As I’m typing this, Senator Ted Cruz has just finished reading from the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor as a bedtime story for his daughters:
I’m reminded of a quote from G.K. Chesterton, “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” Senator Cruz is fighting a policy battle, not because he is fueled by hatred for a policy, but because he loves his kids. Statesmen who are true fighters are motivated because they want to leave a better country for their kids–not one mired in debt with restricted freedom.
By the way, one of Senator Cruz’s staff tweeted this picture of Cruz’s daughters watching him read to them from the Senator floor. Absolutely adorable: