WND Exclusive – The closest we’ve come to having a dictator

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Almost since his inauguration, many on the left have insisted that President Trump has had a desire to become America’s first dictator.

Admittedly, many of us on the right also thought this of the president. But it didn’t take long for Trump to prove us wrong – and I have personally been more than happy to admit that I was.

However, when it comes to dictator wannabes, there have been at least a few, and all have had one thing in common. They’ve all been Democrats.

Andrew Jackson, was our first Democratic president and monarchical aspirant, which is how he earned the nickname, King Andrew. Others include Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama and, of course, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

But there was another, and he still holds the title of Worst of the Worst. I’m speaking of none other than Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States. He is the father of modern-day leftist authoritarian progressivism – right out of Fabian Socialist academia. read more

Conservative Talkers Mislabel Trump as an Insurgent

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I never thought I’d say this, certainly about things political, but in my opinion, Rush is wrong – wrong about Donald Trump. He’s not the only one. Other conservative talkers appear to have the same opinion of The Donald.

Trump and Cruz have been labeled by Rush, Hannity and others as the two outsiders – the two “insurgent” candidates. I think everyone agrees on the right and left that this accurately describes Ted Cruz. Everyone whose life and livelihood is directly dependent on the federal government hates and fears him. He’s been an ardent originalist for his entire adult life. And what scares them most is that Cruz is NOT a dealmaker.

Trump, on the other hand, is a recent and rather radical convert to the conservative movement. Every position he holds so dear today is directly opposed to his positions of years gone by.

Now, this would be fine if The Donald could adequately describe his transformation. But he doesn’t. He merely claims that he is the most conservative on the border and healthcare and education, etc. It’s his supporters who simply choose to believe because they want so badly to do so. Obama supporters did the same thing. read more

Princeton Students See the Real Woodrow Wilson And They Don’t Like Him

by: the Common Constitutionalist

For practically the whole of the past century, President Woodrow Wilson has consistently ranked in the top ten of greatest U.S. presidents. One the fathers of modern-day progressivism, Wilson helped usher in the new era of anti-constitutional big government. All the collectivist/socialist things the left loves were embodied in Wilson. Yet his legacy, despite our insistence, has weathered the right’s attacks for decades. And believe you me, Wilson was an evil S.O.B. Want some proof? You may link here and here to see just how bad.

Yet no matter what we say – try as we may – we on the right have been unable to penetrate Wilson’s persona, much like Teddy/Franklin Roosevelt or LBJ. So for conservatives it is easy to just throw up our hands and say: “What will it take for you on the left to see how bad these guys really were?” Your heroes weren’t for equal rights. They weren’t for women’s rights and they sure didn’t fight for minority rights. Quite the opposite.

But, just as we may think of giving up – this occurs. Maybe some college liberals are beginning to realize who the real racists in our history have always been and I wonder if maybe these are the types of incidences that will begin to turn things around. It seems in almost all cases the pendulum of reason must swing too far one way before it is able to correct. read more

The Great Depression

By: The Common Constitutionalist

(re-release)

Have you ever noticed we’ve had but one economic Depression in our history? Only one, even with all the economic downturns, all the wars, etc. At least only one we’ve all heard of. It was, of course, “The Great Depression”. It was terrible and lasted so long; from 1929 through the early 1940’s.

I’m sure we’ve heard how that great president Franklin Roosevelt (he was a bad dude) saved us by developing all those wonderful programs and spending all that money (we call it stimulus today). As far as most people know it was the only depression this country has experienced.

Surprise! There was another, but because progressives write the history books, I’m sure you haven’t heard of it. It was the depression of 1920 & things were looking pretty bad.

Oh, by the way, another great progressive president, Woodrow Wilson (evil), presided over the run-up to this one. Two progressive Presidents; two Great Depressions. Funny how that happens and will continue to happen unless we learn from our own history, but I digress.

In 1920 the unemployment rate skyrocketed to 20 percent. GNP (gross national product) had declined by 17%. Not good indeed.

Keep in mind, there was no welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, foodstamps, Social Security, no government assistance programs to speak of. They were a heartless people, back then.

So what did they do, you ask?

Surely, like today, the government must have instituted a massive stimulus program with lots of “ Shovel-Ready” jobs. They must have started a sweeping welfare program to save the people.

Well, no. Instead, the Warren G. Harding administration cut the government budget almost in half within 2 years. Could you imagine even proposing anything remotely like that today? The liberals would hemorrhage.

Anyway, back to history.

Taxes were cut for everyone. The Federal Reserve, without the sage guidance of Ben Bernanke, did almost nothing. It must have been awful.

It was for about a year. What did America do? It fixed itself.

Americans did what Americans do. They took their medicine, endured the pain and by August of 1921 the unemployment rate dropped from 20% to 6.7%. That’s only a year and a half people.

Harding died suddenly and his vice president, The great Calvin Coolidge continued the programs & by the end of 1923 the unemployment rate was down to 2.4%. Dare to dream about 2.4% unemployment. That’s what made the roaring 20’s roar!  Not government programs or intervention. Companies were allowed to fail and new ones took there place. Capitalism could thrive in such an environment, and did.

See, Lower Everyones Rate & the Rich DO Pay More

All the lessons are right here for us to learn from. Everything has been tried before. There’s nothing new. History show’s what has worked & what has not. It can’t be spun. Believe me, there will be pain coming, one way or another. We will have to decide whether it will be a quick rip of the bandage (Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge) with it’s accompanying shooting but short-lived pain or the long slow pull (Franklin Roosevelt, Barack Obama) with it’s constant drawn out anguish. I’m praying for the former, but I fear the latter.