A politician will tell you what he wants you to hear in order to get elected and re-elected. A statesman frames an issue in truth and moves it forward with facts.
The United States has long been in short supply of true statesmen. When one appears on the scene, his clarity is so compelling that his mere presence illuminates the pompous pretentiousness of his colleagues.
Ted Cruz and Ben Sasse are such statesmen. Their civil tongues and command of truth was recently on full display in the Senate Judiciary hearings for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee.
Every student, every parent, and every freedom-loving American should invest 45 minutes to watch and take notes on the below videos. They just might be more educational and impactful than a semester sitting in a history or government class.