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.