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).

Podcast – Money in Politics – Think Progress and Congressional Orientation

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

ThinkProgress wrote an article regarding the corrupting influence of money in Washington D.C. In the article they included thoughts by incoming democrat congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as a few other democratic socialists.

She expressed her displeasure with the freshman orientation being run by corporate lobbyists. I agree. But she and her fellow socialists thought they should also have heard from labor leaders and activists. I don’t agree.

I share my thoughts on the article, Ms. Cortez and corruption in Washington. read more

Kudos to Ohio State University for Installing a Bacon Vending Machine

from the Blaze:

Bacon vending machine — yes, BACON! — lets students at major college pig out while on the goBrown Sugar Bacon Jerky Candied Bacon

It’s a bacon vending machine.

That’s right. The machine in the Animal Science Building at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences dispenses ready-to-eat bacon for a buck a pop, WBNS-TV in Columbus reported.

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Evidence Against the Clintons is Mounting

from Zero Hedge:

“I Know Where All The Bodies Are Buried”: Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To InvestigatorsImage result for andrew kessel clinton foundation

The CFO of the Clinton Foundation, thinking he was “meeting an old professional acquaintance,” admitted to investigators that the charity had widespread problems with governance, accounting and conflicts of interest, and that Bill Clinton has been commingling business and personal expenses for a long time, reports The Hill’s John Solomon.

Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel made the admissions to investigators from MDA Analytics LLC – a firm run by “accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators,” who have been probing the Clinton Foundation for some time. read more

Black Holes Aren’t Holes – They’re Fountains

Gas surrounding a supermassive black hole spews out from above and below the disk like a three-dimensional fountain, new simulations have revealed.

While it’s long been assumed that the rings of gas around active black holes took on the shape of a donut, researchers say the reality is far more complex.

Simulations and observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimetre Array (ALMA) suggest the ‘donut’ is actually a more dynamic structure made if three gaseous components that circulate constantly.

According to the team, it¿s more of a three-step process. First, the cold gas forms a disk near the plane of rotation, heating up until the molecules break down. Some of these molecules are expelled above and below the disk. This falls back down to create a fountain-like structure

According to the team, it’s more of a three-step process. First, the cold gas forms a disk near the plane of rotation, heating up until the molecules break down. Some of these molecules are expelled above and below the disk. This falls back down to create a fountain-like structure read more

Tom Perez Wants us to Forget What We Hear from the Pulpit

This one has to be seen to truly appreciate the depravity of the left. The video of an over-animated Tom Perez is at the end of the article.Image result for tom perez

from the Blaze:

DNC Chairman Tom Perez is very upset that Americans listen to what they hear in church

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez revealed the extent of the hostility of Democrats to the church in a speech where he criticized that Americans were listening too intently to what they were hearing from “the pulpit.” read more

Joke of the Day

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates.

St. Peter checks his dossier and says, “Ah, you’re an engineer — you’re in the wrong place.”

So the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in.

Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements. read more

NFL Fines Running Back Over a Donation

I am certainly not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. You might even say I’m an anti-fan of the so-called “America’s Team.” And early onImage result for Ezekiel Elliott fined I had my mind made up about their star running back Ezekiel Elliot. Frankly I thought he appeared to be an arrogant chump.

Well, evidently looks can be deceiving. I have new-found respect for Elliot, although I will never become a Cowboys fan.

from The Daily Caller:

STAR COWBOYS RUNNING BACK CALLS THE NFL ‘RIDICULOUS’ AFTER BEING HIT WITH RIDICULOUS FINE

Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliot isn’t holding back his criticism of the NFL anymore.

The star running back, 23, was hit with a $13,369 fine this week for “unsportsmanlike conduct,” which seems pretty reasonable, except he only received the fine because he dropped a $21 donation into a giant red Salvation Army pot after to celebrate a touchdown. read more

Puppy Unearths Woolly Mammoth Tooth

A puppy has dug up a 13,000 year-old woolly mammoth tooth in the back garden of his owner’s home.

Eight-month-old Labrador Scout found the ancient artefact while digging a hole in the yard in Whidbey Island, Washington.

Owner, Kirk Lacewell, said that he thought the pooch was carrying a rock or piece of wood.

Scout was carrying the item around the following day when Mr Lacewell noticed that it looked ‘odd’.

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Trump Says to End All Government Electric Subsidies

from IBD:

Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End

President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says subsidies for electric cars and other renewable energy programs might soon be eliminated. That would be a major victory on the road to energy freedom.

National Economic Council chief Kudlow, a well-known free marketeer and supply-sider, said subsidies might disappear as soon as 2020 — interestingly, the next presidential election year. The decision comes after General Motors — the beneficiary of $2,500-$7,000 tax credits for those who buy GM’s plug-in cars, not to mention two separate corporate tax cuts — decided to close five North American plants, leaving 14,700 workers without jobs. The move infuriated Trump.

“As a matter of our policy, we want to end all of those subsidies,” Kudlow said. “And by the way, other subsidies that were imposed during the Obama administration, we are ending, whether it’s for renewables and so forth.” read more