Political Ideology: Ted Cruz

Evan Stoltzfus

Background Info

Ted Cruz is the U.S. Senator from Texas. Cruz(Republican) was elected as the 34th senator to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and is the 1st Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. senator representing Texas. He's a passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution. Ted won a decisive victory despite having never before been elected to office.


Ted’s father was born in Cuba, fought in the revolution, and was imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Austin, Texas in 1957. Ted’s calling to public service is inspired by his observation of the pursuit of freedom and opportunity in America. Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. Before being elected, Ted received national acclaim in his many victories as the Solicitor General of Texas. Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.

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Political Ideology

Ted Cruz: Conservative

Senator Ted Cruz's views represent the Conservative ideology. This shows through his references to Christian background (father is a pastor), belief that the next generation can "restore" America, and the fact that he fought to keep "under God" in the pledge of allegiance, right to keep and bear arms, and to keep the Texas Ten Commandments Monument.

Evidence 1

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Evidence 1 Description

A lot of Cruz's views come from his Christian background. As explained in the picture above, what Cruz wants to defend is Christianity(represented by the cross) from being persecuted.

Evidence 2

A Time for Truth

Evidence 2 Description

Cruz talks about how he believes that the new generation can restore America and deliver it to it's promise.

Evidence 3

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Evidence 3 Description

The picture above explains that as Solicitor General of Texas he successfully defended the right to bear arms, keep "under God" in the pledge, and keep the Texas Ten Commandments Monument.