In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Video || Rafael Cruz Missile

Um, is the right Cruz running? Because Ted Cruz’s dad is on fire.

Here he is speaking at the Western Conservative Summit a few days ago. He gets a special push of the Like button from me because somehow this Cuban émigré’s accent sounds a lot like my Polish Jewish immigrant grandfather’s did.

The Roots of Ted Cruz

If you’re wondering where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gets his strong sense of principle – not to mention his gift for public speaking – have a look at his dad, who spoke last week at the Freedomworks “Free the People” event July 5 in Utah.

Rafael Cruz fought alongside Castro in Cuba but became disillusioned once he realized what Fidel was all about. Castro, he notes below promised “hope and change” but delivered something else.

I know a lot of you are interested in Ted Cruz as a possible Republican candidate for president, so I thought you might want a look at this.

H/T to Nice Deb.