TED CRUZ DISCUSSES SUPREME COURT RULINGS – JUDICIAL RETENTION ELECTIONS

TED CRUZ DISCUSSES SUPREME COURT RULINGS – JUDICIAL RETENTION ELECTIONS

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we have senator Ted Cruz with us now hello senator how are you sir
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prime doing great my friend how are you
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good have you had a have you had a
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Confederate birthday cake %uh
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made or anything like that recently
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I E you know I have been and I will say this: glad now that you’re a
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a duly adopted text and I’m her
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we lost a lot more attached to the flag today to taxes we were out nation for
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nine years shirt and I and a lot about
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still think we are a nation 90 ido Amanda we might be here
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what are these days anyway are I wanted to get your
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I want to get your look on on several things we it’s been a while since we’ve
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had a chance to talk to me so I don’t lie know we have you for half hour and I
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don’t wanna waste any time
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arm let’s let’s start with the two major decisions
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that I came down yesterday I came down last week
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the Supreme Court is has decided that they now can legislate
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I tell me about what you thought about with Obamacare
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at Blackburn you’re exactly right the two decisions last week
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where judicial activism plain and simple they were both lawless steadily these
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words dark days in our nation’s history
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on Thursday majority of the Court rewrote Obamacare
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ignored the text that the law ignored the statute simply rewrote it just force
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that failed law
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on millions of Americans to take away the jobs in the health care a million
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Americans
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fundamentally wrong and then the next day on Friday in the marriage decision
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five un-elected judges
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rewrote the constitution ignored the constitution and purported
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tear down the marriage laws adopted
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in all 50 states to demand the gay marriage in every state it was
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profoundly lawless and
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and as justice scalia powerfully observed in the stands it was a
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fundamental threat to our democracy. you said
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a minute ago and this will be the headline if I were a writing a headline
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and I didn’t like you a it was
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if these are dark days for the Supreme Court in america
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so are you saying that people getting the right to marry getting good people
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having the right to love whoever it is they want to love
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that’s a dark day a Glen you and I both
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believe in the Constitution I spent much of my adult life
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fighting to defend the Constitution last week
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twice in two days the supreme court disregarded the Constitution you know
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reasonable minds can disagree on the question america’s personally I i
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am a strong supporter of traditional marriage as the union of one man and one
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walk
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and and marriage was not created by man it was ordained by God but I have also
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spent decades fighting to defend the Constitution under the Constitution
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marriage has always been a question
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for the stakes if an individual citizen
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disagrees with the definition of marriage in his or her state
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there is a method under the constitution that you can try to seek change which
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you can try to convince
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your fellow citizens to go to your state legislatures
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and change the Marriage Law passed the constitutional system
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what we saw happen last week justice scalia put it perfectly where he said
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fine
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un-elected lawyers have declared themselves the rulers have $320 million
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americans because what the court said
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is they don’t care what you think what I think
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what any democratically-elected legislature
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thanks they’re going to impose by decree
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their radical in Italy viewer American everybody else and and that years
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a profound threat to our democracy.
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when we no longer have the ability is citizens
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to pass the laws that govern ourselves still scott Walker’s says that he is
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gonna push for a
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a.m. a constitutional amendment that will ban same-sex marriage
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Rand Paul says we should just get government out of the business
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love marriage entirely Wellwood
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what would Ted Cruz do
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well a number of things one several months ago I introduced in the United
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States and a constitutional amendment
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to protect the authority of State Legislatures to define
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marriage as the union of one man and one woman number two i introduce legislation
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in the United States Senate stripping the federal courts have jurisdiction
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over attacks on marriage that’s one of the explicit checks and balances the
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Constitution gives Congress
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to rein in an overreaching judiciary and then number three in the wake
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I’ll last week’s rulings I have publicly called
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for us to adopt a constitutional amendment
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to make Supreme Court justices
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subject to periodic judicial retention elections twenty states across the Union
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do that any
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the supreme court justices are going to jump into the political sphere
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are going to violate federal law and violate the Constitution and we’ve got
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to hand
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a meaningful check or we the people
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to rain in judicial tyranny
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tell me about the
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a the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare
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what he do now well
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there is one bit a silver lining in that disaster shrill
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twice in three years the court has rewritten Obamacare’s ignore the plane’s
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languages a statute
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in order to force it on the American people but the silver lining is with
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this decision
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the Supreme Court has made 2016 a referendum
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on repealing Obamacare and if a 2016 presidential candidate not prepared
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read the fight campaign every day on repealing every word about Obamacare
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and here she should get out of the way because that is front and center
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and outside england won the things that I talk about I’ve got a new book coming
