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Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Idiot's Guide to Newt Gingrich Conservative Cred

There are some rather uninformed posts flying around suggesting Newt Gingrich is some kind of one world government elitist.  Most of this is recycled disinformation from the Mitt Romney forces of '12 or deceptive cherry picked exceptions of a very distinguished conservative crusader.  The same can be done with ANY politician including Reagan who dramatically expanded abortion just 6 years before running for President, who implemented broad illegal alien amnesty as POTUS and who spoke highly of his liberal friends like Tip O'Neill.

Simply put, there may not be another personal alive who has done more to advance freedom and conservative values.

  • He was among the first vocal and enthusiastic supporters of the TEA party appearing with Sean Hannity at the FIRST Tea Party event on 4/15/2009.
  • He vigorously defended Sarah Palin to liberal reporters.
  • He has a LIFETIME 90% American Conservative Union score, 100% his final year ('98).
  • National Taxpayers Union’s Annual Scorecard on reduced spending and taxes gave Gingrich an “A”, for his last four years in office, ranking him #1.
  • The Moral Majority Founder Paul Weyrich admired Newt Gingrich as did the founder of GOPAC. (For those who don't know, Paul Weyrich is the reason Reagan got elected according to Morton Blackwell.)
  • He banned any Muslim who hadn’t renounced Sharia Law from his campaign.
  • He started a campaign to not only defend gun ownership as a Constitutional right, but to make it a WORLDWIDE human right.
  • As House Speaker, with a Democrat President, Gingrich initiated the first balanced budget since before the Vietnam War, we cut taxes and lowered unemployment to under 5 percent. (Incidentally we have NOT had a balanced budget since.)
  • Not only was Gingrich against Bush and the GOPe's TARP bill, he had at least 2 TV interviews, 2 op-ed articles and gave a major National Press Club speech against it.
  • Led the fight against HillaryCare in the 90's (and won).
  • Led the biggest change of government power to conservatism since Benjamin Disraeli in the 1800's, enacting MORE conservative legislation even than Reagan did.
Don't lose sight of that last point.  At the bottom I list and link to more specifics, but the Democrats had controlled Congress for FORTY YEARS before Newt Gingrich engineered the Contract with America. Not only that, America went from a 20% approval to a 60% approval of Congress following Gingrich's leadership.

Yes, as Al Gore's INCONVENIENT TRUTH spread the false evangelism of Global Warming, Gingrich openly said we needed to take it seriously and if, true, would need to consider some form of research and legislation to stop carbon pollution.  Just like many other scientists like Rush Limbaugh's buddy Roy Spencer did.  But less than 2 years later - even before the Climategate email scandal of faked data became apparent, Gingrich had educated enough to vigorously fight against Cap and Trade in Hearings before Congress.

Yes, the academic professor (who began in environmental studies, graduated in history and obtained a Masters and Doctorate in European history) opens himself up to - sometimes strange - people and ideas.  His enthusiastic admiration for the Toffler's (The Third Wave) are often bandied about as some kind of new world order inspiration despite his continuing movies, books and speeches on Reagan, Washington and Christianity in American Government.  And lest you forget, they ended up being prescient about many aspects of technology and social interaction.  But if you are truly worried, go no further than Alvin Toffler himself who said that he and Newt agreed on very little.

You want to know the WORST decisions/opinions of Newt Gingrich over his long career?  Here you go:  The Drinking Scale of Gingrich Big Government Gaffes.   Enjoy.  And then help set the record straight by idiots that have tried to smear this man for the past 8 years.

Here is a quick list of links to other Newt insights:
From: Stats Comparing Conservative Accomplishments of Newt and Mitt

Newt Gingrich as GA Congressman and Speaker of the House:
  • 33 years as Congressman including 4 as Speaker of the House
  • Lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 90%
    (most recent year was for 1998 at 100%)* **
  • He had a Democrat controlled Congress up until 1994, a Democrat President
  • Helped Reagan pass biggest tax cut in 50 years as Minority Whip, called out George Bush on breaking his promise and led (as a legislator) a Democrat President to do the same.
  • Art Laffer confirms Gingrich helped on a team that designed “Supply Side Economics.”
  • Supported/Championed policies that created 11 Million jobs.
  • National Taxpayers Union’s Annual Scorecard on reduced spending and taxes gave Gingrich an “A”, for his last four years in office, ranking him #1, #4, #2 and #11 and as one of the most conservative members in Congress.
  • Led a Balanced Budget initiative with a Democrat President. He did this AS A SPEAKER, not an Executive Branch Leader and not in control of the Senate or Executive Branch.  He balanced the budget 4 times creating the first SURPLUS in decades.
  • $400 billion in debt was paid off during time as Speaker, although Gingrich agreed with Reagan on deal that ended up running deficits until 1988.
  • Fought and defeated HillaryCare both in strategy, as well as political and legislative maneuvering.
  • On third try got a Democratic President and Senate to initiate Welfare Reform that put 60% of recipients to work.
  • Gingrich’s pro-life voting record is 98.6%, 70 out of 71 votes.
  • Brought two partial birth abortion bills to Clinton that served as the model for what was passed under George W. Bush.
  • He helped Reagan’s initiative to eliminate 12 of 94 programs and cut budgets of many others like the SBA more than 50%.  (Life Lesson: SBA grew afterward to over 10X it’s original budget. If you don’t eliminate a it, it will always grow bigger.)
  • He identified, recruited, campaigned for and helped organize the biggest minority opposition swing in US modern history getting 367 Congressional candidates to sign the Contract With AmericaThis resulted in a NET GOP pickup of 52 seats in the House, 8 in the Senate and 11 Governorships.  GOPAC founder Pete DuPont and Paul Weyrich both didn’t believe it could be done.
  • Multiple conservatives congressmen got their political start including:
      Jon Kyl
      Mike DeWine
      Jim Inhofe
      Fred Thompson
      Bill Frist
      Rick Santorum
  • Contract With America - (1995 Description): “…represented the culmination of 30 years of creative conservative thinking dealing with the basic social and economic problems of modern America. The ideas provided the background for the widest range of legislative initiatives, certainly since the 1930s, and possibly at any time in American political history.” 

