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“Brain Freeze” Causes Wreck

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100_0971It’s happened to us all. Drink an Icee or Slurpee too fast and suddenly you have a super intense pain right smack in the middle of your forehead. A brain freeze. For a few seconds the pain is intolerable.

According to police in San Antonio a man, drinking a Slurpee, suffered a brain freeze so terrible he blacked out while driving. His truck jumped a curb and hit four parked vehicles.

Police said the man passed a field sobriety test.

Next summer when you are thinking about a nice cool drink remember this guy’s experience.  And if you’re driving… Choose Wisely.

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2nd Amendment Ad Too Controversial?

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Award winning singer and song writer Steve Vaus was inspired to write “Come and Take It”  a song that invokes memory of  the Battle of Gonzales which occurred during the Texas Revolution. Meant to be a warning to the current administration and congress about gun control the song is a metaphor about current gun control proposals reminding us of the right to bear arms in a strong Second Amendment theme.

According to Vaus, the song in a shorter ad version, is currently seen as too controversial, too hot, for talk radio stations to accept.  He is still looking for stations that will accept his airtime purchase.

What do you think? Is it too controversial?

Texas Senators blast pro-socialist teaching curriculum

An electronic system used by more than 70 percent of school districts in Texas has recently come under attack by the state’s Senate Education Committee for promoting socialism and criticizing American values.

The curriculum management system known as CSCOPE is used by teachers in 875 districts to manage their lesson plans while allowing them to customize material for their own specific classrooms.

Some of the ideology promoted in the material, though, is wholly inappropriate and openly endorses anti-American sentiment.

According to reports, numerous witnesses spoke before the Senate committee to explain why Texas students must not be indoctrinated with the leftist lesson plans. One witness described the program as “mind control” while a teacher emotionally testified he quit his job because using the system made him feel like he was “aiding and abetting a crime.”

Other criticism of the program included lack of transparency, as the program’s particulars are not readily available to anyone other than teachers and school administrators. Questionable lesson plans covered various subjects and issues, though one of the most reprehensible forced sixth-graders to design their own socialist flag.

The CSCOPE curriculum encourages students to “notice that socialist and communist countries use symbolism on their flags” while prompting them to come up with their own symbols to use on the flag for a new socialist country. In addition to allegations the curriculum is overly supportive of Islam, the lesson plans also reportedly refer to those involved in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists.

This type of blatant leftist indoctrination deserves no place in any American school and, as a Texan, I am incredibly offended such nonsense has made its way into our great educational system. Such blatant disregard for traditional values combined with the secrecy with which the material is treated just further exposes the left’s ongoing mission.

Those unhappy with America as founded seek to change this nation’s future by systematically brainwashing the next generation in the government-mandated education camps known as the public school system.
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Secession: Texas Is A Very Unique Place

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With all the rumblings and questions over whether or not secession can be done, Texas Governor Rick Perry takes questions after the April 15, 2009 after the Austin Tea Party rally.

Is Washington paying attention?

At the time of the posting of this article, there are now 83,548 signatures on the White House petition: WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

Who knows what may come out of all of this?

Divided We Stand: Echoing Calls To Secede From The Union

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Yes, you read that correctly. Your eyes are not deceiving you. Divided We Stand.

In less than a week since this nation re-elected Barack Obama, there are calls from numerous States to secede from The United States of America. We are no longer a United Nation. We are very much a Divided Nation. Many are standing together, calling for a peaceful divide.

The famous declaration for unity that you are familiar with has been attributed to Aesop’s fables, as well as John Dickinson’s Revolutionary War song, “The Liberty Song”, which was was published first in the Boston Gazette in 1768.

However, it was Patrick Henry that made the historic exclamation in what was to be his last public speech:

“Let us trust God, and our better judgment to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.”

Patrick Henry’s declaration came at a very pivotal point in America’s history. It was March 1799, and Mr. Henry was “denouncing The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions”, which argued that the two states “had the right and the duty to declare unconstitutional any acts of Congress not authorized by The Constitution”.

This speech took such a toll on Patrick Henry that after the speech his “near lifeless body” was carried offstage and into the nearest tavern. He died just two months later.

We have now reached another pivotal point in this nation’s history.

In the November 6 election, the divide between the candidates was a little more than 3 million votes. Barack Obama received 61,910,594 votes, and Mitt Romney received 58,654,765 votes. When you look at the total number of votes cast, it is almost a clear cut down the middle. We are most definitely a divided nation. We can no longer stand together, when we are so obviously divided over so many issues. We have reached a breaking point that threatens to be anything but peaceful if things are not handled in a way in which every voice is heard and considered.

Citizens in Louisiana are now petitioning the White House to “Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America”. The petition was created the day after the election, and has nearly 8,000 signatures in just 5 days.

It appears that this petition from Louisiana was the first of many to have been submitted to the “We The People” site on the official White House website. The site claims to be “Your Voice In OUR Government”. The question remains whether or not the Government will hear the many voices being raised. It is highly doubtful, as they have turned their noses up in arrogance towards We The People numerous times before.

It’s not just the state of Louisiana, the list of State Petitions calling to peacefully “withdraw from the United States of America” is growing by the day.

Country singer Charlie Daniel’s is suggesting that “the South” secede from The Union; however, there are Northern States that are not so happy with the government, and are also calling to leave the Union. At the time of this article’s posting, the states with open petitions are the following:

Alabama
Colorado

Florida
Georgia

Indiana

Kentucky
Mississippi

Montana
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

Oregon
Texas 

While Louisiana appears to be the first state to start a post-election petition to actually withdraw from The United States, in 2010, Missouri’s Legislative House gave “preliminary approval to state sovereignty measure”, which asserted the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution. It was not a call to secede from the Union, but rather a stand for States’ Rights.

In Texas, Peter Morrison, “a high ranking” Republican County Treasurer, made the declaration for The Lone Star State to secede, stating:

“Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?”

The winds of change are coming. The echoing calls to seperate are growing louder and stronger.

Barack Obama claimed in both victory speeches that we are not “a collection of Red States and Blue States, but we are The United States”. These words are empty and mean nothing coming from a man who has done so much to divide this nation. The people are not happy. We are no longer united. We The People are standing, asking to peacefully divide from the albatross that is Barack Obama. If the request is not considered, it very well may come as a demand, which will not be so peaceful.

 

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Yes, Your Vote Counts!

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Yesterday, July 31, 2012 was a monumental day in Texas. Though the national media refuses to take notice, proclaiming that the Tea Party is dead, Ted Cruz “clinched the Texas Republican Senate nomination” by 13 percentage points over the establishment Republican candidate, David Dewhurst.

Quite often, we hear someone say they never vote because their vote doesn’t count. History proves otherwise:

1960: John F. Kennedy (D) defeats Richard Nixon (R) by 84 Electoral Votes and won the popular vote by .2%
1844: James Polk (D) defeats Henry Clay (Whig) by 65 Electoral Votes and won the popular vote by 1.4%
1880: James Garfield (R) defeats Winfield Hancock (D) by 59 Electoral Votes and won the popular vote by .1%
1888: Benjamin Harrison (D) defeats Grover Cleveland (R) by 37 Electoral Votes but the popular vote by .8%
1884: Grover Cleveland (D) defeats James Blaine (R) by 37 Electoral Votes and wins the popular vote by .7%
1848: Zachary Taylor (Whig) defeats Lewis Cass (D) by 36 Electoral Votes and wins the popular vote by 4.8%
2004: George W. Bush (R) defeats John Kerry (D) by 35 Electoral Votes and wins the popular vote by 2.4%
1916: Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Charles Hughes (R) by 23 Electoral Votes and wins the popular vote by 3.1%
2000: George W. Bush (R) defeats Al Gore (D) by 5 Electoral Votes but loses the popular vote by .5%
1876: Rutherford Hayes (R) defeats Samuel Tilden (D) by 1 Electoral Vote but loses the popular vote by 3%

While the Cruz-Dewhurst race gained national attention, a much lesser known race speaks to the power of We The People.

While voting yesterday, my husband and I were met by a gentleman standing outside our voting precinct. He had a ‘NRA’ hat on, and told us that he was running for precinct chairman in our precinct. He informed us that he was running against the incumbent, who refused to show up to debate him.

