16 August 2011
The Tragedy of Perry's America
“We are fed up with being overtaxed and over regulated,” Perry wrote. “We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.”- Texas Gov.Rick Perry
I wonder what country he's talking about? It really is a paradise here in California if that's what the rest of you have been dealing with. Federal taxes here are the lowest in decades. Regulations on mortgage lenders and banks are so non-existent, we actually had a problem a couple of years back with people not being able to afford the home loans they were approved for, if you can believe such a thing. Also, many of our largest corporations and wealthiest residents paid no taxes last year!
When was the last time someone told you how much salt you can put on your food? Could someone supply me with a list of cars you're not allowed to purchase in America? Because it's pretty wide open here on the left coast. Who told you what energy you can or cannot use? If you don't want to use electricity, by God, you should be able to not use electricity. And if there's one problem we have in America, it's all those restrictions on what kind of guns we can own. How can one possibly hunt, or defend their home if they're not allowed to purchase military grade automatic weapons with unlimited rounds? I mean, deer are fast.
As for the countless incidents of cops busting into churches and arresting people for praying the wrong way? That shit has to stop. Heck, Christians practically have to sneak into the back doors of churches these days, they're so persecuted here in America.
The more I think about it, the more I see how right he is about the "countless other restrictions." Like say, gay marriage, for example.
Also, I can't drive as fast as I want anywhere I want whenever I want. And Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays. What the hell is that about? Thanks a lot, Obama. (HUSSEIN Obama, that is.)
I had no idea that America so resembled North Korea in its restrictions on free speech and liberties. That is a tragedy. Thank God there's someone like Gov. Perry to bring to light these horrible conditions in which we've been living. No wonder he wanted Texas to secede.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to break one of the panes out of my double glazed windows, energy bills be damned. We're talking about Freedom here! Pass the salt, fellow Patriots.