Friday, February 27, 2015

VIDEO: Rick Perry's CPAC 2015 speech

Former Texas Gov. and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry was fired up and ready to take on President Obama at CPAC 2015 on Friday.

"At no time in the last 25 years has the future been more uncertain and the world more dangerous than it is today," Perry said.

During his remarks, Perry specifically noted the danger posed by the Islamic state.

“They are a religious movement that seeks to take the world back to the 7th century. Their aims are apocalyptic.

“The President declared in the State of the Union that the advance of ISIS has been stopped, and that is simply not true. We didn’t start this war, nor did we choose it, but we will have the will to finish it.

"Our allies doubt us, and our adversaries are all too willing to test us. No one should be surprised that dictators like Assad [would] cross the President’s red line because he knows the President won’t even defend the line that separates our nation from Mexico," Perry said.

Perry said that any discussion concerning immigration reform must start with border security.

“And that’s exactly why last summer I told the President, looked him right in the eye and I said, ‘If you will not secure the border between Texas and Mexico, Texas will,’” Perry said.

“We’ve survived worse. We had a Civil War in this country; we had two World Wars. We had a Great Depression. We even survived Jimmy Carter. We will survive the Obama years, too," Perry said.


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