“The biggest criminals that I have met in life are working for the government. They make mass murderers look like amateurs.” —Steven Magee
Donald Trump – ‘Illegitimi non carborundum’ – It means, Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down
The above phrase originated during World War II, Lexicographer, Eric Partridge attributes it to British army intelligence very early in the war. The phrase was adopted by US Army general “Vinegar” Joe Stillwell, as his motto during the war. It was later further popularized in the US by 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
No matter the cost we must fight for the truth.
Why Cruz and Rubeo Lie:
Senators Cruz and Rubio are deliberately using lies and innuendos to anger Mr. Trump, not only on the stage during debates, but every time they appear on TV they repeat the same lies. Personally, I think it was so obviously childish and wicked, and hope most Americans see through it.
Donald Trump resents and detests liars and dishonesty. It’s his Achilles heel. He’s not only said it publically, but in his books. Liars make him angry, and in business he refuses to work with dishonest people. So, these two senators use exactly what they know angers Mr. Trump, to get under his skin and irritate him.
The antidote to this vile attack is not to resent them, but to take a deep breath, and then let the anger/resentment go. Relax, and then God will give him the right words to say. He needn’t let their antics and foolishness get him upset.
Cruz’s Conservative Talk and Liberal Walk
Ted Cruz is a puppet for the New World Order’s UN Agenda 21. Yes, Cruz is pushing the Wildlands Project. From The Marshall Report, “He is coming in through a partial truth – that states want their federal confiscated lands returned. He then is on your side. Then he says – states have to maintain these, and if they can’t, they can sell them. So the land will be sold to foreign entities for minerals and logging, etc. We the people lose our resources and our land. This is all part of the Wildlands Project to aggregate the land into NWO globalists’ hands and steal it from the people. Read the article here and Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson.
On the CFR website, Ted’s wife, Heidi Cruz, is listed as one of 31 members of the Task Force on the Future of North America. She helped to write the sovereignty destroying North American Union. Ted said she was the lone dissenting author, however on page 33-34 of the Task Force’s report, Heidi writes, “I support the Task Force report and its recommendations aimed at building a safer and more prosperous North America.” [Link]
Politico confirmed with an unnamed CFR official that Heidi Cruz was an active CFR member at the time under a five-year “term membership,” even though Ted Cruz has stated the CFR is a pit of vipers. [Link]
Ted Cruz met his wife, Heidi, while both were working on the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000. She worked for CFR member and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
Ted Cruz is bashing Supreme Court Justice, John Roberts, after years of praising him. “As an individual, John Roberts is undoubtedly a principled conservative, as is the president (George W. Bush) who appointed him,” Cruz wrote at the time in the National Review. According to a 2005 Sun-Sentinel report, Cruz once praised Roberts as “one of the best constitutional minds in the country.” With the decisions of the Supremes, Cruz is now back peddling big time on his support of Roberts. [Link]
Cruz has been described by the Cato Institute‘s Center for Trade Policy Studies as a “free trader” [Link] and as a “free-trade advocate” by the Wall Street Journal. [Link] All these trade deals have destroyed America’s jobs and middle class.
Why is the alleged conservative Cruz in support of TPP, otherwise known as Obamatrade? [Link], [Link]
Cruz supported giving Fast Track to President Obama for Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Here’s what Sen. Sessions says about Fast Track and the TPP. According to Sessions:“The predictable and surely desired result of the TPP is to put greater distance between the governed and those who govern. It puts those who make the rules out of reach of those who live under them, empowering unelected regulators who cannot be recalled or voted out of office. In turn, it diminishes the power of the people’s bulwark: their constitutionally-formed Congress.” Shocking, this is what this phony Christian (Cruz) supports. [Link]
Cruz has stated he’s against amnesty, but even visited the southern border with Glenn Beck to welcome illegal aliens. [Link] He has flip flopped and lied about where he really stands on amnesty. [Link] Watch Megyn Kelly question him in the January 28, 2016 debate sans Donald Trump. Video
Ted Cruz has stated he would support a Constitutional Convention. The phony right, and George Soros’ leftist organizations all support a new Convention, which would destroy our founding document. [Link]
Cruz calls for strengthening background-check system for gun sales – “One of the things we could do is we could improve the quality of the federal database,” Cruz said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “Right now a lot of states, a lot of local jurisdictions, are not reporting criminal convictions, not reporting mental health barriers to ownership. And so the federal database is not nearly as good as it should be. That would be a common-sense improvement.”
As a lawyer, Ted Cruz knows he is not eligible to be president. Watch this short 12 minute video by retired attorney and Constitutional and federalist paper expert for the clearest explanation of Natural Born Citizen.
