Skip to comments.Sen. Ted Cruz: "I'm A Conservative Because Conservative Policies Work" (video)
Posted on 01/06/2013 8:25:34 AM PST by i88schwartz
SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS): The reason why I'm a conservative is because conservative policies work and they improve opportunities. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream. And what I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder. That we should be championing the 47%, to take that now infamous comment.
Look, the great thing about Americans -- Americans don't want to be dependent upon government. Dependency saps the spirit, it doesn't work. Americans want to stand on their own two feet and the best way to do that is to have policies that allow entrepreneurs and small business to thrive and to create jobs and advance the American dream.
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Wish I could believe this, but after the last election, I am not sure this holds true any longer.
I suspect Senator Cruz needs to watch his back (and front and both flanks). La Raza, the Democrats and the GOP-E are very busy right now, digging into his past to find something, anything to discredit him.
Considering the last election, its impossible to know where the vote fraud stops and the 47%ers start.
Am bettin there are more 47%ers who will become anti-freeby with nobama trying to pull crap like Xing the 2nd Amendment. Over at DU there is nearly a revolt because nobama raised THEIR taxes too. Look for lots more surprise “unintended consequences” for the low info folks.
My new Line in the Sand is 2014 elections, if the dem/libs are truly the New America and get all of Congress in 2014 to go with the WhiteyHut, then we will never see the light for 2 generations minimum, if ever again.
Cruz has fairly well been fire vetted from the lowdown and dirty Texas GOPe and Yeller Dog dems.
...or setting the conditions to marginalize and limit his term in office (see Al West).
I like most of what I’ve heard from Cruz so far, and voted for him, but I just wish conservative politicians would just say, “I hold conservative positions because they are moral and just”. For example, the right to life, which is a moral issue. Also, limited government, because liberty is a moral good, having been bestowed upon us by our creator. And low taxation, because it is immoral to basically steal half of what someone earns.
In addition to his victory in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools ‘
‘ Cruz has said, “I'm Cuban, Irish, and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist.”’
Senator Cruz was endorsed in his Senate race by Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin and Rick Santorum and many more conservatives.
And he may be articulate enough to defend a broad range of his conservative values. ‘While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society's Debate Panel as one of North America's top-ranked parliamentary debaters, winning the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.’
“The moral justification of capitalism does not lie in the altruist claim that it represents the best way to achieve ‘the common good’. It is true that capitalism does if that catch-phrase has any meaning but this is merely a secondary consequence. The moral justification for capitalism lies in the fact that it is the only system consonant with man’s rational nature, that it protects man’s survival qua man, and that its ruling principle is: justice.”
Word is out from obama. The media has to find a way to shut Cruz down. If they can’t dream up some dirty laundry, then they need to pretend he doesn’t exist. Give him the old cold shoulder. They know exactly what to do without being told.
The reason why I'm a conservative is because conservative policies work and they improve opportunities. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream. And what I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder. That we should be championing the 47%, to take that now infamous comment... the best way to do that is to have policies that allow entrepreneurs and small business to thrive and to create jobs and advance the American dream.