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How can a citizen run for President of the United States of America when he is threatening to succeed from it. On April 2009, Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, appeared to endorse a resolution supporting Texan sovereignty at a Tea Party in Austin, Texas, following a question from a reporter.

There's a lot of different scenarios. Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that.... My hope is that America, and Washington in particular, will pay attention. We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and a pretty independent lot to boot.



Rick Perry practically wants to return America back to the Articles of confederation.
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I want to know where the party of Lincoln went? I want to know what happened to the party that freed the slaves, and the party that won the war and preserved our Union? The Grand Old Party is forgetting those that sacrificed their lives for it to stand. The Republican party is now been changed to Confederate ideals of Jefferson Davis.



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Here is something for true Conservatives to chew on. We have to stop this dangerous secession rhetoric. It is not good for any citizen. With all its faults, we still have the greatest nation on this planet.


I have often asserted the right, for which the battles of the Revolution were fought—the right of a people to change their government whenever it was found to be oppressive, and subversive of the objects for which governments are instituted—and have contended for the independence and sovereignty of the States, a part of the creed of which Jefferson was the apostle, Madison the expounder, and Jackson the consistent defender. - Jefferson Davis




Springfield, Ills — Dec. 17 — 1860

Lincoln letter to Hon. Thurlow Weed


My dear sir…


I believe you can pretend to find but little, if any thing, in my speeches, about secession; but my opinion is that no state can, in any way lawfully, get out of the Union, without the consent of the others; and that it is the duty of the President, and other government functionaries to run the machine as it is.


Yours very truly


A. Lincoln

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People are tired of the tax debate and want Congress and the President to focus on more jobs. I am hoping that Gov. Perry starts talking solutions to our problems.


1. According to Gallop, Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the United States has fallen back to 11%, the lowest level since December 2008 and just four percentage points above the all-time low recorded in October 2008.




2. According to Fox News poll 64% of Americans are not hopeful of the direction we are going in the country.




3. According to CNN only 45% approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?




4. According to New York Times/CBS News Poll a record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.




5. According to The Mellman Group and Ayres, McHenry & Associates research poll 56% of Americans think jobs are the most important issue for Congress and the President to work on this year. 44% think reducing the federal deficit is more important.



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Well the cat is out of the bag. James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for Bank of America let Perry know that they are behind him. I am sure the rest of the banks will be following suit. Although, I did like when Perry said Ben Bernanke is a traitor :rolleyes:
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Guest Ron Paul 2012

Rick Perry is just another Bush Clone. Listen to a real leader that should be running our country telling the American people the truth. The silly bimbo at Faux News could not touch him.



TOMORROW, Aug. 20, there is going to be a MONEY BOMB for RON PAUL'S BIRTHDAY. Spread the word.

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Well the cat is out of the bag. James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for Bank of America let Perry know that they are behind him. I am sure the rest of the banks will be following suit. Although, I did like when Perry said Ben Bernanke is a traitor :rolleyes:


Obviously the banks want to help him win. Perry wants to completely abolish the federal government's oversight of the financial industry. He wants to roll back all the new regulations back into place, so the speculators and hedge fund managers can live back in the shadows and slowly bleed America's middle class away.

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The reason many will not vote for Rick Perry is his thirst for executing innocent victims of a broken justice system. Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed in Texas in February 17, 2004. Willingham protested his innocence to the end. Hours before the execution, the lawyers appealed directly to Governor Perry. Strapped to a gurney awaiting lethal injection Todd Willingham asserted that, "I am an innocent man convicted of a crime I did not do." Governor Perry, "I get a document that has all of the court process. It gives you all of his background, all of the court machinations on the legal side of it, and the recommendation of both my legal side and the courts. It's pretty extensive amount of information," he said. "I have not seen anything that would cause me to think that the decision that was made by the courts of the state of Texas was not correct."


Experts later found that the fire was not arson and that Governor Perry was trying to block the investigation. "I think people are making a lot of this issue," Perry told reporters.

