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.
...”And like all of you in here, I still believe in the exceptionalism of America. And to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, America remains the last best hope for mankind. We must never forget that the exceptionalsim of America can be traced right to our founding principles. The framers of our Constitution were the first in history to declare that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. The hand of providence has guided America throughout our history. From those first colonists to arrive in the New World, to the courage of George Washington during those darkest hours at Valley Forge, to the defeat of tyranny during two world wars and the cold war.
Time and time again, America has been the source of light in a world thats been beset by darkness. And like a lighthouse perched on the shore, we have provided the safe harbor to millions who have been adrift in a sea of economic misery.
We can still be the country we aspire to be a source of light and hope to all who live here and those who come here. Anchored by our ideals, we can rebuild on the solid foundation of truth, instead of the shifting sands of moral relativism. We can restore hope at home while projecting our values abroad. We can be the freest and most prosperous” [video cuts off] - Perry
Do you ever sleep? Or do you get paid by the post?
Sorry for any typos or errors I made typing up Gov. Perry’s speech (transcribed from the video). If I find a source with the text I’ll post it.
The link above takes you to the video. It is good to watch Perry’s presentation and see the response of the audience.
If anyone has a link to Gov. Perry’s Values Voter Summit speech, please leave a link on the thread.
Thank you for stopping by.
Good night. Watching the speech and reading it gave me optimism that I saw our next President of the United States with the torch from President Ronald Reagan in his hand.
I hope these are truly his convictions. I hope he realizes that the family values, teen pregnancy, incarceration, jobs, our culture, all of it is jeopardized by the millions of foreigners invading our country.
When he says he will not give amnesty, I hope he isnt using McCains definition.
When he talks about the trouble in Europe, I hope he recognizes that immigration, just like here, is changing the demographics and values.
If he can pull himself back up in the polls, I hope the rest of the pack can see what we want.
It's too bad I can't stay but have to rush off again and not come back, and certainly not stick around a while so you can enjoy my company, eh?
Spare us the poisoned candy dish.
Go see George Clooney in The Ides of March. A classic.
From what I've read elsewhere, the actual book it was based on, was written a few years ago as a roman a clef about the campaign of former Gov. Howard Dean, but a lot of people say it does a good job of portraying Barack Obama as well.
I badmouthed Rick Perry and Ill badmouth anyone that cant see that everything Perry said in his speech can be directly attributed to uneducated government dependent welfare queens invading our country.
I want to make this an issue and apparently it worked with Perry.
Thank you for the link!
It sounds to me like Gov Perry has been briefed and is quite aware of the needs on the Tx border.
Perry is using the plan that the professionals on the ground recommend. Too bad Obama didn’t listen to his generals in Afghanistan.
Candidates can say whatever they want up on a stage, but Perry is the only one who has dealt with the Texas border and the men working that border. He speaks from experience.
This also tells me he listens to his men and doesn’t change course, even when it isn’t politically advantageous keeping to that position. I respect that.
“Ranchers routinely observe and report cartel vehicles as they crash through fences or speed though properties”
“Most assessments admit that the SBI experiment failed due to cost and technology shortfalls.
The cost per mile to build southwestern border fencing was prohibitive and the SBINet system was never proven to be technologically feasible.
Nevertheless, by late 2008 about $2.4 billion had been allocated to complete approximately 670 miles of vehicle and pedestrian fencing along the roughly 2,000 miles of border between the United States and Mexico.
Proposals to build security fences along the U.S.-Mexico border also inflamed sentiment in Mexico and the U.S. Texas DPS concludes that a fence from Brownsville to ElPaso would simply be too expensive to build and keep under surveillance.
A strategic fence effort would limit fence building to established crossing points, ports of entry and metropolitan areas.”
“The bottom line, however, is that while today Texas is the front line in this escalating war, the potential consequences of success or failure will affect our entire nation.
Thus, it is up to the nation to support Texas in its efforts to defeat this transnational
Here is Perry's newest ad (1 minute)
I did listen before commenting and as I said earlier, I still dont know where he stands. Is this McCains definition of amnesty or is it what everyone else considers the definition of amnesty.
