Senator Ted Cruz gets it. Stand on the Platform of the Republican Party, and you stand on principle … the Principles of Liberty. Conversely, those who “stand” on poll-tested rhetoric and tell the people only what their itching ears want to hear, instead of telling them what they need to hear, get Doled, McCained, and Romneyed.
Senator Cruz is doing what he promised to do during his campaign stump speeches. Senator Cruz is representing the people of Texas who elected him to do exactly what he is doing now in the Senate. And make no mistake about it, Senator Cruz stands on the Principles of Liberty.
Senator Ted Cruz stands on the Platform of the Republican Party, and we need more Platform Republicans like him, and we need to censure the McCains of the party (just like Precinct Committeemen in Maricopa County GOP censured McCain) when those Beltway GOP sell-outs repeatedly trash the principles that form the planks of the Republican Party. Beltway GOP trash the principles found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution every time they compromise on core principles that form the planks of the Republican Party platform.
In an interview on MSNBC, Senator McCain called on Senator Ted Cruz to apologize to Bob Dole for the remarks he made at CPAC when he pointed out that Dole, McCain and Romney did not take firm stands on the party platform. I am tired of men like McCain who try to cover their travesty of trashing the Principles of Liberty by appealing to their heroic war records. And LET ME BE CLEAR: Senator McCain and Bob Dole are war heroes. That fact is undisputed. They served their country heroically. There are other Americans who served heroically in battle, yet turned against the Principles of Liberty. Aaron Burr comes to mind. And there is another, more infamous than all the rest. At the Battle of Saratoga, General Benedict Arnold led American soldiers victoriously against the British. That heroic leadership was rendered meaningless, though, when Arnold turned traitor and nearly caused the utter defeat of American forces in the Hudson River Valley.
I am NOT saying Dole, McCain, or Romney have done anything as dastardly as Benedict Arnold did. However, these Beltway GOP “leaders” who continually compromise on principles may ultimately achieve the same result Arnold sought: the final and complete loss of American Liberty. You can only whittle at the base of a tree so long until it finally topples over (see Wikipedia’s entry on “Beaver” for details). The Tree of Liberty needs our support, and we need to keep the Beltway GOP beavers far from its base.
McCain is the only one who needs to apologize: for continually voting against key planks in the Republican Party Platform that uphold the Principles of Liberty. McCain needs to retire and join the ranks of failed Beltway GOP compromisers on the sidelines where he can do less harm to the Tree of Liberty.
Barry Goldwater summed up the point I am trying to make here when he said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And … moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”