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    Huckabee lays into Cruz for being a 'thermometer' on hot political issues

    Huckabee lays into Cruz for being a 'thermometer' on hot political issues

    By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    01/29/16 08:23 AM EST

    Mike Huckabee blasted Ted Cruz on Friday, alluding to the Texas senator as an untrustworthy politician who shifts with the political winds.

    “I think trust comes into question when a person starts changing their views on a whole variety of issues and they do it for political expediency — they don’t do it with any explanation of conviction — or when people change their views depending on the geography of where they happen to be,” the former Arkansas governor told CNN’s “New Day.” “If they say one thing in Manhattan and another thing in Marshalltown, Iowa, that’s when you start wondering about whether you can trust them.”

    POLITICO reported last month that Cruz told donors at a Manhattan fundraiser that fighting gay marriage wouldn’t be a “top-three priority,” despite telling NPR months earlier that it would be “front and center” in his campaign.

    Cruz was also the main target of his rivals at the primetime debate Thursday night, as Donald Trump's boycott left the Texas senator as the biggest threat on stage.

    Huckabee, who was relegated to the undercard stage, laid out a hypothetical situation on Friday morning in which a person took a stance a decade ago but now “sees things maybe differently.” “I don’t think you can be this person who has a, you know, 180-degree turn, and if you do you gotta explain it,” he said. “But when a person changes views time after time and is always moving with the political wind vane, when a person is a thermometer instead of a thermostat, that person’s not a leader. And no, you can’t trust them.”
    Asked who fell into that category, Huckabee laughed and named Cruz before listing his shifts on a series of issues, including ethanol, immigration, H-1B visas, whether marriage is a state or federal issue and whether religious liberty would be a priority in his administration.

    “So I think, you know, while Ted Cruz has questioned the integrity of a lot of different candidates on the stage, you know, if you look at how many different things, including trade — he wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal saying it was the greatest thing since toothpaste, then he came out when the political wind shifted and said he was against it,” Huckabee said. “So, you know, when you talk about trust, it’s a matter of consistency in your beliefs. You don’t change them geographically.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmexican View Post
    Huckabee lays into Cruz for being a 'thermometer' on hot political issues

    By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    01/29/16 08:23 AM EST

    Mike Huckabee blasted Ted Cruz on Friday, alluding to the Texas senator as an untrustworthy politician who shifts with the political winds.

    “I think trust comes into question when a person starts changing their views on a whole variety of issues and they do it for political expediency — they don’t do it with any explanation of conviction — or when people change their views depending on the geography of where they happen to be,” the former Arkansas governor told CNN’s “New Day.” “If they say one thing in Manhattan and another thing in Marshalltown, Iowa, that’s when you start wondering about whether you can trust them.”

    POLITICO reported last month that Cruz told donors at a Manhattan fundraiser that fighting gay marriage wouldn’t be a “top-three priority,” despite telling NPR months earlier that it would be “front and center” in his campaign.

    Cruz was also the main target of his rivals at the primetime debate Thursday night, as Donald Trump's boycott left the Texas senator as the biggest threat on stage.

    Huckabee, who was relegated to the undercard stage, laid out a hypothetical situation on Friday morning in which a person took a stance a decade ago but now “sees things maybe differently.” “I don’t think you can be this person who has a, you know, 180-degree turn, and if you do you gotta explain it,” he said. “But when a person changes views time after time and is always moving with the political wind vane, when a person is a thermometer instead of a thermostat, that person’s not a leader. And no, you can’t trust them.”
    Asked who fell into that category, Huckabee laughed and named Cruz before listing his shifts on a series of issues, including ethanol, immigration, H-1B visas, whether marriage is a state or federal issue and whether religious liberty would be a priority in his administration.

    “So I think, you know, while Ted Cruz has questioned the integrity of a lot of different candidates on the stage, you know, if you look at how many different things, including trade — he wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal saying it was the greatest thing since toothpaste, then he came out when the political wind shifted and said he was against it,” Huckabee said. “So, you know, when you talk about trust, it’s a matter of consistency in your beliefs. You don’t change them geographically.”
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/0...uz-feud-218397
    Huckabee lost any credibility he had with me when he came out in support of amnesty for illegals. Of course the above comments are expecting from the Huckster since he has formally endorsed Donald Trump. The Trump campaign is feeling the heat.

