Those Trees are for the King

The Story of the Pine Tree Riot

The Real Start of the Revolution

by: Brent Smith

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Practically everyone knows of the “Boston Tea Party”, that occurred in 1773. It is recognized as the action which began America’s revolution.

However, there was an event that predates it, although few have heard the tale.

When the first shipment of masts from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to England occurred, in 1634, England had already suffered deforestation. In order to dominate the high seas, new sources of abundant timber for shipbuilding were needed. No ships, after all, could set sail without as many as twenty-three masts, yards, and spars varying in length and diameter from the bulky mainmast to its subordinate parts.

Although New Hampshire’s white pine was not as hard as Europe’s, its height and diameter were superior. It also weighed less and retained resin longer, giving the ships a sea life as long as two decades.

When granting lands in America in 1690, King William prohibited the cutting of white pine over two feet in diameter. In 1722, under the reign of George I, parliament passed a law that reduced the diameter to one foot, required a license to cut white pine, and established fines for infractions. read more

At the Vegas Gun Show

from the Federalist:

15 Awesome Things I Saw At The Massive U.S. Gun Show Only Insiders Can Attend

15 Awesome Things I Saw At The Massive U.S. Gun Show Only Insiders Can Attend

Two days surrounded by guns, ammunition, Navy SEALs, military dogs, tactical gear, camouflage, and American flags restored my faith in America.

More than 65,000 people gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the nation’s largest annual gun industry convention, SHOT Show 2020. Organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SHOT Show brings together the world’s best in shooting sports, law enforcement, hunting, and armed forces to share their products and businesses, but more importantly, to shoot the globe’s latest and greatest firearms in the Nevada desert. read more

Back to Russia?

Guest post by John C. Velisek, USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Knowing that progressive socialists will never give up on attempting to take President Trump out of office, some further steps and lies will come along before the end of President Trump’s first term. It is informative that now nothing is being said about the Russian collusion hoax that Hillary and the other liars in government set up to entrap our President. The American people understand that, as even Peter Strozk said, there was no there, there.

The progressive socialists who want power, so that they can wield it to force the American people to conform to the agenda that they have laid out for us, will not give up. They cannot admit what the President has done to make this country better. They can’t understand or accept that the America people turn away from socialist doctrine that they want so much for us. read more

WND Exclusive – Is the American Experiment About to Implode?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Although it is often overused by us on the right – I’m thankful to be an American. It sounds cheesy and jingoistic. It may be, but

that doesn’t make it any less true, particularly when you know American history and what our forefathers had to go through to achieve it. And no, this will not be a history lesson. Not much of one anyway.

I wish I could travel back in time, not to change anything, but just to thank the founders for what they did, to thank them for their foresight. I’d like to assure them that they did the right thing, that they didn’t go through all that for nothing, that hundreds of years later we are still talking about it, still quoting them and trying to live their ideal. read more

Video Podcast – Apologies to Immigrants – Take a Knee

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Let’s talk about another example of democrat symbolism over substance.

California state legislators passed a resolution demanding that president Trump and Congress apologize for separating families at the border. But would an apology be just a first step to something more?

A federal district court judge, administering the oath of citizenship, tells the new Americans to “take a knee” in protest. Yes, that’s what a citizen wants hear. Welcome to America new citizen. Too bad the country you chose is so awful. read more

Anyone can be an American

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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We are the worst country on the planet. At least we are according to the radicals on the left.

Funny thing about being the worst. When you are the worst, not many will gravitate toward you. If we are truly the worst, most racist, most homophobic, anti-immigrant, misogynist nation, no one with even half a brain would want to come here legally, much less sneak in under threat of arrest and imprisonment.

But the facts don’t support the left’s amplification of outrage. The facts do support that America is the most attractive nation on the planet, as demonstrated by the fact that everyone wants to get in and no one wants to leave. Not even the wacky Hollywood leftists who vowed to do so should Trump get elected. We’re still waiting, by the way.

No other nation is even close. The only reason Europe has had such a large influx of immigration is strictly due to geographic proximity. If the United States was closer to the Middle East and Africa, they would all choose to come here.

The United States is the only place on earth where you can immigrate here, legally, and if you go through the right channels, you can become an American. Not just a citizen, but an American. read more

How About some American Pride

Let’s celebrate America with something that Lloyd Marcus, the unHyphenated American, put together. Thanks to Fred the Joke Man for bringing this to me.

Enjoy the video, unless you are hyper-sensitive, America-hating Leftist. It should make your heart swell with pride, unless you are hyper-sensitive, America-hating Leftist. Parts may even choke you up, unless you are hyper-sensitive, America-hating Leftist.

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Video Podcast – Medal of Honor Recipients

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

On this podcast I’ve elected to skip the political commentary and focus this Memorial Day weekend on several recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military honor.

I’ve chosen at least one hero from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and present day.

Included are the following brave heroes: Edouard Izac, William Lawley, Charles Berry, Bryant Womack, Kenneth Kays and Michael Murphy. read more

Not Enough of the Best & Brightest

from The Washington Free Beacon:

Three-Quarters of Young Americans Don’t Qualify for Military Service

Nearly three-quarters of young Americans are ineligible to serve in the United States military due to obesity, criminal record, or lack of education, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation.

The contracted pool of Americans aged 17 to 24 who are fit to enlist in the armed services poses an “alarming” threat to national security and risks derailing the Trump administration’s path to rebuilding a depleted military, the report found, citing Pentagon data.

The Pentagon estimates that 24 million of the 34 million Americans between 17 and 24 years old, or 71 percent, are unable to serve. read more