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Statement on Passing of Paul Weyrich

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Washington, Dec 18, 2008 | Brad Dayspring (202-225-3484) | comments

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, today issued the following statement after learning of the passing of conservative icon Paul Weyrich:

“Paul Weyrich was a leader within the conservative movement and a man of great principle and faith.  He dedicated his life to ensuring that conservatives would not only have the ideas, but the tools necessary to fight for and defend liberty each and every day.  Paul was truly the father of modern grassroots conservative activism. 

“Though his passing is a great loss, Paul Weyrich’s contributions to our movement will continue to shape the minds and lives of conservatives across the country.  The Heritage Foundation, which he co-founded, is an intellectual home for all conservatives.  And without Paul, the Republican Study Committee, which he worked to create, would not exist today.  His ideas and principles will be carried on by not just the Republican Study Committee and the Heritage foundation, but by conservatives across the country that rely on the institutions which Paul worked to establish.

“On behalf of all conservatives in the House of Representatives, I offer our deepest prayers and condolences to the Weyrich family.”  



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