Make no mistake, when people like Cruz want to demolish the IRS, there are those that want him dead. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING would surprise me with this criminal enterprise we call the U.S. government.
"I charge you to undertake your citizenship with a solemn dedication. Be a leader, but lead only toward the best. Lift up every task you do and every office you hold to the high level of service to God and to your fellowman. So live and serve that those who know you will be inspired to better living. We have too many who use their strength and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends. I charge you to be among those who dedicate their skills and abilities to the common good. Build America on the solid foundations of clean living, honest work, unselfish citizenship and reverence for God, and, whatever others may say or do, you will leave behind you a record of which every Scout may be justly proud."
I don't know if Cruz is an Eagle Scout or not. Based on a quick Google search I don't see that he is.
But - he sure is what more of us who are, should've been.
Folks like Cruz inspire others to be better. That by itself will put a political cross-hair on him. May God bless him.