Candidate Ted Cruz
A declared presidential candidate has a proven track record that supports his promises to honor the Constitution and his Christian faith.
He has the audacity to imagine smaller, less-intrusive government, healthcare between doctor and patient without government, a greatly simplified tax system with a flat tax, a strong military, our unabridged right to bear arms, a controlled southern border and education controlled by the states — not by the federal government or the United Nations.
These positions synchronize with those of George Washington, the remainder of our Founding Fathers and Ronald Reagan. How refreshing!
For these views and promises, Sen. Ted Cruz is labeled a “right-wing extremist” by Democrats and “unelectable” by “progressive Republicans” because he dared to lead attempts to stop unconstitutional edicts of a runaway, rogue executive branch.
Cruz is doing what he was elected to do — stop our out-of-control federal government! He stepped into the batter’s box and took a swing, while moderates cowered in the dugout!
— Jay Elliott, Benbrook
If Ted Cruz ever became president, it would be the biggest disaster to happen to the United States since the Twin Towers fell on 9-11!
He doesn’t want to reorganize the government; he wants to dismantle it.
And is he qualified to run for president since he was born in Canada? I know he renounced his Canadian citizenship, but that doesn’t eliminate the fact that he was not born a naturalized citizen, even though his mother was.
President Obama’s mother was a U.S. citizen, but that didn’t satisfy the tea party. Of course, I’m sure that Cruz’s “blind” followers will develop amnesia over this discrepancy involving Cruz.
— William W. Lee, Arlington
Let’s see: 50 million uninsured Americans in 2008. Conservative estimates say there are 38 to 40 million uninsured today.
There was double-digit medical inflation in 2008. Annual family insurance costs in 2008 were estimated to include $1,500 to cover the cost of the uninsured.
Cruz makes claims about huge premium increases, but mine haven’t gone up, presumably because the savings I get from not having to cover as many uninsured covers the lower rate of inflation.
Cruz claims the Affordable Care Act has cost millions of jobs. The fact is that the economy has added jobs every month for the last five to six years!
Cruz’s lies are an insult to most working Americans and his blatant disregard of the facts shows he is unfit to lead this country.
— Gary Buresh, Arlington
Oil and gas interests
The oil and gas industry is flexing its considerable power over U.S. and state governments with the aim of increasing profits.
This industry’s subterfuge to gain control over oil and gas resources started in the Middle East with the U.S. overthrow of Iran’s Mohammad Mosaddegh government in 1953, followed by U.S. support of the ruthless dictator, Shah Reza Pahlavi.
When the Iranian people revolted against the shah in 1979, the new government declared the U.S. the Great Satan.
The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, to capture weapons of mass destruction, was nothing more than an “oil-gas” grab by U.S. interests.
Now this industry looks to the U.S.’s access to resources previously inaccessible. Fracking has reinvigorated dormant oil-gas reserves and the industry wants to sell its product overseas while the U.S. still imports 40 percent of its oil.
Until the U.S. no longer imports fossil fuels, we must not allow export.
We must never waiver from “protecting the U.S. interests (oil-gas).”
Remember, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
— Paul Martin, Hurst
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