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Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions
Office of the Governor, Texas ^ | January 16, 2013 | Rick Perry

Posted on 01/16/2013 1:06:20 PM PST by thackney

Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions:

"The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.

"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.

"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. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; obamagunpresser; rickperry; rickperryguns; rkba; secondamendment
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1 posted on 01/16/2013 1:06:31 PM PST by thackney
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To: humblegunner

since you showed it to me first, ping


2 posted on 01/16/2013 1:07:28 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

In other words, Obama just got ‘Rick Rolled’.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 1:08:32 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: thackney

I so wish he had been elected President. A huge loss for oir country.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 1:09:12 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: thackney

I like my Governor.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 1:11:12 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: thackney
In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media...

Statements like this need to be repeated over and over and over by every conservative, no matter what the subject is. The Left want to play hardball, let's play.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 1:13:15 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: thackney

He said the word “evil.” In liberal la la land, there is no evil, no good, no right, no wrong, no free will. He will be ripped to shreds by the left for this.
And he is right.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 1:13:33 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is an incurable failure of the mind's ability to think rationally.)
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To: thackney
In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally.

There ain't a whole lot to be added to that right there.

8 posted on 01/16/2013 1:13:57 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: thackney

I wonder if the Republic of Texas is interested in expanding its borders? Annexing a couple of states might well be an avenue of clearing up that issue of sovereignty. I can see the people of several adjoining territories liking this if Gov. Perry continues to support the rights of the people.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 1:21:43 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: thackney

I just emailed the Texas website link & the text of the statement to my governor here in NC, suggesting that he issue a similar statement.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 1:22:28 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: sockmonkey

I like him too! He can become a resident of Alaska when he’s done down there!


11 posted on 01/16/2013 1:23:07 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: humblegunner

On the heels of Texas announcing the arrest of any Feds coming into Texas to mess with Texans and their guns, Ricks remarks today are a nice punctuation mark.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 1:24:23 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: thackney
Well said, Governor.

Very well said.

Our problem is not a matter of law, it is a matter of evil people who violate any and every law.

13 posted on 01/16/2013 1:26:14 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: humblegunner

There ain’t a whole lot to be added to that right there.

Hooah.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 1:26:45 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: buffaloguy

Well if he had not had that major brain fart in the debate he might have had a chance albeit a slim one. I know I couldn’t support him after he lost it in the debate. He looked so stupid. Its a shame because he is a decent conservative.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 1:28:45 PM PST by plain talk
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To: thackney

Right On Govenor !!


16 posted on 01/16/2013 1:29:55 PM PST by Daryl Dixson (Remember Fast and Furious)
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To: RitaOK

17 posted on 01/16/2013 1:30:17 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: jagusafr

The Sandy Hook shooter was not a legitimate gun owner. His mother rest her soul left weapons out knowing there was a mental health problem!
The Boy King just let one mentally ill person dictate to the American populas what will control their lives.
0 has no leadership skills but a crazy dead man does!


18 posted on 01/16/2013 1:31:14 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: thackney
obp1

RICK ROLLED

19 posted on 01/16/2013 1:34:44 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Conserev1

Corrected to say. the mother knew there was a mental health situation!


20 posted on 01/16/2013 1:37:22 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: buffaloguy

Unfortunately, Perry will be too old to be president once Obama leaves office in 2029.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 1:38:19 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: thackney

For the young man who murdered so many innocent children and their heroic teachers, the events started not at the school, but when he murdered his own mother by shooting her four times in the head while she lay in bed.

At the school, it took the local police 11 minutes to respond but the killing was over. Each child had been shot from 3 to 11 times.

Please do not insult my intelligence by telling me what law would have prevented this. The magnitude of evil that was manifested took years to develop, and I suspect that his shattered family life was a significant component.

Tellingly, the first law that was passed to insult our intelligence and to insult the rule of law, was in New York State. That state doesn’t call itself “The Empire State” for nothing.

In their finest hour, liberals (er, now “progressives”) are all about finding “root causes”. Clearly this is not their finest hour because not a single feature of New York’s new law addresses shattered family life, as if any state law really could. And this in a state with 769 murders in 2011 but only FIVE of which were by rifle.

Judging by the common themes of progressives everywhere in response to the Sandy Hook School Massacre, it is an excuse to chip away at private firearms ownership and nothing else.

Why do I get the impression that these people are more and more like Gollum every day, spitting and hissing at anyone, any point of fact, any point of logic, or any provision of the Constitution, that gets between them and their ‘Precious’?

