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“I think it’s an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression, because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away.” – Ted Cruz
“I was so horrifically bad at tennis” — Ted Cruz
I like Ted Cruz a lot, and have grown to like him even more in the last few years. He doesn’t mince words, and is brutal and fearless when he challenges people who are either seeking appointments or testifying about their corporate actions. He’s also very articulate, has a deep understanding of the Constitution, and a great sense of humor.
When I saw the first quotation above, I couldn’t help but appreciate how he translated his experiences in Cuba into a love and commitment to liberty in this country. I think that attitude is true of many immigrant Cubans; we see them becoming very successful, especially in southern Florida.
But why do other immigrants who come from oppressive countries not have the same reaction? Why do they bring some of the archaic and primitive beliefs with them, especially the very reasons they have fled their native countries?
Do we pin the problem on Joe Biden because he has made it so easy for migrants to break the law? What about the illegals in New York, who expected comfortable accommodations and to be served food they preferred?
Finally, I added the second quotation because some people mistaken Cruz’s self-confidence for arrogance. Any man who admits to being terrible at a sport can’t be all bad.Published in