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Ted Cruz Destroys Race-Based Attack on Stand Your Ground Laws
RightWingNews.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Dave Blount

Posted on 11/01/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Rather than addressing the crucial issue of reducing its own monstrous size before it crushes our society, the federal government held a hearing Tuesday as part of an attack on Stand Your Ground laws — an explicitly state matter. Fortunately Ted Cruz (R-TX) was at hand to lay utter waste to the liberal control freaks who have theatrically played the race card in their attempt to exploit the Trayvon Martin shooting as a means to undermine states’ rights and our individual right of self-defense.

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Cruz began by offering his condolences for [Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina] Fulton’s loss, but quickly moved on to defend the trial by jury process that found Zimmerman not guilty of murder. He also noted, correctly, that the “subject of this hearing, the Stand Your Ground laws, was not a defense that Mr. Zimmerman raised. So this entire hearing–the topic of this hearing–is not the issue on which that trial turned.” …

“We know that some in our political process have a desire to exploit that tragic, violent incident for agendas that have nothing to do with that young man who lost his life,” Cruz continued. “We have seen efforts to undermine the verdict of the jury and, more broadly, to inflame racial tensions that I think are sad and irresponsible.”

A politician has to put it nicely.

Then, Cruz got to one of his primary points, which concerned that effect of Stand Your Ground laws on African-American communities. He rejected the notion, put forward earlier in the hearing that “no one could reasonably believe that Stand Your Ground laws protect those in the African-American communities who are victims of violent crimes.” He found that idea particularly remarkable since “a great many African-Americans find themselves victims of violent crime and have asserted this defense to defend themselves, defend their families, defend their children.”

Cruz also cited the fact that “in 2004 a state senator in Illinois by the name of Barack Obama co-sponsored an expansion of Illinois’ law providing civil immunity for those who use justifiable force to defend themselves” as evidence that similar laws could not possibly be racially biased.

That would be checkmate, race-baiting moonbats.

On a tip from Lyle. Hat tips: Weasel Zippers, Before It’s News. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; standyourground; tedcruz; trayvonmartin

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1 posted on 11/01/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; NFHale; rwilson99; defconw; pgkdan; gruffwolf; Katarina; sjneuf; Graewoulf; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 11/01/2013 7:47:15 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

God Bless this Great American.

if God has not lost his hope for America, he will be our next President.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: SoConPubbie

Magnificent rebuttal.

(My new definition of “Rebuttal” is:

To hand the opponent’s BUTT to them!


4 posted on 11/01/2013 7:49:51 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SoConPubbie

Good for Mr. Cruz. He is so much a breath of fresh air on the political scene.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 7:51:21 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I thank God evert day that he’s on our side. Just when things looked their bleakest God raised a champion from among the people!


6 posted on 11/01/2013 7:53:26 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: SoConPubbie
That would be checkmate, race-baiting moonbats.

In a sane a just reality. In the reality we are subjected to, Cruz's argument only proves to the left that he hates black people and wants children to die at the hands of crazed white-hispanic guys.

7 posted on 11/01/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: left that other site

Great visual image! Thanks!


8 posted on 11/01/2013 7:58:58 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ZULU

from your mouth to Gods ears.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 8:00:42 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m wondering how much longer Sybrina Fulton is going to be milking her son’s death. As a woman who gave him up early in his life the term hypocrite doesn’t begin to describe her.

She needs to be inundated with questions about why she abandoned him.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 8:05:18 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: SoConPubbie

He shoots and scores....


11 posted on 11/01/2013 8:06:02 AM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: SoConPubbie

These kinds of things are said often, but the problem is that no one is hearing the voices saying them. It is good to have a voice the people are finally hearing.

If for no other reason, the 21 hour speech from Cruz gave him a voice that can now be heard.

Thank you, Senator, for fighting the good fight.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Graewoulf

My pleasure!


13 posted on 11/01/2013 8:29:17 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SoConPubbie; All
FYI...here's a somewhat interesting piece from The Daily Beast.. "House of Cruz"

If does the usual leftie hatchet job on Rafael Cruz, but curiously, it suggests that Ted's wife, Heidi, is the real political force in the family. I've noticed recently they're paying a lot more attention to her. Any thoughts as to why?

14 posted on 11/01/2013 8:29:40 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: pgkdan

and there is more coming like him, mark my words. Something is happening. I do feel God is now gradually placing his chess pieces in place and we all know who will win. =)


15 posted on 11/01/2013 8:39:36 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SoConPubbie

Super job by Mr. Cruz.

Can’t you just feel the hate dripping from him? /s


16 posted on 11/01/2013 8:40:56 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: pgkdan
I thank God evert day that he’s on our side. Just when things looked their bleakest God raised a champion from among the people!

Isn't that always the case?

It is in the darkest hours that God's Grace shines the brightest!
17 posted on 11/01/2013 9:11:21 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve always felt that “duty to flee” laws were made to protect Klansmen when they went up to a colored person’s house.

The person could not stand their ground and shoot it out, they had to fee out the back door, and Guess who was waiting there!


18 posted on 11/01/2013 12:08:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Senator Cruz was masterful, as usual. Thanks for the video link.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 6:18:51 PM PDT by JJHLH1
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To: ken5050

Because she’s formidable, Ken.

She loves and supports her husband........she’s highly intelligent.....articulate, beautiful......
....She’s a working mom And a stay at home mom ( somehow she makes that work) ...and sees value in both.

She defers to him in subtle ways.....yet holds her own counsel with great respect from him.

Like I said.....formidable


20 posted on 11/01/2013 9:51:53 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: SoConPubbie

On ABC radio news this morning I heard some audio of Ted Cruz as quoted above in this thread! He is masterful in his speech and cannot be ignored.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 3:10:50 AM PDT by deks
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