Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I didn't think Perry had it in him...

...but apparently he does:

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.”

I do wonder what Perry would have done had the current expansion of federal government power had been going on under the watch of, say, Rudolph Giuliani. I hope he would have had the integrity to stand up then too, but I still think this resolution is a great thing and am glad to see him throwing his support behind it.
Via Scipio, though, we have this from American Thinker:
According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department's profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, " Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment".
It is the opposition of the "overreaching power of the federal government" that may have sealed Texas's fate as a terror state.
A terror state. One wonders what would be the administration's action against such a state, considering Obama's hopelessly naive and dangerous outlook vis-a-vis real terror states across the pond. Would they think we need to be negotiated with too? Considering the political machine Obama came from, I'm guessing we would be the ones beaten into submission via the might of the American military -- assuming, of course, the members of said military actually obeyed an order to launch an offensive against us. At any rate, a cursory check reveals nothing of Perry's declaration from the Associated Press or the state's major newspapers; it seems to have garnered little more than a passing mention on the newspapers' blogs. I guess they think Obama's dog is more important.