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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Brett M. Decker
Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America. His groundbreaking radio show, "The Savage Nation," is the third-largest program in the country with over 10 million listeners.
Phyllis Schlafly is president of Eagle Forum, a grassroots organization she founded in 1972 to champion the traditional family, constitutional principles and national sovereignty. She is universally recognized as an architect of the modern conservative movement.
Ted Nugent is a rock 'n' roll legend and conservative activist. Known throughout the world as the Motor City Madman, Uncle Ted has sold more than 40 million albums and performed well over 6,000 concerts.
Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The flagship Forbes magazine, long regarded as America's best business periodical, has a circulation of nearly 1 million.
Donald Rumsfeld served twice as U.S. secretary of defense, first under President Gerald R. Ford and more recently for President George W. Bush.
Donald Trump is one of the world's most recognized business leaders. With a reputation built on real-estate development, his luxury towers dominate big-city skylines, and his hotels and golf courses are prime destinations for the well-heeled. In recent years, Mr. Trump has become a broadcast powerhouse on NBC with his hit television show "The Apprentice" and major beauty pageants such as Miss USA and Miss Universe.
George Allen is currently the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Old Dominion. His long career in public service includes a term as governor of Virginia, almost a decade in Thomas Jefferson's seat in the House of Delegates, a term in the U.S. House of Representatives and a term in the U.S. Senate.
Geert Wilders has been a member of the Dutch Parliament for 14 years and is the founder and head of Holland's Party for Freedom (PVV). He is known across Europe for his staunch defense of individual liberties in the face of increasingly strict speech codes and other politically correct legislation.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the popular senior judicial analyst for the Fox News Channel and the former host of "FreedomWatch" on Fox Business Network. The youngest judge with life tenure in the history of New Jersey's Superior Court, he presided over more than 150 jury trials between 1987 and 1995.
John R. Bolton is the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. One of America's foremost experts on foreign policy and national-security issues, his long career in public service includes time as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security during the George W. Bush administration, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs in the George H.W. Bush administration, and assistant attorney general and assistant administrator of USAID during the Reagan administration.
Artur Davis represented Alabama's seventh district in Congress from 2003 to 2010. He routinely was elected with over 90 percent of the vote. A true independent voice, he was one of the few Democrats to vote against Obamacare. The congressman lost the 2010 Democratic primary for governor. A fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics and a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Davis was named one of America's 10 best congressmen by Esquire magazine in 2008. He switched parties and became a Republican earlier this year. To find out more about Mr. Davis' vision, go to: officialarturdavis.com.
Mallory Factor is a Forbes columnist, senior editor of "Money and Politics" for The Street.com and professor of international politics and American government at The Citadel.
Scott Walker is the 45th governor of Wisconsin. Although hailing from a blue state that has voted Democratic for president in the last six elections dating back to 1988, Mr. Walker, a Republican, was elected governor in 2010 with 52 percent of the electorate and beat down a union-driven recall in June by an impressive 7 points.
Rev. Robert A. Sirico is president of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich. Founded in 1990, the mission of the institute is, "to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing."
Rick Santorum's insurgent primary campaign for the Republican presidential nomination won 3 million votes and 11 states. Before running for the White House, Mr. Santorum's long record of public service included two terms in the U.S. Senate and two terms in the House of Representatives, where he was elected to go at 32 years old.