Alright it is fair to let everyone here know my position with Rick Perry. I do not like him, I do not trust him, and he makes me sick even hearing his
voice. He is the type of person I would not trust mowing the White House lawn let alone running the country. Moving on…
1. Abolish lifetime tenure for federal judges by amending Article III, Section I of the Constitution.
Why does Rick Perry want to do that? Simple, this is retaliation for Roe v. Wade and all the other court decisions that were deeply unpopular at the
time. This has been a long standing tradition of Southern politics dating back to the founding of our Republic. The Democratic-Republican Party, with
Jefferson as its leader, was deeply opposed to the Courts seeing them as a threat to our liberty whereas the Federalists viewed the Courts as
defenders of our liberty from unregulated emotion and corrupt politics.
I do not want judges elected as that will mean they cannot do their jobs of deciding upon the Constitution and other important laws if they face
retaliation from an angry public every few years. So many important decisions would never have been made throughout these centuries had judges been
held accountable to the people.
2. Congress should have the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a two-thirds vote.
Congress was not given that authority for a reason, Mr. Perry, they are an easily corrupted and bought out bunch who are not to make decisions about
the constitutionality of things. They are not judges; they make the law not interpret it, so this is a completely asinine idea where once again the
law is held hostage to the whims of ignorant politicians and the emotionally driven masses.
I want the Courts to have more
power whereas Mr. Perry believes it should be vested in the Congress, something the founders made quite clear
they disagreed with.
3. Scrap the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment.
… And? What do you propose we use as an alternative source of revenues? I think you are just making things up as you go along. If the Federal
government cannot lay and collect taxes domestically then how will they provide funds for your education for illegal aliens, funding for the military
industrial complex, and the other pet projects you would never get rid of? Unless you plan on scrapping 90%+ of government this is a pipe dream.
It can be done though; we can eliminate the 16th amendment and still collect revenue. But not once have I heard Rick Perry propose imposing import
tariffs on goods or even ending free trade. So this is the biggest load of crap he has said as of yet.
4. End the direct election of senators by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.
I actually wholeheartedly agree with him on this issue but it still raises red flags. He brings up the issue that this is what the founders what while
at the same time stripping language out of the constitution from the founders on the issue of courts. You cannot pick and choose which parts of the
constitution you want to uphold as “this is what the founders wanted” while trying to strip away something you do not want. The original intent of
the Constitution is not for you to pick and choose from.
5. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year.
Great, we agree on this too, but once again red flags are raised. Perry obviously does not support ending our foreign campaigns but wants to require a
balanced budget amendment. So can I take it that you are also opposed to any income tax increases? Of course you are… so you could easily use the
language from the bill proposed this year in Congress to add a balanced budget amendment which would allow the amendment to be overridden in times of
war. Is that not just grand? What better encouragement to continue our adventures overseas than doing so in order to spend, spend, spend!
6. The federal Constitution should define marriage as between one man and one woman in all 50 states.
Since when did the Bill of Rights become the Bill of Restrictions? I do not want our Bill of Rights to have within it an amendment removing rights
from anyone, even if I personally disagree with the act. Then he turns around and says he is for states’ rights while this bill would overturn any
state law allowing gay marriage. But do not worry, this does not conflict with his philosophy, he still believes the amendment process should include
the 3/4ths of the states, so long as 3 out of 4 states agree with the Feds they can override the rights of the other 1 out of 4 states.
7. Abortion should be made illegal throughout the country.
And there it is folks, the reason he has launched an all-out war on the courts, the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. How dare they interpret the law
separate to his religious beliefs… those bastards!