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that is the right answer. now i like to point out a few of my with type one of the first things people notice is we do not have an issue page. i actually don't say i support the second amendment. i don't say a word about what is hidden in the deep recesses of my heart. what we haven't said is a paid label revision record. what it says is for too long politicians of said one thing and another. everyone of us should have any candidate you say you believe this will show me. what if you stood up and fought asrida for it one of you,? the scriptures say, don't know them by their need. status of fighting or
conservative: winning national. when he gets the second that the when i say is solicitor general of texas, i will listen 31 date in front of the u.s. supreme court defending the individual might not right to keep and bear arms and we won. in 2010, the nra awarded me there reading fund award given each year to one of the leading others of the amendment entire country. 2013 i led the fight on the second amendment to stop their unconscious is going to and we defeated every proposal on the or the senate.
[applause] >> that's the reason why haswners of america formally endorsed me in the presidential race. because they said look there a lot of good republicans who talk about the second amendment that nobody else has the record of walking the walk in writing to defend our second amendment rights and bear arms. let me close with this. i want to thank all of you for being here. thank you for coming out tonight for staying up. you agree with me that our crisis, if you agree with me that it is now or never we cannot keep going down this road.
then i want to ask each of you to do anything first of all i ask you to join us. we're building a grassroots army on across the state of iowa and the. our statewide chairman is here. to ask each of you join us. join us, sign up and commit tonight to show up. now and commit to volunteer and increasing we are building an army across the state.
the second thing i want to ask each and every one of you to do was to go home and when you get home go to our website ted cruz.org and contribute. some of the all caps can max out. can do that love you. you have my word every penny will be spent rather positive optimistic hopeful conservative message. everyone of you can contribute something. can give $10 or $25 or $50 worth hundred dollars. if you're in high school 10 boxes the cost of the. i'll tell you why matter so much. when you contribute, you have skin in the game. when you contribute your invested that is not my campaign is our campaign that's what makes you pick up the phone and
call your neighbor or e-mail your sister or brother get on facebook it on twitter talk you're probably something, and join me on the cold february evening at the caucus. the selection matters area i know this guy area this matters for my kids and my great aunts and our future. the third thing i would ask each and every one of you to do is pray. crisis and is in list of our nation and prayer that americans keep waking up that this spirit of revival that is leaving this country continues to rise because if we stand together and get back to the constitutional liberties that built this we will turnther
freedom. >> you have my word on it. right now if you're a christian -- >> you are exactly right. a little over a month ago we did a rally. >> i remember. >> we had the whole thing up on line. it's just, nine heroes have been persecuted for their faith just telling their story. it was inspirational to see ordinary people who stood for their faith. they all faced death threats, lost their jobs, paid sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. just simply for standing with the word of god. i think 2016 is going to be a religious election. it has been a passion of mine. >> you say you're a christian and boy you get persecuted.
>> susan. >> can i ask you a few questions? one, if you cannot win a game of chess, how can you lead the free world? senator cruz: to be fair, we called the game before was over. if you had the opportunity to take a supreme court seat, would you be more and justin to be on the supreme court or be president of the united states?
