Friday, September 23, 2016

Ted's On the Team: 'Join or Die'

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."--L.P. Hartley
Our own country's past has become a foreign to us--that must change.
"Well, Doctor, what have we got; a republic or a monarchy?"--Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia
"A republic, Madame--if you can keep it."--Benjamin Franklin

And those are the very stakes we face today.
Ted Cruz:

"This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election.
In Cleveland, I urged voters, “please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket whom you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”
After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.
Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary.
Six key policy differences inform my decision. First, and most important, the Supreme Court. For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights — free speech, religious liberty, the Second Amendment — the Court hangs in the balance. I have spent my professional career fighting before the Court to defend the Constitution. We are only one justice away from losing our most basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices “in the mold of Scalia.”
For some time, I have been seeking greater specificity on this issue, and today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees — including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice — and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.
Second, Obamacare. The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing legislation repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.
Third, energy. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s war on coal and relentless efforts to crush the oil and gas industry. Trump has said he will reduce regulations and allow the blossoming American energy renaissance to create millions of new high-paying jobs.
Fourth, immigration. Clinton would continue and even expand President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty. Trump has promised that he would revoke those illegal executive orders.
Fifth, national security. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s willful blindness to radical Islamic terrorism. She would continue importing Middle Eastern refugees whom the FBI cannot vet to make sure they are not terrorists. Trump has promised to stop the deluge of unvetted refugees.
Sixth, Internet freedom. Clinton supports Obama’s plan to hand over control of the Internet to an international community of stakeholders, including Russia, China, and Iran. Just this week, Trump came out strongly against that plan, and in support of free speech online.
These are six vital issues where the candidates’ positions present a clear choice for the American people.
If Clinton wins, we know — with 100% certainty — that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country.
My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that.
We also have seen, over the past few weeks and months, a Trump campaign focusing more and more on freedom — including emphasizing school choice and the power of economic growth to lift African-Americans and Hispanics to prosperity.
Finally, after eight years of a lawless Obama administration, targeting and persecuting those disfavored by the administration, fidelity to the rule of law has never been more important.
The Supreme Court will be critical in preserving the rule of law. And, if the next administration fails to honor the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then I hope that Republicans and Democrats will stand united in protecting our fundamental liberties.
Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way.
A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don’t want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him." ...........

I will vote for Trump. And so will anybody who gives a damn about what's left of this country.
'The past is never dead. It's not even past.'--Faulkner

Thanks for putting America first, Ted. I know it must have been tough after some of the personal stuff. I don't know if I could have done it--but I'm glad Sen. Cruz can. It was also good to see Donald Trump recently call for a tough Cuba policy and for closing the EPA and the Dept. of MisEducation--all Cruz signature positions.  
"There--I guess King George will be able to read that!"
But Senator Cruz also spoke more profoundly of our history and our foundations in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, free speech, religious liberty and the right of the People to keep and bear arms--America's Signature Issues. Everything we've been heirs to is on the line. Now is the hour: "All Hands on Deck!"
"I shall never prove a traitor to my country."
"Our country asserts for itself the glory of being the freest upon the surface of the globe."--James Forten
Like the good Doctor said so long ago: "We  must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." We see a Death-Wish Democrat Party funding terrorist nations overseas, bringing terrorists to America, handcuffing law enforcement, causing military aircraft to crash through malicious neglect, fomenting riots and coddling criminals while disarming citizens--there is more than one way to "hang separately". Hanging together--Unity--is imperative in this revolution just as it was in those previous days.

Mr. Trump: "I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz. We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent. I look forward to working with him for many years to come in order to make America great again."
Your Revolutionary Battle Beckons
...and it beckons today.

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