Musings on the Week
December 15, 2018
Immigration – The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” George Washington.
Politics – Every time I hear Democrats assert how Republicans think, they either read their minds (unlikely) or are projecting their own mental shortcomings on their opponents.
Politics – A lie is only a lie if it comes from the lips of a conservative; but a “misstatement” if it comes from a liberal, with immunity agreements granted only to Democrats under investigation, but not conservatives who are blackmailed into career-ending, bankruptcy.
Politics – As much as Democrats want it, pursuing business deals with Russia, seeking opposition research and paying “hush money” are not crimes nor grounds for impeachment!
Politics – The American people ignore the Democrats’ “impeach screech” as deranged ranting based on wishful political thinking with no factual basis or underlying crime.
Politics – If Democrats were surprised by the negative impact of their Kavanaugh smear, they “ain’t seen nothin’” if they decide to impeach Trump based only on politics.
Media – President Trump should drive the Democrats crazy by nominating Mike Flynn as a new National Security Advisor considering he has already been vetted and experienced!
Immigration – “We must say no to illegal immigration so we can continue to say yes to legal immigration.” William J. Clinton.
Census – The question is not when will white people become a minority, but rather when will diversity be achieved and we can finally stop tracking peoples’ heritage and beliefs?
Subsidies – Our government has a horrible track record picking winners and losers, so we should stop subsidizing agriculture commodities and energy producers.
Immigration – The Immigration Act of 1882 barred from entry into the United States "any person unable to take care of himself or herself without becoming a public charge."
Immigration – A Gallup world poll found that the U.S. is the top destination for immigrants with nearly 160 million people around the world wanting to emigrate to the United States.
Environment – The IPCC conference made more apocryphal predictions, based on pseudo-science and inaccurate computer models requiring redistribution of wealth to poor countries and promising to deliver miniscule climate change since solutions do not address problems.
Education - In the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment, the United States ranked an unremarkable 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science.
Family – Children are victims in the welfare state of fatherless households: 63% of youth suicides; 90% of all homeless and runaway children; 85% of all children who show behavior disorders; 71% of all high school dropouts; and 70% of juveniles in criminal detention.
Immigration – “It’s a national embarrassment that an illegal immigrant can walk across the border and receive free health care and one of our veterans that has served our country is put on a waiting list and gets no care.” Donald J. Trump.
GWOT – Christianity is the single most persecuted religious group on the planet and that in 80% of these instances of persecution, it is Muslims who are the persecutors.
Europe – Protests have spread from France across the rest of Europe as populism rejects the ruling elite cramming climate change and globalism down peoples’ throats to drive up energy prices and import immigrants who want to fundamentally change their countries.
Afghanistan – Foreign policy failed because the need for military action (“Powell Doctrine”) has disappeared: no clear attainable objective was ever defined; no plausible exit strategy was defined; both American and international support has been allowed to erode.