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With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s sudden passing, control of the Supreme Court — and with it the fate of the Constitution — has become the deciding issue for many voters in the 2020 presidential election. And the stakes could not be higher.

With a simple majority on the Supreme Court, the left will have the power to curtail or even abolish the freedoms that have made our country a beacon to the world. We are one vote away from losing the Republic that the Founders handed down to us. Our most precious constitutional rights hang by a thread.

Senator Ted Cruz has spent his entire career on the front line of the war to protect our constitutional rights. And as a Supreme Court clerk, solicitor general of Texas, and private litigator, he played a key role in some of the most important legal cases of the past two decades.

In One Vote Away, you will discover how often the high court decisions that affect your life have been decided by just one vote. One vote preserves your right to speak freely, to bear arms, and to exercise your faith. One vote will determine whether your children enjoy their full inheritance as American citizens.

God may endow us with “certain unalienable rights,” but whether we enjoy them depends on nine judges — the “priests of the robe” who have the last say in our system of government. Drawing back the curtain of their temple, Senator Cruz reveals the struggles, arguments, and strife that have shaped the fate of those rights. No one who listens to One Vote Away can ever again take a single seat on the Supreme Court for granted.

©2020 Rafael Edward Cruz (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Very enlightening and enraging at the same time

Cruz is a great writer. The stories are told really well and the arguments laid out very clearly. The subjects addressed, however, are enraging as they cover the common sense laws that are being vociferously thought in Congress, Senate, and the courts. It’s a troubling book we should all read.

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Important insights

The USA Supreme Court caps the legal culture of many millions of people. This book is written by an important political figure who has worked for and pleaded before the court over many years.

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  • Kevin D.
  • 29-09-20

Intellectual and Insightful, so smartly written it became prophetic!

Ted Cruz is an intellectual giant, he writes with a great balance of political drama, legal insight, and common sense. His genuine textual understanding of the constitution makes this an interactive experience for the reader/listener. You feel like you are having a conversation with the senator. The prophetic and ultimate premise of the book will be timeless, although the timing of its release when a game changing nominee is going through confirmation makes it all the more sumptuous. In the end he shows you an understanding of liberty and freedom and how fragile it is if we do not protect our rights as Americans.

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  • Wayne
  • 29-09-20

Well done!

When Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed maybe we will no longer be one vote away! Perhaps Ted Cruz can write another book then that is more hopeful. On the other hand Roberts and Kavanaugh may move further leftward and again give leftists a voting majority on the Supreme Court. Roberts already seems more interested in politics than constitutional and legal judicial matters. We shall see. Ted Cruz is whip smart, has great legal knowledge, has terrific debating skills, and is reliably conservative. Not yet 50 years old he has a great future as a Republican Party leader and possibly as US president. ONE VOTE AWAY is an outstanding book about politics, the US Constitution and the law.

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  • Nathanael Pruitt
  • 01-10-20

Great book!

Great book! I hope and believe that Ted Cruz will be a future president of the United States!

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  • Gregory Perkins
  • 05-10-20

Insightful

I am not a republican (I’m an evil libertarian) but I found this book to be very insightful and a great look at how justices and their political views influence our rights.

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  • 01-10-20

Substantive and easy to understand

Senator Cruz brilliantly illustrates, through a myriad of personal fights he’s experienced, just how important nominating the right people for the Supreme Court is. With each topic he gives an example of a case from history as well as one that is recent. He also tells some behind the scenes stories from the 2016 campaign through to the writing of this book. Probably the best “tell all” of the Trump administration.

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  • Ann3425
  • 02-10-20

Fantastic read!

Well written, informative and timely. I learned a lot from this book and would recommend it to everyone who wants to learn more about the subject.

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  • Ronald C. Moonin
  • 04-10-20

Very well written and researched

This is an excellent book. Obviously a lot of work went into it. Narration was fine. i only wish Ted Cruz would have done the narration himself. Get the audible book today. You will learn a lot about the Court.

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  • 04-10-20

Compelling.

Very informative. Should be required reading in High School. Loved it. The most impressing revelation, to me, was the "betrayal " to the people by justice O'Connor. Equally revealing is that justice Roberts had integrity once in his judicial life.

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  • Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • 01-10-20

Court

Ted Cruz is book explains about the judicial appointments of supreme Court justices. senator Cruz explains the history and the details of each supreme Court Justice for nearly a hundred years

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  • IainHH
  • 04-10-20

An engaging and educational insight into the workings of the Supreme Court

This book provides a clear and unambiguous view on why the appointment of Supreme Court judges are so fundamental to how our political system operates Ted Cruz personal experiences of the presentation of cases to the Supreme Court indicate clearly that the judges are ruling in accordance with their political affiliations. The Supreme Court is the third leg of our legislation process and is supposed to rule In accordance with constitution. This is to ensure that all claimants are given justice under the terms of the constitution. This book leaves you with the conclusion that some of the rulings provided seem to be above and beyond the remit of a ruling purely in accordance with the constitution The biographical details provide a nice background to how our legal and political system works. Should be required reading for any legal student with political aspirations and anybody wishing to understand how the Supreme Court works. Very entertaining read!

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