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Rick Perry Takes ‘Uproot’ Plan on the Road

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his “Uproot and Overhaul Washington” plan on the road Wednesday, spending the majority of his first town hall in New Hampshire touting his new plan which will reform government to better suit the people.

“We the people are not the subjects of government.  Government should be the subject to the people,” Perry said in a townhall at Granite State Manufacturing.

Perry repeated his plan to organize a part-time citizen Congress, institute term limits for federal judges and upend the bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.

The GOP candidate criticized the Washington power structure.

“I’m reminded of what one of your citizens of New Hampshire, Granite Stater by the name of P.J. O’Rourke once said: ‘Giving money and power to government is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys.’  This election the American people, they want the car keys back,” Perry said.

Perry acknowledged that his new plan might be criticized by some in the nation’s capital, but he argued his intention isn’t to please the establishment.

“My wife and my family and pretty much I think the dogs love me,” Perry said.  “I’m not going to Washington D.C. to make any friends.  I’m going to Washington D.C. to make a difference.  I love this country.”

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