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  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    It is a curious fact that most of the more conservative justices on the Court (Rehnquist, Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, O’Connor) tended to hire at least one liberal clerk. The liberals on the Court (John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer) almost never hired a conservative. That explained a lot—contrary to the conventional wisdom, liberals in my experience tend to be far less open-minded and welcoming of diverse opinions than conservatives.
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    Government programs don’t tend to run out of money, regardless of whether they help people or not. In fact, the larger the homeless problem, the more money government programs receive. When the paper was submitted, it received a B, which is a perfectly good grade. I’d received quite a few B’s earlier at Princeton in classes that I rarely attended. But I’d worked hard on this paper, interviewed lots of people, and felt that it deserved a higher grade. So I went to Katz’s office, told him I was confused by my grade, and asked him what I had needed to do to get an A. He told me he was displeased...
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    One of my JPs was overseen by a fairly well-known liberal professor on campus named Stanley Katz. My paper compared the benefits of private charitable institutions with government welfare, assessing which produced better results for the people being helped. My paper concluded that, if you want to really help those in need, private charities do it better. The JP examined empirical data and also drew heavily from interviews I conducted, including with members of my church in Houston, which at the time ran a substantial food bank program and worked closely with the homeless. Both reflected the reality...
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    In my sophomore year I also became involved in a spin-off of the program, called the Constitutional Corroborators. That consisted of five high school students who spent hundreds of hours studying the U.S. Constitution. We read the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, and the Debates on Ratification. We then memorized the provisions of the Constitution in shortened mnemonic form. For example, we memorized “TCC NCC PCC PAWN MaMa WReN.” Those letters stood for eighteen enumerated powers of Congress in Article I, section 8 of the Constitution: “taxes, credit, commerce, naturalization,...
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    “We have to turn America around,” he says, his voice quivering. Thinking of the so many others who look to us for inspiration and hope, he continues, “When we faced oppression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?”
    Note: Quote from Raphael Cruz who fought Batista only to find what Castro's Comminism did to Cubans. This book will really make you think!
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    Schoolteachers were required to indoctrinate their students with communism. But my grandmother wanted nothing to do with poisoning children’s minds, and so she resorted to an extreme measure: She feigned insanity. She began screaming gibberish and foaming at the mouth, running out of her classroom. She enlisted a doctor friend to give her a bogus diagnosis of insanity to get her out of teaching school. It always amazed me that my grandmother was willing to endure the stigma and ridicule of being thought crazy rather than be complicit in corrupting young children.
    Note: Sounds very fsmiliar.
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    As it was for so many who hailed from the 780-mile-long strip of mountains in the Caribbean, the island of Cuba began as a place of refuge for the Cruz family. It eventually became a nightmarish horror, a place where possibilities are upended and where hope is routinely and systematically destroyed by an all-controlling and corrupt central government.
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    My dad, a Cuban immigrant who sometimes seems larger than life, has always been my hero. He has always felt a visceral urgency about politics. Having the right people in office was vitally important to my dad, as if it were a matter of life and death. Because for him, in a very literal sense, it was. There isn’t a day that goes by when my thoughts don’t turn to a boy with jet-black hair, a curious mind, and an instinct for rebellion who was just emerging into manhood. He was born to a middle-class family in Cuba and had earned straight A’s in school. His future was filled with possibility,...
  • Adriane shared from A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz
    Many reporters like to discuss the Republican Party as currently divided between the tea party and the establishment. But that line misunderstands what is actually going on. The biggest divide in politics is not between the tea party and the establishment. It is not even between Republicans and Democrats. The biggest divide is between career politicians—in both parties—and the American people. There is a fundamental corruption in Washington—those in power get fatter and happier while the rest of America suffers as a consequence of their policies. I’ve seen it firsthand. The counties surrounding...
  • Adriane shared from The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower
    Johnson continued bellowing at Bruce in front of Kennedy staffers Ted Sorensen and Ken O’Donnell. Bruce was humiliated. “I will not work here any longer, being treated like this!” he told Usher Nelson Pierce later that night. “I’m never going to get over President Kennedy’s death.” The next day, Johnson acted as though nothing had happened—and Bruce decided that the only way to manage this new difficult president would be to refuse to back down. “It was obvious to me that if I started scraping and bowing when he lost his temper, that would be the end of me.” Bruce knew Johnson...
    Note: Thevl civil rights person...a hippocrote?
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