I want you to take a good, hard look at me, America, because this is exactly what you’ve got coming.— Ted Cruz
The most cheering Ted Cruz quotes to get the best of your day
Climate change is the perfect pseudoscientific theory for a big government politician who wants more power. Why? Because it is a theory that can never be disproven.
Donald Trump threatened to file a defamation suit against me for running a TV ad that consisted only entirely of his own words on national television. Now, that's really a remarkable theory, that it is defamation to show people what he said on national TV. I think the voters are smarter than that.
I'm a maniac, and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly.
And Ben [Carson] you're a terrible surgeon.
Let's go back to the beginning of the Obama administration, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama led NATO in toppling the government in Libya. They did it because they wanted to promote democracy. A number of Republicans supported them. Well, the result is, Libya is now a terrorist war zone run by jihadists.
I've spent the past month in Washington D.C. and it is terrific to be back in America.
The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming.
Contrary to all the theories that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened.
Social justice is collectivism. Social justice is the rights of a group. It denies individual responsibility. It's a negation of individual responsibility, so social justice is totally contrary to the Word of God.
Start being biblically correct, instead of politically correct.
The front line with ISIS isn't just in Iraq and Syria, it's in Kennedy Airport and the Rio Grande. Border security is national security.
I think the debate was really some powerful moments of clarity.
We saw that Donald Trump, substantively, has the same issues on issue after issue as Hillary Clinton. He agreed with Hillary Clinton on Libya, toppling the government in Libya. That led directly to Benghazi, led to handing that country over to radical Islamic terrorism.
We deserve leaders who stand for principal, who unite us all behind shared values, who cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect from everybody.
How do we get America back to work? President Obama thinks the answer is more and more government. Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.
It's just like calling homosexuals 'gays.
' Gay means happy! You know, it's just to try to dilute it so that it becomes socially acceptable, and if you say anything against homosexual marriage or anything - 'Oh, you're not tolerant.' So we're supposed to prostitute our principles, on behalf of tolerance.
In the 13 months I've been in the Senate, it has become apparent to me the single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they're forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode.
We need to use overwhelming air power.
We need to be arming the Kurds. We need to be fighting and killing ISIS where they are.
I have been proud to fight and stand for religious liberty, to stand against Planned Parenthood, to defend life for my entire career.
Move over to Egypt. Once again, the [Barack] Obama administration, encouraged by Republicans, toppled [Hosni] Mubarak who had been a reliable ally of the United States, of Israel, and in its place, [Mohamed] Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came in, a terrorist organization.
We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth. Border security is national security and we will not be admitting jihadists as refugees.
Here's why most campaigns get data wrong.
They treat it as an afterthought and they treat it as sort of a logistic.
Carli Fiorina thinks the answer for Social Security and Medicare is.
..zero-based budgeting! Christ. People of a certain age are all banging their heads on the table right now.
If you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, then you are signing your death warrant.
One of the problems with Marco's [Rubio] foreign policy is he has far too often supported Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama undermining governments in the Middle East that have helped radical Islamic terrorists.
Political correctness is bad.
But you know what? There's far more pain involved in rolling over, far more pain in hiding.
I don't think we should be engaged in nation-building.
It's not our job to turn foreign nations into democratic utopias, to try to turn Iraq into Switzerland. It is the military's job to hunt down and kill our enemies, to kill ISIS before they murder American citizens and they wage jihad.
In the Second Amendment, it's not about hunting, it's not about target shooting, it's about protecting your home and your family and your life.
What the USA Freedom Act did is it did two things.
Number one, it ended the federal government's bulk collection of phone metadata of millions of law-abiding citizens.
The heart of a grass-roots campaign is the ownership.
I think the first and principle objective is to repeal Obamacare before it does lasting, fundamental damage to our health care system, to our individual liberty, to the relationship each of us has with his or her doctor.
Whatever the history of U.S. intervention in Iraq, our priorities now should be to protect our people and defend our national security interests, not to try to resolve an intractable religious divide some 1,500 years in the making.
I think it's an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression, because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away.
I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody.
Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians. I’ll work with Martians. If — and the if is critical — they're willing to cut spending and reduce the debt.
Every month, we get the reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say even more people have given up looking for work.
Social justice is group psychology, it's group rights, it's collectivisim, and it's a negation of individual responsibility, which is what the Bible teaches. Individual responsibility. And of course, social justice leads very quickly to socialism, and ultimately to communism.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand that government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs do.
A good impression is great. But a bad impression is even better.
Far too many young people are living in their parents' basements, and I think it is important for people to have hope and a vision things can be different.
While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar's transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other.
I have never supported amnesty, and I led the fight against Chuck Schumer's gang of eight amnesty legislation in the Senate.
Well, guess what, I’m Cuban! And no self-respecting Cuban man of the era would let his wife work.
I want more rules, more scrutiny, and to defend the country.
If you want to beat Donald Trump, you know, one of the clearest indications of who can beat Trump is Donald spends every waking moment attacking me. He doesn't attack any other candidates, because his campaign views us as the only real threat to him.
The Constitution is brilliant for accountability;
for posing factions against each other, to fight amongst themselves in government, which protects our liberty. But also in ensuring that decision-making is made by those who the people can hold accountable.
We talked a lot about Donald's [Trump] record on immigration.
There is irony that he has made the center of his entire campaign immigration, given that he faced a $1 million court judgment for being part of a conspiracy to hire illegal aliens, given that news broke that he is hiring foreign workers at his fancy hotel in Florida.
I believe in a America first foreign policy, that far too often President [Barack] Obama and Hillary Clinton - and, unfortunately, more than a few Republicans - have gotten distracted from the central focus of keeping this country safe.
I am blessed to receive a word from God every day in receiving the scriptures and reading the scriptures. And God speaks through the Bible.
Washington D.C. politics is like Hollywood for ugly people.
Because the math is, if you - 5 percent of a million is a lot more than 5 percent of a thousand. So yeah, someone who makes more money, numerically, it's gonna be higher. But the greatest gains, percentage-wise, for people, are gonna be at the lower end of our plan.
Fifty-five years ago, when my dad was a penniless teenager, thank God some well-meaning bureaucrat didn't put his arm around him and say let me take care of you.