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January 03, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz

Texas has a new US Senator -- Ted Cruz, a man who stood up to the establishment, defeated a powerful Lt. Governor in the primary, and and who cruised to victory in the general election.

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At 11 minutes after noon, Ted Cruz made history.

The Houston lawyer and former Texas solicitor general was sworn in as the state’s newest U.S. senator by Vice President Joe Biden, becoming the first Texas senator of Latino descent in the state’s history.

Cruz, accompanied by Texas’ new senior senator, John Cornyn, walked to the front of the Senate chamber and joined Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, California’s Dianne Feinstein and Nebraska’s Deb Fischer among the third group of senators to take the oath of office.

Cruz, a conservative Republican, replaces fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison of Dallas. He becomes the first U.S. senator from Houston since then-Sen. Lloyd Bentsen became President Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary in 1993.

A couple of things to note.

First, I participated in Senator Cruz's blogger conference call yesterday. One theme was repeated again and again by Cruz -- we must increase economic growth, and any policy that leads to higher taxes, higher spending, and higher debt will not do help our economy grow. As Cruz noted, the fiscal cliff bill was a "lousy deal" that will "push the United States backwards" economically because it is anti-growth and "did nothing to solve the crisis of spending in Washington." As Cruz said at one point, "I think what we need is to stand for economic growth and freedom and to take that argument to the American people." The key to doing so will be working to stop bad legislation and to instead focus on cutting spending and the debt, tax reform, and regulatory reform. To hear the entire conference call -- broken down into bite-sized bits, I encourage you to visit Big Jolly Politics.

Second, I'd like to applaud the Senate GOP for placing Senator Cruz, a former clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the former Solicitor General for the state of Texas, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ted Cruz is sharp, and that is the kind of person we need on the committee that oversees the Judicial nomination process.

Third, Cruz is already standing up to the media liberals. Just look at his performance on CNN.


Our new senator is a guy who we will hopefully be seeing a lot of in the media, standing up for conservative principles. Who knows -- after John Cornyn's vote on the fiscal cliff legislation, Ted Cruz could be the SENIOR Senator from Texas after the 2016 election.

Overall, I'd call this an auspicious start for Senator Ted Cruz. Might he be our first Hispanic President? Could be.





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Please address the Nevada Solar company another solar company wasting our tax payer money with Nancy Pelosi's husband being a key element in this. Please stop this insanity!

|| Posted by Terri, February 20, 2013 09:19 PM ||

RE: Failure to Filibuster Obama's Legislative Assault on the Second Amendment (S. 649) Will Be Viewed by the American People as a Violation of Your Oaths of Office!
With a vote scheduled for this week on a motion to proceed on Barack Obama's gun control legislation, remember that upon taking office, each and every U.S. Senator took an oath, solemnly swearing (or affirming) to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." And each and every U.S. Senator further swore to do so "without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion."
Yet, far too many Senators either refuse to take their oaths seriously or are simply confused when it comes to what the Constitution actually says. Specifically, the Second Amendment to the Constitution reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word "infringe" means: "Act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on." For those of us who put our pants on one leg at a time, that's pretty clear cut. The Constitution is not to be limited... or undermined... or encroached upon.
It is not the job of a United States Senator to "debate" legislative measures which infringe upon the Constitution. It is not the job of a United States Senator to craft "fixes" or "compromises" or "grand bargains" on measures which infringe upon the Constitution.
Put plainly, you have an oath to support and defend the Constitution and any Senator that does not join the effort to filibuster the legislative assault on the Second Amendment (S. 649) is IN VIOLATION OF THAT OATH... PERIOD!

|| Posted by Linda Lawrence, April 10, 2013 09:59 AM ||
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