Stickers and Ribbons May only Support the Left

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Hollywood does a lot these days to drive America’s liberal social narrative. They are normally at the forefront of every wacky feel-good leftist cause. Leonardo DiCaprio took the little time allotted for his first Oscar acceptance speech to preach his global warming nonsense.

DiCaprio said: “Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow.” He added: “Climate change is real, it is happening right now.”

Well Leo, you neglected to add that most of the movie was filmed in Canada during the winter when there was plenty of snow. But production delays pushed some of the shooting into July. That would be the middle of the summer, when historically there is NO SNOW! So I agree – climate change is real. It really changes from winter to summer every year.

Still, no one makes a fuss over his inane comments. No one argues that he should not be able to make such statements, regardless of their intelligence.

The same goes for another Hollywood intellectual lightweight – Eva Longoria, in her support for the Latino community. She insisted that everyone at the Oscars make a statement of solidarity by wearing a brown ribbon in support of Latinos. Her cause is to underscore the lack of Latinos working in films and TV. read more

But College is Free in Europe

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Eventually – maybe sooner than later – the primaries will conclude and it will on to the general election.

As it stands now, the presumptive nominee on the democrat side will be Hillary Clinton. I still can’t believe it, but I guess criminal behavior in America, at least on the left is not only NOT frowned upon, but appears to be a resume enhancement. And it seems Clinton is picking up some steam. Once she get’s that caboose moving forward, there’s no stopping it.

One of the reasons Clinton swamped Sanders in the recent South Carolina primary may be her new college plan. In January, her new platform included what seems to be free college – similar to Sanders. She exclaimed: “And I’ll give you debt-free tuition at public colleges and universities in America, and we’re finally going to give you a chance to refinance your student debt and save thousands of dollars. And I have a special provision in my college plans, I want a $25 billion dollar fund specifically aimed at helping historically black colleges and universities.”

Now, I don’t know exactly what “debt-free tuition” is but it sounds to me like free college. read more

The Islamization of American Schools

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Apparently American Muslims are not American. Oh, they may think they are, but this is evidently not the case. Normal Americans go to work every day and send their normal American kids off to school. They don’t consider themselves particularly special. They don’t ask others for a carve out or to be celebrated as being different. They are just Americans.

I’m sure many American Muslims think this way. I’m sure they don’t consider themselves special. They want to be treated like everyone else. They say they don’t wish to be treated differently than any other American. But is this really true?

Evidently not, at least far as the school administrators at the New York World School of Inquiry,
in Rochester NY are concerned. A request from a single Muslim student prompted Principal Sheela Webster to host a “World Hijab Day event the week of February 1 which ‘encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering.’”

And what made “World Hijab Day” so much more special – not a single parent was notified ahead of the event. They found out about it on the news, which being New York, probably breathlessly reported on it, extolling the schools diversity and inclusion. read more

From Desegregation to Re-Segregation

by: the Common Constitutionalist

For decades blacks and whites have stood side-by-side – marched arm in arm, fighting for equality and desegregation. Though the odds at times were stacked against him, they persevered. However, some paid the ultimate price for the movement, including its champion, Dr. Martin Luther King.

They endured many abuses, all to give blacks the equality they deserved – so we could share a lunch counter, a water fountain, schools and universities. All spaces would be equal and open to any race.

Well, that was then and this is now. 50 years removed from the movement and demands  for segregation have returned.

You may ask: “Who’s to blame for such an affront? Is it the neo-Nazis or the Klan or maybe the Republicans? Sadly it is none of these. What some would call bizarro world, others may refer to as college campuses, which these days are synonymous.

“Black college students across the country have demanded that they be segregated from white peers, calling for ‘safe spaces’ on campuses meant only for so-called students of color.” read more

My Daily Caller Exclusive – A Book Review

by: the Common Constitutionalist

When I first saw the title of Brion McClanahan’s 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried To Save It, I thought, okay, here we go with yet another rehashing of the same 20th century progressive presidents we already know. The author won’t be telling me anything I’m not already aware of or haven’t heard a thousand times.

Well, I am man enough to admit that I was wrong – dead wrong. Mr. McClanahan has a hit on his hands, or should. He lays out a case, in plain English, how each of nine presidents “Screwed up” our country. It is a fascinating and factual accounting of presidential usurpation of power. read more

Students Take on Liberal Academic Establishment

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The more things don’t change, the more they stay the same, as another college demonstrates its idea of campus diversity.

We’ve all been preached at by every diversity advocacy group from blacks, to Muslims, to feminists, to LGBT equality groups and more. Every special interest on campus has to be equally represented – all except Christians, whites and conservatives. Some may consider this to be redundant.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst demonstrated recently just what diversity looks like on the average college campus. UMass – Amherst has approximately 1300 faculty members. Why is this important?