The questions can be answered by looking at the very reason why only natural born citizens can be President—foreign influence. As much as conservatives refuse to believe it or even discuss it, Ted Cruz is not a natural born citizen as outlined by the Constitution. (For a very detailed and vetted/sourced explanation, read this article.)
More people are researching Cruz’s Canadian birth and citizenship…but all his records are sealed, and FOIA requests are denied…one has to wonder why and who gave the order.
On July 21, 1993, Tim Wirth gave a talk to employees of the State Department on the new direction for State. Wirth explained that for the last 50 years the organizing principle for the United States had been the Cold War. The end of the Cold War left a vacuum and the Department of State needed to define a new mission and a new organizing principle for the Department of State.
The world revolved around the Cold War. For the most part, it was remote from domestic life in the United States because the “war” – was nation-state against nation-state and the players in the spy game were military, the CIA, and the State Department acting mostly in secret. Only the propaganda reached the public and the main message was be afraid – be very afraid.
Wirth announced that a new unit was being established within the Department of State to define the new mission and to establish the organizational structure to carry it out. Wirth was appointed to head up the new unit which was the Office of Global Affairs. The new mission would be comprised of promoting and advocating for:
Democracy & Human Rights
Population – reduction
The clue that the new mission had been in the planning for a long time was when Tim Wirth mentioned the Global 2000 Report and a “basket of issues”. The production of the Global 2000 Report was ordered by Jimmy Carter and the “basket of issues” refers to the Helsinki Final Act that was signed by Gerald Ford in 1975. The following are links to prior research that will begin to explain a little about both but I have a lot more than just these two: Discovering History: The Helsinki Final Act, A New World Coming into View
The Smart Grid: Rest of the Story, Part 5, The Nut… Farmer from Georgia
Those two references are prima facie evidence of premeditation in what has been an attempted coup d’etat on the nation-state we know as the United States. When the implications of that evidence are combined with what Tim Wirth had to say concerning working with multilateral organizations and the development of domestic constituencies to advocate for State Department policies, it’s really no different than a foreign power attempting a coup d’etat on the United States.
The State Department has no business operating domestically. Since the Refugee Resettlement program is a program of the United Nations through the State Department, it has to be considered that this is a State Department move to build their constituency. Their constituencies are foreigners – not Americans. That’s treason.
Of course I’m not saying that on the basis one appearance on a C-Span program 23 years ago. I’m saying it on the basis of my years of research since ~ 2003. The following is one piece of the puzzle that supports what I’m saying: Samuel “Sandy Burgler” Berger: Nexus between 9/11 and the North American Union (NAU).
I took a clip of what I thought were the most significant things Tim Wirth had to say but theentire one hour program should be viewed.
No borders – just highways for the elite and their prisoners. Remember Dr. Zhivago???
Photo by Brandi Simons/Getty Images
Tucked into the 1,300-page federal highway bill, ‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation’ Act, or FAST Act, that passed at the end of 2015, Congress quietly advanced several corridors of the NAFTA superhighway system, like Interstate-11. The interstate will connect Phoenix to Las Vegas and will ultimately run from Nogales, Arizona to northeast Washington State, establishing key trade corridors from Mexico to Canada.
The FAST Act is the first long-term highway bill to pass in over a decade, but it failed to enact any major reforms, failed to shore-up the funding shortfall in the federal highway program, and keeps most federal programs, like the NAFTA superhighways, euphemistically called high priority corridors, on auto-pilot for the next 5 years quietly eluding public scrutiny, while advancing the establishment’s global trade agenda.
There are 12 highway segments added as high priority corridors within the FAST Act. I-11 is the Intermountain West Corridor that’s part of the western offshoot of a primary set of NAFTA corridors known as CANAMEX. The FAST Act also added one from Raleigh, North Carolina to Norfolk, Virginia, and others like the Sonoran Corridor connecting two interstates south of the Tuscon Airport, a corridor from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah, a corridor connecting Interstate-81 at the intersection of Interstate-86 in New York to the border with Canada, and another called the Central Texas Corridor from I-10 following Route 190 eastward to Highway 63 at the Sabine River Bridge at Burrs Crossing. Most of these high priority corridors represent just one segment of a larger North American trade corridor system that ultimately connects trade hubs and ports in the United States with trade hubs and ports in Mexico and Canada.
Both the Central Texas Corridor and the Intermountain West Corridor also achieved interstate status in the bill, with the Central Texas Corridor officially designated as Interstate-14 and the Intermountain West Corridor as Interstate-11. This designation qualifies these corridors for federal grants – essentially taxpayer dollars – they couldn’t otherwise access, including intelligent transportation system grants to track commercial vehicles.
