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Republican, Texan, Hispanic, 44-year-old, two-year, Senator Ted Cruz announced he was running for President of the United States yesterday at the private, selective, Christian school of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I think Ted Cruz is super-intelligent, very ambitious, mostly principled, and rather crazy. He's a quasi-libertarian in the tradition of Ronald Reagan, but also a religious nut in the tradition of Sarah Palin. He advocates "a simple flat tax" so that we can "fill out [our] taxes on a postcard," and is committed to "repealing every word of ObamaCare." He wants to protect gun rights and promote private school vouchers. But he's opposed to abortion and gay marriage. Cruz thinks America -- historically and currently -- is "great," "indispensable," and "a shining city on a hill." He rejects Obama's largely-successful attempt to "fundamentally transform America" into a nanny state and Big Brother of do-gooder fascism and socialism. He attacks Obama's recent immigration amnesty for 4-5 million illegal aliens as "lawless" and "unconstitutional." Unfortunately he foolishly thinks "our rights don't come from man. They come from god almighty." Cruz says he wants to "protect us from radical Islamic terrorism" and to "call it by its name." But its name is "Islamic activism" or "jihadism." Overall Ted Cruz seems relatively good, but Republican, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul seems better. speech transcript: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/23/ted-cruz-announces-presidentia speech video: http://www.c-span.org/video/?324979-1/ted-cruz-presidential-campaign-announcement
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jeb-bush-actively-explore-possibility-running-president/story?id=27633330 Another low-grade destroyer of liberty, America, and the world. Jeb Bush is like Mitt Romney and John McCain -- another Republican who has essentially zero belief in libertarianism. We have at least some hope with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.
Republicans like Senators Rand Paul (from Kentucky), Ted Cruz (from Texas), and Mike Lee (from Utah), etc. seem to be secret libertarians, or at least semi-libertarians. At the least, they're quietly more pro-freedom than most Americans and Republicans. And yet....their beliefs and political goals are fairly well-known by those who pay attention. Establishment Republicans like Congressmen Peter King (from New York City suburbs, in Long Island) seem to genuinely revile, and bitterly personally oppose, the pro-liberty folks like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/05/17/peter_king_im_thinking_of_running_for_president_to_stop_rand_paul_and_ted_cruz.html
Here's a very amusing (and unintentionally revealing) collection of 23 "slides" depicting how liberal/progressives view, (more accurately, mis-characterize), the current libertarian movement (including, of course, Objectivism and Ayn Rand). Contains the usual exaggerations, distortions, "strawman" arguments, etc..,etc. But the fact that they even bothered compiling this list shows that they're watching - and concerrned. so why bother looking at it ? Well, several of the frames you'll love, including some very good photos of A.R. and several surprises, and what they apparently think is the "clincher" at the end, will delight you!. Check it out - scroll through all the 23 frames http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/23-libertarian-problems