Open Letter From Ted Cruz To The Liberty Movement

Earlier this week, Justin Amash endorsed Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination. A significant endorsement, because Amash is considered a leader in the Liberty Movement. After Rand Paul suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination, members of the Liberty Movement debated on who they would support next. Some supporters went to Donald Trump and others to Bernie Sanders.  However, the majority refused to support anyone else but Rand Paul. Prompting Ted Cruz to pen a letter addressed to the Liberty Movement, in hopes of gaining their support. Read the letter for yourself and let us know what you think.

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  • Melissa Kirst

    Where was his vote on Audit the Fed ? Shit.

    • Fortunately as President, he just has to sign the bill that’s already been voted on.

  • Greg

    blah – The $1M (Loan) Man, Audit the Ted, Screwed Homeschool (S 206), “Nuke em till they glow”…. no

  • All I know is this: Ted Cruz does not Liberty.

    He is pro-war, anti-marriage rights, pro-drug war, and on and on. Plus I just cannot trust anyone who claims God told him to run for office.

    The liberty movement has got to be able to do better than Cruz.

  • I wonder where the support is for the claim of “I Have Opposed President Obama’s interventionist policies In Libya And Syria”?

  • Ron Paul

    He references the NSA yet voted for the Freedom act, what a load of shit.

    • sgtguthrie

      Sponsored the Freedom Act actually…

  • john lips

    ted cruz is a wall street funded, council on foreign relations controlled, establishment piece of dogshit! take that letter and shove it.

  • Ronald Matheny

    The Fourth Amendment

    In May of 2015, Rand Paul led the fight to block renewal of the Patriot Act, which among other things violated the Fourth Amendment by allowing the NSA to collect metadata in bulk. The re-authorization of the Patriot Act was presented in the form of the USA Freedom Act (which Cruz supported), which while an improvementdid not sufficiently protect the Fourth Amendment. On this issue, Paul stood resolute while Cruz continued the status-quo in the name of compromise.

    The Tenth Amendment

    Rand Paul has been consistent in his belief that, in accordance with the enumerated powers and the Tenth Amendment, states are allowed to formulate their own drug policies. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, has been wishy-washy. He currently supports state authority on the marijuana issue, butpreviously blasted President Obama for not enforcing federal drug laws. Mark this down as a flip-flop for Cruz.

    The Second Amendment

    Rand Paul has always been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. For the most part, Ted Cruz has been as well. However, Cruz did demonstrate some weakness on the issue when he proposedstrengthening the federal background check system, which is unconstitutional.

    The Fourteenth Amendment

    If one is to read the Constitution according to original intent, which is the honest method, then the purpose and meaning of the authors must be considered the final word. As Rand Paul mentioned during the presidential debate, the authors of the birthright citizenship never intended for it to apply to illegal aliens. He is correct. However, Ted Cruz has adopted a revisionist reading that was likely taught to him in law school. According to Cruz, birthright citizenship applies to illegal aliens, despite the intentions of the authors.

    Treaty Clause

    Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution contains the Treaty Clause. It makes clear that 2/3 of Senators must agree to treaties to secure passage. On the issue of Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, Rand Paul was opposed on the grounds that it ceded Congressional power to the President. On the other hand, Cruz strongly campaignedfor TPA both in theory and in practice (he only voted against the final bill due to amendments that were added). TPA flagrantly violates the Treaty Clause, as it removes the 2/3 majority requirement and instead requires only a simple majority for passage. Supporters of TPA would argue that it doesn’t facilitate treaties but international agreements. Such arguments are dishonest at best. Any agreements with foreign countries must be considered treaties.

    Treason Clause

    As Rand Paul has pointed out, we should try people for treason, as it is one of the four federal crimes spelled out in the Constitution. The Treaty Clause says that “No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.” But Ted Cruz has introduced a bill that would strip the citizenship of U.S. citizens who join ISIS. On the surface that sounds reasonable, however the question at hand is procedure. When in doubt, following the Constitution is the best option, and it already spells out how to deal with those who join the enemy.
    http://theconservatarianreview.com/6-reasons-rand-paul-is-stronger-than-the-constitution-than-ted-cruz/

    • Camilo S

      The Only problem is Rand is no longer running

      • Ronald Matheny

        Thanks to ignorant voters.

        • J OB

          Thanks to a terribly run campaign. He followed too much of the RNC’s talking points and not enough of his own. I have no idea why. I received his emails. They focused on useless issues like abortion, not substantive Constitutional matters and free-market economics. They had the telltale markings of GOP advisors who did not know the Libertarian voter or the Republican voter who leans Libertarian.

  • Brennan the Great

    I guess it depends on what’s important to you. If you care about economic freedom, Cruz is probably a good choice. If you’re more interested in social liberty, Sanders is better. If you insist on both and don’t mind a third party, go ahead and vote for the Libertarian.

  • JamesJinSC

    I cannot believe the moronic comments in this thread. The fact that some are ‘feeling the bern’ speaks volumes on how idiotic they can be.

    • Yeah how self-professed libertarians move over to Sanders or Trump baffles me. A wise man once told me that in a movement you get people who are in it because they believe the same things, and then you get those who are in it because their friends are, they like the atmosphere, etc. Other factors besides believing in the core principles of the movement.

      I believe in the core principles of the Constitution, so I’m happy to vote for Ted Cruz. Couldn’t ask for a better candidate… except maybe Rand lol (but clearly he wasn’t he best candidate because he couldn’t make it through the season!)

    • Yeah how self-professed libertarians move over to Sanders or Trump baffles me. A wise man once told me that in a movement you get people who are in it because they believe the same things, and then you get those who are in it because their friends are, they like the atmosphere, etc. Other factors besides believing in the core principles of the movement.

      I believe in the core principles of the Constitution, so I’m happy to vote for Ted Cruz. Couldn’t ask for a better candidate… except maybe Rand lol (but clearly he wasn’t he best candidate because he couldn’t make it through the season!)

  • Rand.Warrior.Rants

    Besides being ineligible IMO,