First, a little background for this article: In recent weeks, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz–aka Teddy Boy–has been referring to how Democrats are devoted to establishing:
“Mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states.”
And Cruz has now been caught once again saying the same thing. Just last Friday he was lamenting the controversy surrounding so-called “religious freedom” laws and remarked:
“(The Democratic Party ) has gotten so extreme and so radical in its devotion to mandatory gay marriage that they’ve decided there’s no room for the religious liberty protected under the First Amendment.”
What Cruz is more than likely trying to say is “voluntary same-sex marriage,” but with someone as loopy as this guy, you can never really be 100 percent certain. So let’s address the issue with the logic and reason Teddy Boy refuses to employ.
Senator Cruz, like so many on the far right, wants to paint a picture of a future America where anyone can marry anyone else, which, last time I checked, was merely a call for all to be treated equally under the law. In other words, for all to have the same Constitutional rights, which is kinda the whole point of the Constitution.
But those who want to instill anxiety into their base prefer to use fear as a way to stir up opposition, and, most importantly with a Presidential election in 2016, bring in money. So I guess you could call them craven and opportunistic with no morals or real convictions other than the Almighty Dollar and the power associated with such funds.
I don’t begrudge anyone the right to disagree with me on any issue, no matter how wrong I may consider them to be. But I do resent those who engage in rabble-rousing solely for the purpose of enriching themselves and dividing the country into warring camps.
So while Ted Cruz may just be mistakenly misspeaking when he says “mandatory same-sex marriage,” I cannot help but believe that this clone of Joseph McCarthy has deeper, darker ulterior motives. And for that, everyone who hears him say those words is, in my opinion, obligated to call him out.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.