No Constitution Classes Valentines Day Week

No Constitution Classes Valentines Day Week

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tuesday Constitution Classes: Fallbrook, Online, San Juan Capistrano

Tuesday Constitution Classes

11:00 AM


Fallbrook

3:00 PM


Online

6:00 PM


San Juan Capistrano

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


Lesson 18 War Between the States, Reconstruction (14th Amendment)

Online Mr. Constitution Class: we air weekly live on YouTube, with a chatroom, or you can listen any time later. 


This week: Lesson 2 Article I, Section 2, Legislative Procedures

This week: Lesson 12 Introduction to the Bill of Rights


Tuesday Night, 6:00 pm, Bravos California Fresh at 31722 Rancho Viejo Road in San Juan Capistrano in the outdoor patio area.

Learn about all of the classes at:

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Constitution Association Annual Dinner: Save the Date!!!

 Injecting Liberty with Law and Order, Constitution Association Annual Dinner coming up in September...



Chino Constitution Class: Legislative Rules and Lawmaking

 

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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)


Lesson 2: Legislative Powers & Lesson 3: Lawmaking

Memphis Shooting a Case of: Be Careful What You Ask For

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

The progressive left commies have been demanding lower standards, and the defunding of the police. The result? Memphis.

According to PJ Media, "Out of the five officers charged in the death of Tyre Nichols, NBC News reports that two had been members of the force for two years, and none of them had more than six years on the job. Demetrius Haley joined the department in August 2020. A former corrections officer, Haley was accused in a 2016 lawsuit of being one of two officers who beat an inmate unconscious. The suit was dismissed in 2018 after a court found that the inmate had not properly served one of the officers involved with a summons. Tadarrius Bean also became a member of the force in August 2020. His previous experience included working for AT&T and a job in fast food. Bean studied criminal justice and law at the University of Mississippi from 2016 through 2020. He also interned with the campus police. His name appeared on the 2020 commencement describing him as earning a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice."

The "recent" recruits, as PJ Media goes on to explain, came on board after a 2018 decision that the Memphis Police Department would change its recruiting standards, reducing the overall requirements due to a loss of personnel due to criticisms of the police departments in the United States.  

"By 2021, in the wake of the social unrest following the George Floyd incident, the Memphis Police Department was hurting for recruits. In February of 2022, the state legislature had a bill before it to remove the requirement that officers live in Memphis. They would only need to live in Shelby County. The department also offered a “$15,000 sign-on bonus, $10,000 in relocation assistance, and a starting salary of $45,623.” The New York Post notes that not only was the timed physical fitness requirement waived, but felony convictions could be ignored."

Desperation in the wake of anti-police charges by the liberal progressive left made it more difficult to recruit quality candidates.  Seeking the best turned into seeking anyone that is willing and barely good enough.  The screening process became relaxed.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in 2008 Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis was fired from the police department in Atlanta. During her time there, Davis helmed the Atlanta Police Department’s internal affairs division. Davis was accused by two detectives of telling them not to investigate Terrill Marion “T.C.” Crane.  Crane was the husband of a police sergeant, Tonya Crane, and the police had photos of him with underage girls. Terrill Crane was later indicted by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography. Davis was first demoted from major to lieutenant for her decision and then fired. She was reinstated after challenging the decision through the city’s Civil Service Board. She retired in 2016 and became the chief of police in Durham, N.C. In April 2021, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland selected Davis for her current position and she was confirmed in May.

Was the killing of Tyre Nichols was racially motivated?  Motivation of that kind can be difficult to prove.  Corruption, greed, ambition, abuse of power, and lack of training or standards that could have been realized or corrected during the hiring process knows no racial boundaries.  What we have now are not people seeking to serve their community, but lower standard individuals with a "hall monitor" power trip; equipped with a badge, gun, and baton.  And if their leadership is crooked, then the corruption continues to rise like the scum on top of a pond.

