Your Government has been Lying to You Man!

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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We often hear the refrain of, “Your government is lying to you,” in spy movies and from conspiracy nuts.

Picture the seen – two people in an intense situation. They don’t know if they will make it out of the predicament they find themselves in. One appears to be in denial. The other grabs him by the collar of his jacket and shakes him, saying, “Don’t you get it? All this time your government has been lying to you man!”

Yet somehow in real life we “don’t get it,” and those who are attempting to uncover the lies are labeled as conspiracy theorists – or worse.

Of course some out there are and should be labeled as such. One certainly comes to mind – a certain Alex Jones, who seems to develop a new conspiracy hypothesis every week. But hey – even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Others like Tom Fitton’s Judicial Watch and Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation are completely legit and should be trusted almost implicitly. When they say something is amiss – 99 times of 100, something is indeed amiss.

And once again Mr. Fitton’s organization has discovered that our government “has been lying to you man!” read more

Unequal Justice under the Law

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We all remember the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012. It’s hard to believe it has been over two years. We also recall the shooter, with his Bushmaster 223 rifle and its high capacity magazine – how the gun control wackos came out of the woodwork to call for a national ban on “scary” looking guns and high-capacity magazines. As if that matters.

SheenWhether it’s an AK-47 with a 30 round magazine or a pink Ruger .380 side arm – if either is pointed at you, it’s scary.

Speaking of high-capacity magazines, we might remember the uproar over then Meet the Press host David Gregory’s interview with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre. It’s the one where Gregory actually brought a scary looking 30 round “high-capacity” magazine onto the set in Washington D.C. to confront Mr. LaPierre.

It’s a wonder anyone on the set survived the incident – you know – because magazines kill people. I’m reminded of the scene in the comedy, Hot Shots-Part Deux, where Charlie Sheen (back when he was still funny), was mowing down the enemy with a belt fed machine gun, and with the enemy still advancing, runs out of ammo. He drops the weapon, bends down, picks up a handful of bullets and throws them at the soldiers, killing them all. Very funny, but quite ridiculous. Kind of like brandishing an empty magazine with no gun. read more