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Ted Cruz Part I: The Early Years ...Featured By Glenn Beck This is a 4 part series on Ted Cruz

by Lori Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 6:45 PM EST

 This week on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn featured a four-part series, telling the amazing story of Ted Cruz’s upbringing and his courage as a leader. Ted Cruz has stood up to the establishment, the power brokers in Washington — on both sides — and the media. And he’s done it with class and honor. Glenn’s endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz for president did not come lightly. He focused his lens on Cruz for some time, studying the candidate’s values and beliefs. His takeaway? Cruz was born at this time for a reason — to become president of the United States. He is, in Glenn’s words, the George Washington we’ve been praying for. Part I: The Early Years Raised by an American mother and a Cuban immigrant father, Cruz was taught to love the United States and revere the Constitution. From an early age, he learned important lessons from both of his parents, including discipline and hard work. His father — Rafael Cruz — fought in the Cuban revolution, and was imprisoned and tortured. After fleeing to Texas in 1957, penniless and not speaking a word of English, Rafael washed dishes for 50 cents an hour to pay his way through the University of Texas . When Ted was eight years old, he went to a summer camp and accepted Christ in his life. Early on, it became apparent that Ted was more than average. He was brilliant — and destined for something big. When he was 15, Ted Cruz was one of five Houston kids selected by the Free Enterprise Institute to tour the country and speak about the Constitution. Prior to graduating high school, Ted had delivered 80 speeches on such topics as economics, the Austrian economist von Mises, and the importance and meaning of the Constitution. Ted’s decision to attend an Ivy League school was not received well by is parents. They were struggling financially. To make his dream a reality, it would mean scholarships, students loans and working two jobs. Additionally, his father was concern the liberal environment would tarnish his son’s beliefs. “Ted, you’re growing into a good, strong man,” Cruz’s father said to him. “Are you going to be strong enough to go to an Ivy League school and hold on to your principles and values?” Ted assured him he could and was accepted into Princeton University. He later attended Harvard Law School. Coming in Part II: Subsequent years at Princeton University and Harvard Law School would uniquely prepare Ted to be leader of the free world. They would also put him on a collision course with some of the most powerful people in the world — including the president of the United States. Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program: Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors: GLENN: As you probably know, over the weekend, I endorsed Ted Cruz for president of the United States, the first Hispanic president, the first first generation American president, and the most conservative president since Ronald Reagan. This is not something I’ve ever done for anybody. Not dogcatcher. Not mayor. Not president. Nobody. I’ve never endorsed a candidate running for any office. I’ve never wanted my name attached to anyone running for office, especially in Washington, DC. But also because it’s not good business sense for me. This does not do — this doesn’t do me any favors at all in any way for my business. But I decided to endorse Ted Cruz. So the question is: Why? Well, if you listen to this program, you know what time I believe it is. And I believe we are at the crossroads now of completing the — the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama really brought to pass. It has been in the works since Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. But the next president finishes the job. And it is — it is so critical that we have a leader now that will help us navigate the reset that is inevitably coming. The aftermath of the storm that is coming our way can either be cataclysmic, or with the right leader, a conservative constitutionalist at the helm, will steer our children into a much, much brighter future. There’s some really good people running. Really good people running. I think this is the strongest G.O.P. of candidates we have had in my lifetime, maybe of all time. And as I look down the roster of the people who have been running for candidate — or running for president or are still running for president. Rick Perry, I liked. He dropped out early. Bobby Jindal, I like. Rick Santorum is a good man. I like Marco Rubio. I have problems with all these guys. But I like all of them. I think they’re decent. Rand Paul. You know how I feel about him. So there’s several of them I like. What’s his name? The doctor — Ben Carson. A good, decent, honorable man. But no one has shown themselves to be dedicated to the principles of the Constitution, as dedicated, throughout his life. I’m looking for somebody who has it in their bones. I’ve said to you many times that there’s going to come a time when something is going to happen. And somebody is going to walk into the office and they’re going to say, “Mr. President, right now, we need a decision.” If they don’t have the Constitution deep in their bones, they may make a mistake we will not recover from. No one has done exactly what he would do, despite taking all the slings and arrows, including from his own side, and stuck to his guns like Ted Cruz. Not one person. Ted Cruz has stood up to the establishment, the power brokers in Washington on both sides, and the media, and