Governor Rick Perry is an impressive conservative candidate, and on most issues, he would have my vote.
However, I cannot vote for this man because of his despicable record and position with respect to illegal aliens.
During the most recent debate, the Governor made his position very clear as reported at reference one, in part:
In the state of Texas, if you’ve been in the state of Texas for three years, if you’re working towards your college degree, and if you are working and pursuing citizenship in the state of Texas, you pay in-state tuition there,” said Perry..”
“And the bottom line is, it doesn’t make any difference what the sound of your last name is. That is the American way,” said Perry. “No matter how you got into that state, from the standpoint of your parents brought you there or what have you. And that’s what we’ve done in the state of Texas. And I’m proud that we are having those individuals be contributing members of our society rather than telling them, you go be on the government dole
Using taxpayer funds to support people who have ignored our borders and immigration laws is the American Way?
Perry’s comment is as wrong-minded and despicable as the anti-rule of law spiel issued by Nancy Pelosi in 2009. As reported at reference 2, Pelosi said, in part:
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told a group of both legal and illegal immigrants and their families that enforcement of existing immigration laws, as currently practiced, is "un-American."
“The speaker, condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, referred to the immigrants she was addressing as "very, very patriotic."
Nancy Pelosi and Rick Perry: Identical philosophy when it comes to illegal aliens?
The position taken by Perry and Pelosi ignores American sovereignty and the rule of law, and the importance of American values and culture, and ignores the financial impact of illegals.
Illegal aliens cost taxpayers $110 billion a year. Why in the hell are we spending that money on invaders who have no moral or legal right to be here, especially when 14-26 Americans are out of work or are underemployed?
The American people are suffering desperately: Foreclosures, bankruptcies, the federal deficit, and unemployment are out of control and you want to spend money on illegal aliens?
Treating illegal aliens like citizens sends a terrible message to others considering an unlawful migration north: America is not serious about its borders or laws. Go to America for free everything!
A recent census report (see reference 3)revealed these starting details:
The official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent — up from 14.3 percent in 2009. This was the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate. Since 2007, the poverty rate has increased by 2.6 percentage points, from 12.5 percent to 15.1 percent.
In 2010, 46.2 million people were in poverty, up from 43.6 million in 2009—the fourth consecutive annual increase in the number of people in poverty.”
46 million Americans living in poverty, and you think it is OK to spend taxpayer money on illegal aliens?
Have you lost your bearings, Governor?
In my view, you are more akin to Nancy Pelosi than a true conservative.
NO on Perry!
Reference 2: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/18/pelosi-tells-illegal-immigrants-work-site-raids-american#ixzz1XwUPuieP