Ted Cruz’ father, Rafael, is going to be a real problem for him if he runs for president. He loves the spotlight and he has kept up an unstoppable stream of bizarre and extremist statements for years now. Speaking in Massachusetts recently, he dropped a bunch of little nuggets of stupid.
“And let me tell you, the Bible talks a lot about politics,” Rafael Cruz said at an event in Foxborough. “As a matter of fact, did you know that the Bible tells you exactly who to vote for? Very, very clearly the Bible tells you who to vote for. Let me prove it to you.”
Cruz said there were four Biblical qualifications for candidates: “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.”
Yeah, the Bible says a lot of stupid crap. So what?
Cruz also suggested that the Constitution was reflected in Biblical teachings.
“And only take matters of great importance up to Moses, everything else you handle yourself,” he explained, paraphrasing Exodus 18:22. “In other words, at the local level. That is Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, that’s the 9th Amendment, and the 10th Amendment. The essence of federalism in two verses of scripture.”
Wow, that would make David Barton proud. Talk about distorting reality. What on earth does that verse have to do with anything in our Constitution? You have to be incredibly ignorant to believe such nonsense.