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Rick Perry

Rick PerryAKA James Richard Perry

Born: 4-Mar-1950
Birthplace: Paint Creek, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Energy

Military service: USAF (1972-77, Capt.)

In Austin, Gov. Perry responded to a query with the implication that Texas secession is on the table:

QUESTION: What do you think about the idea of secession or sovereignty for your state?

PERRY: Oh, I think there’s a lot of different scenarios. Texas is a unique place. When we came into the Union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that. My hope is that America, and Washington in particular, pays attention. We’ve got a great Union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what might come out of that.[2]

Calls the 16th and 17th Amendments to the US Constitution "mistaken."

[1] Switched from Democratic to Republican in November of 1990.

[2] Video recorded at Tea Party event, 15 April 2009.

Father: Ray Perry
Mother: Amelia Perry
Wife: Anita Thigpen (m. 1982, one son, one daughter)
Son: Griffin
Daughter: Sydney

    High School: Paint Creek High School, Paint Creek, TX (1968)
BA Animal Science, Texas A&M University (1972)

    (gov:us-secretary/energy) (2017-)
    Governor of Texas (2000-15)
    Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1999-2000, under George W. Bush)
    Texas State Official Texas Agriculture Commissioner (1991-99)
    American Legion Post 75
    Bilderberg Group
    Boy Scouts of America
    Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Eagle Scout
    Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service
    Dubya Ranch Hand Jan-2001
    Birther Movement
    Surgery stem cell transplant, unvetted procedure (1-Jul-2011)
    Evolution Skeptics
    Global Warming Skeptics

    Hating Breitbart (19-Oct-2012) · Himself
    Man of the House (25-Feb-2005) · Himself

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Author of books:
On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For (2008)
Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington (2010)

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