Skip to comments.Rick Perry Remarks at Values Voters Summit
Posted on 10/08/2011 12:01:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Some hold this world view that government must be central in our lives and serve as our caretaker - they seek more than equal opportunity, they seek equal outcomes. Those in the White House today don't believe in American exceptionalism, they'd rather emulate the failed policies of Europe. But we see what their policies have led to. 14 million Americans out of work. 45 million Americans on food stamps. And according to WSJ, nearly half of Americans receive government assistance.
C-Span Video about 25 minutes
Here is an article with some quotes: Rick Perry: I Am a Conservative ......."At the mention of a new leader in the White House, the crowd gave Perry a standing ovation.
The Texan made sure his audience knew that his economic policies as governor helped spur job growth during a recession. As governor, he kept taxes low, regulation limited, and advocated tort reform all of which he said made the Texas economy stronger. He vowed to implement the same policies for the entire nation if he becomes president.
"The only kind of stimulus that will work is the kind that puts more money in your pocket, not the governments," he said.".......
Thank you for the link, Cincinatus.
Thanks to all who get the Perry links up, Smooth, Clarity...several of y’all.
I appreciate the work—getting the Perry information gathered and posted.
I’m very interested in Perry and many things get posted that I would have otherwise missed.
I watched both the Perry speech and the Cain speech. They both did a good job. Cain gave a more emotional speech consistent with his being a political neophyte. Perry gave a more measured account as he spoke of his 11 years of experience as Governor of Texas and how he would translate his successful economic record and achievements to the beltway politics of WashDC.
“American exceptionalism is the product of unlimited freedom and there is nothing troubling our nation today that cannot be solved by the rebirth of freedom.” — Perry
Thanks. I saw Santorum in the morning session C-SPAN archive and I saw Cain, along with Newt in the afternoon session C-SPAN archive but Perry was not to be found.
“If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than theyve been brought there by no fault of their own, I dont think you have a heart” - Perry
“I believe in this great country of ours. I believe in the capacity of our people to create prosperity through private ingenuity. I believe in the values of American people. Americans know anything worth achieving in life requires hard work not governments handout.” - Perry
Perry: ...”You cant spread success by punishing it. You cant unite our country by dividing it.
The answer to our troubles lies in a positive, optimist vision, with policies rooted in American exceptionalism. American exceptionalism is the product of unlimited freedom and there is nothing troubling our nation today that cannot be solved by the rebirth of freedom. Nothing!
I believe in this great country of ours. I believe in the capacity of our people to create prosperity through private ingenuity. I believe in the values of American people. Americans know anything worth achieving in life requires hard work not governments handout.
In this present generation of Americans, they dont want government to lead they want government to get out of the way. You cant live free if you cant find a job. You cant live free if you inherit $46,000 bill in the fed debt. You cant live free when government gets between you and your doctor. I believe it is time to revive freedom for our families and our employers. If were going to get small business and entrepreneurs off the mat and on their feet again, we need to freeze all of the pending federal regulations that are out there for the next six months. Freeze them all.
We need to cut taxes for families and employers because the only kind of stimulus that will work is the kind that puts money in your pocket not governments We need to repeal the job killing nightmare called Obamacare.
Three pillars that serve as the foundation of our country — strong economy, strong families and a strong military....”
...”At the same time that the Fed chairman warns that the recovery is close to faltering, just yesterday the Texas comptroller office said our tax revenues have rebounded to pre-recession levels. Our August home sales rose. Our employment expanded. Our exports increased. Manufacturing activity started climbing again.
And yet there was President Obama, standing in front of the WH press corps, doubling down on the same failed strategy that has worsened our economic crisis and doubled our deficit. It just goes to show you, that those blinded by tax and spend, big government ideology will never see the truth. Everyday it is clear that for the U.S. economy to grow and succeed, we need new leadership.”...
“....The key to prosperity is liberty. Yet the larger government grows, the smaller our circle of freedoms. The most basic unit of governments is family. As a conservative I believe with all my heart that the government closest to the people is the best for the people. There should not be a single policy coming out of Washington that interferes with families.”.... - Perry
Perry on his childhood: ..Rich in spirit — abundant in faith. Happiness wasnt a product of what we had but what we believed. In a community with a strong since of family that there was nothing we couldnt achieve in the land of the free and the home of the brave...
There are millions of Americans born into less than ideal circumstances, maybe born into poverty, born without a parent, but as society we must stand for the principle that every life, every life, is worth living, regardless of circumstance. In America, it isnt where you come from that matters, its were you are going.
