Beware the Trump Coup

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Pretty much everyone on the left has convinced themselves that it is a fait accompli regarding Trump’s impeachment. One such leftist website recently posted an article claiming that, “Trump‘s impeachment is almost inevitable at this point. There is just too much evidence that he has violated the constitution that he can’t continue to be president. It’s just a matter of time before his own party completely turns on him.”

Depending on how the 2018 midterm election shakes-out, it may be inevitable. If the democrats take back the House of Representatives, you can bet the first thing on their docket will be to present Articles of Impeachment. Heck, they already have.

However, as far as I can see, President Trump’s record thus far is completely untarnished – as being a “big meany” is not a High Crime. To date, the Mueller hit squad has found exactly squat regarding Trump ties to neither Russia, nor anything else that is an impeachable offense. You can bet the farm that if anyone had found something – anything to sink Trump, it would have been leaked. The left has employed every dirty trickster they can find to dig up something that might be construed as “treason, bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors” (Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution). They have not found, nor will they find anything. read more

Video Podcast – Senator Ben Sasse Takes to Facebook

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R, wrote a fairly lengthy Facebook post recently. When he posts to Facebook, it is usually very lengthy.

The main crux of the post was regarding the uptick in violence between the radical Left and the radical alt-Left. In case you are wondering who is who, let me clue you in.

The radical left, since the glory days of the Soviet Union, are the communists. They have renamed themselves as Antifa, or anti-fascists. The alternative Left are the fascists. Now you know. There is no one from the right – regular or alternative.

Sasse made several points – some good and some not so good. Misguided, if you will.

I discuss most them. I’d also like to apologies for almost being off camera for a segment! read more

An American Dictator (Part Deux)

 by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

As I stated in Part One, Barack Obama is not our first progressive president to fancy himself a supreme ruler.

It remains to be seen if Obama will supplant all predecessors as America’s worst president. He has the potential but I believe Woodrow Wilson is still king of American fascist presidents.

During World War I Woodrow Wilson created the “Committee on Public Information (CPI)”. The wicked progressive and Wilson advisor Edward Bernays described the CPI as the “engineering of consent” and “the conscious manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses”. Wilson, in the CPI, had created America’s first official government propaganda department, designed solely to control the population and manipulate their behavior.

One example of manipulation the CPI produced was a World War I liberty Bond poster that read: “I am Public Opinion. All men fear me! If you have money to buy and do not buy, I will make this No Man’s Land for you!” Now that’s not at all creepy, is it?

The CPI trained a group of almost 100,000 men to give four-minute propaganda speeches to any audience that would listen. They extolled the greatness of government and portrayed Woodrow Wilson as a larger-than-life leader. They also produced and released many government propaganda films.

Wilson enacted his own sedition act, which forbade American citizens from criticizing their government during a time of war. The American people could not, “utter, print, write or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous or abusive language” regarding the government or the military.

The postmaster general was even given the authority to revoke all mailing privileges of those who disobeyed Wilson’s directive. Many publications were given warnings and the government shut down almost 75 for disloyal printings.

In the Wilson police state, citizens were not even safe in their own homes if they spoke ill of the president. Federal attorneys and US marshals publicly claimed that citizens had nothing to fear as long as they “Obeyed the law and kept their mouths shut”.

Wilson’s Justice Department created the “American Protective League (APL)”. Its purpose was to spy on the people and turn in any “seditious persons”. In 1918, in a single month, the New York City APL rounded up almost 50,000 citizens. The Gestapo had nothing on them.

In an address to Congress, Wilson exclaimed, “The gravest threats against our national peace and safety have been uttered within our borders. There are citizens of the United States, I blush to admit….who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life; have sought to bring the authority and good name of our Government into woodrow-wilson-2contempt…”. Notice Wilson spoke of the “good name” of the government, not the United States. As it always is with progressives and Statists, the government is set before all.

It is estimated that almost 175,000 citizens were arrested for seditious behavior or failure to demonstrate Wilson’s version of patriotism.

This was very similar to conquered nations during World War II, where Hitler was paraded into a sacked city and its citizens were forced to wave Nazi flags and cheer the Fuehrer, or else.

President Wilson charged another progressive, Bernard Baruch with running the “War Industries Board (WIB)”. The board was formed to assure that all American industry be in service to the State.

It is said the WIB served as a precursor to the fascist policies of both Mussolini and Hitler.

Grosvenor Clarkson, a member of the WIB, characterized it as, “An industrial dictatorship without parallel; A dictatorship by force of necessity and common consent which, step-by-step, at least encompassed the nation and united it into a coordinated and mobile unit”.

These are not the only unconstitutional transgressions of the Woodrow Wilson administration, but at least now you have an idea of just how oppressive his administration was.

My point is only to demonstrate to all that claim the Obama administration is the worst and most unconstitutional in history, don’t know their history.

I am also not saying, that given the chance, King Barack would be the most oppressive; just that as of now, he’s not even close.

Together, as we learn more of our own history, it may be easier to see the signs of oppression before we are forced to live them. And finally, disregard, as I have, those nayayers that insist these types of things could “Never happen in America”, for we know they already have.