We were aware that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael, has become something of a right-wing speaker in the wake of his son’s election to the Senate, but we did not realize that the elder Cruz is a full-blown Religious Right activist until we watched the speech he delivered at a recent “America in Distress” rally where he spoke alongside the likes of Louie Gohmert, Rick Scarborough, and other Religious Right/Tea Party activists.
Cruz delivered a nearly twenty minute speech that was chock-full of standard Religious Right attacks on everything from abortion to the IRS all while he quoted Bible verses and called upon Christians to vote “for Christian principles, for biblical principles” in order “take every position and office from dog catcher all the way to the highest position in the land.”
Cruz closed by declaring that “outside of the Bible,” the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were the most important documents that had ever been written.
“And the reason is,” Cruz explained, “they were written on the knees of the Framers. The Framers were seeking divine revelation from God, that’s why the Declaration and the Constitution have lasted over 230 years because they were divine revelation from God”: