If you pay any attention to politics in this country, you’ve formed an opinion of Senator Ted Cruz. Since his election in 2012, the junior senator from Texas has wasted no time in becoming one of the most visible and outspoken figures on the American political scene. Love him or hate him, you know who he is.
If you’re a fan of Ted Cruz, you’ve enjoyed being a spectator to his tenacity, his intelligence, and his unflinching willingness to take on the Obama administration.
If you’re not a fan of Ted Cruz, you’re a communist and you should probably get that looked at.
Either way, you won’t be surprised that Senator Cruz has just released a scathing litany of 76 lawless actions committed by President Obama.
It’s all too easy over the course of six years to suffer a long train of abuses without giving it quite the attention it deserves. So while many of the items on Senator Cruz’s list may be “old news,” one still gets a jolt when confronted with the whole sordid panorama of Obama’s lawlessness in one ugly snapshot. And while every item on this laundry list of abuses should concern us as Americans, there are several that reveal a particular threat posed to faithful Catholics and anyone else in this country who values life, marriage, religious freedom, and the dignity of work.
From Senator Cruz’s list, just a few examples of Obama’s disregard for the law:
Extended federal marriage benefits by recognizing, under federal law, same-sex marriages created in a state that allows same-sex marriage even if the couple is living in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.
Illegally required people to violate their faith via the Obamacare contraception mandate.
Ordered Boeing to fire 1,000 employees in South Carolina and shut down a new factory because it was non-union.
Illegally targeted conservative groups for heightened IRS scrutiny.
Sued Louisiana to stop school vouchers and keep low-income minorities trapped in failing schools.
Threatened to arrest military priests for practicing their faith during the partial government shutdown.
Proposed rules that would have decimated family farms, by prohibiting children under 18 from doing many forms of farm work.
Former “safe schools czar” has written about his past drug abuse and advocated promoting homosexuality in schools.
And those are just a few items from the list.
Don’t take these assaults on your freedom lightly. Don’t get complacent. Use prayer as your greatest weapon, but don’t be above politics. God gave men brains, and some of those men gave us a republic – a country ruled by laws, not by men. A country as fragile as it is free.
So educate yourself, and educate others. The 2014 midterms matter, and the 2016 presidential election is going to matter a lot more. Obama may be in his last term, but there are others waiting in the wings who are eager to continue and expand on his lawlessness, and we all know who
she is they are.
God help us.
See the rest of Ted Cruz’s list here.