Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Why the #CruzSexScandal Doesn't Matter

Even though the National Enquirer article maybe more or less debunked, Cruz's failure to answer a direct question about unfaithfulness in his marriage may indicate that he has been at some point.  To me though it doesn't matter.  Trump has had several affairs.  Kennedy and Clinton had theirs.  Infidelity may matter at a personal level, but at the political not so much.  Does it mean that he is a hypocrite since he is the family values candidate?  Maybe.  He would be if he had directly criticized someone else for infidelity.  Even so, I believe everyone is a hypocrite at some point or as Christians put it using the verse from Romans 3:23: "for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."  He obviously isn't open about it like Trump, but that maybe to protect his family and the position his father holds. 

I disagree with Cruz on some subjects like same sex marriage, Obamacare, and his comments regarding patrolling Muslim neighborhoods.  You will almost never find a candidate you agree with completely.  Trump's vulgarity  isn't the problem I have with him.  It's the ignorance he's displayed regarding foreign policy and his socialist positions.  He's called for tariffs on imports and tariffs were a major contributor to the Great Depression.  It is government manipulation of the market and ultimately harms consumers who drive the economy.  He also seemed to have a problem with Scott Walker keeping taxes low in his state.   Cruz  has the better economic plan and has a good understanding of foreign policy.

Four years from now I may not support Cruz.  I'll wait and see.  I am a libertarian at heart when it comes to civil liberties and both he and Trump have authoritarian positions.  If Trump becomes the nominee, I will shift my support to Gary Johnson.

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