As for the racial component, one thing to keep in mind is that the five officers who beat Nichols were black.

Racially motivated?  Likely not.  Reduction in the quality of personnel and standards in our police forces?  Likely.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary


Sunday, January 29, 2023

For the Republic: Federalist/Anti-Federalist Papers 8 & 9

 

Mr. Constitution Douglas V. Gibbs, Alan Myers and Brady the War Hamster on For the Republic, Sunday Night, 5pm. 


Join us as we go through the Federalist Papers, and the Anti-Federalist Papers.

Federalist Papers 8-9, Anti-Federalist Papers 7-9, tonight...


For the Republic

Sunday 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Host: Alan Myers

Guests: Douglas V. Gibbs "Mr. Constitution"

& Brady "War Hamster"

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Mr. Constitution Hour: Repeal Democracy

Mr. Constitution Hour airs every Saturday Night at 9pm.


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Mr. Constitution Hour on KPRZ is a radio broadcast that looks at The United States Constitution through the lens of Christianity. The program is hosted by Mr. Constitution Douglas V. Gibbs.


Tonight's episode: Mr. Constitution Hour by Douglas V. Gibbs: Repeal Democracy - Education is a key part in preserving our republic. Douglas V. Gibbs explains not only the importance of education, but provides a full overview regarding why we need to repeal democracy, and restore our federal republic; and how we may accomplish the task.


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·  Military General Predicts War with China, 2025
·  Activist Claims California Reparations "Not Enough"!
·  Ronna McDaniel says this is her final term as chair of National GOP
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·  John Durham versus Attorney General Merrick Garland
·  Can House of Representatives under GOP Control release January 6 Suspects

Friday, January 27, 2023

Frederick Douglass and the United States Constitution

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

The United States Constitution has served as a powerful and enduring force in the history of the United States, and the document has proven to be a pivotal influence on the political stage worldwide.  The belief that the Constitution is a valid document and a tool for the advocacy of liberty was embraced early on by many, but the Constitution was also an immediate target for conflict among those who viewed proper governance as only being able to properly operate under the guidance of a ruling elite.  A passionate mixture of opposition and support has been a constant dynamic for the Constitution, with Jeffersonian-minded patriots seeking to preserve liberty on one side, and Hamiltonian-minded elitists, collectivists, and secularists congregating against it. 

Frederick Douglass was among those who began in opposition to the Constitution, and then over his lifespan came to understand that it was not a pro-slavery document, and that as written the founding document was a spectacular instrument for the preservation of liberty.  He publicly changed his stance on the Constitution in the spring of 1851 when The American Anti-Slavery Society established a new policy denouncing any paper that opposed the organization’s belief in the Constitution as a pro-slavery document.  Douglass, a longtime member of the organization, proclaimed that under this new policy his newspaper The North Star was ineligible for their endorsement. 

Quotes by Frederick Douglass reveals his opinions that acknowledged the importance of the Constitution.

“Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery.”

“Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the constitution is a Glorious Liberty Document!” 

“I opposed the Constitution until I read it.”

Douglass inserted himself into a pro-constitution dialogue demonstrating that education was the key to understanding the document.  He called education to “great emancipator.”  As long as he listened to people like William Lloyd Garrison, who believed the Constitution to be a pro-slavery document, and accepted what Garrison had to say about the Constitution without researching the facts for himself, Douglass was opposed to the founding document.  He saw what Garrison saw because he only accepted what Garrison had to say.  Douglass realized, however, that if he was going to be a participant in American society, and if he was going to form his own opinions about the world he lived in, he needed to see with his own eyes the facts of the matter.  So, Douglass studied the Constitution, and his studies brought him to conclusions that were at odds with Garrison’s.  

