Tuesday, April 14, 2009

“You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas”

I've had my beefs with Govenor Rick Perry over the years, especially with toll roads. But he redeemed himself today.

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“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.”

A number of recent federal proposals are not within the scope of the federal government’s constitutionally designated powers and impede the states’ right to govern themselves. HCR 50 affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal government.

It also designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.

HCR 50 is authored by Representatives Brandon Creighton, Leo Berman, Bryan Hughes, Dan Gattis and Ryan Guillen.

To view the full text of the resolution, please visit:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HC00050I.htm.


Right on..Right on!!! You tell 'em Rick. It is about time some politician grew some onions and told the federal government to stuff it up their collective asses. My only problem now is who to vote for in 2010 if Kay Bailey Hutchison runs against him. Damn.

UPDATE VIDEO GOODNESS:

And he did it all without the use of a tele-prompter.

9 comments:

Paul said...

I hope Texas sparks a trend. We need more states throughout the midwest and south to declare sovereignty, followed by outright secession. It's time to take our lives back!

Hammer said...

Hell yeah.

H2o said...

Would onions be the same as balls?? ;0)

kerrcarto said...

Cha-ching H2O wins the prize!

SuperGurl said...

no debate, kay bailey voted for stimulus one, despite the overwhelming cries not to. she then went on tv to tell us we just didn't understand. as you can tell, i haven't had one use for the %itch since.

rush is playing the perry soundbites today...Amen!

Jackie D said...

God Bless Texas.

CharlieDelta said...

Badass dude! Hannity and Savage interviewed him today and that dude is one badass motherfucker! You wanna trade him for the Governator? We need all the help we can get...

Graumagus said...

I need to get the everloving hell out of Illinois.

red collar said...

Gov. Perry has balls. I like balls.

God bless Texas. Enjoy those tea parties, people.