Ted Cruz Declares Holy War

Ted Cruz Declares Holy War

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared his presidential candidacy Monday at Liberty University, invoking the Deity (who seems to have endorsed him), Jesus Christ, Rafael Cruz (his own preacher daddy), GOP saint Ronald Reagan and, oddly, Thomas Jefferson (who re-wrote the Bible, omitting the miracles of Jesus) and ultimate Big Government champ FDR.

Excerpts from Monday’s address by Mr. Cruz (links added):

“God bless Liberty University. I am thrilled to join you today at the largest Christian university in the world.

“.And … when he was in Houston, a friend, a colleague from the oil and gas business invited him to a Bible study, invited him to Clay Road Baptist Church, and there my father gave his life to Jesus Christ.”

“Today, roughly half of born again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home. Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values.”

“Instead of a federal government that wages an assault on our religious liberty, that goes after Hobby Lobby, that goes after the Little Sisters of the Poor, that goes after Liberty University, imagine a federal government that stands for the First Amendment rights of every American.” [n.b.:he just mentions the Christian ones]

“Imagine a president who says ‘We will stand up and defeat radical Islamic terrorism… and we will call it by its name.’”

“From the dawn of this country, at every stage America has enjoyed God’s providential blessing.”

“The answer will not come from Washington. It will come only from the men and women across this country, from men and women, from people of faith, from lovers of liberty, from people who respect the Constitution.”

More:

“Ted Cruz goes hard right – but has the Bible-thumping base lost its influence?” Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian

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