Sen. Ted Cruz is a joke, frankly. But he's also a dangerous fanatic who will demagogue anything the Democrats do as the end of America.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) drew audible gasps Thursday when he told gathering of Christian conservatives that Democrats intended to amend the Constitution to limit free speech.
“When you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” Cruz warned at the Watchmen on the Wall gathering of pastors sponsored by the Family Research Council.
“This year, I’m sorry to tell you, the United States Senate is going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment,” Cruz said, to the audible shock of the crowd.
What horrible bill could this possibly be?
The Tea Party-backed senator said Senate Democrats intend to vote this year on Senate Joint Resolution 19, which would effectively undo the unpopular U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases.
You mean the SCOTUS decisions that effectively allow plutocracy in America? Why, those aren't dangerous at all! But try to get the rich out of buying our elections, and well, you're repealing the First Amendment.
“I am telling you, I am not making this up,” Cruz said. “Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to regulate political speech, because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done.”
“They don’t like it when pastors in their community stand up and speak the truth,” he added.
And so Ted Cruz enlists the pastors in his war, because clearly our Founding Fathers meant the people with the most money to have the most influence on our election system.
Laugh all you want to at Cruz. He's dangerous as hell.