For the first time in three decades, a true conservative has an opportunity to return values and prudence to the White House. Not since Ronald Reagan has a defender of the Constitution been so close to sitting in the Oval Office and renewing the promises that made America exceptional. This country has suffered through over a quarter century of poor leadership and destructive policies and the only man that can change this disastrous trend is Ted Cruz.
When the election season started last year, I found myself filled with hope. The field of candidates included strong conservatives and it seemed like the only real Establishment threat was Jeb Bush. The sentiment around the country following the disappointment of a Congress that remained liberal despite being controlled by Republicans favored the conservative cause. It was clear that this would be an anti-Establishment election year until the ultimate Establishment mole worked his way into the conversation. Donald Trump, the most experienced manipulator of crony politics that has ever run for President, was able to spin the narrative in his direction and steal the thunder from the proven anti-Establishment candidate. While Trump was playing the Establishment game, Cruz was making enemies in all the right places, but that reality was lost in the media’s salivating obsession with the false anti-Establishment candidate.
Since earlier this year when Trump denial turned to Trump regrets, we’ve seen many patriotic conservatives stand to be counted. Erick Erickson, Ben Shapiro, Brent Bozell III, Glenn Beck, and Mark Levin used their status as real pundits to share the truth about Trump while shedding light on the qualities of Ted Cruz, but it hasn’t been enough. There’s a strong delusion sweeping the country, one that is so powerful that I haven’t discounted it’s possible Biblical implications. However, there’s a difference between acknowledging the powers and principalities and fearing them. I do not fear them and unless stopping Trump and promoting Cruz becomes impossible, I will continue to fight. I ask all true conservatives to do the same.
Now is not the time to stand on the sidelines and wonder at the Trump phenomenon. Now is not the time to accept Trump as an inevitability or to lose hope in Cruz’s chances to defeat him. Just as Trump’s supporters have shielded themselves against the facts, so too must Cruz supporters shield themselves from the lies.