If you don’t live in Texas, then you’ve no idea what we’re up against here, but a good introduction to that is this list of
Curiously, this list does not include some of the things Texans most often criticize him for. For example, last year, he forced through legislation effectively rendering abortions impossible for the majority of women in this state. This brought a riotous crowd of over a thousand protesters in the halls of the capitol. Previously, In 2011, he cut billions of dollars from the budget for education, thus firing thousands of teachers. This brought over 10,000 protesters, and my wife and I were among them. His principle opposition in both of these instances was State Senator Wendy Davis.
On the day Perry signed his anti-abortion bill, he also signed the execution orders of a woman who was his 500th victim on death row. The article mentions how Perry allowed a man to be executed who was already exonerated, but it doesn’t mention how Perry had executed more than twice as many prisoners than the next most lethal state. The article also doesn’t mention how he shot a coyote while jogging, because he jogs with a Ruger .380 strapped to his arm!
Governor Perry also promoted his presidential campaign on his his hatred of homosexuals -as well as his issues against women’s rights and anything that might be of help to the poor. But he hasn’t just attacked them, he’s also against the environment. Perry appointees stored toxic waste dangerously close to a communal aquifer which provides drinking water for seven states, Perry himself is also famous for his unwitting admission that he takes bribes, a fact that was already well-established by documentation. That is apparently why he deregulated chemical plants that wouldn’t pass federal inspection, and then two of them exploded in suburban neighborhoods. This is the man who thought that the most appropriate way to deal with record drought was to hold a prayer rally! That rally failed by the way. What a surprise. Yet this article doesn’t mention that either.
This article should also mention that Rick Perry repeatedly positioned unqualified young-earth creationists on the state’s board of education specifically to undermine education in science, health, and social studies. Thus our SBoE has repeatedly embarrassed the state on an international scale. Perry also famously bragged that Texas teaches creationism in our public schools, and there are several public schools that do -under the guise of ‘religious studies’, which teach the Bible as literal fact.
So the next time someone asks why I wear high boots like Han Solo, this is why; because we’re in deep shit here.