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The Roots of Ted Cruz

If you’re wondering where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gets his strong sense of principle – not to mention his gift for public speaking – have a look at his dad, who spoke last week at the Freedomworks “Free the People” event July 5 in Utah.

Rafael Cruz fought alongside Castro in Cuba but became disillusioned once he realized what Fidel was all about. Castro, he notes below promised “hope and change” but delivered something else.

I know a lot of you are interested in Ted Cruz as a possible Republican candidate for president, so I thought you might want a look at this.

H/T to Nice Deb.

18 Responses to The Roots of Ted Cruz

  1. Mr. Cruz is a wonderful speaker. His question about where else in the world could we go if freedom fails here really struck a chord. It reminded me of the line (from Emerson I think) that goes:

    To what avail the plow or sail or land or life if Freedom fail.

    Ted has my vote. Hell, I’ll even move to Chicago to see how many times I can vote for him up there!

  2. I the Tea Party holds true to its assessment of Cruz, like is being done with Rubio..they will deam him unworthy since his parent was born in Cuba and not the US.. sadly…

  3. Maybe America could use a little Cruz control. I believe we would find it vastly superior to Obamatic drive in which no one seems to have any idea where we are even headed, except for obvious disaster.

  4. Well done Keith.
    I have posted this video on some other sites as well.
    He is giving us a warning, as have many other people that have been able to escape the tyranny of other countries only to see it happening again here.
    We must listen to them and heed the warnings.
    They are seeing the same signs that they have seen before.

  5. Powerful! Thanks Keith.

    What a stark difference between our Marxist dictator and the ‘dreams’ of anti-colonialism he inherited from his communist father and the young man whose father escaped communist rule and instilled the principles of freedom as outlined in the Constitution to his son before he was knee-high to a grasshopper. This is the moment we have been waiting for – Cruz for President! I’m in!

  6. […] The Roots of Ted CruzWhite House DossierIf you’re wondering where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gets his strong sense of principle – not to mention his gift for public speaking – have a look at his dad, who spoke last week at the Freedomworks “Free the People” event July 5 in Utah. Rafael Cruz … […]

  7. Third time watching this speech and it is still as awesome as the first time around. Rafael Cruz’s experiences with repression under another totalitarian who promised “hope and change” is a very powerful warning message to all Americans.

  8. Great speech, Mr Cruz. We need more people like you.
    Back in the 80’s I wished my german was as good as your english.
    I lived there for many years, but just couldn’t get rid of my english
    accent.