cruz: i think the supreme court is a credibly important, by think there is a presidential of candidates. i think the next president will 4 supreme court justices. i think there's more of a a shortage of people who will defend because attrition. constitution. >> you have all the right words. good luck. thank you.z: good what's your name? >> jeff. cruz: thank you for
some of the failed past campaigns. beyond overspending, what have you learned about previous campaigns, and how are you applying that to this race? one of the big failures of previous campaigns is that burn rate area they hemorrhage cash to. money goes out the door like crazy. they'll ask are you going private? as a yes absolutely. the 737 says southwest airlines on the side of it. usually i'm in the a group. sayingthe things i love a bunch of mine editors private. that money has been it's why our
campaign has more money in the bank than any single republican candidate area we are very herbal. we're trying to say that every penny we raise. we're trying to save everything we raise to actually's and communicate of the optimistic hopeful conservative message to host: you area now third in iowa at the expense of donald trump. seeing isat we're conservatives coalescing behind our campaign it's a very encouraging development. historically have you looked past republican races there is typically been a moderate lane
and a conservative one and in past releases there's been early on one consensus moderate and all the money gets behind the candidate. conservatives there are a bunch of us and nobody has any money and they like cats and dogs. the past the moderate when the and then goes on to lose the general because he can't and that turned conservatives out about. you look at the moderate lane there are a number of candidates competing like crazy. they are fighting like cats and dogs just like conservatives usually do but on the conservative side you look at institute dropped out both good strong conservatives what we are is themore and more conservative lane coalescing behind our campaign and i think the reason is simple like that with what i call campaign conservatives. people talk good game on the trail but have not walked the walk in there looking for consistent conservatives someone
who is the same yesterday today and tomorrow area think that's the reason we're getting so much energy and excitement is that i'm the only candidate in this race who has been a consistent conservative episcopal social conservative. i have a proven record. i think that's why were sing some of grassroots energy. we have a number of people want to talk to you. christian is joining us from the republican line from virginia. caller: hello senator cruz. ronald reagan is probably my biggest hero as far as politics go. i just have to say you have given me new hope for the republican party.
you have energized me in a way that i've not even years. other candidate out there that i feel can do the job to really turn this country around. i just want you to now it you don't get a chance in basement much i want you to know there is just massive some are out there for you. suit or in00 strong you and writing for you every >> thank you so much for the kind words of encouragement. thank you for the prayers. i love to be lifted up by the intercessory heirs of people all over the country. heidi and i feel that if projection. i'm inspired by what i see every
allt when i see people across the country the grassroots rising up. that's what it will take to save this country. i'm energized and fired by your passion and dedication and i'm so proud that we are doing this together. host: mississippi on the democrats line. mr. cruz, i sort of lean towards democrat caught my attention and i appreciate what you do because you have written the problems in washington. demand to realize the problems to straighten it out. i also want to ask you about social security. are you for lifting the limit on social security payout? make the government put back into social security the money that they take it out? anotheru for your time thing i like to stand for
christianity in this world and i would like to see guineans putting bibles back in our schools. condoms theyass on ought to be able to pass out bibles. >> and if you pass out the ladder you have blessed with the former. i appreciate your words what is a democrat. people, hard-working men and women find it harder and harder -- a low percentage of americans working today since 1977.
we have wage stagnation. we need to fight to bring back the kind of economic growth that started the under ronald reagan in the 1980's. since do is always stand with the working men and women and not what i call the washington cartel which is the special interests and lobbyists and career politicians in washington that both parties get in bed with. we need to break the washington cartel and bring power back to the people. you asked about social security. bulwark of our society and i in myit's yours possible view social security should follow for old. there one for seniors
should be no changes whatsoever. we have ordered their financial affairs counting on the buses and we need to honor those commitments. for younger workers. i'm 44 years old. it's hard to find someone my age who believe social security will be there for us. that presents a real opportunity for reform when you have an who thinks it's not likely to be there. -- for there should be younger workers we should gradually increase the those two age area changes alone and social security back. the third piece that i think is critical for younger work hours
is we need to allow younger workers to keep a portion of their tax a minute and a personal account that they own that they control can pass on to their kids and grandkids. i want to bring together republicans and democrats with common sense plans to ensure host: richard is joining us for texas and independent. caller: i'm a tea party got out here was my pleasure to vote for a sense of money to campaign all iston yesterday and can say is when you went out there and did what you said you were going to do and you're too
much of a gentleman to white house's her competitors for the nomination bill to that an homage and just one of them i like to get your comment on and it's senator rubio was also to be guy was opposed by mitch mcconnell and john boehner and they did everything they could to defeat him but when he got elected he got up there and got in the and he joined in and got in the game here came an amnesty program and he didn't do what he said he was given a do and you have in your too much of a gentleman to talk about it but if you have any comment on that think that folks might like to hear. i'm proud to support you again best of luck in the future. >> thank you very much thank you for the support. thank you for sending any contribution to the campaign at ted cruz.org.