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out tomorrow
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time the truth that’s available online and
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in the book a time for truth what I focus on
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is what I call the DC cartel I
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it is a coalition a career politicians in Washington Democrats
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and Republican to get in bed with a lobbyist with giant corporations
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who work together to grow
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Washington to construct it expand Washington and the sad reality is
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in the wake of last week’s decision of a lotta Republicans in Washington
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were quietly celebrating that they put out a statement
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mildly disagree but behind closed doors they’re popping champagne they’re
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celebrating
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because of Obamacare they don’t want to do anything about it they didn’t want
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congress to have to deal with that of marriage
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there thrilled because they don’t want to defend america chain and
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I think the American people are fed up with politicians who don’t tell them the
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truth
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it’s one of the reasons we’re seeing so much energy and enthusiasm behind our
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campaign because when I’m endeavoring to do
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is tell the truth and do what I said I would so ted i I just have to come back
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to the marriage thing
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up one more time because and this is my personal
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I’ll opinion at all when I am a Christian I believe
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in a a moral absolutes right and wrong god says
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cetera et cetera however I’m also more libertarian
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and I believe that you have that right
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to decide and I also a realist I don’t think you’re ever gonna put this genie
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back in the in the bottle
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those days are behind us now what I’m
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I in my view what I am very concerned with
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is the idea that we’re making this
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about marriage when the real goal has nothing to do with marriage
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it has everything to do with silencing people
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who happen to believe in %uh moral
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absolute they happen to believe that
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the Bible is is is true
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and I am very concerned that
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the those voices are going to be silenced and you’re gonna start losing
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funding to
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Liberty University you lose tax exempt status for our churches
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you’ll start to see oppression when it comes to opinions
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that’s a real problem well I very much agree with you on that point you know
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you know I will note that I’m I’m more optimistic
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bed but you are all and you know one of the things that the left and the
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democrats in the mainstream media
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want us to believe is they want conservatives
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to believe that all is lost abandon hope all ye who enter here
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so they try to convince is over and over again there’s nothing you can do with
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the that’s right Wesley
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propaganda campaign problem the mainstream media from hollywood
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telling those who believe in a biblical definition of marriage
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that it’s hopeless you know I I’ll point out
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forty states have passed laws are constitutional amendments protecting
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traditional marriage even the state of California bright blue liberal
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California when it was on the ballot
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a majority of californians voted to protect traditional marriage that’s why
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the court stepped in
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because the american people when given the opportunity
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still stand for our judeo-christian values its the elites that are forcing
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the socks
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but where I very much agree with you land is that religious liberty is in the
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crosshairs one of the things I write about a great length in my new book a
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time for truth is
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is the two decades I’ve spent fighting to defend religious liberty over and
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over again
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Solicitor General attacks that defending the Ten Commandments monument on the
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state capitol grounds
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winning 5-4 before the Supreme Court defending the pledge allegiance two
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words one nation under God winning unanimously before the Supreme Court
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and in private practice representing pro bono for free
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over three million veterans defending
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the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial alone white Latin cross
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corrected over seventy years ago honor the men and women
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who lost their lives in World War one and winning 5-4 before the US Supreme
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Court and this next battleground you’re right
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tax exemptions Christian University’s
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Christian Schools a Jewish schools are
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love ShareThis anyone who believes in the traditional definition of marriage
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the Obama Justice Department admitted it the oral argument that their next on the
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chopping block
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for persecution and I’ll tell you what sad watching these religious liberty
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battles just how many in the 2016 Republican presidential candidates and
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run for the hills last
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two decades fighting for religious liberty and I believe 2016 will be a
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religious liberty election
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and I will never shy from fighting to defend the religious liberty every
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American
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to live according to a space and its conscience I think
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2016 is going to be election on a couple things religious liberty
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but also the economy i wanna talk to a little bit about Greece
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you have to settle an argument between parents do they’re very upset
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it’s been going on for weeks now and if we have time I wanna get your answer on
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this
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I believe if you just look at what they’ve accomplished
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and how and how much they have affected
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the the but the nation I believe
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President Obama maybe v most effective president
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in the history America I’d love to hear your comment on that when we come back
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he has a new book out tomorrow Ted Drewes a time for truth reigniting the
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miracle love America he joins us now he’s gonna be with me for a full hour on
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I think it’s Thursday on television a but let’s %uh
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lil E we need to address one thing that has been going on for about a month and
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it’s been
