Podcast – Deportation Sob Stories – Scary Firearms are Banned – Take Down that American Flag

Every week, the left will trot out poor illegal aliens who face deportation by that big meanie Trump. Last week was no different. The radical illegal immigrant advocates regale us with sob stories of how unfair the President is. I touch on a few of the latest tearjerkers.

The U.S. Fourth Circuit is making their own unconstitutional law, by stating that scary “exceptionally lethal weapons of war” are not protected by the Second Amendment – as opposed to weapons which are not lethal – I guess.

A Virginia High School tries to force a student to take his American flag off his truck. read more

The NFL Nixes Another Good Deed

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The National Football League has made the headlines recently. Unfortunately, not for the right reasons.

This weekend was the kickoff of the 2016 NFL season. Being that it long-ago supplanted baseball as America’s pastime, one would expect it to be in the news – that and fantasy football has become a nationwide obsession.

Yet it is the ridiculous antics of a few players which have stolen the headlines. It’s well known what the San Francisco quarterback did during the preseason. By sitting or taking a knee during the pregame national anthem, he has injected politics into the NFL. Since then, a few others have followed suit, claiming they too are taking a stand (or a seat, or a knee) against racism and oppression in America – the pet cause of charlatans and race-hustlers.

And for the antics that detract from the game we love, the NFL does nothing and says little – no fines, no game suspensions – nothing. We all know these fools have every right to protest and support their phony cause – and to that I am in full agreement. read more

Yes Olympians, the Taxman Is Coming for You

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s not often I repeat myself, but considering I discussed this topic in my last podcast, I guess it’s only half repeating. You may listen to it here.

But this one just irks me – the fact that our government is so hard up for money it has to tax our Olympic medalists. Oh sure – there is a way to avoid paying the tax. Just compete, but make sure you don’t medal. Come in fourth – or last.

I guess in a way you could call it an optional tax – like a sales tax. If you don’t wish to pay the tax, don’t purchase the item.

I’m actually a big advocate of the sales tax, in lieu of others. It really is the only optional tax – assuming you are like the rest of us and in fact not immortal, thereby able to forgo the death tax. Other than that, our government has seen to it that everyone pays up.

But what bureaucratic brainiac consciously made the decision to tax our Olympic athletes? Was it some 98 pound chicken-necked little worm in the back room of a DC office who may have been slighted by a jock in high school?

It has been dubbed the “victory tax” and is said to be opposed by Congress. But I guess it’s not opposed by enough of them, for there is presently a bill waiting to be passed that has yet to be. Maybe with a little more publicity it may gain some traction, but I doubt it. It’s much easier to pass a bill adding to the already bloated coffers of government then to pass one which could help our athletes who train their whole lives for chance to represent OUR country. read more

A Patriot Speaks at the Democrat Convention – How Odd

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The political world is buzzing over Khizr Khan’s democrat convention speech the other night, in which he urged his fellow Muslims and immigrants not to take this election lightly.

His speech started well – very patriotic – a story of an immigrant family who, in 1980, came to America with little or nothing. Khan said that with hard work they “could share in and contribute to its [America’s] blessings.”

Well, sir – you sounded very sincere – and if you were – why on Earth did you choose to speak at the hate-America and blame-America-first convention? If you have been in this country for any length of time – and you have – you should have learned that the democrat party is party of no work, not hard work. Its convention was one speaker after another either demanding or promising some sort of big government giveaway.

And why is Mr. Khan urging immigrants to not take the election lightly? Last I checked, “immigrants” are not supposed to be allowed to vote – or does that just apply to Republican immigrants. read more

Country Music Stars Should Know Better than to Dis the Police

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Country stars have always espoused hard work, the military, the flag, traditional American values and certainly a reverence for our police officers.

Big names like Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have even poked fun at liberals and democrats on the national stage.

In 2013 on the nationally televised Country Music Awards, you may recall the two, who hosted the event, even sung a duet called “Obamacare by Morning,” where they lampooned how pathetic Obamacare was and even worse was the Obamacare website which, as you recall, was nearly impossible to log onto and navigate.

Country music stars have always been music and Hollywood outliers – or one could say even outcasts – much more conservative than their pop, rock and R & B counterparts. After all, musicians are supposed to be angst-ridden leftists – but not in the world of country music.

Then came the Dixie Chicks, who, while on tour in the U.K. and on top of the country charts and the world, effectively ended their careers with a single comment. Lead singer, Natalie Maines, learning of George Bush’s decision to invade Iraq said: “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” read more

Apparently God Bless America Offends Everyone

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Well – it appears our old buddy from the New York Daily News – the giant pansy, Gersh Kuntzman is at it again.

You remember the Gersh-meister. Oh you don’t. Well, he is quite forgettable. I wish I could.

He’s the guy (and I use that term loosely) that, after the Orlando massacre by the Islamist whack-job Omar Mateen, went in search of a scary AR-15 “assault” rifle to shoot. If you recall, Kuntzman described it as horrifying, menacing and very, very loud.

You might also recall that the gun shop owner, at least to me, appeared to be a little off his nut, but I digress. If you wish to refresh yourself on that incident, I dedicated an entire Podcast to it. You may listen to it here.

This time Kuntzman didn’t display his phobia for guns. No – this time his Marxist side is on full display, as well as his God-phobic affliction. I guess that’s kind of one in the same. Marxist/Fascists insist on strict adherence to the religion of the state only. No one or thing may come before the state. read more

Thank Heavens for the Bill of Rights

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Republicans in the Senate do occasionally find their backbones and were able to display them as they rejected four pieces of anti-gun legislation. Thank you Republicans and thank you founders for giving us the Bill of Rights.

Given the current state of the federal leviathan, imagine the condition of our individual and states’ rights without the specific declaration of those protections against federal intrusion. Turns out the anti-federalists were right to insist on a Bill of Rights!

We would have no right to own or carry a weapon of any kind without the language expressed in the Second Amendment. We on the right would have nothing specific to argue against the gun-grabbers of the left. For decades we have debated the language and meaning of the Second Amendment, but without it, our argument would be relegated to the abstract, for nowhere else does the Constitution specifically address this right. Given the nature of today’s courts – that would not be nearly enough. Thanks to George Mason and the anti-federalists, we at least have the Amendment specifying this natural right.

Our freedom of speech, assembly, religion, etc. would all be substantially abridged, if not for the First Amendment. We would have virtually no states’ rights left without the Tenth – and so on. read more

The Patriot Act – Keeping the Homeland Safe – NOT

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Well, it sure is good president Obama has Mitch McConnell and the Republicans to bail him out or he would have no chance of reauthorizing the Patriot Act.

And here I thought that everything Obama stood for or has done since he first took office has been bad for the country. That’s one of those fun and absolute facts Republicans seem to be ignoring – as if this time will be different. This time Obama is on the right side. Sure.

Establishment Republicans seem to be all for re-authorization, despite the fact it is an affront to privacy, liberty and oh – the Constitution. But I guess to be a real Republican, one must appear strong on defense – in favor of keeping the homeland safe.

And isn’t that what the Patriot Act was designed to do? Wasn’t it passed to thwart terrorist plots before they had a chance to strike America? They tell us this is why all our data must be collected – because you never from where the threat may come.

And I suppose it has worked. All that data collection must have stopped hundreds of terrorist strikes. Otherwise, why collect it. Well, if you’re under that illusion – you’d be 100% wrong. read more