As we talked to him, we assured him he would have our vote.

This morning we checked the results, and Brad McCally won with 4 single votes. Not 4 percentage points, not 40 votes…. 1, 2, 3, 4 votes. My husband and I were two of those four votes.

Had I not met Mr. McCally and talked with him, I would have not voted in that race. I choose not to vote when I am uninformed. However, because of Mr. McCally taking the time to talk to voters, he won by 4 votes. His opponent, Larry E. Hughes, refused to debate Mr. McCally, nor was he at the polling center.

Folks, we have to get involved! This is our country! YOUR vote DOES count!  

 

ABC NEWS Says Tea Party Is Losing Momentum As Cruz Wins Texas Runoff

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In another upset election, Tea Party back Ted Cruz clinched the Texas Republican Senate nomination.  With forty-eight percent of the precincts reporting, Cruz was ahead of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 55%-45%.  A Ted Cruz victory was seen as a long shot against the establishment backed Dewhurst who also received support of Gov. Rick Perry.  Besides having the conservative credentials that drew the admiration of the Tea Party, Cruz also utilized new media and outmaneuvered Dewhurst to victory.  Politico reported that:

For all the hype surrounding social media in campaigns, Cruz is among the first American examples of a dark horse candidate who rode to victory by tapping into the vast power of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and email. Whether he wins or loses Tuesday, the fact that he emerged as a serious contender — thanks largely to a foundation poured online — has even his opponents in awe…

Among Cruz’s smart cyber moves: Weekly calls with supportive bloggers, who had access to the candidate throughout the race. Two full-time staffers focused on social media content, resulting in speedy responses to just about every tweet, Facebook comment and email.

A microsite, cruzcrew.org, that empowered volunteers to take on tasks and print out campaign literature. The use of social media ads from the earliest days of the campaign to build a mailing list that is, in the words of Vincent Harris, the Cruz campaign digital strategist, “bigger than most of the failed Republican candidates for president.”

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Furthermore, “on Facebook, the Cruz campaign sent city-specific status updates so that, for instance, only users in Waco would receive the update about Cruz’s upcoming Waco appearance. Meanwhile, whenever Cruz appeared on national or statewide radio or TV programs, his campaign website would post a special splash page to specifically welcome the listeners or viewers who came there during or immediately after the show.”  Lastly, “the campaign also took advantage of the resources provided by Google and Facebook, both of which have dedicated Republican and Democratic staffers available to offer advice. As recently as this week, Harris said, the campaign deployed an idea provided to them by Google’s Republican outreach guru Rob Saliterman.”

The end results was a clear victory and provided the third knockout the Tea Party has delivered to the squishy Republican establishment.  This victory should quell any apprehension pundits might have about the Tea Party’s life span.   It’s not on life support. However, the dead tree media feels that the Tea Party is running out of gas, despite Mr. Cruz’s well executed campaign and the two other senate upsets we scored this year with Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Deb Fischer in Nebraska.

FAIL.

I think the mainstream media is running out of things to write about.  It’s the only explanation to this grossly presumptuous piece by Elizabeth Hartfield.  This wouldn’t be the first time ABC fabricated a story.  In her post, which was before Cruz’s resounding win, Hartfield stated that “it’s too early to declare the “death of the Tea-Party” movement. But the so-called Tea Party candidates have yet to claim the kind of wins that they did before.” Well, that was generous.  She claims:

Only one Tea Party candidate has won the GOP nomination in their state’s Senate race. Richard Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer, defeated longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in the state’s primary in May.

Other candidates who were, at one point or another, considered strong contenders in GOP primaries ended up with relatively weak showings in their respective contests.

In Nebraska, state Treasurer Don Stenberg, once considered the strong challenger to the “establishment” candidate, Attorney General Jon Bruning, wound up finishing third in the GOP primary, with both candidates losing to state Sen. Deb Fischer. In Utah, Sen. Orrin Hatch defeated Tea Party challenger Dan Liljenquist by a margin of more than 30 percent, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press.

