Skip to comments.Sen. Cruz: The American Renaissance is Beginning
Posted on 02/21/2014 5:26:44 PM PST by SoConPubbie
Standing before a group of energy workers and executives, Sen. Cruz began his announcement by saying:
Welcome to Boomtown. This place reminds us of how American entrepreneurs ushered in a new era for America, and for the world. This discovery [oil in Texas] was made at a time when America needed energy to grow and expand. We were developing new tools and new transportation. The energy that began here ushered in a new era in the world.
Today as I travel the state of Texas and I travel the country, Sen. Cruz continued, the number one concern of Americans all over this nation is We want jobs and economic growth back. Under President Obama the country has been mired in stagnation, what I call the Great Stagnation. From 2008 to 2012, our country grew on average, 0.9 percent. We are facing the lowest labor participation rate since 1978. And the people who are hurting the most, under the Obama economy, are the most vulnerable among us.
The legislation being proposed by Sen. Cruz lists the following nine points of attack to rebuild the American energy industry and create high paying, middle class jobs for American workers:
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Yea Ted Cruz! :)
Folks, that is what “running for president” looks like.
No idea. What military background does Mr. Obama, Mr. Biden, Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Santorum have?
I don't demand that presidential candidates have a military background. I don't think Ike was that great, for all that he was a 5 star.
Yep, one went after me last night. Rather thin-skinned when you call them out.
Dedicate Additional Revenues to Debt Reduction
I doubt that one happens no matter who is in charge
The young man at parade rest.
IMPEACH, INCARCERATE, IMPRISON>!!!!
Make this a true Year of Action: Impeach Soetoro-Obama in 2014, PERIOD.
Adolf Hitler and Timothy McVeigh were war heroes.
Cruz has many good things to say—he isn’t the answer, nor is Sarah Palin, who also has good answers. They are pointing the way for another, putting in place the foundations of a new Party, the Reformed GOP, Liberty Party or whatever—it is now a movement—but its growing and sweeping the land. The 30 second group thought PR gems are not going to do it—the real world is creeping up and will FORCE Americans to act—no more TV, Video games, Facebook, pseudo-life when the lights go out and the money drys up. Then you will see things worse than anything we have ever seen—it will be like the race riots of old—only when white people riot they will not burn and loot stores—they will loot arsenals, and burn government buildings. Lets hope reforms can be done without violence.
While I applaud the effort and ideas, can conservative politicians not fall into the inside-the-beltway BS of giving ideas in the form of a doctrine with a silly title?
I don’t need a new “Blah Blah Idea to Make Things Better” with logos and signs and such when The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution work pretty well.
Not dissing Cruz, just cringe at the names of these “programs” and if we even need a “program” to get back to common sense.
Once we win we reinstitute federalism, take back the legislative power from the executive agencies and delegate all kinds of federal programs back to the states.
Many of the nine points are very vague.
Yeah, not doin’ any kind of evil. Right is right , compromise that means capitulation can kiss my a$$.
Yeah, so what? Are you saying that because some terrible people have served in the military, that all or most veterans are bad? Or that we shouldn’t want a leavening of military veterans among those who make life-and-death decisions concerning foreign policy and government?
>> Many of the nine points are very vague.
They’re bullet points of adequate description provided by Breitbart.
BTW, I'm an Army vet.
I’d like to see more veterans among the ranks of those leading this country, wouldn’t you? It’s at a very low ebb right now. I don’t vote for someone based entirely on that, but it’s a factor I take into consideration, like many others.
It’s easy...(DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic)
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I thought that looked like Kim il Jun behind him? Where’s Rodman?
Joking aside, I LOVE Cruz and would break my neck getting to the polls to vote for him!
It does make you Not unemployed with free room and board, though.
The economy didn't exactly boom in flyover country under Ike.
Why is Ted Cruz not the Answer? Too Young, Not enough experence—he’s got the fight but—he needs some gravitas under his belt. Need someone who has been a leader —a Governor or better. The White House (as we have seen) is not a training position. Sarah Palin, folded under the attacks of Media and Liberals and has been rendered Toxic—She will never be in the White House. There Must be another—and I don’t mean Jeb Bush! A governor who can convince people, lead their state though a recovery, and bring real hope to business—who? I just don’t know—BUT he is coming!
If you want America to be America,you have to elect someone who loves the country first and foremost,not an America Hater and Marxist who appoints all his communist fellow travelers into government positions to subvert the country by regulation.
I pray for Mr.Cruz to be sucessful
I completely agree.
Cruz is setting up a presidential campaign.
What he also needs to do, is move to the Americans working side of things, and support returning more work here.
It could also just be that he is the greatest Senator in our lifetime...he is everywhere, all of the time.
But you might be right.
I didn’t mean it in a negative sense.
So you’ve never peeked at his biography? Here’s a bit of it:
Cruz attended high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas, and later graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as valedictorian in 1988. 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. The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13.
Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992. While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Societys Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton). Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship, making him Princetons highest-ranked debater at the championship. Princetons debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz.
Cruzs 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.
