Skip to comments.Dr. Jack Wheeler - The 10th Amendment Argument For Rick Perry
Posted on 08/17/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT by dennisw
"Rick Perry. I think he would slice Obama up like shredded pork and have him for a Texas barbeque."
"Well, to start with, Perry is a man's man, while Obama is a metrosexual, a girlie-man. Perry is 100% American, Obama is 100%... Something else. In 2008, the energy and passion was pro-Obama; in 2012, the energy and passion will be anti-Obama, which Perry could personify as he'll go for Obama's jugular like Romney could never do.
"But there's another reason why I'm excited about Perry that is far more fundamental than all of this, even the economy. The only possible way I see to truly cut the federal government down to size, is for the states via the 10th Amendment to do the cutting, to take chunks of power away from it. A President Perry would be uniquely positioned to lead his fellow Republican governors in a crusade to do this."
"That is a very interesting and persuasive argument - the best I've heard for Perry," I mused. "Perry, as the most successful sitting governor in the country and chairman of the Republican Governors Association, would naturally focus his campaign on the success of states with Republican governors like him..."
We began ticking them off: Christie in New Jersey, McDonnell in Virginia, Kasich in Ohio, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Rick Snyder in Michigan, Rick Scott in Florida, Mitch Daniels in Indiana, Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, Nikki Haley in South Carolina, Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania - 29 out of 50 now.
"... And focus by contrast on the failure of states with Dem governors, like California, Illinois, and Minnesota. He'd bring all these GOP govs, his current colleagues, into a lead campaign role, and make 10th Amendment freedom of states from Washington control a major campaign theme."
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Very interesting and worth reading. Maybe this is why Rove and other Republican liberals hate Rick Perry. The 10th Amendment...using it to limit Washington’s power and taxation of the various states
AS usual, Jack Wheeler is RIGHT ON!
BIG Jack Wheeler/To the Point News BUMP!!!!
Like Edwin Edwards said, the only way he would lose the election is if they found him in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
Given Obama’s approval rating of 26% I think anyone “could slice Obama up like shredded pork and have him for barbeque.”
This is no time for party politics as usual. We need to field the very best Conservative to head the ticket. Perry is big government/globalist RINO. His record belies his election year rhetoric.
I just got done watching the speech of his on YouTube and it's excellent. Kind of long (18 minutes), but worth it.
Rick Perry: The Left Is “Never Going To Like Us, So Let's Stop Trying To Curry Favor With Them”
You don't know how long I've been waiting to hear a Conservative finally say that!!! I remember the incredible frustration I felt when President Bush wouldn't stick up for himself, and then seeing members of the house get the same treatment from Reid and Pelosi. Grrrr...... Hearing Gov Perry the past week has been wonderful. Finally someone who will stand up for what they believe and call the left out on the lies and deceptions.
Sorry for hijacking.
Not in Texas. Those bad boys use cow meat, right?
You sure Jack wrote this?
As a subscriber to Jack’s forum “To The Point News” I didn’t recall it being written and can’t find it on his site.
Can’t imagine he’d write something and not put it on his site.
I keep seeing people here call Perry a RINO, yet the positions of his I’ve seen so far all appear to be pretty solidly conservative. What is it that makes you call him a RINO?
The only problem with his list of Republican governors is that Kasich and Walker have very low approval ratings in their states.
That’s right. Texas barbecue is beef.
Perry is a politician. I have never met him, but his parents live 15 miles from me. I know them and they are long time residents of Haskell County where I live. Their ancestors moved here in 1887, I am told. Some of my ancestors moved to this county in 1889. Other of my ancestors were born in Texas during the Republic.
I have my differences with some of Rick’s actions, but he is no Lib and has always been a fiscal conservative.
But most important, Rick Perry is a Texan. That is something that is important.
“Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Mind, Heart and Attitude.” It goes something like this: “Leave us alone to live our lives in peace and we will get along fine, if that is not satisfactory, we will deal with it.”
It is an authentic article, Vendome. It was published right after Jack’s trip to England for the unveiling of the Reagan statue in London. This article was published on Thursday, July 7. You can read it here: http://www.tothepointnews.com/content/view/4588/2/
I can live with a Tea Party Congress and a President Perry. The Texas Lege checked Perry’s more rhinoish tendencies and furthered his better impulses. Let’s make the future of the USA look more like Texas, and less like Chicago! Perry for Pesident, Tea Partiers for Congress! My motto: VOTE HOBBIT! Rebellion is brewing, as Jim Rob says.
The governor in Texas is largely a ceremonial position that signs bills. In fact, it’s the weakest governor position in the country. The Lt. Governor is the real power in Texas and this is by design. Perry will need to overcome this with much more than talk.
I completely missed that article.
I don’t remember it.
Dr. Jack Wheeler ping.
If the 10th Amendment was ever really enforced, about 85% of the Federal Government would go away.
RINO’s like true leftist understand that many of their phlophicy goals of statism are only possible in a world where the Federal Government has practically boundless powers to impose upon we the people.
They know as even the German socialist now admit that it is impossible to socially engineer a population and economy when folk can simply get up and leave your domain of authority.
It is the useful idiots that don’t know this, nor would they accept their ideology if they did know that it ultimately came down to force folk to follow the will of Government(political leaders) rather then their own.
That is the dirty little secrete of Marxism. Its not about uplifting the poor, or liberating the so called “working class” its about enslaving them all to the State!
We can beat them practically by exposing this truth but not directly as their “useful idiots” will not listen to us.
