PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, called for America to return to the Judeo-Christian values of the Bible in an interview promoting his son’s campaign and his book, A Time For Action.

Cruz, talking with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said it was God that enabled America to become the leading nation of the world.

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“We need to realize America is the greatest country on the face of the earth. America is the only country that was founded on the word of God. Founded by men and women seeking the freedom to worship almighty God. It was that Judeo-Christian ethics, those Judeo-Christian principles that gave us the Constitution of the United States of America, the greatest document that has ever been written outside of the Bible.”

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He claims America is currently off course and expressed his anger at being lied to by politicians.

“People are free to make up their own mind. I just think that we need to get back to those fundamental principles that made America the greatest country on the face of the earth. The challenge we have in this election is that people of America need to make a very conscious decision. We have been burned so many time by politicians that tell us what we want to hear in order to get elected and then they get elected and they do exactly the opposite.”

Cruz, when asked about his early life in Cuba, took the time to compare President Obama to Fidel Castro.

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“During the Batista regime, when I was growing up, it was a very oppressive military dictatorship. Batista killed over 20,000 dissidents during his seven year reign. As the result of that, a revolution started. It started in the high schools. It started as student protests and then this young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change.”