i will say the comment you started out with it is perhaps the thing that i hear back home in texas that most gratifies me i hear a lot are members of months ago i was at the museum interest -- in houston. there was a police officer there it was an african-american man that guy came up to me and said i didn't vote for you but also this you are doing what you said he would do. thinkat is powerful people are fed up with all editions of washington using one thing into another. then he mention marco rubio area i like marco he's a friend of a colleague. as you know i disagreed with him when he joined with barack obama harry reid in proposing a massive amnesty and area i thought it was wrong and inconsistent with what we promised the voters and i promised the men and women affected that i against amnesty. no one else that is one of many issues unless there is a's start
difference among the republican running for president. if you look at the 10 minute 11 standing on that debate to the majority of those candidates have publicly vocally supported amnesty and i'm the only candidate on that stage who has never supported amnesty and has can instantly it up and who effect led the fight against the massive amnesty plan that barack obama and harry reid rubio hall tried push forward. i'm proud of standing for the constitution and the rule of law against amnesty. you have my word i wanted the exact same thing. on its color is a democrat from springhill florida. caller: i think you so much. i did hear the speech. in terms of the -- do you were any
other republican candidates have plans to replace obamacare? >> thanks for calling. thank you very question. let me address it in two parts, first of all let's talk about what's happening with obamacare area under obamacare what we've seen is millions of americans have lost their jobs. that fourth of the part-time work millions of americans of lost their health insurance and doctors the scene the premiums skyrocket. president obama told the american people electrically can keep it that wasn't true. millions had their plans cancel when they like them. the president promised that the average family will feature of reasons would drop, in fact the average family's premiums have
lived risen. if single mom waiting tables trying to make ends meet that's a difference of $5,500 that's a lot of money for someone trying to make ends meet and millions of people are hurting. seen the people who've been hurt by this law think it's the essence of reasonableness to recognize it's not working let's repeal it and start over. you have to we should replace it with? i think health care report that by expanding start the marketplace. what does that mean? will he give you three specific number one which allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines.
currently illegal. with that would do is create a 250 state national market and. it would drive down costs and it and the availability of low-cost catastrophic health-care coverage. if you people don't have health care coverage when it on habit the biggest barriers cost area was obamacare qoa gives you fewer choices in our cost. secondly, we need to and health-care savings and. for prevention and retain coverage area and third we need to wear a d-link health insurance from employment area it is a historical accident that it's tied to employment area if we lose our jobs we don't lose our car insurance our house insurance for your life insurance is the reason you should lose your health insurance. the worst want to lose because that's where we get much of the
problems with pre-existing conditions. not able to get any policy because they gotten sick in the interim area and instead need to work for health insurance that is personal portable and affordable. host: let me follow up. the house have to budget reconciliation bill that would repeal part of the affordable care act. you said it didn't go far enough. why? in both houses we promised the american people we would repeal every word of obama or are. urging leadersn of both houses is let's just do we promised. it's on the commitment we made to the men and women of this country and that's what it was leadership what do it's what i will continue to urge.
