The collective message that resonated at CPAC 2015 is that it will take a team effort for Republicans to win in 2016. Texas Senator Ted Cruz called for conservatives to be active as individuals on social media and in their own communities, but also as a whole serving in a “grassroots army.” Cruz asked the audience to participate by texting the word “Constitution” to a number.
To turn this country around it will not come from Washington, it will come from the American people. And so I would ask every one of you if you will join our grassroots army. Then take out your cell phone and text the word “Constitution” to the number 33733. It will be each of you empowering and energizing We The People that turns the country around.
Cruz concluded his speech by telling the audience what his father used to tell him about the importance of freedom and that it should not be taken for granted:
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Because I’ll tell you, as my father said to me many, many times after he fled Cuba, “I saw freedom taken away once. And I’ll die before I let it happen it again.”