Dear Senator Cruz, do you have a moment?

Dear Senator Cruz:

I know you're really busy running for President and all, but this will be quick. I hope you have time to answer my questions.

I read that given the recent attacks in Brussels you've now called to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods" across the United States. I'm sure lots of your fan base agree and think this is a great idea, so I just wanted to ask a few follow up questions:

Did you call for similar patrolling and securing of White, Christian neighborhoods after the school shooting at Sandy Hook? Or the movie theatre shooting in Aurora? Or the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs?

And when you and I were just 23 years old, and two White, radicalized American citizens blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, did you think that the U. S. should be patrolling White, Christian neighborhoods then?

I mean, I'm just curious. Did you feel that way then or is this an "evolving" position, like so many of you and your presidential counterparts on both sides like to tout? For the record, I respect evolving positions when they're genuine, not when they're used to get my vote.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on these questions, particularly since you're so close to God and seem to embrace all the teachings of the Bible. We're in the middle of this Holy Week, commemorating the suffering and death of Christ, and I can't help but think that your call for more patrolling of Muslim neighborhoods reminds me a bit of those times. Makes me think that you'd gladly have handed over Barrabas, just like Pilate did, because you'll do whatever the screaming masses think is right. It's not very Christ-like, Senator Cruz, and for someone who kicked off his campaign at Liberty University, I'd like to think that you have some more Christ-like qualities.

But actually, now that I think about it, you're more of an Old Testament kind of guy, so you like it the way things were. Pre-Christ. Before He came to save the people of the world from themselves. Before "turn the other cheek" and the Golden Rule. You like the "eye for an eye" vengeance part of Christianity, the God who punishes people.

You and a lot of other people seem to like that God. A lot. Me? Not so much. That God doesn't seem so Christ-like to me.

So as you continue to make these calls for Old Testament-type approaches to the world, I'd love for you to answer some of my questions along the way. And here's one final question for your consideration: When are you going to suggest these types of policies for people who might actually deserve them, not just the people that you and your fan base are afraid of?

Looking forward to your responses,

Joe Salvatore