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Full Speech: Marco Rubio at CPAC 2012
The right scoop ^ | 2-9-12 | The Right Scoop

Posted on 02/09/2012 10:41:25 AM PST by Mozilla

Marco Rubio gave an amazing speech this morning called Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?. It has to be one of the best speeches I’ve heard from Rubio and could have been easily been the keynote.

(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cpac2012; marcorubio; rubio
Video at this link
1 posted on 02/09/2012 10:41:37 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?

Only if it chooses to be. But, it's rather difficult to term itself "exceptional" with 45 million+ on food stamps, 63 million+ -- and counting -- on some form of government assistance, and an increasing tendency to vote for more.

2 posted on 02/09/2012 10:50:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: ScottinVA

“with 45 million+ on food stamps”

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Correction: ...with 45 million+ on food stamps and free cell phones and cell phone service...(earning extra minutes if you refer another food stamp receiver)...


3 posted on 02/09/2012 11:02:07 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Mozilla

Awesome speech ping!


4 posted on 02/09/2012 11:21:53 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Mozilla

All I saw was Ron Paul waving his hands over and over and a 404 error message. Did someone mess with the website?


5 posted on 02/09/2012 11:27:47 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Mozilla

Can’t imagine Rubio being on the ticket with Willard the liberal. What does Rubio have in common with a Mass. liberal who believes in abortion and homo “marriage”???
And how could a devoted Catholic, if he calls himself devoted, team up with a man who belongs to a cult that mocks Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible? Inquiring minds want know.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 11:28:41 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Mozilla
Marco Rubio really should be the guy we run for President. He would wipe the floor with Obama.

What a magnificent speech.
7 posted on 02/09/2012 11:29:32 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Mozilla

Wow! Rubio is so inspiring!


8 posted on 02/09/2012 12:24:06 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Romney Fired His New Debate Coach!)
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To: Mozilla

excellent speech


9 posted on 02/09/2012 12:34:24 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Sudetenland

Is there a live stream of CPAC?


10 posted on 02/09/2012 12:59:07 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

Googled and found it.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-livestream-coverage-of-cpac-2012/


11 posted on 02/09/2012 1:00:57 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

Better one with louder audio.

http://redmassgroup.com/diary/13933/cpac-live-stream


12 posted on 02/09/2012 1:08:28 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

Yes, on the CPAC web page.


13 posted on 02/09/2012 1:27:52 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: lonevoice

Well worth the 30 minute listen.


14 posted on 02/09/2012 1:40:41 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Mozilla

Viva Marco! Senator Rubio hit out of the park. His words ring true...no teleprompter...he has “it” in spades. I can feel the power and truthfulness of his words, his strong familial loyalty, his love for America...he projects authenticity. He projects the positive traits of leadership. He is a winner. I have high hopes.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 4:54:36 PM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Well worth the 30 minute listen.

Thank you for the link ping. I wanted to see this!

16 posted on 02/09/2012 7:11:21 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Sudetenland

I read recently on FR that Marco Rubio could be neither vice-president nor president because, though he was born in America, his parents did not become citizens until well after his birth.

According to your constitution, does this render him not eligible to become president? This should be made clear, if true, as he is the first choice for vp pick.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 6:24:03 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada
The "birthers" will make that argument, but the fact is that he was born in America and jus soli (birthright citizenship) has always been the origin of citizenship under common law which is the basis of our American justice system.

Many here will argue for jus sanguinis, but I believe that issue has been put to rest. Some may attempt to raise it against Rubio, but it won't work any better against him than it has against Obama.

For all intents and purposes, if you are born on American soil, you are a "natural born citizen."
18 posted on 02/10/2012 6:34:57 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: CharlesThe Hammer

Check early in the video, despite his zinging of Obama, he has a teleprompter.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 6:47:17 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sudetenland

Birthright citizenship isn’t the issue with the question as to whether he is a “natural born citizen”.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 6:50:30 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Of course it is. The only difference between him and the children of illegal aliens is that Rubio's parent were legal residents--but he is a "natural born citizen" by dint of being born on American soil.

"Birthers" have attempted to litigate that issue against Obama and have failed. For good or for ill, being born on American soil makes one a "natural born citizen." People who live on American soil are "subject to the jurisdiction of the American government" whether they are citizens or not.

That was adjudicated by the SCOTUS in the 1898 case United States v. Wong Kim Ark 169 U.S. 649 (1898). The only restrictions allowed by the Constitution were for children of diplomats and children born to foreign enemies occupying America soil. Until that decision is overturned or refined by the SCOTUS or an Amendment, it is the law of the land and thus Rubio is "a natural born citizen."
21 posted on 02/10/2012 7:19:43 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sudetenland

Birthers are going by the definition of Natural Born Citizen that was in use when the Constitution was written—and that was quite different than simply being a citizen due to birth on US soil.

The birthers have failed in their court attempts because they haven’t been recognized to have standing, not other than perhaps in the recent lower-court GA judgment due to an interpretation of NBC.

And Wong Kim Ark didn’t actually settle what you claim.


22 posted on 02/10/2012 8:14:47 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Mozilla
Here is his complete CPAC 2012 speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEdyViVg1i4

Marko Rubio expounds conservatism. He is proud to be a US citizen. He would be a GREAT VP.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

23 posted on 02/10/2012 9:01:19 AM PST by Varmint Al
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To: 9YearLurker

Yeah, whatever.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 10:57:40 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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