Another Gem of Wisdom from Ocasio-Cortez

For the longest time I thought Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), or maybe Hank Johnson (D-GA) were the dumbest people in Congress. I starting to rethink that position the more Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opens her mouth, and she’s not even in Congress yet. Here’s another gem.

from the Blaze:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatens to run for president, severely misquotes the Constitution

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) threatened to run for president last week, severely misquoting the United States Constitution in the process.

What happened? read more

Video Podcast – George H W Bush – Porn in Prison – Stealing Elections in California

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

George H W Bush passed away a few days ago after living a full life and accomplishing much. But all that pales in comparison with the person that he was. By all measure, George Bush was a good man and that is far important than politics or accomplishment.

Is porn in prison a constitutional right? Well, 58 inmates at an Iowa prison seem to think so. They are suing the State for the right to continue to view pornography in private rooms set aside expressly for that purpose.

Stealing elections from Republicans is becoming commonplace in California. Republicans were leading, some by wide margins even a day after the polls closed. Yet all democrats in these contested districts magically came back to win every race. read more

A New Cloward and Piven Three-Prong Attack

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Break the Welfare system – break the asylum/immigration system – break the election system.

Many of us who follow politics are either familiar with or have at least heard of Cloward and Piven – Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven. They were `60s era radicals dressed up as Columbia University professors. Of course we can probably describe most college professors in the same manner.

The famous, or infamous article describing their plan was originally crafted in the 60’s, and re-released in 2015 on The Nation.com
website as part of “The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue.”

The article is entitled, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.

The essence of their scheme was/is, “A mass strategy to recruit the poor onto welfare rolls would create a political crisis that could result in legislation that brings an end to poverty.” read more

Leftists Say to Scrap the Electoral College for All Elections

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Last Wednesday, November 7th, the Washington Free Beacon’s Editors Blog featured a piece entitled, “Complaining About the ‘Senate Popular Vote?’ You Suffer From Civic Illiteracy.”

And boy they weren’t kidding. After reading it, all I could say was wow. Post election, some leftists took to Twitter to attempt to resurrect the meme of past lost presidential races where the democrat won the popular vote, yet still lost the election.

One example was from Amanda Marcotte, who is a political writer for Salon.com. She tweeted: “Republicans lost the popular vote in Senate races by over 15 percentage points, but still gained two seats.”

You may be thinking – what does she mean by the popular vote? You may also be thinking that Salon.com should probably hire new writers.

Well, I guess we have to assume that if she is speaking of the popular vote, the implication is that there must also be another type of vote. Otherwise she would simply have said “the vote.” We know that during a presidential election there are indeed two types of votes – the popular and the Electoral College. read more

Trump is Constitutionally Correct in Ending Birthright Citizenship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The subject of birthright citizenship is once again in the news. President Trump says he intends to sign an Executive order ending the practice. Leftists and faux-constitutional scholars are up in arms. What a shock.

CNN writes that, “Such a step would be regarded as an affront to the US Constitution, which was amended 150 years ago to include the words: ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.’”

In 2015, then candidate Trump exclaimed his desire to deport all illegal aliens. In rebuttal, Robert Tracinski at The Federalist  argued that deporting birthright citizens would be a direct assault on the Constitution and “the thousand year history of English common law.”

Tracinski explained that at the time of the founding, America embraced birthright citizenship – that “for the Founders, rejecting jus soli or birthright citizenship would have meant either greatly restricting the growth and expansion of the new nation or, more likely, creating a system in which there was a large and growing subpopulation of people who were disenfranchised in the land of their own birth. An idea totally incompatible with a government based on the consent of the governed.” read more

CNN’s Striking Ignorance of the Federal Judiciary

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I was reading an article about Immigration and family separation on CNN’s website the other day. It was yet another tug-at-the-heartstrings piece, sympathetic to illegals while demonizing border security and I.C.E. You know – a kill two birds with one stone type of thing.

The article began by stating: “Six months after US officials separated them at the border, ICE put a 4-year-old girl on a plane to Guatemala this week so she could be reunited with her father.”

According to CNN, the father, who was deported back to Guatemala 6 months ago, lived 8 hours from the airport, but only learned of his daughter’s arrival 30 minutes prior to her touching down. There was no mention of a mother.

The girl would then have to spend another night in a shelter awaiting her father’s arrival. Again, not a single mention of a mother. read more

Podcast – Blasey Ford Gets an Award – Judge Meddles with Gun Rights

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Christine Blasey Ford is nominated for a distinguished achievement award by her alma mater, UNC, Chapel Hill. Not for her work, who according to the professor nominating her, is not at all that extraordinary, but because she spoke “her truth.” Not the truth – just her truth. And today that’s apparently good enough.

A Montana State judge granted to the city of Missoula, the right to require additional background checks for gun purchasers within their city limits, despite the State of Montana insisting they have no right to do so. read more

Video Podcast – Schools Need a Lesson on the Fourth Amendment

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

A civil liberties attorney has a problem with two Indiana public high schools. The schools announced that they will randomly drug test 10 students who wish to engage in extracurricular activities, for 10 drugs.

The attorney claims this is a Constitutional violation under the Fourth Amendment.

Surprise, surprise – I agree, because it is and in today’s podcast I explain the reason why. read more

Democrats Sue Trump Over Sour Grapes

The dems will never be willing to accept the outcome of the 2016 election. The will never accept Trump as the President.

from the American Spectator:

Two hundred Congressional Democrats determined to take down the Trump presidency are suing in federal court, claiming the president is violating a provision of the U.S. Constitution. This lawsuit lays out the Democratic Party’s roadmap to impeachment.

Friday a federal judge gave the lawsuit the go- ahead. Democrats are suing based on the Constitution’s obscure “emoluments clause.” They’re intent on making “emoluments” a household word.

What’s an emolument, anyway? It’s a gift that could be used to bribe an official.

The Constitution bars U.S. officials from taking “any present, emolument,” title or job from foreign governments. “If discovered,” framer Edmund Randolph explained in 1788, the president “may be impeached.” The framers wanted to prevent bribery and influence buying. read more

Ben Sasse’s Schoolhouse Rock

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Something constructive actually happened during the first day of Senate hearings on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Senators from both sides of the aisle got a chance to speak. Most speeches were just bloviating nonsense. However one was most certainly not.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R), actually took the time, not to preach, but to educate.

I’ve not been a huge fan of Sasse in the past, but I have new found respect for this politician who knows how are government was originally supposed to work and how it became the purposely dysfunctional mess we see today. And he was able to effectively communicate this for all to understand.

This is an absolute must-see for anyone who, A: doesn’t understand the function of the three branches of government – the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial, and B: doesn’t fully grasp exactly how we ended up so far afield from the founder’s vision of federalism.

This video is one of the most productive uses of 11 minutes and 50 seconds I can think of, and I encourage you to consider having your children watch with you.

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