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Satori Wolstenholme
Satori Wolstenholme

Location: USA

Specialization: Politics

TED CRUZ - THE ANTIDOTE WORSE THAN THE POISON

If Ted Cruz is the GOP's cure for the “offensive” Donald Trump, the antidote might be worse than the poison.

Ted Cruz is the Republican State Senator of Texas and is one of the GOP contenders for the office of President of the United States (POTUS).  In the past, the American public has favored, even expected, their Presidents to have military experience and Cruz does not.  Conversely, Cruz is a graduate of Princeton University who went to Harvard Law School and has worked in the capacity of an attorney up until he won the Texas Senate seat in 2013. 

It is noteworthy to mention now that the alma maters of Cruz, Princeton University and Harvard law school, are institutions that enroll the privileged children of the super-wealthy. 

From the years of 2008 up until his appointment as Senator, Cruz worked for a law firm that represented mostly corporate clients.  This is telling, as Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, works for Goldman Sachs, an American multinational investment firm; an entity that daily dances protecting the wealthy, global elite – those persons usually accused of sociopathy with regards to employees at the bottom of the food chain using their own hands for manual labor while making clothes, assembling electronic parts, packing boxes, etc., etc., all for minimum wages while corporate CEOs, on average, make 354 times more money than the average American worker.  Last year, Oracle's Larry Ellison was the top-earning CEO with $96.1 million, compared to the average citizen's pay of $34,645. 

The annual salary of Congress members and Senators is $174,000.  The majority of the American Congress are reported to be millionaires.  Ted Cruz is no exception.  How is it that career politicians and public servants can amass so much money?  The Clintons are worth $100 million.  Hillary Clinton is notorious for raking in $200,000 per speaking engagement at private equity firms, investment banks, nonprofit galas, trade association conventions, and a slew of colleges and universities – entities all eager to curry favor with a possible future President.  It is both a curious and disturbing fact that the content of Hillary's speeches at Goldman Sachs are kept secret. 

The net worth of Ted and his wife Heidi Cruz is reported to be $3.5 million.  While an employee at Goldman Sachs, Heidi “used politics to gain common ground with her clients and deployed her husband to join her in meeting with potential investors.”  Heidi made many cold calls to clients to raise money for her husband Ted's Presidential campaign. Her constituents reported that most of the phone conversations were conducted with “Super PACs” and not with individual voters.  Since Ted Cruz has been employed either as a public servant or a lawyer since 1995, such a stunning multi-million dollar net worth does seem suspect and perhaps even telling that this candidate is for hire, assuming many of the Super PACs courted by Heidi did, in fact, write generous checks for Ted's presidential campaign.  Individuals in charge at these Super PACs will undoubtedly expect special favors should Cruz outpace Trump and become the next President, a sad development which will fail to upset the status quo.

Considering this blatant wage disparity between Cruz's household and the plight of the American worker, Ted Cruz cannot possibly represent the “people.”  He does not know what it is like to work for minimum wage or even how to survive on the annual average pay of $34K per year (in America).

Ted Cruz never served in the military, a precedent generally expected for the office of POTUS by the American public. He has no clue as to what life is like for a soldier on the battlefield, and as an Ivy League collegiate, he is completely disconnected from the experiences of Navy Seals’ surf torture or team training while carrying telephone poles, and cannot understand the intricacies of high-altitude military parachuting.  He does not know what it is like as a Special Forces soldier ordered to march 40 miles with full equipment in under 20 hours.  He has never had to dig a trench and live for months without his wife and family.  He has no direct experience with having his leg blown off, toxic exposure to blood agents, nor has he suffered from a brain injury.  All these afflictions have occurred to our men and women sent off to “protect” America 6,000 miles away.  Most persons now acknowledge that the United States has become the police of the world, deploying its forces to acquire wealth and resources, and neglecting other lands where true hardships and genocide exist absent any tangible profit to bring home.  Yet, with this stunning lack of experience, he hopes to become Commander-in-Chief of the world's largest army while sitting behind a desk making phone calls with manicured hands. 

