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

While sport fishing in the Florida Keys, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but he had heard that barracuda will attack people so that kept him clinging to the overturned craft.

Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there any barracuda around here?”

“Naw,” the man hollered back, “they ain’t been around here for some time!”

Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore.

About halfway there the swimmer yelled, “How’d you get rid of them?”

“We didn’t do nothin,'” the old beachcomber said.

“Wow,” said the tourist.

The beachcomber added, “The sharks got ’em.”

Driving Miss Media

Have you heard the term, “Drive by Media”? Rush Limbaugh coined it several years ago.

For those who don’t know it’s meaning, it is a twist on the term “Drive by Shooting”.

The Urban Dictionary accurately defines it as, “Rush Limbaugh’s term for the sensational, scandal-seeking, and agenda-driven coverage that is typical of the national press corps in America. Limbaugh draws an analogy between the media who cover a story with a barrage of unfair cheap shots before moving on to the next flavor of the month and an inner city gang that drives by and sprays a target with gunfire and then moves on to their next target.”

There is no real investigative journalism, no thought to the reporting, other than an overarching agenda.

There is never an apology when things turn out opposite to how things were originally reported; no follow-up.

There is just deafening silence where once was earth-shaking sensationalism.

It’s not that today’s “Journalists” are incapable of real investigation. It must first & only fit their overall worldview. A recent good example was the Herculean effort & hundreds of man-hours spent pouring through former Governor Palin’s emails.

This brings us to one of the latest cases of journalistic malpractice perpetrated by the “Drive Bys”. The liberation & democratization of Libya from the evil Gaddafi regime.

The al-Qaeda flag, which contains the phrase “there is no God but Allah” with a full moon underneath, flies above the new national flag of Libya at the courthouse in Benghazi.

There is no God but Allah

The courthouse in Benghazi is where the “rebels” established their provisional government, and it is where the “media center” for communication with foreign journalists was located during the fight against Gaddafi.
It has been known all along that al-Qaeda was very heavily represented in the army of “the rebels” and among the leadership of “the rebels”. Now, thanks in part to Obama, they have taken over Libya and they intend to impose a brutal form of Sharia law on the entire Libyan population. Please don’t say, “It was NATO, not this administration”. America is NATO.

This is an account from an eyewitness: “It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their ’Fight for freedom’.”

They knew it wasn’t freedom they were fighting for. It was a new theocracy & another piece of the Caliphate puzzle.

According to the UK Telegraph, the leader of the Libyan rebels was very open about the fact that his “troops” included significant numbers of al-Qaeda fighters that were firing bullets at U.S. soldiers in Iraq.


Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

Like Egypt, we were led to believe the Libyan “Rebels” just wanted to take their country back for the betterment of their people. Why were we not told al-Qaeda was part of the Rebel Alliance. I thought al-Qaeda were our enemies. Why would we help them? Gaddafi was a bad dude & I’m sure he received a non-stop flight to the lowest level of hell but, in my book, al-Qaeda is worse. Like Mubarak of Egypt, Gaddafi was contained. These terrorists have no boundaries.

I’m just a schlub with a blog, but even I knew this would happen. I wasn’t sure which terrorist group would seize control, but I knew one of them would fill the vacuum.

Where are the “Drive Bys”, explaining that maybe they should have looked a little deeper and, now on multiple occasions, admit they were wrong & there will no democracy, no freedom.

Don’t hold your breath.

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


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.

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

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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.” read more