Cruz Wrote Thesis On The 10th Amendment

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...sonian-flair/2012/08/01/gJQApiwePX_story.html

    Texas’s Ted Cruz gives tea party a Madisonian flair

    Ted Cruz’s victory in Tuesday’s Texas Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate nomination is the most impressive triumph yet for the still-strengthening tea party impulse. And Cruz’s victory coincides with something conservatives should celebrate: the centennial of the 20th century’s most important intraparty struggle. By preventing former president Theodore Roosevelt from capturing the 1912 Republican presidential nomination from President William Howard Taft, the GOP deliberately doomed its chances for holding the presidency but kept its commitment to the Constitution.

    Before Cruz, 41, earned a Harvard law degree magna cum laude, he wrote his Princeton senior thesis on the Constitution’s Ninth and 10th Amendments, which, if taken seriously, would revitalize two bulwarks of liberty: the ideas that the federal government’s powers are limited because they are enumerated and that the enumeration of certain rights does not “deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

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    More as time goes on.

    Hamilton was a liar.

    I have yet to read the account of his taking one between the eyes and feel any sadness at all.

    The election of 1800 was all about this rift and it showed just what the country was after.

    Progressives can't stand that they can't use the USC to tell you how thick a sheet of toilet paper can be.....
     
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    The tea party really needs a presidential candidate that is completely their own and not republican. I am rooting for those guys.
     
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    RINOs have been infecting the GOP for some time now.
     
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    From The Article:

    Both (the 9th and 10th amendments) ideas are repudiated by today’s progressives, as they were by TR, whose Bull Moose Party, the result of his bolt from the GOP, convened in Chicago 100 years ago Sunday, Aug. 5, 1912.

    After leaving the presidency in 1909, TR went haywire. He had always chafed under constitutional restraints, but he had remained a Hamiltonian, construing the Constitution expansively but respectfully. By 1912, however, he had become what the Democratic nominee, Woodrow Wilson, was — an anti-Madisonian. Both thought the Constitution, the enumeration and separation of powers, intolerably crippled government.

    Espousing unconstrained majoritarianism, TR disdained James Madison’s belief that the ultimate danger is wherever ultimate power resides, which in a democracy is with the majority. He endorsed the recall of state judicial decisions and by September 1912 favored the power to recall all public officials, including the president.

    TR’s anti-constitutional excesses moved two political heroes to subordinate personal affection to the public interest. New York Sen. Elihu Root had served TR as secretary of war and secretary of state, and he was Roosevelt’s first choice to succeed him in 1908. Massachusetts Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge had long been one of TR’s closest friends. Both sided with Taft.

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    A Tea Party Madisonian.

    It does not get much better than that.
     
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    Will of course is entitled to engage in political fantasy and historical revisionism. But the courts follow Constitutional case law, as must Congress, and that case law determines the limits of Federal power, not naïve and ignorant neo-populists from the TPM.
     
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    Ah, but with the wave of a wand, the final authority has spoken.

    Kinda like in Citizens United.

    FDR's kangaroo court certainly didn't follow case law and nothing is ever ever completely settled.

    If so, why does Ted (so glad you're dead) Kennedy rail on Roberts about not losing the gains of the part 40 years ? What was Ted (so glad you're dead) worried about ?

    But even then, we can see just what Cruz brings. After all, he's a senator. And he'll vote on future justices. And if there are enough GOP in the senate....we'll get more justices like Scalia.

    Then Ted (so glad you're dead) can roll over in his grave as we trash all of his gains of the last 40 years.

    Nothing is ever ever settled for good.
     
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    Continuing:

    Today, many of the tea party’s academic despisers portray it as anti-democratic and anti-intellectual. Actually, it stands, as did the forgotten heroes of 1912, with Madison, the most intellectually formidable Founder. He created, and the tea party defends, a constitutional architecture that does not thwart democracy but refines it, on the fact that in a republic, which is defined by the principle of representation, the people do not directly decide issues, they decide who will decide. And the things representatives are permitted to decide are strictly circumscribed by constitutional limits on federal power.

    TR sought to make these limits few and as flimsy as cobwebs when the people chose to amend them by plebiscitary methods. The New Republic, then a voice of progressivism, ridiculed Root for being “committed to the theory of government, based upon natural rights” — the Declaration of Independence’s theory of pre-political rights. Schambra, however, argues that for Root and Lodge, as for today’s tea party, the rights proclaimed in the Declaration and the restrictions that the Constitution imposes on government are inseparably linked, as Root said, to “the end that individual liberty might be preserved.”

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    You just can't enough of George Will.
     
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    Obama wrote his thesis on...
     
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    Dissolving paper with invisible ink...?
     
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    No one knows but his wife got special permission to write her thesis on how Princeton proved how racist they were by basically giving her everything she asked for, except acceptance among others in the student body who were real racists by not immediately kissing her ass.
     

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