Why Every American Should Vote for Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking during the Freedom Summit, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The candidacy of Senator Ted Cruz has been remarkable, though overshadowed by the rise of populism and Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s server scandals, and the shockingly successful socialist candidacy of a Vermont Independent. As we move into the second half of the primary season, I wanted to write one last argument in favor of the Texas Senator, laying out the case for why Ted Cruz is the best candidate left to lead America forward.

Ted Cruz is a strict constitutionalist. Republican, Democrat, or Independent, Senator Cruz will look out for your Constitutional Rights. While many are turned off by Cruz’s seeming televangelist flavor, it is important to understand that as President, Senator Cruz would protect the religious liberty of Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Hindus, Pagans, and Jews. Yes, he is a Christian and, yes, he likes to speak about his faith, as any Christian is want to do; but that does not mean that he believes in legislating faith. He does not. He’s a Constitutionalist through and through.

Ted Cruz, like most Americans, is concerned with ending the corruption of both political establishments, the federal bureaucracy, and the crony-capitalism which has become entrenched on Wall Street and K Street. Ted Cruz does not support lobbyists. Cruz campaigned against Ethanol Subsidies, in Iowa of all places, and won. Cruz campaigned against oil subsidies in Texas and won. Senator Cruz has spoken at great length and consistently for years about the cronyism and corruption in Washington D.C. and has begged the American People to rise up against it. Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid despise Ted Cruz – could there be a better endorsement?

Ted Cruz grew up ambitious and graduated from Princeton University, catapulting him into the caucuses of America’s elites, though he never befriended them. Senator Cruz worked on President George W. Bush’s 1999 campaign, but never sold out in order to fit in. George W. Bush firmly believes that Ted Cruz is the biggest threat to the GOP Establishment (again, a better endorsement?). From 2003 to 2008, Ted Cruz served as Solicitor General in Texas, arguing 9 cases before the Supreme Court and winning a majority. In each case, Ted Cruz was fighting for our liberty, individual sovereignty, and constitutional rights. Still, he never sold out.

In 2012, Ted Cruz took on the wealthy Republican establishment candidate for Senate and won; not by making deals with powerful special interests, but by opposing them. Against all odds, Ted Cruz won, and immediately began doing everything he promised he would do for the citizens of Texas. Ted Cruz won the Texas Republican Presidential Primary in a landslide, because Texans understand just how principled and committed Senator Cruz is to a core constitutional philosophy.

I understand that a lot of people don’t like Ted Cruz – they don’t like his personality, or how he speaks, or how he looks, or even how aggressive he is in taking on the elites in his own party. I understand wanting to vote for a candidate you could have a beer with (in the case of George W. Bush or Bill Jefferson Clinton) and I understanding voting for something historic, like the first African-American President.

What I don’t understand, is after nearly 16 years of out of control federal expansion, spending, and debt, how any American could support one of these other candidates who seem entirely focused on even more expansion, more spending, and more debt. Hillary, Donald, and Bernie all promise beautiful slogans, but they are also promising more of the same. Forget the slogans. Look at their records. (I will say, Bernie Sanders is the least establishment of the three).

Democrat, Republican, or Independent – aren’t you tired of all this corruption and government and regulation and this enormous debt which hangs like a cloud over your children and grandchildren? There is only one candidate still running for President that is even remotely interested in addressing it – and that’s Senator Ted Cruz. You don’t have to like Ted Cruz or want to share a beer with him in order to vote for him.

Here is some unsolicited advice: Don’t vote for candidates. Vote for principles. Don’t vote for political promises. Vote for what a candidate has actually accomplished – their record. Don’t vote to make your family and friends happy. Vote to secure the constitutional rights and liberties of your friends and family, whether that vote makes them happy or not.

I understand why this election is all about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a celebrity and a firebrand. He brings in the ratings, the controversy, and the crazies (on both sides). The media loves him and loves to hate him. He’s all anyone is talking about, writing about, or complaining about at work.

What I don’t understand is why so many Democrats and Republicans support him, when he has no political record or philosophy, outside of the fact that when he needs something, he’s purchased politicians who would make sure he got it. I truly do not understand how Democrats or Republicans could side with Trump over Senator Ted Cruz – when we all know that Ted Cruz will fight for American Citizens against both establishments and the corruption on both sides (including the donor class, Wall Street, K Street – i.e. all of Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s friends).

If you are a Marxist or a Socialist or a liberal populist, I understand your loyalty and enthusiasm for Senator Bernie Sanders. He’s the real deal. He’s not a pretend-socialist. If that kind of Government is what you’re into – then he’s your guy.

But if not – then you have a clear choice before you. Ted Cruz has kept every promise he made to the people of Texas and he will keep every promise he made to the people of the United States of America. Republicans should rally around this and be excited by this. Democrats, on the other hand, while I know that ideologically you have no affection for many of the promises that Ted Cruz has made, I can tell you that he will do more to tackle Wall Street corruption than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I can tell you that if you don’t want your children to be saddled with debt because of Corporate Welfare (billions of dollars for billionaires), then it’s Ted Cruz, not Hillary Clinton, you ought to be supporting. I can tell you that Senator Ted Cruz will not infringe upon your political, civil, or economic liberties – that he’d scale back expensive regulations which make it impossible for you to move from the lower-middle to upper-middle class.

