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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).

Government Still Spending Like Drunken Sailors

My apologies to drunken sailors!

from IBD:

No, Tax Cuts Are Not Driving Deficits — It’s The Spending, Stupid

Are President Trump’s massive tax cuts what’s driving federal deficits upward. Everyone says so. But, it’s not true. It’s just a way for lawmakers to distract the public while they crank up the spending machine. Just like the Senate did this week.

Earlier this week, Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, gave a talk at the Economic Club of New York in which he said that tax cuts aren’t to blame for deficits.

“People are quick to blame deficits on tax cuts, but I don’t buy that,” he said. “The gap is principally spending too much.” read more

Urwerk’s New Watch Design

The Urwerk UR111C showing its linear display
The Urwerk UR111C showing its linear display(Credit: Urwerk)

Urwerk can always be counted on to surprise, and its latest UR111C wristwatch is absolutely true to form. Designed by co-founders Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, the self-winding UR111C does pretty well everything it can to subvert the traditional wristwatch form, including an analog/digital readout that sits to the side of the case rather than on the face. read more

If I were a Cynic, I Might not Believe the Kavanaugh Accuser

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I can’t believe I’m once again writing about this nonsense regarding judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blazey-Ford. But the situation has become so convoluted and so chaotic that it’s taken the air out of most everything else political.

I’m trying not to become cynical, but the more we learn, or don’t learn, the more suspicious this and she becomes.

Let me say that I have no idea what happened, or didn’t. And the fact is, unless someone comes forward and confesses, it can never be determined that the incident, as she described, happened at all, much less that Kavanaugh was the attacker.

The only thing I am sure of is that this is the chaos the democrats hoped for and thrive on.

I’ve listened to many women call in to various programs over the past few days, describing, in vivid detail, what had happened to them many decades earlier. There is a common thread which runs through all these assault victims’ stories. They remember every detail – the who, the when, the what, the how, the where – everything. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Are Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems a Good Idea?

Salon Eurosatory 2018

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As the power of artificial intelligence grows, the likelihood of a future war filled with killer robots grows as well. Proponents suggest that lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWs) might cause less “collateral damage,” while critics warn that giving machines the power of life and death would be a terrible mistake.

Last month’s UN meeting on ‘killer robots’ in Geneva ended with victory for the machines, as a small number of countries blocked progress towards an international ban. Some opponents of such a ban, like Russia and Israel, were to be expected since both nations already have advanced military AI programs. But surprisingly, the U.S. also agreed with them. read more

Baseless Allegations are Nothing New for the Left

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The circus side show that the democrats were hoping for during the Senate Kavanaugh hearings has come to fruition.

And they owe it all to a California psychology professor, Christine Blasey (pronounced BLAH-zee) Ford, who, by most accounts just happens also to be liberal activist. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely accurate – yet. But she has attended liberal anti-Trump events and is a California college professor.

Am I therefore alleging that she made up the entire story of being attacked at a high school party when she was 15 and has fingered supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the attacker?

No – I’m not alleging such a thing. Nor can anyone else who wasn’t present in the room at the party. In other words, it’s a wholly unprovable incident.

But do you see what I did there? I implied that maybe she did just make it up because of her background as a California college professor and that she attended liberal events. And we know that all California college professors are radical leftists – right? read more

BMW Driverless Motorcycle

The self-driving BMW makes its way around the track
The self-driving BMW makes its way around the track(Credit: BMW Motorrad)

Yamaha’s Motobot is not alone, it seems. Behind closed doors, BMW has also been working on autonomous motorcycle technology for the last couple of years. And yesterday, BMW Motorrad released footage of a self-driving R1200GS negotiating its own way around a test track. read more