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January 17, 2014

Wallbuilders bring Bible-based message back to Duncan

DUNCAN — Wallbuilders, a national organization that asserts America’s “founding fathers” never  intended the country to embrace the separation of church,  returns to Duncan tonight for its eighth consecutive visit.

The Texas-based group was invited by the Stephens County Republican Party and independent investors.

 The event will be 7 p.m. tonight at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center, 2002 S. 13th St.

The name “Wallbuilders” comes from the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament, which describes how Israel worked to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

“This is to give us a better understanding of our Constitution,” said Jan Gaddis, who helped the Wallbuilders to Duncan “We need to rebuild our wall of knowledge. You can learn about the founding of this country, what we need to do to articulate and address the misinformation.”

Rick Green, a Republican who served two terms in the Texas Legislature, is the featured speaker.

“Each year there’s a slightly different focus,” Gaddis said. “It is an excellent opportunity to sort of bring yourself up to speed on what liberty means, what the amendments of the Constitution mean.”

 U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, will attend the event and meet the public at 6 p.m.

A Navy pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Bridenstine upset a five-term  Republican incumbent in 2012 to win his party’s nomination in First Congressional District. He beat the Democratic nominee by a 2-1 margin.

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