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8 Things Ted Cruz Did to Prove He's a Real Conservative

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Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at Exeter Town Hall January 20, 2016 in Exeter, New Hampshire. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Friday, 11 Mar 2016 11:12 AM

Supporters of Ted Cruz have touted the Texas senator’s record, calling him the most conservative choice for the Republican nomination for president.

“If conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz,” Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show last month. “This is the closest in our lifetime we have ever been to Ronald Reagan, in terms of doctrinaire, understandable, articulated, implementable conservatism. There is nobody closer.”

In her endorsement this week, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina called Cruz “a true constitutional conservative, a real reformer,” who has spent his life defending the Constitution.

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“Ted has been fighting these fights — whether it’s for religious liberty or our individual right to keep and bear arms or American sovereignty. And he has won,” she continued.

Here are eight things Cruz has done to prove he’s a real conservative.

1. Defended the Second Amendment — Cruz represented 31 states in the District of Columbia v. Heller case before the U.S. Supreme Court, American Thinker noted. That case upheld the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right.

Cruz’s position on gun rights also hasn't wavered in the face of highly publicized shootings, CNN reported, noting that Cruz campaigned at a shooting range three days after the South Carolina church shooting and helped block President Barack Obama’s move to advance gun control legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

2. Opposed the Affordable Care Act — In a stand against big government, Cruz conducted a filibuster against the Affordable Care Act for 21 hours and 19 minutes in 2013. He also sponsored legislation in attempts to appeal and defund Obamacare.

3. Defended Religious Liberty — As solicitor general in Texas, Cruz defended the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol, upholding the public display with a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision, The Christian Post noted. He also defended the words "one nation under God" in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools in another Supreme Court victory.

4. Proposed Voter Registration Requirements — Cruz introduced a bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to allow states to require proof of citizenship for registration to vote, according to The Atlantic.

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5. Acted in Defense of Marriage — Cruz maintained his fight against gay marriage by twice introducing the State Marriage Defense Act bill in an attempt to uphold the Constitutional authority of each state to define marriage.

Cruz called the 2015 Supreme Court decision guaranteeing the right to same-sex marriage along with the court’s ruling on Obamacare the "very definition of tyranny," The Huffington Post reported.

6. Blocked Visas for Terrorists — In 2014, Obama signed a bill sponsored by Cruz to deny visas to United Nations ambassadors who are known terrorists.

7. Voted Pro-LifeLifeNews.com said Cruz has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, voting pro-life in all of 16 related issues during his time in the Senate. The votes include supporting the defunding of Planned Parenthood and Obamacare.

8. Supported IsraelThe Jerusalem Post called Cruz “arguably . . . Israel’s most avid defender in the Senate.” The news site noted his efforts in 2014 to end the Federal Aviation Commission’s ban on U.S. flights to Ben-Gurion Airport, and his opposition to Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

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Supporters of Ted Cruz have touted the Texas senator’s record, calling him the most conservative choice for the Republican nomination for president. Here are eight things Cruz has done to earn that reputation.
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