WATCH: Ted Cruz explains WHY adding the census question is “basic common sense” – [ALSO Watch Ted Cruz Speech @ CUFI]

In the first half of this video Ted Cruz explains why adding the census question is “basic common sense” and why he says the ruling by Roberts was so disappointing:

Cruz makes the obvious first point that we really need to know how many illegals are in the country. He says we don’t know if the number that’s been bandied about for years is accurate, or if it’s really more like 20 million or higher.



But an even bigger point he makes is that the census under both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama asked the citizenship question, and he says it’s been on the long form census for a long time. So why can’t it be added to the short form?

Cruz indicated he was happy to hear that Trump and Barr are both pushing forward with this as it’s just ‘basic common sense.

Cruz also posted today his speech from CUFI last night and I thought you’d want to check that out too:

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63 thoughts on “WATCH: Ted Cruz explains WHY adding the census question is “basic common sense” – [ALSO Watch Ted Cruz Speech @ CUFI]

    1. @finrod I love Cruz and Lee, but Paul is like a homerun slugger. When he connects he’s great, but he strikes out too often.

  1. Ted Cruz.. the only hero in politics I can proudly claim exists on the federal level. I wish I lived it Texas every time I hear him speak…

  2. Ted was spot on right as always.

    There is no doubt in my mind that Justice Roberts was compromised by Obama.

    On the day that Justice Roberts gave his thinly veiled reason for allowing Obamacare to exist I came into this site and said, “They got to him.” The impetus for why I felt that corruption transpired was seeing Obama angrily berate and inadvertently threaten the justices if they do not vote in favor of Obamacare. Justice Roberts held the deciding vote. Obama’s speech to the justices took place just a day or two before the S.C. voted.

  3. Ted Cruz.. the only hero in politics I can proudly claim exists on the federal level. I wish I lived it Texas every time I hear him speak…

  4. Ted was spot on right as always.

    There is no doubt in my mind that Justice Roberts was compromised by Obama.

    On the day that Justice Roberts gave his thinly veiled reason for allowing Obamacare to exist I came into this site and said, “They got to him.” The impetus for why I felt that corruption transpired was seeing Obama angrily berate and inadvertently threaten the justices if they do not vote in favor of Obamacare. Justice Roberts held the deciding vote. Obama’s speech to the justices took place just a day or two before the S.C. voted.

  5. Cruz was on point, as usual. Robert’s is a schmuck. I’m sure when it’s revisited, he’ll create another reason for dissent out of thin air.

  6. Of course the citizenship question is basic common sense. I haven’t heard one single person, beyond Democrat politicians and their MSM vassals, say that it’s not.

    The question isn’t should the question be on the census. It’s why do we have so inept a government that they can’t even manage this.

    Roberts told them how. All the Moron Administration has to do is listen and follow his directions.

    1. Robert’s got political. He has a history of creating reasons for his opinions out of thin air. Like he did regarding the census. You just can’t help seeing everything through your orange colored glasses.

      1. lol, he did not get political. He explained how government works to people who clearly don’t understand it.

      2. I didn’t realize the question was already on the long form. This is absolutely stupid…..just put it on the short form.

    2. They probably think Roberts will reject their new justifications so that’s why they are exploring an executive order. Roberts now has a pattern of coming up with BS (a tax that is not a tax and pretext) to rule with the liberals.

      1. They probably think Roberts will reject their new justifications

        Yea, but think about that. That’s a “Well my mom’s not going to let me eat candy, so I’m just going to sneak some when she’s not looking” type mentality, isn’t it.

        No bueno in government.

        1. You and Roberts, and the rest of his Star Chamber cohorts need a civics lesson. The Supreme Court is one of three co-equal branches of government, not the Most-equal branch of government. Might you, because Roberts didn’t, point to that passage in the constitution which states that decisions made by the executive, even if entirely constitutional, may be overruled by SCOTUS should the motiviations ,or reasoning for those decisions, not meet the arbitrary standards of SCOTUS?

          1. They didn’t create an arbitrary standard (you should really read the opinion at some point). They said that the reasoning has to not be a pretext.

            Which is what we want in government. We don’t want a government that does whatever it wants without being able to explain themselves to the American people. We want a government that can tell us WHY they’re doing what they’re doing.

            They failed to here. It was improper governance. Don’t you want proper governance?

  7. I have a dream that one day I will be watching and listening to Ted give a State of the Union address

  8. The problem with Cruz’s response is that there are millions of people who are in the country legally who aren’t citizens. So asking about citizenship isn’t going to tell you how many illegal aliens are in the country.

      1. Even if this is the case people who are in the country illegally aren’t going to respond to the question. The question should definitely be on the census, but nobody should think that it’s going to give anywhere near an accurate count of illegal aliens.

        1. Right, but if they’re not counted, the Deathocrats don’t get the representation.

            1. @churchillis1 That’s funny, I haven’t used that in a while and it came up in the suggestion bar. I didn’t notice until you pointed it out.

          1. @dr-strangelove Correct. It is that reason and the fact that they’re losing voters is why the democrats want open borders.

            It’s a verifiable fact that ever since Trump entered the W.H. and began fulfilling his campaign promises the democrats have been losing voters by the thousands. The one demographic that they never expected to lose voters was the minority vote. The “Blexit” and #walkaway movements have the democrats freaking out.

        2. @dr-johnny-fever Oh well then. One of the arguments the Dems are making is they want to know how many people there are for “districting” purposes and also funding. Too bad!!!

