It’s not really “breaking news” that Ted Cruz has taken up another key right-wing talking point – opposition to same-sex marriage. It goes along perfectly with my theory that he’s nothing more than a shill for the tea party. He figures that the only way he stands any chance at winning the nomination is to take up every single ignorant talking point the tea party uses in the hopes that will be just enough to make him the GOP presidential candidate in 2016.
Well now he’s taken his blithering idiocy to another level by saying his “heart weeps” at the thought of traditional marriage being “damaged.”
“Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done.”
“We need to stand up I believe, and defend traditional marriage and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views of the citizens of each state.”
Let’s make something clear here – the Supreme Court (and most other courts as well) have deemed DOMA and other laws preventing gay marriage to be an unconstitutional violation of civil rights for gay Americans.
All the federal government has done is recognized these marriages based on these rulings which have nearly all said that preventing same-sex couples from getting married is unconstitutional.
But Cruz says that the Obama Administration recognizing these rulings on the federal level (even after DOMA was essentially struck down) is his attempt to, “lock this in quickly hoping that it cannot be reversed,” and represents a “broader pattern of abuse of power and lawlessness.”
Cruz might want to face reality (though I know that’s hard for him to do) but there’s no going back when it comes to same-sex marriage. It’s not a matter of if same-sex marriage will become legal all across the United States, but when.
It’s amazing to me the absolute ignorance of these people who somehow think giving Americans rights is somehow a violation of the rights for those Americans trying to deny other people their rights.
This is basically the same argument people used against ending segregation, “It’s a violation of states rights to force states to give people their equal rights that we’re trying to continue to deny those individuals within our state.”
It’s absolutely stupid.
Then should we go ahead and discuss how divorce has been destroying “traditional marriage” for years and years? If we want to get “biblical” about this, divorce isn’t allowed either.
So does Ted Cruz think we should outlaw divorce? After all, the Bible speaks out strongly against divorce and it’s the biggest culprit ruining “traditional marriage” that the institution of marriage has ever seen.
But, as always, the party of “small government” strikes again. See, people like Ted Cruz are pathetic hypocrites. They talk about “constitutional values” until the Constitution doesn’t support their ideology, then suddenly it’s back to the argument racists and bigots have used for decades, “You’re violating our states rights!”
And that’s just the truth of it. Our history is littered with battles trying to give Americans their equal rights and people claiming that doing so is a violation of “states rights.” It’s the argument they used during the Civil War, giving women the right to vote, ending segregation and during the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Now it’s the argument these states are using to deny homosexuals their right to marry the person they love.
It’s like the saying goes, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
Well, it appears conservatives refuse to learn from history, so they’re doomed to repeat it. Meaning they’ll claim “states rights” as their defense for denying homosexuals their equal rights, then they’ll eventually lose the battle, and history will look back on these people as the epitome of ignorance, bigotry and hate.
Just as it does towards those who supported slavery, tried to deny women the right to vote, fought to keep segregation legal and opposed the Civil Rights Act.
It’s the ignorant side of history Ted Cruz – and many other conservatives – seem determined to be the face of.