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  According to Senator Ted Cruz’s immigration policy, applicants for US citizenship  should not be eligible if they have a previous federal convictions in the United States. This includes those who violate federal law by failing to secure lawful entry/residency in the US territories and states.

  The issue came up on the campaign trail, this week.  While campaigning this week in Iowa, where he’s leading the polls ahead of that state’s Feb. 1 presidential caucuses, Cruz suggested he’ll be tougher on people in the U.S. illegally than his rival for the Republican nomination.

  “There’s a difference,” Cruz told a questioner at an event in Boone. “He’s advocated allowing folks to come back in and become citizens. I oppose that.”

New Gun Orders Will Deter People From Seeking Healthcare

Activists are speaking out in opposition to the actions of the White House, today.
  Mental health activists are warning:   “This new Executive Order is the biggest deterrent to getting help from counselors, therapists, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.”

  •   Veterans will lose their 2nd Amendment constitutional rights and not even know that they were “diagnosed”.
  •   This will prevent couples from getting good marriage counseling.
  •   This will make people hesitant to see a new doctor, lest they be reported by “Gun Nazies” .
  •   This will result in more tragedies because hurting people risk losing self defense rights and face the rest of their lives as unarmed and they face prison time if they go hunting.

Ranchers vs. Feds: Armed Showdown Over Seized Lands

Showdown in Burns, Oregon

  Western Ranchers are taking to arms and occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.  The issue stems from the disputes over land and private property rights.

CNN reports:

(CNN) – Armed anti-government protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, accusing officials of unfairly punishing ranchers who refused to sell their land.One them is Ammon Bundy, the 40-year-old son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is well-known for anti-government action.

Trump praises Canadian healthcare

From reports by ROBERT KING • Washington Examiner
  Donald Trump said in August that he ideally would want the United States to have a single-payer healthcare system such as that in Scotland or Canada, but it wouldn’t work in the U.S. because of state borders.

Trump Calls for Taking Away States’ Rights

  “I want to see a private system without the artificial lines with every state,” Trump said during the Fox News GOP primary debate. “If I am negotiating in New York or California I have one bidder.”

Obama Set To Declare New Limits To Some 2nd Amendment Rights

President Obama plans a January Edict to curtail the sale of guns in the USA.

Local sporting goods stores may be shut down for failing
to acquire new federal licensing. Feds may also deliberately stall
their paperwork or slow-walk them out of business.

You may be able to keep and bear arms, But you may not be able to buy arms like you used to.  In many liberal cities, gun retailers have already been regulated out of existence.  This might be a time to challenge his federal jurisdiction on commerce. The constitution only grants federal oversight of interstate commerce. Retailers rarely sell outside of their state boundaries.

Politico.com reports:

  President Barack Obama’s bid to assert himself in his final year will begin with long-awaited executive actions on gun control, expected to be released next week, shortly after he returns to Washington.
  The White House is putting finishing touches on several measures in an effort to make progress on curbing gun violence, an issue the president and close aides have found frustratingly intractable, before the race to replace him enters prime time.

Oklahomans Chosen To Join Iowa Campaigns

The Ted Cruz Campaign is mobilizing a massive army of dedicated campaign workers from around the nation for a strategic strike force, in Iowa.
  The key political showdown state will hold its presidential caucus on February 1st, and Ted Cruz has a Camp set up for hundreds of energetic and proficient campaign workers to use as a home base.
  Campaign officials secured the empty college dorms of AIB Business College (which will soon be the University of Iowa’s Des Moines Campus). The facility will hold hundreds of campaigners who spend multiple days on the stump for Ted Cruz.

[Editor’s note: Rand Paul has had a team on the ground in Iowa for quite a while; he should do very well there also!]

Our ISIS Problem Starts In Congress

“Circumventing the Constitution is not being faithful.  It’s being
unfaithful.  It’s breaking an oath.  It’s forsaking a duty.” – Jarrin Jackson

The following is an except from a 3-part essay from Jarrin Jackson.

Why the Buck Starts in the House  The short answer is that the ISIS problem tying our country in knots is because people do not understand war.  What they understand is a political concoction used to resolve conflict in the least disagreeable way.  In other words, war has become an exercise in political correctness.
  The Constitution gives Congress the authority to declare war (Art. 1, Sec. 8).  Yet Congress has not done that since 1942.  Instead, there has been the use of military force started, more or less, by the President, and tolerated, more or less, by the Congress.
The difference between war and the use of military force is more than wordplay.  War requires an enemy be identified.  Using military force does not.  War ends with victory or defeat.  Using military force does not.

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Watching For 'White Smoke' From A Texas Ranch

  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, made an early attempt to unite fellow Christian Leaders to get behind one presidential campaign. On Dec. 7th he arranged a secret meeting, but no consensus was to emerge on that day.

  Since the Dec. 7 meeting, endorsements have been announced by influential figures such as James Dobson, a radio host who founded Focus on the Family; Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage; and Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowa Family Leader organization.

December 28th

 Tom Hamburger of the Washington Post says the next gathering will take place a few days after Christmas at a remote ranch in central Texas, where Cruz, his wife and several key financial backers will visit with some of the country’s most prominent evangelical leaders for private conversations and a public rally.

  Some of the 100 or so leaders flying to the ranch owned by conservative billionaire Farris Wilks are still considering other candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who also is maneuvering to be the Trump alternative. But in recent weeks, Cruz has outpaced his rivals in the race to line up religious conservative support.