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Ted Cruz challenges Democratic senator to condemn Antifa. She storms out of hearing instead.


A Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing ended abruptly Tuesday, when ranking member Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced she could no longer listen to Chairman Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) speech on the threat of Antifa’s violence in the U.S.

Before she left, Cruz offered Hirono the opportunity to condemn the actions of Antifa, but she refused — choosing to storm out, instead.

What are the details?

The Subcommittee on the Constitution’s hearing was titled, “The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence.” Sen. Cruz used his opening remarks to discuss the importance of peaceable assembly under the Constitution, and how rioters hijacked the George Floyd protests, leading to violence and attacks on police and innocent civilians.

According to CNN, Hirono reacted to Cruz’s speech by condemning the title of the hearing, saying, “The hearing we should be having is one called ‘the right of the people to peaceably assemble without being beaten up by unidentifiable federal agents.’ That would address an actual problem.”

During the third and final panel of guests, Hirono had heard enough.

“There are all these attacks on Black Lives Matter, and what they’re saying. I mean, how many of us even think that defunding police departments should be taken literally?” she asked. “I mean, I certainly don’t. So, you know, we have this pesky thing called freedom of speech, and I’d say that the people who support Black Lives Matter — and if they’re calling for various boycotts and all that — that’s called freedom of speech.”

She went to say that everyone can agree to condemn “violent extremism of all stripes,” adding, “so to constantly accuse Democrats of not caring about that, is really—”

Hirono turned to address Cruz, whose head was turned away in an apparent conversation with an aide.

“You aren’t listening,” Hirono said. “So I hope this is the end of this hearing, Mr. Chairman, and that we don’t have to listen to any more of your rhetorical speeches. Thank you very much. I’m leaving.”

“Well, as always, I appreciate the kind and uplifting words of Sen. Hirono,” Cruz said. “And I would also note that throughout her remarks she still did not say a negative word about Antifa, nor has any Democrat here.”

As he spoke, Hirono rose, grabbing her purse and papers to go.

“You’re welcome to say something negative about Antifa right now,” Cruz challenged the senator from Hawaii.

Hirono said something to Cruz that was out of reach from a microphone, before he told the hearing audience, “OK, she declined to speak, so that is the position of the Democratic Party.”

George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley — who previously testified to Congress against the impeachments of Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump — was part of the Constitution subcommittee’s third panel, and recalled on Twitter, “The hearing ended with Sen. Hirono walking out after confrontation with Sen. Cruz over Antifa. In roughly 50 hearings, this is a first for me. I was not sure if I should turn off the lights when I left.”

He added, “This actually could be the pilot for ‘Survivor: Capitol Hill,’ where senators vote themselves off the island. The good thing is it meant I could make it home for the Cubs game.”

Ted Cruz Releases New ‘SACRED’ Bill – It Would Cancel Federal Funds For Governments That Discriminate Against Religion


Reported By Adam Casalino | July 30, 2020

Ted Cruz Releases New ‘SACRED’ Bill – It Would Cancel Federal Funds For Governments That Discriminate Against Religion

Sen. Ted Cruz is concerned that local governments may have violated Americans’ Constitutional rights during the lockdowns. Democrats allow large protests (in some cases, with thousands of people), while at the same time they are forcing churches to close. Meanwhile, these same Democrats are all too happy to take federal funds.

But Cruz is working to put a stop to that with his new SACRED bill:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would render state and local governments ineligible for federal coronavirus relief funds if the attorney general deems they are discriminating against religious individuals or institutions…

Cruz’s bill comes as religious people throughout the country have increasingly resisted lingering coronavirus lockdown mandates that forbid large assembly both in houses of worship and other establishments.

Religious liberty is protected by the First Amendment. The law makes it very clear that the government cannot prohibit Americans’ exercise of their faith. Yet numerous Democrats in states across the country have denied churchgoers the right to worship. In Chicago, the mayor actually sent a police raid into a church. New York’s de Blasio personally tried to shut down a Jewish funeral. Churchgoers have been fined and arrested. In California, they are not even allowed to sing.

Yet these same leaders look the other way as thousands protest in the streets, “social distancing” rules blatantly ignored.

Early on during the lockdowns, AG Barr showed support for churches. He directed U.S. attorneys to investigate any cases where governments violated religious rights. Thanks to Barr, several lawsuits against state governments worked out in churches’ favor. But still, Democrat leaders persisted in denying Americans the right to worship.

Cruz is calling out these local governments, hitting them where it hurts. States are eager to gobble up federal funds to address challenges related to the pandemic. Blue states have been in debt for years. So, any excuse to get federal cash would be welcomed.

If Cruz’s bill is passed, it would strike a huge blow against any state that tries to undermine religious rights.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ted Cruz introduced a bill to deny federal funds to states that deny religious rights.
  • Numerous Democrats have denied First Amendment rights to citizens during the lockdowns.
  • At the same time, these leaders allowed large protests and riots.

Source: Daily Wire

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adam Casalino

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Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: http://www.talesofmaora.com

Republicans Betrayed America by Refusing to Repeal Obamacare


Reported By Onan Coca |  July 31, 2017

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Saturday September 24, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2016/09/23/cruz-endorses-trump/

Cruz has now decided to endorse Trump. Some say it ‘s because he’s lagging behind in the polls in his race for Senate.

WOW: Sarah Palin BLASTS Ted Cruz, Posts A BRUTAL Anti-Cruz Video


waving flagPublished on July 21, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/07/wow-sarah-palin-blasts-ted-cruz-posts-brutal-anti-cruz-video/

Sarah Palin just put Ted Cruz on full blast after he decided to go rogue at the RNC last night — you’re going to love this.

Here was Sarah Palin’s response to Ted Cruz being booed off the stage at the RNC. After being interviewed by Breitbart, this is what she said:

Turns out Ted Cruz’s partner, Carly Fiorina, had a more graceful exit from the political stage than he had.

Cruz’s broken pledge to support the will of the people tonight was one of those career-ending “read my lips” moments. I guarantee American voters took notice and felt more unsettling confirmation as to why we don’t much like typical politicians because they campaign one way, but act out another way. That kind of political status quo has got to go because it got us into the mess we’re in with America’s bankrupt budgets and ramped up security threats.

It’s commonplace for politicians to disbelieve their word is their bond, as evidenced by Cruz breaking his promise to endorse his party’s nominee, evidently thinking whilst on the convention stage, “At this point, what difference does it make?” We’ve been burned so horribly by that attitude that voters won’t reward politicians pulling that “what difference does it make” stunt again. Politicians will see — it makes all the difference in the world to us.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Front-Runner Problems – Hillary’s problem is her own scandals, lies, and deceit.

Political Cartoon by A.F.Branco ©2016

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Ted Cruz: President Can Ignore Unconstitutional Supreme Court Decisions


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Written by    Thursday, 10 December 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/22111-ted-cruz-president-can-ignore-unconstitutional-supreme-court-decisions

Ted Cruz: President Can Ignore Unconstitutional Supreme Court Decisions

Are we Americans meant to be governed by the rule of law or the rule of lawyers? For a long time now we’ve been under the latter, with the belief that whatever five unelected judges on the Supreme Court say must go for 320 million citizens. But presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (shown) has now challenged this opinion, siding with no less a figure than Thomas Jefferson, who long ago warned that such an opinion would make our Constitution a “suicide pact.”

Cruz fired his shot across judicial supremacy’s bow in a recent appearance on EWTN, a global Catholic network, while being interviewed by Princeton University professor Robert George (video below. Relevant portion begins at 13: 52).

