Democratic columnist was wrong about Cruz

Sept. 16, 2013 at 4:16 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

The opinion column in Saturday's Advocate by Democratic consultant Jason Stanford titled "Cruz's politicizing of Syria is shameful" merits a response. Stanford states "Questioning the patriotism and loyalty of the commander in chief is just good business for Republicans ..." As with most left-wing Democrats, he is willfully blind to the damage his beloved leader has done and continues to do to the constitutional republic that is the United States of America. Alternatively, he may actually be in agreement with the damage wreaked upon our country; I will leave it to others to decide which is worse.

As to questioning the president's patriotism, no American patriot looking at the destruction of this country's credibility in the world could do other than question it. Obama seems to be delighted with the fall in our country's standing in the world and gives every indication that he intends to continue the downfall. To the extent that he has any loyalty to anything beyond himself and, possibly, the Communist Manifesto, it is certainly not to the oath he took to "Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." His continued, egregious violations of the constitutional limitations on the executive branch of government are proof positive that he had no intention of living by the oath he took. The repeated and ongoing rewriting by executive fiat of explicit statutory language to accommodate the desires of his fellow travelers is just one of many abhorrent constitutional violations of which this administration is guilty. It appears that one of the primary enemies of the Constitution is currently a resident in the White House.

As a patriotic American and veteran, I sincerely hope that this once-great country can survive the damage of another three years of the Manchurian candidate's presidency. If ever there was a time to ask God to bless the United States of America, it is now.

Michael C. Notzon, Victoria



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