Sam Bassett, chairman of the state Forensic Science Commission felt pressured by Perry's staff to back off of the investigation earlier this year and was told that a scientific report on the house fire that killed the children was not worth the expense to the state. The conclusion of arson was based on outdated training that, at the time of trial 15 years ago, had already been replaced by science-based methods that would have pointed to bad wiring or a space heater.






Actions speak louder than words. Rick Perry would be the worst choice this nation could make for the position of President.

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I just found out Rick Perry has been covering up the radiation levels in Texas drinking water. The Hickory Aquifer radioactivity should be unusable as a public drinking water source. Over 200,000 Texans drink water from that source.





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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, in Carlsbad, New Mexico should be investigated. It accepts transuranic waste generated from United States Department of Energy activities.




In 1987, Richard Phillips published a thesis (Phillips, 1987) in which he argued that the

Mescalero Caliche layer under the surface at the WIPP site is discontinuous and allows

surface water to infiltrate to deeper layers, particularly to the water-bearing layers in the

Rustler Formation.




Another area of investigation should be Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons contributions to Gov. Rick Perry. Simmons company Waste Control Specialists is now receiving the 2000 shipments of radioactive waste.




The facility is located approximately 30 miles west of Andrews, Texas on a 1338 acre tract of land one mile north of Texas Highway 176. It is 400 feet east of the New Mexico State line (North Latitude 32*,26'27.4; West Longitude 103*,03',22.7)


Street Address: 9998 West Highway 176

City: Andrews State: TX Zip Code: 79714 County: Andrews







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Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas




WHEREAS, the state of Texas is in the midst of an exceptional drought, with some parts of the state receiving no significant rainfall for almost three months, matching rainfall deficit records dating back to the 1930s; and


WHEREAS, a combination of higher than normal temperatures, low precipitation and low relative humidity has caused an extreme fire danger over most of the State, sparking more than 8,000 wildfires which have cost several lives, engulfed more than 1.8 million acres of land and destroyed almost 400 homes, causing me to issue an ongoing disaster declaration since December of last year; and


WHEREAS, these dire conditions have caused agricultural crops to fail, lake and reservoir levels to fall and cattle and livestock to struggle under intense stress, imposing a tremendous financial and emotional toll on our land and our people; and


WHEREAS, throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer; it seems right and fitting that the people of Texas should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this devastating drought and these dangerous wildfires;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on those days for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 21st day of April, 2011.



Governor of Texas

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An excerpt CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate (08:00pm - 10:00pm)


Aired October 18, 2011 - 20:00 ET


COOPER: Governor Perry, in the last debate, Governor Romney pointed out that Texas has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country, over one million kids. You did not get an opportunity to respond to that. What do you say? How do you explain that?

PERRY: Well, we've got one of the finest health care systems in the world in Texas. As a matter of fact, the Houston, Texas, Medical Center, there's more doctors and nurses that go to work there every morning than any other place in America. But the idea that you can't have access to health care, some of the finest health care in the world -- but we have a 1,200-mile border with Mexico, and the fact is we have a huge number of illegals that are coming into this country.

And they're coming into this country because the federal government has failed to secure that border. But they're coming here because there is a magnet. And the magnet is called jobs. And those people that hire illegals ought to be penalized.


And Mitt, you lose all of your standing, from my perspective, because you hired illegals in your home and you knew about it for a year. And the idea that you stand here before us and talk about that you're strong on immigration is on its face the height of hypocrisy.




COOPER: Governor Romney?


ROMNEY: Rick, I don't think I've ever hired an illegal in my life. And so I'm afraid -- I'm looking forward to finding your facts on that, because that just doesn't --


PERRY: Well, I'll tell you what the facts are.


ROMNEY: Rick, again -- Rick, I'm speaking.


PERRY: You had the -- your newspaper -- the newspaper --


ROMNEY: I'm speaking. I'm speaking. I'm speaking.




