tv Road to the White House CSPAN January 17, 2016 10:35pm-11:01pm EST
that i promise to do on day one, rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action. the president can do that all you need is the pen with an eraser in those are gone the second likewise directing the department of justice to enforce the law and investigate planned parenthood, again that is within power.ecutive a president can and i will do that on day one. the third is protecting religious liberty. the assault is coming from the abuse of executive power so that a president can and as president i will and bank that assault on day one. everyone of those can be a cop -- every one of those can be accomplished before midnight on the first day. the 2nd avenue of presidential change is foreign policy and foreign policy can change overnight. you think about this same nation of iran, they released our hostages in 1981 the day that ronald reagan was sworn into office.
that is the difference a strong commander in chief can make. the next promise is to rip to shreds the iranian nuclear deal, can do it on his own. submitted that to it asss, so you can undo president. likewise, moving the embassy in israel, congress passed legislation some time ago but they have a presidential waiver and each president keeps waiving that. i will move it to jerusalem. the final letter of residential power is legislation. legislation is more complicated and takes time. it is why i do not promise to repeal obamacare on the first day. as much as i would love to, and i promise you there is n
--no one who wants to repeal do.acare as much as i a president does not have the power to do that on day one. that is a statute that was passed by law. the only way to undo it is passing another statute through law. the two major legislative initiatives that i'm fighting for our repealing obamacare and repealing obamacare. you ask the questions, can we get congress to go along with repealing obamacare and a flat tax? today, no. if i try to do that today it would not happen. think of the last time we beat the washington cartel. it was 1980 and the reagan revolution. it's because there was this massive grassroots movement from the people to change the incentives in washington. there is an old joke that politics is hollywood for ugly people.
my wife says i resemble that remark. the way that you change the dynamic, think about it in 1981. reagan comes into office, to o'neill, speaker of the reagan, dos ronald not bother sending your tax plan to the house, it is dead on arrival. he said, i have 20 democratic votes to kill your tax plan. reagan did not head to the capital and pour a drink and use his legendary irish wit. that was not going to move tip. he went to the people and the american people began lighting up the phones and calling and calling and suddenly the 20 votes became 19 votes, 18 votes, 17 votes. we ended up under reagan's leadership going from a top marginal rate of 70% of all the way to 28%.
that is the only way that you repeal obamacare and get a flat tax is if you have a mandate from the people so it becomes politically more dangerous from the politicians to do the wrong thing that it is the right thing >> how do we who have family members who are not on the ted team -- how do i convince the to understand who is the constitutional candidate? sen. cruz: great question. how do we, if there are folks, family members or friends supporting mr. trump, how do you convince them to come to this
side? let me give you a very simple question. have you ever been burned by a politician? have you ever seen a politician who says one thing and does another? everyone one of us has seen that over and over. it is why we are frustrated out of our minds. how do you distinguish between politicians who will follow through and those talking a good game. primary,blican everyone says they are a conservative. nobody on the debate stage says i am a squishy establishment moderate, i stand for nothing. nobody says that. [applause] [laughter] cruz: everyone claims to be
a conservative. how do we distinguish? the scriptures say you shall know them by their fruits. i would suggest that you urge your friends, don't listen to what they say or what i say. ignore what all of us say on the campaign trail. look to our actions. every candidate says they oppose obamacare. in 2013, we had, as reagan would put it, a time for battle. there was a major battle against obamacare and i was proud to lead that fight. i will point out that the other folks on that stage were nowhere to be found. if they say today that they oppose obamacare, the question is where were you in 2013? after sandy hook when barack obama and harry reid came after our second amendment right to keep and bear arms, millions of us rose up to protect the second amendment. i was proud to lead that fight. we defeated their gun-control proposals on the floor of the
senate. look at the other individuals on that debate stage and none of them were anywhere to be found. they didn't stand and fight to defend the second amendment. let's take immigration -- there are candidates today who say that they care deeply about immigration. deeply about amnesty. how do you test that? in 2013 we had a knockdown drag out fight. barack obama, chuck schumer and the democrats joined with establishment republicans in pushing a massive amnesty land. the plan made it to the senate and republican leadership was prepared to take it up to the house and barack obama would have signed it. we were on the verge of losing amnesty. it would've been granted to 12 million people across this country. the only reason it was beaten is because millions of americans rose up.
i was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with jeff sessions and steve king and we led the battle to defeat it and stop amnesty. [applause] sen. cruz: i will give a very simple point that you can make to any of your friends. the other individuals on that stage were nowhere to be found. it was like they were in witness protection. when the battle is being fought on the verge of amnesty being passed, you do not show up to fight? your credibility as a presidential candidate when you say i care about amnesty becomes suspect. that is what is so encouraging. it's the great thing about new hampshire, iowa and south carolina, you all take this seriously. the responsibility to vet the candidates and look them in the
eye and say who is blowing smoke? to distinguish who has the record of walking the walk. let me close with this. if you all agree with me that it is now or never, that we are at the edge of a cliff that if we keep going in this direction for another four to eight years, we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world. if you agree with that i want to ask each of you to do three things. join us. commit tonight to stand up and vote in the new hampshire primary and stand with us. [applause]
sen. cruz: the second thing that i want to ask of each of you is that you volunteer. we have volunteers who can take names. sign up to be a precinct leader, a county leader, commit tonight to pick up the phone and call your mom. that is a good idea anyway. call your sister, your son, or your next-door neighbor. your college roommate. your business partner. say that this election matters. it matters for me and my future and my kids and my grandkids. i want to ask everyone here to vote for me 10 times. listen, we are not democrats. [laughter] sen. cruz: i am not suggesting voter fraud, but let me tell you, if everyone of you gets nine other people to get up and vote on primary day, you will have voted 10 times. those of you in high school who
are not 18, if you get 10 people to show up and vote who are, you will have voted 10 times. [applause] cruz: the third and final thing that i want to ask of each of you is that you pray. that you lift up this country in prayer. that you commit today each day from now until election day. day. just one minute a down to go toying bed. putting your kids to sleep, when you are going to bed, say father god, continue this awakening and revival. awaken this body of christ that we might pull back from this of this. we are standing on the promises of second chronicles 20:14. if my people when called on my name shall humble themselves and
pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, i will hear their prayer and forgive their sins and i will heal their land. [applause] cruz: let me tell you a bit of history that our friends in the media will never share with you. in january 1981, when ronald reagan took oath of office, his left hand was resting on 2 chronicles 7:14. a concrete manifestation of those promises from scripture. we have pulled this country back from the abyss, we have done it before and if we stand together we will do it again. [applause]
minister's questions. candidate tedan cruz makes a stop in new hampshire. announcer: this week, documentary filmmaker aviva kempner. she discusses her latest film, "rosenwald," about the late american businessman and philanthropist julius rosenwald. brian: aviva kempner, why did you do a documentary on julius rosenwald? aviva: i was lucky enough 12 years ago to be at martha's vineyard to attend a lecture that rabbi david saperstein, who