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).

Joke of the Day

Three vampires walk into a bar.

The bartender looks at him suspiciously, but decides to serve them anyway. “What’ll be, boys?”

The first vampire says “Blood. Give me blood.”

The second vampire says “I too wish for blood!”

The third vampire says “Give me plasma.”

The Bartender smiles and says “Got it. Two bloods, and a blood-light.”

A Couple of News Items

WHAT WOULD ABE DO?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois, is in favor of hiring all unemployed workers at an average of $40,000/yr. Cost: $600,000,000,000 dollars. That’s for one year. Jackson added, “It could be a 5 year program”. What then? Fire them all, again? He is also in favor of bailing out all the states at a cost of $104 billion. For another $100 billion we could bailout all the cities.
Watch in amazement!
Great plan Jesse. What would these people do? Usually, when you hire someone, you expect him or her to do something for his or her pay. Maybe they could be Obama’s civilian security force.

He also wants this to be done by executive fiat. By the mere sweep of Obama’s decree pen, there will no unemployment.

I’m sure honest Abe would be all in on this idea. After all, Congress has been kind of naughty lately. Not listening to our king and all.

Jesse, Jr. makes his father look intelligent.

BIG SIS
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano recently told a congressional panel she learned of operation “Fast and Furious” only after one of the border agents, Brian Terry, was killed. That was December of 2010.

There’s a slight problem with her testimony. As the video below shows, she was well aware & actually helped launch the original “Operation Gun Runner” program, that morphed into “Fast & Furious”. It’s the same program & she knows it. It does, however, depend on what the definition of “is” is.

The White House press conference was from March 2009. Didn’t Eric Holder say the same thing, that he only recently heard about the operation in the news?

She & Holder are either corrupt as the day is long, or totally incompetent. I vote for both.

It’s Mainstream on Mainstreet

I’ve been writing about the “Occupy” folks & the events leading up to the recent movement a lot lately. Why? Because it is very important to get the truth out, before the truth no longer matters.. Whether one wants to see the reality or ignore it for ideological reasons is an individual choice. We are all free to choose, for now.

As an aside, the more research I do on these events & their “Coordinators”, the more I see, none of this is new nor original. It’s all been done before; even the names are just rehashed.

Oh look, it's SDS (1969)

The first event, several weeks ago (Sept.) known as the Day of Rage isn’t even a new slogan. It was first used in Oct. 1969 in Chicago.

The situation we find ourselves in today is, or will be, much worse than it was in the sixties when all this began. Then, the people in charge of these uprisings were kids. They were very dangerous, but naïve. They were outside the system, so it was difficult for them to get any real traction for their movement. Unbeknownst to most they were being trained & controlled by the Soviets, the Cubans & the revolutionaries out of Quebec, Canada. Yet that support was little known. There was no tolerance for communism in mainstream society then.

Jump to today. Those same sixties radicals & communists are the system. They are government leaders. They run foundations with billions in assets. They are professors at universities all across the country.

I recently wrote of the homegrown terrorists of the sixties. Look at them now. Bernardine Dorhn is a law professor at Northwestern University.

Ayers & Dorhn, just regular folks!

Bill Ayers is a retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, formerly holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. Now he travels around and speaks on how to reform our education system. These are the unrepentant terrorists we want teaching our children? Really?

For those of you who still think the “Occupy Events” are just made up of independent minded freedom loving folks, I think it’s time to wake up.

I’ve seen many interviews of people who quit their jobs to come & basically make this their new career. None of them appear to be aligned with any particular group or movement. It seems the media has made an effort to find these independents. Evidently the only ones trying to maintain the illusion that this movement is just disparate individuals is the media.

Despite their attempts, the support for this movement is much less concealed than it was 40 or so years ago. Maybe due to the easier access to information; maybe these groups don’t feel the need to hide it. Whatever the reason, what were once thought to be fringe “kook” factions, are now openly supporting the movement.

I preface the following with this: Look at your friends and acquaintances. Almost without exception, you will all be of like, or at least similar mind.

