Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Destroys Race-Based Attack on Stand Your Ground Laws
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.
Cruz began by offering his condolences for [Trayvon Martins mother Sybrina] Fultons 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 hearingthe topic of this hearingis 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 Its News. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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God Bless this Great American.
if God has not lost his hope for America, he will be our next President.
(My new definition of “Rebuttal” is:
To hand the opponent’s BUTT to them!
Good for Mr. Cruz. He is so much a breath of fresh air on the political scene.
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!
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.
Great visual image! Thanks!
from your mouth to Gods ears.
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.
He shoots and scores....
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.
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?
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. =)
Super job by Mr. Cruz.
Can’t you just feel the hate dripping from him? /s
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!
Senator Cruz was masterful, as usual. Thanks for the video link.
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
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.