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Cruz: Obama Hostile to Marriage
Newsmax ^ | 19 Feb 2014 07:40 AM | Elliot Jager

Posted on 02/19/2014 8:03:03 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz told a conservative radio program audience that the Obama administration "is the most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen."

Speaking on Wallbuilders Live hosted by David Barton and Rick Green, Cruz said: "The administration has been using the authority of the federal government to try to force states — to force federal recognition of marriages that state law prohibits."

Cruz said, "The Obama administration came into Utah and said, 'We're not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah [that] Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage' — and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power."

Cruz said the ultimate objective of the opposing political camp is to see traditional marriage law torn down in all 50 states.

"We need to stand in defense of traditional marriage," Cruz said and to allow citizens of each state to adopt laws that reflect their values.

Cruz is traveling the country promoting a bill he and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, have introduced— the State Marriage Defense Act— that mandates the federal government honor state laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman, Politico reported.

Cruz said that America had never before seen a president who, if he disagrees with a particular law, simply defies it. The president's approach ought to trouble "everybody" regardless of political orientation who is concerned with the Constitution's protections of liberty, the senator said.

When a host, referring to the president's "tyranny," asked: "Where does this end?" Cruz replied, "We need to speak out."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz
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1 posted on 02/19/2014 8:03:03 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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2 posted on 02/19/2014 8:03:46 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

If you were married to MooseShell wouldn’t you at least have some doubts?


3 posted on 02/19/2014 8:04:14 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, look at the Wookie Obama is married to.

That would make anyone hostile.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 8:04:57 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SoConPubbie

What you mean?

5 posted on 02/19/2014 8:05:37 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: All
Cruz


Family name

Cruz is a surname of Iberian origin, first found in Castile, Spain. It means “cross,” either the figure or a cross of lines or ways in Spanish and Portuguese. In The Philippines the word is rendered to “krus”, but the Spanish form is used for surnames. The word “Cruz”, as well as “Vera Cruz” (”True Cross”) and “Santa Cruz” (”Holy Cross”) are used as surnames and topological names.

Source: Wikipedia

6 posted on 02/19/2014 8:06:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoConPubbie

God Bless Ted Cruz! He’s taking it to them.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 8:07:48 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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8 posted on 02/19/2014 8:12:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SoConPubbie



9 posted on 02/19/2014 8:16:27 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: SoConPubbie

The best defense is a good offense.

Prayers for the good Senator Cruz.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 8:20:01 AM PST by stanne
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To: SoConPubbie
The Lefts model for marriage is homosexuality. Right now, whether Progressive/Liberal/Democrat or sometimes even RINO this is their model.

Any inkling of it in your family the leftist state will watch and take over your family for any reason soon to support it. God save us from such!

11 posted on 02/19/2014 8:24:34 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SoConPubbie

**Obama Hostile to Marriage**

Absolutely true.

Also true to the Catholic Church and the Sacrament of Matrimony, a covenant of love.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 8:24:39 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SoConPubbie
Hillary supports gayness in families as well.

Cruz should do some pre-emptive work here too.

13 posted on 02/19/2014 8:25:49 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Paladin2

Considering the Current Occupant’s own “marriage”, the hostility is well justified. But Michelle is not a marriage partner, so much as she is a controller put in place by the political entity behind the meteoric rise from a rather insignificant race hustler with a mediocre academic record, through several levels far beyond his level of competency. Between Michelle and Valerie Jarrett, The Won is thoroughly P.W.’ed. (That is a “meow”, with a distinctive sound of a cracking whip in the background.)

Hostility is perhaps the least of his emotions.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 8:38:16 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Salvation
**Obama Hostile to Marriage**

The Progressives/Liberals are against Holy Matrimony and oppose it where ever they find it. They believe in all forms of UnHoly Matrimony at this point.

15 posted on 02/19/2014 8:44:21 AM PST by sr4402
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To: SoConPubbie

“Obama Hostile to Marriage”

Of course he is hostile to marriage! Look at his ‘spouse’! If you were married to that would you not be hostile to marriage?


16 posted on 02/19/2014 9:06:55 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Manic_Episode; Jim Robinson

Senator Cruz understands the value of attacking the enemy at multiple points of weakness.

RINO politicians, consultants, strategists, advisors, donors, volunteers, supporters and RINO voters do not understand this, as they tend to focus on one or two points of attack for the entire election campaign.

