WASHINGTON, November 8, 2013 — Senator Ted Cruz said before the government shutdown, “How I would characterize my views, are that I think the United States should be a clarion voice for liberty, that we should speak against oppression, against tyranny and for freedom.”
Did the shutdown help Cruz make the United States a voice for liberty and freedom?
Honest economic systems need to be backed by honest money. Honest money has one undeniable quality: it retains its value over time where it is accepted as the medium of exchange. The U.S. national debt levels are growing at such a rate that debt will be a burden for generations. The U.S. dollar could lose its value because America is printing so much money.
Senator Cruz and others with the same mindset used the national debt issue to rally support against the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The shutdown had many around the world worried. The Chinese announced that the world needs to be de-Americanized, and that the world needs to adopt a currency to replace the dollar in the world economy. It said the dollar cannot be relied upon.
In a way, that the shutdown actually took place is a symbol to the world of liberty and freedom. Where else in the world can representatives of the people tell the government we will give you no more money? That is cause for immediate re-education in places like China and Zimbabwe, and expulsion from the party in countries like Canada, France, or Brazil.
Standing against Obamacare is merely fighting a symptom. Government debt has been on the rampage since Reagan’s days though present administration has taken it to a new level. What is needed is honesty about liberty and freedom and restoring America’s tarnished image abroad. An out of control Federal Reserve, failed in its duty. Record numbers are dropping out of the economy. The government is bailing out the wealthy after years of telling people socialism is wrong, and suddenly there are new terms like too big to fail.
If Cruz really wants America to remain a beacon of liberty and freedom around the world, more attention must be paid to the 14th amendment, especially when it says “nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This means that the law cannot treat anybody better than anybody else. This clause is vital to freedom and nullifies the idea of special interests groups.
If the states are to treat everybody equally, exemptions and special interests become unconstitutional.
A few days ago Cruz said, “there are two things I have unabiding faith in: One is a benevolent God who loves each and every one of us, and number two is the American people who love liberty and opportunity unlike any nation, any people in the history of the world.”
Wealth concentrates when the markets are not allowed to regulate the inefficient. Imagine how many small and nimble banks would exist if government allowed the free market to decide which survived and which failed.
There must be a difference between what is described as tyrannical states and a land of the free. Grasping the full implications of amendment 14, there will be two voices in the world, one for freedom, or the voice of corporations tied in with governments.
Amendment 14 has no qualifications, if one person is exempt, anybody can choose to be exempt, that is freedom. Not taking amendment 14 seriously America can never be a voice for freedom, the US government will be a voice for American corporations competing in the global sphere for markets and resources that has nothing to do with freedom, it is as simple as that.
Is Cruz the right man to fight for reduced government? Only time will tell.