The Feds to Regulate Homeless Shelters

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Earlier this week ThinkProgress gleefully announced  some really great news as they reported on yet another usurpation of the Constitution by the Obama administration. This time it’s Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD – which constitutionally shouldn’t exist) turn to impose illegal regulations.

Their target is homeless shelters. Yes – homeless shelters – many of which are not even run by state or local governments, but by religious charities.

It seems homeless shelters all across these United States are discriminating against a certain group of people. I wonder if you can guess which group? I’ll give you a hint – even two.

Hints: It’s all the rage today and Bruce Jenner. You are correct. ThinkProgress is reporting that our federal government wants to protect “transgender individuals from discrimination by homeless shelters. The thought of ensuring that transgender people can find shelter if they need it has enraged many conservatives.”

Has it really? We evil conservatives are angry over homeless transgenders and wish to bar their entrance to homeless shelters. Really? read more

Obama – the Great Divider

from my Joke Man Fred:

After the terrorist slaughter of policemen in Dallas, it’s fair to say that Barack Obama might well be the worst president in U.S. history. Here’s why.

The keynote of America’s domestic politics for the last 60 or 70 years—from sometime between the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v Board of Education school desegregation decision and the 1964 Civil Rights Act—has been the nation’s effort to undo the heinous wrongs that slavery and Jim Crow perpetrated on black Americans ever since the first slave was brought here in the 1640s. I am old enough to have had friends who were Freedom Riders, white college kids who went to Mississippi to register black citizens to vote. One I’ll never forget returned with tales of old people, whom legal chicanery had blocked from voting all their lives, marveling in almost Biblical language that such a miracle could be occurring in their own lifetimes, in their own towns. I remember how Sherriff Bull Connor turned the fire hoses and German Shepherds on those civil rights protesters, black and white, in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, and how that same year governor George Wallace stood at the door of the University of Alabama to prevent the enrollment of two black students, proclaiming himself Jefferson Davis’s spiritual heir and vowing “segregation forever!” But what I most remember is skinny Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach walking heroically down that hostile Alabama street—alone, but followed by federal marshals—to force Wallace to stand aside and let the two students enter. It was as heart stopping as Gary Cooper walking toward the showdown on Main Street in High Noon.

I also remember how civil rights zeal turned into zealotry. We made the integration of our schools, and then the closing of the black-white achievement gap, our principal educational goal for half a century, with the unintended consequence that we neglected actual education and turned urban schools into machines for perpetuating black failure. Judge-ordained busing in Boston, completely contrary to the terms of the Civil Rights Act, made the schools more segregated than ever. A judge-ordained Kansas City school-funding-equalization order, forcing local taxpayers to shell out $2 billion  over  a decade, including building a bizarrely unnecessary Olympic swimming pool, produced no educational gains whatsoever and proved to anyone with eyes to see that money was not the key to racial equality in education.

Then, the colleges turned to affirmative action in admissions, the ed schools taught their students not how to teach or what facts they needed to transmit but only “social-justice” ideology, and deans of diversity began to outnumber actual teachers on college campuses. The professors themselves brought the stupendous achievements of Western culture under the suspicion of creating nothing but racial inequality (and later an unimaginably broad smorgasbord of inequity). They replaced Plato with Ta-Nehisi Coates. read more

The Liberal “States of the World”

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Recently Mark Levin suggested, as has Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and even little old me, to allow the liberals of this country to pick the states of their choosing and form their own leftist nation – The Liberal States of the World”.

Mark suggested that they pick 10 states, all move there, and have a ball. They can even pick the nicest states – the coastal ones, although with the sure onset of global warming, maybe not. We wouldn’t want all those lefties to be washed out to sea.

So let’s just say they will occupy both coasts and we conservatives will move into the crappy flyover states. We’ll even throw in Washington DC as a bonus.

They would now be free to do anything they want – enact any legislation – raise any tax – mandate any regulation and pack any court, with no unreasonable conservatives to stop them with their religious dogma.

They may rewrite the Constitution, or better yet, scrap the whole thing and replace it with FDR’s Second Bill of Rights.

If you’re unfamiliar with them or need a review, here are a few of the real standouts:

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.

The right of every family to a decent home.

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.

The right to adequate protection from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.

The right to a good education.

Wow – where do I sign? That sounds great and completely reasonable and workable. It sounds like manna from heaven, except there is no heaven – so manna from Mother Earth. read more

MLK of the GOP

by: the Common Constitutionalist


It’s baffling to most Republicans and conservatives that a vast majority of blacks in America support, defend and vote for Democrats.

Somehow history has been rewritten. I misspoke. We know how. I believe it can be traced back to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for before that time, most blacks were Republicans.

According to his niece, Dr. Alveda King, MLK was Republican. Republican you say? Impossible! We have all been taught that the Democrats are the party of civil rights, of minority empowerment and Republicans are racists. It’s irrefutable!

