Skip to comments.Ted Cruz at Hillsdale: “Economic freedom and the prosperity it generates reduces poverty"
Posted on 05/27/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
lecturecommencement speech to the Naval Academy graduates on Friday left behind such a poor and lingering aftertaste, I thought this commencement speech from Sen. Ted Cruz to the graduates of Hillsdale might make a nice sort of belated palate cleanser. Sen. Cruz’s message was all about the inherent virtues of freedom, the American meritocracy, and the accompanying economic mobility, in which people’s rises and falls are directly related to their “talent, passion, perseverance, and willingness to fight for the American dream.” The best part about it all, of course, is that by pursuing and developing your own unique talents and interests, you are helping to contribute to the type of robust economic growth that is truest and most efficient method for lifting people out of poverty, no matter how much big-government progressive types will extoll the virtues of collectivism and “shared sacrifice” and equality of outcomes.
Those fake virtues are inhibitors to economic growth, and “more and more government is not the answer. To say otherwise is to ignore the fact that all major European nations have higher levels of public spending than the United States does, and that all of them are poorer. Human beings are not happiest when they’re taken care of by the state. Areas under the yoke of dependency on government are among the least joyish parts of our society. The story of Julia is not an attractive utopia. We all flourish instead when afforded opportunity, the ability to work and create and accomplish. Economic growth and opportunity is the answer that works.” Enjoy:
What? The author didn’t like BO lecturing the new Naval Academy grads to stop their rapist tendencies, during their commencement exercise?
I cannot imagine.
Yes, but, the liberals tell us that we have poverty because we don’t spend enough on social programs. To the liberals, lifting people out of poverty happens when we spend more on food stamps and section 8 housing, not through enabling people to get jobs when the economy grows.
There are diametrically opposed opinions on this. Liberals unfortunately are in charge now, and their policies are being implemented big time.
Cruz is the REAL DEAL. Where guys like Ryan, Rubio, and others have fallen short. Cruz takes stands on principle first and knows how to explain it. These other guys are right much of the time, but kowtow to leadership way too often and buy into the left’s propaganda in defining the issues.
We could use about 50 more of him.
Hmmm, unlike 0bama....
How is it that we never hear a Pope say this?
“We could use about 50 more of him.”
I get made everytime I see him in thinking about all those wasted years we here in Texas had with Kay Bailey taking up that Senate seat.
You guys do not try to run him as POTUS. We need him right where he is.
Thanks I need a pick-me-up.
Not guapo enough.
But his mind ...
What really got my attention was during the filibuster when he spoke of opposing President Bush over his call to drop the death penalty in the case of a Mexican citizen.
He stood against Bush and his federal overreach despite the fact that Bush was a republican president.
We need more of that.
Ted Cruz’s farts sound better and make more sense than anything the Teleprompter Reader in Chief 0bama reads aloud.
We won’t have economic freedom until we eliminate the Fed and their collection agency the IRS.
The whole point of Cruz' speech was that devoting ourselves to eliminating things goes nowhere and that prosperity results from doing things. Victimhood works for the left because they're experienced professionals; what we do well is create wealth by dealing with reality. The fed and the IRS have necessary missions, and we need to either see to it that they stick to them or we find a better way.