As Americans we must affirm the value of life, not just in our Declaration of Independence but in the ways that we live. For some candidates pro-Life is a election year slogan, to follow the prevailing political winds. For me, it is about the absolute principle that every human being is entitled to life, all human life. All human life is made in the image of our Creator. And every innocent life must be protected. From the most frail, who are elderly, to the most vulnerable who are unborn. That is why as governor, I have consistently worked for pro-Life legislation — policies such as parental consent for minors seeking an abortion, a ban on third tri-semester abortions, an informed consent law, and I am proud to fight for and was proud to sign a budget that de-funded Planned Parenthood in Texas.”....
....Our obligation is not only to protect life and bestow freedom upon future generation but it is also to instill character. Young Americans must never be taught about rights without also learning about responsibility. We must not proclaim the responsibilities of a free society and ignore the responsibilities of free individuals. We must never mistake liberty for license. One is a right, the other leads to bondage.
For more than a generation, our culture has emphasized the message of self-indulgence at the expense of social obligation. We have reaped the consequences in the form of teen pregnancies, divorce and broken families, the cycle of incarceration that joins young men with their fathers behind bars. The fabric of our country is not government or individual freedom, it is the family. And the demise of the family is the demise of any great society. .
I listened to the speech and recommend all my FRiends listen for themselves.
Governor Perry speaks with a clear positive voice that is easily understood by all Americans. Make no mistake, it is a conservative voice; that will again take up the torch handed off by President Ronald Reagan.
I suggest that everyone read the following report about Texas Border Security:
It was written by two military experts who each have extensive experience. The report seems long, but one can get the meat of it by reading pages 9-15.
Note the recommendations.
Perry's most memorable quote--- what Perry thinks from the bottom of his heart (/snic): If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than theyve been brought there by no fault of their own, I dont think you have a heart.
Perry is cramming for the next debate, harder than he did for the "Poultry Feed" exam at Texas A&M.
Thank you for this thread and also for the link to the article with the quotes.
......”This great country of ours has never been steered off course when we have advocated freedom and promoted strong families. But neither can it be preserved without unwavering commitment to our national security. You know as Americans we are blessed to have the greatest fighting force for freedom in this entire world, our men and women in the United States military.
You know, there are some out there, misguided souls that just say you cant find heroes any more. My, my are they ever wrong. We have heroes today. They are fighting in the mountains of Afghanistan - the sands of Iraq. There are those on covert missions, in places we dont even know about, to find and destroy the enemies of this country. They put their lives on the line every day so we dont have too. Over the years I have been so honored to have met so many of those great heroes as Ive traveled to their outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ive signed letters, to their loved ones, for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I consider myself so fortunate to have been able to wear the uniform of our country. And that experience informed my perspective about our defense policies. Specifically, I believe we must never put the military on the chopping block for arbitrary budget cuts as part of some political horse-trade. Never!
The question we must ask is not, what we can afford to spend on our military, but what it costs to remain secure and free. See, a real key component of keeping America secure, is keeping Israel secure. We can never forget, we can never forget, that it was Israel that took out the nuclear capabilities of Iraq in 1981 and of Syria in 2007. Israel is our ally, they are our friend! And when I am president of the United States, America will again stand with our friends.
Were not going to compromise with our national security. And that is true when it comes to defense spending and when it comes to border security. And let me say this about border security. I have lived and breathed this issue for over a decade as a border governor. Ive signed budgets that contained a total of $400 million dollars of state security operations along that border. Ive dealt with the carnage caused by those who traffic in drugs, weapons and people. As border governor, I know first hand the failures of our federal border policies and I know the answers to those failures is not to grant amnesty to those who broke the laws to come into this country.
I was proud to sign legislation requiring a photo voter ID to vote in order to protect the integrity of our elections. And for the obvious security reasons, I vetoed legislation to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens. There is no homeland security without border security. Let me repeat that, there is no security without border security. And make no mistake about it, what we are seeing south of our border is nothing short of a war being waged by these narco-terrorists. They represent a clear and a present danger to our country - they are spreading violence to American cities; they are peddling poisons to our children. In the face of this threat, we shouldnt take any operations off the table, including security operations in cooperation with the Mexican government, as we did with Columbia some years ago. You cant have liberty - you can opportunity - you cant have prosperity, without security.
The issue before our leaders, of both parties, is securing a better future for all Americans. You see, economic security is the topic of discussion at millions of dinner tables all across this country of ours. In the last two months Ive had the great privilege to travel across this great country. And Ive listened to thousand of Americans and theyre not under any illusions about the current state of our country. Theyve never mistaken hope for a handout — because they want to earn their keep. Theyre not looking for soaring speeches, theyre looking for common sense solutions. And they know our first order of business of getting America working again, is sending the president to the private sector.”........
Thank you for stopping by Liz.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.