The Civil Right of Voter Fraud

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

The hysteria has begun, although it never really subsided.

 

Like the IOC (International Olympic Committee), president declaring the Olympic Games open, so too has our beloved leader officially declared, in this election-year, the protection of voter fraud has begun.

 

Yes, Barack Milhouse Obama has kicked off the commencement of the seven-month full-court press to protect our “precious” right to vote and the closer we get to the upcoming midterms in November, the more ridiculous the rhetoric will become.

 

As an aside, some may wonder about the “Milhouse” thing. Mark Levin started it years ago, when people would complain about the use of Obama’s real middle name, Hussein. So Levin simply took Nixon’s and inserted it.

 

You see, the use of Hussein makes Obama sound like a terrorist, which he is, in a manner of speaking. He is, after all trying and succeeding in “blowing up” the Constitution. read more

Courageous States Fighting Back

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For years we conservatives have been frustrated, and that’s putting it mildly, by the ever-growing size and reach of the federal government.

 

We’ve all asked, both ourselves and each other; what can be done? What can we do to fight back? Can anything be done to beat back the onslaught of the feds – to somehow limit their power over us?

 

Well, until recently we’ve all felt pretty helpless. Then, it seems something happened – as if a light came on or a voice from above exclaimed, “You know… you don’t have to take it. You have the constitutional authority to take the power back. All you have to do is have the courage to use that authority.”

 

And that’s exactly what is happening – either recalling or discovering for the first time – states are realizing that the United States Constitution was written to empower them, not the feds. read more

Freedom Isn’t Free

from Thomas Sowell:

There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years.

The Federal Communications Commission’s recent plan to have a “study” of how editorial decisions are made in the media, placing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices across the country, was one of the boldest assaults on freedom of the press. Fortunately, there was enough backlash to force the FCC to back off.

With all the sweeping powers available to government, displeasing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices could have brought on armies of “safety” inspectors from OSHA, audits from the Internal Revenue Service and many other harassments from many other government agencies.

Such tactics have become especially common in this administration, which has the morals of thugs and the agenda of totalitarians. They may not be consciously aiming at creating a totalitarian state, but shameless use of government power to crush those who get in their way can produce totalitarian end results. read more

Erick Erickson Missed the Mark

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Well, here we go again. Another day and another discrepancy with a conservative stalwart. What the heck. It seems to be the week for it. Maybe, hopefully, this will be the last.

 

As painful as it is, I have to be honest about where I stand, even if it is in disagreement with a true conservative, or conservatives.

 

A few days ago I posted an article in disagreement with Dr. Thomas Sowell regarding Ted Cruz.

 

This time it is Erick Erickson of RedState. My disagreement is over a diary post he wrote entitled, “Yes, Jesus Would Bake a Cake for a Gay Person“. 

 

His post begins: “Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He would bake a cake for a straight person. He would bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person – Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to him.”

 

“And Christians should too.” read more

A Priestess from the Church of Global Warming

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I read an article last week on one of my favorite topics – climate change.

 

It was written by Alvin Powell, a Harvard staff writer. The first sentence was illuminating: “If you wonder why worldwide scientific consensus has not yet quashed climate change denial in the United States, a panel this week at Harvard Kennedy school offered an answer: ‘it’s the politics stupid’.”

 

The first thing that came to mind, other than that obviously idiotic statement was; why do we hold those at Harvard in such great esteem, and that goes for the rest of the Ivy League. This is what we get for hundreds of thousands of dollars? You know who else we get? We get progressive politicians, from Woodrow Wilson of Princeton to Obama of Harvard. Ivy League schools are nothing but breeding grounds for the progressive hacks of tomorrow. Sorry, I digressed.

 

Anyway, to start, consensus does not make science fact. Even if 70% of scientists agreed that the moons core really is cheese does not make the moons core cheese. Just because you say it does not make it so.

