Same-Sex Marriage vs. Illegal Immigration – A Challenge to the Left

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Regarding same-sex marriage, the Knoxville Sun Sentinel  wrote: “In a historic decision, a sharply divided US Supreme Court on Friday extended the right to marry gays and lesbians. The 5-4 decision immediately wiped out Tennessee’s constitutional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. All states now must license and recognize same-sex marriages. Gov. Bill Haslam and state Atty. Gen. Herbert Slatery, though expressing dismay at the outcome, pledge to abide by the decision.”

Many states have said something similar. “Once the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s order is the law of the land,’ Georgia Atty. Gen. Sam Olens wrote. As such, Georgia will follow the law and adhere to the ruling of the court.” And Arkansas Atty. Gen. Leslie Rutledge wrote that, “I am disappointed that the justices have chosen to ignore the role of the states to define marriage. The justices have issued a decision, and that decision must be followed.”

So it appears most of the remaining holdout states are falling in line. But one isn’t, and that one is Texas. “A judge-based edict that is not based in the law,” is how Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton  described the Supreme Court ruling. read more

I Really Wish I Could Support Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I really want to like Donald Trump. I really wish I could support The Donald, but if you’ve read anything I’ve written about him you’ll understand I just can’t – but I want to.

Right now he is saying what every conservative is thinking. We on the right have been craving a candidate who will take it to the left – no backing down – no compromise. And Trump is filling the bill – like Newt Gingrich on steroids.

Many would say – yeah well – it’s all an act. He knows his audience and he’s playing right to them – telling them what they want to hear. While I agree that he is a showman and he is playing to the audience, this is no act.

What we see is who he is. He’s rich and he’s powerful and he relishes any opportunity to say so. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s about time we heard from someone who is not ashamed of their wealth, especially because he earned it.

The fact is I do on some level, really enjoy Trump. I’ve heard he is a nice guy, but he’s also an arrogant loud mouth. Yet you can’t help but smile when he’s verbally beating down the left. We can’t help but react with a, “Yeah – go get um!” And really, there’s nothing wrong with that, to a point. read more

The ENLIST Act Is More Than Just Amnesty

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Around this time last year members of Congress from both parties began pushing the ENLIST Act. Heritage  wrote at the time that the act “would give illegal immigrants near instant citizenship if they volunteer for military service.”

ENLIST stands for “Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training.” I’ve heard some lame acronyms, but that’s a whopper. I wonder who was charged with crafting the name and what he or she was told it must invoke. Maybe it went something like: “We want to find a backdoor amnesty program and thought we could use (or abuse) the military, but we have to lie about what our true intentions are. So we need you to come up with a clever, yet patriotic acronym.” Something like that.

As Heritage writes: “it provides virtually instant backdoor citizenship. The proposed ENLIST Act encourages more illegal immigration, flouts the rule of law, and has the potential to harm national security. Thus, if the ENLIST Act were passed in its current form, illegal immigrants who signed up for military service would obtain LPR [Lawful Permanent Resident] status immediately and, after one day of service during conflict, could apply for expedited citizenship. That process takes only a matter of months.”

In other words, one could be illegal today, and be a citizen by Christmas. Ridiculous! read more

Podcast – Iran and the Taliban are Bosom Buddies – Texas Governor Gets Tough on Illegals – Salt Helps Weight Loss

On today’s episode I discuss Iran and the Taliban effectively joining forces as Iran sponsors their resurgence. Texas Governor Greg Abbott decides to deal with his states illegal immigrant situation and attempts to control his own border, since the feds won’t & Hey – what do you know – salt may help you lose weight. It helped laboratory mice!  read more

Podcast – Jeb Bush Wants Amnesty – America Looking Like Nazi Germany & An 11 Year Old College Graduate

In this episode I discuss Jeb Bush’s interview with Megyn Kelly on illegal immigration and his all too predictable stance. Is America started to become like Nazi Germany. The similarities are striking, and a California youngster graduates college with no less than three degrees at the age of 11.
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Atlanta is a Welcoming City

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last week WND  reported that on April 23 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed an agreement with U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) making Atlanta a “welcoming city.”

“Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to embrace the White House push to roll out the welcome mat for new immigrants and refugees and remove barriers to citizenship. Critics say the program has little to do with creating new citizens and everything to do with creating new Democrat voters.”

Yet is that not one in the same. Does not the conventional wisdom dictate that these new legal residents will be democrats as a rule? Come to America – settle in one of our “welcoming cities.” We’ll give you free housing, food, schooling, etc. Of course none of it is really free, but you don’t have to worry about those pesky details. The city will just raise everyone’s taxes to pay for you. In exchange, all you have to do is register as a democrat and vote as you’re told, when you’re told.

Oh, and don’t worry about any possible backlash from the current city residents. After all, they were stupid enough to elect us.

The three other Mayors who already signed similar deals signed are Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Karl Dean of Nashville. read more

Podcast – Southern Border Conga Line – ISIS Expansion & Hookers for Hillary

Today I discuss the continued flood of illegals and that Texas is using real time camera surveillance to monitor and capture drug and gun runners. ISIS is expanding again – this time into Afghanistan with an inaugural bombing killing and injuring hundreds and of course Hillary has a new campaign slogan courtesy of the employees of the Bunny Ranch. Hookers for Hillary! read more

California Drought Conditions Were Preventable

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In December 2014 NBC Nightly News reported on a massive amount of rainfall that fell in a 24 hour period. In Southern California it was 8” or more in spots.LA River

During the broadcast an NBC reporter interviewed Fritz Coleman, a Southern California Weathercaster for KNBC who stood aside the swelled Los Angeles River and said: “All of our water – we sit and watch it run down the L.A. River and we go – see ya.” The reporter then claimed that in fact “85% of all the rain water that falls in Southern California is wasted.” It is not collected or diverted. It is allowed to simply run out to sea.

And why is that? Well of course – it’s radical environmentalism and the extremist policies they push, with the aide of their willing accomplices in the California State House and Governor’s Mansion.

Just as they do nationwide to our energy sector – forcing the closure of hundreds of coal plants, not allowing drilling on federal lands or permitting the construction of nuclear plants, these environmentalist wackos have all but caused the drought conditions in California.

No, they didn’t cause the actual drought. To my knowledge they are not gathering in field to perform a no-rain dance, but the policies pushed for decades by these loons have certainly caused the conditions we see today. read more

Podcast – Arabic Pledge – ICE Releases Illegals & Rate the Candidate, Scott Walker

This episode I discuss the absurdity of a New York High School allowing the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance to be broadcast school-wide in Arabic, our government releases another 30,000 illegal alien criminals into the U.S. population to add to the 36,000 they’ve already released and I also rate presumptive republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on the issues. read more

Podcast – Rubio – Homeland – Immigration & New Jersey Jack Boots

Today I discuss Senator Marco Rubio’s wrong stance on illegal immigration, the lie of shutting down Homeland Security and a poor old retiree unfortunate enough to live in New Jersey. He may spend his last days on Earth in a New Jersey State Prison. read more