About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

Kunta Kaepernick – the $20 Million Slave

by: Brent Smith

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Colin Kaepernick has been duped. He exited college holding a golden ticket, being drafted in 2011 by the San Francisco 49ers as a high second round pick – 36th overall. And he made the most of it. He took his team to one Superbowl and just missed another.

By all accounts, he was good kid and teammate.

Then he met his girlfriend Nessa Diab, a leftist Black Lives Matter type radical, who, in my opinion, poisoned his mind. He went from good player, good person and good teammate to an angry, put upon, radical activist – just like his girlfriend. But I’m sure his transformation was purely coincidental.

By his own actions, he was let go, not to play another down in the NFL. And since then, none of the 32 NFL teams have come-a-calling. Nobody wants him. Not because he doesn’t still have talent. No one wants him because he’s a vocal pain in the butt, and too much of a disruptive distraction for any team – for any locker room.

Just a few days ago the NFL did something extraordinary. Something they’ve never done before. They arranged a private workout for Kaepernick in Atlanta and invited all 32 teams to attend. read more

British Retro Morris E-Van

Two-tone paint, a split windshield and hoodless body ... Morris beats Volkswagen to the electric classic van revival punch
Two-tone paint, a split windshield and hoodless body … Morris beats Volkswagen to the electric classic van revival punch
Morris Commercial

We knew the all-electric Morris J-type redux was going to be cool, but we weren’t quite prepared for just how much we want to pinch its chubby little fenders. Combine those fenders with the buttery-smooth, arched roof, body-color wheels, beady headlights and creased windshield, and you have a van that’s delightfully British retro. Below its mid 20th century-influenced skin, the JE packs a cutting-edge electric powertrain and modular chassis that could lead to additional variants, including a pickup truck and camper van. Yes, please. read more

Warren may be Giving Trump a Means to Increase his Minority Support

from Human Events: 

Elizabeth Warren and the Democrats Choose Teacher Unions over Black Families

Republicans can win over black voters by supporting charter schools

Recently, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan to revitalize America’s K-12 education system. The problem? Her proposal replicates the exact policy model that precipitated American education’s historical decline.

It begins pretty simply: boost local education by funneling billions of dollars of funding from the federal level to states. The added kicker, however, is that Warren proposes to eliminate the Federal Charter School Program—a program created to incentivize new charter schools and support high-performance schools already in existence.

Warren’s proposal reflects the ever-widening disconnect between the Democratic Party and its crucial African American voting base. The data is irrefutable: black voters have consistently shown support for alternatives to public schools for over the past two decades. And this makes sense, given how failing public schools disproportionately affect minority communities. read more

Joke of the Day

While walking down the street one day, a Democrat is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the pearly gates.

“Welcome to Heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, we want to honor your free will. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one day in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

And with that St. Peter escorts the Democrat to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell. read more

Will the Trial of the Century Actually Take Place?

by: Brent Smith

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When the democrat hacks in the House of Representatives get around to fabricating whatever charges of impeachment against the president, it of course then goes on to the Senate to be tried.

To recap, the House’s only responsibility is to bring, or in this case makeup charges, or Articles of Impeachment – similar to an indictment.

Then it moves to the Senate for trial and judgment, and is overseen by supreme Court Chief Justice, John “ObamaCare” Roberts.

Regardless of what the charges are, anyone who has paid attention to the actual facts, and watched Glenn Beck’s Ukraine timeline videos, Part OnePart TwoPart Three, understands that whatever the charges leveled against the president, all will be bogus – completely fabricated. Just like Adam Schiff’s soliloquy at the hearing in September.

Recall he made people believe he was reading directly from the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. Of course he made it up. But his purpose was just to advance a narrative of guilt, knowing that most low-information citizens wouldn’t read the transcript or even inquire about it. And, for the most part, he got away with it, as spineless and/or ignorant republicans, seated right next to him, never called him on it until days later. read more

Podcast – The Deep State Department, Impeachment and the Founders

by: Brent Smith

Today I’ll discuss what I’ve coined the “Deep State” Department and how it is akin, as Glenn Beck astutely describes, as Hydra, form the Marvel movies. They are, we discovering, remarkably similar, except for all the death ships and such.

In mine and others’ opinion, that’s really what’s this latest attempt at impeachment and removal of president Trump is really about – teaching our elected officials that the deep state actually runs the show and don’t try to usurp their power, or pay the price for doing so.

I also discuss Marie Yovanovitch “feelings” testimony, Liz Cheney and the founders original intent and language of the impeachment clause in the Constitution. read more

Jury Rules in Favor of Planned Parenthood

After the judge set pro-Planned Parenthood rules for the trial

What a stunner!! A Judge and jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood and against the Center for Medical Progress, the people who made the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees and executives admitting to selling aborted baby parts.

from the Blaze:

Planned Parenthood awarded millions in damages after jury rules against David Daleiden, pro-life undercover videos

‘A dangerous precedent for citizen journalism’

A federal jury found that the Center for Medical Progress — an organization known for its release of undercover videos apparently capturing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue obtained through abortion procedures — caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood and awarded the abortion group $870,000 in punitive damages plus hundreds of thousands more in compensatory damages. read more

Sublight Dynamics 6DOF Joystick

Sublight Dynamics has unveiled a prototype of a one-handed joystick with six degrees of freedom
Sublight Dynamics has unveiled a prototype of a one-handed joystick with six degrees of freedom
Sublight Dynamics

It almost goes without saying that flying aircraft or spacecraft is tricky – even in games. The third dimension really complicates things, and traditional controllers or joysticks can only really provide half the puzzle. Now, a small startup called Sublight Dynamics has unveiled a prototype for a one-handed joystick with six degrees of freedom.

Sublight Dynamics is currently funding the 6DOF joystick through Kickstarter, where it's already raised over US$17,000 of its $40,000 goal

Sublight Dynamics is currently funding the 6DOF joystick through Kickstarter, where it’s already raised over US$17,000 of its $40,000 goal
Sublight Dynamics

Rather than sitting on a flat surface, the 6DOF joystick is designed to clamp on the edge of a desk. There, a user can simply push or pull the handle in the desired direction – up, down, left, right, forward, backward, as well as tilting and turning it to make use of the rotation axes.

The joystick is kitted out with various force sensors that tell it which direction it’s being moved in. That design choice apparently makes input changes smoother and small adjustments easier. Plus that means there are no bearings or other parts that can wear out. It’s designed to be operated with one hand, whether you’re a lefty or righty thanks to a swappable palm rest.

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