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    Stefan Molyneux

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    Not to be confused with Stephen Molyneux.
    Stefan Molyneux
    Stefan Molyneux in 2014
    Born Stefan Basil Molyneux
    September 24, 1966 (age 49)
    Athlone, Ireland
    Nationality Canadian
    Alma mater M.A., University of Toronto
    B.A., McGill University
    Occupation Public speaker, host ofFreedomain Radio, Podcast
    Website freedomainradio.com
    Stefan Basil Molyneux (/stɛˈfæn ˈmɑːlɪnjuː/; born September 24, 1966) is a Canadianblogger. Molyneux's areas of interest include anarcho-capitalism, secular ethics,libertarianism, cryptocurrencies, and familial relationships. He is a self-published author and has spoken at libertarian conferences and on podcasts. Molyneux formerly worked in the software industry.
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    Background[edit]

    Molyneux was born in Ireland and moved to Canada when he was about 12 years old.[1] After attending the Glendon College of York University, where he was a member of Theatre Glendon[2] and the Debating Society,[3] he attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.[1][4] Molyneux received a B.A. in History from McGill University in 1991 and an M.A. in History from University of Toronto in 1993.[4][5]

    In early 1995, he and his brother Hugh founded Caribou Systems Corporation, a Toronto-based provider of environmental database software. Stefan was the salesman for the company. The company was sold in 2000.[4][6]

    Molyneux was raised in the Protestant Christian tradition, however describes himself as an atheist.[7]
    "Freedomain Radio" podcast[edit]

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    In 2005, Molyneux began a podcast called Freedomain Radio (FDR).[8] He uses the same name for the website on which he distributes his own writings, hosts podcast archives, and provides an Internet forum for FDR listeners. Molyneux also produces videos and commentary on current events, and he presents a weekly call-in show on which listeners can ask questions or discuss personal issues.[5] These call-in shows have occasionally been guest-hosted by men's movement activist Warren Farrell[9]and unschooling advocate Dayna Martin.[10] Molyneux funds his efforts by soliciting direct payment from listeners and viewers.[11]
    Molyneux conducted interviews and un-moderated debates with guests including Noam Chomsky,[12] anarcho-libertarian theorist Walter Block,[13] Zeitgeist founder Peter Joseph,[14] libertarian economist David Friedman,[15] psychological development and addiction specialist Gabor Maté,[16] developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik,[17] child psychologist Peter Gray,[18] Socratic journalist Jan Helfeld,[19] Harvard economics lecturer and Cato Institute fellow Jeffrey Miron,[20] intellectual property attorney Stephan Kinsella,[21]Austrian School economist Robert P. Murphy,[22] and Divorce Corp director Joseph Sorge.[23] After the fact, Peter Joseph expressed concerns regarding the conduct of his "debate" with Molyneux.[24]
    Jeffrey Tucker of the Ludwig von Mises Institute has described Molyneux as "probably the single most influential libertarian thinker of our times" for his ability to teach young people in the digital age.[25]
    Molyneux and FOO were the subject of an investigative documentary by Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, which aired on August 20, 2015.[26][27][28]
    Public appearances[edit]

    Speaking at The Next Web 2014

    Molyneux has spoken at various libertarian events including the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, Liberty Fest NYC, Las Vegas FreedomFest, Libertopia, and PorcFest.[citation needed]
    Molyneux has been a frequent guest host of the Peter Schiff Show since 2012.[29][30][31]
    In 2014, Molyneux spoke at the Texas Bitcoin Conference,[32] the Toronto 2014 Bitcoin Expo,[33][34] and The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam.[35][36]
    He spoke on the topics of circumcision and maternal parenting at the June 2014 International Conference on Men’s Issues hosted by A Voice for Men in Detroit.[37][38]
    Views and criticism[edit]

    Stateless society[edit]

    Molyneux theorizes that peaceful parenting and the pursuit of virtue in our personal lives could bring about a stateless society that abhors the initiation of force (see Non-Aggression Principle).[39] In addition, the free market (see anarcho-capitalism), poly-centric legal systems and private "dispute resolution organizations" (DRO's) could be empowered to find new and more peaceful ways of adjudicating Common law infractions and contractual disputes.[40]
    Universal and natural justice[edit]

