Ted Cruz is the one candidate who has a proven record on which to run. Part of this record is his defense of The Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights is a list of rights given to all citizens of the USA and also of limits on the power that government officials can have over the American people. In short, they protect our freedom.
Ted Cruz will fight to keep these rights in place. He has argued before the courts, including SCOTUS, and introduced legislation that tells us who he is and what we can expect if we vote for him and/or elect him.
Get past the hype and the political mud-slinging and this is what one finds:
March 7, 2013, Ted introduced Senate bill 505 written to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.
March 15, 2013 Ted introduced Senate bill 730, bills to investigate and prosecute felons and fugitives who illegally purchase firearms, and to prevent criminals from obtaining firearms through straw purchases and trafficking.
July 17, 2013 Ted introduced Senate bill S.1336, a bill to permit States to require proof of citizenship for registering to vote in federal elections.
March 27, 2014 Ted introduced Senate bill 2170, a bill to increase coal, natural gas, and crude oil exports, to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, to expand oil drilling offshore, onshore, in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska, and in Indian reservations, to give states the sole power of regulating hydraulic fracturing, to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard, to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases, to require the EPA to assess how new regulations will affect employment, and to earmark natural resource revenue to paying off the federal government’s debt.
June 3, 2014 Ted introduced Senate bill 2415, a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate all limits on direct campaign contributions to candidates for public office.
April 1, 201 Ted introduced Senate bill 2195, a bill that would allow the President of the United States to deny visas to any ambassador to the United Nations who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United States or its allies and may pose a threat to U.S. national security interests.
January 29, 2013 Ted introduced Senate bill 177, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-care related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 201.
Cruz has authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court. Cruz was named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America in 2008.
Among the high profile cases he argued and won were:
Cruz successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5–4 in Van Orden v. Perry.
In 2004, Cruz was involved in the high-profile case, Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, in which he wrote a brief on behalf of all 50 states which argued that the plaintiff did not have standing to file suit on behalf of his daughter. The Supreme Court upheld the position of Cruz’s brief. (This allowed students to continue to pledge allegiance to “one nation under God” when reciting the pledge of allegiance in schools.
Cruz is the most experienced of the candidates in dealing with the courts. He knows what is at stake and he is willing to fight for our rights under the constitution.
America’s future will be determined on November 8th, 2016 in a way that has not happened before. If you support the freedoms our forefathers wrote into the Constitution, Ted Cruz is the candidate you should support in the primary and general election.