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U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz win award in East Texas
| Laura Sadler
Posted on 12/17/2013 1:37:11 PM PST by SoConPubbie
U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz made a joint appearance at a sold out event in East Texas tonight where they were recognized by the conservative group Grassroots America, We the People.
It was a packed house at the Harvey Center in Tyler.
"We are actually sold out. We were sold out before today," said JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director of Grassroots America, We the People.
The Champions of Freedom Dinner was held by Grassroots America, to honor Cruz and Gohmert of their efforts in Washington D.C.
"We think they are great men of courage and we're giving them an award tonight," said Fleming. "It's called, 'The Champions of Freedom Award.'"
On top of the awards, both men's efforts were recognized with a video montage of their biggest moments over the last year.
Even with the cold weather, both said they were happy to be in East Texas
"It's fantastic to be back in East Texas," said Ted Cruz. "It is a tremendous honor to be thanked by Grassroots America and to be recognized by the men and women that elect me to the senate. These are the men and women for who I work. I have the great privilege of working every day to serve 26 million Texans."
Through both speeches, the republican lawmakers told the crowd that protecting freedom is most important.
Senator Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz was planning to attend the ceremony tonight, but he was iced in and couldn't make the trip.
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
|"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
|"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldnt make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
|"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
|"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
|"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
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posted on 12/17/2013 1:39:23 PM PST
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
Sold out: But Boehner and McConnell say they don’t amount to anything.
GOP better wake up. Tea Party is alive, and growing daily.
posted on 12/17/2013 1:53:19 PM PST
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Louie Gohmert has spoken at pretty much every Tea Party event in DC I’ve been to over the years. He’s a rock solid conservative IMO.
posted on 12/17/2013 1:54:11 PM PST
posted on 12/17/2013 1:57:10 PM PST
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It’s good to see that my old hometown is still bedrock conservative, as it has been for as long as I can remember.
I like both of these guys. the few that have balls in DC to tell it like it is.
posted on 12/17/2013 2:07:22 PM PST
(Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
posted on 12/17/2013 2:33:10 PM PST
(Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
posted on 12/17/2013 8:19:35 PM PST
(Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
Love Ted Cruz and Louis Ghomert...true, courageous Patriots all, and they FIGHT FOR US. My hat's also off to Mike Lee, Trey Gowdy, and the other Conservatives whose names I can't think of at the moment. We need to post a list of the true Conservatives in politics today.
May God bless and protect all the Patriots in this fight for the return to the Constitution, our Freedom and Liberty. Get ready to suit up, everyone, and join forces with these men and women, be at the ready to do what we must when the time comes. And in the meantime, like freedom fighters during WWII, we must delay, resist, refuse, and destroy every effort of the socialists/communists/marxists/muslim infiltrators at every turn.
posted on 12/18/2013 12:31:23 AM PST
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