WND Exclusive – Thank God for the Anti-Federalists

In an Oct. 24, 1787, letter to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison expressed that, “Col. [George] Mason left Philadelphia in an exceeding ill humor indeed. A number of little circumstances arising in part from the impatience which prevailed towards the close of the business, conspired to whet his acrimony. He returned to Virginia with a fixed disposition to prevent the adoption of the plan if possible. He considers the want of a bill of rights as a fatal objection.”

At the Constitutional Convention, in mid-September 1787, committed Anti-Federalists George Mason and Eldridge Gerry failed to persuade any of their fellow delegates to preface the Constitution with a bill of rights.
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New Route to Early America Found?

How early humans first got to the Americas has long been debated by scientists.

The conventional story goes that the earliest settlers came via Siberia, crossing the now-defunct Bering land bridge on foot and trekking through Canada.

However, some scientists believe the first Americans may have taken a coastal route along Alaska’s Pacific border to enter the continent.

Now, a new study has come up with some of the first evidence to support this theory by looking at boulders and bedrock in the region. read more

Prequel Solo is Fun Without all the Social Justice

from the Daily Wire:

A Different Perspective: ‘Solo’ Is A Great ‘Star Wars’ Movie That Mocks SJWs

Despite galactic shortcomings at the box office – with headlines like: ‘Solo’: How Big a Box Office Dud Is the ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff?, How can Star Wars get back on track after Solo’s disappointing debut?, or ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls far short of box-office expectations – Disney delivered a fast-paced, (mostly) well-written westernesque action flick detailing the dawn of the universe’s most notorious pilot, Han Solo, and his hirsute companion, Chewie.
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Little by Little, the Wall is Being Built

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Slow but sure, the Southern border wall is being built. If this is how president Trump has to get it done, so be it, and I guess we should be thankful.

We should be thankful that there is finally someone at the top who does give a crap and someone who is determined to keep his campaign pledge – not just drop it because it’s just “too hard,” or he might waste some important “political capital.”

And please stop with the mocking refrains about Mexico paying for the wall. Like that’s of paramount importance. If it eventually happens – great. Otherwise Trump’s exclamation should be taken as it was intended – a purposely hyperbolic negotiating tactic.

We should be thankful that we have a president who has not given up on the project, despite opposition from both sides. He is also fighting the derelict Washington mindset that dictates if something isn’t “comprehensive,” it should not even be considered. If “comprehensive” border legislation can’t be passed, nothing should be. That’s not defeatist at all. read more

Video Podcast – School Shootings and the Active Shooter Game

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Funny thing about school shootings. No I don’t mean they’re funny. I mean it’s odd that they used to be called mass-shootings, and not too long ago. I discuss why I believe this is so.

I also discuss the thankfully now-defunked “Active Shooter” online video game and just how evil must one be to come up with such a thing. read more

Moscow Worried About U.S. Presence in Poland

from Zero Hedge:

Poland Wants The US Military Presence To Be Permanent And Is Ready To Pay

Moscow has expressed its concern over NATO’s military infrastructure that has been built adjacent to the Russian border. On May 28, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared that Russia is prepared to take appropriate measures in response. That statement was a reaction to Warsaw’s plans to host a permanent US military presence on its territory. read more

New York Attorney General Needs to go back to Law School

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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As I’ve stated numerous times – I am not a judge, a lawyer or a Constitutional scholar, but I can read. I do know that the United States Constitution is the guide book or rule book for the national or federal government. The document defines the specific powers and duties of the federal government. It is therefore “…the supreme Law of the Land…” (Article VI, Clause 2, U.S. Constitution)

And as it states in the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the people.”

Combining the Tenth Amendment with Article VI, Clause 2, gives us a very clear picture of the preeminence of the United States Constitution over State Constitutions.

In other words, if something is specified in the U.S. Constitution as a duty, power or responsibility of the federal government, it will overrule any article or amendment or law in any State Constitution. And if something is not, see the Tenth Amendment.

So when I read in the Daily Wire that, “after news broke that President Trump had pardoned Dinesh D’Souza for his campaign finance violations, the New York Attorney General’s office immediately tweeted out that they’d like to pass a state law to unjustifiably jail those who had been pardoned for federal crimes,” I was naturally confused. read more