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Texas Governor Rick Perry — The Real Deal Part II

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Friday, June 10, 2011, 10: 21 AM

Is Rick Perry going to run for President?  It’s looking more and more that he will.  That’s a good thing because Perry is a Tenth Amendment guy [The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.] Perry believes the federal government should do those things the Constitution empowers it to do, and no more.  The philosophy of the founding fathers was that state and local governments are closer to the people they serve and that makes them better equipped to enact public policies that work the best for those people. A one size fits all approach deprives the people of innovative ideas that would result if the fifty states made their own polices on those things not delegated in the Constitution.  Perry is a Tea Party favorite because he embraces the idea that Congress should say in the preamble to every law it passes just what enumerated power in the Constitution authorizes Congress to legislate in that area.

A development in the Newt Gingrich campaign has made it easier for Rick Perry to make a Presidential bid.  Namely, Newt’s entire political staff has left him.  That includes two people Perry has said he would have to have on his team were he to run.  Perry’s top political consultant, Dave Carney and his former campaign manager, Rob Johnson, were working for Gingrich but are now available.

Rick Perry’s position on just about every issue is easy to know, he spells it out nicely in this easy to read book.  For example:

“Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great.

“But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see. What kind of nation are we becoming? I fear it’s the very kind the Colonists fought against.

“…perhaps most of all, we are fed up because deep down we know how great America has always been, how many great things the people do in spite of their government, and how great the nation can be in the future if government will just get out of the way.

“Our fight is clear. We must step up and retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust. We must empower states to fight for our beliefs, elect only leaders who are on our team, set out to remind our fellow Americans why liberty is guaranteed in the Constitution, and take concrete steps to take back our country. The American people have never sat idle when liberty’s trumpet sounds the call to battle-and today that battle is for the soul of America.”

Texas has created more new jobs during the Obama administration than the other 49 states combined. Texas has no income tax. Texas has more medical research facilities than any other State and more medical innovations are borne of that research than in any other State. Texas works.

I like the idea of a President that grew up in a town called “Paint Creek.”

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  1. Bill said, on Sunday, June 12, 2011, 8: 09 AM at 8:09 AM

    in the 10th Amendment quote, I believe that “preserved” should be “reserved”.

    • TeeJaw said, on Sunday, June 12, 2011, 10: 18 AM at 10:18 AM

      You are exactly right. I’ve fixed it. Thanks.


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