Ted Cruz is officially in the running now, having formally given his first official — official, you guys, this is serious — campaign speech Monday during a convocation ceremony at “Liberty” “University”. And with his speech, he brought a whole bunch of American Freedom© — and some Rand Paul evangelists who wanted to spread the good word and troll Cruz in the process.
The room was packed with students, but not because they supported Cruz’s big announcement, which he shared on Twitter first. No, the auditorium of the religious institution in Lynchburg, Virginia, was full because the audience didn’t want to get fined.
“Liberty” “University” made the convocation a mandatory Monday, Wednesday, and Friday event for “Liberty” students, who are hit with fines if they skip the assembly. Because that’s how you express Freedom™ and Liberty® in Conservoland: fine people who disagree with you.
This naturally didn’t set well with students who supported other candidates, so you know what this means: it’s trollin’ time!
Bloomberg reports that 12 students who had been trying to found a Students for Rand Paul chapter at Liberty took the opportunity to evangelize for their chosen one. Joesph McGowan, the president of Liberty University’s Young Americans for Liberty, spearheaded the effort with a “Stand for Rand” campaign. The campaign was designed to ensure that support for Rand Paul was evident during Cruz’s speech.
Other supporters of Rand shared similar frustration, taking to various places on the internet to air out their grievances.
This is heresy. “Liberty” a religious institution — look, they even got 445 million of your tax dollars in 2011, that’s how religious they are — so obviously they know that Cruz is the Messiah and he’s coming back to save the United States of Jesus Freedom. Who do these students think they are questioning the party line like that anyway, Democrats?