The original purpose of the NAFTA superhighway trade corridor and toll road system was to facilitate the movement of people and goods between Mexico, the United States, and Canada as an extension of the NAFTA free trade agreement, originally championed by presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Mexican trade was quickly supplanted by global trade and the massive influx of cheap Chinese goods coming into the United States (and eventually Canada) through the deep water port of Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico. It’s one of the driving forces behind these congressionally designated high priority corridors, necessitating the tracking of commercial goods. Now global companies will have access to taxpayer funds to facilitate their private business deals.
The bill requires the technology to be ‘interoperable’ so that all the data and tracking can be harvested and followed by one federally-approved central system. Even the research, development, and maintenance costs of the private carriers can be offset by taxpayer funds, according to the FAST Act.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California, who is the ranking member and former Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that authored the Senate version of the bill, directly connected the Intermountain West Corridor to international trade in a meeting with the I-11 Coalition last May. Senator Harry Reid along with other influential senators, like John McCain and Jeff Flake, are also big supporters of I-11. So, it should come as no surprise that I-11 made its way into the final highway bill.
For the first time, a transportation bill also enshrines into federal law a National Multimodal Freight Policy, a Strategic Freight Plan, as well as a National Highway Freight Program with access to $6.3 billion for freight projects on the National Highway Freight Network. The plan actually requires controversial ‘innovative financing’ methods like public-private partnerships akin to corporate welfare that socializes private entities’ losses, while privatizing the profits. The movement of freight is not confined to railroad tracks but also encompasses trucking and the movement of goods across highways from intermodal hubs. So, freight programs will now compete for scarce highway funds along with rail and transit programs that were expanded in the FAST Act.
Instead of reversing the diversion of gas tax funded highway dollars, the FAST Act dilutes highway funds even more – requiring few options, including an unpopular increase in the gas tax and a greater reliance on toll roads and the use of more general revenue financing.
This linkage of the so-called high priority corridors with ‘international trade’ gives meaning and credence to the long developing NAFTA Superhighway trade corridor and toll road system, which in a few short decades to come will ultimately lead to the economic and political integration of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, better understood by the grassroots as the North American Union, jeopardizing American sovereignty and independence.
Such NAFTA international trade has all but destroyed the American manufacturing base, it threatens U.S. jobs and has contributed to stagnant wages since its inception in 1992. So the funding and expansion of the NAFTA trade corridors coupled with the porous southern border create another source of angst for American voters as they weigh the current presidential contenders.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump addresses the border as well as the loss in American jobs and wages dubbing them ‘bad deals,’ which has catapulted him to frontrunner status in the Republican field. In the meantime, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, notorious for his failed attempt to ram the Trans-Texas Corridor through the state – a multimodal feeder system connecting Mexican ports with U.S. and Canadian trade hubs – has endorsed Senator Ted Cruz, separating the popular nationalist candidate from his internationalist rival for president.
The economic drain from the McConnell-Ryan boost global trade has received with passage of the FAST Act by a Republican Congress will continue to adversely affect American jobs and wages, until a president and a new Congress take firm steps to reverse it. Americans cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and wait for help to arrive. Voters must make it a major campaign issue across the board. They must hold incumbents accountable for their coziness with the special interests pushing for such giveaways and taxpayer subsidies at the end of a congressional session like those inserted into the FAST Act, with rushed House and Senate passage on December 3rd just ahead of Christmas recess. The FAST Act was signed by President Obama on Friday, December 4, becoming Public Law 114-94.
By Roger Stone REPOSTED FROM THE STONEZONE.COM
Vladimir Lenin said, “There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”
I can’t think of a better description of Ted Cruz’s relationship with the DC-Wall Street Establishment – Cruz being the scoundrel of course. Cruz’s claim of not being a tool of the political elite is like Bill Clinton telling the world, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
Webster’s definition of a scoundrel is a dishonest or unscrupulous person, and Cruz has become quite adroit at saying one thing while his history shows him doing the other. Rather than the outsider he claims to be, Ted Cruz is the ultimate insider, former top Bush 41 policy aide and globalist, Ivy Leaguer, and establishment insider.
Not many conservatives coming out of Princeton and Harvard. “I’m just sayin,'” Ted, as said in the debate.
There is no better example of this than Calgary Ted’s actions surrounding the big Wall Street banks and their secret funding of his political ascension. Cruz has been gorging at the table of the ultimate insider of all insiders – Goldman Sachs and Citibank.
You may recall in a recent Fox Business Network debate that Cruz, in Mr. Haney from Green Acres voice, declared to one of the moderators, “The opening question [moderator Jerry Seib] asked — would you bailout the big banks again — nobody gave you an answer to that. I will give you an answer — absolutely not.”
What else would you expect a scoundrel to say who had secretly secured big sweetheart loans from Goldman and Citibank — by leveraging his retirement accounts –– to fund his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign. Loans which the Calgary Ted conveniently forgot to disclose to the Federal Election Commission. These are the very retirement accounts that he said he and his wife said he cashed in to fund his senate race. In other words, Ted lied.
