Why Did Jefferson Own a Koran?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I read an article yesterday from the Daily Wire which I was just going to reprint. Then I read it and thought, rather than just post the article, I should set the record straight by adding some context.

The article is simply about newly elected Muslim Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who decided to take the oath of office using, not the Bible, but the Koran. And not just any Koran, but Thomas Jefferson’s Koran.

I encourage you to first read the Daily Wire piece, which gives an accounting, without commentary, of the swearing in and why she used Jefferson’s Koran.

Then come back and read the actual historical accounting of why Thomas Jefferson owned a Koran.

For more than a century and a half prior to America declaring its independence from Great Britain, the Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast (North Africa) had been invading European settlements, villages and capturing merchant vessels from the Mediterranean Sea, to the Atlantic coast of Europe and the English Channel. Thousands upon thousands of Europeans were sold into slavery as laborers and concubines throughout the Islamic world. Most would never be seen again. read more

See – Government can be Efficient – When it Comes to Admitting Muslim Refugees

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So the federal government really can be efficient – when it wants to. I guess it just must not want to very often.

I supposed we could say that August is a banner month for the government. Yesterday I wrote  that Barack’s plan for Obamacare was for it to collapse under its own weight, to then be replaced by a utopian single payer entirely government healthcare system – that this was the plan of the progressives all along. Obama said years ago that he thought might take 10 or 15 years or more to get to that point, but as I wrote – here we are, a mere six years in, with a system already imploding far ahead of schedule. That’s progress!

Today we hear of yet another milestone for the government. They are at least a month ahead of schedule on another major Obama project. Is it rebuilding our infrastructure? No. Is it putting people back to work? Nope. Is it reeducation camps for constitutionalists? No – none of those.

It was announced yesterday that the Obama administration reached its goal of admitting 10,000 Middle Eastern refugees  into the United States. Hooray! That’s six times more than in 2015. Hooray again! read more

Muslims vs Christians – Round Whatever

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s been the same old song for centuries – Muslims versus Christians. Actually, I suppose more accurately put would be Muslims versus – well, everyone else – Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists – everyone. No other religion or community can coexist with adherent Muslims.

But more and more it is the Christians who incur the wrath of Muslims worldwide. It’s almost as if Muslims are trying to purge Christians from the world, particularly the Middle East and the surrounding regions.

Take Pakistan for example. There is a village in that country where the Muslim leadership has issued an ultimatum to all Christians living in Manta Bahauddin’s Chak 44. Heck of a name for a village, I know. And to make matters worse, if that’s possible, the Muslim majority has demanded the immediate surrender of a Christian for the horrific crime of watching a blasphemous video on his phone.

Naturally the child will stand trial and if found guilty, the youth will be forced to pay a fine and maybe do some community service. To us this still doesn’t exactly sound like reasonable punishment for simply viewing what the Muslim majority deemed as “blasphemous,” but it’s not terrible. True enough – if that’s what is planned for the young man. read more

This Muslim Defines Courage

The Common Constitutionalist is branching out. In addition to my daily blog and a number of sites I already contribute to, I’ve been asked to write an exclusive weekly commentary article for the popular national conservative website, World Net Daily. Naturally I accepted. I’d be a fool not to. I am joining the likes of Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter and Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Once a week I will provide a few paragraphs of my latest article and a link to the WND site.

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Courage is defined as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. I would disagree, but only slightly. Courage can also be defined as acting bravely in the face of fear. One can be fearful, yet still act courageously. read more

Portrait of an Ignorant Hollywood Liberal

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Hollywood liberals are some of the most rabid and ill-informed leftists on the planet, and another one has come out, to prove just that. This time it’s Samuel L Jackson – you know – the black guy that’s in 90% of the movies made in the last 20 years.

In an interview with Hollywood reporter.com, demonstrates that Hollywood liberals are some of the most ill-informed members of our society. They blindly embrace every feel-good scam and sign on to every leftist campaign imaginable. Oh they, for the most part, don’t actually do anything, but lending their name to a cause, like showing up for a photo op, is as good as doing something – isn’t it?

In the interview, the topics ranged from politics, to race, the police and terrorism – all of which show just how uninformed he is, although to the set who normally reads Hollywood reporter.com, I’m sure he sounds like a well-rounded genius.

Jackson is no different then most liberals – he paints with a selective broad brush. Regarding the police, he tells the interviewer that soldiers came back from Vietnam and became cops. He said: “In the sixties or whatever, guys went to Vietnam, and they came home and people hated them; they were ‘baby killers’ or whatever, and a lot of them became cops ’cause that was the job. But now it’s kids coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and now they’ve identified PTSD – but that’s not one of the tests they give for people who put on the uniform. So, consequently, you’ve got people out there who are used to looking at people as the enemy, cause that’s what it was – people were trying to kill them every day. It was like, oh my God – you see a guy, the guy jumps up, Hold it! And young black men are threatening, so you know, and it just happens.” read more

Republicans Take a Page from the Islamist Playbook

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I learned something yesterday listening to Talk Radio. I’m not even sure who brought it up, but they spoke of the Republican response to the State of the Union (SOTU) address and that it was presented in Spanish.



