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Posted on 10/29/2011 12:24:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Presidential candidate Rick Perry praised the legislators working to overturn New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law last night in Manchester.
"As conservatives we believe in the sanctity of life. We believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage," Perry said. "And I applaud those legislators in New Hampshire who are working to defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, realizing that children need to be raised in a loving home by a mother and a father.
As he spoke at the annual banquet for Cornerstone Action, a conservative advocacy group, Perry sought to set himself apart from others in the field as a candidate with an unwavering pro-life background.
"For some candidates . . . the issue of life is a slogan for the campaign. It's how to get some votes," he said. "To me it's about an enduring principal that innocent human life should be protected in all forms and at all stages of life."
As he addressed the nearly 450 in attendance last night, Perry said that as governor of Texas he supported the requirement of parental consent for minors seeking abortions, helped ban third-trimester abortions and signed a budget that pulled funding from Texas Planned Parenthood.
"Unfortunately this current administration has since provided one million dollars in federal grant money to Planned Parenthood in direct conflict with this state's policies. And the bottom-line is this: If you want to stop Washington's many violations of the 10th Amendment . . . then we must make President Obama a one-term president," Perry said, eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd.
Much of Perry's speech centered on the tax plan he unveiled Tuesday, which would allow Americans to either remain on the current system or opt for a 20 percent flat tax. The plan, which the campaign has dubbed "Cut, Balance, and Grow," also includes personal accounts for social security as well as sweeping reductions to spending.
"That little plan I just shared with you doesn't force the Granite State to expand your tax footprint, if you know what I mean. Like a 9 percent expansion," Perry said with a laugh, referencing candidate Herman Cain's tax plan, which includes a 9 percent sales tax.
Bruce Reeves of Manchester said after Perry's remarks that the governor's stance on issues like abortion and gay marriage have fully informed his decision to support him for president.
"It's more instinct. I think it's from his heart. . . . His issues are really derived from his own belief system," Reeves said. "It's not something he's adopted to meet a certain political point."
Earlier yesterday Perry officially entered the New Hampshire primary by filing for the race at the Secretary of State's office.
[snip] Dynamic Tax Score for RickPerry.org, Inc. Proposal:
Based on the higher GDP estimates forecast by the dynamic scoring exercise, the Perry proposal will not only lead to an increase in overall economic activity and jobs, but will also lead to higher federal revenues in the long term. In fact, the analysis suggests that revenues could be as much as $406.8 billion higher than under the static model by 2020, and could be as high as 19.5 percent of GDP. The dynamic score of the proposal suggests that lower flatter taxes could generate both more revenue than the current tax code, and significantly more economic growth over time. With increasing demands on the Federal government from growing entitlements, higher pension expenses and interest on the debt, it will be necessary to increase the size of the economy and the tax base in order to generate significantly higher revenues. Table 7 shows how the Perry proposals would do this over a seven year period. [snip] Tax Proposal Score PDF
Rick Perry Gets A Grade on Abortion From Texas Pro-Life Groups The big question in the Republican presidential race is whether or not Texas Gov. Rick Perry will throw his name in the hat for the GOP nomination to face pro-abortion president Barack Obama. If he does, Texas pro-life groups give him high marks.
Governor Rick Perry has always championed the pro-life cause, tirelessly advocating for the sanctity of innocent human life in numerous ways, Texas Right to Life executive director Elizabeth Graham tells LifeNews.com.
Governor Perry has worked alongside Texas Right to Life, helping shepherd our pro-life bills and eagerly supporting our measures, Graham said. As governor of Texas, he has intervened to stop anti-life legislation on a number of occasions, and he has helped clear obstacles when necessary. .
Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted pro-abortion President Barack Obama on pro-life issues "Perry said that, under Obama our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export......."
Perry has pleased pro-life advocates in Texas many times with signing pro-life legislation most recently signing an ultrasound bill allowing women to see them before an abortion and hopefully changing their minds on it. He has been strongly supported by pro-life groups. Perry supported or signed into law the Womens Right to Know Act and the Prenatal Protection Act in 2003, parental consent law in 2005, and funding for alternatives to abortions in 2007 and 2009."
Perry's push for the sonogram bill has fortified his long-standing ties to family values and pro-life groups but it has also made him a target from other circles.
"We would aggressively work to defeat him [Perry], of course," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, which describes itself as non-partisan but typically backs Democrats. Star Telegram
Margaret Carlsons take on Perry She hoping he wont run against Romney, so made an ick list about him including:
This year, Perry signed into law "emergency legislation" forcing a woman seeking an abortion to have a sonogram, after which she'll be told everything about the fetus. And after Texas's anti-sodomy law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, he supported the state legislature's refusal to remove the law from its books and called the justices "nine oligarchs in robes."
Just another right-wing extremist telling we can’t legally marry our favorite Armadillo.
I haven't thought of her in ages. I can't believe anyone cares what she has to say anymore. Has she ever said anything profound, interesting or accurate? She seems like someone who should be writing for one of those free papers with all the coupons (which is where Larry King's pointless 'columns' belonged).
[snip] ....”The longing for the culture of the 60s, the economy of the 50s, and the politics of the 30s is evidence of the lefts failure. No longer able to inspire with a utopian vision of the future, the left has been forced to return to its past. The lefts failure, then, is the rights victory, because a return to the past is what weve been calling for all along.
But which past? Certainly not the lefts. But neither should conservatives indulge in their own nostalgias. What Americans should be trying to recapture is not any particular set of historical social, economic, or cultural conditions but a lost philosophy of government, a missing understanding of politics. In this understanding, the equality that matters is the equal protection of natural rights. The government that levels inequalities of property or condition necessarily intrudes on those rights. Lucky for us, this view of government depends on self-evident truths that are the same in every time and every place.”...[snip]
Amazing...good, but still amazing.
Not me. It’s in the Weekly Standard at the LINK.
Another slick, empty headed politician, veering wildly from one focus group tested buzzword to another.
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Aside: In hotel bar watching football game. About ten men sitting near me who are at hotel for a wedding. Some are from Dallas, some not though they're all Texans. I told them I was from Virginia and I'm just visiting because I love Texas and I enthusiastically support Rick Perry for president. They were happy to hear that! Though I did get some displeased looks when I said that the Cowboys would never win another Super Bowl with Romo as QB!
Also, all Hispanics I've come across have been very polite. I can't imagine what type of people would even 'joke' about electrocuting or shooting them. That is truly sad.