‘God Isn’t Done with America’: Ted Cruz Announces Candidacy for President of United States

CruzLYNCHBURG, Va. — Speaking during a convocation ceremony at Liberty University on Monday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States.

“God’s blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn’t done with America yet,” he said. “I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today I am announcing that I’m running for president of the United States.”

Cruz, 44, the son of a North Texas pastor, shared about his faith during his speech, including his father’s Christian testimony.

“When I was three, my father decided to leave my mother and me,” he said. “We were living in Calgary at the time. He got on a plane and he flew back to Texas, and he decided he didn’t want to be married anymore and he didn’t want to be a father to his three-year-old son.”

“And yet when he was in Houston, a friend, a colleague from the oil and gas business, invited him to a Bible study— invited him to Clay Road Baptist Church—and there my father gave his life to Jesus Christ,” Cruz continued. “And God transformed his heart. And he drove to the airport, he bought a plane ticket, and he flew back to be with my mother and me.”

He then spoke of how his father’s relationship with Christ affected his own life.

“There are people who wonder if faith is real,” Cruz said. “I can tell you, in my family there’s not a second of doubt, because were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been saved and I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the household.”

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Cruz also shared his views on the role of government, as well as his desire to “reclaim the Constitution of the United States.”

“[F]or so many Americans, the promise of America seems more and more distant. What is the promise of America? ” he asked. “The idea that—the revolutionary idea that this country was founded upon, which is that our rights don’t come from man. They come from God Almighty. And that the purpose of the Constitution, as Thomas Jefferson put it, is to serve as chains to bind the mischief of government.”

The Southern Baptist Congressman reached out to evangelicals during his speech, expressing his agreement with pro-life and pro-family values.

“Instead of a federal government that wages an assault on our religious liberty, that goes after Hobby Lobby, that goes after the Little Sisters of the Poor, that goes after Liberty University, imagine a federal government that stands for the First Amendment rights of every American,” Cruz stated. “Instead of a federal government that works to undermine our values, imagine a federal government that works to defend the sanctity of human life, and to uphold the sacrament of marriage.”

He also expressed his interest in repealing Obamacare and replacing the current tax code with a flat tax.

“Today, roughly half of born again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home,” Cruz said. “Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values.”


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  • Gary

    I have to disagree with Mr. Cruz. I don’t think he will be the Republican nominee. And I don’t think God is now blessing, or will bless this nation in the future. God will take care of His people, but I don’t believe God will bless this nation any longer.

    • weasel1886

      I don’t believe God does or ever has blessed a nation

      • Gary

        OK. You can believe whatever you want.

        • Paul Hiett

          If you think your deity gives a crap about “countries”, you’re nuts.

          • Gary

            I am wondering if you have ever been right about anything. I doubt you have.

          • Paul Hiett

            Every statement I’ve ever made on here.

          • Better AndBetter

            I have! Every single win for gay marriage. Remember those days at CP? You and Jim Liberatore always, and I mean ALWAYS, wrong? Oh, what fun!

      • GetHubNub

        Well you’re a weasel and an ignorant one at that.

        • weasel1886

          So prove me wrong or is it easier to just insult people like a good faithful person

    • Parque_Hundido

      Your presence is surely a sign that your gods have cursed us.

  • Better AndBetter

    Dominionists and moralists do not fare well in America these days.

    This is good. NO dominionists… no moralist swine… no theocrats!

    Good luck Canadian Cruz… you’re gonna need it.

  • Better AndBetter

    Sorry Teddy boy… NO dominionists… NO moralists…

    Might as well elect someone pushing islamic sharia law as opposed to christian sharia law.

    • bowie1

      Christian leaders don’t behead, cut off heads or endorse gratuitous violence. By the way, the police control others, by keeping law and order. Are you in favor of an anarchist system if such a thing exists?

      • Paul Hiett

        They don’t, because they can’t anymore. They did though, once. And it wasn’t that long ago.

        • The Last Trump

          Relax Obama.
          It’s 2015. Time to get with the times, my man.
          The Dark Ages are loooooooooooong over. Catch up already.
          That tune was gettin’ old by the 1600’s. Know ANY others?

