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Talk Radio Takes the Senate


At one point last night, Ted Cruz said “God bless talk radio.” As I write, he is reading from Rush Limbaugh’s dad’s famous speech on the Founding — famous because Rush reads it every Thanksgiving on air. 

Cruz is no doubt about to read from Rush, the son’s, epilogue: 

There is no more profound sentence than this: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…”

These are far more than mere poetic words. The underlying ideas that infuse every sentence of this treatise have sustained this nation for more than two centuries. They were forged in the crucible of great sacrifice. They are living words that spring from and satisfy the deepest cries for liberty in the human spirit.

Agree or disagree with Cruz’s non-filibuster, there is something to be said about insisting that people remember what makes this country great. 

Ted Cruz has also talked about his respect for Vermont independent — socialist — senator Bernie Sanders on multiple occasions. Believe in something and fight for it: That is Cruz’s message. 


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