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Steyn: One Person Can Change Everything and 'I Like Ted Cruz'

Steyn: One Person Can Change Everything and 'I Like Ted Cruz'

Mark Steyn, author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” argued that culture is more important than elections, and that he liked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as someone who could shift American politics to the right in an appearance on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.  

Steyn stated “vision’s the important part. What’s actually happening is that the kind of model of the social democratic welfare dependency state since the Second World War has run out of gas. It’s over, and to persuade people to move off that model actually requires you to have a conversation with the people and change minds,” which he added goes beyond elections.

According to Steyn, providing a vision is important because “a lot of people don’t want to think about complicated issues or unpleasant issues. They don’t want to think about Islam. They don’t want to think about massive debt that will cripple their children’s lives, and liberals are very good at just giving them a kind of cute slogan that says this slogan will get you through it. ‘Coexist.’ You put a ‘coexist’ bumper sticker on your car you don’t have to think about problems of the world anymore.”

He added, “the whole position of the Left is that they don’t want to win the argument, they’d just as soon cancel the argument. So, if you query open borders immigration, which is an existential issue for any nation, then you’re a racist. So, in other words, you have to let in the Ebola guys because otherwise. As there were people protesting outside this building today, you’re xenophobic.”

Steyn concluded that “the right man can make the difference,” and declared “I like Ted Cruz” when asked who he thinks is the one person who could shift the tide in American politics.

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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