Since I just published an article about the various SOTU responses, and mentioned the Tea Party Express response, I thought they were speaking of Congressman Clawson’s speech, presented partially in Spanish. You may review that article here.

But I was wrong – there was a fourth SOTU response, promoted by the Republicans and presented entirely in Spanish by freshman Florida pro amnesty Congressman Carlos Curbelo.

The first thing I thought – actually the second: the first was – how many responses do we need? After that I thought – oh good – a response in Spanish. That will promote the assimilation we preach. read more

A “Tribute” to Islam

by: the Common Constitutionalist


One of my favorite movies of all time, if not my favorite, is the 10 Commandments, starring Charlton Heston. Not just for the story but also the scope and scale of the movie. It was estimated that if they were to make it today, it would cost $1 billion or more.


Anyway, toward the beginning, the young Egyptian Prince Moses, comes home as a conquering hero. He says to Pharaoh that rather than conquer Ethiopia, he has brought them into the Egyptian empire as an ally. Yet he also proclaims to Pharaoh that there are umpteen treasure barges full of “tribute” from Ethiopia to Pharaoh coming up the Nile.


So in other words the Ethiopians are now, in effect second-class, quasi-Egyptians, forced to pay protection money to Pharaoh.


Protection money? Protection from whom? Why, from being wiped out by their protectors, the Egyptians. Pretty good racket, eh? read more

The Jihad According to Rand Paul

Last month, at the Values Voter Summit, a gathering of conservative activists from around the country, Senator Rand Paul gave a speech on what he called “a worldwide war on Christians by a fanatical element of Islam.”

Anti-Christian persecution, violence, and “religious cleansing” have become common in many Muslim-majority countries. The media, as Paul pointed out, have turned a blind eye. So, too, have President Obama and European leaders.

The senator was careful not to paint all Muslims with the brush of fanaticism. He stressed that only a minority of Muslims read Islamic scripture as mandating an armed struggle against Christians and other “unbelievers.” read more

Muslims Don’t Heart Homosexuals

by: the Common Constitutionalist


Well lookee here! Them wacky “Ehrabs” (Arabs) are at it again; pushing the envelope of common decency. We’ve discovered long ago, the Muslim penchant for abusing women; honor killings, marriage to an abuse of young girls, stonings and such.


Now that they have that whole female domination thing worked out, it’s evidently time to tackle the homosexual scourge in the Middle East.


I frankly wasn’t aware that the Middle East is a hotbed of LGBT activity or that the region is a homosexual Mecca (pardon the pun)?


But just on the off chance it is, the countries of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Countries) are said to be developing a test that will determine if one is, has been, or plans on being a homosexual or any other cross gendered category.


Members of the GCC are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar (home of Al Jazeera), Saudi Arabia and the UAE.


According to the Kuwaiti director of public health,Yousouf Mindkar, “a medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to detect homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country or any of the Gulf cooperation countries… Members of the LGBT community will be stopped at the border and banned from entering…”


What kind of test could they develop when the best scientific minds worldwide can’t determine a cause?


Maybe it will be something like this: when a man is stopped at the border, a GCC customs agent comes out to meet him. The customs agent, also a male, explains that the potential visitor will have to be frisked and strip-searched. If during the patdown, the visitor giggles and upon conclusion, asks for a cigarette he is denied entry. Okay, that was tasteless, but you know you laughed.


Anyway, what will be the reaction of the “international community” and particularly this two-faced American regime that always looks the other way when dealing with this region?


I harken back to South African apartheid, when pressure was brought to bear on anyone, corporation or government that did business or invested in that country. Companies, individuals and universities all willingly or were pressured to divest holdings in South Africa.


Being that the LGBT cause is the new chic civil rights issue dujour, if we’re serious, the GCC should be treated as was South Africa.


The United States has free trade agreements with the GCC. Two-way trade tops $100 billion annually and direct US investment is around $24 billion every year.


Will the courageous Barack Hussein Obama stand with the LGBT alliance and cut ties with the GCC? Will homosexuals picket outside GCC embassies, as they did the Russian? Will Bank of America, Citibank and American Express divest their holdings? Will companies like Verizon, L’Oreal cosmetics, IBM, Xerox and Nabisco threatened to pack up and move unless the GCC stops its apartheid of the homosexual and trans this or that community?


The answer in all counts will be a resounding no! Oh, there may be some bluster and a word or two thrown out, but only if the press brings it up. Otherwise it will be “mums the word”.


After all, we wouldn’t want to upset the Muslims.

Terrorist Photos are Racist

Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force ‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ ad is racist.

McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his “deep concern” about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to “reconsider publicizing” it.

According to McDermott, the “ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.”

McDermott continued, “Representing terrorists, however, from only one ethnic or religious group, promotes stereotypes and ignores other forms of extremism. The FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Terrorists List‘ includes individuals of other races and associated with other religions and causes, but their faces are missing from this campaign.”

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