that’s why they don’t like him. And he’s done it with class and honor. Look at how he’s being slung with mud, and he never responds in kind. He is not that guy. That’s why so many of us like him. And the establishment hates his guts. So who is Ted Cruz? Who is this guy that I would go out on a limb for, unlike I’ve ever done ever before? Well, this week, I want to tell you. Ted Cruz, yes, he was born in Calgary, Canada. Am I endorsing a Canadian for president? No. And no matter what you’re hearing from other candidates or MSNBC, this is settled. Ted’s mother was and is an American citizen. His father, Rafael, is from Cuba, but he was a legal resident of the United States for decades when Ted was born. He is a natural-born citizen. Just like Barry Goldwater, George Romney, John McCain, all who ran for president. Now, Ted’s father, Rafael, left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas on a student visa. By the time he returned in the summer of 1959, Rafael was shocked to find a very different homeland in Cuba. Fidel Castro, who literally spoke of hope and change before his takeover, was someone that the 14-year-old Rafael even fought for, against the oppressive Batista regime, which was now firmly in control. So Rafael comes back home and faces a firing squad in favor of Fidel Castro. RAFAEL: And when Castro took over in 1959, I went back to Cuba that summer, and I was shocked. That same man that had been talking about hope and change began confiscating private property, began attacking freedom of the press, shutting down newspapers, television stations, radio stations. Began attacking freedom of religion. GLENN: He was disillusioned. That’s not what he was fighting for. That’s not what he understood Fidel Castro to be. Rafael left his homeland for good this time. RAFAEL: So I left Cuba totally disillusioned, never to return again, but so grateful to God to be in the greatest country on the face of the earth. GLENN: So Rafael eventually took his family to Calgary to find work in the oil industry. And in 1970, Ted was born. He was born to parents who followed through on their promises. Ted’s first memory in life is as a precocious 2-year-old who picked up a kazoo in a grocery store and began blowing into it loudly and repeatedly while his mom was shopping. His mother asked him to stop. He didn’t. She told him if he didn’t stop, she was going to administer a sound spanking. Ted didn’t stop. At that point, Ted’s mother, Eleanor, stopped her shopping, left a mostly full cart in the aisle, took Ted home and administered him the spanking she promised him was coming. He learned his lesson: Mom means what she says. Things were turbulent in the Cruz household during those years. Rafael had a drinking problem that had gotten out of control. In fact, Ted’s dad reached the point where when Ted was three years old, he decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. So he left his wife and his child, and he returned to Texas. A few months later, a business friend in Texas invited Rafael to attend a Bible study class with him. It was a class that would change his life and alter the course of his family. Rafael felt the Spirit enter his life as he attend the meetings, and he argued with the pastor about others and various points of doctrine for some time. But on April 15th, 1975, he fell to his knees and surrendered his life to Jesus. He changed. The next week, he decided he needed to be with his family. He bought a plane ticket and flew back to his home with his wife and his child, and he begged their forgiveness. When Ted was eight years old, Ted went into a summer camp, and Ted accepted Christ in his life. And that happened to occur at the same Houston church where his dad had converted five years prior. And Ted has been a dedicated churchgoer, ever since. As he developed, it became apparent to everybody that knew him that Ted Cruz was more than just some kid. Ted was brilliant. This was some kid — he was destined for something, more than community college and a lifetime job selling Slurpees. This kid was going to make something of his life. At the age of 15, recognizing how bright he was and the love that he had for the country, the Free Enterprise Institute selected Ted to be one of the five kids in Houston that would tour the country and speak about the Constitution. Ted had to memorize the entire Constitution of the United States. And before he left high school, he had delivered 80 speeches on economics, on von Mises, and the importance and meaning of the Constitution. As his love for the country and the Constitution and Austrian economics grew, so did his desire to learn and grow even more. He decided that in order to fulfill his goals in life, he needed to attend an Ivy League school. His parents weren’t happy. I mean, his parents — Rafael’s business had failed. They were struggling financially, so they knew that they couldn’t afford it. Ted had to earn his scholarship. He had to take out the student loans. He also worked two jobs, enough to earn enough money to make his dream become a reality. But his father said, “Ted, you’re growing into a good, strong man. Are you going to be strong enough to go to an Ivy League school and hold on to your principles and values?” He said, “Yes, Dad.” He did. And his dream became a reality. Ted was accepted at Ivy League’s Princeton University. The moves he would make in subsequent years would uniquely prepare him for position of leader of the free world, but it would also put him on a collision course with some of the most powerful people in the world. And one of those collisions would be with his former boss and leader of the free world. We’ll pick the story up there, later this week.

