Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today: "The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is," said Cruz to Feinstein, "Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books
Comments: I love Ted Cruz! He is fearless! Doesn´t he know he´s not allowed to question Queen Feinstein? s/o
Yes Ms. Feinstein, the American people need exactly the same weapons the military has. It was designed that way so when our government tries to suppress the people, we have an equal ability to remove YOU.
The dems & rinos can´t handle a real man...they are sooooo used to the same ole, same ole in DC they just allow the dems to scare them into babies...where are the other repubs assisting Cruz...hiding in the closet with their pacifier....
Note that Feinstein didn´t address the material points Senator Cruz made. Clearly, knowing that he´s a recognized constitutional scholar (and the Obama sort, either, a real one) she didn´t want to there. Instead she did her indignation dance, and prattled on about how long she´s been around. Yes, Ms. Feinstein, we all know, sadly, how long you´ve been around.
I´m a conservative, but Ted Cruz comes across as an ideological idiot in this exchange. If that´s the best that conservatives can do, then the Democrats will keep the Senate and may win the House. And they would deserve to.
It´s high time that someone got in this pious woman´s face and made her explain herself. For too long Dianne Feinstein has been treated like a queen. She is not worthy of the respect that has been given her.
Notice that she did not directly answer the questions. Just remember that Mayor Feinstein is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people, when she refused to establish a quarantine in SF as the AIDS virus began to spread from beyond the *bathhouses* to the rest of the world.
She listed her past history, at length I will add, trying to make the questioner have less merit with his question. A psychological play with the help of the idiot to her right.
The question was never answered. The Dems do an end around. Use a lot of words and direct the question behind all of the bla,bla,bla. It could be said she has been in office too long and has lost the integrety of the law. If it doesn´t fit her beliefs, get out of congress. It´s the people´s law!
#-17 Cruz merely provided an opportunity for Phynstyn to declare herself, an idiot, and more.
If you´re going to troll, don´t start out "I´m a conservative butt", "I love Rush butt", Yada yada yada. All those catch phrases mean is that you´re trolling, in someone else´s ideological pond, wearing a neon pink suit.
Did you catch Little Dick Durbin, at the end, saying that any of our rights can be taken away? Thank goodness for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul... these folks are fearless. Durbin tried to belittle Senator Cruz by saying he went to law school, the man was a judge and he knows more than the rest of the committee combined about the constitution!
I lived in the Bay Area in 1978, when both the Jonestown massacre and Moscone-Milk assassinations occurred within a two week span that tragic November. DiFi rose to prominence in the wake of that, as she demonstrated a reasoned confidence that calmed the populace. Like John McCain, her political capital has been exhausted.
Kudos to Sen. Cruz for speaking truth to power. We are witnessing a genuine changing of the guard.
The standard defense of the First Amendment, is that the answer to offensive speech is not less speech, but more speech. The wise should respond to the foolish and dysfunctional.
This might even be true for "child pornography," at least in the case of offensive *cartoons* depicting sexual abuse of children. Simply expose publicly, via free speech, the people who generate and distribute such garbage. Offensive misuse of media should not justify intrusions on the First Amendment.
The same with so-called "hate speech" which doesn´t directly advocate violations of rights. Answer it with freely expressed, and non-violent, hatred of the haters.
Similarly, the answer to misuse of guns by street thugs (or would-be tyrants) is not fewer guns, or smaller capacity magazines, but more availability of weapons as good as theirs. More guns, less crime (and less tyranny).
Feinstein missed the total point, and she obviously does NOT (want to) understand the Constitution...´Shall NOT be Infringed´ means just that. If anyone, like she is, tries to put a law in place that DOES Infringe on rights guaranteed in the 2nd Ammendment then is the same as Cruz points out...what other Ammendment is safe from Congressionals Illegal tampering? This is a slipery slope indeed!
The witch not only did not answer the direct question (typical Lib response) but arrogantly dissed Cruz´ question because she knows full well what she is trying to do and does not want to entertain any challenge.
Someone needs a good electoral lesson to get their head right! Don´t expect it from the airheads in Californication.
Senator Ted Cruz does it again. Note the facial features and body language of the two protagonists. Cruz calm, unsmiling, with the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth. Feinstein ("Please don´t call me Ma´am") in high dudgeon (love that term) for merely being challenged by this upstart, freshman, hick Texan (who probably has 93 IQ points over her).
But Diane has seen bullets that "implode" and that has to count for something.
Senator Cruz makes for a wonderful David against all those Goliaths like Hegel, Feinstein, etc., but I do wish that he had more company. One man (even with the backing of Rand Paul and Marco Rubio) cannot do it all.
All the hoo-hahing over who "needs" what weapons [tools, that is], over "what´s an ´assault weapon´," is utterly beside the point.
Four simple words, just five syllables, comprise an inviolable barrier: "shall not be infringed."
As Feinstein [among many others in the Senate and House] stands in explicit violation of her oath to support the Constitution, that is, to support and defend "shall not be infringed," she should be expelled immediately. Forfeiture of taxpayer-provided benefits also seems appropriate.
Always, always, always keep the focus and discussion on "shall not be infringed."
Feinstein may be on solid ground in that Obama slipped a provision into a recent piece of "executive legislation", null and voiding Bill of Rights and the Constitution if the circumstances warrant it in his opinion. Learned about that last night. I need to get more info but it is scary to contemplate.
This is one Senator who came to Washington to represent US, which is certainly more than we can honestly say for most of them. It´s high time Republicans quit giving deference to every female Democrat. Feinstein, Pelosi, Hillary are treated like queens and they need to be held accountable ! Cruz is awesome!!!!!
Did you notice that Feinstein said absolutely NOTHING?? She said that she has been around a long time. Yes, we know...you are a old fossil that needs to be reburied. She said she is not a 6th grader. But she forgot to acknowledge that she uses the logic of a 6th grader. She equates certain guns with pornography--that is nothing more than fallacious logic. Why not just compare kumquats with carburetors? Makes as much sense!
What a great man and what a true Senator should be, how very rare. So competent, with just the facts, so calm. If only we had 50 like him! What has happened that a creature the likes of Feinstein could ever be elected a Senator in America?
Feinstein revealed herself to be an old geezer(ess) with this exchange, trying to treat an accomplished man in his 40´s as a young whipper snapper. We can tell by looking that she is way past her "use by" date. She sounded rather whiny and defensive.
A senator needs to tell DiFi " it is a tragedy that a mentally ill man killed schoolchildren. If that same disgusting criminal act happened every single day it would take several thousand years for the body count to equal that of murderous and despotic governments against innocent unarmed citizens. Our founders recognized the basic human right of armed self defense. If you do not recognize this right, you are less like Washington, Jefferson, mason, and Franklin, and more like Stalin, hitler, Mao..."
I´m a little surprised we didn´t hear something like ´WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE´. Frothy emotional appeal seldom suffices! It does try to shift the focus however, and is often effective if unchecked.
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