Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was confronted by a farmer in Iowa who accused him of planning to take away his ethanol subsidies while funding “big oil.” Cruz responded with a clear grasp of the facts surrounding the ethanol market and explained that he did not want any industries “across the board” to be dependent on the government.
Ted Cruz’s position on ethanol has been misrepresented over and over and over, but here it is in his OWN words.
As observed at IJ Review:
What was remarkable, however, is how Ted Cruz — through a calm demeanor and a deep knowledge of the subject manner — manages to win the farmer over…
“I hope the farmers vote for you,” the farmer ultimately said.
Whether or not the farmer will vote for Cruz, there is no doubt that he respected Cruz’s honesty.
It is not a stretch to believe that the “culture of kindness and courage” described within the Cruz campaign headquarters is a tribute to Cruz’s genuine dedication to the principles of morality found in Christianity.
Cruz being brave enough to stand against subsidies for ethanol also shows his dedication to the principles of limited government as envisioned by the founding fathers.
Watch the exchange: