Saturday, February 13, 2016

Who is Ted Cruz?

A few times in a lifetime you may have the chance to support a candidate who actually means what he says.  And perhaps once in lifetime you'll have the chance to vote for a principled individual who actually has a chance of claiming office.  Congratulations everyone, today is your day.  And Ted Cruz is the man.  

Ted Cruz, the Hispanic-American Senator who has made it his mission to take on the corruption in Washington D.C.  He has done so. He has fought a losing battle against the K-street lobbyists and their shills in the Senate.  And he needs our help.

Ted Cruz is a politician that actually means what he says.  He actually fights for the people.  It's something unheard of in our time.  It's expected, 100% of the time that despite what any politician says, it's universally understood that they are BSing us and will do whatever they please once in office.  

The mere suggestion of an honest politician, a man seeking office who actually has character is something the media and establishment mock and ridicule as a sort of passe' possibility.  It's a possibility the agenda-driven media would mock and shame as a person who is an "ideological purist."  Why?  Because they actually mean what they say and speak the truth.  Telling the truth in Washington is the unpardonable sin.  It can't be tolerated by the establishment or their buddies in the media.

Something seems desperately wrong about that to average Americans, especially those with religious beliefs, with character and principles.  People like you and me can't understand the media, the GOP establishment and their way of doing business.  And they can't understand us either.  They never will understand, they can't, because to understand they would first have to comprehend character, honor, dignity, and morality.  They don't understand those values.  What they understand is self-preservation at any cost, big money, and back room deals.  They are the political class, kept in perpetual power by the cronies on K-street, big lobbyists, and moneyed interests.  The injustices on the federal level perpetrated by these cronies are largely prevented from exposure to the people, the great check-and-balance against tyranny.  The truth is hidden by the gatekeeper mainstream media, who so effectively keep the people in the dark; focused on celebrity gossip, the latest trends, fancy new tech, and irrelevant concerns spun for the gain of the progressive agenda.

The American system of checks and balances is a difficult system to circumvent.  But they've managed to do so.  They've blocked the people from checking Washington through the television media.  They've prevented Congress from checking big business corruption through bribery and lobbying on K-street.  And they've scrambled the Supreme Court's ability to check unjust laws through judicial activism.  

Washington is in trouble.  Our nation is in trouble.  It's an ugly thing.  But let me tell you something: In Ted Cruz we have a man who is really willing to stand up to this bi-partisan corruption.  I know, your skeptical, but hear me out.

Ted Cruz has seriously pissed off the establishment.  Look at how they all despise him.  Bob Dole came out of whatever hole he had crawled into just to blast Ted Cruz.  George W. Bush who had remained largely silent came out just to stick it to Ted Cruz.  John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, these senators have all skittered out of the woodwork just to take potshots at Ted Cruz.  The face of the establishment, Karl Rove has repeatedly attacked and mocked Ted Cruz.  These are all people within the GOP.  The list goes on and on, of high profile establishment types attacking Ted Cruz.  And let me tell you, the more these establishment clowns gun for Ted Cruz, the more I like Ted Cruz.  Because if things were going great in the GOP, if things were going great in the establishment, in Congress, in the media, then we wouldn't be out here taking a stand against the corruption.  Those clowns are the problem, the centrist, establishment goons who have sold out our country and lurched to left on issue after issue.

Ted Cruz could be our next president.  Many of us, myself included, have never had the opportunity of voting for a principled conservative in a presidential election.  We've had the corrupt Mitt Romney.  We've had centrist neocon John McCain.  We've had Bob Dole.  And that's about it.  On the other side, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, and Barack Obama.  What a disaster!  

Many of you, most of you that I speak to regularly are burnt out on politics.  You can't stand politics.  It makes you so angry you just want to give up.  So you shun politics.  

I'm asking you to step forward.  I'm asking you to participate.  I'm asking you to step forward, one by one, until we're lined up on the line.  I want us lined up, in ranks, to stand for the Christian worldview in the political arena.  This is not an easy thing to do.  This is not a fun thing to do.  But it must be done.  And being burnt out, frustrated, sad, and pessimistic... well, those aren't excuses reasonable enough for you to abdicate your duty to be salt and light to this world.  You don't have any choice in this.  You have to step forward.  I'm telling you to step forward, for the sake of your country, for the sake of your children, for the sake of religious liberty, and out of respect for your God.  God asks us to participate meaningfully.  He asks us to obey the governing authorities (Romans 13).  In a democratic republic obeying the authorities means participating in the government as a good steward.  In a dictatorship that would not be part of the requirement.  In a democracy it most certainly is.  Your tasked to elect Godly leaders because the convening authority ultimately rests on the individual.
Now that I've gotten on my soap box and preached, let me step down and tell you about Ted Cruz.  

