Sunday, July 03, 2022

Democrats wish July 4 was April 15

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

I know it's a shock, but the progressive left Democrat commie people hate Independence Day.  Well, maybe "hate" is not exactly right.  They like the sales that go on so that they can buy Chinese merchandise at their favorite red bullseye store, but the boom boom of the fireworks, though they think are pretty, remind them too much of guns, and the whole "love America" thing really gets their social justice feathers all up in a bunch.

In Arizona their dislike of America's birthday has gone so far that the Democrat Party is endorsing a “F*** the Fourth” anti-American rally.

We're not talking fringe, either.  The mainstream Democrats are pissing all over America with their support for the anti-American Rally

Does the festivities include a flag burning ceremony?

Never mind that it's the blood of patriots, such as those who fought in the Revolutionary War, that gave them the allowance in this country of freedom to openly hate America and not have government goons arrest them for their insolence.

Rick Monday is still around, right?  Remember when he saved a burning American Flag in the outfield of a baseball game he was in?  He'd probably be booed by today's knuckleheads.

The group that called for that ‘F— the Fourth’ celebration is affiliated with Arizona’s supposed moderate Democrat senator, Mark Kelly.

Remember, these people vote...and vote again...and do other fraudulent things on election day.

The sad thing is that these people who hate the flag, hate the Founders, and hate the very idea of America as a sovereign and autonomous country are nothing more than mindless tools being used in a game older than any of us on this planet.  The puppeteers these folks are acting idiotically for are doing all they can to kill liberty, and replace America's system with a more Marxist system that in the long run wants to enslave all of us, and would likely kill off the Marxist radicals like those in favor of this rally once the hard left power structure has control.  You know, because tyranny doesn't like activists.  It wants sheep.  In history, every time a leftist tyranny has taken control, the activist people who got them there are killed off.

So, these tools have been indoctrinated, taught to hate American exceptionalism, America's history, and to dance in the darkness with all things woke so that they can destroy the very system that gave them the freedom to be idiots in the first place.  Thanks to the American System they hate they have the ability to have their "F*** the Fourth" rally, and live better than the rest of the world.  Interesting that these folks don't have enough sparking brain cells to realize they can be idiots because of liberty, and their participation in our free market system; the very things they claim to hate.  

The funny thing is when I was a youngster these types of people were around, but they were careful not to shout too loud, and the injection of communist propaganda was measured carefully so as to not alarm the natives.  Now, these people are out in the open, proud of their words as well as their anti-American attitudes and actions.

Once they were “fringe”.  Now, they are the crazies that drive ALL of the policies of the Democrat Party.

As the Democrat Party lurches leftward, the reality is that some of their voters are bucking against it.  Some of them are questioning what is going on, and are crying out, "This is not exactly what I signed up for!"  Those are the people we need to reach, educate, and nurture towards recognizing that the great life they have here in America is due to one thing, and one thing only: American Liberty.

The problem is our allies don't realize how bad it is, or they are simply accomplices.  They keep thinking this is some kind of simple little political disagreement.  The fact is, the Democrats and their Marxist allies are using war tactics because, to put it frankly, we are at war.

A war for America's soul.

Reagan had a great quote that Republicans believe everyday is the Fourth of July, while Democrats believe it should be April Fifteen.

In the end, one thing is simply true.  The Constitution and the principles of Natural Rights, and a Creator that gave them to us, rings true, and is why America is the greatest place in the world.  People flock to try to get in, not get out.  Even the poorest Americans live better than a vast majority of those in the rest of the world.  But, our Constitution is only ink and paper if we don't fight for it.  Freedom can be fleeting if we don't stand firm for it.  And, as Reagan commented, we are only one generation from losing it if we allow the leftists to get their way.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Enumerated Powers and Localism

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

A follower of my constitutional literacy efforts recently asked me about what international human rights court we could use to go after the human rights violations being committed by American Politicians (specific human rights being violated were not listed in the email). I responded, "No polity has jurisdiction over the U.S. Constitution, so first of all, use of such a court would need to be regarding foreign issues not applicable to American Law. Second, as I understand it, the international court regarding human rights is a final stop for cases that have already exhausted appeals in lower international courts, and are directly related to a country's violations regarding human rights. Therefore, before you reach that court you will need to figure out how to begin navigation through the lower courts to work your way up to the international court regarding human rights."

The emailer was bothered by my response.

"So all American courts are here to crap on our human rights so the criminal justice system is our enemy as well this will not go well for police officers because I'm learning they are not there to protect the people but the law and court we are screwed and do not trust any law enforcement because they are breaking the constitution with their BS law so sounds like we need a civil war to take out the true criminals."

I responded to his anger with, "It is our responsibility to fight human rights violations. Do you really want to allow a centralized international polity to dictate to your government what it can or can't do regarding human rights?"

The discussion is actually a common theme on a number of topics I deal with.

The Founding Fathers believed in "localism".  If tyranny is going to be staved off, among the tactics to accomplish that feat we must include "localism".  In fact, localism is among the primary keys to ensuring that a system remains anchored in liberty.

Localism basically means, "local issues, local governance."  City issues should be handled by the local city government.  County issues by the county government.  State issues by the State government.  External issues and issues pertaining to protecting, preserving or promoting the union must be handled only by the general government, which in the case of the United States, is the federal government.  

We do not have a national government that is designed to handle everything, its authorities only include those things enumerated in the Constitution as powers of the federal government.

