Should We Defend Roy Moore or Not

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I’m no great supporter of Judge Roy Moore. Heck – I was a Mo Brooks guy. He’s looking pretty good right about now – isn’t he?

It seems few are coming to Moore’s defense. Everyone is so afraid to even go near the guy for fear that if the allegations of sexual misconduct are true, anyone who once defended him would also go down in flames.

Well, I’m going to defend him and assume he’s innocent until I discover otherwise. That’s called – you got it – the American way. Some of us still believe in the arcane principle of innocent until proven guilty. You don’t have to support or even like the guy to uphold this ideal.

I will because A: These are so far just uncorroborated and baseless accusations B: At least one accuser worked for both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and is campaigning for Moore’s democrat opponent. C: Indications are that Corfman, the main accuser, has claimed several pastors at various churches made sexual advances at her. D: “Former Secret Service agent Doug Lewis has made an [as yet] unsubstantiated claim that a WaPo reporter named “Beth” offered a family friend $1000 to accuse Roy Moore, and that a tape of the offer is in the hands of the DA.” Lewis claims the WaPo reporter lives right outside D.C. and donated to Hillary and the DNC in 2016. read more

CNN’s Guide to Free Speech

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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On the home page of CNN.com is an article, entitled, “The First Amendment doesn’t guarantee you the rights you think it does.”

I thought – okay – its CNN posting something on the Constitution. This has got to be good. And by good, I mean really bad. Virtually the only time the left positively comments on the Constitution, they refer only to the First Amendment, for which they can bend and twist to suit their needs. It’s as if the rest of the Constitution and Bill of Rights does not exist.

The article begins by recounting the entire First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances

It’s short, to the point and easy to understand. Apparently it is not, for the author feels obliged to drag out First Amendment expert, Lata Nott, of the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, to explain.

At first blush I thought this a ridiculous notion, but then remembered just who, for the most part, is partaking of the wisdom of CNN – other leftists, who wouldn’t know a Constitution if you handed them one. read more

Was a CNN Rescue Staged?

from American Thinker:

In Houston, is CNN that desperate?

After getting egg all over its face from an angry Houston-area flood victim who didn’t like a microphone stuck in her face, CNN

seems to be resorting to increasingly desperate tactics, venturing possibly into fake news.

Wiith suspicious timing, a CNN camera crew team, led by Drew Griffin, rescued a Beaumont-area flood victim from a floating truck, positioned right behind the camera. The reporter and his team dropped their camera stand-up work and apparently ran to rescue the man from the submerged vehicle, making themselves heroes, all the more so because the victim this time explicitly stated that they saved his lives. Business Insider reports: read more

WND Exclusive – Give us your tired … tired of feudalism, socialism

By now virtually everyone with any political interest – aka us – have seen the heated exchange between Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller and CNN’s Jim Acosta regarding immigration and the Statue of Liberty.

As has been the case recently, CNN “reporters” are sent to the White House briefings to be antagonists – not to report. Acosta clearly had no interest in acquiring any information disseminated by Miller. He was there to preach and filibuster, while always on alert for a “gotcha” moment. This is the present-day job of the liberal Washington press corps. read more

Van Jones Claims Trump Signed Earth’s Death Warrant

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Now that the ObamaCare repeal is off the table, at least in the near future, the left has to find other things to whine about.

Politicians have set their sights, near term, on the upcoming supreme Court vote. The Senate leadership wants Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s pick for the high court, to be confirmed prior to Easter recess.

Oops. Was I allowed to say “Easter?” It is probably a trigger word.

While Democrat politicians are wrapped up in trying to derail the Gorsuch confirmation, other leftists (and there are plenty to go around) are focused on Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) to put an end to Obama’s worthless “Clean Power Plan.”

Late last week, our old buddy, the self-avowed communist, Van Jones, wrote a piece for CNN entitled, “Trump may have signed Earth’s death warrant.”

Yes – with the stroke of his presidential pen, Donald Trump signed Earth’s death warrant. That sounds reasonable. Nothing hyperbolic about that declaration. read more

The Lefts Special Ability to See Racism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I find it fascinating that the only culture not worth preserving is Western culture, and particularly American culture.

