Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Written by Dr. Rich Swier
WOW! This 2016 Presidential Campaign is beginning to look like a mystery novel and the person the people want to call their American “Hero” is beginning to look like a “master deceiver”.
If you aren’t willing to know the truth then don’t bother to read any further, but this country is in serious trouble. To find out one of the “darlings” of the 2016 election is a master deceiver leaving a trail behind him even before the primary is really scary stuff.
I have followed Cruz for some time and originally thought he was actually one of the good guys – that he could be a savior for America. He would ask the right questions and kind of talk like Trump is calling “a spade a spade”.
The first thing that caught my attention was Cruz’s wife Heidi when I was doing my research on the North American Union (NAU). Common sense tells me you do not spend 5 years working on a Council on Foreign Relations “Task Force” and not support what they are doing.
Ted Cruz would have you believe his wife’s only 5 year involvement with the Task Force resulted in a “Dissenting Comment”. I do have to challenge Mr. Cruz on that because first of all you do not spend 5 years working on a project for a one paragraph comment and even if that was all the space she was given in the report her words are damning. Although we don’t want government controlling all the financial happenings in this country – private sector is no better. On pages 33-34 her words contend economic investment must be led by the private sector rather than government:
I support the Task Force report and its recommendations aimed at building a safer and more prosperous North America. Economic prosperity and a world safe from terrorism and other security threats are no doubt inextricably linked. While governments play an invaluable role in both regards, we must emphasize the imperative that economic investment be led and perpetuated by the private sector. There is no force proven like the market for aligning incentives, sourcing capital, and producing results like financial markets and profit-making businesses. This is simply necessary to sustain a higher living standard for the poorest among us – truly the measure of our success. As such, investment funds and financing mechanisms should be deemed attractive instruments by those committing the capital and should only be developed in conjunction with market participants.
May I ask Ms. Cruz if this is the thoughts of Goldman Sachs or Lehman Bros? Now you can understand why Cruz made this statement that he: “remains open to a path to legal status for undocumented workers.”
Mr. Cruz needs to explain to the American people where he stands on the North American Union issue. Remember Mr. Cruz is a George W. Bush boy having obtained each of his Washington D.C. positions on the recommendations of Bush and it was on Bush’s recommendation the Texas Republican Party supported Cruz for his run to the U.S. Senate.
Being mentored by a Bush can have its consequences as it has with Jeb Bush being Marco Rubio’s mentor. Rubio in so many ways is a clone of Bush. Both Rubio and Cruz have learned well from the Bush’s on how to avoid answering questions and then of course you aren’t lying.
Second in a growing list of concerns is Cruz’s eligibility. There are many American Cruz supporters who are willing to overlook this fact or make large excuses for him, but facts and truth are facts and truth. Outside of the fact Ted Cruz currently is not a citizen of any country, what are his qualifications to be President of the United States?
Rafael Cruz moved his family to Texas in 1974. When he was a child, Ted Cruz’s mother told him that she would have to make an affirmative act to claim Canadian citizenship for him, so his family assumed that he did not hold Canadian citizenship. In August 2013, after the Dallas Morning News pointed out that Cruz had dual Canadian-American citizenship, he applied to formally renounce his Canadian citizenship and ceased being a citizen of Canada on May 14, 2014.
Cruz’s Harvard friends issued a strong legal consensus is that with even one American parent—a circumstance shared by Obama and Cruz—a child born anywhere qualifies as a “natural born American,” entitled to citizenship at birth and therefore eligible to serve as president.
There’s that he said, she said, come to the middle word “consensus” again. I wonder if Cruz and his lawyers learned that from Carly Fiorina.
Originally, when the calls were beginning for Cruz to consider running in 2016, that’s when he became very concerned about a fact that he knew, but had never disclosed to the public, including during his Senate campaign a year earlier. Ted Cruz was born a Canadian citizen at birth, and remained a legal citizen of Canada, all the way up until May 14, 2014.
