If you haven’t read Ted Cruz’ letter inviting banks and firearms manufacturers to do business in Texas, here it is.
It’s self-explanatory. It’s a response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s letter to the banks urging them to quit doing business with gun manufacturers. Here’s a report on that letter.
Emanuel not only is anti-gun but he’s a hypocrite as well. Here’s this from discoverthenetworks.org:
In the aftermath of a December 2012 Newtown, Connecticut incident where a deranged gunman murdered 26 people (including 20 children), Emanuel derided National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s proposal that an armed police officer should be stationed in every school to protect students. Said Emanuel: “It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA would choose to address gun violence not by taking assault weapons off our streets, but by adding more guns to our schools…. That is not the right answer for our society, our schools and most importantly our children.”
Notably, at that time the Chicago Public Schools system, whose seven board members and CEO were all appointed by Mayor Emanuel himself, were already spending $41 million per year on police and security officers in the schools. Moreover, Emanuel’s children had been guarded for several years by at least one armed police officer at the private school they attended.
Here are some choice parts of Cruz’ letter:
In Texas we have a more modest view of government.
We do not accept the notion that government officials should behave as bullies, trying to harass or pressure private companies into enlisting in a political lobbying campaign.
And we subscribe to the notion, quaint in some quarters, that private companies don’t work for elected officials; elected officials work for private citizens.
And then, here is his invitation:
In light of the reception you have received in the Windy City, please know that Texas would certainly welcome more of your business and the jobs you create. Texans value jobs and value freedom, and over 1,000 people a day are moving to Texas (often from cities like Chicago) because Texas is where the jobs are.
I dream of a time when the Senate is filled with people like Cruz.