Under his new point of view, Douglass recognized that the recent presidential administrations had been leading the government away from its founding ideals. The Constitution was being interpreted in ways that it never intended.  Douglass realized that a calamity was in the making, and it was the duty of every American citizen to use the Constitution and political processes at their disposal to bring the country back in line with its founding intent.  Douglass challenged his fellow Americans to reconsider what it meant to be a citizen, and who was a citizen.  Were citizens entitled to protection under the Constitution, or were their natural rights something that they needed to actively preserve through their own civic action?  Douglass began to champion the Constitution, declaring that the proper interpretation of the Constitution always pointed toward freedom and natural rights despite the ambiguity of a particular situation.  He argued that the Constitution must be the lens through which advocacy for freedom and natural rights of all people, including the black community and women, begins.  It begins with “We the People” because the people are who must ensure that the original writings were followed as intended.  The Constitution does not preserve liberty, the people have the duty to preserve liberty, using the Constitution as a valuable tool.

In January 1865, Douglass declared the “hour of the Negro” was upon America.  Advocacy for Black citizenship and suffrage was a duty of those who sought such a thing.  He fought for enfranchisement for Black men, but insisted that once that right was acquired, Black men could help in the push for women’s suffrage.

To be an American Citizen, in the eyes of Douglas, meant that you had the right to vote and hold office.  According to Douglass, upon emancipation, Black men deserved, and must be given, the opportunity to achieve those same rights and privileges.  It was the pinnacle of the American Dream to be active in protecting one’s communities and families and to insure that the interests of all individuals were represented in the American government.

By the 1870s Black people were working, paying taxes, defending the country, and upholding the laws and customs of society, yet in many regions of the United States they were doing so without the benefits of protection by law enforcement, enfranchisement, and the government securing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by restraining itself legally, and inserting itself when individuals sought to betray those rights that belonged to the Black community.  The tension led to an ongoing battle for civil rights in the United States, sometimes unleashing violence and the disenfranchisement of Black people.  Douglass recognized that the fault was not with the Constitution.  The culture was suspect, and it was his goal for all Americans to hold the Constitution in high reverence as he did; if that goal was achieved, the journey back to a Jeffersonian view of liberty in the country would become reality.

That battle continues today, but now the surface arguments have been jumbled, shuffled, creating a Marxist scenario of class warfare.  What we see, the names and who the groups are, and the technology involved, are all symptoms.  As Frederick Douglass believed, as Thomas Jefferson advocated, and as a delegation in Philadelphia during the Summer of 1787 wrote, the key comes down to liberty versus tyranny.  To survive, and to restore the republic as originally intended, the war is not in the streets, or between races.  The war is for the minds and souls of the people.  The battlefield is the culture.  And the battle plan is the United States Constitution.  Dismantle the efforts that challenge the idea that the Creator is the keystone and foundation of the system, and restore the mechanisms of the republican form of government established by the Constitution, and all of the other things will be resolved.  And it begins, as Frederick Douglass taught, with education.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Murrieta Constitution Class, Federal Supremacy

 

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6:00 pm. Wednesday Evening. 

Siggys Restaurant

26820 Jefferson Ave.

Murrieta


Lesson 11 Federal Supremacy and Ratification, Articles VI & VII

World Economic Forum, Davos, Globalism, Woke Progressivism, Temper Tantrums and Tyrants

by Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

If you dare talk about anything in such a way that it is outside the accepted narrative presented by the progressive left (a.k.a. communists, globalists, tyrants, authoritarians, utopianists) then you are accused of spreading misinformation, and you are a conspiracy theorist.  Saul Alinsky would be proud.  His tactics of ridiculing and censoring the opposition into silence is a key tool being used by the enemies of liberty and the purveyors of the anti-God LEFT in today's battle for the control of the human mind, spirit, and soul.