          • weasel1886

            American slavery, civil war, and genocide of natives wasn’t that long ago

          • The Last Trump

            ?? Seriously?
            Wow! That’s quite a list!

            Don’t forget Global Warming, Chernobyl, and Rap music.
            Hell, let’s just blame Christians for everything, eh Weasel?

            You guys need help. Way too much anger directed towards a religion that I’m guessing never, ever, harmed you in any way.
            Some kind of counselling might be in order.

          • weasel1886

            You asked a question, i answered, now you insult me for it. Nice morals.
            Yes some of those things were supported by Christians

  • FoJC_Forever

    Ted Cruz would certainly be no worse than any other candidate. Unfortunately, he does not represent the current state of ungodliness and corruption present within most of our communities, businesses, and government bodies across the nation.

    The nation which embraces and approves the shedding of innocent blood and the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah (sexual sins) cannot be blessed by God. These are but two of the many sins being promoted and taught as acceptable by society. The wages of sin is death, thus death continues to reign in the institutions of this nation.

    Don’t trust in government. Trust in Jesus Christ.

    • Parque_Hundido

      Ted Cruz is the anti-Christ. Sorry.

      • GetHubNub

        You’re wrong about that psycho.

        • Parque_Hundido

          Is he just satan! I get so confused with all these right wing anti-gay wackos.

          He looks like a mortician did his hair and makeup. Isn’t that a sign of being satanic?

    • GetHubNub

      True, we do trust Jesus but when a politician is calling us to return to God and the support of Israel, take notice and vote accordingly.

      • FoJC_Forever

        Politicians say many things and make many “calls”. But, as we’ve seen, they serve the Machine in the end and fight for money and power too. Cruz is just another plastic person trying to appeal to religious people.

  • uzza

    ” idea that this country was founded upon, which is that our rights don’t come from man. They come from God”
    No Ted, that’s Saudi Arabia you’re thinking of.

    • Gary

      Any right given by men can be taken away by men. And eventually will be taken away. Which means that none of the rights you think you have are permanent.

      • Better AndBetter

        Any right given by men who claim there is a god can be taken away by men who claim there is a god. What’s your point?

        • Gary

          You don’t understand the point? Seems clear enough to me.

          • Better AndBetter

            Sure I do…you only want men like you to define rights. After all, your god exists only in the minds of people like you.

          • Paul Hiett

            I really don’t think that people who believe in a deity…any deity, of any religion for that matter…have the capacity to understand that as vehemently as they believe in their deity, so too do the people of other religions believe.

          • Gary

            We now have a government (legislative and judicial) that will remove any right whenever they choose. Or add any right they choose. The government no longer recognizes rights granted by God. Or inalienable rights, if you prefer that term.

          • Better AndBetter

            No longer recognizes (snip) god? GOOD!!!

      • uzza

        Yeah. So?

        • Gary

          So, you only have “rights” until the government decides to take them away. And the only question is when will that happen?

          • Better AndBetter

            Nothing different than when fundies are in charge.

          • Gary

            Oh yes, very much different.

          • Better AndBetter

            Nah… not one bit… except that people are treated worse than under our secular government.

          • Gary

            People who recognize the rights given by God have a very different view of rights than people like you who view rights as arbitrary. It is similar to our views on morality. Christians view morality as being set by God, and people like you view morality as the arbitrary choices of people that can change when they want them to.

          • Better AndBetter

            You’re dangerous people.

          • Gary

            I’m glad you think so. Don’t ever forget it.

          • Paul Hiett

            Bah, actually, people like him are harmless. He talks big on the internet, but when it comes to actually doing something, he still just talks on the internet.

          • Better AndBetter

            Given political or governing power, they are indeed dangerous. US history proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

            Today… less so because they’ve made themselves obsolete.

          • Gary

            Jesus Christ will have a theocracy in this country, and around the world. If you live to see it, you will be in misery. And if you don’t live to see it, you will be in misery. So it is misery either way for you.