Asking Cruz about “judicial power,” George pointed to the Supreme Court’s checkered past rulings, mentioning the Dred Scott case, the 1905 case of Lochner v. New York, Roe v. Wade, and this year’s Obergefell v. Hodges faux-marriage decision. The professor then said, as presented by Crisis magazine:

Some people say that a president must always accept the court’s interpretation of the Constitution no matter how dubious that interpretation is; that we have to treat it as the law of the land, binding not just on the parties to the case but on other officials of government, beginning with the president. Abraham Lincoln though, as you know, vehemently disagreed with that idea of judicial supremacy, saying that to treat unconstitutional court rulings as binding in all cases, no matter what, no matter how usurpative, no matter how anti-constitutional, would be for the American people — and I quote now the Great Emancipator—“to resign their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”SCOTUS GIANT

George then asked if Lincoln was right and if Cruz would defy the court on Obergefell, to which the senator responded:

I agree with President Lincoln and courts do not make law.…The court interprets the law, applies the law…. And, you know, this is an area of really striking divide in this presidential election.…They’re [sic] quite a few Republicans who, when the gay “marriage” decision came down, they described it as the settled law of the land. It’s final; we must accept it, move on and surrender.

Those are almost word for word Barack Obama’s talking points and I think they are profoundly wrong. I think the decision was fundamentally illegitimate. It was lawless. It was not based on the Constitution. I agree very much with Justice Scalia, who wrote a powerful dissent saying, this decision is a fundamental threat to our democracy.… And indeed, Justice Scalia, in the penultimate paragraph of his dissent, predicts, harkening back to President Lincoln defying Dred Scott, that state and local officials will refuse to obey this lawless decision. It is remarkable to see a Supreme Court justice saying that would be the consequence of this.

In point of fact, Justice Scalia issued a stern warning to the Court in his Obergefell dissent, quoting Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78 and writing, “The Judiciary is the ‘least dangerous’ of the federal branches because it has ‘neither Force nor Will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm’ and the States, ‘even for the efficacy of its judgments.’ With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them — with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the ‘reasoned judgment’ of a bare majority of this Court — we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence.”

The reality is that the judiciary has no men under arms; it cannot enforce its rulings. Enforcement is the executive branch’s role, and the Court has no ability to coerce a president into acting on its decisions.

But isn’t this just a matter of might makes right? Doesn’t the court have the legal authority of its judicial-review power to nullify or invalidate a legislative or executive action it deems unconstitutional? Doesn’t this give it the moral high ground?

The Constitution is our land’s supreme law, above, of course, the Supreme Court; this is why the Court will rule against a law citing the Constitution’s authority and not merely its own. Yet where does the notion that the Court has judicial-review power — and that all three branches of government must be constrained by its judgments — come from?

It is not in the Constitution but was declared by the Court on, in essence, its own authority — in the 1803 Marbury v. Madison decision.

So the Court gave the Court its oligarchic powers. And “oligarchic” is not too strong a word, nor a new characterization. As Thomas Jefferson wrote two centuries ago, “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” He further said that if the judicial-supremacy thesis is sound, “then indeed is our constitution a complete felo de se” — a suicide pact. For judicial supremacy gives to one branch alone, continued Jefferson, “the right to prescribe rules for the government of the others, and to that one too, which is unelected by, and independent of the nation.…The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist, and shape into any form they please.”

And the twisting continues apace as our Republic twists in the wind and we are governed by the ruler and not the rule. Justice Scalia made mention of this in his Obergefell dissent as well, writing, “It is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s [marriage] decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.”

One of the basic ideas behind our American government is “balance of power,” both between the feds and the states and among the three governmental branches. Judicial supremacy makes a mockery of this, confusing the Supreme Court with the Supreme Being and giving one branch — whose prominent members aren’t even elected by the people and cannot be recalled by them — complete trump power over the other two. To consider it legitimate is to believe our Founders fought one tyrant living overseas in the name of establishing a tribunal of nine tyrants on our own soil.Picture2

But they didn’t, which is why judicial supremacy wasn’t written into the Constitution. To accept it is to yield to circular reasoning: “The courts have the ultimate say in the meaning of law. And how do I know? The courts have told me so.”

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Cruz: ‘It’s offensive’ that ‘amnesty’ opponents are labeled anti-immigrant


waving flagBy Jonathan Swan – 11/10/15

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he finds it “offensive” that people call him anti-immigrant for being a foe of “amnesty.”

“For those of us who believe that people ought to come to this country legally and that we should enforce the law, we’re tired of being told it’s anti-immigrant,” Cruz told a cheering, whistling crowd in Milwaukee, Wis., at the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night.
“It’s offensive,” Cruz said.
 
“The Democrats are laughing. Because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose.” 
Opponents of programs that would give people who entered the country illegally the ability to get legal status or even citizenship call such policies “amnesty.”
 
The Texas senator — who is surging in recent polls and is increasingly seen as a serious contender for the GOP nomination — said the media would put a different slant on the immigration debate if white-collar workers rather than poor people were pouring across the border. 
“I understand that when mainstream media covers immigration it doesn’t often see it as an economic issue,” he said.  
But the politics of immigration “would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande,” Cruz added. 

“Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press.”

The Republican crowd cheered and laughed.  
“Then we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation,” Cruz continued. 
Cruz, who is trying to rival billionaire Donald Trump for his hard-line stance on border security, suggested that no other sovereign nation would be as lax as the United States is.  
“Try going illegally into another country,” Cruz said. “Try going to China, or Japan. Try going into Mexico. See what they do.’  
“Every sovereign nation secures its borders,” he added. 
“And it is not compassionate to say we are not going to enforce the law and we are going to drive down the wages for millions of hardworking men and women.”

Congress Moves to Label Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group


BY: November 3, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/congress-moves-to-label-muslim-brotherhood-a-terrorist-group

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The legislation outlines the Brotherhood’s long history of sponsoring terrorism and outlines congressional support for it to be designated a global terrorist outfit. The bill also would force Secretary of State John Kerry to explain why the Obama administration has been hesitant to label the Brotherhood a terrorist group.

 

The Brotherhood’s political wing has been banned in Egypt, where affiliates of the organization overthrew the government and then violently cracked down on its opposition, the United States has avoided labeling the organization a sponsor of terrorism.Muslims in the White House Administration

Should the State Department refuse to move forward with the designation, the bill would require it to provide a justification for this policy, according to the bill.

Multiple House lawmakers spearheaded a similar effort last year, but the bill failed to become law.

This time around, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is heading the legislation in the Senate, while Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.) is handling the House version of the bill, sources said.

“We have to stop pretending that the Brotherhood are not responsible for the terrorism they advocate and finance,” Cruz told the Free Beacon. “We have to see it for what it is: a key international organization dedicated to waging violent jihad.  Since the Obama administration refuses to utter the words’”radical Islamic terrorism,’ and Congress owes it to the American people to tell them the truth about this threat.”

The bill also helps combat the notion that Brotherhood is a peaceful political group, Cruz said.

“This bill puts the lie to the notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is a peaceful political organization that can be a legitimate partner for America,” the lawmaker said. “In 2008 the Justice Department successfully prosecuted the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history arguing that the Muslim Brotherhood directed U.S. affiliates such as the Holy Land Foundation to provide ‘media, money and men’ to Hamas. That support was used for terrorist attacks against Americans and our allies in the Middle East.  When they are capable they will try to do the same thing here.”

The bill, which includes a lengthy history of the Brotherhood’s links to radical terrorist leaders and violent incidents, concludes that “the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization.”

It would require the State Department and other agencies to determine whether the Brotherhood officially meets the requirements to be designated under U.S. law as a terrorist organization.

However, “if the Secretary of State determines that the Muslim Brotherhood does not meet the criteria,” it must submit to Congress “a detailed justification as to which criteria have not been met,” according to the bill.

Muslim Brotherhood affiliates as well as the group’s members have been listed as sponsors of terrorism in the past by the U.S. government. The terrorist group Hamas, a longtime Brotherhood affiliate, has been sanctioned for some time.Muslims in the White House Administration

The organization garnered international headlines after its rise to power following a coup in Egypt that took down its longtime former leader. While in power, the Brotherhood cracked down on opponents and waged violent campaigns against Christians and others who opposed the group’s radical ideology.

Five countries—Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Russia—already consider the Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Israel, Canada, and the United Kingdom are examining the possibility of designating it a terrorist organization as well.