they get detained the released and basically my biggest point is there going to turn the state because of the percentage of delegates to win 2020not this election but the republicans in the gop don't have a chance. you. >> i agree illegal immigration is one of the greatest threat. president obama i think was being very truthful when he said he wanted to fundamentally transform this country area i think some people dismiss that as campaign rhetoric. i think he meant every word and one of the ways you looking to transform this country is by letting millions of people into this country illegally and in trying to legally get a man amnesty for the month cap the citizenship because he believes the people he's letting stream
into this country will ultimately become democrats and keep the democratic party in power forever area i think that is a significant political threat but i think it's also a profound threat to the rule of law. it's affecting your safety and our security. i represent the state of texas we have 1200 and what miles of border with mexico. we do with national security threats every day from coyotes and criminals bringing people across the border not knowing is coming across and we need a president is committed to solving these problems. the good news is our laws on the book are actually quite stringent. what lap that's what's missing is the political will to enforce them. the other people running for mostdent has republicans of the people on that stage have supported amnesty. if you are willing to support amnesty you are undermining rule of law and the constitution and if you want
you need to look for a candidate who has a history of leading the fight against amnesty. and the only one who has a proven record of doing that is me. i will give you my word, if i am elected, we will secure the borders. i will use every executive power of the president to enforce the law to put boots on the ground, to use technology, and to get the job done. what is missing is the political will. i will provide that will. host: shannon is our last caller. caller: good evening. how are you, senator? this is the happiest i have been in seven years.
my question to you, sir, what do you plan on doing about isis? sen. cruz: thank you. if you look at isis, isis is the face of evil. they have declared war on america. they are crucifying christians. we need a commander-in-chief who stands up and says, we will defeat radical islamic terrorists. we need a commander in chief who does not tie the hands of our military. we should set the goal of defeating isis. overwhelming airpower. look at the first persian gulf war, we launched 1100 era tax a
day. day.r attacks a it is basically a photo op foreign policy. we should be arming the kurds. they are on the ground in iraq and syria in fighting against isis. isis is using american military equipment and the kurds, who are outdateds, are using military equipment. they are the boots on the ground. it is only the administration's political correctness that prevents them from arming the kurds. if you join isis, if you wage jihad on america, you are signing your death warrant. part of your question was also utin. and p it is a response to the weakness
of barack obama. of scoopi am reminded jackson. he said they were like a burglar who walks down the hall of the hotel jiggling the doors of each door looking to rob it. the only way to stand up to him as with a strong commander-in-chiefp. utin does not respect -- commander-in-chief. respect obama. as reagan demonstrated, there are ways to stand up to russia short of military conflict. ukraine, obama should have responded with two things. immediately installing the anti-ballistic missiles.
them andhe canceled that appeasement failed. time, there were 22 applications pending to export liquid natural gas. obama should have held the national tv conference and said he was approving every .pplication to export lng it would've helped the people of ukraine in europe to stand free of economic boycotts. him where it hit hurts, in the pocketbook. john mccain refers to russia as a gas station with a country attached. it would have produced jobs and economic growth here at home. it was a no-brainer. the president did not want to do
it. we can stand up and show strength to russia. we can defeat isis. in respect to the severe -- syrian civil war, we do not have a dog in that fight. the job of our military is to defend america and not nation build. personalouple of questions. what time did your day begin this morning and when will it end tonight? began at: the day about 8:00 and i've been on the and i have done six or seven town halls, visiting coffee shops in traveling from town to town to town. andve done radio interviews a few meetings. tonight, i have three hours to drive and i will crash and get a few hours sleep and get up in the morning and keep traveling across iowa. host: how are you preparing for
the debate on wednesday? sen. cruz: i have a great team of people who i really like and trust. we have done a number of mocks and we go through questions and do some back and forth. approaches, i try to spend time getting some sleep, spin solitude, spend time reading the bible -- spend solitude, spend time reading the bible and in prayer. i will say one thing that was really encouraging in the first two debates, after the first debate, in the 100 hours that followed, we raised over a million dollars. after the second debate, we did not raise a million dollars in 100 hours, we raised a million dollars in 48 hours. i have been very encouraged by
the response we have seen coming out of the debate and i hope we continue to move forward, keep building the momentum. host: finally, if snl asks you to guest host, would you do it? sen. cruz: absolutely. i grew up watching snl as a kid. her political satire -- there ir political satire is hysterical. larry david is bernie. i am sure donald will knock it out of the park. host: republican from texas, presidential candidate, thank you for being here with us tonight.
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