          • Better AndBetter

            No… no he won’t.

            That’s just your insanity speaking.

          • Gary

            Jesus promised that he would. And he will. And you cannot prevent it.

          • Better AndBetter

            No he didn’t. That’s just part of the myth.

          • Parque_Hundido

            Please cite the chapter and verse where jesus claims there will be a theocracy in the United states.

            Thanks in advance.

          • Paul Hiett

            Oh for sure, there was a time when his thinking was very, very commonplace, and people actually carried out the kind of acts he has lobbied for. Fortunately, those things are far in the past, and people like him will soon go the way of the Dodo.

          • uzza

            At the risk of sounding snarky, i have to ask again, so what? You seem to see some huge problem here, but all I see is you pointing out the obvious.

          • Better AndBetter

            Gary wants a theocracy in America… he will make comments condemning men at any chance as his way of providing “evidence” that we should be living under the christian version of sharia law.

          • Gary

            Do you think you have any rights? If you do, and the government takes them away, that would not bother you?

          • uzza

            It might, and if it did I’d take steps to put them back. This happens all the time in the ordinary course of events. What of it?

      • Regina Forbes

        Gary, you are right. According to the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”
        However, since certain people do not have a relationship with the Creator, they will refuse to recognize Him in all things. It is unfortunate that they scoff and mock, but it is the side-effect of their willful ignorance. But God will always get the last laugh- “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” Psalm 2:4
        So while they’re going koo-koo-nutty over the name of Jesus, we can just laugh and walk away and leave them to their own anger. If they want to get all up in arms, that’s their business. Oh-well!
        “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.” Matthew 10:14-15

        Oh and to the God-haters out there, here’s 3 little words for you to have a melt-down over: Jesus is Lord.

        • Paul Hiett

          Regina…what document establishes law in this country? Is it the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution?

          • The Last Trump

            More importantly, WHO gives you your freedom?
            It’s not your government and it does not spring forth from some document. As you will very soon discover for yourself.

            The God you hate so much and for no apparent reason whatsoever, has granted protection along with His blessing.
            No need to argue about it. Let’s just see how “God-hating America” fares, shall we? Time will surely tell.

          • Regina Forbes

            Thank you LT, it’s not the document, but the Deity. And as I said, because some people do not have a relationship with the Creator, they do not recognize when He is being talked about. It’s pretty much like believers speak a different language than non-believers.
            “It’s all Greek to them!” LOL

  • Marie Adigwe

    I like the idea of repealing Obamacare, but I won’t be voting for him since he wants to shove is religious ideas into our government. Talk about religious freedom and then let a religion run the government. Mhm.

    • Better AndBetter

      I agree wholeheartedly.

    • Gary

      The government will be run by some worldview. If not Christianity, then it will be something that contradicts Christianity.

      • Better AndBetter

        Good!!!

        • Gary

          Which do you want? Communist/Secularist? Muslim? Hindu? Buddhist? Catholic? Those are probably the main types existing today that are not Christian.

          • Magister_militum_praesentalis

            Oh the rhetoric of carefully-placed items in a series.

          • Nick_from_Detroit

            Catholics are Christians, Gary.
            We are some of the most, if not the most, Pro-Life, anti-SSM, pro-family Christians around.
            Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matthew 7:20
            There are 1.2 billion Catholics in the world. How many non-denominational “Bible-only” Christians are there? God Bless!

          • Parque_Hundido

            I don’t think Christians allow idol worship, do they?

            Tell us about pope Ratzinger. What political party did he join as a young man?

            He resigned in disgrace. What was that business with the Swiss Guard?

            Christianity::Catholicism
            investment::ponzi scheme

          • Better AndBetter

            Secular… which doesn’t have to be communist or socialist. That’s a pretty shallow mindset.

      • Marie Adigwe

        Well who cares if it isn’t run by someone with a Christian worldview? Christianity is already a divided religion, anyways. I think it should be run by somebody who can actually lead the nation without implementing their religious ideals and run it according to the Constitution.

