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Who is America’s Greatest Modern Day President

There have been, and still are, great debates over who is America’s greatest President. Greatness is of course subjective and depending upon ones view point or political bent, the “greatest” can and does vary widely.

Many would agree on George Washington or Abe Lincoln. But what about the greatest modern day President – from say 1900 to today. Narrowing the field brings forth the usual suspects like Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Yet practically no one would ever think to include our 30th President even in the top ten. They’d be wrong.

In my opinion Calvin Coolidge, Silent Cal, who served from 1923-1929, was in fact our modern era’s greatest President.

Glenn Beck explains why: read more

It’s Time Someone Slapped Down the Rogue Federal Courts

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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On Wednesday, at a rally in Nashville, president Trump proclaimed that, “A judge has just blocked our Executive Order on travel and refugees coming into our country from certain countries….We’re going to fight this terrible ruling. We’re going to take our case as far as it needs to go including all the way up to the supreme Court. The danger is clear – the law is clear – the need for my Executive order is clear…”

Trump has now been blocked multiple times by lower court judges.

So what does he or anyone intend to do about it? It appears he intends to fight this all way to the high court – or should I say, the black-robed legislators. And then what?

This is how far we’ve strayed from the Constitution and the design of the federal judicial branch’s authority. All on the right are wailing about the courts clearly overstepping their bounds, but from what I’ve heard and seen thus far, no one has offered a solution. read more

ACLU Wants Local Police to Thwart Trump’s Illegal Alien Crackdown

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Last week it was announced that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching an attack (rhetorically) on the Trump administration and his order to crack down on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.

As an aside – isn’t it funny that of its four word name, the only word that may correctly apply is Union? This Union of radicals is, in my opinion, American in name only, hardly civil and has very little to do with liberty.

The Guardian.com, that paragon of conservatism, writes that, “The civil rights organization, which has emerged as one of the Trump administration’s major foes, plans to leverage individual cities’ local authority to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.”

Well that’s interesting and befuddling, as States, cities and localities have zero authority regarding anything having to do with immigration – other than assisting federal law enforcement. I’m not a radical leftist ACLU attorney, but I can read. The Constitution is pretty clear on that point. Article I, section 8, clause 4 gives Congress full authority, “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization…,” and thus immigration. read more

Podcast – Deportation Sob Stories – Scary Firearms are Banned – Take Down that American Flag

Every week, the left will trot out poor illegal aliens who face deportation by that big meanie Trump. Last week was no different. The radical illegal immigrant advocates regale us with sob stories of how unfair the President is. I touch on a few of the latest tearjerkers.

The U.S. Fourth Circuit is making their own unconstitutional law, by stating that scary “exceptionally lethal weapons of war” are not protected by the Second Amendment – as opposed to weapons which are not lethal – I guess.

A Virginia High School tries to force a student to take his American flag off his truck. read more

Trump Meets With Possible Supreme Court Pick – The Left Hates Him

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Judge William Pryor

Yesterday, Townhall.com reported  that President-elect Donald Trump had just met with one of the 21 members of his well-publicized supreme Court selection list.

The man Trump chose to meet with this past Saturday is Judge William Pryor of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 11th Circuit services the States of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Coincidently, Pryor served as deputy Attorney General of Alabama for two years under Jeff Sessions. After Sessions was elected to the Senate in 1997, Pryor was elevated to Alabama Attorney General. Small world isn’t it.

A few years later (2003) ‘W’ nominated him for the 11th Circuit, but the dems successfully stalled the pick. He was later recess-appointed by Bush and confirmed by a narrow margin. read more

Hillary Lost Without California

from: IBD

Outside California, Hillary Clinton lost the popular vote by 1.4 million to Donald Trump. (ZUMAPRESS.com/Newscom)Outside California, Hillary Clinton lost the popular vote by 1.4 million to Donald Trump. (ZUMAPRESS.com/Newscom)

Democrats who are having trouble getting out of the first stage of grief — denial — aren’t being helped by the fact that, now that all the votes are counted, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has topped 2.8 million, giving her a 48% share of the vote compared with Trumps 46%.

