Skip to comments.Crockett and Cruz
Posted on 01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution.
Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party (forerunner to the Whig Party).
His journey of Constitutional fidelity was strengthened by a well-intentioned mistake made while in Congress. When a fire in Georgetown left several families homeless, Representative Crockett and Congress voted the next day to appropriate $20,000 to the homeless victims. The following year while campaigning in Tennessee, it has been reported that Crockett was challenged by a constituent for his vote of public charity. "Colonel Crockett, your vote for the people in Georgetown shows you either don't have the capacity to understand the Constitution or that you lack the integrity and strength of character to be guided by it."[continued]
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Sorry, but Senator Cruz supports lots of government programs that wouldn’t come close to meeting the Crockett test. Things like the entitlement programs of the New Deal and the Great Society.
More and more over the top campaign stuff showing up every day, from all sides.
Name a major candidate that doesn’t.
None of them do. Which doesn’t make this over the top article any more palatable.
Did Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater or the Dick Nixon of 1960?
But we’re decades past their time. The Ponzi schemes in question are decades and trillions of dollars further down the socialist road.
Our straits are much, much more dire.
I’ve read that as well.
However, the principles involved are quite real.
The father of the U.S. Constitution:
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
— James Madison
I thought it was Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice. My bad
At least he’s against single payer and corn subsidies.
Well, he sure has that on the Donald.
It’s a good thing neither Trump nor Cruz are my plumb line.
Certainly cannot argue about the principles and necessity of following what is spelled out (or not) in the Constitution. It is troubling how many bogus quotes and stories are all over the web. In this case, a guy running for Congress should do better than to use a Crockett fable from a late 19th century biography.
Well, using it is one thing - it is after all a great story - but it’s quite another to apply it to modern politicians who have made it clear that their goal is to strengthen and prolong unconstitutional New Deal and Great Society entitlement programs.
Crockett went to Texas for land, to seek out new hunting opportunities and to reignite his political career.
He saw it as a new beginning, as did so many Americans and others who went to Texas. I believe he would have sent for his somewhat estranged family once he had established himself.
Instead he died at The Alamo and became the stuff of legend.
I was proud to know one of his relatives of the same name.
Thank God for men like David Crockett.
One line of my family, the Longs, were in-laws of the Crockett’s... David had a deaf uncle [I think James Crockett] who as a boy was captured by Indians... most of the rest of James’ immediate family were massacred. By the time he was returned to the settlers, years later, his family had moved on, so he was raised by the Longs, who had fought at King’s
Mountain with David Crockett’s dad, and others.
You and me both. I guess that means we’re demented.
Would have been interesting though. With good music.
Jackson arranged to back his opponent, and he lost the election.
Fable or not, the story is a good one with a powerful lesson.
The central government has NO ... repeat NO ... power, obligation, right or ability to engage in acts of charity. Just as in Crockett’s time, the fact that a majority in Congress are willing to vote for something doesn’t give them the legal authority to do so.
I could type until my fingers fell off listing all the crap that our gummint has approved and rammed down our throats that can’t be found in Article I Section 8. Name ONE aspect of your life that Uncle Sam doesn’t regulate, tax, license, inspect or supervise. From your toothpaste in the morning to your blanket at night, all of it is regulated.
If true, that has to be tied, at least, for the two most fateful juxtaposed sentences in the English manguage.
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