Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) addressed an excited crowd of conservative activists at CPAC 2014 – a celebration of 50 years of the ACU and America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists.
Senator Cruz said, “God Bless CPAC. By virtue of you being here today, each and every one of you will be audited by the IRS.” He went on to say, “I appreciate the courage of your convictions.”
Cruz delivered a message of how conservatives can win. He said, “Liberty is under assault…We can stand for principles.” He went on to address the need win young people “because that’s how we win elections.”
“Change, real change is changing the corrupt and broken system that is here in Washington, D.C.” Cruz excited the crowd by sharing how Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul painted a vision of America that young people can stand behind. He said, “How do we inspire young people? We tell the truth.”
Delivering a message he believes all conservatives can get behind, he said we must “Number one, defend the constitution…Number two, we need to abolish the IRS…Number three, we need to expand energy in this country…Number four, we need to expand school choice…Number five, we need to repeal Dodd-Frank…Number six, we need to audit the federal reserve…Number seven, pass a strong balanced budget amendment…Number eight, we need to repeal every single word of ObamaCare…Number nine, we need to stop the lawlessness…Number ten, we need to end the corruption.”
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The Honorable Ted Cruz is a U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted’s election has been described by The Washington Post as the biggest upset of 2012 a true grassroots victory against very long odds. National Review has described Ted as a great Reaganite hope; columnist George Will has described him as as good as it gets; and the National Federation of Independent Business characterized his election as critical to the small-business owners in [Texas, and], also to protecting free enterprise across America. In the Senate, Ted serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. He recently was propelled into the spotlight by his 21-hour long filibuster against ObamaCare.
CPAC is taking place March 6-8, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values.
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For 50 years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.
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