    The ten items in the Contract were all acted upon in the first 100 days of the new Congress, which is what the signatories had pledged. Nine of the ten items in the Contract passed the House: Only the constitutional amendment on term limits (which required a two-thirds vote) was defeated. Out of a total of 302 roll call votes on issues related to the Contract With America, the conservatives prevailed on 299 of them. A balanced budget amendment passed in the House by a 300-123 margin but was subsequently defeated as it fell one vote short of the two-thirds needed for passage in the U.S. Senate. The overall margin by which the items in the Contract were passed averaged about 70 percent despite the fact that the Republicans only held a 12-seat margin over the Democrats (52-48 percent, the smallest House majority margin in 40 years). Given the notorious lack of party discipline in the American Congress, the passage by a large majority of nearly all of the items in the Contract was a remarkable achievement.

    I can’t adequately cover all 10 initiatives and their profundity but they include:
    • Congressional Reform including Congress being subject to the law they pass
    • Balanced Budget with Line Item Veto (failed Senate, passed Veto but declared unconstitutional)
    • Anti-crime package (truth in sentencing, more law enforcement help)
    • Personal Responsibility (ultimately became Welfare Reform)
    • Tax Package Including Child  Tax Credit, Elimination of Marriage Penalty, Savings Account, Middle Class Tax Relief
    • Disallow US Troops from serving under foreign authorites like the UN
    • Frivolous Litigation vetoed by Clinton but tort reform override veto.
    • Job Creation act included capital-gains cuts and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wages.

      Other sections of the Contract include a proposed Family Reinforcement Act (tax incentives for adoption, strengthening the powers of parents in their children's education, stronger child pornography laws, and elderly dependent care tax credit) and the Senior Citizens Fairness Act (raise the Social Security earnings limit, repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security benefits and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance).

      The only bill that failed was Term Limits.
  • He is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals at Air University and taught officers from all five services as an honorary Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. 

    His “Liberal” Legislation?
  • Voted for Department of Education with Carter in first term.
  • Supported Reagan in Simpson-Mazzoli Amnesty Bill
  • Voted to raise taxes twice with Reagan.
  • Would vote for earmarks in exchange for conservative legislative votes.
When Newt became Speaker in 1995 congressional approval was about 20%.  When he resigned the Speakership four years later, it was about 60%.
(Now it is at 11%).


 From: Is Newt A Fat White Obama Progressive?

949901012522016 Unlike Obama, Cain, (and to some extent Bachmann), there is no lack of speeches, books  - and most importantly – votes to find out who Newt is.  The Club for Growth has an exhaustive PDF white paper on Newt and there are many other conservative sources including the American Conservative Union (Rating 90%).  So how do people like Beck make the jump that a man
William F. Buckley called, “profoundly committed free trader,” progressive and worse?

Because it’s not 100% conservative.  Gingrich admitted to CBN recently that he regretted his vote for the Department of Education and evolved from a Rockefeller Republican (liberal republican) into a conservative.  Who hasn’t, right?  Except that many like Reagan didn’t have a contiguous public voting record during the change.  So what were these terrible “Progressive” votes of his:
  • Voted YES on the Reagan tax cut of 1981
  • Voted YES on the Reagan tax reform bill of 1986
  • Voted NO on the George H.W. Bush "Read My Lips" tax hike in 1990.
  • Voted NO on the Clinton tax hike in 1993.
  • Voted YES on the capital gains tax cut in 1997.
  • Voted NO on the Chrysler bailout in 1979
  • Voted YES on the Gramm-Rudman balanced budget bill in 1985
  • Voted YES on a balanced budget amendment (as part of the "Contract for America" effort that he led) in 1995
  • Led the effort and voted YES to cut $16.4 billion from the budget in 1995.
    Voted YES on welfare reform in 1996
I’m sure Beck would claim this was ALL a setup to seduce non-suspecting patriots into a hypnotic state until he could REALLY get his hands on power!  AH HA!  Only one problem.  He barely survived a battle against DeLay and Boehner (who couldn’t make an argument for crony capitalism and progressive against these two right?), and STEPPED DOWN from his Speakership and Congressional seat after winning election.
AND FINALLY we have an important point – apart from the insane and uninformed ravings of those on our side.  Gingrich did not feel that pressing for hardcore conservative positions with a Democrat President would serve our purpose.  Especially after they had successfully enacted welfare reform and balanced budgets by working WITH Democrats than against them.  And this is a good argument. 
Is it better to remain in power and do SOME good, or stand on principle and lose all power to do any good?
NewtAtACU ACU’s Keene calls Gingrich a partisan but NOT a conservative although he admits his speakership was basically conservative.  (Figure that one out.)   But if he is not a conservative, why did he create and fulfill the VERY conservative CONTRACT WITH AMERICA?  And why did those who argued AGAINST Gingrich’s leadership – end up running the franchise into the ground that gave us Pelosi and Reed?  Was the prescription drug and Head Start programs under Bush better under the anti-Newt forces?
I think like the Roosevelt and the Clinton years the “TIMES” will make Gingrich.  We would like to think of our leaders as the William Wilberforce's of history who have one true guiding NORTH and would rather lose the argument for decades until the ship aligns to their view.  Gingrich instead seems fine going from NORTHWEST to NORTHEAST to stay on the ship.  His impact AS A LEADER on the LAST MAJOR REPUBLICAN victory (Balanced Budgets, Welfare Reform) seem to me to not only make Beck’s argument silly about being a progressive – but also diminish the REAL records of Santorum and Bachmann.  It is one thing to vote on a measure – or even sponsor a bill.  it is quite another to motivate dozens of other leaders to a cause and actually WIN a battle or a war.  This Gingrich did.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