Let me say this though: I'm not saying you have to vote for Ted Cruz.  I am saying you need to vote though.  You need to vote in your local primary or caucus.  And you need to vote again in the general election.  So get on Google and look up the dates and your voting location.  

I'm also asking you to pray for our nation, for our leadership, and for our culture.  I'm asking you to pray daily.  But I'm also asking you to take action.

Why am I supporting Ted Cruz?  I believe he really means what he says and will actually do what he said he would do once in office.  I believe he is strong enough and principled enough to stand against the corruption in our government.  I believe he can make a real difference, but only if we stand with him.  Because Ted Cruz works for us, not the other way around. 

Brass tacks, based on his voting record Ted Cruz receives the following scores from Constitutional organizations:

Heritage Action: 100% (click here to view)
Conservative Review: 97% (click here to view)
Freedom Works: 98% (click here to view

He votes with his principles.  He votes with the Constitution.  He tells the truth.  He's not like other politicians.  He's the real deal.  He really believes in his office and what he does.  

Ted Cruz holds the following political stances on key issues as follows:

Ted Cruz is a fiscal conservative and will cut out of control spending in Washington.  This is an extremely important issue.  The debt is completely out of control and Congress continues out of control spending as if nothing were wrong.  The national debt is just over 19 trillion dollars, and unfunded liabilities are in excess of 100 trillion dollars.  Ted Cruz will make meaningful changes, when most politicians would make only token changes. 

Ted Cruz is a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms.  His voting record confirms this.

Ted Cruz is a firm supporter of school choice.  Ted Cruz spoke recently at a school choice rally, lending his support to school choice.

Ted Cruz is a firm defender of the right to life and he has fought to take tax payer dollars from planned parenthood.  Ted Cruz fought to defund planned parenthood when most in Congress did very little.

Ted Cruz is a strong supporter of natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman.  Cruz decried the same sex marriage ruling in the Supreme Court as judicial activism, by lawless self appointing philosopher kings.

Ted Cruz is a firm defender of state's rights and has argued before the Supreme Court in defense of state's rights.  In fact Ted Cruz clerked under Chief Justice William Rehnquist one of the most effectual defenders of state's rights in recent history.

Ted Cruz is a strong defender of the military and veterans.

Ted Cruz believes in a robust foreign policy.  He wants to strengthen the military and deal with ISIS.  But Ted Cruz is not a hawk neocon imperialist nation builder.  Ted Cruz's foreign policy is a happy medium between Obama's disengagement and George. W Bush's aggressive nation building.  

Ted Cruz is a firm, vocal supporter of religious liberty.  This is vital about Ted Cruz.  While virtually all the other candidates have been silent on religious liberty, Ted Cruz hosted a rally in defense of religious liberty.  Cruz continues to make this a key issue of his campaign.

Ted Cruz will appoint strong Constitutionalists to the Supreme Court.  We have a lawless Supreme Court right now.  Think of the decisions that have been handed down, Roe V. Wade legalizing abortion, and now Obergefell v. Hodges forcing same sex marriage on all fifty states.  We are only one justice away from a liberal majority Supreme Court.  But this isn't about left vs. right this is about appointing judges who will look at the law and determine the correct ruling, regardless of political ideology. 

Ted Cruz is a strong supporter of personal liberty and has stood along side Rand Paul time and again to stop warrant-less wiretapping of Americans.  Hawk establishment types have criticized Cruz for doing this, but personal liberty remains a key issue that has been trodded on by Republicans and Democrats alike.  While Bush and Obama both fought for the Patriot Act and it's re-authorization, liberty-candidates like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Ron Paul have stood against such blatant authoritarian violations of our rights.  There is no need to sacrifice liberty for security, we can have both.

Ted Cruz is the strongest candidate by evidence of record who will stand against illegal immigration, secure the border, and put an end to sanctuary cities.  This kind of lawlessness is not compassionate, it's foolishness, and Ted Cruz will see that our laws are properly enforced.