In short, Sen. Ted Cruz was a legal citizen of Canada when he ran for and became a U.S. Senator, without ever having disclosed his Canadian citizenship to Texas voters, which under both Texas and U.S. Election law, is an act of fraud. Ted Cruz had committed election fraud by failing to disclose to Texas voters that he was a Canadian citizen in 2012.
No one can say for certain, but I think it is a very fair guess, that had Ted Cruz disclosed to Texas voters in 2012, that he had always been and remained at that time a legal citizen of Canada, his Republican opponent, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, would have won that race and become the next U.S. Senator from Texas.
Many in Florida know Rubio is a liar and a deceiver which is why he isn’t getting the support of Floridians. Cruz is proving to fall into the same basket. He should be treated no differently than we have treated Obama when it came to his eligibility. Cruz can put this whole thing to rest by showing America his Birth Certificate.
By having retained his Canadian citizenship until 2014 means that he “could” have voted in Canada and ran for the Canadian Parliament at the same time he was in the U.S. Senate. This eligibility issue is showing a lack of integrity on the part of Cruz.
It was during this time that Cruz stated “that both he and Barack Obama were ineligible for the Oval Office”. After the revelation of his Canadian birth certificate, Cruz and his friends moved into “damage control” mode alleging he was a “dual-citizen” which puts us back to the previous paragraph.
It was his friends and Fox News that tried to clear Cruz’s path to the WH claiming now he was a “natural born citizen” based on his renouncing his Canadian birth.
So, here we go again – a freshman Senator who is a Harvard Lawyer, with Harvard law friends and no U.S. documentation to prove that he is a U.S. citizen of any type. A man with known foreign origins, and the son of a Father, Rafael Cruz Sr. who was at no time in his life a legal citizen of the United States until 35 years after Ted’s birth in Canada, when he renounced his Canadian citizenship and naturalized to the United States in 2005.
The problem is obvious for Cruz; he cannot or will not provide or even discuss his eligibility.
Now we have another large issue coming to the surface and that is where Cruz’s money is coming from and more importantly what he is using it for. It should be of great concerns to Americans what secret “BIG” money is behind these PAC’s supporting the candidates. A candidate must owe them something as they do with their dealings with the lobbyists.
As of this past July, 2015, Robert Mercer had provided the major source of funding ($37 million raised) by a quartet of unlimited-money super PACs supporting Cruz’s campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. Cruz’s presidential campaign contracted with Cambridge Analytica to provide data services, and the company has had talks with at least one of those super PACs, according to sources.
Robert Mercer is the owner of Cambridge Analytica and the lead donor of the Cruz Campaign. Cambridge Analytica is connected to a British firm called the SCL Group which provides governments, political groups and companies around the world with services ranging from military disinformation campaigns to social media branding and voter targeting.
The campaign “claims” most of these funds are coming from the “grassroots” energy, but it would appear that this is not the case. It’s not uncommon for political campaigns, parties and PACs to pay huge contracts for data and other services to companies affiliated with their consultants. But it’s less common for such contracts to go to firms affiliated with the donors funding the whole enterprise.
Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler said Chris Wilson, the campaign’s director of research and analytics, is using Cambridge Analytica to build models that identify and sort persuadable voters in early primary states by six key personality types, which will be used to target the campaign’s outreach.
This is beginning to sound more like a Political operation rather than a political campaign. This has been made possible partly by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which opened new avenues for unlimited political spending. This ruling opened unprecedented “cash cow” doors to secret funding of political campaigns. Americans knew this was going to end up being a dangerous decision, now it is beginning to become clear just who is operating campaigns and it’s not the people.
In case you are not aware the decision allows unions, corporations, and associations to spend unlimited amounts in elections provided that they don’t coordinate their efforts with a candidate themselves. This was one time Obama was right when he said this decision would “open the floodgates to special interests”, but you can rest assured he has made use of this decision himself. You see PAC – you are seeing big money!
Mercer is also a computer scientist and the co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund. Mercer and Cruz share a distrust of the IRS and Climate Change. They also share a view that leads to the White House in 2016. Mercer began his career at I.B.M. and made his fortune by using computer patterns to outsmart the stock markets. He has become the main donor in the Cruz campaigns 4 super PAC’s.
What is a hedge fund? It is a limited partnership of investors that uses high risk methods, such as investing with borrowed money, in hopes of realizing large capital gains. Those capital gains can come in many forms. Financial control of who is sitting in the White House is a very dangerous one for the American people.
The problem is with what Cruz is doing with his campaign money and using it to build data bases regarding American voters without their knowledge is no different than what the Federal government is doing.
Cruz’s campaigns investment in Cambridge Analytica — and their campaign’s embrace of their product — the Mercers also have become competitors in an increasingly cutthroat conservative political data race. Some of the right’s most influential and well-funded players — including the Koch brothers’ operation and the Republican National Committee — are jockeying for a market share and 2016 prospects in a political sub-industry expected to consume a huge portion of the billions spent in the campaign. The result of the competition could go a long way toward determining the winner of the White House and the Republican Party’s direction after the election.
It has been revealed the Cruz campaign has also linked with the Breitbart Group and Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Surveillance program to track, monitor and target YOU!
Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is using psychological data based on research spanning tens of millions of Facebook users also, harvesting largely without their permission, to boost his surging White House run and gain an edge over Donald Trump and other Republican rivals.
What does this show you about these individuals integrity, especially Cruz? Are you going to make more excuses for Cruz America?
In November it was revealed that Breitbart.com was data-mining for the Ted Cruz campaign. America, don’t you feel invaded? I mean their attitude is “what are they going to do about it?” Or Hillary’s “what difference does it make?”
Ted Cruz using the firm that harvested data on millions of unwitting Facebook users Exclusive: Documents reveal donor-funded US startup embedded in Republican’s campaign paid a little known UK university academics to collect psychological profiles on potential voters. That little known company is Cambridge Analytica.
Another thing that stands out in front is the $500,000 Ted Cruz’s PAC Keep the Promise I made to Carly Fiorina’s PAC Carly for America back when she was still in the 2nd strong debates. Now why would one presidential candidate give another presidential candidate “half a million dollars”?
Having received $10M from Toby Neugebauer, and energy investor; $11M from Robert Mercer; and $15M from the Texas Wilkes family to his various PAC’s, this isn’t a large amount of campaign funds to have when running for president.
Mercer has also donated $750,000K to Club for Growth in support of their $1M advertisement campaign against Donald Trump. Club for Growth spokesman Doug Sachtleben stated, “Trump is the worst kind of politician. He’ll say anything to get elected, and then he’ll do just the opposite when he’s in office.
But Mr. Sachtleben – all politicians do that, even the ones you are supporting that is why they are referred to as politicians.
This is why you are afraid of Trump because he really isn’t a politician and he doesn’t need the party support, or their money and he is “telling it like it is”.
It is certainly unheard of for one candidate to donate to another who when they are running against each other and Cruz has refused to answer the question which leave a great deal to the imagination.
Cruz has even had a sit down with Henry Kissinger (he was also part of the NAU Task Force). Now why would Cruz want guidance from someone America has come to know as a traitor as he is a New World Order man?
Oh, on the TPA/TPP deal – Cruz maybe supposedly only one of few that went into that locked room to read the TPA (maybe he took a nap) but first he was for it and then against it but in this video Cruz states “he is for “fast tracking” trade agreements and supports Obama doing same. Apparently Cruz doesn’t care about Americans having jobs or the country’s sovereignty.
Cruz has also stated he does not support the Common Core Standards, but I have to ask the question “why does he support government intervention in the education of our children at all”. He recently presented along with Mike Lee legislation that would have targeted Home Schoolers and linked them under “Private Schools” to be attached to the recently passed Communist ESEA. Once again, “non-educator” politicians trying to federally control another aspect of education.
The surest way to see another Democrat seize the Oval Office in 2016 is to run a blatantly unconstitutional candidate for the GOP.
Even Mr. Cruz has made the statement, “people run as who they are” and I would guess in the back of his mind he is referring to himself as well.