Comment: that wasn't an explosive exchange, but this would be

(See in situ)


that wasn't an explosive exchange, but this would be

Cruz: Mr Chairman… if I may just pose a few simple questions to the senior senator from California… Senator Feinstein, would you agree that our Declaration of Independence set out our founding principles? That all men are creator equal?
Feinstein: (would hopefully say) Yes
Cruz: Would you also agree that it set out our founding principle that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights and that AMONG (Cruz would stress ‘among’) these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Feinstein: (would hopefully say) Yes
Cruz: Would you also agree with our founding principle that in order to secure God-given/Natural rights, governments are instituted among men and derive its just powers from the consent of the governed?
Feinstein: (would hopefully say) Yes
Cruz: It would then follow, Senator Feinstein, that you would agree with our founding principle that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and when any Government exhibits a long train of abuses and usurpations, and I can cite many pieces of legislation whereby our Government has abrogated our rights and stepped beyond its enumerated powers, it is the people’s right and duty to throw off such a despotic Government. Senator Feinstein, it is for this very reason that we have the 2nd Amendment. Yet you seem to side with George III, who engaged in many attempts to disarming the People. Are you, Senator Fenstein, agreeing with George III, that he was correct for trying to disarm the people and that our founders had no right to engage in our War of Independence from a tyrannical force?

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison