Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has a reputation as being a staunch conservative, one who always votes to the right in his role as a Senator and who believes in conservative principles like small government, limiting taxes, and strong national defense. That’s the perception. The reality is that he’s conservative in all the right places, leaving room for pragmatic doctrine in situations when right versus left is really a question of right versus wrong.
There is a bitter tone in Washington DC. It started off as a brief but loud shout in 2010, then quickly quieted to a steady murmur for the following four years. The source goes by a few names including the Tea Party, right-wing rebels, and even the brat pack. In the House of Representatives, they’re called the Freedom Caucus and they represent everything that the Republican Party and the United States of America needs to embrace if we’re going to pull out of the death spiral that the last three Presidents have put us in.