At the same time Ted’s bulging 2016 campaign accounts and supporting Super-PACs are stuffed with big oil and gas money. He knows how to play the game.
And perhaps the ultimate hypocrisy of the native born Canadian is that his spouse, Heidi, by all accounts a lovely wife and mother, has been employed by Goldman Sachs since 2005. She is on leave as managing director and regional head of private wealth management. Heidi is a proud member of the lefty Council on Foreign Relations, advocates of one world government and the New World Order.
Heidi is not a bit player in the Cruz campaign with those credentials but rather an integral part of the campaign’s fundraising efforts. As reported by CNN last year, “She works the phones the way she worked them when she was at Goldman,” said Chad Sweet, the Cruz campaign’s chairman, who recruited Heidi to work at the giant investment bank.”
Yet we are to believe that the big Wall Street banks have no leverage over Ted Cruz? Why didn’t Heidi Cruz resign from Goldman Sachs instead of taking a leave of absence? That’s like saying Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky have had no influence on Barack Obama.
The other inside connection that hits one like a baseball bat is the Bush connection. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for President. A top policy adviser. Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission. Ted’s a Bushman with deep ties to the political and financial establishment.
Ted and Heidi brag about being the first “Bush marriage” – they met as Bush staffers which ultimately led to marriage. Cruz was an adviser on legal affairs while Heidi was an adviser on economic policy and eventually director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice. Condi helped give us the phony war in Iraq.
Also conveniently missing from Heidi’s Wikipedia bio is her service as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative to USTR head Robert Zoellick. At USTR Heidi worked on U.S.-China trade policy- the one Donald Trump talks about so much.
And Chad Sweet, Ted Cruz’s campaign chairman, is a former CIA officer. Michael Chertoff, George W. Bush’s former Secretary of Homeland Security, hired Sweet from Goldman Sachs to restructure and optimize the flow of information between the CIA, FBI and other members of the national security community and DHS. Chertoff and Sweet co-founded the Chertoff Group upon leaving the administration.
A known tactic of the intelligence community is the use of strategic communications as a “soft power” weapon against it adversaries — the creation of false narratives by the effective use of all media — social, digital, newspaper, print, etc. Combined with denial and deception, it can be a potent force. Glenn Beck and Mark Levin are abetting this.
Despite his ability to lie with a straight face (sadly Nixonian) on his support for amnesty and TPP, he got nailed by Senator Marco Rubio on the debate. Acting like a prick in the U.S. Senate was the core of Ted’s disciplined effort to bury his old school ties and reinvent himself as a modern-day Jesse Helms and supposed Conservative outsider. It’s a ruse.
As we get closer to the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary, Cruz and his establishment puppet masters are engaged in an aggressive strategy against Trump. The false narrative of course being that Cruz is the outsider while Trump is the insider. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
In its most simplistic terms – the power elite have no leverage over Trump – nothing.
Cruz, on the other hand, is the establishments quisling, spawned by the Bushes and controlled by Wall Street, who became a strident “outsider” only four years ago.
The U.S. Constitution does not defined “native born” citizen, nor have the courts. That Ted was eligible to run for office as a citizen only 15 months ago is weird. Trump’s right the Democrats would have a field day with Calgary Ted, the Manchurian, Canadian Candidate.
Don’t get me wrong. Ted Cruz is a smart, canny, talented guy who has run a great “long race” campaign. He aspires to be Reagan but trust me he’s Nixon. Right down the incredible discipline and smarts playing the political game. Ted Cruz is not who he appears to be. As the bible says, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” In this case we must beware a Canadian bearing gifts. Written with Paul Nagy http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/26/who-is-the-real-ted-cruz/
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, evendenying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. -2 Peter 2:1
It is particularly hypocritical for Texas Ted Cruz to spin a fairy tale about he and his wife, an employee of Goldman Sachs, cashing in all their worldly possessions to fund a run for the U.S. Senate; a run founded in part on criticizing the financial sector, the banking industry, and Wall Street in particular.
As Ted Cruz tells it, the story of how he financed his upstart campaign for the U.S. Senate four years ago is an endearing example of loyalty and shared sacrifice between a married couple. “Sweetheart, I’d like us to liquidate our entire net worth, liquid net worth, and put it into the campaign,” he says he told his wife, Heidi, who readily agreed. [Link] But it was a lie.
This picture appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday, January 17th.
Cruz is Left of Center
• Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, says he’s not in favor of sending agents out to round up undocumented immigrants to deport them. [Link]
• Cruz is a co-sponsor of S. 306 that categorizes home schools as private schools and allows Title 1 federal dollars to follow the students to private schools. Fed regulations follow all fed dollars. There is NO Constitutional justification for this. It’s time to take a stand against ESEA and end federal involvement in education. S. 306 does the opposite and creates a NEW entitlement and tightens the noose on home and private schooled students.
