Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.

Rick Perry Best Quote

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 Death Quote

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 Society Quote

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.

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.

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 Business Quotes

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.

When a criminal breaks into your home I’ll let the liberals call the lawyer. I’m going to call Smith &amp Wesson.

Rick Perry Home Quotes

I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.

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.

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

Our shared conservative values our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.

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 Hope Quotes

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.

It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.

Rick Perry Change Quotes

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.’

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.

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 Future Quotes

But it wasn’t until I graduated from Texas A &amp 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.

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 Freedom Quotes

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.

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.

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 Money Quotes