In between dealing with mundane matters like religious liberty and Planned Parenthood’s alleged organ trafficking, presidential candidate Ted Cruz bravely waded into one of the most divisive debates in America today: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard? Cruz, an avid Trekkie, threw his unequivocal support behind Captain James Tiberius Kirk:
“Kirk is working class; Picard is an aristocrat. Kirk is a passionate fighter for justice; Picard is a cerebral philosopher,” Cruz explained. “The original Star Trek pressed for racial equality, which was one of its best characteristics, but it did so without sermonizing.”
I’ve had my disagreements with Cruz, but I have to agree with the Senator on this one. Here are a few reasons James Kirk has the upper hand over his counterpart:
3. Kirk isn’t afraid to break the rules.
One thing no one can deny about Captain Kirk is that if he doesn’t like the way a scenario is working out for him, he’ll just change the rules. This was evident from the very start of his career, when he was faced with an “unwinnable” combat simulation known as the Kobayashi Maru. After failing three times, a frustrated Kirk reprogrammed the simulator to allow himself to pass, confirming later he doesn’t “believe” in unsolvable problems. Cruz has also shown a remarkable similarity to this behavior since being elected: Don’t like activist judges? Change the rules of the judiciary! Congress won’t vote to defund Planned Parenthood? Filibuster and hold up bills until they change their mind! Continue Reading