May 2, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, finds Ted Cruz to be, like the rest of them, a little hard to believe.
The fact is there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Cruz’s philosophy and policies and those of Hillary Clinton. They both believe in the welfare state, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public schooling, education grants, foreign aid to dictators, the whole kit and caboodle of mandatory charity.
They both believe in the drug war. They want to put more people in jail for ingesting harmful substances. They think this is good for people, to put them in jail for being drug addicts. And then on the warfare state, they’re on the exact same page. They both believe in regime change, they want the US death machine to continue killing people in the Middle East, they favor the War on Terrorism and all of the infringements of civil liberty and privacy that have come with this warfare racket.
Now, that’s not to say that Cruz isn’t speaking the truth about Trump. Trump’s on the same page too. His policy and philosophies are the same. Oh yeah, he bashes NATO and he bashes the Iraq War, but those are just nuggets he throws out trying to get libertarians excited to vote for him. The fact is he is an interventionist, both domestically and in foreign policy.
With these three people, and with Bernie Sanders, nothing’s going to change. It’s up to the American people if they want to say, ‘No!’ to the wlefare state and the warfare state, but as long as they have a commitment to this statist philosophy, America will continue traveling in a very, very bad direction.
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