Video Podcast – Senator Ben Sasse Takes to Facebook

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R, wrote a fairly lengthy Facebook post recently. When he posts to Facebook, it is usually very lengthy.

The main crux of the post was regarding the uptick in violence between the radical Left and the radical alt-Left. In case you are wondering who is who, let me clue you in.

The radical left, since the glory days of the Soviet Union, are the communists. They have renamed themselves as Antifa, or anti-fascists. The alternative Left are the fascists. Now you know. There is no one from the right – regular or alternative.

Sasse made several points – some good and some not so good. Misguided, if you will.

I discuss most them. I’d also like to apologies for almost being off camera for a segment! read more

Leftist Radicals Just Want to Watch the World Burn

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As the president pointed out in his latest press conference, the original group that was protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue actually had a permit to assemble and did so peacefully. The leftist/Marxist radicals did not obtain a permit.

Now I don’t care who you are. If you assemble peacefully and conduct yourself accordingly – you can be Communist/Marxist radicals or fascist skin head, neo-Nazis. Who cares. But when you cross the line and descend into violence, it should matter who you are.

As Tucker Carlson pointed out on his Tuesday evening Fox News program, it evidently it does matter who you are, or with what wacko group you belong.

Many of us witnessed the outrageous behavior in Durham, NC, of the black lady climbing a ladder to place a lanyard around a Civil War soldier’s memorial. The crowd had no permit, no permission to even be there, much less the authority to pull down the statue, however offensive they all of the sudden thought it to be.

I say all of the sudden, because a lot of these statues have been on display for a century or so, and no one said boo. Not blacks or whites – left or right. Now we’re expected to believe that a mass consciousness awakening has spontaneously occurred like so many newborn puppies opening their eyes for the first time. read more

The Alt-Right is Not Right – It’s Left

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What exactly is the Alt-Right? We hear the term batted about a lot recently.

In November, 2016, USA Today, or McPaper (h/t: Jay Severin) attempted to explain the alt-right movement. “The alt-right — short for “alternative right” — is a movement that bucks mainstream conservatism,” writes USA Today. I guess it does!

They add that, “The Southern Poverty Law Center, an anti-hate organization, says the group’s main focus is ‘white identity’ and to preserve ‘western civilization,’ but how they go about calling for that is broad.”

Allow me to more accurately phrase that last sentence. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a black separatist group with a butt-load of cash (an operating budget of $45 million and an endowment in excess of $300 million), who labels every group who doesn’t tow their radical line as a hate group, defines the alt-right as focusing on white identity, or white nationalism.”

If this is the case, and it appears to be, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has by its own definition, proven that the alt-right isn’t right at all. It also disproves the claim that the group could even be remotely tied to “conservatism.” One of the pillars of conservatism is “The Golden Rule,” which automatically precludes white nationalism or racial supremacy of any kind.

According to McPaper, the white nationalist/supremacist Richard Spencer coined the term in 2008. If he uses the term alt-right to identify himself and his fellow believers – this begs a question? read more

WND Exclusive – Mr. President, here’s what’s wrong with Strange

There are a lot of things to discuss this week, but the elephant in the room is North Korea and President Trump’s supposed reckless handling of the situation.

Since everyone and their cousin are giving their learned opinion on the matter, I have instead decided to concentrate on a topic I think Trump is in fact handling rather cavalierly. Some might even say ignorantly. This is his recent endorsement of RINO Republican candidate and current Alabama junior Sen. Luther Strange in the upcoming special election primary on Aug. 15.

Strange was appointed to keep the seat warm when Jeff Sessions became U.S. attorney general. Outsider and self-professed swamp-drainer Trump, who was elected as the “insurgent” candidate, had his choice of two other great constitutional conservative and anti-swamp candidates in Rep. Mo Brooks and Judge Roy Moore, both of whom are now running against Strange. Moore has been leading in recent polls. Both these choices are also considered to be insurgents, but Trump pulled the lever for the establishment Strange. 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

Republicans Work with Democrats to Bail Out ObamaCare

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Yep – Republican inner-circle hack, Lamar Alexander, is working with Chuck Schumer to stab us in the back.

Have we voters finally woken up to the reality that Republicans, save for a relative few, never really wanted to repeal and replace, or just repeal ObamaCare?

It’s not that they are enamored with the un-Affordable Care Act. I don’t think they are at all. They are just lazy, shiftless and lack any kind of courage or leadership.

These Senators have the luxury of being only one of 100. The President effectively stands alone. He can’t hide behind other members of the “august” body. He can’t make promises like our current Senate leadership and then blame the failure on some arcane procedural or parliamentarian rule.

He can’t take to the microphone to make some bold statement and then slink off to some back room where a double-deal is being hatched behind locked doors. If he tried, you could be sure it would be leaked almost immediately. read more

You May be a Conservative American

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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

Murders Continue to Escalate in Liberal Cities

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Cities around the country are breaking records. Oh, it’s not for job growth, graduation rates or anything hopeful like that. They’re breaking records for documented homicides and shootings.

It’s gotten so bad that cities like Baltimore, in a desperate and dimwitted attempt to slow the number, have turned to calling for ceasefires. But like every other ceasefire, as those called for on several occasions between Israel and the Palestinian terrorists or those in Syria, the city ceasefires have worked out just about as well.

However pointless warring faction ceasefires are, Baltimore’s was much worse. Between nations or factions, the two sides at least publically feint at agreeing to halt the killing.

Baltimore community leaders had called for a 72 hour ceasefire this past weekend using the hashtag #BaltimoreCeasefire on social media. They received no affirmation of cooperation from anyone. Yet this they hoped would do the trick. Twitter “virtue signaling” always does. And by always, I actually mean never. read more

Video Podcast – Busting the Budget – Auto Vending Machine – Marijuana-Ville

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The new federal budget proposal is out and surprise, surprise – we’ll be spending more. To the tune of $1.6 trillion over the next 10 years. See any budget cuts. Me either.

China has unveiled its first ever automobile vending machine. And sure enough, it does a bit like a snack vending machine, with a glass front. The buyer stands in front of the glass-front structure and simply chooses the car he or she wishes – just like buying a bag of pretzels.

The town of Nipton, California was sold on Thursday of last week. Yes, the whole town – to American Green, Inc. No, it’s not an environmental company – is a marijuana producer. They have designs of transforming the town into a stoner’s paradise. read more

Finland Loves Speeders – They’re Good for Business

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The next time you have to pay a few hundred dollars for a speeding ticket – thank your lucky stars you don’t live in Finland.

A few days ago my son and I were watching a rerun of an episode of The Grand Tour on Amazon. It is the continuation of the wildly successful British program, Top Gear. After one of the hosts got sacked by the BBC, Amazon offered the three hosts about a gazillion dollars (or pounds) to effectively continue the show.

The episode took place in Finland. Finland is unabashedly socialist and progressive. Possibly the most socialist of all European nations.

They are so progressive that they means test virtually everything. Finland is the embodiment of the Marxist ideal of, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

One of the show’s hosts, Richard Hammond, discussed the matter of a simple speeding ticket received by a wealthy Finnish citizen. He was pulled over and ticketed for going 49 in a 30 mph zone.

In America, this might warrant one a ticket of maybe $50 to a few hundred dollars, depending on the State. But regardless of the State, at least for now, everyone ticketed pays the same amount. read more