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/01/28/ted-cruz-part-i-the-early-years...

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Comment by Robin on January 29, 2016 at 8:41pm

Ted Cruz Part II: The College Years

 This This week on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn featured a four-part series, telling the amazing story of Ted Cruz’s upbringing and his courage as a leader. Ted Cruz has stood up to the establishment, the power brokers in Washington — on both sides — and the media. And he’s done it with class and honor. Glenn’s endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz for president did not come lightly. He focused his lens on Cruz for some time, studying the candidate’s values and beliefs. His takeaway? Cruz was born at this time for a reason — to become president of the United States. He is, in Glenn’s words, the George Washington we’ve been praying for. Part II: The College Years As his high school’s valedictorian, Ted had the opportunity to visit several campuses while scouting out colleges. He dreamed of attending an Ivy League school and visited esteemed campuses like Harvard, MIT and Dartmouth. He realized his dream when he was accepted to Princeton University. Paying for an Ivy League education wasn’t easy, though. His family was struggling financially so it required earning scholarships, taking out student loans and working two jobs — no government bailouts for this constitutional conservative. During his freshman year, Ted got a taste of what it would be like to be a principled conservative in liberal environment when he was paired with a New Jersey liberal as his roommate. Needless to say, they didn’t exactly hit it off. (In fact, that roommate is conducting a Twitter jihad against Ted this very day.) Being a super smart geek, Ted naturally joined the Princeton debate team. He became a champion debater, winning multiple categories, including 1992 Team of the Year and 1992 Speaker of the Year. He additionally won significant national debates earning awards for the 1992 National Championship for Top Speaker and the North American Debating Championship Top Speaker. Today, he is forever enshrined in the Princeton debate hall of fame. Ted continued his debating record at Harvard Law School where he became a world debating championship semifinalist. While at Harvard, Ted served as the primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, the executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. He graduated magnum cum laude from Harvard Law School. One of Ted’s law professors — liberal lion lawyer Alan Dershowitz — said this of his student: “One of the sharpest students I had, in terms of analytic skills. I’ve had 10,000 students over my 50 years at Harvard. He has to qualify among the brightest of the students. Deeply principled. He thinks he’s doing the right thing. I saw that years ago when he was a student. He was not a compromiser. He was not somebody who tried to make friends by accepting what was then the political correctness of the day.” Upon graduating from Harvard Law School, Ted landed a job as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice law clerk in U.S. history, clerking for Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He later went into private practice defending his first love — the United States Constitution. Working on matters relating to the Second Amendment and the NRA, Ted helped prepare testimony for the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. When he was 28, Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then governor George W. Bush in a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration and government reform. During the 2000 election, in the case of Bush vs. Gore, Cruz was sent to Florida to sort out the legal mess created by the dangling chad situation. Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devising strategy and drafting pleadings for filings with the Supreme Court of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court. He helped lead the way to two big wins, clearing the way for Bush to become president. He was still barely 30 years old. Coming in Part III: Ted Cruz was just getting started. At 30 years old, he had experienced staggering success with hard word and perseverance. But challenging times were ahead, including a falling out with the man he had helped become president. Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program: Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors: GLENN: Yesterday we talked about Ted Cruz and his early years. From his acceptance of Christ in his life at eight years old, to his memorizing the entire Constitution by the time he was 13. And the fact that he was such an exceptional student, he had a desire, but his parents didn’t have the money to attend an Ivy League university. Ted realized his dream when he was accepted into Princeton. He had scholarships, but that didn’t pay for everything. He took out student loans. Yes. That’s right. Barack and Michelle, Ted Cruz, the evil Republican also had to take out huge student loans. But here’s an amazing concept, he chose to go to an expensive school, so he chose to take the responsibility of paying off those debts. And here’s something else that is almost unheard of in this discussion today: Ted got help to pay for his schooling. He got help in the form of a job. In fact, he got help from doing two jobs. Since he was in high school, he was the high school’s valedictorian. Cruz had a lot of opportunities for higher education. He visited a dozen or so campuses while he was still in high school, including Harvard, MIT, and Dartmouth. But he fell in love with Princeton. During his freshman year on campus, Ted got a taste of what it would be like to be a principled conservative in life when he was paired with a New Jersey liberal as his roommate. Needless to say, they didn’t exactly hit it off. In fact, that roommate is conducting a Twitter jihad against Ted this very day. Being a geek, but a really super smart one, Ted became involved with the Princeton debate team. To say that he was involved is a slight understatement. Ted Cruz is forever enshrined in the Princeton debate hall of fame. You’ll find him there as a winner in multiple categories. 1992, Team of the Year, with his friend Dave Panton. Also, Speaker of the Year for 1992. Oh, and National Championship for Top Speaker in ’92. Oh, and North American Debating Championship Top Speaker. He was the national champion in debate. In fact, I would say he was winning so much, you would almost get sick of all of the winning. At Harvard, he would go on to become a world debating championship semifinalist. One could reason that maybe that’s why so many people think he’s won every debate so far. Could it be something that might be helpful against Hillary Clinton? While at Harvard, he also, somehow, found time to be the primary editor of the Harvard Law Review. Not to mention, being executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Oh, and the founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. Ted because he was working so hard only graduated cum laude at Princeton. Then he went on to Harvard law school, and he graduated magnum cum laude. How impressive was Ted Cruz there? Well, one of his professors — and it must kill him to say this, the liberal lion lawyer, Alan Dershowitz. ALAN: Making very intelligent points and really winning debates all the time in the class, including winning debates with his professors. One of the sharpest students I had, in terms of analytic skills. I’ve had 10,000 students over my 50 years at Harvard. I write about all that in my book. He has to qualify among the brightest of the students. Deeply principled. He thinks he’s doing the right thing. I saw that years ago when he was a student. He was not a compromiser. He was not somebody who tried to make friends by accepting what was then the political correctness of the day. GLENN: Need you say more? A liberal professor talking about Ted Cruz and how deeply principled he has been. With his Harvard Law degree in hand, his second Ivy League university degree, Ted landed a job as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice law clerk in US history. Clerking for Chief Justice William Rehnquist. After Cruz finished his clerkships, he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC. While he was there, Cruz fought for his first love, the United States Constitution. Yes, he was still a geek. Working on matters relating to the Second Amendment and the NRA, he also helped prepare testimony for the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. While he was 28 years old, Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in ’99 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then governor George W. Bush in a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform. Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devising strategy and drafting pleadings for filings with the Supreme Court of Florida and the US Supreme Court. During the 2000 election, in the case of Bush versus Gore, Cruz was sent to Florida to sort out the legal mess created by the dangling Chad situation and all the election nonsense that threw that election into a tailspin. He helped lead the way to two big wins for the Bush team, clearing the way for a Bush rather than a Gore presidency. With everything that he has accomplished so far up to this point, he was still barely 30 years old. Ted Cruz was just getting started. But there would also be a falling out with the man he had helped become president. That is tomorrow’s.