• Cruz has stated that “School Choice is the most compelling civil rights issue of the 21st century. Right Teddy, once choice is passed, all federal regulations will go with the federal tax dollars. [Link]
• Ted Cruz is pushing UN AGENDA 21 New World Order goals, This one is called the WILDLANDS PROJECT! He is coming in through a partial truth in the back of your heart – that states want their federal confiscated lands returned. He then is on your side. Then he says – states have to maintain these and if they can’t THEY CAN SELL THEM. So the land will be sold to foreign entities for minerals and logging etc. We the people lose our resources and our land. This is all part of the Wildlands Project to aggregate the land into NWO globalists hands and steal it from the people. [Link]
• Cruz also spoke out in favor of a number of policies as well as two constitutional changes: a balanced-budget amendment and the so-called Madison amendment that would give states expanded powers to propose constitutional amendments. The BBA guts our Constitution and doesn’t reduce spending, it legalizes the unconstitutional spending. Cruz is all for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s changes to our Constitution. [Link]
• Ted Cruz backed allowing Syrian refugees in the US as recently as February of 2015. Before the attacks in Paris, he wanted the United States to continue accepting them and said he thought it could be done safely. “We have to continue to be vigilant to make sure those coming are not affiliated with a terrorist, but we can do that,” Cruz said in a interview on Fox News that was on his website and was first picked up by the Huffington Post.
• What is more than interesting is the Ted Cruz fund raiser by Mary Matalin and James Carville at their home in New Orleans. [Link]
• Cruz’s “Homeschoolers for Cruz” will be co-chaired by none other than Michael Farris’s Home School Legal Defense Association. Farris has long been pushing a Constitutional Convention as well as his Parental Rights Amendment which would allow men to delineate in our Constitution, our God given parental rights, rather than leaving those rights between parents and God. [Link] Cruz will be very beholden to Dominionist Farris, especially since Farris has endorsed him. [Link]
• Senator Cruz is just another puppet of the establishment. What do you really expect from a Bush lawyer and advisor with a Goldman Sachs/Council on Foreign Relations Bush advisor wife, who just so happened to co-write the CFR’s blueprint for the North American Union? This man even argued in his own amicus brief to the Supreme Court that assault weapons bans in certain states are “reasonable regulations” for crying out loud.
• Remember, Senator Ted Cruz was so honored to “hang out” with war criminal Henry Kissinger, that he posted it on his facebook page. He said, “Honored to share a few moments with Dr. Kissinger and hear his thoughts on the challenges facing our nation.”
Rafael Cruz is a pastor based in North Texas serving as the Director of Purifying Fire Ministries, ministering in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is his son’s best campaign surrogate. He has never pastored a church, and he did not fight communism. [Link] In fact, Cuban peers dispute Rafael’s story of fighting for Castro. [Link]
Hinn’s preaching deals in faux emotions and invented manifestations of the Holy Spirit at the most convenient and opportune fundraising moments. They also know where the money is today, and have hitched their wagons to the New Apostolic Reform, (NAR) or Dominionism.
So has Rafael Cruz. He delivered a sermon in August, 2012, where he discusses how Christians should “take dominion over the earth.” Cruz goes on to define what that means, saying “dominion is over every area — society, education, government, economics…” That particular moment happens 1 hour and 12 minutes in, if you care to watch. It’s instructive to see him deliver that line with dictatorial passion. Rafael Cruz preaches about the anointing of priests and kings and how we should take dominion over the marketplace as kings and queens in God’s kingdom. (Ever wonder who invented Dominionist? [Link])
Joseph Mattera of Mattera International Ministries, stated in a letter, ” Shekinah is a network of pastors in the Dominican Republic, Latin America and the USA founded by Apostle Rafael Cruz.” Calling Cruz an “Apostle,” is part of the NAR beliefs in that there are new present day apostles. [Link]
Ted’s father, Rafael, has some deep connections to the current movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation. That movement is really a rebranding of what we know as the “Religious Right,” as they were called in the days of Reagan, but with a 21st century dominionist twist. Rafael was a member of theReligious Roundtable in the 1980s, an activist group of Christians who were committed to engagement in politics. Ed McAteer was head of the Roundtable, and he and many other Dominionists signed the notorious Coalition on Revival manifesto. [Link]
Rafael boasts in the following interview of serving on the state board of that organization as well as stating that God has his son, Ted, destined for greatness:
Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. (Wouldn’t that be nice.)
