I hope that many people recognize that the title of this blog post evokes religion. That is intentional, and it illustrates the method used by the Dominionist Cruz cult that is growing before our eyes.
As truthdig's Chris Hedges points our in his article titled The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government,
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz—whose father is Rafael Cruz, a rabid right-wing Christian preacher and the director of the Purifying Fire International ministry—and legions of the senator’s wealthy supporters, some of whom orchestrated the shutdown, are rooted in a radical Christian ideology known as Dominionism or Christian Reconstructionism. This ideology calls on anointed “Christian” leaders to take over the state and make the goals and laws of the nation “biblical.” It seeks to reduce government to organizing little more than defense, internal security and the protection of property rights. It fuses with the Christian religion the iconography and language of American imperialism and nationalism, along with the cruelest aspects of corporate capitalism. The intellectual and moral hollowness of the ideology, its flagrant distortion and misuse of the Bible, the contradictions that abound within it—its leaders champion small government and a large military, as if the military is not part of government—and its laughable pseudoscience are impervious to reason and fact. And that is why the movement is dangerous.
The full exposé by Mr. Hedges is a must-read for those who want to understand the aims and nature of Ted Cruz and his cult of followers.
Mr. Hedges' is the voice crying out in the wilderness. Link to article.
Here is more just in on the subject of Dominionism.