by Dr. Ed Berry
Why did Ted Cruz speak at an Oath Keepers rally?
Ted Cruz is a smart man. He certainly knows the Oath Keepers are on the extreme far right of American politics. He certainly knows the Oath Keepers image is very negative among 80 percent of the Republican Party and 90 percent of all voters.
As a lawyer, Cruz must know New York State declared Oath Keepers to be “Far Right Extremists” where NY defines “extremists” as
“These extremists must be distinguished from law abiding citizens exercising their first and second amendment rights – namely extremists are those willing to use violence, rather than the democratic process, to further their cause.”
Before speaking at an Oath Keepers rally, Ted Cruz would certainly know Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers Founder and Leader, and Chuck Baldwin, Oath Keepers National Chaplain.
In Montana’s 2014 elections, some Republican candidates spoke an Oath Keepers rally in Kalispell along with Chuck Baldwin. I predicted all these Republican candidates would lose their elections except for Jerry O’Neil. I was wrong. O’Neil also lost.