Musings on the Week
February 29, 2020
Integrity - “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain.
Politics – Progressives are trying to deconstruct our Constitutional, removing the elements that make it unique (democratic republic, states rights, balance of power, rule of law, freedom of speech, property rights, etc.) and make it exceptional in the world.
Politics – President Obama brags that there was no evidence of wrongdoing in his administration, when the truth is that there was ample evidence but no prosecution.
Politics – Democrats attempt to shame, scold, and intimidate republicans into silence, and hide behind fringe Antifa masks when they seek to coerce those it cannot intimidate.
Politics – Bernie Sanders, a registered Independent, is the frontrunner for the Democrat nomination for president, and auditioning as the George McGovern of the 2020 election.
Politics – Mike Bloomberg is a “legend in his own mind,” buttressed by wealth accumulated in the financial industry, and unhampered by understanding the rest of the country.
Politics – With nothing to offer to voters, Democrats are crossing their fingers and hoping for a global economic collapse as their only means to defeat President Trump in the election.
Government – Always remember that Communism is the ideology and authoritarian political system that oversees the socialism economic system, and the muscle for enforcement.
Integrity - “Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.” Mark Twain.
Constitution – The Founding Fathers were obsessed with dictatorial tendencies observed throughout history and the Constitution distributes power to many places and many levels.
Economy – The Obama-Biden years of big government were a huge failure: trillions in taxpayer-funded stimulus, explosion of the national debt, and 14.6 million Americans dropped out of the labor force, including large numbers of women, minorities, and veterans.
Taxes – Radical tax ideas such as financial transactions tax, a wealth tax, and sharply higher capital gains tax rates are now mainstream proposals for the Democrat party candidates.
Immigration – Finally the Supreme Court reaffirmed existing federal law that immigrants desiring permanent legal status can be denied if they are likely to become a “public charge” including non-cash assistance, so green cards for those free of dependency.
Healthcare – Since 2005, over 160 rural hospitals have closed their doors, and no less than 430 more are at risk of shutting down, coupled with the doctor shortage presents a difficult problem for the 46 million Americans living in low-population-density areas.
Healthcare – Democrats are employing Steven King’s book, The Stand, as their template for predicting global apocalypse due to the corona-virus, but forget it was a fictional novel.
Energy – The price of natural gas has fallen to its lowest February level in 20 years. the price has plunged by 90% since 2005 while natural gas production has hit an all-time high this year.
Energy – Environmentalists are the new green Luddites, rejecting non-carbon emitting nuclear energy while lifecycle costs of renewable energy are revealed as excessive.
Environment – The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released yet another report saying that America again reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and they project that such emissions will be going down even further this year.
Education – When was sex education mandated as public school education core curriculum, and why are we surprised that it has introduced a climate of sexual harassment?
Masculinity – Now that the Boy Scouts have officially abandoned many of their core principles, bleeding membership, and declared bankruptcy, Trail Life USA, a Christian version of Scouting without the PC nonsense, has been launched with chapters in 48 states.
Feminism – Feminists created the monster now devouring women's sports, featuring Trans-Women vs. Cis-Women in a death match for recognition and college scholarship money.
Integrity - “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” Mark Twain.
Globalism – The true goal of globalism is the eradication of nations, patriotism, sovereignty, any attachment to families, churches or civic associations, and the emergence of a “New Man”: cosmopolitan, rootless, atheist, and willing to follow the dictates of globalist ideology.
Sweden – Sweden experimented with democratic socialism in the 70s and 80s, resulting in, not creating a single net new job in the private sector between 1970 and 1995, until the mid-2000s when Sweden cut the size of its government by a third and emerged from its slump.
Cuba – After 60 years of Castro Brothers control, Cuba has raised the minimum wage to $16 (per month, not per hour), causing the average wage to shoot up from $24 to $42 monthly.
Africa – Desert locusts are devastating crops and threatening tens of millions of people with lost livelihoods and starvation, while the UN is hampering recovery efforts in the name of “agroecology” which rejects modern agriculture practices, fertilizers and pesticides.