Rafael Cruz Blathers About Separation of Church and State

Ted Cruz’ idiot father Rafael gave a barnburner of a talk at the Road to Majority conference last week, blathering about Jefferson’s views on separation of church and state. And of course, if Christians stand up against the “onslaught against Christianity” they will “take this country back.”

And then he delivered his carefully calculated applause line: “Stop electing the village idiot.” Okay, but if we did that it would eliminate half the Republican party.

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  • colnago80

    Okay, but if we did that it would eliminate half the Republican party

    Only half?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Near enough. The rest only pretend to be idiots — protective coloration.

  • busterggi

    D. C. you’re a lot more optomistic than I.

  • matty1

    Surely he meant that village idiot should be an appointed position. That way we can ensure the best quality idiocy without the risk of voters picking someone halfway competent

  • https://www.facebook.com/wes.aaron.5 Wes Aaron

    He is wrong about Jefferson, but also Thomas Paine another founding father also outlined that the only proper application of separation of church and state is that the government cannot endorse any religion and should only get involved is in the matter of conflicts.

    Wait. “You must fear god to live by good Judeo-Christian ethics?” This guy must really have hated JFK. But the biggest problem is all of the ethics he mentioned especially “free enterprise and limited government” they’re not in the bible. “You should obey your rulers, because God put them there.” Is in the bible. “Care not for this world. None of you shall taste death.” Jesus said this and. “Plan not for tomorrow.” Integrity? Hard work? Where are these in the bible?

    Judeo-Christian is an oxymoron. If you believe the Judeo religion then Jesus is not the messiah. If you believe in Christianity, you must accept Jesus’s divinity. Hmm big problem.

    To sum it up. “Unbelievable bulls@#$”!

  • Johnny Vector

    Well if it’s village idiots you want, I’m voting for Tom Plott! (“The Hermit” at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. He sits around in the dirt with a turtle carapace on his head and a dried toad hanging around his neck. I suspect both are as real as the GOP’s concern for actual voter fraud, but at least Tom is hilarious.)

  • whheydt

    A bit off the specific topic, but related because it’s a church/state separation issue….

    I had rather hoped that the bankruptcy courts would have denied the applications from those Catholic dioceses that filed on the grounds that (a) the court had to be in a position to control the bankrupt entity, and (b) the separation of church and state would forbid the court from exercises its duties in that regard.

  • comfychair

    Fuck that guy. Since when is it relevant what the father of Joe McCarthy’s clone thinks about anything? Where do they find these people?

    Also, hilarious that their ‘Road to Majority’ leads over the river and through the woods and straight back into the 17th century. Which, to them, is the future.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Wes Aaron @ 5

    The addition of the “Judeo” was pretty much done to diffuse and whitewash Christianity’s long history of antisemitism.

    “See?! We acknowledge that the Jews had something to do with our religious history and culture, so stop accusing us of hating those Christ-killing k****!”

  • matty1

    I always understood Judeochristian to mean “I’m an overtly Christian politician who wants Jewish people to vote for me”

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @10:

    Slightly more accurate definition:

    I’m a publically pious pol who wants my base to think I’m one of them while assuring the jews that I am not that MUCH one of them.

  • jaxkayaker

    If the citizens of the U.S. stop electing village idiots, as Rafael Cruz ostensibly wants them to do, his own son will be out of office.

  • colnago80

    Re jaxkayaker @ #12

    Once again, I have to remind the commenters here that underestimating Ted Cruz is a recipe for disaster. The man is a demagogue and a sociopath but a village idiot he ain’t. He is, in fact, highly intelligent which together with his capacity for demagoguery makes him the most dangerous man in the Rethuglican Party. Think Huey Long or Joe McCarthy with brains.