First it as HPV shots, then praise for Hillary’s health care reform (which included a mandate), and now it’s Rick Perry’s 30 minutes of mandates exercise every day for Texas students.
So the rumors were true, Rick Perry really does like his mandates.
Rick Perry is big on exercise. And in 2007, he decided Texas public school students should be, too.
On Aug. 30, 2007, the Texas governor mandated 30 minutes of exercise a day for students, signing a bill that required each student to engage in “moderate or vigorous physical activity … throughout the school year.”
“This legislation will help make children healthier today for a healthier Texas tomorrow,” Perry said at the time.
The mandate reflects a more aggressive view of the role of government than Perry has been sounding in his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.