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Our Government is Being Taken Over From Within

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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We Constitutionalists have been warning America, for as long as I can remember, that the federal government will eventually grow to a size that is “too big to fail.”

Well, according to one author, that time is now. And because America sat back, content to watch the behemoth feed and grow, we are now witnessing an administrative coup.

The following are excerpts from an article at The Federalist entitled, “We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat.”

In this rather lengthy article (which is why I am merely sharing excerpts), the author, James Downton, astutely describes that we are currently witnessing a takeover of our government and our nation by the unelected Bureaucratic State.

Despite the length of the article, I would encourage everyone to read it. It’s well worth it. Downton doesn’t appear to be a particular fan of President Trump – just of small ‘r’ republicanism.

From the Article:

It’s nearly incontrovertible that a slow-motion coup d’etat is now taking place. Since November 9, 2016, forces within the U.S. government, media, and partisan opposition have aligned to overthrow the Electoral College winner, Donald Trump. read more

Cuban Boas Hunt Together

Once thought to be solitary hunters, the Cuban boa has found power in numbers
Once thought to be solitary hunters, the Cuban boa has found power in numbers (Credit:Vladimir Dinets)

It sounds like the stuff of nightmares: a string of boa constrictors hanging from the mouth of a cave snatching bats out of midair as they leave and return to their roosts. But this exact behavior has been spotted in Cuba, and is remarkable not so much because of the method of the hunt but of the coordination of the hunters.

According to Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, only a small percentage of snakes has ever been seen to hunt in coordination with their brethren. For the most part, the reptiles are considered solitary hunters. So when Dinets observed Cuban boas – the largest native terrestrial predator in the country – hanging from cave mouths to grab bat-based breakfasts and dinners, he investigated further. read more

Joke of the Day

A Chassidic rabbi was walking down a Brooklyn street when, suddenly, a strong gust of wind blew his shtreimel off his head. The rabbi ran after his hat, but the wind was so strong it kept blowing his hat farther and farther away. He just couldn’t catch up to it.

A non-Jewish young man, witnessing this event and being more fit than the rabbi, ran after the hat and caught it, just before it was about to end up in a large puddle. The young man handed the hat over to the rabbi. The rabbi was so pleased and grateful that he gave the young man $20, put his hand on the man’s shoulder and blessed him.

The young man was very excited about both the tip and the blessing and decided to take his new found wealth to the Gravesend Racetrack. He bet the entire $20 on the first race he could. After the races, he returned home and recounted his very exciting day to his father. read more

Sean Hannity is as Good as Gone

Although I’m no longer a big fan of Sean Hannity, it’s utterly unfair and shameful what is happening to him. Fox News has an obvious plan of “out with old – in with the new.” They simply won’t admit that this is what is happening. The people at the top of Fox desire to remake the cable network, and as such, have no desire to stand behind the stars that made them number one.

Granted, they did not start this. It appears to merely be a happy accident that the left has decided to descend upon their spineless advertisers, who predictably follow suit by turning tail and running at the first whiff of losing even a single customer. It’s pathetic. And Fox, rather than stand behind them, has instead chosen to hang them out to dry. I personally think they would love to see Hannity gone, to be replaced by some Barbie and/or Ken doll.

If not for how horrid their competition is, they would quickly lose their spot as number one in cable news, and deservedly so.

from The Blaze:

Fox News host Sean Hannity has reportedly gone “underground” while he mulls over a departure from his longtime employer, Fox News.

According to the Independent Journal Review, which first reported the news late Friday, Hannity is “actively considering” whether or not he will return to Fox News next week following an abrupt announcement from the network that he was taking an extended Memorial Day weekend vacation. read more

The Right to Bear the Constitution – or at Least Review It

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Many Americans suffer from a common phobia. No, it’s not the very reasonable fear of Democrats running the country. That’s not a phobia, for its not irrational. No, they suffer from an irrational fear of guns. Guns are not inherently scary. They are just a tool – like a screwdriver or a leaf-blower. You’ve heard the saying, the right tool for the right job. You wouldn’t use a gun to blow the leaves around your yard and thus you wouldn’t use a leaf blower to defend yourself. You could try, but I’ll bet it won’t go well.

Yet over the years more and more citizens have been purposely conditioned to think guns are scary. Thus the “Gun Free Zone” was established. These days there are more and more “gun free zones” than ever.

Yet economist John Lott found that, “Since at least 1950, all but two public mass shootings in America have taken place where general citizens are banned from carrying guns. In Europe, there have been no exceptions. Every mass public shooting — and there have been plenty of mass shootings in Europe — has occurred in a gun-free zone.”

Bet you won’t hear that fun fact from the anti-gun lobby.

We hear that restaurants like Starbucks, Chipotle and Panera Bread and chain stores like Target have become gun free zones. Yes, Target allows men and little girls in the same dressing area, but won’t allow guns. Ask a mother or father which is scarier – a law abiding person with a gun, or a creepy old man watching their daughter undress.

Although it’s a stupid policy, I agree with them. They are private businesses and have the freedom to invoke such a policy. read more

Podcast – Thoughts of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is tomorrow. So rather than my usual political monologue, I thought I would rather share with you some facts and remembrances of past Memorial Day and Decoration Day events.

Happy Memorial Day!

Think of the fallen – Pray for those in harms way – Thank veterans and Active Duty personnel.

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The Nazis were more Humane than Modern-Day Abortionists

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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In my opinion, there are two types of pro-abortion females. I was going to say pro-choice, but that term gives one a false impression. Fact is there are only two choices. If you are not pro-life, the only other choice is pro-death or pro-abortion, which is the same. There is no other “choice.”

One can just be ignorantly pro-abortion. These females are naturally progressive and have been told often enough that it is a woman’s right to choose to end a pregnancy, that they believe it. Most have given the subject very little, if any thought, beyond just parroting what they’ve heard their whole lives. No more than, “my body – my choice,” or other such slogans – which is enough to “fit in” with the rest of the progressive crowd. Any contrary stance would be uncool, and of course, all the cool people are pro-abortion.

As I said, this stance is born of ignorance, which can be cured with the proper education. Ignorance, as we know, is merely the lack of knowledge, which is far afield from stupidity. One consciously chooses to be, or remain stupid. This ignorance can almost be excused.

The other type of pro-abortion female is far worse and cannot be excused or explained away. These are the radical feminists who treat abortion like the Holy Sacrament of the religion of leftism. These females lack any moral center and will promote any means to end the life of a baby. read more

Catamaran Windsurfing

The Wave Chaser is designed to blend the best of catamaran and windsurfing design
The Wave Chaser is designed to blend the best of catamaran and windsurfing design (Credit: Wave Chaser)

Whether you’re a high-speed thrill seeker or absolute beginner, windsurfing is a solo sport, but an Australian team is working on a fresh new design which changes that. The Wave Chaser is a twin-rig planing hull catamaran, designed to show how catamaran tech could combine with windsurfing to create a new, exciting craft. read more