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).

Emperor Ben

I have researched the following article & it appears to be factual.

The first ever GAO audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past
few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank
bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie
Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit
in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill
(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke,
Alan Greenspan and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and
lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets.
Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly
100-year history were posted on Senator Sander’s web page (July 21, 2011).

What was revealed in the audit was startling:

$16,000,000,000,000.00 (TRILLION) had been secretly given out to US banks
and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from France to Scotland. From
the period between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve had
secretly bailed out many of the world’s banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest. Why the Federal Reserve had never been public about this or even informed the United States Congress about the $16 trillion dollar bailout is obvious the American public would
have been outraged to find out that the Federal Reserve bailed out foreign banks while Americans were struggling to find jobs. To place $16 trillion into perspective, remember that GDP of the United States is only $14.12 trillion. The entire national debt of the United States government spanning its 200+ year history is only $14.5 trillion.

The budget that was debated so heavily in Congress and the Senate was only $3.5 trillion. Take all of the outrage and debate over the $1.5 trillion deficit into consideration, and swallow this Red pill: There was no debate about whether $16,000,000,000,000 would be given to failing banks and failing corporations around the world. In late 2008, the TARP Bailout bill was passed and loans of $800 billion were given to failing banks and
companies. That was a blatant lie considering the fact that Goldman Sachs alone received 814 billion dollars. As is turns out, the Federal Reserve donated $2.5 trillion to Citigroup, while Morgan Stanley received $2.04 trillion. The Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank, a German bank, split about a trillion and numerous other banks received hefty chunks of the $16 trillion.

When you have conservative Republican stalwarts like Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Ron Paul (R-TX) as well as self identified Democratic socialists like Bernie Sanders all fighting against the Federal Reserve, you know that it isn’t an issue of Right versus Left. When you have every single member of the Republican Party in Congress and progressive Congressmen like Dennis Kucinich sponsoring a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, you realize that the Federal Reserve is an entity onto itself. The Fed has no oversight and no accountability and they’ve fought for years to keep it that way. Wonder why?

They’ve done such a good job of covert ops & coverup, maybe Uncle Ben should be the next CIA Director? That is, after he’s released from the prison he should be in.

Congress should return our country to its original monetary system and do its duty to regulate the coining of the currency of America as per the U.S. Constitution.

Author: Unknown / Attribution: Greg

Joke (more like just fun stuff)

How To Speak Redneck

BARD – verb. Past tense of the infinitive “to borrow.”
Usage: “My brother bard my pickup truck.”

JAWJUH – noun. A highly flammable state just north of
Florida.
Usage: “My brother from Jawjah bard my pickup truck.”

MUNTS – noun. A calendar division.
Usage: “My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I
aint herd from him in munts.”

IGNERT – adjective. Not smart. See “Auburn Alumni.”
Usage: “Them N-C-TWO-A boys sure are ignert!”

RANCH – noun. A tool.
Usage: “I think I left my ranch in the back of that pickup
truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago.”

ALL – noun. A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage: “I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my
pickup truck.”

FAR – noun. A conflagration.
Usage: “If my brother from Jawjuh doesn’t change the all in
my pickup truck, that things gonna catch far.”

BAHS – noun. A supervisor.
Usage: “If you don’t stop reading these Southern words and
git back to work, your bahs is gonna far you!”

TAR – noun. A rubber wheel.
Usage: “Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh doesn’t
git a flat tar in my pickup truck.”

TIRE – noun. A tall monument.
Usage: “Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise, I sure do
hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime.”

HOT – noun. A blood-pumping organ.

HOD – adverb. Not easy.
Usage: “A broken hot is hod to fix.”

RETARD – Verb. To stop working.
Usage: “My granpaw retard at age 65.”

TARRED – adverb. Exhausted.
Usage: “I just flew in from Hot-lanta, and boy my arms are
tarred.”

RATS – noun. Entitled power or privilege.
Usage: “We Southerners are willing to fight for out rats.”

LOT – adjective. Luminescent.
Usage: “I dream of Jeanie in the lot-brown hair.”

FARN – adjective. Not local.
Usage: “I cudnt unnerstand a wurd he sed … must be from
some farn country.”

DID – adjective. Not alive.
Usage: “He’s did, JimBob.”

EAR – noun. A colorless, odorless gas (unless you are in
LA).
Usage: “He can’t breathe … give ’em some ear!”

BOB WAR – noun. A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage: “Boy, stay away from that bob war fence.”

JU-HERE – a question.
Usage: “Juhere that former Dallas Cowboys’ coach Jimmy
Johnson recently toured the University of Alabama?”

HAZE – a contraction.
Usage: “Is Bubba smart?” “Nah … haze ignert.”

SEED – verb, past tense.

VIEW – contraction: verb and pronoun.
Usage: “I ain’t never seed New York City … view?”

HEAVY DEW – phrase. A request for action.
Usage: “Kin I heavy dew me a favor?”

