Thursday, January 07, 2016
Over the past few days there has been a lot of chatter coming from Republican’s about their concerns over Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president as a result of his birth in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father. Sen. Cruz has responded to the questions by saying that because his mother was American he is by default a “Natural Born Citizen” regardless of where he is born in the world and thus eligible to hold the highest elected office in the country. This heightened attention on the Senator has also carried over to increased interest into his father Rafael Cruz, who has become a folk hero in his own right among Religious Right activists for his belligerent tirades against President Obama, LGBT activists, and “liberals”. As it turns out, Rafael has new book coming out this month titled A Time for Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America, and in order to save all of you the time, money and aggravation of having to read it, Peter Montgomery a Senior Fellow at The People For the American Way Foundation and the Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches went through the trouble of reading it for all of us and joins me today on the show to talk all about it. You can also follow Peter on twitter.
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Posted by Signorile at 2:24 PM