Dear Family, friends, and fellow Hoosiers,
This coming Tuesday, the Crossroads of America will become the Crossroads of the 2016 election. I am writing today to urge you to consider supporting Ted Cruz for President. He is the only Constitutional Conservative still in the race.
Unlike our current POTUS, Ted has supported and defended our Constitution his entire life. At the age of 13, he memorized the Constitution word for word.
His is an amazing story, beginning with his father’s story, who once supported Castro’s revolution, came to America, went back to Cuba and was shocked at what he found. Rafael was imprisoned, tortured and about to be executed. Somehow, he made it back to our shores, and was changed forever at least concerning politics. It would take a rock bottom event with alcohol years later (he left his wife when Ted was three) until one day a friend invited him to his church in Houston. I’ll leave you to research Rafael’s story further, he is quite open about it, and his transformation I believe was a direct result of God’s guiding hand and his new found faith.
Ted was raised with a Bible and a copy of the Constitution on the kitchen table.
We finally have the first conservative to vote for since Reagan.
Like Obama, Cruz is a first term Senator, but that is where the comparison ends. Ted’s resume is full of real accomplishments, starting with being a policy advisor for GW Bush in 2000. He had a hand in the Bush V Gore decision. (in all fairness, if the Electoral College could not convene, the House would have decided that one, and the Republicans controlled the House in 2000)
Ted wrote 90 written arguments or Amicus Briefs before the Appellate or Supreme Court, and presented oral arguments nine times before the Supreme Court. He successfully defended the right of Texas to display the Ten Commandments, the WW II Mojave Cross among other victories for freedom of religion. His two greatest victories which he argued were Heller, which struck down the no hand-gun provision in DC, and affirmed the right of every American the right to keep and bear arms, and Medellín v. Texas, during which he found himself opposed to GW Bush concerning a horrific gang rape and murder of two very young teens (the youngest was 14 at the time) by illegal aliens. They were Mexican nationals. Bush bowed to pressure and wanted to submit the conviction to the International Court. Ted stood for what is right, and won. The Bush establishment types never forgave him for that indiscretion.
More on Ted’s resume can be found here:
I have never seen anyone remotely close to his qualifications.
Regardless of what Marco (who has since sort of endorsed Cruz) or Donald has said, Ted is completely against illegal immigration. After the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill passed the Senate, Ted took it upon himself to lobby the House in opposition to the Bill. The House didn’t even bring it to the floor.
Oh no, Ted shut down the government! Not really, the Senate does not have the power of the purse, and his “filibuster” speech was planned to not interfere with Senate business in advance. He did inspire the conservatives in the House to pressure Boehner to defund Obamacare, He stood on his principles, while Republican Leadership caved.
I am hearing from Trump and most of the media that this nomination process is over. The most votes wins, right? Yes and no. Mostly no. Many more votes have been cast for other than Trump than has been cast for Trump. A contested convention is bad, right? Wrong. The GOP began in 1856 after the implosion of the Whigs, in 1860 one Abraham Lincoln came to the convention in fourth place, and won the nomination on the third or fourth ballot. Even as recently as 1976 Gerald Ford did not have a majority of first ballot votes.
In 1800, the Electoral College was a draw. After 36 ballots in the House, Thomas Jefferson became President.
One last reason to support Ted Cruz, which is, if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, he loses big time to Hillary, and even worse to Sanders. A vote for Trump is essentially a vote for Clinton. And she has no good qualifications at all, other than marrying Bill.
I’ve been documenting this stuff at my blog, for more into: please see richtakes.com
Thank you for your consideration. If you are planning to vote for Hillary or Sanders, I’ll pray for you.
If you are planning to vote for Trump, it is essentially the same thing.