To those unschooled in how the United States selects presidents, this seems totally unfair. But look more closely at the numbers and you see that Clinton’s advantage all but disappears. read more

Podcast – Surveillance Bill Rushed Through the House – Bring Back the Firing Squad

Late last week the House of Representatives, who represent no one anymore, ramrodded a Bill through the House to effectively mandate tracking devices for people with mental impairments. They broke their own rules and cancelled all debate – silencing any detractors to push this through. Before anyone has a chance to complain, the Bill will be rushed through and Senate and quickly signed into law by Obama. And it’s much worse than it sounds.

Complaints are mounting over the humane treatment of inmates being put to death by lethal injection. It seems the knock-out drug does not do an adequate job, leaving some to struggle and writhe on the gurney for extended periods. This can all be solved, cheaply, efficiently and effectively by bringing back the tried and true firing squad, which works every time. read more

Are Trump and Universities Headed for a Mexican Standoff?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Things are going to get very interesting, very quickly. At virtually ever post-election speech, Donald Trump continues to emphasize the point of building the wall along our Southern border. He has also reiterated his hard-line stance of ending sanctuary cities. And he’s not the only one. States are following his lead.

On December 1st, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted  that, “Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities. I will cut funding for any state campus if it establishes sanctuary status.”

Two days later, Georgia lawmaker, Earl Ehrhart, said he plans to propose “legislation to defund Universities shielding illegals.”

Meanwhile, major and prestigious universities are girding their loins in preparation for a government crackdown. Harvard University and the University of California have formally announced that they will not comply should Trump follow through with this threat – which, by the way, is not a threat. What it is, is a decision by the president-elect to finally enforce Constitutional and legally passed federal immigration laws. read more

Hillary Was Cheated by the Electoral College

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The hue and cry can be heard across the nation. Give it to Hillary, they exclaim. If you don’t, “there will so great a cry throughout the land, you will surely” crown her monarch of the Americas.

Okay, so I plagiarized part of a line from the greatest movie ever made, The Ten Commandments, but hey, in this case it works.

So here we go again. It seems that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a wide margin, or so some are reporting. This is of course something which is utterly immaterial in our Constitutional Republic. But when have the facts or the Constitution ever mattered to democrats? Why start now?

According to the last count, Trump hammered Clinton, with his 306 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. But Hillary is said to have beaten Trump in the popular vote … because …you know…she’s so popular.

The Huffington Post is reporting than Hillary trounced Trump by at least 1.8 million votes, and there are millions more still to be counted in leftist States like New York, Washington State and California. Funny how the most liberal states are still counting votes almost a week later. Countries in the Middle East count their votes faster. Doesn’t anyone wonder why this is? I know I do. read more

Gun Grabbers are just trying to make Maine a Safer Place

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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On November 4th, the Fiscal Times posted an article filled with hope for gun-grabbers. They began by first bemoaning that the federal legislature, controlled by those waskily Wepublicans, has dropped the ball on gun control. Naturally the reason is because all republicans are beholden to the NRA and the gun lobby – not due to the second most important Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. No – that can’t be it.

But the silver lining according to the Times, is that some States have the opportunity on election day to usurp the feds, and more importantly the Constitution, and pass their own gun restrictions, despite the fact that the Second Amendment holds preeminence over all state gun laws. When has this ever mattered to democrats?

The article states that four such States have their chance to act unconstitutionally. These are California, Maine, Nevada and Washington state. Of course this article wouldn’t state such a thing – I’m just pointing out what the true intent of their ballot initiatives are.

As Maine is right next door, I decided I would concentrate on it. Lucky for me, one of the anti-gun nuts the Times quotes is from Maine. read more