I received this one just today. He looks like he’s losing weight. But then… with his current schedule and the State of the Union, is it any wonder? They said that he gave one hell of a talk. According to Cruz, it is time for the people to move. We have to take back the Senate this next election or we really will be in big trouble.
Jamie and I went to hear Sen. Cruz last night at a dinner. He was great and I am proud that he hails from Texas.
It was an honor to see the Senator in person and be able to shake his hand.
He is truly a Great American. His speech below (YouTube Link) is really good. I hope you take the time to listen to it in its entirety
God Bless America
EPIC SPEECH: Ted Cruz vs. 49 Senate Democrats Who Voted to Repeal the First Amendment
September 10, 2014
Senator Ted Cruz issued an epic challenge and debate to the 49 Democrats in the U.S. Senate who have voted to gut the American free-speech provision of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Democrat-proposed S.J. Res. 19, would change the First Amendment, giving politicians the ability to determine whatever they feel are “reasonable” limits on free speech, rather than the current First Amendment that completely disallows that power by stating that “Congress shall make no law prohibiting” free speech or the establishment and practice of religion.
Cruz began his well-articulated argument by highlighting some of the current crisis-level events occurring in both the United States, and around the globe, that Democrats are ignoring because of their obsession to spend their time, energy and focus on taking away the time-honored and uniquely American right, established by our Founding Fathers, of being able to criticize our own government without fear of retribution.
Cruz began his introduction:
At a time of extraordinary challenges across the globe and here at home, we are not gathered in the United States Senate to discuss how to confront the threat if ISIS.
We’re not gathered in the United States Senate to discuss how to prevent Putin’s Russia from invading his neighbors.
We’re not gathered in the United States Senate today to discuss how to solve the humanitarian crisis at the border with some 90,000 unaccompanied children coming into the country this year.
We’re not gathered in the United States Senate today to discuss how to bring back jobs and economic growth; How to correct the fact that the Obama economy has produced the lowest labor force participation since 1978–92 million Americans not working today.
And we’re not gathered in the United States Senate to discuss how to stop the disaster that has been Obamacare, that has caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, to be forced into part-time work, to lose their health insurance, to lose their doctors, and to see their premiums skyrocket.
“Instead,” Senator Cruz points out, the U.S. Senate was gathered on Tuesday, not to deal with those pressing issues, but because of a very different topic:
“The majority leader, and the Democratic [Party] majority in this Senate have determined that the most important priority this Senate has, which we are spending the entire week addressing, is the proposal of 49 Democrats to repeal the free speech provisions of the First Amendment.”
The new First Amendment that 49 Democrats agreed upon, is so egregiously ill-conceived that even the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), considered a far-left organization and certainly no friend of conservatives or Ted Cruz, sent Cruz a letter thanking him for standing up against this anti-free speech provision with Democrat Party support.
Cruz asked the 49 Democrats, as he has before with no response, if Congress should have the constitutional authority to ban books, movies, and prohibit left-wing groups like the NAACP from speaking?
While is sounds like absurd questions in what is supposed to be the “land of the free,” Democrats, thus far, have refused to answer the question, only choosing to dismiss them by stating that it is not their “intention” to take those kind of USSR-like tactics at this time.
“Now, I posed these questions in the Constitution subcommittee. When I posed them of the committee, the chairman of the committee [Democrat] Senator [Dick] Durbin gaveled the hearing shut, because he could not answer those questions,” Cruz reminded.
WATCH FULL SPEECH BELOW: