Monday night in Garland, Texas, Governor Perry moderated a town hall style event in Garland, Texas entitled, "Obama: The First 100 Days."
Hewitt, Medved, Perry, and Gallagher, prior to town hall event
Opening the event, American hero Scott O'Grady led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Governor Perry then guided the discussion with talk radio hosts Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, and Hugh Hewitt.
The April 15 TEA parties have come and gone, but for millions of Americans they were just the beginning of a movement in this great country. It’s a movement of patriots who love their country enough to stand up and say "enough is enough." They are tired of the steady stream of news out of Washington about bailouts, runaway spending, and a mountain of debt that is growing out of control.
Contrary to liberal commentary, I’m confident we'll be seeing MORE TEA parties across our state and our country in the months to come, with even larger crowds of proud Americans standing up for principles like personal responsibility, individual liberty, and limited government. Our Founding Fathers wove these values into the foundational documents of our nation, so I’m comfortable defending them in the public square. Who knows, maybe we’ll make enough noise that our elected officials in Washington will actually read the Constitution and let it guide a decision or two.
Governor Perry was proud to celebrate states' rights with so many patriotic Texans last week at Tax Day TEA Parties throughout the state.
So, what do you do now that the TEA parties are over? If you haven't done so already, please text "Fed Up" to 95613 to receive a message from Governor Perry, telling you how you can get involved. You can also visit www.NoGovernmentBailouts.com to send Washington a message that it's time for a change.
There was a great crowd at this afternoon's TEA Party at Austin City Hall. More than 1500 patriotic Texans attended the event to protest Washington's out of control spending, irresponsible bailouts, rising taxes, and the overbearing encroachment of the federal government in our daily lives.