Yes, Perry, the would-be guardian of American security and sovereignty has proclaimed his support for open borders more than once since becoming governor of Texas.
If you are wondering why this easily illustrated fact has not been the focus of endless media reports and a hot topic for conservative national talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or even the “High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth” Neal Boortz…me too.
Do not look for this info in the Atlanta newspapers or the national press or “news” networks. It is apparently a secret.
To ensure confidence in the facts presented in the column, I have created a “Rick Perry Watch” page on the Dustin Inman Society Website for which there is a link directly from the Home page.
For the conservative voters who have picked Perry as “their guy” and want desperately to cast doubt on the accuracy or context of any of the statements about Perry’s record, the page contains hyperlinks to the sources and past news stories from which Perry’s quotes and positions were taken.
Including this 2001 Perry quote referring to former Mexican president Vicente Fox’s endless demand for an open border between Mexico and the United States: “President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity” said Perry.
The source? The Website for the Office of Governor of Texas and Perry’s archived official speeches.
The Rick Perry Watch page and numerous other links to Perry’s troubling statements is HERE.
The column also mentions demands set forth by the “Occupy Wall St.” mob. Including open borders. You can read that for yourself HERE.
Another question: Why have Perry’s competitors for the GOP nomination for presidential candidate ignored these facts?
Originally published October 11, 2011.