Skip to comments.Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions
Posted on 01/16/2013 1:06:20 PM PST by thackney
Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions:
"The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.
"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.
"There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.
"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president."
since you showed it to me first, ping
In other words, Obama just got ‘Rick Rolled’.
I so wish he had been elected President. A huge loss for oir country.
I like my Governor.
Statements like this need to be repeated over and over and over by every conservative, no matter what the subject is. The Left want to play hardball, let's play.
He said the word “evil.” In liberal la la land, there is no evil, no good, no right, no wrong, no free will. He will be ripped to shreds by the left for this.
And he is right.
There ain't a whole lot to be added to that right there.
I wonder if the Republic of Texas is interested in expanding its borders? Annexing a couple of states might well be an avenue of clearing up that issue of sovereignty. I can see the people of several adjoining territories liking this if Gov. Perry continues to support the rights of the people.
I just emailed the Texas website link & the text of the statement to my governor here in NC, suggesting that he issue a similar statement.
I like him too! He can become a resident of Alaska when he’s done down there!
On the heels of Texas announcing the arrest of any Feds coming into Texas to mess with Texans and their guns, Ricks remarks today are a nice punctuation mark.
Very well said.
Our problem is not a matter of law, it is a matter of evil people who violate any and every law.
There ain’t a whole lot to be added to that right there.
Well if he had not had that major brain fart in the debate he might have had a chance albeit a slim one. I know I couldn’t support him after he lost it in the debate. He looked so stupid. Its a shame because he is a decent conservative.
Right On Govenor !!
The Sandy Hook shooter was not a legitimate gun owner. His mother rest her soul left weapons out knowing there was a mental health problem!
The Boy King just let one mentally ill person dictate to the American populas what will control their lives.
0 has no leadership skills but a crazy dead man does!
Corrected to say. the mother knew there was a mental health situation!
Unfortunately, Perry will be too old to be president once Obama leaves office in 2029.
For the young man who murdered so many innocent children and their heroic teachers, the events started not at the school, but when he murdered his own mother by shooting her four times in the head while she lay in bed.
At the school, it took the local police 11 minutes to respond but the killing was over. Each child had been shot from 3 to 11 times.
Please do not insult my intelligence by telling me what law would have prevented this. The magnitude of evil that was manifested took years to develop, and I suspect that his shattered family life was a significant component.
Tellingly, the first law that was passed to insult our intelligence and to insult the rule of law, was in New York State. That state doesn’t call itself “The Empire State” for nothing.
In their finest hour, liberals (er, now “progressives”) are all about finding “root causes”. Clearly this is not their finest hour because not a single feature of New York’s new law addresses shattered family life, as if any state law really could. And this in a state with 769 murders in 2011 but only FIVE of which were by rifle.
Judging by the common themes of progressives everywhere in response to the Sandy Hook School Massacre, it is an excuse to chip away at private firearms ownership and nothing else.
Why do I get the impression that these people are more and more like Gollum every day, spitting and hissing at anyone, any point of fact, any point of logic, or any provision of the Constitution, that gets between them and their ‘Precious’?
Me thinks all these things stand in the way of progressives gaining their ‘Precious’. Me thinks we have seen this before, with Lenin with Stalin and with Pol Pot. Me thinks we had better NEVER allow these people to attain their ‘Precious’, for if history is any guide, the much desired Precious Secular Utopia will be hell on earth.
“the mother knew there was a mental health situation”
And how do you know this?
And you know this how?
A BIG +1!
Oh, but people here sure hated him.
I crtainly will support him in 2016. He is a good conservative and a man of character. Both attributes will sorely needed in the Presidency in 2016.
Keep talking Rick.
“I wonder if the Republic of Texas is interested in expanding its borders? Annexing a couple of states might well be an avenue of clearing up that issue of sovereignty. I can see the people of several adjoining territories liking this if Gov. Perry continues to support the rights of the people.”
If the SEC just let Texas A&M join, maybe they can reciprocate... add the ACC too!
So glad he’s my Governor! Wish he was my President.
Apparently he thought he could function just fine in the debates on pain meds. Oops!
Hey, I love violent video games. I wish people would shut up about them. Did anyone else see that stupid game Lanza played?
Back when we were taught positive values in school, when heroes wore white hats and said “ma’am”, when we sang Christmas Carols in the School gym, before the “don’t put your values on me” crowd took over, we came to school with rifles in our trucks, when shooting after school, no massacres. We were proud to be Americans and certain we were born in the greatest country ever devised.