FACT CHECK: Cruz's Cred on Constitutional Conservatism

I have had many interactions with Cruz supporters continuing to herald his qualifications as a "Constitutional Conservative."  I debate that on the merits of his record.  I am not suggesting that Ted Cruz is Harry Reid.  But he is not Antonin Scalia either.  It is important to put outisde the talking points, the PR and campaign ads and look at the facts:

Article One
  • Cruz was very good bringing attention to the problems of ObamaCare.  But since he has been silent on it's unconstitutional passing.  At one tim ehe was willing to shut down government.  But after giving the Republican Establishment a donatoin of $240,000 from his PAC and taking a position as joint Chairman of the NRSC, he complains about the law, but brings no attention to the subversion of the process. Few recall how Harry Reid changed Senate rules to bypass the Scott Brown election that kept the Democrats from obtaining the 60 votes needed to pass ObamaCare outright.  They changed the rules to only require a simple majority, and we've never heard a filibuster or lawsuit from Cruz since. Pelosi's unconstitutional adoption of a Senate military housing bill to make a 'revenue'  ObamaCare bill is in violation of the Constitution which clearly defines that revenue bills must originate in the House. Reid and company used political procedures to override both the law and intent of the Constitution.  Cruz has used similar tactics including in the passing of ObamaTrade.
  • Ted Cruz authored the Senate bill for ObamaTrade (or TPP/TPA).  He took to the airwaves with Rand Paul to speak vigorously for it.  What does the Trans-Pacific Trade treaty do? It subverts the US Constitution by placing the authority of US interests and companies under the power of the World Bank and foreign countries that represent over 40% of the world GDP.  Jeff Sessions said at the time:
....companies and investors would be empowered to challenge regulations, rules, government actions and court rulings — federal, state or local — before tribunals organized under the World Bank or the United Nations... critics, including many Democrats in Congress, argue that the planned deal widens the opening for multinationals to sue in the United States and elsewhere, giving greater priority to protecting corporate interests than promoting free trade and competition that benefits consumers.12 
 And it's far worse.  Foreign investors could sue the Federal, State, County and City entities for any US investment they made that went bad - even if it had nothing to do with those government entities involved.
One foreign government could bankrupt a state under the jurisdiction of foreign powers. The Huffington Post restated one provision this way:
"(International companies and investors) can collect not just for lost property or seized assets; they can collect if laws or regulations interfere with these giant companies' ability to collect what they claim are "expected future profits."16
Again, Ted Cruz AUTHORED this bill.  Many Cruz followers repeat his assertion that he had second thoughts and voted against it.  Many recall the MSM soundbite from Cruz that "Mitch McConnell lied."  This had nothing to do with the TPP bill itself, but with an amendment that funded the Import/Export Bank.  Ted continued to support ObamaTrade, and even engineered the Senate confirmation in a way that his individual vote would not be recorded. Furthermore Cruz affirmed this this past November by voting AGAINST a provision (Senate Amendment 1251) that stated:
"To require the approval of Congress before additional countries may join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement”…
Look up the vote yourself.
In other words,  Senator Cruz did not want congress to be consulted before other countries, including China, could join TPP and put us directly under international law and foreign powers.
If that isn't bad enough, it also would flood the United States with foreign workers, and remove MANY protections already in law.  Via Breitbart:
Even if the migrant foreign workers (coming from foreign companies and governments as part of the TPP allowance) are paid American wage-levels, the huge influx of foreign workers will flood the U.S. market and drive down wages paid to American technicians and professionals. “It is pure supply-and-demand,” she said. For example, “if you increase the supply of legal services, you increase the number of law firms, you reduce the wages of [American] lawyers...”
On this measure, the TPP is written so foreign powers could literally force us to rewrite our immigration laws.  Forget Gang of Eight.  Any Constitutional - well, almost any Constitutional scholar, can see that this subverts the entire intent of Article I powers.
  • Ted Cruz claimed he would "talk until he couldn't stand" at the ObamaCare filibuster although according to Harry Reid's Communication Director, not only would Cruz have to abandon the floor for a per-scheduled vote, Cruz had negotiated the PR ploy with Reid in the first place.  Most conservatives like myself are happy for the attention it brought, but it shows that Cruz is not the "purist" he sells himself to be. In fact the very filibuster itself is believed to be unconstitutional.  It most certainly is abused and Cruz was part of that. But on aspects of Iran, the ObamaCare funding budget and other GOP establishment rubber stamps for Obama, Cruz no longer attempts the use of this tool he said was so critical to our Constitution.

Article Two and Three


However scholarship papers and Notable Officials to the contrary are legion including Ted Cruz's own Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe.  A few include:

Harvard Law Professor, Former Chairman of the Antitrust Advisory Committee to Obama's campaign, Einer Elhauge, filed an amicus brief at the New York Supreme Court advising the court that Canadian-born Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president under the Article II natural born Citizen requirement.  Elhauge also says it's not a political question but a Constitutional one.

