitive with traditional fossil fuels, and wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for massive federal subsidies, and laws establishing quotas for renewable energy.

Environment – The problem with most climate change warnings are that they lack historical perspective explaining past performance which disproves environmental base assumptions.

Immigration – Immigrating into the United States is designed as a privilege, not a right, and requires new citizens to assimilate into the culture, learn the English language, follow the laws, and add unique traditions to the melting pot” of American pluralism.

Immigration – Many neighborhoods are rejecting the federally funded refugee resettlement programs that are stuffing legal and illegal Immigrants into unsuspecting communities.

Education – Colleges and universities have replaced their traditional core curriculum of English grammar, composition, literature, foreign languages, philosophy, and history that sharpened reasoning, honed written and oral expression, and provided the student with the facts-based architecture central to fundamental education with all sorts of “studies” majors: ethnic studies, peace studies, environmental studies, black studies, Latino studies, Asian studies, feminist studies that created the next generation of jobless social justice warriors.

Elections – Ohio is the latest state to conduct their required annual voter database certification and were surprised to find hundreds of non-citizens registered voters and many of these who illegally cast votes in recent elections (voter fraud).

Justice – "For the sake of peace and justice, let us move forward toward a world in which all people are at last free to determine their own destiny." Ronald Reagan.

Trade – It has been a year since President Trump signed of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) , but ratification is stalemated in the impeachment focused House.

GWOT - Law prohibits anyone to hold any sworn office who does not swear full allegiance to the Constitution, yet hordes of adherents to Sharia are unlawfully permitted to hold sworn office, whose allegiance is to a set of laws diametrically opposed to the Constitution.

Europe – When Trump took office, only three NATO countries were meeting the agreed target of devoting 2% of GDP to defense, while today that number is eight, and commitments are in place to take it up to 18 countries out of 30 within four years.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY