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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro?s keynote address to the Democratic National Convention celebrated the story of America, though it took a different approach than what was heard at the Republican National Convention last week.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro?s keynote address to the Democratic National Convention celebrated the story of America, though it took a different approach than what was heard at the Republican National Convention last week, The Business Journals reports.
Castro emphasized the investments that people make together, while Republicans focused on individual initiative and sacrifice, Washington Bureau Chief Kent Hoover reports.
Castro said previous generations ? such as his grandmother, who came to San Antonio from Mexico ? "believed that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow. That's the country they envisioned, and that's the country they helped build. The roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won ? these opened the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, the chance for your children to do better than you did,? Hoover reports.
He said businesses should be pro-education and welcome such public investment, Hoover reports. He also said that individual success should also be celebrated and that Texans ?believe in the rugged individual.?
"Texas may be the only place where people actually still have bootstraps, and we expect folks to pull themselves up by them,? he said in the speech. ?But we also recognize there are some things we can't do alone. We have to come together and invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow."
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