Skip to comments.Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation [Failure]
Posted on 07/01/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by JeepersFreepers
Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding sanctuary city legislation:
"As the special session appears to be winding down, I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities. Working with legislative leaders last weekend, we worked to include sanctuary city legislation in Senate Bill 1. Unfortunately, SB1 Conference Committee [Republican] Chairman Robert Duncan ultimately refused to allow language related to the ban of sanctuary cities into the final version of Senate Bill 1. Because of this action, the special session will not provide our peace officers with the discretion they need to adequately keep Texans safe from those that would do them harm."
I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?
Perhaps if Perry had actually been in Texas during the Special Session, this bill would have actually passed.
I don't really remember who exactly it was that said it, (George Wallace?) but it went something like this- "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats."
As long as certain people of infuence can make money off of the backs of cheap illegal labor, along with conning Americans into subsididizing them through welfare and benefits, nothing will change. It’s up to the people of this country to put their foot down, and put a stop to it. It’s your country, do with it as you see fit.
Between Duncan and Straus, who needs enemies?
“There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.”
The Democrats want Socialism right now. Most Republican politicians want to ease us into Socialism.
Duncan is a disgrace to Texas and the citizens of Lubbock and surrounding areas that elected his sorry butt ....
No argument there. Duncan is quick to stab other Republicans in the back (especially if they are, GASP, conservatives).
It would have been good to get the SC bill, but getting photo ID for voting and proof of citizenship for Drivers Licenses were solid gains.
“I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?”
Because . . .
Like cylinder and piston;
warp and weft;
needle and thread;
hammer and anvil . . .
Republicans and Democrats are INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE SAME SYSTEM.
They WILL work TOGETHER to preserve their joint monopoly of power. Until conservatives recognize the two parties are not two adversaries but are instead a single TAG TEAM, conservatives will be sandbagged, sucker punched and betrayed 24/7/365.
I'm convinced now that you could give the Republicans 100% of the seats and still not get a conservative result.
You nailed it.
Why am I not surprised about this. Of course if he really wanted this to pass he could call them back into session.
There is no question that a conservative who believes that the Republican Party will faithfully adhere to conservative principles when it has political power is being foolish. He will be foolish because he does not understand that politicians are in the business of politics and they act to make a profit. In their case the profit is not-or should not be and legally cannot be-monetary reward but rather the confirmation by the people at the voting booth of their actions which in turn yields them the emoluments of office. So politicians, both conservative and liberal, unsurprisingly act as legislators within the limits of the constraints imposed upon them.
Therefore, when Democrat legislators risked their careers by voting for Obama Care they did not do so out of blind adherence to liberal shibboleths alone, they did so with full consciousness of the world of Democratic Party politics in which they were doing business. That meant that if they betrayed the party line and voted against Obama care they risked excommunication from the Soros machine. They weighed the risks of offending the electorate against the risks of offending the Soros machine and concluded, most of them, that the more prudent course was to offend the electorate and hope that over the passage of time they could slither around their anger. Many in the House miscalculated but many Democrat senators like Harry Reid did not.
Therefore, when Republican Senators, Congressmen and state representatives decide how to vote they make a similar calculation. Unfortunately, we Republicans have no brooding malevolent presence like George Soros to intimidate our representatives into keeping their promises. They are far more free than Democrats to wet their finger and put it into the wind and vote according to their assessment of their best political chances. We don't really have the weapons, apart from primary challenges which is a double edged sword, to discipline our own representatives.
We do not control the money machine the way George Soros does. We do not control the media through his channels of legal bribery the way George Soros does. We cannot excommunicate our unfaithful the way George Soros and his machine can.
If we challenge the Olympia Snowe in the primary and succeed in depriving her of the party nomination, we greatly risk control of that Senate seat in Maine in the general election. If we stay home out of pique, we lose the Senate seat. If Olympia Snowe is reelected in Maine by toadying up to the media and pandering to the mushy middle, she likely retains her seat. If she becomes as stalwart and proactive in support of conservative principles as Sen. DeMint, assuming she has any inclination whatsoever to do so, she clearly risks her seat in the next election.
But consider the landscape in Maine and compare it to the landscape in South Carolina. It is easy for Sen. Demint to be a rip roaring conservative because he represents the most conservative state in the union. How conservative dare Olympia Snowe of Maine or Scott Brown of Massachusetts be?
We conservatives believe we have a representative government yet we complain when politicians actually represent the consensus of their home districts. We decry politicians as betrayers of our trust. That is foolish.
The greater fool asks a politician to do what politicians are not in business to do. It is either foolish or extremely brave to get into a cage and ask a tiger to do what Tigers do not instinctively do. Rather than curse the darkness and blame politicians for doing what politicians do, a wise conservative tries to change the political landscape and create a climate in which politicians will do business our way.
Who is the greater fool, the conservative who decries the betrayal of politicians or George Soros who sets about shaping the rules of the game to his advantage? Which fool is actually winning?
“It appears that the lobbyists were successful in getting the bill killed...”
It seems like the governor was successful. He gets his lip service in and never has to actually SIGN the bill.
...after all, if the governor here REALLY wanted this bill, he would simply call another special session of the legislature, as he did for taxes. Let’s all see if he does that - if not, then we know where he stands.
I'm sure you are really disappointed Guv Perry.