Rick Perry Quotes

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Born: March 4, 1950, Paint Creek, Texas, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Politician

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America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.
- Rick Perry

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America's greatness is not found in the size of its government. America's greatness resides in the hearts and the minds of the people.
- Rick Perry

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Americans want government that is leaner, more efficient, and less intrusive into their personal lives.
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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.
- Rick Perry

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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.
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As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn't first earned through the sweat and toil of one of our citizens.
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But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society.
- Rick Perry

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But it wasn't until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130's all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.
- Rick Perry

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Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now.
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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.
- Rick Perry

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Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.
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Here is what we know after more than a decade of Republican rule: Texas works. Even 'The New York Times' let it slip into its pages that, 'Texas is the future.'
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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.
- Rick Perry

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I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.
- Rick Perry

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I mean, Dodd-Frank is strangling small community banks. It doesn't make any difference what the interest rate is. They're not - they're not going to loan the money because they can't make any money for one thing plus the cost of compliance.
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I stand before you as the governor of Texas but also stand before you the son of two tenant farmers. Ray Perry who came home after 35 bombing missions over Europe to work his little corner of land out there and Amelia who made sure that my sister Milla and I had everything that we needed, included hand sewing my clothes until I went off to college.
- Rick Perry

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I'm worried about that man or woman sitting around - the coffee table tonight or in their kitchen talking about how are we going to get to work. How are we going to have the dignity to take care of our family.
- Rick Perry

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In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down.
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In the rush to become all things to all people, the federal government has lost sight of its core responsibilities. As a result we're stuck in this frustrating paradox where Washington actually neglects things it's clearly supposed to be doing, while interfering in other areas where they are neither welcome nor authorized.
- Rick Perry

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It is through states that the American people get the job done every day, often in spite of a deeply flawed bureaucratic federal government.
- Rick Perry

21.
It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.
- Rick Perry

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My deal is have a flat, simple tax. And - Americans want - Americans I hope - aspire to be - be wealthy. I hope they aspire to have a better quality of life. And we have this class warfare that's going on now. And I don't agree with that. I'm interested in people getting to work.
- Rick Perry

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My hope is that that person will come forward that can win the presidency that we can all get behind.
- Rick Perry

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Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it's going to cost us and cost us a lot.
- Rick Perry

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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!
- Rick Perry

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Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government.
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Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.
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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.
- Rick Perry

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President Obama's call for nearly a half-trillion dollars in more government stimulus when America has more than $14 trillion in debt is guided by his mistaken belief that we can spend our way to prosperity.
- Rick Perry

30.
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.
- Rick Perry

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Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don't need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You're doing nothing more than killing jobs. It's a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A.
- Rick Perry

32.
Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women.
- Rick Perry

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The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption.
- Rick Perry

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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.
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The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong.
- Rick Perry

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The liberals think government exists to fix what's wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure.
- Rick Perry

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This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.
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We believe in government involvement that leads to independence: good schools, quality roads and the best health care.
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We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure.
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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.
- Rick Perry

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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.
- Rick Perry

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What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life.
- Rick Perry

43.
When a criminal breaks into your home I'll let the liberals call the lawyer. I'm going to call Smith & Wesson.
- Rick Perry

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When the good lord calls you home, the government ought not come get your home.
- Rick Perry

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Who can be against progress, after all? But it's a fraudulent use of the word - because for the Progressive, progress is marked not be how free you are, but how much government can 'do' for you.
- Rick Perry

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You got to have a courageous president to stand up and says, listen, if - if you send a bill to me that spends more money than what we've coming in, I'll veto it. I mean, I'm going to try to work with you the best I can, but I'm going to veto it.
- Rick Perry

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