Ted Cruz is pro-life and would allow abortion only if the
life of the mother is endangered. He wants to defund
Planned Parenthood and prosecute it for criminal violations (see
Abortion is Murder).
Ted Cruz's Platform on Homosexual Marriage
Ted Cruz has opined that the U.S. Constitution has been undermined by the U.S.
Supreme Court's 2015 pro-homosexual marriage ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, and
proposed to overturn it with a Constitutional amendment that prohibits
homosexual marriage (see
Bible verses about Homosexuality and
Ages of Supreme Court Justices).
Ted Cruz's Economic Platform
Ted Cruz proposes a 10% income tax on wages, replacing the corporate income tax
with a flat 16% business tax, and eliminating the payroll tax, estate
tax, inheritance tax and the tax on foreign-earned income. He opposes a higher
minimum wage and proposes a savings account program that would allow individuals
to save up to $25,000 per year, tax-deferred, for any purpose. He also proposes
to eliminate the IRS, simplify the tax code and filing procedure, and favors a
Constitutional amendment mandating balanced federal budget.
Ted Cruz's Foreign Policy Platform
Ted Cruz appreciates the threat from Islam (see
what the West needs to know), opposes the nuclear deal with Iran and favors
a more aggressive fight against ISIS without being drawn into Syria's civil war.
He takes Vladimir Putin's ambitions seriously, favors aiding Ukraine in its
war against Russia, imposing tough sanctions against Putin, and opposes
rapprochement with Cuba.
Ted Cruz is pro-Israel and favors restoring our relationship with Israel,
including moving our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In 2014, he
told a gathering of Middle Eastern Roman Catholics and Orthodox church leaders
who blame Israel for ISIS' violence:
"Those who hate Israel hate America. Those who hate
Jews hate Christians. If those in this room will not recognize that, then my
heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings
of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right
now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who
target Jews for their faith, for the same reason."
- Ted Cruz, In Defense of Christians, September 10, 2014
Ted Cruz's Immigration Platform
Ted Cruz proposes building a wall along the border with Mexico and tripling the
number of border patrol agents, and opposes amnesty for the illegal
immigrants who are already in America (see
America in Decline).
Ted Cruz's Healthcare Platform
Ted Cruz opposes Obamacare and has led the fight in the U.S. Senate to block its
implementation. If elected, he has vowed to repeal it and to replace it with
market-based medical insurance.