Podcast – Taking Apart Bill Clinton’s Recent Gun Control Screed

This is something I received from the NRA Newsletter:

The NRA piece is entitled: “Heeee’s Baaack: Bill Clinton Peddles Gun Control on a Wish and a Lie.”

I discuss the various un-truths presented in an Op-Ed by Bill Clinton and a 1988 report presented by gun confiscation group, the Violence Policy Center. THE VPC piece, written some 31 years, is remarkably similar the arguments for gun control today. read more

Video Podcast – Will Trump send Illegals to Sanctuary Cities

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Doubtless we’ve all heard of Trump’s threat to bus thousands of illegals and refugees to sanctuary cities and States. He says that they are always saying what a benefit to the community these “immigrants” are. Mayors and Governors alike claim that all should be welcome, without preconditions. The more the merrier. Immigrants are what make these cities great and all that clap-trap. The new mantra is “no human is illegal.”

So growing increasingly and understandably frustrated, Trump has decided to call the sanctuary cities on the insistence of their “come one, come all” policy.

And the left is utterly unhinged over Trump’s threat, which came without warning.

But is Trump serious about this, or is this just thrown out as a campaign issue, or other, to force the dems hand? read more

Video Podcast – Democrat Illegal Alien Platform – So Many Candidates

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Democrat Illegal Alien Platform

A couple of the many dems vying for the presidential nod are unveiling immigration platforms. Kamala Harris and Julian Castro try to outdo each other by pushing the ball further left.

Too Many Candidates

There are currently 25 to 30 democrats vying for the nomination for President. They can’t all think they can win, so why are they running? I discuss the possibly that some are just looking to capitalize on the title of former presidential candidate and parlay it into a second career. read more

Podcast – The Electoral College – They Brought it Up – Not Us

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Okay – here we go again with the Electoral College. Why do we have to keep talking about the antiquated Electoral College?

But we on the right didn’t bring it up. The democrats continue to. I could be discussing other stuff, and really, who cares about the Electoral College. It’s dry and boring and does it really matter anyway?

Well, we better care and care a lot, because if the left wins the propaganda war and eventually somehow amends the Constitution or something, this country is finished. That’s not hyperbole – it’s cold hard fact.

If you want the Founders explanation of why it’s needed, read Federalist Paper, number 68, written by Alexander Hamilton.

I’m just doing it in modern day bad English.

So as long as the left keeps trying to ram pure democracy, mob rule, down our throats, we have to continue to at least try to educate those who might listen to the logic and beauty of our election system. read more

Video Podcast – Transgenders in the Military

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

As an Originalist Constitutional conservative, I try to live my life by the Jeffersonian creed, “If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me!”

In other words, regarding this podcast, I don’t give a crap what your sexual orientation is, or which one of 500 genders you currently are, as long as it doesn’t interfere with my life or cost me anything.

And someone being gay, bi, trans, whatever, doesn’t affect my life in any way, negatively or positively. So what the heck do I care. No one should. Just don’t ask me to pay for your operations or treatments. And don’t demand that I celebrate your lifestyle, when I don’t. I’m agnostic about these issues. I just don’t care enough to demonstrate for or against it.

However, the members of the military are affected by such things. In this podcast I explain why, and why these types of “distractions” can have a negative affect on the cohesiveness of the unit. read more

Podcast – Al Qaeda is on the Rise Again

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

What a shocker – not that they ever really went anywhere, but Al Qaeda is on the rise again, to once again be the dominate terror network it once was. And Osama bin Laden’s youngest son, Hamza bin Laden, has been groomed for years to take over as leader of the terror network. Hamza has vowed revenge for the death of his father.

Again, what a shocker. Just like the script of some action movie.

Over the past several years al Qaeda had been little discussed and appeared to shrink from the public eye. Yet they were smart about rebuilding after the death of their leader at the hands of our Tier One Naval Special Operators in 2011. Or maybe they just got lucky that ISIS formed when they did, and filled the void they temporarily left behind.

While all eyes, guns, and press attention were trained on ISIS, al Qaeda was able to regroup and rebuild outside the spotlight.
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Podcast – College Professor Suspended for Enforcing Rules

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

This past November, an incident occurred at the University of Texas, San Antonio. A student, Paige Burgess, who just happened to be black, was escorted out a lecture hall by campus police.

She was evidently being disruptive in class and putting her feet up on the chairs in front of her. Her biology professor, Anita Moss, who just happened to be white, had warned her, and the entire class, of such behavior – keep their feet of the chairs, talking to one another during lectures, cell phones, etc., and to “be respectful in class.”

No disciplinary action was taken toward the student, but the professor was suspended … twice for merely attempting to enforce the school’s rules. read more

Video Podcast – RINO Kasich and his Veto Pen

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Good news for guns rights advocates and citizens of the State of Ohio. Outgoing Governor John Kasich was unable to prevail as he vetoed a bill involving self-defense shootings.

The son-of-a-mailman vetoed House Bill HB 228. In short the bill allows self-defense shooters the right of being considered innocent until proven guilty. The Governor prefers it the other way – guilty until proven innocent.

Thankfully the House and Senate overrode his veto by a wide margin.

I also discuss two upcoming bills in Ohio to be voted on in 2019. The stand-your-ground bill and a red flag law.
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Video Podcast – Politics vs. Humanity

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

**Update** It’s been brought to my attention that segment 2 of this podcast is grainy and out of focus. My efforts to rectify have been unsuccessful. I apologize.

This story isn’t political. Okay the first half is. The second half has no political message, just a human message.

Segment one is of a Costa Rican retreat where whites are not invited or admitted. The retreat is only for people of color to take a break from white people.

Segment two is a story of kindness, generosity and color-blindness. It is decided not political. The juxtaposition of the two is fascinating. read more

Podcast – Money in Politics – Think Progress and Congressional Orientation

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

ThinkProgress wrote an article regarding the corrupting influence of money in Washington D.C. In the article they included thoughts by incoming democrat congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as a few other democratic socialists.

She expressed her displeasure with the freshman orientation being run by corporate lobbyists. I agree. But she and her fellow socialists thought they should also have heard from labor leaders and activists. I don’t agree.

I share my thoughts on the article, Ms. Cortez and corruption in Washington. read more