Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gov. Rick Perry is No Jefferson Davis

Peter Morrison is a businessman in Lumberton, TX, who writes a weekly conservative e-letter to which I subscribe. This week's letter is pasted below. Mr. Morrison details the sudden shift in Texas Gov. Rick Perry's stance from a politically "moderate" Republican to one that is more conservative. Perry, a so-called pro-life Christian, supported pro-abort Giuliani for president. How "moderate" is that?

Mr. Morrison attributes this change to Perry's ability to "wake up and smell the coffee". In other words, the governor will change his political views to remain in public office. Specifically, he has recently received much attention for his support of HCR 50, the Texas Sovereignty Bill.

I am not impressed.

As far as I am concerned Rick Perry can never redeem himself from
attempting to force me to have my daughter vaccinated with Gardasil so that he could "scratch the back" of his supporters in the drug industry. But he is going to lead the way in protecting me from the federal government? Ha! I don't think that state sovereignty can protect us from politicians like Rick Perry. It is recognizing Jesus Christ's sovereignty over our lives that will make the difference and only that. Jefferson Davis did, and was willing to suffer for it. . Rick Perry definitely does not.

The Peter Morrison Report

After the most left wing president in history was elected, it was
only a matter of time until widespread resistance to his radical
socialist agenda took shape. Events of the past few weeks have
made it clear that the Obama backlash is finally starting to reach
a kind of critical mass. Thanks to hundreds of thousands of people
just like you, the spirit of freedom and liberty is making a
comeback all across Texas and America. It's not quite 1776 all
over again just yet, and there's still a long way to go, but more
and more Americans are talking openly about their disgust at what's
going on in Washington.

Hundreds of thousands of people all over America turned out on
April 15 at the Tea Party protests. The media at first tried to
ignore the growing movement. When it got too big to ignore, they
began ridiculing it, referring to the protesters as "radical
extremists" and "nuts" who didn't deserve a hearing. Here's how
one writer for the Los Angeles Times put it: "Go to a hobby store.
Buy a scale model of a U.N. One-World-Government Black Helicopter
and a tube of glue. Toss the model kit. Sniff the entire tube of
glue. You're all set for the party."

When even blatant ridicule failed to work, the media resorted to
the last refuge of liberals, branding members of the Tea Party
movement as "racist", supposedly because they're protesting
America's first black president. Several celebrities, pundits and
even a few reporters were so desperate to stop this movement in its
tracks that they resorted to this cheapest of all smear tactics.

Why are they so scared? Why are they working so hard to render
these mass protests null and void? It's because they know just how
powerfully the idea of resistance to tyrannical government appeals
to the average American. It's what our country was founded on, and
deep down, it's still a big part of what being an American means to
most of us. There are still tens of millions of us for whom the
words liberty and freedom aren't just empty political slogans. The
media is acutely aware of that, and are desperately hoping they can
keep the sleeping giant from waking up.

Our own governor, Rick Perry, gave them even more reason to be
worried with remarks he made a few days before the national Tea
Party protests. He came out in favor of HCR 50, the Texas
Sovereignty Bill sponsored by Representatives Leo Berman, Brandon
Creighton and other patriotic Texas legislators. "I believe that
our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its
intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with
the affairs of our state," Gov. Perry said. "That is why I am here
today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our
country to reaffirm the states' rights affirmed by the Tenth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the
letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th
Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and
ultimately strengthen our Union."

Governor Perry and Texas legislators aren't alone in these
sentiments. Already this year, eight other states have also passed
similar amendments seeking to reclaim their state sovereignty,
which has been almost totally usurped by an out of control federal
government. Twenty other states are considering doing so, and
that number will probably continue to grow. Much like the Tea
Party protest movement, the State Sovereignty movement is truly a
grassroots effort. Unlike radical left wing groups like ACORN and
the NAACP, it doesn't have any big corporate backing. It largely
grew out of Ron Paul's Campaign For Liberty and the tireless
efforts of Dr. Paul's supporters. Two years ago, before the
economic crisis, the media had mainstream voters laughing at Ron
Paul as he warned us about the pernicious influence of the Federal
Reserve and massive government debt, but now he looks like a
prophet. A lot of those mainstream voters now share the righteous
anger that fueled the Ron Paul presidential campaign. (For Rep.
Paul's reaction to all this, see here:

It's that anger, along with our activism, that no doubt caused
Governor Perry to wake up and smell the coffee. He's never been
known as a strong conservative; on the contrary, he has actively
worked against some of our interests in the past. He opposed the
presidential campaign of Dr. Paul, his fellow Texan, instead
endorsing the left wing RINO Rudy Giuliani. For years he
spearheaded the efforts to create the Trans Texas Corridor, which
conservatives hated, but big business loved. Now, after years of
striving to be seen as a "moderate" Republican, he's suddenly
starting to sound like the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan. He sees
which way the wind is blowing, and he wants to be out in front.

It's no secret that Governor Perry likely harbors ambitions of
running for president one of these days. He may shoot for the US
Senate first, but his ultimate goal is the White House. He's
paying close attention to the new political mood that's taking
shape in both Texas and the nation and he sees the same thing the
liberal media sees - a groundswell movement of fed up citizens and
taxpayers. He sees average, ordinary Americans from all walks of
life who are outraged at having to bail out multinational
corporations to the tune of nearly a trillion dollars, disgusted at
nothing being done about illegal immigration, and completely
opposed to the radical left wing agenda Obama and the Democrats
want to impose on this country.

Make no mistake - if it weren't for the tireless efforts of
thousands of patriotic Texans just like yourself, Rick Perry would
be singing a different tune right now. He's a politician, and he
wants to stay in politics. The best way to do that is to make sure
you know what the people want. Clearly, Governor Perry is starting
to get the message. The huge defeat of the Trans Texas Corridor,
which was his pet project, was an urgent wake up call. The
grassroots rebellion that brought together hundreds of thousands of
Americans on April 15 was another one. Rick Perry is starting to
understand that if he wants a future in politics, he'd better
become a lot more conservative than he's been in the past. His
turnaround is a remarkable development, one which shows just how
much power we have when we work together. If we keep this energy
and momentum going, there's no limit on what we can accomplish.

Please take the time to send a call and thank the main sponsors in
the House and Senate:

House: Rep. Leo Berman (512) 463-0584
House: Rep. Brandon Creighton (512) 463-0726
Senate: Sen. Robert Nichols (512) 463-0103

Also, please send a fax thanking these individuals for their work
for Texas:







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