“You win elections by standing for principles and believing that there is a better tomorrow,” Cruz stated. He then asked, “How do we inspire people? Number one we tell the truth.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at CPAC 2014. On March 6th, he spoke about gun rights, education, free press, flat tax, abolishing the IRS, and he even made his typical jokes. The most polarizing comment (IMHO) is his call to pass a constitutional amendment to enact term limits. Definitely an interesting call in today’s time where politics have become a career, rather than a duty.
He is a mobilizing character and rumor has it that he may be eyeing a 2016 Presidential Run. This speech surly seemed like a platform speech to us here at Girls on Politics.
What did you think of his speech?
This week, Obama is encouraging Congress to reduce funds for Israeli defense missile system by $200 million just days after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) intercept a Gaza bound ship of missiles from Iran.
This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a missile on an intercepted ship in the Red Sea Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Israeli naval forces raided a ship deep in the Red Sea early Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza, the military said. (AP Photo/IDF) (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks issued this statement in response: “Today, the Israelis captured a ship carrying missiles from Iran destined for Gaza and earlier this week a rocket fired from Gaza fell in the Ashkelon region of Israel. The threats to Israel are real, constant, and serious. This is clearly not the time to step back from our support of Israel and her defense. Yet President Obama proposes significantly cutting U.S. funding for joint missile defense projects with Israel at this dangerous time.”
What does this mean for Israel? It means Obama has proven he is willing to negotiate with terrorists in Gaza for forced peace. We are giving fighter jets to Egypt, $1 billion to Ukraine but can’t find $200 million for our strongest ally? I am all for reduced spending but when the current administration has no regard for spending, why cut funds for the Israelis? Thankfully for Israel, they have Netanyahu. He is strong and unwilling to compromise to the Palestine’s or to Obama. “The Israeli people expect me to stand strong against criticism and pressure,” Netanyahu told the president.
What can we do as citizens? We can encourage our elected officials to support Israel. Be vocal. With eyes focused on the Ukraine, it is important we don’t forget about other threats towards the United States and our closest allies. It is clear Obama can not see a threat coming (hello, 2012 debates and his denial that Russia was and is a GEOPOLITICAL foe) so we as citizens must keep ourselves informed.
Discrimination comes in many forms. What if you were not allowed to see your elected President speak due to your political beliefs? Would you be outraged? Shouldn’t the media be outraged? Well, it happened. Students were not allowed in to see President Obama speak due to their conservative beliefs. Absent in the mainstream and leftist media, we can only hope conservatives have a strong enough voice to wake the American people up. This should not happen. The administration is bringing back the ways of 1950 in many different forms.
College Republican students participated in a civil protest against Obama’s economic policy in a “free speech” area on the University of Central Missouri campus, far away from the venue of the speech. When they went to attend the policy speech, they had rid themselves of their protest posters and attempted to enter using their purchased tickets. Their conservative and Tea Party shirts remained, which was within the rules. A security officer deemed these students a security threat and banned them from entering. His immediate defense was, “It doesn’t matter if you are Republican or Democrat.” I think we found the problem.
Do these students look like security threats?
Chairman Alex Smith of the College Republican National Committee said in a press-release this morning:
“This is outrageous. How can the President expect to work with Republicans on Capitol Hill when his team is busy banning conservative students on college campuses? It just proves what a farce this “pivot tour” has been. It is clear that President Obama would rather preach to a pre-screened liberal choir than work across the aisle.”
Is this how we treat different opinions? By not allowing students to attend a policy speech? Correct me if I am wrong but Barack Obama is our President. He works for us. He is our President whether we voted for him or not and we reserve the right to attend a basic policy speech. Never before have I seen such a blatant disregard for civil rights.
I highly doubt the DOJ will step up and stop similar civil rights violations.
Read more at TheCollegeConservative.com
As a taxpayer, I am fed up with the blatant waste of my hard earned money. As a military spouse, I can deal with the commissary closures on Mondays and cutting hours at primary care health clinics. Not only that but civilian military offices have experienced furloughs and drastic cuts which directly affect the soldiers. All this is happening at the expense of studying gophers. That’s right; the DoD is cutting employees but spending millions of dollars protecting non-endangered gophers.
This brings me to the waste of the IRS. IRS officials have wasted millions of taxpayers’ dollars making a Star Trek parody and line dancing videos. The IRS Federal employees also spent $4.1 million on a conference. Considering the state of the economy and our bleak forecast, the employees showed complete disregard for the taxes collected. “You cannot take the money of American workers and waste it,” said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “I swear to God, I have looked at that video over and over again, and I swear I do not see the redeeming value.”
All of this waste also happened while targeting conservative groups and punishing political opponents of the President. While liberal groups were allowed unlimited and unmonitored access to become charitable groups during elections, conservative groups were delayed for up to 13 months. Liberals claimed the Tea Party movement was gone, but the truth is the IRS became another liberal pawn. The scandal has now reached as high as the office of the chief counsel, William Wilkins, one of only two Obama appointees in the IRS. Leadership at the IRS doesn’t seem to mind the lack of transparency. Lois Lerner pleaded the fifth at a Congressional Hearing back in May. Who was Lois Lerner taking directions from? So many unanswered questions that will never be answered under the Obama Administration.
Where does this scandal end? Does it reach Obama in the Oval Office? As a taxpayer, it is difficult to pay taxes to an office that does not care about my money. When do we put our foot down and say enough is enough? When can I decide that I do not want to give my money to this “regime”. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, and the IRS; the list goes on. The American people are tired of the lies.