Ted Cruz – Please Stay Away From Canada

Our world is a weird and wonderful place – I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

Ted Cruz is a Texas Republican elected to the U.S. senate; he’s also holding dual Canadian/American citizenship. Born 1970 in Calgary, Alberta to a Cuban father and American mother – he left Canada at age four, America has been his home ever since. He has served as the Texas Solicitor General, Director of Policy at the Federal Trade Commission, Associate Deputy Attorney General for the federal Dept. of Justice, Domestic Policy Advisor to George W. Bush in the 2000 Bush/Cheney campaign, taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation as a Law Professor at the University of Texas, and is endorsed by the Tea Party and Republican Liberty Caucus.

His father – Rafael Cruz – left Cuba as a teenager, finding his way to Texas where he attended school. Prior to leaving Cuba he supported Fidel Castro in the revolution aimed at dictator Fulgencio Batista.  During his run for the senate,Ted Cruz made a point of publicly explaining –  his father had no idea Castro was a Communist. Today, Pastor Rafael  Cruz seems to “know a socialist” when he sees one. Speaking recently at the Family Leadership Conference in Iowa, Rafael Cruz likened Obama to Castro, telling the evangelical conservative crowd that Obama policies mirrored those of Castro. His statements backed by his assertion – life in Cuba allowed him to recognize socialism when he saw it. He claimed policy changes such as same sex marriage were part of a socialist agenda.

“Socialism requires that government becomes your God,” he said. “That’s why they have to destroy the concept of God. They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government. That’s what’s behind homosexual marriage. It’s really more about the destruction of the traditional family than about exalting homosexuality.” – Rafael Cruz

Ted Cruz opposed banning high capacity gun cartridges with more than ten bullets; likewise any further restrictions on background checks or meddling with the “right to bear arms”. Obviously against gay rights, and voted “NO” to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Cruz believes insurance companies should deny women coverage for birth control and wants to ban any state funding of abortions. Cruz is fighting tooth and nail to halt any attempts by the Obama administration to introduce universal health care.

The debate over his partial Canadian citizenship is nothing short of lunacy. Round the clock coverage on American news stations only reinforces my belief that America has lost its way. Quibbling over this Tea Party poster boy’s eligibility to run for president, rather than stopping to ask themselves how they could live with his nonsense speaks volumes for an America headed towards a train wreck.

Once upon a time a great Canadian named Tommy Douglas had an idea. A Baptist preacher who believed in “social religion” – taking care of people in life rather than dwelling on the afterlife – entered politics. Douglas is responsible for universal health care in Canada – a country where most people don’t sleep with a gun under their pillows. A place where gay marriage is old news, and religion has no business in politics.

Please America; believe me when I say Ted Cruz is not a Canadian. He belongs to you now – good luck with that.

24 thoughts on “Ted Cruz – Please Stay Away From Canada

  1. It must be the sun exposure. Southern Republicans like CRUZ seems to have sun-baked brains, addled with gun-totting religious zeal, disguised as freedom and patriotism. What US needs, IMO, is CRUZ-CONTROL (More democratic human rights and fewer machine guns)

  2. The scorched cinder that is his soul belongs in Bedlam. He is also the poster boy for ” Willful ignorance “

    • It blows my mind. I believed this whole Tea Party fundamentalist thing would quietly go away.I believed it too archaic to get very far – yet it grows and flourishes; spreading insidious evil throughout the land.

      • There are signs of the Tea Party fading in the States. Or maybe I should say it seems to have peaked? The Tea Party crap is so potent, however that it will Be with us for a Long while. Apathy, ignorance and fear is what feeds the Tea Party ( And dare I say, mental illness?) It is a fraternity of sociopaths.

      • As a Canadian it’s hard to tell, I would like to think it was fading yet frankly am not very convinced.Even Canada has whispers of their brand on lunacy – scares the crap out of me.

      • The Tea Party here seems to be eating its own. Which spells the beginning of the end For any movement. A circular firing squad. I’m sure it will take time Because they have sucked in all of the haters.

      • OK – if you say so, I’m not going to hold my breath.

        On another note – I talked to my mother tonight and told her about your suggestion for a “laundry list”. She asked me to tell you that words can not describe how much your willingness to help means to her.She has to have her eye surgery in a few weeks, after which I plan to visit her and work with you to get her going. Thanks again 🙂

      • No problem! I will get a big thrill out of your mother getting started with all of this! I’ve been there when Hope starts becoming reality. There is nothing like it. For me, helping is its own reward.
        I’ll be thinking of all of you!

      • I’ll let you know when I’m going to Saskatchewan. I’m thinking I’ll contact you on your email and if you don’t mind ask for a telephone number.Aside from the help of having you talk us through the finer points – it would be nice to hear your voice. 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on notestoponder and commented:

    I don’t wish to be unkind. Americans have enough on their minds with the Trump show. Re-posting my impression of Ted Cruz, thoughts formed long before Trump reared his ugly head, is intended to give bat shit an extra helping of guano.

  4. I guess “Natural Born Citizen” means his mom didn’t get drugs during birth?
    I choke on my vomit when I say Cruz is preferable to Trump. At least Cruz knows there is a law, even if he twists the shit out of it in his warped little mind.
    The right has people so whipped up and pissed off that they’d actually vote for these guys. It’s not like either one of them will address the issues that have the US divided and upset.
    All of the Trump or Cruz voters will be left wondering why either/neither one of them did anything for the little guy.
    Frustrated in America.

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