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Ted Cruz era rising
The Hill ^ | November 18, 2013 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 11/18/2013 6:58:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

America is at a critical, perhaps historic, turning point. There is potential now for a catastrophic failure of ObamaCare, which means a catastrophic failure for the last Kennedy, Barack Obama, and for left's American governance. Potentially we say goodbye now to the entire liberal establishment postwar: Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton and Obama, which could bring Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to the presidency in 2016 and raise a new political era.

Three thoughts:

We enter a new political era that will be vastly different from the last. We might best think of our time here since 1776 as a prelude and the centuries ahead as the main event. Washington was the perfect center for America’s capital between North and South since 1776. But America today falls instead east and west between the Pacific and the Atlantic. And the center of such a vast and fully matured America should likewise be in the middle. Exotic it may sound, but if we don’t begin to take this into consideration today, there could in time be conflict. California will not long remain Washington's distant Tibet, and in time the “new” Western states will seek greater independence and autonomy from the “old” Eastern and colonial governance. The U.S. National Intelligence Council recently considered devolution into a "nonstate world." Already there is noise of “nation state” in California and extra-constitutional union with the Pacific Northwest and talk of it in California’s prestigious universities like Stanford and upscale neighborhoods like Silicon Valley....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: article5cos; cruz; obama; obamacare; tedcruz
What a difference a month makes, huh?
1 posted on 11/18/2013 6:58:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crush the corrupt RINOs, Tea Party alllll the way.


2 posted on 11/18/2013 7:04:24 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz/Scott Walker 2016?


3 posted on 11/18/2013 7:06:53 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Why would Ted Cruz select a RINO for his VP?


4 posted on 11/18/2013 7:21:25 PM PST by TonyM
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Ted Cruz/Scott Walker 2016?

Scott Walker supports amnesty. In my mind, that disqualifies him.

5 posted on 11/18/2013 7:24:10 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Cruz:

How about some “buy American”, just a bit.

Just saying.


6 posted on 11/18/2013 7:24:53 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

TED CRUZ:


7 posted on 11/18/2013 7:29:34 PM PST by jimsin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Washington, DC since 2009 has essentially become the Capitol of the fictional dystopian country of Panem from the novel The Hunger Games--a city literally living high on the hog while the rest of the country--with a few exceptions--collapses into economic malaise. It this isn't part of the definition of the word tyranny, I don't know what is....
8 posted on 11/18/2013 7:49:56 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; right way right; Not a 60s Hippy; PreciousLiberty; tuffydoodle; Pajamajan; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


9 posted on 11/18/2013 7:57:01 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a difference a month makes, huh?

Sometimes it seems as if we have been transported to an alternate universe. In this universe, the crony world has just been unmasked and the peasants are revolting.

10 posted on 11/18/2013 8:14:58 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is so darn good. Nobody is going to out debate this man.


11 posted on 11/18/2013 8:50:13 PM PST by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Gator113

-—snip-—

Education

Cruz attended high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas,[26] and later graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as valedictorian in 1988.[11] During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises.[20] The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13.[18]

Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992.[2][5] While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.[27] In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton).[27] Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship.[28]

Cruz’s senior thesis on the separation of powers, titled “Clipping the Wings of Angels,” draws its inspiration from a passage attributed to President James Madison: “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Cruz argued that the drafters of the Constitution intended to protect the rights of their constituents, and the last two items in the Bill of Rights offered an explicit stop against an all-powerful state. Cruz wrote: “They simply do so from different directions. The Tenth stops new powers, and the Ninth fortifies all other rights, or non-powers.”[24][29]

After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.[2][30] While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[5] Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”[12][31][32][33][34][35] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[36]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz


12 posted on 11/18/2013 9:14:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We could sure benefit from this guy.


13 posted on 11/18/2013 9:21:50 PM PST by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

You’re not aware of Walkers position on amnesty, then.

~ LEGAL immigrant


14 posted on 11/18/2013 9:52:31 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Gator113

I’ll bet that Ted knows something about zero’s time at Harvard - since he was primary editor of the law review there. Not sure that zero ever contributed much to the review - was probably just an affirmative action type of thing.

