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Sens. Cruz, Lee Fight for Religious Freedom for Military Service Members
Ted Cruz, US Senator, Texas ^ | Monday, June 17, 2013 | Ted Crus, Senator from Texas

Posted on 06/17/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT by LUV W

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced two amendments to protect the religious liberties of military service members, both of which passed last week in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: advocates; cruz; lee; military; religiousfreedom
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have become the best advocates for our military having religious freedom! Thanks to them!
1 posted on 06/17/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT by LUV W
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To: Arrowhead1952; NYTexan; mylife; Eaker; TheMom; laurenmarlowe; El Gato; RebelTex; smokingfrog; ...

Texas ping!


2 posted on 06/17/2013 10:04:59 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Lets hope they can maintian the battle they will be under from other “GOP’ERS”!


3 posted on 06/17/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I know Cruz is tenacious and I hope he prevails on this important decision for our troops!


4 posted on 06/17/2013 10:09:05 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

A beacon of light


5 posted on 06/17/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: LUV W

He is THE conservative on the Hill. From freshman to the bannerman of anti-establishmentarianism in no time at all.


6 posted on 06/17/2013 10:13:23 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LUV W

Bump that!


7 posted on 06/17/2013 10:14:15 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: LUV W

*sigh* We already HAVE an amendment to protect religuous liberties. It’s the FIRST Amendment! Why are we makung more laws when we just need to enforce the ones we have???


8 posted on 06/17/2013 10:25:23 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
“Why are we makung more laws when we just need to enforce the ones we have???”

That's a good question that needs to be examined, answered, and corrected. It would seem to me it takes a lot less time, money, and energy to enforce existing law that go through the legislative process all over again.

The path of least resistance is, as you say, enforcing existing law. Maybe someone smarter than I can offer explanations and solutions.

9 posted on 06/17/2013 10:48:31 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: LUV W

Thank you Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.


10 posted on 06/17/2013 10:49:14 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
*sigh* We already HAVE an amendment to protect religuous liberties. It’s the FIRST Amendment! Why are we makung more laws when we just need to enforce the ones we have???

You are correct sir. I have heard it said, the more corrupt a country is, the more laws it has.

11 posted on 06/17/2013 11:39:45 AM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: LUV W

I hope Senator Cornyn either gets the message or gets the boot next election.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Me, too! We need more like Cruz!


13 posted on 06/17/2013 12:48:15 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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Next election, when Dewhurst and Dan Patrick start coming around wooing the conservatives, remember the horrible way they campaigned against Cruz and the cheap shots they took trying to keep Cruz out of this position.

Even with the left throwing the kitchen sink against Cruz... it is nothing compared to what I heard on the Radio from “our” side.


14 posted on 06/17/2013 12:59:50 PM PDT by csivils
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To: Arrowhead1952
I hope Senator Cornyn either gets the message or gets the boot next election.

I'm doing (and will do) my part...for either.

15 posted on 06/17/2013 1:00:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

I’ll be doing my part as well. No more RINOS for me. KBH was RINO #1 for too many years.


16 posted on 06/17/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: LUV W
Strengthen existing law to protect the rights of conscience of military service members and protect troops who express their religious faith appropriately so that they are not discriminated against or subject to retaliation.

'Appropriately' as defined by whom? Ia it the individual service heads? Then isn't what they've been doing that motivated this piece of legislation? Is it the local commanders? Can some base CO decide that displaying a crucifix or a nativity is an inappropriate expression of religious faith while others say it's OK? Is it the individual? What if Nidal Hassan claimed that shooting 45 people was an appropriate expression of his Muslim faith? Would that have been a defense in his court martial? I applaud the effort but there are too many loopholes in it. It needs to be tightened up some before being enacted.

17 posted on 06/17/2013 1:20:04 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: LUV W

Thank God for these 2 guys. I like how they both handle themselves. Not run to the camera to get out the first talking points spin like McCain does. I like their replies. Thoughtful and courageous. I pray they continue only to become better in standing up. It takes a strong person to withstand what is thrown at them in Washington, D.C. by the media and the special interests groups that do play with racial and hate games.


18 posted on 06/17/2013 7:07:47 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

I have been pleasantly surprised that Cruz sticks to his guns
and doesn’t back down. That is SO rare nowadays in DC! I haven’t
seen that much of Lee, but he sounds like a real conservative, too!

I, too, hope they continue to shake things up good! :)


19 posted on 06/17/2013 7:27:14 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Cruz and Lee are the best senators!


20 posted on 06/17/2013 8:19:22 PM PDT by stanleychristopherturkenstein
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To: LUV W

“Sens. Cruz, Lee Fight for Religious Freedom for Military Service Members”

I agree. And for everyone else as well.


21 posted on 06/17/2013 8:27:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: LUV W

Worth the read:
Ted Cruz blasts President Obama on ‘conscience’ amendment

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/ted-cruz-obama-conscience-amendment-92779.html

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reamed President Barack Obama Thursday for threatening to veto a bill that would guarantee members of the military can freely express their religious beliefs.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 9:43:48 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: LUV W

NDAA? NDAA? There is already freedom of religion, under the UCMJ. Are you posters mentally incapable of free thought? What is right with you?


23 posted on 06/18/2013 6:01:09 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler

Are you just naturally rude?


24 posted on 06/18/2013 6:11:08 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Yes. Naturally rude, as opposed to unalembic.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:42 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

[We already HAVE an amendment to protect religuous liberties. It’s the FIRST Amendment! Why are we makung more laws when we just need to enforce the ones we have???]

Bump++


26 posted on 06/18/2013 8:24:35 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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