Now, stripped of those values and fed the values and images and heroes that render most unable to, literally, distinguish between good and evil, this process begins bearing fruit in the most evil manifestations.
What does evil do ? Work to remove our means of defense against itself while continuing to destroy our founding principles. Demonic indeed.
I shur like ur governor better than mine! (moonbeam)
Governor Perry is right. Evil prowls throughout our land, every day, and always has.
I feel that there are likely SOME measures we could take, but in the end, it’s a risk we live with in a free society. We also live with the risk that we’ll be mauled by a bear, run over by a car, or hit by lightning. I think statistically, we have about as much a chance of those things as we do being killed by a random shooter.
And kids die, too, everyday. They die in auto accidents, through accidental everything — in plane crashes, in violent homes, drownings, drug poisonings, through incurable disease, dangerous viruses — and we can’t always stop it.
Risk exists. Evil exists. Sometimes there’s NOTHING we can do about it, except trust in God’s Will for our lives!!
But try to tell that to libs. They want to try and “do something” about every single problem and they actually think they CAN ward off all evil.
Then start filing Federal Civil Rights lawsuits. The Supreme Court opened that door wide.
“Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.”
That is the sheer fact of the matter.
But facts never stop Liberals when they are on a tear.
And the entire Liberal agenda is now infused with the Obama modus-operandi - your ideology comes first, not the truth, so never let a good crisis go to waste; exploit it to advance your ideology, not becuase it solves anything other than advancing your ideoolgy, period.
I haven’t been able to find any comment from our governor, she better speak up real soon. She’s starting to be a disappointment.
Nikki Haley, where are you on this?
I like your governor, too. This country would be on its way to a much better place if he had managed to win the presidency. He’s a good man.
Very cool FR name!
My point was....how does anyone know...she left weapons "out"?????
Were they "out" in plain sight...so the crazy son could see them?
Or were they locked away? But after mom was waxed, he opened up the gun safe?
Or were they in a closet? Under a bed? In a drawer?
You misinterpreted what I meant....
Yes, I knew she knew he had mental problems.
They sure did.
That Being acknowledged by our Declaration of Independence to be Creator and "Divine Providence," and by the First U. S. President to be "the Supreme Ruler of the Universe" only needed Ten Commandments for all people, for all situations, and for all time, and when He came to earth, He summed up those Ten as being only One great law:
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Perhaps if an American President were publicly to acknowledge, as did many previous Presidents, this basic duty of citizens toward each other, emphasizing that the duty is to the Creator and Giver of Life, Liberty, and Rights, then a new tone might be set for youth in the nation.
Were the President of the United States to undertake a national effort to restore the teaching of the ideas of our Declaration of Independence in the schools, emphasizing the Creator-endowed rights and liberties of each individual and their duties and responsibilities as citizens, how might that change the environment in the society?
"Although guided by our excellent Constitution in the discharge of official duties, and actuated, through the whole course of my public life, solely by a wish to promote the best interests of our country; yet, without the beneficial interposition of the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, we could not have reached the distinguished situation which we have attained with such unprecedented rapidity. To Him, therefore, should we bow with gratitude and reverence, and endeavor to merit a continuance of His special favors ~George Washington, 1797 letter to John Adams
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“Oh, but people here sure hated him.”
That’s a fact. We had trolls from DU and slick infiltrators from the Soros group and obuma’s campaign, trashing Perry.
They did their dirty work and are no longer posting on FR, yet we still have a handful of their useful idiots justifying their stupidity.
Compared to Romney, he would have been a great conservative candidate.
I already to move to Texas, kick the crap out of liberals in Austin, Houston, and DFW and then expand the Republics borders to its original size.
As my tag line still notes — Gov. Perry was my candidate for 2012 and will be for 2016.
Where’s the link for that one :)
Gotta read it! :)
As a Texan by choice and an early retired ghetto Yankee firefighter, I had a great experience today. I live in rural Texas and as a licensed AC contrator had to happen upon a call to a retired local Police chief today (a regular customer for the last 5 yrs) just as Obama came on. WOW what a great conversation we had. I don’t think law abiding citizens HERE don’t have to worry.
I told him I’m a veteran and he said I too am. I said,” I doubt fellow American soldiers will move against us.
Google "Bonus Army" and "1967 Detroit Riots" and school yourself, FRiend. To top it off, Google General Boykin's bio and read about his part in Waco.
It's things like that which will open your eyes.