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).

Weapon Wednesday – Textron’s Grizzly Pack-bot

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS

The modern solider is overburdened, so defense researchers have been trying to invent new ways to lighten the load, such as wearable exoskeletons that shoulder some of the weight. Now, here comes the latest possible solution, a tracked robot designed to operate with Army ground forces, carrying important, heavy gear. read more

GW Students Want to Dump Their Namesake

You’ve probably seen or heard of the dust-up at Hofstra University. Some snowflake students want to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson. Yes, Thomas Jefferson. Now, George Washington University students want to rid themselves of the evils of the school’s mascot, George Washington. Let’s just erase our entire history.

from Zero Hedge:

Goodbye George: GW Students Vote To “Remove-And-Replace” Mascot

According to the GWU Joint Elections Commission, 54 percent of students who voted in this spring’s Student Association elections supported the removal of the Colonial as the school’s mascot. It was not immediately clear what students plan to replace the Colonial mascot with or even if school administrators will act on the results of the referendum.  read more

The Democrats are Doggedly Determined to Rid Us of the Electoral College

This past Sunday, my podcast explained the ins and outs of the Electoral College. Why it was developed and why it is as vitally important to our republic (no, we’re not a democracy) today as it was at our founding. Even more so. You may listen to it here.

And right on cue, the dems are starting the ball rolling. 

from the Blaze:

Senate Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College

A group of Senate Democrats say the Electoral College is an unfair system that needs to go and have introduced a constitutional amendment in order to have it abolished.

What are the details?

On Tuesday, the measure — sponsored by Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), and Brian Schatz (Hawaii) — was officially introduced in the upper chamber, as companion legislation to a proposal already offered in the House.

According to CBS News, the campaign to get rid of the Electoral College gained steam among Democrats after the party’s 2000 and 2016 presidential nominees, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, both lost White House bids despite garnering more of the popular vote than their Republican opponents.

Durbin issued a statement, saying, “Before the 2000 election, I introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Constitution and create a system of direct election for presidents. And I still believe today as I did then that the Electoral College is a relic from a shameful period in our nation’s history, and allows some votes to carry greater weight than others,” Fox News reported.

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Throw a DART at It

There’s an Asteroid on a collision course with. Isn’t there always? So what do we do?

Claire Reilly takes a look at NASA’s mission to gently bump those killer asteroids off course and (hopefully) save humankind, using NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, or DART. read more

Damn the Torpedoes – Cut Foreign Aid

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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During a time of increased illegal immigration at the Southern border in the summer of 2014, democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein encouraged President Barack Obama to use his “very broad power” to limit immigration as he saw fit.

In a letter sent to Obama, Feinstein noted that she spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about how to address the immigration “crisis.”

“There is also an argument that there is sufficient flexibility in current law for the government to respond to the current crisis and that further legislation is not needed,” Feinstein said.

She was referring to Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows the president to limit immigration that is “detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

Feinstein continued to argue that “no legislation is necessary to give your administration the tools it needs to respond to this crisis, and that any needed temporary measures can be implemented through presidential action.”

My how the democrats are singing a different tune less than five years later. Crisis then – no crisis now. I’m sure it can’t have anything to do with the fact that Donald Trump is now president. Or maybe it’s that Obama was just so darn successful at curtailing illegal crossings that the crisis simply is no more. Yeah, I’m sure that’s it. read more

Joke of the Day

A state trooper pulled a car over for speeding.

When the trooper asked the driver why he was speeding, the driver said he was a juggler and was on his way to do a show at the local children’s hospital. He didn’t want to be late.

The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling and said if the driver would do a little juggling for him then he wouldn’t give him a ticket. read more

WND Exclusive – SMOLLETT: STANDARD BEARER OF SOCIAL JUSS-TICE

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

For the past few years, America has been treated to the constant drumbeat condemning “white privilege.” No matter what your station in life, if you were born Caucasian, you, my friend, are privileged. Tell that to the all the whites living below the poverty line in middle America.

Now there’s a new privileged class: the minority, politically connected, first-time offender. This is the new Juss-tice, and Mr. Smollett is its groundbreaking standard bearer. read more