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DerekWills April 7th, 2016 1:50am

Do you believe that Ted Cruz has ever read the Constitution, the one document that every President swears "to preserve, protect, and defend," from beginning to end?

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JDoe Its a gift
04/07/16 1:34 pm

Given the oath of enlistment for the armed services also requires service men and women to support and defend the Constitution, do you believe that a majority of them have read it?

"I, (state name of enlistee), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
04/07/16 1:46 pm

And I have taken that oath and read said document.

JDoe Its a gift
04/07/16 2:22 pm

Great, but that wasn't the question.

I was asking about most enlisted personnel. I believe you were implying that Trump is less qualified than Cruz for the office based on whether he's read the Constitution. I am asserting that the majority of service people are immensely qualified for their positions but haven't read it.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
04/07/16 3:08 pm

There is no Constitutional mandate for enlistees to take an oath to support and defend the Constitution. There is one, however, for the President to preserve, protect, and defend the same.

JDoe Its a gift
04/07/16 3:22 pm

You've really been stretching for points to make Cruz look electable. That's surprising when his opponent is such a buffoon.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
04/07/16 3:25 pm

I haven't been stretching at all. Every negative Trump poll I post is substantial and fact-based. This is the only one (or one of few) I've ever posted that was speculation based.

suppressedID anti Gilead
04/07/16 12:46 pm

He was too busy reading the Bible while traveling with his evangelist father.

ronderman North Carolina
04/07/16 9:37 am

Anyone who said no does not know anything about Cruz.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/06/16 11:19 pm

He used to recite the entire thing from memory as a teenager. Of COURSE he's read it.

chinito Florida
04/07/16 6:58 am

I didn't know that but I am not surprised.

elianastar FreeSpeech
04/06/16 10:40 pm

Given the fact he has presented cases before the Supreme Court specifically addressing Constitutional issues - and won - it is hard to believe he doesn't have more than a passing knowledge of what it says & means.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/06/16 10:17 pm

Yes, and President Trump should appoint him to the Supreme Court...

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
04/07/16 4:10 am

But he wouldn't. President Trump would appoint his radical, left-wing, pro-abortion sister. He said so himself.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/07/16 9:38 am

Word is that Trump is planning on soon releasing a list of names from which he would pick a Supreme Court justice. I seriously doubt his sister will be included...we'll see.

augustin Oklahoma
04/06/16 9:30 pm

How can 30% say no to this? Lol
Ted Cruz can probably recite the entire Constitution beginning to end.

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/06/16 8:56 pm

He went through the law school, right. If he took a course in constitutional law, I think he would have had to read it in order to pass. I'll say yes.

04/06/16 8:48 pm

Where is the question for the dem candidates?

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
04/07/16 4:11 am

Why would I ask when the answer is clearly "no?" Then again, I did ask about Trump, and that's also a no....

Diogenes FreeMeBe
04/06/16 8:09 pm

Probably while banging that hooker! 😉

usaftw123 lolrektville
04/06/16 8:06 pm

He was a constitutional lawyer

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
04/06/16 10:52 pm

It does imply that he read it though.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
04/06/16 8:03 pm

Probaly, although he sometimes adds his own interpretations of it in his arguments.

demandside New Keynesian
04/06/16 8:02 pm

It's a very short document that all lawyers have studied extensively. Yes!

Xemanis Lawful Good
04/06/16 7:37 pm

Even though I don't support him, I believe he has.. so that's a plus

ShawPPM1214 Washington
04/06/16 7:31 pm

Absolutely! I think most politicians of any political party have read it. Now whether or not they choose to follow it...that's a different story. Haha

04/06/16 7:24 pm

He could probably write it from memory

gow488 Korea
04/06/16 7:22 pm

Of course. So has Obama.

Nomac20 California
04/09/16 10:51 pm

Unless you count religious liberty

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/09/16 11:00 pm

He believes especially strongly in that. Guess you haven't really studied him.

GlockMan1 Alabama
04/06/16 7:22 pm

Not only read it but has argued for it before the Supreme Court.

Nachomeep Rhode Island
04/06/16 7:05 pm

It's called middle school.

susanr Colorado
04/06/16 6:54 pm

I think he probably has.