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We Have Ted Cruz's List: Harvard Law Really Is Littered with Communists
American Thinker ^ | 03/04/2013 | By Matthew Vadum

Posted on 03/05/2013 8:00:50 AM PST by SeekAndFind

It turns out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was correct when he claimed Harvard Law School had significant numbers of what might reasonably be called "communists."

Anyone who knows the Ivy League knows the question shouldn't be, Who at Harvard is Marxist? but Who at Harvard isn't Marxist?

Cruz, a U.S. senator for almost two months now, made the offending statement in a speech almost three years ago. He described Barack Obama as "the most radical" president "ever to occupy the Oval Office."

Obama "would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School" because "there were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than communists!" said Cruz. "There was one Republican. But there were 12 who would say they were Marxists who believed in the communists' overthrowing the United States government."

Dan McLaughlin, a law school classmate of Cruz, confirms that the senator "is absolutely right on the basic point here: there were multiples more Marxists on the Harvard Law faculty at the time than open Republicans."

Does any of this mean that Cruz believes actual dues-paying, card-carrying members of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) dominate the Harvard Law faculty? No, but he knows that Harvard, like so many institutions of higher learning across America, is infected with Marxist fellow travelers who are ideologically sympathetic to communism. To distinguish such people from actual CPUSA members, they are often referred to as small-c communists or neo-communists.

Like most Americans, Cruz wasn't using the plural form of the word communist with the precision of a political theory scholar. He was referring to people who believe that markets are fundamentally unjust and that physical force should be used to create a classless society. They believe in extreme, forced equality and boring sameness at the expense of freedom and individual rights.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: communist; harvard; harvardcommunists; tedcruz

1 posted on 03/05/2013 8:00:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This nation needs many more like Senator Ted Cruz.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 8:06:35 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

An yet Dems and media will continue to criticize Senator Cruz
I am proud he is MY Senator
and very proud of all the many many hours in the heat I put in walking neighborhoods with door hangers, driving to rallies and giving out signs
so Senator cruz could defeat rino dewhurst


3 posted on 03/05/2013 8:37:58 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind
...Harvard Law Really Is Littered with Communists...

Well...Duh...

(No offense to the Honorable Senator Ted Cruz.)

4 posted on 03/05/2013 8:38:55 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey

Harvard (ironically), also ranks as the most respected university in the world:

SEE HERE:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2993665/posts

But then, if Obama, Al Gore, Yaser Arafat and Paul Krugman could win the Nobel Prize, the word “respected” could mean something else.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 8:46:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So true...


6 posted on 03/05/2013 11:02:40 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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