Is Ted Cruz A Demagogue Or A Statesman?
March 7, 2014 by Bob Livingston
Senator Ted Cruz offered red meat to conservatives during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday. His words will doubtless keep him in the top tier of GOP Presidential contenders.
He hit on three topics crucial to rolling back tyranny and restoring Constitutional governance:
- Repealing the income tax.
- Ending the “corrupt, interlocking system” of lobbyists, lawyers and consultants that are “suckling off of Washington.”
- And the Federal Reserve.
Repealing the income tax and auditing the Federal Reserve don’t go far enough. The income tax is essential to Federal Reserve system because fiat money systems require regulation of credit and consumption. Though many people would like to see the income tax repealed, few understand what the income tax’s purpose is. (Hint: It’s not to fund the government.) I will explain this in more detail in my Monday column.
Efforts to audit the Federal Reserve cause the elites and banksters to go apoplectic. There is a reason. They want the people to remain in the dark about how the Federal Reserve is a theft system that transfers wealth from the producers and savers to the wealthy oligarchs who own government. Only one politician in the past 50 years has really understood the Fed and fought tooth and nail to expose it. He was cast by the mainstream media as a crank. But Ron Paul was a statesman.
On ending the revolving door between Congress, Congressional staffers, alphabet soup regulatory agencies and the corporations they are charged with regulating, Cruz is correct. We have pointed out this process in articles about the Obamacare law, Monsanto, Big Pharma and Thursday’s article on the monitor that the Department of Justice has installed at Apple. Almost without exception, laws passed by Congress and regulations issued by the bureaucrats today are written by and for the corporations and lobbyists to their benefit.
Cruz’s attack on the Fed and the crony system is curious, given that his wife works for Goldman Sachs, one of the chief beneficiaries of the system. That means that, by extension, he benefits from the system. Perhaps that tie gives him cover to demagogue the issues. Knowing they have Cruz’s wife in their pockets, perhaps the globalist elites believe they have Cruz in their pockets as well.
Whether Cruz is just a demagogue using conservative hot-button issues to put himself into contention for the Republican nomination or he really plans on tearing down the system remains to be seen. Remember that most politicians are psychopaths. We must watch what they do, not what they say.
One thing to note: The mainstream media and the establishment are treating Cruz as if he is just a crank.