Monday, January 25, 2016

Ted Cruz, A Bigger Danger than Donald Trump, Really?

I saw an article today published by the radical leftist website, AlterNet. I was intrigued by the title, "5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump, Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the bigger disaster." I have disagreed with almost everything I have ready by the author, Robert Reich.

The following is an excerpt from the article,
1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex 'marriage', wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution. 
You can read the entire article for yourself by clicking here. Here are my comments which I made on AlterNet to the article:

Robert "You're Almost Never" Reich, here is what I think…

1. Surprisingly your description of Senator Ted Cruz in your first point is fairly accurate and exactly my position as well. However, you claim that Sen. Cruz "rejects immigration reform." More accurately, he rejects amnesty if that is what you call "immigration reform." Unlike the current occupier of the White House Sen. Cruz will enforce the current immigration laws, secure our borders, crackdown on illegals overstaying their visas , etc ... Reform comes later.

2. You state that Sen. Cruz "detests the federal government." No, he opposes the Washington Cartel, the amalgamation of politicians on both side of the aisle which are tied to crony capitalists joined at the hip to lobbyists, the Chamber of Commerce, all working in tandem for an ever-expanding federal government and bureaucracy. He opposes the federal government doing more than the constitution’s enumerated powers… He opposes the increasing deficit and national debt triggered in large part by the largesse of the federal government.

5. You make the crazy assertion that Sen. Cruzis a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions.” On the contrary he is adamant about protecting and preserving the Constitution, Religious Liberty, the sanctity of the institution of marriage, Gun Rights, the Rule of Law, the intact natural family…

You seem to disparage Sen. Cruz saying, “Most of his Republican colleagues in the Senate detest him.” I mark this as a badge of courage. He has principles that he is unwilling to relinquish. The Democrats and the RINOs in the Senate perpetuate an entrenched status quo. Yes, Sen. Cruz bucks the system. The system needs a swift kick!

I do agree with you Mr. Reich that Trump would be a disaster. Like President Obama, Trump would be an unmitigated disaster. However, Senator Cruz, on the other hand, would be an instrument of renewal, resurgence of American exceptionalism and an antidote for the perversity governance both political parties have foisted upon us these past 8 to 10 years.

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