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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).

My How Times Have Changed



The Following is then Senator Barack Obama’s Senate floor speech in March, 2006.

He voted against raising the debt ceiling as did every other major democrat hack at the time!


“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.”

“Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.That is “trillion” with a “T.” That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.”

“Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.”

“And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.”

“Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

This legislation is even worse than Jim Crow! Must be, Harry Reid said it was the worse. Anathema must be the latest poll tested hate word.


 /əˈnæθəmə/ Show Spelled[uh-nath-uh-muh] Show IPA

–noun, plural -mas.


a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.

a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.

a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication
Harry Reid is the soft-spoken devil.

Don’t Believe the Polls

I just saw the lastest poll that the public supports our fearless leader Obama on the debt issue. It’s a crock. It’s a skewed poll and it’s done on purpose. When you see a political poll you must first look at whom they polled. If the poll is of adults (this one was), walk  run away. It’s bogus. Everyone that knows anything about political polls know if you want to skew a poll toward anything liberal or progressive, poll adults. The only polls that are at all accurate and honest are those of both registered & likely voters, equally split between the parties. They must not only be registered but are definitely going to be voting. In politics, if you’re not going to vote, you don’t matter.  That’s a fact! It’s a fact I agree with.

Funny Stuff


An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and  
He turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker  
If you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”  
The little girl, who had just started to read her book,
Replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is
No God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?”
as he smiled Smugly.
“OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me
Ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
Stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
Out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps.
Why do you suppose that Is?”
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s
Intelligence thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified
To discuss why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after
Death, when you don’t know shit?”
And then she went back to reading her book.

Conservatives must Educate

If we don’t raise the debt ceiling we will default & the world will end.

Everyone panic & run around in a circle! I don’tknow about you, but I’m getting very tired of being scared into submission by
every so-called crisis that pops up.

What’s most frustrating is that very few if any real conservatives on radio or TV are either informed enough or have the courage to tell the truth. Here’s the truth. According to the White House OMB (Office of Management & Budget), the total revenue coming into the federal government (taxes & fees) is over 2.5 trillion dollars. That’s a lot of cabbage but evidently not enough to run a country. From the same source, the interest on our debt is about 251 billion.

Now I’m not a math whiz but if you subtract one from the other, that still leaves them with over 2 trillion. You mean to tell me we can’t find a way to operate on over 2 trillion dollars? Stop buying into the hype. There are no crises.

Actually, let me rephrase that. When the government says panic, don’t. When they say don’t panic, do.


The real unemployment number.

Does it bother anyone else to never hear the actual rate of unemployment in this country? Talking heads on both sides parrot the
same incomplete figures. Incomplete? What do you mean incomplete?  We hear the rate is hovering around 9%. That’s bad but not at all accurate. It’s a lot worse. The government has 6 unemployment classifications (accounting gimmicks).  Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Unemployed is unemployed, right?  Not so fast. According to the Feds, you just may not be unemployed enough or too unemployed. Make sense now?

Anywho, these classifications are U-1 through U-6. The higher the number the worse, more realistic and more accurate the unemployment figure. That 9% figure we hear of is the U-3 number. It doesn’t account for those who have stopped looking, the discouraged, the underemployed, etc. I guess those folks are in the too unemployed to be counted category. Does this sound nuts to you? The real rate of unemployment in this country is well above 15% & has been that way for quite a while. Is it too much to ask for some honesty?


Save the country; Release the Strategic Oil Reserves.

Another crisis averted by our fearless leader. Release 60 million barrels of oil from our emergency stash. Wow! That’s a lot of oil. That will surely bring down gas prices. We’ll be swimming in it. Hooray for Obama! Why didn’t anyone think of such an easy solution? Well, it could be that anyone that bothered to become informed would know that 60 million barrels of oil is squat.
The United States uses about 20 million barrels of oil per day.

Ok, do the math. Getting the picture? Could this be another cheap political stunt? Why yes…yes it could. It’s actually much worse than just a stunt. One with actual consequences. You see; our oil reserves are stored in 4 massive underground salt caverns. Ok, so what. Here’s what. These caverns are quite unique. They can’t be found just anywhere. That means there’s a finite amount of them. Well, these caverns can only be drained & filled up to 6 times before they are unusable. Rather high price to pay for a cheap trick.