Maybe he seems like too much of a preacher. Well, his dad is a preacher and we all take after our folks in one way or another. So stop looking at the way in which Senator Cruz comes off when he’s on stage and look, instead, at his voting record, at his record before the Supreme Court, and at the tremendous support he has in the State where the citizens know him best.

I’m asking, one last time, for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to take a look at Senator Ted Cruz for President – because I believe he is the only candidate that will begin to walk Washington D.C. back from the brink of corruption and fiscal catastrophe.

While I have campaigned for Senator Ted Cruz – I agree with Ted Cruz that these #NEVERTRUMP or Let’s Steal The Nomination At The Convention strategies are wrong and damaging to the Republican Party and the country at large. Now that we’re down to four candidates (to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders) and after all this media obsession over the celebrity of Donald Trump, I believe that Ted Cruz has the best path to the nomination and the 1237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright.

Democrats – I know you like President Obama. He’s told you exactly what you wanted to hear for nearly eight years. That said, the top 1% is wealthier than at any other time in American History, Wall Street is thriving (at your expense), and the lobbyists in Washington D.C. are rolling in your hard earned tax dollars. Truly, I don’t even think President Obama likes these people – but still, look at the result. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, spends all her time with these people. Do you really believe she’s going to look after you? Deep down, I know you do not.

I understand that most of you are voting for Bernie Sanders, but should Hillary Clinton and your Democrat Party Super Delegates steal the election ensuring a Sanders’ defeat, I hope you will consider voting for Senator Ted Cruz.

Donald Trump supporters – I know you believe he’s as smart as he says he is, that his hands are of the correct Ron Jeremy proportion, and that his business acumen will translate into presidential acumen. Understand, however, that Donald Trump and his companies could never have survived without political favors. He’s said this time and again. Subsidies, eminent domain, and favors are why he contributed to these establishments of both parties. If Trump fails to win the Republican Nomination for President, I hope that you will throw your full support behind Senator Ted Cruz, a real conservative and a great American – and the only candidate who will take on the crony-capitalism which has corrupted our government over these last many years.

 

 

 

About Steven Brodie Tucker 175 Articles
Graduated From Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. Studied Economics and History at George Mason University. Caroline County Resident and Activist.
  • Mark Driver

    This is the BEST written article I have ever seen on Ted, blessings to you Steven.

  • Cassidy

    Ted Cruz represents a small, radical and highly dangerous fringe element in this country. He is infinitely more dangerous to freedom than trump could ever be and thankfully, the majority of Americans understand that. Cruz is a dominionist as is his father and family. He wants a theocracy and buries his desire for a theocracy in constitution speak. Granted, this is what all radical evangelicals do. While Ted may bea Great president for those Americans who desire to live in a Christian nation, the majority of Americans aren’t Christian and have no desire to live in such a place. My suggestion to Cruz and his followers would be move to a country already run by Christians. Uganda is a great example. They execute homosexuals there and follow biblical law just like evangelicals want their country to do. While you folks may believe that the government only guarantees freedom OF religion. The rest of us interpret it as freedom FROM religion and we like it that way.

    • Jae Ashley Stewart

      You seem knowledgeable, but you spew Establishment/trump propaganda and are completely wrong on Ted Cruz. You’re buying into Trump’s persuasive lies and the popular Trump frenzy the same way that everyone got on board the obama frenzy. THE STUPIDITY OF THE MASSES.

      Your Dominionist theory is a hoax. You’re afraid that Cruz will clean up the D.C. Cartel and upset your control over the American people, and he will.
      “Many conservative Christians dismiss the attention on Dominionism as liberal fearmongering.”

    • kchase77

      Give me a break!

    • Brandon

      Ummm, over 80% of people in America identify as “Christian”. You might be the one who should look for another country. As far as Cruz’s faith goes, he is Baptist, not Dominionist. My father is a non practicing Catholic. My mother, like Cruz, is a Baptist. I am neither. I am a non denominational, full gospel Christian. I’m not anything like my dad, so that correlation isn’t valid. I feel it is important to note that the founder of The 7 mountains Dominionist movement has publicly endorsed Donald Trump, not Ted Cruz. Go figure. You might want to do more research into the term “dominionism”, it’s misuses, and how there is a difference between stewardship and totalitarianism. Also, do more research into the candidates before commenting. Lastly, no one is forcing you to be a Christian. The first amendment is freedom OF religion. Not freedom FROM religion. Like it, or not. If that is a problem for you, I will again say, maybe it’s you who needs to find another country to live in.

      • Powers

        “The first amendment is freedom OF religion. Not freedom FROM religion. Like it, or not. If that is a problem for you, I will again say, maybe it’s you who needs to find another country to live in.”