This is often a discussion I have with people when it comes to the Bill of Rights.

The Enumeration Doctrine, which is supported by the Tenth Amendment, provides that only enumerated powers belong to the federal government, and if a power is not delegated to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the States, the power belongs to the State governments to handle.  This is the standard political formula that was used by the United States Supreme Court regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson case.  There are no authorities regarding abortion, medical procedures, or any other health care item, listed in the U.S. Constitution, therefore, the federal government's claim that abortion was legal throughout the United States as per 1973's Roe v. Wade was an erroneous decision, and now the issue has been sent back to the States.

It is not the federal government's authority to be involved in any issue that it has no constitutional authority to be involved in.  Congress can make no law regarding those issues, the President can execute no action regarding those issues (especially if no law exists regarding the issue in question), and the judicial branch can hear no arguments regarding those issues the federal government has no authority over, and if acting constitutionally, that there are also no laws in place, regarding.

An issue that makes this argument a challenging one is the right to keep and bear arms.

Guns are not mentioned in the first seven articles of the U.S. Constitution, therefore, the federal government, as per those articles, has no authority to make any law (nor execute or administer judicially) regarding firearms.  In the Preamble to the Bill of Rights the text explains that the purpose of the Bill of Rights is to "prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers."  The "it" mentioned in that sentence refers to the U.S. Federal Government.

The Second Amendment is included as a part of the ten amendments to the Constitution that makes up The Bill of Rights.  Based on the language of the Second Amendment ("shall not be infringed"), and the explanation in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights that the Bill of Rights only apply to the federal government, we may conclude that the article dictates that every single federal gun law, all of them, are unconstitutional.  The federal government has no authority whatsoever to demand background checks, limitations on magazines, or ban any type of gun of any kind.  That is not to say that no background check laws, or any other gun law, is impossible to put into place.  The authority, from the point of view of the Framers of the Constitution, was that our rights (including, but not limited to those enumerated in the Bill of Rights) are something that only local government (States, and more local governmental bodies) may make laws concerning.

James Madison explains the localism concept in Federalist Paper #45 (

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.

The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State. The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.

Which brings me back to my response to the emailer.  "Do you really want to allow a centralized international polity to dictate to your government what it can or can't do regarding human rights?"

Let's expand that.

Do you really want the federal government, including the courts, to dictate to your local government what it can or can't do regarding local issues?  Do we want the federal courts to dictate to our States what they can or can't do regarding our right to keep and bear arms, our right to pursue the health insurance or health services we wish to pursue, how to educate our children, if we can pray in the public square, or whether or not our State has laws that support or do not support abortion?

None of those local issues are any of the federal government's business.

Our rights are natural rights, given to us by God, so even local government has great restrictions regarding those issues; but, local government may make necessary laws regarding our rights.  If they go too far, then we need to use our voice as a people to stop them, to correct them, and to ensure that local tyranny doesn't rise up.  That is not up to the federal government to police, or some international judicial body.  It is our responsibility.  If our government, be it federal, or local, is acting out of its proper authorities, it is not for us to run to some potentially tyrannical international court to fix it.  It is our job, as citizens, to maintain and correct our own government system.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Constitution Radio: The Law

Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs

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Doug is speaking at an event in Denver, Colorado, today, so Alan Myers and Dennis Jackson will be hosting today's program.

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  • Bastiat's "The Law"

Friday, July 01, 2022

Denver Event: Mr. Constitution, Restore Liberty


Douglas V. Gibbs, Mr. Constitution, will be in Centennial, Colorado (just outside Denver) Saturday, July 2, 2022. Open to the public, no RSVP necessary. We would love to see you, or the folks you told about the event, there...

Saturday, July 2, 2022

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Castlewood Library

6739 S. Uinta St.

Centennial, CO 80112

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Carlsbad Constitution Class: Executive Branch


Health From Within Family Wellness Center
1818 Marron Rd., #103
Carlsbad, CA 92008
6:00 pm

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

San Juan Capistrano Class: Day One, Intro to the Constitution

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Tuesday, 6:00 pm, Bravos California Fresh at 31722 Rancho Viejo Road in San Juan Capistrano (outside patio)

Lesson 1, Introduction to the Constitution/Preamble

Mr. Constitution Online Classes: 2nd Amendment Ruling by the Supreme Court


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Constitution Class on YouTube,

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm Pacific

2nd Amendment/3rd Amendment

(Discussion regarding recent Supreme Court Ruling)

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Fallbrook Constitution Class: Enumerated Powers


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Tuesday Morning, 11:00 am, Fallbrook Constitution Class, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 911 E. Elder Street.

Lesson 3, Enumerated Powers

Monday, June 27, 2022

Chino Constitution Class: Executive Branch


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Chino Constitution Class

Monday Evening, 6:00 pm, 

Archibald's, 15421 Fairfield Ranch Rd in Chino Hills (right off Central and the 71 Freeway)

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mr. Constitution Douglas V. Gibbs in Denver, July 2, 2022


Douglas V. Gibbs, Mr. Constitution, will be in Centennial, Colorado (just outside Denver) Saturday, July 2, 2022. Open to the public, no RSVP necessary. We would love to see you, or the folks you told about the event, there...

Saturday, July 2, 2022

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Castlewood Library

6739 S. Uinta St.

Centennial, CO 80112

Sponsored by the Arapahoe CoS Assembly

Help with the cost of the travel for Doug...

Contribute $