    1. @dr-johnny-fever There is no problem. My ex-husband is a Permanent Resident Alien (green card holder) and has lived here 40 years. He was never interested in becoming a US Citizen (his choice), but he has legal permission to stay here as long as he pleases. He enjoys all the rights of citizens EXCEPT the right to vote.

      So on the census form all they need to say is “Are you a US Citizen? Yes or No. If No Do you have legal status? Yes or No. If Yes, Check which type and add your Number.”

  9. I had to chuckle when Ted mentioned Epstein was a big Dem donor. He almost sounded like he wants to know the list of perps. Don’t know if that’s what he meant but it did sound like it. Will be interesting to see if we eventually see the who’s who of Epstein island.

    1. @sjmom Hopefully, Epstein will turn into a great, big albatross around the neck of the DNC.

      1. @dr-strangelove Between this and the Horowitz, Durham, Barr investigations I think the DNC and the Dems as a whole are going to have a rough 2020.

        BTW, last night there was a woman on with Shannon Bream. Don’t remember her name but I think she wrote a book about Epstein. She’s followed everything from the beginning and has interviewed many people. She said the reason the DOJ cut a deal with Epstein was because Bill Clinton was involved and Alberto Gonzalez did not want the investigation to look political because Hillary was running for president.

        1. @sjmom Well, this could prove interesting now that the Clinton Crime Family Foundation has no influence to peddle.

        2. Funny how these folks get away with everything in the name of “not looking political”.

        3. @sjmom Your first sentence is an understatement of the highest order. With what is currently transpiring, (Epstein’s arrest and subsequent trial) and what will soon be revealed via all of the federal investigations the democrat party should not survive the tsunami that is upon them.

      2. @dr-strangelove I don’t see how he won’t. He’s going to say and do whatever he needs to to keep from going to prison for the rest of his life. There is no question that there are a lot of very powerful and influential people around the globe that are freaking out right now. They do not want to see Epstein go to trial. It’s not hyperbole to say that these powerful people want Epstein dead at all costs.

    2. @sjmom I took Ted’s saying that as him reinforcing what we conservatives already know, but it also let the democrats know that we are onto the whole Epstein/Clinton connection.

      As for the who’s who of Epstein island the Trump administration has it all. Epstein knows they have everything. There is no escaping the inevitable this time. Epstein is sixty-six years old and filthy rich. It’s a foregone conclusion that he’s going to give up everything and everyone he has to to keep his disgusting hide out of prison.

      The Trump administration has the Weiner/Abedin laptop, Cheryl Mills’ laptop, the DNC servers, etc. Thanks to Admiral Rogers Trump has the military version of the NSA. President Trump has access to all of the electronic communications he needs to bring down the enemies of this country..

      1. @conserve-58 Yeah, there’s a pretty good chance that Epstein will shoot himself twice behind the ear.

      1. @dr-strangelove Well, as much as we griped about the changeover to this new commenting system (which, I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten totally used to), it does keep a lot of the trolls away because it’s such a pain to sign up. 😳

        1. @nc-checks-and-balances It looks like 3 of the worst ones got the boot, but the worst one IMO is still here.

    1. @sheerpolitics Cruz retweets a lot of @therightscoop Twitters, too. It appears he’s a fan!

    1. @finrod I love Cruz and Lee, but Paul is like a homerun slugger. When he connects he’s great, but he strikes out too often.

  10. Cruz was on point, as usual. Robert’s is a schmuck. I’m sure when it’s revisited, he’ll create another reason for dissent out of thin air.

  11. Of course the citizenship question is basic common sense. I haven’t heard one single person, beyond Democrat politicians and their MSM vassals, say that it’s not.

    The question isn’t should the question be on the census. It’s why do we have so inept a government that they can’t even manage this.

    Roberts told them how. All the Moron Administration has to do is listen and follow his directions.

  12. I have a dream that one day I will be watching and listening to Ted give a State of the Union address

  13. The problem with Cruz’s response is that there are millions of people who are in the country legally who aren’t citizens. So asking about citizenship isn’t going to tell you how many illegal aliens are in the country.

    1. @dr-johnny-fever There is no problem. My ex-husband is a Permanent Resident Alien (green card holder) and has lived here 40 years. He was never interested in becoming a US Citizen (his choice), but he has legal permission to stay here as long as he pleases. He enjoys all the rights of citizens EXCEPT the right to vote.

      So on the census form all they need to say is “Are you a US Citizen? Yes or No. If No Do you have legal status? Yes or No. If Yes, Check which type and add your Number.”

  14. I had to chuckle when Ted mentioned Epstein was a big Dem donor. He almost sounded like he wants to know the list of perps. Don’t know if that’s what he meant but it did sound like it. Will be interesting to see if we eventually see the who’s who of Epstein island.

    1. @sjmom I took Ted’s saying that as him reinforcing what we conservatives already know, but it also let the democrats know that we are onto the whole Epstein/Clinton connection.

      As for the who’s who of Epstein island the Trump administration has it all. Epstein knows they have everything. There is no escaping the inevitable this time. Epstein is sixty-six years old and filthy rich. It’s a foregone conclusion that he’s going to give up everything and everyone he has to to keep his disgusting hide out of prison.

      The Trump administration has the Weiner/Abedin laptop, Cheryl Mills’ laptop, the DNC servers, etc. Thanks to Admiral Rogers Trump has the military version of the NSA. President Trump has access to all of the electronic communications he needs to bring down the enemies of this country..

    1. @sheerpolitics Cruz retweets a lot of @therightscoop Twitters, too. It appears he’s a fan!

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