The current election year has seen unprecedented political and religious hypocrisy. First we had Gov. Walker telling crowds —with a straight face—that God told him to run for president. God apparently listened to Walker’s campaign speeches, said “oops,” and sent Walker home to work on his ethics.
Now we have Sen. Ted Cruz assuming the role of God’s candidate while at the same time promising to discriminate against Muslims and carpet bomb innocent civilians. Cruz also casts a blind eye toward gambling and prostitution so long as his campaign might benefit financially.
Cruz has pandered for the favor of Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who rank with the Koch brothers as top Republican donors. The Adelsons are unofficial lobbyists for Israel. Last year they attended the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York with Cruz, according to the Washington Post.
The Adelsons earned their billions from hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, and in Macau, China. Prostitution is legal in Macau. A former employee of Adelson’s, as part of a pending wrongful termination lawsuit, has entered company documents that state an average of 40 to 60 prostitutes regularly walked the floors of Adelson’s Macau operation, and that he was aware of it, according to an article in Mother Jones magazine. The documents say some of the prostitutes were under age 18. The case is scheduled to go to trial this coming June.
Cruz likes to claim he will protect “traditional values.” His relationship with the Adelsons suggests that for him those values include greed and hypocrisy.
This letter appears in the March 31 edition of the Hillsboro Sentry Enterprise.