Preserving the Constitution

For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, we must rekindle respect for the Constitution. As a constitutional conservative, I feel outraged at the President’s lawlessness. America is a nation of laws. It is the President’s duty to enforce all of our laws – not just the ones he happens to approve.

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Restoring Fiscal Discipline

As a fiscal conservative I have fought time and again to put Washington’s fiscal house in order. Just like Texas must balance its budget, so should Washington. That’s why I’ve voted for a balanced budget amendment. Just like hardworking Texans have to live within their means, so too should Washington. That’s why I also voted to CUT spending time and again.

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Defunding and Dismantling Obamacare

Many have felt the negative impacts of this President’s bad health care law personally or know someone who has. President Obama has given his bureaucrat buddies power over your health care. Americans deserve health reform that fits their wants, their needs, and their budget – without the government getting between them and their doctor!

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1950

1950

Young newlyweds in love – One of God’s unsurpassed blessings in my life always will be my faithful wife Shirley. I am my beloved’s and she is mine.

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1951

1951

Flight School – One of the most profound learning experiences in my life – applying for flight school and making the cut – despite never stepping foot in a plane. God had a great hand in that amazing opportunity and I feel eternally thankful for His favor.

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1957

1957

Thunderbirds – A fighter pilot to the core, Thunderbirds have a little bit of humility and a whole lot of moxie. As far as I’m concerned, earning a slot with the prestigious Thunderbirds compares with winning the World Series or Super Bowl.

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1973

1973

Homecoming Parade – Plano – Returning home to a celebratory hero’s welcome made me feel like a million bucks. I only wish all Vietnam veterans could have experienced the same sense of pride and admiration for their service. The Plano parade was the first of many and meant even more to our family because countless friends and strangers prayed for my safe and swift return while wearing a POW bracelet etched with my name. Truly a humbling and beautiful day and this memory holds a special place in my heart.

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1973

1973

Homecoming – Embracing my three precious almost-grown children and my wife for the first time after seven agonizing years apart. Clearly my ecstatic kids beat an overjoyed Shirley in the race to me. Words fail to do this picture justice so I will let the picture speak for itself.

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1984

1984

Texas State House – Austin – Deeply grateful for the freedom and leadership bestowed upon me to lead the Pledge of Allegiance while serving in the Texas State House. My mangled right hand served as a brutal reminder of the inhumane treatment I survived during my Hell on Earth in Hanoi as a Prisoner of War.

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2009

2009

In October of 2009, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society rewarded Johnson the National Patriot Award, the Society's highest civilian award given to Americans who exemplify patriotism and strive to better the nation.

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