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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).

Will Government Ever Extricate Itself from Higher Education?

No and why it want to. Neither Democrats nor Republicans have ever proposed such a thing, and most never will. But some on the right are at least proposing some changes.Image result for college loan bailouts

from the Federalist:

6 Serious Counterproposals To Democrats’ Insane Higher Ed Bailouts

The student loan debt bubble will soon burst, and the proper solution is not to throw $1.6 trillion of taxpayers’ money at a government-created problem.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both of whom are running for president, each have a higher ed plan: Warren’s would pay off $50,000 of student debt for those earning less than $100,000, and Bernie’s would pay off practically all of America’s $1.6 trillion in student debt and make state college “free.” He’d attempt to pay for it by taxing stock and bond trades. read more

Solar Robobee Flies on Its Own

The latest Robobee modification allows it to fly without needing a wire tether
The latest Robobee modification allows it to fly without needing a wire tether(Credit: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)

We’ve been following the exploits of Harvard’s tiny Robobee for a few years now, from its first controlled flight, then learning to swim and perch, and rising out of the water with style. Until recently, it’s been powered via a wire tether, but researchers have cut the cord by installing teeny solar panels on the little robotic insect. read more

Ruminations of the Day – Kamala Harris and Antifa

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Sometimes, there’s just too much happening all at once, so it makes it difficult to decide on a topic. So instead, how about two?

One:

Here we go again with the birther thing. Really?! And it’s not even a birther question. People are just calling it that.

It worked so well last time, that someone said to themselves – self, I know we looked like complete idiots before with the whole Barack Obama birth certificate. Because of our idiocy, a new word was even coined: birther.

This time the sights have been set on Kamala Harris. No, unlike Obama, no one is claiming Harris was born elsewhere and thus not an American citizen. Websites and supposed journalists are just using the “birther” moniker because it’s more sensational.

Some black guy, Ali Alexander, tweeted that he’s tired of Kamala Harris trying to “rob American blacks of our history.” read more

Hundreds of New Species Found

A red-eyed tree frog was one of the amphibian species observed during an expedition to the...
A red-eyed tree frog was one of the amphibian species observed during an expedition to the Lost City of the Monkey God in Honduras(Credit: Trond Larsen)

In 2012, centuries-old legends of a lost city in Honduras were confirmed when ancient ruins were rediscovered in the dense Mosquita rainforest. Now, scientists have conducted a three-week expedition to these ruins, known as the “White City” or the “Lost City of the Monkey God,” and found a trove of natural treasures. Living in the pristine forests around the city is an incredibly rich array of wildlife, including species new to science, some unknown in the area, some that haven’t been seen in decades and others that were believed extinct. read more

WND Exclusive – THERE’S NOTHING SACRED ABOUT ‘PRECEDENT’

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

We constitutional conservatives agree that precedent is rarely a good thing.

Beyond the crafting of our original documents and some, but not all, constitutional amendments, I can think of no precedent that has ended other than badly for America.

Oftentimes precedents begin innocently enough and with supposed good intentions. But once that framework has been set, or that foundation laid, more often than not those with less than good intentions are free to cite the original to justify building upon it.

And so it will be for us if President Trump decides to set a precedent and declare a national emergency on our Southern border. I don’t just mean in order to procure some funds for the wall, which for months has been tied up in the courts. Hardly earth-shattering. I mean a full-blown national emergency declaration, shutting the border down, as he threatened to do. read more

Video Podcast – Trump Must Put the Courts in Their Place

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

The other day, Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review made a couple of great points regarding the recent supreme Court decisions.

It was regarding both the DACA non-decision and the census decision.

Neither of these “cases” should involve the courts at any level, much less the supreme Court.

I discuss why both should be decided by only the Executive branch, with no inputs from the courts, and little, if any input from even the Legislative branch. read more

Another Slap in the Face to Veterans

To equate the importance of a flag representing the gender some people pretend to be with a flag honoring our prisoners of war and those missing in action is a travesty. But to take one down and replace with another is just disgusting and a purposeful dig at all those who hold dear the military and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

from the Blaze:

Rainbow pride flag replaces POW/MIA flag at veterans memorial plaza — and public outcry is ignited

Veteran John “Bill” Williams recalled to WRC-TV that he was in Vietnam just six days before two fellow service members were shot down, declared missing in action, “and they still haven’t found their bodies.”

 

Image source: WRC-TV video screenshotSuch losses are why the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in Rockville, Maryland, means so much to Williams.

Image source: WRC-TV video screenshotAnd it’s also why he was upset that the plaza’s POW/MIA flag was replaced with an LGBTQ rainbow flag for pride month, the station said.

Image source: WRC-TV video screenshot

“I wasn’t happy about it at all because the park is supposed to be a veterans park,” Williams told WRC. “People died. Now they took it down and put another flag up.”

He added to the station, “If they want to put the other flag underneath, they could put it underneath, but the POW flag should be flying there.”

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Tiny Muscle Lets Dogs Get Their Way

The raised inner eyebrow movement in dogs is driven by a muscle which doesn't consistently exist...
The raised inner eyebrow movement in dogs is driven by a muscle which doesn’t consistently exist in their closest living relative, wolves(Credit: University of Portsmouth)

An extraordinary new study, examining the anatomical differences between dogs and wolves, has revealed our canine companions recently evolved a very small facial muscle allowing them to raise their inner eyebrow. This tiny muscle was not found in wolves, suggesting dogs rapidly evolved this extra tissue to better communicate with humans. read more