Lawmakers such as Cruz maintain that the Brotherhood poses a direct threat to U.S. national security, though the Obama administration has held meetings with the organization’s representatives.

A senior member of the Brotherhood was hosted at the White House last year, while other representatives of the group have been granted entrance to the United States. Senior U.S. officials have warned in the past that the Brotherhood both in the United States and overseas have backed terrorist acts. “I can say at the outset that elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism,” said Robert Mueller, the former director of the FBI, during testimony in 2011.

muslim-obamaIntelligence officials have established that elements of the Brotherhood run terrorist financing operations in the United States. Much of this information, however, remains classified.

Other officials have explained that terror groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and al Qaeda can all trace their roots back to the Muslim Brotherhood and its leaders.

Cruz has also led congressional efforts to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps an official state sponsor of terrorism.

That bill, submitted at the end of September, would likely mitigate the impact of sanctions relief provided to Iran under the recently inked nuclear deal.

“Branches of the [Revolutionary Guard Corps] have murdered hundreds of Americans,” Cruz said in a statement at the time. “They have attacked our allies, notably Israel. They have provided material support for other designated terrorist groups, such as Hezbollah and Hamas. Yet for years the United States has sanctioned [Revolutionary Guard Corps] entities while leaving the organization itself untouched.”

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Cruz accuses McConnell of working for Dems


waving flagBy  Susan Ferrechio (@susanferrechio) 10/29/2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican presidential candidate, conducted a 90-minute takedown late Thursday of his own Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who he characterized by name as a weak leader unwilling to fight for conservative causes. Cruz, a Tea Party conservative, frequently bucks Senate GOP leaders and has on at least one other occasion criticized McConnell in a Senate floor speech.

But late Thursday, he took on McConnell with renewed antipathy, using pie charts to demonstrate that the Kentucky no more rinosRepublican has bolstered the Democratic agenda rather than conservative goals during his ten-month tenure. “Why is a Republican majority leader fighting to accomplish the priorities of the Democratic minority?” Cruz asked.

Cruz criticized a broad budget and debt limit deal the Senate is scheduled to vote on early Friday, arguing that the accord gave President Obama and Democrats all that they wanted, with nothing in return for Republicans seeking to rein in spending and shrink the debt.

Many conservatives have waved off as insignificant a provision in the bill that aims to cut the cost of the nearly insolvent Social Security Disability Insurance program with heightened fraud scrutiny.

The legislation increases spending by $80 billion over two years, breaking budget caps. It also suspends the nation’s $18.1 trillion borrowing limit until March 2017.

“This means that Republican majorities in both parties will be extracting nothing significant from President Obama,” Cruz said in opposition to the bill. “This deal means that Republican leadership will have fully surrendered.”AMEN

Cruz’s drubbing didn’t stop with the budget.

Using pie charts, Cruz made the case that McConnell has helped to pass legislation opposed by the majority of Senate Republicans but supported by the majority of Democrats.

Climate change legislation and an amendment to revive the Export-Import were among the measures brought to the floor despite opposition from a majority of Republicans, Cruz noted. The provisions passed with mostly Democratic support.

Cruz said McConnell should employ an old GOP House rule to bring to the floor only legislation that has a majority of Republican Senators backing it. He said the established congressional leaders aren’t looking out for ordinary Americans but rather big corporations, who cut them checks for them at D.C. cocktail parties and reward them later with million-dollar jobs.

Cruz also targeted now former Speaker John Boehner, who retires Friday. Boehner wrote much of the budget deal Cruz opposes. “The lame duck speaker, on his way out, will no doubt land in a plush easy chair, in the Washington D.C. cartel, and will soon be making millions of dollars, living off the cartel,” Cruz said. GOPNoSpineCartoon

Cruz said Americans are onto the scheme and are tired of Republicans making promises on the campaign trail, only to shy away from big fights once elected. “That frustration is driving every day, the growing rage from the American people,” Cruz said.AMEN

McConnell has traditionally chosen to avoid responding to Cruz’s attacks and has discouraged other GOP lawmakers from defending him on the Senate floor. Most Senate Republicans support McConnell and have privately and publicly accused Cruz of using floor diatribes to raise campaign cash from the conservative base and support for his presidential bid. 

Jim Manley, a former top aide to Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Cruz had taken an unprecedented step in attacking McConnell Thursday night. “I have never, EVER, seen anything like it,” Manley said on Twitter. “McConnell should not dignify with a response, but wow.”

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To The Senators Who Voted Against Kate’s Law — Your Hands Are Dyed Red


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It’s easy for man to let others die if those who are dying are out of sight. That much we’ve learned from war. Setting aside the morality of particular wars, war is easy to support when you’re not the one fighting. This ethical defect we’ve developed as a species was on full display this week when the Senate voted down Kate’s Law.

Kate’s Law, otherwise known as the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,” would have withheld federal grants from sanctuary cities (cities that refuse to obey federal immigration laws, thus protecting criminal illegal aliens), and mandated a minimum five-year prison sentence for any illegal caught re-entering the United States who had a prior aggregated felony conviction, or two prior illegal re-entry convictions.

This bill was colloquially known as Kate’s Law because San Fransisco resident Kate Steinle was shot and killed in July by Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal alien and seven-time felon who had previously been deported five times.

The bill, which needed 60 votes to move forward, was blocked 54-45. 45 Senators voted against the bill, almost all of whom are Democrats (Lindsey Graham didn’t vote).

Prior to the vote, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said:

“The standard rhetorical device that so many Democratic Senators use is to say ‘Well, not all immigrants are criminals.’ Well of course they’re not…but this bill doesn’t deal with all immigrants, it deals with one specific subset of immigrants: Criminal illegal aliens. Those who come to this country illegally and also have additional criminal convictions, whether homicide, whether sexual assault, whether kidnapping, or battery, or drunk driving…For every Democratic senator, this vote today is a simple decision: With whom do you stand? Do you stand with the violent, criminal illegal aliens who are being released over and over again?”

illegalalienvoters-300x300It’s been argued–even by conservatives–that such mandatory sentences would burden our already overpopulated prisons, which would be fiscally imprudent. I understand that argument, however, the alternative to imprisonment is deportation. And as we’ve learned from the Kate Steinle killing, deportation doesn’t do very much when we have a porous border.

Democrats and Republicans love to brag about deporting criminal illegals while someone like Francisco Lopez-Sanchez entered into the United States illegally five times. Wow, we’re doing such a great job with those violent criminal illegals! Hey, is that Francisco creeping across the border AGAIN?! You little devil!

Also of note, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reported that in 2013, ICE released 36,007 “convicted criminal aliens” into the wind. Of the 36,007 criminal aliens, 193 had been convicted of homicide, 426 of sexual assault, 303 of kidnapping, and 1,075 of aggravated assault. This is a severe problem.

The Kate Steinle killing wasn’t some freak thing. We basically don’t have borders, and apparently, we just release many of the criminal illegals we do manage to snag.

To the Democrats–and singular Republican Mark Kirk–who voted against Kate’s Law, I suppose you’ve revealed your priorities. You care more about your agenda, whatever the end goal may be–voters for Democrats, and cheap labor for Republicans–than you do about human life.

illegalalienvoters-300x300I say this because in addition to voting against this law, you continuously obstruct any and every attempt to secure the border unless it’s packaged with “comprehensive” immigration reform legislation (translation: amnesty).

If someone is rushed into the ER with multiple stab wounds, gushing blood, the doctor’s first priority is to stem the blood-flow, not give the exsanguinating patient antibiotics. Similarly, if we don’t first secure the border, dealing with illegals who are already here doesn’t really matter, because we still have a gaping wound.

Regardless of the law itself, and the arguments against it fiscally, or on other grounds, Cruz is correct. The 45 Senators who voted ‘No’ on Kate’s Law, and the Senators who block “border security first” bills again and again–all to advance an agenda–bear the full burden of Kate Steinle’s death, as well as any subsequent deaths at the hands of criminal illegal aliens.

But it’s just so easy to let people die when you aren’t watching them take their final breath, isn’t it?

