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

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 18:  Texas governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference features keynote addresses from most of the major republican candidates for president as well as numerous republican leaders from across the country.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 18: Texas governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference features keynote addresses from most of the major republican candidates for president as well as numerous republican leaders from across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2011 Getty Images

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]