Friday, February 12, 2016

Zorek Richards: Ted Cruz is the Best Choice for Mississippi on March 8

[c]Zorek Richards

The beast that wants to devour us is asking us to vote for a new person to lead it. It happens every four years. We have to hear commercial after commercial about how bad the country is and how only the person who can fix it is the one who has "approved this message." 

Frankly, the beast cannot be fixed. It's so broken and out of control there's not enough legislative tranquilizers that could calm the beast. Instead it is going to devour us. That's a promise.
Then what do we do?? Starve it. Of course, the PETB (Party for the Ethical Treatment of the Beast, aka, the Democrat Party) will have a cow. But when they do they never fail to feed that cow to the Beast. And it makes it stronger.

The beast is the end result of years and years and years of feeding it cows and other menu items it was never supposed to have. America is a Republic which was founded based on the foundations of the Constitution of the USA, of which most of it was designed to make "we the people" stronger and NOT "the beast." The founders knew what they were doing. The problem is that most of the leaders who enter DC don't have a clue. So year after year we have distanced ourselves from our founding principles both chronologically and in principle. The beast has grown. The only way to starve it is to get a leader who will go to DC and actually abide by the founding fathers wisdom. Oh, it isn't popular. But it has to be done.

Of all the candidates running there is only one who has any Constitution-Sense..and not just in what he has said...but more importantly in what he has done: Ted Cruz. Cruz is not popular with the DC crowd.  At the time of this writing, he has no other Senator endorsing him. In the short amount of time he had been there he has made some enemies because he has done what he can do starve the beast. He was even accused of shutting down the government once. Liberal and left-wing Republicans joined the chorus of the liberal media and attacked him without mercy. It can be debated whether he was to blame for that (and it has been) but, honestly, my only reaction was...why wasn't it shut down longer??

Cruz is set apart from the other candidates in many ways. He has experience as a leader and has even been a lawyer who has gone before the Supreme Court. And that is a tough experience to be a Constitutional lawyer going before a Supreme Court that no longer uses the Constitution as a foundation for law but instead uses whatever ideology that got them nominated by whatever ideology the commander in chief happened to be at the time.

Time to starve the beast. Time to bring back personal and state rights. Time to change our regressive tax system and dump the IRS. It's time for Ted Cruz.

Cruz has along resume which is quite worthy of consideration:

Graduated valedictorian in 1988 from Second Baptist High School

Graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1992

Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995

1992 U.S. National Debate Champion representing Princeton

1995 World Debating Championship semi-finalist representing Harvard

Served a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, making him the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States

Served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008, making him the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the entire country and the longest tenure in Texas history
Partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice

Authored over 80 SCOTUS briefs and presented over 40 oral arguments before The Court

In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz assembled a coalition of 31 states in defense of the principle that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms

Presented oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds,

Defended the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools

Defended the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States

Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission

Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign

Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation

Ted Cruz is currently junior US Senator from Texas, defeating Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst who was heavily favored and backed by the DC old-guard GOP

Defeated Democrat Paul Sadler in the general election

Endorsed by The Tea Party and the Republican Liberty Caucus

AWARDS: “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,” Chambers USA (2009 & 2010) “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America,” National Law Journal (2008) “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century,” Texas Lawyer (2010) “20 Young Hispanic Americans on the Rise,” Newsweek (1999) Traphagen Distinguished Alumnus, Harvard Law School

On November 14, 2012, Cruz was appointed vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

Unlike Obama, Cruz didn’t sit in the U.S. Senate and vote “present.” He has sponsored 97 bills. Here are a few crucial pieces of legislation sponsored by Cruz:
ObamaCare Repeal Act
Prohibit use of drones from killing citizens of the United States within the United States
Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act
Defund Obamacare Act of 2013
A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to permit States to require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in elections for Federal office
A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the Paul Brown United States Courthouse
A bill to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards of up to $5,000,000 for information regarding the attacks on the United States diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya that began on September 11, 2012
State Marriage Defense Act of 2014
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the intentional discrimination of a person or organization by an employee of the Internal Revenue Service
A bill to prohibit the Department of the Treasury from assigning tax statuses to organizations based on their political beliefs and activities
American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014
A bill to deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United States and poses a threat to United States national security interests
SuperPAC Elimination Act of 2014
Free All Speech Act of 2014
Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfer Suspension Act of 2014
A bill to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014
A bill to prevent the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawfully created by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012
Sanction Iran, Safeguard America Act of 2014
Expatriate Terrorists Act
Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act of 2014

True conservatives who aren’t 100% backing Cruz at this point baffle me.