Chicago is a Gang-Banger’s Paradise

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The Chicago Tribune reported that a man, “who lives on the West side of Union Avenue,” in Chicago was awaken by gun fire. It was around 2 a.m., when along with what he described as seven or eight shots, he also heard doors slamming and the screeching of tires.

What he heard was the attempted murder of a 31 year old female trying to escape a situation in her GMC Yukon. She was shot in the head as she tried to speed away. The woman was taken to “University of Chicago Medical center, where she was in critical condition Wednesday morning.”

Oh, you must have thought I was reporting on one of the 74 weekend shootings in the Windy City this past weekend. No. This was one of the additional 16 shootings, including seven more murders committed from Monday to Wednesday, making a five day total of 90 shootings and 19 murders.

As Maureen O’Hara said to John Wayne in the classic Western, “McLintock:” “That’s gotta be some kind of record!” read more

Where is America’s Rear Base of Islamic Barbarity?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

For many moons, we on the right have been pushing for English as not just the national language of the United States, but the official language.

A common language is the tie that binds a nation together. Without it, we are left with little more than tiny foreign enclaves within a larger nation. And this has been a problem for decades both here and in Europe, as liberals have catered to and coddled non-English speaking immigrants.

It’s human nature to wish to live with those of like culture and there’s nothing wrong with it. But when the host nation does not require or even encourage the learning of a common language and culture, the eventuality can be damaging.

Lack of a common language is damaging not only to a country’s culture, with growing numbers unwilling to assimilate, but also to its national security – which we see playing out in Belgium right now.

Belgium, home of the Molenbeek district (terror central) in Brussels is a perfect example of this dysfunction. The country has no common language. It actually has three languages – Dutch, French and German – two being official, Dutch and French. About 60% speak Dutch (Flemish), 33% speak French and about 1% German. There’s also a smattering of Spanish, Italian, Greek and of course Arabic. Gee – I wonder where the greatest concentrations of Arabic speakers are. read more

The Liberal Policy That May Kill Us All

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I enjoy watching TV shows chronicling natural disasters. I’m fascinated by them as apparently a lot of us are. These programs are very popular. Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Yes, the results of these disasters can be tragic and the suffering caused by them can be unimaginable, but these phenomena are still fascinating to a lot of us.

A recent example of these programs was rebroadcast just the other day on the History Channel. It was entitled Megaquake 10.0. The premise of the show was to examine and compare past powerful earthquakes and the destruction they cause, to a magnitude 10.0 Megaquake, with as much as 30 times more devastating force then most recent major earthquakes. read more