Category Archives: Politics–Texas

Gov. Perry, Stop Pretending to be a Libertarian

Texas Governor Rick Perry has opposed a ban on texting while driving because he doesn’t want government to “micromanage the behavior of adults.” On this issue, Perry is acting as a libertarian. (I am using lowercase “L” because I am not referring to the Libertarian Party.) However, in order to have stronger libertarian credentials, Perry must act to abolish the death penalty and the
Enterprise Fund, a corporate welfare program. He must also stop enforcing No Child Left Behind and the Patriot Act and, finally, recognize same-sex marriages and allow women and girls the right to micromanage their reproductive choices.