President Obama Schools Ted Cruz on Muslim Surveillance Idiocy and American Values

President Obama Schools Ted Cruz on Muslim Surveillance Idiocy and American Values

The President hit back at Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for calling for turning Muslim American communities into modern day internment camps. Ted Cruz has called for Muslim American communities to be put under increased police patrol to essentially turn parts of America into quarantined police states. One wonders how our Constitutional originalist protagonist plans to determine what is a "Muslim neighborhood" - a la what percent of residents need to be Muslim to merit said designation - and just how the government should compel the collection of such information from individuals without trampling on the First Amendment.

The President, though, had a far more devastating response to crush Ted Cruz' modern internment camp ideology. And he slayed Republican criticism of his historic Cuba visit in the same statement, reminding our Cuban-American contender that his father fled the kind of persecution he is now talking about imposing on Americans.

“As far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present, I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance, which, by the way, the father of Sen. Cruz escaped for America, the land of the free,” [The Presient] said. “The notion that we would start down that slippery slope makes absolutely no sense. It’s contrary to who we are.”

I could say more, but I think I'll let the most brilliant leader of our time do the talking.

Ted Cruz is no different from Donald Trump. The Republican party is poised to nominate a candidate, whether it's Cruz or Trump, who believes that some Americans should be put under extra government scrutiny simply because of their faith. They are about to nominate a candidate, whether it is Cruz or Trump, someone who would like to turn America into a close-bordered intolerant gang society and rip out from the the American experiment everything that makes us great.

Every Democrat, every American of good will has a duty to ensure the massive rejection of this un-American right wing ideology of hate at the ballot box, and anyone who believes that their ideological dogmatism is so important that they cannot perform this duty to our country unless their candidate is on the November ballot is every bit as un-American as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.



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