Posted in Government, My Life, Politics, Recommendations

Why I Voted for Ted Cruz

I hate campaigning. You may consider that a strange confession to make. But I have a degree in political science. Every election while I was in college all my friends wanted to know which campaign I was working on and I would mumble my excuses. Calling complete strangers and/or knocking on their doors is not my cup of tea. But I’ve done both for Ted Cruz.

The United States is threatened. Not just by radical Islamist terrorist which the current administration refuses to recognize. Not just by foreign states, like Iran and North Korea, who would love to see us wiped off the earth. Not just by a struggling economy. But also by liberals who want to destroy everything that made our country great. Who plan to nullify the sacrifices Americans, in the military and on the home front, have made for freedom. Who want to turn us into a country our Founding Fathers would not recognize. We need a president who can deal with these threats with equal commitment. Ted Cruz is the man who will be that president.

I have spoken with many voters who are fed up with the Washington political circus. To me, anti-establishment does not mean never-held-office; it means not corrupted by the system. Senator Ted Cruz has never been afraid to fight for the Constitution on the Senate floor. He has never been afraid to tell members of both parties that what they’re doing is wrong. Throughout his Senate term he has earned my respect.

What I expect from a Ted Cruz presidency is not perfection. Rush Limbaugh says he is the closest candidate we’ve had to Ronald Reagan. However, Cruz is just a man. He will make mistakes, but they will be honest mistakes.

Compromise? Every article of the Constitution is a compromise. Without it we wouldn’t have a country. (We owe a debt of gratitude to Roger Sherman and most Americans don’t even know who he is. I digress). The government runs on compromise. The difference with Cruz is he will never compromise on our core values. He will never compromise the Constitution. Ted Cruz has dedicated his life to defending the Constitution from liberal attacks. We will not be betrayed by Ted Cruz as we have by other “conservative” candidates.

2016 is a critical year for our country. We can choose a president who will continue to attack our rights as Americans and who will erode everything that made the United States the greatest country on earth. Or we can elect Ted Cruz. The battle for freedom is at the ballot box.


Posted in Highlights of D.C., My Life

Things I Miss About D.C.

This time last year I was preparing for my internship in Washington D.C. I miss that city. Here are some of the things I miss the most.

1. Seeing the Capitol Dome from my apartment window. Who wouldn’t want to wake up every morning with the statue of Freedom smiling down at you?

2. The historicalness of it all. There are literally monuments/memorials everywhere, not to mention the all the museums, and my favorite, the National Archives. Even the air you breath feels imbued with significance.

3. Singing hymns with 1000 people. This is also something I miss about college.

4. My internship. I loved the work I did. I loved the people I worked alongside. I loved the constant transmission of knowledge they provided. If they asked me to come back, I would.

5. Ease of access to political information. For some strange reason, I was much more politically informed during my internship than I am now. Not sure why. . . .

6. Snow. I demand compensation for the cold in the form of snow. D.C. is well compensated. Nothing looks better in snow than the Lincoln Memorial.  100_1291

Posted in Highlights of D.C., Quotes

Quote of the Week #12

“Freedom isn’t free.”

It’s true of course. Without soldiers who are willing to die, no one would have freedom.

The phrase is said so often, it is almost cliché. But not after you visit Arlington National Cemetery. I can’t explain it; standing on the hill looking at Washington DC and the gravestones. It just hits you. There are so many men and women who have served this nation with everything that they had; and there will be more just like them!