Ted Cruz Thinks Duck Dynasty Star Has a First Amendment Right to Be on Reality TV
Ted really doesn’t get the whole “Freedom of Speech” thing
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday called on television network A&E to return Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson to his television show, citing “free speech” and “religious liberty” rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
After A&E suspended Robertson for comparing homosexuality to bestiality, Cruz took to Facebook to defend the Duck Commander company founder.
“Free speech matters,” Cruz wrote. “If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job.”
“In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him-but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree,” he continued. “And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street.”
Duckboy has every right to his beliefs and to say what he likes, it doesn’t mean anyone has to give him a platform from which to do it.