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Ted Cruz Rap Song: Christian Hip-Hop Group We are Watchmen Endorse Republican Presidential Hopeful In New Single

( [email protected] ) May 29, 2015 02:10 PM EDT
A Christian hip-hop group known as We are Watchmen has released a single expressing their support for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running for president in 2016.
Cruz, who announced his candidacy back in March, is currently sitting in sixth place with 8.6 percent support nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
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A Christian hip-hop group known as We are Watchmen has released a single expressing their support for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running for president in 2016.

Released on Wednesday, the single, titled "Set it on Fire", emphasizes the benefits of conservative values such as limited government and personal responsibility and promotes a Reagan-esque revolution led by the Republican senator.

Lyrics include the lines, "When power is concentrated centrally and federally / It creates dependency that's medically like leprosy / Our heredity and pedigree is liberty intrepidly / Moral individuals and family's the recipe/ Collectivism, everyone's a victim like the reds do/ And for our next president, we're all in for Ted Cruz."

The performers describe themselves on their website as part of a "movement that uses music and message to mobilize American Christians to civic duty."

"Music. Message. Movement," their mission statement continues. "Just as many churches in Germany sang louder on Sunday mornings to drown out the sounds of wailing Jews in boxcars on the way to the concentration camps, the majority of pulpits and pews in the American churches have been willfully ignoring the stench of blatant evil rising in this once godly nation."

We are Watchmen go on to explain that their band name was inspired by Ezekiel 33:6, which states, "But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand."

In urging churches to support Cruz, the group also claims less than 25% of American Christians vote.

Cruz, a professing Christian with deep Southern Baptist roots, announced his candidacy for president at Liberty College in Lynchburg, Virginia, March 23, 2015. After announcing his decision to run for office, Cruz emphasized that "God's not done with America" and urged Conservatives to "reignite the promise" of the United States.

Boosted by his early campaign launch, Cruz leaped into the top field of GOP presidential contenders back in March. Since then, he's fallen back slightly, sitting in sixth place with 8.6 percent support nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Last week, three Texas Republicans in the House announced their support for Cruz. Texas Reps. Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess and John Ratcliffe joined fellow Texas Republican Rep. John Culberson, who announced his support for Cruz back in April.

Ratcliffe cited Cruz's "unwavering conservative values," his stand against ObamaCare and broad appeal as "a full-spectrum conservative" as reasons for backing the Texas Senator.

"We need someone in the White House who will respect the rule of law and the Constitution," Culberson, an eight-term congressman from Houston, said in a statement. "There is no one more dedicated to restoring constitutional principles and protecting our individual liberties than Ted Cruz."

Ratcliffe added that Cruz has the ability to "bring together Republicans of all stripes."

"He excites all corners of our movement and will unite the Reagan coalition that represents a majority of the country," he said. "After eight years of Obama, it is critical we win in November, and Ted Cruz is the leader to pull that majority together."