ROMNEY: You get 30 seconds. This is the way the rules work here, is that I get 60 seconds and then you get 30 second to respond. Right?




PERRY: And they want to hear you say that you knew you had illegals working at your --


ROMNEY: Would you please wait? Are you just going to keep talking?


PERRY: Yes, sir.


ROMNEY: Would you let me finish with what I have to say?




ROMNEY: Look, Rick --


COOPER: I thought Republicans follow the rules.


ROMNEY: This has been a tough couple of debates for Rick, and I understand that. And so you're going to get testy.




ROMNEY: But let's let -- I'll tell you what, let me take my time, and then you can take your time. All right?


PERRY: Great. Have at it.


ROMNEY: All right.


My time is this, which is I have in my state -- when I was governor, I took the action of empowering our state police to enforce immigration laws. When you were governor, you said, I don't want to build a fence. You put in place a magnet.


You talked about magnets. You put in place a magnet to draw illegals into the state, which was giving $100,000 of tuition credit to illegals that come into this country, and then you have states -- the big states of illegal immigrants are California and Florida. Over the last 10 years, they've had no increase in illegal immigration.


Texas has had 60 percent increase in illegal immigrants in Texas. If there's someone who has a record as governor with regards to illegal immigration that doesn't stand up to muster, it's you, not me.




COOPER: Governor Perry, you have 30 seconds.


PERRY: You stood here in front of the American people and did not tell the truth that you had illegals working on your property. And the newspaper came to you and brought it to your attention, and you still, a year later, had those individuals working for you.


The idea that you can sit here and talk about any of us having an immigration issue is beyond me. I've got a strong policy. I've always been against amnesty. You, on the other hand, were for amnesty.


COOPER: I've got 30 seconds, then we've got move on to another immigration question.




You wrote an op-ed in the newspaper saying you were open to amnesty. That's number one.


Number two, we hired a lawn company to mow our lawn, and they had illegal immigrants that were working there. And when that was pointed out to us, we let them go. And we went to them and said --


PERRY: A year later?


ROMNEY: You have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking. And I suggest that if you want to become president of the United States, you have got to let both people speak. So first, let me speak.



ROMNEY: So we went to the company and we said, look, you can't have any illegals working on our property. I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals. It turns out that once question, they hired someone who had falsified their documents, had documents, and therefore we fired them. And let me tell you, it is hard in this country as an individual homeowner to know if people who are contractors working at your home, if they have hired people that are illegal. If I'm president, we'll put in an E-Verify system, which you have opposed --


COOPER: Out of time.


ROMNEY: -- to make sure that we can find out who's here illegally and not, and crack down on people who come here illegally

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ROMNEY: And the reason we're so animated about stopping illegal immigration is there are 4.5 million people who want to come here who are in line legally, we want that to happen in an orderly and legal process.

And in terms of how to secure the border, it's really not that hard. You have a fence, you have enough Border Patrol agents to oversee the fence, and you turn off the magnets. And that's employers that hire people who they know are here illegally.


That's why you have an E-Verify system so they can know that. And, number two, you turn off the magnets like tuition breaks or other breaks that draw people into this country illegally. It is not that hard. We have to have the political will to get the job done.

And, Governor Perry, you say you have got the experience. It's a bit like saying that, you know, the college coach that has lost 40 games in a row has the experience to go to the NFL.


But the truth is, California -- I'll say it again, California and Florida have both had no increase in illegal immigration and yours is up 60 percent...




ROMNEY: ... over the last 10 years.


COOPER: Governor Perry, 30 seconds to respond.


PERRY: Well, the bottom line is that we have a federal government that has failed. There is a clear problem here. And he hit the nail on the head a while ago. He said there was a magnet of people that will hire illegals. And you are number one on that list, sir.


And people need to understand that. You're one of the problems, Mitt.


COOPER: I think we've been down that road.


ROMNEY: Yes...




ROMNEY: We've been down that road sufficiently. It sounds like the audience agrees with me.

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