  • JohnnyS28

    I would definitely vote for a Christian man who stands up for Christian values. Everyone else is allowed to stand up for what they want, why not a Christian? By the way, has anyone ever studied on what this beautiful and prosperous country’s faith and beliefs are based upon? Coincidence? Compare other country’s faith and prosperity and see what you find. But please don’t comment without doing a little homework, you might look foolish when presented with facts.

  • Marvels of life

    I personally am not a fan of Cruz for political reasons. I found that his efforts at a filibuster were strange, if not a waste of time. Reading about Green eggs and ham doesn’t really show me Presidential qualities. Using his Christian faith to appeal to Christians won’t work either. The reason isn’t because he doesn’t believe what he says. I think he does. However that would not qualify him as a good President. He has very little experience concerning policy from what I’ve read, and is still very young in Congress. That being said, I’m glad he believes in his Christian values. It just won’t win a presidency.

    • Gary

      Who would you prefer?

      • Marvels of life

        Jesus (smile) Actually I have not seen the field of candidates yet so it will take time to answer that question. Thanks for asking though.

  • TheBBP

    I remember when President Obama tried to act like he was a Christian. Even claimed to have regularly attended a particular church for many years and became good friends with the Pastor. Turns out the Pastor is racist and we have not heard much about his church habit since.

    I am inclined to believe Senator Cruz when he states his faith, but I fear for a man who daily resides in a place where money = opportunity and money runs the show.

    All we can do is pray and maybe eventually vote for the lesser of evils.

    • Gary

      Cruz will not be the Republican nominee. And I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.

  • Parque_Hundido

    Cruz is very likely the anti-Christ.

    • GetHubNub

      How many times will you’re mental illness drive you to post the same message on this board?

      • Parque_Hundido

        You must be one of the psychotic/satanic supporters of Cruz. In objective terms, he is the anti-Christ.

  • thoughtsfromflorida

    God may not be done with America, but I think he may be fed up with Ted Cruz.

  • BarkingDawg

    Ted Cruz published a coloring book about himself. One of the images in there show him brandishing a shotgun, while riding on the back of a giant eagle with a sunrise in the background.

    And some people call President Obama a narcissist.

  • BarkingDawg

    What’s up with the Cruz Campaign’s burning flag logo?

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    What should be of grve concern for Christians is that if Cruz is elected he WILL swear allegiance to the biblically seditious Constitution. If he does and stays true to his oath of office, he will only add to America’s problems:

    “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….” (For
    more, see our Featured Blog Article “5 Reasons the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue.”)

    America finds herself today teetering on the precipice of moral depravity and destruction thanks to the late 18th-century founders who replaced the 17th-century governments of, by, and for God based upon His immutable moral law for their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people based upon capricious
    Enlightenment and Masonic concepts.

    Yes, I know that’s not what we’ve been told. Christians so desperately want the late 18th-century founders to be “our guys” and that document to be “our document” they
    have failed to examine the Constitution by the only standard by which everything must be ethically evaluated: Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statues, and judgments. When the Constitution is actually examined by this standard, it’s found to be anything but biblically compatible. In fact, there is hardly an Article or Amendment that’s not antithetical to, if not seditious, to Yahweh’s
    sovereignty and morality.

    For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the
    Bible, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/OnlineBooksFrame.html. See top entry.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of the 85-page “Primer” of the 565-page “BL vs. USC.”

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    Interesting how this article mentions not one thing about Ted/Wife being involved in the NWO (Council on Foreign Relations membership and her being tied to Goldman-Sachs). Cruz is the same manure the Bushes have been bringing us with Reagan forward. No matter, since the Vatican/Illuminati cabal have chosen Hillary. Cruz is a distraction. BTW: Which “God” is Cruz talking about? DON’T PRESUME!
    As for my Brethren in Yeshua, it’d be excellent if we all “discovered” we shouldn’t be participating in the Matthew 4:8-9/John 18:36 “Kingdoms of this world” under Satan, and instead inhabited the true Romans 13 Ekklesia while also telling the Vatican/Illuminati cabal where they can go!