GUMMIT – Noun. An often-closed bureaucratic institution.
Usage: “Great … ANOTHER gummit shutdown!”

Last Night

Bully for Rick Perry for calling Social Security what it is, a Ponzi scheme. For that, I’m a little more hopeful. He should’ve really gone on the attack regarding the Global Warming myth. I haven’t been a Perry man & I’m not still, but I’ll keep watching and listening. Still have questions; mainly illegals & executive orders. He needs to be more down-home. Let his hair down, as it were. That was one of W’s most endearing qualities.

Boo Hiss for the reasonable Romney for believing we’re too stupid to hear the truth about Social Security. It’s too bad Mr. Romney thinks it’s too scary for people to hear. He is a moderate, maybe even a progressive. He certainly appears to be a big-government republican.

Herman Cain is awesome. His 9-9-9 plan sounds very promising. Every answer he gave was well thought, reasoned & passionate. He does need to lighten up a bit. Be more endearing. He’s one of only two that speaks in plain English, not political bullcrap speak. The other is Newt.

Michelle Bachmann, whom I love, can’t be elected. I am now convinced of it. I wish I were wrong. You might as well prop up a wooden manikin. I like what she says, but she sure doesn’t show it. I see absolutely no passion. She barely moves. That saddens me, but that’s the reality. Dress down a little. Drop the Over-the-top Barbie look. Get Real. Look for her to be the V.P.

Newt was awesome. He speaks plainly & with force. He says all the right things; taxes, Bernanke, energy. He is brilliant & would wipe the floor in a debate against Obama. Newt is the epitome of “Knowledge is Power”. He has everything I want except my trust. I’ve previously described him as a convenient conservative. He thinks like me when it appears to be safe to do so. It seems like when he gets some heat, he folds. Not good. I wish I could love Newt, but he scares me.

Santorum simply doesn’t have what it takes. He is constantly speaking of his record in congress. No one cares. Show some passion. Be animated. He is not taking advantage of his limited opportunities. He’s done. Too bad. I like almost everything he stands for.

Ron Paul, I love, like I love my crazy Uncle. I agree with a lot of things he says. He is truly no-nonsense. You know exactly where he stands. He would be my Treasury Secretary.

Jon “The Science is Settled” Huntsman, please. He is John McCain. No chance!

So, what’s the bottom line? In my opinion, Perry, Newt & Cain showed the strongest. Not that these are the frontrunners, just the ones that shown through last night. Newt & Cain may drop out tomorrow, for all I know.
Next debate it may flip completely. It’s still very early.

El gran Debate

The great Republican debate is on TV tonight. It is being held at the Ronald Reagan presidential library. Perry may or may not show up. After all, his state is burning to the ground. Maybe instead of staying in his home state he should jet off to Martha’s Vineyard.

Anyway, in the lead up to the event tonight, I was reading an article on RedState.com posted titled: “Proposed Questions for the GOP Debate: Time for Specifics”. I picked a few (ok, more than a few) and answered them the way I think a candidate should. You know, one with actual stones.

Federal Reserve: Many conservatives have criticized the Fed’s interventionist policies as the culprit for a weak dollar and higher commodity prices. Q: What reforms would you impose on the Fed? Would you repeal the Fed’s dual mandate to achieve economic growth, leaving it to focus just on currency stability? A: The answer should be to dump it all together. Anything created in the Wilson Administration is by default, bad. Otherwise its single mission should be currency stabilization. It’s doing such a good job of it.

Taxes: Some candidates have offered a more specific tax reform plan than others. Q: What specific rates would you propose for the personal income tax, the corporate tax, capital gains & dividends? Should we abolish the death tax? Which tax credits and deductions, if any, would you keep? Do you believe in refundable credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit? Do you support Obama’s proposal to extend the 2% payroll tax holiday for another year? A: Don’t accept the premise of the question. I would go all in on the Fair Tax, a national sales tax to replace all other taxes. Damn the torpedoes! I used to advocate for the Flat Tax, but the Fair Tax is the only tax that is at least somewhat optional. With the fair tax, everyone will have skin in the game. Oh, and abolish the 16th Amendment.

Energy Subsidies: Q: Should we abolish ethanol subsidies, or merely reform them as some in the Senate have proposed? What about farm subsidies? Should government invest any resources in alternative fuels, or should that be left to private enterprise and the free market? A: Again. Faulty question. Abolish all subsidies. Read the Constitution. They (subsidies) aren’t in there. If a product can’t be developed in the private sector, it won’t be developed.

Healthcare: Presumably, everyone supports the repeal of Obamacare. Nevertheless, even before Obamacare, the cost of healthcare had been skyrocketing. Q: What do you think is the cause of the high healthcare costs and what conservative solutions would you implement to create downward pressure on healthcare costs? A: I agree, repeal Obamacare. It is unconstitutional & anti-constitutional. Health care is not a federal issue. It is a free market & state issue. The Feds should have no hand in health care except to allow for free interstate commerce of such.

