Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz Review (b. December 22, 1970) is an American, Conservative politician who is a present senator of Texas, and also was one on the head managers of George W. Busch’s 2000 presidential campaign. Ted Cruz began his political career in 1999, a few years after he graduated from Harvard Law school in 1995, earning himself a nice position at the federal trade commission. Another one of Cruz’s political careers was occupying the position of Solicitor General of Texas from 2003-2008. Ted identifies himself as a Southern Baptist.
Born: December 22, 1970 (age 45) Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Residence: Houston, Texas, United States
Political Party: Republican (Conservative)
Spouse: Heidi Cruz (m. 2001)
Education: Princeton University, Harvard Law School
Political Office: Solicitor General of Texas: Jan. 2003 – May. 2008
Texas Senator: Jan. 2013 – Present
Early Life: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. However, is a natural born U.S. citizen because both of his parents were U.S. citizen, and his mother’s American roots stretched a few generations back.
Cruz was only 4 years old when his Father left him and his mother and left for Dallas, Texas. Ted’s parents eventually reconciled with each other and both moved to Houston, Texas and remained together for the rest of Cruz’s childhood.
Cruz graduated from Princeton University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public policy. And went on to win several National, and Continental debate tournaments. And in 1995 Cruz Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in law from the Harvard School of Law.
Early Careers: After Graduating in 1995 Cruz became the first Hispanic Law Clerk of a Chief Justice of the United States.
After his clerkships, Cruz fought several law suits for the NRA (National Rifle Association) and helped prepare the testimony for President Clinton’s Impeachment.
Cruz also served as a private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during a lawsuit. Ted was also an advisor for the Busch family for several years.
In 2003 the Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, Appointed Ted to office in the position of Solicitor General of Texas from 2003-2008. And in 2012 Cruz announced that he would be running for the Texas Senate. And he took the vote 56.4% to 43.6%. Beginning on September 24, 2013, Cruz gave a 21-hour speech on the senate floor against Obamacare. The speech greatly boosted his national profile and led to denunciations from much of the media. He has written well-over 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs, argued 40 and counting oral arguments. In addition, he has argued 9 Supreme Court cases. Today Cruz still serves in the Texas Senate. His qualifications in being an attorney alone and a number of other things, are unreachable.
In the deciding case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by the attorney generals of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, so being unconstitutional. In addition, he successfully defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Supreme Court. Ted Cruz has been at the head of many such crucial cases. He has written well-over 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs, argued 40 and counting oral arguments. In addition, he has argued 9 Supreme Court cases. Today Cruz still serves in the Texas Senate. His qualifications in being an attorney alone and a number of other things, are unreachable.
2016 Presidential Campaign: On March 23, 2015, Cruz announced He was running for President via Twitter. Some of the other candidates from the republican party include(d) Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Busch, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, John Kasich, and Others. Cruz won the Iowa Caucuses recently, making him the first Hispanic to win a caucus. Ted maintains about 21% of the Republican vote at the time of this article and has maintained near that percentage for about 2 months now. Cruz promises to improve our immigration policies, and our relations with the Nations of Israel, Russia, and the U.K. Cruz also claims that he too would take into consideration, building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico Border, and potentially put a short term ban on any immigration whatsoever.
Political Views: Cruz has identified himself as an American Conservative ever since he graduated college. And has only made his stance on politics even clearer since beginning his political career. Cruz has sponsored several Pro-Life and Pro-Israeli relations bills since being voted into the U.S. Senate in 2013. One of the main bills he Sponsored, passed unanimously in 2014. The Bill, Opposed Iran receiving soldiers from the U.N., with which to enter the U.S.
Cruz wants to decrease the size of the government significantly. In addition to eliminating the IRS, Cruz has promised to eliminate four other cabinet level agencies. He proposes to eliminate the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Taken from his campaign website:
“Ted Cruz will empower the people by reducing the alphabet soup of Agencies, Bureaus, Commissions, and other programs that prop up special interests, at the taxpayer’s expense. The Cruz Five for Freedom Spending Plan identifies an initial 25 programs. The Cruz plan re-institutes President Reagan’s Grace Commission to assess federal spending levels and evaluate areas of waste and fraud. Ted Cruz would appoint private-sector leaders to serve on a commission that, as President Reagan put it, would “work like blood hounds” to improve government efficiency. The original Grace Commission report recommended 2,478 “cost-cutting, revenue-enhancing” suggestions, without raising taxes, weakening defense, or harming social welfare.
A President Cruz will hold Congress accountable by enacting a strong Balanced Budget Amendment and requiring that a majority of members approve any major, cost-inducing regulation. And he will reduce costs by instituting a hiring freeze and federal pay reforms.”
Ted calls himself a Southern Baptist, and actively attends his church in Houston, Texas. Which his father, Rafael Cruz, Pastors. Cruz has also Sponsored several religious freedom Bills which directly benefit Christians.