Both of Georgia’s Senators received accolades from the American Conservative Union. Senator Saxby Chambliss received the “Defender of Liberty” award from the organization:
Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., received the “Defender of Liberty” award from the American Conservative Union, which is given to a member of Congress who scores a perfect 100 for any year within the ACU Ratings of Congress. He is one of only twelve senators to receive this award.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for voting in a conservative manner” said Sen. Chambliss. “Georgians deserve a representative who fights for conservative principles, and I will continue to strongly advocate for measures that uphold our Constitution and our American values.”
The American Conservative Union was founded in 1964 to promote the principles of liberty and the strength of the Constitution. As the nation’s largest grassroots conservative organization, the ACU serves as the umbrella organization for all conservatives in America. These ratings have throughout the years become a go-to guide to determine whether an elected official’s philosophical rhetoric matches his or her record..
“This Defender of Liberty Award is a reflection of Sen. Chambliss’ outstanding record in support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grassroots conservative,” said American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas. “At a time when the fundamental principles of the American system of government is being challenged, Sen. Chambliss stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles.”
Senator Isakson received the “American Conservative Union Ratings Award” from the organization:
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., this week was named a winner of the “American Conservative Union Ratings Award” for 2010 for his commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues.
“I’m happy to receive this award from the American Conservative Union and proud to stand by Georgians in fighting for our conservative values,” said Isakson. “As our nation’s debt skyrockets past $14.3 trillion, my top priority in the Senate is to fight for fiscal conservatism in order to rein in federal spending and reduce our enormous debt.”
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union is a grassroots membership organization that seeks to represent the views of Americans concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending, as well as the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.
Members of Congress must receive a score of 80 percent or more in the organization’s annual rating guide to qualify for the designation. Isakson scored a 91 for his voting record in 2010.
“This award is a reflection of Senator Isakson’s consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grassroots conservatives in 2010,” said American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas. “At a challenging time when the fundamental principles on which the American system of government are being challenged, Senator Isakson stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles.”
Congratulations to both of our US senators.