The Supreme Court Ruling in Wong vs Ark says this:
"Citizenship by naturalization can only be acquired *180 by naturalization under the authority and in the forms of law. But citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth under the circumstances defined in the constitution. Every person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization. A person born out of the jurisdiction of the United States can only become a citizen by being naturalized
 Being "naturalized" is different from being a native citizen.

Despite this Constitutional scholar Ted Cruz told CNN that the entire issue over whether he is eligible or not is "not important.  He went on to claim that "The very first Congress defined citizens born abroad as natural born citizens."  As shown at the list link above, historian and Founding Father Dave Ramsey, who literally wrote the book "Citizenship" in 1789 SPECIFICALLY outlines that it is to be defined as a child born on US soil to TWO parents who are United States citizens.  The Founders spent quite a bit of effort on this provision wanting protections that a President would have loyalty to our country from the aspects of birth and the upbringing. A "native Texan" is one who was born in Texas.  If you came when you were 5, you are not a native.  Throughout the Founder's writings they use "native" to be equal to born on US soil.  In the 1875 Supreme Court decision Minor vs Happersett the court specifically mentions that the definition of "natural born citizen" is not in the Constitution but
"it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners"
However, Cruz and his apologists often cite the Immigration Act of 1790 labeling foreign born children of US parents "as" natural born citizens. Not only doesn't it say "are natural born citizens," but the Act was completely repealed in 1795 and the language replacing it removed the "natural born" association altogether.  We have the House Committee notes (link above) that explains one reason the Act was repealed and replaced, rather than amended it, was in part due to the potential confusion of future generations to unconstitutionally apply the poorly worded language.  As a "Constitutional scholar" shouldn't Cruz know this?

Another Senator does. 

Current Hawaiian US Senator Mazie Hirono was born to a US citizen mother and a foreign father in a foreign land just like Rafael Ted Cruz.  Her mother brought her to the US when she was seven years old. She defines herself as an immigrant is a "naturalized citizen"  according to her biography

When running for Senate, Ted Cruz ADMITTED to a GOP Assemblywoman and Latino paper that he was not eligible to be President.  His story changed when he saw the opportunity to run for President.

Is Ted Cruz a US Citizen and Eligible to be a US Senator?

What makes the Constitutional questions far worse is the lack of evidence that Ted Cruz or his parents filed the necessary paperwork to confirm his citizenship - much less his NATIVE or Natural Born Citizenship.  As Governor LePage of Maine has stated, his girls were born in Canada, and the US still required documentation for them to retain their American citizenship and legally enter the United States as such when LePage and his wife returned to the United States.  To this day, Cruz has only released his Canadian birth certificate.  By his own admission he was a Canadian citizen until approximately 18 months ago, and yet his immigration records from 1974, his passport application from 1986 and his passport records have been sealed together with his college records.   On what basis could he Constitutionally run for United States Senate without having been a US citizen for 9 years?

This lack of documentation then leads to speculation on what basis did his family come to the United States.  Although unverified, most accept that Cruz's mother was likely a US citizen.  However Rafael Cruz Sr, took Canadian citizenship in 1973 before Ted was born.  He did not become a US citizen until 2005.  On what legal basis did he stay in the United States?  Was he on a renewable visa during that time?  We don't know.  Similarly, without a Consular Report of Birth Abroad filed on Ted's behalf by his mother at a US embassy, there is a strong case that Ted Cruz is possibly not even a US citizen.  Others who have been in the same situation as Ted Cruz, have disclosed their immigration documents and process.  At least one legal group believes the documentation suggests he is an "undocumented alien."

So how can a "Constitutional scholar" determine the laws of citizenship of other legal and illegal immigrants when he has not fully disclosed the proper documentation for his own immigration?

The other Article II issue where Ted Cruz has a clear track record, is that of the appointment by the President for nominees to the Supreme Court.  It was Ted Cruz who recruited, vetted and championed the appointment of John Roberts under George Bush 43.  Roberts, was the deciding vote in a 2012 Supreme Court case that upheld the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, practically ending the debate about the constitutionality of Obamacare.  Again, Ted Cruz lied in the debates as evidenced by the emails he wrote in 2005 that he had nothing to do with Robert's nomination.  Even without the first hand testimony of Jeb Bush's discussion with his brother, it's clear Cruz worked diligently on making sure Roberts was nominated.  Among Ted's many emails in support of Roberts appointment he wrote:
“one of the very best advocates ever,” who exemplified “how to try to carry out our craft with the highest level of skill and integrity.”
In an op-ed for the National Review he wrote:
“As an individual, John Roberts is undoubtedly a principled conservative, as is the president who appointed him,”
It would be unfair to blame Cruz for the judicial decisions of Roberts when the exalted Ronald Reagan had less than conservative results with Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Conner.  But Cruz must also accept responsibility when he claims he would be better than other candidates in selecting Supreme Court nominees when we see the results of specific efforts he made in a real life situation.

Article Four

US Constitution, Article 4, Section 4:“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;”

James Madison:
“When we are considering the advantages that may result from an easy mode of naturalization, we ought also to consider the cautions necessary to guard against abuses … aliens might acquire the right of citizenship, and return to the country from which they came, and evade the laws intended to encourage the commerce and industry of the real citizens and inhabitants of America, enjoying at the same time all the advantages of citizens…”

When Scott Walker announced his campaign for President, he quickly stunned his conservative followers by saying he was open to amnesty for illegal aliens.  The Cruz campaign quickly floated the notion that Ted Cruz was open to some legal status for illegal immigrants. Most illegal immigration like Numbers USA and the National Immigration Council have pointed out how evasive Cruz has been on immigration.  His vigorous arguments against Obama's Executive Amnesty were quickly diluted by his five amendments to the Gang of Eight bill which he testified (below) was trying to improve it to get it passed.  Then, as his campaign began, he tried to spin the notion that these efforts were a "poisoned pill" to get it defeated.  Watch below at how sincere he is attempting to convince his audiences of both sides at different times. 