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/01/29/ted-cruz-part-ii-the-college-ye...

Comment by Robin on January 30, 2016 at 7:15pm

Ted Cruz Part III: The Supreme Court Years

Part III: The Supreme Court Years
At age 33, Ted Cruz became the youngest Solicitor General of Texas in American history. He would go on to become the longest serving Solicitor General, ferociously fighting for the Constitution. He sought out conservative, constitutional causes, distinguishing himself with exceptional achievements and victories:

Cruz authored 70 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court — more than any practicing lawyer in all of Texas or any current member of Congress. He took on and won some of the biggest cases decided by the courts in decades — and won virtually every single time.

Cruz won a huge Second Amendment victory in the District of Columbia versus Heller, drafting the amicus brief signed by the attorneys general of 31 different states and presenting the oral argument. This victory struck down a D.C. handgun ban as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Cruz wrote a brief on behalf all 50 states in the Elk Grove Unified School District versus Newdow case, in which atheist activist Michael Newdow sued on behalf of his daughter to stop schools from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. He objected to the phrase, “One Nation Under God.” For months, the pledge was not spoken in nine western states — until Cruz argued the case. The Supreme Court upheld Cruz’s belief that Newdow had no standing to file suit on behalf of his daughter.

Cruz successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments Monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Ten Commandments Monument currently stands on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol.

Cruz fought on behalf of state of Texas to uphold the death penalty sentence for a vicious gang member who was in the United States illegally when he and other gang members brutally beat, raped, tortured and killed two teenage girls in Houston. The Mexican Consulate became involved, as well as then President George W. Bush, who sided with the Mexican government and turned the case over to the International Court of Justice which ruled against Texas and stayed the execution. Texas then turned to Solicitor General Ted Cruz. Appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, Cruz successfully defended the Constitution. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that decisions from the International Court of Justice were not binding in any domestic law and even the president had no power to enforce them. Ted Cruz won and gang member Jose Medellin met his maker.

This may provide insight into why George W. Bush broke his long-standing policy not to comment on politicians to say recently about Cruz, “I just don’t like the guy.” Being embarrassed and beaten on the international stage isn’t generally followed by afternoon tea.

It also shows why the Republican establishment in D.C. is known for not liking Cruz. They stand for the party, for themselves and for their own political power. Ted Cruz doesn’t play their games. Ted Cruz stands for principles, values, integrity and the United States Constitution.

What does your candidate stand for?

Coming in Part IV: In the final installment of this series, Glenn explains why Ted Cruz is the candidate for him — and why Cruz is the only man for the job this time around.

GLENN: So far, we have learned that Ted Cruz comes from a family that understands and appreciates freedom. His father fled communist Cuba, who instilled in his son a love for the Constitution and this country. We discovered that Ted accepted Jesus at the age of eight, then memorized the United States Constitution at 13. Was reading von Mises and Road to Serfdom by the time he was 15. Became the school’s valedictorian in high school. Graduated cum laude from Princeton and magnum cum laude from Harvard Law. He was the National North American debate champion and resides in the Princeton Debate Hall of Fame. Following his schooling, we have learned that he clerked for the Supreme Court justice. He became a policy adviser for George W. Bush, and this he did all before he was 30.

If that doesn’t make you feel like you haven’t done anything in your life, I don’t know what will. At 30, I was still wearing emotional diapers. It’s amazing what this man accomplished at such an early age. But that was just the beginning.

At 33 years old, Ted became the youngest solicitor general in American history. And he would go on to become the longest serving. But Ted didn’t just serve. He magnified his role and his position. He didn’t just sit back and wait for things to fall into his lap. Cruz sought out conservative, constitutional causes that he believed in. And then ferociously fought for them in court.

