It is no secret that I do not like much of anything that Ted Cruz stands for. I think he is a dangerous theocrat that needs to be stopped. However, I have to applaud his decision not to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention this past week.
It took great courage to walk out on that stage and do what he did, I believe he ended his political career with the Republican Party, but he showed, maybe for his reasons, that we should put the country before party and not vote for someone just because they are a Republican or a Democrat.
I have always been uneasy with a politician who seamlessly switch from trashing them as opponents to loving them as their party’s nominee. In my opinion, they sell out their integrity when they do this, and I have to give Ted Cruz credit for not doing that. After his speech the other night he gave his reasons for not endorsing Mr. Trump; “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father.”
I will admit I did not watch one minute of the convention, and I will not watch one minute of the Democrats this coming week either, but as reported, at the end of Cruz’s speech he told America that they should not stay home on Election Day that they need to vote: “Don’t stay home in November. Stand and speak and vote your conscience.”
I think the party of Lincoln has lost its way; I do not believe they are evil just misguide. I also do not believe that Ted Cruz is the one to bring it back, but he is right, we all need to vote on Election Day. Many thousands of people have died to give us this right, and it will disrespect their memory if we simply stay home.
So thank you, Ted Cruz, for being one of the lone voices of sense in an otherwise crazy convention.