This video (from RedState’s own Ben Howe) has been going around: it features some of Ted Cruz’s comments from CPAC. I recommend that you watch it, if you haven’t already. I’d comment further, except that RedState’s own Caleb Howe* pretty much summed it up and I was having difficulty expressing my thoughts on the clip anyway, for some reason.
Transcript** of the video, for those who would like it.
All across this country people are waking up and saying “What we are doing is not working. People are hurting tragically and we need to turn this country around.”
There is a better way, a brighter future. How do we win, how do we inspire young people? No. 1, we tell the truth. Defend the Constitution — all of it! Defend the First Amendment, the right to free speech, the right to a free press. The right to freedom of religion and that means, among other things, not having the IRS ask citizens: “Tell me the content of your prayers.”
We need to stand for the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. We need to stand for the Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, the privacy of every American.
Every child deserves the opportunity to have an excellent education, regardless of your race, your class, your creed, where you come from. Every child deserves a fair chance at the American Dream.
We need to audit the Federal Reserve. We need to abolish the IRS. We need to stop bankrupting our country.
We can either choose to keep our head down and not rock the boat, to not stand for anything – or we can stand for principle. Millions of Americans stood up last fall and said ‘stop this train wreck, this disaster that is Obamacare, that is hurting millions of people,.” The Democrats said, the mainstream media said, they said “This is hopeless, don’t you understand, just move on, just accept it! You can’t do anything to stop this!”
…Yes we can.
As I said: catchy.
*There’s also Breeanne Howe. She’s the one you don’t mess with. You just don’t.
**A full transcript of the speech can be found here.