Douglas V. Gibbs

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Douglas V. Gibbs of Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary, has been featured on "Hannity" and "Fox and Friends" on Fox News Channel, and other television shows and networks. Doug is a Radio Host on KMET 1490-AM on Saturdays with his Constitution Radio program, as well as a longtime podcaster, conservative political activist, writer and commentator. Doug can be reached at douglasvgibbs [at] or constitutionspeaker [at]

Most Recent Articles by Douglas V. Gibbs:

The Puzzle of Steve Bannon

Jun 26, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Steve Bannon has been Trump’s right-hand man, and ever since that elevation the former head of Breitbart has been under constant attack. According to the liberal left Democrats, Bannon is a Nazi, a bigot, and an extreme right-wing crazy.

The reality is, he’s a staunch conservative; therefore, the liberal left is completely out of their mind over the guy. Their reaction tells me that Bannon’s likely nothing like what they scream he is.

I have a saying when it comes to my dealings with the liberal left. “If I am not pissing them off, I am doing something wrong.”

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. John Sullivan is active in the conservative side of Hollywood, and has known Bannon for a long time. He verbalized many praises regarding the guy. Bannon is a true conservative, according to Sullivan.

Republican Baseball Practice Shooting Only the Beginning

Jun 16, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Remember when the Obama presidency, the experts in the executive branch, his minions in Congress, his minions in the media and his minions on the streets tried to convince America that the Tea Party movement, military veterans and supporters of the Republican Party were capable of violence, and that we were somehow all a bunch of domestic terrorists?  Yet, the violence from the right-wing never manifested as the liberal left predicted.  Tea Party rallies were peaceful, and no mass shootings by Republicans ever happened.  When mass shootings did occur, the shooters always turned out to be Democrats.  But, the media conveniently didn’t discuss that part of the news.


Federal Courts Continue to Illegal Strike Down Trump’s Executive Orders

Jun 13, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

First, I want the judges to show me where in the U.S. Constitution it states that the federal court system has any authority to overturn or nullify an executive order. Second, I want the judges to show me where in the U.S. Constitution it expressly enumerates the power of the courts to strike down legislation or determine the constitutionality of legislation. Third, I want them to show me in the U.S. Constitution where it shows that they have any enforcement power regarding their rulings or judicial opinions.

The fact is, the U.S. Constitution’s original text, and all of the amendments that have been ratified by the States since the writing of the Constitution in 1787, do not grant to the courts any of those powers. In fact, of the three branches, the judicial branch was originally intended to be the weakest of the the three branches of government (see my book “25 Myths of the United States Constitution” for an explanation about how the idea that we have three co-equal branches is a false teaching).

Regardless of authority, the federal judges continue to act in an activist manner legislating from the bench.

Supreme Court to Lift Ban on Travel Ban

Jun 4, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

In Trump’s Travel Ban Executive Order, the laws he is executing with the order are listed.  Among them is a law that gives the President the ability to prohibit persons from entering the United States if he believes they may be a danger to the national security of this country.

Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to make laws prohibiting persons from “migrating” into the United States with legislation.

Based on the original intent of the United States Constitution, Trump’s travel ban regarding a few Muslim-majority countries who have proven they are sponsors of terrorism, and are willing to harbor terrorists, is completely constitutional.

Illegal Alien Criminals Kill Freedom and Prosperity

May 12, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

My wife was born in Mexico, but she does not like what she is seeing in today’s America. Her parents immigrated here in the mid-sixties. Papi told me his decision to go through the process of immigrating to the United States was so that he could give his children a better life. Mexico “is not good,” he once told me. “More chance for education and better life in America.”

He rejects the term “Mexican-American.” He would say, “If I wanted to be Mexican, I would have stayed in Mexico. I came here to be American.”

Dismantling the 9th Circuit

Apr 28, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

In Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution the text states that Congress has the authority to “constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court.”

In Article III of the U.S. Constitution, when referring to the inferior federal courts, it states that it is Congress who may from “time to time ordain and establish.”

With the power of creation comes the power to dismantle.

California Gas Tax Tumble

Apr 14, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

You remember the joke, right?  How do you know a politician is lying?  Their lips are moving.  We have become so accustomed to the lying, we assume they are always lying. . . yet, we believe them.  It’s a weird, sort of Twilight Zone, kind of thing.

They lie.  But, we believe them.

In California, we are on the verge of going from the fourth highest gas taxes in the country to the highest.  We are being told it’s for road repairs, and other infrastructure projects.  They told us that about other taxes, but it was always a lie.  They told us the currently second highest gas taxes in the county were for making sure our infrastructure was taken care of.  But, we have crumbling bridges, a mess of potholes, and a crumbling dam in Oroville.

