There is no question that each and every one of us is a product of the environment in which we were raised. Each of us views the world through a slightly difference lens. Some view the world through VERY different lenses because of our upbringing or the upbringing of our parents.
Whether you think Senator Ted Cruz was a hero or a nut for the filibuster, if you just watch this video of his father you will understand why Ted had no choice but to filibuster.
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