Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Thursday to deliver a slightly changed version of a very old speech as a form of protest against President Obama’s planned executive action on immigration.
The Texas Republican, in a four-minute address, gave a gently edited version of Cicero’s first oration against Cataline.
Obama was substituted for Cataline, the U.S./Mexico border was swapped in for the Palatine Hill, “women” was added to references to men, “pen and phone” made an appearance, “execution” was changed to “defeat” and the IRS scandal showed up near the end.
2077 years later, Cicero’s words are still true.
Unfortunately, due to our dreadful socialist educational system, nobody knows what Rome was, let alone who Cicero and Cataline were. So the speech will mean little to the lo-fo voters.
I doubt that it will mean much to the Dims in the Senate, either.
There were men of honor in the Roman Senate back then. Not so much, now.
Now we are “represented” by paid employees of big lobbying firms.
Not so much patriotism anymore, just endless running for office.
Bravo Senator Cruz – how fitting in today’s climate….
The negativity I hear from people like ‘that blowhard Cruz’…only reinforces him. That he is actually ‘on to them’ (Obama/Admin/Dems)…and is determined to peel that onion…