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Cruz: GOP Should ‘Continue to Defend Life’ and ‘Defend Traditional Marriage’
CNS News ^ | March 19, 2014 - 10:59 AM | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 03/20/2014 2:46:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

(CNSNews.com) – Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a potential presidential contender in 2016, said the Republican Party needs a “big tent” that embraces centuries-old “American values” to succeed, adding that the GOP “should continue to defend life and that we should continue to defend traditional marriage.”

Cruz made his remarks during a Mar. 18 interview with the Des Moines Register, where he was asked about Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who recently said that for the Republican Party to grow and recruit more young people, it needed to “agree to disagree on social issues,” specifically homosexual “marriage.”

Cruz was asked whether he agreed with Sen. Paul’s view. The senator from Texas said, “Look, I am a conservative. I’m a fiscal conservative. I’m a social conservative. I think we’ve seen that in order for the Republican Party to succeed, we need to be a big tent. We need to embrace American values. American values that have been present in our country, have been present in every small town, every small business, every family for centuries.”

“There are some who say the Republican Party should no longer stand for life,” said Cruz. “I don’t agree with that. There are some who say the Republican Party should no longer stand for traditional marriage. I don’t agree with them, either. I think we should continue to defend our shared values.”

The reporter then asked, “So it sounds like you disagree with Senator Paul?

Cruz said, “I’ll let him characterize his views. What I can tell you is my views are that we should continue to defend life and that we should continue to defend traditional marriage.”

In an interview last week with Vocativ.com, Sen. Paul said, “I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues. The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; homosexualagenda; kentucky; obamacare; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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1 posted on 03/20/2014 2:46:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; skinkinthegrass; Bikkuri; o2bfree; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 03/20/2014 2:47:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz or not ... yes, we should defend the life of the unborn and defend marriage as it was originally instituted.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 2:49:26 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Cruz said, “I’ll let him characterize his views. What I can tell you is my views are that we should continue to defend life and that we should continue to defend traditional marriage.”

I particularly admire Ted Cruz's habit of not trashing other conservative (or libertarian) Republicans. Here, he gives us a positive reason to support him and conspicuously refrains from negative comments about anyone else.

4 posted on 03/20/2014 2:52:21 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SoConPubbie

Just a few years back, who would have imagined that it would be highly controversial for a member of the so-called conservative party to speak up for “traditional marriage”???? It may linger a while, but this country is over.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 2:53:33 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: SoConPubbie

Rand Paul needs to get off the rainbow brick road. Little governments don’t go shoving big, novel ideas down people’s throats.

Nobody is telling homosexuals today that they can’t shack up any way they wish and bugger on, as odious as that is. Any more than we are telling smokers they can’t smoke themselves to death or drinkers that they can’t pickle their livers. However they can’t graft such shack-ups (when they are same sex) into marriage expecting everybody else to honor it, and that’s it, doo-wop. Marriage is a created and biological truth.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 2:58:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Defend Life and Defend Traditional Marriage or go the way of the Whigs.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 2:58:03 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: ansel12

Gak, ansel I actually agreed with you. What is this world coming to


8 posted on 03/20/2014 2:58:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

BUMP


9 posted on 03/20/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; moder_ator

Please end this stalking, and personal relationship you are carrying from thread to thread to thread.

I’m not even on this thread and you do it.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 3:01:55 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Talisker

You too


11 posted on 03/20/2014 3:02:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hell, even Hannity doesn’t even bring up the Right to Life anymore. Maybe he’s been listening to “the architect” Rove, his buddy, too much.

I totally agree with Cruz . . . we should put together a verbal strategy and include defending life at all stages as a critical and primary step.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 3:02:39 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ansel12

Aren’t you THRILLED for the CAUSE?
Nah you just gotta be grumpy, and summon the “moder_ator” (showing your ignorance)


13 posted on 03/20/2014 3:02:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie
marriage has ONE definition and does not need any qualifiers such as "traditional".

marriage refers only to that which God ordained as being a one man, one woman relationship.

can decent Americans please not fall into the trap of using terms that these ungodly perverts want to be used ?

controlling language is a tactical advantage, especially in the culture war.

14 posted on 03/20/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: laweeks

The Value of Life. The Right to it, actually belongs to God. People are making it all about them and instead of everything they get nothing.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 3:04:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Burn the Heretic!!!!!


16 posted on 03/20/2014 3:05:35 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: kingattax

Faux is the word that should be used for the attempt to abuse it in homosexual relations.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Seriously, get a grip on yourself and take it down a notch, don’t carry your grudges from thread to thread and stalk people.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 3:06:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: madprof98

The country got a gospel start.

It will need a gospel boost and that may stave off some of the folly.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 3:08:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ansel12

Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy!


20 posted on 03/20/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

CRUZ CONTROL!


21 posted on 03/20/2014 3:10:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Theodore Cruz

Theodore = Gift of God
Cruz = Cross

Hmm???


22 posted on 03/20/2014 3:12:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

There is no such thing as “traditional marriage”
because there is no such thing as “gay marriage.”

Marriage is marriage, period- for thousands of years.

“Traditional marriage” is an invention of the homosexuals.

No one should advocate propaganda of the queers.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 3:53:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

His first name is Rafael, which means ‘God has healed’.


24 posted on 03/20/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

That might even be better than Theodore.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 4:25:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You too

?

26 posted on 03/20/2014 4:58:00 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SoConPubbie
The Left and many on the Right are trying their best to splinter the Right especially between Cruz and Rand. I hope they don't let them. There's only one political issue (all else is chump change): cut the multi-trillion dollar government and taxes (the 2015 HHS budget alone is $1 trillion - a monster bureaucracy indeed). Big government is by far the greatest threat to our freedom and values. Hell itself does not want us to win on that ticket. "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered."

Meanwhile, the Convention of States presents a very hopeful front.

27 posted on 03/20/2014 5:04:20 PM PDT by PapaNew
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