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Tea Party Movement
Ted Cruz on 'true conservatives'
Ted Cruz on 'true conservatives'

I don't believe Texas Sen. Ted Cruz when he says tea party activists must help nominate a Republican from their own ranks for the 2016 race or risk losing a third consecutive presidential election ("Cruz says true conservative needed," Jan. 19). Senator Cruz supports a committed tea party nominee who, to my mind, isn't a true anything. A true conservative is someone who is concerned about the future of the U.S. and all its citizens; a protector of traditional values and someone who is fiscally responsible to make sure we don't overextend ourselves. He or she is engaged in public service, not in a zero sum game where the rich win and everyone else loses. A...