If you feel a need to sympathize or align yourself with this movement, here is the company with which you will be keeping. Remember the old & always true saying, “Birds of a feather, flock together.”

Here is just a partial list of the “Occupy” movement’s supporters, sponsors & cheerleaders:

Communist Party USA, American Nazi Party, Leaders of Iran, Hezbollah, The North Korean government, the communist Chinese government, Hugo Chavez, The Revolutionary Communist Party, The New Black Panthers, Socialist Party USA, CAIR, White Revolution, Marxist Student Union, the Nation of Islam. That is just a partial list.

These are the groups that free & freedom loving Americans want to be connected to? Think about it.

Joke of the Day

There was this gas station out in the country trying to increase it’s sales, so the owner put up a sign saying “Free Sex with Fill-up.”

Soon a “not so bright” customer pulled in, filled his tank, and then asked for his free sex.

The owner told him to pick a number from (1) to (10) and if he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex. The buyer then guessed (8) and the proprietor said, “No, you were close. The number was (7). Sorry, no free sex this time but maybe next time”.

Several days later, the same man, along with his buddy this time, pulled into the station for a fill-up. Again he asked for his free sex. The proprietor again gave him the same story and asked him to guess the correct number.

The man guessed (2) this time, and the proprietor said, “Sorry, it was (3). You were close but no free sex this time”.

As they were driving away, the driver said to his buddy, “I think that game is rigged. He doesn’t give away free sex”.

The buddy replied, “No, it’s not rigged — my wife won twice last week.”

Mid-Season Update


I’ve been commenting on a lot of heady stuff lately, so I thought I would lighten things up with a little midseason NFL update. That and we’ve been rocked with snow, power outages & general mayhem up here in New England. 40 – 50% of the area around where I live has been without power since Saturday night. Tons of fun.

Anyway, to the NFL.

There appears to be a consensus pertaining to Green Bay being the best, not only in the NFC, but the entire league. I agree with that. At this point in the season I don’t know who can challenge them for the top spot. Their defense isn’t as good as last year, but still pretty darn good. It only has to be average due to their potent offense. No one can match them point for point. They just have too many receivers that can burn you. The Vikings got as close as anyone will & I don’t think that will happen again. They could go undefeated if they stay healthy.

That leaves the Steelers, The ‘G’ men (Giants), 49ers (yes, the 49ers), Patriots (HA!), Lions, Ravens, Eagles, maybe even the Bills or the Jets kind of jockeying for second through ninth.

The Steelers have issues as demonstrated this past weekend by only putting up 25 on the worst pass defense in the league. The reports were that Big Ben blistered the Pats for 365 yards. Yes he did, but that didn’t equate to a ton of points. I wasn’t impressed.

I don’t know what Harbaugh is juicing his players with in San Francisco, but I want some. They have bought whatever he’s selling & playing, in my opinion, better than they are. They are blessed, once again, to be in the poorest division in football.

Although the Giants are atop the NFC East, the Eagles are showing signs of real progress. It just may be that it has taken this long for their defense to begin to gel. They may end up winning that division. It all depends on the play of Eli, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Manning. His lack of consistent play continues to be a problem.

The Lions have been impressive at times, but I’m afraid the league wants to castrate Suh & get him to tow the wussy league line. He’s the driving force on defense, so if he is somehow forced to back off, the rest of their defense will follow.

The Steelers have nothing to fear from the Ravens. Flacco seems to be regressing. He had a good outing last weekend, but that was against the Cards & look what they did in the first have of that game. Run the ball, you idiots!

That leaves the AFC East. The Pats, Jets & Bills. I can’t figure out the Jets. Sanchez seems to have the Eli disease. The next four weeks will determine their season. The Bills twice & the Pats. They must beat the Patriots & have to at least split with the Bills. If not their done.

The Bills have beaten some pretty decent teams & could be for real. They put the beat down on the Redskins. How they fare against the Jets will say a lot. They already have the tie-breaker against the Pats.

