Presidential candidate Ted Cruz appeared on conservative talk show great Mark Levin‘s popular broadcast on Thursday delivering a fiery rebuke of the tyrannical decision to throw a woman in jail, Kim Davis, a Christian woman who refuses to surrender her First Amendment right to religious liberty.
After Levin, author of the new New York Times Bestseller Plunder and Deceit, called the arrest of Kim Davis an “absolute, unbelievable outrage,” Cruz agreed and even stepped it up a notch, labeling the arrest as “judicial lawlessness” moving into “judicial tyranny.”
“Today, we’ve seen judicial lawlessness cross over into judicial tyranny. For the first time ever, the government has arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. And this is wrong — this is not America.”
Cruz described to Levin the Supreme Court’s twisting of the definition or marriage, King v. Burwell — without any vote from the people or any votes of their representives — to meaning something other than a bond between one man and one woman, as “five unelected lawyers declaring themselves the rulers of 320 million Americans,” and “called the decision “fundamentally wrong.”
“I stand with Kim Davis unequivocally,” Cruz told Levin. “I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless opinion.”
In a bit of a slam directed towards fellow presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who this week told Hugh Hewitt that if Kim Davis won’t do her job that she should resign, and other presidential candidates, perhaps John Kasich, who accepted the ruling on homosexual marriage as the law of the land saying that “it’s time to move on,” Cruz said “about half” of the field were in surrender mode and are repeating Obama’s talking points on the issue.
“It’s amazing to me how quickly Republicans and even pseudo-conservatives fall in line isn’t it?” Mark Levin asked Cruz rhetorically. “They just fall into line, ‘the court has spoken — move along,” Levin mocked disappointedly.
“Well Mark, you’re exactly right,” Cruz responded. “About half of the Republican candidates for president in 2016, when this marriage decision — that illegitimate decision came down — immediately announced ‘the issue’s decided — accept it — it’s the law of the land — surrender and move on.’
“That’s word-for-word Barack Obama’s talking points,” Cruz continued. “It’s fundamentally wrong…there are a lot of politicians today, both Democrats and Republicans — quite a few 2016 candidates who are cutting publicly that ‘Davis must resign! You have an official that doesn’t follow the law, she must resign.'”
Cruz then lowered the boom on that stance, saying that if Kim Davis should resign or get fired for not following the so-called ‘law of the land,’ then why are their not calls for lawless San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to resign over making the town a sanctuary city — a clear violation of the law. Furthermore, Cruz asked why Obama hasn’t resigned over his multiple constitutional violations, disobeying the ultimate law of the land.
“Let me say to every one of them [presidential candidates]: They are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?
Where is the call for President Obama to resign after six-and-a-half years of ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?
When the Major of San Francisco resigns — when President Obama resigns — then we can talk about Kim Davis [resigning].”
Mark Levin, a constitutional scholar and founder of Landmark Legal Foundation, said that there’s a difference, too often, between what the Constitution actually says and how the Supreme Court defines it.
“We have in this case five justices — four leftist Democrats and Justice [Anthony] Kennedy, who’s been on this [gay marriage] agenda now for well over a decade,” Levin contended. “We have them perverting the 14th Amendment — defying the history of the 14th Amendment — their opinon is absurd. And now anybody in an elected position, or a position of authority, who got there before this decision is now going to have to uphold this decision even if it defies their faith?” Levin asked.
Cruz asserted that the consequence of politicians in both parties blasting Kim Davis is that Christians will no longer be able to serve in public office, “Or if Christians do serve in public office, they must be willing to disregard their religious faith or be sent to jail.”
“It is difficult to think of a proposition more contrary to who we are as an American people,” Cruz asserted. “There is a reason that the very first liberty protected in the very first clause of the First Amendment is religious liberty,” he explained.
In June, Cruz, reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to change the meaning of marriage, called the justice’s voting for the move “rogue Houdinis,’ saying that if they want to make new laws, that they should resign immediately from the judicial branch and run for Congress.
“We have gotten so far from the values this country was founded on. We now have the government locking up Christians and throwing them in jail,” Cruz contended.
Ted Cruz went on to tell Mark Levin that if they had predicted six months ago that the government would be throwing Christians in jail over not embracing and participating in gay marriage, they would have been ridiculed as conspiracy theorists.