Happy Father’s Day
By Ted Cruz
I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Father’s Day to every Dad. There’s no more important job than being a father, and a strong, loving Dad can give every child the foundation he or she needs to brave this world.
My own Dad has been my hero my entire life. He is a man of faith and deep integrity, a man who loves liberty with all his heart. His truly American story of fleeing oppression in Cuba with nothing more than $100 to his name and finding success through hard work and perserverence has inspired me my entire life. As a kid he used to ask me over and over again, “when we faced oppression in Cuba I had a place to flee to…if we lose our freedom here where do we go?” No question better captures why I am running for U.S. Senate.
My Dad is today a pastor, and through his life I have seen every day his love and faith in Jesus. Each Dad should endeavor to reflect our heavenly Father’s love for us, and my Dad has done that throughout my life.
Four years ago, when I became a Dad myself, I learned firsthand just how strong a father’s love could be. There is nothing I would not do for my two daughters. On the campaign trail every day, fighting to preserve this Shining City on a Hill for them–working to ensure that my girls inherit the same blessed land of liberty and opportunity that each of us has been so priviliged to enjoy–is what keeps me going. In my life, I hope to be even a small fraction of the inspriation to Caroline and Catherine that my Dad has always been to me.
Every parent wants their children to grow up in a country that offers more opportunities for them than we had growing up. For the first time in American history, our children are facing growing up in a country that may well be worse off than it was for the previous generation. This is completely and utterly unacceptable; we cannot selfishly spend away the futures of our children. And I know millions of mothers and fathers across the State share that very same commitment, to turn our country around.
I would like to conclude by wishing all the fathers out there a wonderful Father’s Day. Be Superman to your kids. Take your kids to the park, hug them tightly, tell them you love them, and thank God for them and for His many blessings on your family.