Discussion of the now-notorious speech by Rafael Cruz has missed the fact that Ted Cruz was subsequently publicly blessed and anointed, with the laying on of hands, by prominent Dominionist pastors, in effect as a “king” in the political/governmental sphere. This was done at a special blessing ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, at a July 19th-20th, 2013 rally designed to draw pastors into politics.
Ted Cruz is a member of a strict fundamentalist branch of the Southern Baptist Church with deep roots in Dominionist theology. His wife, Heidi, is a Seventh Day Adventist. Here are a few samplings of references to Cruz’s beliefs.
If you are unsure what Christian Dominion Theology is, but would not wish to live in a modern theocracy complete with the death penalty for LGBT persons, stoning of heretics, adulterers and the like, then you need to read up on the belief system here: Dominion Theology.
This is truly scary stuff for all who value liberty guaranteed by our US Constitution, particularly when Ted Cruz wants to be President of the United States. God forgives sinners when they repent, Dominionists wouldn’t give them that chance.
As Christians we are to be salt and light, and we are to judge them by their fruits. Senator Cruz is a smooth talker, but when you look behind the curtain, it’s the same old globalist activity we’ve seen for decades with an added heretical Christian doctrine.
My Comments: This is an extremely important short video regarding the North American Union (NAU) and Ted Cruz. Cruz’s wife, Heidi not only is Vice President of Goldman Sachs, but she was also on the Independent Task Force for the NAU, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, of which she was a member. To get to the juicy parts of this video, start at 2 minutes…then listen. You’ll really be surprised at what the NAU is all about and wonder why Cruz claims to be a conservative when his wife has worked on the globalist NAU.
My Comments: If you liked NAFTA and GATT, and the rest of the smaller trade agreements, you’ll really love TPP, TPI, and TPA. There will be no jobs left for Americans. We will be finally a third world country as these filthy rotten traitorous politicians have wanted. Remember all the great auto jobs that millions of families had to raise their children and buy homes? That was the once burgeoning middle class. It is no more. The politicians in charge are destroying our once wonderful country.
By Alisa Priddle and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are united under NAFTA but fierce rivals in the boardroom to win automotive investment and jobs. (Photo: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)
Mexico is the auto industry darling, Canada is struggling to retain a manufacturing footprint, and the U.S. is a house divided with most of the new automotive investment and jobs headed south of the Mason-Dixon line.
The three countries are a united trading block under the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, but they’re fierce rivals in the boardrooms where auto executives decide where to invest in the latest equipment and additional jobs.
The relative fortunes of the three countries have changed over the years, but right now, and for the foreseeable future, the farther south you are located, the better.
Of the vehicles built in North America last year, Mexico produced about one in five, or double the rate from 2004. WardsAuto, which tracks production data, expects the rate to increase to one in four by 2020.
“The U.S. South and Mexico are winning the battle,” said Dennis DesRosiers, president of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants near Toronto. “Over half the capacity and 80%-90% of investment dollars are going to the U.S. South or Mexico.”
Conversely, he sees the Canadian auto industry dwindling to five automakers with a single assembly plant each over the next decade or two — or about half its current manufacturing footprint.
The UAW is keeping a close eye on the flood of automotive investment migrating to Mexico, UAW President Dennis Williams said at the union’s bargaining convention in March. The issue is especially critical for the UAW this year as it seeks product commitments from the Detroit Three in negotiating a new contract with the Detroit Three for about 140,000 U.S. autoworkers. Where is your car made?
The auto industry is global, but increasingly companies want to build in the region where they sell. Which means chances are your new vehicle will continue to be built in North America but may not be made in the U.S.A.
Back in 2004, 11.6 million vehicles were built in the U.S., or 74% of the 15.8 million industry total. Canada built 2.7 million, or 17% of the capacity; and Mexico contributed only 1.4 million vehicles, or 9%, according to WardsAuto.
In 2014, signs were evident the tide had turned.
Mexico’s production had more than doubled to 3.2 million units, or 19% of the 16.9 million industry total. It came at the expense of the U.S., which dipped to 11.4 million units, or 67%; and Canada, which was down to 2.4 million, or 14%.
And the trend will continue. Wards forecasts new plants will add 1.2 million units of capacity in North America by 2020 and it is not evenly split. Building boom in Mexico
Virtually every automaker is adding capacity in Mexico, including General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Hyundai and Mazda.
The country is a “massive untapped market” that could grow by another 1 million to 2 million vehicles a year, DesRosiers said.
By 2020, Mexico is expected to build one in four vehicles in a North American industry of 18.6 million units. The U.S. will hold its own at two-thirds of the output, or 12.2 million vehicles. Canada is the big loser, down to 1.6 million vehicles and 9% of the output.
In 2014, automakers announced $18.25 billion in additional investments in North America. The breakdown: almost $10.5 billion for the U.S., $7 billion in new projects for Mexico, and a single $750-million project for Canada, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor.
