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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).

Mini Solar Oven Capable of Boiling Water

The latest portable solar oven is the cheapest to date going for $99 on Kickstarter
The latest portable solar oven is the cheapest to date going for $99 on Kickstarter(Credit: GoSun)

Back in 2013 GoSun unveiled its first solar oven. Using parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight, this portable convection oven is designed to cook a variety of foods without the need for a traditional heat source. Now, after several different iterations, the company is launching its cheapest and most portable version, the GoSun Go. read more

The Second Amendment is an Individual Right – the Founders Said So

The primary purpose of the 10 Amendments that form the Bill of Rights was to protect the natural rights of the individual from encroaching federal government function. We must remind ourselves and others of this. The only way someone would not know this is if they have not read them. So when a leftist begins to spout off about the Second Amendment, that it applies only to hunting or militias, we must remind them of this. If necessary, review each of the 10 and it will become clear that the founders did not intend for nine of the 10 to pertain primarily to the individual and yet single out just the Second as not having any individual component. It defies logic. But then so does liberalism.

So if we agree that the 10 Amendments pertain to individual rights,  we must then agree that the right to “keep and bear arms” also pertains to the individual. I might also suggest that you explain what “keep and bear arms” means. Simply put, it means to own and carry arms in defense of oneself and others.

Justin Haskins of the Blaze has cataloged several of the views of our founding fathers in the following article.

from the Blaze:

In their own words: What the Founding fathers really believed about guns

When the Founding Fathers approved the “right to bear arms” and the 13 newly formed states agreed to ratify the Second Amendment, the reason couldn’t be clearer: An armed citizenry is a free citizenry.

Yet despite the clear historical evidence showing the true intention behind the Second Amendment, liberals continue to mislead the public by asserting the founders believed the Second Amendment only protects guns necessary for everyday life in the 18th century, such as hunting rifles, or that the founders believed these constitutional protections apply only to militias, not to individuals.

These notions are nothing more than left-wing delusions, carefully crafted by people who in their pursuit of power and “public safety” have become desperate to take away law-abiding citizens’ centuries-old rights to own and operate guns.

As Richard Brookhiser, a historian and author of “What Would the Founders Do?,” concluded in his book’s section on the Second Amendment, “The founders lived among guns; they would never make them illegal; they would subject them to necessary laws, following [William] Blackstone. And they broke their own laws when honor demanded it.” 

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Weapon Wednesday – Raytheon Drone Killing Energy Weapon

 The vehicle-mounted laser combines a solid state laser with an advanced variant of the company’s Multi-Spectral...
The vehicle-mounted laser combines a solid state laser with an advanced variant of the company’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System,  installed on a small, all-terrain Polaris militarized vehicle(Credit: Raytheon)

An energy weapon system built by Raytheon has clocked up an impressive score by taking out 45 drones during a recent US Army exercise. Part of this year’s Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) at the Army’s Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the test involved a directed energy weapon that combines Raytheon’s high-power microwave beam and High Energy Laser (HEL) systems. read more

Is Black Liberation Theology Alive and Well in Cincinnati?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The Daily Wire posted an article Monday explaining that one Black Lives Matter (BLM) Group has separated itself, because they claim that the leaders of the movement actually profit from the “deaths of black people.”

The group in question is Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati. At least that’s what they used to be known as. So angered and disillusioned by the national BLM leadership, they’ve changed their name to, UBLMWACABL, or “Unlike BLM, We Actually Care About Black Lives.”

Nah – I’m just kidding. They changed it to, “Mass Action for Black Liberation.” The acronym would of course be MABL. Maybe this is a shout out to black and lesbian activist Mabel Hampton. That way the group can just swap out “Liberation” with “Lesbian” when it suits them, without having to change their signage. Or maybe it’s just a coincidence. I’m going to go with the latter.

Anyway – rather than further discuss what the Daily Wire has already covered, I’d like to concentrate on their new name.

We all know black lives matter, as does every life. Although don’t say this at a democrat rally or you’ll be booed off the stage like poor old Martin O’Malley during his short-lived democrat presidential campaign. read more

Harvard Breaking Down Bacterial Walls

In this artist's rendition of a bacterium, the blue dots represent the cell wall-building protein RodA...
In this artist’s rendition of a bacterium, the blue dots represent the cell wall-building protein RodA – and disrupting that protein’s function could be key to a new class of antibiotic(Credit: Harvard Medical School)

Bacteria can be hardy little creatures, thanks mostly to their strong cell walls that can protect them against drugs, viruses and other dangers. Finding ways to disarm these defenses is a key component of antibiotics, and now researchers at Harvard Medical School have identified a structural weakness that seems to be built into a range of bacterial species, potentially paving the way for a new class of widely-effective antibacterial drugs. read more

Who’s behind the Ingraham Boycott

from The Blaze:

Ingraham’s advertisers continue to bail — but the real story is who’s actually behind the boycott

More than a dozen companies have pulled their ads from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show in the wake of controversy over a story she tweeted last week about David Hogg, the prominent gun control advocate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Though it was Hogg who initiated the boycott, the real story is the organization that orchestrated and fueled the boycott to the level it’s at today.

Who’s really behind it? read more

Joke of the Day

A Catholic priest and a rabbi were chatting one day when the conversation turned to a discussion of job descriptions and promotions.

“What do you have to look forward to in terms of being promoted?” asked the rabbi.

“Well, I’m next in line for the Monsignor’s job,” replied the priest.

“Yes, and then what?” asked the rabbi.

“Well, next I can become a bishop.”

“Yes, and then?” read more

WND Exclusive – 1 State and 1 School Bucking Gun-Control Mania

Despite what they say, it’s understood what the left really desires. They do in fact want to confiscate our guns.

David Hogg, the new fresh face of fascism, even said so. “Yeah, exactly. It’s one of the loopholes, and we have to address those – a ban on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban,” Hogg declared. So he doesn’t want to ban them all – just the scary ones – to start.

Oh, but it just got a lot worse. This past Tuesday, progressive leftist former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens let the cat out of the bag by proclaiming that he wishes to repeal the Second Amendment. read more