Mr. Cruz Goes to Washington
From what I recall of my childhood, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights movement was not universally embraced in the black community. Some blacks were frightened by his actions and angry at the "crazy" colored man for stirring up trouble. "He is making things worse for Negros!"
But MLK became an American icon.
In 1977, world-renowned architect Phillip Johnson was approached by Rev. Robert Schuller with his "crazy" impossible dream. "So, you want to build a glass cathedral in earthquake country without obstructed views to the front, and you have no money?" Rev. Schuller replied, "Yes." The Crystal Cathedral is now the largest glass building in the world.
Considering that slavery was the norm, founding father Thomas Jefferson calling slavery a "moral depravity" and the greatest threat to the survival of our new nation was a "crazy" thing to say.
Talk about history repeating itself: attempts were made to seduce Jefferson with "fixes" for slavery. If slavery could be made kinder and gentler, that would nullify the need to repeal it. Jefferson did not fall for their trap. He demanded total repeal.
The Obama Administration is attempting to bamboozle Republicans with "fixes" for ObamaCare. Like Jefferson standing firm on repealing slavery, Sen. Cruz has stood firm on the total repeal of ObamaCare.
It was pretty "crazy" for Gen. George Washington and his ragtag Continental Army to resist the mighty British. In the winter snow at Valley Forge, Washington and his troops had no heat, not enough food, medicine, or doctors. Twenty-five hundred troops died from the severe conditions, and another 2,500 went home. Only 6,000 cold, starving soldiers stayed to fight.
Though suffering many defeats and retreats, Washington and his men ultimately won America's war for independence.
Every great idea and movement began with a visionary leader besieged by naysayers accusing them of being crazy, stupid, or arrogant -- annoyed at them for even trying. "Who do you think you are?"
As do eagles, great leaders typically fly alone.
Freshman senator from Texas Ted Cruz is an eagle.
Sen. Cruz, along with Sen. Mike Lee, tried to warn Americans about the horrors awaiting them as a result of Obama's infamous lie, which says you can keep your health care plan and doctor. Cruz also tried to sound the alarm regarding the catastrophic job-killing aspects of ObamaCare.
Sen. Cruz led the charge to defund, delay, and ultimately repeal ObamaCare. As are all great leaders, Cruz was vilified -- called crazy, stupid, a domestic terrorist, and worse.
Contributing to both political parties' and the media's hatred for Sen. Cruz are his values, which are in line with the Tea Party: God, family, country, and fiscal responsibility. How in the world do liberals get away with equating wholesome traditional American standards with extremism? And yet, such is the war in which we find ourselves.
Sen. Cruz's values are in his heart. The apple did not fall far from the tree. At a Tea Party rally in Texas, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ted's dad, Rafael Cruz. In a nutshell, the Cruzes are real-deal conservatives. The senior Mr. Cruz shared his inspirational tale of coming to America with such passion, gratitude, and genuine love for America that it brought tears to my eyes.
A "Wanted Politically Dead or Alive" bounty is out on Cruz's head for daring to go against the establishment. As when Don Michael Corleone told his brother Fredo to never go against the family before having him murdered, freshman Sen. Cruz was expected to know never to go against the Washington, D.C. establishment. Republicans, Democrats, and the media would love to see Sen. Cruz politically sleeping with the fishes.
In our CYA (cover your a**) political culture, politicians willing to take the heat and do what is best for the American people are extremely rare and deserve our utmost respect and loyalty. Sen. Cruz has proven himself to be such a man.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I wish to thank God for our precious handful of true patriot politicians -- men and women of character and honor who love their country and are willing to take the arrows and suffer humiliation to preserve and restore our lost freedoms, liberty, and culture. These men and women are serving as courageous advocates for We the People.
Five million devastated Americans have lost their health care plans. At least 129 million more are expected to be unable to keep their health care plans due to ObamaCare -- confirming that Sen. Cruz's leadership efforts to stop the insanity were right.
Thank you, Sen. Cruz. Thank you very, very much. We the People are extremely grateful and truly appreciate you. Happy Thanksgiving!