So North Carolina has just made it incredibly hard for people to exercise their right to vote. Is the Obomaphobic, IRS-hating Ted Cruz (R-TX) upset about that? No, he is not upset by this abridgement of rights; he is upset about the extension of rights: the right to get married.
In fact, he is more than upset. Apparently, stripping that most essential right, the right to vote, from Americans does not threaten liberty. What threatens liberty is granting people the same rights he enjoys.
He says America is going down a dangerous road where “hate speech” is concerned. Letting gays and lesbians get married will lead to hate speech laws, he warns, and before you know it, pastors will be in jail for speaking up in defense of what extremists like himself pretend is “traditional” marriage.
Cruz told David Brody of CBN’s The Brody File, “If you look at other nations that have gone down the road toward gay marriage — that’s the next step where it gets enforced.”
Of course, he could not think of any examples of this. Just trust him: it happens.
It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage and that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech.”
“And I think there is no doubt that the advocates who are driving this effort in the United States want to see that in the same place.
Again, he can’t offer any examples of who might be driving these alleged efforts. But trust him; it’s true. And they’ll have already taken away all the white evangelicals’ guns so they can’t protect themselves and their families from all those black predators like Trayvon Martin.
Let’s face it: if there were laws against being stupid, our jails would be full of Evangelical pastors. Speaking of Ted Cruz, they would be full of stupid politicians too. But lamentably, that’s not going to happen either.
When Brody asked him if America needs a spiritual revival (and here I thought Rick Perry had given us one at his prayer fast in Houston a couple of years ago), Cruz said,
Everywhere I go people are afraid for the future of our country. I think we’re at the edge of a precipice. If we keep going down this path, we’re risking losing our nation, we’re risking losing the incredible oasis of liberty.
Again, just to stress here, it is the granting of rights that is leading to this loss of liberty, not the stripping away of the right to vote.
What has happened is that Christian nationalist Ted Cruz is a member of a party/religion that has come to the bizarre and oxymoronic conclusion that stripping away rights protects liberty while giving rights threatens liberty.
From there, I suppose, anything is possible and we should not be surprised at any words that come out of a Republican mouth.
But hey, this is the guy who knows what President Barack Obama is saying without listening to what he says.
Ted Cruz has proved to be a gift that keeps on giving. If you want to put the stupid face on the GOP, look no more at Mitt Romney, but focus your attention on Ted Cruz and he will deliver.
You would like to think that he is the sacrificial lamb sent out to say catastrophically stupid things and distract us while his thuggish compatriots get away with murder (sometimes litereally) elsewhere.
Don’t get your hopes up. Cruz is just the tip of the iceberg, the leading edge of the avalanche of stupidity that has overwhelmed conservative America.
There are so many more saying and doing the exact same thing and we will be seeing an exponential increase in the stupid quotient leading up to 2016. Think of the potential for a moment: Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Peter King…and Christine O’Donnell might run again.
And again, it will be the media’s fault they lose, because the ever-reluctant, right-leaning mainstream media will be forced to report at least some of their horrific rhetoric in an attempt to cover Republican election campaigns.
What the mainstream media ignored, we didn’t. So speak on, Ted Cruz. We’re listening.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.