Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wows Them at NRA Convention in Nashville, TN … “Our Country is in Crisis … The Answer is Not Going to Come from Washington, It’s Going to Come from You”
THE NRA HAS INVADED NASHVILLE, TN … Welcome NRA, its members and all pro-Second Amendment supporters!!!
Maybe there was no greater comment made last night by Sen. Ted Cruz than the following, “Our country is in crisis yet we’re gonna pull back and change the path we’re on, but the answer is not going to come from Washington, it’s going to come from you!!!”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to the NRA faithfully in Nashville, Tennessee at their Annual Meeting last night and began his speech with … GOD BLESS THE NRA. Cruz mocked Hillary Clinton and her email issues, praised the fact that the victims of the Fort Hood shooting victims finally got their Purple Hearts after 5 years, against the objection of the Obama administration. Cruz went on to say, “It is a time for truth you cannot win a war on radical Islamic terrorism with the president who is unwilling to utter the words radical Islamic terrorist.”
Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, imagine America’s standing unapologetically with the nation of Israel. Imagine a commander in chief standing up with clarity and saying we will defeat radical Islamic terrorists. And under no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Some weeks ago I join with 46 other senators signing a letter that we sent to Iran explaining that under the United States Constitution there are only two way something becomes a law, either it is a treaty ratified by two-thirds of the Senate or a law passed by both houses of Congress signed by the president. Well the Obama White House went a little hysterical about that letter.
Ted Cruz further went on to say to the folks in attendance, “you know we’re at a time a crisis. Here at home millions of people are hurting as the economies in stagnation. Abroad the Obama-Clinton foreign policy a leading from behind does not work. And d we’re saying an unprecedented threat to our liberties each and ever day from the Federal government,” but he said he was inspired by the words, deeds and actions of the NRA membership because they fight for their Constitutional rights.
Sen. Ted Cruz, one of two declared Republican candidates for president, told National Rifle Association members in Nashville that he’s fought the conservative battles, unlike his opponents.
“In a Republican primary, every candidate’s going to stand up and say, ‘I oppose Obamacare,’ ” Cruz said at the NRA’s annual meeting Friday. “The question we ought to ask is, ‘Great, when have you stood up and fought Obamacare?’ “
“Every candidate is going to say they don’t support amnesty. Alright, great. When have you stood up and fought to stop the president’s illegal and unconstitutional executive action?”
Ted Cruz then thanked the NRA for standing up to the liberal Democrat and Barack Obama’s knee-jerk reaction to the tragic Sandy Hook shooting massacre in Connecticut. Cruz said he was proud to stand with his friends Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul:
You know we all remember two years ago the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook. Every one of us whose parents it was heartbreaking to see those little children murdered by that lunatic and yet we also remember the president’s response. President Obama had an opportunity then he could have tried to bring people together in a bipartisan manner to say let’s go after violent felons let’s go after criminals let’s protect our kids and stop the bad guys. But instead he used as an excuse to try to come after the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. I gotta tell you in the weeks and months that followed Sandy Hook, if you guys were sitting in the Senate Republican lunch, you would have jumped out the window. Because the Senate was there was this is unstoppable this is a freight train it can’t be stopped let’s get out of the way and I’ll tell you I was proud to stand with my friends Mike Lee and Rand Paul in sending an sending a very short two sentence letter to Harry Reid that we said we will filibuster any legislation that undermines the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
What happened next is that it slowed the liberal Democrat anti-Second Amendment train down and shed the light as to what was happening and that Democrats were trying to take political advantage of a terrible and tragic incident. That is when citizen action took place.
And that’s when the men and women in this room began to take over. In the weeks that followed each if you and millions of Americans lit up the phones. It started with three of us by the end to the next week we were up to 17 senators on the letter. Then we had our first vote we needed to get to 41, we only got to 31. And all our friends in the media said up, you failed you only got to 31. But like any meaningful military conflict it’s rarely one on the first skirmish. That 31 was a whip count and suddenly each of you knew every senator that had voted against the Second Amendment and heaven on earth descended on those senators. And thanks to the passionate leadership of the men and women in this room when it came to the senate floor every single wanna President Obama’s proposals to undermine the Second Amendment was voted down on the Senate floor.