Ted Cruz Gives Homage To America – Return To Freedom

Ted Cruz Gives Homage To America – Return To Freedom

Ted Cruz Gives Homage To America – Return To Freedom- By Alexis Deacon

The Battle of Stirling Bridge was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence. When the two armies met on the field at Stirling, the English out numbered the Scottish rebels. The Scots looked like worn out vagabonds. At this moment, the rebellion Scottish army is tired, hopeless, feeling badly beaten and outnumbered. And the Scots had been living under the iron fist of Longshanks’ wicked laws for some time. In one of the most famous scenes and speeches in cinematic history, William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, arrives on the scene riding his horse, face painted blue, flanked by a few of his men.

Lochlan, one of the Scottish nobles says “Where is thy salute?”
William Wallace replies “For presenting yourselves on this battlefield, I give you thanks.”
Lochlan “This is our army. To join it, you give homage”
Wallace says “I give homage to Scotland”
And thus begins the famous freedom speech

Lochlan was one of the nobles at Stirling Bridge. The Scottish nobles came late to the game in the fight for independence. The nobles believed the Scots would lose to the English and that the English would treat them even worse. Plus the nobles were getting paid by the English and unlike the common man in Scotland, they lived high on the horse- so to speak. Lochlan joined the fight for Independence for his own political and financial gains, no other reason.

The Trump family lives like nobles and have used their wealth to play both sides of the fence. They have supported the establishment in both the Democrat and Republican Parties for numerous decades. They have never had to stand on principle. It was always about what was best for them and their continued success. There was never any love for the Constitution or for the founding principles America was built on. They were just buying potential political favors from both Parties. For decades, their money contributed to the Clintons, Pelosi, Reid and numerous other statists. For decades the Trump fortune has played a role in the destruction of America and the values we the people hold so dear. And Donald Trump’s current policy positions, such as his protectionist views, show he hasn’t really changed much. His values are everything conservatives stand against.

I won’t go in to Hillary. She is a vile criminal who should be in jail. I would imagine everyone reading this would agree with me on the subject of Hillary. And Donald Trump supported her financially and in the press for most of her political career. So our choice for president is Hillary, the criminal, or Trump, the man who has supported Hillary and Bill for decades. It sickens me all the lavish praise Trump has given to Bill and Hillary over my lifetime.

In the mafia, the Godfather or Don is the leader. The followers kiss his ring as a sign of respect and submission. Catholics often kiss the ring of the Pope as well. Many in the media have used this phrase, “kiss the ring” when referring to the Trump campaign. Like a mobster, Trump rewards his allies and enacts revenge on those who he feels have wronged him, which is one of the reasons why the Never Trump movement fears he would rule as an authoritarian if ever given enormous power such as the presidency. Trump is a man who was born wealthy. He inherited 40 million dollars from his father’s business empire in the seventies. Trump’s father was worth 200 million dollars in 1974, a billionaire by today’s standards, and his money was split amongst his children. Donald has never known hardship and everyone has kissed his ass and his ring since he was a child. He demands it. The GOP is the Trump Party now and everyone must pay homage to Trump or there will be consequences.

Conservatives Ken Cuccinelli and Sen. Mike Lee showed up at the Republican National Convention like Jedi Knights ready to take on the establishment and fight for a conservative platform. One of the goals was to encourage states to restrict primaries to registered Republicans so that never again would we have open primaries where Democrats would get to choose who the GOP nominee would be. The rules of the Republican Party give centralized power to the RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus. It lessons the will of the people and the grassroots activists and gives ever growing power to the elite Washington cartel. With every passing year our political system is becoming more and more rigged with the Party bosses running the show. Trump ran as the anti- establishment candidate yet at the very beginning of his convention, his supporters joined forces with Priebus to approve a rules package that was everything Trump supposedly ran against. And the media hid the truth about what was really going on. Gary Emineth, part of the Trump-RNC joint finance committee, was so disgusted by the fiasco he resigned. Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign has completely merged with the establishment as he hires Bob Dole’s old minion, Paul Manafort, to be his campaign chairman. The old cabal has reunite to deliver a harsh beat down to the conservative rebels.

