Texas Monthly—the same magazine that once fawned over abortion luvvin’ Wendy Davis and her pink sneakers, only to give her the bum’s rush after her career in Texas politics cratered—just ran a story detailing the amount of money that the National Rifle Association has spent on the Congressional delegation from the Lone Star State. Given that Texans beat the national average when it comes to gun ownership, and taking into account that Texas is a populous state that wields great influence over the rest of the country, it’s really no surprise to learn that the NRA has concentrated a lot of its efforts there—though with the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this particular article smacks of an attempt to smear by association those politicians who accept donations from the NRA.
As if associating with a group that is dedicated to protecting a fundamental Constitutional right is a bad thing?
Well, that’s the way the media have been trying to paint things, and within the progressive bubble in which they live, the time seems ripe to strike at the heart of gun rights. That’s why Beto O’Rourke—the Democrat representative who hopes to bump off Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms and flip his Senate seat from red to blue—referenced the article when he proudly declared on Twitter his utter failure to uphold a provision of the Constution he has sworn to defend:
Nice work there, O’Rourke. Makes me wonder what other rights he might not feel up to defending, if he feels the Founding Fathers got that whole “endowed by their Creator” thing wrong.
Ted Cruz, however, knows better—and isn’t afraid to let Texans know what’s at stake:
The choice Cruz mentions couldn’t be clearer: You either believe in the Constutution and what it says, or you don’t. That includes times when defending it is hard, and raises tough questions about the delicate balance between liberty and security. Unlike O’Rourke, Cruz understands that you don’t allow the passions of the moment to override our God-given rights, even when those passions arise from the best of intentions. That’s why the Founders declared those rights inalienable. They are not for any government to give or take.
O’Rourke shoulad consider that before parading his ignorance, especially in a place like Texas.