Ted Cruz was a guests in the Faith and Freedom Forum at First Baptist Church North, Spartanburg, SC. Sen. Cruz gave a spot on Christian testimony and 10 minutes to speak.. He shared how faith interacted with the role as president and received a standing ovation.
The untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia shatters the perspective for this election.
At the the Faith and Freedom Forum Sen. Cruz shared a bit of his experiences following the mentoring received as clerk for Justice Rehnquist. Having previously served as an associate justice, William Rehnquist served as chief justice for nearly 19 years, making him the fourth-longest-serving chief justice on the Supreme Court.
Ted Cruz was talking about the significance of the Supreme Court at least as far back as early Fall, but the gravity of appointing justices to the Supreme Court struck me, and the audience, at a deeper level with Justice Scalia’s chair now vacant.
Cruz rehearsed before us a list of cases, some of which he himself argued before the Supreme Court – cases that were won by a mere 5-4 decision.
Ted Cruz explained with each case that America is just ONE VOTE away from losing her values held dear by millions from the days of our Founding Fathers. Just one vote, unless the replacement is an “Originalist” like Scalia. Justice Scalia explains this below.
Cruz spoke about President George H.W. Bush’s choice between submitting the name of the conservative Judge Edith Jones and his eventual choice, the more moderate David Souter, for a Supreme Court vacancy because “he did not want to expend the political capital” to get the conservative confirmed by the senate. Cruz spoke against the selection of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., particularly his conditioned support for the Affordable Care Act. I can only imagine how many of you were devastated with Robert’s vote against us.
Cruz argued against the practice of nominating people with limited paper trails on the assumption that they can move more easily through the Senate confirmation process, citing examples in which Republicans have been burned, particularly with Souter, who often sided with the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc.
“If, instead, President Bush had appointed Edith Jones, and Mike Luttig which is who I would have appointed, stated Cruz, Obamacare would have been struck down three years ago, and the marriage laws of all 50 states would be on the books.”
We can not overlook what CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER to our Constitution and American values there would be with another 20 year reign of ONE more liberal justice. Imagine a 20 or even 30 year reign of America’s values eroded or even erased.
Imagine who Hillary Clinton would nominate. It is highly likely that the next president will appoint 2 or more justices to the Supreme Court.
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