| THE 10th ARGUMENT FOR PERRY
Written by Dr. Jack WheelerThursday, 07 July 2011
Monday’s (7/04/11) unveiling of Ronald Reagan’s statue, described in A Reagan Fourth of July, was followed that evening by a black tie Ronald Reagan Centennial Banquet in London’s magnificent 14th century Guildhall. Some 800 Reagan admirers attended and I was fortunate to be one of them.
I was seated next to a nice lady who was the dean of a prestigious US law school, without hesitation I answered, “Sarah Palin.” She blanched. “Palin can’t win – so there’s no way I could be for her.”
“So who are you for?” I responded. “Mitt Romney,” came her reply. When I made a face, she explained, “For me, it’s all about who has the best chance to beat Obama. We simply cannot afford four more years of this guy. I think Romney has the best chance of anyone out there, so I’m for him.”
“I disagree with your conclusion, but I certainly agree with your premise, was my response”.
A fellow across the table joined in, an investment banker from Connecticut who now lives in London. “Palin could win, although I’m far from convinced of it. I am convinced, however, that there is someone else in a much better position than Romney to defeat Obama.” Our eyes turned to him.
“Rick Perry, I think he would slice Obama up like shredded pork and have him for a Texas barbeque.”
We all laughed and agreed that called for another glass of wine. “Just compare the stats, the economy of Texas, the state that’s created half of all the jobs in the country, vs. the economy of the country as a whole under Obama, “he continued. “Obama – or Zero as you call him, Jack – is an abysmal failure, Perry is a stunning success, period. I could go on…” We invited him to.
“Well, to start with, Perry is a man’s man, while Obama is a metrosexual, a girlie-man. Perry is 100% American, Obama is 100%…something else. In 2008, the energy and passion was pro-Obama; in 2012, the energy and passion will be anti-Obama, which Perry could personify as he’ll go for Obama’s jugular like Romney could never do.
“But there’s another reason why I’m excited about Perry that is far more fundamental than all of this, even the economy. The only possible way I see to truly cut the federal government down to size, is for the states via the 10th Amendment to do the cutting, to take chunks of power away from it. A President Perry would be uniquely positioned to lead his fellow Republican governors in a crusade to do this.”
I could not help staring at him. “That is a very interesting and persuasive argument – the best I’ve heard for Perry,” I mused. “What you’re saying is that Perry, as the most successful sitting governor in the country and chairman of the Republican Governors Association, would naturally focus his campaign on the success of states with Republican governors like him…”
We began ticking them off: Christie in New Jersey, McDonnell in Virginia, Kasich in Ohio, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Rick Snyder in Michigan, Rick Scott in Florida, Mitch Daniels in Indiana, Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, Nikki Haley in South Carolina, Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania – 29 out of 50 now.
“… And focus by contrast on the failure of states with Dem governors, like California, Illinois, and Minnesota. He’d bring all these GOP govs, his current colleagues, into a lead campaign role, and make 10th Amendment freedom of states from Washington control a major campaign theme.”
“Exactly!” the fellow across from me exclaimed with a smile. “No other major political leader in the country has embraced the 10th as a personal cause like Perry. Can you imagine how much he would enforce it upon the Federal Government as President?”
There’s no doubt about Perry being a 10th Amendment champion. He wrote an entire book about it: Fed Up! This is no presidential aspirant vanity book. He actually calls, for example, Social Security “a Ponzi scheme.” He advocates the repeal of the 16th and the 17th Amendments. Repeatedly he argues that the way, the mechanism, for regaining our freedom from the federal nanny state is enforcing the 10th.
He offers a fascinating rebuttal of the Dem states-rights-is-Jim-Crow-racism canard, that it was the federal
government’s unconstitutional violation of northern states’ rights that precipitated the Civil War:
“Unwilling to give up a way of life inexcusably based on an abominable practice, southern states persuaded Congress — the federal government to pass the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which compelled citizens of northern states to act against their conscience and help return escaped former slaves into bondage.
“Meanwhile, the federal Supreme Court got involved, striking down states’ personal liberty laws and ruling in Dred Scott that federal territories could not be free and that free states were not entitled to offer the rights of citizenship to former slaves. Thus, while the southern states seceded in the name of ‘state’s rights,’ in many ways it was the northern states whose sovereignty was violated in the run-up to the Civil War.”
Ever hear of Paint Creek, Texas? It’s in the middle of total nowheresville on Farm Road 600 about halfway between Abilene and Wichita Falls. Rick Perry was born there in 1950. His folks were cotton farmers. He’s a fifth-generation Texan who went to Texas A&M. He’s an Aggie. He’s a real guy, a real American unlike the ersatz-elite pseudo-educated pretend-American infesting the White House today.
Liberals hate him – and so does the RINO Republican Establishment elite. The latter, led by Karl Rove, went full bore against him in supporting Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the 2008 GOP gubernatorial primary. All the smart money was on KBH. Perry obliterated her by over 300,000 votes.
He sums up his philosophy of governing in five words: “Don’t spend all the money.” He despises Warmism as “junk science,” despises ethanol subsidies as “corrupt,” and is “drill, baby, drill” pro-energy. He’s solidly pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. His first book (2008) is On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For, and loathes the ACLU.
He married his high school sweetheart 29 years ago who’s now First Lady of Texas and with whom he has a son and daughter. He’s much handsomer than Zero, and a much better speaker without a teleprompter. In a debate, Perry would chew Zero up.
As I write this, enormous pressure is being put on Perry by the entire world elite from Zero personally on down to cave on the execution of a Mexican, Humberto Leal, who in 1994 hideously raped and murdered a 16 year-old girl, Adria Sauceda, in San Antonio.
He has become a cause célèbre of every commie-marxist-liberal-moonbat hate-America outfit on earth. They are freaking out that the execution of this proto-hominid dirtbag is ‘‘a violation of international law. ”
You of course can see how the Left wants to use Leal as a camel’s nose under the tent of American sovereignty. The black hilarity is that Leal is an illegal alien whom the Left would normally say should have all the rights of a US citizen – but suddenly now he’s a ‘Mexican national’ subject to ‘international law’ with the rights of a Mexican citizen.
This will be a real-time test for Perry. If he caves, and gives this Mexican pig a stay of execution, he will torpedo his chances for the presidency. If he stands up to the world, to Zero, the UN, and the International Left by allowing the execution to proceed at 6:00pm Central Time, then… game on. The likelihood of 2012 being Perry vs. Zero will drastically increase.
We’ll know soon. The 10th argument for Rick Perry is persuasive – even the law school lady thought so – but the proof is in tonight’s pudding.
Although I’m still a Palinista, I’m getting tired of her teasing. She didn’t announce as she teased she might on the 4th. She can’t wait much longer and neither can Perry. It’s going to be one or the other – and maybe that’s the issue. They are good friends and don’t want to challenge each other. They both haven’t decided for sure.
It’s doubtful that they’ll both run. One will defer to the other – but which one? No more suspense, you two! Make up your minds! Then again, they are probably having a good laugh talking on the phone right now over this. “Let’s keep this going until after Labor Day, Sarah.” “Why not, Rick? Let’s relax, enjoy the summer, and drive everyone crazy at the same time. “Maybe that’s good advice. Relax, enjoy the summer, let everyone else go crazy, and relish the fact that either one of them will kick Zero’s skinny derrière in 2012.
If you missed it in the newspaper, Leal was executed on time in Huntsville, Texas as ordered by the court. Perry did not bend!!!