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Ted Cruz’s Dad: The Bible Tells You Exactly to Vote For in Today’s Elections

Rafael Cruz, the outspoken father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, told a Foxboro, Massachusetts audience last week that Christians should have no trouble when deciding how to cast their vote. It is all in the Bible.

“And let me tell you, the Bible talks a lot about politics,” Rafael Cruz said during the event hosted by radio host Jeff Kuhner. “As a matter of fact, did you know that the Bible tells you exactly who to vote for? Very, very clearly the Bible tells you who to vote for. Let me prove it to you.”

He then outlined exactly the qualifications that godly Christians should look for in all candidates – “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.”

The first, the elder Cruz explained simply means you should not vote for the “village idiot.”

The second, means that they should be religious people who obey God and are pro-life.

“For example, you defend the sanctity of life. But beyond the moral code, that means you live a life of integrity, honesty, hard work, individual responsibility, the rule of law, and ,yes, free enterprise and limited government, the Bible has a lot to say about all those.”

The third qualification, Pastor Cruz stressed, means choosing people who are not like the current occupants of the White House.

“Haven’t we had enough men and women of lies in government? I mean, this administration will tell you one lie to cover up the previous lie,” Cruz preached on.

The fourth qualification means choosing those who did not desire to rule too much.

In addition to outlining these qualifications for Biblical voting, Cruz also told the Massachusetts group that the link between good government and the Bible was even codified in the Constitution, which echoes the founding fathers’ faith and desire to found a Christian nation.

“And only take matters of great importance up to Moses, everything else you handle yourself,” the elder Cruz explained, paraphrasing Exodus 18:22. “In other words, at the local level. That is Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, that’s the 9th Amendment, and the 10th Amendment. The essence of federalism in two verses of scripture.”

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  • jimpotter

    That’s what religion is all about, manipulating people to achieve your goals.

  • dacr555

    All this is nutty. Regarding his fourth point – he should look to his own son if he wants to find a man of real ambition who wants to rule TOO much. Using relligion to promote your own narrow, right wing agenda is what what these nuts are doing. Man using religion to back up their own evil intentions has caused so much pain throughout history. I’m all for God – not religion.