Oh, and, by the way, he won. In fact, virtually every single time. Cruz authored 70 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court.

His record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in all of Texas or any current member of Congress. Cruz took on and won some of the biggest and most cases that have been decided by the courts in decades.

In the huge Second Amendment case, District of Columbia versus Heller, the one that has changed everything for your right to carry a gun, he drafted the amicus brief that was signed by the attorney general of 31 different states, which said that the DC handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It was.

Cruz also presented the oral argument. Do you remember back in 2004 when renowned atheist activist Michael Newdow sued on behalf of his daughter to stop schools from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance because of the one phrase “one nation under God” was in it. For months, the pledge was not allowed in nine separate western states. It was Ted Cruz who wrote the brief on behalf all 50 states in the Elk Grove Unified School District versus Newdow. He argued that the plaintiff didn’t have any standing to file suit on behalf his daughter. The Supreme Court upheld the position of Cruz’s belief. He won, again.

Ted then successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments Monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit Court and the US Supreme Court, winning yet again.

Then there was the Medellin case. Medellin versus Texas. In 1993, two innocent teenage girls in Houston, just 14 and 15 years old were on their way home from a party around 11:00. It was a hot summer night. They decided unfortunately to take a shortcut through a park near their home. Tragically, they happened to come across a gang of illegal aliens, drinking beer and doing gang initiations. It was there that the two young girls were grabbed. They were then beaten, tortured, raped repeatedly, and killed. It is truly one of the most horrific crimes in Houston history. It left a discernable scar on the community. The gang members were all subsequently caught, tried, and convicted. But while on death row, one of the murderers, the leader of the gang, Jos Medellin, got in touch with the Mexican consulate, seeking help in overturning his death sentence.

The Mexican consulate got in touch with then US President George W. Bush, who sided with Mexico, against the state of Texas, against the girls, in George Bush’s home state. And together, they took Medellin’s case to the world court to overturn his execution. George Bush and Mexico in the world court.

The international courts ruled against Texas and stayed his execution. Texas didn’t know what to do. And then they remembered Ted Cruz.

They turned to the solicitor general, Ted Cruz. He appeared before the US Supreme Court, this time, to plead Texas’ case. Cruz again, knowing the Constitution, fighting for the Constitution, successfully defended the Constitution, and Texas won its case. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that International Court of Justice decisions were not binding in any domestic law and that the president had no power to enforce them. Jos Medellin received the justice he deserved. He met his maker.

In the process, Ted Cruz had taken on a brutal, illegal alien murder, Mexico, the Geneva Convention, the International Court of Justice, and most difficult of all, his old boss, the head of his so-called party and the president of the United States, George W. Bush.

In a presidency that over time I’ve come to dislike more and more, it is one of, if not the issue that stands out to be most of the time. Of all the failed policies and decisions and reasons to dislike George W. Bush, maybe just maybe, this case provides some insight into why George Bush, who never steps into political debates post his presidency, said of Ted Cruz at a recent fundraiser, “I just don’t like the guy.”

George, I’ll bet you don’t. Because, quite frankly, Ted Cruz kicked your ass. In a judicial way, I mean.

It’s why the rest of the establishment in the Republican Party, quote, just doesn’t like the guy, end quote. Ted Cruz stands for principles, values, integrity, and the United States Constitution that we learned this week, he memorized when he was 13. The establishment stands for the party, for themselves, for their own power. And that’s it.

So let me ask this question to Trump supporters or Rubio supporters. Does this sound like your candidate? Does he possess these qualities? Think about that.

There is a candidate in this race who has stood up to the powers that be, who fought the establishment, who has been outspoken on issues important to conservatives and who has been consistent throughout his life. He is a guy who has bucked the outside and the inside of his own party because it was the right thing to do. It’s a little bit like the American David and Goliath story. The little guy, against the giants. My money always goes on the little guy, as long as that little guy knows exactly who he is and looks at the king and says, “I don’t need any of this armor. It will only slow me down. I know who I am, and I know who I serve. And that’s why I know I’ll win.”

