Our founding fathers never meant for Washington DC to be the fount of all wisdom. As a matter of fact they were very much afraid of that, because they had just had this experience with this far away government that had centralized thought process and planning and what have you. It was actually the reason we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that type of onerous crown if you will.
— Rick Perry maakt een gaffe tijdens het Bloomber/Washington Post-debat door te zeggen dat de Amerikaanse revolutie in de zestiende eeuw plaatsvond. De Amerikaanse revolutie werd in de achttiende eeuw uitgevochten.. <<