Cruz has implied he would use nuclear weapons to target ISIS, and covenants to make the desert sands “glow in the dark.” The after-effects of a nuclear explosion include flash burns, flash blindness and wind velocities that approach the speed of sound.  While no doubt a direct hit over an ISIS headquarters might wipe out some key leadership, the devastation caused to the lives of innocents cannot be measured.  It has been proposed that the ISIS Army is guilty of so many war crimes that all members should be lined up and shot.  This notion would be messy for America, as it would involve sending in a ground Army and capturing the perpetrators.  Yet, Mr. Cruz's idea to turn the Middle East into a glass parking lot would fail to arrest the global propaganda which continues to advance through social media, which orders all Muslims to gather and create worldwide Jihad.

Most disturbing is that Ted Cruz has neglected the security of his own home state of Texas. The immigrant population has continued to increase at an alarming rate due to Barack Obama's porous border and intentional neglect of the nation's border security. Cartel leaders have comfortably set up shop within the Lone Star state and are becoming more embrazoned every day, as children are coerced and kidnapped from school, taken across the border to Mexico, then told to walk home with a backpack of drugs on their backs. Texas DAs in that region have received threats, drunk driving accidents have increased, neighborhoods have deteriorated, human trafficking continues to be a problem, child rapes are rampant at the hands of Mexican invaders, a country wherein their misogynist culture is loathe to prosecute offenders who are much more likely to be punished over stealing a cow.  Nineteen of the 21 states in Mexico require that rape charges be dropped so long as the attacker agrees to marry his victim.

Cruz has side-stepped broadcasting the seriousness of these security problems, when in fact, he was in a position to call all Texas citizens to arms and drive back the invasion since the federal government has laid down and refuses to do its job. Upon his word, probably half the civilian population of Texas would have been happy to grab their own personal firearms to take security rotations at Texas' southern border.  It is a glaring and naked fact that Cruz has failed to protect his own people.

He also says nothing about the most cost-effective and efficient way to remove immigrants who are bleeding America of public benefits, which is, to simply remove the incentives (birthright citizenship) and remove their access to food stamps, public housing, cash IRS refunds (even though they don't pay taxes) and free education for their children.  All these monies are funded by taxpayers, even in lieu of the country's national debt hovering at $19 trillion. Instead, Cruz has begun grandstanding behind Trump and during his 2016 campaign has stated he wants to round up and deport illegals. This is unlikely as the demographics of Texas have radically changed in recent years, with nearly 40% of Texas' roughly 27 million people being of Hispanic ethnicity, a very significant voting base for Senator Cruz.

Cruz's position on illegal immigration remains elusive and duplicitous.  He is a master at telling people what they want to hear.  While openly stating he is opposed to birthright citizenship, Cruz also favors a pathway to citizenship for persons already here.  Cruz's public statements regarding his will to end birthright citizenship are brand new, and piggy back Trump's campaign, which has garnered popularity with the no-nonsense approach that birthright citizenship needs to end and deportations of non-citizens should resume.  Cruz wants to increase the number of H1B visas from 65,000 to 325,000 annually and is in favor of “legal migration.”  Most would argue, what difference does that make?  Why would one of our representatives want to import even more desperate laborers to compete with America's unemployed, the true number of unemployed in American being 90 million people, or greater that 30% of the population. ?

A theory exists as to why so many politicians are turning a blind eye to the jobs stolen from citizens by foreign invaders who are happy to work for less pay and in worse conditions. It is this:  Corporations and globalists profit greatly from the influx of immigrant labor, and undercutting the standard wages paid for certain jobs will in turn, exponentially increases their personal wealth gain.  It would appear that Cruz's neglect in reporting his home state - that may now be described as a war zone - lends credence to the fact that Cruz is, in fact, an open-borders enthusiast and possibly a globalist. He is unlikely to rub wrong his affiliates at Goldman Sachs. 