Few realize the insidious Muslim invasion underway and has been expanded by the Obama administration.  Hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees have been surreptitiously planted in small towns overrunning social services and destroying the culture and the economic well being of US communities that have existed over a hundred years.  It seems their placement is calculated to be in areas so remote from large media venues to go unnoticed.  One woman in Maine who saw this attempt by the Federal Government has become the intellectual leader of the American movement to stop this.
Through her years of research, Corcoran found that Muslim immigration is a form of jihad through colonization called hijra, which she reports dates back to the time of Mohammad. According to Corcoran, the Muslim Brotherhood pursues the hijra strategy.

Corcoran’s sources detail that the migration is actually a religious obligation, in which Muslims are required to spread Islam.

“If you don’t help counter the hijra, we are in my opinion, doomed,” warned Corcoran.
She notes Muammar Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, who said Europe wouldn’t be conquered by guns and swords, but instead by Muslim immigration.
Given the words of James Madison describing the intent of our Constitution toward illegals, Ted Cruz's positions on refugees are worth noting in the video below:

Breitbart, Heritage and other conservative publications have spelled out the Constitutional violation to which Senator Cruz seems oblivious.  One instance from Breitbart:
The constitutional argument is that the federal government, without the permission of these 12 Wilson-Fish states, has “commandeered” state funds by placing refugees in their states, thereby obligating states to pay Medicaid expenses for the refugees, in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In effect, the federal government is imposing an unfunded federal mandate by regulatory fiat, rather than statutory authority, on these 12 “Wilson-Fish alternative program” states.

Obama has issued 680,000 green cards to immigrants from Muslim countries.  Ted Cruz authored a bill to DOUBLE THAT NUMBER.  In addition to destroying even more US jobs, it seems that Cruz is facilitating the destruction of America through hijad of humanitarian and legal means.  It seems hard to believe that it is intentional.  But he can only either be a dupe of the invasion, a politician who will change his views to whatever his political purposes need (as Carly Fiorina has said), or complicit.  Listen to Jeff Session' Senior Policy Adviser talk about his experiences with Ted Cruz in 2013 during the Immigration battle.  Personal knowledge of what Cruz did to subvert conservative values.

Article Six
...no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
 Contrary to the Cruz campaign's assertion, the Founders did not institute a litmus test for how "religious" someone is or what precise religion that might be.

Amendment I

Cruz has not rebuked supporters who have tried to silence opponents through a "blacklist" that would go so far as to stop journalists critical of Ted Cruz from gaining employment.  This is Soviet-style tactics, and although not a government activity, against the spirit of our country and the First Amendment.  Cruz isn't proposing a law, but considering the coercion by Cruz supporters from StandByMichelle to Amanda Carpenter without any disavowing from him, one can not assume our liberties will be any safer under his administration should he be elected.  He certainly has not jumped to defend the Constitutional rights of Trump to assemble in private venues without obstruction.

Amendment IV

It has been widely reported that Ted Cruz has the second worst attendance in the Senate (excluding Harry Reid who had health issues.)  His absences exceed the combined total of Feinstein, Boxer and comedian Al Franken.  What is not reported is that he has the worst attendance record of any Senator of the Armed Services Committee, which is well below 50%.  He also has voted "no" against the Defense bill appropriations for three years in a row, which includes pay raises for the military and veteran housing needs.  His objection is that a provision against US citizens from being detained abroad is missing.  He has not been able to lead his fellow Senators to include this in any of the three years bills.  His justification against REAL needs of the military is to vote "no" three times in a row against what IS in the bill and instead votes "no" for what isn't in it.  He had no problem however voting "Yes" to giving Iran - who has declared war against the United States - real nuclear and economic power despite the fact Obama won't call them a terrorist supporting country.  This seems to be an inconsistent application of his principles and hurts the very military he claims he supports.

Amendment VIII

David Brooks, reported on a case of Michael Wayne Haley who was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart.  The maximum sentence allowable was two years but a court error had sentenced him to 16 years.  Ted Cruz had the ability and authority to let Haley go for "time served" but instead, Cruz used the case to build his career by arguing an obscure point of law before the Supreme Court.  Ted Cruz made Haley stay in jail the full 16 years for stealing a $1 calculator.  Brooks writes:

The case reveals something interesting about Cruz’s character. Ted Cruz is now running strongly among evangelical voters, especially in Iowa. But in his career and public presentation Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace. Cruz’s behavior in the Haley case is almost the dictionary definition of pharisaism: an overzealous application of the letter of the law in a way that violates the spirit of the law, as well as fairness and mercy.
It is true that the Supreme Court found in favor of Ted Cruz's argument on behalf of the State of Texas.  The Supreme Court ruling by itself does not justify it as it also found for the right to kill unborn children and call a coercive government mandate to buy health insurance a "tax.".  For a country founded in the footsteps of John Adams, who helped a British soldier be acquitted during the revolution, it certainly is not the spirit - if not the letter of the law.