Every time a person freaks out screaming that you have offended them, every time we see a violent protest like the recent one in Atlanta, every time a child decides they can't talk to their parents anymore because they've been fooled by the system to believe that they are victims of their parent's rules or of their upbringing (or because they dare to support Trump, Christianity, conservatism, the Constitution, or any combination, thereof), the reactions are really nothing more than a temper tantrum; temper tantrums designed, encouraged and fueled by the tyrants who seek to lock us into little boxes and send us back to a world of rulers and subjects that was disrupted long ago by the American Revolution.  They scream and they yell or they refuse to communicate and they angrily crawl into some dark hole to be silent because a collectivistic communist tyrannical spirit of darkness trained them to be a good, obedient, angry tool for "change" and "revolution".  Meanwhile, unelected elitists who believe their job is to rule the world recently gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland meeting to discuss the fate of all of humanity, and the road we must take based on their visions in order to "save the world."  Except, they don't mean to save the world, they mean to control humanity, and break the spirit of anyone who dares stand against them.

These tyrants drive and lobby policies in the United States through a well-placed, deeply embedded deep state, and they do the same throughout the world.  The dark spirit of tyranny we fought wars (including two World Wars and a Cold War) against has now become the mainstream leadership on this planet, and they aim to make sure that this time they are not knocked off the top of the mountain.

Khrushchev was correct, we are indeed raising the flag of communism, and bondage, ourselves.  

Humanity is difficult to control if we can make our own decisions, travel, work where we want, and so forth.  The global tyrants of the World Economic Forum believe you have too much elbow room, so their plans, as we have seen proposed by Agenda 21 (of which has changed its name too many times to count), the town of Oxford, and the recent meeting in Davos, is to place us in little boxes, require us to work and live in a small community, and only be able to journey outside that little box when they give us permission.  The COVID lockdowns were a dry run to see if we would comply.  Once in your box, you will be instructed where you are allowed to work, what school you can go to, where you can shop, what doctor you are allowed to have, and personal conveyances will be a thing of the past.  Everything will be run by public transportation, and zone management systems that will punish you and place restrictions on you if you don't properly behave.  This is not some dystopian science fiction novel, this is their plans, this is what they were discussing, and have done so openly, through the World Economic Forum...like the Soviet Union, Communist China, etc., etc.

According to the Black Book of Communism in Cambodia the Khmer Rouge worked to stamp out the humanity of the people.  A story in that book tells of a man crying because his son had died, and the communist guard beating him because those emotions were too human.  "You are an animal, an animal in the field, for the state," he was told.  Are the plans of the globalists in today's push for tyranny any different?  Do they not plan to treat us like dogs, locking us in a kennel, only allowing us to sniff around when they let us?

Klaus Schwab said, "You will own nothing, and you will be happy."

Eat your bugs, eat no meat, stay in your community, use public transportation, electronic money only, you're only allowed to talk about things they deem not to be misinformation, there will be no books and you will only read government approved materials, don't use natural gas stoves, going to church is not essential, get your vaccines you are ordered to get, you can only use plastic if they let you, limits on water usage, limits on time outside, wear a mask, don't you dare call anyone anything that may reveal an image of individuality or confirm God's hand in creation, you better celebrate what you disagree with until you no longer disagree with it or else you will be ridiculed and chided into silence and compliance, don't say or do anything "seditious" or you will be labeled an insurrectionist and arrested and held without due process, and all of this will be monitored electronically so be obedient for you will have no other choice.  Obey the police state that will be policed not by local police forces which have been defunded, but a centralized contingency of shock troops and armed agents using electronic surveillance to monitor your every move and social score compliance.  It turns out the standing army the Founding Fathers feared did not arise as a military unit, but as social workers and federal agents using technology...for the common good.

Anything spoken to the contrary of their agenda, narrative and policies is "conspiracy theory".

Let's examine the latest we learned from their meeting in Davos, Switzerland:

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Atlanta Violence and Kamala Harris Omitting "Life"

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Postal Worker Denied Religious Accommodation By Postal Service

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

I told a group I was talking to last Wednesday that America has reached a new dawn that will lead to revival.  The dawn always follows the darkest hours of night.  One piece of evidence that the dawn is approaching has been in the courts and the battle for Natural Rights, including religious freedom.

