Just in case someone needs me in the next few days, I'll be busy writing up a white paper consulting piece for Cowboy Cruz.
You may not have heard the handle "Cowboy" yet because I'm just now advising the Cruz people to start using it. I'm telling them he is, after all, from Texas. I've told them to stop having him appear in a white shirt all the time.
I'm advising them to assign the handle "Cowboy" to him also because it implies his primary message, "No Government." He preaches no government at every stump stop.
He is tenacious about this. Virtually everyday he says we must limit government to deciding who can get married and who cannot. When he referred to the Supreme Court as "lawless" at his stop in Pierson, just up the road from here in Freehold, it brought the crowd to its feet. He pointed out correctly that putting God's word into law is not putting more laws on the books.
He goes on to say government must be limited to deciding when a pregnant women can have an abortion, which is never.
What I'm telling his people is that the anti government message is his to trade on and the name Cowboy will put it in the spot light.
In northwest Iowa, Cruz calls court rulings 'lawless'
8 a.m. CDT June 27, 2015
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Republican U.S. senator from Texas, visited Orange City on Friday.(Photo: Matthew Patane/The Register)Buy Photo
PIERSON, Ia. – Two Supreme Court decisions in as many days have made 2016 an even more bitter fight for conservatives, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Friday.
Making three stops in northwest Iowa, Cruz railed against the court's justices for what he called "naked and unadulterated judicial activism" in a 5-4 ruling Friday that said same-sex marriages can take place in all 50 states.
"Religious liberty has never been so threatened as it is today," Cruz said in Sheldon. "I'll tell you, today's lawless decision from the Supreme Court puts religious liberty front and center in the target of the federal government."
The U.S. senator from Texas also criticized some of his colleagues for their responses to the same-sex marriage decision, saying they issued "condemning statements, but were quietly thrilled, relieved, celebrating and popping champagne because they're afraid to defend marriage."
"They don't want to have to talk about it anymore. Several 2016 candidates today put out statements saying 'The matter is decided, it's the law of the land, it's time to move on,' " Cruz told a crowd in Pierson. "We are in a very strange place when Republican presidential candidates are echoing Barack Obama's talking points."
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, also condemned the Supreme Court's ruling.
"Not one civilization in history has endorsed same-sex marriage, and they believe somehow the ratifiers of the 14th Amendment or the Constitution wrote it in in 1868," King told reporters. "I guarantee you, they weren't writing same-sex marriage into the Constitution in 1868."
He said Congress could enact retribution on the court, such as cutting its administrative budget.
"We can eliminate some of their staff to let them know that they have overreached and they don't need all of that help to do the damage they have done to the