In this manner, the RINOs ignore the day to day fluctuations of opponent revealed weaknesses, and plod on to their usual, and very comforting defeat.

For example, in 2008 Loser Emeritus “Wacko Birds” McCain publicly admonished those who questioned the validity of then Senator Obama’s birth Certificate, thus assuring McCain of another very successful RINO-Style Defeat.

Another example is when RINO Speaker Boehner just last week chose to cave in to his overriding personal phobia of being bad-mouthed by the Left Stream Media, and took off the House calendar the necessary House Debate on the size of the National Poverty Debt Limit, thus guaranteeing the Conservative Democrat and Republican voters will from then on know that RINOs really stand for unlimited Federal Spending.

BTW, notice how many times RINO Rove says: “Republicans should let that go and concentrate on this one point.”

Senators Cruz, Lee and sometimes Rand Paul are wise enough to attack on many fronts, and the double down whenever a weakness is detected.

RINOs have refused to learn that the first rule in Federal Politics is to attack, Attack, ATTACK!

The second rule in Federal Politics is to savagely attack ALL weaknesses as they are revealed.

The third rule of Federal Politics is to accept, without question, that “ALL FEDERAL POLITICS IS NATIONAL.”

Newt, for a brief moment in time, used that wisdom to construct his very successful National “Contract with America.”

Newt’s wisdom soon quickly rejected by the rank and file RINO failure leadership.

No political Wing of any political party has ever enjoyed losing as much as the now obsolete, failed RINO Wing of the Republican Party.

House Member elected, House Sobber Boehner even lends a Soap Opera touch to many RINO cave in losses by sobbing frequently.

Democrats and all RINOs still believe the “Tipsy’” O’Neal failed con slogan which states: ‘All politics is local.’

Democrats and RINOs have used this failed slogan with great success to expand the number of non-working, non-taxpayers on their ballooning Welfare Plantation, paid for by borrowing to increase the National Poverty Debt.

In summary, RINOs belong in the Museum of Failed Politicians, (MOFP), and not on the taxpayer’s payroll.

Make 2014 the year of the extinct Federal RINO!


17 posted on 02/19/2014 9:08:19 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: sr4402
Correct. The Left is hostile to children and abortion is their holy sacrament. They view new humans to be mainly additional demands on their green planet. Like abortion, homosexuality is also their answer to the joys of having sex without the consequence of children, beyond their use as recruits and political props.

The left is also hostile to the middle class, whom they view as consumers of too many of the planet's resources. They pontificate endlessly about how Americans consume more than our share of the earth's resources without considering that we also produce even more of our share (50% of the world's corn, 70% of the world's Durham wheat, etc.). To the left, our marvelous production capacity isn't seen as a resource, but a consumption of too much water, fertilizer or whatever the inputs may be.

Their war on the middle class must necessarily include a war on stable heterosexual marriage since the success of such marriages are a key ingredient into entering and remaining in the middle class.

18 posted on 02/19/2014 9:22:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Graewoulf
BTW, notice how many times RINO Rove says: “Republicans should let that go and concentrate on this one point.”

Spot on observation. And notice, in contrast, the Democrats successful strategy of constantly attacking on many fronts, even when these attacks are totally bogus: war on this minority, war on that minority, war on marriage equality, war on the environment, war on working families, war on worker's rights to organize (which really means using their political clout to pillage the public treasury), war on teachers and on and on and on.

Nowhere do they confine their attack to a single theme. If the theme isn't there, then they invent it for whichever target audience they happen to be courting.

Karl Rove isn't too dumb to figure this out, he's just hoping that we are.

19 posted on 02/19/2014 9:30:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Obama is hostile to all that is good and decent!


20 posted on 02/19/2014 9:31:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: McGruff

What you doing with dem gerbles?.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 9:42:28 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vigilanteman
Their war on the middle class must necessarily include a war on stable heterosexual marriage since the success of such marriages are a key ingredient into entering and remaining in the middle class.

Exactly, Holy Matrimony is the key to staying out of poverty. For once a man loves his wife as Christ loves the church, and loves his family sacrificially, poverty generally leaves.

22 posted on 02/19/2014 11:29:52 AM PST by sr4402
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To: MrEdd

My thoughts exactly!


23 posted on 02/19/2014 12:49:24 PM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: sr4402

That’s why Christians call it “Holy Matrimony” and why Liberals and Satanists (but I repeat myself) consider marriage a disposable favor granted by government.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 2:01:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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