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ugly behind-the-scenes dead I gotta be for the senator Kors
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and eyes stew %uh was very
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a.m. a free-trade guy sure i’m a i’m a believer in free trade in a big way
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a lot of our audience was beating you up specifically for your support of TPA in
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TPP
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so I wanted leading us break Latin clip
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but we didn’t and we didn’t fully had fully looked into it so I decided to do
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the hard work in listen to multiple lengthy
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somewhat boring interview mine shows
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about it in which you eloquently defend free trade
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you go into you know eloquently defended albright
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censures about you hey ME
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to locate and then and then we had to listen
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Ford Jesi about how you defended
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what I said was he got more information
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hold on let me finish your career I and I said I tried to pitch this to these
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guys
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the is senator and I say I i said listen these interviews listen to them he’s
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defending all the point to bring up he’s got the answers to them
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and then when times get tough you bail on me
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switch sides began to explain this
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well Tuesday let me start by apologizing that the interviews were born in
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okay and I will say every interview i’ve done with you guys has been anything but
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with and I i sorry for that cell
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so I appreciate you when you were defending me and
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and I appreciate you always when you when you’re speaking the truth is you
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guys do every day
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outlook on trade on
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you know TPA in CPP these are complicated issues and I’ll point out
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for people that want it now
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more we actually have an extensive Q&A in blog posts on our website Ted Cruz
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out or
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Ted bruised or where you can answer detailed questions
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when the senate first took up TPA which is trade promotion authority it’s called
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fast track
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it’s a process for adopting free trade agreement I voted yes back in May and
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the reason is
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like ronald reagan still I support free trade
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I i believe that in the open foreign markets it benefits american farmers and
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ranchers and we agree with that
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to the senator cheese me it’s not just do that agrees with that
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well i i has don’t trust the president
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and at all well
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ended glad I don’t have to say you are powerfully persuasive
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big your boating initially
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for FasTrak I two additional fact came that came to light
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that cause me to change my position number one after that many though
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WikiLeaks released the text %uh trade in services agreement
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which explicitly purports to change immigration laws a member countries
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now okay all that was here
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we’ve been told that there was really nothing impact immigration identities in
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an amendment
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in the senate City PA to put explicitly in it that nothing could could
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impact immigration jeff Sessions introduced an amendment very similar to
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that
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so I publicly at I will not support
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fast-track unless Congress adopts the crew session amendments to take
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immigration of the table for Amber
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in trade agreements and then the second thing that changed is when
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TPA went to the house it became abundantly clear the house leadership
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at cut a deal with the democrats to reauthorize
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what’s called the export-import bank one of the classic example
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me of corporate welfare and cronyism where hundreds of billions of dollars in
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taxpayer money
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are put on the line in loan guarantees to handle a giant corporations and I
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publicly say I can’t
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abide by this back room corrupt deal-making this is the washington
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cartel
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and so i i wrote a long up and bright part which is also our website it said
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bruised or
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that lays out why I changed my view but against EPA the back in time
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because the the refusal to adopt the crew sessions amendment on immigration
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number one in because the number to the corrupt deal
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on cronyism court where is this from the export-import wears a stand now
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so it it passed it passed the Senate with sixty votes
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which was the bare minimum need itself so fast track
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is going to be the law of the land that’s the process
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for approving free trade agreements not only
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specific agreements have been voted on yet TPP which a lot of people have
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concerns about including me
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hasn’t been voted I haven’t voted on it but in the senate voted on it because
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it’s still being negotiated
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solder does that indeed set up some kind a global
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entity that that compromises our sovereignty and what I wanna know is
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that at least you know where do we stand on the
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immigration is that just gonna happen now well
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bad unless it is to pieces I don’t we have one minute
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TBT set up by a call Blaney to compromise archives
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still don’t believe that okay just let me just sessions is all over that
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but let me throw the caveat that this is an agreement that still being negotiated
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so your part of the reason I haven’t stated definitively have known about it
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I wanna see the final agree
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and under the terms a fast-track congress can’t vote on PPP until the
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text is public for at least 60 days I think it is ridiculous
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that the Texas secret right now got more chill at least for two months it’ll be
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public
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for you and me and everyone to read it now I read the current draft
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text in the basement of the Capitol but it needs to be public and we need to
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have a robust debate and
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if it undermine sovereignty that undermines our immigration laws if it
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starts
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american workers I will vote against okay Ted Cruz
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thank you very much senator for being on the program today we’ll have more with
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him a full hour on Thursday on television
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