Before you jump into this, keep in mind what Cruz is proposing is different from what many social conservatives have supported in the past. Governor Mike Huckabee, for example, has expressed support for a federal amendment which enshrines marriage as one man and one woman in the constitution. However, what Cruz is proposing has to do with the 10th Amendment and states’ rights by strictly saying that marriage is to be governed by the states. Thus, some states will approve of gay marriage and some states will not.

Report from Breitbart:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment barring the federal government or the courts from overturning state marriage laws.

Citing the Supreme Court’s “tragic and indefensible” refusal to take up same-sex marriage cases—essentially legalizing same-sex marriage in another 11 states—Cruz announced the proposal in a statement. He said he has already introduced legislation in the Senate to “protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage,” because “marriage is a question for the states.”

“And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws,” the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender announced.

This won’t get any traction outside a Republican primary, however, I think that’s the point. What it does is signal that Cruz is attempting to find a niche in the 2016 field somewhere between Rand Paul and social conservatives like Huckabee or Santorum. Cruz is against gay marriage on principle, but this amendment would leave the matter up to individual states meaning his federalist credentials on this on are in tact.

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  1. Ted Cruz is turning out to be a slick piece of work…too slick for his own good. A fence-sitter that knows which side butters his bread, but can’t decide which way to jump beforehand.

    Americans are catching up on this tactic of his, so I’ll be the first to state here that he’ll be a non entity come 2016 election.

    Watch the videos below — showing Ted Cruz’s miscalculation in adressing the Gala of Solidarity Dinner In Defense of Christians!

    Ted Cruz starts out nicely, and gets applauded by defending Christians world wide. But the longer he speaks, the more he displays he is AIPAC owned, and at the end gets booed off the stage by the American Christians he was trying to peddle his Zionist take: “If you don’t stand (for the foreign nation) of Israel, I won’t stand for you (American Christians)!”

    That’s when Ted Cruz gets BOOED off stage, and slinks behind the curtain — Priceless!

    42 second video when Sen. Cruz gets booed off stage:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOOZ6aPooSk

    The full 5 minute video when Sen Cruz tries his spiel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ZVihACwQ0

    • I agree. The Canadian Cuban does everything ONLY for the greater power and glory of Ted Cruz, whether it makes sense or not.

      Even Nate says this is a parlor game intended to curry favor in the GOP, not seriously to accomplish anything. Does he suggest that it includes repealing the 14th Amendment, too?

      Not only does this have NO chance of getting through Congress, much less the states, it is bringing up a topic the GOP does NOT want to talk about, which can hurt 2014 candidates just so Cruz can gain influence for 2016.

      Cruz is bad Nuz.

  2. Nate — if I may, I would suggest you start a topic that is apropos for the 2014 election due in just a few weeks.

    Why are Democrats so scared of losing BIG, that they attack their own “guide-lights” Nancy Pelosi and “bench” their own Prez Obama?

    Have they finally realized that Obama & Liberal Trash Co. are BAD for Dems…?!

    • Surf: Nah. The “I won’t be a rubber stamp for Obama and Reed” ads are only in red states. No surprise at all.

      The really surprising thing is that Democrat Beggich is campaigning in support of Obamacare in Palin’s backyard. THAT is a “man bites dog” story!

    • Democrats are fighting basic math which is an uphill battle already. Obama is simply an albatross during an already difficult Dem year.

      • I hear the only place Mr. Obama will show up is in Michigan, where the GOP nominated a total goober for senate. However, Michelle Obama has a full schedule.

  3. For those of us who are old enough to remember, have you noticed that Ted Cruz’ face, expressions, mannerisms, attitudes, gruffness, and even his voice are amazingly similar to Joe McCarthy?

    I think we’re talking reincarnation. If you Google “ted cruz photo,” there’s even a photo of Joe McCarthy in the mix.

    • You couldn’t be more wrong about Ted Cruz.

      He’s Charlie McCarthy — and this puppet’s strings are being pulled by Zionist anti-American AIPAC — (Israel comes first…then America…like Ted Cruz said September 2014 in DC: “If you don’t stand for Israel, I won’t stand for you (American Christians)”)!!!

      If unsure who’s in the picture below — Ted Cruz is the one in the middle….

      http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/museum/charliemccarthy_opt.jpg

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