You May be a Conservative American

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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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

Divine Providence

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Have you ever had the feeling you were chosen by a higher power and driven to do something exceptional? Yeah, me neither.

That’s because it’s so uncommon. There is a name for this phenomenon. It’s called Divine Providence.

Divine Providence is not often revealed to mankind, but it does happen. There are times in our history when it seems God has reached down from the heavens and plucked a man (or men) from the masses and guided him to do what must be done in that moment in history.

I don’t believe George Washington just happened. He was chosen and guided through Divine Providence. No one else could have been that guy. As great a collection of minds as they were, not Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, etc. could have been the inspiration that was Washington. He was chosen because he was the one man that could take on the task and see it through.

The King of England, George III, the Mad King, begat George Washington. The King was a bad guy and the colonies needed a polar opposite to lead them out of bondage, as it were.

Washington was not perfect, but he was a good and just man. He was, by no coincidence, exactly what America needed at the time.

Abraham Lincoln was also that man this country needed at that exact time in our history.

James Buchanan, Lincoln’s presidential predecessor was arguably pro-slavery, at least so far as the American territories were concerned. He had many pro-slavery advocates in his cabinet.

Once more, Buchanan begat Lincoln. Many would argue Lincoln was not an anti-slavery advocate to start, but no one could make that claim, by the time he ran for reelection against George McClellan, who wished to end the war and compromise with the south allowing slavery to continue.

I contend that Lincoln was guided on the path of good and no other, at that time in history, could have accomplished the task of both preserving the Union and emancipation.

Carter begat Reagan. In the late 1970’s this country was floundering and leaderless. Carter was a weak administrator at best and America craved, no needed, a strong leader. Reagan was that man. He was a good man with strong ideals and not afraid to call out evil. He reminded us how great America was and how it could be again, that we were the last best hope of mankind and a beacon of freedom for others to emulate.

He was the man, guided by Divine Providence , to restore and renew America. No other of his time could have been that man.

And so do we stand at this moment in history with a clear choice, and Mitt Romney is the clear choice.

As many know, Romney was not my guy, as it were. He is not the “true conservative” we all think we need and as we would define a conservative.

What Mitt is, is a good man. I have concluded that a conservative policy wonk is not now what America needs, although, as an added bonus, we will get one in the V.P., Paul Ryan.

In every crucial moment in our history, a phoenix has risen from the ashes to pull us back from our path to self destruction and place us back on the path to good.

It’s as if God gives us a little rope and then pulls us back when we stray too far.

I’m no clairvoyant, but I think we might be living in an historic time. We may be witness to another Divine Providential event.

Evil gives way to good and Barack Obama and his administration of radicals are evil, maybe the worst in our history. They may not be “the Devil” evil, but evil in that they wish to shake the foundation of liberty and freedom established by our founders until it topples, in order to rebuild it in their own warped image of the “perfect” society.

It’s not evil to wish to change things, if done in the light, where all can see, understand and freely choose. The evil is in the covert way they’ve chosen to operate.

The mark of a good man is how good he is when no one is looking. Few people are as good as Romney when no one is looking.

We, at this moment in history, need a good and moral man. I believe, through Divine Providence, Mitt Romney has been chosen to be our standard bearer of good.

Do I wish that Mitt was not only good but more conservative? Yep, but I’ve come to gladly accept that he is not both. He is honest, moral and very hard working.

That’s what we need at this moment in history and we get to witness the history and hopefully be a part of it.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Britain and US ‘have no moral right to prevent Israel acting against Iran’

by:: , Jerusalem and David Blair of the UK Telegraph

The Israeli prime minister’s words followed a secret visit by an unnamed British official last month, who is understood to have delivered a warning from David Cameron against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Mr Netanyahu wants America to lay down clear “red lines” beyond which Iran would risk war by pressing on with its nuclear ambitions. He fears that Iran is successfully playing for time while the nuclear programme advances. In response, Mr Netanyahu is pressing Washington to impose a deadline on diplomatic efforts to resolve the confrontation.

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, appeared to turn him down on Monday, saying publicly that America was “not setting deadlines for Iran”.

Mr Netanyahu delivered a caustic response Monday, saying that under these circumstances, no one could expect Israel to remain patient. “The world tells Israel to wait because there is still time,” said Mr Netanyahu. “And I ask: wait for what? Until when? Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.”

This approach would only embolden Iran, warned Mr Netanyahu. “If Iran knows that there is no red line or deadline, what will it do? Exactly what it is doing today – continuing to work unhindered towards obtaining nuclear weapons capability and, from there, nuclear bombs,” he said

The prime minister’s language will increase fears that Israel is intent on launching a unilateral strike on Iran.

Some observers see Mr Netanyahu’s threats to attack Iran as hollow, believing that Israel does not have a viable military option. They judge that Mr Netanyahu’s real aim is to ensure that the US and European powers continue to maximize the pressure on Tehran,

Peace…Right

particularly by imposing tougher sanctions.

