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Ted Cruz on Principles & Values

 


We win elections by bold principles & a positive agenda

How do we win elections? In the contrast between corrupt Washington and the American people, we stand with the American people. We stand with a straight-forward and bold and positive agenda to inspire the young, to inspire women, to inspire Hispanics-- to inspire everybody.
  1. Defend the Constitution--all of it.
  2. We need to abolish the IRS. We need to adopt a simple flat tax.
  3. We need to expand energy in this country and expand high-paying jobs all over America.
  4. We need to expand school choice.
  5. We need to repeal Dodd-Frank.
  6. We need to audit the Federal Reserve.
  7. We need to pass a strong balanced budget amendment.
  8. We need to repeal every single word of ObamaCare.
  9. We need to stop the lawlessness [of Obama and ObamaCare].
  10. We need to end the corruption.
A friend of mine suggested a bumper sticker slogan, "Republicans, we waste less." You win elections by standing for principle, inspiring people that there is a better tomorrow.
Source: Speech at 2014 CPAC convention , Mar 7, 2014

Great Awakening: response to mess from career politicians

Since 2010, something extraordinary has been happening, something that has dumbfounded the chattering class. What is happening all across America is a Great Awakening. A response to career politicians in both parties who've gotten us into this mess. This national movement is fueled by what unites us: a love of liberty, a belief in the unlimited potential of free men and women.

Today, many in Washington seem content to saddle our children with a financial debt larger than our nation has ever seen. Government is out of control, and we're going broke. But I'm here with a word of encouragement. Millions of Americans are standing up, saying we want our country back. Republicans, Democrats, and independents. We will not follow the path of Greece; we will not go quietly into the night.

Source: 2012 Republican National Convention speech , Aug 28, 2012

OpEd: His law firm donated $200,000 to Obama's campaign

During the Q&A portion of the debate, Dewhurst needled Cruz for not going on record to support Sen. John Cornyn's bid for a GOP leadership position.

The filing deadline for the first quarter of 2012 was Sunday. Dewhurst raised $1.7 million and Cruz raised $1.3 million.

The night before the debate, the Texas Conservatives Fund, Dewhurst's Super PAC run by Dewhurst's former chief-of-staff, put out a new attack ad on Cruz. "Shattered Vision" calls Cruz a "false conservative" whose law firm has donated over $200,000 to Obama's campaign, sides with Chinese businesses over American ones, and opposed lowering property taxes in 2006. The ad's epic graphics, dark imagery and daunting music make Cruz out to be some sort of Manchurian candidate. Essentially, standard Republican fare, but a sign nonetheless that Dewhurst will be hitting Cruz back hard until Election Day.

Source: BurntOrangeReport.com on 2012 Texas Senate Debate , Apr 20, 2012

Defend Ten Commandments and "under God" in the Pledge

Ted Cruz repeatedly defended the right to free speech and religious expression, including in a landmark decision protecting the Texas Ten Commandments monument. That US Supreme Court victory set a vitally important precedent for the right to display similar monuments across the nation. In addition, Cruz led the way on several cases that preserved the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and allows students to observe a moment of silence in schools.
Source: Campaign website, www.tedcruz.org, "Issues" , Jul 17, 2011

Endorsed Member of the Tea Party movement.

Clinton is endorsed by the Tea Party movement

The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."

Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010

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