Ted Cruz’s School Security Bills
Senate Democrats on a Wednesday back a while ago blocked two bills from Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). The bills would be using COVID-19 stimulus funds to bolster school security and mental health resources for students. Sounds like a much -needed idea given past circumstances. Cruz’s proposals:
The Securing Our Schools Act, which was cosponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.), would double the number of police officers in public, charter, and private schools, strengthen physical security measures like alarms and locks, and put thousands of mental health professionals in public schools.
The Protect Our Children’s Schools Act would fund that effort, appropriating billions of dollars in unspent education-related COVID funding.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) objected on the Senate floor to both, killing the legislation after Cruz sought unanimous consent.
It was one of those “look out Senator Murphy, it’s a trap” moments which will allow Republicans to babble on about how Democrats blocked bills to protect students in school. Murphy was correct and these were not clean bills. Strings attached which Ted Cruz never admits too.
In the clip you will hear Senator Chris Murphy objecting to the Bill requiring unanimous support before discussions and passed. Then we hear Senator Ted Cruz get up and berate Democrats for about 5 minutes. Cruz puts on a great show of injury by Murphy’s objections and is weeping crocodile tears over it.
But, but, why??? Why did Senator Chris Murphy object?
The rest of the story . . .
“The Cruz bills would have allotted $25 billion to place security officers and mental health workers in schools and tripled FEMA’s grant program for school security. Cruz’s bills would also bar schools supposedly teaching critical race theory or advocating for abortion from the funds.”
These were not clean bills. Cruz’s attempt was meant to block the teaching of history and provide information on abortion.
On an airplane flying to other than Cancun, Mexico Cruz is heckled by a young passenger behind him. The topic was his vote against the bill for bullet-spewing-weapons (guns) control. I had hoped the young heckler would tie Cruz’s more recent vote to the bill’s the CRT actions too.
Cruz is literally tying measures for the safety of children to his favorite cultural warfare boogeyman. Besides having the worlds most punchable face he once again proves he is the single most despicable human being in the world.
One single who stands out amongst many who have shown face on how low they can go since January 6. He lies and gets away with it because no one remembers the “rest of the story.”
no one ever remembers. he gets away with it because lying is what politicians do. and their voters, or at least their voting machines, love it.
this is democracy. what the Framers tried to prevent. and what the Progressives love as long as the majority would have voted for their candidate, who would have betrayed them if he won. but no one ever remembers.
Today Biden talks about SS and Medicare. It would be great if you could answer this. Perhaps this week? Biden to speak on Social Security, Medicare as shortfalls loom and Republicans oppose tax hikes
As you planned for SS, the tax hikes would be minimal and hardly noticeable. It is time to go on record again. Many do not know of the Northwest Plan. You can make your mark again and we can attach SS admittance of it being workable.
could you get a transcript or at least a link to video of what Biden says. I can reply to USA points you linked here. won’t be elegant. If a tree falls in a forest, will anyone hear?
Run is correct. Go for it. This may be the only thing that we are in position to possibly win.
Certainly I agree with you about politicians, but not about the framers. This is exactly what they intended despite that we eventually go to elect the Senate with expanded suffrage across their original racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Essentially they framed democracy and gave us dollar representative republicanism.
Of course our revolution still turned out better for the people than the French Revolution, which at least helped our Founders find a place for Thomas Paine to get out of their hair.
I’ll do what I can.
not sure what you think I was saying about the Framers. They had reason to distrust “democracy” so they tried to build in “checks and balances”. Hs worked about as well as anyone could have expected.
Good old Tom Paine. The French democracy put him in jail. America did not do much to get him out.
I think Jefferson tried to help him out later when he needed money, but not enough to make Paine feel appreciated.
I thought that you were saying “this is democracy. what the Framers tried to prevent,” whereas this is not democracy, but it is very much as the Framers intended. In any case, Trump was trying to be exactly what the Framers did not want. “Checks and balances” insure a weak executive, powerful legislature, and judges to maintain some semblance of order among the parties of lying politicians.
yes to the last. not so sure about the first. i was thinking that “this is democracy” is why the Framers were afraid of democracy: the people are unstable, violent, and ignorant. which is why i despair when i hear the Left calling for absolute “majority rule”..which they think means they would win elections more often (getting rid of the electoral college), which might be true once or twice, but the people who know how to manipulate people would learn how to manipulate the federal majority: the big cities faster than the Left has learned how to persuade people in small states to vote for them. I think Cruz was elected by a majority in his state. the Left does not seem to respect state majorities, placing all its hopes in a minority-majority at the federal level. as near as i see it, as near as i can explain it, the state level majorities are the “democracy” the Framers hoped to avoid at the federal level. I still think it’s a good idea. but we may be undone at the federal level by the majorities at the state level, and i can understand why the left fears that, though i think their blaming the Constitution is wrong headed. They would do better to blame themselves…not sackcloth and ashes for the sins of our fathers, but just failure to practice smart politics and stop making enemies. we can fight for “racial justice” but we won’t win until we learn to fight for “justice for all.” (actually, something better than “justice” more like human decency). It may help to win some elections to blame “racism” for all the evil in society, but we won’t win “the prize” until we understand that the evil affects all of us. right now the hopes for that look dim.