Education: Q: Would you repeal No Child Left Behind? What role, if any, should the federal government play in education? A: Yes, repeal that horrible bill foisted on us by another progressive, George W. Bush. Again, read the Constitution. The Feds have no role.

Housing: Q: Should the federal government be involved in public housing, rental assistance, and housing finance activities? A: This is getting monotonous. Hello, Constitution!

I could on but even I’m getting bored with saying, “Constitution”.

Maybe someday I’ll see a candidate with the bolas to say what I’m thinking. I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but I won’t be holding my breath.

Joke of the Day

A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I would like to buy some cyanide.” The pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?” The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.” The pharmacist’s eyes got big and he exclaimed, “Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband. That’s against the law! I’ll lose my license! They’ll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!” The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, “Well now, that’s different. You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”

On the Express Train

I went to the Tea Party Express rally yesterday in Manchester, N.H.
Living only a couple of miles away from the venue I decided to ride my bike. I’m glad I did. It was held in a park in downtown Manchester. Turns out there wasn’t a parking spot anywhere near it. I’d guess there were at least 1,000 people in attendance. That may not sound like a lot, but for a small city in a small state the turn out was good & boisterous. Did I mention it was about 90 degrees with about 100% humidity? That didn’t dampen the spirits of the attendees. It did, however, dampen more than a few shirts. Everyone came to see Sarah Palin speak. She was great. Palin had a speech prepared which she followed but I also noticed her speaking extemporaneously. Pretty uncommon in this day & age.
Look Mom, no teleprompter!

This was the first time I’ve seen her speak live. I understand why people gravitate toward her. I liked her before but she is very engaging in person. Palin is very real, very personable & quite likeable, not to mention very conservative. Oh, and not an uglo-american. No wonder she pisses off so many on the left. I didn’t hear her saying anything regarding taking out the Sons of Bitches either. I must have come late. Speaking of which; I ran into a couple of friends there & they observed not seeing the usual disruptive lefty whackos. I hadn’t noticed, but they were right. There were only a couple of them out by the street waving a sign about Big Oil. One of them was dressed in a Polar Bear suit. That must have been comfortable in the heat. I regret not getting a picture.

Holy Crap! I just noticed. This is a New Hampshire Tea Party Rally. What’s a black guy doing here? I didn’t think they were allowed in?

Anyway, I’m glad I went. That’s the nice thing about New Hampshire at this time. Everyone must come here so there will be plenty more events to attend.

Joke of the Day

After being married for 40 years, a man took a careful look at his wife one day and said, “Forty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.”

He went on to explain, “Now … I have a $500,000.00 home, a $50,000.00 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, but I’m sleeping with a 63-year-old woman. It seems to me that you’re not holding up your side of things.”

His wife, being a very reasonable woman, told him to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl and she would make sure that he would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Is Congress Waking Up?

From Newsbusters:

House Republicans introduced a bill last week with hopes of forcing major changes on the United Nations. The bill would require the United Nations to allow member countries to fund the UN agencies of their choosing rather than according to a formula, end funding for Palestinian refugees, limit U.S. funding to be used only for purposes specifically outlined by Congress, and end contributions to peacekeeping programs until changes in management take place.

With the United States contributing 22% of the UN’s operating budget, the GOP believes there is enough leverage to force these changes in the UN. Led by the Republican chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the changes are designed to end corruption and inefficiency in the global organization. How involved do you think the U.S. should be in the UN? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Further from Bloomberg:

The U.S. pays 22 percent of the UN’s regular operations budget and is assessed 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget. The U.S. payments totaled $3.35 billion in 2010, of which $2.67 billion was dedicated to the 16 peacekeeping operations worldwide, from South Sudan to Haiti. […]

Ros-Lehtinen’s aim in shifting the UN budget to a voluntary system is to encourage competition for funds and therefore elicit more effective performance from UN agencies, said a House aide familiar with the legislation. He wasn’t authorized to speak on the record.

The bill’s timing runs counter to the emergence of the administration’s “Obama Doctrine” of working with others to address international issues, particularly those that don’t pose an immediate security threat to the U.S., said Jeffrey Laurenti, a UN analyst at the Century Foundation, a New York-based economic, political and social research foundation.

Call Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen at (202) 225-3931 & thank her for her initiative & leadership.

Joke an Lae

A man walks into a bar and orders three beers.

The bartender brings him the three beers, and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third, until they’re gone.

He then orders three more and the bartender says, “Sir, I know you like them cold, so you can start with one, and I’ll bring you a fresh one as soon as you’re low.”

The man says, “You don’t understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the Ireland. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night, we’d still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three beers, too, and we’re drinking together.”

The bartender thinks it’s a wonderful tradition, and every week he sets up the guy’s three beers. Then one week, the man comes in and orders only two. He drinks them and then orders two more. The bartender says sadly, “Knowing your tradition, I’d just like to just say that I’m sorry you’ve lost one of your brothers.”

The man replies, “Oh, my brothers are fine — I just quit drinking.”