Me thinks all these things stand in the way of progressives gaining their ‘Precious’. Me thinks we have seen this before, with Lenin with Stalin and with Pol Pot. Me thinks we had better NEVER allow these people to attain their ‘Precious’, for if history is any guide, the much desired Precious Secular Utopia will be hell on earth.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 1:39:41 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: thackney

Excellent statement!


23 posted on 01/16/2013 1:40:40 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Conserev1

“the mother knew there was a mental health situation”

And how do you know this?


24 posted on 01/16/2013 1:43:35 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Conserev1
His mother rest her soul left weapons out knowing there was a mental health problem!

And you know this how?

25 posted on 01/16/2013 1:47:43 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: buffaloguy
I so wish he had been elected President. A huge loss for our country.

A BIG +1!

Oh, but people here sure hated him.

26 posted on 01/16/2013 1:48:10 PM PST by Drew68
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To: thackney

bttt


27 posted on 01/16/2013 1:53:09 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Drew68

I crtainly will support him in 2016. He is a good conservative and a man of character. Both attributes will sorely needed in the Presidency in 2016.

Keep talking Rick.


28 posted on 01/16/2013 1:54:01 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Steamburg

“I wonder if the Republic of Texas is interested in expanding its borders? Annexing a couple of states might well be an avenue of clearing up that issue of sovereignty. I can see the people of several adjoining territories liking this if Gov. Perry continues to support the rights of the people.”

If the SEC just let Texas A&M join, maybe they can reciprocate... add the ACC too!


29 posted on 01/16/2013 1:58:10 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: thackney

So glad he’s my Governor! Wish he was my President.


30 posted on 01/16/2013 2:03:52 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: plain talk

Apparently he thought he could function just fine in the debates on pain meds. Oops!


31 posted on 01/16/2013 2:04:27 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: theBuckwheat

Hey, I love violent video games. I wish people would shut up about them. Did anyone else see that stupid game Lanza played?


32 posted on 01/16/2013 2:11:02 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: wolfman23601; Conserev1; Osage Orange
“the mother knew there was a mental health situation”

And how do you know this?

Because news reports stated that she knew he was having mental/social problems before this happened and she even was thinking about getting him pscyhiatric help...and friends of the family said she was even considering having him admitted to a mental hospital.
EXCLUSIVE: Inside the mind of Newtown killer Adam Lanza; he ‘was like a ghost’
33 posted on 01/16/2013 2:19:36 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: thackney

Back when we were taught positive values in school, when heroes wore white hats and said “ma’am”, when we sang Christmas Carols in the School gym, before the “don’t put your values on me” crowd took over, we came to school with rifles in our trucks, when shooting after school, no massacres. We were proud to be Americans and certain we were born in the greatest country ever devised.

Now, stripped of those values and fed the values and images and heroes that render most unable to, literally, distinguish between good and evil, this process begins bearing fruit in the most evil manifestations.

What does evil do ? Work to remove our means of defense against itself while continuing to destroy our founding principles. Demonic indeed.


34 posted on 01/16/2013 3:29:47 PM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: sockmonkey

I shur like ur governor better than mine! (moonbeam)


35 posted on 01/16/2013 3:32:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Lucky9teen

Governor Perry is right. Evil prowls throughout our land, every day, and always has.

I feel that there are likely SOME measures we could take, but in the end, it’s a risk we live with in a free society. We also live with the risk that we’ll be mauled by a bear, run over by a car, or hit by lightning. I think statistically, we have about as much a chance of those things as we do being killed by a random shooter.

And kids die, too, everyday. They die in auto accidents, through accidental everything — in plane crashes, in violent homes, drownings, drug poisonings, through incurable disease, dangerous viruses — and we can’t always stop it.

Risk exists. Evil exists. Sometimes there’s NOTHING we can do about it, except trust in God’s Will for our lives!!

But try to tell that to libs. They want to try and “do something” about every single problem and they actually think they CAN ward off all evil.


36 posted on 01/16/2013 3:37:59 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: jeffc
The Left want to play hardball, let's play.

Then start filing Federal Civil Rights lawsuits. The Supreme Court opened that door wide.

37 posted on 01/16/2013 3:47:49 PM PST by superloser
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To: thackney

“Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.”

That is the sheer fact of the matter.

But facts never stop Liberals when they are on a tear.