One big “establishment vs. Tea Party” primary has yet to take place. In Texas, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz, who is widely viewed as an up-and-coming Tea Party star and frequently compared to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (both men are of Hispanic descent) is in the final weeks of a runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is viewed as the establishment candidate in the race. Polls have consistently shown Dewhurst in the lead, but some political observers in the state believe that Cruz could benefit from the July 31 runoff, where turnout will be low and likely consist of a more steadfastly conservative demographic.

 Well Ms. Hartfield, Cruz won! Lastly, Deb Fischer was backed by Sarah Palin and anyone who isn’t part of the establishment who wins in the final showdown is a victory for us.For heaven’s sake, even The Atlantic placed Deb Fischer’s Nebraska Senate Primary victory as a win for the Tea Party.
Who cares if a lot of people ran in a race and diluted the vote.  The point is that our candidates won.  Candidates who feel that standing on principle is more important than trivial intra-party politics.  If you think I’m wrong, then Gov. Scott Walker would not have survived his recall election.  When you hold firm to your convictions, the voters will rewards you and the grassroots effort will unite behind you.
Nevertheless, Hartfield quotes Larry Sabato, Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, saying “my sense of this is that the Tea Party is traveling the route that we would expect historically for a movement of its sort…in the beginning it has more energy than it does two years later and two years after that. In part, it’s because it’s been very successful already and in part it’s because over time, busy Americans lose interest.”
I couldn’t disagree more and these past victories have proven one incontrovertible fact, which is that the Tea Party is now the heart and soul of the GOP and its members constitute the new base.
The Fire Rises…

Free Pac 2012

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Thursday I had to privilege of joining 14,000 plus patriots in celebrating our First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceful assembly at FreePAC. If the mainstream media would have reported on the gathering it would have most likely been reported as large gathering of racists, bigots, rednecks and Klan members. I can honestly say there were patriots from every race from around our great nation.

There were a multitude of speakers from many races and backgrounds that graced the stage. The one speaker that drew the most standing ovations from the crowd of racists and bigots was C L Bryant. I’ll let you watch the great rally cry and decide for yourself the true feeling of the ones gathered.


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For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how. Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.

 

-Benjamin Wallace

Should Police Entrance Physicals Be Gender Fair?

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If men and women are competing for the same job should they take the same entrance physicals? What if the job requires that person to confront dangerous subjects? What if the job requires that person to protect the lives of citizens?

Should there be a less rigorous test for one subset of society? In an effort to maintain equality should the candidates be a 50-50 split no matter their physical or academic standards? Does accepting a candidate with less physical ability put the partner or others in danger?

According to the Department of Justice the city of Corpus Christi, Texas must offer lower physical readiness standards for women applicants. The physical test currently used by the City of Corpus Christi has four parts: push-ups, sit-ups, a 300-meter run and a 1.5-mile run. If an applicant fails any section they fail the whole test. From 2005 to 2009, approximately 19% of female applicants passed the physical test and 63% of male applicants passed it.

Listed below are the DOJ complaint and from the Corpus Christi website what the current physical standards.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Corpus Christi, Texas, Police Department for Sex Discrimination

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, alleging that the city’s police department engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against women in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The lawsuit challenges the police department’s use of a physical ability test for the hiring of entry-level police officers.  According to the complaint, the physical test used by the city between 2005 and 2011 had the effect of excluding qualified women from consideration for hire as entry-level police officers and did not screen candidates for job-related skills.

From the Corpus Christi City website:

Physical fitness is having the physical readiness to perform the strenuous and critical physical tasks of the job. The physical fitness areas that have been determined to be the underlying factors for your capabilities to do the job consist of four (4) specific and different areas.

  1. Aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance. This is having an efficient heart and cardiovascular system so that you can perform physical tasks over a sustained period. It is an important area for performing job tasks such as making foot pursuits and long-term use of force situations.
  2. Anaerobic power. This is having the ability to make short intense bursts of effort. This is an important area for performing job tasks such as short sprint pursuit situations.
  3. Upper body muscular endurance. This is having the capability to make repeated muscular contractions with the upper body without getting fatigued. This is important for many use of force job tasks.
  4. Trunk or abdominal muscular endurance. This is having the capability to make repeated muscular contractions with the abdominal area without getting fatigued. Your abdomen is the fulcrum of your body and is important in many tasks involving lifting, pulling and dragging.

What place should affirmative action play in today’s society? In an effort to be fair to all should the standards be lower for some? Do you think these standards are too high? Which candidate would you want responding to a home invasion at your house?

What do you think?

 

Jerry Sandusky Must Be Glad He Is Not In Texas

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Jerry Sandusky didn’t take the stand in his own defense today. The child sex abuse trial that has been center stage at least in Pennsylvania, should be drawing to a close soon – thankfully so. If the testimony presented by the prosecution witnesses did not turn one’s stomach, then the retaliatory spewing of Dottie Sandusky defending her husband on the stand must have.

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But, no matter how fascinating it may be to watch the slow motion train wreck that is the Sandusky trial, the fact remains that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enabled the man to do what he did – assuming, of course, that he did anything inappropriate in the first place.

While Pennsylvanians might have really liked to see the Penn State administrators that turned a blind eye on Sandusky end up paying for it legally, they will probably have to settle for just seeing their careers in shreds. There have only been three successful cases against individuals that failed to report abuse in the Commonwealth, and the penalties they suffered were laughable. But, that isn’t too surprising, because our laws are extremely vague, and even the experts that are charged with educating “required reporters” on their duties to children cannot offer real definitions of abuse. If the Sandusky mess didn’t make you ill, then the investigative report by Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate, WTAE, will definitely do the trick. Beyond the problems with real definitions of abuse, and defining the real duties of required reporters, Pennsylvania law is so vague that it is possible for someone to leave welts on a child, and not be charged with abuse.

This issue should be resolved legislatively, and quickly. But given the lack of efficiency in the Pennsylvania legislative branch, and more importantly, the partisan bickering, that’s not likely to happen. On a search of bills in Pennsylvania, using the keyword “abuse”, there are 371 results. Obviously, not all of them are related to child abuse, but there are a few in that list. Yes, they do seem to be intended to address some of the deficiencies in the current laws that have been brought in the spotlight by Sandusky. However, they are little more than band-aids on bullet wounds, primarily because they do not address the issues of vague definitions of abuse throughout the law, and highly restrictive requirements to prove abuse is occurring at all in the first place. In trying to err on the side of caution, our legislators have made it far too difficult to prove abuse, and even more difficult to hold adults that should be required to report abuse accountable when they fail to do so. Now, if this was Texas, there might not even be a Sandusky trial – down there, they kill their child molesters, at least when they’re caught red-handed. While it’s definitely a horrific situation for that family down there, at least they don’t have to worry about being dragged through it over and over again. The man is dead, there won’t be a trial, so they can focus on healing and moving on. That’s the way it should be.

Conservative CAPE PAC Pledges Continued Support for Ted Cruz in Texas Republican Runoff

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Conservative Group Supports Cruz in the GOP Senate Primary

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WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With 62 days left until the Republican Senate runoff race in Texas, the Coalition of Americans for Political Equality PAC (CAPE PAC) will continue its educational and GOTV campaign for state Solicitor General Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz in his bid against Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, it was announced today.

Emerging from a field of nine Republican candidates, Tuesday’s primary results indicate growing momentum for Ted Cruz, since David Dewhurst – the establishment candidate – fell short of breaking the 50 percent margin of votes needed to avoid a runoff.

CAPE PAC Chairman Jeff Loyd said, “It’s critical that we do all that we can to win a majority in the U.S. Senate with conservative leaders like Ted Cruz. This runoff is the next big step on the road to victory in November.”

Loyd noted that there were only 145k votes separating Cruz & Dewhurst. More telling was that less than 1.4MM total votes were cast for the Texas Republican Senate race, which is far short of the more than 10MM Texans registered as Republicans and it was an open primary.

CAPE PAC launched a digitally focused push to get out the vote for Cruz in his successful drive to force a runoff against Dewhurst, focusing the conversation around the hash tag #VOTECRUZ which has begun to trend on Twitter. One of the many facets to CAPE’s digital campaign was a targeted online video viewed by more than 30,000 Texans in the days leading up to the primary. You can watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2i7j4BfsPc or visit the CAPE PAC candidate support site for Ted Cruz at www.votetedcruz.org/

Over the course of the next 60+ days leading up to the runoff vote on July 31st, CAPE PAC will be engaging in a wide range of voter contact activities to get out the vote for Cruz including launching a massive call campaign targeting more than 3 million registered Republicans and Independents in Texas. They are focused on driving a large search, social, online video, and email campaign focused on why Cruz should be elected over Dewhurst. They will also be utilizing digital remarketing and other new media advertising techniques to find Texans online with interest in the campaign in an effort to help sway votes for Cruz. As part of this rollout, CAPE PAC is launching an all-out push on television nationwide to drive interest in Cruz to help him prevail against Dewhurst. Loyd was clear that their goal was simply to, “get as many registered Republican voters out to the polls as possible in support of Cruz on July 31st.”

The Coalition of Americans for Political Equality has built on its experience in Indiana and Nebraska with similar get out the vote activities in preparation for the runoff in July. CAPE PAC proved to be an influence in the victory of Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in defeating six-term incumbent Dick Lugar in the U.S. Senate Republican primary. The organization also conducted a voter outreach campaign in Nebraska to target 90,000 registered Republicans to get out the vote for the G.O.P. primary race.

CAPE PAC’s Chairman Jeff Loyd said: “After our campaign experience from Indiana, Nebraska, and this first round in Texas, we feel the most important thing we can do is to reach out by phone and help inform as many registered Republicans as possible about Cruz and do all that we can to get out the vote for him.”

Loyd said Texans now have a “clear choice between a true conservative – Ted Cruz – versus a moderate Republican who would likely continue destructive state policies [Dewhurst].”

Cruz is the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, serving from 2003-08 and representing Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court and all state and federal appellate courts. He was also the youngest Solicitor General in the United States and also longest serving Solicitor General in Texas history.  He has authored over 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and personally argued 40 oral arguments, including 9 before the Supreme Court. As Solicitor General, Cruz had numerous victories for Texas including defending the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument, the constitutionality of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, and others.

“We know what a great leader Cruz has been for the state of Texas and what an advocate he has been for the U.S. Constitution. We want to see more of that kind of leadership in Washington,” Loyd said.

The Coalition of Americans for Political Equality Political Action Committee (CAPE PAC) is a non-profit political organization dedicated to restoring conservative values in the politicians elected to represent all citizens of the United States of America. Through the utilization of tools in the CAPE PAC advocacy center, our goal is to assist an informed and active citizenry in their drive for change in the political landscape this November and beyond.

Ted Cruz Underdog Victory in Texas Primary

AUSTIN, Texas, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a true Tea Party vs. establishment showdown, fiscally conservative candidate Ted Cruz forced establishment candidate David Dewhurst to a runoff election.  The runoff election is expected to take place in late July.

“For the past year FreedomWorks for America has been preparing activists and building grassroots communities across the state so that Texas Tea Partiers were ready to support Cruz in this race,” commented Ryan Hecker, Chief Operating Officer of FreedomWorks for America.

“This is an incremental, but important victory for the limited government grassroots movement in Texas.  We have helped maximize our 100,000 Texan activists’ efforts by providing materials, phone banking, and walking map technology.  The activists have risen to the challenge and run a sophisticated ground game on behalf of Ted Cruz.”

FreedomWorks for America was one of Ted Cruz’s earliest endorsements, announcing support for the constitutional conservative in June 2011. Since the endorsement, FreedomWorks for America hosted 26 “Get out the Vote” events and established 35 distribution centers across the state to distribute approximately 46,000 door hangers, 8,600 yard signs, and 7,500 bumper stickers.

Hecker continued, “Ted Cruz’s success in Texas is yet another example of a larger national movement to support fiscal conservative House and Senate candidates like Dan Liljenquist in Utah, Richard Mourdockin Indiana and Josh Mandel in Ohio. Cruz would not only be a strong addition to take back the majority in the Senate, but also to strengthen the cohort of fiscal conservatives who will take leadership on crafting serious reform and advancing pro-growth economic policy.”

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