From that first upset, Cruz has proven himself to be an unyielding and vocal conservative.
Senator Ted Cruz today, in 2016, is one of the most fearless, brilliant, and articulate politicians in America. He has displayed courage, integrity, and leadership. He fights for truth, for the Constitution, and for freedom. Principled Republicans love him, the conservative base simply adores him, and the Democrats and establishment Republicans despise and fear him. He's brutally honest and a superb practitioner of the Constitution. He is unafraid to take on both the Republican and Democrat establishments. He is one of the few in our lifetime who has done precisely what he said he would do after being elected and sent by the people to take a seat of power in Washington, D.C.
"America is in crisis now. I believe in America. And if we get back to the free market principles and constitutional liberties that built this country, we can turn this country around."
There are not many in our generation who have done more to champion conservative values than Ted Cruz. Time and time again, Ted Cruz stood up in the Supreme Court of the United States and led, fought, and won.
Ted Cruz has unequivocally expressed his revulsion at Obama's lawlessness and unconstitutional executive orders. He has blasted President Obama's frequent abuse of power and his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies by executive fiat.
Cruz has acknowledged that the Islamic theocracy in Iran is a major sponsor of terrorism against America and, indeed, that "Iran has declared war on us." And he promised that if he was elected president, "under no circumstances would Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons," adding, "if the ayatollah doesn't understand that, we may have to help introduce him to his seventy-two virgins."
Ted Cruz courageously voiced his repugnance at the Islamic Republic's nuclear deal. "Theocratic zealots like Ayatollah Khamenei and his fellow mullahs who embrace death and suicide cannot necessarily be deterred by ordinary cost-benefit analysis."
While the Cruzes of the world stand on principles, the other leaders' greedy eyes are blinded by the mullahs' dollar signs, while another powerful leader, Barack Obama, is facilitating the deal and biding his time in voicing his disgust at the horrific atrocities of the mullahs. Ted Cruz has further demanded that the murdering mullahcracy unconditionally free all the political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.
The Ted Cruzes of the world are aware that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no legitimacy whatsoever, as determined by the votes of Iranians themselves and the judgment of the principled leaders and people of the world. He knows that the long suffering brave people of Iran are struggling for the same rights that all civilized societies cherish and uphold.
In recent years, the Islamic Republic has gained strength by playing the "Islamic" card with human rights watch groups. It has justified a plethora of human rights violations, enabling it to literally get away with murder in the name of "internal affairs of a Muslim nation," and has managed to instill and even deeper fear in the people. They have consequently created a nihilist country, which has led to the recent explosion and uprising of the population.
Ever since his childhood, all Ted wanted to do was "fight for liberty" – a longing that he speaks of and was first inspired by while he heard his father's stories of fighting as a rebel leader in Cuba in the 1950s.
"America should be standing for freedom, not sending billions to oppressive dictators who hate America and who are spreading terrorism throughout Latin America. And I would note, sadly, this has been the pattern of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy."
While the Ted Cruzes of the world rise against injustice, they are heeding the eternal words a champion of human rights uttered eloquently over half a century ago. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," wrote the imprisoned Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from a Birmingham, Alabama jail.
"This is our fight. The answer will not come from Washington. It will come only from the men and women across this country, from men and women, from people of faith, from lovers of liberty, from people who respect the Constitution. It will only come as it has come at every other time of challenge in this country, when the American people stand together and say we will get back to the principles that have made this country great. We will get back and restore that 'shining city on a hill' that is the United States of America."
Here's a word to the wise: don't count out Ted Cruz.
I salute Ted Cruz for his stand on the right side of history at this critical juncture and for lending his invaluable support to the people of Iran and all freedom-loving people everywhere.