Ted Cruz Writes to Rahm

Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter to the CEOs of TD Bank, Bank of America, Smith & Wesson, and Ruger with a copy sent to Rahm. It’s your typical political grandstanding meant to do two things: 1) show constituents that you are paying attention to their issues, and 2) promote his home state. However, I have a beef with his closing line: “In the future, I would ask that might keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights north of the Red River.”

As a native Oklahoman, I absolutely object to Cruz’s statement. North of the Red River is my home. If he was going to tell Rahm to keep his gun banning ways to himself, he should have limited it to like the shores of the Great Lakes or something.

11 Responses to “Ted Cruz Writes to Rahm”

  1. Patrick says:


    Though I absolutely would turn this to say, “Keep you gun-banning ways limited to your home. The same place you think our rights end.”

    Rahm. What a joke. Too bad we’re the only ones laughing at him.

  2. Shootin' Buddy says:

    As a native Hoosier, I object to your objection and desire to keep gun control along the shores of the Great Lakes.

    As a Great Lake state resident, I want no part of such diminishing.

  3. I would have said north of the Mason-Dixon line but that would include you guys so I’ll settle for gun control north of Point Barrow, Alaska.

  4. tkdkerry says:

    North of the Red River? Mason-Dixon? How about Rahm leaves all of us alone and keeps his gun banning up his ass, where his head is?

  5. Reputo says:

    Amen from a fellow Okie!

  6. Chas says:

    If the past is a guide to the future, and seeing as Rahm is not only an Illinois politician, but also a Chicago politician, we may one day be saying, “In the future, I would ask that you might keep your efforts to diminish the Bill of Rights confined to your prison cell, Mr. Emanuel.”

  7. Trevor Shepherd says:

    As a native Texan, I am really starting to think that we need to start referring to Texas as “The Republic of Texas” again. As a lifelong Pennsylvanian, I will stay here as long as Freedom is the rule by which we live. And when the day comes that it no longer shines in PA, I am moving home to The Republic of Texas.

  8. Roberta X says:

    I should point out that in a general sort of way, the state Senator Cruz speaks for does not extend north of the Red River, which forms much of the northern border of Texas. The choice of phrase is a subtle diss of Mr. Emanuel’s overreach

  9. Andrew says:

    Grandstanding in support of our cause by a prominent senator with potential presidential aspirations is A-okay with me.

  10. Gary Griffin says:

    There is a Red River here in North Dakota that serves as part of the border with Minnesota. Maybe that is the Red he meant.