Saturday, April 27, 2019

Beer, Books, and Constitutional Conversation

Sons of Liberty Aleworks in Norco, California is closing, and tonight is their farewell party.  Come out and meet me, I will be there from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm (have a beer with me, buy a book (I will have my latest, A Promise of American Liberty, with me as well), and feel free to engage in constitutional conversation).

Sons of Liberty Aleworks
1780 Town and Country Dr.
Norco, CA

See you there!!!!

Constitution Radio: Sovereignty and the Deep State

Saturday, 1-2 for Constitution Radio

Saturday, 2-3 for Conservative Voice Radio

Both hosted by Douglas V. Gibbs

Call in 951-922-3532

Friday, April 26, 2019

Constitution Study TV: Sovereignty

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

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Trump Speaks the Truth ... Listen Carefully to every word

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

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Temecula Idiots Fold on Constitution

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

Last Tuesday Night (April 23, 2019) a proposal that Temecula would proclaim itself as a constitutional city and view socialism as a threat to our way of life emerged.  No problem, I thought to myself.  It'll win no problem. Temecula is a very conservative, and constitutionally conscientious, city.

I was out of town, anyway, and I figured enough of my constitutional allies would be there to defend Temecula's proposal.

I was wrong.

The Marxist socialists came crawling out of the slime, pulling their way up to the podium on their crooked hind limbs to stand before the Temecula City Council and convince the noodle-spined members of the council to abandon their short foray in the direction of the Constitution.  They claimed there is no constitutional language that stands against socialism, and to embrace the constitution and to deny socialism is a narrow-minded stance that would come back to bite them, later.

I knew about this meeting, but was out of town.  Now, I wish I was there.

Two constitutional texts stand against socialism, and one of them not only makes socialism illegal in this country, but requires the federal government to guarantee that the States remain free of socialist policies.

1.  At the federal level there are no authorities granted by the Constitution giving the federal government the power to control the means of production.  The very basis of socialism is central control of the means of production, which ultimately leads to control over everything else - a road that becomes more tyrannical with each passing day until, in most cases, communism takes over as the population lies in the streets starving from lack of food and fighting for a scarcity of necessities.  Therefore, by shear lack of authority, the federal government cannot legally participate in the policies required to move this country towards socialism.

2.  Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution states that "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government."  That means that no State may change its system of government from a Constitutional Republic to a socialist system, or to any other system that is not a republic consistent with the system established by the United States Constitution.

Therefore, embracing the Constitution is taking a stance against socialism, and embracing socialism is not only standing directly against the U.S. Constitution, but is calling for an illegal overthrow of our constitutional republic.  Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried, and murders its citizens through starvation and by robbing the population of their individuality and incentive to make a better life for themselves through the opportunities offered by a dynamic free market.

If Temecula revisits this proposal, next time I will be sure to be there.

What we saw in Temecula is a local window into how socialism takes over.  Socialism does not cripple liberty with a violent revolution, but with twisted and misguided words that cause the leaders to cower in the corner, and with actions that steal liberty from the citizens as the idiots calling for socialism provide the thunderous applause.  Liberty dies not with a violent revolution, but with a whimper as we roll over and allow the socialists to walk right in and take the reins.

Shame on the Temecula City Council for not having a spine, or willingness, to stand up to the children in the audience who are convinced they want socialism because they learned it in public school.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

From the Declaration to the Constitution, Temecula Constitution Class

Temecula Constitution Class, Wednesdays 6:00 pm
27120 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA
Riverside County Republican Party Headquarters

A couple weeks ago we examined the Declaration of Independence, and now its time to move from the Declaration to the Constitution.

I will have pizza and water available for all who attend.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Burning Notre Dame

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
One of the great symbols of Christianity in Paris, France is the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Much of Notre Dame has gone up in flames.

Miraculously, the heart of the cathedral, was saved.

In 2016, the Islamic State tried to commit a terror attack against the cathedral, but failed.

I am curious about the timing during Holy Week as we approach Easter.

Was this Islam doing what it does in destroying anything not Muslim, especially if it's Jewish or Christian?

Don't hold your breath for the answer.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Frank Luntz Hosts Nick Adams' FLAG

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

(Note to reader: Yes, there are a whole slew of pictures from my visit to Frank Luntz's house, but this is a double article, partially about Nick Adams' FLAG, and part about the joy of touring Frank Luntz's famous house).

Last year a friend of mine, who attended a FLAG event in Dallas, Texas, told me, "You've got to meet Nick Adams.  I am willing to bet he'll want you on board as one of his researchers."


My goal is simply to spread constitutional literacy, and if combining forces with a fellow constitutionalist will do that, then I am all for it.

The presentation regarding FLAG was the first on the West Coast since the inception of the organization in 2016.  At the event I got the chance not only meet Frank Luntz, and get a tour of his house, but to also talk with David Prager (son of Dennis Prager).  In my discussion with Nick, and later with his wife Sadie, I told them that while I am not one with much money, I have expertise to offer.  "Nobody," I said, "knows the Constitution like I do."

They accepted my business card, and a copy of my latest book, "A Promise of American Liberty."


Now, let's talk about Frank Luntz's house.  Amazing does not capture my full feelings about it.  Incredible?  Still not enough.  It left me speechless.

As my wife and I walked up to the house, after leaving our car with the valet, we were greeted by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.

I found my friend, talked to a few people, was introduced to David Prager, and then realized the first of a couple tours was beginning and grabbed my wife by the hand so that we could see some of the house.  Frank Luntz proudly talked about each thing he could.  I made comment about how much he seemed to enjoy giving the tour.  He said he enjoyed it because he's never been robbed.  If someone steals something, he may feel different about it.

Yes, that's the uniform from the movie "The Natural", among other famous things...

On this table and on the walls are too many things to point out, but among them is an original copy of Alexander Hamilton's first budget for the country, an original copy of a congressional record from 1789, and various historical items from the revolutionary to remarkable items of my lifetime.

The book in Dr. Luntz's hands is Hamilton's first U.S. budget.

Centennial presidency . . .

Albert Einstein, anyone?

As we proceeded to another part of the house, we went through the kitchen, where the staff was working diligently on the great appetizers we had been munching on outside on the tennis court.

Luntz is also an avid sports fan . . .

Sports Bar . . .

Office of History and the books to prove it...

A number of patriotic paintings adorn his walls.

With secret openings and doorways that open when do special things to special objects (rub it like a genie's lamp). . .

The murals as you walk into the game room:

Games, old magazines, and more Americana

I want bookshelves like his newsstand . . . panels upon panels of history

Wrong headlines all on one wall:

As darkness approached, we went outside for the presentation, led by Frank Luntz (with a few jokes and political questions asked by the audience) ...

Followed by Nick Adams with his Australian accent (it amazes me how foreign born Americans sometimes know more about our Constitution and history than the average American) ...

David Prager:

And after the event, more tour of the house:

Lincoln Bedroom:

Oval Office:

I could see me as President. 

Replica of the famous blue dress . . . stain and all:

A couple Bill Clinton jokes followed the revealing of the secret room with the blue dress ...

I told him a couple, too.  He knew them.

Presidential bathroom with glass that clouds on command. . .

The billiards room... with more historical paraphernalia:

When on, it's like actually going golfing:

Trump is not the only candidate promising to make America Great Again:

My wife modeling on his personal bowling alley:

Theater seating for the theater. . .

Even a little Russian History:

Navy Football ... kick butt helmet:

The living room (see the books tucked behind the couches?)


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary