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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).

Please Mr. President – Don’t Support Red Flag Laws

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Please Mr. President – reconsider. Don’t do this. Please stop pushing Red Flag legislation.

Oh, like taxes, or frankly any law that deals directly with the people, they all start out, as does this suggestion from the President, fairly innocuously and backed with the best of intentions – at least outwardly.

But as Will Rogers said: “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

And ole Will’s saying doesn’t just apply to taxes. It applies to virtually all laws and all regulations.

Take the income tax … Please! Just kidding.

Seriously, in 1913, the first year of the income tax, the top tax bracket was 7 percent (and that included a six percent surtax) on all income over $500,000 ($11 million in today’s dollars), and the lowest tax bracket was 1 percent.

And of course promises were made by our benevolent government overlords prior to its introduction, that tax rates wouldn’t just be continually raised.

Raise rates? Don’t be silly. We’re the government. You can trust us – right? read more

Is Mass Hair Regrowth Coming Soon?

Though still a while away, hair regrowth science continues to inch toward real-world applications
Though still a while away, hair regrowth science continues to inch toward real-world applications(Credit: ruigsantos/Depositphotos)

Outside of expensive transplants and drugs with questionable effectiveness, a proper treatment has continued to elude the great number of scientists working in the realm of hair loss. But sources of optimism are never far away, the latest coming out of Japan’s Yokohama National University where scientists have developed an improved technique they claim brings higher rates of follicle growth and could be scaled up to cover larger, vaster expanses more efficiently. read more

Video Podcast – Climate Change Virtue Signalers – Michelle for POTUS

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Hot Air writes: “What do former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Katy Perry have in common? All of them are famous, extremely wealthy, and environmental scolds. They talk a big game about saving the planet and fighting global warming but then they travel to Google Camp and just like that, their hypocrisy is exposed.”

Yes – climate change virtue signalers show up at the lavish Google Camp in private jets and mega-yachts to discuss how the rest of us should be more responsible, yet can’t seem to see the irony in their own actions.

Michael Moore says Michelle Obama should run for President. I beg to differ. I discuss that whether she should or not is immaterial. She won’t run and I’ll explain why. read more

WND Exclusive – What comes after ‘Medicare for All’?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

According to leading polls of Democratic primary voters, health care is still one the top issues. And it took center stage, as a new human right, by means of the new progressive socialist tag-team, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, during Tuesday’s Democratic debate.

On night 2, there was not the unbridled enthusiasm for the Sanders-Warren Medicare for All scheme, as Joe Biden threw cold water on it and defended Obamacare. But he appears to be one of only a few. To many of the rest, it’s like Obamacare never existed – like it had no positive effect on “health care” at all.

It didn’t, by the way.

And here we are today. It’s déjà-vu all over again (h/t: Yogi Berra). Almost a decade after Obamacare was signed into law, the issue is still front and center. read more

Upset Mother takes it Out on a 10 Year Old Kid

At a conference recently, Senator Ted Cruz said that “Universities Are Trying Hard To Raise A Generation Of Pansies.” Well, they’re not the only ones. Some parents are doing a bang up job of it two. But this time it sounds like the pansy isn’t the kid, but the Mom. And what goes hand in glove with pansydom? That’s right – litigation.

from WXYZ in Michigan: 

Canton 10-year-old charged with assault following schoolyard injury

The soon-to-be fifth grader is charged with Aggravated Assault, following a schoolyard game gone wrong.

“These kids are basically playing a game we all have played,” Lindley told 7 Action News. read more

Hypersaline Desalination Problem Solved

The researchers believe that the temperature swing solvent extraction desalination method could be transformational for the...
The researchers believe that the temperature swing solvent extraction desalination method could be transformational for the water industry(Credit: lnzyx/Depositphotos)

“Hypersaline brine” is industrial waste-water with salt levels that exceed even that of seawater. It’s a big, expensive, destructive problem which a team of engineers at Columbia University in New York City hope to solve with their solvent-based method of desalination. read more