Amendment X

From Natural News:
Ted Cruz believes that Americans have the right to buy a gun, but not to read a food label informing them of toxic dangers. Apparently GMOs are far more dangerous than guns in the mind of Ted Cruz, because GMOs must be hidden from the public even as guns are readily accessible.
The FDA finally agreed to start testing food for GMO's long after 38 other countries have banned them.  MIT, Purdue and hundreds of other universities have conclusive studies showing correlative, if not causal implications of over 22 diseases from GMO's and Monsanto's Round Up modifications. Ted Cruz calls these scientists and advocates "anti-science zealots."  Ted's vote for Monsanto (who spent enormous amounts of lobbying dollars and efforts)  was actually a issue of state's rights. As Natural News stated:
The only way to get GMOs labeled is to get it done state by state, and these 71 U.S. Senators have now thrown down the gauntlet, stating they believe states have no right to mandate GMO labeling at the local level!

Keep that in mind the next time Rand Paul or Ted Cruz talks about "liberty and justice" Where was their justice on the issue of GMO labeling? How does keeping people in the dark on what they're eating create a more free society?

For God's sake, what does it take to get somebody in Washington D.C. to consistently and unswervingly vote on the side of liberty and freedom every single time?

Amendment VIV

One of the other adjectives Cruz and his supporters attempt to use to define him is "consistent." Below you can see that Ted Cruz went from saying "there is no need to fight" birthright citizenship from the Fourteenth Amendment, and then he follows a few years later saying it should end.

Forget for a moment the conflict of interest which Ted Cruz has as an undocumented (see above) immigrant himself.  It was only after Trump began to get backing from the conservative press to end "anchor babies"(including the National Review which has devoted two entire issues to stopping Trump) that Cruz changed his tune.  This is hardly the sign of a "consistent" Constitutional view.

Ann Coulter explains the crazy argument Cruz is making in his first position statement:
"...how could anyone — even a not-very-bright person — imagine that granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens is actually in our Constitution? I know the country was exuberant after the war, but I really don’t think our plate was so clear that Americans were consumed with passing a constitutional amendment to make illegal aliens’ kids citizens.

Put differently: Give me a scenario — just one scenario — where guaranteeing the citizenship of children born to illegals would be important to Americans in 1868. You can make it up. It doesn’t have to be a true scenario. Any scenario!

You know what’s really bothering me? If someone comes into the country illegally and has a kid, that kid should be an American citizen!

Damn straight they should!

We’ve got to codify that.

No, it isn’t, but that amendment will pass like wildfire!
It’s like being accused of robbing a homeless person. (1) I didn’t; (2) WHY WOULD I DO THAT?

“Luckily,” as FNC’s Shannon Bream put it Monday night, Fox had an “expert” to explain the details: Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox’s senior judicial analyst.
Napolitano at least got the century right. He mentioned the Civil War — and then went on to inform Bream that the purpose of the 14th Amendment was to — I quote — “make certain that the former slaves and the native Americans would be recognized as American citizens no matter what kind of prejudice there might be against them.”

In 1884, 16 years after the 14th Amendment was ratified, John Elk, who — as you may have surmised by his name — was an Indian, had to go to the Supreme Court to argue that he was an American citizen because he was born in the United States.
He lost. In Elk v. Wilkins, 112 U.S. 94, the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment did not grant Indians citizenship.

So Ted Cruz says that he has looked at "all the arguments" and missed the Supreme Court ruling in 1884?

Amendment XVI

In typical Ted Cruz fashion, he has proposed a VAT tax which is branded as a "Fair Tax."  Forbes was one of the first to call this out.  The difference is that a "fair tax" is transparent to the end buyer collecting the tax from the final seller of the transaction.  The VAT tax buries taxes at every level of the wholesale transaction so the end consumer truly isn't aware of the "pre-tax" value of the purchase.  Why is that important?  As explained by Dan Mitchell of CATO, the VAT tax has accomplished two insidious things everywhere it's been introduced.  It dramatically expands government spending because of the new taxing authority across 'wholesale' businesses that currently do not collect tax.  And it dramatically increases the power, size and authority of the revenue departmentIt also appears to ultimately RAISE income taxes in the countries where it is adopted as well.  The trade-off pushed by most economists in favor of it, is to replace the 16th Amendment with a VAT tax.  And it would terrible.

A VAT tax seems to be prohibited and unconstitutional by Article 1.  Therefore Cruz is either proposing an unconstitutional tax as the basis of his economic policy, or just as dangerous, a Constitutional convention or Amendment process.  The convention is dangerous because it can become a behind-closed-doors bartering system for the politicians to fill an Amendment with "pork" in exchange for their support.  The ratification by the individual states narrows the issue to the proposed language in an up or down vote - but can take years to enact.  And the benefits of initially reducing taxes in the economy are pushed out until it is passed, ratified and put into effect.  Our economy can't wait that long.  And our country would never be able to repeal it once it is in place.


This recount does not take into account the many conservative actions and stances to which Cruz should be duly credited.  He did defend the Second Amendment for the State of Texas.  He did defend religious liberty with the Ten Commandment battle (again in Texas).  He proposed voter registration requirements in the Senate and brought great awareness to the ObamaCare battle.

But there are many mixed successes as well.  He protected US sovereignty as Solicitor General of Texas in one case where Mexico wanted jurisdiction over two killers caught in the United States.  However, his willingness to strip US authority in every foreign transaction through his ObamaTrade bill, he nullifies his right to claim "defense of US sovereignty" to qualify his constitutional credibility.  The same is true with other accomplishments such as introducing the State Marriage Defense Act bill in an attempt to uphold the Constitutional authority of each state to define marriage.  When given the chance to defend it as Solicitor General he refused to fight against gay marriage when requested to do so by the Mayor of Houston. That is not consistent.