One thing for sure - the left can’t accuse this guy of not having an Ivy League education - like they have done to so many of our conservative candidates.

Pity the fool who tries to debate him!


15 posted on 11/18/2013 10:07:36 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In this article from THE HILL unless I didn't read it correctly they left Jimma Carter out.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 12:04:34 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are already trying to trash Ted Cruz with a simple taking of notes in a debate.

My how they are afraid and desperate of Ted Cruz.

The left afraid of Ted Cruz so they have to trash him already.

The left does not say much about when during the last presidential debates that Candy Crowley helped Obama to cheat.

Candy Crowley helping Obama to cheap in a presidential debate.

My ohh my how they have forgotten.

17 posted on 11/19/2013 12:17:55 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYI3MEhegvQ


18 posted on 11/19/2013 12:30:10 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxifCqZJgU


19 posted on 11/19/2013 12:37:43 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvBdZBl4u7I


20 posted on 11/19/2013 12:45:26 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Maceman
Scott Walker supports amnesty. In my mind, that disqualifies him.

Whatever.

Scott Walker has a track record and has damaged the Left grievously.

Such should be a requirement for 2016 job applicants.

21 posted on 11/19/2013 1:09:27 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>>We were intended by Jefferson to be a nation of free states developing independently and competitively. This structurally fell to final descent in 1913 with the passing of the 17th Amendment, when states were no longer able to appoint their own senators and became victim to special interests and the globalist whims of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, further consolidating the centralized governance in D.C. and capital in New York. A supercommittee of governors and advisers, 12 maybe, should form and meet to discuss how this can be repaired. <<

On December 7th at Mount Vernon, state senator David Long of Indiana will host a meeting of delegates from at least twenty-six states to discuss the parliamentary rules for an Article V amendment convention.

22 posted on 11/19/2013 1:43:53 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: Girlene; Resolute Conservative; VerySadAmerican; Nuc 1.1; MamaTexan; Political Junkie Too; jeffc; ..

Article V ping!


23 posted on 11/19/2013 2:06:11 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: cynwoody
Whatever.

Whatever?? Like it's just a little problem we can ignore?

Yeah, Walker has damaged the left grievously, but amnesty will be even better since it will enable him to damage us ALL. For YEARS to come.

24 posted on 11/19/2013 2:23:34 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: American Constitutionalist

They probably just plain forgot him. Not even a conscious decision.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 2:38:45 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better than moving the US capital to flyover country would be to relocate the UN headquarters there.

Just imagine the dropoff in the UN’s popularity if it were no longer situated in NYC, but in Peoria.


26 posted on 11/19/2013 3:22:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review”?

I guess every resume has a blemish.


27 posted on 11/19/2013 3:24:06 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Jacquerie

Here’s a link to the Mt. Vernon meeting:

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-senate-leader-working-toward-u-s-constitutional-convention/article_21f801b9-2ea4-56a5-b0d4-e3ea00b10968.html

The purpose of the Mt. Vernon meeting is to get all of the states on the same page how to control an Article V. process.

This is the only way left to restore our Constitution.


28 posted on 11/19/2013 3:37:55 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete
Thank you.

In related news I was contacted by Florida's Convention of States director. He asked if I'd be willing to serve as captain for state district 7. We'll see.

Here's a link to my letter to the editor of the Panama City News Herald. It addressed the 17th. I'm warming readers up for an Article V letter.

29 posted on 11/19/2013 4:47:12 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: cynwoody; Maceman
Whatever.

Scott Walker has a track record and has damaged the Left grievously.

Such should be a requirement for 2016 job applicants.
If you truly are a conservative.

If you truly are against Illegal Amnesty.

You'll have nothing to do with Governor Scott Walker.

On the subject of Amnesty he is as bad as John McCain and Marco Rubio on this subject.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker endorses path to citizenship

He even wants to do away with pursing more border security, because, as in his own words in the video of him he states basically that if we made it more easy for them to come here, there would be no more need to stiffen border security.
30 posted on 11/19/2013 5:14:35 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie; Right Wing Assault

Please spend the time to watch the video at post #30.