The Patriots were awful at Pittsburgh. Every phase of their game was poor. The defense is horrible. They can only hope for some bend-don’t-break games or just poor offensive performances by their opponents. This is on Belichick & he alone. He is trying to be everything. You can’t be Head Coach, GM, coordinator, draft expert, etc. Until he comes to terms with that, they’ll continue to go downhill. If not for Brady, the Pats would struggle to be a .500 team.

The rest of the league is there but doesn’t matter. The Saints may mount a comeback, but I doubt it. The Chiefs, Titans or Raiders could play some sort of spoiler role, knocking someone out of the playoff hunt.

The big question though; will the Colts or Dolphins win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

Joke of the Day

There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mine shaft. Curious about its depth they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing.

They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing.

The guys searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in thinking they will surely hear it hit bottom. While waiting for it to hit, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole!

The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them.

He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area. They said that one had just jumped into the mine shaft right in front of them!

The man replied, “Oh no. That couldn’t have been my goat. Mine was safely secured to a railroad tie.”

Stupid People Gone Wild (according to my Son)

The following is a video from Saturday, Oct. 29, showing the peaceful protestors of Occupy Denver just minding their own business. I think I can hear them singing Kumbaya in the background.

All the sudden the jack-booted thugs (police) move in. Someone with a loudspeaker is dropping “F” bombs as freely as a conservative throwing styrofoam out his car window. Must have been an infiltrator from the 1%.

This is the caption from the original Video, “Frank Roper was showing his massive bruise to arriving cops and his foot was ran over by a cop on a motorcycle. He pushed the motorcycle and the cop got off the bike, chased him down and Frank Roper was then arrested.”


Yes, that’s exactly what happened! Frank Roper didn’t intentionally block the policeman’s path. Then Frank Roper didn’t push the motorcycle over. He just gave it a little tap-a-roo.

As we can see, these “unplanned” events are starting to become more out of control. It’s almost as if they were planned to go this way. Could we have another Kent State on our hands soon?

How about some historical perspective.

We all remember the incident at Kent State University in 1970. If not, it is where 4 students were shot dead & many others wounded by National Guard troops. The guard was called in to try to restore order during large on-campus demonstrations against the Vietnam War.

All major media accounts reported it as the National Guard thugs simply opened up on the poor innocent student body who were conducting peaceful & spontaneously organized protests. Heck, a hit song was even written about it. “Ohio”, by CSNY.

Well, it wasn’t quite like that at all. Here’s some interesting background leading up to that fateful day in 1970.

In the fall of 1968, Kent State was treated to two appearances by Mark Rudd, the S.D.S. (Students for a Democratic Society) leader who led the seizure, with aid of the Black Panthers, of campus buildings earlier that year at Columbia University in New York. Another frequent visitor was Bernardine Dohrn, an S.D.S. official who called herself a “revolutionary Communist” & reportedly told the students: “They’ve shot blacks in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and they’re certainly going to shoot whites here.”

Just a quick tip. Anytime you see, “Anyone for a Democratic anything”, you know they’re communists. Terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, wife of terrorist Bill Ayers & friends of Obama. You mean that Berardine Dohrn? Yep. Small world isn’t it?

SDS then


Back to history.
In early 1969, S.D.S. distributed copies of the Organizers’ Manual For The Spring Offensive, which explained: “During the course of the struggle it will probably be necessary and helpful to carry out a series of escalating ‘mini’ actions to help build consciousness and dramatize the issue. Beginning with guerrilla theater actions in dorms we can escalate to disrupting classes, street marches, quick assaults on buildings, etc., before moving to the major confrontation of the struggle.” So the purpose of all this agitation at Kent State was to recruit as much cannon fodder as possible, and then to provoke a “major confrontation.” When it came, and it did, it would be neither accidental nor spontaneous. It would be exactly what the revolutionaries wanted.

SDS now

In April, 1969, a full year before the “massacre”, the S.D.S distributed a pamphlet, which began with a quotation from Mao Tse-tung and the following warning: “The war is on at Kent State University ….”.