And the entire Liberal agenda is now infused with the Obama modus-operandi - your ideology comes first, not the truth, so never let a good crisis go to waste; exploit it to advance your ideology, not becuase it solves anything other than advancing your ideoolgy, period.


38 posted on 01/16/2013 4:17:06 PM PST by Wuli (uire)
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To: thackney

I haven’t been able to find any comment from our governor, she better speak up real soon. She’s starting to be a disappointment.

Nikki Haley, where are you on this?


39 posted on 01/16/2013 4:23:20 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: sockmonkey

I like your governor, too. This country would be on its way to a much better place if he had managed to win the presidency. He’s a good man.


40 posted on 01/16/2013 4:38:52 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Daryl Dixson

Very cool FR name!


41 posted on 01/16/2013 4:39:26 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Lucky9teen
His mother rest her soul left weapons out knowing there was a mental health problem!

My point was....how does anyone know...she left weapons "out"?????

Were they "out" in plain sight...so the crazy son could see them?

Or were they locked away? But after mom was waxed, he opened up the gun safe?

Or were they in a closet? Under a bed? In a drawer?

You misinterpreted what I meant....

Yes, I knew she knew he had mental problems.

Fair enough?

42 posted on 01/16/2013 4:52:55 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Drew68
people here sure hated him.

They sure did.

43 posted on 01/16/2013 4:53:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: thackney
Thank you for posting the wise words of Gov. Perry. Sadly, the current President's list of 23 is a meaningless political gimmick, lacking substance or meaning.

Just think!

That Being acknowledged by our Declaration of Independence to be Creator and "Divine Providence," and by the First U. S. President to be "the Supreme Ruler of the Universe" only needed Ten Commandments for all people, for all situations, and for all time, and when He came to earth, He summed up those Ten as being only One great law:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Perhaps if an American President were publicly to acknowledge, as did many previous Presidents, this basic duty of citizens toward each other, emphasizing that the duty is to the Creator and Giver of Life, Liberty, and Rights, then a new tone might be set for youth in the nation.

Were the President of the United States to undertake a national effort to restore the teaching of the ideas of our Declaration of Independence in the schools, emphasizing the Creator-endowed rights and liberties of each individual and their duties and responsibilities as citizens, how might that change the environment in the society?

"Although guided by our excellent Constitution in the discharge of official duties, and actuated, through the whole course of my public life, solely by a wish to promote the best interests of our country; yet, without the beneficial interposition of the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, we could not have reached the distinguished situation which we have attained with such unprecedented rapidity. To Him, therefore, should we bow with gratitude and reverence, and endeavor to merit a continuance of His special favors” ~George Washington, 1797 letter to John Adams

For more words of wisdom from the Founders, visit this site, and search through "older entries" as well.

44 posted on 01/16/2013 4:58:47 PM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: Drew68

“Oh, but people here sure hated him.”

That’s a fact. We had trolls from DU and slick infiltrators from the Soros group and obuma’s campaign, trashing Perry.

They did their dirty work and are no longer posting on FR, yet we still have a handful of their useful idiots justifying their stupidity.

Compared to Romney, he would have been a great conservative candidate.


45 posted on 01/16/2013 5:11:21 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Steamburg

I already to move to Texas, kick the crap out of liberals in Austin, Houston, and DFW and then expand the Republics borders to its original size.


46 posted on 01/16/2013 5:17:36 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: MomofMarine

As my tag line still notes — Gov. Perry was my candidate for 2012 and will be for 2016.


47 posted on 01/16/2013 5:19:44 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: RitaOK

Rita,

Where’s the link for that one :)

Gotta read it! :)


48 posted on 01/16/2013 5:28:27 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: thackney

As a Texan by choice and an early retired ghetto Yankee firefighter, I had a great experience today. I live in rural Texas and as a licensed AC contrator had to happen upon a call to a retired local Police chief today (a regular customer for the last 5 yrs) just as Obama came on. WOW what a great conversation we had. I don’t think law abiding citizens HERE don’t have to worry.
I told him I’m a veteran and he said I too am. I said,” I doubt fellow American soldiers will move against us.


49 posted on 01/16/2013 5:35:22 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Undecided 2012
I said,” I doubt fellow American soldiers will move against us.

Google "Bonus Army" and "1967 Detroit Riots" and school yourself, FRiend. To top it off, Google General Boykin's bio and read about his part in Waco.

It's things like that which will open your eyes.

Cheers,

50 posted on 01/16/2013 6:01:21 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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