Ted Cruz needs to just get it over with and start doing air quotes every time he utters the term "religious liberty." Or at least have a staffer stand next to him, ready to flash a cardboard sign with an asterisk every time he says it. Here was Cruz on "Good Morning America" on Monday:…… Read More
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in full desperation, has apparently decided that the only way to catch Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary race is to out-Trump Trump or to at least match him blow by extremist blow.
Early this morning, terrorists struck a train station and an airport terminal in Brussels, Belgium, killing dozens and injuring many others. Before long, the opportunistic Cruz had popped open a fresh pack of dog whistles and was marching in front of reporters with his own Trump-like plan on how to prevent terrorism here at home:
“We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”
In other words, Cruz essentially wants to wall-off entire neighborhoods and tell law enforcement that anyone who is Muslim — or who is perceived as being Muslim — should be considered a suspect. Doing anything less, Cruz said, would be caving to “political correctness.”
Cruz has now become the other candidate not named Trump who will do or say anything (last Friday he called undocumented immigrants “hardened, vicious, violent criminals.”) to get elected, and he doesn’t mind attacking an entire faith to do it.
Last week, Cruz… Read More
As Donald Trump swept most of the Republican presidential primaries on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to portray himself as the only real alternative for GOP voters. But Cruz didn't spend much (if any) time criticizing the Trump campaign for its hateful divisiveness. There's a reason for that: Cruz's campaign is infected with the same kind of hate, as our friends at Right Wing Watch reminded everyone on Monday. From the Right Wing Watch post:…… Read More
Here is Heidi Cruz on Wednesday, putting husband Ted Cruz’s race for president in, well, godly terms:
“When I thought about doing it for our country, it became very clear to me that our family must be in this race. We are at a cultural crossroads in our country, and if we can be in this race to show this country the face of the God that we serve—this Christian God that we serve is the foundation of our country. Our country was built on Judeo-Christian values. We are a nation of freedom of religion, but the God of Christianity is the God of freedom, of individual liberty, of choice and of consequence.”
So her family is selflessly showing the country “the face of God”? They think highly of themselves, don’t they?
It also seems clear that both Cruzes suffer from a fundamental misunderstanding of what religious liberty really means. Their conception is strikingly different from how the nation’s founders saw that freedom.