Demand Body Cameras for Politicians

by: the Common Constitutionalist

All over America, in every city and town (it seems), the public appears to be demanding that all law enforcement officers wear body cameras, because…you know…they’re all so evil and all.

vievu2Could it be, like every upheaval this country has been made to endure these days, it’s not really “the public” making these demands, but yet again, simply an extremely vocal minority of activist interest groups that push an agenda that all police are bad? That law enforcement wearing body cameras will cure all our ills, make the waters recede, and cause whites to be less racist.

Is that what is suppose to happen? Are all the cops that dirty and underhanded that we need to outfit everyone? To be sure, there are some bad cops, but the overwhelming majority are outstanding – working long hours, many times in very difficult conditions, and are expected to react perfectly to every situation, often with split second timing.

Last I checked, cops were human too, but unlike the rest of us flawed beings, are expected to be infallible.

So if all cops are bad enough to warrant the donning of body cameras, perhaps we should demand another group of well known dirty and underhanded professionals wear them. And what better candidates than America’s political class. read more

University Fomenting Racial Hatred

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What’s the first thing that popped into your head when you read this articles title? More than likely it was something like the fraternity chant from those dopes at SAE fraternity in Oklahoma, or something similar.

It’s a shame, but that’s how we’ve been conditioned to think. Even we conservatives fall prey to this knee-jerk pattern.

Yet the reality is becoming the exact opposite – on the streets and in the Universities. The fraternity incident received national, if not international attention and condemnation, which it should have. It was ignorant and vile and there is no place in any society for that. It also received that level of NO_Racism_by_Feiticondemnation because the idiot kids were white.

But more and more we hear and see blacks voluntarily segregating themselves from the rest of society. They too are being conditioned to think that anything white is automatically bad and therefore repressive.

A shining example of this conditioning was an incident that occurred just weeks ago and to our north at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Ryerson is, as are most universities, a place of diversity. They celebrate this diversity with a variety of clubs and groups the young impressionable student body may join. Groups like the “Centre for Women and Trans People,” “RyePRIDE,” the “Trans Collective,” and the “Racialised Students’ Collective.”

The incident I just spoke of involved the Racialised Students’ Collective and a couple of first year journalism students that were given an class assignment to attend and report on a public gathering at the University. That sounds easy enough. read more

Not Everyone’s Happy About This New APP

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Many adults go through a phase in their younger years where the use of foul language is cool. Up until about 15 or 20 years ago, masocial-media-16ybe even more recently, foul language was called objectionable language.

Yet in keeping with the overall coarsening of our society, language standards seem to be going the way of the dodo. Nowadays, you’re considered a prude if you use words like “heck” and “darn.”

It’s now been several years since I too was a serial expletivatier. Yes, I know it’s not a real word. I haven’t missed the use of foul language. I guess maybe I’ve grown out of it.

So for as many years as I’ve cleaned up my own language, I’ve advocated for others to do so. Within that same time period, we’ve seen an explosion of electronic advancements.

For years I’ve wished that someone would, or could develop a filter of sorts for things like video games that my kids enjoy playing, that would clean up the abhorrent language.

Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but recently a company in Idaho has developed an app called “Clean Reader.”  read more

Does Judge Want More Terrorism?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Leftist U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has ordered the U.S. military to release photographs of detainees being abused from at least seven different sites in Afghanistan and Iraq.

His ruling on Friday gives the government two months to decide whether to appeal before the photos could be released. Naturally, it was the ACLU who brought the case before the court, demanding government transparency and accountability.

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It is believed that there may be anywhere between a few dozen to thousands of such photographs.

Not that I’m necessarily against the release of the photos – I must admit I really don’t care one way or the other, but that aside, I have two questions. Why release them – to what end? And exactly who is this judge and what could be his real motivation for the ruling?

First the Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein. He is a senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School. Who else went to Columbia? Oh that’s right – our esteemed president. Just saying, as a fun factoid.

Hellerstein was personally recommended to progressive President Bill Clinton by the late liberal democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan. One of Moynihan’s more famous or infamous progressive quips was: “The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.” Ah – the progressive mantra. I guess so can the judiciary, but to the left, it’s really all the same. read more

Podcast – 47 Senate Traitors and Obama Travels

In this episode I discuss the Senate letter to Iran, the administration reaction, the constitutionality of their actions and that we need more politicians with backbone. I also speak about the absurd expense we all incur to allow for our King and Queen to travel in style. read more

Overreaction to Racist Video

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Over the weekend a short 10 second video emerged that showed a busload of fraternity kids from Oklahoma University. These kids were apparently part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity. The video shows one tuxedo-clad young white man standing in the bus shouting a disgusting racist chant. You may link here to watch it.

This kid and anyone else who joined in are frankly despicable brain-dead morons. That, in my opinion, is indisputable.

What should be disputed or at the very least be questioned is the incredible and swift reaction, or overreaction to the incident.

That being said, I have a few questions and comments of my own.

First: when was the video made? Was it last week, last year, when? What does that matter you may ask? It matters because what if it were made prior to some students belonging to the fraternity? Why should they also be punished if they weren’t even there? read more