Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Led by Governor Perry, Texas Blesses Israel

"I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

Genesis 12:3

Cahnman's Musings just attended an exhilirating conference call with Governor Rick Perry, who dialed in from Israel.

Governor Perry spoke in detail about Texas A&M's new campus in Nazareth (yeah, that Nazareth) and Texas' deepening economic relationship with the Jewish state.

Texas relationship with Israel is based upon our shared Judeo-Christian values of faith, free-enterprise, and prudent stewardship.  Under then-Agriculture Commissioner Perry's leadership, Israel was an early partner in Texas' economic ascent.   Today, the relationship remains strong.

Texas and Israel face similar challenges and opportunities, with energy and water up front.  Yesterday, Governor Perry spoke at a water conference in Tel Aviv.  While Cahnman's Musings strongly disapproves of the proposed water financing slush fund 'infrastructure bank', we concur with Governor Perry's assessment that new technologies currently being deployed in Israel will play a major role in Texas over the coming decades.

Speaking about the new A&M satellite, Governor Perry gave special thanks to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Texas A&M President John Sharp.  The new campus, which is slated to open in two years, is A&M's second satellite in the region.  Texas A&M has committed to raise $70 million in support of the project.

Asked by Cahnman's Musings about the relevance of this project to the Genesis quote listed above, Governor Perry said "to be able to assist a country whose faith is intertwined with our own is deeply humbling and very satisfying."

Amen, Mr. Governor!!!

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