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Cruz Humiliates Obama in Front of Chinese President With With Massive Slap in Face


waving flagURL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/cruz-humiliates-obama/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=TeaPartyNewsletter&utm_campaign=PM1&utm_content=2015-09-28

Yesterday morning, when President Barack Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz humiliated our president with one sentence.

We know as much courtesy of The Washington Post political contributor Dave Weigel, who shared Cruz’s comment on his Twitter feed.While Cruz obviously meant this statement in jest, his comment rang true with a lot people:

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Communism places the collective good over the individual and demands that every worker be paid according to his abilities and needs. President Obama believes that the wealth rightfully earned by business owners and job creators ought to be redistributed via increased wages and taxes.obama- Marxist tyrant

Cruz’s tweet was especially brutal considering that Chinese President Xi Jinping is the ruler of a genuinely communist nation, one fraught with worker abuse and human rights violations.

By referring to Obama as “the world’s most powerful communist,” Cruz insinuated that the president’s ideology is so radical in nature, it makes Jinping look like a commonplace capitalist. In other words, Obama is a rigid ideologue and collectivist who wants to “radically transform” America from a free and just capitalist nation into a communist/socialist one where so-called “social justice” takes precedence over actual justice.The Lower you go

Cruz was likely joking when he made the comment, but like the best jokes, it’s funny because of the element of truth that runs through it.

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Here’s How Ted Cruz Handled Interviewer’s Question About Ben Carson’s Statement on Idea of Muslim President


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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declined to support Ben Carson’s recent claim that he would not “advocate” for a Muslim president, instead citing the U.S. Constitution.

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“You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist,” Cruz said during an interview on Iowa public television on Sunday.

The Texas Republican also seemed disinterested in debating the faith of President Barack Obama, which again became a topic of conversation after a man accused the president of being a Muslim at a Donald Trump rally.

“The president’s faith is between him and God,” Cruz said. “What I’m going to focus on is his public policy record.”

When asked about the potential of thousands of refugees settling in the U.S., Cruz said Muslim refugees could pose a terrorist threat.

He added that “Christians are a very different circumstance because Christians are being persecuted, they are being persecuted directly for their faith and the Obama administration has abandoned Middle East Christians.”Christian Persecution

(H/T: Mediaite)

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WHAT A JOKE! The Real Scoop on Obama’s Trip to Look at Glaciers


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Did you see this rather ironic story on IsThatBaloney.com?   Evidently, Mr. Obama is SOOO concerned about the environment that he had fly to Alaska and get his picture taken with the melting glaciers threatening our very existence.   The irony is the ‘cost’ to the environment (not to mention, the taxpayers) for making such a monumental trip.

From IsThatBaloney.com:

1. Air Force One burns 5 gallons of fuel for every mile it travels.

2. It is roughly 4,000 air miles to Anchorage Alaska from Washington DC thus taking 20,000 gallons of expensive fuel to get there.

3. Jet fuel puts 21.1 pounds of carbon into the atmosphere for every gallon burned thus pumping out 422,000 pounds or 211 tons of CO2 to get to Alaska.

4. It costs $228,000 an hour to operate Air Force One.

5. It is roughly an 8.5 hour flight to Anchorage from DC thus costing $1,938,000 to get President Obama to Alaska.

6. Obama has to get back, so DOUBLE all those costs and impacts for a total of 40,000 gallons of fuel burned, 844,000 pounds or 422 tons of CO2 emitted costing $3,876,000, just to fly Air Force One, so Obama can look like he is doing something about climate change.

7. That does not include any military support planes, multiple gas guzzling limos, accommodations for some 50 secret service agents, local police and other resources. When you add all that in, President Obama probably costs the American taxpayers $10 million or more so he could have his picture taken.

It is beyond all rational thinking to grasp how folks are so easily swayed by the hype surrounding climate change – and the hypocritical ‘stance’ of most liberals.  Obama is hypocrite number one.  He could care less about the environment – the trip to Alaska actually proved that.  His agenda is much greater, but these idiots are too stupid to recognize it.

This whole thing made me think of Ted Cruz’s response to some climate change activists the other day. Did you see the story on Right Scoop?

I’m going to post just Cruz’s bottom line – the point where he schools the activists on the reality of climate change.   It’s BRILLIANT.   Of course, Cruz isn’t going to get the attention that Obama gets jetting across the country in Air Force One to “save the planet.”    Go to Right Scoop and watch the interaction, but here is Cruz’s response when asked if he believed in Climate change…

Cruz- “… Let’s step back for a second and look at this with some historical perspective. Thirty to forty years ago there were a group of political liberal and scientists who said we were facing global cooling. They said we were headed toward a global ice age and the solution to global cooling was increased was massive government control of the economy, the energy sector, and every aspect of our lives. Then the data disproved it. It was not in fact correct that we were seeing global cooling. So that was kind of a problem. Then many of these same political liberals, and many of these same scientists they then latched on to a new theory, it’s called global warming. And the new theory of global warming interestingly enough, the solution was the exact same as the solution had been for global cooling. It was massive government control of the economy, the energy sector, and every aspect of our lives. But then the problem became the data and evidence didn’t back up global warming. In particular if you look at the satellite data. Listen I am the son of two scientists and mathematicians. It is the essence of science to look to the evidence. In the last eighteen years there has been no meaningful recorded warming according to the satellite data. So all of a sudden all these political liberals, the evidence and data didn’t back them up. So then the theory changed to a third version, it’s just been in the last few years when the theory magically transformed into climate change. And climate change from the perspective of a political liberal who wants government power climate change is the perfect pseudo-scientific theory. Why is that? Because it can never be disproven. Whether it’s hotter or colder, whether is wetter or drier the climate is always changing. Now you asked a question, ‘do you believe in climate change?’. Of course! From the dawn of time the climate has been changing. Until the end of time the climate will change. And yet interestingly enough the political liberals, their solution to climate change is exactly the same as it was to global cooling and global warming. Massive government control of the economy, energy sector, and our lives. And when you start to see politicians who propose the exact same solution to every problem regardless of the facts or the data you start to think these are politicians who just want power over our lives. You know what I’m interested in? I’m interested in the single moms who are working here who are struggling to feed their families and are seeing their electric bills skyrocketing because these political liberals are driving up their electric bills, driving up their energy bills, making it harder and harder to provide for their kids. We need to follow the facts and data and not just give power to a bunch of out of touch elites in Washington over our lives.”

Honestly, I love Cruz!   Our nation would benefit from having a man like him as President.  As for our ‘acting’ President – well, there is nothing nice to say – and that’s putting it nicely.

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Ted Cruz Blasts Jailing of Christian Kentucky Clerk as Un-American


waving flagBY:  September 4, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://freebeacon.com/politics/ted-cruz-blasts-jailing-of-christian-kentucky-clerk-as-un-american

Ted Cruz slammed the decision by a federal judge to order a Kentucky county clerk to jail for refusing to issue marriage cp 11licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of her Christian faith, labeling it un-American. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.”

Cruz declared that he stands with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “unequivocally” for refraining from issuing any marriage licenses in the more than two-month period since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

“I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion,” the Texas senator said, citing dissents in the June 26 court opinion.

want_rel_liberty_rCruz labeled those calling for Davis’s resignation “hypocritical” for not demanding the same of lawmakers who support policies that bolster illegal immigration, including President Obama. “Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city—resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?” Cruz asked. “Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?”

He accused those criticizing the county clerk of holding the belief that Christians “should not serve in public office.”

“Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so,” Cruz concluded, calling upon individuals governed by faith and loyalty to the Constitution to express support for Davis and “stop the persecution.”Combined

Several Republican presidential candidates have responded to news of Davis’ jailing, Gov. Mike Huckabee writing on Twitter that “exercising religious liberty should never be a crime in America.” Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum labeled Davis’ action “heroic.”

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton stood by the federal judge’s decision Thursday, writing on social media, “Marriage equality is the law of the land. Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law—end of story.”Leftist determonation to destroy freedom of religion

Clinton is currently entangled in an FBI investigation into whether or not she knowingly sent or received classified information on her private email server.

