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Violence is Not a Four Letter Word

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Tim Larkin, founder of Target Focus Training (TFT), which is part of my training regimen, has a new book that has sparked a great deal of controversy. So much so that his publisher originally refused to use the title Tim had chosen, which is “When Violence is the Answer.” Mr. Larkin prevailed.

And I can see why. In today’s enlightened society we are taught from a young age that violence is always bad, and violence is never the answer. We are taught to use our words, not our fists – that diplomacy will win the day.

Of course this way of thinking only breeds victims. And when I say breeds, I mean literally – we are breeding victims. Everyone wants to be protected, but very few anymore are willing to even contemplate getting their hands dirty, being the protector.

What people don’t understand is that it is okay and even necessary to, at times, be violent. The problem lies in the perspective of violence. Most don’t even have to witness violence to recoil. Americans have been conditioned to cringe at the mere mention of the word. It’s a control, or Pavlovian response, much like the ‘N’ word. The word itself is evil, therefore anyone who advocates for violence, regardless of context, must by extension be evil. read more

Weapon Wednesday – The Fully-Automated Kalashnikov

The Kalashnikov Group recently announced the development of a fully automated combat module with the capacity ...
The Kalashnikov Group recently announced the development of a fully automated combat module with the capacity to make decisions and identify targets (Credit: Kalashnikov Group)  

Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company revealed it had developed a range of combat robots that are fully automated and used artificial intelligence to identify targets and make independent decisions. The revelation rekindled the simmering, and controversial, debate over autonomous weaponry and asked the question, at what point do we hand control of lethal weapons over to artificial intelligence? read more

Weapon Wednesday – New Close-Air Support Plane

The OA-X aircraft will provide U.S. troops with close air support over distant battlefields.

 Over the deserts of New Mexico, the U.S. Air Force is kicking the tires on four light aircraft, one of which will almost certainly end up being the service’s next light attack aircraft. The Textron Scorpion, Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine, Sierra Nevada A-29, and Air Tractor AT-802U are all being tested at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico in simulated missions from convoy escort to supporting friendly ground troops in contact.

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WND Exclusive – What happened to the North Korean threat?

Evidently, the planet is now safe from nuclear holocaust. Just a few short weeks ago, the world as we know it was on the brink of total destruction, thanks to the incendiary language of our buffoonish president. At least this was the picture painted by the leftist press and their on-call “intelligence” experts.

So, what happened to the end of the world? It’s as if the planet were suddenly afflicted by some rare but potentially devastating disease, only to have the bug vanish as inexplicably as it arrived.

Where did the N.K. threat go? What are the odds of it returning? No one knows, or no longer seems to care – so I guess we just won’t worry about it. Anyway, we have much more important things to report, like atrocities that occurred centuries ago. In fact, the last slaves were freed 152 years ago in Galveston, Texas, by proclamation, General Order 3, delivered on June 19, 1865 – known as Juneteeth Independence Day.  read more

Weapon Wednesday – Patriot Missile System Gets an Upgrade

Lockheed Martin’s radar technology demonstrator is designed to operate within the US Army Integrated Air & ...
Lockheed Martin’s radar technology demonstrator is  designed to operate within the US Army Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) framework (Credit: Lockheed Martin)

The radar at the heart of US Army’s Patriot missile system is getting a bit long in the tooth, so Lockheed Martin has announced the debut of its next-generation air and missile defense radar demonstrator. The 360⁰ capable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) will be unveiled to the public at the 2017 Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. read more

Video Podcast – Something Wrong with Tillerson – Trump Must Say No to Venezuela

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Rex Tillerson’s State Department doesn’t appear to be acting much differently than his predecessor, John F. Kerry. Like Kerry, he at least appears to also have an anti-Israel bias and worse, appears to be accepting the Muslim Brotherhood as a legitimate organization.

President Trump says he has not ruled military intervention regarding what is effectively a Venezuelan civil war. If not a civil war, certainly an internal conflict with which we have no business involving ourselves. read more

You May be a Conservative American

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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You May be a Conservative American if:

You are wealthy, unapologetic and not racked with guilt.

You don’t believe you gained your wealth on the backs of the poor.

You are not wealthy, but want to be and don’t wish to rob or scam anyone to get that way.

You don’t feel guilty about wanting to keep more of what you’ve earned.

You don’t hate or wish to punish the people who have more than you, simply because they have more.

You are not a racist, but the left says you are.

You are not a homophobe, but the left says you are.

You are not a bigot, but the left says you are.

You are not a sexist, but the left says you are.

You are not transphobic, but the left says you are.

You don’t believe that because men should use the men’s room and women should use the lady’s room makes you transphobic. read more

Weapon Wednesday – USS Gerald R. Ford Shows Off Two New Systems

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over USS ...
 An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) (Credit: US Navy/Erik Hildebrandt)

The USS Gerald R Ford scored a double first less than a week after commissioning, as the nuclear-powered supercarrier launched and recovered a fighter plane for the first time using an electromagnetic catapult. On July 28, an F/A-18F Super Hornet piloted by Commander Jamie Struck was launched from the flight deck by the ElectroMAgnetic Launch System (EMALS) shortly after arrival, when it made the first arrested landing with the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system. read more

Obama Era Military Initiative Replete with Security Risks and Foreign Infiltration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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One of the federal government’s only constitutionally mandated functions – the military – has paid the price of the Obama reign of terror. As the Trump administration attempts to repair the damage, rocks are still being overturned, only to discover further devastation and deterioration.

Did Obama do anything to actually advance this country? Did he or his minions do anything to improve the country – make it more prosperous, more secure, stronger, more respected, among nations? I really want to know.

Actually these are rhetorical questions. We who have paid attention – even scant attention, know full well that Obama didn’t set out to improve the nation, but rather tear it down and rebuild it in his own Marxist image.

Most of us (I hope) remember the speech Michelle Obama made where she exclaimed that, “Barack knows we’re gonna have to change our conversation – we’re gonna have to change our traditions, our history – we’re gonna have to move into a different place…”

More prescient and depressing words have rarely been spoken. And years after that prediction, we’re still paying the price. read more