35 Things That Ted Cruz Asked Americans To Imagine As He Announced His Run For President

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

At Liberty University today, Sen. Ted Cruz asked the audience to “imagine” with him his personal story and the historic nature of the fight to restore America.

“I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today I am announcing that I’m running for president of the United States,” he said to a cheering crowd.

But what Cruz wanted the crowd to do most was to “imagine” a better future for America.

Here are the 35 things he asked the crowd to “imagine:”

  1. Imagine your parents when they were children.
  2. Imagine a little girl growing up in Wilmington, Delaware during World War II
  3. Imagine a teenage boy, not much younger than many of you here today, growing up
    in Cuba. Jet black hair, skinny as a rail.
  4. Imagine for a second the hope that was in his heart as he rode that ferry boat across
    to Key West.
  5. Imagine a young married couple, living together in the 1970s, neither
    one of them has a personal relationship with Jesus.
  6. Imagine another little girl living in Africa, in Kenya and Nigeria.
  7. Imagine another teenage boy being raised in Houston.
  8. Imagine millions of courageous conservatives, all across America, rising up together to say in unison “we demand our liberty.”
  9. Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls
    and voting our values.
  10. Imagine millions of young people coming together and standing together, saying “we will stand for liberty.”
  11. Imagine instead of economic stagnation, booming economic growth.
  12. Imagine small businesses growing and prospering.
  13. Imagine young people coming out of school with four, five, six job offers.
  14. Imagine innovation thriving on the Internet as government regulators.
  15. Imagine America finally becoming energy self-sufficient as millions and millions of
    high-paying jobs are created.
  16. Imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare.
  17. Imagine health care reform that keeps government out of the way between you and
    your doctor and that makes health insurance personal and portable and affordable.
  18. Imagine a simple flat tax that lets every American fill out his or her taxes on a postcard.
  19. Imagine abolishing the IRS.
  20. Imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders.
  21. Imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes and celebrates those who
    come to achieve the American dream.
  22. Imagine a federal government that stands for the First
    Amendment rights of every American.
  23. Imagine a federal government that works to defend the sanctity of human life…
  24. Imagine a federal government that protects the right to keep and bear arms of all
    law-abiding Americans.
  25. Imagine a federal government that protected the privacy rights of every American.
  26. Imagine repealing every word of Common Core.
  27. Imagine embracing school choice as the civil rights issue of the next generation.
  28. Imagine a president who stands unapologetically with the nation of Israel.
  29. Imagine a president who says “I will honor the Constitution, and under no
    circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
  30. Imagine a president who says “We will stand up and defeat radical Islamic
    terrorism and we will call it by its name.”
  31. Imagine it’s 1775, and you and I were sitting there in Richmond listening to Patrick Henry say give me liberty or give me death.
  32. Imagine it’s 1776 and we were watching the 54 signers of the Declaration of
    Independence stand together and pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred
    honor to igniting the promise of America.
  33. Imagine it was 1777 and we were watching General Washington as he lost battle,
    after battle, after battle in the freezing cold as his soldiers with no shoes were dying,
    fighting for freedom against the most powerful army in the world.
  34. Imagine it’s 1933 and we were listening to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt tell
    America at a time of crushing depression, at a time of a gathering storm abroad, that
    we have nothing to fear but fear itself.
  35. Imagine it’s 1979 and you and I were listening to Ronald Reagan.


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