[A]s Texas solicitor general, a post he held from 2003 to 2008, [Canadian-born Rafael “Ted”] Cruz defended Conservative Christian causes like the inclusion of “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, the display of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol, and a ban on late-term abortions.
In addition, Cruz also defended a Texas ban on the sale of dildos and other sex toys, and in so doing made the absurd claim that Americans have no right to masturbate:
There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.
Mother Jones reports that in 2007, Cruz, working on behalf of then-Attorney General Greg Abbott (who now is the governor), filed a 76-page brief with the US Court of Appeals, arguing that there is no “right to promote dildos, vibrators, and other obscene devices.” –
…who not only believe that ‘small government’ has the right to criminalize what two consenting adults do with one another but, apparently, that ‘small government’ has the right to criminalize what one consenting adult does with him/herself in private.
Arrogant misogynist that he may be, I’m thinking that Donald Trump might be onto something regarding the Cruz wing of the party (and the rules propping it up) being a scam.