Ted Cruz’s father tells his son: “God has destined you for greatness”

This is fantastic. Rafael Cruz tells some of the backstory of Ted Cruz and how he came to be so passionate about the Constitution (via Brody File):

David Brody: “Talk me about your son and his rise. This must be a thing of God. It’s meteoric.”

Rafael Cruz: (Ted Cruz’s Father) “Yes, but you know something, this is not something that started a couple of years ago. Let me go back to when he was maybe four. When he was four I used to read Bible stories to him all the time. And I would declare and proclaim the word of God over him. And I would just say, ‘You know Ted, you have been gifted above any man that I know and God has destined you for greatness’. And I started making declarations about the Word of God over him every day. When he was eight years old I was very active in an organization called the Religious Roundtable. This was a coalition of Christians and Jews who was very instrumental in helping Reagan get elected. I was on the state board of the Religious Roundtable, so when my son Ted was eight years old, all we talked about around the dinner table was politics because I was so involved with the Reagan campaign. So during that time is when I asked him so many times, ‘You know Ted, when I lost my freedom in Cuba I had no place to come too. If we lose our freedoms here where are we going to go?. There is no place to go.’ As Ted enters high school the Free Enterprise Institute organizes a group of five kids, called them the Constitutional Corroborators, now Ted is reading the The Federalist Papers, The Anti-Federalist Papers, and each of the five kids memorized the entire US Constitution. So before my son left high school he was passionate about the constitution. He was passionate about freedom and free markets and limited governments. And before he left high school he knew without a shadow of a doubt what his purpose was. And it was to defend and protect freedom and the constitution, to fight for free markets and limited government.  And it became a passion in his life. So this is not a trajectory of three years, this is a trajectory of 30 years.”

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29 thoughts on “Ted Cruz’s father tells his son: “God has destined you for greatness”

  1. His father was a communist. He fought with Castro. He only left Cuba because he was beaten and he bribed a public official to get the paperwork to leave. He did not give up his Cuba citizenship until he lived here 40 years. Why does it take anyone 40 years to become a citizen. Also Raphael Cruz is not a natural citizen. He wasn’t born here and his father wasn’t in our armed forces where he had to live in another country. He needs to be removed from his position. Why is there no uproar to get this vile man out of office. He reminds of how Hitler got so many people to do his evil bidding and how Jim Jones got his followers to drink poison.

  2. It would be wonderful if the U.S. could have statesmen who are honest and who really are born-again Christians with compassion for other people. I hope this is the case with the Cruz family.

  3. Same for me and I imagine the same for many Americans of any color.  When I was very young I took my life in America for granted.  Now that I am an adult I see the full beauty and flower of how I became the American I am today.  Simply my parents lived the American dream and succeeded with their faith in God, moral integrity, very hard work and the God given gift of the Constitution to allow them the freedom to do it.

  4. Mr. Cruz, you raised a very fine, honorable, and gifted son. I pray that your hopes and especially your prayers are honored, but even if God has other plans for your son, his life has not been lived in vain. He has blessed all of the few conservatives that remain, with his optimism and tenacious adherence to Christian Conservatism and the libertarian tenets of our Constitution. May God richly bless you for all the time, talent and effort you invested into your son and his future. And may He also bless us with the reward of your son’s leadership as our Chief Executive in the years to come. I, for one, will be praying for God’s will toward that end…if it is to be…let it be him…or whoever the Lord wills…Amen!

    1. @doohuschmartz I’m a former Dem who found out that I was a conservative, so don’t lose hope!

    2. Are you insane. Does it not bother you what he wants to do to the people of the US except for the rich. You need to back and read your bible to see what Jesus was about because he wasn’t about starving people and letting them die. His father was a communist. Do you not understand that either. He didn’t give up his citizenship to Cuba until he lived here 40 years. This is no religious family. You don’t do this to people in the name of religion.

  5. The Faith…
    “When he was four … I would declare and proclaim the word of God over him.”
    According to the words of the father, Rafael Cruz, it looks like the ‘faith, once for all delivered to the saints…’ has been alive and well in the Cruz family from before Senator Rafael ‘Ted’ Cruz was born, so that when he was four, his father would naturally ‘proclaim the word of God over him’ and expect great things for his son.
    In a way, it reminds me of when Jesus was baptized and the dove appeared and the voice of his father proclaimed the ‘word’ over Jesus and, to those who were honored to hear the actual words, they heard his father say ‘this is my son whom I love, listen to him.’
    Well, I said ‘in a way.’
    One thing I do know, when Senator Cruz speaks, I listen.
    On other thing I do know, when Governor Palin speak, I listen.
    Sorta like, uh, ‘birds of a feather…’, huh.

