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).

1,000 Heavily Men and Women march through Park – and it’s OK

I thought the militia was like a four letter word, synonymous with gun-totin red-necks. And I thought they were inherently worrisome and generally up to no good. Is that not how our media and leftist democrats depict them?

Why yes it is – until now. This latest militia isn’t scary, I guess because the 1,000 strong, heavily armed, are “100 percent black.” Don’t kill the messenger – that’s their words – not mine.

And they’re looking for a fight – as in armed conflict. Now how well do you thing something like that would go over if this gang was “100 percent white?”

Not well, I’d imagine.

And need I remind everyone. Race has nothing to do with this. Ignorance, stupidity (not the same thing) and an obvious double standard is what this is all about.

from the Blaze:

Heavily armed militia marches on Stone Mountain State Park in Georgia to protest monument to Confederate leaders

WND Exclusive – Independence Day deaths marked by Divine Providence

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

There were five Founding Fathers who became president. Some would say that, no, in fact there were six. What about John Quincy Adams? Was he not a founder?

No he wasn’t. He was the son of second President John Adams, but was only a child of the Revolution.

The five, in order, were of course George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.

It was Divine Providence that brought all these great men together at this exact place and this exact time in history. It was through acts of Divine Providence that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were crafted and signed. It was Divine Providence that assisted in the founding of our nation. read more

Video Podcast – Did Trump Dump Kushner – Showtime Movie Shows Leftist Bent

by: Brent Smith

Jared Kushner gets the boot?

Well praise the Lord, if true. Both him and his wife have to go. Obviously they’re part of the family… but no more advisory positions for either of them.

Ivanka is a liberal – always has been. So is Kushner. And both have given just pitiful advice to the President – undermining his stated agenda with every piece bad advice.

The movie, Eye in the Sky, was mildly entertaining, but of course these days, had a liberal message. And that message was inadvertently shown that the West has neither the stomach nor will to win a war, if even a single innocent is killed through collateral damage. read more

It’s Not July 4th, It’s Independence Day

by: Brent Smith 

On July 2, 1776, George Washington sent general orders to his officers explaining the war effort:

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. read more

Be Proud of the Ragged Old Flag

It’s Independence Day. A time for reflection and celebration – of why this is greatest country on God’s green Earth.

A day to fly the flag just a little higher and salute it a little longer.

And worry not if your flag is not in the greatest shape. Fly it proudly – unashamedly! read more

A Declaration of Independency

by: Brent Smith

It was May of 1775 and the second Continental Congress met for the first time. Growing weary of King George III’s utter lack of attention towards the petition to redress grievances sent by the first Continental Congress, the colonists decided to act.

In June of that year the Congress developed their own currency separate of the crown. They also established the first Continental Army, calling themselves the “United Colonies.”

Getting word of the colonies seditious behavior the King declared that the American colonists were “engaged in open and avowed rebellion.” The British Parliament passed the “American Prohibitory Act” later that year, which instituted a naval blockade of all American ports and halted the colonies’ trade with the world and among each other.

March of 1776 saw the second Continental Congress pass “The Privateering Act” giving privateers permission to attack British blockade vessels, for the colonies had not the funds to form a proper Navy. read more

Exercise is Good for the Eyes Too!

A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration
A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration

We know exercise is a good thing. It improves everything from cardiovascular disease to one’s cognitive health. Observational studies have also seen physical activity lessen age-related vision loss, but until now it hasn’t been clear how causal that relationship has been. New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) is offering the first experimental evidence to show how exercise can directly slow, or even prevent, macular degeneration. read more

The OODA Loop may Save Your Life

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The following is a departure from my normal politically oriented articles, but I think with all the violence popping up everywhere in America, it’s more important than ever to understand and develop situational awareness. It can, quite literally, save your life and the lives of loved ones.

In the video below, Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine of SEALFIT explains the OODA Loop – Observation – Orientation – Decision – Action, and incorporates it into the Cooper Color System.

The OODA loop is a practiced mindset of constant situational awareness, and the ability to take swift and decisive action from the information collected from that awareness.

This is different from mere paranoia. Situational awareness is more like tactical observation. It’s more than just noticing that there are a bunch of people gathered across the street waiting to cross, or a blue van driving by. It’s more like “Where’s Waldo,” or “one of these things is not like the others.”

Practicing situational awareness can keep you or your loved ones from simply walking out into traffic or prevent you from entering a potentially dangerous or deadly situation or encounter, by merely avoiding it all together.

With practice, one will be able to pick out Waldo fairly quickly – like the guy wearing a trench coat in the middle of summer. And with practice, you’ll find there is almost never a Waldo to find – that everything is the way it’s supposed to be. read more