oppressing the masses

Rick Perry, secessionist Texas governor:
"Millions of Texans... are tired of Washington, D.C. trying to come down here and tell us how to run Texas," Perry said at a press conference about his decision. "The 10th Amendment was enacted by folks who remembered what it was like to have a very oppressive government, to be under the thumb of tyrants in an all-powerful government. Unfortunately, the protections it guarantees have melted away over the course of the years... I believe the federal government has become oppressive. I believe it's become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of its citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state.
Rick Perry, embracing oppression: 
Gov. Rick Perry has asked for 37,430 courses of anti-viral medicine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of the swine flu outbreak.

[The Poorman]
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