United Airlines Innocent

Apr 13, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Okay, I’ve just about had my fill with the news about the United Airlines passenger being dragged off the plane because the company overbooked, but the passenger refused to leave the flight.

Should they overbook? Probably not. There is an average number they have calculated of the number of people they believe will not even show up, so based on those numbers, they overbook a little bit to make sure the seats are full. There is not exactly a very big profit margin in the airline industry, as it is.

Presidential War Powers

Apr 10, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not the attack on an airfield by American Tomahawk missiles in early April of 2017 was a constitutional action by President Donald J. Trump, despite the fact that the military action occurred prior to the President receiving some kind of congressional approval for it.

First, let’s set aside the “Congress has the authorization to declare war” argument, which argues the President cannot wage war without a declaration of war.  While it is true that in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution the power to “Declare War” is granted to the U.S. Congress, that is not the issue in question, here.  There is no necessity for a declaration of war to accompany every military action.  The manners and procedures of such a requirement would be burdensome and obstructive to the President’s need to be decisive and swift in military matters, when a quick hand is called for.  A Declaration of War is a formal, legislative act that informs the world of a state of war existing between the bodies named in that declaration, and also reveals that a long, drawn-out conflict is the subject of such a declaration.  Could you imagine how long it would take to get Congress to agree on the conditions of the declaration for every little military operation?  The fighting would be over before we could act, and our homeland or interests we wanted to protect would be in grave danger, as a result.

CNN: Truth About Rice is Fake News

Apr 4, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left can’t stand it. They have gotten to the point where their masquerade is unraveling, and they are in a panic to cover it all up. Liars, once caught lying, create new lies to cover up lies, and then pretend some lies don’t exist, and eventually, they can’t remember what is a lie, and what is not.

Will the snowflakes continue to hate the GOP and Trump if they find out the Democrats have lied to them, and their rage was orchestrated by lies, and that in the end the youth of this nation out there screaming and crying and acting violently against Trump supporters are considered to be nothing more than mindless pawns to the Democrats?

Pence’s Dinner Arrangements with Women

Apr 3, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left is appalled.  A paragraph in a Washington Post article about Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, revealed, “In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

The reaction was swift and extremely polarized,” according to a later Washington Post story.

Did Congress Pass a Bill Allowing ISPs to Sell/Share our Browsing Data?

Apr 1, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The media, and political messaging artists, know that perception is everything. All you need is a small tidbit of the truth, and if presented properly, you can start a revolution. With that understood, the question on the table is, “Why would Republicans and Trump want Internet Service Providers to be able to sell your browsing information without your consent?”

Anybody in their right mind would be appalled by the insinuation. Privacy is a big deal with most folks, and in the dark corner of our computer room we truly believe our activities online belong to us, and us alone. We are right to worry that internet tomfoolery by ISPs could spill beyond our product preferences, and they could send our personal information out there to the highest bidders on the open market.

Sanctuary Cities Violate Supremacy Clause

Mar 24, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

It has always fascinated me that the liberal left progressives regularly use the Supremacy Clause as an excuse for the unconstitutional control the federal government wields over the States, but when the Supremacy Clause is actually violated, they suddenly ask about States’ Rights and disregard the presence of the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution.

President Obama used the Supremacy Clause against Arizona S.B. 1050, that State’s immigration law, saying that if the federal government chooses not to enforce immigration law, as per the Supremacy Clause, the States cannot have laws contrary to that federal inaction.  Never mind that in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution the President is instructed to “faithfully execute the laws of the United States.”

G20 Bows to Trump

Mar 19, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Moderation, is the key.  For example, food can be a good thing, but if you go to any extreme, be it eating too much, or eating too little, you run the risk of being overweight, or starving yourself to death.  Moderation is an important concept in pretty much everything.

In politics, the term “moderation” has come to mean something that is not necessarily true.  The extreme leftward lean of the Democrats is so extreme that to them moderation leans leftward, just not as far left as they.  Anything not within their extreme reach is accused of being extremely to the right.  The Republican Party, especially the Tea Party and Trump supporters of the GOP, are far right, in the opinion of the far left Democrats.  Alt-right is another term they use for it.  Except, the term, and the idea of far right extremism, is being greatly exaggerated.

Ben Carson Was Right About Slaves As Immigrants

Mar 7, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Ben Carson is so intelligent, it screws up the liberal leftists who believe they are smarter than everyone else.  For example, the liberal left was all over Ben Carson in November of 2015 when he said, “Jefferson, seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react and tried to craft our Constitution in a way that it would control people’s natural tendencies and control the natural growth of the government.”  Thomas Jefferson, however, was in France during the Constitutional Convention in 1787, so the Democrats and their minions leaped all over it, and accused Dr. Carson of being in error.