I’d Rather be Cruzin With Ted Than Randy Over Paul

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday I posted an article by Conservative Review I entitled “Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz.”

I posted it because I think it important, as this presidential primary begins to shake out, to know who the candidates are, who will not only say they will fight for us and the Constitution, but when things heat up, actually will.

“Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence, he can’t get anything done legislatively,” Paul told Fox News Radio. “He is pretty much done for and stifled and it’s really because of personal relationships, or lack of personal relationships, and it is a problem.”

The “decorum” Paul may be referring to is the Thomas Jefferson rule in his Manual of Parliamentary Practice, which states: “No one is to disturb another in his speech by hissing, coughing, spitting, speaking or whispering to another; nor to stand up or interrupt him; nor to pass between the Speaker and the speaking member; nor to go across the [Senate chamber], or to walk up and down it, or to take books or papers from the [clerk’s] table, or write there.”

I love Thomas Jefferson. He, Washington and Madison are my favorite “founders,” but I think it’s time to chuck the rules of decorum.

Voters are tired of the same old crap we get election after election. We receive nothing but hollow promises from these bums. They go to Washington, and either don’t fight, as they said they would, or worse, side with the establishment or the other party. Small wonder Trump is so popular. People like the “everyman” straight talk and verbal fisticuffs. And don’t believe his star is falling as much as pundits tell us. All things in politics, particularly polls, can be manipulated to achieve a desired outcome.

What I’m particularly tired of is the arrogance and augustness of this collection of thieves and liars on capital hill – in both parties. We all know it. We’ve all heard and seen first hand, the lies told to us by the leadership in both the House and Senate. And if you’re a geek like me, you watched a few cruz-controlHouse or Senate floor gatherings as they call each other, “my esteemed colleague”, or I’d like to recognize the esteemed Senator from wherever.”

It’s all crap. It’s all useless pomp and circumstance – as if any of those bums should be held in high regard. We should bring back the days of actual fisticuffs on the Senate floor, like the caning of Charles Sumner in 1856, or in 1902, John McLaurin, South Carolina’s junior senator, charged into the Senate Chamber and proclaimed that state’s senior senator, Ben Tillman, was guilty of “a willful, malicious, and deliberate lie.” Tillman, who was standing close by, spun around and punched McLaurin square in the jaw. Those were the days!

For too long we’ve heard the lies of defunding Obamacare, immigration and amnesty, the budget, spending caps and the debt ceiling, Planned Parenthood, etc.

Yet when someone has the courage to publically call them out, as Cruz did, the body has a collective hissy fit. How dare a Senator speak that way of another “esteemed” member of this august body!

Of course I’m speaking of Cruz’s now famous floor speech where he said: “I sat in my office, I told my staff, the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie, and I voted on those assurances that he made to each and every one of us. What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie.”

Well, I guess you’re not suppose to say such things in public – certainly not of the “esteemed” Senate Majority leader Mitch “the knife” McConnell. He’ll smile to your face and when you turn around; stick a knife in your back. Cruz, like every other senator, is supposed to sit down, shut up, and tow the establishment line.

To his credit, he’s not going to sit down – he’s not going to shut up and he’s not going to tow the line. If it alienates him to every other member of that arrogant pack of “public (self) servants, so be it. Cruz knows who he works for –and it’s not Mitch and the gang.

This, among many other things, is the reason I’m Cruzin with Ted, and why I’m scratching yet another republican hopeful of my list – namely Rand Paul.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

10 comments on “I’d Rather be Cruzin With Ted Than Randy Over Paul

  1. The Author said; ‘This… is the reason I’m Cruzin with Ted, and why I’m scratching yet another republican hopeful off my list – namely Rand Paul.’;

    Rand Paul grew up at his fathers’ knee, watching him take stand after stand, all alone at times and saw him accomplish little more than to gain a large following of similarly disaffected Americans, but with little success in the House, during his over 20 years therein. I was one of those disaffected Americans who were amongst Congressman Ron Pauls’ followers.
    Rand learned a few very important lessons, such as that one must at least make an attempt to make allies and surround oneself with like minded patriots, in order to bring about much needed changes. A lone rogue, such as Cruz is establishing himself as, cannot garner much more than News Headlines, despite his large following of disaffected followers. Just as Ron Paul couldn’t manage to ascend to the Presidency, neither will Ted Cruz.
    I too have learned a few lessons. Such as make certain to read what the persons whom you are supporting had to say, before they became major candidates for the Presidency. Such as Ted Cruz’s statements regarding who may be a ‘Natural Born Citizen’, from which group he explicitly excluded himself, due to being born a Canadian Citizen with Dual American Citizenship, (as well as possibly Cuban Citizenship, due to his father’s being a Cuban National, at the time of his birth and for 35 years thereafter) which, of course, is oxymoronic with the term ‘Natural Born Citizen’, which tradition, as well as the SCOTUS affirmation of Vattel’s definition of such, as being one whom is born of two parents who are citizens, themselves.
    As a lawyer, Cruz Knew that he is not Eligible to become President,. but for one reason or another, allowed himself to be convinced that it no longer mattered, due to Obama’s two term Illegitimate occupancy in the People’s House.
    Rand Paul is the Only Presidential candidate who is promising us that he will fight to uphold the Entire Constitution, including the Entire Bill of Rights, most of which is being disregarded by virtually All of the rest of those seeking our highest Office, especially the 4th and 10th Amendments, but including most others, as well.
    As an American Patriot who is Not a member of any political party, but who is a Originalist, Constitutionalist, There is no other candidate running, whom I could even consider voting for.
    I my humble opinion, Rand is the Man!

