So how about the impact? Is causing a financial meltdown or potentially bringing about another recession any less catastrophic than a terrorist attack? Ted Cruz has already led the shutdown of the government once, leading to huge disruptions in our economy. He's also advocated for elections of Supreme Court justices, just because of their rulings on the ACA and DOMA. Mike Huckabee has said all atheists that work for the government should be summarily fired, which sounds like a religious litmus test to me. These aren't just two local religious nuts holding county council or commissioner offices, they are legitimate national candidates for President, who have raised millions to support their candidacies in open defiance of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.