This post first appeared in Delaware Liberal on 3/14.
Ted Cruz, you dishonor your title, Senator. You do not deserve it.
You dishonor all U.S. military veterans and the monuments built to honor
us. Yes, I say us. I am the third generation in my family to serve as
an officer in the U.S. Army. My father served in WWII and Korea. His
father served in WWI. The monument you visited with your merry band of
nut cases over the weekend was built to honor our brothers and sisters
who served the UNITED States of America. Get it? They served and many
gave their lives not just for Texas or Alaska, but all the United
States, every damned one of them and all of them together. Why do I
mention Alaska? Because your insulting, hypocritical visit to these
memorials included your evil twin sister, Sarah Palin.
represented the leadership of your seccessionist tribe of teabaggers who
stand for the neoconfederacy you advocate to replace our United
States. You argue for the un-uniting of our nation-state, yet you visit
shrines built to memorialize those who stood for preserving our United
States against external threats to our existence. You two represent an
internal threat to our unity and existence.
To add to the insult
you made by visiting the WWII Memorial, you and your tribe carried the
battle flag of the confederacy. What a cruel irony. The flag
representing the seccessionist southern army which fought for and lost
the cause of taking our nation apart for a thoroughly dishonorable
Here's another cruel irony. Your father sought refuge
in this United States of America for his family on the premise of a
better life than he thought you might have faced in Cuba. You all
immigrated to and sought citizenship in the USA. Now you advocate
tearing it apart.
Shame on you. As a proud veteran I demand you
demean yourself in some other venue. Take your hypocritical presence to
a more appropriate memorial...perhaps memorializing the now dead
confederacy you are trying to revive.