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Vote Cruz in Iowa as if the Republic Depends on It

Our friend David Limbaugh’s Friday column in Human Events posed a question we invite every conservative voter in Iowa to ask themselves before this evening’s Iowa Caucuses: How is Ted Cruz too conservative?  

David Limbaugh answers that question with a question that we’ve been asking our “Republican Party conventional wisdom” friends ever since Ted Cruz broke onto the national political scene: Don’t you really mean that Cruz is too committed to his principles, that he will actually fight against the establishment and thus he is a thorn in their side

Ted CruzThis, says David Limbaugh, should thrill true conservatives endlessly – and we most certainly agree.  

In his book TAKEOVER and for many years before that CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has been telling audiences of conservatives, journalists and anyone else that would listen that the first and most important impediment to governing America according to conservative principles is not the liberals and Democrats – it is the Republican establishment and their principle-free desire to hold onto power and public office. 

Ted Cruz is the first national figure since Ronald Reagan to seriously challenge the Republican establishment’s hold on power, and his promise to “break the Washington Cartel” is received loud and clear where it matters most – in the inner councils of the lobbyists, corporate donors and self-appointed powerbrokers who hold outsized influence over the Republican Party’s Capitol Hill leaders. 

While they fear Ted Cruz and see him as an existential threat to DC’s business as usual, the assumption among the insiders of the Washington Cartel is that they can make a deal with Donald Trump.  

And that’s a reasonable assumption to make about a candidate who wrote a bestselling book titled “The Art of the Deal.” 

“You can coach Donald. If he got nominated he’d be scared to death,” longtime GOP insider Charlie Black explained to The New York Times. “That’s the point he would call people in the party and say, ‘I just want to talk to you.’ ” 

“We can live with Trump,” one Republican lobbyist told the New York Times. “Do they all love Trump? No. But there’s a feeling that he is not going to layer over the party or install his own person. Whereas Cruz will have his own people there.” 

And that anonymous “Republican” lobbyist is right. Ted Cruz is an existential threat because Cruz isn’t interested in deals or outreach to the other side. Instead, he believes he can win, and govern, by engaging in and winning a great conservative crusade for the soul of the Republican Party and America. 

And that’s the key to why nominating and electing Ted Cruz is so vital to the future of this great Republic: Donald Trump is singular—he stands for no one but himself as liberal writer Jamel Bouie put it.  

Ted Cruz, however, represents the conservative movement within the GOP, and if he wins, he brings a new class of conservative activists to Washington, who would displace the present feckless Republican establishment.  And this is what the Republican establishment fears more than anything; when Ted Cruz wins he brings more than a new Republican administration to power – he brings us – the limited government constitutional conservative movement to power. 

We urge our friends in Iowa to go to tonight’s caucuses – whatever the weather – and vote for Ted Cruz as if the Republic depends on it, because it most certainly does.

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Trump vs. Cruz and all the others

I’ve had a change of heart; I favor Trump again after one day of doubt about him. Learning of his Bible vow is what convinced me.

Cruz pundits are all alike because they (for the most part) are all too young to remember the Greatest Generation heroes, such as Churchill who ordered the firebombing of Dresden, Gen. Curtis LeMay who ordered the firebombing of Tokyo, and let’s not forget “blood and guts” Patton who always charged and never retreated. Of course there are many others, such as Halsey, Spruance, all those Spitfire pilots, the brave 8th Air Force flyers, Cdr. Earnest E. Evans, etc.

How can anyone ignore Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement of Trump and her statement from wisdom that “Trump is the only hope to defeat the Kingmakers, because everybody else will fall in line. The Kingmakers have so much money behind them.”

Trump has so much personal wealth that money has no effect on his decisions; he is completely resolute. No man who vows not to let the American people down while holding the very Bible his mother gave him will disgrace himself.

Trump is almost 70 years old and has nowhere else to go to culminate his life. While he may have had an overdose of testosterone during his younger years, he has matured now. I believe he will do whatever needs to be done to restore our Constitution and make America great again – just as Lincoln did to win the Civil War to abolish slavery and preserve the Union.

Lincoln temporarily violated the Constitution to achieve the greater Good. He instituted Marshal Law and violated the writ of Habeas Corpus! I believe Cruz would not have the same guts or vision that Lincoln had, but Trump would. Lincoln is revered now. Trump too would be condemned until he succeeded, after which he too would be revered for preserving our Constitutional Republic.

John Wagner
Ann Arbor