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Ted Cruz Once Said It Was A 'Mistake' To Try To End Birthright Citizenship

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday that he "absolutely" supports ending automatic citizenship for children born on American soil, as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    "We should end granting automatic birthright citizenship to the children of those who are here illegally," Cruz said in an interview on Michael Medved's radio show. "That has been my position from the very first day of my running for the Senate."

    But the Texas conservative actually felt differently about the matter while running for the Senate. In a 2011 interview with "The Duke Machado Show," Cruz called efforts to change birthright citizenship misguided because they stood on shoddy legal footing.

    "I've looked at the legal arguments against it, and I will tell you as a Supreme Court litigator, those arguments are not very good," he said. "As much as someone may dislike the policy of birthright citizenship, it's in the U.S. Constitution. And I don't like it when federal judges set aside the Constitution because their policy preferences are different."

    Instead, Cruz argued that the attention should be on securing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...59_-1285744286463871202&kvcommref=mostpopular
     
  2. targus

    targus New Member

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    So then are you in favor of Trump's idea of a wall along the border to stop people from illegally entering the country?
     
  3. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

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    Conservatives can change their minds but liberals are locked into the party line.
     
  4. poncho

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    Ted Cruz? Isn't that the guy being out polled by Deez Nuts?
     
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  5. OldRegular

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    Unless you are Obama. He once thought that marriage wasa between a male and female but can anyone forget the multicolored White House as he celebrated the Court decision!
     
  6. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant Active Member

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    CBT,
    Maybe he received some new insights. Maybe new arguments have been put forth. Maybe he understood that he was wrong.

    I'm still waiting for you to get some new insights. You've been spouting the same nonsense as long as you've been here.
     
  7. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

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    Post of the month!!!
     
  8. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe he's just like all the other politicians and says what he thinks his base wants to hear.
     
  9. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Let's see:


    Trump takes no campaign contributions

    Is beholden to know one

    Says exactly what gets him spurned


    Nope, he does not cater to a base he just says what he thinks.
     
  10. BrotherJoseph

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    A wall is a more realistic idea. I highly doubt the constitution would be amended to end birthright citizenship, it is highly improbable. I think Senator Cruz knows this, but he is going with popular opinion as he sees the issue of immigration has picked up Trump significantly in the polls.
     
  11. BrotherJoseph

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    Or don't you think it is more likely explained by Cruz seeing how the immigration issue has bolstered Trump to the front of the polls and he wants some of that vote?
     
  12. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Not Cruz. he is too principled for that.
     
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