 

And, “it’s the politics stupid”? Really?

 

Before I continue – fair warning. You may wish to wrap your head in duct tape to hold the pieces together lest your head explodes. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. read more

Former Supreme Wants To Change 2nd Amendment

Pro-gun advocates will likely be relieved that John Paul Stevens, 93, is now retired and no longer serving as a member of the Supreme Court. In his latest book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” he argues for a slight change to the Second Amendment that would fundamentally alter its meaning.

As written by the Founding Fathers in the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. read more

Repeal and Replace Congress With Obama Boxes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

We’ve all heard the statement, that we are a nation of laws not men. For hundreds of years that has been true, until now. It seems we are now a nation of one man who makes law.

 

Obama’s defenders have, in lockstep, continued to state that, in fact, Obama has issued far fewer executive orders as have past presidents.

 

Now, any non-sycophantic thinking American would retort that it’s not the quantity but the quality, or in this case, the severity of the damage to the country and the Constitution.

 

But frankly, at this point he could say to his critics that he is willing, for the balance of his presidency, to issue but one more order and that will be to nullify the United States Constitution.

 

Now obviously that would be unreasonable, at least to some, but certainly not all.

 

Therefore, in lieu of that, I propose to dismantle the legislative branch of the government and replace the House and Senate with suggestion boxes. read more

Is Revolution Inevitable?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This one’s going to feel like a real bummer, but I’ll bet I’m not the only one thinking this:

Has the grand experiment called the United States of America run its course – the idea that a country, a people can rule itself? That a true representative Republic could be formed and withstand the test of time?

 

Well, I’m fast becoming convinced that man’s natural state is not one of freedom and liberty. It is becoming evident that the natural state of most humans is servitude and sloth.

 

It seems more and more Americans at least appear to be satisfied with the meager existence offered up by their masters in government. It seems that rugged American spirit has been replaced with a want to be cared for.

 

It may not be most, but certainly enough Americans are satisfied with the direction our country is heading. There appear to be enough citizens that are okay with the imperial nature of our current government, as demonstrated by the tyrants which they elect, year after year.

 

But what of the rest of us? We can’t all move to Belize. What do we do? What do we do when “our party” gives up and passes a “clean” debt ceiling bill without even a whisper of a fight?

 

Any reasonable citizen should be very worried when a sitting Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia, is convinced the concentration camps are likely in our future. read more

Levin’s Advice To Congress

from Breitbart:

On his nightly radio show the evening of the State of the Union address, conservative host Mark Levin, author of The Liberty Amendments, instructed the House of Representatives on how to confront President Obama’s declaration that he would be using further executive orders and other means to get around Congress when the legislative body fails to enact the type of legislation he desires.

Levin said: read more

Schumer’s Plan to Abolish the Tea Party

This article is fairly long but well worth the read:

 

The Democrats’ new much-vaunted master plan for annihilating the Tea Party movement calls for aggressive class warfare, demagoguery, and lying about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Tea Party supporters, Sen. Chuck Schumer revealed yesterday.

Echoing President Obama’s infamous “bitter clingers” remarks, the New York Democrat argued that Tea Party supporters are cartoonish figures who are easily ridiculed.

Invoking all the usual liberal cliches about conservatives, Schumer said the Tea Party is successor to “the Know-Nothings, Prohibitionists, Father Coughlin, and Huey Long.” In other words, he believes the movement is a collection of hicks, yahoos, neo-Luddites, fascists, male chauvinists, and racists fearful of what leftist academics might call The Other.

“Tea Party adherents see an America that’s not reflective of themselves, and the America they have known, and they just don’t like it.” They are bothered by changes in the “cultural, technological, and demographic makeup” of the nation. It angers them that “white Anglo-Saxon men are exclusively not running the country anymore.”

Schumer said his fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate plan to subject the public to a massive, presumably very boring post-constitutional civics lesson from now until the congressional elections in November. read more