America is Truly the Only Great Nation

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The snobbish British Ambassador to the United States is not a Trump fan. And that’s putting it mildly.

“Sir Kim Darroch [known to some as Sir Douche of Bag], one of Britain’s top diplomats, used secret cables and briefing notes to impugn Trump’s character, warning London that the White House was ‘uniquely dysfunctional’ and that the President’s career could end in ‘disgrace’,” writes the Daily Mail.

Evolved globalists have always had a problem with any President who wishes to put America first, and they especially hate Trump for actually stating it and setting out to accomplish it. This, in domestic and international political circles, is just not done. Nuance and platitudes are the accomplishments of diplomats – not actually getting things done. And certainly not to benefit the United States.

It’s as if Trump doesn’t understand America’s place in the global community hierarchy. We are supposed to sit quietly in the corner and let the smart people run things. Oh, but we’re expected to pay for everything, just for the privilege of breathing the same rarified air. read more

Video Podcast – The Strange Specter of the MAGA Hat

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

I think I’ve discovered the one thing is this country that’s more divisive than president Donald Trump.

No it’s not another politician like Pelosi, Kamala Harris or even AOC. It’s not Rush Limbaugh, the Koch Brothers or even Alex Jones.

It’s not a befallen actor like Smollett. It’s none of those. It’s actually an inanimate object.

If you guessed that it’s the red “Make America Great Again” hat, you win the prize.

It seems like that red hat sends leftists over the moon and causes them to attack. It’s all the hat’s fault. read more

Can America be Great – Given Our Present State of Goodness?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The old adage that, “America is great because America is good,” is as true an aspiration today as it was when it was first uttered.

In a speech given by President Ronald Reagan on 25 July, 1986, Reagan repeated that line, adding, “And if America ever stops being good, America will stop being great.”

He was/is right, as he was regarding numerous things. America will stop being great, when our goodness wanes. However, he was incorrect regarding the source of the quote.

Before I proceed further, allow me to clarify something about the above “old adage.”

Time for some fun with facts: In his speech to the American Legion Boy’s Nation, Reagan attributed the oft-repeated line to the French diplomat and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville. Eisenhower did also – on three separate occasions, as did Clinton, Pat Buchanan and many others. Problem is – the “adage” is not found in any of Tocqueville’s writings. Not in “The Old Regime and the Revolution”, nor in his seminal writing, “Democracy in America.” read more