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Cruz is no Thomas Jefferson

Calling Ted Cruz a modern day Jefferson is sickening. Jefferson was an intellectual and a philosopher. He obviously didn’t always practice what he preached – he was, in many ways, a hypocrite – but he certainly was not a prosthelytizer bent on establishing a Christian Theocracy in the United States. 

Jefferson’s opponents attacked him as an atheist and warned their supporters to bury their Bibles if he was elected.

Jefferson’s proudest accomplishment was establishing freedom of religion and separation of Church and State in Virginia and in the United States as a whole.

Ted Cruz is running for President because he believes his Presidency will create a Christian Nation, one that has never existed and was never intended by the Framers, in order to expedite the Biblical Apocalypse.

I am no historian but it is difficult to imagine that any of the Founding Fathers or Framers of the Constitution would be on board with Cruz’s plans for an American theocracy – regardless of whether they were slave owners or hypocrites.

The Framers did not mention God in the Constitution for a reason.

They guaranteed religious freedom for reason.

Ted Cruz is a messianic zealot who does not deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Thomas Jefferson.

He may be slightly more qualified to be President – slightly more qualified – than Donald Trump, but that isn’t saying much.

Neither Cruz nor Trump are even worthy of comparison to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, or any other of our country’s great leaders.

Neither are qualified to be President, and both would be a disaster.

By: The Irish Rover (Happt to Welcome our newest contributor)

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