Libertarian John Jay Myers for US Senate (Texas): Republican Ted Cruz is Enemy of Freedom

Press release from John Jay Myers, Libertarian for US Senate from Texas:

Dallas, TX – John Jay Myers, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, rejects the notion that the recent Republican nomination of Ted Cruz is a victory for freedom-loving Americans. “The Tea Party originally fought for sound fiscal policy, lower taxes, and free markets. But now establishment Republicans like Cruz have hijacked it and replaced a message of liberty with one of bigotry and belligerence,” says Mr. Myers.

“The Republican primary in Texas was a contest between the banks and the oil companies, and the banks won,” continues Myers. “Ted Cruz is not the outsider people think they voted for. Cruz worked for the federal government, and he also advised George W. Bush’s campaign on domestic policy. And how did Bush’s domestic policy of bank bailouts and stimulus work out? Ted Cruz’s government resume does not match his claims to be an establishment outsider.”

Mr. Myers questions Cruz’s commitment to liberty: “Cruz expresses pride in his family’s escape to the U.S., and yet maintains a platform hostile to immigrants. He claims to support freedom and yet wants government to dictate whom you can marry and what substances peaceful people put in their bodies. And he follows the same foreign policy doctrine of entangling alliances our Founding Fathers warned us about.”

Mr. Myers condemned the false choice presented to Republican voters: “During the primary, the Republicans were given a choice between a millionaire former CIA officer who runs an oil and gas company, or a rich establishment lawyer who is literally in bed with a Vice President of Goldman Sachs, the bank that was by far the largest beneficiary of the Bush-Obama bailouts through its insurer AIG. How do you think the pillow talk will go when Goldman Sachs needs $100 billion more after the next market meltdown?”

John Jay Myers feels that his real world business and leadership experience makes him much more qualified for the office of U.S. Senator: “Ted Cruz was painted as a real man of the people, but he is a government lawyer, who never had a job in the real world, who claims to love the Constitution, and now wants to be a Senator. Does this sound familiar? Meanwhile I have two businesses, 34 employees, and I truly understand the problems that higher taxes can cause the little guy. Without real world experience, Ted Cruz is the next Obama of the GOP.”


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14 thoughts on “Libertarian John Jay Myers for US Senate (Texas): Republican Ted Cruz is Enemy of Freedom

  1. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    In fact the above link deserves to be its own article, especially that people from all over wrote to the station! I don’t have time tonight, but maybe another writer can put it up. If not, I’ll do it tomorrow evening.

  2. johncjackson

    I’m sure a lot of people have “a lot of libertarians on staff.” It doesn’t matter. I bet Wal-Mart employs a lot of libertarians- doesn’t make Wal-Mart a libertarian.

  3. David Colborne

    Give JJM credit – that is how you differentiate yourself in a race. If the media says your opponent is a “libertarian” and you’re actually a Libertarian candidate, well, you do what you have to do to change the narrative and get noticed.

  4. Thane Eichenauer

    I would make the point that it would be a very smart move for an orthodox Republican candidate/office holder to have lots of libertarian types on staff both before and after an election to provide an insta-rebuff against claims that I was anti-libertarian on any given issue.
    Should Ted Cruz share any positions with John Jay Myers I would imagine that Mr. Myers would be happy to do a joint press release stating in depth and at length what issues they agree with.

  5. Robert Capozzi

    I have generally positive feedback on this release. The use of the word “bigotry” seems over the top to me, though. I’m guessing that Myers is referring to Cruz’s non-open-borders view. I would maintain that one need not be a “bigot” to not support open borders.

    Calling a competitor a “bigot” or “racist” seems like not a good idea for a lot of reasons….

  6. Kleptocracy And You

    Good to see John Jay voicing his L positions to the millions in TX. If you take your marbles home and won’t play the game because you dislike the P and/or VP nom, how can YOUR L message be heard ?

    ALL LP candidates need to be bold and use all that FREE local media to spread the LP message each chance you get now until Nov.6 ! CARPE DIEM

    Drop JJM a donation if you can, he WILL spread his L message with no compromises! One Benjamin won’t break you and it can be a solid encouragement to a LP candidate. Heck a twenty can help him offset some travel expenses….

    MONEY = Mother’s Milk of Politics !

    x x x x x x x

    Highly successful Two Term Gov.Gary Johnson agrees with you 100% –

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