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Ted Cruz Accepts Actress Alyssa Milano's Debate Challenge: 'Might Help Resolve the Discord in Our Nation'

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Sen. Ted Cruz accepted actress Alyssa Milano’s request to meet to discuss gun violence and other issues, expressing the hope it “might help resolve the discord in our nation.”

The Texas Republican’s agreement to meet came via a Twitter exchange on Sunday, which started with Milano asking, “Can someone cite which passage of the Bible God states it is a god-given right to own a gun?”

Cruz responded, “An excellent Q, worth considering carefully w/o the snark of Twitter. It is of course not the right to a modern-day firearm that is God-give but rather the right to Life & the right to Liberty. Essential to that right to life is the right to DEFEND your life & your family.”

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The senator continued with a series of tweets laying out the case, first quoting from Exodus 22:2, “‘If a thief is caught breaking in at night & is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.’ (Note, though, verse 3 says it IS murder if during daylight (ie, not self-defense).”

Cruz then cited one of the nation’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes that all are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

He explained the founders understood the Second Amendment to be a recognition of the God-given right to protect one’s life and home and family.

The former Supreme Court clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist noted after the Civil War that Jim Crow laws enacted in the south stripped African-Americans of this God-given right to self-defense, allowing the KKK to terrorize and murder them.

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Cruz went on to argue, “We need to do MUCH more to stop violent criminals & those w/ dangerous mental illness BEFORE they murder & I’m leading the fight in the Senate to do so.”

The Texan concluded, “Playing politics w/ these deranged crimes—and trying to use them as an excuse to violate the [constitutional] rights of law-abiding citizens—won’t make anybody safer. Forcible gun confiscation (as some 2020 Dems urge) won’t prevent mass-murders. But it would weaken our self-defense.”

Milano responded to Cruz’s tweets, writing, “I’d love to come in and meet with you on the gun issue and many other issues that include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, @tedcruz and also, 1 Peter 4:8.”

The Bible passage reads: “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins.’”

The liberal activist added, “I’ll be in DC next week. We can live-stream the meeting so the American people can hear your bulls— 1st hand.”

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Cruz ignored her last sentiment, simply replying, “I’d be happy to sit down & visit next week about uniting to stop gun violence & about the Constitution.”

He continued, “If we can have a civil & positive conversation—in the spirit of 1 Peter 4:8 as you suggest—despite our political differences, that might help resolve the discord in our Nation.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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