Texas City, Texas – An overflow crowd of energized supporters rose to their feet and cheered as Congressman Ron and Mrs. Carol Paul arrived; a chorus of “Happy Birthday” for Dr. Paul then followed from the standing-room-only gathering, mainly of constituents from Texas’ 14th congressional district.
From the cutting of the birthday cake, through a fundraising auction featuring photographs and mementos, a Ron Paul autographed Constitution copy and commemorative edition Martin Henry Rifle, the crowd erupted frequently into applause, making this Texas-style auction anything but silent.
After those gathered enjoyed plates stacked high with chicken and beef BBQ, baked beans, potato salad and mountain-high chocolate cake, Dr. Paul took the stage and delivered his thanks for the votes that have repeatedly returned him to Congress with a mandate to uphold the Constitution, oppose big government and defend Liberty. With his trademark humility and uncommon good sense, Dr. Paul spoke of constitutional prescriptions for the many issues facing not only Texas, but the nation as a whole.
Dr. and Mrs. Paul then met personally with his many constituents, who came forward with questions, autograph and photograph requests, and words of encouragement. It was indeed a Happy Birthday BBQ for Dr. Paul.