It is simply chilling and clearly shows the stupidity and recklessness of Governor Walker in how deeply he is supporting Amnesty.


31 posted on 11/19/2013 5:16:41 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Jacquerie

Excellent letter! You can tell by the responses from the hard LEFTISTS to your letter, you scared the hell out of them. Listen to the enemy: they are giving away their hideouts.


32 posted on 11/19/2013 5:16:53 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Read the Article, while I think the 17th amendment should be repealed and States given back their ‘Ambassadors’ to the federal government.

But the proposal going forward is not about the 17th, it’s about “propose amendments to change various provisions of the Constitution” to quote the Indiana Senate Leader.

So unless the Convention of States limits itself to the 17th, I don’t support it. Don’t want to open that door under *any* guise and in no uncertain terms.

Would also like to see a rule ‘absolutely no outside lobbying by any group’.


33 posted on 11/19/2013 6:11:57 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: SoConPubbie

No Amnesty..no Scott Walker.
Ted Cruz, President, Mike Lee, VP, Rand Paul, Secretary of State, Judge Napolitano, Attorney Gen., Ben Carson, Surgeon General, Marcia Blackburn, HHS Secretary. Sarah Palin, Dept of Energy, Ron Paul, Chairman of Federal Reserve, Pat Buchanan, Press Secretary. I can dream..


34 posted on 11/19/2013 7:21:46 AM PST by alamogal
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To: Usagi_yo; SC_Pete
This is what the column said regarding the December 7th state delegate assembly:

"The initial meeting won't actually consider potential amendment topics, Long said. Instead, it's intended to set up the rules to be followed if and when a constitutional convention is called."

Senator Long's idea is brilliant. It will be a pre-amendment convention, not unlike the first Mount Vernon convention of 1785. Returning delegates will inform their legislatures of the concerns of other states, and hopefully get all the states to agree to a common application to congress.

35 posted on 11/19/2013 8:03:50 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: Usagi_yo
I have two reference works for you.

The first is from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative pro-business group. This document has been sent to every state legislator in the country.

Proposing Constitutional Amendments by a Convention of the States: A Handbook for State Lawmakers

The second is a 1973 report from the American Bar Association attempting to identify gray areas in the amendatory process to include an Amendments Convention. It represents the view of the ruling class of 40 years ago. While I don't like some of their conclusions, they have laid out the precedents that may justify those conclusions. What I respect is the comprehensive job they did in locating all the gray areas. They went so far as to identify a gray area that didn't pop up until the Equal Rights Amendment crashed and burned a decade later. Even if you find yourself in disagreement with their vision, it's worth reading to see how the ruling class will try to dominate an Amendments Convention.

Report of the ABA Special Constitutional Convention Study Committee

36 posted on 11/19/2013 8:41:16 AM PST by Publius
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To: Jacquerie

The pre-meeting rule setting is okay. I’ve no problem with that.

But if it isn’t set prior to the states convention that they will only address issues arising from the 17th amendment, then I simply won’t support it.


37 posted on 11/19/2013 8:59:59 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: 9YearLurker

No, I’m thinking Hot Springs, Wayneseville or Cedar Rapids. Peoria is still too close to Chicago.


38 posted on 11/19/2013 9:43:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: Usagi_yo

Repeal of the 17th is certainly fundamental.

The strength of Levin’s suggested amendments is they would result in a government more federal in design than the constitution of 1787.


39 posted on 11/19/2013 10:00:42 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Waynesville has a nice ring to it.


40 posted on 11/19/2013 2:09:48 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SoConPubbie
if we made it more easy for them to come here, there would be no more need to stiffen border security

What a great idea! If we just burned down our houses, we wouldn't need firemen anymore! And if we left our doors open so crooks could take everything, we wouldn't need locks!

41 posted on 11/19/2013 3:24:49 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: Jacquerie

Thank you Jacquerie.


42 posted on 11/19/2013 5:35:04 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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