“Sometimes the rules must protect society at large at the expense of individual expression when that expression is deemed harmful to others and society at large.”I doubt Perry means simply outlawing people from yelling Fire! in a crowded theater. And this from someone who claims to cherish liberty and freedom. But clearly he wants a country that will only tolerate freedom if it's an expression of freedom that he agrees with. Absolutely chilling.
-- Rick Perry, Fed Up! (2010)
As Dana Milbank writes, Perry is a theocrat. He's dressed up as a populist, but that's just to get elected. I hope voters keep in mind that history shows that it's during times of crisis that the worst people have found a way to power -- but I doubt that they will.
Dana Milbank and Ruth Marcus have more, as does Steven Levingston.