Debt Ceiling Debate a “Come and Take It” Moment

The words “Come and Take It” have been a rallying cry of liberty in Texas since 1835. In the first battle of the Texas Revolution that eventually led to our independence, 140 brave Texians stood their ground against tyranny with these defiant four words and a cannon.


Today, America is facing a similar moment in the debt ceiling debate. As Erick Erickson has articulated so well, we conservatives must hold the line. We must hold Washington politicians’ feet to the fire on this critical issue.

I am writing to RedState readers today because there is so much at stake as we face the greatest threat to our liberty that any of us have ever seen from Washington — out of control expansion of government and unprecedented levels of spending.

Congressional leadership and the Obama administration are meeting this week to decide if we will raise our national debt limit once again. I cannot think of a greater watershed moment for our country than this current debate over spending. This is why I signed the Cut, Cap & Balance pledge because I believe a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is long overdue from Congress and it is critical to pass at this time in our history.

President Ronald Reagan once said that future generations would know if we had succeeded or not in defense of liberty and, if we fail, our children and grandchildren would turn to us one day and ask, “What was it like when Americans were free?” Those are the stakes.

That’s precisely why I’m running for U.S. Senate — so none of us ever have to answer that question. The Senate primary in Texas comes down to one central question: Who is best to qualified to stand up and defeat the Obama Agenda? Our campaign is based on new leadership and a proven record of fighting for conservative principles and winning on a national level.


For the next 48 hours, we are asking patriots in Texas and across the country to support our fight for liberty. Will you help us? Will you contribute now? Will you stand with Erick Erickson, Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, Mark Levin, Ed Meese, Kelly Shackelford, David Barton, Peggy Venable and others in this fight? Please join us as we work to protect American Exceptionalism, preserve the Constitution and make sure America remains a Shining City on the Hill.

Thank you again to Erick and the entire RedState community of patriots for all you do to defend liberty.


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