Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Rick Perry

Posted on February 25, 2010. Filed under: government, Politics | Tags: , , , |


10. The Governor and his team have worked tirelessly to create jobs and improve the working situation for countless Texans.


  • Texas created more private sector jobs than any other state in the nation over the last 10 years and has the lowest unemployment rate among the 10 largest states in the nation.
  • Texas created more jobs last year than all other 49 states combined.
  • This is per the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Report.

9.  Texas is very prosperous in comparison with other states.


  • The Brookings Institute, which is known for being leftist, is admitting the top three economically strongest metro areas and six of the top twenty are in Texas
  • Texas will be “last in, first out” among states battling the recession, although a recovery that has already started will require patience, states Ray Perryman, of The Perryman Group
  • “He has consistently held the line on spending and worked hard to create a low-tax climate that has allowed people in the state of Texas to succeed and thrive. Other states and our nation’s federal government would do well to follow the example Governor Perry has set which has offered a promising and proven alternative to the one-size-fits-all spending mentality embraced by too many leaders in this country.” Said, Grover Norquist,  President of Americans for Tax Reform

8. The Governor promotes traditional and alternative forms of energy.  He is open to all viable solutions in the state.


  • Texas has installed more wind power than any other state and all but four countries and is developing new transmission lines that will move more than 18,000 megawatts across the state – nearly as much as all other states’ current capacity combined.
  • The Governor is against Cap and Trade, which would cripple Texas’ energy sector, irreparably damaging both the state and national economies and severely impacting national oil and gas supplies.

 7. Governor Perry is a fiscal conservative. 


  • Investigation and scrutiny resulting in an endorsement by the Citizens Against Government Waste, one of the leading watchdogs of fiscal conservatism
  • Texas is near the top of all the lists on prosperity
  • He has consistently favored a balanced budget, which can be a challenge in times like these. 

6. Perry was a strong advocate in the implementation of Torte Reform laws in Texas. 


  • Texas reforms limited non-economic damages in medical malpractice litigation, which alone lead to gains of $55.3 billion in spending per year and more than 223,000 jobs.
  • These impacts are responsible for approximately 430,000 individuals having health insurance than would otherwise, and there has been an increase in the number of doctors, particularly in regions which have been facing severe shortages.
  • Peggy Venable, a taxpayer watchdog wrote an important article on torte reform and noted the positive results of the Governor’s stand on torte reform

5.  The Governor is committed to protecting the rights of landowners in Texas.


  • Helped pass the strongest property rights protection in the state’s history through House Joint Resolution (HJR) 14

4. This is the third year in a row that Texas has topped the list for relocation in the US.


  • Allied Van Lines’ 41st Annual Magnet States Report

 3. There is a plan for Texas on how to fight Washington’s attempt to expand the Federal Government.


  • Governor Perry spoke at the Texas Conservative Coalition’s Tenth Amendment Town Hall. The Governor discussed solutions to restore Texas’ constitutional rights and hold Washington accountable for its increasingly intrusive and fiscally irresponsible policies. 
  • Attorney General Greg Abbott spoke at the aforementioned event as well, and confirmed there are many efforts underway, that have been in motion since early 2009. These efforts are specific to state rights and were supported by the other constitutional experts who spoke at this event.
  • The Tenth Amendment Townhall in Plano was a 5 hour educational event to familiarize Texans with the best way to fight the big government.
  • All of the constitutional scholars at the event agreed nullification is not the appropriate tool to use at this time against the attempt to expand the Federal Government, the use of the 10th amendment is the best tool we have given the entire situation.

 2. Governor Perry has focused on the border and put more people and technology to work on the problems at the border.  This is a large problem the Federal Government is ignoring.  People along the border and the experts have acknowledged he is working tirelessly to find ways to protect the people and property of Texas.   


  • Surge Operations. Since 2006, state-funded operations have committed resources to strategic areas.  The result is an average of 65 percent reduction of all crime, including rape, murder, human trafficking and narcotics smuggling in our border communities.
  •  In 2009, the 81st Legislature reapproved funding for border operations. Over $110 million was allocated for the second consecutive session.
  • Transnational Gang Initiative. In response to a rising tide of gang violence in Texas communities, Governor Perry secured funding for enhanced anti-gang efforts all across the state. February, 2009, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. He requested the deployment of an additional 1,000 National Guard soldiers to the Texas-Mexico border.  Gov. Perry reiterated his request and concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama on Aug. 21, 2009.
  • Ranger Recon. Governor Perry launched the Ranger Recon security initiative, utilizing Ranger Reconnaissance Teams to tap the specialized criminal intelligence, and apprehension capabilities of the Texas Rangers Their task is to protect Texans who live in remote areas of the border and whose lives and property are threatened by criminals coming across the border.
  • Requested the federal government reimburse the state of Texas for costs associated with detaining criminals in Texas jails who are undocumented immigrants (This is a huge cost for Texas).

1. Texas is at the top of many lists due to the leadership of Governor Perry.


            Americans for Prosperity Reports: This is what is good in Texas

  • Transparency
  • Lawsuit Reform
  • Balanced State Budget
  • No State Income Tax
  • Top Exporting State
  • Top State for Business
  • Most Fortune 500 Companies
  • Most Job Creation
  • Fastest-Growing State in the Country

The human being is not living that could satisfy every person’s wishes 100% of the time. I do not agree 100% with every decision made or action taken by the Governor.  I do think based on the facts, his leadership and results are undeniable. None of these results happen by accident.  My conclusion after looking at all of the facts is this: his leadership has resulted in Texas being in a far better position today than the majority of the other states.  This is why a vote for Rick Perry is a vote for strong, experienced leadership.


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8 Responses to “Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Rick Perry”

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My gut does not like Perry the politician in wolves clothing. However, you cannot argue with the facts.

Look in the dictionary under RINO and you will see the picture of Kay.

I appreciate Medina’s efforts and Constitutional fortitude, but she should be proud to be a Libertarian, which she obviously is, and run as one.

I would like to have that info also as to WHY Nullification is inappropriate at this time

How is a LONG drawn out battle in the FED courts more appropriate ??

Please send me CONSTITUTIONAL documentation. Thanks

Nullification will fail. It has been acknowedged by the majority of the constitutional experts across the country. The only way to defend short term is to get a majority in the Congress to stop the funding of the IRS and the Healthcare. The lawsuit is critical to address the trampling of our rights. Nullification is not propoesd by the majority of the constitutional experts in the country. In fact, the resolutions being passed by the different states are not nullification. I would also point out that nullification is not in the US Constitution. I’ve done exhaustive research and propose each of you do it as well.

I appreciate your comments. There are lots of sources for the documentation required. A good start would be my 4 part series with specific court cases cited. Also, you may want to attend meetings where judges and constitutional experts are speaking. Unfortunately, I do not have the band width to address supplying all of your research needs. The blog was based on court cases, discussions with judges, meetings with constitutional experts, and follow up questions to the Attorney General’s office. The documentation is all out there, readily available to us. Good luck in your research!

Re point #3: Can you point me to source material for your evidence? Ohio and other states are wrestling with the same issues. In particular, I would like to know why the constitutional scholars find nullification inappropriate a this time.

Harold, This is an issue weighing on all of our mind’s. Listed below are two links for the first two articles I wrote, which cover the Tenth Amendment Town Hall. There are two more about to be published. The basic premise is we were given a lot of precedents from the Supreme Court of where there has been a trampling of states’ rights. The consensus was (only paraphrasing), was that if nullification was used it would likely get thrown out of court when the US or state citizens objected and sued Texas. The reason is the Supreme Court has not been consistently supporting state rights and there is a lot of legal wiggle room. The nullifcation process is a good long term solution, once you have the state’s rights back to where they should be – with current Supreme Court support. I am not a scholar. Please read my first two articles. There are cases cited where the Supreme Court allowed Federal to trump state rights. The final two articles in my series provide more comments from the scholars, judges, and our Governor. They will be published over the next few days. At the end of 5 hours of listening and learning from these experts, I was convinced. Let me know if you need anything else.

Perry can do nothing to make up for Trans Texas Corridor and Gardisil Mandate. He only looks out for himself.

Look at the state employment records and the national employment data. There are also numbers turned in by each of the counties. All are online.

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