Marble Falls rally lets residents visit with candidates
September 02, 2013, 6:55 am by Emily Zendt
American, Texan and Gadsden flags were out in force in Johnson Park on Monday for the Labor Day Freedom Rally.
Candidates and members of various area Republican and Tea Party groups spoke, attempting to rally crowds on issues from CSCOPE and drought management to preserving the Constitution and seceding from the Union.
"I [was] really looking forward to being there. I just know that there are a lot of people that love our country and our cause. The opportunity to get together to plead for the passage of legislation and freedom of speech is a good thing…this is an alliance to allow for that,” said District 25 Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), the event’s keynote speaker.
He spoke to the audience about his concern for the state of the American economy and what he called a flawed tax system.
"He was emphatic that the government doesn’t need to be in the health care business,” said Kerry Spradley, President of the Burnet County Republican Club. "He’s a good speaker, he’s fired up and serving us well in Congress.”
Candidates set up tables and booths, sold merchandise and gave stump speeches as spectators decked out in stars and stripes intently listened.
"If they want my liberty so much, they can come and take it… Texas is America’s last stand,” said Kathy Glass, libertarian candidate for Texas governor.
For the full story, see the Tuesday edition of The Highlander.
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