Three Reasons Rick Perry Should Never Be President
1 year ago
The latest GOP candidate has some interesting views
The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they're intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an 'army of God' to commandeer civilian government.
A President Perry can facilitate their radical agenda. His association with the group is not just disturbing, many politicians have views outside the mainstream when it comes to religion, but in this case these views should completely disqualify him. After all, the separation of church and state is in the Constitution that Republicans love to cite but fail to follow.
He thinks Medicare and Social Security are unconstitutional.
Perry said in a recent interview with The Daily Beast,
“I don’t think our founding fathers when they were putting the term “general welfare” in there were thinking about a federally operated program of pensions nor a federally operated program of health care. What they clearly said was that those were issues that the states need to address. Not the federal government. I stand very clear on that.”
Perry’s constitutional interpretation of social security and medicare is not only ill informed but is even more radical than fellow Republicans, who at least acknowledge that these programs fall under the federal government’s tax and spending power and the general welfare clause. This is not a subject that is much debated, Perry is just wrong.
Perry has said Texas should secede from the United States.
In 2009, Governor Perry suggested that Texas may have to secede from the union. Perry claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were “thumbing their nose at the American people” and that his state should consider secession 150 years after our country’s bloody Civil War. Perry’s comments about secession got so much media attention and criticism he was forced to take back his statement going on to claim he wasn’t saying he would secede just that Americans might consider it because of all the horrible things Obama was doing like giving states much needed economic stimulus and health care.
It’s hard to see how Perry can separate himself from such a statement and run to be the leader of a country he didn’t want to continue being a part of only two years ago.
In sum, these are just three reasons Governor Perry should never set foot inside The White House and yet ironically, they are also three reasons why with this staunchly conservative Republican primary electorate might just give him the Republican nomination.