Ted Cruz believes in supporting and protecting Israel from her foreign enemies.

Ted Cruz is a supporter of audit the Fed and would help work to end the Fed.

Ted Cruz believes the war on drugs has been a failure and would leave decisions on such issues to the states where those decisions belong.

Ted Cruz believes in free markets and empowering the private sector to create jobs.  Ted Cruz has voted regularly to cut red tape and regulations, to benefit small businesses.

Ted Cruz believes in a simple flat tax and would end the IRS.

Ted Cruz would end the Department of Education and allow much more local autonomy when it comes to education.

Learn more at Ted Cruz on the Issues.

Now that you've had the chance to learn more about Ted Cruz's views on key issues, I'd like to encourage you to view some of these presentations on You Tube.  You can get a good feel for his positions that way.  Here are some excellent videos:

1. The Real Story of What is Happening in Washington 
2. Presidential Forum on Faith and Freedom
3. The People vs. the Washington Cartel
4. Rally for Religious Liberty
5. Town Hall, South Carolina

I would also encourage you to read his book: "A Time for Truth" by Ted Cruz.  I've been listening to it on audiobook and I've been very impressed so far.  

I'd also encourage you to get educated on key political issues.  We need you on the frontlines of these battles.  I recommend books by Mark Levin, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Charles Colson, Albert Mohler, Glenn Beck, Dinesh D'Souza, and Ben Shapiro.

Now assuming you find that Ted Cruz is a candidate you can support, then there are several things you can do:

1. Pray everyday.  Pray for the campaign.  Pray for our nation.  Pray God would raise up godly men and women to lead our nation in Congress.  Pray on the issues, and pray against the enemy.

2. Get involved and sign up to volunteer at  They can set you up with your state and local leaders to make phone calls, knock on doors, and interact on social media.

3. If your like me and love to engage on social media, then start sharing pictures, video links, articles, and Ted Cruz content.  I constantly share on social media and it has a very real impact. Visit some of these Facebook groups: Second Amendment Supporters for Ted Cruz, Ted Cruz 2016 - People's Choice, and Ted Cruz Meme Group.

4. Talk to your friends, coworkers, church members, and family.  Share the message of liberty, small government, and economic freedom.

5. Make sure your registered to vote in your local primary, make sure you know the date and your local polling area.  Vote in the primary/caucus and vote again in the general presidential election.  And vote your values.  

Thank you for taking the time to read.  We're at a pivotal moment in our history as a nation.  This could really go either way.  It's up to me and you to see that our nation has a future.  Yes it's that dire of a situation.  We've got over 19 trillion dollars in debt being piled on the backs of young people, our future.  We've got a public education system that turns out children that don't even understand basic logic.  We've got a generation of young people who now consider themselves socialists and are supporting Bernie Sanders.  We've got colleges teaching young people they have the right to not be offended by anything.  We've got a mainstream media and Hollywood full of depravity, sexual sin, greed, and consumerism.  We've got a Congress in the back-pocket of lobbyists and special interest groups.  On one side we have a progressive movement seeking to fundamentally transform America into a socialist equality LGBT utopia and on the other side we have an establishment that is so corrupt and greedy that all they care about is enriching themselves and holding onto power.  

But I'm seeing something very special taking place.  I'm seeing young people rising up, principled young people who hold principled views.  They want to set things right.  In Congress we see the Freedom Caucus and the Appeal to Heaven caucus.  We see Tea Party candidates and Libertarian candidates rising up and beginning to cross swords with the establishment shills and corrupt moneyed politicians.  We're seeing leaders like Justin Amash, Sean Duffy, and Mike Lee emerging.  We're seeing leaders like Rand Paul, Jeff Sessions, and Trey Gowdy beginning to challenge the status quo on key issues.  And now we're seeing evangelicals, libertarians, Reagan democrats, and tea partiers beginning to coalesce around the Ted Cruz for President campaign.  This hasn't happened since the Reagan administration.  This is our moment, and I'm asking you to be a part of it now.  Not later, now!  This is our chance.  We have to fight with every breath we have, day and night, prayerfully and powerfully to reclaim our nation at this pivotal juncture.  Take a stand my friends, take a stand now, today, because your country needs you.  God bless you all, amen. 

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