Ted Cruz’s question to Dianne Feinstein regarding the constitutionality of her gun law should be required reading for conservatives
Every day, I am more impressed with Ted Cruz. He’s smart, he’s courageous, he’s knowledgeable, and he’s deeply loyal to the Constitution. I understand that he went to Harvard Law School, rather than my alma mater, The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, but I can forgive him that failing because he’s so damn smart and intellectually brave.
Cruz couldn’t have asked better questions yesterday in the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Dianne Feinstein’s proposed gun control bill. You’ve already heard those questions. DiFi’s huffy, offended response was the only one available to her, because he’d shut the door on her intellectually. Thus, all she could say was “Who do you think you’re talking to, little boy? I was writing unconstitutional laws before you were born!” That was fun.
(Let me be catty for a minute. DiFi says she’s not a sixth grader. Hoo-boy, is that obvious! She looks like a mummy. She was once a very attractive younger woman, but she’s morphed into a creepily scary old woman. Okay, I needed to get that out of my system.)
Typically, though, it was Rush Limbaugh who summed up most perfectly what Ted asked, what it meant, and why DiFI had just enough firing brain cells to realize what a devastating attack Cruz had leveled at her bill. Here’s what Rush had to say this morning, which started with him playing a tape of Cruz’s brilliant question:
CRUZ: The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is: Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment? Namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights? Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment’s protection against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?
RUSH: Are you applauding, folks?
Are you standing up and cheering here?
This is just not done! These people are never called on this. Here’s Dianne Feinstein with her list of approved guns. Dianne Feinstein, California senator, former mayor of San Francisco. Okay, fine. Great resume. You and you alone are gonna determine what kind of guns we can have all? So Cruz said, “Well, are you going to determine what books we can all read? Are you gonna determine what words can’t be said and what words can?” and liberals are not used to this. This is effrontery. This is lecturing. This is disrespect, as far as the left is concerned.
Dianne Feinstein was not happy with this, and she told Cruz not to lecture her.</blockquote>
It’s hard to believe that Cruz and Obama attended the same law school. Cruz actually learned something. Obama was probably too busy organizing communities and hobnobbing with Ayers & Co. to pay attention in class. Or, given Cruz’s accurate statement about the Leftists’ in charge of the Harvard Law School classrooms, may Obama was paying too much attention. Either way, one student graduated knowing American law, while the other student graduated knowing Karl Marx.