After Davis was sent to jail, Rowan County issued its first marriage license to a gay couple Friday morning.

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Trump and Cruz Join Forces at Anti-Iran Deal Rally


The apparent alliance between Senator Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump — both candidates for the High-Ground-600-LARepublican nomination for president — will be on full display soon: the two will hold an anti-Iran deal rally together. CNN reports:

Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to rally together on the grounds of the Capitol to “call on members of Congress to defeat the catastrophic” Iran nuclear deal, Cruz’s campaign said Thursday. 

The Texas senator said in a tweet that he was “glad that @realDonaldTrump accepted my invitation,” an invitation confirmed by event organizers.

Cruz’s announcement came a few hours after Trump announced in a speech in South Carolina that he expected to do an Iran event with Cruz, predicting it would draw a “tremendous crowd.”

Although many Republicans have distanced themselves from Trump, Cruz has done the opposite. He has defended the eccentric billionaire throughout the campaign and even praised him for his outspokenness. He’s also a big fan of Trump’s willingness to make enemies in order to speak the truth about America’s failing immigration policies.

The two men have several things in common. One of them is that both are extremely critical of the deal Obama has struck with Iran. Cruz has vowed to “shred it to pieces” on the first day he becomes president. Trump hasn’t gone that far — he says he’ll just “strictly police” it — but it’s clear that he too believes that the White House has set a dangerous precedent by doing business with Iran’s radical mullahs who, on several occasions, have said they want to “wipe Israel off the map.”

It’s great to see that although Trump and Cruz are obviously rivals for the Republican nomination, they’re willing to join forces when circumstances demand it. Although they’re often accused by the establishment of not being team players, the opposite is true: they certainly are willing to form an alliance when it’s in America’s interest. Yes, even when it doesn’t make much sense from a campaign-perspective. Other Republicans, like John “Ted Cruz is a jackass” Boehner, can learn a little something from that.

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Fact Check: Is Obama a State Sponsor of Terrorism?


waving flagJuly 27, 2015 Authored by Daniel Greenfield

Obama made headlines by complaining that Republicans are being mean to him over the Iran deal.

“We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry ‘Pontius Pilate.’ We’ve had a sitting senator who also happens to be running for president suggest that I’m the leading state sponsor of terrorism,” Obama said, referring to Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas, respectively. “These are leaders in the Republican Party.”

But, the president said, when he is attacked, the people who were outraged on McCain’s behalf “are pretty quiet.”Offical Seal

Let’s look at the facts. Here’s what Ted Cruz said.

“If this deal goes through the Obama administration becomes the leading financier of terrorism against Americans in the world. I’ve heard this referred to before as the “Jihadist Stimulus Bill.”

Is Iran a state sponsor of terrorism? Obama has admitted that it is.

“Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism,” Obama told Asharq al-Awsat.

Will the billions of dollars that Iran receives be used to sponsor terror? The Supreme Leader of Iran has stated that it will.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei gave a particularly inflammatory speech just days after the deal, stating that the Islamic Republic’s policies toward the US have not changed.

“We will never stop supporting our friends in the region and the people of Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon,” he continued, referring to the Iranian terror axis in the Middle East. “Even after this deal our policy towards the arrogant US will not change.”against America

Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted that it will.

“Now, with respect to the money, I can’t tell you that some — you know, some amount of money might not find its way to some effort.”Space Cadet

And that’s out of $140 billion. Some money out of that is a whole lot.

1. Obama admitted Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism

2. Kerry admitted that sanctions relief will be used to sponsor terrorism

So in fact Obama’s policies will lead to a huge sum of money flowing into a regime that he has admitted is a state sponsor of terrorism and which his Secretary of State has admitted will be used to sponsor terrorism.

Ted Cruz is clearly correct.

Obama can whine about the “tone” and the “rhetoric”, but it’s hypocritical for a guy whose proxies were accusing Republicans in the Senate of being the #47Traitors of complaining about the tone of the attacks over Iran.

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Group’s Leader Gets Herself Locked in Iran Debate With the Texas Republican


When a group of Code Pink activists crashed a Ted Cruz event outside of the White House on Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate actually tried to engage in a thoughtful debate with them on Iran and the recently agreed to nuclear deal. After the protesters began shouting and holding up signs directly in front of him, Cruz quickly addressed the group.

“It is very interesting to see those who profess to believe in free speech are the ones afraid of speech,” Cruz said.

Rather than allowing the shoutfest to continue, the Republican senator actually invited one of the protesters to “come forward” and have a discussion on the issue. Eventually, Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin approached Cruz at the podium.

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“If this deal goes through three things will happen. First, over a hundred billion dollars will flow to Iran that they will use to fund Hezbollah, the Houthis, and radical Islamic terrorists,” Cruz said. “Those billions of dollars will be used to fund jihadists that will murder Americans, that will murder Israelis, that will murder Europeans. Does that make any sense?”

Benjamin responded to Cruz’s point by claiming the “only way” to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon — “if indeed they are trying to get one” — is through the current Iran nuclear deal.

When Cruz argued that the Iranian regime has made it clear that they want to develop a nuclear weapon, Benjamin interrupted, calling his point “absolutely false.”

Cruz then added, “You did not respond to the irrefutable point that this deal with send over $100 billions dollars to Iran and those billions of dollars will be used to murder Americans by jihadists.”

Looking around at the Code Pink crowd, Cruz observed, “I recognize that the folks in Code Pink like to hold up signs saying, ‘Peace with Iran.’ You know who doesn’t reciprocate those views? Iran.”

Cruz later explained to TheBlaze why he decided to engage in a debate with Code Pink rather then brush them off. Read the interview here.

Watch the full exchange below:

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Cruz DESTROYS Couric: Hillary Started the Anti-Obama Birther Movement


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Left-wing anchor Katie Couric discussed a wide range of issues with Republican Senator  Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a full-hour Yahoo! interview Monday. Couric introduced Cruz as a historic candidate — potentially the first American president to be born in Canada and questioned Cruz on his citizenship later in the interview.

Cruz unnerved Couric by reminding her that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that birthed the anti-Obama Birther movement. You know it’s interesting, the whole Birther thing was started by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008  against Barack Obama,” Cruz said.

couric-350x225Couric was clearly ticked her off, judging by her folded arms and the how look on her face crumbles, when Cruz informs her that it was the Clinton camp that created the anti-Obama birther movement, a fact that even the the left-wing Politico acknowledges:

Where did this idea come from? Who started it? And is there a grain of truth there?

The answer lies in Democratic, not Republican politics, and in the bitter, exhausting spring of 2008. At the time, the Democratic presidential primary was slipping away from Hillary Clinton and some of her most passionate supporters grasped for something, anything that would deal a final reversal to Barack Obama. …

The original smear against Obama was that he was a crypto-Muslim, floated in 2004 by perennial Illinois political candidate and serial litigant Andy Martin. Other related versions of this theory alleged that Obama was educated in an Indonesian “madrassa” or steeped in Islamist ideology from a young age, and the theories began to spread virally after Obama appeared on the national stage – to the casual observer, from nowhere – with his early 2007 presidential campaign. …

Then, as Obama marched toward the presidency, a new suggestion emerged: That he was not eligible to serve.

That theory first emerged in the spring of 2008, as Clinton supporters circulated an anonymous email questioning Obama’s citizenship.

“Barack Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with his Arab-African father late in her pregnancy. She was not allowed to travel by plane then, so Barack Obama was born there and his mother then took him to Hawaii to register his birth,” asserted one chain email that surfaced on the urban legend site Snopes.com in April 2008.Clinton Democrat Party

Cruz goes on to remind Couric of all the times in history that a candidate for U.S. president has been born abroad. John McCain, George Romney, and Barry Goldwater were his other examples.

Katie responds, “So, you’re basically saying you don’t believe it’s an issue at all?”

“I think there will be some who will politically try to push it as an issue, but as a legal matter, it is quite straightforward,” Cruz replied.