That is on top of the 18 plants already in Mexico, and there are least five more planned or under construction. Mexico has seen a 40% increase in auto jobs since 2008 to 675,000 last year while the U.S. saw only a 15% increase in the same period to more than 900,000.
The supply base also has improved its quality, said HaigStoddard, industry analyst for WardsAuto. “The litmus test was when Toyota said it would build there,” a reference to the company’s strict standards.
The domestic market continues to grow, and Mexico’s ports and its trade agreements with 45 counties have helped establish it as a strong export hub to Europe and South America as well as the rest of North America. By contrast, the U.S. has about 20 trade agreements, and Canada also has but a fraction of Mexico’s pacts.
“Mexico bested us on trade agreements,” said Sandra Pupatello, a former Canadian politician who now oversees business development for PwC Canada in Toronto as well as the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corp. “They quietly have been negotiating trade agreements with the world.” In U.S. South gaining parity
In the U.S., Northern states are gaining third shifts at existing plants while the South is getting investment in new plants and the thousands of jobs that come with them.
By 2019, the U.S. South will have about 5 million units of capacity, almost catching up to the North, where the Midwest is not expected to grow much beyond the more than 6 million now, said Michael Robinet, managing director of IHS Automotive Consulting.
That is astounding given the history of how the auto industry developed.
The U.S. auto industry started in Detroit more than a century ago and the predominance of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler were such that they became known as the “Big Three.”
Production was centered in the Midwest and Michigan in particular — spilling over into neighboring Canada. It wasn’t until foreign automakers decided to build in the U.S. that a new manufacturing base was established in the South. States such as Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia used incentives and a nonunionized workforce to attract automakers seeking a manufacturing toehold in the U.S.
“The U.S. will be fine, at least over the next five years,” said Stoddard. “Production will stay here, especially of larger vehicles. There will be a lot of new capacity in the South, and it is needed. The North will hum along at current levels for the next five years.”
And the global pendulum will continue to swing. The auto industry invested heavily in Canada in the 1980s, Mexico took over as the place to invest in the 1990s when it became part of NAFTA, but lost its status to China only to regain it again. Along the way, the U.S. regained favor.
UAW President Williams blames NAFTA for creating the imbalance, calling it a “terrible trade agreement in my opinion that’s flawed.” Canada as darling
“Canada in the 1980s and ’90s was the darling low-cost region,” said Stoddard.
Canada’s auto industry was nurtured in Windsor, across the Detroit River from the Motor City, and flourished under the Auto Pact trade agreement of 1965, which removed tariffs on vehicles and parts between the two counties while guaranteeing production levels.
Automakers had to build a vehicle in Canada for every car sold. Almost every major plant investment in Canada can be traced back to the Auto Pact, exports grew substantially and autos became Canada’s largest industry with 20 assembly plants.
The Auto Pact was superseded by NAFTA in 1994, creating a trilateral trade block that added Mexico and allowed its industry to gain traction.
Today, there are 10 assembly plants left in Canada. DesRosiers said Canada has lost 2.1 million units of capacity since 1992 and that figure swells to 2.6 million next year when Oshawa, Ontario, ends some of its production.
“Canada will bear the brunt of any capacity cuts and loss of production,” Stoddard said of the shifting tides.
On Tuesday, the Canadian and Ontario governments appointed a “car czar,” former Toyota executive Ray Tanguay, to market Canada as an attractive base for automotive investment.
“We have to figure out what we need to do to put Ontario and Canada on the map,” Tanguay said, knowing “everybody wants those jobs, everybody wants those investments.”
Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, noted that “in the old days, Ontario and Canada could allow potential auto investments to come to us without a great deal of marketing or a great deal of solicitation,” Duguid said. “Those days unfortunately are gone, which means we’re going to have to up our game.”
Leads must be pursued years before final decisions are made, “We have often found that by the time we get into the running, the decisions have come long before,” Duguid said.
Tanguay will also work to ensure Canada retains the investment it has.
Honda and Toyota continue to invest in Canada, but Fiat Chrysler is spending only the minimum necessary to launch new minivans in Windsor and continues to put off a new paint shop in Brampton, where it makes large cars. Ford workers in Windsor felt the sting when the automaker chose to build a new engine in Mexico despite Canadian lobbying efforts. Windsor was also passed over by Jaguar Land Rover, which considered building a plant there. Related: Ford picks Mexico for $2.5-billion engine investment
General Motors is downsizing its Canadian operations, closing an assembly line and moving production of the Chevrolet Camaro from Oshawa, Ontario, to Lansing in November, resulting in the layoffs of 1,000 workers with no new product to retain them.
