Shall We Choose a Populist or a President?

Posted February 18, 2016 AD
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Trump says no one likes Ted Cruz. Well, The Donald did not consult me on this matter.
Conversing with a friend yesterday, my friend echoed Trump’s allegation. Thinking back to history stored in the little gray cells of my brain, names of great leaders like Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Gen. George Washington, Pres. Harry Truman and Gen. George Patton came to mind. These men were great leaders and the common quality shared by all is simply this: they were generally disliked by their subordinates who also greatly respected them.
Now, your notions about George Washington, Father of our country, etc. probably sum up this kind old man who got along with everyone. Such was not the case. Washington was a tough disciplinarian who did not hesitate to hang a mutineer. Not for a second did he hesitate.
Like Ted Cruz, I’m not out for warm and fuzzy popularity. Neither he nor I are paralyzed by political correctness. This is not to say we practice rudeness, no, not at all. We love people enough to be brutally frank with them. You. Everyone.
Ted, like me, prefers respect over popularity. One particular Bible verse guides me in this respect – Proverbs 22:1 NLT.
“Choose a good reputation over great riches;
being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.”
Day by day, Ted rises to the top because Ted is like cream that rises to the top.
We all now have experienced a narcissist in the White House who cares not a whit about following the rule of law, who tramples the Constitution and foments civil strife throughout the land. Shall we replace this present menace with another dictator who pledges to use his own pen and telephone to transform America?
There are striking differences between The Donald and Senator Cruz.
1-Trump wants single-payer medical care for the entire population; Cruz wants to repeal ObamaCare. Trump wants TrumpCare.
2-Trump says his leftist, pro-homosexual, pro-abortion sister would make a good Supreme Court justice. Ted would nominate candidates for the court who will follow the rule of law, who would judge fairly and according to our Constitution.
3-Trump says he’s “Christian”, but he has never asked forgiveness for his sins and sees no reason to do so now. Ted Cruz was raised by a Godly man, Rafael B. Cruz who taught him the Bible, imparted love of country and the value of selfless service to our country. Trump would dramatically expand federal government while Ted will dramatically reduce its stranglehold on our liberties.
4-Trump’s values are neither republican in kind nor Republican in partisanship.
I voted early and I voted for Ted Cruz to be our Republican candidate for President of the United States of America because I don’t want a populist who satisfies “itching ears”.
God bless America. God bless Texas.
John White
Rockwall, Texas

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