Perry v. Paul

Rick Perry as a presidential candidate<o:p></o:p>
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Rick Perry’s Record as Governor<o:p></o:p>
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/6984-rick-perrys-texas-record<o:p></o:p>
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Rick Perry and the Trans <st1:State w:st=“on”><st1:place w:st=“on”>Texas</st1:place></st1:State> Corridor<o:p></o:p>
It would have used Imminent Domain to seize rural farmland for multi-lane tolled highways, rail and utility lines. Perry and the Texas Department of Transportation gained legislative approval in 2003. The state gave the contract for building to the Spanish based Cintra, while <st1:State w:st=“on”><st1:place w:st=“on”>Texas</st1:place></st1:State> citizens would still have to pay tolls for these roads. Only backlash from rural Republicans led to this being a hot button issue in the Republican State Party meetings of 2004, 2006, and 2008, which defeated the measure.<o:p></o:p>
http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-perry-and-the-trans-texas-corridor/<o:p></o:p>
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http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2011/08/12/rick_perrys_nafta_superhighway_problem<o:p></o:p>
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Rick Perry and Gardasil<o:p></o:p>
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Largest tax increase in <st1:State w:st=“on”><st1:place w:st=“on”>Texas</st1:place></st1:State> history<o:p></o:p>
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/8714-rick-perry-and-the-largest-tax-hike-in-texas<o:p></o:p>
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Rick Perry and support of TARP, stimulus packages and bailouts<o:p></o:p>
Rick Perry, as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association teamed with Governor Manchin, the Democratic Governors Association chairman in a letter urging Congress to pass an economic recovery plan. The letter can be viewed here.http://texasweekly.com/files/DGARGA%20Reid.pdf This letter was cited by Nancy Pelosi to show support for the $700 billion bailout in 2008. In addition to urging Congress to pass the bailouts, state spending and general revenue spending increased dramatically while the state debt doubled while Perry was the governor of <st1:place w:st=“on”><st1:State w:st=“on”>Texas</st1:State></st1:place>. $131 million of taxpayer money was spent on the Tran Texas Corridor and $4 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent on border cameras, both of which are unfinished projects. <CITE>www.quorumreport.com/downloadit.cfm?DocID=8485<o:p></o:p></CITE>
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http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/sam-blumenfeld/8637-rick-perry-the-new-bulldozer-on-the-block<o:p></o:p>
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http://www.nhteapartycoalition.org/tea/2011/06/23/rick-perry/<o:p></o:p>
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[COLOR=#800080]http://www.unelected.org/rick-perry-fiscally-irresponsible (used $22 billion is federal stimulus money)<o:p></o:p>[/COLOR]
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Rick Perry and the <st1:State w:st=“on”>Texas</st1:State> <st1:City w:st=“on”><st1:place w:st=“on”>Enterprise</st1:place></st1:City> Fund<o:p></o:p>
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/8479-rick-perry-and-the-texas-enterprise-fund<o:p></o:p>
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Overall concerns and reasons for conservatives to not support Perry<o:p></o:p>
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Bilderberg draws scrutiny<o:p></o:p>
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A true conservative candidate<o:p></o:p>
Ron Paul supported going to war against Al-Qaeda, voted for it, and introduced legislation constitutional letters of Marque and Reprisal. However, he does not support nation building, going to war without the congressional declaration and consent of Congress or going to war when there is no imminent threat to the <st1:place w:st=“on”><st1:country-region w:st=“on”>United States</st1:country-region></st1:place>. He has received more monetary support from military personnel than any other candidate. He has supported veterans by fighting for fair treatment of them when they return from combat. He has delivered more than 4,000 babies, convinced many women considering abortion to have their babies, is pro-life and twice introduced pro-life legislation, which would define life as beginning at conception, nullify Roe v. Wade, and place abortion on a state level, where federal courts would have no jurisdiction, thus giving the states a better chance of overturning abortion laws. He has never voted for legislation which would compromise constitutional rights, never voted for economic legislation balanced budget, never voted to raise the debt ceiling, never voted for a tax increase, never voted for a congressional pay increase, and does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program. He is committed to the Constitution and to the people. His records of voting and introduced legislation are consistent and match his rhetoric.<o:p></o:p>
[COLOR=#3b5998]Veterans for Ron Paul[/COLOR]**
*“Many politicians talk about honoring our veterans and their sacrifices. Yet so often the rhetoric obscures the reality that the federal government treats veterans badly. Congress wastes billions of dollars on countless unconstitutional programs, but fails to provide adequately for the men and women who carry out the most important constitutional function: national defense. Any nation willing to ask its men and women to risk their lives serving overseas must also be willing to fulfill the promises that were made to them when they enlisted in our country’s service. We cannot provide adequate care with a VA that is run like the IRS.” *Ron Paul


