On the South Steps of the Texas Capitol, in the middle of a hot July 4 day, thousands of rowdy TEA Party patriots converged to send a loud and clear message to Washington that we are Taxed Enough Already.
Governor Perry spoke at the event, and fired up the crowd. Be sure to check out this video of his speech:
Tim Johnson, managing editor of online moving-services company Relocation.com, said few people are relocating these days, but Texas is the most popular destination for those who are.
Texas, like many of today's other economic bright spots, never had a housing bubble or bust. Its job market has remained relatively strong, in part because it is a major oil and health-care hub.
"The clear winner is Texas," Johnson said. "People really see Texas as a place for good economic prospects."
On July 4, Governor Perry attended the San Antonio TEA Party with thousands of his fellow patriots. The Governor was proud to be the first elected official to sign the S.A. TEA Party's Contract with the Constitution and introduce his good friend Marcus Luttrell. Watch for yourself::
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Hundreds of people braved triple-digit heat Friday evening on the Hopkins County Courthouse square to hear Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall and others at a rally protesting government spending and taxation.
Well over 300 had arrived for the start of Friday’s Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party Rally at 6:30 p.m., when the heat index was above 104 degrees. Virtually everyone stayed for the two-hour slate of speakers, with the crowd swelling by at least two hundred more by the time Perry arrived at 8 p.m. to thunderous applause.
It was a homecoming of sorts for the Texas governor, who said he spent many a summer of his childhood in Hopkins County.
The crowd rose to its feet in unison and rewarded the governor with a standing ovation that lasted a full 36 seconds.
Tonight in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Governor Perry spoke to a patriotic, fired-up crowd of T.E.A. party patriots. Watch a quick excerpt of the speech here:
Be sure to check back over the weekend and into early next week for more Independence Day T.E.A. party videos. Follow along with the action on Twitter, as well. You can follow @GovernorPerry for tweets straight from Governor Rick Perry, and check out @GovPerry2010 for updates from campaign staff. Also, don't forget to visit Governor Rick Perry's Flickr Photostream for lots of great photos.