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Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity. ---->>>

Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives, our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up! ---->>>

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California.

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California.

The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong.

The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong.

You know, to preserve our job-friendly climate the Texas legislature didn't raise taxes this last legislative session while balancing their budget and maintaining their reserves - and might I add that our budget leaves $6 billion dollars in a rainy day fund? ---->>>

But it wasn't until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130's all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.

But it wasn't until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130's all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it's going to cost us and cost us a lot. ---->>>

We do not have to accept our current circumstances. We will change them. We are Americans. That's what we do. ---->>>

There's places where a secure fence will work, and that strategic type fencing will work. But the idea that people can easily just stand up and say 'let's just build a fence' and be done with it and wipe our hands, and it's going to secure the border, that's not reality. ---->>>

I want you to answer this question: Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Think about that. ---->>>

Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. ---->>>

I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream. ---->>>

It is time to let America be America again. To return freedom to the people. To stand on our founding principles and reject the cynical politics of the Nanny State. ---->>>

Aggies have a really interesting way of admitting defeat. We've never been outscored. We just ran out of time. ---->>>

When it comes to conservative social issues, it saddens me when sometimes my fellow Republicans duck and cover in the face of pressure from the left. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let's quit trying to curry favor with them. ---->>>

I think Barack Obama is a socialist. I think he cares for his country - don't get me wrong about that - but I think he truly misunderstands what this country was based upon, the values that America was based upon, which was free enterprise and having the ability to risk your capital and having a chance to have a return on your investment. ---->>>

When a criminal breaks into your home I'll let the liberals call the lawyer. I'm going to call Smith & Wesson. ---->>>

Armed and law-abiding citizens are a greater deterrent to violent crime than 1,000 laws passed by Congress. ---->>>

In the myopic world of the liberals, guns are responsible for evil instead of the perpetrator of evil. But criminals are not bound by our laws. That's what makes them criminals. ---->>>

As Americans, we don't see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility. ---->>>

The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption. ---->>>

The liberals think government exists to fix what's wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure. ---->>>

It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel. ---->>>

Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now. ---->>>

I come by my conservatism authentically, not by convenience. And I offer the American people a new direction. ---->>>

I grew up in a house with no running water, 16 miles from the closest place that had a post office. I had a very parochial view of the world. ---->>>

When I make a vow to God, then I would suggest to you that's even stronger than a handshake in Texas. ---->>>

As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn't first earned through the sweat and toil of one of our citizens. ---->>>

I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek. Doesn't have a zip code. It's too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of Texas. We grew dryland cotton and wheat, and when I wasn't farming or attending Paint Creek Rural School, I was generally over at Troop 48 working on my Eagle Scout award. ---->>>

I don't think Obama understands basic economics. Not economics that work. He may understand some theory that someone in Princeton sat and dreamed up, but it's not working. ---->>>

Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation - not cynicism and combat.

Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation - not cynicism and combat.

It's time to believe again in the potential of private enterprise set free from the shackles of over-bearing federal government. ---->>>

My deal is have a flat, simple tax. And - Americans want - Americans I hope - aspire to be - be wealthy. I hope they aspire to have a better quality of life. And we have this class warfare that's going on now. And I don't agree with that. I'm interested in people getting to work. ---->>>

I don't want to look like Connecticut, no offense, I don't want to look like Oklahoma, I don't want to look like California. I want to be uniquely Texas. And that's not to diss anybody else. ---->>>

To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don't you think it's fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane? ---->>>

We will reverse course on the heavy hand of regulation, discarding Dodd-Frank and any other regulations that advance a political agenda at the expense of jobs and investment on Main Street. ---->>>

You got to have a courageous president to stand up and says, listen, if - if you send a bill to me that spends more money than what we've coming in, I'll veto it. I mean, I'm going to try to work with you the best I can, but I'm going to veto it. ---->>>

Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation. ---->>>

Washington's insatiable desire to spend our children's inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given record debt and left us with far too many unemployed. ---->>>

America's greatness is not found in the size of its government. America's greatness resides in the hearts and the minds of the people. ---->>>

America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech. ---->>>

If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that. He's destroying our economy. I'm a doer, not a talker. ---->>>

What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life. ---->>>

Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don't need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You're doing nothing more than killing jobs. It's a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A. ---->>>

Here is what we know after more than a decade of Republican rule: Texas works. Even 'The New York Times' let it slip into its pages that, 'Texas is the future.' ---->>>

I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. ---->>>

In the rush to become all things to all people, the federal government has lost sight of its core responsibilities. As a result we're stuck in this frustrating paradox where Washington actually neglects things it's clearly supposed to be doing, while interfering in other areas where they are neither welcome nor authorized. ---->>>

And I have a message for the liberals and the defenders of the status quo: we're just getting started. ---->>>

Texas created more jobs in 2008 than the rest of the states - combined. ---->>>

I think every program needs to stand the sunshine of righteous scrutiny. Whether it's Social Security, whether it's Medicaid, whether it's Medicare. ---->>>

Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans. ---->>>

Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits. ---->>>

We want taxpayers, not tax wasters. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Americans want government that is leaner, more efficient, and less intrusive into their personal lives. ---->>>

