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Yes, Ted Cruz Can Unite Right-of-Center Voters

There’s a myth among establishment Republicans that Senator Ted Cruz, as Donald Trump put it, “can’t get anything done” because the Capitol Hill Republican establishment won’t work with him. 

But the record, especially on issues that unite the old Reagan coalition of economic conservatives, cultural conservatives and national defense conservatives shows that claim isn’t a myth – it’s a lie. 

Ted CruzYou’d be hard pressed to find a more establishment Republican than Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), who represents a huge district in Florida that runs from the western suburbs of Miami and Hialeah, across the Florida Everglades and then north to the farming community of La Belle. 

Rep. Diaz-Balart has endorsed Jeb Bush for President saying he's "all in" with Bush. 

Rep. Diaz-Balart voted for the Ryan – Obama Omnibus and issued a press release singing its praises. 

Rep. Diaz-Balart is a proponent of “comprehensive immigration reform.” 

Rep. Diaz-Balart was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee by former Speaker John Boehner and has always been a reliable vote for more spending. 

And Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is the House sponsor of a bill, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act that Senator Ted Cruz introduced to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization and finally end the U.S. operations of this subversive Islamist organization.  

“I proudly join Sen. Cruz to introduce this bill in both chambers. This legislation codifies into law something that is long overdue. The Muslim Brotherhood has a long history of terrorism around the world. The group supports and stands behind numerous terrorist organizations that are responsible for acts of violence and aggression,” Rep. Diaz-Balart said. “It is time for Congress and the Department of State to recognize and sanction them as they deserve – as a foreign terrorist organization.” 

As Senator Cruz justified and summarized the bill:

“This bill recognizes the simple fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamic terrorist group. For years, American presidents of both parties have correctly designated the Brotherhood’s various affiliates, such as Hamas and Ansar al-Sharia, as terrorist groups.  

They have designated individual Muslim Brotherhood leaders such as Shaykh Abd-al-Majd Al-Zindani, who was complicit in the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, and Sami Al-Hajj, who was captured on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2001 running money and weapons for al Qaida, as terrorists.  

Now we can reject the fantasy that their parent institution is a political entity that is somehow separate from these violent activities… A number of our Muslim allies have taken this common-sense step, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. As this bill details, the Brotherhood’s stated goal is to wage violent jihad against its enemies, and our legislation is a reality check that the United States is on that list as well.” 

Capitol Hill Republican leaders have known for years about the subversive activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, and how it has worked to place people, such as Hillary Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin, in positions of power and influence while funding and encouraging violent jihad against America, in America. 

Some of these “leaders,” such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio, sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where it would have been natural for a bill to stop the Muslim Brotherhood from operating in America to originate. 

But until Ted Cruz got together with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and introduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act nothing was being done to stop the Brotherhood’s subversive activities. 

Over the next few weeks we are going to knockdown other myths and lies about Ted Cruz’s record and about his ability to assemble a winning right-of-center coalition for the Republican primaries and the November battle with Hillary Clinton. 

So, consider this one a twofer demonstrating that not only does Senator Cruz work effectively with the Republican establishment without compromising his principles, but where Ted Cruz has been a leader in the fight against radical Islam, Marco Rubio has been MIA on the most important national security issue of our times – the threat to constitutional government posed by Islamic supremacist organizations, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Who will guard the guards?

If I could ask but one question of both Sen Cruz and Mr. Trump, I would ask:

"Some men say the earth is round and some men say it is flat. But if it is flat, can the president, by executive order, make it round? And if it is round, can an amendment, duly passed by We the People, make it flat?

Yes, Ted Cruz Can Unite Right-of-Center Voters

With all due respect to Richard Viguerie’s long and brilliant interpretation and fight against Progressive forces determined to destroy our Grand Republic, I must stand with Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement of Donald Trump as being the only potential candidate in the group who will fight.

My view is not in any way intended to impugn Ted Cruz’s record as a Constitutional scholar and defender of Freedom in his role in the US Senate. I simply believe that Donald Trump has the same fighting spirit that Lincoln had in fighting the Second Crisis in our history. Lincoln even violated the Constitution several times in order to win that terrible but necessary war. Today Lincoln is heralded as being one of our two greatest presidents – Washington being the other.

I see America being at a crossroads now, and Lincoln-style desperate measures must be taken to save and restore what our Founders gave us. Trump has the proven record of achievement. He also has the Lincoln/Patton moral fiber and grit to do what is necessary to win this war. Cruz does not, although he would be a great VP to ascend to the Presidency when Trump leaves.

John Wagner
Ann Arbor, MI

I don't forgive Lincoln

The constitutional violations are just that - violations.
Lincoln was a great man in many ways, but violating the constitution is not forgivable. It is by condoning such actions "for the right cause", that we empower the left's mantra "the ends justify the means" - no they don't!

We must ALWAYS hold the president to the highest standards, and impeach if he runs off the rails.

If Trump is president, we will NEED someone like Cruz (and really that simply means we need Cruz) as the VP, to stiffen Trump's constitutional spine.

On the other hand, I don't think there's any danger that Ted would be weak in his measures to clean up DC and turn the country around.

Greed on Capitol Hill

Many American Republican Party voters seem to be unconcerned as to how their Capitol Hill Senators and Representatives are voting on fiscal, social, and national security issues.

A majority of the Washington ‘cartel’ legislators seem to be more interested in their own greedy selves, their political power, their personal financial gains, fool their own electorate concerning their issues, and seek their reelection(s) declaring what our Americans need.