Here's a taste of what President Paul or President Cruz would do, if ever elected to the highest office in the land.
Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) blasted a judge's decision Thursday to hold Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court.
"I think it's absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty," Paul said on CNN's "Wolf," citing his home state clerk's "heartfelt conviction.
Cruz, a vocal opponent of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage this summer, also rebuked the judge.
"Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny."
"Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America," Cruz said in a lengthy statement posted to his campaign website next to a bright red button for supporters to donate to his White House bid.
“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally," Cruz said. "I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion."
Why is it so difficult for these so-called principled men to separate the idea that she can have whatever religious beliefs she wants, but she still has to do her job? Taxpayers are not paying her to take ideological stands against the law of the land. They're paying her to issue a piece of paper that records the legal marriage of two people. If she cannot perform the duties of her office, she shouldn't hold the office.
Clearly these two can't perform the duties of their office either, since they don't seem to understand the rule of law as it applies to elected officials. That whole part of the oath where they say they'll uphold the United States Constitution gets conveniently forgotten when it comes to their religious "principles."
We call that theocracy, gentlemen. We live in a democracy. At least, a nominal one at this point.