Rick Perry talks a good game, but he's not a small-government guy. He just wants the state government to be able to dictate all the things the federal government shouldn't.
Example One: his attempt to force, by executive order, that every middle school aged girl in Texas be required to take Gardasil, an unproven vaccine of questionable safety. The Texas legislature was in session, and overturned Perry's executive order.
One has to wonder what influence Merck has in the governor's mansion, in order to foist such a controversial program onto Texas schools, especially since the overwhelming public outrage caused the Legislature to overturn in.
I don't disagree with Perry about much, but neither do I trust him.
Perry has also taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the alcohol industry, and denies people the right to choose to use cannabis, a safer alternative to alcohol. According to the non profit, non partisan Followthemoney.org, Perry has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the alcohol industry to support the passing of HB 1199, a bill that makes it easier for alcohol industry front groups to advertise in so called "dry counties."
Yesterday evening I proposed to do a TSA pat-down on a young lady who is not so politically informed. She did NOT know what the TSA pat-down consisted of. When I explained them to her and how I was going to conduct the search in detail she became sexually-aroused in no uncertain terms.
So…From my unique perspective, I would humbly submit that the TSA pat-down IS sexual in nature as it has the ability, in a neutral situation, to illicit a sexual-response.
And indeed the TSA pat-down is a sexual assault. And those conducting it should be charged appropriately.
Interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up. He does talk a good game. He mentioned the US Constitution, but not the Bill of Rights. Perhaps he missed the security of your Person part. I don't know him that well.
Texas in general does not give a damn about the Constitution. It's a right-wing christian enclave, no more beholden to the Constitution than New Jersey or New York, just in opposite matters. If Texas could, they would reinstate Jim Crow laws, and lump gays in with the colored people for good measure.
Perry is tricky…his words were right on, but as Debra Medina pionted out in their first debate this past spring, he was Al Gores Campaign manager in the 80's. He replied…"Like Ronald R…. I now know where I stand, those days are behind me"! 16th and 17th ammendments, he was told what they were while ghost writing his book, he didn't know! His opposition for Governor wanted to end all private property tax…he opposed!
Ron Paul is from Texas! Many of his supporters are from TX! If the BIG Government ever tries to take your guns, most TX farm boys will be there to shoot them on your behalf! Biggoted…a little, GOP-leaning…a little, Palin loving…a little, US loving…A LOT! Not the pure pride of America, but not its worst elament either!
Isn't Geraldo supposed to be a reporter? I find it strange that he says he didn't think there was anything wrong with building 7 collapsing in on itself until he saw the commercial?? Come on..the 911 truthers have been saying that all along. I wonder what the real reason is for his change of heart?