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Rick Perry Quotes

It poses significant issues for our communities concerning how to handle thousands of individuals who suddenly find themselves homeless again,
Rick Perry
#Community

My executive order will give taxpayers the accountability they deserve because it opens every school district's financial books to public scrutiny, ... Taxpayers may find they have the best-run schools in the state of Texas, or they may find areas where their schools should be getting more for their money. With greater transparency in our schools, parents will be empowered to demand change if needed at the local level.
Rick Perry
#Books And Reading

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.
Rick Perry
#American Politician #Future

This is just the beginning of what will be many months. It will be a long effort trying to help people rebuild their lives and get a sense of normalcy, safety in what is a very trying time.
Rick Perry
#Beginning

With more than 1,200 miles of border shared with Mexico, Texas is clearly at the center of the important debate about how best to secure our border, ... In this post-9/11 era, there is no such thing as homeland security without border security.
Rick Perry
#Border

As you know, natural disasters recognize no state boundaries, and neither should FEMA,
Rick Perry
#Boundaries

While I hope to one day reach a legislative consensus on school finance, we can no longer delay taking action that will benefit schoolchildren, parents, and taxpayers, ... They deserve better than unfulfilled promises and continued delays. They deserve immediate action.
Rick Perry
#Action

They are welcome as long as they want to stay in this state.
Rick Perry
#State

When our work is done, parents won't measure our success by how much money we spend, but whether more children learn.
Rick Perry
#Children

This executive order will mean more financial accountability for taxpayers, more efficiency in school spending and more money directed to the classroom so that more children achieve.
Rick Perry
#Efficiency

In the face of such tragic circumstances, we are neighbors and we are going to pull together so these families can find as much normalcy as possible,
Rick Perry
#Circumstances

Hey, Autumn, how are you, girl? ... Good show. What's happening?
Rick Perry
#Autumn

It is a testament to the enduring virtue of our democratic experiment that more than 225 years since the birth of our republic we still decide our destiny as a nation without tanks in the street, or without fear or intimidation, but instead in the sanctity of a voting.
Rick Perry
#Birth

Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity.
Rick Perry
#American Politician

Because of people like Tom and Christine, America is a place of second chances.
Rick Perry
#America

using the constitutional authority of the executive branch.
Rick Perry
#Authority

represents only a temporary victory for those special interests that want to keep their tax loopholes open, maintain the status quo in education.
Rick Perry
#Victory

By virtue of the fact that Don Willett has valuable experience enforcing our laws in the public sector and a reputation for taking a thoughtful, scholarly approach to the law, he will make an outstanding justice on the Texas Supreme Court,
Rick Perry
#Experience

That marriage is the union between a man and a woman is a truth known to each one of us already, and any attempt to allow same-sex marriages is a detriment to the family unit and hurts our state and nation.
Rick Perry
#Man

He will make an outstanding justice,
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#Justice

We're all in this together. They are our neighbors. By the grace of God — 350 miles west — and this could have hit Houston,
Rick Perry
#God

By the grace of God, we could be the ones who have this extraordinary need, ... This happened hundreds of miles to our west; these are our neighbors. These are people in need and Texas is going to do everything we can in our power to help.
Rick Perry
#God

Today we are protecting Texans' dreams and upholding the strong tradition of private property rights,
Rick Perry
#Dreams

I think we all understand it's by the grace of God that this terrible tragedy didn't come ashore a few hundred miles west, ... And knowing such a catastrophe could have happened here, I think Texans have a very special bond between our neighbors to the east who are going through an absolutely unbelievable ordeal at this point in time.
Rick Perry
#God

We're getting calls across the country from people who want to help, ... It's going to be the largest influx of refugees in American history.
Rick Perry
#Country

Justice Willett joins a long and distinguished list of previous justices whose appointment to a high court was the first time they put on the robe, including Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Texas Supreme Court, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court.
Rick Perry
#Justice

Don is a very experienced attorney with a diverse legal background, a proven commitment to public service,
Rick Perry
#Commitment

We realize that by the grace of God, we could be the ones that have this extra need.
Rick Perry
#God

I'm proud Texas is taking the national lead in bringing choice to cable customers, offering broadband over power lines, and investing in new telecommunications innovations, ... Senate Bill 5 will pave the way for new technology investments, create jobs and remove barriers to 21st century innovations.
Rick Perry
#Choice