RUSH: I was sent an e-mail last night that contained a speech by Ted Cruz's father. Now, Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, is a great conservative. He's a good speaker, he's a good orator. It turns out he gets it from his dad. Friday night in Salt Lake City, this was during a Free the People rally put on by one of our sponsors, in fact, the people at FreedomWorks. Rafael Cruz, the father of Senator Ted Cruz, spoke. We have three sound bites. Here's the first of three.
RAFAEL CRUZ: I grew up in Cuba under a strong military, oppressive dictatorship. So as a teenager I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time a young charismatic leader rose up talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro. And, you know, we all followed him. We all we thought he was going to be our liberator. As a result of being involved in the revolution, I was imprisoned, I was tortured, but by the grace of God I was able to leave Cuba on a student visa and came to the greatest country on the face of the earth.
RUSH: Rafael Cruz, the father of Ted Cruz. This was Friday night, a FreedomWorks Free the People rally. Here's the second sound bite.
RAFAEL CRUZ: I think the most ominous words I've ever heard was in the last two State of the Union addresses when our president said, "If Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally." Not much different than that that old bearded friend that I left behind in Cuba, governing by degree, by executive order, just like a dictator like Fidel Castro. I feel that without a shadow of a doubt, outside of the Bible, the greatest two documents that have ever been penned are the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. (cheers and applause).
RUSH: This guy is knocking it out of the park. Rafael Cruz, the father of Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, again at a FreedomWorks rally Friday night in Salt Lake City, Utah, called Free the People. Here's the last sound bite.
CRUZ: The reason those two documents have lasted for 230 years is because they were written on the knees of the Framers, men of God seeking wisdom from above. And those truths are as relevant today as they were 230 years ago. When we see the intrusion of one of our liberties, when we see, whether it is looking at our e-mails or listening to our telephone calls or when we see the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, freedom-loving groups for their political ideology, I say we can remain silent no more!
RUSH: And that's, again, Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz's dad, Friday night in Salt Lake City at the FreedomWorks Free the People rally.