There are many reasons why I oppose the Republican party, but it’s their hypocrisy that annoys me the most. These are the people who claim to be all about Constitutional rights, yet repeatedly prove that they have no problem trying to infringe upon those same rights whenever they see fit. After all, these are the folks who seem to believe that “freedom of religion” means that they have the right to force their religious views on others.
Though the truth is, when Republicans talk about their love for “religious freedom,” they’re really only talking about their version of Christianity. Because they certainly don’t respect the religions or beliefs of other people. In fact, if many Republicans had their way, the United States would be a Christian theocracy.
Well, one of the biggest hypocrites when it comes to “Constitutional values” is Sen. Ted Cruz. While claiming to be someone who adheres to the strict values inscribed in the Constitution, following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage he basically suggested that the court should be abolished for doing its job. He then pushed for states to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Then following the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, he instantly came out and called for “Muslim neighborhoods” to be monitored by law enforcement officials before they can become “radicalized.” In other words, he put his support behind declaring a sort of martial law toward Muslim communities.
Comments that were called out and trashed directly to his face during an interview with CBS This Morning.
After the hosts pressed Cruz on how he planned to monitor and patrol three million American Muslims, the senator from Texas then admitted that he doesn’t even know how many Muslims are in the country.
“So you’re saying that law enforcement should surveil a number of Muslims and you don’t even know how many Muslims are in America,” co-host Norah O’Donnell said.
Just think about that for a moment. A presidential candidate literally suggested that we should monitor and patrol “Muslim neighborhoods” (whatever the hell that even means), yet this buffoon doesn’t even know how many Muslims are in the country. Exactly how would law enforcement monitor 3 million Muslims? Do they only focus on areas with high Muslim concentrations? And if so, wouldn’t that just make potential terrorists avoid those areas?
This is all so absurd
Co-host Gayle King then slammed Cruz for essentially helping terrorists with his rhetoric by giving them exactly what they want.
“There are so many people that say that your comments are decidedly anti-Muslim, and that you’re playing right into the hands of ISIS,” she said. “You’re giving them ammunition to come after us, to really take action against us.”
King is exactly right. Naturally, Cruz dismissed that accusation, instead blaming “political correctness” as part of the problem.
What these terrorists want is an all-out war with the United States. They want to lure us into quagmires and indefinite wars because that’s a huge recruiting tool for them. A large part of the narrative for these terrorists is “Western Christian nations vs. Islam.” It’s why I’ve said the war on terrorism is actually more about intelligence than military strength. We’re not battling terrorist groups – we’re battling an ideology. And you can’t “bomb away” a belief. In fact, war typically only exacerbates the growth of terrorism.
So when Republican presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz call for Muslim registries, bans on all Muslims or for Muslim neighborhoods to be monitored by law enforcement officials – all they’re doing is playing into the hands of terror groups and increasing the likelihood of another attack. They’re quite literally helping to create the narrative of “the United States vs. Islam.”
Watch the interview below via CBS News:
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