A case that has been working its way through the lower courts has been agreed to be heard by the United States Supreme Court, and it is a big one that will send a shockwave of influence throughout the country, and throughout the American System.  Gerald Groff, a Christian, was forced out of his job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) when they began delivering on Sundays, and he asked for a religious exemption, even volunteering to work extra hours during the week so that he would not be required to work on Sunday.  The USPS refused to grant any accommodation, indicating that despite any law on the books the USPS was not required to grant any religious accommodation to an employee for the request of time off on Sunday so that Mr. Groff may observe the Sunday Sabbath.

I wonder if it had been a Muslim asking for a day off for religious observance of any of their holy days if the USPS would have had the same attitude?

Represented by First Liberty, Church State Council and the Independence Law Center, after the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the USPS's anti-faith position, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.

Evidence of Gerald's faith and the importance of observing Sunday as the day of the week for worship and rest includes years of serving in foreign mission fields.  

According to First Liberty’s President, CEO and Chief Counsel Kelly Shackelford:

“It is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of religion. It’s time for the Supreme Court to reexamine a decades-old case that favors corporations and the government over the religious rights of employees.”

Federal Civil Rights laws clearly disallow any violation of religious freedoms in this manner.  Even more important, the United States Postal Service, according to the U.S. Constitution, receives its rules and regulations from Congress.  However, the First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law...prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]."  Whether or not the U.S. Postal Service claims they are not violating the law is not the point as much as the fact that the USPS, and Congress, is violating the law of the land, the Constitution, by prohibiting Mr. Groff from observing the Sunday Sabbath with a work requirement that day when accommodations are available, and have even been suggested by the plaintiff.  

This case could serve as a new precedent to stop employers, government and non-government, from discriminating against workers' religious faith.

Liberty First explains, "The 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of religion. The law doesn’t just protect against harassment and discrimination, it also requires reasonable religious accommodations, if they can be granted without causing undue hardship on the employer, such as simply rearranging a schedule."

The case in question that has been giving employers, corporations, and government entities an upper hand when it comes to discriminating against religious employees comes from the 1970s (TWA v. Hardison).  The ruling of that case, according to First Liberty, "tips the balance in favor of corporations and the government over the religious rights of employees."

In Gamble v. United States (2019) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in his opinion of the case, clearly states that overturning bad precedent is an important duty of the courts.  “In my view,” Thomas declared in his judicial opinion of Gamble, “if the Court encounters a decision that is demonstrably erroneous—i.e., one that is not a permissible interpretation of the text—the Court should correct the error. . . . When faced with a demonstrably erroneous precedent, my rule is simple: We should not follow it.” -- Jun 19, 2019

In our current "woke" world of intolerance against any views or beliefs contrary to a rising collectivistic anti-faith narrative, we are seeing in the boardrooms of corporate America and many government agencies a growing intolerance and hostility toward religion, especially Christianity.  People of faith, who in the case of Christianity follow the religious beliefs of the founding generation of this country, are being put into an illogical position of having to make a choice between their work schedule or work environment and their beliefs.  Such discrimination against religious belief is illegal, and when it is the federal government doing it, as we see in this case, unconstitutional.

Wrong and right seem to be interchangeable in today's society.  Scripture warns against such moral depravity.

Isaiah 5:20 ESV

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

2 Timothy 4:3 ESV

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own

In short, no matter how you slice it, what happened to Gerald Groff was wrong, and should be viewed as outrageous to any American.  The very idea of anyone, much less an employer or governmental agency, forcing Americans to choose between their faith and their livelihood must not be legally or culturally acceptable.  Nobody should be put into a position by employers or government to face a difficult choice between their livelihood and their faith, especially when their beliefs can easily be accommodated.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary