The foundation for future prosperity is built on the bedrock of good jobs and great schools. We are building a strong foundation one job at a time and one educated Texan at a time.— Rick Perry
The most sentimental Rick Perry quotes that are new and everybody is talking about
I may have the genetic coding that Im inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.
I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California.
Every life is precious.
Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity.
America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.
Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation - not cynicism and combat.
According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class.
When it comes to conservative social issues, it saddens me when sometimes my fellow Republicans duck and cover in the face of pressure from the left. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let's quit trying to curry favor with them.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator.
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From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.
I want you to answer this question: Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Think about that.
The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption.
Eliminate agencies that perform redundant functions.
.. Get rid of the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, the Department of Energy.
As Americans, we don't see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility.
We want taxpayers, not tax wasters.
We're at the end of an era of failed leadership.
We have been led by a divider [Barack Obama] who has sliced and diced the electorate, pitting American against American for political purposes.
We don't have to apologize for American exceptionalism or western values.
Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility.
Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.
Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.
I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can.
It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.
If and when we get back to that solid, biblically and constitutionally based foundation in this country, America will be great - and America will be great again because we give people freedom, we dissolve power out of Washington.
The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace.
The most important thing for us is to save lives.
You know, to preserve our job-friendly climate the Texas legislature didn't raise taxes this last legislative session while balancing their budget and maintaining their reserves - and might I add that our budget leaves $6 billion dollars in a rainy day fund?
I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. And I think we are seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.
I don't think we've ever had a president who has more disdain for Washington than Barack Obama does, and he does things with executive orders or rules that you don't even see.
I grew up in a house with no running water, 16 miles from the closest place that had a post office. I had a very parochial view of the world.
Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives, our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up!
Washington's insatiable desire to spend our children's inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.
The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American,and a threat to every private sector job in this country.
Texas has long been known as the nation's largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation's leading energy innovator.
And I think most people in this country want to see a president that's got the courage to say we're going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we're going to get Americans working.
Americans want government that is leaner, more efficient, and less intrusive into their personal lives.
We had a $10 billion budget deficit when we got here in January of 2003.
We cut that budget deficit; we did not raise taxes; we came back in '05, and we had an $8 billion surplus. That's how fast it can happen.
The great lesson of history for us is that strength and resolve bring peace and order, and weakness and vacillation invite chaos and conflict.
We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life.
We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual's right to build a business.
We've got the wind at our back right now.
Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope.
I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we're really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don't have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate.
Under Obama, our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export.
It takes balls to execute an innocent man.
Government that is open and honest will always be able to withstand the light of day.
My quarrel is not with the legitimate role of government but with the unlimited role of government.
It's a Tenth Amendment issue. If you want Washington, if you want to implement their standards, that's your call... We certainly had higher standards than Common Core, so it was a very easy decision for Texans, myself and the legislature included, to basically say we still believe that Texans know how to best run Texas.
I'm all about job creation. That's what I've done for ten years as the governor of Texas, and that's what I'm focused on.