In an interview you will only see on The Brody File, Sen. Ted Cruz’s father says that when Ted was a young boy he would, “declare and proclaim the word of God over him. And I would just say, ‘You know Ted, you have been gifted above any man that I know and God has destined you for greatness.’”.
Rafael Cruz, who has been a traveling preacher for many years, spoke to The Brody File at a Perkins restaurant in Des Moines Iowa. (Yes, we will do an interview anywhere! What next? Donald Trump at a Denny’s?)
Our interview with Ted Cruz is coming soon. You won't want to miss it! Ted Cruz very well may run for president of the United States and you know what? The Teavangelical base of the party is there for the taking. He is causing quite a stir.
Now, while most high school boys are busy hitting the field or hitting on girls, Ted Cruz was hitting up the U.S. Constitution. During his teenage years the Senator from Texas memorized the document. He and a group of like-minded kids would travel around, giving what his dad calls, "patriotic speeches."
Rafael Cruz says those experiences developed a passion in his son. And that passion is what fuels his God-given purpose.
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David Brody: Talk me about your son and his rise. This must be a thing of God. It's meteoric.
Rafael Cruz: (Ted Cruz's Father) Yes, but you know something, this is not something that started a couple of years ago. Let me go back to when he was maybe four. When he was four I used to read Bible stories to him all the time. And I would declare and proclaim the word of God over him. And I would just say, ‘You know Ted, you have been gifted above any man that I know and God has destined you for greatness’.
And I started making declarations about the Word of God over him every day. When he was eight years old I was very active in an organization called the Religious Roundtable. This was a coalition of Christians and Jews who was very instrumental in helping Reagan get elected. I was on the state board of the Religious Roundtable, so when my son Ted was eight years old, all we talked about around the dinner table was politics because I was so involved with the Reagan campaign.
So during that time is when I asked him so many times, ‘You know Ted, when I lost my freedom in Cuba I had no place to come to. If we lose our freedoms here where are we going to go? There is no place to go.’ As Ted enters high school the Free Enterprise Institute organizes a group of five kids, called them the Constitutional Corroborators, now Ted is reading the The Federalist Papers, The Anti-Federalist Papers, and each of the five kids memorized the entire U.S. Constitution.
So before my son left high school he was passionate about the Constitution. He was passionate about freedom and free markets and limited governments. And before he left high school he knew without a shadow of a doubt what his purpose was. And it was to defend and protect freedom and the Constitution, to fight for free markets and limited government.
And it became a passion in his life. So this is not a trajectory of three years, this is a trajectory of 30 years.