The Irony of Christian Crosses at an LGBT Memorial

by: the Common Constitutionalist

And the beat goes on. It seems everyday since the horrific terrorist killings in Orlando, there has been some kind of vigil, remembrance, gathering, or memorial service. I don’t get it. I was going to say I understand it, but I don’t.

Now for all you hyper-caring individuals who think this is great, heartwarming and needed – you’re wrong. You’ve celebrated their lives and mourned their deaths for a solid week and there appears to be no sign of a let up.

It’s not that I don’t care. Of course I care – and I feel for those who have lost loved ones, but (there’s always a but) it’s like attending a week long funeral. The refrain is always the same from those who show up to these events. I wanted to show my solidarity for the LGBT community or some such thing. Okay – you’ve done that – time to move on.

Evidently not.

And so it was over just this past weekend, when a man, Greg Zanis, showed up in Orlando with 49 crosses  he made from donated materials. The 3-foot tall crosses were all painted white and adorned with a red heart and the name of each victim. read more

Podcast – A Rant Aimed at a Liberal Columnist and Gun Shop Owner

In this episode I go off on the opinion piece posted at the New York Daily News by liberal wimp, Gersh Kuntzman and his ridiculous fear of an inanimate object – the AR-15 long rifle. Notice I didn’t describe it as an Assault Weapon, because technically, there is no such thing. I also take issue (that’s putting mildly) with the Gun Shop/Range owner, Frank Stelmach, for his own inane views on both the rifle and our God-given rights to own such a thing.

I get a bit technical as I discuss various home-defense weapons and the difference between a civilian AR-15 and its military counterpart, as well as my preference for home-defense weapons.

America needs to become educated about these things so we don’t keep falling for the same tired line of gun-grabbing crap the left is advancing. read more

Words May Wound but Islamists Will Kill

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On his June 16th radio show, Mark Levin said, “I made a suggestion to the gay community. I said you better exercise your second amendment rights while you still can. What did I mean by that,” asked Levin. “What I meant was that you need to acquire weapons to defend yourselves, because you’re being targeted by the Islamo-nazis.”

That’s a good piece of advice, as Levin is known to give. However, his advice runs up against the perceived reality of a lot of today’s youth. This reality is that for today’s youth, from 20-somethings (maybe older), all the way down to elementary school children, the fight instinct has been beaten out of them (figuratively speaking) with the bat of political correctness – leaving only the flight instinct.

Along the same vein as Levin’s advice, I wrote a piece  the other day calling for more Americans, particularly millennials, to fight back, become sheepdogs and stop acting like sheep, so when the wolves come calling, as one did in Orlando, you can and will stand up and protect the innocent.

Sadly, far too many young men and women (and other) have been conditioned to hide or flee, rather than fight. Obviously the parents bear some of the blame, but our education system, such that it is, also bears a great deal. read more

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Dem platform 2012: How’d donkey party do?

On June 8 and 9, the Democrats had there first in a series of meetings to discuss their 2016 election platform. On their Facebook page, they described it as “the first in a series of regional events designed to engage every voice in the party.”

This two-day gathering could have taken place in Flint, Michigan (water crisis), Ferguson, Missouri (racial unrest) or Charlotte, North Carolina (transgender), but instead, it took place in Washington, D.C., in order to – you know – engage “every” voice in the party, because that’s where the little people whom leadership claim to represent would surely be. It certainly had nothing to do with the concentration of lobbyists, Big Education and labor union thugs and other assorted cronies who just happen to reside in D.C.

Because the process has just begun, there are no details to report as to specific platform agenda items. However, on Friday, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) did change their official convention banner. It’s quite lovely and tells us of at least one of their major platform issues at the 2016 convention. read more

We Need More Sheepdogs and Less Virtue Signaling Sheep

by: the Common Constitutionalist

No LGBT community – love will not conquer hate – not this time. No rainbow flags in the shape of hearts or cuddly teddy bears will protect you from gunfire or a suicide bomb when radical Islamists come-a-callin.

Oh, it’s a great liberal sentiment – just as it was after the Bataclan nightclub massacre in Paris in November.

In March, Michelle Malkin wrote a piece entitled, “Post-Jihad Gesture Theater: Je Suis Sick of It.” As is usual, she knocked it out of the park as she wrote: “While homicidal, suicidal and genocidal jihadists are busy plotting the next soft-target terror attacks on the West, docile Westerners are busy shedding cartoon tears and doodling broken hearts on social media.”

Now we’ve had another planned massacre, this time on an American “soft target,” on the heels of our last “soft target” attack in San Bernardino by Islamic radicals. And the response of the Je Suis crowd is the same as it was after the Charlie Hebdo, the Paris and Brussels attacks – candlelight – chalk drawings and “solidarity.”

After the San Bernardino attacks, thousands gathered at San Manuel Stadium to mourn in solidarity. “It could’ve been any of us, so I’ve had a really hard time with it and I just wanted to be around other people who felt the same,” Martha Rendon, a San Bernardino County employee said while holding back tears. “County, city and clergy leaders told the crowd to pray for the victims’ loved ones and to stand united as a community in what will be a long healing process.” read more

Night Club Terrorist – Angry American or Radical Ramadan Jihadist?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

UPDATE: Eyewitness inside the night club says there was a guy trying to hold the exit doors closed to prevent people from escaping.  This is yet to be corroborated.

