If a minority in such case will secede rather than acquiesce, they make a precedent which in turn will divide and ruin them; for a minority of their own will secede from them whenever a majority refuses to be controlled by such minority. For instance, why may not any portion of a new confederacy a year or two hence arbitrarily secede again, precisely as portions of the present Union now claim to secede from it? All who cherish disunion sentiments are now being educated to the exact temper of doing this.
—Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural
Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) announced Monday he is leaving his United States House seat to challenge U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
“You and I are in a foxhole fighting to save this constitutional Republic, but liberal John Cornyn is bayoneting us in the back,” said Stockman.
“Liberal John Cornyn betrayed Ted Cruz and worked with Harry Reid to fund Obamacare.” “Liberal John Cornyn wakes up every morning and works to make the Senate a more liberal place. That’s why I am running for the United States Senate. I have a 100% pro-gun, pro-life, conservative voting record in Congress,” said Stockman.
—Press Release, Stockman for U.S. Senate
I thought Nelson Mandela was a Communist, and that he and Winnie were aligned with terrorists. You didn’t say anything about the fact that Mandela was a Communist, and you forgot the part where he planted bombs and blew up a train station, then pled guilty and spent twenty-seven years in jail because of it. I can’t believe you would show support of him! Do you now support and promote Communism? This man you are honoring was a Communist and a murderer.
—Comment Posted to the Facebook Page of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)