Musings on the Week
March 23, 2019
Courage – "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Harry S. Truman.
Politics – Despite all the evidence of economic success, Democrats are convinced we’re living in a depression and the economy has been in a nosedive since Trump took office.
Politics – Democrats are proposing changes to the Constitution, such as voting age, voter qualifications, electoral college process, and expanding the size of the Supreme Court as long as it benefits their political party, irrespective of impact on the nation at large.
Politics – The political narrative is stark with the extensive media coverage of the massacre of 35 at a mosque in New Zealand by a white fascist, but no coverage of the massacre of 201 Christians in Nigeria by Muslims or the killing of 3 people by a Muslim in the Netherlands.
Politics – The Republican 2020 political strategy should be to debunk the socialism myth and expose each program in the Democrat “Green New Deal” as ineffective, unachievable and unaffordable, and then reveal next steps in the MAGA plan to “Build on America’s Success.” Government – “A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.” Grover Cleveland.
Economy – According to CNN, 70% of Americans believe the economy is in “good shape” due to President Trump working overtime to deliver results for the average American.
Jobs – The Jobs Report was the 11th consecutive month with more job openings then unemployed workers, with 1.35 million more job openings than unemployed workers.
Income – The Dallas Federal Reserve recently stated the "average individual wage growth" is currently 5%, about 2.1% higher than the commonly reported growth rate.
Healthcare – Abolishing private insurance and forcing everyone into a government health insurance plan, ala Medicare for All, wouldn't necessarily improve patients' health care.
Environment – The recycling mania is a giant placebo, making us feel good but not financially viable or environmentally beneficial, as many cities abandon their programs,
Elections – Texas leads the nation in prosecutions of election fraud: Since 2018, 33 people have been convicted of election crimes in cases brought by the state attorney general’s office, and 13 more have cases pending.
Elections – If Democrats are successful legalizing illegal aliens to vote, how long before voter registration forms are handed out with customs forms to passengers at international airports?
Elections – Children can’t buy or drink alcohol until 21; can’t join the military service, buy a firearm, buy tobacco products, be prescribed health medications, or sign a legal contract until 18, but now they want to lower the age to vote for President and federal offices to 16.
Education – While the number of high school graduates who begin college has increased in recent years, the percentages graduating with a four-year degree have not risen much.
Civil Rights – Democrats have shown it is all right to be openly anti-Semitic or anti-Catholic, which should mean it is all right to be openly anti-Muslim or anti-anything, Right?
Civil Rights – Rather than using Martin Luther King Jr admonition to judge people by content of their character rather than the color of their skin, Democrats use intersectionality to score depth of identity politics, with a hierarchy of victimhood and grievances against society.
Religion – The true Islamophobia in America is the fear of speaking against bigoted expression from a Muslim, lest one be falsely accused of being a bigot.
Drugs – Politicians are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana, but they are not telling us that adolescent pot users are having trouble in school suffering memory impairment, loss of learning ability and reasoning skills, and possibly a permanent decline in IQ,
Peace – “Peace is not absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” Ronald Reagan.
GWOT – As long as terrorists such as ISIS believe that they do God’s work by killing infidels, and are able to attract disaffected Muslims to fill their ranks, the ISIS menace will continue.
GWOT - it’s hard to feel sorry for Muslims killed in an attack, after thousands of such attacks by Muslims against Christians, Jews, Yazidis and many other non-Muslim groups over the past.
Europe – Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has been slow-stepped undermining UK’s economic performance, with refusal to negotiate as the default bargaining position.
New Zealand – What is lost in the media narrative that the terrorist was a “right-wing white nationalist” was that his manifesto identified left-wing environmentalism as cause célèbre’.