TED CRUZ
I’m a maniac, and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. And Ben [Carson] you’re a terrible surgeon.
Ted Cruz

If we look at it more from a philosophical standpoint, these foundations of atheism and secular humanism believe that you are your own God. That leads us to something that unfortunately has crept into many churches across America, and it is what I call the Social Gospel. The social gospel, that could creep into something that is called Liberation Theology, which is a mixture of leftist, pseudo-Christianity with Marxism.
Ted Cruz

Social justice is collectivism. Social justice is the rights of a group. It denies individual responsibility. It’s a negation of individual responsibility, so social justice is totally contrary to the Word of God.
Ted Cruz

The path we’re on has taken the USA to the brink of bankruptcy.
Ted Cruz

If the Republican Party stands for individual liberty, if we defend the Bill of Rights, if we stand for keeping this country safe, then we deserve to win, and if we don’t, we deserve to lose. It shouldn’t be – it’s not just a game of blue team/red team. It is actually about making a difference in people’s lives.
Ted Cruz

It’s just like calling homosexuals ‘gays.’ Gay means happy! You know, it’s just to try to dilute it so that it becomes socially acceptable, and if you say anything against homosexual marriage or anything – ‘Oh, you’re not tolerant.’ So we’re supposed to prostitute our principles, on behalf of tolerance.
Ted Cruz

Marco [Rubio] has more of an allegiance to Chuck Schumer and to the liberals than he does to conservative policy.
Ted Cruz

I have been proud to fight and stand for religious liberty, to stand against Planned Parenthood, to defend life for my entire career.
Ted Cruz

I think if you’re at home and you don’t want Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee, then the only candidate who can beat Donald is our campaign. And so I would encourage, even if you like another candidate, stand with us if you don’t want Donald to be the nominee.
Ted Cruz

Do you know how many aliens Bill Clinton deported? 12 million. Do you know how many illegal aliens, George W. Bush deported? 10 million. We can enforce the laws and if we secure the border, that solves the problem. And as president I will solve this problem and secure the border.
Ted Cruz

I think too many politicians are not listening to the men and women they represent, and if we’re going to change the path America is on, we have got to be fighting for policies not that benefit the giant corporations and the banks and the special interests and the lobbyists, which is what Washington focuses on every day, but instead every policy needs to focus on the working men and women, the truck drivers and the steelworkers, and the young people.
Ted Cruz

He [Donald Trump] said in the debate – he said, gosh, I’m being audited for two years. Then he said three years. Then he said maybe five years. Listen, if there’s a problem in his taxes, the voters have a right to know, because come September, October, the general election, folks in the media are going to make a heyday about any problems in his taxes.
Ted Cruz

It is very simple to be likeable in Washington. You just go along to get along. You just do what your leadership wants.
Ted Cruz

I think the first and principle objective is to repeal Obamacare before it does lasting, fundamental damage to our health care system, to our individual liberty, to the relationship each of us has with his or her doctor.
Ted Cruz

The National Enquirer is complete garbage, it is total lies, it was planted by Donald Trump’s henchmen, and I don’t think the people of Wisconsin or the people of America have any interest in tabloid trash.
Ted Cruz

Social justice is group psychology, it’s group rights, it’s collectivisim, and it’s a negation of individual responsibility, which is what the Bible teaches. Individual responsibility. And of course, social justice leads very quickly to socialism, and ultimately to communism.
Ted Cruz

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand that government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs do.
Ted Cruz

While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other.
Ted Cruz

I’m a constitutionalist. You know, does faith matter to me? Sure. But the beauty of the Constitution, the beauty of the First Amendment, it protects everyone’s faith.
Ted Cruz

The Second Amendment was designed explicitly to protect weapons that would be useful in a military context.
Ted Cruz

If the problem is Washington is corrupt, why on Earth would you want to give more power to Washington?
Ted Cruz

This election presents a stark choice – we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats, more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy, or we can return to the founding principles of our nation – free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.
Ted Cruz

The thing is, is that every terrorist attack we’ve had since 9/11 has been legal immigration.
Ted Cruz

I was born in Cuba. At the age of 14 years of age I was involved in a revolution. We were suffering from a very cruel, oppressive dictatorship, and the revolution started in the high schools and the universities. So when I was 14, I was involved in the revolution. I was in the revolution four years. During that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up in Cuba, talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro.
Ted Cruz

I think the establishment donor class has begun to crumble. They`re searching for [Marco] Rubio, trying to get some momentum there. But the establishment in terms of the official elected leadership of the Republican Party, when you look at [Kevin] McCarthy, they`re starting to wrap theirselves around the idea of [Donald] Trump, holding back on an endorsement.
Ted Cruz

A brand new Telemundo poll says that three out of four Hispanics that vote nationwide have a negative opinion of Doanald Trump. They don’t like you.
Ted Cruz

What Obama did wrong with executive power is he tried to change the law. He tried to ignore the law. And under the Constitution, Article I, all legislative authority is vested in Congress.
Ted Cruz

Donald Trump has opened [ politically correct enforcement] up wide. He`s made a very bold statement and he`s backed it back just a little bit when he said it is temporary.
Ted Cruz

I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father.
Ted Cruz

We should not focus on ideas that divide us and pull us apart.
Ted Cruz

Donald Trump tweeted out to the world a quote allegedly from Senator Tom Coburn impugning my honesty. Within hours, Tom Coburn came out publicly and said, “That quote was an utter fabrication.”
Ted Cruz

I oppose amnesty, I oppose citizenship, I oppose legalization for illegal aliens. I always have and I always will.
Ted Cruz