Even though Ted Cruz, a Texan Republican senator, has only just started his Presidential campaign for 2016, he is already making people think he is not fit to be in office. He actually launched his campaign from Liberty University, which is a Creationist college. This school teaches its students that the world is only 6,000 years old, a view that Ted Cruz seems to support.
He refers to Obamacare as a train wreck, says that they need to abolish the IRS, makes idiotic comments about global warming and climate change, and talks about being against gay marriage. In fact, he makes promises to abolish the IRS and get rid of the Affordable Care Act.
He declared to his audience, “God has blessed America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn’t done with America yet.”
He admits to being extremely conservative, which in itself is not a bad thing. However, when it is combined with all of his ignorant views, it makes us wonder whether this man belongs in the White House. There are people who will vote for him for sure; a Gallup Poll taken this past year showed that 42% of American citizens believe in Creationism as opposed to scientific evidence of evolution. Ted Cruz chose to launch his campaign in a place where he would be appealing to this population.
Hopefully, people who are progressive and forward thinking make an effort to vote in the 2016 election, to avoid Cruz as President.