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VOTE NOW: What should Republicans' Top Legislative Priority Be?
Repeal the ObamaCare individual mandate
Stop the NSA's warrantless spying on Americans
Refuse to reauthorize the Import-Export Bank
Stop the ObamaCare bailouts of insurance companies
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Ted Cruz's resume:
Graduated valedictorian in 1988 from Second Baptist High School
Graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1992
Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995
1992 U.S. National Debate Champion representing Princeton
1995 World Debating Championship semi-finalist representing Harvard
Served a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, making him the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States
Served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008, making him the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the entire country and the longest tenure in Texas history
Partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice
Authored over 80 SCOTUS briefs and presented over 40 oral arguments before The Court
In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz assembled a coalition of 31 states in defense of the principle that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms
Presented oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds,
Defended the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools
Defended the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States
Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission
Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign
Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation
Ted Cruz is currently junior US Senator from Texas, defeating Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst who was heavily favored and backed by the DC old-guard GOP
Defeated Democrat Paul Sadler in the general election
Endorsed by The Tea Party and the Republican Liberty Caucus
AWARDS: “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,” Chambers USA (2009 & 2010) “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America,” National Law Journal (2008) “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century,” Texas Lawyer (2010) “20 Young Hispanic Americans on the Rise,” Newsweek (1999) Traphagen
Distinguished Alumnus, Harvard Law School
On November 14, 2012, Cruz was appointed vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee
Unlike Obama, Cruz didn’t seat in the U.S. Senate and vote “present.” He has sponsored 97 bills. Here are a few crucial pieces of legislation sponsored by Cruz:
ObamaCare Repeal Act
Prohibit use of drones from killing citizens of the United States within the United States
Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act
Defund Obamacare Act of 2013
A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to permit States to require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in elections for Federal office
A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the Paul Brown United States Courthouse
A bill to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards of up to $5,000,000 for information regarding the attacks on the United States diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya that began on September 11, 2012
State Marriage Defense Act of 2014
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the intentional discrimination of a person or organization by an employee of the Internal Revenue Service
A bill to prohibit the Department of the Treasury from assigning tax statuses to organizations based on their political beliefs and activities
American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014
A bill to deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United States and poses a threat to United States national security interests
SuperPAC Elimination Act of 2014
Free All Speech Act of 2014
Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfer Suspension Act of 2014
A bill to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014
A bill to prevent the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawfully created by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012
Sanction Iran, Safeguard America Act of 2014
Expatriate Terrorists Act
Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act of 2014
When a baby cries at two in the morning, the child wants comfort.
Either he is hungry or cold or needs some other attention from
his parent. All of us call out in one way or another for comfort
or encouragement at times. The word comfort means to make
comfortable, relieve pain, or solve some problem. We live in a
world full of hurts and pain and loneliness. Jesus set the perfect
pattern for all of us to stand with others and give comfort and
support when it is needed. The Bible speaks of comfort many
1. Genesis 24:67.
Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah. When Sarah died,
Isaac was sad and Rebekah comforted him. When have you
2. Job 2:11; 16:1–5.
How did Job’s three friends show him comfort? What happened
later with Job and his friends? How did Job react? How can we
show true comfort to someone who is grieving?
3. Psalm 94:19.
When David felt anxiety-ridden, where did he find comfort? What
did God’s comfort do for David? How does God offer us help?
4. Isaiah 40:1–2.
What commission did God give to Isaiah? How was he
to speak to Israel? What was his message of comfort?
5. Isaiah 51:3.
What good message did God have for Israel after their defeat
and ruin? What would happen to their wastelands? Why can
God’s people sing again?
6. Matthew 2:16–18.
Who was Rachel and what happened to her children? What
were the circumstances of that tragedy? What is our hope in
the face of sorrow?
7. John 14:1–16, 26–27.
Why were the disciples saddened? What did Jesus promise
to do for them? What does the Comforter do for believers?
8. Acts 9:26–31.
How did the early Christians have the comfort of the Holy Spirit?
What had they faced? How does the Holy Spirit strengthen and
help us today?
9. Romans 15:1–4.
How did the events of the past teach the followers of Jesus?
How do we find comfort today in God’s Word?
10. 2 Corinthians 1:3–7.
Why did Paul write that God is the God of all comfort? When
does God comfort us? How do our experiences prepare us to
From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor
About the Author (2010):
Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He received
his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and his DMin
from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has written a weekly
devotional message for newspapers in the towns where he has served as
pastor. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Zapata, Texas.
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