The Founders Wouldn’t Call Ted Cruz A Terrorist, And Obama Wouldn’t Give Them Tingles Up Their Legs

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The election of 1800, which made Thomas Jefferson the Nation’s 3rd President, is often cited by historians not only as a moment of significance in the history of the United States, but also as a major event in world history. It was proof that America’s forefathers had struck a balance that would allow the Nation to survive major shifts in political power without the bloodshed that had almost always previously accompanied the transfer of power from one ideological group to another in countries throughout the world.

The Democratic-Republican Jefferson, favoring a less centralized seat of government power, took the office from John Adams, whose Federalist Party favored a stronger central government. Though the electoral system had not yet been polished to perfection (it arguably never has or will be), a peaceful transfer of power occurred, setting the stage for a trial run in political discourse.

As the fading Federalists continued to affect political policy throughout Jefferson’s Presidency, disagreements between the Republicans in power and the Federalists emboldened the system of check and balances that was built into the national fabric. And despite Democratic-Republican control of the executive branch, Federalist ideology continued to influence the country in the decisions handed down by the Supreme Court, which obtained coequal status as a branch of government in 1800.

The Founders knew that the young Nation would inevitably undergo great changes in the decades and centuries ahead — and they knew that change is good for a nation. They also knew, however, that rapid political change and power shifts could have violent circumstances. So, to borrow from President Barack Obama, the Founders designed a system that would always leave room for one political party or another to “gum up the works” as new ideas and legislation were introduced.

James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 10: “The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man. … A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power … have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.”

Today, it seems, it is forgotten that the Nation’s political system was designed with political obstruction as a goal rather than an impediment to progress. And according to some pundits, the system designed by the Nation’s Founders is used with original intent only by “political terrorists.”

On Wednesday, MSNBC talking head Chris Mathews accused Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of being a “political terrorist” for calling on fellow Republicans to refuse to fund government operations unless funding for the implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is choked off.

“I believe it’s terrorism: This is the first time I’ve seen a political party, or even a fraction of it, say that their number one goal is to shut down the American government, kill a bill that’s already been passed by congress, and refuse to pay bills already run up by congress in an attempt to basically risk default,” Matthews said on MSNBC’s Hardball. “This is an attempt to destroy all we know of the republican form of government in this country.”

Cruz’s point was this: Previous and further GOP votes to undo Obamacare are empty symbolic gestures meant to simply appease constituents.

“We don’t have the votes, and we are unlikely to get the votes in closed-door meetings in Washington. The only way that we win this fight is if the American people rise up,” Cruz said.

In the face of the implementation of a nationalized healthcare system — which even some supporters aren’t sure is going to work — and at a time when the U.S. owes mountains of debt, Cruz sees holding government spending hostage to avoid further government spending as the only option.

“My focus for the next 61 days is very directly targeted to one thing, and that is working to defund Obamacare,” Cruz said. “This is the best opportunity we have to defund Obamacare and quite possibly our last opportunity to effectively defund Obamacare.”

But he doesn’t have many mainstream GOP allies, as many of his colleagues prefer empty promises to repeal Obamacare to actual action. Instead, Cruz and a handful of Tea Party favorites such as Senators Mike Lee of Utah, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky are working to get the American public involved.

“For us to win this fight, the American people have to be with us,” he said. “We want to keep the government open… Why is President Obama threatening to shut down the Federal government in order to force Obamacare down the throats of the American people?”

Cruz is no political terrorist, he simply understands that the Founders left him a system, which no matter how bloated and corrupt it grows, contains at its core, the ability for underdog political leaders to have the power to side with constituents in tangible ways — a political necessity when their colleagues prefer lip-service in public and playing the part of lapdog to bureaucracy behind closed doors.

 

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Alex

    Texass Senator Ted Cruz brings to mind something my grandfather often used to say: “Scientists have been trying for years to figure out why there are so many more horses’ asses in the world than there are horses.”

    • JimH

      You and your Grandfather account for two of the extra’s.
      Maybe the scientists can study you to find out.

    • Bill

      Alex,
      You are a good example of your statement

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Is that supposed to be some pithy saying of your grandfather, except it doesn’t make sense.
      Same question to you as to Alex, Why don’t you like Ted Cruz, he is of your own Leftist/Marxist ideology but different implementation method?

  • chocopot

    Senator Cruz is my hero. He is one among very few who see the danger posed by this current government to this nation, its citizens, and our way of life. We are gradually becoming a dictatorship, and there are few in Washignton interested enough to even attempt to do anything about it.
    As for Chris Matthews, the only time he should be allowed out of his rubber room is if he is muzzled and on a leash. Calling him a psycho is an insult to psychos. Why is he still on television? Does anyone even watch him any more?

