Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed marriage on Des Moines’ Mickelson in the Morning radio show on March 9th: Look, unfortunately, we have seen judges, and especially the Supreme Court, ignoring the law and making it up… What I have already pledged that I will do is introduce a constitutional amendment to make absolutely clear that marriage is a question for the states. And if the citizens of the State of Iowa or the citizens of the State of Texas want to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, that the states have the constitutional authority to do
National Review has a useful summary of the GOP candidates’ move away from the Common Core. It begins by noting that as recently as January 2012, Scott Walker chaired a Wisconsin reading task force that endorsed the Common Core: Two years later, on July 17, 2014, Walker released a statement: “Today, I call on the members of the State Legislature to pass a bill in early January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin.” Walker is, of course, not the only high-profile Republican to backtrack on his support for Common Core… […] Louisiana governor Bobby
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) loaded for…Ted Cruz. Speaking a few minutes after the Texas Senator, Governor Walker responded to Cruz’s riff about picking a candidate “who stood up and fought” by declaring, “[voters] don’t want someone to fight for the sake of fighting, they want someone who will fight and win.” There was a lot of affection for the Governor among this crowd. He reprised his stage pacing, scriptless presentation which won over so many at the Iowa Freedom Conference. In terms of style points, Senator Cruz and Governor Walker are comparable
Speaking at CPAC, Ted Cruz invoked Ronald Reagan’s admonition to paint not in pale pastels but in bold colors – and bold he was. Cruz seemingly came to CPAC with two objectives: to establish himself as the most conservative of potential presidential candidates and the toughest fighter for conservative principles. As of the end of Day One, he had succeeded. Cruz made very clear his policy priorities: repeal “every blasted word” of Obamacare, abolish the IRS, stop the out-of-control regulators at the EPA and the “alphabet soup” of Washington agencies, defend our Constitutional rights, restore America’s place in the world,
Maggie, local bloggers report Sen. Ted Cruz also went after Jeb Bush on Common Core while speaking at the Jacksonville, Fla. GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner. The Shark Tank also interviewed Sen. Cruz on Common Core while he was in Jacksonville last Friday: Paul Dupont is a legislative assistant at American Principles in Action.
On February 22, Senator Ted Cruz made an appearance in Jacksonville, Fla. During his remarks, Sen. Cruz made it clear that he had “significant policy disagreements” with former Gov. Jeb Bush on Common Core. This was just the most recent in a series of jabs at Bush over Common Core from other GOP hopefuls. You can read the full story on Cruz here.
Gay marriage is back in the mainstream TV news thanks to Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee. In a CNN interview on Feb. 10, Gov. Jindal endorsed a Constitutional Amendment as a remedy if the Court orders gay marriage. And on Feb. 1, also on CNN, Gov. Huckabee addressed the religious liberty impacts of gay marriage as progressives redefine traditional Christianity as hatred and bigotry per se. Now, The Blaze is crediting Sen. Cruz with being the first presidential candidate to “take action” in response to Alabama ruling, for introducing a Constitutional Amendment this week permitting states to define marriage as one man
On February 10, Senator Ted Cruz reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act. In a statement released on the occasion, he said: “Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage.” Politico reports on the full story here.