We endorse Ted Cruz for President

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Five candidates remain in the race for the White House.

No candidate is perfect. Some are worse than others. Candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both of whom openly support killing children, the destruction of marriage, and attacks on religious liberty, are simply not options for Catholic voters. They must be defeated.

Which leaves Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Who do we trust? Who do you trust?

Who will protect the Little Sisters of the Poor and religious liberty for all? Who will revitalize our economy? Who will appoint Supreme Court justices that will respect our Constitution and the proper role of judges? Who will support strong families and a culture of marriage? Who will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care system that is just, affordable, and respectful of our rights to conscience? Who will take the fight to ISIS and protect Christians in the Middle East and Americans at home?

The answer is obvious. We believe the choice is now clear.

Today we are proud to endorse Ted Cruz for President.

  • Senator Cruz has consistently defended the First Amendment right to religious liberty. As Solicitor General of Texas, Ted Cruz argued in favor of a Ten Commandments display in court. The case eventually led to a Supreme Court victory for religious expression.
  • Cruz has promised to investigate Planned Parenthood and stop once and for all the taxpayer giveaway of hundreds of millions of dollars every year to the abortion giant.
  • Cruz has a plan to lower taxes for everyone, abolish the IRS, and repeal job-killing regulations that hurt workers and small businesses.
  • Cruz understands the qualities necessary for Supreme Court justices that will obey the Constitution.
  • Cruz has never wavered in his support of the rights of those working to create a marriage culture.
  • Cruz has fought Obamacare in the Senate and has promised to repeal it as President.
  • Cruz has a real plan to defeat ISIS – not just rhetoric – and has promised to protect Christians in the Middle East, without resorting to war crimes or torture.

And a final reason we’re endorsing Ted Cruz:

Unlike Donald Trump, Cruz can defeat Hillary Clinton and win!

Since the presidential race began over a year ago, many talented leaders have run the race. Of those that remain, we are convinced that Ted Cruz is far and away the best choice – and the only acceptable choice with a viable path both to win the Republican nomination this summer and the general election in November.

Ted Cruz has a consistent record of supporting pro-life causes, of supporting religious freedom, and of supporting marriage. And, despite what the tabloids say, has by all trustworthy reports conducted himself as a good husband and father.

We knew at the outset of this process we could never support Hillary Clinton. It did not take us long to definitively conclude we could not support Donald Trump. The field is now clear enough for us to unambiguously support Ted Cruz.

The media wants you to believe that Donald Trump’s nomination is inevitable, but as usual, they’re wrong! Trump has only won 38% of the vote during these primaries. Historically, candidates who fail to achieve a majority of delegates going into a contested convention do not win the nomination.

John Kasich has only won his home state, has lost every other contest, and continues to raise doubts about his commitment to the things we believe are foundational. It is impossible for him to win enough delegates during the primaries to secure the nomination.

The next state in the nomination contest is Tuesday, May 3rd: the winner-takes-most Indiana primary. Polling indicates that the race in the Hoosier is a toss up.

We will be active in Indiana promoting a Ted Cruz victory over Donald Trump.

We are launching new ads this week targeting every voter we can reach. Catholics must unite around Ted Cruz now.

If you believe in our decision and can help, please consider making a donation to our campaign to mobilize Catholic voters for Ted Cruz now!

It’s time to unite and help Ted Cruz win.

The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of CatholicVote.org

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10 Comments

  1. Wow. Or rather, woe. As a Catholic site, you cannot go 100% for Cruz, to do that is to ignore your faith for politics. Abolishing the IRS and lowering taxes are not only stupid but are irrelevant to our faith. Actually, lower taxes go against out faith, because they mean less services for the poor and education etc. Only helping the rich. Also, repealing the ACA is not great, repealing the sections that support abortion is great, but not everything else. What we need is universal health care. That is the Catholic position. And fighting ISIS? He said he is going to “carpet bomb” them, that is pure dangerous rhetoric. What we need is full scale intervention with huge amounts of care for civilians and decade long investments for peace and nation building, no half assing it. He acts as if bombing is enough, we’re already doing that.

    Oh, and he is anti immigrant, and anti refugee, and I think he’s probably also against religious freedom when he targets Muslims. Doesn’t he also support capital punishment? And hasn’t he played dirty politics?

    He is not someone any true Catholic can or should be proud of to support, he is simply the lesser of the evils, but still an evil. The fact that he is against abortion, euthanasia and same sex marriage are the ONLY reasons to vote for him. (The Christian symbols in govt are good, but can you say he supports religious freedom if he targets Muslims? No.)

    • Forgot to mention, he also supports guns, which kill innocents. To support guns is to allow gun violence and that is not a Catholic position. Also he’s against action against climate change, which goes against being stewards of the Earth, and is not a Catholic position

    • Jose, you seem to be ignorant of you faith. We as Catholics are supposed to be helping the less fortunate not our oppressive govt! You attribute Trump policy to Cruz. It is obvious that you are just a “hater”!

  2. George Foster on

    While Ted Cruz is the “lesser of evils” when compared to Donald Trump, I will not join in sacrificing the Mexican and Muslim communities in the United States (by threatening intimidation and mass deportation), nor support the use of torture on terrorist prisoners, by voting for Cruz. However unlikely at this point (April 27), I continue to hope for a contested Republican Convention that will select John Kasich, the only “adult in the room” in the 2016 presidential contest. He’s not perfect, but at least he is open minded, restrained, and rational — a person who believes in dialogue and compromise (when compromise is needed to advance a good cause, keeping the ultimate goal in view). Thank you, and may God bless you all.

  3. Fr. Micheas Langston, OSB on

    Have you already forgotten how he shut down the govt. In 2013, forcing the Archdiocese for Military Services to alert military parishes that they might have no weekend services, & that their civilian contractor priests were threatened with arrest if they said Mass on a military installation? Cruz caused this…

  4. You forgot to mention Cruz, a freshman senator, closing down the government over Obamacare?

    If I ever unite behind Cruz it will be FAR behind him.

  5. I won’t vote for a politician again. They are all liars. Quit sending me your garbage. I have already voted. I voted early and it wasn’t for ole Ted.

  6. I am glad a catholic organization got behind the only credible Christian candidate left in the race. It was just a little too late.

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