Well, a student run debate club hosts different events throughout the school year. The problem developed during a recent debate when the club needed to find a faculty member to present a conservative point of view. Out of 1300 teachers and professors, the club could not find one willing or able to represent conservatives. Not one! read more

One College is Fighting Back Against White Privilege

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Most Americans, save for the various teachers unions, complain about the pitiful state of public education in our country. The Left complains about the lack of funding – too much is apparently still not enough – and the Right complains of oppressive regulation.

Education used to be a relatively straight forward and easy process. It was reading, writing and arithmetic, with maybe a little history, the Constitution and some Latin thrown in for context. Kids learned what they needed to advance to the next level.

Then progressives got a hold of education and it all went to crap. And every year that goes by it get’s a little worse – kids become less educated in the things they may actually need. It’s gotten so bad that your average college senior probably could not pass an Eighth grade exam from the turn of last century (late 19th century to early 20th).

Education, particularly higher education, has been ruined by progressives and political correctness. Today, it’s appears more important to teach kids to get in touch with their feelings than be able to properly draft a letter or speak the King’s English.

And there is a reason why we shouldn’t learn the “King’s” English. That would be racist, being that English kings have always been white, thus would promote white privilege. read more

Growing Fascism on College Campuses

by: the Common Constitutionalist

“A decade ago students were having lousy experiences on their campuses but there was not a way to let the world know,” said Shaun Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Now students are beginning to understand that what they are experiencing is a national phenomenon. Social media is a tool for students to help communicate their issues,” he said.

Actually social media is a gathering place for the new agitator set to whine and cry about how they are put upon and subject to faux-abuse. And this is demonstrated every day on any number of college campuses throughout our country. And why does anyone need to “let the world know” when your little feelings get hurt?

But its not about hurt feelings or name calling. Now is about forcing real change – change driven by a tiny minority of miscreants and rabble-rousers – change the majority neither wants nor should accept. read more

Princeton Students See the Real Woodrow Wilson And They Don’t Like Him

by: the Common Constitutionalist

For practically the whole of the past century, President Woodrow Wilson has consistently ranked in the top ten of greatest U.S. presidents. One the fathers of modern-day progressivism, Wilson helped usher in the new era of anti-constitutional big government. All the collectivist/socialist things the left loves were embodied in Wilson. Yet his legacy, despite our insistence, has weathered the right’s attacks for decades. And believe you me, Wilson was an evil S.O.B. Want some proof? You may link here and here to see just how bad.

Yet no matter what we say – try as we may – we on the right have been unable to penetrate Wilson’s persona, much like Teddy/Franklin Roosevelt or LBJ. So for conservatives it is easy to just throw up our hands and say: “What will it take for you on the left to see how bad these guys really were?” Your heroes weren’t for equal rights. They weren’t for women’s rights and they sure didn’t fight for minority rights. Quite the opposite.

But, just as we may think of giving up – this occurs. Maybe some college liberals are beginning to realize who the real racists in our history have always been and I wonder if maybe these are the types of incidences that will begin to turn things around. It seems in almost all cases the pendulum of reason must swing too far one way before it is able to correct. read more

Fear the Swastika – Except in New York

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A few days ago I wrote my opinion regarding the “racial strife” at the University of Missouri. Much to my disappointment, but not surprise, the president and the Chancellor of the University have both been forced to resign. Let me rephrase. Both men knuckled under the pressure of their own white liberal guilt. Their collective attempts to apologize were always doomed to fail, for this is what the anarchists want. The real organizers of these protests – not innocent and oppressed students, but George Soros funded outsiders – don’t really want a solution. They want chaos. They need chaos to facilitate the complete breakdown of present American civil society.

On the other hand, the weak-minded wimps that blindly follow these agitators are not really to blame for they are just that – weak-minded followers who glom onto any high-minded cause, just so that they may feel included – in effect, give their other wise hollow lives some meaning. And what better cause than racial and social justice. They have been conditioned to fear and follow.

And so it was, that fear and panic ensued when a swastika was discovered painted (using feces) on the bathroom wall of one the dorms on campus. It was said this was an affront to every person of minority heritage, despite the fact it wasn’t.

I would not be shocked to find that a few weak-kneed liberals were forced into therapy upon hearing of the incident, much less being subjected to personal witness of the horror of the stinky swastika.

But, it could be worse. These kids could have grown up in the 1930s; along side a tiny town on Long Island called Yaphank – a mere 60 miles outside New York City. read more