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Perry in his element
Politico ^ | December 18, 2011 | James Hohmann reports from Charles City, Iowa

Posted on 12/18/2011 12:07:17 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry told worshipers at the First Wesleyan Church here Sunday morning that they should disregard “the politically correct police” who say the separation of church and state means faith has no place in public life.

“As a matter of fact, you are Biblically charged to take your values into the public arena,” the Texas governor told 90 worshipers.

“You will be criticized, but do not be intimidated,” he added. “Somebody’s values are going to decide the issues of the day, whatever they may be. Whatever policies are being discussed … somebody’s values are going to be installed, if you will, and the question is going to be ‘whose values?’ Is it going to be those of us of faith? Or is it going to be somebody else’s values?”

.....He didn’t specifically mention his presidential campaign in the 12-minute speech, and he didn’t go nearly as far in the sanctuary as he does in an ad currently airing on Iowa television – which warns of a “war on religion.”

Perry instead spoke at length about Isaiah 6:8, the New Testament chapter in which the prophet Isaiah volunteers to serve God. He said that he read the book in his hotel room Saturday night.

“Here am I,” Perry said, relaying the story and raising his hand as he spoke. “Send me.”

He received a standing ovation. He didn’t speak from the pulpit but stood at ground level in the sanctuary, speaking without notes from a wireless microphone.

Perry also retold the story of his own faith journey, specifically coming to find Jesus at age 27. He called himself “a flawed man” and a sinner who has sought forgiveness.

“As you go forth and as you live your life, take that basket off and let that light shine,” Perry said. “And tell the world, and let them see not only in how you live your life but (also) how you speak that Jesus Christ is King.”

The pastor announced to the crowd after Perry’s finished speaking that there is a sign outside the church. “We’re not afraid to say Merry Christmas around here,” it says.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: 15minutesareup; amnesty; conservatism; governing; openborders; perry2012; rino; therealdeal; values
Dec 17, 2011: Momentum P. II [2:33]
1 posted on 12/18/2011 12:07:23 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
Perry: ‘The Obama experiment failed’ MASON CITY — Calling the Obama presidency “an experiment that failed,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry pledged Saturday night to bring government spending under control and reduce the role of the federal government in people’s lives.

“Are you better off today than you were $4 trillion ago?” he asked a crowd of about 100 at a town hall meeting at The Music Man Square.

He said most of the problems the country faces stem from out-of-control government spending, too many taxes and too much regulation of business.

Perry said American jobs are not going overseas because of cheap labor abroad, as many people think.

“The main reason manufacturing left the United States is because it became so difficult to do business in the U.S. because of all the regulations and taxes,” he said.

“The EPA is my favorite federal agency to dislike,” said Perry.

He said new John Deere tractors built in eastern Iowa will cost $20,000 more next year because of new equipment required by the EPA. “It’s a great example of federal overreach,” said Perry.

“I want to make government as inconsequential as possible in your lives,” he said.

Perry is a strong advocate of securing the border with Mexico, using local law enforcement, National Guard troops, aviation support and fast response teams.

“When I am president, we will shut down that border within one year,” he said."................

2 posted on 12/18/2011 12:09:34 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was about to post this. A strong message.


3 posted on 12/18/2011 12:17:07 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: Quicksilver

Yes. Perry is taking it to the voters.


4 posted on 12/18/2011 12:19:07 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Compare and contrast with the guy who sat in Rev Wrights church for 20 years and never heard a word...


5 posted on 12/18/2011 12:21:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

6 posted on 12/18/2011 12:23:23 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yes. Perry is taking it to the voters.

And it's not "too late" as some would have us believe. Perry's time at bat was early and they had little to hit him on even then. But the media and establishment would have us believe his entire cadidacy rested on the early debates, not so.

Hang in there Governor!

7 posted on 12/18/2011 12:23:36 PM PST by Kenny
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To: mylife

180 degrees.


8 posted on 12/18/2011 12:25:33 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

While Newt is throwing bombs on subpoena, impeach and arrest judges who disagree with his imperialism, it is refreshing to hear a more humble leader and candidate make a positive pitch this weekend before Christmas.


9 posted on 12/18/2011 12:26:32 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Kenny
Hang in there Governor!

The way Chris Wallace was trying to make a human being out of Mitt and evoke emotion on his Sunday morning show was appalling but telling. The full court press is out to install Romney as our nominee.

Perry is a FIGHTER. You won't have to drag it out of him and push him back into the ring to campaign hard against Obama. Romney doesn't have it in him -- he'll dance.

10 posted on 12/18/2011 12:30:15 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: indianrightwinger
......, it is refreshing to hear a more humble leader and candidate make a positive pitch this weekend before Christmas.

"Humble" is a good description of Perry. Someone else said he has a "joy" about him when he campaigns. It's something we need now, humility, joy and a true blue fighter for conservatism and the USA.

11 posted on 12/18/2011 12:33:25 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh, but we aren’t electing a “preacher” but are electing a President, so I’m offended.

(Not)

:o)


12 posted on 12/18/2011 12:33:41 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Like he said, “someone’s values are going to govern.”

It’s the flat truth.


13 posted on 12/18/2011 12:35:34 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Undeniably.