Those of us who choose not to let our daughters, wives or girlfriends share a bathroom or locker room with some 50 year old hairy guy in a wig named Chuckina are called intolerant, haters and bigots. According to the left, we are the worst of the worst human rights abusers on the planet.

Of course these ignorant fools no nothing of real human rights abuses as they (as do we all) remain cloistered within the relative safety of our country’s borders. It’s easy to picket, bitch, moan, boycott and otherwise take a stand against evil conservatives when the threats to one’s safety is pure fabrication.

The courageous left knows full well that they can yell and scream all they like at the “intolerant” right, and we haters and bigots won’t lift a finger against them. No where on Earth is the LGBT crowd treated better than in America. There is no better place to be if you are homosexual or transgender or any other off-beat “questioning” person. We are the most tolerant.

As we are well aware – the most intolerant and hostile toward this lifestyle are Islamists.

Here in the U.S., we’ve just suffered the largest mass casualty shooting in our history, perpetrated by an Islamist, on the homosexual community, with 50 killed at least 53 injured at an Orlando nightclub which caters to the LGBT crowd.

It wasn’t some crazy Christian, distraught over genderless bathrooms, as the left surely would have hoped. It was a radical Islamist, as anyone with a brain could have guessed. read more

Podcast – Texas Valedictorian is an Illegal Alien – California Inmate Demands to Become a Woman – The U.N. is Blackmailed

In this episode I discuss a female Valedictorian from a Texas High School, who appears to be the model American citizen – except she isn’t. She’s an illegal alien, not quietly living in the shadows as we’ve been told by so many on the left. Instead she proudly and unashamedly tweeted she was “undocumented.”

In segment two I discuss the absurd state of California – how an inmate, in prison for life has demanded and has been granted by Federal Judge the right to have the state pay for his gender-reassignment surgery. And the insanity doesn’t stop there.

Segment three concerns the United Nations and its Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, allowing itself to be extorted by Saudi Arabia. The country was to be blacklisted by the U.N. for their role in the conflict in Yemen, but the Saudis threatened to pull their funding and leave the United Nations if Ban didn’t relent and switch his position. I wonder what happened. read more

Young Men are Presumed Guilty on College Campuses

By: the Common Constitutionalist

As I’ve documented many times in the recent past, life on College campuses has become quite confusing and at times, downright hostile.

One glaring example is dating between students. It’s gotten to the point where a girl and guy must practically draft a contract just to go out together and there must now be verbal consent from both parties just to compliment one another, less it be misconstrued as a microaggression or trigger word, which might send one into a psychotic tailspin.

And then there is the growing rape-culture on college campuses. While I’m convinced that the overwhelming majority of college kids are decent, there have always been and will always be those who have no morals, no decency and will take advantage when an opportunity presents itself.

The Stanford University student, Brock Turner is a textbook example of this. “A jury in March found Turner guilty of three felony sexual assault counts for the January 2015 attack, which was interrupted by two graduate students who saw him assaulting a partially clothed woman behind a trash bin. Turner tried to flee, but the students tackled and pinned him down until police arrived and arrested him.” The kid raped an unconscious victim behind a dumpster!

But this type of incident, as horrific as it is, is the exception, not the rule. Unfortunately for all other guys on all other college campuses, cases like this are being broadcast as the norm, not the exception. Heterosexual guys are being classified as predators and worse. Their lives can easily be ruined as it is becoming easier for a girl, well after the fact to merely accuse a young man of some sort of aggressive behavior. And when she does, he is automatically assumed to be guilty. read more

Illegals Get to Stay Which Makes ThinkProgress Happy

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The ultra-leftist site ThinkProgress is happier today. And why are they happier? Well, once again, liberal open-boarders politics may trump what is right and what is the law.

“A federal appeals court handed down a very brief, two paragraph order  on Monday that represents good news for the tens of thousands of immigrants currently subject to a campaign of intimidation from a trial judge,” they write.

Of course they aren’t talking about “immigrants.” They are referring to illegal aliens who were/are allowed to stay in the U.S. under the President’s also illegal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) decree.

It is interesting and infinitely predictable, the metamorphosis of the term – from illegal alien, to illegal immigrant, to undocumented immigrant to now just immigrant, making the law breakers completely indistinguishable from those saps who chose to enter legally and play by the rules.

And what has federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas done that was so intimidating and egregious? He insisted that Obama Department of Justice lawyers act ethically in his courtroom and not lie to his face. The nerve of some judges. read more

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OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENT: STABLE OR FLUID?

There has been a great debate roiling in America for more than a century: whether or not the Constitution is carved in stone or a “living document.”

Conservatives wish to govern in accordance with the Constitution and the “original intent” of those who crafted the document. I would agree with this, as obviously would the founders.

In 2006 Todd Gaziono of the Heritage Foundation said: “Original intent is the only legitimate means of interpretation under our written Constitution, and all other philosophies are illegitimate.” Mr. Gaziono is, of course, correct.

That same year Elliott Mincberg, the then-vice president of the George Soros ultra lefty group People for the American Way said: “It was the framers’ intent that the Constitution adapt to changing circumstances.” In other words, it’s a living or malleable Constitution. This has been the progressive movement’s mantra from Woodrow Wilson to today. read more