I ran for president because I believe it is time to take our country back from Washington and restore power to the people. I still believe that. In fact, I believe it more than ever. It is time to challenge and reform the system that has put too much economic and political power in the hands of too few. It is time to put a real constitutional conservative in the White House.
My husband and I live in Virginia where we had a primary recently. While my own name was on the ballot, I checked the box for Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz is a leader and a reformer who isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers when he is fighting for the American people.
When Republicans lost the last presidential election, the Republican establishment thought it knew just what to do: Pass comprehensive immigration reform. Stop talking about “social issues.” Go along and get along. Rather than fight for real change, they stood by as our government grew increasingly incompetent and corrupt.
But they didn’t count on Ted Cruz. They didn’t predict that against all the odds, Texas had just elected a Senator who is a true constitutional conservative, a real reformer, and who definitely doesn’t care if the Washington cartel invites him to their cocktail parties.
We need a constitutional conservative to unite our party. Ted has spent his life defending the Constitution. My father was a conservative judge on the very liberal ninth circuit. It takes someone of true principles and convictions like my dad and like Ted Cruz to stick to their guns. Ted has been fighting these fights for decades — whether it’s for religious liberty, our right to keep and bear arms or American sovereignty. And he has won.
We need a leader and a reformer to challenge the system in Washington and fix the festering problems — whether it’s our broken immigration system or the IRS. Throughout my career, I have learned that if you are a real leader, you absolutely must challenge the status quo. Sometimes you make enemies. It’s the price of leadership. But it’s also the way to deflate the bloated bureaucracy and return prosperity to the people.