Cruz is not a liberal.  But on the merits, There is no objective measure that he wins a title of a consistent Constitutional conservative.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ex-Cruz Staffer: @AmandaCarpenter hatched Carson theft and Heidi OK with Ted Affairs

Ex-Cruz campaign staffer: Heidi knows about Ted affairs, is "ok with it." Amanda Carpenter hatched Ben Carson vote theft.
  • Cruz hatched Ben Carson vote theft from internal phone poll showing Trump in 1st, Cruz second and Carson a very close third place.
  • Amanda Carpenter initiated the idea of converting Carson caucus goers to Cruz
  • Cruz extramarital affairs well known
  • Heidi Cruz sent memo to staff declaring that "she knew about it." "it was ok" and staff should not worry about it.

Bill Still reports that he and his wife spoke with an ex-Cruz campaign staffer with 24 years of political experience. This person claims they had never quit a campaign until becoming too uncomfortable with the deceptive tactics and operations of the campaign. They asked for anonymity since they had taken a position with another campaign, but provided Still his written offer from the Cruz campaign as proof of his employment.

The staffer was part of a internal poll that showed Trump ahead in Iowa, with Cruz second and Carson a very substantial third place. This person claims to have made their displeasure known to the staff at the scheme to take Carson's votes and eventually quit days before the Iowa Caucus.

The staffer says Amanda Carpenter was directly involved in the scheme going as far as to say it was her idea.  Conservative media has thoroughly documented how Carpenter was the first to tweet the news from the first tweet from CNN reporters, and how the Cruz campaign chose to ignore immediate and continuous opportunities to correct the record.  Instead they blasted the information to every Cruz campaign operative to take advantage of the misleading first tweet from the CNN reporter.

(Breitbart timeline - TalkingPointsMemo timeline)
  1. 6:41 pm CNN tweets Carson going to FL after IA but NOT dropping race.
  2. 6:44 pm CNN’s Dana Bash says it is "unusual" but DOES NOT SAY CARSON dropping out.
  3. 6:48 pm Amanda Carpenter FIRST to claim Carson is "releasing his voters."
  4. 6:53 pm Cruz campaign does NOT verify report with Carson, but sends email/text/post to that "Carson taking time off with big announcement next week."
  5. 6:53 pm Carson campaign clarifies report that he is "only going home to get clean clothes" NOT dropping out of race. Carson campaign tweets "We're here!"
  6. 7:00 pm Iowa Caucus Begins
  7. 7:01 pm Cruz campaign sends text/email blast to 1500 precinct chairpeople implying Carson getting out of race, and to TELL CARSON supporters to vote for Cruz. Cruz Tweet here.
  8. 7:05 pm Carson campaign spokesperson clarifies Carson is in race.
  9. 7:07 pm Cruz sends audio message to campaign that Carson is getting out of campaign, "tell Carson supporters, and tell them to vote for Cruz."
  10. 7:12 pm National Cruz Co-Chair, US Representative Steve King equates "leaving early is same as suspending campaign."
  11. 7:20 pm Even AFTER others protest to Rep. King, King tweets, "guess he's out. hope people vote for Cruz." 
  12. 7:29 pm Second audio goes to all Cruz supporters saying same as 7:07 pm message.
  13. 7:30 pm Major news broadcasters continue denials of false report, and Cruz continuing to send out false messages - CNN AGAIN sends clarifying tweet Carson is in.
  14. 10:52 pm Cruz Public Relations chief (Professional CIA disinformation operative with ties to George Soros) sends multiple tweets trying to blame Trump campaign, then deletes it.
  15. Cruz FLAT LIED that CNN had inaccurately reported that Carson was suspending his campaign "from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15," and "didn't correct that story until 9:15 that night."
  16.  Cruz finally admits wrongdoing, apologizes to Ben Carson - WHILE blaming CNN.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), who opposed Cruz openly during the race, said Thursday that Cruz’s tactics had been “unethical and unfair.”
Also on Thursday, Carson said that the Cruz campaign never tried to verify the truth before sending false information to supporters.
“As a Christian man, I accept the apology he has since offered and I take him at his word that he didn’t know,” Carson said. “But no actions have been taken to correct the problem. That I cannot accept.
“One thing is now clear — while Senator Cruz may preach against the ‘Washington Cartel,’ he will still adopt, or at least not condemn, Cartel tactics for his own political gain,” Carson wrote.
Further in the video Still report, the ex-staffer discusses the issue of Ted Cruz's alleged extramarital affairs.
And finally, we asked John Doe if there was anything to the allegations in the National Enquirer about Cruz having mistresses.
“It’s 100% true that he has affairs. All top-level staffers got an email directly from Heidi Cruz saying that she knew about it and it was ok, and for us to not concern ourselves with it.”
Amanda Carpenter commented at length on the National Enquirer chargers against John Edwards in 2008 including:
Media refused to report on Edwards affair in 08.  Now, staffers are saying they knew all along! Maybe someone should have called them then?  (tweet picture at top)
Social media matched an obscured photo in the National Enquirer article alleging Ted Cruz at least five mistresses while married to Heidi Cruz.  Carpenter went dark on social media for about 18 hours as the story broke not denying the affair, but gave a lengthy interview to CNN claiming she has always remained faithful to her husband.  She also claimed her relationship with Cruz was "entirely professional" despite numerous tweets publicized in the past days gushing over Senator Cruz and even wearing matching tattoos.  Some reporters still believe here denials were carefully crafted to give the appearance of fidelity, but with loopholes that would give her room to retract in the future.

The Still Report Part 2 below..  (Part 1 available here.)