  • JimH

    A Senator who uses the Constitution as his guide is considered a terrorist.
    King George III probably considered the founders to be extreme radicals also.
    In a different time Chris would have made a great royal subject. Wait he still is, just to a different King.
    This king wannabe is the traitor, not Ted Cruz.

    • chocopot

      Well stated.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Are you sure you want to stake your life on your comment?

      • JimH

        Sure, I stated it. You didn’t give me any reason to change my mind.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          But you see, you didn’t give a reason why you are so enthralled with Ted Cruz. You went on the defensive when I questioned you but that is not an answer just a kneejerk reaction.

          • JimH

            When he is interviewed, I agree with what he is saying.
            The way he votes is the same as what he says. Some legislatures say one thing and vote a different way.
            So far I haven’t heard or read anything about him that would change that.
            I hope that clears things a little, even though I don’t believe saying I stand by my statement is being overly defensive.

  • FreedomFighter

    Politicians are like spiders, put 100 spiders in a closed glass container then turn the light off, go to bed and when you wake up in the morning only one really fat spider will be left alive in the container.
    Washington is the glass container, the media/news is the light and somebody turned it off – only we forgot to put the lid on the container and the spiders are very hungry and your asleep.
    Laus DeoSemper FI

    • BooWho

      Great analogy … they eat their own just to stay alive and dominate. Too many politicians will cave to special interests at the expense of doing what is right. Senator Lee has picked the right fight and the only means of stopping the “train wreck” called Obamacare. If people don’t contact their elected officials and support Lee’s stand, they will only have themselves to blame for the travesty that is about to befall them with this ruinous act.

  • Dave

    Terrorist? No… Political opportunist and playing to the lowest common denominator and taking advantage of the partisanship for his own benefit… YES.

    • chocopot

      Go away, troll.

      • Dave

        Do not call Sen Cruz a troll… Even though he is an egomaniac with a god complex, he is still a US Senator and I expect you to show Sen McCarthy, I mean Cruz some respect.

        • chocopot

          YOU are the troll. Senator Cruz is a loyal American and an honorable man trying to do what is right foir his constituents and this country, which is more than I can say for most of those in Washington.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            chocopot, how do you know that Cruz is a loyal American and an honorable man trying to do what is right for his constituents and ….? All Dems/Progs/Leftists know that most Americans repeat this mantra and yet cannot explain what they mean by this so they can be gotten around.
            Thoreau said it best. “If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.”

          • chocopot

            ???????????????

          • Nadzieja Batki

            What does Cruz want in return for doing you good? By all those question marks you haven’t thought out why you are following Cruz.

          • Dave

            Look in the mirror if you need to find the troll chocopot

          • chocopot

            You’re a typical left-wing moron, unable to come up with an original thought.

          • Dave

            What makes him a loyal and honorable American? Just because you agree with his ideology?

            Here is Senator Cruz’s constituents:

            1Club for Growth $705,657 (Corporatist Front Group)
            2Senate Conservatives Fund $315,991
            3Woodforest National Bank$93,500
            4Morgan, Lewis & Bockius$67,200
            5Goldman Sachs$65,850
            6Sullivan & Cromwell$46,800
            7RE Janes Gravel Co$45,000
            8Jones Day$44,000
            9Baker Botts LLP$43,063
            10Bartlit, Beck et al$39,050
            11Wapiti Energy$37,750
            12McCombs Enterprises$34,750
            13Mason Capital Management$34,000
            14Jackson Walker LLP$32,799
            15Anadarko Petroleum$30,25
            16Ce Jacobs Co$30,000
            16Mansefeldt Investment$30,000
            16Parkman Whaling$30,000
            19Moncrief Oil International$28,100
            20Bta Oil Producers$26,000
            There is who Sen Cruz is beholden to… The corporatists, big oil, and the big banks.
            Don’t kid yourself thinking Sen Cruz is the Robin Hood of conservatives. He is just another GOPer trying to make a name for himself. He does not care about you or your issues… Power is what is driving Sen Cruz.

          • chocopot

            Since you are so interested in who is beholden to whom, why don’t you check out the largest donors to Obama, Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and so forth. If you think the list you just presented is the list of the worst around, you ain’t seen nothing. And most of their donors are people who do not have this country’s best interests in mind.

          • Dave

            Obama’s largest doners are Educational institutions, Google, Microsoft etc… Check it out for yourself. Not a fan of Reid or Pelosi but you can look them up too..
            I am not the one saying any politician ios the best thing since sliced bread… You and the author thing Cruz is the conservative superman. In reality, he is a corporatist Clark Kent with a desire for power.