GM’s Canadian president has said decisions won’t be finalized until next year when a new labor contract with Canadian union Unifor must be negotiated. That is when a condition of Canada’s $10-million government aid given to GM in 2009 expires. Attached to the money was GM’s promise it would maintain 16% of its North American production in Canada.
GM has no plans to pull out of Canada, but operations must be the “right size and balance the union relationship” to build for the future, said Alan Batey, GM’s president of North America. He noted GM has a lot of capacity in Canada and the smallest market share of the three counties. Changing competitive advantages
“The three countries fluctuate,” said Batey, who said GM wants a balanced presence in each country to negate the impact of currency fluctuations and avoid shipping great distances.
“The most efficient way is to build where we sell,” Batey said. “We want to source and manufacture within the three countries.”
The pros and cons of each country keep changing.
Everyone wanted to build in Canada until a few decades ago when Mexico emerged as the attractive low-cost region. Then Mexico lost some of its edge in 2000 because its costs were about 11 times more than China, said Peter Hall, chief economist with Export Development Canada.
But wages have been rising about 19% a year in China’s coastal regions while costs have remained flat in Mexico. The end result is that Mexico’s labor costs are only slightly higher than China and in some instances they approach parity.
Within North America, labor costs in northern U.S. states are close to $60 an hour; the South is closer to $40 an hour, and Mexico is less than $10. Canada is even higher, said Hall. The average Mexican will work up to 450 hours more than an American every year, earning less than a fifth of the pay, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.
But labor is only one of the factors in play when automakers are deciding where to invest. They must be balanced against the productivity and product quality of a trained workforce. There are logistics such as roads, ports, rail access, crime rates, security issues and trade pacts.
It used to be simple: The U.S. had higher labor costs but quality made up for it. Canada offset some of its costs with universal health care, a weaker dollar, productivity and quality. Mexico had problems with quality and productivity, but wages were much lower.
Fast forward to today. With new entry-level wages in the U.S., union-run health care trusts and Obamacare, labor costs have come down. Canada has become a higher-cost nation. Mexico continues to mature, increasing its quality and output to meet greater demand both at home and abroad.
“We want to be part of a growth market,” Batey said, and capitalize on low cost and productivity.
Ford’s Stephen Odell, head of global sales and marketing, adds a cautionary note. “Mexico has a lot of capacity going in. At some point labor rates will go up as a result.”
And Mexico’s political landscape has to be weighed, Stoddard says. It is still not the safest country and there is corruption.
Honda experienced growing pains in Mexico, where it has built a new plant to build the subcompact Fit and new HR-V crossover.
“Looking back, we were probably a little more optimistic than we should have been in Mexico,” said John Mendel, Honda executive vice president of Automobile Operations. “Primarily because new plant, new site, new workforce with an average age of 22 and 60% don’t have driver’s licenses, new supply base, new transportation system and we expected it all to go like we had just built a new plant in Marysville (Ohio). So we were probably a little bit too optimistic.”
Mendel said there was some vandalism in the plants and during transportation, “mostly the kinds of things you could take off and sell: tires and wheels, stock, spray-painting cars, breaking glass, stealing radiators,” Mendel said. “Going from Salaya to either of the ports to the U.S., there is not a lot around there, so I don’t know what you can do. It’s been relatively minor stuff, but it’s happened.”
The foray into Mexico does not diminish the production meccas Honda has established in the U.S. and Canada.
Honda is proud of its heritage in Marysville, Ohio, which continues to grow with plans to make the Acura NSX super car in Ohio, as well as additional facilities in Indiana.
In Canada, Alliston, Ontario, has been a production hub for 30 years, Mendel said. “They have taken the lead plant role for any new vehicle. It speaks to the maturity of the manufacturing process, workforce and the ability to change rapidly and do a great job.”
Toyota is restructuring its North American footprint to better align its plants with regional manufacturing costs. That means clustering higher-value larger vehicles in Northern states and Canada, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America.
Toyota now plans to build crossovers in Canada; larger cars and SUVs in Indiana and Kentucky; pickups in Texas and Mexico; and relocate the Corolla small car from Canada to a new plant in Mexico.
Lexus continues to invest in Canada, adding a new stamping plant for the next-generation Lexus RX and RX hybrid in Cambridge, Ontario, said brand chief Mark Templin.
“It is the right thing for us in the long term, positioning us for the next 50 years,” Templin said. And Lexus is investing to build about 50,000 next-generation Lexus ES sedans in Kentucky to meet North American demand.
“There are a lot of people chasing low cost.” Templin said, but Lexus has no plans to assemble in Mexico.
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin is not convinced automakers will use Mexico as an export base because of its various trade agreements, noting as much as 80% of the products are exported to the U.S. “There is not proof yet it’s a major factor.”
And the intellectual heartland is still in the Northern states, said DesRosiers. “The future of U.S. North is the six inches between your ears.”