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American Conservative Union Reveals Only Presidential Candidate With 100% Conservative Voting Record


waving flagWritten by  Wednesday, 05/13/2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/28843-american-conservative-union-reveals-only-presidential-candidate-with-100-conservative-voting-record

Every year, the American Conservative Union releases their ratings of U.S. lawmakers. It basically makes it easier for the public to hold them accountable. You can say you’re a conservative– championing limited government, fiscal responsibility and free market policies­– all day, but that dumb cliché is true. Actions speak louder than words.

Most Republicans scored over 60 percent, but only sixteen scored a 100 percent conservative voting record. Of those, only one is officially running for president.

It’s none other than Sen. Ted Cruz.

A slim few Republicans were rated between 40 and 49 percent on the scale, with the majority of them scoring 60 percent and above. Sixteen earned a 100 percent rating this year, including Sen. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and Rep. Ron DeSantis.

(On a side note, I interned for Rep. Ron DeSantis, and he’s a GREAT guy. I truly believe he’s going to be a HUGE player in the conservative movement as he advances his political career. Keep an eye out for him!)

Mr. Schlapp and his research team also compared the cumulative records from other lawmakers, in other years. “Another interesting fact in our analysis is the stark reminder that Hillary Clinton is no moderate,” he says. “While many in the media portray her as more centrist than self-described Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders or fringe activist Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Clinton’s lifetime rating of 8.13 percent is within two percentage points from those extremists.”

It should also be noted that all of the Democrats running for president (so far) scored lower than Obama’s abysmal 10 percent cumulative Senate voting record.

Here are the results for the Senate:

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And for the House:

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Flat tax makes 2016 comeback


waving flagBy Bernie Becker – 04/20/15

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/239303-flat-tax-makes-2016-comeback

watchingSens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have both floated an across-the-board tax rate as they’ve launched their 2016 presidential bids. Neither Cruz nor Paul has spelled out the exact details of their plan, but both senators clearly see the flat tax as a way to appeal to both free-market conservatives that advocate for broad-based tax cuts, and the Tea Party sympathizers concerned with government intrusion.

confusing-tax-form“Moving to a simple flat tax and just padlocking the IRS — I think that is a powerful populist issue,” Cruz said Friday on “The Adam Carolla Show.”

But moving the government to a single tax rate — a plan popularized by Steve Forbes almost 20 years ago — also has its share of critics on the right, underscoring the debate within the GOP about how to best craft economic policy. On top of that, a Republican presidential candidate who pushes for a flat tax could have difficulty selling that plan to the broader electorate, should they win the GOP nomination.

Mitt Romney, for instance, released a second tax plan after his rivals for the 2012 GOP nomination rolled out more aggressive proposals — don_t_tread_on_me_hebaonly to be hammered in his race against President Obama as seeking to raise deficits and shift the tax burden toward the middle-class.

“When you look at the polling data, I don’t think there’s an untapped demand for a tax code that would lower top tax rates for wealthy Americans to a level they haven’t been in a century,” said Jim Pethokoukis of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, who believes Republicans need to do more than promote tax cuts for the rich.

Cruz has said that he’s currently developing the particulars of his tax plan, which he expects to release in the coming months.

When he launched his campaign this month, Paul explicitly called for a 17 percent across-the-board tax rate, an idea he had talked about for months. But the Kentucky Republican has since scrubbed his website of those sorts of details, and a spokesman for Paul told The Hill that the candidate’s tax plan “will be released in the next few weeks.” The spokesman, Sergio Gor, declined to say whether Paul’s plan would be a flat tax. But Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation told a Chicago radio station recently that he was working on such a proposal with the senator.

Tax-IRS-Cartoon-30The two candidates’ push for a flat tax allows them to capitalize on the growing conservative anger at the IRS. But it also shows the enduring popularity of supply-side economics among Republicans three decades after President Reagan was in office. “This is almost theological among Republican primary voters,” said Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the left-leaning Brookings Institution and Urban Institute. “They really do think this is the only way to reform the tax code.”

Back in the 2012 campaign, upstart GOP candidates like Herman Cain and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) latched on to the flat tax as they sought to gain traction in the race, while former Gov. Rick Perry (R) of Texas turned to the flat tax as he sought to revive a flagging campaign. Paul and Cruz, on the other hand, are viewed as potential top-tier candidates in the 2016 field.

Supporters say a flat tax would be much simpler, thus saving taxpayers many of the some 6 billion hours they currently spend complying with the tax code. But advocates also insist that a flat tax would give a spark to the economy by drastically reducing the top marginal tax rates and giving people more incentive to save and invest.

“The flat tax is absolutely crucial to turbo charging our molasses-like economy,” Forbes said at a Heritage Foundation event last month.

For those reasons and more, tax analysts say they expect other GOP candidates in the 2016 race to at least propose slashing the top rate for untitledindividuals and businesses, especially after conservative critics have dinged the tax plan of Sen. Marco Rubio, another presidential candidate. Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) have proposed reducing the top individual rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent, while seeking to boost incentives for families.

The two senators also call for a lower corporate rate and rolling back taxes on estates and capital gains. But Rubio has been put on the defensive by charges from the right that he is seeking, among other things, “to buy middle-class votes.”

Gleckman said that one issue for Republican candidates will be figuring out what to pair with tax plans calling for cuts at the high end. Candidates could choose to shift more of the tax burden toward the middle-class to limit the impact on the deficit, or decide to cut taxes for almost everyone, he said. Pethokoukis echoed those concerns, and has added that a flat tax plan that focused solely on economic growth could leave behind many middle-class families.

But he also maintained that the differences were probably overstated between the Rubio plan that deviates somewhat from GOP convention and the flat tax proposals. “There doesn’t need to be this huge split,” he said. “All these candidates are going to be talking about cutting taxes.”Picture6 OARLogo

Exclusive–Sen. Ted Cruz: 2nd Amendment ‘a Fundamental Check on Government Tyranny’


 by AWR Hawkins, 9 Apr 2015

Cruz answered a question about the importance of the Second Amendment:

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story described the Second Amendment as the palladium of our liberties. It is foundation to free men and free women being able to defend their homes, their families, their lives and liberty, and it also serves as a fundamental check on government tyranny.

As a follow-up to the first question, Breitbart News then asked why guns are important for free people?

Cruz responded:

America was founded on a revolutionary concept. Namely, that our rights don’t come from government, they come from God Almighty. The natural rights of man include life, liberty, and property. Each of those rights is dependent upon being able to preserve the safety and security of your own family. In fact, the very first Congress not only acted to protect our Second Amendment rights but mandated the militia act; that adult free men must own a musket.

Lastly, we asked Senator Cruz what he says to people or groups of people who respond to tragedy by pushing one more gun law or one more gun control?

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Cruz responded:

I am a constitutionalist, I believe we need to protect our constitutional liberties and honor the Bill of Rights. One of the most dismaying trends of the last six years under the Obama administration has been the relentless assault–from the federal government–on our constitutional liberties.

Indeed, following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook, President Obama could have sought bipartisan cooperation to target violent criminals and come down on them like a ton of bricks. Instead, unfortunately, he used that tragedy as an excuse to try to go after the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. I was glad to help lead the effort to stop President Obama’s unconstitutional assault on the Second Amendment. As a result, millions of Americans spoke up to defend our constitutional liberties, and every single Obama proposal that would have undermined the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was voted down on the Senate floor.

In politics, lots of candidates talk a good game but voters are looking for a proven record. For two decades I have been proud to fight to defend the Second Amendment. Today is a time for truth, and we need leaders willing to stand and lead the fight to defend our constitutional liberties.

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URL of the Original Posting Site: http://conservativebyte.com/2015/03/flipping-their-flop/

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Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage


Posted By author-imageGarth Kant On 03/01/2015

Article printed from WND: http://www.wnd.com

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/ted-cruz-spills-secret-of-gop-amnesty-sabotage/

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.” The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November. Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday.

WND kicked off the conversation by asking: Why won’t GOP leaders fight amnesty?

