If you thought Republican Senator Ted Cruz was frightening, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The conservative senator’s father Rafael Cruz has written a new book titled A Time for Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America. And from the book’s early reviews, Freddie Krueger’s got nothing on this 76-year old right-wing pastor. The tome reads like the greatest horror story ever told, even more frightening than the thought of Ted in the White House.
The Washington Post got hold of an advance copy of the book penned by the senior Cruz, which is part autobiography, part history lesson, part manifesto and a blueprint for how Christians should work to play a bigger role in the political and public spheres. In it he compares America to the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship that ran aground in 2012, killing 32 people.
America, too, is headed straight toward a perilous reef,” writes Cruz. “If we don’t make an immediate change of course, the dream of our Founding Fathers and many conservative Americans today will perish.
Cruz declares that there is no such thing as separation of church and state and it is not enshrined in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The Ten Commandments, he writes, are the foundations for these documents.
Well, it would appear the senior Cruz is no student of American history, or government for that matter. America’s Founding Fathers were adamantly opposed to religion having a place in government.They were as against it as they were the British invasion of the colonies, for which they fought the Revolutionary War that lead to their drafting of our U.S. Constitution.
Ignoring U.S. history, he adamantly writes:
If ‘the righteous’ are not voting, not even running for office, then what is left?” he asks. “‘The wicked’ — those who reject biblical precepts and foundations — will be voting for those who adhere to their same way of thinking. And the fault belongs to us for opting out of the process. If you don’t vote you don’t have the right to complain … and you are part of the problem.
American academia disagrees. As did our Founding Fathers, which include John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson:
‘The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or Mohammedon nation.’ ~ John Adams
‘Religion I found to be without any tendency to inspire, promote, or confirm morality, serves principally to divide us and make us unfriendly to one another.’. ~ Benjamin Franklin
‘Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law’. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Well-known for his religious rants, Cruz has written down many of his unhinged statements in the book. Here are three that appeared in the review by the Washington Post:
Gay activities will attempt to legalize pedophilia.
Banning prayer in 1962 has led to an increase in teen pregnancy STDs and violent crime.
Gender lines could be blurred” due to transgender people and that a push for gun control could take guns away from law-abiding citizens.
But don’t fret. The book is not all delusional doom and gloom. Cruz spends many pages recounting his previous life in Cuba, spending way too much time in bars before he became born-again and his struggles, including going bankrupt, his divorce from his first wife and separation from Ted Cruz’s mother.
Okay, even his autobiography is quite gloomy. Forget we said anything.
RightWingWatch also got hold of an advanced copy and excerpted their own baker’s dozen of idiocies from Cruz’s “elect-my-son-president book.”
Rafael Cruz said the book, due out January 1, was meant to be a companion to his son’s book, A Time for Truth, which was published earlier this year. Hoping to get his son elected to the highest office in the land has become a full time job for the pastor, who has taken fanatically to stage and stump to assist his son’s political ascent to the highest office in the land.
Oh, the horror!
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