My friend Char in ND said it best in a comment she left on this site yesterday:
“God bless Mike Lee and Ken Cuccinelli.
I have only been able to stomach bits and pieces of this Convention turned Disgusting Trump Pep Rally. The fact that Ryan, Priebus & Manafort formed an alliance to shut out and screw over grassroots conservatives the day the roll call was supposed to take place was just the start. The reports of threats towards delegates who don’t support Trump makes me ill. The removal of delegates (who were trying to get petitions signed) from the floor by RNC officials – these thugs put brown shirts to shame. The family Trump propaganda, videos, speeches, etc. – ad nauseum.

The only thing I am looking forward to is seeing/hearing the man who should have been our nominee speak tonight – and cheering on said honorable man – Senator Ted Cruz. I hope he blazes a path away from this party that has become a sewer populated with stinky rino rats and nationalist progressives.

I say burn it, ladies and gentlemen. Walk the hell out. This party convention is infested to the core, and the delegates’ presence only gives this sewage tank fire a thin veneer of legitimacy.”

America stands at this awful precipice. After almost eight years of Obama’s tyranny, we have witnessed the destruction of our country, a hallowing out of our military, a war on our law enforcement, a break down of the civil society, a decline in our culture, race baiting and worst of all a huge rise in the power of ISIS and other terror groups. And the only choice we have for president are two progressives, Hillary or Trump. All we have to look forward to is more of the same.

At the beginning of the Battle of Stirling Bridge much of the Scots wanted to flee. They felt they would either die in battle or lose and become even greater slaves to evil England who had been torturing them for too long of a period. We today are told we must accept the fate of Trump or be held to an even worse fate under the statism of Hillary and the generations of damage she would do appointing Supreme Court Justices.

Then, Willam Wallace arrives.

Soldiers: We didn’t come here to fight for them. The English are too many.

Wallace: Sons of Scotland, I am William Wallace.
Young soldier: William Wallace is 7 feet tall.

Wallace: Yes, I’ve heard. Kills men by the hundreds, and if he were here he’d consume the English with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse. I AM William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What would you do without freedom? Will you fight?

Veteran soldier: Fight? Against that? No, we will run; and we will live.

Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live — at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!!!

Wallace and Soldiers: Alba gu bra! (Scotland forever!)

(Conservatives love that speech, right?)

It has been a year long, hard, bitter primary filled with vicious in-fighting.

There were months and months of non stop horrid lies from Trump and his campaign.

On the night of July 20, 2016, conservatives were badly beaten, morale was low.

Then Ted Cruz arrived on the scene. He delivers a speech which articulates conservatism better than anybody has done in almost three decades since Reagan. He congratulates Trump and encourages us by telling us America will make a comeback. He speaks of principles. He tells heartfelt stories about our fallen men in blue. He speaks of a return to freedom.

Ted Cruz:

“America is more than just a land mass between two oceans. America is an idea, a simple yet powerful idea: freedom matters.

For much of human history, government power has been the unavoidable constant in life – government decrees, and the people obey.

Not here. We have no king or queen. No dictator. We the People constrain government.

Our nation is exceptional because it was built on the five most powerful words in the English language: I want to be free.”

Cruz speaks of federalism and gets a little dig in on those who twisted his comments on N.Y. values, which was really something Trump said back when he was pro-late term abortion.

Ted Cruz:

“And freedom means recognizing that our Constitution allows states to choose policies that reflect local values. Colorado may decide something different than Texas. New York different than Iowa. Diversity. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. If not, what’s the point of having states to begin with?”

Cruz spoke about the beginning of the Republican Party and the principles and values which started it, all on the same night many say was the very end of the Republican Party.