If the GOP leadership had really wanted to stop amnesty, Cruz explained, they would not have attached the provision defunding Obama’s amnesty to the DHS funding bill.

They would have attached it to a bill defunding the Environmental Protection Agency, “or some other non-essential agency.”

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He described such agencies as “hostages the GOP could afford to hold.”

Cruz insisted GOP leaders knew all along that rank-and-file Republicans would never vote to defund the DHS during a time of increasing terror threats at home and abroad. Instead, he said, they chose a strategy that was clearly designed to fail. Cruz said he is optimistic in the long run but pessimistic in the short term about stemming the flow of illegal immigrants.

He is pessimistic because “GOP leadership joined with (Senate Minority Leader) Harry Reid, D-Nev., to pass amnesty.” Cruz was referring to the move this week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to offer a “clean” bill funding the DHS, which meant dropping the provision in the bill that would have defunded implementation of Obama’s amnesty. Instead, McConnell offered a separate bill to defund amnesty, which is headed to near-certain defeat because Republicans will not be able to muster the 60 Senate votes needed to avoid a Democratic filibuster.Picture1

But Cruz said he is optimistic about the issue in the long run because of the ever-increasing public support behind the need to secure the Southern border. The senator insisted, if lawmakers were to focus on areas of bipartisan agreement, immigration reform legislation would “sail through Congress.” He identified the top two areas of bipartisan agreement as securing the border and “streamlining” the process for legal immigration.

But instead of looking for genuine progress on the issue, Cruz said, Obama and his fellow Democrats have used immigration as a “partisan cudgel,” purely for political purposes.  The senator implied Obama is not serious about immigration reform and doesn’t really care about the plight of immigrants, but would rather use them and the issue as a political weapon to increase his power. As proof of that, the senator noted how the president had a “supermajority” of Democrats in Congress during his first two years in office and could have passed any immigration reform legislation he wanted, and Republicans would have been powerless to stop him. Instead, Obama “did zero. Nothing.”

Cruz flatly accused Obama of using the Hispanic community for political purposes, saying simply, “It’s wrong.”Only Reason

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Ted Cruz: Political Targeting by the IRS Should be a Crime


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URL of the Original Posting Site: http://joeforamerica.com/2015/02/ted-cruz-political-targeting-irs-crime/

Senator Ted Cruz has introduced legislation making it crime to engage in political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Daily Signal says this is not the first time Cruz has offered this type of legislation. In February 2014, he introduced amendments to the STOP Identity Theft Act. Those measures, however, were defeated by Democrats and did not make it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

With a new Republican Senate majority, Cruz is hopeful that this time the language will pass independently as a bill. In apress release, Cruz blasted the lack of action by President Obama and his administration in response to the IRS scandal.

“In May 2013, President Obama declared the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative groups ‘intolerable and inexcusable,’ yet to this date no one has been held accountable for it,” Cruz said in a statement.Obamas IRS Gestapo

Cruz’s bill would make it a crime for any IRS employee to willfully target anyone based solely on political beliefs. Any employee found in violation would be subject to a fine, up to 10 years in prison, or both.

“This is a well thought out amendment to the IRS code to try and deter and punish the type of naked political targeting engaged in by Lois Lerner and other IRS employees,” said Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the election law reform initiative and senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation.obama-and-IRS

Lerner, former director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Unit, left the agency in 2013 after news of the targeting scandal broke. Lawmakers voted to hold her in contempt of Congress last year. Von Spakovsky said abuses like the targeting of tea party and conservative groups should never happen again.

It is time to abolish the IRS! Annual tax compliance costs are almost as much as our Defense budget! More importantly, we will never get the IRS Monster back in the bottle. “…bureaucratic despots are more dangerous than socialism…” Dr. Larry P. Arnn.

15-reasons-ted-cruz-is-the-most-badass-and-fearless-senator-republicans-have-seen-in-ages-300x150Repeal the 16th Amendment. Pass HR 25 and S 155, aka The FairTax.Put all Americans back in charge by eliminating income tax and replacing it with a national sales / consumption tax! Both these billsare designedto be revenue (income to the Government) neutral.Friend me on Facebook – if you dare. No one turned away.

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Ted Cruz: You Can’t Defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism If You Can’t Say It


Posted by Tom HincheyTom HincheyJanuary 13, 2015

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) said on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends that the world is lacking leadership to effectively fight the terrorist attacks occurring all over the world. He criticized President Obama for failing to attend the Unity Rally in Paris over the weekend.

“It was a very visual manifestation of what’s happened over six years. Over six years, America has receded from leadership in the world. And we saw it just this weekend as forty world leaders walking down the street in Paris and yet where is America, where is the president?”

The White House has not yet released the president’s activities for Sunday that prevented him from going to Paris. Senator Cruz slammed the president for not participating in the event when his presence would have demonstrated America’s support for France.

“He wasn’t standing with our allies, the French, and he wasn’t standing up against radical Islamic terrorism. He wasn’t providing the leadership the world desperately needs and that America has provided for so long.”

Cruz commented that the Obama administration will not be successful in defeating terrorism if they are unable to identify radical Islam as the source of those attacks“You cannot defeat radical Islamic terrorism if you’re unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’” Cruz pointed out that there is a common thread among all the recent attacks around the world; yet we are lacking the leadership to effectively fight against it.com02 Obama Muslim collection

“And just, you know, look in recent months, I mean we’re seeing this all over the world, whether it is these horrific attacks on journalists, on police officers in France. Or whether it is in Sidney, Australia or whether it is in Canada or whether it is in Israel with Hamas terrorists coming in with butcher knives and cleavers murdering Israeli-American rabbis in synagogue as they pray. This is happening all over the world and there is a consistent theme of radical Islamic terrorism and we need clear leadership to combat it.”

h/t: The Blaze

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Senate Dems Bear Down on Attacking Free Speech


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30 hours and counting for debate on SJR 19…

Yesterday was another heated day on the floor of the Senate, as Republicans took to the podium to lambaste SJR 19, Democrats’ latest effort to control the content and flow of political speech in America.

As we discussed Monday, SJR 19 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right to set limits on how much money can be raised for and spent in federal political campaigns, and would drastically limit the First Amendment rights to both free speech and free association. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), have spent the past two days defending the resolution as our last chance to preserve the integrity of the vote—and proposing some dangerous policy in the process.tweet 01

Tuesday brought both junior and senior Senators to the floor in opposition to the proposed amendment, putting Democrats on defense and causing waves on social media. One of the main concerns raised in Tuesday’s floor speeches was the potential for government control over political speech to spiral, and cut off the flow of information entirely.Different Free Speech Ideologies

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) got creative with his presentation, targeting Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and others who embrace parody and humor as part of their political commentary:

“Congress would have the power to make it a criminal offense, Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment for making fun of any politician. That is extraordinary. It is breathtaking and it is dangerous,” the Texas Republican argued on the Senate floor on Tuesday, with a board of stills from the late-night sketch show displayed behind him.

Cruz said that the proposal, which will face a vote tomorrow, gives Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from engaging in political speech.

“Well, NBC which airs Saturday Night Live, is a corporation,” Cruz said, who gave his own impression of Dana Carvey as President George H.W. Bush.cruz

Both Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) addressed the valid concern that if passed, SJR 19 could eventually spur a constitutional amendment that would prevent the spread of any information Congress deems inappropriate or inconvenient.tweet 02

Senator Lee has a great point. SJR 19 contains a convenient provision addressing how the resolution could affect press access:

Section 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant
Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the
press.

The problem with this is, we’ve never defined what “the press” is. We know that ABC/NBC/CBS count, but does Legal Insurrection? Does Breitbart News? Does Joe Smith Blogger from Litchfield, Illinois count? There’s no possible way to control the effects of SJR 19′s proposed amendment because there are too many variables left undefined. It’s vague by nature, which could spell disaster for activists and bloggers.

