WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 16, 2023)–More than 3,000 conservative activists filled the auditorium of the Palm Beach County Convention Center Sunday to see seven hours of speeches by political heavy hitters like Senator Ted Cruz and presidential candidates including Ryan Binkley and Mayor Francis Suarez during the final day of the Turning Point Action Conference.
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Photo caption: Presidential candidate Ryan Binkley was among 35 top conservative leaders speaking at the Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach Sunday.
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Dallas businessman and pastor Ryan Binkley told the crowd he is running for president and competing in a crowded Republican primary field because he wants to unite the Republican party and the country around a shared purpose.
“We’ve got this incredible amount of debt and corruption that’s begun to attack the light post of liberty. And here we are at a turning point,” Binkley said from the main stage to an audience of thousands. “I actually think it’s a prophetic moment. It’s time that we turn our attention I believe back to God and back to each other to solve our biggest problems. We’ve never been more divided in my lifetime than we are right now.”
The two-day Turning Point Action Conference featured more than 35 speakers, including media personalities Tucker Carlson and Charlie Kirk as well as former President Donald Trump, whose secret service screenings caused delays that had some die-hard right-wing supporters waiting up to five hours outside to get in the conference on Saturday. The conference highlighted dozens of vendors in the exhibit hall hawking merchandise or soliciting donations for conservative organizations focused on family values and service to the community.
“My plan is to start a volunteer movement of corporations, churches and charities to get in and do community centers for an after school program that educates kids on how to do this amazing thing: Learn to read and write and do math again. That’s what we have to do,” Binkley told the crowd before it erupted into cheers.
Ryan Binkley addressed issues and constituents largely ignored by other Republican presidential candidates, from education to health care and immigrants to college students. The Dallas businessman and pastor is sharing his proposals to start a volunteer movement to bring education and mentorship into urban communities, to end healthcare monopolies, to secure the border with a comprehensive immigration plan, and to create a balanced federal budget.
“I actually believe we have to lead a culture revolution that turns our country back to God and back to each other again. But how can we do that? How many want that?” Binkley asked the crowd Sunday. “We’re broken. It’s going to take a revival. It’s going to take an economic revival, an awakening and a spiritual revival for us to accomplish this. But here’s some of the ideas that I have that we can do that. First of all, we have to get back as Republicans to this message of who we are as fiscal conservatives.”
Binkley is co-founder and CEO of the mergers and acquisitions firm Generational Group and co-founder and lead pastor of Create Church, both in the Dallas area. Under Binkley’s leadership, Generational Group has grown to nearly 400 employees through 16 offices in North America and has sold over 8 billion dollars’ worth of businesses.
“I want to balance the budget. We need it so bad,” Binkley said from the stage. “You know, our next generation is counting on this. Right now, we’re on track to leave our kids in the next eight or nine years about $50 trillion in debt. That’s the path we’re on.”
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