Instead we can do that best by forcing them into a situation in which they must admit to it. This was the one political victory Kennedy got with the Berlin Wall, an otherwise practical defeat.
Under federalism Liberals will be unable to erect their own Berlin Wall and the very fact that they would try is proof enough that theirs is a totalitarian ideology to its core.
My pleasure. My own view is that no matter who becomes federal President,
Tea Party candidates must be elected to as many offices at as many levels of government as possible. A hypertrophic obsession with the federal presidency at this time is self-defeating. Our side needs to have a broader focus. The government must be peopled with as many Tea Party conservatives as possible.
Next, we’ve got to get someone who will talk about the federal reserve. Perry at least showed awareness of a problem in this area with his remarks on “helicopter Ben’s” printing press treason. .
Then, our trade policies with foreign countries need a total overhaul. The “Free trade” ideology has morphed into a national suicide pact. Trump was right on this particular point (and looking back, so was Perot and even Paddie Buchanan). I doubt that Trump would stoop to become Commerce Secretary, but someone like Thad McCotter might (Jack is also a McCotter fan). If we can get these issues on the table, we might have just enough time, with the grace of God, to get our national finances in some semblance of order.
A Tea Party Congress and a Pres Perry won’t be a cure-all. Even with the ideal people in office, I expect we’ll have to lock horns with our preferred candidates at some point, just as we did during the amnesty dust up in 2007. Nevertheless, those are battles we can win and I can live with that. I don’t see things playing out any other way given the current array of forces.
It’s getting late in the day to wait on people with “great potential.” We need a concrete person who’s in the game and can deliver results. Freedom still lives, but the socialist twilight is gathering.
RINOdom is POLITICAL IN NATURE, not IDEOLOGICAL.
Leftwingtard is sufficient to cover the non-conservative types. In fact, we have so terribly many words for Leftwingtards already that it'd be a shame to waste RINO on the pukes.
The first use of the term RINO on Free Republic on September 25, 2001 ~ the oldest date I could find ~ was in terms of partisan politics and involved a former Democrat office holder. Only later did anyone misuse it to mean Leftwingtard.
But if you want an ideological reason for questioning his Republican credentials, he's been soft on Illegals. That's one of those make or break things these days.
Oh, yeah, and dry up the Lake.
Go to an Aggie Football Game and see those Yell Leaders...it’s nothing like your girlie cheerleaders. These are strong young men...nothing prissy about them. Since, you obviously have no clue what Yell Leaders at A&M are like...your statements are rather silly when us Texans or Aggies read them.
That sounds about right. *smile*
I looked for your names on this thread so I’d not ping you. If you’ve been pinged, and have read this sorry. IF not it is an excellent article everyone should read by Dr. Jack Wheeler.
I think you’re the one who pointed me to “To the Point” because I was looking for sources for Dr. Wheeler the other day. Thank you, I’ve subscribed over there.
BS. He has warts but is far from being a RINO. See post 31 at the link. That is not the record of a RINO.
Do your own research and don't rely on people with an agenda. (or who support other candidates)
Perry was Lieutenant Governor before he became Governor for 11 years.
It might have been me. Jack is quite a guy. A well rounded guy. Has climbed mountains and been all over the world
The Governor is not “soft on illegals.”
He has stated over and over that not one thing we do will make a “hill of beans” difference until we secure the border, get the feds to stop dumping illegals both in our State and just at the border.
You need to clean up your act ~
As I said, The Governor is not soft on illegals.
He has stated over and over that not one thing we do will make a hill of beans difference until we secure the border, get the feds to stop dumping illegals both in our State and just at the border.
More from my blog:
Governor Rick Perry is for border control and has the record to prove it:
Governor Perry has always advocated for boots on the ground at the border, but has been unable to get the Feds to send the manpower. Hes advocated letting the military practice the use of unmanned Predator aircraft along our border ("Theyve gotta practice somewhere.)
There are National Guard troops on the Border. Perry has repeatedly asked for more and recently won approval for the 1200 (we only got about 250) that have been deployed to stay longer. Read this news report from a year ago.
As a direct result of the Governor alerting the Texas Republican Congressman about Obamas plan to remove the National Guard after less than 6 months, we'll have them longer. News report, here, from last August about the extension.
More, here http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://wingright.org/2011/08/06/perry-palin-fish-or-cut-bait/
Watch and listen to Governor Perry talking with Greta van Susteren about the border. boots on the ground, and the problems with the fence. (You can see and hear the Texas Ranger helicopters in the background.)
He created the Ranger Recon force, sending 150 Texas Rangers (one riot, one Ranger) to the border along with helicopters and Texas Guardsmen. He demanded and got National Guard and two unmanned drones. He got the National Guard deployment extended beyond the original 6 months. Unfortunately, Texas only got 1/4 of the Guardsmen and of the drones.
Texas (with our costs from the ICE detention center detainees being dumped in the State by Homeland security, support of Katrina refugees, our natural disasters like Ike, wildfires, and tornadoes) is expected to pay for our own Guard if we want them here after September.
Texas has spent $200 million a year on the cost of jailing illegal aliens that the feds bring here. Weve spent $79 million of our own Texas tax funds on troops, helicopters.
The Legislature refused to fund his virtual border, so he used money from the Governors discretionary fund. In some cases, local sheriffs and cities refused to cooperate.
Heres an article from January of this year showing resistance from border Sheriff Wiles.
Hey, One Ranger, One Sheriff, One Prisoner!~
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