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Poll: Cruz 2016 Frontrunner, New GOP Leader

A Public Policy Polling poll of GOP primary voters conducted September 25-26, while Cruz was speaking on the Senate floor for 21 hours in support of defunding Obamacare, found Cruz is the top choice "among Republican primary voters to be their candidate for President in 2016":

He leads the way with 20% to 17% for Rand Paul, 14% for Chris Christie, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% each for Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, 4% for Bobby Jindal, and 3% each for Rick Santorum and Scott Walker.

Cruz received the support of 34% of "very conservative" voters while Paul received 17% and Ryan 12%. Those "very conservative" voters make up the greatest share of the GOP primary electorate at 39%.

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If you read my comment you'd would know that the Minor v. Happersett (1875) case was to argue a women's right to vote shouldn't exist. So I take it you're in favour of women not being allowed to vote right? You should also know that particular ruling was overruled by an actual legal Constitutional amendment, that being the nineteenth encase you didn't know.


Again... The Supreme Court in Minor...

The Supreme Court in Minor simply pointed out that the US Constitution did not grant voting rights to ANYONE, men or women. Voting rights were determined by the STATES, not the federal government, so there was no way for the Court to grant voting rights to women. Courts are not supposed to MAKE law, just interpret them. It would have been illegal and tyrannical for the Court to have overstepped its bounds and created or invented a federal right to vote; that is the job of the legislative branch, ie. the representatives of the people, to do, if granted that power under the Constitution, or by the people via constitutional amendment. I doubt you are an attorney or have legal training or you would know that.

In order to reach the issue of suffrage for women, the Court first had to find that Ms. Minor was a citizen, which they did. They determined that she was in fact a citizen, without having to define citizenship in general, because she happened to have been born in the US to US citizen parents, and therefore was a "natural born citizen"(NBC). And because she was a NBC, she was of course a CITIZEN!

The people remedied this dilemna for women suffrage by passing the 19TH AMENDMENT, ratified in 1920, which created a US Constitutional right for citizens to vote without regard to sex. Prior to that, any one or more of the states could have done so, as some began to do. But Congress could not pass a federal law forcing the states to grant voting rights to women, or creating a federal right to vote for women (or anyone else) since the Constitution granted them no such power.

Minor's definition of NBC as those born in the country to citizen parents was a finding that was essential for its ruling regarding Ms. Minor's right to vote, or lack thereof. Its NBC definition is therefore binding law and precedent for all future US Courts. Its definition can only be overruled by the Court itself or changed by Constitional amendment. Its ultimate finding that the US Constitution granted voting rights to no one, and therefore that Ms. Minor did NOT have a federal constitutional right to vote, was changed by the 19TH AMENDMENT. But Minor's definition of NBC was NOT repealed by this amendment, nor has Minor ever been overruled by the Supreme Court, and in fact has been repeatedly adopted by the Court in subsequent rulings.

So your assertion that Minor was overruled by the 19th Amendment, implying that its definition of NBC was somehow overruled, when it clearly was not, is false, misleading and reckless. But I guess you knew that, didn't you?

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

"Libertarian" would be a common by-word, could this mean a...

windfall voting esp for the Libertarian Party candidates from hereon...

I just really...

Hope this trend doesn't last too long because Ted is exactly the kind of candidate that libertarian weary GOP voters would go for.