Although some have questioned the Republican leadership’s strategy of allowing the resolution to move forward, John Hayward at Human Events has an editorial out that describes perfectly why this tactic will leave Republicans on top:

Senate Democrats have been wasting America’s time on a showboating effort to repeal the First Amendment – a bill they know is doomed to go nowhere, but it would give them something to sell to their dispirited base going into the midterm elections. The Republicans were supposed to slap this dumbassery down, giving Democrats a chance to run to their gullible base voters and cry: See, we tried to do something about the evil Koch Brothers, but those rascally Republicans stopped us, because they think billionaires should be able to buy elections!

But Senate Republicans, with a twinkle in their eye, voted to advance the Democrats’ stupid bill, making the Democrats look utterly foolish as they whined to the media about how those mean old Republicans took their base-goosing clown act seriously.

Shot and chaser. We knew Harry Reid was going to bring this up at some point this year because “getting money out of elections” is the kind of tripe that gets the progressive base all whipped up and mobilized. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to make Democrats look foolish, and let Republicans flex their muscles?

The benefit is twofold: the media is already being forced to cover this as an issue that a Republican minority is perfectly willing to debate (down goes Reid’s easiest talking point;) but more importantly, it gives conservatives an opportunity to bring the concepts of free speech and association to center stage. The fact that this resolution exists is proof that this discussion needs to happen; SJR 19 is dangerous, not because it tinkers with campaign finance law, but because, as Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) put it, its very premise is grounded in the idea that freedom of speech somehow reduces liberty:

“Senate Joint Resolution 19 is exactly…what America’s founders ratified the First Amendment to prevent. Supporters of this radical proposal apparently believe that freedom itself is the problem. That view is contrary to the fundamental principles of this Republic and incompatible with free society. Freedom is not a problem. It’s the solution.”

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Stop Amnesty Bill Introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz


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obama-border-is-open-378x257The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) was first introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) in August 2001. The original bill would apply only to illegals who entered the US when they were minors and have lived here for a minimum of 5 years and have graduated from high school. If these young illegals completed 2 years of college (or college equivalent program) or 2 years of active military service, they would be granted temporary residency in the US for a period of 6 years. If they fulfilled all of the requirements and have remained free of any criminal activity, they could then be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

The DREAM Act of 2001 was never approved, but not forgotten. Versions of it have been introduced in 2007, 2009 and 2011, but again, the measured was never passed. In May of 2012, President Barack Obama announced that he was issuing an executive order to stop the deportation of young illegals who basically met the requirements spelled out in the DREAM Act. He called his program the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Technically, Immigration-Piperhe bypassed Congress to establish a new law which in reality is a violation of the Constitution, but no one seems to care to do anything about it.

Under Obama’s provision, these under 30 illegals would be granted permits to work in the U.S. which also entitled them to a number of state and federal benefits. One of those benefits included obtaining a valid state driver’s license. This provision instantly raised alarm flags among many conservatives.

There is no doubt that Obama’s promise of amnesty to the millions of illegal youth in America is responsible for the flood of illegal Central American kids. If that promise of amnesty was removed, the main motive for their coming would be eliminated and America would no longer be as promising to them.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced a piece of legislation that is being referred to as the Stop Amnesty bill. Cruz’s bill will defund the Obama administration’s program that allows illegals to remain in the US without fear of deportation. It is tied to the legislation that Obama is trying to push to get Congress to fund him the $3.7 million he wants for his immigration policies.

Cruz’s bill, not yet given a number, states:A Service Member

“A Bill to prevent the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawfully created by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012.”

“Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,”

“Section 1. Limitation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Restrictions on Employment Authorization for Aliens no in Lawful Status.”

“No agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may use Federal funding or resources—“

“(1) to consider or adjudicate any new or previously denied application of any alien requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, as authorized by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012; or”

“(2) to authorize any alien to work in the United States if such alien—“

“(A) was not lawfully admitted into the United States in compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.); and”

“(B) is not in lawful status in the United States on the date of the enactment of this Act.”

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In the released statement, Cruz stated:

“The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop President Obama’s amnesty. If we do not put an end to its expansion — to the promise of amnesty that is the reason so many are coming — then more little boys and girls will be trafficked, abused, and even killed.”

Imperial President ObamaIn addition to his Stop Amnesty Bill, Cruz is expected to introduce several other pieces of legislation designed to increase the speed with which illegal aliens will be deported and to allow governors of the border states to use National Guard troops with the use of federal funds.

In plain language, Cruz wants all of the DREAMers deported and to prevent them and all illegals from being able to legally work and take jobs from American citizens. Cruz is working to protect the American border, protect American jobs and protect American citizens and cities from being ravaged by the flood of illegals. It’s about time someone in Washington is trying to take steps to protect America from the alien invasion.

 

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Ted Cruz Blasts Democrats on Repeal of First Amendment


ted-cruz-texas-senateTed Cruz destroys Senate Democrats who voted to repeal the First Amendment, but will they listen?

Probably not – but you can below – the video is a little long, but well worth it.

These 42 Democrats are willing to let free speech go, but this is the world we live in: Congress wants to control everything you do.

They must be confident there are not many differences between establishment Republicans and Democrats. They both want the same things.

When you watch, notice how Cruz is a master of constitutional thought and understanding. I don’t know why any thinking American wouldn’t want him running the show.

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You know things are getting fascist when one of the most conservative members of the Senate is aligned with the ACLU.

Hard to believe the lemmings in this country are willing to vote for Democrats who gladly take their rights away.

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Obama’s IRS, Border Criminality and ‘The People vs. Barack Obama’


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On Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called for a special prosecutor to investigate the mysterious missing emails from former IRS charitable organizations head Lois Lerner between January 2009 and April 2011. The IRS announced that the emails had gone missing on Friday, prompting House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp to fume, “There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.” Cruz went further, tweeting out a call by Ron Fournier of National Journal for a special prosecutor.

The IRS’ activity is surely criminal, under 26 US Code Section 7212 and 5 US Code Section 7323. As I write in my book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration, “the IRS and the Obama administration violated both the Hatch Act and the ‘omnibus’ provision of the Internal Revenue Code.”

But here’s the reality: the DOJ will not investigate, and the Obama administration will never sanction a special prosecutor. In March, Eric Holder denied Cruz’s request for a special prosecutor on the IRS issue. Which means that, as usual, the executive branch is entirely unanswerable for its crimes.

30 Witnesses disappearThe Obama administration knows that. Which is why the administration has no problem whatsoever abusing its power to grant access to the United States to Mexican gang members. As the Washington Times reported today, “Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can’t turn away known Mexican gang members.”

This is a purposeful attempt by the Obama administration to shift the 2014 election conversation to immigration, as opposed to Obamacare – and the designed humanitarian crisis has been purposefully created, in violation of law, to give President Obama the supposed moral impetus for unilateral executive action, as I wrote back in early April.

The Obama White House’s decision not to prosecute or deport the so-called DREAMers – illegal immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who arrived as minors in the United States – did not constitute an exercise of prosecutorial discretion. It was pure obstruction of justice. As I write in the book:

The Obama administration’s obstruction of justice has been most egregious with regard to enforcement of federal and state immigration law….Nothing in the Constitution gave Obama the authority to allow selective prosecution of different types of illegal immigrants. If he wanted to push immigration reform, he could have done it throughout his presidency.

Imperial-PresidentSo, if the Obama administration routinely engages in illegal activity – which it does – what’s the solution? It isn’t to plead with Eric Holder to suddenly start policing himself, especially given the fact that Holder is probably the lead criminal in the administration. And it isn’t impeachment, given that the entire Obama administration is honeycombed with criminality, and that impeachment has been used a grand total of 19 times by the House and only 8 Senate convictions have ever been reached – one every three decades or so.

The answer is to devolve authority to the people of the United States to sue members of the executive branch under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970. We must become, as the Supreme Court put it regarding RICO, “‘private attorneys general’ on a serious national problem for which public prosecutorial resources are deemed inadequate.” The executive branch is the “serious national problem.” We are the solution. Want to do something about it? Call your congresspeople and push them to amend RICO to allow private suits against the executive branch.

Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro

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