However, his threats were taken seriously enough for Mr Cameron to send a senior British envoy to Israel to convey his concern. Sources confirmed that this official, whose identity has not been disclosed, saw Mr Netanyahu about two weeks ago. A British diplomat in Jerusalem and the Israeli prime minister’s office declined to comment.

Mr Netanyahu’s tough approach has apparently earned Washington’s displeasure, with reports in the Israeli press last night claiming that President Barack Obama has turned down a request from Mr Netanyahu for a meeting during the United Nations general assembly later this month. An unnamed Israeli official said the Israeli prime minister had been told by the White House that there was not room in the presidential schedule.

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for Mr Obama, dismissed the report, saying that the President and Mr Netanyahu were not meeting because they would not be in New York at the same time.

However, he did not address the claim that Mr Netanyahu was prepared to travel to Washington in order to meet at the White House.

The two leaders have had a testy relationship, with Mr Netanyahu once lecturing the president in the Oval Office on the importance of US support for Israel. Obama officials have also expressed frustration at how Mr Netanyahu has consistently pressurised them to adopt an aggressive posture towards Tehran.

The US believes diplomacy can still deliver a solution before Iran achieves the ability to build a nuclear weapon. Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, said this threshold would be reached in “a little more than a year”. He said: “We think we will have the opportunity, once we know that they’ve made that decision, to take the action necessary to stop [Iran].”

Mr Panetta told CBS: “We have the forces in place to be able to not only defend ourselves, but to do what we have to do, to try to stop them from developing nuclear weapons.”

Note from the Common Constitutionalist: They all have to go, Obama, Clinton, Panetta, et al. Diplomacy will not work with Iran. Heck, it never works anywhere with anyone. Iran will simply never stop until they reach their goal or are forced to stop.

America and the UK are willing to chatter on and wait until Israel is annihilated and then simply point fingers and blame someone else. What is Netanyahu to do? The fate of his entire nation rests on this decision. He does not have the geographic luxury to fiddle about with a bunch of idle talk. Iran is less than 1,000 miles from Israel. With one strategically placed short-range nuclear missile, Israel is effectively gone.

Frankly, they may not even wait to produce a weapon. Considering the recent alliances they have or are forging with the Brotherhood controlled countries, effectively surrounding Israel, Iran will be able to attack Israel from all sides.

Considering all that has transpired in the past few days, might the Obama and Cameron administrations see the light and stand with Israel? The short answer; NO! 

 With extermination a possibility, I wouldn’t wait either.

Take it Back

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Recently I published an article with some pretty dark commentary on the direction of our country. If you have not yet read it, you may link to it here. In that article I made it seem that we are heading down a one way street to certain destruction with no way to turn around.

For a while I did think that. I looked around and wondered how so much of the population could be so blind or apathetic to what was happening. It was clear to me. I’m no genius and I saw it.


Well, I no longer believe that is true. Since 2010, those of us who’ve been paying attention, have witnessed an awakening of sorts, that has not waivered, but has grown.

Throughout American history, the population has been split into thirds (approximately). One third is on the side we think is wrong, one-third is on the side of right (but is relatively anonymous) and one-third is effectively apathetic. The key to winning has always been, which third wants it more, and this time, I think we do.

As I said, 2010 was the beginning of the great awakening, as the good people of the quiet third on the right began to fight back.

“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph…”, Ronald Reagan.

“America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” Author unknown (although is often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, it is not)

What is it that we need to do? Relative to those who came before us, how hard is our task?

We are not being asked to start a new country. We aren’t being asked to end slavery. We are not being asked to save the country from seceding states. We are not being asked to fight against evil bent on world domination (not yet, anyway).

All that is asked of us is to take back the country that we inherited.

Do we really, really want to be the generation that let America slip away and become a free nation in name only?

Do we really want to be the generation that dishonored those who sacrificed so much so that we may be free?

For too long, perhaps our whole lives, we have let others fight our battles, do our bidding and just handle the hard stuff. We all just live our lives and allow someone else to take care of things on our behalf. We don’t really care how it gets done, just that it gets done or at least appears to be done.

In 1781 Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”

We are living now in a time of the new American Revolution. No not one of muskets and sabers, cannons and tall ships, but one of renewed values, of renewed independence, of reliance, not our government but on one another.

We are fighting for the soul of this country. Not just the flag waving, USA, USA chanting patriotism that we see at you’re average sporting event.

I’m talking about what it means to be an American. How lucky we are and that we take it for granted every day.

We, on the right are an ever-growing all volunteer force that know what we’re fighting for. The other side cannot make that claim. They have conscripts and mercenaries. They will not win the day with troops that don’t know their purpose. For this reason, we will win the day.

So get involved, stay involved, win the day and hold the people we to account after we win.

 “It is rather for us, the living, we here, be dedicated to the great task remaining before us —that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth”, A passage from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address.