All my Ex’s live in Texas.
Keeping an open mind is a good thing. You won’t find many conservative (not speaking of libertarian paulnutz) Texans thinking badly of Perry, he has done right for us.
I think I saw a wanted poster with your picture on it in Neiman Marcus just the other day. You better stay out of Texas. :D
I currently live in Texas, and I’m like you, Randall... I love Texas, and I think the people are awesome too (except for maybe your old GFs, lol)!
I’d like to add this about Rick Perry as our governor.
There are several kinds of leaders, but there are two kinds who usually stick out.
There’s the leader who tells you how it is and makes you do what you are supposed to do, (because he / she thinks he/she knows best and has the power to do so); and
There’s the leader who builds his / her people up and let’s them be the greatest “people” they can be (because he / she believes in personal freedom and in serving the people instead of forcing them to comply).
One major part of those awesome Texas people is their patriotism freely given and not forced upon them, their understanding of who they are which includes being a part of the bigger picture, not because they HAVE to be but because they WANT to be. They are PROUD of their patriotism here because it is not forced or feigned!
Rick Perry, as their leader is not one to be a dictator, and we are used to that here. That is WHY people were so frustrated with the dictatorship we felt we were getting from Obama and from subsequently the passing of Obamacare without the people’s consent and in fact, completely AGAINST the people’s consent. (Let’s add to the pot that there is no way Texans are going to force our Texans to live under socialism, and that is what Americans were wondering would happen with Obama in office.)
That pure stand against dictatorship and socialism and that ardent stand for freedom that Texans so understand were all coming together, and those ideals were feeling ripped away with a dictator (Obama) telling us he (Obama) could do anything at all he (Obama) wanted to do with us. That talk and that walk doesn’t go well here! I’m sure it doesn’t go well with many other states and people across the country either!
But our leader, Rick Perry, understood, and as the kind of leader who builds his people up instead of tearing them down to suit his needs, letting the people he leads be the best people they can be... when one of those people shared our frustration with the Obama dictatorship and our dread at having to live under that, Rick Perry understood and reminded his people that yes, indeed, we are a good people, and no, we will NEVER allow ourselves to live under a dictatorship, we will ALWAYS be free people and always be free to be the kind of people we are.
He did not actively promote succession that day, yet gently reminded everyone who was concerned that our country is not one which imprisons its people - Our country is one which sets people free. We will ALWAYS fight against socialism and dictatorships, and he will NEVER let his people ever, EVER have to succumb to that kind of life.
I bet that did a lot to settle the unrest of many of Texans, and it may have given a lot of courage to others across the country as well.
America will NEVER give in to that evil, and we will ALWAYS be a great people with exceptional strengths that will NEVER be stolen from us.
Obviously I’ll let Rick Perry explain all he felt while speaking to that one frustrated Texan who wanted to claim any rights of succession from what he/she thought was a coming dictatorship and socialistic world, but as for me, I’m glad he was gentle and understanding in his response to that person (he was CLASSY). I feel fortunate he stands for a free people, and I felt blessed at that moment knowing I was safe under Rick Perry’s leadership. When I heard that he said that, I felt more strength against the Obama dictatorship. I felt we would be safe under Rick Perry’s leadership. From here on out, I’m confident he will cover the backs of all Americans in that commitment to the freedom and greatness of the America we know and love.
Hey, Randall, feel free to come back to Texas some day if you want. Unless you have GFs all across the land, there’s plenty of area of steer clear of them! :)