Canadian born, Mexican-American Ted Cruz, who is anti-immigration, announced at Liberty University his plan to destroy America.]
Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced early Monday on Twitter his plans to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican formally to enter the 2016 presidential contest.
Cruz has hinted openly at his intentions to seek the White House for months, and his intention to jump into the race was confirmed by a strategist for the first-term Republican senator, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity so as not to preclude the formal announcement.
Attendance at the announcement was mandatory for the students.
The announcement was made at the school's Convocation, a thrice-weekly mandatory assembly with a stated purpose to "develop campus unity, disseminate information, and challenge students spiritually, socially, morally and intellectually," according to a Liberty University's Student Honor Code.
"All students are required to attend Convocation," the code states, warning students that they face disciplinary action should they miss it. Its required attendance is also mentioned in the 10 Liberty University Distinctives (sic), which are inspired by the late Jerry Falwell, who founded the university.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., in a statement sent to Mashable, said in part, "It is no secret that Convocation is held three times a week and attendance is required, just like class is required for students."
Unfortunately for him, the man who owns the website tedcruz.com (and is also
named Ted Cruz, so good luck getting that domain from him) hates
Senator Ted Cruz.