Editorial: Three endorsements for the upcoming presidential election (Part 2 of 3: Ted Cruz)

We strive to present editorials that reflect the consensus of our editorial board, but from time to time, we disagree. Today is one of those times. Several of our staffers do not have strong opinions or do not like any of the candidates, while others have strong preferences. Consequently, over a three day period, we are sharing the views of three of our staffers. Yesterday, Aaron Davies shared why Bernie Sanders is the only pro-democracy candidate. Today, Pierson Castor takes the pen in support of Ted Cruz.

Pierson Castor: Ted Cruz is a real conservative who will get things done

It is no secret that the United States of America is going through rough times. After eight years of President Obama’s liberal policies, we are $18 trillion in debt, our allies no longer believe we are trustworthy, and our enemies no longer consider us a threat. Now more than ever, we need a Reagan conservative to lead this country. We need a president who believes in limited government: most issues are not to be handled at the federal level but rather by the state and local governments. We need a president who believes in the individual: government intervention makes it harder for someone to succeed, not easier. We need a president who believes in the wisdom and vision of the Founding Fathers: the Constitution is the foundation of this country and it shall never be abandoned. We need a president who believes in peace through a strong national defense: we must have a military so powerful that no country will be stupid enough to mess with us. Last but not least, we need a president who believes that America’s best days still lie ahead.

This is one of the most important elections in United States history, but we have learned that one election is all it takes to get America back on the right path. In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States. As President, he restored faith in America that had been lost during the Jimmy Carter years. As our Commander-in-Chief, Reagan created tax cuts, strengthened the economy, rebuilt our military, ended the Cold War, and gave voice to great American values. It is that kind of leadership that is desperately needed right now in this country. We do not need a president who thinks we should be like every other country in the world. We need a president who will stand for our principles and keep American citizens first.
Republicans must nominate someone who has been consistent on the issues facing this country. We cannot afford to elect a candidate who is inconsistent. And we cannot afford electing a candidate who does not have strong conservative ideals. If we’re going to nominate someone who is as liberal as the Democrats, why bother? There must be no doubt that the person we nominate will listen to the American people. We do not need a candidate who is supported by the establishment and who will play politics. We need a candidate who is supported by the grassroots and will keep his or her promises. We need a candidate who has a proven record of conservatism.

I believe, without any doubt, that the person we so desperately need is Texas Senator Ted Cruz. He has fought to defend the Constitution, our religious liberty, and our 2nd Amendment rights. He has fought against the overreach of government, which has become all too common lately. He has stood for the sanctity of human life and for marriage laws to be a state’s decision. He knows what it will take to restore this great nation, the United States of America.

This piece represents the second of the opinions of three staffers, but does not reflect the opinions of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, the LSNews.org editorial board, nor the advisor of LSNews.org. Questions or concerns can be directed to lspioneernews@gmail.com.


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