Ted Cruz in Speeches at CPAC (2020s)


On Civil Rights: Worship however you like; that's the beauty of freedom

The message of liberty is profoundly subversive. The left believes in rigid conformity. We believe in diversity, free speech. You can say whatever you want no matter how dumb it is. And by the way, in Washington DC, we test that proposition. Religious liberty, you can worship however you like on your knees before Almighty God or you could worship the almighty dollar or you can worship, I don't know, pink martians. That's the beauty of freedom.
Source: Remarks by Senator Cruz at 2021 CPAC Conference Feb 26, 2021

On Gun Control: No rioters came to Houston because of Second Amendment

When we saw riots all across the country, I remember there were reports that riots were going to come into. Mostly peaceful, fiery, but mostly peaceful. There were reports, riots were going to come into the suburbs. I got to tell you, in Houston, where I live, there weren't any rioters. Because, let's be very clear, if there had been, they would discover what the state of Texas thinks about the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Source: Remarks by Senator Cruz at 2021 CPAC Conference Feb 26, 2021

On Homeland Security: Protecting US Capitol is "political theater"

The US Capitol has giant fences with razor wires and 5,000 National Guard standing out front because the Democrats are convinced that political theater helps them. Let's be clear, this is not about security at this point. This is about political theater. Half the country, the deplorables, are dangerous, and they're going to turn the Capitol into a military outpost in Baghdad just to have their compliant media echo that message.
Source: Remarks by Senator Cruz at 2021 CPAC Conference Feb 26, 2021

On Principles & Values: Liberty is under assault from the hard left; we will fight

We are gathered in dark times. We're gathered at a time where the hard left, where the socialists control the levers of government, where they control the White House, where they control every executive branch, where they control both houses of Congress. Bernie is wearing mittens, and AOC is telling us she was murdered. And the media desperately, desperately, desperately wants to see a Republican civil war. Liberty is under assault, and what are we going to do? I'll tell you, we will fight.
Source: Remarks by Senator Cruz at 2021 CPAC Conference Feb 26, 2021

The above quotations are from Speeches at Conservative Political Action Conferences (2020s).
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