Posts byJD Rucker

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on the Constitution

The United States Constitution is more than just a document. It’s not an outdated list of rules that modern people are supposed to fix. In fact, many of the problems that we have today are based upon attempts to change or circumvent the Constitution in order to modernize our ideology and identity as a nation.
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Can Prayer Influence Election Results?

In this hectic political season, it’s easy for those of us who follow both conservative politics and Judeo-Christian doctrine to lean towards politics. As I write this on the Sabbath, I find my mind drifting towards politics. The two don’t have to exist as mutually exclusive components in our lives. The separation of church and
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The One Reason the Democrats Fear a Ted Cruz Nomination

Conventional wisdom tells us that Ted Cruz represents a far-right ideology that the Democrats would want to take on head-to-head. That’s what many pundits believe and even many political strategists for Republicans, but the Democrats know better. As much as it pains me to admit it, they’re better than Republicans at analyzing candidates and finding
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In Politics, You Need to Have Faith

Initially, I intended to wait until after the results of the Iowa caucus before writing this, but that doesn’t really match the tone. When you read this, you’ve probably already seen the results which is why the pre-caucus perspective is important when it comes to faith in the system and our leaders.
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Will Iowa Choose the Salesman or the Statesman?

On Monday, Iowa Republicans will cast the most impactful Presidential caucus vote that they’ve ever made. Some will try to downplay the importance, but the ebb and flow of the 2016 election will tilt dramatically based on whether Iowans decide they want the salesman Donald Trump or the statesman Ted Cruz.
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Eminent Domain Must Be Redefined

As a Constitutional conservative, the very thought of changing things in the Constitution gives me pause. I’m reluctant about “modernizing” as a trend towards the Constitution based upon what we’ve seen done by the Supreme Court over the decades as well as our current President. The SCOTUS took advantage of the Constitution with rulings such
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Five Misconceptions About Donald Trump

It’s futile to try to post a short list of the misconceptions that surround GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. We’ve tried to narrow it all down to the top five biggest things that most people get wrong about him. He’s not a bad guy, nor is he our savior. He’s somewhere in between and completely
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The Ugly (and necessary) Game of Political Endorsements

As a Ted Cruz supporter, I love the fact that former Texas Governor and two-time Presidential candidate Rick Perry just endorsed him. As a student of how politics and cronyism works in America, I really wish that all endorsements were transparent, organized by type, and consolidated into a single area not dissimilar to how LinkedIn
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Donald Trump IS the Establishment

Political pundits have been scrambling for the last week trying to explain why the Republican Establishment would be racing to support Donald Trump, particularly in Iowa. They’ve united on many fronts to oppose Ted Cruz. Meanwhile a group of stalwart conservatives have rallied around Cruz and have even locked arms in opposition to Trump. What
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Why a Flat Tax is the Only Way to Go

On one side, we have Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump proposing redistribution of wealth through progressive tax plans. On the other side, we have Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Ben Carson proposing a flat tax plan. Which direction is better for America?
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Sarah Palin Endorsed Donald Trump and Yes, that Sucks

When Donald Trump announced on his Facebook page that he was making a special announcement today and that he had a special guest, I was worried. There was speculation that it was former Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, but admit finding myself hoping for someone else. I was wrong and as much as we’d
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Can Bernie Sanders Win the Nomination?

The 2016 Presidential election may end up being a snore fest depending on the nominees, but the months prior to the nominations being solidified seemed destined to be unique. Then again, they may also seem to be eerily familiar to Hillary Clinton who is watching a once-dominant lead whither away like it did in 2008.
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