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Cruz: “Opportunity Conservatism” is the Only Way Forward

Dave8528 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:02 PM
Avoid social issues, I can't disagree more. Of course you need to emphasize the economic issues. But you can't ignore the social issues, that is part of conservatism. Both economic conservatism and social conservatism gives the Republicans a moral base, something that the Democrats don't have. Has abortion helped women become first class citizens? No, it was the right to vote. All abortion has done for women has done is hurt the family and made them the sex objects that they were trying to avoid. Gay people and non Christians have never been second class citizens. Gays live together, and some of them are committed to one another. But you are just redefining marriage for everyone when you have gay marriage. I'll continue below.
Dave8528 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:12 PM
Gay people are at most 3% of the total population. Non Christians aren't being discriminated against either. Nobody forces you to be a Christian or to believe in God, though most people are Christians and do believe in God. Colleges are the out bed of liberalism and of non learning. Many young people who were conservatives when they went off to college, become liberals or even socialists when they come out.
We must talk about issues; why should we keep our mouths shut just to please liberals like yourself? Are you afraid we might be right? I like this exchange of ideas between you and me. Let's never stop this debate.

January 3, 2013 was an important and historic day on Capitol Hill for many different reasons. And one of those reasons, of course, was because Ted Cruz was sworn in as Texas’s first Hispanic U.S. Senator. It was a momentous and moving occasion -- an event that Americans of all stars and stripes can celebrate. But basking in the limelight -- I suspect -- is not the reason why Mr. Cruz entered public life.

He went to Washington to roll up his sleeves and get to work. Indeed, that...