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).

120,000 Year Old Human Footprint Found

Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Palaeodeserts Project

Archeologists have discovered fossilized human footprints in Saudi Arabia that help fill in the story of the early migration of our species. Dating back 120,000 years, the tracks are the oldest evidence of the presence of modern humans on the Arabian Peninsula. read more

Hungry Schoolchildren get Billions in Nutrition Assistance in New House Bill

by: Brent Smith

As you’re reading this report regarding the wonderful stop-gap spending bill that was recently and overwhelming passed by the House of Representatives to avoid a shutdown, I’d like everyone to bear this in mind. It will make sense as you read on.

Most major cities across the country say they plan to start the school year remotely, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Newark, Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Arlington, Virginia, and Oakland, California.

In NYC, at best, most students can only attend in-person classes no more than three days a week.

In Connecticut, at least 12 schools have closed after teachers or students tested positive, and in New Jersey, at least six districts have said they will switch to remote-only instruction.

In other words, millions of kids will remain at home, remote learning. So why is that we need, “$8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families,” if they won’t even be at school?

And don’t blame the messenger, the Blaze, for reporting on it.

from the Blaze:

House passes bipartisan spending deal by a landslide, averting government shutdown

‘It’s not perfect’

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan spending bill by a landslide late Tuesday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, will continue funding the federal government through Dec. 11.

What are the details?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a statement ahead of the vote that she had reached a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republicans for a continuing resolution that would “add nearly $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families.”

“We also increase accountability in the Commodity Credit Corporation, preventing funds for farmers from being misused for a Big Oil bailout,” she said.

The Washington Post reported that the stopgap measure passed “overwhelmingly” in a 358-to-57 vote, noting that Republicans had rejected an earlier “partisan bill” put forward by Democrats the day before.

Not one Democrat voted against the legislation, but 56 Republicans did along with former GOP member Libertarian Justin Amash (Mich.).

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Weapon Wednesday – Air Force’s New Secret Jet

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U.S. Air Force
  • The U.S. Air Force announced it has already flown a new prototype fighter.
  • We know virtually nothing about the new plane … other than it exists.
  • Most observers did not expect a new fighter for another decade.

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A Sheriff has Nothing to Apologize for

by: Brent Smith

Yesterday, I read an article from the Blaze. It was regarding a Spartanburg County Sheriff, Chuck Wright, who refused to apologize to two young black men after a shooting incident.

The two men were charged with attempted murder of sheriff’s deputies on September 13th. They charges have since been reduced to aggravated breach of peace, whatever that is, after a review of evidence showed that the two men, Tarus Mallory, 23, and Akymzee Holbert, 22, who were returning home from a party in North Carolina, did not shoot at the officers.

After the charge was reduced the two were quickly released and free to go.

It was then that both men demanded an apology from Sheriff Clark. But it wasn’t just the two who demanded the apology. read more

The Eyes May Diagnose Neurodegenerative Diseases

A protein associated with neurodegeneration, previously detected in blood samples, has now been found in eye fluid
A protein associated with neurodegeneration, previously detected in blood samples, has now been found in eye fluid

A protein, previously found to be an effective blood-based biomarker of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, has for the first time been detected in the eye. The discovery lays the foundation for promising new diagnostic eye tests hoping to catch neurodegenerative diseases years before symptoms appear.

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What was it that Ginsburg said?

by: Brent Smith

Let’s play a “did she say it” game. Ready?

Number one:

“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year,” Ginsburg said in a 2016 New York Times interview in which she called for Merrick Garland to receive a confirmation vote in the Senate.

She then added as to whether the Senate should take up a vote on Garland, Ginsburg said at the time, “That’s their job.”

And now number two:

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg told Clara Spera in the days before her death, NPR reported.

“Is this a trick question,” most would say. I mean, it says right there that Ginsburg said them both.” read more

Airbus Hydrogen Aircraft

Airbus hopes to put the first zero-emission aircraft into service by 2035
Airbus hopes to put the first zero-emission aircraft into service by 2035
Airbus

According to a recent international study, aviation is responsible for 3.5 percent of all human activities that drive climate change. Airbus is looking to a cleaner future for the commercial aircraft industries, where hydrogen powers the zero-emissions aircraft of tomorrow. read more