"If you look at President Obama, it seems like he doesn't want to recognize any limits on government power. I think we need to stand for limits on government power and for individual liberty."
So said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) on Fox News's Hannity Monday.
SENATOR TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS): One of the really unfortunate things we've seen, Sandy Hook was now just a little over three months ago. And it was tragic. It was horrific. Every one of us, I mean, I’ve got two little daughters at home, and you couldn't have been anything but horrified to see young children senselessly murdered like that.
But it seemed within minutes of that tragedy, you had politicians rushing out to use that tragedy to push an anti-gun agenda. And I think we need to, number one, target violent criminals and be far more effective at stopping violent criminals from committing horrible acts of violence like we saw at Sandy Hook.
But number two, we've got to protect the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens, and I view my job every day as representing 26 million Texans and coming up to the Senate and standing up for the Constitution, standing up for the second amendment, and the first amendment, and the entire Bill of Rights, and our Constitution which the framers meant for the Constitution, as Thomas Jefferson put it: The Constitution should serve as chains to bind the mischief of government.
And the problem, Sean, if you look at President Obama, it seems like he doesn't want to recognize any limits on government power. I think we need to stand for limits on government power and for individual liberty.