The Republican senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, has launched his 2016 Presidential campaign from a Creationist college that teaches American children the world is just 6,000 years old. If that isn’t reason enough to keep him out of the White House, this 46-second compilation of Cruz stupidity provides many more.
After announcing his 2016 plans on Twitter, Cruz formally launched his campaign at Liberty University, a college for Evangelical Christians in the state of Virginia that claims to be the largest Christian university in the world.
He told the assembled audience:
“God has blessed America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn’t done with America yet.”
He then promised to abolish the IRS and repeal the Affordable Care Act which has provided healthcare for 20 million previously uninsured Americans.
Nearby, in the University’s “Creation Hall,” students were being taught the biblically literal idea that God created the world in seven days. This includes the teaching of Noah and the flood as an actual historical event, and that today’s species of animals are all descended from the pairs of animals saved on the Ark.
One display contains Noah’s Ark as a scale model next to a Boeing 747 and the US space shuttle, explaining in detail how all the animals had fitted in.
Image via Skeptic Free Thought
One display states that there is a:
Another claims that evolutionary theory has already been destroyed by the discovery of the coelacanth “fossil-fish.”
According to the display, sharks did not evolve 400 million years ago (as evidenced by science), but were designed by God just 6,000 years ago. It reads:
“Sharks are not primitive remnants of pre-history, but are acutely fine-tuned organisms that defy Darwinian evolution.”
No evidence is presented to justify these new versions of history.
Does America really want a man who believes the Earth is just 6,000 years old to be sitting in the White House?
Sadly, a Gallup Poll last year revealed that a stunning 42% of Americans also believe Creationism over science. The choice of location was designed to appeal to those people – the christian conservative, pro-gun, anti-abortion, anti-science vote.
With this in mind, that remaining 58% of America, which is forward thinking, progressive, and rational needs to get out and vote in 2016.
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