Rick Perry’s Plan to Fix Everything: Just Have God Do It

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In remarks to an evangelical group in May, Texas governor and maybe future presidential candidate Rick Perry outlined his comprehensive plan for solving the nation's many problems:

Our founding fathers understood that [private property] was a very important part of the pursuit of happiness. Being able to own things that are your own is one of the things that makes America unique. But I happen to think that it's in jeopardy.

It's in jeopardy because of taxes; it's in jeopardy because of regulation; it's in jeopardy because of a legal system that’s run amok. And I think it's time for us to just hand it over to God and say, "God, You’re going to have to fix this."

It's a solid idea, obviously, but it wouldn't work. Even God couldn't get anything through this Congress.

Rick Perry platform: Let God figure it out [War Room/Salon]