David Schweikert receives 2013 “FreedomFighter Award”
FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy and activism group headquartered in DC, is rather hard to please when it comes to congressmen and senators. They expect that when someone claims they are a conservative . . . a libertarian . . . a defender of liberty . . . that they are going to act that way.
Arizona Representative David Schweikert has received a 100% rating in FreedomWorks’ scoring system, and joins as small group as a premier “Freedom Fighter.”
The FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard (at http://congress.freedomworks.org) is a ground-breaking piece of technology that has drawn an abundance of national media attention. The user-friendly technology allows activists the ability to track the votes of Members of Congress in ‘real time’ on key issues of economic freedom. Users have the option to search for their lawmakers’ scores by zip code, or to browse each year’s scores by name, state, political party, or score rankings.
“Democrats and Republicans are mutually responsible for America’s exploding national debt and the staggering unemployment rates in the US. It’s time we start holding all members accountable,” Kibbe continued. “FreedomWorks developed its Congressional Scorecard to help activists across the country trackthe legislation being voted on in Congress and to see which members protect the liberties and economic interests of the American people and which ones do not.”
The premier scorers (with scores of 100 percent) among this year’s “FreedomFighter Award” winners are: Senators Jim DeMint (SC), Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY); and Congressmen Justin Amash (MI-3), Paul Broun (GA-10), Jeff Duncan (SC-3), Jeff Flake (AZ-6), Tim Huelskamp (KS-1), Tom McClintock (CA-4), Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), and David Schweikert (AZ-5).
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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