Does This Prove Iran Is NOT Our Ally?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What is it about U.S. Secretaries of State? Are they all just stupid? Or is it that they are all just so much more reasoned and intelligent than us plebes that we just can’t comprehend their genius?

Now, it’s pretty common knowledge that John Kerry believes he may be the smartest man on the planet. I think he is just that egotistical. So much so that I honestly think that Kerry came out of the Iran negotiations believing we actually won, and that he and he alone actually accomplished something momentous and historic.

Oh, he accomplished something historic all right. It was/is so bad, even a child can understand how awful this agreement is. It might be said, in schoolyard parlance, that Iran gave Kerry the biggest Atomic (pun intended) wedgie since Neville Chamberlain. And by the looks of things, he must have enjoyed it.

I don’t believe Kerry is putting on a brave face for the public. I really think he believes he triumphed. That’s just how thick and full of himself he is, that he also thinks Iran can be an ally of the United States. read more

Obama’s Blackmail Africa Tour

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So Obama is off to Africa to once again visit his homeland – the place of his birth (just kidding). I’m sure he will be speechifying on a variety of useless topics like how destitute nations of Africa must combat global warming. I’m sure that is high on the list of priorities for war-torn countries ravaged by terrorism and can’t, in some cases, even feed their own people.

Another hot topic of which Obama, a recent convert, will preach about is the radical homosexual agenda. But unlike the conflict averse Americans and weenie progressive Europeans, the nations of Africa are likely to tell Obama to shove it.

On the whole, blacks most everywhere are against same-sex marriage. In America, where even in ultra-liberal California, blacks, who voted for Obama almost exclusively in 2008, did not support same-sex marriage. 8 out of 10 blacks supported the now famous Proposition 8. No ethnic group rejected sanctioning same-sex marriage as strongly as did blacks. read more

Back to Schools Means Prepare to Debunk Leftist Academia Spin

Long before Lawrence W. Reed became president of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, he worked as an economics professor for many years, so he has an acute understanding of the dynamics of classroom and campus discourse.

Recently he channeled that knowledge – combined with his decades of think tank leadership – into a new book: “Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism.”

The book provides statistics and arguments for students to challenge 52 common narratives they face from professors and peers on campus.

Speaking to a group of about 30 students at the headquarters of Young America’s Foundation in Reston, Va., on Friday, Reed held an in-depth discussion about some of the best arguments to help liberty triumph over progressivism.

“Each chapter is intended to be a rebuttal with ammunition, intellectual ammunition for students in particular, but anybody to comeback and answer those myths and misconceptions,” Reed said.

Reed delved into several examples from his book, including:

1. “Jesus Christ was a progressive because he advocated income redistribution to help the poor.”

One of Reed’s personal favorite chapters in the book addresses the liberal notion that if Jesus Christ were alive today, he would probably endorse income redistribution.

But Jesus never endorsed the political redistribution of income, he said.

“He did urge that people should be caring and thoughtful and compassionate and responsible and to take care of your family and those around you,” Reed said. “But that was always a personal calling. He never said ‘You don’t have to worry about that, let’s just get the politicians to do it.’” read more

Podcast – We Will Make You Love the New Bruce Jenner – Donald Trump Goes After John McCain

In this episode I discuss that those who wish to push the trans-agenda are not content with mere tolerance. Now we must embrace and rejoice the faux-transformation of Bruce Jenner. Only then will they be satisfied – for about five minutes. And The Donald is at it again. This time he’s going after John “the Maverick” McCain in response to a comment by McCain about Trump. It classic Donald! read more

Phony Confederate Outrage

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Confederate flag has now been taken down from the capital grounds in Columbia, South Carolina. Heck, for good measure they even took down the flagpole. That will show that dumb old flag.

And how everyone cheered the symbolism – because that’s what we do these days. It doesn’t matter that the flag did not kill those nine poor souls in Charleston, how long the flag has been flying or who put it up there in the first place and why. Americans celebrate the symbolism and congratulate each other for our newly discovered progressive enlightenment. Hooray for us!!

That famous American Piers Morgan (not an American) weighed in saying that “Doing the right thing is to be applauded, however long it takes.”

Regarding why the flag flew for so long Piers added: “And we all, surely, thought the same thing: why is this flag still a protected species when all it does is remind people of America’s darkest, most evil past and motivate racists like Roof.”

Yes Piers – that’s what we’ve all been thinking for the past 54 years, as people strolled by the flag, walked by a monument or drove on a street or highway bearing the name of a prominent Confederate. Yes – we’ve all been suffering in silence. Even democrats and leftists (I guess that’s redundant) – because they’re known for their quiet demeanor. read more

School Lunch Programs – Oh It Gets Worse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So you think the free school lunch program won’t get any more ridiculous? Think again. When it comes to progressive government policy, there’s no such thing as too ridiculous.