****Instead of acting as the world’s policeman, Dr. Paul believes we should enact a constitutional foreign policy that would respect our Constitution, protect our troops, and strengthen our national defense. And when the <st1:country-region w:st=“on”><st1:place w:st=“on”>United States</st1:place></st1:country-region> must go to war, Congress should declare war as the Constitution mandates. We should provide our military forces with all the tools they need to fight, win, and return home to their families and communities. Ron Paul would stop engaging <st1:country-region w:st=“on”><st1:place w:st=“on”>America</st1:place></st1:country-region> in trillion-dollar, budget-draining foreign occupations or nation-building. And he would guarantee our troops aren’t used to fulfill the United Nations’ mandates. **Our men and women aren’t just toy soldiers to be sent in harm’s way on a whim. They are mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who deserve to be treated properly by their own government. <o:p></o:p>
http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/jack-kerwick/8751-ron-paul-why-a-top-tier-candidate-is-ignored-by-republicans<o:p></o:p>

If you want Paul to get the nomination, why don’t you just promote all the good things he has done instead of bad-mouthing his opponent? The “anyone but” tactic never works. Of course, I realize that’s not quite what you’re saying, but it is akin to it.

I completely agree. In the primaries, the focus should be on the positives of the candidate by the candidate or their supporters. I can’t stand when they go negative during the debates and primaries as I believe the negative should be left for the general election, and even then should not be the prime focus of attention.

The only reason I posted this is because my in laws are big Perry supporters and couldn’t understand why my wife and I were not. When I sent them some stuff on the Gardasil and Trans Texas Corridor, I cited some bi-partisan sites which were focussing on the Trans Texas Corridor, a few conservative sites, and one site which a member of this site and Etherzone posted somewhere else. This particular link was left of center, but cited some conservatives for their article as well as public record websites. My in laws dismissed what I sent as liberal sites and wanted conservative sites. Therefore, I looked up some stuff on conservative sites regarding Rick Perry and why he isn’t the best choice for conservatives.

I felt bad about doing it, because as I stated, I feel the primary season is not the time or place or opponent for going negative. I started off not particularly being anti-Perry, but I found a lot more than I expected and ended up being pretty disappointed in him. As I sent the email, I thought I would also post it on here as it may assist others in making a choice on who to support. I feel people can take it or leave it, but the reading is interesting if nothing else.

For the record, I still feel supporters of every candidate have a common enemy in Obama and the main goal is to give him his two months notice in November of 2012. Although I am disappointed in Perry, I will support him if he gets the nomination and runs against Obama.

http://www.republicanoperative.com/forums/f16/17-things-critics-saying-about-perry-32438/

This topic has been addressed earlier in this forum, and I think adequately explained. I have lived in West Texas for almost thirty years. Rick Perry has now been governor since Bush became president. Although I have not agreed with his all the time, I have not been worried about what he would do as governor. I have noticed that some people really dislike him, but it is impossible to please everyone. He seems to have strong opinions and doesn’t always easily change his mind. But he can and does change his mind. It seems impossible to get the present inhabitant of the White House to change or the really care about anything.

I don’t dislike Ron Paul, but I think he is too old and doesn’t have a chance of winning. The only thing I really care about is having a Republican elected next time. Because of all the attention Rick Perry is getting, I feel that the press sees him as serious contender. I cannot say the same for Ron Paul.

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