More on the Concordance of Cruz Lies and Deceptions here.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cruz Campaign Tells Us Heidi is Ted's Closest Adviser

There is a Facebook page called "As a Mom... A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots" that can "no longer stand by" while Heidi Cruz's reputation is called into question.  Anyone who looks at my Twitter timeline can see that I defend her against the disgusting attacks on her looks or even the unfortunate incident in Austin uncovered by Buzzfeed.

It is important to look at Heidi through a political filter ONLY because we are told by Ted that she "helps him make every important decision together," and because former Goldman Sachs, current Chertoff Group Partner and Campaign Chairman Chad Sweet says that Heidi is Ted's #1 adviser.  She also is his leading fund raiser and we are told it is now her full time job.  Since the Cruz campaign has just refused to cooperate with the FEC on the $1 Million loan they received from Goldman Sachs - Heidi's employer who she refused to leave but take a leave of absence from, taking an honest, objective look at Heidi Cruz is very fair game.

Many have NOT taken the time to understand that not only did the Cruz's force the radical UN Agenda 21 plan via Heidi's participation on the North American Union and Ted's AUTHORSHIP of ObamaTrade, but they habitually lied about it.

My response to them below:

I spent 80 hour weeks helping to elect Ted Cruz to Senate. I spent countless hours researching the attacks on Ted (by Jeff Roe - who Cruz has now hired to run his campaign). I accepted a lot of Ted's word in the previous campaign. But - as this Cruz fan writes at http://bit.ly/CruzFan, I too looked again at a lot of my research. A lot affirmed what I knew. Even more completely blew me away and caused me to not only change my support, but to actively campaign against him.

Two major areas I looked at were Heidi's participation on the North American Union (creating an EU for Canada/US/New Mexico) and the fact Ted Cruz never told us he was still held Canadian citizenship when he ran for Senate. I discuss these in detail at http://bit.ly/PJ4Trump. But a quick overview. Regarding Heidi I did not know that the two did not share a home for many years. I did not know that she STILL is employed by Goldman Sachs, nor did I know that she directly received her job from the former President of Goldman who was also the former President of the World Bank. I was not aware that she was the Undersecretary to Condi Rice at the National Security Council. Ted called the Council for Foreign Relations a pit of snakes and claimed in 2011/12 that Heidi's participation was one of thousands of appointees and that she joined to try and change it. (That video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFKtC6a9do) IT TURNS OUT HE WAS LYING. She was not one of THOUSANDS but 1 of 31 who spent over 5 years crafting the document. She worked directly under the chief architect of NAFTA. Ted later said that Heidi wrote an objection to the plan. Tell me if there is ANYTHING in her written statement that was published as part of the plan that sounds like an objection. Here is what she wrote (pp. 33-34):
“I support the Task Force report and its recommendations aimed at building a safer and more prosperous North America. Economic prosperity and a world safe from terrorism and other security threats are no doubt inextricably linked. While governments play an invaluable role in both regards, we must emphasize the imperative that economic investment be led and perpetuated by the private sector. There is no force proven like the market for aligning incentives, sourcing capital, and producing results like financial markets and profit-making businesses. This is simply necessary to sustain a higher living standard for the poorest among us—truly the measure of our success. As such, investment funds and financing mechanisms should be deemed attractive instruments by those committing the capital and should only be developed in conjunction with market participants.”:

The plan was SO radical that Canada refused to accept or modify it AND REWROTE IT ALL TOGETHER. You can read how insidious of a plan it is to remove the major protections to US Sovereignty here: http://www.dcclothesline.com/2015/04/04/can-you-handle-the-truth-ted-heidi-cruz-and-the-north-american-union/

The fact that Ted Cruz AUTHORED the sovereignty killing ObamaTrade law, lied about his apparent change of heart, and then voted to ban Congress from having veto power over nations like China joining without Senate confirmation, is all the more reason to carefully look at why these two seem adamant to weaken American's Constitutional protections.  It is not a little thing that Cruz sided with Obama to give Iran nuclear and economic power against everything conservatives have been fighting the administration on since 2009.

I absolutely believed Ted when he said that "didn't know" he was Canadian 2 years ago when the Dallas Morning News researched and discovered it. However, it took him nearly 6 months to actually file the papers with Canada to revoke his citizenship and CNN interviewed Princeton classmates who said not only did Cruz KNOW HE WAS CANADIAN, he bragged about it. (http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/07/politics/ted-cruz-citizenship-childhood/index.html) In fact, now that it is just beginning to be researched, we find out that Ted Cruz has SEALED his immigration, passport and school records just like Obama. His mother says she obtained a passport for him when Ted was a senior in High School, but we don't actually have ANY IMMIGRATION documents that he would have filed at 4 years old when his mother moved back to America, or the Consular Record of Birth Abroad that has been required since 1919 to registered children of US citizens abroad. We also don't know on what legal basis his father - who elected Canadian citizenship before Ted was born - and who didn't apply for American citizenship for over 35 years - was allowed into the country. Whether you believe he is a native American as the 1875 MINOR vs HAPPERSETT Supreme Court decision defined it or a natural born citizen as Founder Dave Ramsey wrote in the definition of US citizenship in 1789 - we do know that NO ONE has been allowed US entry or citizenship merely by showing up with a parent's birth certificate. WHY ARE THEY SEALED? There is much, much more intrigue on the matter at http://bit.ly/CruzCRBA and http://bit.ly/CruzNBC .

Regardless - the Cruz's are NOT who they said they were when they ran for Senate. This is a major reason why Sarah Paln, Katrina Pierson and many of us who worked on the campaign can no longer support him.

In ABC interview, Heidi Cruz says that her profession is fundraising.
It is also her hobby.  The only one she mentions.


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