Last week I wrote an article about supposedly hungry children who broke into a school because they evidently equate free food with school. I also reported that there are now government summer lunch trucks that roam the cities passing out “healthy meals” to our starving waifs.

Now I don’t know what happened to the four Charlotte North Carolina teens who broke into the school, but all that could have been avoided by them knowing just one toll-free number.

“The U.S. Department of agriculture has launched a hotline students and parents can call to find free meal sites in their area,” writes EAGnews.  They added that, “Anyone can call the hotline and after giving a zip code, can be given ‘the nearest site where meals are provided by the USDA.’” read more

Podcast – ISIS and Iran Celebrate Ramadan – New Federal Rules for Colleges – Man Fired Over Facebook Post

In today’s episode Iran celebrates Ramadan by flogging it’s citizens and ISIS does them one better by flogging and crucifixion. Look out all male college students, for there are new federal laws governing sexual assault and harassment and you are the target, and a Florida man gets fired over a Facebook post mocking homosexual marriage. read more

I Really Wish I Could Support Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I really want to like Donald Trump. I really wish I could support The Donald, but if you’ve read anything I’ve written about him you’ll understand I just can’t – but I want to.

Right now he is saying what every conservative is thinking. We on the right have been craving a candidate who will take it to the left – no backing down – no compromise. And Trump is filling the bill – like Newt Gingrich on steroids.

Many would say – yeah well – it’s all an act. He knows his audience and he’s playing right to them – telling them what they want to hear. While I agree that he is a showman and he is playing to the audience, this is no act.

What we see is who he is. He’s rich and he’s powerful and he relishes any opportunity to say so. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s about time we heard from someone who is not ashamed of their wealth, especially because he earned it.

The fact is I do on some level, really enjoy Trump. I’ve heard he is a nice guy, but he’s also an arrogant loud mouth. Yet you can’t help but smile when he’s verbally beating down the left. We can’t help but react with a, “Yeah – go get um!” And really, there’s nothing wrong with that, to a point. read more

Obamacare Is Saved Again – Next up – Crony Corporatism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The ruling is in and the debates have begun. It’s a great day for the left. It’s a great day for both parties. Democrats got what they wanted and Republicans now do not have to legislate. It’s a win-win.

But at least some on the right aren’t happy. Judge Andrew Napolitano’s reaction on Fox News  was stunned amazement. “What [Roberts] did was to suggest that plain, ordinary English words, which are not ambiguous in their meaning, somehow to six of the justices in the majority are ambiguous and therefore they can interpret them however they want,” said Napolitano.

“If they had followed the law, this would’ve been a very simple case. The language in the statute was very clear – and if they had interpreted the language the way it was written, the government would have lost,” said Heritage Foundations  Hans von Spakovsky.

Twila Brase of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom said that “Without the rule of law, it becomes the rule of power – all up to interpretation. Claims of intent and outside interpretations of intent will now rule, not the actual words written in the law. When we start allowing the loose interpretation of law based on after-the-fact claims of intent, the foundation of the rule of law crumbles.”

There are many more losers than winners that will come from this decision. Obviously we conservatives, who have been warning of the pitfalls lost. The American people are huge losers as they will see care decline and prices skyrocket. The rule of law lost and certainly the Constitution. We voters also lost, for its apparent that no other branch of government will stand up and challenge the black robed oligarchs. read more

The ENLIST Act Is More Than Just Amnesty

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Around this time last year members of Congress from both parties began pushing the ENLIST Act. Heritage  wrote at the time that the act “would give illegal immigrants near instant citizenship if they volunteer for military service.”

ENLIST stands for “Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training.” I’ve heard some lame acronyms, but that’s a whopper. I wonder who was charged with crafting the name and what he or she was told it must invoke. Maybe it went something like: “We want to find a backdoor amnesty program and thought we could use (or abuse) the military, but we have to lie about what our true intentions are. So we need you to come up with a clever, yet patriotic acronym.” Something like that.

As Heritage writes: “it provides virtually instant backdoor citizenship. The proposed ENLIST Act encourages more illegal immigration, flouts the rule of law, and has the potential to harm national security. Thus, if the ENLIST Act were passed in its current form, illegal immigrants who signed up for military service would obtain LPR [Lawful Permanent Resident] status immediately and, after one day of service during conflict, could apply for expedited citizenship. That process takes only a matter of months.”

In other words, one could be illegal today, and be a citizen by Christmas. Ridiculous! read more