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Musings on the Week

January 25, 2020

 

Liberty - “Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” Woodrow Wilson. 

Politics – Moral relativism is the core of social sciences (sociology, anthropology, psychology, and political science) corrupting judges, opinion-makers, policymakers, and decisionmakers.

Politics – Democrats are perpetually unhappy, only focused on life’s shortcomings assigning blame to President Trump and never acknowledging Democrat complicity in its failure.

Politics – After successfully electing a “race card” president, with disastrous results, Democrat use of the “gender card” is no longer valued since ideas and likeability matter much more.

Politics – The new "law" in America, according to our ruling class, is that if you are a Democrat candidate for president, even if you have committed crimes and indulged in corrupt acts, you get a free pass from investigation or accountability.

Politics – Bill Clinton was charged with separate felonies and impeachable offenses, while Donald Trump has been charged with zero felonies and 2 non-crimes.

Politics – Democrat strategy for the Senate impeachment trial is to turn it into a never-ending Senate investigation, since the House failed to manufacture any impeachable offenses.

Politics – The House impeachment was a sham investigation, so now the Senate should conduct a sham trial resulting in a quick dismissal of all so-called “charges.”

Politics – Democrats are proud President Trump has been “impeached forever,” yet they don’t realize that the real legacy is Democrats will forever be known as “political hacks.”

Politics – Unless something drastic is done, Democrats have successfully redefined Impeachment as a mere vote of no confidence and it will become a rank political ploy for years to come whenever an opposition party gains a majority in the House.

Politics – See this impeachment charade as the farce it has become:  a last gasp effort by an opposition party desperate to minimize, vilify the successes of the last three years.” William Parrot.

Media – Anti-establishment conservatives have used the internet to break the mainstream media’s control of the national conversation, winning over a critical mass of ordinary Americans and dealing a deathblow to traditional gatekeeping.

Media – Senator McSally has been criticized for calling a CNN reporter “a liberal hack,” but hopefully this is the first of many Republicans who reject liberal media as partisan opponents.

Government - “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Economy - As of January 2020, more than 158,000,000 Americans are employed, the stock market is reaching new highs, and consumer confidence is at the highest in decades.

Manufacturing – Since Trump’s first month in office, more than 480,000 manufacturing jobs have been added, more than anything achieved by the Obama or Bush administrations,

Immigration – The president slowly has been inching toward fulfilling his campaign promise to reduce illegal migration, both with policy changes and a wall at the southern border.

Environment – Nature self-regulates forest growth with naturally caused fires, burning off undergrowth and fallen trees, but forest management has been able to interrupt this cycle.

Environment – Sweden, home of Greta Thunberg, polled taxpayers and found that spending on climate (change) is regarded as the worst waste of tax money in 2019.

Gun Control – Despite the Governor’s best efforts to manufacture a violent confrontation, gun rights supporters peacefully demonstrated their rejection of Virginia gun control efforts.

Civil Rights - The cultural Left’s intersectionality crusade has separated the country into different corners: White people are not permitted to address racial issues, and men are forbidden from speaking about women’s matters (i.e. abortion).

Family – The welfare state is a poor replacement for a community where everyone knows and supports each other, since government services can never replace a two-parent family.

Education – Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of United States, reinterprets history to support Leftist narrative scrapping exceptionalism replacing with class warfare ideology.

Education – Children today are not taught the objective process of critical thinking, but instead are taught to embrace the progressive conclusions with unquestioned acceptance.

Feminism – Women’s March 2020 marched around demanding everything they already have: abortion, freedom of speech, workplace equality, and a voice in government.

Elections – Seattle is collaborating between the county, nonprofit, and technology firm to  pilot voting in local elections via smartphones testing security and access.

Abortion – Fifty-eight percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the nation's policies on abortion, a new high in Gallup's trend with Democrats changing the most since 2017.

Abortion – Progressive abortion decisions are no longer simply about whether a mother wants to keep her child, but also about whether her child is good enough to keep.

Religion – Pope Benedict XVI abdicated, lamenting the liberalism that had seeped into the Church after Vatican II, watching seminaries and convents closing and liturgy trivialized.

Peace - “I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.” Ulysses S. Grant.

GWOT – A Declaration of War is directed at another nation, while the Global War on Terror is directed at the Islamist ideology wherever they exist, irrespective of national borders.

United Kingdom – Both Houses of Parliament approved the final EU Withdrawal Agreement, who are now planning on punish Britain for having the temerity to break off the relationship.

 

David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY

http://www.returntocnnbbommonsensesite.com/