Well, here’s a little proof. Time to step into the Way-Back machine again.

It was 1954 and the Supreme Court was deciding the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education case. The Supreme Court and Chief Justice Earl Warren, appointed by Republican Pres. Eisenhower, ruled for Brown. The landmark decision ended school segregation and declared the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision violated the 14th amendment, with its “Separate but Equal” doctrine. The Democrat party supported the views and sided with the Topeka Board of Education. In fact, a faction of the democrat party, the Dixiecrat’s, formed in 1948, had a slogan; “segregation forever”.

It was Pres. Eisenhower (republican) that established the first permanent U.S. civil rights commission, which had coincidentally been rejected by the Democrat man of the people, Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt actually banned black American newspapers from the military, claiming they were communist.

Many Democrats voted against the first civil rights act in 1957. Among them was a senator from Massachusetts named John F Kennedy. Republicans such as Sen. Everett Dirksen and Barry Goldwater supported it.

In fact, Illinois Sen. Dirksen was instrumental in virtually all civil rights legislation; in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. He wrote the language in the 1965, “Voting Rights Act”. But history has been rewritten to show LBJ was a civil rights advocate.

Yet in private Johnson said: “these Negroes, they’re getting uppity these days. That’s a problem for us, since they got something now they never had before. The political pull to back up their uppityness. Now, we’ve got to do something about this. We’ve got to give them a little something. Just enough to quiet them down, but not enough to make a difference. If we don’t move at all, their allies will line up against us. And there’ll be no way to stop them. It’ll be reconstruction all over again.”

As president, JFK opposed the 1963 MLK march on Washington. A. Philip Randolph, a black Republican, organized the march for Dr. King.

It was well known back then that Dr. King criticized Kennedy for ignoring issues of civil rights. JFK didn’t take too kindly to the criticism and was one of the reasons he had his Atty. Gen. brother Bobby Kennedy, through the FBI, wiretap King’s hotel rooms on suspicion of him being a communist. This was all done to undermine King’s efforts, for obviously Dr. King was no communist.

There were many other notable Democrats; none were friends of black Americans. Some of the leading opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were racist Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Al Gore Sr. and Robert Byrd. What? Al Gore’s dad was anti-black? Yep. And Robert Byrd was a former Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan.

A few of the worst were Eugene “Bull” Connor, Lester Maddox and George Wallace. Bull Connor let loose dogs and fire hoses on black demonstrators and did I forget to mention he was also Pres. Bill Clinton’s mentor.

Maddox, governor of Georgia, and his supporters used ax handles to beat blacks to prevent them from entering his restaurant.

Alabama Gov. Wallace infamously blocked two black students from entering the University of Alabama in 1963, where he continually shouted: “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

Before history was rewritten it was well known that racist Democrats said they would vote for a “Yellow Dog” before a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.

It was Ronald Reagan that made Dr. King’s birthday a federal holiday.

So despite what we hear, see and read today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would never be a democrat. Not then and not now. He would’ve never joined the party of segregation and the Klan.

Of course, were he alive today, he would probably have his doubts about the GOP.

Obama’s Nominee for Secretary of (Illegal Alien) Labor


The Beltway is buzzing over President Obama’s likely nomination of Thomas E. Perez as the next head of the U.S. Department of Labor. But when Americans find out whom Perez has lobbied for most aggressively over the course of his extremist leftwing social justice career, they’ll be wondering which country Obama’s pick really plans to serve.

Press accounts describe Perez, currently the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s civil rights division, as a “tireless advocate of worker and civil rights.” The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez was a former special counsel for the late illegal alien amnesty champion Sen. Ted Kennedy.

During the Clinton years, Perez worked at the Justice Department to establish a “Worker Exploitation Task Force” to enhance working conditions for … illegal alien workers. While holding down his government position, Perez volunteered for Casa de Maryland. This notorious illegal alien advocacy group is funded through a combination of taxpayer-subsidized grants (totaling $5 million in 2010 alone from Maryland and local governments) and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

That’s in addition to more than $1 million showered on the group by freshly departed Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez’s regime-owned oil company, CITGO.  Continue Reading

‘I Have the Right to Refuse Service’

An Arkansas-based gay right’s organization is claiming discrimination after the owner of a restaurant cancelled the group’s reservations.

“It was a bump in the road, but it wasn’t a slap in the face,” River Valley Equality Center Director Erin Fowler tells ABC 4029, explaining that they had hoped to host a fundraiser at the restaurant.

Fowler claims Sisters Gourmet Bistro in Van Buren, Ark., cancelled their reservations after its owner discovered what the group stood for.

“I called them and told them that I — we’re not going to have that at Sisters, we had no plans for that and there were no reservations to hold any kind of fundraiser or anything like that,” said owner Richard Hodo.

“I told them that I do not support their cause, that if they want to do that that’s their business. I do not care, but I don’t support their lifestyle and their cause,” he added.

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