JediJones
Since Sep 7, 2002

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Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

Ted Cruz is the man our country needs as its next President. What matters in a President more than anything else is having the right values, policies, positions and ideology. To be sure a candidate has those, they need to have a clear, consistent record and not a bunch of flip-flops. Cruz is thoroughly sincere and consistent on favoring a small government, a strong military and Judeo-Christian values. This country has NO future unless it gets its moral house in order. Government has been responsible for much of our moral decay, from the banning of school prayer to Roe vs. Wade to legalizing same-sex marriage. Government therefore must play a large role in restoring our nation’s moral foundation.

The single most important role of a President is appointing Supreme Court justices. Until we pass Constitutional amendments that instill checks on their power, the Supreme Court will continue to hold veto power over the other branches of government. The unconstitutional legislation that the Democrats would unleash if they knew a court packed with liberal justices was ready and waiting to approve it would fundamentally transform our nation in disastrous ways. As a man who’s argued the conservative side of cases before the Supreme Court many times, Ted Cruz is perhaps more qualified than anybody who’s run for President in our lifetimes to identify and appoint strict constructionist justices. I don’t know who the next up-and-coming conservative justices are, but I’m sure Cruz does. Cruz’ unique acuity will extend to appointing lower court judges as well, to our country’s great benefit.

Cruz is a genuinely intelligent man who will easily be able to learn and react to whatever unexpected situations he encounters on the job. He’s also extremely articulate and can be the best communicator for conservative causes since Ronald Reagan. The country is rapidly lurching to the left, as demonstrated by the Democrat party’s steady morph into a socialist/communist entity. We need someone in the highly visible position of the presidency to be a spokesman for the other side if we’re ever going to turn that trend around.

The idea stated by some Donald Trump supporters that having the resume of a businessman is what is needed to be President is a dangerous and illogical one. There are plenty of liberal and Democrat billionaire businessmen out there. Would we want them in charge? Should we draft Michael Bloomberg, John Corzine, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or George Soros to run on the Republican ticket in the next election?

Government itself does not function like a business. A business leader is accustomed to being a dictator of his operation. Bringing that attitude to the White House would lead to an imperial presidency that sidesteps checks and balances, including the role of the “fourth branch,” the media. Trump has treated the media badly and actually bans them from reporting on his Iowa operation. He does not appear to be interested in being held accountable to the media and, by extension, to the public.

A good businessman is fundamentally more of a follower than a leader. They form a successful business by sticking their finger in the wind of public opinion and selling exactly what the public demands. When their sales go down, they quickly make changes if they want to stay in business. This explains why Trump’s political positions have shifted so much before and during his campaign and why, for example, he told Howard Stern that he’s against same-sex marriage but that “he could change his mind.” A presidency that is run by polls instead of on principles means that every campaign promise is in danger of being broken and the Constitution, which requires a higher bar than 50% to amend for a reason, is likewise always in danger.

Ted Cruz has shown himself to be a rare, consistent, conservative voice in government since the beginning of his public life. He is a man who stands on traditional conservative principles and fights for them against all opponents and against all odds. He has proven to be knowledgeable and strong on every single issue. He is qualified for the presidency, he is ready for the presidency and he is right for the presidency. We have been waiting a long time to find a voice that can articulate and restore the bedrock, foundational, conservative principles of the Republican party. Ted Cruz is that man. No one else running will do greater and more important things with the power of the presidency than him.