We’ve had a very heavy dose of someone else’s values governing over our lives.

How’s that turning out?

I do not recognize the country I was born into and grew up in.

Not in any manner, way, shape or form.


14 posted on 12/18/2011 12:40:07 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Rick Perry doesn’t have to lie about himself and what he believes but the MSM will fast enough.

Exactly the opposite of what happened in 2008.


15 posted on 12/18/2011 12:44:38 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like Perry I pray to God he goes back up where he belongs in the polls.


16 posted on 12/18/2011 12:47:18 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ahhhhh, yes...the Obama coverup.


17 posted on 12/18/2011 12:48:35 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Why elect a man of character and deeds when we can elect another mealy mouthed politician? /s


18 posted on 12/18/2011 12:49:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I believe a lot of prayers are going up for Perry.


19 posted on 12/18/2011 12:51:38 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“I’m the one outsider, the only one who has been fighting Washington from usurping the power of the states.”

I am SO with Perry on this score: He's a "Tenth Amendment guy" from Day One. [The "originalist intentions" of the Framers still clearly resonate with him. JMHO FWIW.] And I notice that, right after he made the issue of "State's rights" topical again, both Gov. Romney and Speaker Gingrich have found it opportune to speak publicly in favor of the Tenth Amendment.

Thank you ever so much, Cincinatus' Wife, for posting this! I feel you will joining me in wishing Gov. Perry: Godspeed!

20 posted on 12/18/2011 12:54:55 PM PST by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through, the eye. — William Blake)
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To: betty boop
Indeed!!

Gov. Bobby Jindal to stump with Rick Perry in Iowa this week

21 posted on 12/18/2011 12:58:25 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“stood at ground level..., speaking without notes from a wireless microphone...

“Received a standing ovation”

That can’t be.

He is incapable of public speaking.

Can’t put three cogent words together much less two sentences.

LOL


22 posted on 12/18/2011 1:01:59 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: indianrightwinger

“While Newt is throwing bombs on subpoena, impeach and arrest judges who disagree with his imperialism, it is refreshing to hear a more humble leader and candidate make a positive pitch this weekend before Christmas.”

So you basically admitted you have no idea what you are talking about?


23 posted on 12/18/2011 1:11:53 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: txrangerette

I guess someone lied!

???????

I guess there’s a reason the 13th largest economy in the world keeps Rick Perry at the helm.


24 posted on 12/18/2011 1:14:43 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

About those internal polls you spilled...

I don’t know you.

Never even heard of you.

That’s my story to the internal poll police, and I’m sticking to it.


25 posted on 12/18/2011 1:22:51 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

LOL

Too late now!

Hopefully some new numbers will come out to distract everyone.

For now you’ll have to deal with the fallout.

Hmmmmmmmmmm......


26 posted on 12/18/2011 1:25:59 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
Cpt. Dan Moran Joins Rick Perry in Council Bluffs, IA
27 posted on 12/18/2011 1:36:42 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: txrangerette
Interesting punditry
28 posted on 12/18/2011 1:36:54 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Quicksilver

Thank you.

Riveting truth.

I have it running.


29 posted on 12/18/2011 1:41:49 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

AMEN! and then say another prayer.


30 posted on 12/18/2011 1:42:18 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You’re welcome, CW. Yes, two men speaking the truth, straight from the heart.


31 posted on 12/18/2011 1:50:31 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; jonrick46; deepbluesea; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; wolfcreek; BuckeyeTexan; ...
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32 posted on 12/18/2011 2:25:29 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My prayers go up for him every day because I think he is what the country really needs right now.


33 posted on 12/18/2011 3:04:31 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

Amen and amen.


34 posted on 12/18/2011 3:07:28 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hi, CW! How’s Perry’s ground organization in Iowa?


35 posted on 12/18/2011 3:24:04 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Very excellent


36 posted on 12/18/2011 5:03:01 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reading the posts are so refreshing.
Voters talking about a true Conservative that will Govern with the PEOPLE and the U.S in his heart.


37 posted on 12/18/2011 5:03:26 PM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mark Steyn on Fox just said that Perry’s Texas shows the kind of experience and results we need at the helm of the USA...he said: we are NOT electing a debator, we are electing a chief executive!

Without endorsing Perry....he seemed to express a preference for him.


38 posted on 12/19/2011 6:03:12 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“You will be criticized, but do not be intimidated,” he added. “Somebody’s values are going to decide the issues of the day, whatever they may be. Whatever policies are being discussed … somebody’s values are going to be installed, if you will, and the question is going to be ‘whose values?’ Is it going to be those of us of faith? Or is it going to be somebody else’s values?”

AMEN!

39 posted on 12/19/2011 6:34:33 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Dudoight
Mark Steyn

Really!?

Well! WELL! Well!

40 posted on 12/19/2011 6:34:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Dudoight

Agree with Steyn. Gingrich is a flash in the pan, we need someone who can carry the water for the long haul.


41 posted on 12/19/2011 6:39:21 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: indianrightwinger

Well said.


42 posted on 12/19/2011 2:59:09 PM PST by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! God bless ElRushbo! Say NO to RINOs Mitt and Newt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great article! How did this slip thru?
Thanks.


43 posted on 12/19/2011 3:36:37 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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