  6. Ted Cruz is a freshman senator.  His background is praiseworthy and so far he seems to be the only official who has not reneged on conservative principles.  But before anointing any one great, no matter who says it, i think we need proof and sustained effort over the years.

    1. ChesterSimms I will agree…but he has made a good start thanks to the upbringing of his father!  I am grateful for anyone to stand with the Constitution at this point!  This lunacy in Washington cannot be allowed to go unchecked for much longer…or we will all be lost.  And our memories of the world we lived in growing up will be just that…memories…not one lived by our children or grandchildren…just bedtime stories!  Ronald Reagan foretold of this in this speech: youtube.com/watch?v=iShCXxwww._xZDQ

  7. Can’t have it both ways boys and girls.  If Obama ain’t eligible because of his dad’s status, neither is Cruz.  Just saying you can’t split hairs here.  He’s only been in office 6 months.  Let’s let  him work from there for a few seasons. But seriously.  born in Canada and his dad was a naturalized citizen?  Can’t do it both ways.  either or.

    1. Don’t be afraid, just come on out and tell us all how much you love obama. Just one more cloaked statement of support  for the sorry piece of excrement, and veiled attack on a true conservative patriot…your true side isn’t too hard to see.

    2. Christina Myers Andrada  Christina, your condescension of the people who comment on this site is in REALLY POOR TASTE!  Just who do you think you are, calling other adults “boys and girls” when they are clearly anything but? First of all, the circumstances between Obama’s birth and Senator Cruz’s birth were far different as was the situation between their fathers. In fact, you said it yourself, Ted Cruz’ father IS a naturalized citizen of this country. Obama’s father was not, and never had been. In fact, he was little better than a mongrel dog looking for a bi**h in heat when he hooked up with Stanley Ann Dunham for a quickie affair, then went back to his wives in Kenya…BIG DIFFERENCE. As to whether people want to support Senator Cruz, despite his lack of longevity in Congress, why don’t you let each individual decide? Hmmmm….?

    3. @Chstina ‘ll only vote for Cruz – he actually believes in the Constitution instead of berating it as O did on my local Chgo station.

  8. Said it before and I’ll say it again. Ted Cruz is the ONLY one I have heard consistent Conservatism from. The ONLY one in elected office.
    Colonel West should be his VP, because he’s one of very few who are consistently conservative out of office.

    1. And I don’t want to hear about Rand Paul, he’s just like his father just smarter, about the messenging.

  9. … will Ted Cruz be our GEORGE WASHINGTON , with Gods grace let us pray for such a God send.”
    Glory and Praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

  10. That’s a father’s blessing:
    “When he was four I used to read Bible stories to him all the time. And I would declare and proclaim the word of God over him.”
    I have renewed hope for this nation!
    Scoop, thank you a thousand times for posting this.
    NO wonder the enemy of our souls is spitting mad! There is nothing satan can do against a Godly father’s blessing, nor does he have power over the Living Word of Almighty God!

  11. We need to take this model and replicate it through the educational system. Afterall, we have left a gap and the Progressives have filled it wih thier propaganda and Sen. Ted Cruz’s father has given us the road map that will led back to teaching the Constitution and Free Enterprise in American educational system. Learn from this!

  12. it’s amazing what faith-filled, positive-affirming, Christian parenting can accomplish, isn’t it?
    No, it isn’t. It’s expected.

  13. Awesome!  I admire this man and his father so much.  When we are surrounded with political tools on both sides of the aisle, opportunists interested only in their own financial gain and power grab, it is very comforting to have this man and others (unfortunately, only a few)  defend our constitution.
    We citizens should take to heart his comment about the US being the only place left for freedom.  He was correct then and the statement holds even more weight now because we are in extreme danger of losing all of our freedom if the Obama thug regime and the progressive/Marxist/socialist movement has their way

    1. Conservative_Hippie Futhermore, this means that Sen. Cruz will not be going the RINO route like John McCain or Marco Rubio!

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