(TPNN) – Senator Ted Cruz is sounding like a 2016 presidential candidate, even though he’s not officially declared, with striking a cord as patriotic, principled and passionate as the last conservative president in America, Ronald Reagan.
And the enthusiastic crowd of conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit greeted Cruz with repeated breaks of thunderous applause on Saturday as Cruz brought the house down.
“What I want to talk to you about today is reigniting the Miracle of America,” Cruz began the body of his unifying remarks. “This country was built on an extraordinary miracle. The miracle of America began with the revolutionary idea, which is that our rights — they don’t come from government; they come from God Almighty,” Cruz affirmed.
Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, the Texas senator and Tea Party favorite said that the Constitution serves as “chains to bind the mischief of government.”
“There has been no country in the history of the world that has allowed so many millions with nothing to come and seek the unlimited dreams of their potential,” Cruz stated, using the example of America being the only country in the world where you can start out washing dishes or waiting tables, and rise up to be anything.
Cruz said that we must get the “senseless obstacles from Washington out-of-the-way,” and received perhaps his biggest applause of the day when he said regulatory reform meant “sending the locusts of the EPA back to Washington,” repealing “every word of Obamacare” and “we need to abolish the IRS,” which he call the most important tax reform.
Seeming to speak directly to the other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, especially the establishment types, Cruz threw down a gauntlet of powerful “show me where you stood up and fought” challenges:
“And one of the most important roles for the men and women in this room is to look each candidate in the eye and say, ‘Don’t talk; show me.’
- If you say you support liberty, show me where you stood up and fought it.
- If you say you support religious liberty, show me where you stood up and fought for it.
- If you say you oppose Obamacare, show me where you stood up and fought against it.
- If you say you oppose the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, show me where you’ve stood up and fought.
- If you say you support life and you support marriage, show me where you stood up and fought.
- If you say you’ll stand up to the Washington establishment, the career politicians of both parties, that have gotten us in this mess, show me where you stood up and fought.
- If you say you oppose Common Core, show me where you where you stood up and fought.
- And if you say you stand with our friend and ally, the Nation of Israel, show me where you stood up and fought.”Cruz, who has fought the political establishment in both parties to balance the budget, repeal Obamacare and fight Obama’s illegal amnesty, urged conservatives to “reassemble the Reagan coalition.”“We need to unify — we need to bring together conservatives, and evangelicals, and Libertarians, and Republican men and women and Reagan Democrats, and young people. We need to bring together a coalition of Americans who want to believe again,” he proclaimed.It looks like the 2016 presidential campaign has at least unofficially kicked off, folks.WATCH ENTIRE SPEECH BELOW:Source:http://www.teaparty.org/ted-cruz-throws-down-the-gauntlet-to-gop-establishment-presidential-hopefuls-show-me-where-you-fought-79374/