Open Letter To Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

I had the misfortune of finally getting around to watch Ted Cruz’s interview with Stephen Colbert from last week. .

(For newcomers to my work — I write my open letters to purge, get it off my chest. No, the recipients never read them, but my blood pressure thanks me.)


Dear Ted Cruz,

RE: Your interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

You said that you objected to the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality because it’s a “state’s issue.” You invoked the 10th Amendment, which avers that if the Constitution does not explicitly mention something (as it does not mention marriage), it’s for the states to decide.

You said that, in light of the 10th Amendment, it was un-American to have a small group of “activist judges” decide everyone’s rights.

(Yes, you’re all for protecting our civil rights.)

Aside from the fact that I’m not sure how anyone else’s marriage affects your rights …..

And aside from the fact that “states rights” is the same malarkey it is when folks claim that’s what the Civil War was about……

I want to invoke another document. Not the Constitution, but the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident” … “pursuit of happiness” … “all men are created equal”.

You either believe that or don’t.

And that is the beginning, middle, and end of the argument.

Everything else you say is just disingenuous sound-bytes and Orwellian phrases meant to distract. Just noise.

You either believe the words in the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal”, or you don’t.

— Cindi

(And yes, I know. Of all the fascist, fake-Christian thing you say in a week, your words on Colbert barely even crack the Top 10. I realize that, but wanted to say this anyway.)

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Follow Cindi on her Facebook page Kicking Ass for the Middle Class. She is a lifelong liberal, a writer, an actiivist, and a mother. She tries to live her life by the Emerson dictum: “Be silly. Be truthful. Be kind.”