The pundits, the reporters, the professional politicians and the armatures have written their enlightened analysis as to who won and who lost in the latest fiasco in Washington. The general consensus would be the Republicans were the big losers with Senator Ted Cruz having lost the most. This is certainly no big surprise since most of the above believe in big government, big budgets and the size of the national debt has no import. Listening to those like James Baker and John McCain, you would get the idea that to stand for principle is alien to the American tradition. If you believe as our founders believed, you should sit down and be quiet.
McCain, during his time in the senate, has stood for nothing but the advancement of John McCain. Therefore, he has no understanding of what it was Senator Cruz was accomplishing in his principled stand. McCain would ask, not is this in the best interest of a free and prosperous America, but is this in the best interest of John McCain. Other Republicans believe what the left, those in government and the press, have been telling them for years, that is that governing means to capitulate to whatever the left thinks is best.
So many opinions have been stated and written. The pontification rages. And while all of this wisdom is being shared, the overwhelming number of the real losers has no idea what just happened, nor have they taken the time to learn. The American people were clearly once again the overwhelming losers. The U.S. debt jumped a record $328 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money again under the deal Obama and Congress sealed. The debt now equals $17.075 trillion, according to figures the Treasury Department posted online on Friday. It was not long ago an increase of $328 billion would have been unacceptable for a year. This was not even back page news.
The ambivalent American voter, the one who is asked his opinion for all the poles, has no idea this has happened and seems not to care. Nor does he have any idea the promises of the government, or unfunded liabilities of our government, are conservatively estimated at over $120 Trillion. Meanwhile, the argument of the wise is how much did the Republican Party lose not how much did America lose. Thank you Senator Cruz for having the principle and the courage to stand, albeit almost alone, and say, American people unless you take notice of what is happening to your country, the Marxist/Progressives will have completed the fundamental transformation promised by Obama and we will be another Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Cyprus. Remember, there is nobody who is able to or anybody who wants to bail us out of our problem.
Those few of us Freedom Loving Americans who do care about the wellbeing of our nation; that nation that was founded on the principles of freedom and unlimited opportunity; that nation that admired self-reliance and not government reliance; and that nation that admired effort and perseverance can take heart that we do have Freedom Loving Americans like Ted Cruz who are willing to stand for principle despite the personal attacks they know will come.
The battle will be long and difficult, but just as in 1776 when those Freedom Loving Americans against all odds were willing to risk all for freedom, we must also. They prevailed and we will also.