David Limbaugh delivers messages at Spirit of Freedom event
Conservative American political commentator and author, David Limbaugh, came to town this month. He was here as the guest of the Spirit of Freedom Republican Women for a VIP reception and dinner. Actually, he was the main dish, in a manner of speaking. Limbaugh, is the younger brother of talk show host Rush Limbaugh, was the evening’s feature addressing a sold out crowd at the Safari Texas Ballroom. A passionate patriot was what some called him, in part because he spoke for two hours, non-stop, about what ails the country during this period of turmoil in what will become part of its history.
Local elected officials filled the gigantic ballroom and their introductions read like a Who’s Who of movers and shakers joined by out of town others running for public office like Texas State Senators Ken Paxton and Dan Patrick, for Attorney General and Lt. Governor, respectively. Among the local notables were Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson, Missouri City Councilmember Danny Nguyen, FBISD Board of Trustee Jim Rice, Stafford Municipal School District Board of Trustee Virginia Rosas, Sheriff Troy Nehls, former councilmember Barbara Gibson, Frank and Trudy Hester, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jim Richard and his wife, Laura, seeking the Fort Bend County Clerk seat, and on and on and on.
The nationally syndicated columnist and author talked about the ills of the current White House administration and Congress overall, and how it’s worth fighting for bringing the nation back to fiscal responsibility. Limbaugh’s address was a partisan delivery, but more importantly, it was about what the people of this country are finding to be contentious in relation to their federal government, whose downward spiral started at least two decades ago.
A conservative like his brother, Limbaugh maintains that there is a price to be paid in 2014 as was the case in 2010, referring to the elections. He also referred to the possible creation of a third party. One of the evening’s most inspiring and feel good moments, however, was the national anthem sung by Debbie Fancher at the beginning of the program.
As for the government shutdown, after 16 days the sequester ended. National parks and monuments across the U.S. have reopened, the suspended government services (about 17 percent that were affected) are back up, and federal employees returning to work will be getting back pay for the time spent at home. Reports are that the deal struck by Congress is only temporary while a stop gap measure is in place to fund the government until Jan. 15 and for increasing the Treasury Department’s borrowing power. The debt limit over the $16.7 trillion threshold has been authorized. This national debt issue will be revisited, probably in March of next year.
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