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Yes, Really; Ted Cruz

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When people that like to think of themselves as politically aware find out that I’m supporting Ted Cruz, they are taken aback. Ted Cruz?! Ted CRUZ?! Why, of all candidates, do I support Ted Cruz? Isn’t he some Bible thumping nut job that’s actually Canadian?

Ted Cruz, is indeed, a committed Christian. He opposes gay marriage and the legalization of weed, and I support both of those. But Ted Cruz, being an actual conservative, doesn’t believe it is his place to dictate morality. He legitimately believes in a small, non-interfering government, and leaving issues to the states when the constitution calls for it. While he’s not going to shy away from his beliefs in the name of popularity, he’s not going to use the government to force them on anyone either.

Long story short, I’m supporting Ted Cruz because he’s the most consistent, trustworthy candidates in the race. To me, it’s obvious that his evolved stances aren’t the result of political strategy, but of a genuine and reasonable change of heart based off of new information. He is someone that says what he means and means what he says. He’s one of the most honest, principled men that Washington has ever seen, and if someone is going to actually fight for the American people, it’s going to be him.

When Barack Obama isn’t actively destroying the free world, he’s giving empty speeches filled to capacity with cliche, generic talking points that will be turned into gifs and video clips shared hundreds of thousands of times on Gawker and Buzzfeed. He says things that sound great when you don’t understand the nature of government or the economy. He says things that are easy to agree with, especially out of context. But very little of what he says has any real purpose. His presidency is more of a public relations stunt than anything.

You may not like what he has to say, but you can bet that Ted Cruz is going to fight tooth and nail to deliver on his promises. His priority isn’t being liked, it’s saving the country. And that’s what we need. We need a president that’s going to Washington to make change, not friends. We need someone in the White House who isn’t afraid to be the bad guy for the good of the nation.

Would I get a beer with him? I mean, if he offered it’s not like I’d say no but in my opinion Chris Christie seems much more fit to be a drinking buddy. I would literally give an organ to rage with W, but I don’t think he was a great president. Presidents shouldn’t be chosen based off of how much you personally relate to them, they should be chosen based off of what America needs. And America needs Ted Cruz.

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