GREENFIELD, Ind., Sept. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are pleased to announce that the HFCS board has enthusiastically endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Primary for US Senate from Indiana," announced co-founders Monica Boyer and Greg Fettig following the HFCS TEA Parties of Indiana Convention in Greenfield Indiana this morning.
"Today 55 IN Tea Party groups overwhelmingly gave their support to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock to represent them as their next Indiana US Senator. Their vote sent a clear message to the nation that the days of tolerance and complacency towards career politicians who put their and their party's interests over their constituents and country's is over," said HFCS Co-Chair Greg Fettig.
HFCS began their journey of endorsing a constitutional conservative to represent them in the United States Senate with a caucus of TEA party and liberty group leaders in January of this year. At that caucus, Boyer, Fettig and other leaders who had formed HFCS laid out a plan to rally TEA groups around a single candidate running in the GOP 2012 primary for the Senate seat for Indiana.
"TEA party folks were tired of Senator Lugar constantly moving the conservative goal posts to the liberal end of the playing field," Boyer explained. "Through HFCS and our meeting in January, TEA party groups spoke loudly that we believe it is time for a fresh voice, a real conservative voice to speak for Indiana in the US Senate."
"Mourdock has spent this past year visiting with TEA and GOP groups from one end of our state to the other. TEA party folks are excited to support a candidate who understands the limited form of government that our federal Constitution requires, and that government's responsibility is to protect our freedom and liberty. When it comes to economic issues, such as TARP or the continuing bailouts where the federal government picks winners and losers, our conservative principles do not line up with Senator Lugar's votes. Mr. Mourdock earned our trust with his record opposing such actions by the Federal Government."
"Senator Lugar hasn't impressed us with his D+ rating on Second Amendment issues, or his record of approving liberal justices to our Supreme Court. When it came time to voice conservative values or to stand firm for our liberties and our Constitutional freedoms, Senator Lugar's silence was deafening," Boyer concluded.
"It is the duty of every citizen, as it is those who take the oath of office, to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. When that oath is taken lightly and even violated, the citizens have an obligation to take corrective measures to ensure that the gift of freedom we inherited is not lost. Today the people of Indiana sent a message that will be heard around the nation, if not the world, that the people will not allow our elected officials to govern against the vision of our founders, the blessings of our creator, and the will of the people," said Greg Fettig.
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