    Molyneux suggests that, in the ideal of a libertarian society, moral universalism would naturally create legally and socially binding relationships between people.
    In 2012, libertarian philosopher David Gordon gave a critical examination of Molyneux's 2007 Universally Preferable Behaviour: A Rational Proof for Secular Ethics in The Mises Review, stating, "He fails, and fails miserably. His arguments are often preposterously bad."[41] A rebuttal by Molyneux addressing Gordon's criticisms was posted to his message board, "Freedomain Radio," three days after Gordon's article was published.[42]
    Family of origin relationships (FOO)[edit]

    Molyneux refers to the family that people are born into as their family of origin or FOO. Molyneux suggests that, the family of origin relationships may not necessarily be desirable and in some circumstances may even be detrimental and thus for those individuals having suffered abusive childhood relationships it would be advantageous for them to sever such involuntary relationships as adults, or "deFOO".[43] In this way, he views all adult relationships as being voluntary and discretionary rather than obligatory. According to a 2008 article in The Guardian, both Molyneux and his wife have deFOOd.[43]
    In 2009, Molyneux was called the leader of a "therapy cult" following Freedomain Radio community member Tom Weed breaking off all contact with his family.[5] In April 2008, Weed had called in to the show asking about his veganism and his feeling of disgust towards people that eat meat.[44] Molyneux suggested that this disgust could have come from witnessing an authority figure that was cruel to animals.[44] Weed responded by describing memories of his father being verbally and physically cruel to the family cat, causing him to feel intimidated by the father, and then described his emotional detachment toward his mother and the rest of his family.[44]
    The following month, Weed left a note stating he no longer wanted contact and left home. It was reported that, of the 50,000 regular listeners at the time, about 20 FDR members had also "deFOOed", and that many families chose not to come forward to avoid alienating their children further.
    A representative of the British Cult Information Centre said they were following FDR, and noted that one sign of cults was that they cut people off from their families. Molyneux responded by saying that had he advised a wife to leave an abusive husband, he would not be accused of being a cult leader."[44]
    In 2012, the College of Psychologists of Ontario found Molyneux's spouse, a licensed psychologist, "guilty of professional misconduct" because she used Molyneux's podcast, "to counsel people to emulate her and sever ties with their families." (to deFOO)[45] The Disciplinary panel sanctioned his wife requiring peer mentoring and cessation of activities with Stefan Molyneux's podcast in any professional aspect. Other sanctions and penalties were given as well, agreed to by his wife.[46]
    Alleged listening in on confidential therapy sessions[edit]

    Molyneux has been sued for allegedly listening in on confidential therapy sessions conducted by his wife, without the permission of her patients. The civil complaint against Molyneux states that in a 2006 podcast, Molyneux boasted to his fans about listening in on the sessions.[47]
    DMCA abuse and subsequent lawsuit[edit]

    In October 2014, a lawsuit was filed against Stefan Molyneux, his assistant Michael Demarco and Freedomain Radio in relation toDigital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints filed by Demarco on behalf of FDR against the critical YouTube channel "TruShibes"[48] for using, as revealed in an interview with Joe Rogan, the system for purposes other than upholding copyright. The lawsuit was later amended to include FDR's holding company, Live Data Design Corp. Molyneux has previously stated that as an anarcho-capitalist, he is philosophically opposed to intellectual property (IP).[49] TruShibes' YouTube channel was restored in late 2015.
    A Voice for Men[edit]

    Molyneux was a panelist at a 2014 Detroit conference held by the men's rights movement and manosphere organization, A Voice for Men. According to Jessica Roy of Time Magazine Molyneux argued that violence in the world is the result of how women treat their children, and that "If we could just get people to be nice to their babies for five years straight, that would be it for war, drug abuse, addiction, promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, ... Almost all would be completely eliminated, because they all arise from dysfunctional early childhood experiences, which are all run by women.”[50]
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan...dio.22_podcast

    Think I'll take Sen. Jeff Sessions word over his on Cruz's involvement on the gang of eight amnesty bill. After all, Sen. Sessions was front and center on the issue and is a much more credible source. This guy is an Irish born Canadian speaking on American political issues. By advice to you, Mr. Molyneux, stick to your own countries politics.




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