But will he? Will the American people see him for who he truly is? Will the American people who really picked his story where we pick it up tomorrow, will the American people be smart enough to look into his past? While everyone else says, “My past is irrelevant,” the supporters of Ted Cruz say, “You can’t really know a man unless you understand his past.”

His present and his future, tomorrow.



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Comment by Robin on January 31, 2016 at 9:11am

Part IV: The Candidate Ted Cruz is the real deal.

He is a true conservative to the marrow of his bones. Not the kind of “conservative” you find in Washington, D.C., the kind that has betrayed us for decades — but a true constitutional conservative as the Founders intended. The Constitution isn’t just an afterthought to Ted Cruz. He memorized this sacred document when he was 13 years old, and those words are ingrained in the very fabric of his being. How does a man come to live and breath the Constitution? It’s simple, really — he was raised that way. Raised by a man who lost his freedom in Castro’s Cuba and fled to the United States in search of freedom. Raised by a man who taught him to revere God and the Constitution of the United States. Raised by a man who lost his way because of alcoholism and atheism, but found his way back by the grace of God. Ted Cruz was raised with the Bible and the Constitution on his kitchen table every single day of his life. As valedictorian, magnum cum laude graduate, Ivy League scholar, debating champion, Supreme Court law clerk, defender of our constitutional rights and U.S. senator, Ted Cruz has held firm to conservative beliefs and values. He is a dedicated husband, loving father and committed Christian. He is a constitutionalist. But, most of all, he is consistent, with a proven track record and history. For Cruz, it may be true that he has very few friends in Washington, D.C., but he should wear that as a badge of honor. Constitutional principles have always come first for Ted — even ahead of party loyalty. Like when he filibustered Obamacare for 21 hours — alone — trying to stop the unconstitutional takeover of America’s healthcare system. He knew his own party would come after him, but he had promised the American people to hold firm in his beliefs. So he did. Ted understands the gravity of our situation, and he understands how to right the wrongs of the past eight years by holding true to the principles of the U.S. Constitution. It’s all there, written long ago by the brilliant men who fought the fierce battle for freedom and liberty. We don’t need a bailout, we don’t need any new government programs. We need to return to the First Principles laid out for us by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Ted Cruz is the George Washington we’ve prayed for. He’s here — the man who understands that government is not the solution but the problem. Ted Cruz understands that the restraints placed on the government by the Constitution are a good thing. Because absolute power corrupts absolutely. We’ve had enough of that corruption far too long. It’s time to send a man of honor and character to the White House, a man who says what he means and means what he says. It’s time to send a man that will proudly place his hand upon the Bible and solemnly swear to faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. That man is Ted Cruz, and his time is now.

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/01/30/ted-cruz-part-iv-the-candidate/...

Comment by Robyn Taylor on February 4, 2016 at 2:21pm

Robin, I saw this on The Glenn Beck Page. Very interesting.

Comment by Robin on February 4, 2016 at 8:01pm

Hi Robyn,

Yes, very interesting read. Glad you liked it my friend. :) 

Comment by Robyn Taylor on February 16, 2016 at 1:03pm

Robin, did you see that Glenn Beck did a four part series on Trump? I don't like Trump at all. Trump isn't a nice person to people at all and Trump is a loud mouth. Heaven help us if Trump becomes President.

Comment by Robin on February 16, 2016 at 6:58pm

Hiya Robyn,  No, I didn't see the 4 part series on Trump. I have to agree with you on him. I detest trump. 

Comment by Robyn Taylor on February 16, 2016 at 7:31pm

Me too.

Comment by Rahthrae (Admin.) on February 21, 2016 at 10:37am

It's too bad we've gotten to the point where a person's past doesn't seem to matter.

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