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Medina joins speakers for ‘Come and Take It’ rally(Gonzales, Texas)
The Gonzales Cannon ^ | August 1, 2012 | Dave Mundy

Posted on 08/03/2012 8:50:46 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Two additional featured speakers have been announced for Saturday’s Texas Come and Take It Independence Rally.

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina and UN Agenda 21 expert John Marler will join a parade of conservative, libertarian and motivational keynote speakers — including you, the audience — who will be heard during the rally from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at JB Wells Arena in Gonzales.

Medina and Marler wil be joined by Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, former state representative Rick Green, war hero Shilo Harris, syndicated editorial columnist George Rodriguez and Dutch immigrant Charles Nunes as the scheduled highlight speakers. Those attending will have an opportunity to step up and be guest speakers themselves.

“We must emphasize that this is a demonstration by the people, for the people, and the intent is to send a message to Congress that we will be heard,” said Myrna McLeroy, one of the event’s organizers. “We want to tell them that we are unhappy with the decision of the Supreme Court, and among other issues, we want Obamacare repealed, we want immigration laws enforced, and we want our freedoms as was the original intent of our Founding Fathers and as set out in the Constitution.

“Come to hear and learn, come to speak your piece,” she added. “Join in with others to let Washington know we don’t want their brand of government. We want our Constitution back!”

The scheduled speakers include an array of Tea Party favorites and current and former elected officials.

Medina challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison during the 2008 gubernatorial race and has remained at the forefront of the Tea Party movement since as the director of the We Texans organization.

Marler is a Georgetown resident and outspoken critic of both United Nations’ “Agenda 21” for “sustainable development” as well as presidential Executive Orders.

Harris was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division during Operation Irqui Freedom whose reconnaisance patrol was ambushed by improvised roadside bombs. Harris survived but suffered traumatic burns and the loss of both ears and three fingers.

After returning stateside, Harris now travels the country as a sought-after motivational speaker and spokesman for veterans causes.

Patterson spoke to Gonzales County Republicans earlier this year and is expected to be a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the next election cycle. Green is the former state representative and former Texas Supreme Court Candidate and later founded the Torch of Freedom Foundation to train young people to enter the political process.

Rodriguez, whose column appears on The Cannon’s editorial page each week, is a San Antonio resident, the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance.

Organizers plan to unfurl a huge “Come and Take It” flag. The flag was first unfurled at a Tea Party rally in Gonzales in 2009, and has since been shown off in Washington, D.C. and featured on the “Glenn Beck Show.”

Organizers said they are also hopeful of generating news media coverage of the event and that it will be featured on national news programs.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: comeandtakeit; gonzales; jerrypatterson; rickgreen; texas

1 posted on 08/03/2012 8:50:50 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
come & take it.

2 posted on 08/03/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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3 posted on 08/03/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: SwinneySwitch

A nice opportunity to salute my ancestor and Alamo Defender Thomas Miller, from Gonzales, Texas.

4 posted on 08/03/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Who knew a bed-sheet and some bacon grease mixed with ash would become such a symbol for the timeless idea of Liberty?

5 posted on 08/03/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Arrowhead1952; Racehorse; chicagolady; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; ...


6 posted on 08/03/2012 10:06:18 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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God Bless Deb! She is a fine & passionate patriot, I regret that she was not positioned to win the Texas Republican nomination race, but her run was clearly not in-vain.

She remains to this day an important element in Texas Patriot politics. All I can say is God Bless her, and the other patriots still working motivate & educate our fellow Texans on how to help free themselves.

7 posted on 08/03/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by Monorprise
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‘Come and Take It’ rally stirs conservative activists

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8 posted on 08/07/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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