Ted Cruz was on the Steve Deace Show when the subject of Justice Anthony Kennedy came up. Kennedy recently compared the refusal of people like Kim Davis to comply with his gay marriage ruling to the judges who resigned in protest of Nazi Germany. Kind of odd to compare yourself to the Nazi regime, don’t you think? Cruz responded:
DEACE: …To compare himself with Nazi Germany – what does that say?
CRUZ: Look, Steve, that was stunning. … I thought it was so stunning to have a Supreme Court justice compare his own lawless rulings to the draconian oppression of the Nazis is beyond stunning, and it’s worth underscoring – this is not you or me comparing the Supreme Court to the Nazis. This is Justice Kennedy comparing the Supreme Court to the Nazis, his own decision that was utterly lawless. And what he is saying to Christians is, ‘You will obey [inaudible] what we decree, or you will pay the price.’ It is a statement that embodies so much arrogance, so much hubris, so much contempt for our democratic process.
And you know, one of the things that’s also buried in what Justice Kennedy said – he says to all other officials, ‘You must obey the law.’ Well, Steve, you know well that courts don’t make law. Justice Kennedy’s opinion in which he laid down his view, that in his enlightened view, the definition of marriage that has been true for millennia that state legislatures have adopted across this nation, that marriage is the union of one man and one woman – his opinion that is no longer sufficiently enlightened is not law.