America has been visited throughout its history with ego driven demagogue's who threaten our nation's unity, constitutional process and civil liberties.
Few can forget the abuses, destroyed lives and terror reigned on this nation by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950's that became known as McCarthyism. The alcoholic Senator went on a 'witch-hunt' that had other politicians cowering in terror. Few dared to take him head on for fear that his crazy supporters would drive them out of office.
Vice President Aaron Burr who sought to undermine the nation's unity in its early days and even attempted to create his own nation in the area known as the Louisiana Purchase and was eventually put on trail for treason.
Governor George Wallace took his campaign of racial division into the electoral process giving those who loved segregation another reason to continue their battle after it clearly had already been lost. His race baiting campaigns left an ugly stain on the American political process.
Of course, media has had its fill of those who would divide this nation and preach hate. The Rush Limbaugh's, Father Coughlin's and Glenn Beck's of the world seem to know no boundaries.
The list can go on and on. Each failed in the long run to all with their ego driven destruction of the American ideas but each took a heavy toll while they were allowed to rampage unchecked.
Now we have a new danger in American politics and the question is will American leaders, the media and the American people stand up to Senator Ted Cruz and strip him of his power. The short term prognosis is not good.
Without question the most dangerous person in America today is Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
The Senator has no moral compass nor respects any boundaries in his effort to feed his ego driven desire to run America. He neither respects civil liberties, cares about those less fortunate, willing to violate the spirit of Constitutional Law, divide the nation into bitter factions and is willing to bring the nation's economy to its knees for personal power.
The Senator is simply out of control.
Just his recent actions is enough to make the heart stop beating. He has been the leader in closing down the United States government. The Senator is willing to destroy the economy, allow the United States to go into default and whip up hatred for his own personal power. This weekend he proclaimed that Obamacare is a threat to religious freedom in the United States.
The Senator has said environmental guidelines are a United Nations plot to stop golf courses. He has labeled Social Security a 'ponzi scheme'. He has proclaimed that any two or more states can 'nullify' a national law such as Obamacare. The Senator says that Sharia Law is an enormous problem in the United States.
Most shockingly is his venture into the House of Representatives, unheard of in American politics, as he directed Tea Party Congressman against Speaker Boehner. What is most shocking is a toss-up between Cruz's actions or the Speaker's willingness to let it happen. If he had attempted such outrageous behavior with previous Speaker's of the House his balls would be hanging from the Alamo. On that day, Boehner ceased being Speaker of the House.
The man's willingness to damage America for an out of control desire for personal power is shocking. His narcissism is appalling. Cruz's willingness to violate long held traditions and thoughtful process is destructive to the American Constitutional process.
Without question, until we are willing to stand up to his unbelievably dangerous behavior he will continue to wreck havoc upon our nation and its people. The only question is how much pain will he inflict before good people stand up to him.