Today, there are certain profound values – free markets and respect for life – that are renounced at the price of our soul. Free markets, particularly, are under the immediate, explicit assault of the next government. Life may be undermined more surreptitiously.
But, as a national cause championed by a national party, a conservative agenda must learn to speak persuasively to a near majority of Hispanic Americans, or we will be merely a debating society. When Texas joins states such as Colorado, New Mexico (and even North Carolina, Virginia, Arizona, Florida and many others) where Hispanic votes are necessary for victory, there is no possibility of national governance without finding that voice.