“Our party was founded to defeat slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

We passed the Civil Rights Act, and fought to eliminate Jim Crow laws.

Those were fights for freedom, and so is this.

Sergeant Michael Smith stood up to protect our freedom.

So do our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines fighting radical Islamic terrorism.

So did the family of Alton Sterling, who bravely called to end the violence.

So did the families of those murdered at the Charleston Emanuel AME church, who forgave that hateful, bigoted murderer.

And so can we.

We deserve leaders who stand for principle. Unite us all behind shared values. Cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect, from everybody.”

lincoln cries

And he spoke about voting your conscience and being faithful to the Constitution, not a Party, not a man. Be faithful to our founding principles.

Ted Cruz:

“And to those listening, please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.

We must make the most of our moment – to fight for freedom, to protect our God-given rights, even of those with whom we don’t agree, so that when we are old and gray . . . and our work is done . . . and we give those we love one final kiss goodbye . . . we will be able to say, “Freedom matters, and I was part of something beautiful.”

The typical Trump supporters booed Ted Cruz at the convention. The Trump family gave him stoic evil eyes under the blue convention lights. The media will spin it to make him look bad but something monumental happened. Hope was restored. Every hour as the night went on, every social media trend had Ted Cruz as the top three trending topics. At 3AM, at 4AM, all throughout the night. All anybody could talk about was Ted Cruz and that speech. America was electrified! I collected some of the comments on social media and they just keep coming. It happened. America finally got to know Ted Cruz and what he stands for, the way all of us die hard political junkies have known for years. The average American got it last night. They fell in love with Cruz and his message because it’s what Americans have been yearning for, for three decades, a return to first principles. A return to liberty.

It may be Trump’s convention but the only thing people are talking about is Cruz and in a positive way. Cruz upstaged Trump massively. I have been up for 24 hours reading the outpouring of love and respect Americans feel for Cruz after this speech. The GOP has burned conservatives for the last time. The mainstream media is antiquated, obsolete and unable to suppress a society starving for liberty.

Thanks to social sites, the mainstream media can no longer silence the voice of the people and the reaction to Ted Cruz’s speech by the people of this country is overwhelming and outstanding. The American citizenry was blown away. People stand in sheer admiration, not only by Ted Cruz’s words but by his actions. Having the guts to stand up to Donald Trump, Paul Ryan,Reince Priebus and the establishment is heroic. He has taken the blows to himself and his family, as all of them have been viciously lied about, and he continues to fight. He’ll withstand Trump’s theatrical staged “boos” because he is a warrior with a passion for liberty. He takes the hits for us, the people.

It’s great to witness one of those beautiful moments in history first hand. It was such a stunning speech. “Return to Freedom” and “Vote your conscience” will go down in history as famous conservative phrases like “Rendezvous with Destiny” and “A Time for Choosing.” It’s very rare to find someone who can articulate the conservative message as well as Cruz. What a missed opportunity for America, the loss of a Cruz presidency in 2016. However, I’m so happy that Ted Cruz gave me the opportunity to vote for a conservative for president for the first time in my life. He’s my president in my heart, not Obama, not Hillary, not Trump.
July 20th, 2016 was a night to remember. This is the speech that will forever take Ted Cruz to the legendary status of Reagan. Like Reagan’s speech in 1976 when the delegates realized they had chosen the wrong man when they picked Ford. Maybe a hundred years from now Ted Cruz will be looked at like an American William Wallace. They will say he was seven feet tall, that he ate statists for lunch and that he consumed Democrats with “fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse.” All jokes aside though, we witnessed a historic speech.

Ted Cruz on this night solidified that he is the leader of the conservative movement. And he doesn’t need to be president to continue to lead the fight for liberty. We will have another progressive president for at least four years regardless of whether that president is a Republican or a Democrat but the fight for liberty will continue. We will stand strong and continue to resist the statists in every Party. We will resist their agenda and we will work hard for a Convention of States to restore our Constitution.

