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If you know the father, you know the son, Sen. Ted Cruz




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November 6, 2013 | 2,397 views | 29 comments

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“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest - and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.”

-- Joseph Story



Texas’ junior U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making headlines following his almost-22-hour speech in a standoff over President Obama’s health-care law.

With his all-nighter, Cruz proved his mettle, detailing myriad problems with the ACA (Affordable Care Act). Obama and the Democrats refused to budge, however, causing a partial government shutdown. Despite dire predictions of potential crises created by the shutdown, in reality, there were no long-term effects. Some “nonessential” government workers were inconvenienced, but in the end, most received back pay and many also got unemployment benefits.

Sen. Cruz thus became a target of the left. Pundits speculated that he did it to further his own political career, but his critics even include the left wing of his own party. Conservatives, though, understand that Cruz stands on his principles: principles that include God-given rights recognized by the Founding Fathers and included in the U.S. Constitution. They are what made America great, and he is not afraid to stand up for that American Exceptionalism.

After hearing Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, on Oct. 19 in Floresville, it is easy to understand the senator. The elder Cruz describes coming to America from Cuba on a student visa, and returning to Cuba after the revolution succeeded and Castro took over. Cruz wanted to see for himself. What he saw convinced him that he was in America to stay. Castro had not delivered the hope and change he had promised.

“Let me tell you about Marxism and communism,” said Pastor Cruz. “The biggest lie in the world is this lie that everybody’s equal under communism.

“Under communism, there are three very distinct classes. There is ‘the party’ and the people in the party live like millionaires; they control all the wealth and they control all the power. And then there is the army; they are the enforcers. And there is the rest of ‘the people,’ and I will grant you, there is equality among the people.

“They all equally starve,” he said bitterly.

He became a serious student of American history. “We have a responsibility to guide our children,” said the elder Cruz.

“When my son was eight years old I was very active in an organization called the Religious Roundtable, a Judeo-Christian organization,” said Cruz. “All we talked about around the dinner table was politics.” They allowed no television in their home.

“We worked to get Ronald Reagan elected president. We did it in 1980, and we can do it again!” said Cruz, as the audience cheered its approval.

“So many times, I said to him, ‘You know, Ted, when I lost my freedom in Cuba, I had a place to come to. But if we lose our freedom here, where are we going to go? There is no place to go!’”

Still, he hears people say, “Oh, that could never happen in America.” He tells them, “It is happening in America!”

By now, you must conclude that I am a fan of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Do I think he should be the next president of the United States? I don’t know. But I do know that getting to know his father is getting to know Ted. He “dares to be honest” and does not “flatter the people, in order to betray them.”

Sen. Ted Cruz is not an empty suit; he is the real thing.
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
November 12, 2013 4:51pm
 
New guy......I thought that linking Cube with Nazi Germany and North Korea was a reasonable link since they were all dictatorships. You are saying that escaping from a dictator is a crime which is dirt dumb. It might be ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
November 12, 2013 3:46pm
 
There you go again, changing subjects. No where did I say anything about "Nazi Germany or North Korea". Great technique of deflection, but still does not change my initial point.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
November 12, 2013 11:15am
 
New Guy ...... I suppose that you consider those who have smuggled persons out of repressive regimes such as Nazi Germany and North Korea to be criminals. Or worse, you consider those who paid the smugglers for a chance ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
November 12, 2013 11:04am
 
Integrity and New Guy, It's best to reamin silent and have people think you a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

 
Integrity Police  
LaVernia, TX  
November 12, 2013 10:56am
 
Two suits full of Tea Bag money that bought the election. Ted for President? That would be an even worse embarrassment for Texans than Perry for President.

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
November 12, 2013 6:30am
 
New Guy, There was no changing of the subject. Ted Cruz did nothing wrong (broke the law) but your dictator Obama did break the law and you voted for him so you should have no problem voting for Ted Cruz. Unless you only vote ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
November 11, 2013 9:50pm
 
Like I said, nothing you can say changes what he did....focus on what I am saying and not changing the subject.

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
November 11, 2013 9:47pm
 
New guy, why don’t you tell the full story. Rafael Cruz was jailed and beaten by the dictator Fidel Castro (your personal hero I am sure). Second, the article does say that Rafael paid the bribe but a friend of his father paid ... More ›

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
November 11, 2013 9:20pm
 
New Guy, So, the pictures of Obummer smoking marijuana and his self-professed use of cocaine is not a crime. Whereas the father and not the son committed a crime. Obummer hangs out with convicted, Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
November 11, 2013 3:29pm
 
Untrue: A crime is a crime...go ahead and try to rationalize it away.

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