I’ve heard a lot of great speeches by Senator Ted Cruz, a principled constitutional conservative and the only true orator in the presidential race among the 21 candidates running for president in both parties.
The former national collegiate debate champion is such a constitutional badass that he actually memorized the entire U.S. Constitution — word for word — as a teenager, and has given a lot of memorable speeches, including his historic 21-hour marathon, anti-Obamacare filibuster on the Senate floor and his epic takedown of establishment RINO Senate Majority Leader, Obama’s Mitch McConnell, in which he outed the conniving spineless squish, using the politically avoided “L” word, exposing McConnell’s serial lies to the American public.
But right along with Cruz’s victorious speeches before the U.S. Supreme Court fighting for religious liberty, this one has to be among his greatest hits. Saturday’s speech given to the Americans for Prosperity’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Columbus, Ohio, was epic.
Cruz was ON FIRE! And to say that Ted Cruz was one fire during this speech is no understatement.
“I’ll tell you the difference between me and those other fine gentlemen standing on that debate stage in Cleveland with me: When I tell you I’m gonna do something, I’m gonna do exactly what I said I would do!”
“This Department of Justice is the most partisan and lawless Department of Justice we have ever seen,” Cruz contended, going on to reveal a detailed list of the items he intends to accomplish — not in his first 100 days in office — but in the very first DAY in office.
“You live by the pen, you die by the pen,” Cruz said about Obama’s many unconstitutional dictatorial royal edicts that are outside his authority as president. “And my pen has got an eraser!” Cruz, who has said that his first act as president would be to “end every single illegal and unconstitutional” royal edict taken by the dictatorial Obama, shouted to thunderous applause.
Cruz said that “sadly the corruption has not been limited to the White House. The entire administration — this Department of Justice — is the most partisan and lawless Department of Justice we’ve ever seen.”
While articulate and clear as usual, Cruz has perhaps not been so passionate and forceful as he was on Saturday describing to the AFP audience what his first days as president would look like.
“The second thing I intend to do, on the first day in office, is to instruct the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood and these videos,” Cruz said emphatically to literal screams of approval. “And to prosecute any and all criminal violations by that organization.”
“The only fidelity at the Department of Justice should be to the laws and Constitution of the United States of America,” Cruz said to even more robust applause.
Ted Cruz then said that the third thing that he intends to do his first day in office is “to instruct the Department of Justice,” long corrupt under Obama henchman Eric Holder, the first sitting attorney general in history to be accused of contempt of Congress, and now under the equally radical Loretta Lynch, “and the IRS and every other federal agency that the persecution of religious liberty ends today!” Cruz vigorously said.
Speaking about the Obama Regime’s trashing our cherished military member’s religious liberty, Cruz said, “That means that every serviceman and servicewoman can pray and worship God with all of his heart, mind and soul and THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER HAS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT!” Cruz shouted loudly and intensely.
“That means on January of 2017, the federal government stops persecuting heroic groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor,” Cruz a longtime champion of religious liberty told the excited crowd.
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The fourth thing I intend to do on the first day in office is RIP TO SHREDS this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal,”Cruz proclaimed. “The single greatest national security threat facing America is the treat of a nuclear Iran,” Cruz asserted.
Cruz has often recently contended, as he did again on Saturday, that if the Obama-Kerry Iran deal goes through, the Obama Regime would “become quite literally the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.”
Cruz then explained that while Obama chastised his accusation, he’d never refuted the substance of his contention. Cruz joked that Obama got very upset interrupting his “busy foreign travels in-between the eighth and ninth holes,” directly attacking Cruz.
“He [Obama] said ‘Cruz can’t say such a thing; that rhetoric is too much.’ Let me give you a very simple principle,” Cruz said: “Truth is not rhetoric,” he said to rambunctious approval.
Cruz said that it is undeniable that some the over $100 billion Iran obtains through the Obama-Kerry deal will be used to conduct radical Islamic terrorism against Americans, Israelis and Europeans.
“If President Obama doesn’t like the rhetoric of his administration becoming the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism, there is an easy solution: STOP financing radical Islamic terrorism!” he shouted.
Senator Cruz said the the fifth thing he intends to do on his first day as president, is “begin the process of moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem the once and eternal capitol of Israel.”
Going into further details about his agenda for his first days in office, Cruz, referring to the recent shooting at a military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, said the next jihadist trying such an act during his presidency would “meet the business end of firearms wielded by a dozen Marines.”
“In the days that follow, we will finally — finally — finally secure our borders and end sanctuary cities and stop the indefensible practice of this administration of releasing violent criminal illegal aliens,” Cruz promised, saying he would get “Kate’s Law,” passed, a bill he introduced named after American citizen Kate Steinle, who was brutally murdered recently in the sanctuary city of San Francisco at the hands of an illegal alien intruder.
Additionally, Cruz said he’d “take on the EPA and the alphabet soup of regulators that are strangling small business and we’re going to unleash an economic boom to lift every American.”
One of the biggest applause lines came after Cruz said he would simplify the tax code with a flat-tax, allowing every American to file their taxes on a post card and then he would, “Abolish the IRS!”
Quoting the biblical verse, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” Cruz said that the malaise and stagnation facing the country is very much like the late 1970’s under the Carter administration, where you had the “exact same countries — Russia and Iran — openly laughing at and mocking the President of the United States.”
“Now why is it that that analogy gives me so much hope and optimism? Because we know how that story ended. All across this country millions of men and women rose up and became the Reagan Revolution!” Cruz shouted.
“And it didn’t come from Washington,” Cruz reminded the energized crowd. “Washington despised Ronald Reagan! By the way, if you see a candidate who Washington embraces, run and hide!”
Cruz mocked a New York Times article that predicted upon his entrance into the presidential race that he could never win because Washington elites despise him.
“I kind of thought that was the whole point of the campaign!” he shouted to laughter from the audience.
“Listen, if you think things are going great in Washington — that we need to continue going in the same direction, just kind of fiddle around the edges, then I ain’t your guy.
If, on the other hand, you think Washington is fundamentally broken — that there is a bipartisan corruption of career politicians, in both parties, who get in bed with lobbyists and special interests and grow government — and we need to take power out of Washington and back to We the People!”
Ted Cruz then encouraged the grassroots supporters in the crowd to text the word “Consitutiton” to the number 33733, in order to get cell phone updates, and said that he would win the election by “running a populist campaign of hard working men and women who want to believe again in America against the bipartisan corruption in Washington.”
Cruz said that he cannot wait to get on the debate stage next to Hillary Clinton, assuming she makes it that far.
Yes, Ted Cruz was on fire in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday — really on fire. No wonder his campaign logo is a flame.