Ted Cruz will NOT pay homage to Donald Trump. He gives homage to America. And so do I.


  1. I have missed your articles Alexis! Great work!

  2. Cruz’s speech gave me goose bumps. And OMG, Alexis Deacon- a thousand times what you said.

  3. Thorton says:

    Well stated Ms. Deacon

  4. Joe J. J. says:

    Spot on!

  5. Conservative Dude says:

    Well written piece. Very moving. GOPe finally had their dream come true with Trump! Cruz is a class act.

  6. Mike Miller says:

    I will be writing in Cruz this November.

    • You are not alone Mike. Many of my friends intend to “write in Cruz.” We have to vote our conscience. Politicians work for us. It’s up to them to earn our vote. We have a few months, maybe we can insist that Trump takes a more conservative stance. We’ll see. Principles over Party. Thanks for stopping by to read my commentary. Bless you!

  7. Carol Allen says:

    Good job. I agree with your thoughts on the subject. Cruz is a decent man. He should be our next president. There is nothing in Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton’s bag of tricks which speaks to conservatives.

  8. Crystal Wright says:

    Great article. This is my favorite conservative site. I will be a Cruz supporter forever. No Trump. No Hillary. No How.

    • Aw, thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it! The Cruz Crew has to stick together no matter what happens. It ultimately will be conservatism which saves our republic. Thank God for men like Cruz & Lee and the few others. Be well Crystal!

  9. Chip Markson says:

    Good read

  10. Sherrie Welch says:

    Alexis, this is the best thing you have ever written. It made me tear up. Sen. Cruz’s speech was outstanding. You know I can’t believe Donald Trump is still talking about Ted’s father today right after the convention. Trump is a dishonorable man not fit for the office of president. I can’t support Trump’s political positions. On the other hand, I can’t support Hillary. What are we to do? I might vote my conscience and write in Ted Cruz. Undecided. Prayer is our only hope.

    • Sherrie, I am so honored that you liked this piece . I was very inspired by Ted’s speech and by all the thousands of Americans who were responding and reacting on social media for hours afterwards. The American people are my muse and they give me strength and hope that we will make it through these tough times. I will be with you in prayer. God bless you my friend!

  11. Ted Cruz is the true leader of the conservative movement
    and I too pay homage to America, not Trump!

  12. C. Stang says:

    This is a fantastic article. It gives me hope for the first time that Americans are seeing what I see in someone like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Ken Cucchinelli. They are indeed brave warriors for the cause of freedom. We can also we warriors for our own freedom by supporting an Article V/Convention of States. Let us take our power back.

  13. Very well written and a great speech…Hope for the future!!!

  14. Lon LeBlanc says:

    Alexis, great piece. Our liberty and freedom is being chipped away…and, often yanked violently away…by statists, who are not always confined to the Left. The confused (and the malevolent) exist in both parties. I meet so many people who express resignation at the current situation, asking, “but what can we do?”. Like William Wallace, Cruz refuses to compromise, and for that I salute him. But, it won’t be enough without millions of citizens joining in that fight. Taking to the streets is not the answer, either. And, sadly, voting in even the most righteous men and women won’t help, if the system is still controlling them. Convention Of States, Article V of the Constitution, is the only other legal, constitutionally protected way for people to take control of the insanity in Washington.

  15. Convention of States (COS)has a solution as big as the problem of government overreach and overspending. The (COS) resolution in the state legislatures applies for convention to propose amendments limited to three areas.
    1. To impose fiscal restraints on the federal government,
    2. Limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and
    3. To impose term limits on all government officials and members of congress.

  16. Lance McCain says:

    Ted Cruz is a true Patriot and has always stood for principles. He’s the very one that led me to realize that the only way we can restore America is through a Convention of States to restrict the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Then and only then can we give the power back to we the people.


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