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The Right to Assemble … in Church

by: Brent Smith

Last Friday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted Los Angeles church-goers the right to worship inside the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s draconian restrictions.

“Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon ruled that [Los Angeles County-based] Grace Community Church can continue to hold indoor services as long as worshippers wear face coverings and practice social distancing,” writes the Blaze.

For many conservatives, this was hailed as a major victory, striking a legal blow at the heart of the radical, anti-religion left.

Well, I guess, in one sense, it kind-of is, if one only considers the case superficially. But looking at this situation through a constitutionalist lense – even a Common one (get it?), it’s only a partial win. read more

Video Podcast – The Remarkably bad George Floyd Incident

by: Brent Smith

There’s absolutely nothing good about this whole mess in Minneapolis. I mean nothing.

Floyd apparently paid for a meal at a local restaurant with a counterfeit $20 bill.
We’ll likely never find out whether he knew the 20 was fake.

Maybe he did. So what?

By now, everyone has seen the video. Two cops handcuff Floyd at, I guess his vehicle. Then they lead him over to the police SUV. Floyd trips on the curb and falls to the pavement. The cops drag him to the driver’s side of their SUV and one cop nonchalantly puts his knee on the back of Floyds neck. You can here Floyd begging for his life. He wasn’t struggling – nothing.

And again – over what? A petty property crime?

Bad deal man. So I’ll give my thoughts at the end.

Then come the riots, vandalism, destruction of property, burning of buildings and looting. Throwing crap at other cops. read more

WND Exclusive – Hey, lefties, ‘safety’ is not a natural right

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Cities and counties have defied the federal government for years, proclaiming them to be sanctuary cities, where illegal aliens have been shielded from constitutionally created federal laws.

This lawless behavior is seen as OK and is actually encouraged by leftist political activists, politicians and hacks.

On the flip side, “The City of Atwater has declared itself a ‘sanctuary city’ for all businesses, allowing owners to open despite the state of California’s stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic,” writes ABC30.

This behavior, however, is decidedly not OK – at least not to the left.

See, whether it’s legal, constitutional or simply a matter of right or wrong is of no concern to these leftists. To the average leftist it’s whatever “feels” right that counts.

But to the authoritarian statist politician or bureaucrat, it’s much more. A cause, whatever it is, is useless to them if it doesn’t advance their agenda. And that agenda is always the same – the desire to gain and retain more power and control. read more

Bill Barr Defends Religious Liberty

from the American Spectator:

Drive-In Church Services Collide With Coronavirus Shutdowns

Attorney General William Barr (Shane T. McCoy/US Marshals)
On Easter Sunday my wife and I took a long and probably illegal drive through rural Virginia, where we saw many people practicing a pious form of social distancing.

Christians. Pastors in parking lots and fields, preaching through bullhorns and over loudspeakers to their parishioners seated in parked cars. We drove past about five of these churches, all of which were on the verge of committing a series of misdemeanors. For, while drive-in services do not violate Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order, if anyone were to get out of his or her car — that’s an illegal gathering. read more

Video Podcast – Supreme Court Overstep – Marvel’s New Superheroes

by: Brent Smith

The supreme Court has decided, because it feels like it, to once again overstep it’s constitutionally authorized duties and grant deported aliens the right of a new challenge to their original deportation.

22 years after a Columbian national was deported for a major drug offense the Supremes have decided he should get a new hearing. Sounds reasonable – right?

Marvel Comics has gone full P.C. with their latest superhero additions.

You may to be seated for this one. And also wrapping your head in duck tape to prevent losing any portion may be in order. read more

WND Exclusive – Despite Trumps efforts, SCOTUS is still Dysfunctional

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and as such, has a very important roll within one of the three branches of the federal government.

It also has very specific duties, which are clearly defined in our Constitution.

As commentator Daniel Horowitz points out, these duties are called original jurisdiction.

This original jurisdiction is spelled out in Article III, Section 2, Clause 1, which states, “The judicial Power [of the supreme Court] shall extend to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; – to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; – to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; – to Controversies between two or more States. …” read more

Video Podcast – Democrat Primaries are a Lesson in Irony

by: Brent Smith

The Democrats have been whining and complaining about the 2016 presidential election since day one.

Yet the very things they bellyache about, they do in their own primary election process.

But unlike the general election, which have rules spelled out in the Constitution, their primary isn’t. they can change these rules at anytime.

Yet they don’t. I discuss, what these ironies are and how the dems can change things, if they were actually concerned.

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So You Want to Understand the Constitution

from Zero Hedge:

If You Want To Understand The Constitution, Don’t Ask A Lawyer

Most Americans say the Constitution is important. Most Americans say it’s crucial for the government to stay within its constitutional bounds. But what exactly are the constitutional limits on federal power? How do we know?

Well, whatever you do, don’t ask a lawyer. Most of them know very little about the Constitution.

I can already hear you protesting. Lawyers know a lot about the Constitution. They learn constitutional law, for goodness sake!

But read closely what I wrote. I didn’t say they don’t know a lot about constitutional law. I said they typically don’t know a lot about the Constitution. There’s a huge difference. read more

Video Podcast – FISA Nonsense – Joe Rogan

by: Brent Smith

Today I discuss the FISA court, FBI lying, bogus Articles of Impeachment and the likelihood that those responsible for this mess will not be held accountable.

Lives have been literally ruined – and for what – all so that obsessed leftists can try to take down Trump before he wins reelection. Because that’s the real goal. Justice has nothing at all to do with it.

That and I discuss the less than reasoned explanation why Joe Rogan will probably vote for Bernie Sanders. read more

Not All Libs are Against the Second Amendment

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything remaining that the right and left could agree on – along comes a Second Amendment rally, that is evidently so important, it caused otherwise unhinged leftists to join constitution conservatives in the fight to preserve Americans’ gun rights.

Talk about some strange bed fellows.

But I guess there still remains something that is bigger than all of us – the United States Constitution.

I was going to say God, but considering who these groups are – I didn’t want to get too carried away.

from the Right Scoop:

Five liberal pro-gun groups that prove that protecting the 2nd Amendment isn’t just a conservative priority

Gun rights are not partisan, they’re constitutional

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