Just as today, one might wonder where these people got the money to do all this? The answer is the same as today, most likely. Back then the Illinois Crime Investigating Commission, which investigated S.D.S., reported that one large tax-exempt foundation directly supplied the revolutionaries with cash. Things that make ya go hummm.

A Kent State student named Ken Tennant is quoted saying, “With me it goes back to the music festival they held at Fred Fuller Park in September, 1969. Four Weathermen (Bill Ayers) came down from Chicago, with an insignia on their bib overalls. They were selling their organization newspaper, and I said, ‘I’ll buy a copy if you’ll tell me what your outfit stands for.’ They said, ‘We’re going to destroy this corrupt American society and build a better.’ I asked how, and they explained, “We’ve decided to close down schools all over the nation. We’re going to start in Chicago. But we have our eye on Kent State, too. It could be ripe.”

A couple of other choice quotes as follows: February 27, 1969, S.D.S. hustler Joyce Cecora told an audience that “if the university does not stop politically repressing S.D.S., they would burn and level the campus.”

Nice Guy, Jerry Rubin

In April of 1970 at Kent State, Communist Jerry Rubin said, “The first part of the Yippie program is to kill your parents. And I mean that quite literally, because until you’re prepared to kill your parents, you’re not ready to change this country. Our parents are our first oppressors.”

I’m not saying that history will definitely repeat, but it is starting to look that way. As it was 40 years ago, that is what they want. Society must collapse before it can be rebuilt.

Joke du Jour

At a nearby University, there were four students enrolled in the same class.

They did so well on all the quizzes, midterms and labs, etc., that each had an “A” so far for the semester.

These four friends were so confident, that the weekend before finals, they decided to take a road trip to another college and party with some friends there. They had a great time. However, after all the hard partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn’t make it back to their school until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided to find their professor after the test and explain to him why they missed it.

They explained that they had gone to the other school for the weekend with the plan to return Sunday to study, but unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn’t have a spare, and couldn’t get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final.

The Professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied all night and went in the next day, fully prepared, at the time the professor specified.

He placed the 4 in separate rooms, handed each of the students a test booklet and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth 5 points. It was something simple. “Cool”, they all thought, “this is going to be easy.”

Each finished the problem and then turned the page. On the second page was written: For 95 points: Which tire?

Rally at the Valley

Looks just like Vally Forge!

With the temperature dropping, the “Occupy Patriots” are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.

“Everyone’s been calling it our Valley Forge moment,” said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. “Everybody thought that George Washington couldn’t possibly survive in the Northeast.” Being that this guy was ex-Navy, I was going to cut him him some slack, but I can’t let this stand.

Really. Your Valley Forge moment? A bigger insult to real patriots, I haven’t heard.

The Real Valley Forge


The following is an exerpt of a letter from George Washington at Valley Forge to N.Y. Governor George Clinton in February, 1778; “For some days past, there has been little less, than a famine in camp. A part of the army has been a week, without any kind of flesh, and the rest for three or four days. Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.”

General Washington further wrote, “To see the men without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie upon, without shoes…without a house or hut to cover them until those could be built, and submitting without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience which, in my opinion, can scarcely be paralleled.”

These warriors survived by eating “firecake” (a tasteless mixture of flour and water) day after day. Often, not even that. In some cases they were forced to forage in the woods around camp.

The Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge in the fall of 1777 with about 12,000 men in its ranks. Death from things like typhus, typhoid, dysentery, and pneumonia claimed about a quarter of them before spring arrived from . That’s about 3,000 soldiers!

Meanwhile the “Occupy Patriots” are dining like kings!

Here is an example of an Occupy Wall Street menu:
Salmon cakes with dill sauce
Quinoa salad
Organic chicken
Spaghetti bolognese
Tomato salad with fennel and red onion
Roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad
Wild heirloom potatoes

Do what you wish. March, protest, bitch & moan of what you know nothing about. Don’t, however, denigrate the memory of real heroes by equating your cushy little gatherings with what was endured at Valley Forge.

Most of you are snivelling pampered hippies who are too stupid to realize you are being used by some very evil people.