After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor. 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. Referring to Cruzs time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant. At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.
Cruz currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Texas Review of Law and Politics.
Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995 and William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States in 1996. Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.
After Cruz finished his clerkships, he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, which is now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC, from 1997 to 1998.
In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehners lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.
Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor George W. Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.
Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devise strategy, and draft pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court, the specific case being Bush v. Gore, during the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, leading to two successful decisions for the Bush team.
After President Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Texas Solicitor General
Appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Cruz served in that position from 2003 to 2008.
Cruz has authored more than 80 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court. Cruzs record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress. Cruz has commented on his nine cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court: We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. There was a degree of serendipity in that, but there was also a concerted effort to seek out and lead conservative fights.
In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by attorneys general of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
In addition to his success in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the constitutionality of Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5-4 in Van Orden v. Perry.
In 2004, Cruz was involved in another high-profile case, which was Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow. In Newdow, Cruz wrote a U.S. Supreme Court brief on behalf of all 50 states which argued that a non-custodial parent does not have standing in court to sue to stop a public school from requiring its students to recite of the Pledge of Allegiance. The Supreme Court upheld the position of Cruzs brief in a 9-0 decision.
Cruz served as lead counsel for the state and successfully defended the multiple litigation challenges to the 2003 Texas congressional redistricting plan in state and federal district courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5-4 in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry.
Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.
Cruz has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.
After leaving the Solicitor General position in 2008, he worked in a private law firm in Houston, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, often representing corporate clients, until he was sworn in a U.S. Senator from Texas in 2013. At Morgan, Lewis, he led the firms U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice.
In 2009, while working for Morgan, Lewis, Cruz formed and then abandoned a bid for state attorney general when the incumbent Attorney General Greg Abbott, who hired Cruz as Solicitor General, decided to run for re-election.....
We who pay attention to issues and politics don’t. I imagine ideas are packaged this way, into easily-digestible “capsules”, for the LI voters.
I have noticed since the Nixon era, generally speaking, of course always exceptions, conservatives hold their candidates to a much higher standard than the closet communists.
Character, ideology, experience, America first vs Agenda driven (special interest), electability and of course apology driven for America's past achievements.
Re Cruz age. . . In 2016 he will be older than President(s) John F. kennedy, Bill Clinton and one year younger than Obamination. So in a sense you make your point.
Experience? Your point is valid. Former Governors seem to fare better than Senators, Jimmy Carter being an exception.
In the end though, the conservatives always lose because they are looking for a candidate that does not exist and will never exist.
There is no such things as the "perfect" candidate. They are human being with all the flaws and foibles as the rest of us mere mortals.
No one person can hold all the values that we individually adhere to. But there are some candidates that put country before themselves more than others. Maybe, just maybe, why a Liberal President such as John F Kennedy was (is) considered a great president during his time.
Cruz is such a person. He clearly is putting Country before himself. And no, not any conservative will agree with ALL his positions. So therefore he is unelectable.
Yet the Democrats have ideologically pure candidates and that seems to work for them. How is that?
was he? or did the media just create that image?
Undoubtedly that is true. Good point. However, it worked. All my teachers and subsequently my peers bought into. Interesting, part of that image created by the media then was "country first."
Of course the line "ask what you can do for your country", peace corps and his vision to inspire to put man on the moon, accelerating the evolution of technology did not hurt the medias agenda.
had he lived he might have lost re-election pretty big
Thats an interesting comment. First, you showing your age with that comment. LOL. I was not near voting age in 1963 to have a full understanding. I do know that my folks disliked him in the same spirit as we the current bozo.
But its not a fair comment, because we really do not know what might have happened, but we are certain what did occur.
In a sense you are making my point about your judgement of Cruz. We as humans rightfully call on our own personal experiences and subsequently judgement of what we think will occur. The problem is we tend to put all our judgements in a box and make it fit. Once in a while our judgement is wrong and sometimes a person like Ronald Reagan comes along that does not fit in a particular box.
Is Cruz that person?
Give him time. Allow him to prove himself. Above all, i am sure you do already, support him while he gives voice to all of us unable to be heard
I wasn’t born yet. I have a read a lot that JFK was not a shoe-in for re-election. That is why he was campaigning in Texas which-at the time- should have been an easy win for the Democrats.
One can always find exceptions in any statement. But Generally speaking, closet communist will compromise their ideology to elect a candidate that will further their own personal agenda.
More than democrats, conservatives will choose not to vote, rather than vote for an individual who is not without sin and ideologically pure.
Not saying it is right or wrong, good or bad. It just is!
Thats the danger with making coulda woulda shoulda statements. Who really knows. But it does not diminish his accomplishments nor the point that he was out front in fighting Russia, communism and trying to elevate his country first.
All my parents could see was that he was a philanderer, came from bootlegging family and had some "feel good" ideas. His "character" did not warrant his position as leader of this country.. Sound familiar?
Barack Obama was the most ideologically pure progressive liberal in the Senate. As pure as you can get without having an open Bolshevik Revolution. So your post rings hollow to me.