In a speech in Minnesota last month, Ted Cruz’s father and campaign surrogate Rafael Cruz declared that President Obama is on the cusp of confiscating people’s guns, which is why it’s a good thing Americans own so many firearms.
The elder Cruz managed to turn the subject to guns after he fielded a question about whether the federal government should crack down on states like Colorado that have legalized marijuana. Cruz said that the federal government must enforce its drug laws in such situations because, as he explained, the people of Colorado want them to, even though a referendum legalizing marijuana passed with 55 percent of the vote.
This led him to rail against President Obama for considering executive actions on gun law reform, which he cited as another case of the administration flouting the law.
“He’s talking about doing an executive order to put gun control because he can push gun control,” he said. “Let me tell you something about gun control. Look at history. Every king or dictator that has taken the guns away from the population then use it against the population. But praise God there are 300 million guns in America in the hands of private citizens and I don’t know a single one that is willing to give those guns back to the government.”
Cruz went on to allege that “the violence and the racial strife that we are seeing” has been “fueled by this administration,” claiming that the demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, were flown in from across the country.
“This administration wants to create strife,” he said. “The whole concept of social justice is all about dividing everybody into a series of smaller groups, make every group seem like a victim and put one group against the other. They are trying to create this strife.”
He said that the president is doing this because he is following Saul Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals,” warning that Hillary Clinton will similarly implement this Alinskyite plot. The solution, he said, is to “stop this concept of hyphenated Americans and get back to ‘we’re all Americans.’”