No matter how long I lived in – pick a country – say – Mexico, I would never be afforded the title of hyphenated countryman. Regardless of my insistence, I would never be considered American-Mexican, or American Hispanic. No one would come to my aid and insist that my American heritage must be preserved – that it would add to or somehow strengthen Mexican culture. There would be no protests, no marches, no picket signs, no pressing two for English. And those in Mexico would have little patience with me flying the American flag. They would expect me to assimilate, and rightly so.

Yet, as we are well aware, there is no such expectation in America. Quite the opposite. We are the ones who are expected to accept and celebrate everyone else’s culture but our own, allowing them to live as they would like, as permanent house guests. This, we are told, is multiculturalism and is indeed to be celebrated as somehow strengthening our nation.

Because of this we are slowly losing our identity, our culture – what it means to be American.

Recently, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, landed himself in hot water with the liberal elite for stating this very thing. He was interviewed  by the poster-boy of leftist elitism, CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Cuomo immediately began attacking King regarding a tweet by the Republican in support of a comment made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders. read more

Podcast – My Answers to Some of the Cruz v Sanders Debate Questions

Although I found the Obamacare debate between the Constitutionalist Ted Cruz and the commie Bernie Sanders highly entertaining and informative, I thought there were points that could have been made, but were not.

I share a few of these, presented by me, in my own less than articulate (compared to Cruz) and impolitic way.

After listening, you will agree with me – that I could not get elected dog catcher. read more

Sanders v Cruz – A Debate for the Ages

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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My son and I watched the Obamacare debate between comrade Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz the other night.

We both agreed it was the most entertaining debate we had ever watched. It was actually fun. When was last time anyone could say that of a political debate? Answer: Never!

Debates are predictable and boring. We can mostly surmise what each candidate will say before they do. And it’s always droll political double-speak. They talk and talk and never say anything. It is a practiced and smarmy art form.

But this was different, which is why it was a relative ratings bonanza. Obviously people enjoyed it as it was the night’s top-rated cable news program in the 25-54 age bracket.

What I personally found fascinating and was pleasantly surprised by were that the moderators, Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, TV news stars in their own right, made no attempt to put themselves before the two participants. Many times over the last year, the moderators attempted to steal the limelight, as it were. read more

Fox is Bleeding Viewers – I Wonder Why?

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember during the first Fox News debate in August of 2015, Megyn Kelly gave every appearance of an operative charged by some higher authority to take out The Donald. It looked as if she was (verbally) attacking Trump – and it sure appeared purposeful. At the time a number of conservatives, me included, came to his assistance, crying foul.

I wrote of how disheartened I was by the Fox Moderators. You may review the article here.

I began my review of that debate by positing the theory that is was the RNC and the establishment who were hell-bent to take out Trump and was frankly surprised to see Fox was charged with the task.

As an aside – it’s interesting to go back and review others and my stance on the candidates several months ago and how things have evolved since. I personally went from being impressed with what Trump had to say and his bravado in doing so to not so much. He was quite refreshing and attractive – at first.

Anyway, in February, Gateway Pundit posted an article entitled: “After Months of Constant Attacks on GOP Front-Runner Trump – Conservatives Lose Faith in FOX News.” read more

Setting the Record Straight on the Carson/Cruz Dust Up

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On Wednesday I was a little hard on the Cruz campaign. In fact I did something I accused his campaign of doing – not fully checking the background of a story before putting it out there.

I’m speaking of the Iowa Caucus and the ensuing firestorm caused by the spread of a rumor that Dr. Carson was hanging it up after Iowa. The Donald is so upset over losing to Ted Cruz that he wants a mulligan – a do-over, like what you get when you’re five. He’s now saying it’s not his fault he lost. What a child.

How does that even make any sense, other than to assume that every voter who baled on Carson went directly to Cruz, bypassing both Trump and Rubio? And has anyone seen any statistics of Caucus-goers abandoning Carson in droves? I haven’t. It defies logic – but then most of what Trump has been doing lately defies logic.

If you happen to be a WWE or UFC fan, the upcoming Saturday night Republican debate in New Hampshire is likely to look familiar. It’s going to be a bloodbath and everyone on the stage will be targeting Cruz because of this. He had better be well prepared with the facts and the timeline of events surrounding this Carson dropping out rumor. He will pay a price if he’s not fully prepared. I have confidence he will be, but it will likely not matter to the other candidates, or the so-called moderators. We’ll just see if they keep a handle on things or stoke the fires of discontent, which is more likely, being that everyone except the voters hate Cruz and would love to take him out. read more