From what I recall of my childhood, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights movement was not universally embraced in the black community. Some blacks were frightened by his actions and angry at the “crazy” colored man for stirring up trouble. “He is making things worse for Negros!” MLK became an American icon.

In 1977, world renowned architect Phillip Johnson was approached by Rev. Robert Schuller with his “crazy” impossible dream. “So, you want to build a glass cathedral in earthquake country without obstructed views to the front and you have no money?” Rev. Schuller replied, “Yes.” The Crystal Cathedral is world renowned as the largest glass building in the world.

Considering that slavery was the norm, founding father Thomas Jefferson calling slavery a “moral depravity” and the greatest threat to the survival of our new nation was a “crazy” thing to say.

Talk about history repeating itself, attempts were made to seduce Jefferson with “fixes” for slavery. If slavery could be made kinder and gentler, that would nullify the need to repeal it. Jefferson did not fall for their trap. He demanded total repeal. The Obama Administration is attempting to bamboozle Republicans with “fixes” for Obamacare. Like Jefferson standing firm on repealing slavery, Sen. Cruz has stood firm on the total repeal of Obamacare

It was pretty “crazy” for Gen. George Washington and his rag-tag Continental Army to resist the mighty British. In the winter snow at Valley Forge, Washington and his troops had no heat, not enough food, medicine or doctors; 2,500 troops died from the severe conditions and another 2,500 went home. Only 6,000 cold starving soldiers stayed to fight.

Though suffering many defeats and retreats, Washington and his men ultimately won America's war for independence.

Every great idea and movement began with a visionary leader besieged by naysayers accusing them of being crazy, stupid or arrogant; annoyed at them for even trying. “Who do you think you are?”

As do eagles, great leaders typically fly alone.

Freshman Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz is an eagle.

Sen. Cruz along with Sen. Mike Lee tried to warn Americans about the horrors awaiting them as a result of Obama's infamous lie which says you can keep your health care plan and doctor. Cruz also tried to sound the alarm regarding the catastrophic job-killing aspects of Obamacare.

Sen. Cruz lead the charge to defund, delay and ultimately repeal Obamacare. As are all great leaders, Cruz was vilified; called crazy, stupid, a domestic terrorist and worse.

Contributing to both political party's and the media's hatred for Sen. Cruz are his values which are in line with the Tea Party; God, family, country and fiscal responsibility. How in the world do liberals get away with equating wholesome traditional American standards with extremism? And yet, such is the war in which we find ourselves.

Sen. Cruz's values are in his heart. The apple did not fall far from the tree. At a Tea Party rally in Texas, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ted's dad, Rafael Cruz. In a nutshell, the Cruzs are real deal conservatives. The senior Mr. Cruz shared his inspirational tale of coming to America with such passion, gratitude and genuine love for America that it brought tears to my eyes.

A “Wanted Politically Dead or Alive” bounty is out on Cruz's head for daring to go against the establishment. Like Don Michael Corleone told his brother Fredo to never go against the family before having him murdered, freshman Sen. Cruz was expected to know never go against the Washington DC establishment. Republicans, Democrats and the media would love to see Sen. Cruz politically sleeping with the fishes.

In our CYA (cover your a**) political culture, politicians willing to take the heat and do what is best for the American people are extremely rare and deserve our utmost respect and loyalty. Sen. Cruz has proven himself to be such a man.

As we approach Thanksgiving, I wish to thank God for our precious hand full of true patriot politicians – men and women of character and honor who love their country and are willing to take the arrows and suffer humiliation to preserve and restore our lost freedoms, liberty and culture; serving as courageous advocates for We The People.

Five million devastated Americans have lost their health care plans. At least 129 million more are expected to be unable to keep their health care plan due to Obamacare; confirming that Sen. Cruz's leadership efforts to stop the insanity was right.

Thank you Sen. Cruz. Thank you very, very much. We The People are extremely grateful and truly appreciate you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Conservative Campaign Committee

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Comment by Darrell Russell on November 26, 2013 at 9:15am

WTP (many of us) see the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and others as the salvation of the republic. The progressive's see them as a threat to their destructive agenda.

Comment by Ron Wiggins on November 25, 2013 at 8:01pm

I don't know you or Sen Cruz personally, which is the best way to know someone.  So I am left to not go by words but deeds. Like the Bible says "you shall know them by their fruits"  So I am very glad by everything I have seen from you as well as Sen. Cruz.  And I also say Thank You!

Comment by Larry on November 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Lloyd, you always espouse the truth in succinct and clear manner.  I always look forward to your postings.  The analogies you utilized in your posting above were spot-on, and they remind us that we must continue to trust our core values (regardless of how they vilified in the MSM).  Thanks for continuing to provide leadership for all real patriots. 

Comment by Mary Jo Hudnall on November 25, 2013 at 7:11pm

Thank YOU for a great article.  I met Ted Cruz at the Texas GOP convention in Ft. Worth last April. His humility was genuine. While he was at this campaign booth talking with us...the rest of the politicians were in their hotel suites or being walked thru the convention hall with an entourage. (the difference in manner and countenance was amazing and disgusting)

TED CRUZ IS REAL!  His speech at the convention "brought the house down" 

Comment by Ed Smolinski on November 25, 2013 at 6:49pm

You are also someone we all should be grateful for. Thanks

Comment by jalina susan stutte on November 25, 2013 at 6:41pm

God Bless you Lloyd Marcus, for saying what we all want Senator Cruz to know, that we love and need him. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Lloyd.

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Comment by susan elizabeth rajchel on November 25, 2013 at 6:10pm

yes thank you, and all here happy thanksgiving!!!!!

Comment by Jim Hoff on November 25, 2013 at 6:09pm

At least obama lets us know daily that he is out to destroy us.  Our real problem is dealing with two faced RINOs.

This Thanksgiving we should let our elected RINOs know how much we distrust them.  I will write Mr. McCain and Mr. Flake here in Arizona and express my opinion and also send a thank you email to Trent Franks.

Comment by Debrajoe Smith-Beatty on November 25, 2013 at 5:54pm

Thank you.

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