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Sen. Ted Cruz: These are the Fahrenheit 451 Democrats (Proposal-Repeal Free Speech)
http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | July 10, 2014 | SenTedCruz

Posted on 07/10/2014 9:00:29 PM PDT by Whenifhow

Mr. Chairman, this is the single most radical and most dangerous proposal introduced in the 113th congress.

If this proposal were adopted, it would repeal the free speech protections of the first amendment.

The breadth of this proposal is astonishing. It should lead the evening news on every station.

It saddens me that 46 democratic senators have signed their name to a constitutional amendment expressly repealing the free speech provisions of the Bill of Rights.

Ted Cruz continues....


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; bannedbooks; firstamendment; freepress; freespeech; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 07/10/2014 9:00:29 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz: These are the Fahrenheit 451 Democrats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TVcOz94fAs

Sen. Ted Cruz: Politicians Should not be Silencing Citizen Groups

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m59F9gmG26E


2 posted on 07/10/2014 9:01:16 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
There are a whole bunch of posters on Free Republic -- many of them trolls, obviously -- who join in every Ted Cruz thread to criticize him for not being perfect as far as their standards go. I think he may be the last best hope for our Republic, and we should begin to very earnestly support him for President in 2016. Time seems to be getting very short.
3 posted on 07/10/2014 9:07:39 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Whenifhow

Montag steals his first book and turns off his tablet TV.

youtube.com/watch?v=m0OnobqlDlY

4 posted on 07/10/2014 9:12:54 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: JennysCool

I’m not sure if they are trolls or not, they could be - but, they certainly are purists. I’m shocked that 46 Republicans signed on to take away our 1st Amendment Rights. Wonder who those traitors are: Graham, McCain, Markowski, and Collins come to mind as they always vote with the DEMS. Well, not always, but most of the time.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 9:13:42 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Whenifhow
"The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures."

Never happen.

Since the 'rats have absolutely no accomplishments to run on -- make that absolutely no positive accomplishments to run on -- they're going to run against the Koch brothers. Good luck! Nobody knows the Koch brothers from the man-in-the-moon, and they won't in November.

6 posted on 07/10/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Catsrus

Those were 46 Democrats who signed the amendment.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 9:18:41 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Go TED CRUZ!! LEAD us to Victory!!!!


8 posted on 07/10/2014 9:21:38 PM PDT by pollywog ( " O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: Whenifhow

When was this voted on?


9 posted on 07/10/2014 9:24:07 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Whenifhow

Oops, guess I misread that line. Oh well, the usual suspects in the RINO party are DEMS in camo anyway.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 9:25:10 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Linda Frances

It appeared to be a “mark up” meeting, so I don’t think it was voted on.

Still, just that the democrats introduced this demonstrates their mindset.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 9:27:48 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The 41 Demwits who signed on to it should be removed from office and tried for treason.

Thanks Whenifhow.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 9:29:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The leftists want to repeal the whole Bill of Rights.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 9:30:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Tablet TV!

If it had been a Tablet computer...


14 posted on 07/10/2014 9:32:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
They want to repeal that which gives them power to repeal.
Any explanation for their end game? There is a game plan somewhere..
15 posted on 07/10/2014 9:34:49 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Whenifhow; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
16 posted on 07/10/2014 10:03:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: JennysCool

Thad Cochran is an absolute worm. And instead of pointing out the disgraceful tactics that Cochran used to get elected and properly excoriating him, Ted Cruz congratulated him and scolded the GOP for possible voter fraud but SAID NOTHING about the Cochran campaign using disgusting tactics to beat McDaniel. Mark Levin cowered the other night and didn’t ask Cruz why he congratulated a scumbag like Cochran. So why don’t you (whom I guessing would label me a troll) answer?

Why would any conservative with integrity congratulate a candidate who allowed his campaign to brand a good man as a racist in order to win an election?


17 posted on 07/10/2014 10:07:59 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Whenifhow

CRUZ: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Democrats

Banning speech with a constitutional amendment is playing with fire

washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/cruz-fahrenheit-451-democrats/

18 posted on 07/10/2014 10:17:36 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: JennysCool

Sen Ted Cruz has my vote. No one and nothing is perfect. He IS our last best hope.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 10:23:38 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Whenifhow

How the Court Became Supreme

by Robert Lowry Clinton, FirstThings, January 1999 firstthings.com/article/1999/01/001-how-the-court-became-supreme

Sadly, since 1954 when we "sold ourselves into slavery" with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Paul Robeson was running around Russia, giving America's 60 Families a black eye, the rest of Congress wouldn't stand up to Dixiecrats to give African-Americans educational equity, so an unelected elite was chosen for the job), this is the first example of the Legislative Branch interpreting the Constitution—and look what we're getting out of it.

20 posted on 07/10/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Whenifhow

Revolt has started.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 10:56:50 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Whenifhow

One thing I think we all know is when the communists (aka) democrats, propose anything they don’t give up until they get what they want.

Republicans on the other hand sit quietly, passively by and observe and in so many cases, take notes so as to ask dems how they can help. (although on occasion they feign outrage, it is mostly a circus dog and pony show)IMO!

I am thankful for Cruz, and a few others who do all they can to fight both parties on the front lines and in their face.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 5:37:53 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Whenifhow
Text of the proposed amendment(PDF)

It gives Congress (who will likely delegate the power to the FEC) the power to regulate how campaign funds (and "in-kind equivalents") are raised, how much funding can be raised, and how it may be spent.

It will mean that Dem incumbents will NEVER be voted out of office.

23 posted on 07/11/2014 5:46:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Whenifhow

Book burners...


24 posted on 07/11/2014 6:04:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: bramps

Hi troll!


25 posted on 07/11/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Whenifhow
The original intent of the First Amendment was to protect POLITICAL speech, not obscenity or artistic endeavors. The problem is that the intent of the First Amendment has been inverted by modernist judges.
26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Whenifhow

What was the proposal, exactly?


27 posted on 07/11/2014 8:59:13 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

see post 23


28 posted on 07/11/2014 9:06:29 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: PapaBear3625

My understanding is that this proposal is so bad, the ACLU is actively fighting against it.


29 posted on 07/11/2014 9:10:08 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: bramps

Duh, gee, bramps, maybe because he didn’t know what had happened ?

Omniscience is not a characteristic of even the best humans. Maybe you should sponsor God as a candidate. He’s the only one that seems to fit your demands.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 10:29:04 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt

He just happened to catch the stories about possible voter fraud but missed the one’s about McDaniel being portrayed as a racist?


31 posted on 07/11/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: JennysCool

I agree with you, we must do what we have to do to save the Republic.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 12:58:23 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: reg45

Its been perverted to include urine and feces instead of morality.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 1:06:33 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: bramps

>> Why would any conservative with integrity congratulate a candidate

You’re incorrectly parsing political language.


34 posted on 07/12/2014 1:37:26 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: bramps; JennysCool
Ted Cruz congratulated him and scolded the GOP for possible voter fraud but SAID NOTHING about the Cochran campaign using disgusting tactics to beat McDaniel. Mark Levin cowered the other night and didn’t ask Cruz why he congratulated a scumbag like Cochran. So why don’t you (whom I guessing would label me a troll) answer?

Why would any conservative with integrity congratulate a candidate who allowed his campaign to brand a good man as a racist in order to win an election?


Hey Bramps, try to keep up with current events. Cruz Calls for Investigation in Mississippi Runoff
35 posted on 07/12/2014 1:45:54 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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