People! What are our priorities in the year 2016? Jobs? Climate Change? Health Care? Crumbling Infrastructure? Wall Street Banksters? Obesity? Common Core? ISIS?
If you nominate and elect Rafael Eduardo Cruz, you can be sure he'll grab hold of hard issues that stimulate our deepest --- fears!
From Mother Jones and Wonkette:
Ted Cruz tried to be [a] dildo-yanker.
When he was solicitor general in Texas, his team defended a Texas ban on the sale of dildos, how fked up is that? And worse, they didn’t care whether you got them from one of those Amway-style dildo parties or from the dildo counter at Cracker Barrel, ALL DILDOS ARE BAD: The filing noted:
“The Texas Penal Code prohibits the advertisement and sale of dildos, artificial vaginas, and other obscene devices” but does not “forbid the private use of such devices.”
The plaintiffs had argued that this case was similar to Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark 2003 Supreme Court decision that struck down Texas’ law against sodomy. But Cruz’s office countered that Lawrence “focused on interpersonal relationships and the privacy of the home” and that the law being challenged did not block the “private use of obscene devices.”
Cruz’s legal team asserted that “obscene devices do not implicate any liberty interest.” And its brief added that “any alleged right associated with obscene devices” is not “deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions.”
In other words, Texans were free to use sex toys at home, but they did not have the right to buy them.
The brief insisted that Texas, in order to protect “public morals,” had “police-power interests” in “discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.”
There was a “government” interest, it maintained, in “discouraging … autonomous sex.” […]
In perhaps the most noticeable line of the brief, Cruz’s office declared, “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.”
Yes, Nation! There is NO RIGHT in the Constatooshun to stimulate one's genitals! Ted The One-Time Texas Solicitor General stuck his nose in your...personal private behaviors, and determined that the government has an interest in discouraging people from having Sexy Time with themselves.
Tell us this isn't the sort of crusader we want in a preznit! He will very closely examine our "personal" habits to see if somewhere, somehow, someone is having a good time, AND HE'LL STOP IT!
|I'm coming for your dildoes!|