    • Let me just say that making an ally of Mitch McConnell is reason enough for me not to trust Rand. Mitch McConnell is as much an enemy of the Constitution as is Harry Reid, so I have to question the sanity and/or character of anyone who align himself with such a man.

    • Get a grip…Cruz was American by virtue of his American mother. A child born in America to two illegal aliens is automatically an American citizen…you mean he can run but not Cruz?…grow up.

      • Bobby G., You obviously haven’t bothered to research your claims. While the 14th Amendment does indeed allow for birthright citizenship, it was never intended to, nor did it, alter the requirements for the Office of the Presidency, in any way. A person seeking to become US President must still be a ‘Natural Born Citizen’, as our Framers understood the term to mean, when they included it in the Constitution.
        The Supreme Court has affirmed Vattel’s definition of such, in Minor v Happersett 1875, (written After the 14th Amendment became law) as well as other decisions. For your edification, Vattel wrote the book, ‘Laws of Nations’, which was extensively utilized as a reference source, all throughout the Constitutional Convention and also as a textbook in our nation’s colleges and universities, for a century thereafter. The SCOTUS decision’s pertinent remarks are as follows, from Wikipedia, to whit;
        ‘Exploring the common-law origins of citizenship, the court observed that “new citizens may be born or they may be created by naturalization” and that the Constitution “does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens.” Under the common law, according to the court, “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.”‘
        You, Sir, need to ‘get a grip’ and ‘grow u p’, yourself.

  2. ‘Politics makes strange bedfellows.’ ~ Charles Dudley Warner

    It was imperative that Paul make some sort of arrangement with McConnell, in order to be able to run for the Presidency, while at the same time run for re-election to the Senate. He, literally, had little choice, unless he wanted to give up what he’d already attained, without any guarantee of success, in his run for our top Office.

    No one, who doesn’t at least attempt to garner support from his/her fellows, can expect to get anywhere in the cut throat politics of Washington DC. It’s totally unrealistic to expect such, unless you do not care about winning your fights, therein.

    Paul is also the only one, seeking the Presidency, who is championing Term Limits for Congress. He is the only one fighting to ‘Audit the Fed’ (then End the Fed). Battles that virtually no one else is willing to take on. He also advocates a Balanced Budget, something that all of the others seem to care little about. He is a champion of Austrian Economic Theory, as opposed to the current, failing, policies of the Keynesian economic theory, that have long been used to put our country in such perilous amount of debt and have proven to be false. We are currently borrowing fully 40 cents on every US Dollar, with a goodly portion coming from nations that consider the US to be their major enemy. This is completely unsustainable and a major threat to our National Security!

    In my opinion, everyone else is just trying to get elected and to maintain some semblance of the current ‘status quo’, which to my way of thinking is totally unsatisfactory. As Paul has said, repeatedly, if you want to see things remain pretty much on their current track, there are numerous others to vote for, instead of him. He is offering America different choice. One that I see as our only way forward (not to use the ‘Progressive’ connotations of that term).

    I should note that I am also actively supporting an Article V Convention of States, as the only way to return our country to the track that our Framers set us upon, by reclaiming the constitutional authority that has been unconstitutionally usurped by the Federal Leviathan.

    Might I suggest that you read ‘The Liberty Amendments’ by Mark R. Levin, for a splendid history of how this came to be in our Constitution, as well as a number of suggestions as to possible Amendments that could/should be considered. Also, go to http://www.conventionofstates.com/ for a fuller understanding of this process as well as refutations of accusations about it, put forward by such entities as the ‘John Birch Society’ and ‘Publius Huldah’. Note that this past Summer over 400 representatives and legislators from over 3/4s of our States came together to set the ground rules for such a Convention. It’s going to happen, it’s just a matter of when.

    • Bdsconserv ; May I suggest that you read some of Rand Pauls’ speeches, or go to YouTube and watch some of his video recorded ones.

      Up until Trump came upon the scene, Rand Paul was the most feared candidate, by Establishment candidates, on Both sides of the Aisle. Just because Trump is a showman and a blowhard doesn’t detract from what Rand Paul has consistently been saying, about his positions on policy issues.

      While I admit that Trump has been sucking up most of the oxygen in the debate, he is only operating on the basis of the surface content of the issues and doesn’t really present an in depth program where he has delved into the issues on more than the level of ‘I’ll put together a team…’

      Check out Rand Paul on the issues, I’m certain that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you find.

      note; All of the news media outlets in this country are owned by a mere six (6) Multinational Corporations, Including Fox News. If you’re waiting to see anyone other than their favorites get any air time, you’ll be wasting your time. They avoid Paul like the plague and for good reason, he is about as anti-establishment as you can get and still manage to get elected to the Senate.

  3. Rand isn’t my man. I still like him and agree with him on some issues but he never made it to my President’s list largely because he sided with old Sour Face…who has proven again and again to be my enemy. The friend of my enemy is my enemy, too.

  4. Bobby G; I’m glad that you agree that the 14th Amendment does Not allow for birthright citizenship, as I was merely skirting that entire conversation, by allowing otherwise. Actually, the 14th Amendment was never even constitutionally ratified, as the Constitution requires that any Amendment be ratified by 3/4’s of the State’s Legislatures, or by a Caucus called for that explicit purpose.
    All of the so called ‘Reconstruction Amendments’, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, were not properly ratified by the 11 States that once belonged to the Confederacy, as their Elected Representatives were removed from office and replaced by appointed Northern opportunists, aka ‘Carpetbaggers’, by the ‘Reconstruction’ military governments of each of those States and thus never ratified by the People’s Elected Representatives.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that they shouldn’t be ratified, only that they have not, constitutionally, been ratified, to date.
    As you see, I just opened up a very large can of worms.

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