” Perry is cramming for the next debate, harder than he did for the “Poultry Feed” exam at Texas A&M. “
Perry: “ Those darn chickens!......ya can’t feed em, and you can’t defeat em! “
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 - PerryHere in Illinois when we HAD In State Tuition for ILLEGALS shoved down our throats -- and into our pockets the RATS said it just a tad different.
If they 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, we don't think the Republicans want your VOTES!Basically the same thing.
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You have done well. Appreciate your hard work to illuminate his words at the VVS.
On another thread, an article called Perry a “Progressive”, that wasn’t the article’s theme, it was just a passing reference to make a different point.
Yeah, right. Every “Progressive” believes and advocates and practices what Governor Perry does. LOL
State rights under the 10th Amendment.
Pro Founding Fathers and Founding Documents.
Pro traditional values of family and faith and freedom.
Pro American Exceptionalism. (America as the light of freedom and economic opportunity in a dark world)
Pro Israel (Specifically thanked them for bombing Iraq’s nuclear reactor and later Syria’s nuclear program)
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If Perry lacked the ability to be electable, then he would not have set a record for consecutive Gubernatorial terms in a state as difficult to govern as the state of Texas.
[Perry: Those darn chickens!......ya cant feed em, and you cant defeat em! ]
LOL! But they sure do fry up nice on top of the stove!
There is a huge difference between a state election and a national election. Despite all the propaganda the truth about perry’s left wing positions is coming through.
I’ve heard him say these words and watched him act on them for over 10 years. He means them and understands them.
I posted some of this on my blog yesterday at http://wingright.org/2011/10/05/rick-perrys-record-on-border-security/
Here's what Perry said about amnesty in "Fed Up!"
We can have all the immigration debates we want, but Americans are demanding that the border be secured first.
We have already been burned once by false promises of border security in exchange for tying security to other aspects of the immigration debate. President Regan, in 1986, signed the immigration reform and control act, which legalized close to 3 million undocumented immigrants. The law was supposed to be a comprehensive solution with provisions intended to clamp down on border security. These provisions were never enforced, and the subsequent explosion in illegal crossings has resulted in some 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States today an estimated 1.8 million illegal immigrants are currently residing in Texas, compared with 1.1 million in 2000. In ten years, that represents an increase of 54 percent or 70,000 persons each year coming to our state illegally. Today, the Pew Hispanic Center estimates than about one in ten people born in Mexico live in the United States. And all of this has occurred outside the system and to the disadvantage of others who have been waiting in line for many years. There are literally millions of people waiting to get into the country legally. p. 118-119
and . . .
A grand, bipartisan compromise on immigration similar to the failed 1986 law was attempted in both 2006 and 2007. In the end, the bill died, largely because the American people had been to this before. According to an ABC News poll taken in the heat of the debate in 2007, two-thirds of Americans did not believe Congress was serious about controlling illegal immigration.
Now, the current administration willfully refuses to enforce the laws on the books. While President Bush didnt do as much as I had hoped, his administration did step up workplace enforcement, reducing the enticement for illegal immigration. President Obama on the other hand, has reversed course. He also has intentionally undermined one of the few successful measures the federal government has implemented. Section 287 (g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows the deputization of local law enforcement after training from federal authorities so that they may process illegal immigrants detained in the course of law enforcement activities for removal. This program simply allows local officials to aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the application of our laws
Bowing to pressure from interest groups in favor of unchecked illegal immigration, the Obama administration has instead issued new requirements intended to curtail the program by making it more expensive, among other things. So the Federal government is now manipulating successful programs to stop willing local jurisdictions from doing the federal governments job themselves. pp122-123
(Referring to the explanation about 287 (g) at http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/03/time-to-stop-the-rush-for-amnesty-immigration-reform )
Perry, Rick (2010-11-15). Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington Little, Brown and Company. Kindle Edition.
Thank you for the site information.
Well he needs to be groomed and obvious even he sees this as he secluded himself and his handlers to a mountain retreat to "learn how to debate".
I don't think he understands that what 'he thinks' worked for Texas will not work for the country. He'll continue to state the border needs to be "secured"....rather than "closed".... this to protect the interests of Texas companies and the cheap labor agenda for the "community" he and Mexico have going on at the border. Perry will simply use verbage that "sounds" otherwise to the uniformed.