        This is the absolute worst. I’m sick and tired of Christian bigots telling me that they can shove their religion down my throat as much as they want because of a fucking preposition. Freedom of religion /requires/ freedom from religion.

        But even if I were to recognize a meaningful distinction between the two, who says it’s “of” and not “from”? Not the Constitution. The Constitution ensures freedom of religion via the free exercise clause, and freedom from religion via the establishment clause. I’m sorry if you don’t like it, if for some reason having your God enshrined in our national motto isn’t enough government imprimatur for your tastes, if the fact that Congress can’t declare your religion to be the Bestest Religion of All annoys you — maybe you ought to move to a country like England where all that is okay.

        HERE, in the United States of America, we have the right to a secular government. Period.

        • Brandon

          Who is shoving their religion down your throat? If someone wants to discuss spiritual matters with you, share their testimony, and extend an invitation to you, that’s shoving something down your throat? That’s weak and pathetic. Secondly, who are you to imply I’m some religious bigot? You don’t know me. Rather than stay on topic and be substantive when people challenge your opinion or interpretation, you resort to name calling and assumption? I’m for freedom of religion in its purest form, and originally intended purpose. Have you studied anything other than revisionist history? Keep dreaming. If you don’t want to ever be confronted about your mortality and face tough spiritual questions, that’s your choice. But to act as if I don’t have the right to speak to you about any of it, or that I just need to be quiet about my faith because you don’t agree with It, is suppression of liberty, expression, and the 1st Amendment. You can spout of about your lack of faith, but I can’t say anything about having faith without poor little Ole you being offended, or annoyed? That’s so rich! What a hypocrite! Get over yourself. You are a special kind of jerk.

          • Powers

            “Who is shoving their religion down your throat?”

            Every right-wing Christian conservative who wants to enshrine their beliefs into law. That’s what this conversation is about, not personal testimony, and that’s what we mean when we say “freedom FROM religion”.

          • ginny2shoes

            can you tell me who & when someone tried to make Christianity law? Hasn’t happened in my lifetime, that is why we need to have someone who knows and follows the constitution ! No matter if their personal beliefs are “right-wing Christian”.

          • Powers

            Fortunately, the Constitution does prevent the most egregious attempts at compelling wholesale religious conversion.

            But you’ll note I said “beliefs”. Individual religious beliefs enshrined into law? It happens an awful lot. Even more common are outwardly secular beliefs that are often motivated by deeply felt religious beliefs.

            Most egregious is the continued existence of a religious motto on our currency. But I could also point to governmental bodies that feel obligated to begin each session with a Christian prayer, or to “religious freedom” laws that really end up just favoring Christian beliefs.

        • Grandhuff

          The first Amendment does state free “OF” religion.
          The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

    • Saundra Buchanan

      Ted Cruz, as President of the USA, will uphold our Constitution. Our Constitution is for all of We The People. You can have Freedom From Religion. We’re all fine with that because that is your right. You have allot of anger inside of you and I really hope that one day you will find peace and that real peace comes from God. My God commands me to love all people. If you are an atheist and/or a homosexual or any other religion and race….I’m gonna love you. As you have a right to take a stand against Christians, my right is to be on the side of my God. There are Christians in name only and there are things that some Christians do and say that I’m not fond of. Before we go to take the speck out of someone’s eye, we need to first take the plank out of our own eye; and then, we can go back and help the other person. Cassidy, Jesus loves you…no matter what. For every single one of us, and more so for true Christ followers, we will be judged. I pray that the blinders will be taken off your blind eyes and your deaf ears are will be unblocked. Cassidy, you don’t have to agree with me or anyone else. Prayerfully you can accept other people’s opinions without getting nasty. I have followed Ted Cruz from his beginnings in the Senate and he is the real deal. I have met him in person in Washington, D.C. and he is the real deal. Ted Cruz is a Constitutionalist. He will do his job as President of the USA and only his job. He stands for our Constitution, small government, low taxes, fiscal responsibility and free markets. He WILL clean up Washington and put back to the States what belongs to them. There is so much more. Ted is a good man. He has the freedom to talk about his faith but he is not going to lead this country with religion. He will lead this country back into how it was set to be….a Republic. In the beginning came our morals and values…I lived back when our nation was thriving and we need to get rid of this deficit that has been going killing us over the past 16 – 20 years. Obama almost doubled what it was when he took office. Cassidy, I wish you much love, joy and peace.

  • Jae Ashley Stewart

    Excellent article. Well written and full of common sense. Why anyone would even consider voting for Trump makes me hyperventilate. Trump is not only a con artist, he’s a swindler and a liar. On top of that, Trump is a DEMOCRAT. These are not wild accusations. These are proven facts. Trump is the person he accuses Cruz of being.

    Senator Ted Cruz is an honest and sincere man who has only been in politics for three years. He began working as a senator on January 3, 2013 and has never held any other political position. He has seen first-hand the corruption in D.C. and wants to clean it up. I’ve never known a man more dedicated than Ted Cruz.