Every life is precious. ---->>>

I learned that not everyone values life like we do in America, or the rights that are endowed to every human being by a loving God. ---->>>

Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation. ---->>>

Spreading the wealth punishes success while setting America on course for a greater dependency on government. ---->>>

We believe in government involvement that leads to independence: good schools, quality roads and the best health care. ---->>>

We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure. ---->>>

When the good lord calls you home, the government ought not come get your home. ---->>>

Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry. ---->>>

I have no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative reformer, the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement. ---->>>

I've always believed the mission is greater than the man. ---->>>

The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American, and a threat to every private sector job in this country. ---->>>

Who can be against progress, after all? But it's a fraudulent use of the word - because for the Progressive, progress is marked not be how free you are, but how much government can 'do' for you. ---->>>

But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society. ---->>>

In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down. ---->>>

I think you need to have a tax system that basically is flat, fair and simple. And - that you can put on a post card. I mean, even Timothy Geithner could do this one and get it on time. ---->>>

And I think most people in this country want to see a president that's got the courage to say we're going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we're going to get Americans working.

And I think most people in this country want to see a president that's got the courage to say we're going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we're going to get Americans working.

I am going to give the American people a huge helping of unbridled truth: that we can't continue to spend what we are spending, that we can't avoid entitlement reform because we are afraid of third rail politics. ---->>>

Our party cannot be all things to all people. It can't be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let's stop trying to curry favor with them. ---->>>

The foundation for future prosperity is built on the bedrock of good jobs and great schools. We are building a strong foundation one job at a time and one educated Texan at a time. ---->>>

According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class. ---->>>

Being the Republican front-runner was three of the most exciting hours of my entire life. I've come to grips with it, and the only lasting effect is that I refuse to go on a stage that has more than one podium on it. ---->>>

I believe in America. I believe in her purpose and her promise. I believe her best days have not yet been lived. I believe her greatest deeds are reserved for the generations to come. ---->>>

I mean, Dodd-Frank is strangling small community banks. It doesn't make any difference what the interest rate is. They're not - they're not going to loan the money because they can't make any money for one thing plus the cost of compliance. ---->>>

The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace. ---->>>

We had a $10 billion budget deficit when we got here in January of 2003. We cut that budget deficit; we did not raise taxes; we came back in '05, and we had an $8 billion surplus. That's how fast it can happen. ---->>>

We stand up and proudly proclaim that Washington is not our caretaker and we reject a state, in Margaret Thatcher's words, a state that takes too much from us to do too much for us. ---->>>

I supported Arizona's immigration law by joining in that lawsuit to defend it. Every day I have Texans on that border that are doing their job. ---->>>

I'm all about job creation. That's what I've done for ten years as the governor of Texas, and that's what I'm focused on. ---->>>

Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility. ---->>>

You see, as Americans we're not defined by class, and we will never be told our place. What makes our nation exceptional is that anyone, from any background, can climb the highest of heights. ---->>>

I'm worried about that man or woman sitting around - the coffee table tonight or in their kitchen talking about how are we going to get to work. How are we going to have the dignity to take care of our family. ---->>>

I happily cling to my guns and my God, even if President Obama thinks that that is a simpleminded thing in his elitist heart. ---->>>

I know something. America is not broken, Washington, D.C. is broken. ---->>>

Our view is that individuals and families can govern their lives better than bureaucrats. ---->>>

Page one of any economic plan to get America working is to give a pink slip to the current resident in the White House. ---->>>

Admit it America - 2008 was our national 'oops' moment! ---->>>

In America, the people are not subjects of government, the government is subject to the people. ---->>>

It is through states that the American people get the job done every day, often in spite of a deeply flawed bureaucratic federal government. ---->>>

It's time to bring tough medicine to Washington. No longer will policy be set by K Street, it will be dictated by Main Street. ---->>>

Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government. ---->>>

We can't have deficit spending in Texas. You have to balance your budget every two years. ---->>>

I didn't say I was running, did I? ---->>>

Let's make what Americans buy. Buy what Americans make. And sell it to the world. ---->>>

Let's stop this American downward spiral. ---->>>

My hope is that that person will come forward that can win the presidency that we can all get behind. ---->>>

Obama is a president, who I think is anti-jobs. ---->>>

Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women. ---->>>

We cannot afford four more years of this misguided socialist policies from President Obama and his administration. ---->>>

We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual's right to build a business. ---->>>

This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area. ---->>>

President Obama's call for nearly a half-trillion dollars in more government stimulus when America has more than $14 trillion in debt is guided by his mistaken belief that we can spend our way to prosperity. ---->>>

It is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we're taking our future back from the grips of central planners who would control our healthcare, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micro-manage our lives. ---->>>

Texas has long been known as the nation's largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation's leading energy innovator. ---->>>

We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope. ---->>>

I disagree with the concept that somehow or another we're going to pack up 10, to 12, to 15 million people and ship them back to the country of origin. That's not going to happen. ---->>>

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Born: 03-04, 1950
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James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior to his cabinet position, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W (wikipedia)