          • chocopot

            Sure, Dave. Best laugh I had today.

          • Dave

            Did you reseach that? Oh wait… you didn’t did you? Of course not.

          • Dave

            Here, I did it for you.

            University of California $1,648,685
            Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
            Harvard University $878,164
            Microsoft Corp $852,167
            Google Inc $814,540
            JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
            Citigroup Inc $736,771
            Time Warner $624,618
            Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
            Stanford University $595,716
            National Amusements Inc $563,798
            WilmerHale LLP $550,668
            Columbia University $547,852
            Skadden, Arps et al $543,539
            UBS AG $532,674
            IBM Corp $532,372
            General Electric $529,855
            US Government $513,308
            Morgan Stanley $512,232
            Latham & Watkins $503,295
            Here is Obama’s from the 2012 election cycle and as I said, MS, Google and big education are the majority as are the big banks as well Mr Cruz is also into the banks… what does that tell you? Does that clue you in to anything?

        • Don 2

          Ted Cruz For ‘Man Of The Year’
          Dave The Hoplophobe for ‘Idiot Troll Of The Year’

        • Nadzieja Batki

          Dave, why don’t you like Cruz since his ideology is the same as yours, Leftist/Marxist. Same ideology different methods of implementation.

          • Dave

            NADS, you clearly do not understand what a Marxist is because that is your answer to everything in lieu of actually thinking.
            I guess you are a fascist… wow… that is much easier than thinking… Maybe I should be come a conservative? Its just so easy to call names that are given to me by conservative media and pundits. I don’t have to know the meaning of those terms either.

    • Doc Sarvis

      Very good assessment Dave.

      • chocopot

        You are another one. Go away, troll.

        • Doc Sarvis

          I take it that the Conservative strategy, when confronted with a painful truth, resort to name calling. Because you certainly don’t offer any counter argument.

          • chocopot

            Truth? You wouldn’t know truth if it bit you on the a–.

          • Doc Sarvis

            I rest my case.

          • chocopot

            So do I.

          • Doc Sarvis

            How original. At least you refrained from name calling this time. I must be getting through to you.

          • chocopot

            Ha, ha.

    • Vis Fac

      No Dave Terrorists Who else had the power and ability to wage war on the American people and continually does so? If a group other than OUR government did what they have done you can be sure that would be hunted down and eliminated post haste. It is very convenient that a group of legislators (domestic terrorists) has the legal right to wreck havoc over it’s citizenry as the present administration via executive order and usurpation of OUR constitution. We are seeing the same thing happening in the Middle East and IGNORE it because “It could never happen in America” right? It has and no one notices. Power corrupts unchecked and absolute power corrupts absolutely!
      Semper-Fi

  • Sprit of 1776

    This administration like throwing around the word TERRORIST to get their way, but the truth is this administration is the biggest TERRORIST of them all.

  • wyatt81

    Matthews is a constant embarrassment and the dictionary defintition of fool. But in today’s dumbed down culture, he’s an icon to some.

    • Vis Fac

      BSDNC is an embarrassment to what should be real journalism
      Semper-Fi

  • Paul Anthony

    Unions want to be exempt from Obamacare. So does Congress and their staffs and even the IRS Director has stated that he would prefer to keep his current insurance.
    Who is the traitor, he who tries to save ALL of us from Obamacare or those who just try to save themselves?

  • BHR

    Why do government employees have a guaranteed job, wages better than private sector, better healthcare and guaranteed retirement when the people paying for government have no security. Government employees always want more benefits even during this recession. The government employees due not want to be on Obamacare, they feel they deserve better, so now the government is going to pay a major portion of their insurance. You talk about about a two party system, now we have a two party work system, the private sector and the government sector. The private sector pays all the bills and we get less and keep paying more. There is a revolution coming, the private sector is out of money and the government and environmental regulations have destroyed the private sector. The government has to reduce by at least 20 percent their employees. For every government employee it takes serval private sector workers to pay for that employee. Simple math tells us that government can not keep growing. It does not matter what safe guards you have when one group has taken over the government. When you consider the government workers include federal,state county and city, these workers are 49 percent of the American workers, if you are a liberal or conservative no one can believe we can sustain this amount of government workers. The government has become very redundant, we now have over 50 policing agencies in the federal government and few of them talk to each other which was suppose to be the job of home land security.

  • Ibn Insha

    This moron, who cannot even utter an intelligible word, calls Ted Cruz a terrorist. What Cruz wants is do in not unconstitutional but what Obama has been doing for the last 5 years IS unconstitutional.