The following is an open letter to New Jersey governor Chris Christie, in response to his verbal dispute with Senator Rand Paul at last night’s Fox News Debate.
Dear Chris Christie,
When you labeled Rand Paul’s 4th amendment based argument against government surveillance as, “ridiculous”, you retroactively labeled the Bill of Rights as “ridiculous”. When you intimated that Senator Paul would be to blame for a future terror attack, you effectively labeled yourself as an embarrassment.
You know what I find ridiculous? I find it ridiculous when a 350 pound man lectures people about self control. I find it ridiculous when politicians, such as yourself, don’t look at the numbers, don’t look at the facts, and intentionally delude the public into adopting a counterproductive self-identity for the purpose of pushing a certain agenda. It doesn’t matter how beneficial the legalization of marijuana turns out to be for Colorado, you’re going to fight it. Because you want to identify as “the anti-weed” guy. You’re going to support government spying, even though it violates the constitution and wastes money, because you want to identify as the “I’m concerned about national security” guy. To make matters worse, you try and push these identities down our throats.
Well, I think America is sick of “I’m concerned about national security” guy and “I’m the anti-weed” guy and would rather support “I love freedom” guy or “I support the Bill of Rights” guy. I think the American people are ready for a president that chooses the constitution first and special interests second.
Chris Christie, you ought to be ashamed of yourself for resorting to an unsophisticated, sophomoric attack. Last night, you made an enemy out of every red blooded American that has ever chosen the constitution first.
You want to spy on me so bad? Get a warrant, or take a hike.
Given the state of your physical health, I’d suggest the hike.