Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) Takes a Stand for “States’ Rights”
From George Wallace’s 1968 campaign brochure.
I recommend that the states of the Union continue to determine the policies of their domestic institutions themselves and that the bureaucrats and theoreticians in Washington let people in Ohio and New York and California decide themselves… what type of school system they are going to have. I recommend states’ rights and local government.
Rick Perry, yesterday.
I believe that our federal government has become oppressive. I believe it’s become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens and its interference with the affairs of our state…Where are you gonna stand? With an ever-growing Washington bureaucracy or are you gonna stand with the people of this state who understand the importance of states’ rights.
Perry then promptly led those assembled in a rousing rendition of "Dixie."
Naturally, States’ Rights Perry is taking the money. And the Republican-controlled Texas legislature is moving to go around him to get all the stimulus money, including the funds that oppress Texas’ right to screw poor people.