The almost maniacal surge of support for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who is running slightly ahead of Ted Cruz in the Republican Primary Race, echoes first a common complaint from his legion of rabid supporters, who resoundingly state they are sick of Washington officials who are dug in on Capitol Hill and remain planted there term after term, making after-hours deals with foreign officials and American businessmen.  Our representatives in Washington are dedicated solely to their own personal wealth-gain with no thought to the citizens they are paid to represent.  This dynamic smacks of everything opposite the office of the President should stand for, which is the will of the people.  Voters want the next President to have no “friends” in Washington, a President who has nothing to fear, nothing to hide, and doesn't need his pockets padded with anyone else's money.  Donald Trump is independently wealthy, has no résumé, which includes a job in Washington, and subsequently, has no history of taking money to pass legislation.

Cruz is not a negotiator.  The past reveals Cruz's inability and failure as a diplomat. He entered a 21-hour filibuster, reading Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor and encouraging house Tea Party members to join him.  This happened in September of 2013 over his opposition to Obamacare.

Ted Cruz's campaign was accused of distributing a banner ad stating that GOP competitor Marco Rubio's advisors have told him that he should drop out (of the GOP race).  This was not true.  Such slander by Cruz's people against a competitor is damning and underhanded.  Further proving Cruz lacks a moral barometer is the fact that Dr. Ben Carson was approached last month in Iowa and offered money and a senate job if he would drop out of the race.  Trump is so far ahead of the other GOP contenders it does not make sense this “offer” came from Trump. Rather, it is likely that the Cruz camp is vetting Carson from the race as this would give more votes to GOP candidates who are in competition with Trump.  Cruz is the candidate second-in-line behind Trump.  Dr. Carson went on record stating he wanted to stay in the race just to take votes away from Ted Cruz.  Dr. Carson dropped out of the race shortly after, refusing to bash his opponents because he did not think it was a positive way to win an election.

Cruz's artful language paints a picture different than what would be the reality.  For example, on a recent Supreme Court ruling wherein same-sex marriage had been legalized across the country, Cruz asserts that both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio have made the remark, “It is the settled law of the land, we must accept it, surrender and move on,” when in fact, neither of these two GOP contenders made any such claim.  Cruz's statement is clearly meant to provide an impression that both Trump and Rubio have rolled over with the Supreme Court's ruling, had accepted it, tabled it and had both moved on to more important things.  The purpose of this was to serve a near death blow to their two respective campaigns wherein they are to be loathed and to repel conservative voters who find conflict with the new ruling.  This maneuver alone proves Cruz to be a Class A manipulator. Cruz is floating his campaign. This was a dirty tactic which shows how low Cruz can go. 

Interesting on the point of gay marriage is that Cruz asserts he is an evangelical Christian who opposes the union of two same-sex individuals, the subject which has become a bipartisan hotbed among those who work on Capitol Hill.  If Cruz does, indeed, oppose gay marriage, why was he in New York in April of last year, canoodling with two openly gay hoteliers, and taking money for his campaign from Peter Theil, also an openly gay businessman with a net worth of $2.2 billion? 

Most disturbing is Ted Cruz's upbringing; most specifically, the religious teachings of his father, Pastor Rafael Cruz. Rafael Cruz's denomination, Purifying Fire International, asserts that in the last days (beginning in 2012), the world's wealth will be transferred for use by God's people, and Christian people will become the new bankers.  As part of a sermon delivered August 26, 2012, at the New Beginnings Mega-church in Irving, Texas, he said “Kings were anointed to take dominion. Kings were anointed to go to war, win the war, and bring the spoils of war to priests so the work of the kingdom of God could be accomplished.”  This mentality seems to sanction blasting and plundering disadvantaged nations so that their riches could be brought home for American Christians to enjoy.  Upon review of the Bible's Old Testament, God strictly forbids a country from going to war to bring home its spoils.        

It is apparent from a clear-eyed examination of Ted Cruz's positions and actual actions upon illegal immigration, border security and his non-commitment on improving America's economic situation, that this candidate's chronic lying, war mongering and intolerant scorched-earth tactics could be bad for America.

 

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